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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 19, 2018 03:09 p.m.

Dilger Spreads His Wings for the Warriors

Michael Dilger is in the midst of a great season with the Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad this fall. Michael, a senior, has 16 goals and six assists while playing the wing position for...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Donna May: Preschool Never Gets Old

No matter what the newest fads and the most up-to the minute toys, Donna May says there are some time-tested favorites in pre-school that resist the pressure of current fashion. Children still...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2018 11:18 a.m.

Needleman Wins Connecticut League Of Conservation Voters Endorsement

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), a leading environmental group in the state, has endorsed Norm Needleman for the State Senate seat from the 33rd District.In selecting...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2018 11:18 a.m.

Principal Duffy to Leave John Winthrop Middle School

What is a loss for John Winthrop Middle School is a gain for Thompson Brook School in Avon Connecticut. Principal William Duffy, who has been at John Winthrop for the past six years, has taken a...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2018 12:01 p.m.

Bob Siegrist (R/I): Incumbent Candidate for Assembly District 36

Bob Siegrist graduated from Haddam-Killingworth High School in 2001 and went on to study political science at Quinnipiac University. While he said he has always had an interest in politics, it...

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Local News • Published Oct. 16, 2018 12:01 p.m.

Christine Palm (D/WF): Candidate for Assembly District 36

Christine Palm is the Democratic/Working Families challenger for the assembly seat in District 36 serving Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam. She’s taking on incumbent Bob Siegrist...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

A Particularly Petty Week

Recently, on the way to brunch in Westbrook, my husband and I noticed clusters of local political signs, everyone’s voice represented at the busy intersection. After finishing our crepes...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Dedicated to Community Service

I met Melissa Ziobron in 1991 when politics were the furthest thing from her mind. Her priorities have always been family, doing what is right, and not being afraid to speak up. Her favorite days...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Feel Good About Local

I like shopping at the Deep River Adams grocery store because it has good selection and prices and employs local people, especially teenagers, but best of all, I can walk to it. Last Thursday...

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Letters • Published Oct. 17, 2018 08 a.m.

Walking a Fine Line

In a recent press release from State Representative Robert Siegrist (R-36), he reports receiving an endorsement from the Independent Party of Connecticut (“Siegrist Receives Independent...

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Sports • Published Oct. 15, 2018 02:24 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Soccer Beats Hale-Ray and Old Saybrook; Volleyball Nets a Pair of Victories

Girls’ SoccerThe Valley Regional girls’ soccer squad picked up a pair of recent victories by winning both of its contests last week. The Warriors defeated...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 12, 2018 03:14 p.m.

Arnum Aims High for Valley-Old Lyme

Jae’Len Arnum is having a breakout year with the Valley Regional-Old Lyme football team, and the senior’s performance has helped the Warriors jump out to a 4-0 start on the season....

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Fritz Jellinghaus: The Art of Supporting the Arts

Life, as its practitioners know, has its good days and some days with far more challenging moments. Chester resident Fritz Jellinghaus has just had a very good day, special recognition at the...

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Local News • Published Oct. 09, 2018 01:34 p.m.

Celebrating 25 Years of Food and Community at the Whistle Stop Café

Marking her 25th anniversary as the owner and chef at the Whistle Stop Café in Deep River, Hedy Watrous said she feels lucky to have been able to have this experience and share this life with ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

Melissa Ziobron Running on Legislative Record for 33rd Senate District Seat

State Representative Melissa Ziobron (34) is the Republican challenger for the District 33 State Senate seat. She hopes to replace fellow Republican Art Linares, Jr., who did not seek reelection....

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Local News • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

Norm Needleman Touts Business and Government Experience in State Senate Bid

Norm Needleman, the Democratic candidate for the District 33 State Senate seat, says his experience as Essex first selectman and as the founder and CEO of Centerbrook-based Tower Laboratories will ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

NFIB Endorses Ziobron for State Senate

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut PAC has announced its endorsement of Melissa Ziobron for the Connecticut General Assembly in this November’s election....

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Local News • Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

NARAL Endorses Norm Needleman for State Senate

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice America, a national women’s health advocacy organizations, has announced its endorsement of Norm Needleman for the ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 11, 2018 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: Campaigning for Bully-Free Communities

October is National Bullying Prevention month, and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) is recognizing the great work being done in our local communities by the many individuals who ...

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Letters • Published Oct. 10, 2018 08 a.m.

More Pressing Issues

Knocking on doors for Christine Palm, Democratic candidate for state representative of the 36th District (Chester, Deep River, Essex, and Haddam) gives me the opportunity to listen to voters talk...

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Sports • Published Oct. 08, 2018 02:51 a.m.

O'Brien Breaks School Record as Valley Routs the Rams

FootballSenior wide receiver Jason O’Brien turned in a historic performance when the Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) football team faced Old Saybrook-Westbrook (OS-...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Oct. 04, 2018 02:09 p.m.

Senior Captain Salbinski Relishing Final Year at Valley

Lauren Salbinski has earned her stripes as a member of the Valley Regional girls’ soccer team. Lauren is a four-year varsity player who hunkers down on defense for the Warriors, in addition ...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Frenchy Cordeau: A Major Decision

C’mon, admit you may have imagined it: leading the parade, marching as the drum major with hat and baton at the head of, well, 76 trombones. Frenchy Cordeau doesn’t have to imagine....

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Local News • Published Oct. 02, 2018 11:59 a.m.

Sept. 25 Rains Leave a Lasting Mark on Chester

This year—having already racked up major snow storms, freezing temperatures, heat waves—can now add flooding to the roster. Torrential rains on Sept. 25 caused some localized...

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Sports • Published Oct. 01, 2018 01:02 a.m.

Valley Field Hockey Beats Morgan for Fifth Win; Girls’ Soccer Earns Hard-Fought Tie with Old Lyme

Field HockeyThe Valley Regional field hockey team picked up a 5-1 win against Morgan last week. With the victory, the Warriors boosted their record to 5-1-0-1 on the season....

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