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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2018 01:46 a.m.

Swap Stepping Up on the Hill in Senior Season

Sam Swap is proving himself a unique and valuable asset to the Valley Regional baseball team this year. Sam has anchored the Warriors’ rotation all spring, and his seven wins are a huge...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2018 07 a.m.

VRHS Celebrates Graduation with Senior Reception

Valley Regional High School seniors celebrated the end of their high school days with a Senior Reception held at The WoodWinds in Branford on May 19. Here, Jenna Ireland snaps a photo of Madden...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2018 07:49 a.m.

Warriors Give a Day of Service

On May 18, you may have spotted Valley Regional High School students in conspicuous T-shirts throughout Chester, Deep River, and Essex. Those were the Valley Regional Warriors who were...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2018 07 a.m.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, hosts its Memorial Day ceremony on Friday, May 25 at 9 a.m. followed by a Memorial Day assembly at 10:30 a.m.Deep River begins ...

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Person of the Week • Published May 23, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Dee Dee Charnok: Thinking Big

Here’s some good advice for visitors to Dee Dee Charnok’s house. That pile of rocks, moss, lichen, and old seed pods tucked in a corner is not forgotten junk. All of them may become...

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Sports • Published May 21, 2018 11:46 a.m.

Warriors’ Softball Posts a Pair of 13-0 Shutouts; Boys Tennis Clinches Spot in States

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball team won both of its games in convincing fashion last week to boost its record to 11-6 on the year. The Warriors, who recorded 13-0...

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Sports • Published May 20, 2018 10:50 p.m.

Valley Girls’ Lacrosse Having a Landmark Campaign

The Valley Regional girls’ lacrosse team is in the midst of its best campaign in a decade this spring. With a record of 8-7, the Warriors have qualified for the postseason for the first...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 17, 2018 12:30 a.m.

Hylan Helping Morgan Boys’ Lacrosse as Head Coach

Brendan Hylan has had a huge hand in helping to develop lacrosse in Clinton. Now, he’s in the middle of a solid first season at the helm of one of the town’s high-school teams....

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Local News • Published May 16, 2018 07:45 a.m.

Twenty-Five Reasons to Run (and Jump and Throw)

Since its start at Valley Regional High School (VRHS) seven years ago, Buddy Track has thrived year after year thanks to several Valley students who have taken the baton first passed down by...

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Local News • Published May 15, 2018 04 p.m.

Commemorating Memorial Day in the Valley

Chester, Deep River, and Essex have several parades and ceremonies set for next weekend to commemorate those who died in active military service. Local observances begin on Friday, May 25 and are...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

John Winthrop Middle School Honor Roll

Grade 7High Honors: Grace L. Abderhalden, Elizabeth Allen, Emma E. Bach, Olivia Baldwin, Reed Beighau, Anna C. Benson, Ryan A. Bill, Audrey F. Board, Ana H.L. Boyle, Abby...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

May: A Time for Celebrating Women

May is a time for celebrating women who guide with strength and listen with love. Women we all know and treasure: a mother, a grandmother, aunt, teacher, or friend; that special woman who touches...

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Person of the Week • Published May 16, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Lisa LeMonte Brings her Skills to Non-Profit Boards

Every non-profit organization has a story to tell—it’s what inspires volunteers, donors, and supporters to become part of that story and help advance the group’s mission. But...

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Letters • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Not a Moral Choice

As a 62 year-old resident of Deep River, I was dismayed to receive an email from my state representative, Bob Siegrist (R-36), titled “Prioritize Progress,” in an email dated April...

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Sports • Published May 14, 2018 08:21 a.m.

Valley Baseball Posts a Pair of One-Run Wins; Both Lacrosse Squads, Girls’ Tennis Make States

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball team claimed victory in two of its three matchups last week to run its record to 12-6 for the 2018 campaign. After losing to Cromwell...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 10, 2018 10:49 a.m.

Bullis Brings Her Best to the Mound and Beyond

Addy Bullis is making quite a name for herself as a member of the Valley Regional softball squad. After having a great freshman year in 2017, Addy has picked up right where she left off and is in...

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Obituaries • Published May 09, 2018 07:10 p.m.

Barbara Rankin

Barbara Rankin, the family matriarch, left this earth on April 24, after a fulfilled and meaningful life. She was the daughter of Clarence and Bernadine (McAvoy) Hills, spending her early years in ...

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Local News • Published May 08, 2018 03:30 p.m.

Despite Deep River Dissent, Region 4 Budget Wins by 2-1 Margin

The $19,803,194 Region 4 Budget for the 2018-’19 school year, representing a $233,725 or 1.16 percent decrease from the current year’s budget, passed by an overwhelming majority at...

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Local News • Published May 08, 2018 04 p.m.

Deep River Budget Goes to Vote May 21

Deep River residents were given the details on the proposed $16,993,355 2018-’19 town and schools budget at a May 1 public hearing ahead of the Monday, May 21 budget vote. The budget...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2018 12:01 a.m.

CMS Gala Celebrates 35 Years

The Community Music School (CMS) held its largest annual fundraiser at The Lace Factory on April 27. The 35th annual CMS Gala featured musical entertainment by CMS faculty and students, cocktail...

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Person of the Week • Published May 09, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Sandy French: How Does Her Garden Grow?

Gardening is in Sandy French’s genes. Her grandfather started a wholesale floral business in the mid-19th century in Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, that’s still run by her family....

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Local News • Published May 08, 2018 12 p.m.

Police Recover Body from Connecticut River Near Deep River

Connecticut State Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the Connecticut River this morning. The first reports said the body was spotted by crews on the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry...

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Sports • Published May 07, 2018 03:10 p.m.

Warriors’ Baseball and Softball Squads Both Punch State Tourney Tickets

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball team secured three victories in four games last week to move its record to 10-5 on the season, in addition to clinching a berth in the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 03, 2018 02:37 p.m.

LeMay Loves Being Part of the Crew

Tessa LeMay joined the Valley Regional rowing crew on the ground floor when she was a freshman. Now a junior, Tessa is seeing the sport rise in popularity at the high school.Tessa’s...

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Person of the Week • Published May 02, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Dani Scott: Acting Up

When Dani Scott has to play a scene that requires her to hug a tall male lead, she needs to call on something besides raw acting talent: She needs a wooden crate. Romantic, maybe not, but very...

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