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Sports • Published Jan. 21, 2019 12:18 a.m.

Finnerty Scores 1,000th Point for Valley Girls’ Basketball

The Valley Regional girls’ basketball team saw one of its best players in program history achieve a big-time milestone last week, when senior captain Lexie Finnerty scored the 1,000th point ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 17, 2019 04:21 a.m.

Perras Proud to Join the Shoreline as Old Saybrook’s JV Coach

While coaching and competing in the Eastern Connecticut Conference, Chris Perras was always eager to travel westward to see the scope of the Shoreline Conference circuit. Now, Chris has his chance ...

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Sports • Published Jan. 17, 2019 04:21 a.m.

Four Warriors Sign On to Compete in College

The Valley Regional High School athletic department recently held a ceremony at which several Warriors’ athletes signed a National Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level....

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Roseann Ventimiglia: Buy the Book

Roseann Ventimiglia said yes. The result is that she is the new head of the upcoming book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Chester Public Library. And there is more that is new. For the first...

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Local News • Published Jan. 16, 2019 07 a.m.

Deep River Library Welcomes Local Therapy Dog for Paws and Read

The Deep River Library held a Paws and Read event on Jan. 10 with Regan, an 8-year-old Labradoodle. Here, Ana Herrera-Mulhern, age 2, shows her book to Regan. Regan will visit the library again on ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2019 12:45 p.m.

Macunas Settling In at John Winthrop Middle School

Charlie Macunas started his new position as interim principal at John Winthrop Middle School following the holiday break and has set out to become familiar with all the staff and students....

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2019 02:22 p.m.

Virtual Trips to Mars in Valley Regional High School Students Future

The Region 4 Board of Education voted unanimously to accept the donation of $12,995 from UTC Aerospace System to the Region 4 School District to provide funding for the purchase of virtual reality ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 16, 2019 09 a.m.

Comedic Hypnotist Kicks Off VRHS SafeGrad Fundraisers

An evening of fun, entertainment, and laughter with comedic hypnotist Jim Spinnato at Valley Regional High School on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. will be this year’s main...

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Local News • Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: A New Year of Good People Doing Great Things

As another year closes and a new year begins, all of us at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County are honored and humbled by your many kindnesses and your commitment to our community. You...

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Letters • Published Jan. 16, 2019 08 a.m.

Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

The Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a floating zones amendment on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.Floating zones are a thinly disguised means of allowing...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2019 04:45 p.m.

Floating Zone Proposal Sparks Questions and Concerns in Deep River

A proposal involving the creation of floating zone in town has caught the attention of many Deep River residents. Town officials claim the change will be to the benefit of the town, but the...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 14, 2019 01:31 p.m.

Jessica Friedman Waldman

Surrounded by her devoted family, Jessica Friedman Waldman, 74, passed away Jan. 12 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jessica, of Deep River, (formerly of Westport), will be...

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Sports • Published Jan. 14, 2019 08:31 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Basketball Seals Spot in States

Boys’ BasketballThe Valley Regional boys’ basketball team played three games as part of last week’s action and came away with two wins and a...

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2019 10:51 p.m.

Valley Girls’ Hoops Building Midseason Momentum

The Valley Regional girls’ basketball squad is trying to get the necessary wins to qualify for postseason play as it enters the latter half of its campaign. The Warriors recently went...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 10, 2019 01:18 a.m.

Jones Provides Relentless Energy on the Court

Heather Jones has been a rock for the Valley Regional girls’ basketball team this season. Whether she’s battling for a rebound in the paint or spotting up for a 3-pointer, Heather...

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Local News • Published Jan. 08, 2019 02:45 p.m.

An Uncertain Future for Scott’s Essex Farm Stand

A mainstay of Plains Road for the past 22 years, Scott’s Farm Stand and greenhouses is a heavily visited site known for locally grown produce, plants, and flowers. However, in the late days ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 08, 2019 01:59 p.m.

Deep River Floating Zone Proposal Returns to Public Jan. 17

Residents of Deep River will have another chance to weigh in on the topic of floating zoning districts in town at the Thursday, Jan. 17 Planning & Zoning Commission’s public hearing,...

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Local News • Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Rep. Siegrist Rings Bell for Salvation Army

State Representative Robert Siegrist (R-36) joined the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign on Dec. 10 outside of Walgreens in Deep River.Over the course of an hour, Siegrist...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Susan Hosack: Book a Round of Golf

Surely, it was fate. Pulling open the holiday table favor known as a Christmas cracker or a Christmas popper, Susan Hosack found a tiny plastic golf club and a miniature green to go with it. She...

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Letters • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Owes the Answers

I encourage all Deep River residents to turn out for an important public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. to oppose a very troubling change to our zoning regulations regarding floating zones....

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Letters • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08 a.m.

Look into this Closely

I am voicing my concern over the Deep River Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) consideration to approve floating districts in our town. Floating zones would permit specific uses without...

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Local News • Published Jan. 07, 2019 11:02 a.m.

In Business: Polished MedSpa

Polished MedSpa116 Main Street, Deep River860-322-4081info@polishedmedspact.com...

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Sports • Published Jan. 07, 2019 03:53 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Hoops Notches Three Wins, Improves to 6-1

Last year, the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team won 16 games while advancing to the semifinals of the Shoreline Conference Tournament and the quarterfinals of the Division IV State...

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Sports • Published Jan. 06, 2019 05:44 p.m.

Falivene Pins Down Five Wins on the Week

WrestlingSenior Ben Falivene recently competed for the Warriors in a pair of dual-meets that took place at Morgan and Amity. Falivene scored five wins and took two losses...

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Local News • Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an ...

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