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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:25 p.m.

MacDonald Looks to Foster Family Atmosphere as Valley Girls’ Soccer Assistant

Lauren MacDonald has gained plenty of experience on the soccer field after playing at Old Saybrook High School for four years and then putting in her time as a coach in the area. Lauren has worked ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 09:36 a.m.

Deep River Primary Results

On Aug. 14, Deep River Democratic and Republican voters selected their candidates at primary for the Nov. 6 general election. Local race results are listed below:* Denotes party...

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Local News • Published Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Murphy Tour’s Deep River’s Scotts Orchards

Winston Scott, center, gave U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, right, and Deep River First Selectman Angus McDonald, left, a tour of his Deep River orchard on Aug. 13, letting Murphy know the issues he...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 07 a.m.

Wagner Iovanna Studio Performances Presents ‘Grease: School Edition’

The Wagner Iovanna Studio Performances presented Grease: School Edition the weekend of Aug. 10 to 12 at the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium. Here, the actors boogie on stage during Aug....

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 03:35 p.m.

School Start Just Around the Corner

It’s that time of year again; time to ready the backpacks and new shoes, lunch boxes and matching water bottles, new outfits and old friends. It’s time to prepare for back-to-school...

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Local News • Published Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Sunset for Deep River Summer Film Series

Deep River Parks & Recreation wraps up its free Movies at the Beach on Friday nights on Aug. 17 with a showing of Paddington 2 at Plattwood Park Beach. The film Coco drew a...

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Local News • Published Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Academic and Extracurricular Activities• Christina Feller of Chester earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from Quinnipiac University on May 12.• Amy...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 03:35 p.m.

Essex Steam Train Parking Proposal Gains Wetlands Approval

The Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commission (CIWC) approved the Valley Railroad Company’s application for parking and access way improvements to the existing parking/storage area at...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Ted Taigen: Get the Butter, Get the Bib, It’s Lobster Time!

Snap, Crackle, and Pop! Okay, it’s not Rice Krispies, but the advertising slogan works just as well for the Chester Rotary Lobster Fest. Or maybe something like Crack, Dip, and Dribble, a...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 11:51 a.m.

Connecticut Party Primaries on Aug. 14; Find Chester, Deep River, Essex Info

Registered Democrats and Republicans can select their choices of candidates for several state races, including governor, in the Tuesday, Aug. 14 party primaries. New or unaffiliated voters may...

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2018 02:17 p.m.

Cubs Create Space at the Top of Standings in Deep River Horseshoe League

The Cubs put some distance between themselves and the Red Sox for first place in the Deep River Horseshoe League standings following recent play. At the conclusion of Week 17, the Cubs hold a...

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2018 12:25 a.m.

Local Lacrosse Players Help Southeastern Shoreline Team Grab Gold at Nutmeg State Games

Several lacrosse players from the area helped the Guilford-based Southeastern Shoreline boys’ lacrosse team win the gold medal in the U-14 bracket at the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games. The U-...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2018 09:49 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound National Competition

Students from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts were thrilled to participate in the Starbound 25th Anniversary National Competition that was held at Foxwoods from June 30 through July...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2018 08:59 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Compete at Connecticut Long Course Championships

Numerous swimmers who compete for the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins headed to Wesleyan University to compete at the Connecticut Long Course Swim Championships for swimmers aged 14 and younger that was ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 09, 2018 01:52 p.m.

Woodcock Follows His Calling with Warriors’ Football

Brandon Woodcock has really put in his time at Valley Regional High School. After spending four years playing the defensive line on the football team, Brandon is now a coach who’s serving...

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Sports • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:10 a.m.

A Look Into the Conditioning of Modern Day Student-Athletes

As a staff writer for Shore Publishing, I’ve interviewed numerous athletes across the state. During those interviews, I’ve learned about the variety of ways they stay in top shape,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Local Leaders, Local Legends

They are everywhere—in the house next door, behind the counter at the business down the street, at the board of directors table of your favorite nonprofit—volunteers and leaders who...

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Local News • Published Aug. 08, 2018 09:45 a.m.

Rydell Comes to Deep River in ‘Grease’

Grease (School Edition) arrives at the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium this summer. Grease follows the 1959 senior class of Rydell High School as they approach graduation and navigate the ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 08, 2018 09:15 a.m.

Rep. Siegrist Hosts School Supply Drive

State Representative Robert Siegrist (R-36) will host a School Supply Drive through Friday, Aug. 24. All items collected will benefit youngsters who attend school in Regional District 4 and 17....

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Local News • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Capping Off the Season

Valley Regional Musical Productions (VRMP) ended its season with a ball on June 4 at Red House to celebrate its production of Cinderella at Valley Regional High School earlier this school year....

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

Elizabeth Bartlett: By the Book

Wisdom doesn’t go out of style, so what Roman orator and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote some 2,000 years ago works well for Elizabeth Bartlett today: If you have a garden and a...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 07, 2018 12:20 p.m.

James William Russell-Wells

James (Sarge) William Russell-Wells, 51, of Deep River passed away unexpectedly Aug. 2. He was born in New London on June 11, 1967, to Regina Denkiewicz-Russell and Raymond James Wells. He grew up ...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 07, 2018 11:51 a.m.

John F. Olson

John F. Olson, 83, lifelong resident of Deep River, passed away peacefully at Middlesex Hospital on Aug. 2. He was born on May 16, 1935, to proud parents Edwin Olson and Dorothy (Hamilton) Olson...

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Local News • Published Aug. 06, 2018 03:52 p.m.

Community Support Allows Summer Backpack Program Expansion

The Tri-Town Youth Services Summer Backpack Program has expanded due to large public interest and positive feedback from the communities of Chester, Deep River, and Essex. Kids from families in...

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Sports • Published Aug. 04, 2018 10:18 p.m.

Cubs and Red Sox Still Battling for First in Deep River Horseshoe League

The Cubs and the Red Sox continue to vie for first-place positioning in the standings of the Deep River Horseshoe League. Following Week 16 play, the Cubs were still holding tight to a half-game...

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