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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:56 p.m.

Giordano Brings Years of Experience to Warriors’ Volleyball

The Valley Regional volleyball program welcomes a new coach to the bench this season in Geane Giordano, who is coaching the Warriors’ junior varsity squad. Geane is a native of Brazil,...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Terry Lomme: He’s Got Will Power

Where there’s a will, there’s a…relative. Just ask Terry Lomme, the recently retired judge of probate in the Old Saybrook district, which includes nine towns: Old Saybrook,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 18, 2018 02:20 p.m.

$125,000 Grant Will Continue Tri-Town Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts

Tri-Town Youth Services (TTYS), which serves the towns of Chester, Deep River, and Essex, has received a $125,000 grant in continuation funding from the Drug-Free Communities Support Program to...

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Local News • Published Sep. 18, 2018 10:58 a.m.

The Gris at the Center of Several Village Renovations

Main Street in Essex has been a bit of a construction zone since the beginning of the year, but one of the biggest projects, a renovation of the venerable Griswold Inn, will be wrapping up soon...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08:45 a.m.

Siegrist Receives Independent Party Endorsement

The Independent Party of Connecticut endorsed Republican Bob Siegrist’s candidacy for state representative in the 36th House District on Sept. 4.With the endorsement at a party...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 07:52 a.m.

Needleman Calls for a Real Gender Pay Equity Law

Local businessman and State Senate candidate Norm Needleman has called for Connecticut to adopt a strong gender pay equity law. Needleman pointed to Massachusetts’ law, which Republican...

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Sports • Published Sep. 17, 2018 12:54 a.m.

Dilger Nets a Pair of Hat Tricks for Valley Boys’ Soccer; Duval Scores Five Goals in Win Against Westbrook

Boys’ SoccerThe Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad notched a pair of wins last week and is now 3-0 to start the season. On Sept. 13, the Warriors defeated...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2018 11:04 p.m.

Valley Field Hockey Bounces Back from Westbrook Loss by Blanking Somers

The Valley Regional field hockey team had to make several adjustments last season, when an influx of young talent helped get the Warriors advance to the Shoreline Conference Tournament final for...

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Sports • Published Sep. 14, 2018 04:17 p.m.

ACEing Autism Tennis Program to Hold Eight-Week Fall Program

The ACEing Autism program, a national non-profit organization that specializes in tennis training programs tailored to meet the unique needs of children with an autism diagnosis, will be...

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Sports • Published Sep. 14, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Shoreline Golf Society Holds Two Championship Events

The Shoreline Golf Society (SGS) recently held is Club Championship and its Stableford Championship at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield.The Club Championship is a 36-hole gross score event...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:29 p.m.

Santos Embracing New Roles with Warriors’ Football

Ryan Santos is proving a quality athlete in a multitude of capacities at Valley Regional High School. Ryan was named a senior captain for the Valley-Old Lyme football team this fall and made his...

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Letters • Published Sep. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

A Pleasure and Honor

I am writing to say what a pleasure and honor it has been to serve the people of the nine-town 33rd Probate District for the last seven years and seven months as judge of probate. When I was first ...

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Person of the Week • Published Sep. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Lol Fearon: Opening Doors in Chester

If you speak the language of the Internet, you understand LOL: laughing out loud, or maybe lots of laughs, but in Chester, Lol means something entirely different. Lol is Lol Fearon. Actually, the...

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Local News • Published Sep. 12, 2018 07 a.m.

Full Steam Ahead at the Chester Lobster Fest

Sure, that’s the Boy Scout motto, but it applies equally well if you’re cracking lobsters for the Chester Rotary Club, which hosted its annual Lobster Festival on Sept. 8. Here, John ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 11, 2018 05:10 p.m.

Trivia: What Do You Know?

In an effort to raise needed funds to cover yearly operating costs, the Ivortyon Library Association will host a night of trivia, music, fun, drinks, food and friends on the evening of Saturday,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 12, 2018 09:30 a.m.

Bologna Time

It’s time for the back to school advertisements—clothes, backpacks, notebooks, pencils. But for me, as I look back over the decades, back to school also meant back to something else: ...

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Local News • Published Sep. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Congratulating our 2018 Beacon Award Winners

In less than three weeks, we’ll be honoring 15 locals who have made a big difference in our communities. The sixth annual Beacon Awards will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Water’s...

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Local News • Published Sep. 10, 2018 02:24 p.m.

Essex Resident State Trooper Warns of ‘Epidemic’ of Break-ins, Burglaries

Backyards, driveways, garages, sheds, and houses are at risk of being burglarized if area residents don’t take that extra step and keep them locked, says the resident state trooper serving...

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Sports • Published Sep. 10, 2018 02:01 a.m.

Valley Squads See Success Across the Board During First Week

FootballThe Valley Regional-Old Lyme (VR-OL) football team started off 2018 on the right foot as the Warriors notched a 42-6 home victory versus Ellington in their season...

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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2018 09:54 p.m.

Valley Volleyball Settling in After Losing First Two

Last year, the Valley Regional volleyball team put together its best season in more than a decade by posting a record of 20-5, advancing to the Shoreline Conference Tournament final, and reaching...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Sep. 06, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Cole Ready to Lead Two Valley Teams as a Senior

Sean Cole has helped the Valley Regional boys’ soccer team achieve a great deal of success throughout his first three seasons with the team. In his sophomore year, Sean and the Warriors won ...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 04, 2018 05:51 p.m.

Grace Rowe

Grace (Litchfield) Stockder Rowe, 96, died after a short illness on Aug. 26 surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Capt. F. Walter Rowe, Jr. She is survived by her three...

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Local News • Published Sep. 05, 2018 07 a.m.

The School Calendar and the Heat Index

Back in the day, school never started before Labor Day—that weekend marked the official end of summer fun. In more recent times of increased snow days, however, to keep school from ending...

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Local News • Published Sep. 04, 2018 04:28 p.m.

Supporting the Childhood Cancer Foundation with Music, Food Trucks, and Fun

Ivoryton resident Kristen Alexander invites everyone out to the Essex Elementary School on Saturday, Sept. 8 for the Be a Voice fundraiser. The event, now in its fourth year, transforms the...

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Local News • Published Sep. 04, 2018 05:45 p.m.

Sept. 8 Hike at Canfield Meadow Woods

The Essex Land Trust holds a hike guided by Essex Land Trust stewards at its Canfield Woods property on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m.A part of this land trust property was donated by Mr. and ...

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