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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2019 02:46 a.m.

Hill Helps Valley Crew Climb to New Heights

Nathaniel Hill has become a key component for the Valley Regional crew in a short period of time. Nathaniel is a sophomore at Valley, and he's helped the Warriors recruit enough athletes to...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Carter Gowrie: On Sail!

Some people are lucky enough to discover what they love to do when they are young—really young. In the case of Carter Gowrie, his father snuggled him in a basket and took him out in a...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2019 07 a.m.

13th Annual Essex Eggstravaganza Brings Peter Rabbit to Town

The 13th annual Essex Eggstravaganza was held on April 13 in the Town Hall Auditorium with more than 2,500 eggs to be found. Peter Rabbit made a visit for pictures and story time. Here, Brooks and ...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 03 p.m.

Superintendent Search Underway for Region 4

The Region 4 Board of Education has partnered with Dr. Joe Erardi of J.E. Consulting to work as a search consultant for the Region 4 superintendent position.The first course of action will...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Essex Elementary School Students Work with Artist Rashmi Talpade to Create Townscape Project

More than 250 photos in total were received as part of the Essex Elementary School Foundation (EESF) call for photo submissions for the Essex Townscape Photo Collage project at Essex Elementary...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Lynn Road Bridge Construction, Detour Planned

The Town of Westbrook will begin the season-long replacement of the Lynn Road Bridge over Falls River on or before May 1. The bridge is located at the intersection of Lynn Road and East Pond...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

The Mushroom Detective Presents Edible Mushrooms for the Table

The Essex Land Trust brings “the mushroom detective,” Dr. Terry Doyle, to teach about the “bad actors” and edible mushrooms on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at Essex Town ...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2019 02:03 p.m.

Valley Baseball Puts the Squeeze on St. Bernard; Softball Refuses to Lose

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball team tallied two more wins last week in a slate of three games. The victories move the Warriors' record to 3-3 on the season in Head...

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Local News • Published April 15, 2019 12:39 p.m.

Drug Take Back Day Aimed at Preventing Abuse

Tri-Town Youth Services (TTYS) will provide the community with a safe, easy way to dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs. The agency is taking part in the National Drug Enforcement...

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Sports • Published April 15, 2019 12:46 a.m.

Warriors Striving for More Shoreline Success with New Head Coach

The Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team earned its first two victories with new Head Coach Mike Orfao by defeating both Cromwell and Old Saybrook in lopsided fashion last week. The Warriors ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 12, 2019 02:40 a.m.

Pitney Guides Valley on the Diamond

While Allyson Pitney is no stranger to coaching at Valley Regional, this spring marks her first full season as head coach of the Warriors’ softball team. Allyson, who took the reins on an...

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Sports • Published April 12, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Warriors Complete Another Brilliant Season in 2019

The Valley Regional boys’ basketball team put together a spectacular 2018-’19 season that included semifinal appearances in both the Shoreline Conference Tournament and the Division...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2019 09 a.m.

Springtime is for Planting Witch Hazel

The Essex Library is continuing its gardening programs this spring with a visit from Horticulture Manager Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, who will focus on native plants, including ...

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Local News • Published April 09, 2019 01:07 p.m.

Region 4 Proposed Budget, Up 2.59%, Moves On

The Region 4 Board of Education has approved its $20,572,675 proposed 2019-’20 budget, a $519,994 or 2.59 percent increase over the previous year. The proposal will now be passed along for...

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Person of the Week • Published April 10, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Barbara Nair: From Town to Country

Barbara Nair had no clue that her weekend house in Killingworth would launch an art center, gallery, store, and more: an organization that has become a beacon for arts, artisans, and art...

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Letters • Published April 10, 2019 08 a.m.

Historic Piece of Art

On behalf of the Essex Elementary School Foundation, I would like to extend a big thank you to our community and the students at Essex Elementary School (EES) for their submissions to the Essex...

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Sports • Published April 08, 2019 07:45 a.m.

Valley Softball, Girls’ Tennis Storm Out to 4-0 Starts

SoftballThe Valley Regional softball squad is off to a hot start after earning four wins in four games to open the season. The Warriors defeated Somers, Portland, North...

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Sports • Published April 04, 2019 07:43 p.m.

Yellowjackets Reached Playoffs for 33rd Consecutive Season

The most recent winter season for the East Haven-Old Lyme-Old Saybrook-East Hampton-Morgan-Valley Regional boys’ ice hockey team marked another successful campaign in the eyes of Head Coach ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 04, 2019 07:42 p.m.

Netsch Helming Valley Girls’ Lacrosse Team He Helped Found

The new head coach of the Valley Regional High School girls’ lacrosse team is no stranger to the program. In fact, 17 years ago just after Randy Netsch received his State Department of...

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Person of the Week • Published April 03, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Benjamin Straley: Faith is Music to his Ears

Benjamin Straley’s mother was sure he wouldn’t. But he did, even though he was a painfully shy 11-year-old boy. She told him if he could summon up the courage to ask the church...

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Local News • Published April 04, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Needleman Commends Committee Advancement of Bill to Increase Nursing Home Staffing Levels

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) applauded the Human Services Committee’s advancement of legislation to increase nursing home staffing levels. The bill made it out of the Human Services...

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Local News • Published April 03, 2019 07 a.m.

A New Perspective on Recycling: Pallet Painting Party in Deep River

The Deep River Parks & Recreation Department sponsored a pallet painting party March 30 at Town Hall. The custom sign class was led by Abby Rines of Relax & Gather....

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Local News • Published April 01, 2019 04:43 p.m.

Essex Retirement Board Seeks Investment Policy Subcommittee

Members of the Essex Retirement Board, which manages the town’s approximately $4.3 million pension plans presented a request to the Board of Selectman to set up a subcommittee with a more...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2019 03:39 p.m.

Essex Seeks 0.4% Budget Increase for 2019-’20

Combining proposed spending plans for the town and its schools, the total proposed Essex town budget for the next fiscal year is $24,195,736, an increase of $97,475 or 0.4 percent over the current ...

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Local News • Published April 02, 2019 12:20 p.m.

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Honor Roll• The following students earned high honors at Xavier High School for the second quarter, 2018: Kevin Monaghan of Chester, William Lallier of Chester,...

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