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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound Competition

Students from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts attended the Starbound Competition that took place in Danbury from Feb. 9 through Feb. 11. Students competed against nearly 700 routines...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04:06 p.m.

No Credible Threat Found at Valley Regional High School Following Investigation

School officials at Valley Regional High School and the Connecticut State Police say they have investigated concerns expressed about a video posted by a student, and have determined that there is...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 02:44 p.m.

Palm Announces Campaign for 36th District State Rep

More than 80 citizens turned out on Feb. 18 to hear from Christine Palm (D), who has declared her intention to run for state representative in the 36th Assembly District of Chester, Deep River,...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 11:56 a.m.

Richard G. ‘Dick’ Ertelt

Richard G. “Dick” Ertelt, 75, of Centerbrook, beloved husband of Kim Petrosky Ertelt, passed away at home on Feb. 17. Dick was born in Hamden on May 4, 1942. He was the son of the...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 22, 2018 10:52 a.m.

Marcia Lamphier Pond

Longtime Essex resident Marcia Lamphier Pond, wife of the late William (Bill) Pond, died peacefully at her home in Essex on Feb. 18. Born in 1929 in New Britain, Marcia was the daughter of the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:27 p.m.

Ensinger’s Versatility Adds Value for Valley

Sophomore Cade Ensinger is making quite an impression as one of the first players to come off the bench for the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team this winter. Throughout the course of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 09:59 a.m.

Police Release Names in Essex Deaths

Police have determined that Joseph Reifer, 72, and Susan Barron, also 72, died of gunshot wounds in their Essex home yesterday.On Feb. 20, Connecticut State Police...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2018 12:36 p.m.

Women Playwrights’ Initiative Returns to Ivoryton Playhouse

The Women Playwrights’ Initiative will return to the Ivoryton Playhouse on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, building on its successful debut season last year. Organizer Laura Copland...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Rhonda Forristall: Making History Come Alive

Once Billy Winters was one of the best-known residents of Deep River. That was more than 100 years ago. Rhonda Forristall, the curator of the Deep River Historical Society, would like...

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Letters • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08 a.m.

Let’s Work Together

Connecticut, much like other states across the nation, is struggling to combat a growing opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction has impacted every community in Connecticut, no matter how large or small,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 19, 2018 07:50 a.m.

Falivene Wrestles to 6th Place at States; Girls’ Hoops Loses to H-K in Shorelines

WrestlingJunior Ben Falivene represented Valley Regional by wrestling in the 220-pound division at the Class S State Championship that took place at Windham High School on...

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

North Haven PD Warns of Latest Telephone Scam

Norh Haven Police have issued a warning about the latest telephone scam that has been hitting shoreline residents. Police urged residents to contact police should they receive one of these calls....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 15, 2018 02:05 p.m.

Turpin Makes Moves for Warriors’ Girls’ Hoops

A change of scenery can be difficult for anyone, especially if you’re the making that move right in the middle of your tenure at your hometown high school. One person who knows all about...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 15, 2018 10:21 a.m.

Jeannette Jones Pollard

Jeannette Jones Pollard, beloved wife of William Appleby Pollard, died on Feb. 8 at home in Essex, surrounded by her family. Born in 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jeannette was the daughter...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 15, 2018 09:57 a.m.

Roberta B. H. Mendlovitz

Roberta Bradford Hopkins Mendlovitz died peacefully at her home in Haddam on Jan. 5. She was surrounded by love and her family. Roberta was born Aug. 13, 1933, to Melvin and Winifred (Lair)...

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Local News • Published Feb. 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Learn About Maple Sugaring with the Essex Land Trust

The Essex Land Trust is hosting a Maple Sugaring Open House on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bushy Hill Nature Center, 253 Bushy Hill Road, Ivoryton. The staff at Bushy Hill will ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 07 a.m.

CMS Holds Annual Taste of Italy Fundraiser

The Community Music School presented its second annual Taste of Italy fundraiser with a lively game of Italian cheese rolling, a tradition in many parts of Italy, at Angelini Wine in Centerbrook...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:39 a.m.

Rotary Sponsors Unique Speech Contest for VRHS

Students at Valley Regional High School (VRHS) have tested their mettle in almost every type of speech contest—including state debates, mock trials, model UN, and the National Oratorical...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Irish Parade and Festival, A Festive Affair for the Whole Family

Each year in Essex, around the middle of March, everyone gets to be Irish for a day. The eighth annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival will be held Saturday, March 10 with the parade...

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2018 03:38 p.m.

Needleman and Ziobron Seeking 33rd District Senate Seat

The vacuum left when State Senator Art Linares, Jr. (R-33) announced he would not seek re-election was filled last week with the announcements by Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman (D) and State ...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Arlene Pressman: Speak Up!

Arlene Pressman froze in front of the audience when she had to give a speech in high school. But she is confident the five Valley Regional teens who will compete in a speech contest on Saturday,...

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Letters • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

A Significant Impact

For decades, transportation programs in Connecticut have been funded by a tax on gasoline and diesel fuels that go into the Special Transportation Fund. The 25 cent gas tax hasn’t changed...

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Local News • Published Feb. 12, 2018 11:14 a.m.

Old Saybrook Basement Fire Contained

A house fire in an Old Saybrook home was contained on Sunday, Feb. 11 after firefighters received assistance from Eversource officials.Old Saybrook firefighters were dispatched to a Fordham ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 12, 2018 02:25 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Hoops Beats Westbrook to Make States; Boys Continue Their Winning Ways

Girls’ BasketballThe Valley Regional girls’ basketball team played four recent games and earned the win that they needed to qualify for states in the final...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 08, 2018 01:36 p.m.

Brucker Leading Valley Gymnastics as its Senior Captain

It takes persistence to become proficient in any skill, and competitive gymnasts need to have an array of skills in order to turn in a solid score. Valley Regional senior Emily Brucker has put in...

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