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

Hiller Never Stops Sharpening His Skills on the Ballfield

Darren Hiller makes the most of every chance he gets to become a better baseball player by patrolling the outfield during the spring, summer, and fall. This level of effort has helped Darren rise...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 20, 2018 03:43 p.m.

Romaine Helen Cahoone

Romaine Helen Cahoone, of Killingworth, passed away on Sept. 14. She was born on Jan. 4, 1939, in Ashley, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Helen Gorham.Romaine was a registered nurse....

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 20, 2018 10:06 a.m.

Robert A. (Bob) Boulay

Robert A. (Bob) (Boo) Boulay, 61, of Killingworth gently and gracefully passed away on Sept. 13 at Yale-New Haven Hospital surrounded by his adoring family. He was the beloved husband of Eileen...

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Local News • Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Iino: Venuti Property Vote on Sept. 25

Next Tuesday, Sept. 25, Killingworth will vote on whether to buy the Venuti property for $6.25 million. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Killingworth Elementary School, 340 Route 81....

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Local News • Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Business in Brief

Awards and RecognitionsJohn Mathers, general manager of the Madison Beach Hotel, was named Leader of the Year in the 2018 Connecticut Governor’s Tourism Awards. Mathers was ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08 a.m.

Fair and Balanced

As a decades-long resident of Killingworth and working mother of two teenagers, I’m excited to support Jason Adler’s run for Connecticut state representative for District 35. Jason...

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Letters • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08 a.m.

The Long-Term Benefits

On Sept. 25, Killingworth will hold a referendum on whether to purchase the 305-acre Venuti property on Route 148. This represents an opportunity few towns have to preserve a significant amount of ...

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Letters • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08 a.m.

No Over-Riding Reason

I was among those who joined the Venuti property tour being offered to the Town of Killingworth. Before even reaching the property, I had my very first impression of it. Aside from the serious...

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 08:12 a.m.

Adler Announces Headquarters Grand Opening

Jason Adler, candidate for the 35th House District, invites shoreline volunteers to the 5 p.m. grand opening of Democratic Headquarters on Route 1, Westbrook, on Sunday, Sept. 23.“I...

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Local News • Published Sep. 20, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Jesse MacLachlan Earns Independent Party Endorsement

Jesse MacLachlan, candidate for re-election to the 35th House District, received the unanimous endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut last week.“It is a privilege to...

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Sports • Published Sep. 16, 2018 02:13 p.m.

Cougars’ Cross Country Races Out to Speedy Start; Several Other Teams See Success

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross CountryThe Haddam-Killingworth cross country program stormed out to a fast start this fall by turning in a strong showing at the Somers ...

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

True Family Time

As the mother of four children who were active in sports and as a former youth and middle school coach who did not practice or schedule games on Sundays, I agree with the shoreline interfaith...

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

Among the Artisans at the Parmelee Farm

Dedicated shoppers shrugged off the iffy weather last weekend to check out the Parmelee Farm Artisan Market on Sept. 8. All proceeds benefit ongoing projects at Parmelee Farm—for more...

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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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Sports • Published Sep. 09, 2018 11:59 a.m.

H-K Football Starts Season with 35-8 Victory; Volleyball Loses Five-Setter to East Hampton

FootballThe Haddam-Killingworth football team started its season by notching a convincing victory last week. The Cougars earned a 35-8 road win versus SMSA-University-...

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Local News • Published Sep. 06, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Iino: Other Expenses

As Killingworth ponders whether the town should buy the Venuti property for $6.25 million, I am frequently asked about other expenses the town will face in the next few years.Because we...

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Letters • Published Sep. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

Not the Time

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Killingworth voters will be asked to vote for or against purchasing four parcels owned by the Venuti family on Route 148. The price is $6.25 million. It’s extremely...

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Sports • Published Aug. 29, 2018 02:17 p.m.

Registration Open for Shoreline Sharks Learn-to-Play Hockey Clinics

The Shoreline Sharks Youth Hockey Association is offering a 20-week session of its Learn-to-Play Hockey Clinics that are designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey to girls aged 3 to 19 who have ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 28, 2018 03:18 p.m.

Local Rowers Hone Their Skills with the Blood Street Sculls

The rowers on the Valley Regional High School crew continued to train throughout the summer by rowing with the Blood Street Sculls club team that’s based on in Old Lyme. Under the guidance...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 29, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Joan Gay: Bringing a Bus to You

A few years ago, Killingworth First Selectman Cathy Iino was considering appointing Joan Gay to a committee in town. When she brought the idea to a fellow selectman at the time, Fred Dudek, his...

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Letters • Published Aug. 29, 2018 08 a.m.

Effective, Informed, and Compassionate

As a decades-long resident of Killingworth, I was excited to learn that there is a highly qualified and dedicated person running on the Democratic ticket for the District 35 seat in the...

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Sports • Published Aug. 27, 2018 09:05 a.m.

Billiards Going Strong Along the Shoreline

While other sports have risen to prominence in recent years, there remains an active community of amateur pool players who are playing the game on a competitive level in Connecticut. There are...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 23, 2018 11:39 a.m.

Dorothy M. Blaha

Dorothy (Dudy) Meyer Blaha, 95, passed away on Aug. 19 in Killingworth. She was born in Madison on Feb. 25, 1923, to Augusta and Minnie (Zimmerman) Meyer. She was the wife of the late Joseph W....

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 22, 2018 07:45 p.m.

James Sheppard

Jim Sheppard, 85, of Killingworth, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Aug. 5. Jim was an exemplary man. He was strong, kind, thoughtful, smart, and funny. He was the patriarch of a...

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