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Local News • Published July 17, 2018 03:45 p.m.

Old Saybrook Proposes Three Pickleball Courts for Main Street Park

More than 25 passionate pickleball players came out to the July 10 Board of Selectmen’s meeting to show support for a new town plan to put pickleball courts at the Main Street Connection...

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Local News • Published July 17, 2018 03:21 p.m.

Old Saybrook Town Meeting Gives Nod to Sidewalks, Roof Repairs

Electors at a brief July 2 Town Meeting voted to approve funds to repair the Chamber of Commerce building roof and make town sidewalk repairs.The first vote approved the expenditure of $60,...

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Local News • Published July 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Root Awarded Old Saybrook Garden Club Scholarship

The recipient of the Old Saybrook Garden Club 2018 scholarship is Chloe Root, a senior at Old Saybrook High School. Root was an active member in Envirothon, a field competition in which students...

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Local News • Published July 19, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Academic and Extracurricular Activities• Noah Hallisey of Westbrook, a student at Eastern Connecticut State University, received the Sustainable Energy Science...

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Person of the Week • Published July 18, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Joe Wollack Adds Important Organization to the Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival

Walk by the Town Green the week before the annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 and you will see the usual: a...

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Sports • Published July 16, 2018 08:01 a.m.

Timely Hitting, Powerful Pitching Propel Old Saybrook to 17 Wins in Hahn’s First Year

The Old Saybrook baseball team proved a formidable foe during Nick Hahn’s first season as head coach. The Rams turned in an overall record of 17-7 this spring, earning berths in both the...

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Obituaries • Published July 10, 2018 03:58 p.m.

Charles K. (Butch) Stevens

Charles K. (Butch) Stevens, 77, of Old Saybrook, husband of the late Pamela Brooke, passed away unexpectedly on July 6 at his home. Born on Feb. 15, 1941, in Middletown, he was the son of Howard...

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

Meet Nora

Nora is a friendly, two-year-old tortoiseshell cat available for adoption at Valley Shore Animal Welfare League (VSAWL). She was found as a pregnant stray in Norwich. A man found her right before...

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Local News • Published July 10, 2018 02:44 p.m.

Ready to React to Saybrook’s Sidewalk Plan?

The Town of Old Saybrook wants to hear the public’s reactions to its preliminary plan for sidewalk improvements along the Boston Post Road in the vicinity of the train station. A public...

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Local News • Published July 10, 2018 04:45 p.m.

Sidewalk, Chamber Roof Funds Approved in Old Saybrook

The approval of two funding requests at a July 2 Town Meeting will allow for the repair and replacement of some town sidewalks, along with the replacement of the Chamber of Commerce building roof, ...

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

Troop 51 and RiverQuest Help on Selden Island

Since 2015, the scouts of Troop 51 in Old Saybrook and the captain and crew of RiverQuest have teamed up to participate in an annual Selden Island Clean-Up during the first weekend in May. Using...

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

CFMC: Buddying Up for Positive Change

When is a bench so much more than a bench? When does a bench have the power to connect people of all ages and experiences and create a community of upstanders? When it is a Buddy Bench built by at-...

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

Rep. Carney Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) earned a perfect voting record during the 2018 legislative session. There were 317 votes taken this year, according to information released by the House...

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

Exchange Club Presents Annual A.C.E. Award

The Old Saybrook/Westbrook Exchange Club recently presented its annual ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award to Dulce Castro of Old Saybrook High School and Tanner Selmont of Westbrook ...

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Person of the Week • Published July 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.

A Proud Moment for Clinton

When the new affordable housing property at 8 Liberty Place officially opened in Clinton last month, project leader Arthur Isaacson called it a “very proud moment” for him. The 21-...

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Local News • Published July 06, 2018 11:10 a.m.

Old Saybrook PD Holding Shorts4Sean Fundraiser Through Summer

Old Saybrook Police Officers are sporting a new summer uniform featuring shorts and a polo shirt, but to wear the new, more comfortable uniform police officers must donate $5 per day to their 4-...

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Sports • Published July 05, 2018 07:26 p.m.

North Haven Girls’ Tennis Running Four-Week Clinic for Autistic Children

The North Haven High School girls’ tennis team is running a four-week clinic session in which the Indians’ athletes will assist with the teaching of tennis to children who have...

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Obituaries • Published July 05, 2018 06:42 p.m.

Henry Robert Smith

Henry Robert Smith, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 26. He was born on May 29, 1936. His father was Joseph Smith and his mother was Marion Molyneux Smith.Henry...

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Obituaries • Published July 05, 2018 06:09 p.m.

June (Marshall) Woodhouse

June (Marshall) Woodhouse, 86, of Old Saybrook and Naples, Florida, and formerly Manchester, died peacefully on July 3 after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Anderson, South Carolina,...

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Local News • Published July 03, 2018 11:20 a.m.

Tax Benefitfor Firefighters Extended

In recognition of the sacrifices that the town’s volunteer firefighters make, Town Meeting voters extended a $1,000 property tax abatement benefit both to probationary firefighters and to...

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Local News • Published July 05, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook Rotary Awards Scholarships to Local Students

The Old Saybrook Rotary Club recently gave out $27,500 in scholarships to students from the graduating class of 2018. Scholarship winners from Old Saybrook are Ruby Amara, Gabriel Castro, Charles...

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Letters • Published July 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Bringing Great Honor

Congratulations to all the proud graduates of the class of 2018, from the towns of Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and Clinton!Thanks to the Harbor News and Senior Staff Writer Becky...

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Sports • Published July 01, 2018 01:10 p.m.

Old Saybrook High School Holds Inaugural Hall of Fame Ceremony

Old Saybrook High School held its inaugural Hall of Fame induction ceremony as part of the Senior Sports Banquet that took place at the Saybrook Point Inn on May 20. The Hall of Fame’s...

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Local News • Published June 27, 2018 09:30 a.m.

Kids Can Once Again Get Free Lunches this Summer in Old Saybrook

Most kids celebrate the end of the school year, but students who fear that summer means there will be days when they go hungry are likely worried. Will they have enough food each day?These...

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Local News • Published June 26, 2018 05:30 p.m.

Needleman Promises Support for Measures to Protect Equal Internet Access

Norm Needleman, Essex first selectman and Democratic candidate for the 33rd District State Senate seat, on June 18 expressed his strong support for guaranteeing equal access to Internet websites,...

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