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Obituaries • Published Sep. 20, 2018 10:37 a.m.

Margaret Tubb

Margaret Tubb, a resident of Guilford, passed away on Sept. 12 at the age of 83, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 19, 1934, in New York City to Anna and Frank Ife....

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

Blazing a Trail for Make-a-Wish

Chuck Hill loves to hike.“My dog and I hike about 1,200 miles a year,” says Chuck.His fellow members of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department know that if...

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

Budget-Serious and Hard-Working

As a Democrat who voted for Devin Carney for the two terms he has been in office as our 23rd District representative, I have carefully followed his record of voting and hard work. He has voted for ...

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

A Big Step

We have great potential in Clinton. Most of us know that. We also know that our future depends on supporting local businesses and expanding the overall economic base.No matter how hard we...

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

Cannot Afford Tax Increases

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) is an outstanding legislator who works tirelessly to represent his constituents at the State Capitol.He understands that Connecticut residents and...

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

Continuity of Leadership

Melissa Ziobron, who is running for State Senate for the 33rd District, is an experienced legislator. She currently serves as the ranking member on the Appropriations Committee and is lauded by...

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

Integrity and Commitment

Melissa Ziobron is running for state senator in the 33rd District. She is exactly what Westbrook and the rest of the 33rd District needs in Hartford.Melissa is one of the most respected...

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

Family Program at Founders Park Focuses on Monarch Butterflies

The Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Old Saybrook Land Trust Outdoor Adventure Kids (OAK) hosted a count-and-tag program on monarch butterflies as they prepare to migrate. The family event was held ...

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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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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 09:34 a.m.

New Option Could Put Bocce Courts Next to Old Saybrook Town Hall

Now that pickleball players have secured their Main Street courts—concrete will be poured this week—the town’s bocce players are concerned that they have no place to play....

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Local News • Published Sep. 19, 2018 07:30 a.m.

New Old Saybrook Website Goes Live

On Sept. 8, the Town of Old Saybrook’s new Civic Plus town website, based on software that is small-screen friendly, went live. The shift is intended to give both internal and external...

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Local News • Published Sep. 17, 2018 10:38 a.m.

Bokum Road Rebuild Underway

If you live on Bokum Road or use it to drive between Old Saybrook and Essex, you may want to plan for extra travel time in the next few weeks. The Town of Old Saybrook and crews from the...

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Sports • Published Sep. 17, 2018 07:39 a.m.

Old Saybrook Girls’ Soccer, Field Hockey Get Splits; Henderson Takes First at Martha’s Vineyard Invitational

Girls’ SoccerThe Old Saybrook girls’ soccer team split a pair of matchups last week for a record of 1-2 on the young season. The Rams took a loss against East ...

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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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Obituaries • Published Sep. 13, 2018 09:37 a.m.

Phyllis M. Bai

Phyllis Rosamond (Maxwell) Bai of Middletown, Rhode Island, formerly of Old Saybrook, passed away on Sept. 6 after a short illness at age 95.Phyllis was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, on...

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

Has Always Stood Up

Old Saybrook is a wonderful place to live with good schools and a strong quality of life. We also have the great fortune of having one of the lowest mill rates in the state, which keeps our...

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

A Record of Leadership

Over the past four years, Devin Carney has shown his ability to lead in the State of Connecticut. In only his second term, he was appointed ranking member of the Transportation Committee, one of...

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

Sam Fulginiti: A Rotarian Committed to Service

After 11 years as a member of the Old Saybrook Rotary Club, P. Samuel Fulginiti last year took the helm as club president. Committed to the club’s community service and its projects to...

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

Lining Up the Classics at the Apple Rehab Car Show

The ninth annual Apple Rehab Car Show was held on Sept. 8 and not even the rain could deter some car enthusiasts from checking out the classics. The proceeds from the show cars benefit the Arlene...

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

Old Saybrook CommUNITY Day is Saturday, Sept. 29

Come explore the Youth Action Council’s UNITY Pole Project, an interactive art installation. Or enter the Wellness Center station on the Town Green to get a chair massage, a blood pressure...

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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. 10, 2018 08:09 a.m.

Rams’ Boys’ Soccer Defeats Portland in First Game; Girls’ Soccer, Field Hockey Drop Contests

Boys’ SoccerThe Old Saybrook boys’ soccer squad secured a 4-1 victory over Portland in its 2018 opener on Sept. 7. Head Coach Sam Barnes’s team is back ...

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Sports • Published Sep. 10, 2018 12:23 a.m.

Old Saybrook-Westbrook Football Takes 20-7 Defeat in Season Opener

The Old Saybrook-Westbrook (OS-W) football team lost its first contest of the 2018 season when the Rams took a 20-7 defeat against Gilbert-Northwestern in a home game on Sept. 8. Last year, OS-W...

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Local News • Published Sep. 07, 2018 11:56 a.m.

All Clear Given in Old Saybrook Medical Building Evacuation

Yellow police tape surrounding a medical office building at 263 Main Street Old Saybrook has been removed and the public let back into the building following the report of a suspicious package...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 05, 2018 09:38 a.m.

Ann O’Brien Coulter

Ann O’Brien Coulter, 77, of Old Saybrook, the beloved wife of John Coulter for 59 years, passed away at home on Sept. 1 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Niantic on April 28, 1941,...

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