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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 04 p.m.

Six Streets, Three Names: Old Saybrook Eyes a Switch

Anyone looking for an address on Sea Lane, Sound View Avenue, or South Cove Road in Old Saybrook should make sure to ask, “Which one?” Each of those streets has a twin.At a...

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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 12:53 p.m.

For New Tower, Westbrook Selectmen Recommend Status Quo

Taking a position on the sticky question of a permanent home for a replacement cellular and emergency communications tower, a decision that will affect aesthetics, signal strength, and the...

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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 02:01 p.m.

Old Saybrook Updating Natural Hazard Plan

While the Town of Old Saybrook can’t prevent natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, it can take steps to reduce the damage and disruption of natural events—and coming up with a...

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Sports • Published Dec. 16, 2018 08:08 p.m.

Both Rams’ Basketball Teams Drop Two-Point Decisions in Openers

Boys’ BasketballThe Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team opened up its 2018-’19 campaign by playing a pair of games last week. The Rams took a 69-67...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 06:55 p.m.

Helen J. Scott

Helen J. Scott, 97, of Old Saybrook, and formerly of Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, passed away on Dec. 10. She was born on Aug. 27, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Anna and Simon...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 03:23 p.m.

Bernard Joseph Chiasson

Bernard Joseph Chiasson, aka Joseph Bernard Chaisson, 84, of Old Saybrook, passed away on Dec. 9 at home with his wife by his side. He was born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Rumford, Maine, the son of...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 12, 2018 05:06 p.m.

Salvatore J. Perruccio

Salvatore J. Perruccio, 89, devoted husband of Sophia Perruccio for 66 years and lifelong resident of Old Saybrook, passed away on Dec. 6 after a long illness. Salvatore (Sal) was born April 18,...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 12, 2018 04:38 p.m.

Roger Wehage

Roger Wehage of Atlantic Drive, Old Saybrook, passed away Dec. 7. He was predeceased by both his birth and adoptive parents. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Woodrow Smith and Lenora...

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

Making Connections in a Caring Community

Abby Roccapriore has lived—and been an active participant—in Clinton for more than a decade, though she’s not likely to ever escape her regional roots. Abby is part of the...

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

Spreading Light and Warmth: Old Saybrook Holds Annual Torchlight Parade

Old Saybrook held its annual Torchlight Parade on Main Street on Dec. 8. The parade featured more than 20 drum corps in period and holiday dress, and parade torch-bearers to light the night....

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 09 a.m.

Old Saybrook Chamber Roof Repair—with Improved Cupola—Is Underway

Where’s that cupola? The roof of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce building at 1 Main Street is under repair: The roof will be replaced and the cupola rebuilt. And there’s...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 07, 2018 11:26 p.m.

Chacon Leads the Defense for the State Champion Rams

Carlos Chacon likes that he gets to survey the entire field while playing the defender’s position for the Old Saybrook boys’ soccer squad. This year, the senior captain’s...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Mary Kennedy Remains a Tireless Public Servant, Volunteer

It’s no wonder Mary Kennedy has been dubbed the “Energizer Bunny” of the Old Saybrook Democratic Town Committee. At 90 years old, she is long since retired from her career as...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Saybrook Torchlight Parade Returns for 48th Year on Dec. 8

Hearkening back to Colonial times when the sounds of fifes and drums would summon townspeople to the village commons, Old Saybrook’s 48th Torchlight Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. ...

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

Pickleball Couple Ties the Knot in Town Hall

Ines Granville and Paul Thomson, who met playing pickleball in Old Saybrook (as documented in the Nov. 8 story “Pickleball Court Ribbon Cutting Reveals Love for More than the Game”), ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 03, 2018 12:20 p.m.

Bokum Road Closure a Last Effort Before Spring

A segment of Bokum Road at the intersection of Route 154 in Old Saybrook will be closed to non-residents until 5 p.m. today. This closure is to accommodate the final piece of the project to grind...

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Obituaries • Published Nov. 28, 2018 01:10 p.m.

John G. Gsoell

John G. Gsoell, 85, of Old Saybrook passed away at Middlesex Hospital on Nov. 25. He was the son of the late John and May Gsoell.John was predeceased by his two brothers, Remington and...

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Local News • Published Nov. 27, 2018 04:29 p.m.

Old Saybrook Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Pay $4.8M in Income Taxes

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kristina O'Connell, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, announced that David Adams, 58,...

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Local News • Published Nov. 28, 2018 07 a.m.

Music from the Heart: Annual Black Friday Benefit Concert Returns to the Kate

The 13th annual Black Friday Benefit Concert for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries was held at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook on Nov. 23. Here, The Meadow...

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Local News • Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Cancer Survivor Raises More Than $13,000 for Camp Rising Sun

More than 35 people lost their locks and raised more than $13,000 to send children with cancer to camp at the second annual Lose Your Locks with Luke fundraising event held Oct. 20 at Old Saybrook ...

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Local News • Published Nov. 29, 2018 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: Helping Veterans Keep the Past Present

Here in Middlesex County, we realize the value of shared history. It sets the foundation for true community building. It connects us to one another and provides a portal for future generations to...

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Person of the Week • Published Nov. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.

The Solution to Boredom

Several years after moving to Clinton and starting a family, Carol Walter faced a decision. Her two sons were getting older, and Carol was going to need something to do with her time....

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Sports • Published Nov. 26, 2018 06:34 a.m.

Rams Defeat the Huskies, 32-24

The Old Saybrook-Westbrook football team won its annual Thanksgiving Week matchup against divisional opponent Morgan by the final score of 32-24 at the Peters Complex on Nov. 21. With the win, Old ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 26, 2018 06:07 a.m.

Sweeney Swims for the Rams at the Open

Freshman Grace Sweeney competed on behalf of Old Saybrook at the State Open Girls’ Swimming Championship at Yale University on Nov. 17. Sweeney turned in a time of 1:02.79 in the 100...

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Obituaries • Published Nov. 21, 2018 04:06 p.m.

Daniel Lee Roberts

Daniel Lee Roberts of Old Saybrook, 71, formerly of Meriden, passed away peacefully on Nov. 14 after a brief illness, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on Oct. 18, 1947, in Meriden,...

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