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Sports • Published April 20, 2018 07:14 p.m.

Let’s Go FLUTES Hits High Note at OSPR Tourney

Old Saybrook Parks and Recreation (OSPR) held is annual Co-ed 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on March 23. A total of six teams made up of 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-graders from Old Saybrook participated...

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Sports • Published April 20, 2018 07:05 p.m.

Astra Studio Brings its Best Moves to the BravO! Talent Competition

On the weekend of April 13-15, dancers from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts in Old Saybrook attended the BravO! Talent Competition at North Branford High School. The dancers competed...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 19, 2018 12:18 p.m.

Carlo Feels Lucky to Play One Year of High-School Hockey

Charlie Carlo loves ice hockey, and he grew up playing the sport, while competing for various travel teams in the state. However, Charlie felt a little uncertain about what direction his career...

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Obituaries • Published April 19, 2018 09:37 a.m.

Hester ‘Tad’ Adams Heckler

Hester “Tad” Adams Heckler of Old Saybrook passed away on April 5 after a long and courageous battle with emphysema and COPD. Tad was born on May 15, 1929, to Harold Gillet Adams and ...

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Obituaries • Published April 18, 2018 05:58 p.m.

Evelyn H. (Quagliata) Ferrara

Evelyn H. (Quagliata) Ferrara, 93, of Old Saybrook died at home on April 15 with her daughter at her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Ferrara who passed away in 1985.Evelyn...

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Obituaries • Published April 18, 2018 05:41 p.m.

Michele L’Heureux Elpi

Michele L’Heureux Elpi passed away suddenly on April 5 while at home in Old Saybrook. She was born on June 1, 1950, to the late Irene and Dr. Jerome L’Heureux in Meriden, where she...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 07 a.m.

Shoreline Food Drive Benefits SSKP

The Old Saybrook Fire Department participated in a widespread food drive on April 14 to support the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. Other towns participating in the food drive included...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2018 10:15 a.m.

Bus Cuts, Fare Increases Proposed

9 Town Transit (9TT) is preparing for a 15 percent reduction of state funding beginning July 1 with a proposal of service cuts and fare increases. The agency says the reductions are due to the...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 02 p.m.

State Cuts Hit 9TT Bus System

Shifting state spending priorities and shortfalls in the Special Transportation Fund that supports transit and transportation grants mean that the 9 Town Transit buses operated by the Estuary...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 02:30 p.m.

Zoning Hearing on Marijuana Dispensary Plan for Old Saybrook

A New York City-based firm has applied to the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and to the town Zoning Commission for permission to locate a medical marijuana dispensary at 5 Custom...

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Local News • Published April 17, 2018 02 p.m.

New and Expanding Businesses Filling Saybrook Storefronts

With retail developments signing new lessors and existing town storefronts filling with new or relocating businesses, the town’s retail business climate appears to be resilient.Along ...

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

Vivian Partridge: Making the Most of a Moment

Vivian Partridge loves the performing arts and says she has always wanted to do a real show with on a real stage with professional lights and talented performers. So, when the opportunity to...

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Obituaries • Published April 16, 2018 12:31 p.m.

Craig Allen McCall

Craig Allen McCall, age 64, originally from Old Saybrook, passed away March 21 in Steinhatchee, Florida, where he lived for the last 30 years.The son of Warren and Marlene Fielding McCall...

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Sports • Published April 16, 2018 07:35 a.m.

Rams’ Baseball Sweeps Week with Three Wins; Golf Takes Season Opener

BaseballThe Old Saybrook baseball team was victorious in all three of its games last week to raise its record to 3-1 on the young season.On April 9, the Rams were at ...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2018 09:19 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Send 25 Swimmers to Compete in Postseason

Numerous swimmers from the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins swam fast enough during the 2017-’18 short-course season to qualify for several postseason championship meets. The qualifying swimmers...

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2018 02:07 p.m.

Kevin Patrick Farrell

Kevin Patrick Farrell, 81, of Sumter, South Carolina, and formerly of Old Saybrook, loving husband of Gail Wininger Farrell for 58 years, passed away March 27 in Sumter.Born in Jersey City, ...

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Local News • Published April 11, 2018 07 a.m.

Save the Sound Holds Plunge for Plum Island Event

As an effort to save Plum Island, Save the Sound held its second annual Plunge for Plum Island event on April 7 at the Old Saybrook Town Beach. Here, Sophie Alden has a blast splashing in the...

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

Fortuna: Look Ma, No Hands!

Old Saybrook’s property, casualty, auto, and workers’ compensation insurance carrier is the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Association (CIRMA). Most towns and cities in...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2018 02:01 p.m.

Business Zone Text Change Weighed in Old Saybrook

A proposal to allow gas stations with electric vehicle charging, restaurants with drive-through windows, and increased signage at the Spencer Plains Road has received Planning Commission (PC)...

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

McElhone Entertains Wounded Warriors at Camp LeJeune

Old Saybrook comedian Vincent McElhone was invited to headline the March 16 Comedy Night staged by the USO of North Carolina, Jacksonville Center at Camp LeJeune, where his son, Marine Corps Lance ...

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

Tom Makowicki: Building a Future in Old Saybrook

When Tom Makowicki started as Old Saybrook’s new town building official on Sept. 5, 2017, about 5,000 building permits in town files were open. By last week, 3,000 of those open permits had ...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Dancing with our Heroes

On March 10, the New England Fred Astaire dance studios held a Dancing with our Heroes benefit for the Fisher House Foundation. A Fisher House provides a no-cost comfort home for veterans’...

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Letters • Published April 11, 2018 08 a.m.

Out of Respect

I was interested in reading your March 29 column, “Planning for Passover,” but was confused with its content. The majority of the piece revolved around the author’s St....

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Sports • Published April 09, 2018 12:21 a.m.

Rams’ Softball Breaks Out the Bats for Two Quick Victories; Both Lacrosse Squads Win Season Openers

SoftballThe Old Saybrook softball team recently opened its spring season by claiming victory in two of its first three games. The Rams defeated Plainfield and Portland,...

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Sports • Published April 07, 2018 01:01 p.m.

Yellowjackets Used a Cooperative Effort to Make States for 32nd Straight Season

For the 32nd time in his 32 seasons as head coach of the Yellowjackets’ boys’ ice hockey team, Lou Pane guided the Easties into the State Tournament during the recent winter season....

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