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Local News • Published March 20, 2018 02:46 p.m.

Saybrook, Westbrook Schools Remember Fallen Parkland Students

At 10 a.m. on March 14, students throughout the country paused to walk in solidarity and in remembrance of the 17 young people who lost their lives in the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

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Local News • Published March 20, 2018 02:45 p.m.

Westbrook Military Historians Museum Closed and Empty

What is the story behind the closure of a Town Green landmark: the Military Historians Headquarters Museum? That’s the question that many Westbrook residents have asked in recent weeks as...

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Sports • Published March 17, 2018 01:51 p.m.

Smith Swims to a Pair of Top-Five Finishes for Westbrook at States

Junior Garrett Smith represented Westbrook by finishing in top five of two of events at the Class S Boys’ Swimming State Championship at Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on...

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Local News • Published March 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

It Makes Cents to Take Penny Home

Everyone knows the value of a dollar these days, but are they aware of the value of Penny? Not long ago, this beautiful tiger girl was outside alone and hungry, and arrived at the shelter...

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Person of the Week • Published March 14, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Bethany Knight: Global Thought, Local Action

In 1970, 18-year-old Bethany Knight won a three-month trip to India as a Kalamazoo, Michigan community ambassador. Now, 48 years later, Bethany is still in love with India.Bethany is the co-...

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Local News • Published March 14, 2018 09:23 a.m.

Westbrook Moves Toward Filling ZEO, Fire Marshal Gaps

This month the town is in the final stages of selecting both a new town fire marshal and a new zoning enforcement officer (ZEO). If both the Zoning Commission and the Board of Fire Commissioners...

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Local News • Published March 07, 2018 09:40 a.m.

State Rep. Carney Will Seek a Third Term

State Representative Devin Carney announced his intention to seek a third term as the state representative for the 23rd District, which includes the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and...

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Sports • Published March 06, 2018 05:22 p.m.

Westbrook Cheerleading Finishes 11th at States

The Westbrook cheerleading team took part in the Class S State Championship that was held at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on March 4. The Knights finished in 11th place with a overall ...

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Person of the Week • Published March 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Vazquez-McCoy Instructs English Learners in Westbrook, Old Saybrook Schools

Melissa Vazquez-McCoy may be new to the Westbrook and Old Saybrook school districts, but she’s not new to her chosen career teaching students who are English learners (EL). Melissa’s ...

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Local News • Published March 06, 2018 12:22 p.m.

Planning a Raffle or Bingo Night? Better Get a Town Permit

As of Jan. 1, 2018, a new 2017 state law transfers permit and oversight for charitable gaming operations from the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to the municipality...

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Local News • Published March 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Mabel is Willing and Able to be Adopted

Although her name brings to mind playground jump rope rhymes about “setting the table,” Mabel won’t be doing that for anyone. However, she is so sweet and so willing to be...

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Local News • Published March 06, 2018 04:54 p.m.

Westbrook to Test Passive Nitrogen Removal Through Pilot Septic Study

In a town without sewers, residents and businesses currently have two primary options for sewage treatment: If the lot is suitable, a relatively inexpensive, traditional septic system works, but...

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Local News • Published March 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Valley Shore Community Television ‘Looks Back’ at Eleanor Roosevelt

The topic for a recent Looking Back program was Eleanor Roosevelt’s many visits to Westbrook.The program was taped for public access at Valley Shore Community Television in Westbrook....

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Local News • Published March 08, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Academic and Extracurricular Achievements• Devan Parsons was named a resident assistant at Eastern Connecticut State University for the spring 2018 semester.• ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 28, 2018 11:42 p.m.

Hayes Became a Go-to Scorer, Leader for Westbrook Boys’ Hoops

Jack Hayes has gained a lot of insight about what makes a team click throughout his career as a three-sport athlete at Westbrook High School. In his final season with the boys’ basketball...

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

Westbrook Library Holds Live Animal Program

The Westbrook Library hosted a live animal program featuring Wildlife Conservationist Cindy King and her exotic animal menagerie on Feb. 24. The Animal Show On The Go is part of the Bring Your...

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

In Business: Lighthouse Insurance & Risk Management

Lighthouse Insurance & Risk Management is an independent insurance agent with more than 30 years of experience. It specializes in property and casualty insurance for both personal and...

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

Gowrie Group’s Annual Challenge Raises a Record $173,935 to Benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Through the generous support of nearly 500 local individuals and companies, the 2017 Gowrie Group Challenge has raised more funds for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries than ever...

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

Bonded Buddies

How cute and handsome are these adorable seven-month-old boys? Declan is orange and white, while Pablo is a classic tabby with extra toes. They are very playful kittens who keep each other...

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Local News • Published Feb. 27, 2018 03:15 p.m.

Westbrook Selectmen Propose Budget with 2.8% Increase

The Board of Selectmen adopted on Feb. 16 a proposed $12.1 million budget that represents a 2.8 percent spending increase.“I am very pleased, as first selectman, that we began with a ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 27, 2018 04:45 p.m.

Westbrook Teachers’ Contract Settled

A new three-year contract agreement between the Board of Education and the Westbrook Education Association (WEA) reached in December 2017 will go into effect on July 1, 2018, the start of the next ...

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

Sarah Borgnis-Tobin: Life Happens at the Library

As a child growing up in Clinton, Sarah Borgnis-Tobin’s favorite place to visit was the local library. Years later, making it her workplace was a dream come true for Henry Carter Hull...

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Sports • Published Feb. 26, 2018 01:11 a.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Basketball Closes Season with Loss Against Old Saybrook

The Westbrook boys’ basketball team closed out the 2017-’18 campaign by facing Old Saybrook on its home floor last week. The Knights hosted the Rams on Feb. 19 and took a 53-27...

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Sports • Published Feb. 24, 2018 01:56 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound Competition

Students from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts attended the Starbound Competition that took place in Danbury from Feb. 9 through Feb. 11. Students competed against nearly 700 routines...

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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 10:31 a.m.

Bridgeport Man Admits to Robbing Westbrook Bank, 4 Others

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Bryce Alexander Laister, 25, formerly of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today ...

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