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Sports • Published Jan. 21, 2019 02:31 a.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Hoops Takes Two of Three; Girls Lose Two

Boys’ BasketballThe Westbrook boys’ basketball team scored wins against East Hampton and North Branford and also took a loss against Morgan last week. The...

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Sports • Published Jan. 17, 2019 04:20 a.m.

Marshall to Play Division I Basketball at Sacred Heart University

Westbrook High School senior Savannah Marshall has committed to play for the Division I women’s basketball team at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Marshall has been a starter on the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 16, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Westbrook’s Kirtland Landing Project Moves Forward

The renovation of Kirtland Landing boat launch is now is sight. After the town signed a memorandum of understanding with the parties involved in the project—primarily the U.S. Fish and...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2019 01 p.m.

The Lynn Road Bridge Saga: An End is in Sight

After a series of twists, turns and delays, including a final-hour halt from the State Preservation Committee and the state’s budget woes freezing promised funding, the Lynn Road Bridge...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Westbrook Eyes Another 147 Acres for Open Space

Westbrook has a chance to purchase another 147 acres of property from Toby Hill Associates, a second purchase from the developer following its 2015 acquisition of 84 acres. The purchase, loosely...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2019 12:40 p.m.

New Patrol Boat Arrives in Westbrook

Westbrook’s new police patrol boat has arrived in town, but it’s under wraps until the spring. The $220,000 patrol boat was constructed in Florida; now home in Connecticut,...

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Local News • Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

It’s Elementary: Watson is the Right Cat

Watson is bold and handsome, with plush, grey fur that he loves to have petted and brushed. He is outgoing and quite loving. He may not be able to solve all the world’s problems, but he...

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Local News • Published Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 a.m.

CFMC: A New Year of Good People Doing Great Things

As another year closes and a new year begins, all of us at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County are honored and humbled by your many kindnesses and your commitment to our community. You...

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Sports • Published Jan. 14, 2019 02:11 a.m.

Knights’ Girls’ Basketball Posts a Pair of Blowouts; Runners Qualify for Shorelines, States

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls basketball team played two games last week and came away with a pair of wins by defeating Norwich Tech and Hale-Ray. The...

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2019 07:27 p.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Hoops Nets 61-49 Victory at Hale-Ray

The Westbrook boys’ basketball team is sporting a young roster that features some promising talent as the Knights try to put the pieces together and find their identity this season....

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Local News • Published Jan. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Been Searching for Scout?

Then look no more. This outgoing fellow is the star of his room at Forgotten Felines. He is a handsome gray and white boy who loves attention, cuddles, playing, and naps in the sunshine. Scout...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 09, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Jim Hile: For Love of Theater

When Jim Hile was 21, his sister was participating in a musical called The Boyfriend. At the time, Jim was “more interested in the technical aspects of shows, such as the lighting,...

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Sports • Published Jan. 07, 2019 03:03 a.m.

Marshall Scores Career-High 40 in Triple-Double Performance

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls’ basketball team played two games last week and came away with a split to move to 4-3 on the year.On Jan. 2, the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 04, 2019 05:03 p.m.

Businesses Warned About 'Official' Reporting Scam

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen are warning businesses across Connecticut about a mailing being sent by "Workplace Compliance Services" purporting to be an ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 03, 2019 10:22 a.m.

Rep. Carney Receives Committee Appointments

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) has received his appointments as to which committees he will serve on during his third two-year term.House Republican Leader Themis Klarides named...

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Local News • Published Jan. 03, 2019 10:17 a.m.

Needleman Appointed to Leadership Roles on Two Key State Senate Committees

State Senator-elect Norm Needleman (D-33) has been appointed Senate chair of the Energy & Technology Committee, and Senate vice chair of the Banking Committee.“The towns in our...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 02, 2019 04:36 p.m.

Ferdinand ‘Fred’ M. Beaber

Ferdinand “Fred” Martin Beaber, beloved husband of the late Roma Beaber, passed away on Dec. 27, at Middlesex Health.Fred was the son of the late Louis and Agnes Beaber and...

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Local News • Published Jan. 02, 2019 07 a.m.

Locals Enjoy Skate Westbrook

Nolan Parker, age 4, takes to the ice (synthetic surface) with a little help from his mom Dawn Parker and a penguin skating buddy at the skating rink at the Westbrook Outlets. Skate Westbrook is...

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Local News • Published Jan. 03, 2019 12:01 a.m.

What a Rascal

This stripy tiger boy doesn’t really live up to his name. Rascal is actually a low-key, sweet fellow. He is a little shy and retiring, but when he loves, he loves with all his heart! Rascal ...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Uniting Heroes, Large and Small, to Aid Cancer Patients

More than 30 years ago, John Ellis, an entrepreneur and former Major League Baseball player, made a promise: If he beat cancer, he would devote his life to helping others facing cancer diagnoses....

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Letters • Published Jan. 02, 2019 08 a.m.

Prepared, Despite the Weather

The Westbrook Tree Lighting parade and event on the Town Green planned for Sunday, Dec. 2 was canceled this year due to adverse weather conditions and public safety concerns. An informal tree...

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Local News • Published Dec. 31, 2018 11:32 a.m.

Overnight Barn Fire Draws Volunteers from Three Towns

The Old Saybrook Fire Dept was dispatched at 2:21 a.m. to report of a fully involved barn fire on Middlesex Turnpike (Route 154). Middlesex Turnpike was closed for a period of three hours....

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2018 03:32 a.m.

Ehlert and Marshall Post Season-Best Achievements for Westbrook

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls’ basketball team scored a lopsided 64-17 victory against non-conference opponent Achievement First on Dec. 27. The...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 27, 2018 11:15 a.m.

Marcia Ruth Phillips

Marcia Ruth (Mletschnig) Phillips, 75, of Captain’s Drive, Pilot’s Point, Westbrook, passed away Oct. 15 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of George Phillips....

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 26, 2018 06:21 p.m.

Christopher B. Brill

Christopher B. Brill of Westbrook passed away unexpectedly at Yale Hospital. He was born in Rochester, New York, the son of the late William F. and Marjorie Brill of Madison.He graduated...

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