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Local News • Published May 23, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Memorial Day Events in Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook

The Clinton Memorial Day Parade will step off at Post Office Square on Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m., and proceeds to the Lower Green for the town ceremonies. Prior to the parade, wreath-laying...

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Local News • Published May 22, 2018 02:45 p.m.

Westbrook Volunteers Clear Trails of Winter Storm Damage

The Town of Westbrook’s open space area trails were not immune to the impact of the winter’s strong storms. Trees fell and branches came down across the trails.“Winter...

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Local News • Published May 23, 2018 08 a.m.

New Kite Store Coming to Westbrook Center

Vacant since Nautical Needles moved to Deep River, a portion of that store’s former space on Westbrook Place in Westbrook’s Town Center will soon be filled with a new tenant, Colors...

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Sports • Published May 21, 2018 07:43 a.m.

Westbrook Girls’ Tennis Clinches Shoreline Title; Baseball Closes Regular Season with a Split

Girls’ TennisThe Westbrook girls’ tennis team clinched the Shoreline Conference title by netting a pair of victories last week, while improving to 16-2 with...

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Obituaries • Published May 16, 2018 02:50 p.m.

John Patrick MacSweeney

John Patrick MacSweeney, age 85 of Westbrook, formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 10 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Cecilia...

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Local News • Published May 16, 2018 02:40 p.m.

67 Voters Pass Budget at Westbrook Town Meeting

At the May 15 Town Budget Meeting, the proposed $30,109,494 budget for town government and the Board of Education was adopted. In the midst of a severe thunderstorm, the Town Meeting at Westbrook...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Strike Gold with Klondike

Klondike is a dashing tiger fellow with a gold nugget-shaped patch on his nose and mellow, friendly eyes. He loves to be brushed and has a huge, rumbly purr that doesn’t quit once it gets...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Reynolds’ Subaru Donates $30,000 to Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center

Reynolds’ Subaru in Lyme has donated $30,000 to Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center’s new Westbrook location. Reynolds’ donation was made following the conclusion of Subaru of...

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Local News • Published May 16, 2018 08 a.m.

Westbrook Park & Recreation Staff Ready for Summer

Westbrook’s summer camp counselors are hired and summer camp registration has begun. Popular once again, according to Parks & Recreation Department Director Rich Annino, are the...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

May: A Time for Celebrating Women

May is a time for celebrating women who guide with strength and listen with love. Women we all know and treasure: a mother, a grandmother, aunt, teacher, or friend; that special woman who touches...

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Local News • Published May 17, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Dean’s List for Fall 2017The following residents were named to the dean’s, president’s, and/or merit lists at their respective colleges and...

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Person of the Week • Published May 16, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Gregg Prevost: A Public Safety Pro

“Twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week for the last 30 years.”That’s how Gregg Prevost describes his career. Gregg is the chief of operations and president of...

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Sports • Published May 14, 2018 07:23 a.m.

Engels Wins the Shot Put and the Discus in Old Saybrook; Both Tennis Teams Get Two Wins

Girls’ Outdoor TrackThe Westbrook girls’ outdoor track team competed at the Runnin’ Rams Invitational in Old Saybrook on May 12 and earned fifth place...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2018 02:39 p.m.

Person Fatally Struck by Acela in Westbrook

An individual who was struck by an Amtrak Acela train on the tracks in Westbrook this morning has died, according to State Police.Officials at State Police Westbrook Troop F said the...

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Local News • Published May 08, 2018 02:54 p.m.

Estuary Transit Service Hears from Riders Fearing Service Reductions and Rate Hikes

On May 2 in Clinton Town Hall, the Estuary Transit District (ETD) heard from the people it serves when the group held one of three planned public hearings on proposed service cuts and fare...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Bishop: Now It Is Your Turn

There will be a final review of the proposed 2018-’19 budget on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Westbrook High School Auditorium. Immediately following this discussion, a formal vote on...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Peppercorn Adds Spice to Life

This fellow is nothing to sneeze at! Peppercorn may be a handsome, strapping boy dressed to look cool in mostly black, but he knows how to channel his inner silly playful cattitude. He is loving...

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Local News • Published May 08, 2018 04:30 p.m.

Westbrook Selectmen Approve Building, Electrical Contracts

With project contracts for the new firehouse training and storage facility now awarded, volunteer firefighters will soon have a dedicated indoor space for training and an indoor storage area to...

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Person of the Week • Published May 09, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Carol Geiser: Speaking for the Trees

Two dates that pop into the mind when people think of the arrival of spring are Earth Day and Arbor Day. As the weather gets warmer and winter finally releases its grip on the area, many people...

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Letters • Published May 09, 2018 08 a.m.

A Few Tips for Parents

Spring is here and we are at the beginning of graduation season. These are memorable times for students, and we are committed to making this chapter of their lives as safe as possible. Here are a...

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Sports • Published May 07, 2018 07:48 a.m.

Hanssen Gets 100th Win as Westbrook Baseball Makes States; Girls’ Tennis Also Qualifies

BaseballThe Westbrook baseball team earned a split in four games last week to move to 8-6 and secure a place in the Class S State Tournament. Along the way, Derek Hanssen...

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Local News • Published May 02, 2018 07 a.m.

Vista Holds Annual Spring Fundraiser

Vista Life Innovations turned the clock back to the 1950s at its Starlight Benefit spring fundraiser on April 28 at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa. Here, Vista Life Innovations CEO Helen K....

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Local News • Published May 02, 2018 08:45 a.m.

Westbrook EDC Sponsors May 3 Workshop

How can towns like Westbrook support and encourage economic and community development? On Thursday, May 3 members of town boards, stakeholders, and residents will attend a workshop...

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Local News • Published May 01, 2018 04:23 p.m.

Water Company to Talk Water Tower Plans with Westbrook Selectmen

The elevated Connecticut Water Company (CWC) water tank on Route One will be taken down late in the summer of 2018. That’s the message that CWC representatives Maureen Westbrook and Craig...

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Local News • Published May 01, 2018 02:41 p.m.

Zoning Commission Weighs New Town Sign, Text Rules

From brewpubs to private schools to electronic signage at Town Hall, the Zoning Commission had a lot on its plate for its April 24 meeting.First on the agenda was a request from the Town of ...

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