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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

Daniel J. Bowes, Sr.

With heavy hearts we must share the news that on Aug. 5 we lost a piece of ourselves. Our beloved Daniel “Danny” Joseph Bowes, Sr., passed away surrounded by his family in our home...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 16, 2018 02:23 p.m.

Charles James Thompson

Charles James Thompson, age 72, of Westbrook passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 22, 1946, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to the late Charles...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2018 05:57 p.m.

Philip Joseph House

Philip Joseph House, 72, of Westbrook, died peacefully Aug. 9 at Smilow Cancer Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Phil courageously battled cancer for a number of years, but the disease...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 10:43 a.m.

Westbrook Primary Results

On Aug. 14, Westbrook Democratic and Republican voters selected their candidates at primary for the Nov. 6 general election. Local race results are listed below:* Denotes party...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 02:45 p.m.

Wstbrook Energy Committee Seeks Sample LED Streetlights Feedback

Several sample LED fixtures have been installed on Seaview Avenue utility poles near Westbrook Town Beach and in decorative metal post-top fixtures on Flat Rock Place, Halls Road, and Fairview...

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Local News • Published Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Golden Boy Ralphie Seeks a Bright Future

Ralphie is a gorgeous golden color with wispy long fur. He has had a difficult early life and can be a little shy with people, but he has come a very long way in his young life! Ralphie likes to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 16, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Foundation Awards $145,950 in Scholarships

The Westbrook Foundation has awarded $145,950 in scholarships to members of the Westbrook High School (WHS) Class of 2018 and to other residents of the town pursuing post-secondary education. The...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Charlotte Kundrath: Connecting Arts and Audiences

Charlotte Kundrath grew up in a home that embraced the arts, which may explain why she has found a way to translate that love of culture into a regular part of her life as a volunteer at the...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 11:49 a.m.

Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook Primary Info

Registered Democrats and Republicans can select their choices of candidates for several state races, including governor, in the Tuesday, Aug. 14 party primaries. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p....

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Local News • Published Aug. 13, 2018 11:52 a.m.

Suspect Sought in Robbery at Westbrook Convenience Store

State Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a customer at JoJo's Food Mart in Westbrook on Saturday, Aug. 11.According to police, the victim walked into JoJo's Food Mart, 1309 Boston...

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Local News • Published Aug. 13, 2018 11:37 a.m.

DUI Stop Yields Arrest for Intent to Sell Heroin, Cocaine

A Westbrook man stopped by Connecticut State Police over the weekend for driving erratically was arrested and charged with a number of drug offenses including intent to sell heroin and cocaine....

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Sports • Published Aug. 12, 2018 12:25 a.m.

Local Lacrosse Players Help Southeastern Shoreline Team Grab Gold at Nutmeg State Games

Several lacrosse players from the area helped the Guilford-based Southeastern Shoreline boys’ lacrosse team win the gold medal in the U-14 bracket at the ShopRite Nutmeg State Games. The U-...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2018 09:49 p.m.

Astra Studio Gathers the Gold at Starbound National Competition

Students from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts were thrilled to participate in the Starbound 25th Anniversary National Competition that was held at Foxwoods from June 30 through July...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2018 07:58 p.m.

Local Student-Athletes Receive $21,000 from Bill’s Seafood Scholarship

Bill’s Seafood Restaurant of Westbrook recently announced the Bill’s Seafood Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award winners for 2018. The recipients of the scholarships were Westbrook...

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Sports • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:10 a.m.

A Look Into the Conditioning of Modern Day Student-Athletes

As a staff writer for Shore Publishing, I’ve interviewed numerous athletes across the state. During those interviews, I’ve learned about the variety of ways they stay in top shape,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Local Leaders, Local Legends

They are everywhere—in the house next door, behind the counter at the business down the street, at the board of directors table of your favorite nonprofit—volunteers and leaders who...

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Local News • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Lazy Days for Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae adores being brushed. She loves to be petted, and she fixes her lovely eyes on whoever walks in the door, just begging them to come over and pay attention to her. This gray and white...

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Local News • Published Aug. 09, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Touring Meadows and Pollinator Habitat

A tour of meadows and pollinator habitat was hosted on July 28 by Dr. Kimberly Stoner of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and Kathy Connolly, who designed the garden in Westbrook...

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Local News • Published Aug. 08, 2018 09 a.m.

Meadow-Making with the Westbrook Garden Club

Making an urban meadow from the field of weeds and invasive plants is the transformational project that the Westbrook Garden Club is starting to mark its 60th year.“We have a variety ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 08, 2018 08:15 a.m.

Westbrook Selectmen Approve Demolition, Job Revision

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) took actions to award a contract to demolish buildings on the Sciongay property and to accept a grant from a foundation to pay for the work, and also approved a job...

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Local News • Published Aug. 01, 2018 08:15 a.m.

Sign, Septic Study and More Approved at Westbrook Town Meeting

Westbrook’s July 16 Town Meeting acted on 10 requests ranging from appropriations to fund transfers and grant acceptances.Voters approved an appropriation of $26,277 from General...

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Local News • Published Aug. 02, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Handsome Hobbes Hopes He Has a Home

Hobbes is a plushy gray boy who feels like velvet. He is outgoing, cuddly, playful, and extremely handsome. This sweet boy is waiting patiently for his perfect match to come along and choose to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 01, 2018 09 a.m.

Westbrook Fire Department Boat Contracts Awarded

Saving lives in an emergency requires that the equipment on which the responders depend must be reliable. For the Westbrook Fire Department, both the inflatable rescue dinghy and the...

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Local News • Published Aug. 02, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Dean’s List for Spring 2018The 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 Aug. 01, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Carolyn Vallee Helps Bring Westbrook Elks’ 10th Annual Beach Jam to Life

Carolyn Vallee, one of the organizers of the Westbrook Elks Club’s annual Beach Jam for Breast Cancer Patient Care Services, has a quick comparison for the event now hitting its 10th year:...

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