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Local News • Published Dec. 18, 2018 01:27 p.m.

Guilford Keeps Working Toward Affordable Housing Proposal

There have been years of discussions and studies, but now town officials are ready to put the vision for a new affordable housing development on paper and out to bid. At the Nov. 19 Board of...

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Local News • Published Dec. 17, 2018 05:16 p.m.

Guilford Man Dies After Fall from Ladder

At approximately 1 p.m. today, the Guilford Police and Fire departments were dispatched to a residence in the Lovers Lane area of town for the reported fall victim. A 70 year-old male who was...

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Local News • Published Dec. 17, 2018 04:06 p.m.

Rep. Scanlon and Sen. Kennedy Announce CT Funding for Westwoods 'Missing Piece'

State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford) and State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) announced today that the Guilford Land Trust is being awarded a $162,500 state grant to support the purchase of the ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 17, 2018 04:06 p.m.

Panera Bread to Fill Open Restaurant Space at Guilford Commons

After more than a year without adding any new tenants, the Guilford Commons shopping center by Exit 57 in Guilford is heading into the holiday season with some promising news: Two new tenants are...

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Sports • Published Dec. 16, 2018 01:51 p.m.

Guilford Boys’ Hockey Lighting the Lamp Early; LaRose Takes 1st Place at Guilford Invitational

Boys’ Ice HockeyThe Guilford boys’ ice hockey team began the winter season with an offensive explosion last week. The Indians scored 17 goals between a pair...

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Sports • Published Dec. 15, 2018 07:10 p.m.

Guilford Boys’ Hoops Ready for Big Tests This Winter

The Guilford boys’ basketball squad graduated a ton of talent from a team that put together one of best years in program’s history last winter. While the Indians may be short on...

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Local News • Published Dec. 14, 2018 01:27 p.m.

Residents Approve $3.1 Million Appropriation for Guilford Water Main Extension

Nearly 200 people packed into the Guilford Community Center on Dec. 13 to vote on a $3.1 special appropriation for the water main extension to Mulberry Point, Tuttles Point, and Long Cove. Despite ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 13, 2018 03:48 p.m.

Vilaseca’s an All-State Midfielder for the Indians

Abbey Vilaseca stretched her skill set by patrolling all ends of the field for the Guilford girls’ soccer team. This fall, Abbey capped off her high school career with a pair of prestigious ...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 11:08 a.m.

Michael Andrew Ellesio

Michael Andrew Ellesio, 75, of Guilford passed away peacefully on Dec. 1 with his family by his side. Known as Mike, Dad, Granddad, GrandMike, Uncle Mike, and Mr. Mike, his quiet and calming...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Colleen Wall: Caring for Kids at MJS

It’s not even halfway through the school year, but Colleen Wall’s office at Melissa Jones School (MJS) is already displaying plenty of heartfelt notes from students and classroom...

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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Honor Roll• Michael Baseggio of Guilford was named to high honors at Pomfret School in Pomfret in spring 2018. Cameron Adams of Guilford was named to the Pomfret...

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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Guilford High School National Honors Society Fall Induction

On Nov. 7, Guilford High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed members Elizabeth Abernathy, Nicholas Antony, Giana Cardonita, Angelina DiFranco, William Dinauer, Simone Goetsch,...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2018 02:29 p.m.

Guilford BOE Vacancy Application Due by Dec. 14

One of the first tasks for the Board of Education (BOE) in January will be to fill a vacant seat on the board. Current board member and now state senator-elect Christine Cohen (D-12) will be...

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08:24 a.m.

Scanlon Discusses Upcoming Session with Residents

When members of the Connecticut General Assembly head back to Hartford for the new legislative session, there will be a lot of new faces in the legislature—and they’ll face a lot of...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2018 04:30 p.m.

Guilford Police Premier License Plate Reader Project

The saying is “what’s in a name,” but in this case it’s what’s in a license plate. The Guilford Police is getting ready to deploy some new technology through the ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2018 02:29 p.m.

Guilford Receives $442,000 in State Funding for Housing Improvements

In late June 2018, the Town of Guilford received some good news from the state. The town has been selected to receive $400,000 in funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 07 a.m.

The Magical Elf House Debuts in Guilford

The Granite Lodge of Guilford was taken over by Santa’s elves and transformed into The Magical Elf House on Dec. 8 and 9. Proceeds from holiday fun and the magical transformation benefited...

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Letters • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08 a.m.

The Honor and Privilege

For the last four years, I have had the honor and privilege of serving as your readers’ state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. I am extraordinarily grateful to the citizens of...

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Sports • Published Dec. 09, 2018 03:06 p.m.

Guilford Football Shows Resilience on Way to Winning Record

The Guilford football team had to fight through hurdles of all varieties this year, whether it was its opponents on the field or some unique scheduling. However, by displaying great heart,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 07, 2018 11:26 p.m.

Halbower Unlocks Her Potential as a Middle Hitter

Hunter Halbower has constantly worked hard in order to reach new plateaus as a volleyball player. This fall, the senior spiked her skills to a higher level and emerged as an offensive standout for ...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 06, 2018 06:05 p.m.

Wanda Marie McGuigan

Wanda Marie McGuigan, 79, of Guilford passed away peacefully on Dec. 2 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Wanda was born in New Haven on March 5, 1939, daughter of the late John Holmes and Alma Briner...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 06, 2018 11:32 a.m.

Frederick E. Walker

Frederick E. Walker of Guilford passed away on Dec. 1 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Walker leaves behind his beloved wife of 66 years, Catharine Sullivan Walker. He was the devoted father...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Caraway is a Hands-On Volunteer for Wesleyan Potters

As part of Wesleyan Potters, an organization built on volunteers, Scott Caraway can get pretty hands-on—and not just when he’s throwing pottery.By this time of the year, the...

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Local News • Published Dec. 04, 2018 12:55 p.m.

Guilford Water Main Project Cost Doubles; Town Officials Look at Funding Options

With anticipated water main extension costs possibly doubling for Mulberry Point, Tuttles Point, and Long Cove homeowners and the clock running out on a state loan fund, the Town of Guilford is...

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Letters • Published Dec. 05, 2018 08 a.m.

Good News Is Long Overdue

The classic holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life suggests that whenever a bell rings, an angel has earned his or her wings. In Guilford, whenever a doorbell rings, it is more likely...

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