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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Adams Rebounds from Injury to Guide the Tigers to State Final

The Hand girls’ basketball team defined itself as a club that stepped up, grew as a group, and exceeded expectations as the 2018-’19 season wore on. One athlete who embodies all of...

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Person of the Week • Published April 17, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Fred Muzer: Made in Madison

Fred Muzer of Madison will be honored at the Vista Life Innovations’ Starlight Benefit on Saturday, April 27, and it’s no wonder why: After a career of educating Madison youth, Fred...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Drier Creates Project Music Unites Us

Daniel Hand Hight School junior Ella Dreier created Project Music Unites Us (Project MUU) as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Project MUU aims to unite people of different cultures...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 01:54 p.m.

Green Up, Clean Up Day in Madison April 27

It’s time for a town-wide spring cleaning. Saturday, April 27 is Green Up, Clean Up day in Madison and all residents are asked to come out and lend a hand.The event is generally held ...

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Local News • Published April 18, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Friends of Hammonasset Honors Lenny & Joe’s Fishtale

Lenny & Joe’s Fishtale in Madison was recognized for its many years of generous support of Friends of Hammonasset (FOH) at FOH’s annual meeting on March 12 at Hammonasset Beach...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 01:51 p.m.

Shoreline Arts Alliance Facilitates $1.74 Million in Art Student Scholarships

Shoreline Arts Alliance is proud to announce that the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School awarded $1.74 million in scholarship monies to 21 high school juniors and seniors whose work was...

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Obituaries • Published April 16, 2019 01:26 p.m.

James F. Ward, Sr.

James F. Ward, Sr., passed away peacefully on April 10 at the age of 88. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on June 15, 1930, to Edmund and Alice (Burns) Ward. He is survived by his wife of ...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

A Great Success

The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s retailers teamed up on April 4 at the Madison Beach Hotel for their ninth annual Fashion Show benefiting the chamber’s Scholarship fund.Event ...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Community Gives Support

I am writing to thank readers, shoppers, and donors alike. Because of them, the recent book sale of the Scranton Library Friends (SLF) was a huge success. Even with a rainy Sunday, the 2 ½...

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Letters • Published April 17, 2019 08 a.m.

Much Appreciated

The Scranton Library Friends second used book sale of the season was a great success. Many thanks go to the people who donated books and to all those who came and bought books. There will be a...

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Local News • Published April 16, 2019 11:12 a.m.

Madison Second Budget Public Hearing April 22

The annual budget referendum: It’s not as exciting as a national midterm or presidential election, but it’s arguably the most influential vote a Madison resident can make in regards...

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Sports • Published April 14, 2019 03:04 p.m.

Hand Baseball Takes Two; Both Tennis Teams Still Perfect

BaseballThe Hand baseball team improved to 4-1 overall and has a record of 1-0 in the SCC Oronoque Division following a week that saw the Tigers take two of three. Hand...

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Local News • Published April 14, 2019 10:18 a.m.

Soundview Y Director Doug Shaw Leaving to Take on New Challenge

After 17 years of leadership and remarkable milestone moments, Doug Shaw will step down as Executive Director of Soundview YMCA at the end of April, to take on a new challenge, as president of the ...

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Sports • Published April 13, 2019 10:04 p.m.

Hand Softball Aiming to Get Better Every Day

The Hand softball team will be facing its fair share of challenges this spring as it takes the field without several key players from last year’s team. However, Head Coach Mike Niekrash...

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

No Academy Question in May: Banisch Drops Push for Academy Advisory Referendum Question

Residents came to the Board of Selectmen (BOS) special meeting on April 10 regarding placing a potential Academy advisory referendum question on the May budget ballot expecting a heated debate and ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Donofrio Has Breakout Campaign for Hand Boys’ Hoops

Nick Donofrio has loved basketball from the second he stepped on the court, and he’s displayed great dedication to the game ever since. Halfway through his high school career, Nick is using ...

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2019 04:18 p.m.

Frank John Annunziata, Sr.

Frank John Annunziata, Sr., of Madison and formerly of Milford, died on Feb. 14. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 27 at St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St., Madison. Please...

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Local News • Published April 11, 2019 04:16 p.m.

Local Stop & Shop Employees on Strike

At noon today, members of Local 371 UFCW-AFL-CIO walked off the job and out onto the sidewalks in front of their employer, Stop & Shop, as ongoing union contract negotiations failed....

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Obituaries • Published April 11, 2019 10:19 a.m.

Ann M. (O’Brien) Gilligan

Ann M. (O’Brien) Gilligan, age 72, died on April 2 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. She was a resident of Madison.She is survived by her daughter Lauren (Ian)...

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Obituaries • Published April 09, 2019 03:29 p.m.

James Ernest Watt

James Ernest Watt, age 90, of Madison passed away peacefully on March 30 at home with family by his side. He was the husband of Eleanor (Wolfe) Watt, whom he married on Aug. 28, 1954. Jim was born ...

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Local News • Published April 09, 2019 01:45 p.m.

Madison Pushes Ahead with Eminent Domain Proceedings

The Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) is forging ahead with eminent domain proceedings to try to complete the first phase of the Downtown Center Project. At a recent board meeting, selectmen voted...

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Local News • Published April 09, 2019 01:04 p.m.

Academy: What Happens Now?

Yes, a community center is possible in the former Academy School. That was the main message from the Ad-Hoc Academy School Community Center Design Committee at its final presentation to the Board...

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Local News • Published April 10, 2019 07 a.m.

Rocking the Runway: Chamber Holds Madison Fashion Affair at the Beach Hotel

The Madison Chamber of Commerce’s annual Madison Fashion Affair was held on April 4 at the Madison Beach Hotel with proceeds benefiting the chamber’s scholarship program. Scot Haney...

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Local News • Published April 11, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Banisch: An Ambitious and Intelligent Effort

On Saturday, April 27 we will observe Green Up, Clean Up Day in Madison. In the past year, I’ve had unprecedented interest from young people who have contacted me to tell me that they would ...

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Person of the Week • Published April 10, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Helen Bosch: Affecting Positive, Direct Change

Helen Bosch of Madison always wanted to pour her energy into something that could affect change and help people in a direct way, and for 28 years, she’s done just that as the chief...

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