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Local News • Published Dec. 13, 2018 04 p.m.

Hand Evacuated Following Afternoon Email Bomb Threat

Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) has been evacuated this afternoon following an email threat. School officials have informed families via an e-notify message and are working closely with state and...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 11:20 a.m.

June F. Jean

June F. Jean, 82, of Madison passed on Dec. 4. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Frances Berecz.She was the beloved mother of Arthur (Annie) Jean, Stephen (Maureen) Jean, Wendy...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 10:56 a.m.

Austin Louis Joyner

Austin Louis Joyner, age 80, husband of Marika Bollen Joyner, passed away after a long illness on Dec. 5 with his family by his side. Al was born on Nov. 14, 1938, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 13, 2018 10:39 a.m.

Louis A. Labanara, Sr.

On Nov. 23 Louis A. Labanara, Sr., 99, of Madison passed peacefully at Connecticut Hospice. Born in New Haven Nov. 8, 1919, Lou was the son of Archille and Julia Labanara. He was predeceased by...

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

Mark Segal: Traveling West to Discover the East

Distinct Realms, a solo art exhibit with works by Connecticut artist Mark Segal, opens on Thursday, Dec. 13 and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Madison Art Cinemas. The exhibit features Chinese...

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Local News • Published Dec. 11, 2018 02:48 p.m.

Final Week for Residents to Take Academy Online Survey

What should Madison do with the old Academy School? To find out, the town commissioned phone poll that is now complete and more than 1,000 residents have already taken the online Academy school...

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

Madison Officials Defend Strategic Plan Process

Low public turnout for two recent public input sessions regarding the town’s effort to build a 10-year strategic plan bothered some elected officials and prompted some to speak out in the...

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Madison BOE Puts Forward Budget Assumptions

Budget season is here again. On Dec. 4, the Madison Board of Education (BOE) approved its fiscal year 2019-’20 budget assumptions, a document that helps guide budget priorities as hard...

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Local News • Published Dec. 12, 2018 09 a.m.

Madison House Fundraising for Police Dog Bulletproof Vest

Hearing the town’s new police dog, Starr, was in training, a resident at The Madison House Skilled Nursing and Rehab Facility suggested there might be a need for a bulletproof vest for her...

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

Banisch: How Did We Get Here?

Academy School. Should we make it a community center? Should we move town offices over there and make Town Campus a community center? Should we let someone develop it, so it will go on the tax...

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

Madison Hose Co. No. 1 Offers Holiday Fire Safety Tips

As the holiday season approaches, the all-volunteer officers and firefighters of Madison Hose Co., No. 1 encourage residents to take a few minutes to review these holiday safety tips....

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

Wonderful People Always Come Forward

The Scranton Library Friends and the Scranton Memorial Library benefit from so many kind individuals and groups. As this time, two accomplished musicians are offering a concert to help raise funds ...

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

A Public/Private Building

A renovated Academy should result in a joint public (community center) and private (commercial) use building, with the larger portion used for a community center and the smaller portion for...

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

His Legacy Will Live On

We’d like to start by thanking all the people who’ve been so compassionate and kind to us; their thoughts, prayers, and condolences have meant so much. We’re blessed to have...

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Sports • Published Dec. 09, 2018 09:20 p.m.

Hand Wins Second Straight State Title by Routing Maloney, 54-14

The Hand football team capped off a dominant 2018 season by earning its second straight state title with a 54-14 victory versus Maloney in the championship game of the Class L State Playoffs on...

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

Wildermann was Ready and Willing to Guide the Tigers

No matter the scenario, Lee Wildermann made a positive impact on the Hand boys’ soccer team in a variety of ways throughout his high-school career. During each of the last three seasons,...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 06, 2018 05:44 p.m.

Mary Agnes Weinberger

Mary Agnes Weinberger, 92, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17 surrounded by family and friends at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. She and her late husband William R. (Bill) Weinberger ...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 05, 2018 06:10 p.m.

Henry H. Owen

Henry H. Owen passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice on Nov. 28 with his family by his side.Henry was a dedicated longtime Madison resident, having been born in Madison 77 years ago...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 05, 2018 05:45 p.m.

Sarah (Sally) Hughes Carr

Sarah (Sally) Hughes Carr, 88, of The Hearth in Madison, beloved wife of the late Richard (Dick) S. Carr, Jr., passed away peacefully on Nov. 27 at The Guilford House, taking with her the great...

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Obituaries • Published Dec. 05, 2018 05:20 p.m.

Helen G. Nichols (Lee)

Helen G. Nichols (Lee), age 63, wife of David C. Nichols since 1982, from Madison, passed away on Nov. 24 at Branford Hospice after a long battle with cancer. Helen was born Jan. 31, 1955, in New...

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

Stephanie Lesnik: Getting Back to The Land

Stephanie Lesnik and her family have returned the circa 1720 Field House Farm property on Green Hill Road to farming. Stephanie approaches living off the land with a community mission: to...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2018 09:05 a.m.

The Season of Giving in Madison

The holiday season can bring joy, but can also be a difficult time of year for folks going through challenging times. In Madison, several volunteers and organizations are ready and willing to help ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 04, 2018 01:02 p.m.

Madison Officials Seek Community Input on School’s Plan

In the spring the Board of Education (BOE) unveiled its 10-plus year capital maintenance plan for the district. Over the life of the plan, there are dozens of projects at each school building and...

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Local News • Published Dec. 05, 2018 07 a.m.

Tree Lighting Returns to the Madison Green

Rick Bond shares a moment with his daughter Avery, 4, at Madison’s annual tree lighting on the Town Green on Nov. 30....

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