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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 08:33 a.m.

Esports Growing Across the Globe and Throughout the State

The sporting landscape can seem static with the likes of baseball, football, and basketball dominating the average sports fan’s attention. However, new sports can crop up and fizzle out...

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Sports • Published Aug. 20, 2018 12:41 a.m.

Cubs Clinch No. 1 Seed as Playoffs Set to Start in Deep River Horseshoe League

The playoff bracket is set following the final weeks of regular-season action in the Deep River Horseshoe League. The battle for the top spot in the standings between Cubs and Red Sox finally drew ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 10:02 a.m.

Madison Primary Results

On Aug. 14, Madison Democratic and Republican voters selected their candidates at primary for the Nov. 6 general election. Republican turnout was 1,424 or 36 percent of 3,947 registered;...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 04 p.m.

Madison BOS Hires Academy Polling Firm

After a few weeks of debate, education, and compromise, on Aug. 13 the Board of Selectmen (BOS) approved executing a contract with Great Blue Research to conduct a poll of preferred uses for the...

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

Madison Announces 16th Annual Top Dog Contest Winner

The Madison Town Clerk’s Office congratulates Gayle Dufour and her dog Paleo for winning the 2018-’19 Top Dog Contest. Last year’s winner Kelsey, with a little help from her...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 02:37 p.m.

Town Inches Toward Lease Document for Potential OLMPA Deal

When the Board of Selectmen (BOS) called a special meeting on Aug. 13, the agenda included continued discussions regarding a potential lease agreement with Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 07 a.m.

R.J. Julia Holds Celebration for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary

R.J. Julia Booksellers held a 20th anniversary party for Harry Potter on Aug. 10 at the store, with a sorting hat ceremony, quiz, prizes, and Harry Potter-themed snacks. Here, Niamh Barden and...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Possible Progress Ahead for Madison Downtown Center Project

In an indicator of the length of time Madison’s downtown renovation project has taken, Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair Ryan Duques made a joke at the Aug. 9 EDC meeting that he...

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

Nomads Take Second in Two-State Chili Contest

On Aug. 4, the North Madison Fire Company Chili Team traveled to the Farmington Polo Grounds for the annual Dream Ride experience weekend festivities. The team competed against 23 other fire...

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

People in the News

Academic and Extracurricular Activities• Allison Briggs of Killingworth earned her master of arts in teaching in elementary education degree from Quinnipiac University on...

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

Banisch: The Charge and Direction

The point of this column has always been to try to shine light on the inner workings of the town, to dispel rumors, or to just let residents know what’s going on. The topic for this week is ...

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

Donald McDougall: Responding to the Call

Forty-seven years have passed since Donald McDougall responded to his first call as a volunteer with the Killingworth Ambulance Association.The call came in on a Saturday—July 17,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Qualitative Over Quantitative

The Academy School Guidance Committee is considering several options for polling residents on what to do with the Academy building and property. One is a phone survey of approximately 400...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Creative, Smart, and Kind

I am proud to endorse John-Michael Parker for state representative of Madison and Durham.Where to begin with someone who has inspired me in so many ways? I am so impressed with all the hard ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Progress Takes Time

As a former educator, I want to compliment our Board of Education on the progress it has made this year. The board’s leadership has started to implement a number of important organizational ...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Everyone Wants a Solution

In the Aug. 2 Selectman’s Desk column titled “For a Fair Vote, Get Things Moving,” First Selectman Tom Banisch takes credit for having “pushed to get the Academy...

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Letters • Published Aug. 15, 2018 08 a.m.

Make a Better Place

The Madison Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is asking everyone who uses Madison streets, sidewalks, and trails to give their ideas for improving walking and cycling in...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2018 09:10 a.m.

The Race is On in the 12th District

The televisions and front lawns of residents across the 12th District may currently be crowded with advertisements and signs for the Aug. 14 primary, but for the 12th District State Senate...

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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 08:59 p.m.

Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Compete at Connecticut Long Course Championships

Numerous swimmers who compete for the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins headed to Wesleyan University to compete at the Connecticut Long Course Swim Championships for swimmers aged 14 and younger that was ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 09, 2018 01:52 p.m.

Hartmann was Always Quick on the Mat and the Draw

Whether it was on the mat or the turf, Mark Hartmann was never afraid to stare down his opponent and a win a battle in order to help his wrestling and boys’ lacrosse teams succeed at Daniel ...

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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. 07, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Madison and Killingworth Polling Info for Aug. 14 Party Primaries

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. 07, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Madison and OLMPA Continue Discussions Over Possible Island Lease

When the Board of Selectmen (BOS) called a special meeting on Aug. 2 to continue discussions over a potential one-year lease with Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLMPA) for Island Avenue...

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

A Musical Summer for the Madison Town Green

The Coyote River Band took to the stage on the Madison Town Green on Aug. 5 as part of the Madison Beach and Recreation Summer Concert Series. The series continues on Sundays through Aug. 26 at 6...

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