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Local News • Published Feb. 23, 2018 06:03 p.m.

Residents Voice Opposition to Academy School Proposals

After two nights of developer presentations, more than 100 residents packed into Polson Middle School on Feb. 22 to voice their opinions about the Academy School proposals to the Madison Board of...

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Sports • Published Feb. 23, 2018 04:05 p.m.

Four Hand Cheerleaders Earn All-State Honors

The Hand cheerleading team recently saw four of its athletes selected to the All-State Class L Team. The four cheerleaders who earned this distinction for the Tigers were Chloe Scott, Izzy...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 21, 2018 05:05 p.m.

Mark T. Lynskey

Mark T. Lynskey, 65, of Westbrook died on Feb. 20 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. He was born in Hartford on Sept. 25, 1952, the son of Betty Lynskey and the late Thomas Lynskey....

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2018 03 p.m.

Madison Officials Discuss Proposed Library Operating Budget

Much of the recent news surrounding the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library has focused on the renovation project, but as the town prepares the overall operating budget for the coming fiscal year,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 21, 2018 07:04 a.m.

Developers Pitch Academy Projects to Madison Community

The options are on the table. After two nights of presentations, residents had the chance to hear and respond to the four development proposals for Academy School. While some proposals seemed to...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2018 02 p.m.

New Madison Art Cinemas Sign Receives Cool Response from Residents

How much change is a good thing? For many Madison residents, the new digital Madison Art Cinemas sign is a step too far. In just over a week since a new LED sign replaced the old marquee on the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Banisch: We’ll Deal with It

Well, Governor Dannel Malloy has dropped the hatchet on Madison once again. In his Feb. 5 budget address/press conference, he zeroed out our PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) money, which is...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Josephine Anderson Named Youth of the Month for January

The Exchange Club of Madison recently honored Josephine Anderson, the daughter of Judy and John Anderson, with the David Bell Scholarship Award for January Youth of the Month. The Daniel Hand High ...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Boy Scout Troop 491 and the Great Madison Blackout

Boy Scout Troop 491 had planned an open house and troop meeting for the night of Feb. 5 at American Legion Hall. With the downtown power outage affecting the Legion Hall, the troop needed to...

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Local News • Published Feb. 22, 2018 12:01 a.m.

FCC of Madison Gives Presents to Residents of Connecticut Valley Hospital

The First Congregational Church of Madison, through its Women’s League, had been supporting the psychiatric division of Connecticut Valley Hospital for more than 10 years. This year the...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.

Roberta Lombardi: Shining the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Roberta Lombardi is a successful businessperson, a loving wife, and a proud mom. She’s also a cancer survivor. Now, the professional event planner from Madison is busy organizing a...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2018 10 a.m.

A Year After the Fire, Cristy’s Madison Reopens

After nearly a year of waiting, Madison residents once again have easy access to those famous pancakes. On Feb. 19, Cristy’s Madison Restaurant and Bar reopened after a fire shut the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 19, 2018 02:41 a.m.

Madison Trio Represents the U.S. by Competing at Winter Olympics

Madison natives Zachary Donohue, Kiley McKinnon, and Mac Bohonnon represented the United States when they competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea last week. Donohue and...

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Sports • Published Feb. 18, 2018 06:34 p.m.

Burchell Defends State Title at 285 for Tigers’ Wrestling; Girls’ Hoops Advances to SCC Semis

WrestlingMichael Burchell took first place in the 285-pound weight class for the second straight year to help the Hand wrestling team record a fifth-place finish...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2018 08:46 p.m.

Hand Fencing Sees Several Strong Showings at JV Tourney

On Feb. 10, the Hand co-ed fencing program recorded several strong performance in a JV Tournament that was held at North Haven High School. Jonas Bizier took first place in the boys’ sabre...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2018 08:42 p.m.

Tigers’ Girls’ Ice Hockey Gearing Up for Playoff Run

With a new head coach on the bench in its first year as a co-op program, the Hand-Coginchaug-Old Lyme (HCOL) girls’ ice hockey squad has been going through a big transition this winter....

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Local News • Published Feb. 16, 2018 03:51 p.m.

North Haven PD Warns of Latest Telephone Scam

Norh Haven Police have issued a warning about the latest telephone scam that has been hitting shoreline residents. Police urged residents to contact police should they receive one of these calls....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 15, 2018 02:05 p.m.

Driscoll’s Protecting the Paint for the Tigers

The Hand boys’ basketball team is in the midst of a tremendous progression from last season, and the same can be said for Tigers’ senior forward Flynn Driscoll. Flynn put in the time ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 15, 2018 12:05 p.m.

Richard K. Nicoll

Richard K. Nicoll passed away peacefully at age 91 on Feb. 4 with his family by his side. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sept. 12, 1926, he was a resident of Guilford and Madison for most of...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 14, 2018 03:44 p.m.

Else Keis Scranton

Else Keis Scranton of Madison suddenly departed this life on her 93rd birthday, Jan. 27. She was the daughter of the late Joergen Peter and Agnes (Petersen) Keis of Bogoe, Denmark. She was...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 08 a.m.

Madison Approves Fracking Resolution; Paves Way for Ordinance

Madison officials took another step toward banning the use of fracking waste in town. On Feb 12, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) approved a resolution adding language to all town bid forms...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 09 a.m.

Library Committee Struggles with Building Design and Costs

The plan to renovate E.C. Scranton Memorial library has encountered its share of challenges in the past months with a shift in architects, projected cost overruns, energy operating concerns, and...

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2018 03:17 p.m.

Madison Officials Work on 2018-’19 Budget

Now at the height of budget season, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Board of Finance (BOF) met for a joint meeting on Feb. 8 to discuss the current state of the town budget and consider new ways...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2018 07 a.m.

Madison Arts Barn Holds Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

The Madison Arts Barn held its annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 10. The theme of this year’s dance was Beauty and the Beast. Here, girls get groovy on the dance floor with their dads....

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Local News • Published Feb. 15, 2018 12:01 a.m.

Polson Leo Club Gives Back with Toys for Tots

The Leo Club at the Polson Middle School, which is sponsored by the Madison Lions Club for 8th graders, was recently an enthusiastic supporter of the Toys for Tots drive conducted by the Madison...

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