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Sports • Published Aug. 19, 2019 08:28 a.m.

Wiffle Ball: Connecticut’s Own Nationwide Phenomenon

Summer is a great time to get together with friends and family for cookouts and other activities, and one ubiquitous presence in Connecticut backyards is Wiffle ball. The iconic yellow bat and...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 Hand Tigers Boys’ Soccer Schedule

Home games at the Surf ClubSaturday, Sept. 14: at Guilford at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 17: at Branford at 6 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20: at North Haven at North Haven Middle School at...

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Sports • Published Aug. 16, 2019 11:34 p.m.

2019 Hand Tigers Girls’ Soccer Schedule

Home games at the Surf ClubSaturday, Sept. 14: at Guilford at 5 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 17: vs. Mercy at 6 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 19: vs. East Haven at 6 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 24: ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Aug. 15, 2019 03:11 p.m.

Dunne Getting Inducted into the East Haven Hall of Fame

This November, longtime coach Rusty Dunne will be entering the East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame for all of his accomplishments with the Yellowjackets. Rusty, a Madison resident, has been ...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2019 10:39 a.m.

David Easton Hill

David Easton Hill, 90, husband of Patricia Gehrmann Hill for 62 years, passed away on Aug. 08 at Middlesex Hospital. David was born in Orange, New Jersey, to Marie Louise Easton and James Moore...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 15, 2019 10:09 a.m.

Fred Farnsworth

Fred Farnsworth passed away peacefully at home July 30 surrounded by his family. Fred is survived by his three children, Paul and Kathy Farnsworth, Nancy Coleman, and Susan Farnsworth, and seven...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 14, 2019 04:12 p.m.

Edith Dadenas

Edith Dadenas of Madison, formerly of Little Silver, New Jersey, passed away at her home on Aug. 12 with her devoted daughters at her side. She was the loving wife of the late James Dadenas for 62 ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2019 07 a.m.

Not Missing a Beat at the Grassy Strip Music Series

A dramatic sunset and ominous storm front pass over the Madison Beach Hotel as Michael Cleary and Lee Sylvestre play without missing a beat during the Grassy Strip Music Series. The series takes...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Ad-Hoc Committee Presents Costs and Course Forward for Academy

The net costs of conducting a $14 million conversion of the Academy School into a community center are still uncertain, but the town now has a much narrower range of possibilities to consider. The ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 14, 2019 09:06 a.m.

Madison Tops List of Connecticut Beaches

The nonprofit organization Save the Sound released results of its Long Island Sound Beach Report on Aug. 2. The report highlighted the top 20 beaches on Long Island Sound based on water quality,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Eagle Scout Project Benefits ACES Community

In early 2018, 17-year-old Reilly Stewart, a rising senior at Daniel Hand High School, set his sights on becoming an eagle scout, which entails completing a long list of tasks and achievements...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Madison Foundation’s Win Win Win Campaign Pays off for Local Charity

“Are you passionate about supporting social services to help neighbors in need with your donation dollars or do you prefer to give to environmental causes?” This question was posed...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Riley Honored with Jaycees Distinguished Service Award

The Madison Jaycees is honored to announce Ed Riley was awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), which is presented to an individual in the shoreline community who has demonstrated...

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Local News • Published Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Off-Route Service to End on Route 641 Madison to Old Saybrook

As of Sept. 1, Route 641 (the Shoreline Shuttle) will no longer offer off-route service to allow for improved on-time performance. Instead, 9-Town Transit (9TT) will offer ADA Paratransit service...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Linnea Page’s School of Thought

As a young child, Linnea Page knew what she wanted to be: a school teacher. She pursued that career choice and became a lifelong teacher of young children. A longtime resident of Madison, she...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Vision, Knowledge, and Experience

I have known Tom Banisch for 13 years, and during those years he has dedicated himself to various civic organizations, including Madison Youth Football, Madison Little League, the Kate Theater,...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

Cannot Afford to Send More

I’m sure I’m only one of many who are concerned about the plans and actions coming from Governor Ned Lamont and legislative leaders in Hartford. I am very pleased that our first...

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Letters • Published Aug. 14, 2019 08 a.m.

A Strategy for Shrinking Demographics

On July 25, First Selectman Tom Banisch presented the first iteration of Madison’s new Strategic Plan. A few of us (about five excluding the Board of Selectmen (BOS) and other elected...

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Sports • Published Aug. 11, 2019 10:47 p.m.

2019 Hand Tigers Football Schedule

All home games at the Surf ClubFriday, Sept. 13: vs. Notre Dame-West Haven at 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 20: vs. Middletown at 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 27: at Wethersfield at 7 p.m....

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Sports • Published Aug. 09, 2019 08:15 p.m.

Madison Wins Two Games at New England Regional, Before Losing in the Semis

The remarkable run by the Madison Little League Majors All-Star baseball team came to a close when it took a 4-0 loss to Rhode Island in the semifinals of the New England Regional at Breen Field...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 07, 2019 08 a.m.

Lisa Brown: Putting the Community’s Best Face Forward

You may not immediately recognize Lisa Brown, but if you’ve spent time in Madison over the past decade, you’ve most likely seen her stamp on the town. She’s put her graphic...

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Local News • Published Aug. 06, 2019 02:10 p.m.

Madison PZC Continues Conversations on Short-Term Rental Regs

Do short-term, AirBnB-style rentals represent a normal use or require more regulation? At a Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) meeting on Aug. 1, the commission made no decisions but decided...

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Local News • Published Aug. 06, 2019 04:40 p.m.

Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School Gets New Director

The Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School in Madison will start its new school year on Thursday, Sept. 5 with a new director, Jennifer Casillo, and new expanded hours of service.The nursery...

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Local News • Published Aug. 06, 2019 02:47 p.m.

Madison Selectmen Present 10-Year Draft Plan

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) continues to move forward on a strategic 10-year plan for the town, presenting a revised draft and taking public comments on the broad initiative, which seeks to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 07, 2019 07 a.m.

Volunteers, Donations Needed for Madison Dog Park to Regain Momentum

Efforts to bring an official dog park to Bauer Park, in the works for several years, have stalled out. To get it back in gear, town officials are looking for both volunteers and donations....

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