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Obituaries • Published Feb. 13, 2019 06:40 p.m.

Diane ‘Dee Dee’ Collazo

Diane “Dee Dee” Collazo, 70, of Madison continued on her journey from this life on Feb. 10.Diane was born on Sept. 25, 1948, in Ithaca, New York, to Donald and Dolores (Torre) ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 13, 2019 06:23 p.m.

Gale ‘Peter’ Neilsen

Gale G. (Peter) Neilsen of Old Lyme, born May 16, 1928, in Norwalk, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 1. Son of Charles Edward Neilsen and Mildred Burtis Neilsen of Westport, he ...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Joan McPherson: An Artist’s Eye

Joan McPherson of Madison recently won the Golden Art Materials Award in the New England Watercolor Society’s 2019 Signature Member Show in Boston for her watercolor painting View from the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 12, 2019 03:03 p.m.

Madison Recognizes Artist of James Madison Portrait

Those who have been to the Madison Town Campus are likely familiar with the impressive James Madison portrait that hangs in the main meeting room. While the portrait is well known, until now, not...

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Local News • Published Feb. 12, 2019 01:20 p.m.

A Road to Referendum: Academy School Community Center Planning Goes to Committee

A poll was conducted, residents weighed in, and the results favored a community center use over private development for the Academy School building. So what happens now?On Feb. 11, the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 12, 2019 12:13 p.m.

Madison Officials Approved Temporary Tax Deferment Program

In an effort to help those local federal employees altered by the recent federal shutdown, the Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) adopted a specific tax deferment program for those employees at a...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Polson Students Compete in Lions International Peace Poster Contest

Kate Fiorelli, a 7th grade student at Polson Middle School, is this year’s first place winner in the annual Peace Poster competition sponsored by the Madison Lions Club. Fiorelli and 68 of...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Banisch: No Lines at the Gate

Summer is just around the corner (I hope!) and so it will soon be time to get your beach pass. We’re making some improvements to the system to address problems and complaints we’ve...

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Local News • Published Feb. 14, 2019 12:01 a.m.

DHHS Students Prepare for the Business World

On Jan. 11, in conjunction with Junior Achievement, the On Your Own Class at Daniel Hand High School was interviewed by business members of the community to prepare them for the business world....

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2019 07 a.m.

Open Mic Nights for All at SUUS

Lacy Joy Whitefeather on guitar, Jill Alexander on vocals, and Howard Rubin on bass were among the performers at the Open Mic for All at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society (SUUS) on Feb. 8....

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Letters • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Now That We Have a Sense

Full disclosure: I was not contacted by GreatBlue and when I tried to participate in the Academy survey online, for some reason the site was no longer accepting submissions. So while I have no...

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Letters • Published Feb. 13, 2019 08 a.m.

Serving the Children

It was gravely disappointing to note that a member of the Madison Board of Education (BOE) advised in discussions regarding the proposed some $100 million plan that “it’s a lot of...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 11, 2019 04:01 p.m.

William Hudson Morrissey

Bill (Go Blue) of Madison was born in Lansing, Michigan, on Jan. 27, 1932, to William J. Morrissey and Selma Leslie (Alexander). He died Feb. 2, 2019.At the age of three, following the...

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Sports • Published Feb. 10, 2019 01:02 p.m.

Davern Places 2nd for Hand in SCC Wrestling Championship; Girls' Hoops Loses to Cross in SCC Quarters

WrestlingThe Hand wrestling team finished in fifth place at the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship last week. The Tigers scored 73 points as a squad to place...

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Sports • Published Feb. 09, 2019 05:45 p.m.

Hand Gymnastics Finishes as Runner-Up at SCC Championship

For the first time in a decade, the Hand gymnastics team left the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship without the first-place trophy in its clutches. However, the Tigers still secured a...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Feb. 07, 2019 03:59 a.m.

Chapman’s a Sharp-Shooting Captain for Hand

Pierson Chapman always had a basketball in his hand while he was growing up. Pierson’s feel for the rock has helped him become a sharp shooter for the Hand boys’ basketball team as a ...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 06, 2019 03:07 p.m.

Norton 'Corky' Morrison

Norton “Corky” Morrison died with his family at his side on Feb. 4. Born on Sept. 1, 1930, to Frank and Dorothy Morrison, he was raised in Torrington and Madison, and graduated from...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 06, 2019 08:30 a.m.

Anita Griffith: The Creative Journey

Anita Griffith is a professional potter and teacher, infusing the shoreline and beyond with the whimsy of her creations. She shares studio space with her husband and fellow ceramics...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2019 09:12 a.m.

Madison Center for History and Culture to Open in 2019

The Madison Historical Society (MHS) announces the redevelopment of Lee’s Academy on Madison’s historic green into a center of history and culture open to all residents and visitors....

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Local News • Published Feb. 05, 2019 04 p.m.

Country School Students Help Turn the Tide on Plastic

Students at the Country School are taking what they learn in the classroom and trying to make Madison a greener place to live. Partnering with organizations and businesses in town, students are...

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Local News • Published Feb. 05, 2019 01:57 p.m.

Madison’s E.C Scranton Library Work Underway

After a difficult 2018, the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library started 2019 off on the right foot. As of late January, work on the renovation has begun and, unlike last year, plans for the upcoming...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2019 10 a.m.

Town of Madison, VFW Sign 50-Year Lease

To the next 50 years: The Town of Madison and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recently signed a 50-year lease for the VFW property on Lover’s Lane. The prior lease was set to expire in...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2019 07 a.m.

Madison Land Conservation Trust Holds Groundhog Day Hike

Sam and Sarah Sandora share a smile in a rock shelter encountered on the Groundhog Day Hike led by Madison Land Conservation Trust president Ben Diebold and Madison Tree Warden Bob Kuchta at the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 07, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Daniel Hand High School 1st Trimester Honors

The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Daniel Hand High School in Madison for trimester one, 2018.Grade 9High Honors: Sydney Aboulian, John Adams, Zahra...

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Letters • Published Feb. 06, 2019 08 a.m.

Not Effective Leadership

We can’t do nothing. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about last week’s Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting was what didn’t happen: a plan for Academy.On Jan. 28,...

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