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News • Published May 28, 2024 11 am

Microtransit Pilot Program Begins

River Valley Transit (RVT) has launched its expansion of the XtraMile low-cost ride-sharing service into Madison and Guilford. The program is being funded by a grant awar...
News • Published May 21, 2024 10 am

Residents Approve $97.6M Budget; Mill Rate Drops

For the first time in five years, the mill rate is heading down after residents approved a $97.6 million budget on May 14. More than 2,200 voters of the town's 13,628 reg...
News • Published May 17, 2024 12 pm

Crisci announces unanimous Convention Endorsement for State Senate District 12

Paul Crisci is the Republican-endorsed candidate for State Senate District 12. District 12 represents East Haven, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Durham, Killingworth, and Middlefield communities. Photo courtesy Paul Crisci for State Senate District 12
News • Published May 16, 2024 12 am

People in the News

Dean's List, Honors List, President's List, Provost’s List • The following Madison students were named to the Tufts University Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester...
Photo Galleries • Published May 14, 2024 03 pm

Hand Girls Lacrosse defeats Waterford

Hand girls lacrosse defeated Waterford 12-7 at Madison Surf Club’s Strong Field. Hand’s record stands at 9-3 as of April 30 ...
News • Published May 14, 2024 01 pm

South Central Regional Traffic Enforcement Unit Beginning its Summer Initiative

Press Release from East Haven Police Department The South Central Regional Traffic Enforcement Unit's summer initiative begins on Wednesday, May 15 in the Town of North B...
News • Published May 13, 2024 03 pm

Hadley Howard Named ‘Miss Be Thankful’ by Madison Lions Club

Press Release from Madison Lions Club What is an MBT? It is the acronym for Miss Be Thankful, the Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) student who is the catalyst for the Madis...
News • Published May 09, 2024 12 am

Nominations Sought for the 12th Annual Beacon Awards

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer For the past ...
News • Published May 08, 2024 10 am

Madison POCD Draft Awaits Resident Feedback

After nearly two years in the works, a draft Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) will head to a July public hearing for resident feedback. "We started the process...
News • Published May 07, 2024 03 pm

Sen. Cohen Secures $5M in Funding for Shore Line East

Press Release from Office of State Senator Christine Cohen The Connecticut State Senate is expected to vote to allocate $360 million in soon-to-expire American Rescue Pl...
News • Published May 06, 2024 02 pm

Proposed $97.8M Spending Plan Enters Madison’s Budget Season

A proposed $97.8 million spending package for the 2024-'25 fiscal year has begun making its way through budget season with a May 14 referendum on the horizon. Representat...
News • Published May 06, 2024 02 pm

Residents Voice Opposition to Historic Home Redevelopment

Plans to redevelop a historic Madison home are being met with resistance from neighbors who say the redevelopment will only create disruption, chaos, and congestion in wh...
News • Published Apr 30, 2024 09 am

Daniel Hand High School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Grade 12 High Honors Cameran Aurora, Mary Baker, Santiago Barrera, Briana Bartlett Martinez, Vincent Benevento, Rory Biggs, Mary-Amma Blankson, Christopher Bonavita,...
News • Published Apr 23, 2024 01 pm

Ground Breaks on Neck River Elementary Project

Construction is officially underway for Madison's newest public school. Town and state officials gathered on April 19 for an official groundbreaking ceremony of the Neck ...
News • Published Apr 22, 2024 04 pm

Police Search for Weapons at Madison Cottage, but Find no Weapons

Press Release from Madison Police Department On April 19 at approximately 5 a.m., the South-Central Connecticut tactical team assisted the Guilford Police Department (GPD...
News • Published Apr 22, 2024 03 pm
News • Published Apr 10, 2024 01 pm

Madison Community Services Announces Renaming of Food Pantry to Honor Local Hero Pauline Baldwin

Press Release from Madison Community Services Madison Community Services (MCS) proudly announces that it is renaming its food pantry to be called the Pauline Baldwin Food...
News • Published Apr 02, 2024 03 pm

Beach Passes Now on Sale

If the flashes of spring weather have you thinking about summer, you're in luck: beach passes for the 2024 season are now on sale. According to Beach, Recreation, and Sen...
News • Published Mar 26, 2024 05 pm
News • Published Mar 19, 2024 01 pm

Country School Students Earn Awards at Kingswood Oxford Model UN

Press Release from The Country School Students from The Country School in Madison recently participated in the Kingswood Oxford Model UN, which is an academic simulation ...
News • Published Mar 18, 2024 04 pm

$3.6M in Federal Funding on the Way for Academy Community Center Project

Nearly $4 million is on the way to Town in the shape of several grants from the Congressionally Directed Spending program. More than $3.6 million is earmarked for renovat...
News • Published Mar 18, 2024 03 pm

Madison Town Hall Is The Location For Early Voting Starting March 26

The Presidential Preference Primary will be held on April 2, and this year’s election will launch early voting in Connecticut. This is the first election in Connecticut t...
News • Published Mar 06, 2024 10 am

‘Neck River’ Selected for New Elementary School

It's official. When Madison's newest elementary school opens its doors for the 2025-'26 school year, it'll do so as Neck River Elementary School. The decision comes after...
News • Published Feb 28, 2024 09 am

Garvan Point Redesign to Get Underway

After nearly 10 years of planning and budgeting, work may soon begin on a redesigned and repaired Garvan Point. Representatives from SLR International Corporation, the su...
News • Published Feb 22, 2024 12 am

People in the News

Dean's List, President's List, Provost’s List • Carson Hines was named to the Siena College Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. • The following area students wer...
News • Published Feb 21, 2024 01 pm

Madison Eyes Next Steps in Food Scraps, Waste Program

Nearly one year after a select group of Madison households began participating in a pilot program to divert their food scraps into energy conversion, members of the Board...
News • Published Feb 21, 2024 01 pm

Griswold Post 79 of Madison American Legion Holds Military Funeral Honors

Press Release from Griswold Post 79 Griswold Post 79 of the American Legion in Madison is honored to have performed its ”5000” Military Funeral Honors on Jan. 22 at Beav...
Photo Galleries • Published Feb 15, 2024 01 pm

Daniel Hand High School Indoor Track

Daniel Hand High School at the Shoreline Conference Indoor Track Championship on Feb. 2 at Floyd Little Athletic Center ...
News • Published Feb 14, 2024 09 am

Scranton Fostering Creativity with Leonardo’s Lab

The Scranton Memorial Library has announced a new program designed to spark the imagination of kids of all ages. Leonardo’s Lab is a program focused on the life of invent...
News • Published Feb 14, 2024 07 am

Be Kind

Signs with reminders to “Be Kind” stand in front of the First Congregational Church of Madison on Feb. 13 as a storm starting early in the morning dropped several inches ...
News • Published Feb 06, 2024 12 pm

Garden Club Celebrates 100 Years

The Garden Club of Madison (GCM) is celebrating 100 years of service to the Madison community. According to members, the award-winning group formed in September 1924 and ...
News • Published Feb 01, 2024 03 pm

Historic Hand House Meets the Wrecking Crew

Article by Henry Griggs, Madison Historical Society trustee Every time a centuries-old house is torn down, a piece of local history is lost forever, and a sad marker is s...
News • Published Feb 01, 2024 12 am

Scranton Announces “Heart of Madison” Raffle

The E.C. Scranton Library will host its fourth annual A Year in the Heart of Madison raffle, with the drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 14. This fundraiser benefits ticket purch...
News • Published Jan 31, 2024 04 pm

A Victorian Valentine’s at the Allis-Bushnell House

The Madison Historical Society will present its second annual Victorian Valentine’s Day Party on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at its historic Allis-Bushnell Ho...
News • Published Jan 25, 2024 12 am

People in the News

Dean's List, President's List, Provost’s List • Meghan Doxsee of Killingworth and Jordan Kim of Madison were named to the Simmons University Dean’s List for the spri...
News • Published Jan 23, 2024 12 pm

Town Campus Geothermal Project to Move Ahead

Voters appropriated over $800,000 for a geothermal project at the Town Campus at a special town meeting held near the end of 2023. According to town officials, the approp...
News • Published Jan 17, 2024 12 pm

Madison Historical Society Presents Climate Change Lecture

Press release from Madison Historical Society The Madison Historical Society (MHS) will present the second of its 17th annual Frederick Lee Lectures on Sunday, Feb. 11 in...
News • Published Jan 16, 2024 01 pm

Funding Received for New Emergency Shelter

Town officials have been busy seeking grant monies for several construction projects across Madison over the last year. Their efforts are paying off for the town’s new em...
News • Published Jan 11, 2024 12 am

New Criteria for Kindergarten Enrollment

In June 2023, the Connecticut General Assembly voted to raise the minimum age for automatic entry into public schools in Connecticut. Effective July 2024, Section 1 of Pu...
News • Published Jan 10, 2024 04 pm

NMCC to Celebrate Legacy of MLK

North Madison Congregational Church (NMCC), 1271 Durham Road, Madison, will celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr on Sunday, Jan. 14, during worship and brunch...
News • Published Jan 10, 2024 12 pm

History Happy Hour Continues Jan. 19

The Madison Historical Society will continue its popular History Happy Hour series on Friday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Society’s Allis-Bushnell House at 853 Bost...
News • Published Jan 10, 2024 07 am

Show Stopper

Daniel Hand High School’s VIBE Show Choir hosted its cabaret fundraiser, Velveteen, to kick off its season on Jan. 7 at the high school auditorium. The show, based on the...
News • Published Jan 09, 2024 01 pm

New Homes to Rise on Razed Nursing Home Site

For sale signs are going up following the demolition of a former nursing home just a few paces from Boston Post Road. The newly razed 2.96-acre parcel will now find new l...
News • Published Jan 02, 2024 04 pm

2023: The Year in Review

January Madison extends its moratorium on cannabis retail sales and cultivation to July 1 to allow the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) to gather additional feed...
News • Published Dec 28, 2023 12 am

Daniel Hand High School Trimester 1 Honor Roll

Grade 12 High Honors Emilie Agamie, Nicholas Antonetti, Mary Baker, Santiago Barrera, Sadie Bartholomew, Rory Biggs, Mary-Amma Blankson, Christopher Bonavita, Tessa ...
News • Published Dec 28, 2023 12 am

11 Shoreline Towns Fund New Truck for SSKP

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) announced the delivery of a new truck, generously funded with equal contributions of $10,000 each by all 11 towns served by SSKP...
News • Published Dec 28, 2023 12 am

Friends of Scranton: Support is Critical

Since 1971, Friends of Scranton Library has been a critical component of funding for Madison’s beloved library. The organization has helped make up funding shortfalls on ...
News • Published Dec 27, 2023 07 am

The Night Before

The Boston Post Road in downtown Madison is shown on Christmas Eve decorated for the holidays as the taillights and headlights of cars streak by in the background from a ...
News • Published Dec 20, 2023 07 am

Make a Joyful Noise

Pastor Todd Better sings Christmas carols along with parishioners at First Congregational church on Dec. 17, accompanied by organ music. The event was planned to take pla...
News • Published Dec 19, 2023 04 pm

PD Announces New Autism Safety Collaboration

The Madison Police Department (MPD) has announced a new partnership aimed at creating relationships between first responders and members of the special needs community. A...