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Clinton Person Of The Week

Person of the Week • Published Aug 13, 2022 11 am

Goodale Pitching His Way to Stellar Season in the Horseshoe Pits

Clinton resident Mark Goodale is emerging as one of the most prolific players in the Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL). A member of the league for several seasons, Mark ...
Person of the Week • Published Aug 10, 2022 08 am

Carolyn Lyle: Bless These Pets

Carolyn Lyle is helping spread the word about the First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook.
Person of the Week • Published Aug 03, 2022 08 am

Nick Webb: Making Clinton a Better Place

Nick Webb has only been a Clinton resident for about two years. In that short time, he’s become dedicated to preserving its natural beauty as a member of the conservatio...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 29, 2022 01 pm

Fritz Plays with Passion for Two Packs of Huskies

Brady Fritz has a thirst for competition running through his veins whenever he’s on the baseball field. A recent Morgan graduate who’s competing for the Clinton Huskies 1...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 27, 2022 08 am

William Neale: Peace Corps Bound

William Neale heads to Uganda next week with the Peace Corp.
Person of the Week • Published Jul 20, 2022 08 am

John Palermo: Looking Out for the Community

Almost five decades ago John Palermo decided to join the fire department with some friends. 45 years later he’s still caring for Westbrook residents now as the Emergency ...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 13, 2022 12 am

Heinke Provides Power for Rams’ Prolific Offense

The Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse squad featured many seniors who performed well in team’s biggest moments throughout the 2022 season. One of those seniors was Chelsea Hei...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 07 am

Marco Famiglietti: Manufacturing New Opportunities for Students

Over the last two years Clinton schools have been working with advanced manufacturers in town in an effort to provide students who may not necessarily be college bound wi...
Person of the Week • Published Jul 06, 2022 12 am

Pierson Soars to New Heights with the Knights

Jumping into a new sport has become a norm for high school athletes, but to do it at the level of someone like Westbrook’s Halley Pierson is truly impressive. After playi...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 08 am

Brian Boyd: Hail and Farewell

I am going to break some time-honored rules about how to write a news story. In fact, I did it with the first word, I. In a news story, as opposed to a column, you never ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 29, 2022 12 am

Wakelee Stood Tall as Old Saybrook’s Goalie

There is a lot of pressure on a goalkeeper to make crucial saves for their team in the sport of lacrosse. Sam Wakelee was constantly facing that pressure as the starting ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 08 am

Christina Acampora: A Point Person for Seniors

“My first friend I made in town was actually a senior citizen,” Christina Acampora says with a laugh. That’s a fitting anecdote for Christina who started earlier this mon...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 22, 2022 12 am

Ciarcia Makes Crucial Contributions as a Junior

The challenge of playing in high-pressure matches can either give you nerves or provide you with the type of motivation that you’ve never experienced before. As a member ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 08 am

Cindy Baklik: A Full Schedule

In 1991, Cindy Baklik went to work at the library in Monroe because it had convenient hours. Thirty years later, she’s still a familiar face at libraries as the adult pro...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 15, 2022 12 am

Lane’s Sophomore Performance Helps Old Saybrook Make History

Connor Lane’s goal is to be a well-rounded student-athlete while competing for the Old Saybrook baseball team. A sophomore, Connor took on a key role for the Rams in thei...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 08 am

Sharillo Taking the Helm of a Renewed Valley Shore Y

A new era has begun at the Valley Shore YMCA (VSY). The organization ended a six-month search by naming Tony Sharillo as its new CEO. Tony started officially started May ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 08, 2022 12 am

Edwards Loves Suiting Up for the Huskies

It takes a lot of courage for an athlete to persevere through a difficult season. However, that challenge was certainly worth it for Kacey Edwards as she battled through ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 08 am

Bringing a World’s Fair of Food and Drink to Clinton

On Friday, July 8, the parking lot behind Clinton’s Andrews Memorial Town Hall will play host to the first annual International Food and Beer Festival. The festival will ...
Person of the Week • Published Jun 01, 2022 12 am

Stopkoski Leads the Huskies as a Keeper

Taking on the role of a goaltender in lacrosse is never an easy feat, especially with the thought of a ball being flung at your body multiple times during a game running ...
Person of the Week • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

Butler’s a King of the Hill for Old Saybrook

It’s never an easy feat to lead a team from a losing season to one that’s filled with success and memorable moments. However, Jake Butler, a senior captain on the Old Say...
Person of the Week • Published May 18, 2022 12 am

Greenhouse Playing Steady Golf as a Senior

From the moment Tyler Greenhouse picked up his first set of clubs, he immediately became immersed in the sport of golf. Now a senior on the Morgan golf team, Tyler has be...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 08 am

Gary McCauley: Finding a Community, Ready to Help

In 2011 Gary McCauley and his family bought a summer place in Old Saybrook. They became year-round residents in 2018 and ever since Gary has made his presence felt in the...
Person of the Week • Published May 11, 2022 12 am

Stranieri’s Dedication Never Wavers

It takes a lot of hard work and commitment, along with a handful of other skills, in order to be a successful three-sport athlete. This level of dedication is second natu...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 08 am

Susan Esty: All In Like a Lion

“Honestly when people ask what is a Lion, I say well, I don’t know what a Lion isn’t,” Susan Esty says. For Susan, being a member of the Old Saybrook Lions Club is just a...
Person of the Week • Published May 04, 2022 12 am

Savage Finishes Fencing Career as a Champion

Kyra Savage reached the pinnacle of her career in her final season with the Morgan girls’ fencing team. A senior captain, Kyra finished out her tenure with the Huskies in...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 27, 2022 12 am

Galdenzi Makes Memories with Morgan Boys’ Hoops

After playing a variety of different sports throughout his childhood, Cooper Galdenzi took an unexpected turn into the world of basketball. Cooper’s path eventually led h...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 08 am

A Story and Much More for Acton Young Adult Librarian

It’s not unusual to see libraries have children’s and adult librarians on staff to serve the different needs of the two age groups. But what about the kids in-between? Lu...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 20, 2022 12 am

Schmidt’s a True Leader on the Links

Any day is a good day to golf if the clouds are clear and the sun is shining down on the course for Morgan senior Nick Schmidt. Nick is leading the Morgan boys’ golf team...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 08 am

Erin Kanicki: Making Friends in Clinton

One day, Erin Kanicki decided to take her new pup, a French bulldog named Nola, to Bailey’s Dog Park in Clinton. While she was at the park, Erin heard there was a need fo...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 13, 2022 12 am

Armstrong Pins Down History with the Huskies

Jordan Armstrong’s journey to the sport of wrestling is one that even he didn’t expect. Jordan had been playing basketball for his entire life up until high school, but m...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 08 am

Service that Started with Sports

“I love my family, I love this town, and I love sports.” That simple refrain is what Chris Passante says really covers his life during a recent conversation with the Harb...
Person of the Week • Published Apr 06, 2022 12 am

Fraser Begins First Year as Old Saybrook’s Skipper

Ryan Fraser has always had a goal of becoming the head coach of a high school baseball program. This spring, Ryan’s dream turned into a reality when he was named the new ...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 08 am

Clinton Bonner: Play Ball, All!

It’s hard to find a more poetic symbol of American life than opening day of the baseball season, whether it be for the Yankees or just the local Little League team. Next ...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 30, 2022 12 am

Martin Hits Clutch Buckets for the Huskies

The Morgan girls’ basketball team continued its longstanding tradition of making the playoffs during the 2022 season. One of the biggest reasons why the Huskies were able...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 08 am

Tom Shultz: Promoting a Climate of Understanding

The Clinton Human Rights Advisory Committee formed last year is looking to have more of a footprint in Clinton. One of the people helping lead that charge is the committe...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 23, 2022 12 am

Tolve Goes All-Conference for the Resurgent Rams

Aaron Tolve was a tri-captain for the Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team this season, and the junior made it a point for the Rams have a winning record on the campaign. A...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 08 am

Making Old Saybrook Business Her Business

Old Saybrook prides itself on being a welcoming place for tourists and business alike. Part of that reputation can be traced to the work done by Susan “Susie” Beckman ove...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 16, 2022 12 am

Sacco Nets a Plethora of Success at Westbrook

Jami Sacco’s tenure as a member of the Westbrook girls’ basketball team was nothing short of illustrious. Jami recently finished her time with the Knights by leading team...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 09, 2022 07 am

Shelby Mehmet: Serving a Community that Served Her

Just seven years ago, Shelby Mehmet was a Morgan student learning about the importance of healthy choices. Now, she’s helping lead those conversations as the town’s assis...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 08, 2022 11 pm

Colella’s on the Fast Track at Old Saybrook

Abby Colella is making a major impact during her first season as a member of the Old Saybrook girls’ indoor track and field team. Abby, a junior, has thrived in several e...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 11 pm

Stratton Helps Put the Rams Back on the Map

The Old Saybrook boys’ basketball team enjoyed its best regular season in recent memory during the 2022 campaign, and one of major reasons for the Rams’ resurgence is jun...
Person of the Week • Published Mar 02, 2022 07 am

Rick Ruzzo: It Started with a Saxophone

It’s not on the list of romantic gifts, but Rick Ruzzo decided to marry his wife Linda after she gave him a saxophone for his birthday. “It wasn’t the only thing,” Rick c...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 11 pm

Zanzalari Brings Lots of Heart to the Knights

Alexandra “Xan” Zanzalari is the epitome of an experienced and hard-working athlete for the girls’ soccer, basketball, and tennis teams at Westbrook High School. Xan brin...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 23, 2022 07 am

Ethan Weiner: Valley Shore YMCA Board President

After years of helping others in the field of medicine, Ethan Weiner is still helping, but now mainly as a volunteer. Ethan recently stepped into the role of president of...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 16, 2022 11 pm

DeAngelo Already Thinking About Another State Crown

With no state tournaments in 2020, this past fall marked the third-straight Class S championship for the Old Saybrook boys’ soccer team, which also won the title in 2018 ...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 16, 2022 07 am

Liz Egan: All About the Arts

Whether through the Clinton Art Society, her time teaching in Westbrook, helping with theater productions, or displaying her own work, it’s fair to say that Liz Egan is a...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 09, 2022 11 pm

Naccarato’s a Rising Star for the Knights

Brandon Naccarato is emerging as a legitimate star with Westbrook boys’ basketball team. A junior guard, Brandon’s averaging nearly 20 points per game for the Knights thi...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 09, 2022 07 am

Peter Gillespie: Picking up the Town’s Projects

Peter Gillespie is looking to bring his decades of experience to Westbrook to help the town achieve some of its long-term goals as its new fulltime town planner. In late ...
Person of the Week • Published Feb 02, 2022 07 am

Orlene Weyland Unearths Family’s Hidden Holocaust History

Imagine not knowing anything about your family history as an adult. For Orlene Weyland, this was a reality. However one discovery made decades ago led her on a path of di...
Person of the Week • Published Jan 26, 2022 11 pm

Cooke Making Key Contributions as a Freshman

Breleigh Cooke is making an immediate impact for the Old Saybrook girls’ basketball team as a freshman this winter. A point guard, Breleigh is averaging 15 points, 4 assi...