Friday, January 22, 2021

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 p.m.

Lisa A. (Walker) Vitale

Lisa A. (Walker) Vitale, 49, June 11, 1971, God sent a beautiful little angel to earth and named her Lisa Anne Walker. Jan. 17, 2021, he called her home after a long and courageous battle with...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 20, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Thriving In—and Adding to—the Creative Community

During this holiday season did you take time to drive by the light show at Frederick Place in Clinton? If so, the person you have to thank for the joy is Sam Reed, a Morgan School senior who has...

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Local News • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Zoom In for Zoey

Gentle Zoey is a dilute calico girl, which means her blacks, browns and whites have been coated in light gray. She is as sweet as can be, and although she is shy with people, she enjoys the...

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Local News • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook Rotary Supports Shoreline Medical Center

The Old Saybrook Rotary Club recently donated face masks to the Middlesex Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook Rotary Honors December Students of the Month

The Old Saybrook Rotary Club recently honored three area high school students for their excellence in social studies. The honorees are Jesse McGannon of Westbrook High School, Grace Laskowski of...

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Local News • Published Jan. 21, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Looking at a New Year for Community

The beginning of a new year at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) is a time to pause and reflect on the many acts of kindness in 2020. Yes, the pandemic presented challenges and...

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Sports • Published Jan. 16, 2021 01:50 p.m.

CIAC Approves Plan for Modified Winter Sports Season

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has approved a plan for a modified winter sports season to begin with practices this week and games during the second week of February....

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Local News • Published Jan. 12, 2021 03:14 p.m.

Goupil Looks Ahead at First Term in 35th District

Following Christine Goupil’s Jan. 6 swearing in to serve as state representative for Connecticut’s 35th District, which serves Clinton, Killingworth, and northern Westbrook, she has...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Police Cruisers Sport New Graphics

Westbrook’s police constables now have two cruisers emblazoned with a new graphic designed by Tucker Reynolds of Lighthouse Signs and selected by students at Daisy Ingraham Elementary...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Always Room For One More Sweetie

The new year is usually a time to make resolutions to cut out fatty foods and sugar, but anyone who meets Sweetie will want to indulge! Sweetie is searching for a quiet home where she can enjoy...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Public Input Sought for Westbrook Town Plan

The Westbrook Plan Update Committee has scheduled a public input session to get input from residents, businesses, and property owners as part of updating the 2011 Plan of Conservation and...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 13, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Thayer Talbott: It’s All About Community

Thayer Talbott gets to do something special at work: Give away money. Now, wait a minute; that’s not to just anyone. Thayer is vice president for programs and operations at the Community...

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Sports • Published Jan. 11, 2021 03:06 a.m.

Shoreline Spartans Building Burgeoning Rugby Program

There are a variety of sports played along the Connecticut shoreline, and rugby sometimes gets short shrift among them. While the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) offers...

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Sports • Published Jan. 09, 2021 12:52 p.m.

CIAC Approves Mitigating Strategies for Winter Sports, Practices Still Scheduled to Start on Jan. 19

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) held a Board of Control meeting last week and, although no final decisions on a potential winter season were made, the tentative plan to...

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Local News • Published Jan. 08, 2021 12:09 p.m.

Christine Goupil Takes Oath of Office

Christine Goupil (D) was officially sworn in Jan. 6 as the state representative from the 35th House District in a morning ceremony outside the State Capitol.This year, due to the ongoing...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 06, 2021 12:34 p.m.

Albert M. Palm

Albert M. Palm, 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2020.He was a lifelong resident of Westbrook and retired after 45 years of service as a Westbrook fireman.Services will be held ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 06, 2021 07 a.m.

Westbrook Boy Scout Troop 38 Offering Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Members of the Westbrook Boy Scout Troop 38 picked up Christmas trees to be recycled on Jan. 2 as a troop fundraising activity. Proceeds benefit the troop activities throughout the year. Here,...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 06, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Bonnie Penders: A Wise Yet Modest Gardener

Old Saybrook Historical Society’s celebrated gardener Bonnie Penders is an advanced master gardener, a certified Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut (FGCC) landscape design consultant,...

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Local News • Published Jan. 07, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Pretty Penguin Seeks a Warm Home

This Penguin is far north of the equator and is enjoying the warm sunshine at Forgotten Felines rather than the cold outdoors where she was abandoned. This lovely tuxedo girl is playful, likes to...

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Sports • Published Jan. 04, 2021 11:08 a.m.

Westbrook Waiting, Wishing for Winter Season

The Westbrook girls’ basketball squad is still in a holding pattern as it waits for the beginning of the winter season. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) delayed...

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Local News • Published Dec. 30, 2020 10:42 a.m.

2020: The Photographer’s View

The job of a newspaper photographer is to be both everywhere at once and at the same time unseen, all while providing a unique viewpoint, capturing a detail or moment in a frame that the rest of...

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Local News • Published Dec. 29, 2020 05:07 p.m.

2020: The Westbrook Year in Review

JanuaryWestbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop looks ahead to 2020 with optimism and the intention to provide residents with needed services while keeping taxes down....

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 09:10 a.m.

2020 Westbrook Sports Year in Review

There were several positive outcomes for Westbrook sports in 2020. The Westbrook boys’ basketball team saw marked improvement during the winter, while Lauren Horne wrapped up a stellar...

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Sports • Published Dec. 28, 2020 12:58 a.m.

2020: A Look at the Twists and Turns of Local Sports

2020 was truly a year like no other, and life in the sports world was certainly no exception. Both close to home and around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a huge impact on...

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Sports • Published Dec. 24, 2020 08:56 p.m.

Roberts Finishes Field Hockey Career with Best Year Yet

The 2020 field hockey season was an unusual one for Bailey Roberts. However, it ultimately turned out to be the best year of Bailey’s career as a member of the Westbrook field hockey team....

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