Friday, December 04, 2020

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:14 p.m.

Belisle Brings Her Best to the Net

Fallyn Belisle displayed her mettle in the net for the Valley Regional field hockey team this year. Fallyn took on a starting role as a sophomore and performed admirably in her debut campaign as...

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Person of the Week • Published Dec. 02, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Josh Harp: Flip the Light Switch

Josh Harp is the volunteer who climbs the ladder to put up the holiday lights for the Illuminations show on the Ivoryton Green. And why is that?“I’m the youngest,” he...

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Sports • Published Nov. 30, 2020 11:49 a.m.

Warriors Post Strong Campaign Despite Challenges

The Valley Regional boys’ soccer team showed that they were one of the best teams in the Shoreline Conference this year. After a 2019 campaign that was characterized by inopportune injuries,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 26, 2020 11:15 a.m.

Ruel Stayed Ready for Whatever the Warriors Needed

Cameron Ruel possesses a versatile set of skills and can perform in any position on the soccer field. The senior recently completed his final season with the Valley Regional boys’ soccer...

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Local News • Published Nov. 25, 2020 09:57 a.m.

Taking the Plunge

Leah Kisselbrack was surprised. Of course, anybody might be in a bit of shock if they had plunged into Cedar Lake in Chester at this time of year. But that’s not what surprised Leah. She...

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Local News • Published Nov. 25, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Deep River-Chester Lions Club Hosts 68th Annual Christmas Tree Sale

A tradition since 1952, the Deep River-Chester Lions Club’s annual Christmas tree sale to benefit seniors will continue this year, despite the pandemic.“Every penny of...

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Person of the Week • Published Nov. 25, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Dagmar Miller: Flower Girl

Dagmar Miller knows the truism of the season: If this is Thanksgiving, it is time to decorate for Christmas.Dagmar, who is vice president of the Essex Garden Club, is one of the volunteers...

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Sports • Published Nov. 20, 2020 11:51 a.m.

Warriors Post Solid Results in Shortened Season

The Valley Regional field hockey team turned in a solid season this year, but it was a campaign cut short.The Warriors would have taken part in the Shoreline Conference Tournament as the No....

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

Jacaruso Excels as a Junior Captain

Margaret Jacaruso is a three-sport athlete who plays for the Warriors’ field hockey, indoor track, and girls’ lacrosse teams. This year, Margaret stepped into a prominent leadership...

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Sports • Published Nov. 18, 2020 06:41 p.m.

CIAC Moves Start of Winter Sports to Jan. 19

With the 2020 fall season now complete, athletes and coaches around the state are anxiously waiting to see if their teams will compete during the winter season, although it won’t be for a...

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Local News • Published Nov. 18, 2020 07 a.m.

Chester Resident Does Solo Polar Plunge in Cedar Lake

Chester’s Leah Kisselbrack had organized more than 25 friends to take a freezing plunge into the cold waters of Cedar Lake on Nov. 15. That plan had to be modified due to the uptick in...

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Person of the Week • Published Nov. 18, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Carolyn Learned: A Chance Worth Taking

Carolyn Learned would like you to take a chance—not just any chance, but a chance on Chester. And this chance and not really so chancy; it’s designed to be a winner all the way...

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Local News • Published Nov. 18, 2020 10 a.m.

R4 Calculates Educational Cost Share for Chester, Deep River, Essex

As the Regional School District 4 (R4) ramps up for budgeting season at the start of next year, the final numbers for average daily membership (ADM), which is the basis for each town’s cost ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 16, 2020 11:40 a.m.

Postseason Canceled for Valley Regional Athletics Due to COVID-19

On Nov. 9, Valley Regional High School shut down due to positive COVID-19 tests among students. The school sent home students and faculty, and as a result, all Valley Regional athletics were...

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Sports • Published Nov. 16, 2020 12:10 a.m.

Ross Signs to Play Softball at St. Peter’s University

Valley Regional High School senior Lexi Ross recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. The St. Peter’s...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

Crosby Sets the Tone for the Warriors

Alena Crosby has played a key role with the Valley Regional girls’ volleyball team for the past four seasons, and she’s been a big contributor on the basketball court, too. As a...

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Local News • Published Nov. 11, 2020 07 a.m.

Taking Care of Business at Camp Hazen

Volunteer Work Day at Camp Hazen YMCA drew 150 volunteers to clean, landscape, and close cabins for the upcoming winter on Nov. 8. Here, Eden Milewski-Mason, Maren Milewski-Mason, Kai Milewski-...

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Person of the Week • Published Nov. 11, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Clara Miller: Home Sweet Home

Let’s start this story with a quiz about the Wizard of Oz: What does Dorothy say when she wakes up in her bed in Kansas after her adventures in the land of Oz? Remember? It’s...

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Local News • Published Nov. 10, 2020 01:52 p.m.

Voters in Chester, Deep River, Essex Turn Out for Democratic Candidates

A high number of registered voters in Chester, Deep River, and Essex cast ballots in this year’s election on Nov. 3, with Democratic candidates earning the highest percentage of votes in...

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Local News • Published Nov. 10, 2020 01:52 p.m.

Courier Journalists Obstructed by Poll Officials

While the Nov. 3 elections generally went more smoothly than many anticipated, thanks in large part to the efforts of dedicated and hard-working poll workers and volunteers, the Valley...

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Sports • Published Nov. 09, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Warriors’ Boys’ Soccer Wraps Regular Season with Split

The Valley Regional boys’ soccer squad has posted a solidly successful season in 2020. Last week, the Warriors closed out the regular season slate with a pair of contests and came away with ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 09, 2020 04:25 a.m.

Valley Girls’ Soccer Gains a Split; Girls’ Volleyball Earns Victory

Girls’ SoccerThe Valley Regional girls’ soccer team played two games last week and took a win and a loss on the slate. With these results, the...

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Sports • Published Nov. 09, 2020 03:46 a.m.

CIAC Delays Start of Winter Sports

While teams and leagues try to complete the fall season, the chances of playing high school sports during the winter remain in question as we head deeper into November.On Nov. 5, the...

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Local News • Published Nov. 05, 2020 04:23 p.m.

Palm Wins Re-election for 36th House District Seat

Unofficial election results show that incumbent Democrat Christine Palm of Chester won by a wide margin re-election for the 36th State House District, which represents Chester, Deep River, Essex,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Nov. 05, 2020 01:55 p.m.

Lavigne Brings Staunch Defense to the Field

Brooke Lavigne is an excellent defender with skill to spare for the Valley Regional field hockey team. Brooke, a junior, has a long family history in field hockey since her mother Debbie used to...

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