Friday, December 04, 2020

Old Saybrook Latest Headlines

Local News • Published Dec. 01, 2020 04:07 p.m.

Saybrook to Host Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Old Saybrook’s economic development director, Susan Beckman, happened to be staying at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Ashville North Carolina last December during its National Gingerbread House ...

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Local News • Published Dec. 01, 2020 10:58 a.m.

Old Saybrook’s Iconic Torchlight Parade Canceled

It’s another case of collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic: What would have been Old Saybrook’s 50th Torchlight Parade has been canceled. The parade was to take place on...

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

Finding Ways to Make a Difference

From a recent political campaign to working with the town’s Economic Development Commission (EDC), John May is a name that people in Clinton are getting used to hearing regularly. How John...

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Sports • Published Nov. 30, 2020 03:15 a.m.

Rams See Marked Improvement Amidst Challenging Season

The Old Saybrook girls’ soccer squad made a solid leap forward this season. The Rams posted an overall record of 4-5-2 on the season including their first postseason win in four years....

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

Wiley Was Born to Run

Caitlin Wiley loves to run. She’s only a junior, but Caitlin has the résumé of a seasoned veteran and has already earned All-Shoreline Conference and All-State honors for the Old...

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Local News • Published Nov. 18, 2020 10:02 a.m.

The Kate Launches an Online Hepburn Exhibition

Sometimes there’s a silver lining to the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic: One is the recent award of a Connecticut Humanities Quick Grant of $3,200 to The Kate that will help fund an...

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Local News • Published Nov. 26, 2020 12:01 a.m.

October Rotary Club Students of Month

Old Saybrook Rotary Club honored three area high school students as October students of the month for their excellence in English. The honorees are Joseph Bradley of Old Saybrook, Kiley McCarthy...

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Local News • Published Nov. 25, 2020 07 a.m.

COVID Testing Available in Old Saybrook

Business was booming on Nov. 18 at the free COVID-19 drive-through testing provided by a community collaboration between Community Health Center, Inc., the Old Saybrook Office of Emergency...

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Local News • Published Nov. 24, 2020 01:06 p.m.

Old Saybrook Addresses Racism as a Public Health Issue

Issues of racism have been in the spotlight in Old Saybrook in recent weeks, with a racist youth video gaining international attention and a quieter move by the town to recognize racism as a...

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Local News • Published Nov. 24, 2020 10:35 a.m.

Saybrook Chamber Hopes to Help Keep Restaurants in Business with Raffle

With the recent statewide spike in COVID-19 cases and the rollback from Phase 3 to Phase 2.1 as of Nov. 6, Connecticut restaurants have been forced to scale back from 75 percent capacity to 50...

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

Dee Tully: The Drive Behind the Food Drive

Every year since 2008, the Clinton Rotary Club and Liberty Bank have partnered for the Rotary/Liberty Bank Thanksgiving Dinner Drive to raise money for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantry....

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Letters • Published Nov. 25, 2020 08 a.m.

Good Will and Good Sense

I am writing to applaud the Old Saybrook Board of Selectman for approving the Resolution: Racism as a Public Health Crisis. This resolution acts as an affirmation of both our civic values and the...

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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.

The Kate Hosts The Best of Boston Comedy Festival

The Best of Boston Comedy Festival played at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) on Nov. 13 and 14. COVID-19 protocols were in place, with no intermission, limited tickets sold,...

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

Laura Parker Gray: Using Her Voice for the Voiceless

Asked how she has time for everything she does, Laura Parker Gray explains that she doesn’t watch television.“People ask me when I sleep and I feel like saying, ‘While...

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Local News • Published Nov. 18, 2020 08:45 a.m.

SSKP Plans for Rise in Thanksgiving Need

As many of us are tempering our disappointment and adjusting Thanksgiving plans as COVID cases rise in the state and across the country, the number of people unable to afford everyday groceries is ...

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Local News • Published Nov. 17, 2020 02:38 p.m.

OSHS Drama Presents ‘War of the Worlds’

Old Saybrook High School (OSHS) drama students aren’t about to let COVID-19 keep them from performing. The student actors, led by OSHS Drama Advisor and Director Lenore Grunko, will perform ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 16, 2020 04:44 a.m.

Old Saybrook Loses in Shoreline Semis After Waters Ties Blomstrann for Most Wins

The Old Saybrook boys’ soccer team had the postseason run halted after a 2-1 overtime loss versus East Hampton in Shoreline Conference Tournament semifinal last week. The Rams played two...

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Sports • Published Nov. 16, 2020 04:44 a.m.

Rams Lose to North Branford in Shoreline Championship

The Old Saybrook field hockey team went up against North Branford in the Shoreline Conference Championship on Nov. 10. The No. 2 seed Rams faced off against the top-seeded Thunderbirds at North...

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Sports • Published Nov. 16, 2020 01:14 a.m.

Old Saybrook Girls’ Soccer Earns First Playoff Win in Three Years

The Old Saybrook girls’ soccer team won its first postseason game in three years. The No. 8 seed Rams battled No. 9 seed North Branford in the Shoreline Conference Tournament play-in round...

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Sports • Published Nov. 12, 2020 01:39 p.m.

Gibson Plays with Pinpoint Focus on the Pitch

When Carter Gibson steps on the soccer pitch, everything else that is going on around him stops until that final whistle sounds.Carter is a senior captain for the boys’ soccer team...

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

Christine Baker: ‘It’s About the Neighborhood’

About two months ago, Christine Baker was watching Channel 3 news when a story about something in Windsor called a Little Free Pantry caught her eye. Christine went to the news station’s...

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Local News • Published Nov. 10, 2020 01:49 p.m.

Formica Wins Fourth Term

Republican incumbent State Senator Paul Formica has been re-elected for a fourth term representing the 20th district. Martha Marx, Democratic challenger to the senator, conceded the race just...

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Local News • Published Nov. 11, 2020 10 a.m.

Saybrook’s First Church of Christ Wins Historic Preservation Award

Old Saybrook’s First Church of Christ was the 2020 recipient of Old Saybrook Historical Society’s Award of Achievement in Historic Preservation. The award was presented on Oct. 11 at ...

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Sports • Published Nov. 09, 2020 10:49 a.m.

Old Saybrook Field Hockey Caps Outstanding Regular Season with 2-1 Week

The Old Saybrook field hockey squad has put together an outstanding run this year. The Rams ended the regular season with a 7-2-1 record, and their only losses came against North Branford, who is...

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