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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Brooks Finds Her Stride Between the Baselines

When Abby Brooks played tennis for first time as a sophomore, she was immediately thrown into a starting role with the Yellowjackets. By the time she came back for her junior season, Abby had...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Tobin’s a Force on the Singles Court

The North Haven girls’ tennis team put together an excellent season in 2022, and one of the biggest factors behind the Nighthawks’ success was the performance of junior singles...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

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 goalie for the Old...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Kollmer Made a Great Call to Play Lacrosse

A lifelong soccer player, Michael Kollmer decided to try something new and join the Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse team as a sophomore last spring. Michael had limited experience in...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Wilson’s a Defensive Stalwart for the Hornets

Aryana Wilson has been making a name for herself as a three-sport athlete in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse over the past three years at Branford High School. During her junior year,...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Peterson’s Sophomore Performance Helps the Grizzlies Make History

The Guilford girls’ tennis team featured a variety of reliable players this season, and sophomore Molly Peterson proved as reliable as anyone on the Grizzlies’ roster. Molly was a...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Berger Earns All-Conference Honors with Doubles Partner

While she had played the sport since she was three, Zhu Zhu Berger didn’t have an opportunity to compete for the Hand girls’ tennis team until her junior year of high school. During...

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Sports • Published June 29, 2022 10:39 a.m.

Striped Bass, Menhaden, and Economics

The current season has been a boon for fishers who are catching and releasing striped bass way over the slot limit. As we know, if one were to keep a striper, it would have to measure between 28-...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 07:24 a.m.

Branford Garden Club to Host Exciting Flower Show in September

Some events are so amazing they only happen once every four years.  The Olympics, leap year, presidential elections and the Branford Garden Club Flower Show. Don't miss your opportunity to...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 07:00 a.m.

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Guilford High School graduated its class of 2022 on June 22.** High Honors* Honors Anika Luisa Accomando **Jazmin...

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Living Features • Published June 29, 2022 07:00 a.m.

From Brand New Stories to Those That Have Been Told for Centuries,From Brand New Stories to Those That Have Been Told for Centuries,

In the middle of June, Legacy Theatre is the Apex Sponsor for the 38th annual Branford Festival on the Branford Town Green.“Because, evidently, 15,000 people come to the Branford...

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Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 08:30 a.m.

Michael Adams: Road Runner

Mike Adams already has a first and Chester Rotary’s Four on the Fourth road race has not even been run yet. Mike was the first Chester resident to sign up for the 44th annual race this year....

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Person of the Week • Published June 29, 2022 08:30 a.m.

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 use I. If you have to...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 04:25 p.m.

The Fourth of July Parade: Continuing a Proud Tradition

The Fourth of July Parade in Ivoryton will return for its 15th annual celebration of the independence of the United States on July 4.The parade steps off from Walnut Street and will see its ...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 07:00 a.m.

It’s Time for Louie

Lunch time is story time for licensed therapy dog Louie the Labrador. Along with his owner Rebecca Russell, Louie visited with families and children on Thursdays through June at Grove Street Park. ...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 08:35 a.m.

Racing for Goodwill at the 44th Four on the Fourth

Whether you are a runner, a jogger, or just enjoy watching others run, the 44th annual Four on the Fourth is just the excuse you need to up and move for those in need.The Chester Rotary...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 02:22 p.m.

What’s in a Name?

When was Deep River not Deep River? When it was Saybrook.Despite the fact that the town was called Deep River, officially it was Saybrook until 1947. On June 2 of that year,...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 03:38 p.m.

A Very Special Reunion

You have to be lucky, or else you won’t make it—make your 75th high school reunion, that is. But Essex resident Jacqueline Wolff was one of the lucky ones and she made the reunion...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 02:16 p.m.

The Kate Unveils New Katharine Hepburn Museum

Old Saybrook’s most famous resident now has a museum fit for her legacy. A brand-new Katharine Hepburn Museum is now open.The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (The Kate) first...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 07:00 a.m.

This is Heavy

The band Future Heavies performed on the Westbrook Town Green on June 24 as part of the town’s summer concert series. The free concerts are held each Friday through Sept. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 04:58 p.m.

Clinton Encouraging Action Against Knotweed

Invasive plant species are nothing new to garden hobbyists. However, the Japanese knotweed plant is so infamous that citizens and town officials are encouraging others to fight back against the...

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 08:55 a.m.

Saybrook Chamber Offers a Day of Golf for Good Cause

Eager to support local businesses and get in a round of golf with friends at the same time? The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament at Fox Hopyard on July 18....

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 02:15 p.m.

Westbrook Brewery Open in Time for Summer Crowds

Fun is finally on tap. Coastline Brewery, the new brewery located at 4 Grove Beach Road North, is now open.Last summer, the Westbrook Planning Commission as well as the Zoning Commission...

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Local News • Published June 28, 2022 02:54 p.m.

Clinton Takes Next Step Toward Town Planner

The Clinton Town Council has unanimously approved a job description for the town planner. The town will post the post and begin searching for applicants once the new fiscal year starts in July....

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Local News • Published June 29, 2022 08:32 a.m.

Scranton Program is on the Move

A unique program at the Scranton Memorial Library is literally getting a test drive this summer. According to Library Director, Sunnie Scarpa, a new mobile “Book Caddy” will be...

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