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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 07:48 p.m.

Branford Removing/Replacing 19 Downtown Trees

By the end of this week, the Town of Branford will begin removing 19 ornamental trees which have become a hazard in the downtown area, to be replaced with other trees this fall. A removal...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 07:54 a.m.

Chester RTC Organizing the 26th Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale

With spring weather finally arriving, it’s time to think about clearing out the clutter. Right on cue, Chester’s annual Town-Wide Tag Sale is returning for its 26th year on Saturday, ...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 07 a.m.

Bushy Hill Nature Center Holds Vacation Day Camp

What to do over spring break? Vacation Day Camp at Bushy Hill Nature Center let kids learn about the outdoors by exploring, playing games, and having fun. Here, a group sets off on the trail for a ...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 04 p.m.

Reg. 4 Budget, Down 1.2%, Goes to Referendum May 2

The Region 4 School District is requesting a budget of $19,803,194 for the 2018-’19 school year, which represents a $233,725 or 1.16 percent decrease over the current year’s budget....

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Deep River Budget Public Hearing May 1

The Deep River Board of Finance holds a Budget Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium. At press time, officials had declined to share budget figures in advance...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:41 p.m.

Public Hearing on Essex Budget April 26

The Town of Essex holds a public hearing for the proposed fiscal year 2018-’19 budget on Thursday, April 26th in the Essex Town Hall Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Voters will be...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 09:15 a.m.

Cumberland Farms Is Officially Open in Centerbrook

Customers have bought their morning coffee, filled up their gas tanks, and grabbed a slice of pizza for lunch at the rebuilt Cumberland Farms store in Centerbrook since January, but now they can...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 04:45 p.m.

Housing Authority Pleased with Kirtland Commons Expansion

Winter weather and vacation schedules delayed the official ribbon cutting of the new addition to Kirtland Commons, but residents who moved in at the beginning of the year are now enjoying the 18...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:40 p.m.

Chester Presents Budgets, Up 3.56%, on May 9

Chester’s proposed $13,722,002 town and school 2018-’19 budget shows a $472,264 or 3.56 percent increase from last year. Chester voters can hear presentation on the town and school...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 07 a.m.

Locals Come Together for Earth Day Clean Up

Denali, the Old Saybrook Land Trust, and Zeal Optics joined together with community volunteers for an Earth Day Clean Up on Sunday. Here, John Coutoupis, Chris Rosenberg, Mike Urban, and Stephen...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 04 p.m.

Clinton BOF Raises Estimate of State Education Reimbursement

The Board of Finance (BOF) has had a change of heart on its estimate of state funding the town will receive, voting April 16 to return its estimated Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) revenue to match ...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:32 p.m.

New Clinton Trail Gets Greenlit

The Bike and Pedestrian Alliance of Clinton (BPAC) has been given the green light to create its new walking and cycling trail, with plans to have the project completed and open this summer. As the ...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:32 p.m.

Strong Opposition to Clinton Recycling Facility at Final Hearing

Concerned residents embraced the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 94,500 square-foot industrial waste recycling facility project at a third and final public hearing of the Inland Wetlands...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 08:45 a.m.

Town of Westbrook Now Owns its Streetlights

As of April 13, the Town of Westbrook finally became the proud owner of 626 streetlights, purchased from Eversource. Now that the town owns all of the lights, the project to replace existing...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:36 p.m.

Westbrook Town Hall Hosts Bottle It Up Fundraiser

Once again, Westbrook Town Hall’s parking lot will host a collection bin for the Bottle-It-Up fundraiser that benefits Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 09 a.m.

Westbrook Garden Market May 12

It’s time to get your garden beds ready for spring planting, and the Westbrook Garden Club’s annual Garden Market can provide the plants you need for a dramatic display. This year...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 03:30 p.m.

Old Syabrook Rest Stop Zone Change Denied

A zoning text change proposed for the B-4 Gateway Business Zone was denied by the Zoning Commission (ZC) in a unanimous 5 to 0 vote on April 16. The amendment, had it been approved, would have...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 08 a.m.

Old Saybrook Selectmen Set Budget Vote for May 15

By unanimous vote on April 10, the Board of Selectmen adopted the Call of the Annual Town Budget Meeting, to be held on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Old Saybrook Middle School Auditorium on...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:16 p.m.

Students March in Madison Protesting Gun Violence

Around 10 a.m. on April 20, a group of several dozen students gathered on the Madison Green and then marched downtown, protesting gun violence on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre....

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:45 p.m.

Second Madison Budget Public Hearing April 26

It’s time to get informed and get ready to vote. On Thursday, April 26, the Board of Finance (BOF) holds the second budget public hearing on the fiscal year 2018-’19 budget before...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 07 a.m.

Madison Earth Care Holds Earth Day Celebration

Madison Earth Care held its family-fun Earth Day Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, with local artisans, food trucks, hay rides, live music, and a farmers’ market. Here, brothers Logan and ...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:15 p.m.

Madison’s Downtown Center Project Hiccup

In 2016, Madison celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Downtown Center Project, but recent communication suggests that the State Department of Transportation (DOT) doesn’t see that...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 09:30 a.m.

Madison Community Cleans Up Academy

On April 21, which was Green Up Clean Up day, Madison residents looking for a way to spruce up their community found the ideal subject: the long-empty Academy School.As town officials and...

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Local News • Published April 25, 2018 08:27 a.m.

State Bond Commission Releases Madison Library Grant

Learning a project will receive a grant from the state is a great thing, but even better is when the state actually releases the money to the project. Earlier this month, the State Bond Commission ...

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Local News • Published April 24, 2018 02:08 p.m.

Small Cell Installation Project Coming to Guilford Green

It’s hard to argue against better cellular coverage in downtown Guilford, but what exactly the equipment providing that cell coverage might look like is still of some concern. Last year,...

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