January 29, 2020
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Local News • Published Jan. 29, 2020 07 a.m.

Clinton Lions Club Holds 14th Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Clinton Lions Club held its 14th annual Pancake Breakfast on Jan. 26 at Clinton Town Hall. Donations from the event supported outreach programs by Families Helping Families, Inc. Here, Gavin...

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Local News • Published Jan. 28, 2020 04:40 p.m.

PZC Airs Village (not Historic) District Proposal on Feb. 3

Does the town have a right to implement a policy to protect neighborhood character and historic homes even if some of the owners of those properties are against the policy? The Planning &...

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Local News • Published Jan. 28, 2020 03 p.m.

Unilever HQ Redevelopment Proposals Go to Public Hearing

On Monday, Feb. 3 the Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) will hold a public hearing at which the public can weigh in on two applications concerning the future of former Unilever headquarters....

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Local News • Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:37 p.m.

Old Morgan Site Plans to Get Public Scrutiny at IWC, PZC

The proposed Indian River Landing development to be built on the old Morgan School property is another step closer to becoming a reality. The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) will hold a public...

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Sports • Published Jan. 27, 2020 09:19 a.m.

Morgan’s Basketball Teams Punch State Tourney Tickets

Boys’ BasketballThe Morgan boys’ basketball team had just a single game on last week’s schedule, and the Huskeis came away with a victory. Morgan...

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Sports • Published Jan. 27, 2020 09:10 a.m.

Huskies Looking Strong in SCC Division 2

The Morgan wrestling team has made some serious strides with a pretty young club this winter. In their first full season as a member of the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC), the Huskies are...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 23, 2020 02:42 p.m.

Johnson Making His Point for the Huskies

Zach Johnson won a starting spot as the point guard on the Morgan boys’ basketball team as a sophomore last year. Now a junior, Zach is the leading scorer at 19.3 points per game for a...

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Local News • Published Jan. 22, 2020 11:22 a.m.

Clinton Library Drops Fines, Adds Hours

Did you get too absorbed in your book that you forgot to return it to the library? Don’t sweat it—starting this month, the Henry Carter Hull Library is adopting a fine-free policy....

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Local News • Published Jan. 22, 2020 11:22 a.m.

Go Big or New Home: FD Use Committee Appointed in Clinton

The Town Council (TC) has set up a committee aimed at studying some of the issues affecting the current Clinton Volunteer Fire Department headquarters in order to recommend any changes that may be ...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 22, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Lew Daniels: ‘A Lucky, Lucky’ 40 Years

When Lew Daniels retires at the end of June, he’ll have served as director of the Westbrook Public Library (WPL) for 40 years. That means there’s an entire segment of Westbrook...

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Letters • Published Jan. 22, 2020 08 a.m.

One Can’t Be Sure

Like the flu, some scourges will return while others may return. In either case, it requires eternal vigilance to protect ourselves. One serious threat that Clinton’s public successfully...

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Sports • Published Jan. 20, 2020 09:02 a.m.

Bradley and Carse Prevail for Morgan at Griswold Invitational; Boys’ Basketball Gets a Split

WrestlingThe Morgan wrestling team compete at the Griswold Invitational on Jan. 18. The Huskies came in sixth place as a squad scoring a total of 85 points thanks in part...

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Sports • Published Jan. 20, 2020 08:53 a.m.

Morgan Girls’ Hoops Gaining Steam at Midway Point

The Morgan girls’ basketball squad is vying to become one of the best teams in the Shoreline Conference in a season where the Huskies are doing a bit of retooling. Morgan graduated three...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 16, 2020 04:26 p.m.

Mucha’s a Mainstay for Morgan Boys’ Soccer

It didn’t take long for Tyler Mucha to impress Morgan boys’ soccer Head Coach Ross Demay. In his first year with the Huskies, Tyler was the only freshman on the squad to earn a...

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Local News • Published Jan. 16, 2020 02:44 p.m.

Village District Proposal Returns to Public Hearing in Clinton

There will be a second continuation of a public hearing of the Planning & Zoning Commission at Town Hall on Monday, Feb. 3 over the proposed establishment of a village district along High...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 16, 2020 11:38 a.m.

Carl Andrew Neri

Carl Andrew Neri, of Clinton, passed away on Jan. 12 at home. He was born on Jan. 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Joseph and Anna (Giarelli) Neri.He moved from Brooklyn at age 5 ...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 15, 2020 11:10 a.m.

Betty Staib

Betty Staib, 87, of Clinton passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2019. Betty was the daughter of the late Delmar and Dora Coburn.When Betty was 18, She left Vermont for Hartford, where she...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2020 07 a.m.

Learning the Strokes with Artist Paul Loescher

The Clinton Art Society held a watercolor demonstration by artist Paul Loescher on Jan. 12 at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall in Clinton. Loescher covered a variety of watercolor techniques, tools, ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2020 01:52 p.m.

Old Morgan Application Goes to IWC Public Hearing

The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) will hold a public hearing to discuss potential impacts to the wetlands on an application to develop the old Morgan School property. The hearing will be on...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2020 03:11 p.m.

Mini Golf Proposal Sparks Spirited Discussion

The Planning & Zoning Commission will continue its public hearing of a proposed mini golf course and ice cream café application on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The opening of...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2020 02:12 p.m.

Clinton Considers Tax Abatement for Unilever Redevelopment

In an effort to support the budding redevelopment at the former Unilever headquarters, the town is considering in offering a tax abatement to the owner of the property.Town Council (TC)...

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Person of the Week • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Eddie Alberino: Helping Drive the Direction of Clinton

It’s hard to find someone in Clinton who doesn’t know Eddie Alberino. From politics to helping people in emergencies, Eddie has had quite a journey in Clinton.Eddie has lived...

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Letters • Published Jan. 15, 2020 08 a.m.

Historian a Municipal Appointment

In 1987, a Connecticut law was passed that authorized towns to appoint a municipal historian. This law is part of Title 7 of the Connecticut General Statutes in the section regarding...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 13, 2020 02:58 p.m.

Paul W. Hotchkiss

Paul W. Hotchkiss, 56, a Clinton resident for eighteen years, but a West Haven “Westie” for life, peacefully passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Paul leaves...

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Sports • Published Jan. 13, 2020 09:10 a.m.

Morgan’s Basketball Teams See Even Weeks; Wrestling Defeats Notre Dame-West Haven

Girls’ BasketballThe Morgan girls’ basketball team had a pair of contests on the slate last week and came away with a win and a loss to their credit. With...

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