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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 11:35 a.m.

Saybrook Establishes Task Force to Reduce Waste and Recycling

A new Waste and Recycling Task Force has been convened in Old Saybrook to evaluate transfer station operations with the goal of reducing waste and disposal costs to the town.The five...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

What’s It All About, Alfie?

This handsome boy, Alfie, has found a soft spot in all the volunteers’ hearts. He is a short-haired tan boy who is among the friendliest and sweetest boys one could ever meet. All Alfie...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 03 p.m.

Under the Sea: WHS’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Offers Music and Laughter

Westbrook High School’s (WHS) production of The Little Mermaid will be familiar to anyone who has seen the 1989 Disney animated film: There’s lovely, independent Ariel, the...

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Local News • Published Feb. 20, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Honoring Lew Daniels in Word and Deed

The community of Westbrook will honor Lewis Daniels this spring for his 40 years of exemplary service as Westbrook Public Library’s director. An open house celebration will be held on...

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Local News • Published Feb. 18, 2020 04:15 p.m.

Westbrook Schools Seeing a ‘Fairly Typical’ Flu Season

Flu season is well upon us and it’s looking like a fairly severe year so far, with influenza-like illness (ILI) widespread throughout the state, according to the Connecticut Department of...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 19, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Gloria Elliott: A Quiet, Creative Life

Perhaps those who first meet Gloria Elliott along with her husband, Tom, see her as a rather quiet, retiring person, happy to let Tom take center stage while interjecting a comment or two now and...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2020 08:59 a.m.

Westbrook Girls’ Hoops Tallies Two More Victories; Gallagher and True Compete at States

Girls’ BasketballThe Westbrook girls’ basketball squad played three games as part of last week’s slate. The Knights earned two victories in their three ...

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Sports • Published Feb. 17, 2020 08:51 a.m.

Knights Nearing States After Two-Win Week

The Westbrook boys’ basketball team has started to put it together in the home stretch of the regular season. Last week, the Knights had two games on the schedule and secured wins in both...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Margo Valentine: Looking Back

If Margo Valentine had not fallen down the stairs while going to a tailor’s shop in 2016, she would not have written a book. But Margo, then 85, did fall down. And she did write a book....

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Local News • Published Feb. 12, 2020 08:28 a.m.

At 40, Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore Looks Ahead

Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019, Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) is looking ahead to its future. Its plans entail identifying ways to partner with other community...

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Local News • Published Feb. 11, 2020 01 p.m.

Lee Company Starts Two More Expansion Projects

The Lee Company is embarking on two major expansion efforts in Westbrook that will provide increased and upgraded space to its employees as well as enable the company to add jobs over the long...

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Local News • Published Feb. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Set Your Heart a-Blaze

Blaze is handsome, well-mannered and loving, making him the perfect Valentine! This cuddly orange tiger boy loves to play, and is eager to find a home where he can bask in the sunshine of...

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Sports • Published Feb. 10, 2020 09:03 a.m.

Westbrook’s Track Teams Compete at Conference Meet

Girls’ Indoor TrackThe Westbrook girls Indoor track team competed at the Shoreline Conference Championship meet at the Floyd Little Athletic Center on Feb. 8. Three...

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Person of the Week • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Peter Neff: Trusted with the Town’s Transition

At its first ever meeting on Nov. 20, 2019 the Clinton Town Council had a big decision to make. The group was still in the process of interviewing candidates for the fulltime town manager position,...

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Local News • Published Feb. 04, 2020 03:50 p.m.

At Troop F in Westbrook, Hepburn is a K-9 Star

Hepburn, the newest member of Connecticut State Police Troop F in Westbrook, has been on the job only a few weeks. She is lively, friendly, and likes to chew up cardboard boxes—and is...

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Local News • Published Feb. 05, 2020 09:10 a.m.

Employee Training Helps Westbrook Prevent Cyber Attacks

Westbrook town employees spent two hours in late January hearing about spoofing, phishing, malware, and ransomware. All were addressed at mandatory cyber security training designed to prevent...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Westbrook Foundation Gives $127K+ in Grants, Seeks Recipients for Next Round

Twice a year, the Westbrook Foundation provides financial support in the form of grants to nonprofit, non-political organizations whose work enhances and positively impacts Westbrook...

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Local News • Published Feb. 06, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Seeking Safe Harbor for Coast

Coast is a beautiful black-and-white tuxedo girl who was adopted as a kitten and has now found herself back at Forgotten Felines. She is sweet, cuddly, and playful, and is looking forward to...

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Local News • Published Feb. 05, 2020 08:45 a.m.

Westbrook Visiting Nurses in Top 25 Percent of Home Health Agencies

One of the few remaining municipal home care programs in the state, Westbrook’s Visiting Nurses (WVNA) recently received an award of excellence and was designated as among the top 25...

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Local News • Published Feb. 04, 2020 03:17 p.m.

State Senator Norm Needleman Announces Candidacy for Re-Election in the 33rd District

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) announced his candidacy today for re-election to the 33rd State Senate District. First elected to his seat in 2018, Needleman represents the towns of Colchester,...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 04, 2020 12:45 p.m.

Veronica Maureen Matthews

Veronica Maureen Matthews, 76, of Westbrook passed away on Jan. 29 peacefully surrounded by her husband and three children, after persevering with strength and grace through several years of...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 03, 2020 03:13 p.m.

Darylle Steiner Connelly

Darylle Steiner Connelly, 69, of Westbrook passed away Jan. 30 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Bella Richardson and the sister of Martin Richardson....

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Sports • Published Feb. 03, 2020 08:22 a.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Hoops Rallies to Defeat Old Saybrook

The Westbrook boys’ basketball team played a pair of games last week and split the pair. With these results, the Knights’ record moved to 5-8 on the season.On Jan. 28,...

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Sports • Published Feb. 03, 2020 01:58 a.m.

Westbrook Improving Every Day with Young Club

The Westbrook girls’ basketball team is beginning to pick up momentum, as well as some wins, during the second half of its season. The Knights got out to a tough start by winning just one...

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Local News • Published Jan. 31, 2020 03:18 p.m.

Gowrie Group’s Annual Challenge Raises $175,000 to Benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

Through the support of more than 400 local individuals and companies, the 2019 Gowrie Group Challenge was a huge success, reaching the campaign goal of raising $175,000 for The Shoreline Soup...

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