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Harbor NewsPublished May 23, 2018 08:30 a.m.
The State of Connecticut is planning a maritime renaissance at its three deepwater ports, and to put that plan into action created the Connecticut Port Authority, basing the operation in Old Saybrook and naming Evan Matthews, an experienced port manager, its executive director in 2016.
Harbor NewsPublished May 02, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Every non-profit organization has a story to tell—it’s what inspires volunteers, donors, and supporters to become part of that story and help advance the group’s mission. But how do non-profit groups make sure the story they tell remains relevant?
Harbor NewsPublished April 25, 2018 08:30 a.m.
At 28, Susan Kocaba was standing at a food market in a small Polish town using her limited knowledge of the native language to ask for walnuts, a key ingredient in her mother’s banana bread recipe.
Harbor NewsPublished April 11, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Tom Makowicki started as Old Saybrook’s new town building official on Sept. 5, 2017, about 5,000 building permits in town files were open. By last week, 3,000 of those open permits had been closed.
Harbor NewsPublished April 04, 2018 08:30 a.m.
“From the earliest age I’ve been volunteering,” says Reverend Dr. Jan Gregory-Charpentier, the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westbrook.
Harbor NewsPublished March 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Patrick McAllister was closing in on his 13th birthday when he went to the doctor for a routine checkup. That routine appointment had a surprising result: Soon after he was informed he had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Harbor NewsPublished March 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Growing up in a small town in what is now Bosnia-Herzogovina, the neighborhood public library across the street was Selma Dautefendic’s home away from home. Her parents knew that if they couldn’t find her at their home, the library is where they’d find her.
Harbor NewsPublished March 07, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Melissa Vazquez-McCoy may be new to the Westbrook and Old Saybrook school districts, but she’s not new to her chosen career teaching students who are English learners (EL).
Harbor NewsPublished Feb. 28, 2018 08:30 a.m.
As a child growing up in Clinton, Sarah Borgnis-Tobin’s favorite place to visit was the local library. Years later, making it her workplace was a dream come true for Henry Carter Hull Library’s Adult Program Coordinator.
Harbor NewsPublished Feb. 21, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Joe Johnson was a junior at Old Saybrook High School, he already knew he wanted to be a volunteer firefighter in the Old Saybrook Fire Department. A broken wrist in gym class just moved up his timetable a bit.
Harbor NewsPublished Jan. 24, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Peter Terenzi, the town’s new permanent fire marshal, is a man who truly loves his job. Making sure that public places— where people eat, shop, see a show, or stay overnight—comply with life safety code rules is his mission.
Harbor NewsPublished Jan. 17, 2018 08:30 a.m.
When Westbrook Middle School started its school year in the fall of 2017, it did so without a principal in place. In October, the school announced it had hired Taylor Wrye, who has found a supportive and welcoming community in the shoreline town.
Harbor NewsPublished Jan. 03, 2018 08:30 a.m.
Arriving on Oct. 2 as the new principal of Old Saybrook Middle School, Dr. Krista Bauchman spent the last two months getting to know staff, parents, and children, and learning more about the school and its programs. She’s excited by what she’s seen so far.
Harbor NewsPublished Dec. 13, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Anyone who has ever called the Clinton Town Hall looking for an answer to a question but wasn’t quite sure who to ask has probably spoken with Mary Schettino, the administrative assistant in the First Selectmen’s Office.
Harbor NewsPublished Dec. 06, 2017 08:30 a.m.
In 2013, the Rev. Canon Doctor Ellendale Hoffman, LMFT, stepped into a full-time role at Grace Episcopal Church serving as the interim rector. Now, with a new permanent rector, Charlie Hamill, starting at Grace Church in January 2018, Ellendale is ready to move on to life’s next chapter.
Harbor NewsPublished Nov. 22, 2017 08:30 a.m.
When Michael Cuoco was informed that he’d be accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Awards Dinner last month, he was “surprised and humbled...and honored.”
Harbor NewsPublished Nov. 15, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Over the last several years as social media has become more prominent in people’s lives, town-specific groups on Facebook have been created to keep residents informed on local developments. For Clinton residents, that group is called “All Things Clinton…” and it was created by resident Leah Saunders.
Harbor NewsPublished Nov. 08, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Growing up in Guilford, Gillian Carroll spent as much time as she could outside. Her father was a fireman at Eagle Hose in Guilford and her mother had a florist business in Guilford. Many times she remembers going to the docks for family picnics, exploring Grass Island, fishing, and taking hikes.
Harbor NewsPublished Nov. 01, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Barbara Helander, one of the founding members and the current vice president of the Westbrook Land Conservation Trust (WLCT), says the idea for the trust started among friends in 1968 as a way to preserve the natural lands along the Connecticut shoreline.
Harbor NewsPublished Oct. 25, 2017 08:30 a.m.
Although she returned to Old Lyme to be near her 89-year old mother, the move had an unexpected and exciting upside: Ellen Rabin was selected to follow Patty Dowling as the new executive director of the Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries (SSKP), a non-profit organization that serves the shoreline from its home offices in Old Saybrook.