Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 21, 2020 04:25 p.m.

Kathy Rae (Gorman) Judd

Kathy Rae Judd, 77, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She will be forever remembered by her family and friends for her lively laughter, generous...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 21, 2020 04:25 p.m.

Oscar Andy Buracchi

Oscar Andy Buracchi, 97, of Deep River, beloved husband of Virginia (Russell) Buracchi for 57 years, died peacefully at home Oct. 16, 2020. He was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Chester, the son of the...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 21, 2020 04:25 p.m.

Dorothy A. Moore

Dorothy A. Moore, 91, of Madison formerly of Marlborough, died Oct. 13, 2020. The daughter of the late James and Dorothy Quirk, she was born Feb. 10, 1929, in Hartford. She graduated from Buckeley ...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 21, 2020 04:24 p.m.

Kelly Anne Smith

Kelly Anne Smith, 48, of East Haven passed away suddenly Oct. 10. Kelly was born March 14, 1972, to Beverly Nappe and James E. (Patricia) Smith.Kelly is survived by her daughter Kayla Smith,...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 03:59 p.m.

Old Saybrook Police Face Criticism forOld Saybrook Police Face Criticism for

A Facebook post involving police interrogation of a New Hampshire family at its Old Saybrook beach cottage has gone viral, with responses to the post from people across the country as well as one...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Daytime Gardeners of North Haven Get in the Spirit

The Daytime Gardeners of North Haven were busy preparing their Halloween creations for the upcoming Pumpkin Patch Drive-Through night at The Landing of North Haven, happening Friday, Oct. 23 and...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Ivoryton Library Gets in the Spirit

The Ivoryton Library gets into the spooky spirit with the help of Library Board of Trustees member Susan Campbell and Library Director Elizabeth Alvord....

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Madison Holds First Pridefest

The Madison Diversity and Inclusion Committee held the first Madison Pridefest on the Madison Green and First Congregational Church lawn. The event included live music, speeches, and LGBTQ+...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Second Annual Disc Golf Tournament Benefits Guilford Meals on Wheels

Elias Oziolor takes a few practice tosses before the start of the second annual Disc Golf Tournament was at the Rick B. Maynard Disc Golf Course at Bittner Park on Oct. 17. Proceeds from the sold-...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Stony Creek Rubber Duck Race Benefits Orchard House

The first Stony Creek Rubber Duck Race was on Oct. 18 on the Branford River, with almost 1,000 ducks dropped from a bridge on Indian Neck Avenue to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 07 a.m.

Irish-American Community Center Hosts Concert featuring Jeff Conlon and the Highland Rovers

Rainy weather pushed the Irish-American Community Center’s fall concert featuring Jeff Conlon and the Highland Rovers, originally scheduled for Saturday, to Oct. 18. Here, Conlon joins the...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 21, 2020 09:26 a.m.

Robert H. ‘Bob’ Rioux

Robert H. “Bob” Rioux of Ivoryton passed away peacefully on Oct. 12. Originally from Fall River, Massachusetts, Robert joined the U.S. Navy in July 1955, prior to that he served in...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

DeJoseph Assists on the Fundraising Forefront to Help CRD

In a year when most fundraisers have been canceled or otherwise compromised by COVID-19, Lynn DeJoseph helped raise more than $330,000 over two days in Branford to benefit the cutting edge...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Colin Bennett: It’s All About Community

When he needed a used refrigerator, Colin Bennett did what any media savvy Gen-Xer would do: He put the word out of Facebook. And, of course, he found one, not for his own kitchen but as a...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Anna DelRosso Looking Forward to Serving Residents as New Tax Collector

When Anna DelRosso retired as the Town of Branford’s assistant tax collector in February, she’d had big plans for her year. She and her husband, Cosmo, who were both born in Italy,...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

QU’s Dr. Listy Thomas Honored with Inspiration Award

Ever since she was little, Listy Thomas had two dreams about what she wanted to be when she grew up: a teacher and a doctor. When she was a freshman in high school and took her biology class, she...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Helping his Hometown Thrive

Justin Teague has long appreciated Clinton’s natural beauty, in particular the marshes and bird sanctuaries by the rivers. Earlier this year, Justin had a conversation with Town Council...

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Person of the Week • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 a.m.

David Gumbart Talks Conservation and Community Commitment

If you see David Gumbart in his element, you might find him observing an object with fascination, maybe even using a camera or some visual tool to gather evidence.No, David is not a medical ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 08:53 a.m.

Chester, Deep River, Essex, Offer Residents Easy Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

In conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chester, Deep River, and Essex will host a drug take-back day on Saturday, Oct. 24.“There are a lot of positives...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 09:30 a.m.

Essex Library Annual Meeting Features Noted Author

Always wanted to write, but never quite got to it? Author and editor Sam Tanenhaus will help you get started in his talk on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the annual meeting of the Essex Library...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2020 03:05 p.m.

Essex’s Scarecrow Festifall Brings Outdoor Fun Until Oct. 29

From ghastly to the more jovial, scarecrows adorning the lamp posts in Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton during this year’s Scarecrow Festifall are a welcome sign of a time-honored autumn...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2020 02:55 p.m.

Limited Morgan Bricks Are in High Demand

Are you an alumnus of the Old Morgan School who wants to preserve some of the history of your alma mater before it’s torn down? The new developer of the property had set aside 250 bricks...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2020 03:30 p.m.

Flu Vaccine Clinics Offer Protection at Critical Time

The phrase “this year more than ever” has been used so often in 2020 it’s almost meaningless, but health officials are hoping people pay attention once more: With the ongoing...

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Local News • Published Oct. 21, 2020 09:15 a.m.

MPD Will Kick Off Holiday Toy and Food Drive in Coming Weeks

The Madison Police Department (MPD) is planning on holding its toy and food drive much earlier this year, citing increased need and as they adapt to the pandemic-stricken world.MPD Captain...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2020 02:32 p.m.

Madison Working Overtime to Ensure Fair Election

With less than two weeks before one of the most unique, difficult, and hotly contested elections in modern history, Madison town officials are doing everything in their power to make sure that...

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