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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 04:37 p.m.

Senator Cohen Welcomes COVID-19 Vaccinations for CT Residents Age 75+

Jan. 14, 2021 – Today, as the Connecticut's COVID-19 vaccination efforts progress to Phase 1B, Connecticut residents who are age 75 or older can now schedule an appointment to get...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 04:07 p.m.

North Haven Firefighters Receive $77,277 Federal Grant

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today $2.5 million in direct assistance grants to 84 volunteer and combination fire departments nationwide through the agency’s 2020 ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 02:46 p.m.

Indictment Charges Madison Man with Defrauding Investors of Alcoholic Beverage Company

A federal grand jury in Hartford has returned a 17-count indictment charging Brian Hughes, 56, of Madison, with offenses stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud investors of an alcoholic...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 02:23 p.m.

Felon Arrested in North Haven for Threatening Co-worker with Handgun

North Haven police have arrested a convicted felon for allegedly brandishing a firearm at a co-worker during a workplace dispute. Duane Woodard, 52, faces charges of criminal possession of a...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 01:39 p.m.

Supervision District Committee Holds Second Workshop on $8.2M Proposed Budget

After adjustments were made from the first budget workshop, Superintendent of Schools Brian White presented a proposed $8,257,430 total Supervision District budget for the 2021-’22 school...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 01:39 p.m.

COVID Case Closes Valley Regional High School

While Region 4 schools have been able to limit impacts of a positive COVID test to a realtively small cohort in the past, a recent single positive case led the district to switch to fully remote...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Registration Starts for Phase 1b of State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

As the state transitions to the second phase of administering COVID-19 vaccines, the Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) reports safely vaccinating more than 1,000 health care personnel ...

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Local News • Published Jan. 15, 2021 10:12 a.m.

Branford's Comey Shares CT 1B Vaccine Roll-Out for Ages 75+

The following information was shared by Branford's State Representative Robin Comey (D, District 102).January 14, 2021: Connecticut's Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine roll-out will begin...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 02:37 p.m.

Clinton Town Website Gets a Refresh

Back with a new look: In an effort to be more efficient and user-friendly, the Town of Clinton website clintonct.org has undergone a free redesign and is now...

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Local News • Published Jan. 14, 2021 02:34 p.m.

Senior Programming Director a First Step for Clinton

Following a December 2020 report on the needs of seniors in Clinton, the Town Council voted unanimously on Jan. 6 to establish a job for a senior programs manager to be included in the 2021-...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Graziano Has Happy and Healthy Senior Season

After competing in wrestling and softball, Teal Graziano decided that she wanted to try soccer during her junior year at East Haven High School. In her two seasons with the girls’ soccer...

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Sports • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Biceglia’s a Consummate Leader on the Field

Mariella Biceglia finished her career with the North Haven field hockey squad by earning All-SCC honors during the 2020 fall season. Mariella, who played both midfield and center back, also led...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Heiden’s Stout Defense Proves Huge for Old Saybrook

When Kate Heiden was in 6th grade, she was looking for a way to have fun while staying active. Kate turned to a group of her friends who suggested that she try field hockey, and she hasn’t...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

SantaMaria Earns Captain’s Hat Through Hard Work

Marcus SantaMaria dedicates himself to the sport of basketball all year long, and that commitment has paid dividends for the senior and the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. Marcus was ...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Sellitto Finishes Soccer Career with All-Conference Honors

Andrew Sellitto grew up learning how to play soccer alongside his older brother Anthony. When he reached North Branford High School, Andrew started carving his own niche in the sport, earning the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Puchalski Proves a Consummate Leader for Guilford Cross Country

Reese Puchalski has been around running his entire life. With a vast family background in the sport, Reese decided to become a competitive runner and has been doing that for the past few years at...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Cavrell Does it All for the Cougars

After making significant contributions in his sophomore year, junior Kevin Cavrell was gearing up for his best season yet as a member of the Haddam-Killingworth football team last fall. Although...

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Sports • Published Jan. 14, 2021 11:09 a.m.

Water Activity is Happening Earlier Than Usual

As the right whales continue to migrate south amidst published navigational warnings of their location so vessels won’t impede or endanger their progress, fishers are enjoying another...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 13, 2021 04:07 p.m.

Joseph J. Mara

Joseph J. “Joe” Mara passed away Jan. 8. He was born in Yonkers, New York on June 30, 1931. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Helen McIntyre and Frank Mara, Sr.; his...

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Local News • Published Jan. 13, 2021 04:05 p.m.

Branford Town Tree Plantings Offset Carbon Emissions

The Branford Community Forest Commission (CFC) with the Department of Public Works plants approximately 50 trees per year on town property. During 2020, that total was 55.Patrick...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:20 p.m.

George H. Roche, Jr.

On Jan. 7, George H. Roche, Jr., longtime resident of Madison passed away at his home.The husband of the late Kathleen (Franco) Roche, Mr. Roche was born in New Haven on Nov. 18, 1944, son...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:20 p.m.

MaryJane (Wedlock) Devlin

On Jan. 8, MaryJane (Wedlock) Devlin, known as MJ, Mom, Gramma, GG, and Mrs. Devlin from Clinton, passed away peacefully. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 1, 1932, the daughter of the...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:20 p.m.

Edward S. ‘Ted’ Pilcher II

Edward S. “Ted” Pilcher II, 70, died peacefully at home after a long courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 1 in Old Saybrook. He was predeceased by his parents, Joann and Colman...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:19 p.m.

Ethel Kleis Matthews

Ethel Kleis Matthews, 86, of Old Saybrook, passed away Jan. 2, surrounded by her family. Born in Torrington, Ethel was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Laska) Kleis. She lived in Granby for ...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 12, 2021 05:19 p.m.

Thomas Russell Whitaker

Thomas Russell Whitaker, 95, of Chester passed away Dec. 24, 2020, at Middlesex Hospital, after a short illness. Born in 1925 in Marquette, Michigan, Dr. Whitaker was the son of Joe Russell...

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