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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 02:48 p.m.

East Haven PD Seeking Suspect for Church Burglary

The East Haven Police Department is investigating a burglary to the Old Stone Church, 251 Main Street, that occurred during the evening of Aug. 9. The suspect, who appears to be a white male with...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 02:40 p.m.

Car Crashes into Unoccupied Building in East Haven

On Aug. 11, East Haven Police and Fire department personnel were dispatched to the area of Hemingway Avenue and Short Beach Road for a report of a car into a building. Upon arrival, responding...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 02:21 p.m.

New Beach Policy Banning Non-Residents Raises Legality, Equity Questions

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, First Selectman Peggy Lyons signed an executive order that tightening beach restrictions further than earlier, pandemic-related restrictions, entirely...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 04:28 p.m.

Guilford Schools Speak More to Reopening Plan, Offers Outline of Daycare Program, Class Assignments

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Freeman and the Board of Education (BOE) offered on Aug. 10 another update on the school’s phased reopening plan, simultaneously sending out a survey to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 02:20 p.m.

Guilford Cancels Fireworks and Concerts on Green, Though Beach Concerts Return to Jacobs Beach

With Connecticut’s phased reopening plan frozen and no indication state officials will be loosening restrictions in the immediate future, the town is canceling planned August concerts on...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:49 a.m.

Republican Thomas Gilmer Drops Out of 2nd District Race after Arrest

Madison resident Thomas Gilmer, a Republican candidate who appears on today's primary ballot for the 2nd Congressional District, dropped out of the race late Monday night after police in...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 04:29 p.m.

Essex Educational Consultant Arrested as Co-Conspirator in Alleged Counterfeiting Scheme

Krista Karch, an Essex resident with ties to the community as an educational consultant, was arrested on July 28 as an alleged co-conspirator in a fraudulent scheme producing counterfeit documents....

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Region 4 School District Will Start 2020–’21 School Year Using Hybrid Model

In a letter dated Aug. 4, Superintendent of Schools Brian White announced that the Region 4 school district would employ a hybrid model upon reopening for the 2020–’21 school year,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:41 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias Leaves Many without Power for Days

The impact of Tropical Storm Isaias on the communities of Chester, Deep River, and Essex continued well after the storm’s trajectory over Connecticut on Aug. 4.In the immediate...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 03:25 p.m.

Westbrook Habitat for Humanity House Has a Roof Raising

Habitat for Humanity of Middlesex (HFH) had an earlier-than-usual roof raising in early August at the home it’s constructing in Westbrook with the help of volunteers.This is the...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 01:07 p.m.

Westbrook Digs In with Groundbreaking New Septic System

On the first Monday in August in Westbrook, a front loader dumped a mixture of sand and sawdust into a square cavity on the side of the John P. Riggio Municipal Building; construction workers then ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 01:15 p.m.

NPR Comedy Show Mentions Clinton—and Giant Donuts

Local fans of the NPR comedy news show, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me, must have been delighted over the last weekend in July to catch a reference—albeit a fictional one—to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:45 a.m.

Branford Leaders Seek Answers for Post-Isaias Power Restoration Delays

In its path through Branford on Aug. 4, Tropical Storm Isaias wrought extensive damage that plunged much of Branford into power outages which lasted several days for many.Branford’s...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:45 a.m.

North Branford Weathers Storm Isaias

Downed trees and power lines impacted North Branford and Northford during Storm Isaias on Aug. 4. With three different utility companies serving the area, the restoration process was underway in...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:17 a.m.

North Haven Schools to Open Virtually Sept. 8 Before Transitioning to Hybrid Model in Mid-September

With Governor Ned Lamont recently placing the decision on how to proceed with the school year in the hands of each district throughout the state, North Haven Public Schools has adjusted the model...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 10:17 a.m.

EHPS to Return to School Sept. 1 Under Low Risk Indicators

Governor Ned Lamont recently placed the decision on how to proceed with the school year in the hands of each district throughout the state and on Aug. 3, Superintendent of Schools Erica Forti and...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 09:08 a.m.

MacLachlan Withdraws from 35th District Race

A state election race shocker: Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) announced on Aug. 11 that he is ending his re-election campaign.MacLachlan served three terms as a representative for the 35th General ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 10, 2020 07:04 p.m.

Absentee Ballots Must be Postmarked by Election Day, Received by Aug. 13

Governor Ned Lamont said Monday that people still have time to mail in their absentee ballots for the presidential preference primary on Tuesday, Aug. 11. He said during an Aug. 10 press...

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Local News • Published Aug. 10, 2020 01 p.m.

North Branford Working Toward Live, In-Person Learning When Schools Reopen Sept. 8

On July 30, North Branford Public Schools Superintendent Scott Schoonmaker provided a letter to district families which included an update of the reopening plans and the revised school calendar...

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Local News • Published Aug. 10, 2020 10:38 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias Left Nearly 5,000 in North Haven without Power

On Aug. 4, Tropical Storm Isaias’s high winds uprooted trees and downed branches, causing more than 4,800 power outages, leaving 42 percent of the town without power. UI and the Public...

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Local News • Published Aug. 10, 2020 10:38 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaias Knocks Out Power, Trees Throughout East Haven

On Aug. 4, Tropical Storm Isaias’s high winds uprooted trees and downed branches, causing power outages and damage throughout town, including closing 19 town roads. Crews worked through the ...

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Sports • Published Aug. 10, 2020 09:44 a.m.

Westbrook Field Hockey Gearing Up for Quality Season

The Westbrook field hockey team posted another impressive season in 2019 reaching both the Shoreline Conference Tournament final and the Class S State Tournament semifinal en route to an overall...

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Local News • Published Aug. 10, 2020 09:29 a.m.

Making the World a Better Place: BHS Class of 2020 Aug. 3 Graduation Ceremonies

Under blue skies on Aug. 3, Branford High School (BHS) celebrated modified graduation exercises for some 150 members Class of 2020, during three outdoor graduation ceremonies on the school field....

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Sports • Published Aug. 10, 2020 04:36 a.m.

Huskies Close Out Regular Season with Doubleheader Sweep

The Clinton Huskies 16-U AAU East Shore Travel League baseball team played a pair of contests in doubleheader against Run & Gun Baseball to finish out the regular season slate last week. On...

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Sports • Published Aug. 10, 2020 03:43 a.m.

Deep River Horseshoe League Heading into Home Stretch

The Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL) got back on schedule last week after Week 7's games were postponed due to inclement weather. On Aug. 3, the DRHL played Week 7's contests just before...

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