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May 25, 2020
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Local News • Published May 20, 2020 03:30 p.m.

Human Rights Attorney Dave Rubino Nominated to Challenge Carney for 23rd House District Seat

On May 18, the 23rd House District Democratic Convention in the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook nominated Dave Rubino to challenge State Representative Devin Carney for the...

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Local News • Published May 20, 2020 12:12 p.m.

State Rep. Devin Carney Endorsed for Fourth Term

On May 19, Republican delegates from Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook unanimously endorsed State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) for a fourth term as representative for the 23rd...

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Local News • Published May 20, 2020 09:01 a.m.

From Alaska to Mystic, Camera Club’s Spring Exhibit Goes Virtual

“It was being in the right time at the right moment,” said photographer Harcourt Davis of his photograph titled “Playboy Bear,” which is part of a virtual exhibit of...

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Local News • Published May 21, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Fortuna: Stay Positive

Town Hall has been functioning well for the last two months. Many employees are still coming to work and those who aren’t are filling out worksheets for the work they are doing from home....

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Obituaries • Published May 19, 2020 02:11 p.m.

Robert Clinton Card

Robert Clinton Card, 94, of Old Saybrook died May 10 at Bride Brook Nursing Home in Niantic.He was born in Willimantic, the son of Alfred and Ida Belle (Adams) Card. Living in South Windham,...

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Person of the Week • Published May 20, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Megan Stine: Preserving and Protecting Clinton’s History

Even though her original hometown in Ohio was a long ways away from Clinton, you can still say Clinton history has always been in Megan Stine’s blood.“The house I live in was...

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Letters • Published May 20, 2020 08 a.m.

A Simple Solution

As many of your readers know, my dog Maggie and I walk at Saybrook Point every morning and watch as our hard-working Old Saybrook town crew try in vain to control all the litter that flies around, ...

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Obituaries • Published May 18, 2020 02:47 p.m.

Adam Jacques Knobelsdorff

Adam Jacques Knobelsdorff, 83, of Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully at home on April 16 from long-standing heart disease. He was surrounded by his devoted wife and children.Adam was born ...

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Sports • Published May 17, 2020 09:56 p.m.

Rams Were Ready to Run This Spring

The Old Saybrook outdoor track program was poised for another successful season in the spring of 2020. Unfortunately, those plans were foiled by COVID-19.The Old Saybrook girls’ team ...

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Obituaries • Published May 14, 2020 02:35 p.m.

Bette Joyce DelGiorno, PhD

Bette Joyce DelGiorno, PhD, 88, of Old Saybrook passed away peacefully on May 10 at home with her family by her side.Bette was born on March 5, 1932, in Meriden to William and Anne...

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Local News • Published May 14, 2020 11:16 a.m.

Old Saybrook Limits Beach Parking to Residents

Old Saybrook’s beach parking lots—for both Town Beach and Harvey’s Beach—are open to Saybrook residents only beginning the week of May 9 to 10. Parking in both lots...

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Obituaries • Published May 13, 2020 04:56 p.m.

Norma Jean Wysocki

Norma Jean Wysocki, age 87, of Old Saybrook passed away on May 5 at the Gladeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Old Saybrook. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Wallace...

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Person of the Week • Published May 13, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Buck Drummond: Being Catty

They gaze at you adoringly; they snuggle up readily; they never refuse to clean their rooms. Okay, they are not teenagers, but who are they? Your pets, the cats and dogs whose company has become...

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Local News • Published May 13, 2020 07 a.m.

Old Saybrook Distributes Masks to Residents

Old Saybrook’s distribution of masks to residents on May 6 went according to the Office of Emergency Management’s careful plan.Masks were distributed at the town’s two...

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Local News • Published May 12, 2020 01:32 p.m.

Old Saybrook Farmers Market to Open June 27—with Some Changes

With reports of closings, cancellations, and postponements abound, it will come as good news to many that the Old Saybrook Farmers Market will be opening on Saturday, June 27. It will be open...

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Sports • Published May 09, 2020 08:48 p.m.

CIAC Cancels 2020 Spring Season

On May 5, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) made an announcement that seemed inevitable: There will be no high school season for spring sports in 2020. With the world...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2020 03:05 p.m.

State Rep. Devin Carney Seeking to Highlight Local Heroes

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) is seeking nominations from constituents for 23rd District heroes. He hopes to recognize local individuals, groups, or businesses, those going above and...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2020 07 a.m.

Gone Fishin’ in Old Saybrook

The Baldwin Bridge Boat Launch in Old Saybrook has been busy with people embracing the start of boating and fishing season....

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Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2020 08:30 a.m.

Joe Diedrich: Ensuring Recognition for Fellow Veterans

Joe Diedrich had recently left the Navy after a lengthy career, and was missing the companionship of his fellow sailors. So he decided to attend a local Memorial Day parade, and then an idea...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2020 10 a.m.

Liv’s Shack in Saybrook Opens for the Lobster Roll Season

The COVID-19 crisis has altered schedules and closed businesses across the nation, but some things are immutable: Lobster roll season is here. Despite the pandemic, Liv’s Shack at Harbor...

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Sports • Published May 04, 2020 08:50 a.m.

Old Saybrook Middle School Boys’ Hoops Hoists Historic Banner in Perfect Season

The Old Saybrook Middle School boys’ basketball team recently raised a new banner in the gym after a historic 2019-’20 season. The Rams posted an undefeated, 16-0 record for the...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 30, 2020 05:19 p.m.

Lehn Takes Her Best Shot

On any given day, Rachel Lehn spends hours in her driveway working on her shot, getting in as many reps as possible. Rachel’s determination to improve her game paid off in a big way for the ...

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Local News • Published April 30, 2020 03:40 p.m.

Essex Savings Bank Announces 2020 Community Investment Program and Annual Balloting Results

Essex Savings Bank is pleased to announce that, through its Community Investment Program (CIP), the bank will be giving out $369,267 to support local non-profits and civic groups in 2020. The...

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Obituaries • Published April 30, 2020 01:38 p.m.

Patricia M. Little

Patricia M. Little, 83, of Old Saybrook, passed away on March 22 at Yale-New Haven hospital after a brief illness.Born in 1936 in New Haven to Harry A. and Jessie R. Anderson, Mrs. Little...

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Sports • Published April 29, 2020 07:55 p.m.

Astra Wins Big at Imagine Dance Challenge

On March 6 and 7, six company dancers from the Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts performed at the Imagine Dance Challenge. The event was held at the VETS Auditorium in Providence, Rhode...

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