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Erin Ward 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Gymnastics Gets a Win in Madison

Published Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 p.m. • 24 Photos
Chris Sparaco  (11), Gavin Grabowski (2)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys’ Hoops Earns Win at H-K

Published Jan. 22, 2020 12:29 p.m. • 39 Photos
High Nine Brewery bartender Spencer Waldron pours a draft. The brewery is named after Waldron who lost a finger in his youth. He's known for giving high nines rather than a hgh fives.

The High Nine Brewery opened their doors mid- November 2019.  They offer a diverse tap list and are open Wednesdays through Sundays.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Now on Tap: High Nine Brewing Opens in Deep River

Published Jan. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m. • 11 Photos
Elizabeth Cap  (24) and Head Coach Jaimie Toto cheer on the team.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors' Girls' Hoops Defeats Morgan

Published Dec. 30, 2019 03:15 p.m. • 22 Photos
Gavin Grabowski  (2)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Boys' Basketball Routs Windham

Published Dec. 30, 2019 02:14 p.m. • 25 Photos
The rainy weather didnþÄôt stop the festivities at the annual Holiday Stroll and Light Parade in downtown Deep River on Saturday, December 14, 2019. There was a tree lighting, parade, caroling, free cookies and hot chocolate, open shops and restaurants with specials and treats, fire performers, a find the Holiday Moose Contest, and a meet and greet with Santa. The event was hosted by the Deep River Parks and Recreation Department. JumpinþÄô Joe (Deep River Fire Spinners) performs for those who stop by to watch. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier

A Bright and Cheery (and Rainy) Holiday Stroll and Light Parade

Published Dec. 17, 2019 02:08 p.m. • 58 Photos
Tuesday November 26th Haddam Killingworth vs Valley Regional football game. Valley Regional won the game 20-2.

celebrating their win the coveted Principal Cup.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Valley-Old Lyme Football Beats Haddam-Killingworth, 20-2

Published Dec. 03, 2019 03:05 p.m. • 22 Photos
Old Lyme-Valley_Old Saybrook  girls swimming finished 6th in the CIAC Class M Championship at SCSU. Lauren Lee  500 Free
Photo by Kelley Fryer/Harbor News

Old Lyme-Valley-Saybrook Girls’ Swimming Places 6th in Class M

Published Nov. 27, 2019 10:42 a.m. • 21 Photos
Valley Regional - Old Lyme beat Old Saybrook - Westbrook football 35-12 at  home. Jeremy Rand  (62),  James Marsden (19)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional-Old Lyme Defeats Old Saybrook-Westbrook

Published Nov. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m. • 43 Photos
The 14th Annual Jams for Cans took place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Deep River Ambulance Association Building. Food and drinks were served while live music was being played by students and local musicians. All food or money donations benefited the Deep River Food Pantry. The event was sponsored by Face Arts Music. Desserts for the guests. Photo by Meglin Bodner/The Courier

Jamming Out at Deep River’s 14th Annual Jams for Cans Fundraiser

Published Nov. 12, 2019 04:34 p.m. • 26 Photos
Valley Regional girls soccer lost to Haddam Killingworth 2-3 in the Shoreline Conference Championship game at the Indian River Complex in Clinton. Alexis DellaRocco  (GK)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls' Soccer Loses to H-K in Conference Final

Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:22 a.m. • 27 Photos
Valley Regional Volleyball won the Shoreline Conference Championship beating Hale - Ray at Morgan High School.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Volleyball Upsets Hale-Ray to Take Shoreline Title

Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:21 a.m. • 38 Photos
A Water Lantern Celebration was held Saturday evening at Plattwood Park in Deep River with food, live music, a campfire, and the launching of hand decorated floating lanterns, with proceeds going to benefit A Little Compassion (ALC) a non-profit seeking to change the lives of young adults with autism, or intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Deep River Hosts First Water Lantern Celebration

Published Nov. 05, 2019 11:43 a.m. • 47 Photos
Valley Regional High School hosted Morgan High School  in a girls soccer match-up Tuesday October 22nd.

Valley won the match 4-1.

Valley Girls’ Soccer Earns Win Over Morgan

Published Oct. 29, 2019 02:28 p.m. • 28 Photos
 Haddam-Killingworth hosted Valley Region Wednesday October 23rd, 2019  for a field hockey match. 

Valley Regional won the match 8-1.

9- Riley Milburne

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Notches Victory Versus H-K

Published Oct. 29, 2019 02:32 p.m. • 27 Photos
Sam Helsel  (15)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Boys’ Soccer Ties Hale-Ray

Published Oct. 22, 2019 11:23 a.m. • 40 Photos
Madden Riley  (6)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors’ Volleyball Shuts Out Morgan

Published Oct. 14, 2019 04:17 p.m. • 23 Photos
Anthony Rosario  (4)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Warriors’ Football Takes a Defeat in a Home Game

Published Oct. 14, 2019 04:18 p.m. • 28 Photos
The Shore Publishing 7th Annual Beacon Awards  took place at the Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook. The 2019 Beacon Award Winners: Nikki Travaglino, Brian Savo, Renee Pantani, Bruce McIntyre, Kim Olson, Wendy Mawhinney, Cary Hull Sonja Gibbs, Tina Phelan, Amanda Gabriele, Ken Engelman, Debra Carcio-Mals Diane Pappacoda and not present, Kristin Song, and Susan Smith.
Photo by Kelley Fryer/elan

2019 Beacon Awards

Published Oct. 10, 2019 02:21 p.m. • 154 Photos
Valley lost 0-2 to Old Saybrook at home. Ruby O'Lynnger (8)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Field Hockey Loses to Old Saybrook

Published Sep. 24, 2019 02:55 p.m. • 33 Photos
Olivia Baldwin (25)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Girls’ Soccer Grabs Win Against Westbrook

Published Sep. 24, 2019 02:55 p.m. • 33 Photos
Deep River held its 25th Annual Deep River Family Day Saturday September 21st.  A variety of special events were on hand throughout the day.  A mile fun run started the day followed by a 5K to the river and back. A carnival, music, wagon rides, orphan car show, birds of prey demonstration and many town merchants are just some of the many activities.  

The firework show planned  at Plattwood Park is being rescheduled after the first frost to protect against mosquitoes and EEE.  For info, visit
Race participants step off for the start of the 5k.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Deep River Holds 25th Annual Family Day

Published Sep. 24, 2019 02:52 p.m. • 26 Photos
Football Valley Regional- Old Lyme Football vs Morgan at VRHS September 13th, 2019.
Valley won the match-up 23-6.

24-  Arick Outama 

Photo by Susan Lambert

Valley Triumphs in Home Opener Over Morgan

Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:01 a.m. • 23 Photos
Valley lost 3-5 to Morgan at home. Ryan Silva (10)
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley Regional Boys’ Soccer Takes Defeat Versus Morgan

Published Sep. 17, 2019 09:31 a.m. • 18 Photos
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Valley-Old Lyme Football Prepares for Campaign at Practice

Published Sep. 13, 2019 12:01 a.m. • 33 Photos
Deep River Horseshoes Frank Jolly
Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Deep River Horseshoe League’s Teams Compete in Week 16 Action

Published Aug. 10, 2019 12:01 a.m. • 44 Photos
The Fifth Annual Mad HatterþÄôs Garden Party was held Friday July 26th at the Deep River Library.  The event featured a teapot auction, food, drinks, music by Butter Jones and festive hats.  The benefit helps support the library garden and grounds.

Nancy McGee and Lesly Rowe add their name to their raffle tickets.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Fifth Annual Mad Hatter’s Garden Party

Published July 30, 2019 03:11 p.m. • 16 Photos
The 2019 Deep River Ancient Muster was held June 19th and 20th. A parade of 47 fife and drum corps stepped down Main street Saturday commencing at Devitt Field. The muster is one of the oldest and largest gathering of fife and drum participants.

Patrick Choronzy leads the Stony Creek Ancient Fife and Drum Corps.

Photo by Susan Lambert/The Courier

Mustering On in Deep River

Published July 23, 2019 01:11 p.m. • 39 Photos
Saturday July 13th, 2019 Shoreline Cougars vs. Dom Aitro Rookies, Rice Field, New Haven.

7- Matt Pray

 Photo by Susan Lambert/The Source

Shoreline Cougars Split Doubleheader Versus Dom Aitro Rookies

Published July 16, 2019 01:56 p.m. • 32 Photos