Thursday, May 06, 2021

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Person of the Week • Published May 05, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Kathy Bonomi: RSVP Please!

Kathy Bonomi is looking for some answers. Kathy, president of the Essex Library Board of Trustees, is eager for Essex residents to respond to the brief community survey that is part of the Essex...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Chester Land Trust Clean-Up Gathers Hundreds of Pounds of Trash

The Chester Land Trust, in honor of Earth Day, or Earth Week, put together a town-wide clean up effort event on April 24. The Town of Chester graciously helped out with many aspects of this event...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 04:45 p.m.

When School Is Out, Summer Camps Are In

As some students in the Regional 4 school system eagerly await the last day of school on Wednesday, June 9, families are making plans for childcare. For many, this includes summer camp.Last ...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 09:09 a.m.

Deep River Horseshoes Begins 66th Season

The Deep River Horseshoe League (DRHL) is back to its regularly scheduled programming after opening its 2021 season at the Deep River First Congregational Church Green on April 29.In 2020,...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 08:44 a.m.

Valley Baseball Posts a Trifecta of Wins; Softball Notches First Victories of the Year

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball squad had three games last week and came away with three wins on the slate. The victories improved the Warriors’ record to 7-2...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 03:50 a.m.

Valley Boys’ Tennis Looking Strong with Solid Mix

The Valley Regional boys’ tennis team has come back to the court this year ready to bring its best to the rest of the Shoreline Conference. The Warriors are owners of a 6-2 record this...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 29, 2021 12:07 p.m.

Peno Becoming a Cornerstone for the Warriors

Cede Peno returned to the diamond with great determination for the Valley Regional softball team this spring. Cede, a junior who plays first base and third base, has spent hours honing her skills...

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Local News • Published April 28, 2021 07 a.m.

Battling Invasive Weeds in Deep River

Deep River Land Trust board member Sarah Harrick (right) assists as volunteer Bob Malchiodi uproots a particularly stubborn invasive plant. The trust led a clearing project at the Smyth Sanctuary...

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Person of the Week • Published April 28, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Lesa Marino: Meet the Mascot

Lesa Marino couldn’t have anticipated what would come from ringing Lauren Feltz’s doorbell last fall. All she planned was a welcoming gesture to a new resident of the neighborhood....

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Local News • Published April 27, 2021 02:45 p.m.

Masonry Work in Downtown Includes Improvements to Chester Wall

Although all major construction on the Main Street Project in Chester was completed last summer, the town has one remaining and important phase left: masonry work. This includes improvements to...

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Local News • Published April 28, 2021 10 a.m.

Worship Opportunities During the Pandemic in Chester, Deep River, and Essex

In response to social distancing policies resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the following religious organizations have either temporarily closed and shifted to virtual worship services or have ...

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Local News • Published April 27, 2021 12:33 p.m.

Chester Fair Dates Set for End of August

Although the Chester Fair may operate differently this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, work is underway to plan the annual event’s return in 2021, with as many of the customary...

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Local News • Published April 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Dance Students, Teachers Persevere Through COVID-19

A popular phrase in show business, “the show must go on,” was put to the test by 11 students of Rayna’s School of Dance in Chester, after having to cancel a performance of the ...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 10:54 a.m.

Valley Baseball Wins Out the Week; Golf Squad Grabs First Victory

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball team had three games on the schedule last week and came away with wins in each of them. The victories improved the Warriors’...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 04 a.m.

Warriors Continue Strong Start Despite First Loss

The Valley Regional girls tennis team has been on a tear so far this season. Head Coach Sally Riggio’s squad had a slate of three games last week, and the Warriors picked up wins against...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 22, 2021 11:49 a.m.

Ellison Finding His Happy Place at Valley

Ryan Ellison is making the most of his senior season with the Valley Regional baseball team. Ryan mans the No. 2 spot in the Warriors’ starting rotation, and he feels grateful for the...

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Local News • Published April 21, 2021 07 a.m.

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry is Back in Business

The MV Selden III is back in business ferrying cars and passengers between Chester and Hadylyme through Nov. 30. The ferry runs from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p....

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Person of the Week • Published April 21, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Rieder Fights Disease by Day, Supports Community at Night

Everybody knows about foot-in mouth-disease. Who hasn’t said something they immediately wish they could take back?Elizabeth Rieder is an expert is something that sounds similar but...

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Local News • Published April 20, 2021 01:46 p.m.

Citizens to Vote at Hybrid Annual Town Meetings This Year

Unlike last year, when the citizens of Chester, Deep River, and Essex did not vote on the fiscal year 2020–’21 (‘21) town budgets due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the...

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Local News • Published April 21, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Chester Rotary Supports Aquarium Center at Chester Elementary School

Some fish thrive in schools. Those that live at Chester Elementary School (CES) certainly do, with support from the Chester Rotary Club.With the help of a matching Rotary Foundation...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2021 09:32 a.m.

Valley Lacrosse Squads Grab First Wins; Tennis Teams Continue Early Success

Boys’ LacrosseThe Valley Regional boys’ lacrosse squad continued its strong start to the season with a win last week. With the victory, the Warriors’...

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Sports • Published April 19, 2021 09:31 a.m.

Valley Baseball Featuring Mix of Youth and Veterans

The Valley Regional baseball squad earned its first win of the 2021 season last week. It has been nearly two years since the Warriors took the field, and Head Coach Brian Drinkard’s squad...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 15, 2021 12:10 p.m.

Arnum’s a Shoreline Star on the Court

Jeremy Arnum has shown himself to be one of the top players in the Shoreline Conference during the early stages of his career with the Valley Regional boys’ basketball team. A sophomore...

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Person of the Week • Published April 14, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Sarah Waterhouse: Planning the Party

Sarah Waterhouse is working very hard planning a party for more than 100 people, but she won’t even be a guest. Sarah is chair of the committee planning the Safe Graduation Party that...

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Sports • Published April 12, 2021 09:40 a.m.

Warriors Happy to be Back in the Swing

The Valley Regional softball squad opened up the 2021 season this past week. This marked the first time the Warriors were able to step on the diamond since 2019, and the team looks much different. ...

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