Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Person of the Week • Published May 12, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Tracey Celentano: Making Sense of Dollars and Cents

Tracey Celentano is celebrating an anniversary, a double anniversary, actually: her first year as finance director of Essex and the completion of her first budget cycle with the annual town budget ...

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Local News • Published May 12, 2021 07 a.m.

Back Under the Tent: Old Saybrook Garden Club Spring Sale Returns

A determined Eleanor Johnston pulls a wagon of flowers her parents Katie and Andrew Johnston purchased at the Old Saybrook Garden Club Spring Sale on the Town Green on May 9....

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Letters • Published May 12, 2021 08 a.m.

Interest and Humility

I read the responses to my April 8 letter “A Small First Step” about opening shoreline beaches to the general public with great interest and ultimately with a great deal of humility. ...

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Letters • Published May 12, 2021 08 a.m.

A Clinton Sports Legacy

On a bright and beautiful Saturday, April 24 at Ethel Peters Complex, a Clinton sports legacy was honored and 70 years of Clinton Little League was celebrated. We, Harry Swaun’s family...

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Local News • Published May 12, 2021 09:17 a.m.

‘Live from Jules + Thom’ Streams Stories of Clinton Art, History, and More

The Clinton Arts Council (CAC) has announced a new monthly show titled Live from Jules + Thom, which will next air on Sunday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The show will highlight the arts and culture ...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 11:30 a.m.

Despite Pandemic, VITA Tax Program Assists 200+ in Clinton

Despite a challenging year, the Clinton Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has announced another successful year in which it was able to help 200 people file their taxes for free....

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 02:30 p.m.

Clinton Elementary Environment Camps Expand Thanks to Additional Funding

Thanks to an essay contest held by the Clinton Land Conversation Trust and an endowment from a local nature lover, more than 20 Joel School students will be able to participate in environment-...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2021 11:44 a.m.

New Use for Old Clinton CVS?

The vacant site of the old CVS at 14 East Main Street is set for new action: An application has been filed with the land use office to turn the building into a veterinary hospital.About 100 ...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2021 10:47 a.m.

Clinton Veterans Walk Growing

Do you have a friend or family member who served in the military and whom you want to honor? VFW Post 9918 in Clinton is still looking for service members to honor with a brick as part of the...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2021 10:46 a.m.

Pierson Future on Council’s Radar, But No Timeline Set

The Town Council has had multiple recent discussions about the future of the Pierson School, but town officials are asking residents for patience when it comes to finding a future use for...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 09:57 a.m.

Morgan Golf Grabs Two Victories; Baseball Also Secures a Pair of Wins

Boys’ GolfThe Morgan golf team played just two matches last week and secured wins in both. With the victories, Morgan’s record improved to 4-2 on the year....

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 04:10 a.m.

Knights Refuse to Lose and Continue to Cruise

The Westbrook boys’ tennis squad remains undefeated so far this season. The Knights secured the No. 1 seed in the Shoreline Conference Tournament last week with a victory over Haddam-...

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Local News • Published May 07, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Developer Drops Historic Clinton Home Demolition Plans Ahead of State Suit

The developer of the condos to be built at 151-153 East Main Street has agreed to preserve the historic house on the property, thus avoiding a lawsuit from the State’s Attorney...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11 a.m.

James Dauda, Jr.

James “Jimmy” Dauda, Jr., 88, of Groton gained his wings and passed away May 15, 2020, at home. He was born on Nov. 6, 1931, in Trenton, New Jersey, to the late Mary and James Dauda, ...

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Local News • Published May 05, 2021 07 a.m.

Celebrating Miner Vincent in Clinton

Founder and President of Families Helping Families Miner Vincent was surprised as he arrived at the Clinton Food Pantry on April 28 by members of the community who came to watch as he was...

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

Tom Kehoe Keeps Finding Ways to Serve

More than 10 years ago, Tom Kehoe was asked to join VFW Post 9918 in Clinton.“The commander lived right next to my parents. He asked me to join one day and I agreed,” Tom...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Bang for the Buck

As a former primary/middle school art teacher, I know from firsthand experience what it means to teach with limited budgets. The most resourceful of us become entrepreneurial in order to purchase...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Keep the Momentum Going

I have been living in Clinton a long time and have long said a thriving community starts with its education system. That provides demand for homes, which brings families who support economic...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

Keep Clinton Competitive

As a parent of two teenagers, I have been involved in Clinton education and the budget process for many years. I pride myself in being an informed education advocate and PTA board member. I also...

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Letters • Published May 05, 2021 08 a.m.

A Risk We Cannot Afford

I am writing to encourage the residents of Clinton to support our schools and vote “Yes” on May 12. A school system, like any business, will always have cost of living and salary...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 12:30 p.m.

Board Appointment Proves Contentious at Clinton Town Council

The Town Council’s decision to table the Democratic Town Committee (DTC)-endorsed appointment of John Olsen to an open seat could set a precedent for future appointments, which has drawn...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 08:43 a.m.

Morgan Baseball, Boys’ Lacrosse Each Claim Two Victories

BaseballThe Morgan baseball team played three games as part of last week’s action. The Huskies picked up two wins and a loss on the slate and, with these results,...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 04:10 a.m.

Huskies Claim Gritty OT Victory to Finish Week Strong

The Morgan girls’ lacrosse team has posted solid results thus far this season thanks to a cadre of talented upper-class athletes and a smattering a promising younger players. Head Coach...

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Local News • Published April 30, 2021 12:08 p.m.

Clinton Schools to Fund Vehicle and Tech Via Special Fund

At its April 21 meeting, the Town Council approved the use of $168,207 for Board of Education (BOE) capital projects. The money will be taken from the non-lapsing BOE account and will not affect...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 29, 2021 12:08 p.m.

Cohen’s on Course for a Great Senior Season

Jason Cohen is leading the Morgan boys’ golf team as its lone senior captain and the top player on the squad this spring. Jason prides himself on being mentally prepared every time he hits...

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