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Obituaries • Published May 11, 2021 05:08 p.m.

Theresia Hickey (Radomski)

Theresia Hickey (Radomski) 67, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, formerly from Connecticut, passed away April 16, after a short illness. She was born on July 30, 1953, to the late Joseph Radomski ...

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Obituaries • Published May 11, 2021 05:07 p.m.

Karl Erich Oboda

Karl Erich Oboda entered eternal life on Oct. 27, 2020, with his wife of 48 years by his side. Karl was born in New York City on Oct. 18, 1939. His parents were the late Elisabeth Matilda (Reith)...

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

Still Blooming: Essex Garden Club Hosts Pop-Up Sale

In lieu of hosting its full-scale May Market on Mother’s Day weekend, pandemic concerns led the Essex Garden Club to scale back a bit, though it still hosted a pop-up sale at Essex Park on...

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Local News • Published May 13, 2021 12:01 a.m.

People in the News

Honor Roll• The following students were named to the Mercy High School Second Quarter Honor Roll for the 2020-’21 school year:Centerbrook: Maeve Martin,...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 12:47 p.m.

Closure of Route 80 in Deep River Slated for June

Reconstruction of a bridge in Deep River on Route 80 (Elm Street) near the former Deep River Farms will require closure of the road in early June, according to town officials. First Selectman...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 12:46 p.m.

Region 4’s $21.93M Budget, Up 3.66%, Passes

The Regional 4 School District’s $21,938,122 budget for the 2021–’22 school year, representing an increase of $774,381, or 3.66 percent, passed by a vote of 289 to 140 on May...

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Local News • Published May 10, 2021 10:49 a.m.

Valley Regional High School Sees Return of Customary Celebrations for Class of 2021

The corsages have been ordered. The dresses have been chosen. The blazers have been pressed.It’s senior reception season, and the senior class of Valley Regional High School will...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 10:26 a.m.

Warriors’ Baseball Claims Two Narrow Victories; Boys’ Lacrosse Keeps Rolling

BaseballThe Valley Regional baseball squad played three games last week and came away with two wins on the slate. With these results, the Warriors’ record on the...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 04:16 a.m.

Valley Golf Building Groundwork for the Future

The Valley Regional golf squad is back out on the links in 2021, and there are numerous athletes working to improve their games. The Warriors moved to a 1-6 record on the year after last...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published May 06, 2021 04 p.m.

Baldwin Sees Success with Two Warriors’ Teams

Olivia Baldwin had to wait a year longer than anticipated, but she finally got her chance to take the court for the Valley Regional girls’ tennis team this season. Olivia, a sophomore,...

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

Cherie Oest Thibodeau

Cherie Oest Thibodeau, beloved wife of Arthur Thibodeau, daughter of Virginia Russell and the late Ronald Oest, died in Florida on Dec. 23, 2020, at the age of 65. She was raised in Deep River by...

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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 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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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 01:22 p.m.

Deep River’s $19.26M Budget, Up 5%, Presented at Public Hearing

A public hearing on the town of Deep River’s budget for fiscal year 2021–22 (’22) was held on April 28, drawing relatively few comments from citizens.The preliminary...

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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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Local News • Published April 30, 2021 02:47 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccines Working to Bring Transmission Down

Signaling an increase in supply, and to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible, the Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) has started to offer inoculation clinics without an...

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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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Obituaries • Published April 27, 2021 05:30 p.m.

Frances Leary Petty Bjornberg

Frances Leary Petty Bjornberg slipped into the light on April 18. Her journey through this world was marked by curiosity and wonder, independence and strength. Growing up on the Virginia coast,...

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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 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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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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