Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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

Essex Savings Bank Announces Community Investment Program Awardees

Essex Savings Bank is pleased to announce that through its Community Investment Program (CIP), the bank will be distributing $147,748 to support local non-profits and civic groups in 2021....

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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 11:01 a.m.

James John Eastland, Jr.

James John Eastland, Jr. died peacefully on April 19. Jim was born July 6, 1934, in Middletown, the son of James John Eastland and Ruth Evelyn Dahlstrom Eastland. Jim grew up in Westbrook and was...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 10:59 a.m.

Kathleen McLean Bannister

A visitation and graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 22 for Kathleen McLean Bannister who passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2021.Kathleen was the mother of Beth-Ann A. Hull of...

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

Messing About in Boats: 5th CT Spring Boat Show returns to Essex Island

Visitors and vendors wait for the Essex Island ferry at the fifth Connecticut Spring Boat Show on April 30 at Safe Harbor Essex Island. Half of the gate proceeds benefited Sails Up 4 Cancer....

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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 06, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Child & Family Raffle Supports Local Restaurants in Essex, Deep River, and Chester

Twelve lucky winners will soon be enjoying gift card meals in Essex, Deep River, or Chester restaurants because they purchased Let’s Eat Out! raffle tickets. The raffle, sponsored by the...

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Local News • Published May 05, 2021 08:15 a.m.

Mystery Solved!

The mystery started when Karen and Rob Ryder found a letter on their front steps. They hadn’t seen it until their neighbor Karl Kaufmann texted them that it was lying there.What they ...

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

Right On

Jane Siris’s concern about littering expressed in her April 22 letter to the editor [“A Scenic Amenity”] is right on. It is awful. Short of increased refunds on deposits, and...

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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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Obituaries • Published April 27, 2021 03:52 p.m.

Michael Adams

Michael Adams, 59, devoted husband and father, passed away on April 21, after a long battle with cancer. Michael grew up in the Stonington area, but lived with his wife, Melissa, the love of his...

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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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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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Letters • Published April 21, 2021 08 a.m.

A Scenic Amenity

I wanted to bring a problem to your attention—littering! I’m not kidding.My neighbor and I collected a full bag’s worth of trash on a quarter mile section of River Road ...

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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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