Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

Donald Arthur Lepowe

On May 2, at the age of 84, we said so long to our beloved “Big Guy.” Donald Arthur Lepowe passed in peace with his two greatest fans by his side, daughters, Robyn Lepowe Zoufaly of...

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

Worship Opportunities in Killingworth and Madison

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 May 12, 2021 08:58 a.m.

More Books, No Problem: Scranton Library Begins Regular Hours This Week

It is another milestone—albeit one that still can’t be marked with any large celebration—as the E.C Scranton Library returns to what are essentially full-time hours this week, ...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 03:47 p.m.

Return to In-Person Meetings Brings Up Host of Issues for Madison Boards, Commissions

As the state sheds restrictions and businesses begin the process of a full re-opening, local government still has a somewhat uncertain path back to normal functions and events, as where and how...

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

Marking 200 Years of Madison with 200-or More-Trees

It might take a native New England elm, oak, dogwood, or beech decades to reach maturity, and some can grow for centuries, silent witnesses and monuments alongside the fleeting activities of...

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

ESCA Rockin Robots Team Receives Award

Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Education, Evangelization, and Catechesis Interim Superintendent Valerie Mara and Advisor to Vicar for Finance and Technology Laura McCaffrey visited East...

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

Acknowledge and Respect

As I followed this year’s budget deliberation process by the Madison Board of Selectmen (BOS) and Board of Finance (BOF), I became increasingly impressed by the number of meetings and hours ...

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

Equitable and Meets Diverse Needs

I for one am grateful to the members of both Madison’s Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance. These individuals have for many months worked to create a town budget that is equitable and...

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

Maintains Crucial Services

I write in support of the pair of budgets (town and education) that will come up for town-wide vote later this month. The boards of Finance and Selectmen have crafted a fiscal plan that...

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

Record-Breaking Attendance

On behalf of the Madison Newcomers Club, we want to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Touch a Truck a success—the people of Madison, the attendees, our sponsors, volunteers, ...

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

Helpers Are Heroes

Please allow me to endorse wholeheartedly the recent letter in your paper from Andrea Aron [April 1, “Kindness and Care”]. I too, would offer deep gratitude to all who enabled my...

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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 09, 2021 09:47 p.m.

Hand Boys’ Lacrosse Notches Four Victories; Three Other Teams Also Sweep the Week

Boys’ LacrosseThe Hand boys’ lacrosse team had a big week that saw the Tigers win all four of their contests to improve to 8-3 on the year. The Tigers...

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

Pireaux Making Huge Contributions to Hand’s Stellar Start

The Hand baseball team is the No. 1-ranked squad in the state of Connecticut, and senior captain shortstop Jack Pireaux is right at the forefront of the Tigers’ attack. Jack has a .333...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:02 a.m.

Lamont ‘Monty’ Bavin

Lamont “Monty” Bavin, longtime resident of Madison since 1963 and raised in Guilford, born April 30, 1939, passed away peacefully at Yale New Haven Hospital on May 3, with his loving ...

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

Mary Jane ‘MJ’ Gardner

Mary Jane “MJ” Gardner, 80, of Madison passed away peacefully on April 29 at Artis Senior Living of Branford. She was born on Jan. 4, 1941 in Stamford. She was the third born child...

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

Auction Raises Money, Excitement for Note in Hand 2021

Auctioneer Rob Lavigne responds to a bid during the annual Nite in Hand Auction at Camp Laurelwood held to benefit the Nite in Hand for Daniel Hand High School seniors. This year’s...

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

Bob Eburg: Keeping the Pantries Stocked

Bob Eburg said he recently learned how to search his emails, so he went back trying to find one old message in particular.“I found an email from 2003 I sent asking if the pantry...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 03:37 p.m.

DHHS Prom and Graduation to Go Forward Traditionally, with Some Restrictions

This year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Cooke said it appears that end-of-year functions will look much more like they did previous to the pandemic, with students and families gathering on...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 02:57 p.m.

Madison Budget Proposal Approved, Headed for May 18 Referendum

Madison’s budget is moving toward a Tuesday, May 18 referendum after the Board of Finance (BOF) voted 4-0 last week to send the $88,404,867 budget, a $1,771,334 or 2.04 percent increase,...

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

Lyons: A Spirited Conversation on Zoning

Recently, there’s been a spirited conversation around proposed state zoning legislation, its possible impact on Madison, and the role of the Board of Selectmen in that process. Given the...

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Local News • Published May 06, 2021 09:15 a.m.

Family of DHHS Student Navigating Protective Order Process

It has been more than a month since a shooting threat made by a male Daniel Hand High School (DHHS) student against a female classmate prompted outrage from the girl’s family and sparked...

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

Refreshing to See

I am so proud to see that both State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12) and State Representative John-Michael Parker (D-98) have been actively seeking input from local officials on legislative...

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

Commitment, Care, Creativity, and Talent

We’ve heard it said that “the best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” We’d like to take this moment to show our appreciation for all the teachers and...

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

A Priceless Gift

Regarding Gerald Birnbaum’s April 15 letter “Four Heroes,” when Mr. Birnbaum gives his land to Rettich or Bauer trust, he too shall be remembered as one of Madison’s...

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