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Obituaries • Published Aug. 04, 2021 11:48 a.m.

Marjory ‘Marge’ Perkins Trowbridge

Marjory “Marge” Perkins Trowbridge, 89, died peacefully on July 23, in her home surrounded by her loving children and one of her beloved golden retrievers. Marge was born July 1,...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 03, 2021 02:35 p.m.

John Michael Grillo

John Michael Grillo, 76, longtime resident of Guilford and the beloved husband of Carole Grillo, passed peacefully on July 29, with his family by his side. He also leaves his daughters, Marissa...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 03, 2021 02:35 p.m.

Anthony D’Amato

Anthony D’Amato, 92, of Branford passed away Aug. 1 at Connecticut Hospice. He was born March 26, 1929, in New Haven to Nicholas and Madeline (Manzi) D’Amato.Anthony is...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 03, 2021 02:07 p.m.

Elizabeth M. Feeney

Elizabeth M. Feeney of Madison was born Oct. 20, 1936, in the Bronx, New York. The second of four daughters born to Bernard T. McCabe and Elizabeth Cox McCabe, Betty, as she was known then, grew...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 01:58 p.m.

Masks Now Required for All in Guilford Town Buildings as Cases Jump Locally

Guilford is requiring masks for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people in town buildings beginning this week, with First Selectman Matt Hoey citing new Centers for Disease Control &...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 09:30 a.m.

Guilford Celebrates Successful Beach and Camp Season

In 2021, life has been a beach in Guilford.Last summer in the relatively early weeks and months of the pandemic, beachgoers and summer-campers in town were subjected to crowded conditions,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:45 a.m.

Route 77 Sidewalk Project in Guilford Clears Another Hurdle

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) approved a contract for inspection services Route 77 sidewalk project, which will extend pedestrian access from Adams Middle School up north past I-95 to Hubbard Road, ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 03:16 p.m.

Guilford Human Rights Commission Plans Critical Race Theory Forum, Despite Threat

Critical Race Theory.For a good number of people, just those three words are enough to spark a tremendous amount of emotion. Questions and postulations about race, for so long relegated to...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 02:45 p.m.

Charter Review Moving Forward in Madison

Launched early this year, the long-awaited Charter Review Commission has quietly ground through Madison’s founding document over the last six months or so, and is now looking forward to a...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 01:58 p.m.

Madison Schools Still Waiting on Mask Guidance, But Looking Positively Toward Fall

Though next school year is unlikely to be as chaotic and unprecedented as 2020-’21, like last year, a lot of questions remain unanswered as families and district staff are again spending...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 03:44 p.m.

Madison Democrats Announce Slate for November Elections

The Madison Democratic Town Committee (DTC) announced its slate of endorsed candidates this fall, with both new and familiar names on the ballot as they seek to continue a trend of gains for the...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Taco Time in Guilford

Daniel Pollock and Andrea Martinez enjoy their tacos from one of many food trucks present at the New England Taco Festival and Taste Expo on Aug. 1. The event, which also ran July 31, drew dozens...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Big Bad Wolf Sighted in Killingworth

Killingworth Library Assistant Brigid Laughlin narrates the story from the book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, as scenes are acted by puppeteers Emma Tanabe, who handled the pig...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Enjoying Summer at Our Lady of Pompeii Carnival

Taegan Bridgeman, 5, enjoys a flavored snow cone during the Our Lady of Pompeii Carnival on July 28. With rides, games, and food, the carnival remains a cherished summer tradition for East Haven...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 02:31 p.m.

Chester, Deep River, Essex, Plan for Natural Hazards

To plan for and mitigate the impact of natural hazards like flooding, downed trees, and hurricanes, the towns of Chester, Deep River, and Essex recently adopted updates to their Natural Hazard...

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Local News • Published Aug. 03, 2021 04:30 p.m.

Ivoryton Library Hosts 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

The Ivoryton Library will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, with a kick-off event that includes a time capsule dedication at the library, 106 Main Street in Ivoryton, from 3 to 4 p.m. on...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:15 a.m.

Robotics and More Coming to Westbrook Classrooms

In an effort to increase STEM class offerings at the middle and high schools, Westbrook Public Schools has announced five new robotics courses starting this school year with more coming next year....

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Pints for Shots at Stony Creek Brewery

Anthony Esposito receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Registered Nurse Christina Mandarano on July 30 outside of Stony Creek Brewery. East Shore District Health Department held the ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Dancing on the Essex Green

Bill and Margaret Very, who recently celebrated their wedding anniversary, dance on the Essex Green during the town’s Annual Big Band concert on July 31. The event was sponsored by the...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Tag, You’re It at the North Haven Rugby Camp

Coach Nicole Reynolds tags camper Riley Andrea as fellow coach, Chandler Ceste, looks on during the North Haven Co-ed Rugby Camp on July 28. Both Reynolds and Ceste are members of the North Haven...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2021 07 a.m.

Caribbean Vibes Come to Harvey’s Beach

Debbie Evert holds her grandson, Noah Fontneau, age 3, on her lap at Harvey’s Beach on July 30 during a concert by Caribbean Vibes Steel Drums. The concert is part of the town’s 44th ...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Chris Murray Retires from NHFD After Four Decades of Service

Throughout his 41-year career as a firefighter, Chris Murray has seen a lot change, particularly when it comes to firefighters’ safety gear and technology. He remembers his gear included a...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:30 a.m.

For Bob Genzano, It’s About Enriching the Community Through the Arts

For nearly 50 years, Bob Genzano has been in “continuous production” of countless theatrical performances. From acting onstage to working behind the scenes, set building and designs...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Bob Gundersen’s Photos Grab Historic Numbers for MHS

Hundreds of history fans have dialed up historic viewing numbers—7.1 million and counting—scrolling through thousands of compelling images captured and posted by Guilford...

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Person of the Week • Published Aug. 04, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Michele Auger: Music to Ivoryton’s Ears

Michele Auger became accustomed to the unmistakable sounds of military field music—the short, quick taps of a stick on a snare drum, the sharp notes of a fife, and the steady beat of a bass ...

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