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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Obituaries • Published May 11, 2021 02:56 p.m.

George Myron Kinser

George Myron Kinser, of Old Saybrook passed away May 10, 2021.He was born March 31, 1944, in Lancaster, Ohio, the son of Clarence and Helen Engle Kinser.George served in the U.S....

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

Saybrook Rotary Honors April Students of the Month

The Old Saybrook Rotary Club recently honored three area high school students for their excellence in fine arts. The students are Mary Beth Czarzasty Old Saybrook, Luca Troop of Westbrook, and...

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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.

Once Again a Leader

I’d like to commend Chief Michael Spera and the Old Saybrook Police Department (OSPD) for once again making Old Saybrook a leader in the statewide fight against COVID-19.Recently,...

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

Saybrook Smoke on the Water Plan Denied, But May Return

Old Saybrook’s Zoning Commission (ZC) unanimously denied on May 3 a special exception application by The Point, LLC, sending redevelopment of the former Dock and Dine property back to the...

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Local News • Published May 11, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Four Old Saybrook Students Recognized by Education Advocacy Group as Student Leaders

Hallie White (Old Saybrook Middle School), Ellie Pennington (Old Saybrook Middle School), Helen Day (Old Saybrook High School), and Joseph Bradley (Old Saybrook High School) were recently...

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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 10:01 a.m.

Old Saybrook Girls’ Lacrosse Remains Undefeated; Baseball and Softball Both Notch Wins

Girls’ LacrosseThe Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse team remained undefeated on the season after notching two more wins last week. The Rams’ victories...

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

Fortuna: Growing on Trees

Just a few months ago, Congress passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill at President Biden’s request. This bill delivers relief funds to all the states, their counties, cities, and...

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

Focus on Noise Pollution

The Town of Old Saybrook Zoning Commission will consider the Smoke on the Water (SOTW) at Dock & Dine application for special exception in May. The public has voiced many concerns at numerous...

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

Another Big Success

Thanks go to all the amazing residents and businesses of Old Saybrook and the Connecticut shoreline and beyond who made this year’s Shoreline Fire Department Food Drive on April 24 a...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 11:52 a.m.

Saybrook Votes on Budget, Up 0.36% with Stable (or Dropping) Tax Rate

On Tuesday May 11 Old Saybrook residents will have their say on the proposed town and education budgets. Polls are open between noon and 8 p.m. at the Old Saybrook Senior High School Gymnasium and ...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 04:16 a.m.

Old Saybrook Girls’ Lacrosse Improves to 6-0; Girls’ Tennis Edges North Branford

Girls’ LacrosseThe Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse squad played two games last week and came away with a pair of victories. The wins improved the Rams’...

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Person of the Week • Published April 28, 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?Westbrook resident Elizabeth Rieder is an expert is something that...

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Letters • Published April 28, 2021 08 a.m.

Noise, Smoke, and Development

If this outdoor, 300-seat restaurant at Saybrook Point, Smoke on the Water, were to be approved, the desecration of one of the most scenic venues in all of New England will be a foregone...

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Local News • Published April 28, 2021 07 a.m.

Take In, Take Out: Restaurants join Fire Departments for SSKP Food Drive

Mirsina´s Restaurant in Old Saybrook took part in the ninth annual food drive to benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, offering what became a well-stocked drop-off box for donations....

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Local News • Published April 27, 2021 02:30 p.m.

Clearing the Air on Liv’s Dockside

The announcement that JR Restaurant Group, established restaurateurs who run the popular Liv’s Oyster Bar and Liv’s Shack in Old Saybrook, will be taking over the Clinton dock...

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Local News • Published April 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Saybrook Rotary Helps Spring Cleaning with Shred Event

The Old Saybrook Rotary Club held its annual Paper Shred Day on April 17 at the Old Saybrook High School. Cold weather did not deter Old Saybrook Rotary Club volunteers or those doing spring...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 04:16 a.m.

Rams’ Girls’ Lacrosse Stays Undefeated; Boys’ Golf Grabs First Victory

Girls’ LacrosseThe Old Saybrook girls’ lacrosse team played two games and took home victories in both to improve to 4-0 on the year.On April 20, Old...

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Local News • Published April 21, 2021 04:29 p.m.

CT State Boating Safe Operator Course Online April 28-29 and May 1

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering an online, 3-session course from its training center, 1 Helwig Street, Milford CT.  About Boating Safely (ABS) will be offered on...

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

Many and Varied Opportunities

I was recently asked about walkability in the town of Old Saybrook. Immediately I began to think about the many and varied opportunities available to all of Old Saybrook’s community members....

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

Ahead of the Curve

I have been proud to call Old Saybrook my home for nearly 32 years and, though I have a long daily commute, it been worthwhile. I believe Old Saybrook to be a great place to live—the...

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