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

Heavenly Haley

Haley is the cutest little orange tabby girl with a sweet, but shy personality. She has warmed up to being brushed and belly-rubbed by the volunteers. Haley loves the company of other cats, and is ...

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Sports • Published May 10, 2021 04:13 a.m.

Westbrook Girls’ Tennis Collects Two More Wins; Baseball Takes Three Defeats

Girls’ TennisThe Westbrook girls’ tennis team continued its winning ways last week with another pair of victories over opponents Cromwell and Portland. The...

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

Farnoli Seeing Success at No. 1 Singles

When Julia Farnoli was a child, she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her older sister Sara. Julia watched Sara play tennis at Westbrook High School and thought to herself, “That could...

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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.

Croon Along with Caruso

This amazing boy loves to talk. He talks to humans, he talks to other cats, he talks to the trees outside! He is a very outgoing tiger and white guy who has a big personality....

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

Westbrook Middle School 2nd Marking Period Honor Roll

Westbrook Middle School Principal Dr. Susan Miller has announced the Honor Roll for the third marking period for Grades 6, 7, and 8.The Criteria:Honors: Grade average between 85- and ...

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Local News • Published May 04, 2021 12:21 p.m.

Proposed Westbrook Budget Increase Less Than 1%

Westbrook is seeking a 0.5 percent increase for its total proposed Fiscal Year 2021–’22 budget, which at $31,278,297 includes town operating expenses, the school budget, and debt...

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Sports • Published May 03, 2021 04:14 a.m.

Westbrook’s Tennis Teams Continue Excellent Seasons

Boys’ TennisThe Westbrook boys’ tennis team completed a pair of matches last week and took victories in both contests. With the victories, the Knights’ ...

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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.

The Genuine Thing

Almost 21 years ago I walked into the Westbrook Public Library with my two-month-old son for a mom and tot playgroup. One of the first people I met was the lovely children’s librarian, Mary ...

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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 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

On Your Mark (and Mel)...Adopt

These two very shy brothers need an extra-special home where they will be loved unconditionally, patiently, and gently! Handsome Mark is a long-haired orange boy, and Mel is a gorgeous long-haired ...

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

Westbrook High School 3rd Quarter Honors

Westbrook High School Principal Tara A. Winch is proud to announce the outstanding academic achievement with the 2020-’21 Quarter 3 Honor Roll for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.Grade ...

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 04:19 a.m.

Westbrook Boys’ Tennis Improves to 7-0; Track Teams Compete in First Meet

Boys’ TennisThe Westbrook boys’ tennis team put three more wins in the books last week. The three victories improved the Knights’ record to 7-0....

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Sports • Published April 26, 2021 04:09 a.m.

Knights Off to Scorching Start at 6-1

The Westbrook girls’ tennis team has been off to a hot start this season. Last week, the Knights took on East Hampton, Coginchaug, and Valley Reigional and earned wins in each match. Head...

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Obituaries • Published April 22, 2021 02:59 p.m.

Judith Ritchie Lowe

Judith Ritchie Lowe, loving mother of Mary Ellen Lowe and Laura Jean Coe, passed away at Middlesex Hospital on March 27, at the age of 97. Judy was the only child of John and Helen Ritchie. She...

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Sports Person of the Week • Published April 22, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Gallagher Forms a Family on the Track

Elizabeth Gallagher didn’t know what the sport of track and field entailed while she was growing up. Elizabeth signed up to compete in gymnastics as a 12 year-old, but then had a...

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

Do What’s Right

In response to Hugh Birdsall’s April 8 letter “A Small First Step,” I feel compelled to respond to this problem. This situation exists at all the shoreline beaches as I recall ...

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Person of the Week • Published April 21, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Kathleen Cartwright: A Place for People as Well as Books

It was some well-timed advice from her sister that set Kathleen Cartwright on her eventual career path.“She was a librarian at Hand [high school] in Madison and I had graduated UMass ...

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Local News • Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Bishop: Moving Ahead in Westbrook

I am very pleased to report on the status of the following two activities in the Town of Westbrook:The Westbrook Senior Center will re-open on Monday, May 17. In consultation with Director...

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Local News • Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Zip In for Zoey

This gentle, slightly shy girl is a true softie. Zoey is a dilute calico who loves to be brushed and petted by patient, gentle hands. She gets along with other cats in her room at Forgotten...

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