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Haddam residents decry sale of historic elementary school for redevelopment  Middletown Press

HADDAM — Opponents of a plan to close a popular elementary school are denouncing a proposal to sell the facility and adjacent land to a Middletown ...



Haddam-Killingworth High School named National Blue Ribbon School  Middletown Press

WEST HAVEN — Forest School, one of the state's neediest schools, is one of four Connecticut schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2018 ...



What's Right With Schools: Haddam-Killingworth High School Media Program  WTNH.com

A fully produced newscast. It's one piece of a pioneering video and communications program at Haddam-Killingworth High School.



James S. Larkin  Hartford Courant

It is with overwhelming heartbreak that the family of James Larkin announces his passing on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the age of 48 years. James will forever ...



Haddam-Killingworth High School Honored At Award Ceremony  The Haddams, CT Patch

HKHS Honored At Award Ceremony - The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - Representatives from Haddam-Killingworth High School were recently invited to attend ...



Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named For Haddam-Killingworth High  Patch.com

High School Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian - The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - Haddam Killingworth High School has announced the valedictorian and ...



Haddam parents pushing for elementary school to remain open  Middletown Press

HADDAM — The fight isn't over, say opponents of the Regional School District 17 school board's decision this week to close the historic elementary school at the ...



School board hires new assistant principal for Woodland  My Citizens News

PROSPECT — The Region 16 Board of Education last week appointed Ryan Mackenzie to fill an assistant principal position at Woodland Regional High School.



Haddam-Killingworth High School recognizes top students, retiring staff  Middletown Press

HADDAM >> At a Board of Education meeting held on May 20 at Haddam-Killingworth High School, the top 10 students were recognized. No. 10: Zachariah ...



Haddam-Killingworth High School announces first-quarter honor roll for 2017-18  Middletown Press

Haddam-Killingworth High School has announced its first-quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 school year. GRADE 12 - HIGH HONORS ...



Annual Telethon To Establish Scholarship In Honor Of Beloved Haddam-Killingworth Coach  Hartford Courant

Students at Haddam-Killingworth High School will use the annual December telethon on Friday morning to establish a new scholarship fund in honor of beloved ...



Dennis K. Bengtson Jr.  Hartford Courant

Dennis K. Bengtson, Jr., of Higganum, born November 24, 1980, passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2018. He was born in Hartford the beloved son of ...



Haddam-Killingworth High grad claims $43,200 after three-day Jeopardy! run  Middletown Press

Tough competition: Orson Welles helps Haddam-Killingworth High School grad claim $43,200 in 3-day Jeopardy! run. Published 7:51 am EST, Sunday, ...



OP-ED | Legendary Coach Loses Battle with Cancer, But Her Spirit Lives On  CT News Junkie

Working with high school kids is a privilege that comes with substantial responsibilities. That reality was never lost on Patsy Kamercia, longtime ...



Haddam-Killingworth High School Ranks in Newsweeks Top Public Schools  Patch.com

The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - Newsweek's annual ranking of top public high schools was released Thursday morning. Did your school make the list?



Baseball: H-K beats Westbrook, stays perfect  Middletown Press

HIGGANUM — The script is simple. Throw strikes, play good defense and take advantage of your opponents' mistakes. “That's what wins games, right,” ...



PHOTOS: Haddam-Killingworth High School graduates 167  Middletown Press

HIGGANUM >> The 37th annual Haddam-Killingworth High School graduation June 19 drew hundreds to celebrate and congratulate the 167 members of the ...



West Haven’s Forest School staff honored with giant blue-ribbon pizza  New Haven Register

WEST HAVEN — As if this week's designation of Forest School as one of just four 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Connecticut wasn't enough of a ...



Middlesex County college student news for July 3, 2018  Middletown Press

Goodwin College. EAST HARTFORD —Goodwin College's announces students named to the president's list for the spring 2018 session. All scored a perfect 4.0 ...



Haddam-Killingworth, Hale Ray High School Runners Qualify for New England Championships  Patch.com

The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - A trio of Cougars and a Noise will compete next weekend based on top 25 performances at Friday's State Open.



Haddam-Killingworth High School graduation theme: stay ‘Forever Young’  Middletown Press

HADDAM >> It was a beautiful night for a graduation Friday as 154 students donned royal blue caps and gowns, many with personalized mortar boards.



Mercy High School Middletown students make 3rd: quarter honors  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Mercy High School has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2017-18 academic year. High honors seniors ...



Haddam cops: Man burglarized restaurant, tried to break into Mobil  Middletown Press

HADDAM — State police are hoping video stills will help them catch a man they say broke into an eatery overnight Monday, then allegedly tried to burglarize a ...



Haddam Fire December calls include accidental shooting, propane incidents  Middletown Press

HADDAM — The Haddam Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 49 calls for emergency services in December, including. Of those, 10 were alarms, 29 were ...



Haddam Fire December calls include crashes involving deer, green liquid in brook  Middletown Press

HADDAM — Haddam Volunteer Fire Co. responded to 46 calls for emergency services in December: seven fire/alarms, seven motor vehicle accidents, ...



Eversource: All power should be restored in Connecticut by 11 p.m. Sunday, possibly sooner  Middletown Press

Utility crews have made great progress restoring power in the aftermath of Wednesday's powerful nor'easter that hit lower Middlesex County particularly hard ...



Killingworth Native Lands Spot In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition  Patch.com

Spot In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - The Killingworth native competed against 8000 others for the spot.



State cops: New Jersey man charged with bank check fraud in Haddam  Middletown Press

HADDAM — State police arrested a New Jersey man in connection with a fraudulent check scheme targeting Citizens Bank branches in Higganum and Old ...



Best public schools in Connecticut ranked by Niche  WFSB

With a new school year just getting underway, a website has ranked the best public schools in Connecticut.



Hale-Ray boys soccer edges Haddam-Killingworth  Middletown Press

HIGGANUM >> Maybe it wasn't a classic must game, but from Hale-Ray's point of view, it was about as close to that as it could get. “It was a needed win,” said ...



Paul Augeri’s news and notes: Celebrating new Middletown Sports Hall of Fame class  Middletown Press

Eleven individuals and four state championship teams — three representing the city's storied 1978 track and field scene — form the newest class of the ...



East Hampton High School’s Manis For a Cure raises $1,500 for breast cancer awareness  Middletown Press

EAST HAMPTON — Proceeds from an East Hampton High School senior's recent capstone project has made possible a $1,500 donation to the CT Breast ...



Middletown high school career expo opens up world of opportunities for students  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Roberto Tschudin Lucheme didn't have any trouble drawing young people interested in learning about his trade of choice Tuesday morning at ...



Haddam-Killingworth Runners Qualify for New England Championships  Patch.com

The Haddams-Killingworth, CT - A pair of Cougars placed in the top 25 at the State Open cross country championships Friday to earn their berths.



Middletown High School Ranked Among Top 100 High Schools In Connecticut For 2017: Report  Patch.com

100 Top High Schools in Connecticut - Middletown, CT - Niche.com compiled the rankings. See how your child's school performed. Do you agree with the ...



The Morgan School-Clinton Ranks Among Top 100 Best Public High Schools In Connecticut For 2017: Report  Patch.com

Top 100 Public Schools In Connecticut: Report - Clinton, CT - Niche.com compiled the rankings of the 100 best public high schools in Connecticut. See how your ...



Xavier opens Tony Jaskot Fitness Room  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Tony Jaskot has always fashioned himself a “down and dirty” athletic director. By his definition, that's a leader who is willing to help a program ...



The 100 Best Public High Schools In Connecticut For 2017: Report  Patch.com

Best Public High Schools In Connecticut For 2017 - West Hartford, CT - Niche.com compiled the rankings. See how your child's school performed. Do you agree ...



Tony Jaskot to retire, Xavier to begin search for Athletic Director  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Xavier High's search for only the third athletic director in the school's 55-year history will get underway shortly after the start of the new year.



Transition academy expands services, programs  Middletown Press

DEEP RIVER — In a written statement, the Connecticut Transition Academy at Deep River (formerly Mount St. John school), announced that it has expanded to ...



Middletown area Senate race: Jobs, deficit, taxes, tolls top issues  Middletown Press

Voters will determine the outcome of races in Senate Districts 9, 13 and 33 Tuesday, which see a five-term Middletown state representative facing off against a ...



Cromwell’s tree lighting to feature ‘Grinch’ film, caroling, chili cook-off  Middletown Press

CROMWELL — The holiday season will get off to a festive start Saturday, with an enhanced celebration. The mayor's tree lighting, singing of carols and holiday ...



Portland schools chief to retire in June after four years in district  Middletown Press

PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Philip B. O'Reilly said of his choice to announce he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 school year that “it was a ...



Nick Landell Get's a Shot at Summer Baseball  The Recorder

by Nella Lastrina. While sitting in his public relations class, Nick Landell felt his phone vibrate from his pants pocket. Immediately, he stood up and walked to the ...



Officials kneeling at Pledge in Middletown, Haddam sparks spirited debate on respect, patriotism  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — The debate over a Haddam selectwoman kneeling at town meetings when the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem are played has ...



Gillette Castle State Park closes to new visitors Sunday  Middletown Press

EAST HADDAM — Gillette Castle State Park has filled to parking capacity Sunday afternoon. The park is closed to new visitors as of 2 p.m., according to ...



100s attend Haddam selectmen’s meeting to admonish official for taking a knee  Middletown Press

HADDAM — A town meeting with a routine agenda was overtaken Monday night by a theater of passionate arguments for and against a selectman's ...



Paul Augeri’s news and notes: American Legion 17U squad takes home fall tournament title  Middletown Press

Local athletes under homegrown coaches doing great things on a Middletown diamond. Not a novel concept, but it's a cool thing to see nonetheless.



Venture Smith Day is Saturday in East Haddam  Middletown Press

EAST HADDAM — The 22nd annual Venture Smith Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the First Church Cemetery, 499 Town Street ...



4 Middletown police officers promoted to sergeant, lieutenant  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — City Hall Council Chambers was packed as the community, co-workers, a full representation of the police force and officials turned out to ...



Three officers, from Cheshire, New Haven, Plainville forces, join Middletown police  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Three veteran police officers were sworn in as Middletown officers Friday in a well-attended ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers, ...



Haddam official declares emergency as colossal ice jam clogs Connecticut River  Middletown Press

HADDAM — The town's top official declared a state of emergency Wednesday night, acknowledging she has exhausted all resources dealing with the ...



Police: Haddam pizza place, steakhouse sold liquor to minors  Middletown Press

HADDAM >> A steakhouse and pizza restaurant are charged with selling alcohol to minors following 11 compliance checks conducted by the state Department ...



Flooding forces parking changes at Durham Fair  Middletown Press

This week's heavy rain has closed some parking areas for the 99th Annual Durham Fair. Connecticut's largest agricultural fair opened Thursday and runs ...



Vinal Tech students named to 2nd-quarter honor roll for 2018  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Vinal Technical High School has released the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 year. Branford ...



Investigation continues into construction accident that injured 3  Middletown Press

EAST HAMPTON — Inspectors from myriad town and state agencies continued Friday to pore over a commercial building that partially collapsed Thursday ...



Chamber Corner: Expert panel to explore link between substance abuse, suicidal behavior  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Another busy week is upon us in Middlesex County as the holiday season grows closer and closer. Tuesday morning at the chamber office ...



Middlesex County college student news for Jan. 16, 2019  Middletown Press

Pennsylvania College of Technology. WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Fall 2018 graduates have been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology. They include ...



Realtor named ‘Top Commercial Dealmaker’  Middletown Press

WESTBROOK — The CCIM Connecticut Chapter has recognized Ron Lyman, CCIM, CEO of Lyman Real Estate, Top Dealmaker for 2018 in the Top Industrial ...



Middletown cop Tony Gennaro claims GOP victory in 100th House primary  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Republican voters have chosen Middletown Police School Resource Officer Anthony Gennaro by an estimated 66 percent of the vote to face ...



Middletown commander to be inducted to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — A well-known Vietnam veteran who has won countless awards will be honored next week at the Capitol for his commitment to members of the ...



Vinal Tech students earn spot on 1st-quarter honor roll for 2017-18  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Vinal Technical High School has released the names of students who earned a place on the first-quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 school ...



State Rep. Elect Christine Palm to hold ‘listening sessions’  Middletown Press

CHESTER — Christine Palm, state rep. elect for the 36th District (Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam) will take the oath of office Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the ...



Nick Wright making most of first year with Cromwell/Portland  Middletown Press

CROMWELL — As Nick Wright tells it, there was no buildup or drama at the end of last school year when he told friends, best bud and fellow senior Bryce ...



CT Cabaret Theatre’s ‘Wait Until Dark’ a suspenseful thriller  Middletown Press

Possessing all your senses is a wonderful way of life, enabling you to see, hear, taste, smell and touch all aspects of your world. What would happen if one of ...



Mercy High School announces 2017 senior awards recipients  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN >> Mercy High School conveyed its senior awards during the baccalaureate Mass May 28. The following students received recognition: Amston: ...



East Hampton town hall project on schedule; street naming contest open  Middletown Press

EAST HAMPTON — As the date from the official groundbreaking draws ever closer, town officials are ramping up their efforts to ensure construction of the new ...



Middletown Eagle Scout 'puts heart, soul into everything he does'  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — At 17, Spencer Appell has already begun forging a solid path toward a future full of accomplishments. Within a couple weeks, Appell, who ...



Middletown High School students tops in robotics competition  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown High School robotics team competed against 50 Connecticut high schools Dec. 18 at Daniel Hand High School in Madison in ...



Middlesex County student news for Aug. 8, 2018  Middletown Press

Hofstra University. HEMPSTEAD, New York — The following local Hofstra University students graduated May 20-21. Recommended Video. Created with Sketch.



State police: 3 charged with Haddam burglary, theft of weapons  Middletown Press

HADDAM >> Authorities have charged a Middletown, Westbrook and Higganum man with several felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the burglary ...



‘Libraries have been my life,’ says retiring Cromwell children’s librarian  Middletown Press

CROMWELL — Don't think of it as closing a book. Think of it as turning a page to a new chapter. Lois Meltzer has retired from the Belden Cromwell Public ...



House candidate: Middletown town clerk authorized 400 ‘invalid’ absentee ballots  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Linda Szynkowicz, the Republican candidate for the 33rd District state House seat, is challenging the validity of hundreds of absentee ballots.



Connecticut Water honored for community service, construction safety  Middletown Press

CLINTON — The Connecticut Construction Industry Association has awarded its prestigious Community *Service* and Safety awards to Connecticut Water.



Staehly Farm Winery has ‘Best Connecticut Wine and Cider’ at exposition  Middletown Press

EAST HADDAM — Staehly Farm Winery owner Kevin Staehly announced on July 19 that at the 2018 Eastern States Exposition Gold Wine and Gold Cider ...



Middletown leaders working to halt seawall sliding into Connecticut River  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Officials are seeking help from local engineers, and state and federal authorities to help fix the rapidly growing and massive section of the ...



Flu clinics announced for Greater Middletown  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — The regional health departments will offer flu clinics in Greater Middletown starting in October, according to a release. “The clinics will offer the ...



$60,000 Warm the Children donation goal would buy winter outfits for 750  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Warm The Children is gearing up for another season of providing new winter clothing for children in need. This year, the Middletown Kiwanis ...



7 most dangerous roads in Middletown  Middletown Press

Middletown roads were a bit safer in 2018 with fewer accidents recorded than the previous year, according to the University of Connecticut's Connecticut Crash ...



East Hampton’s $14.9 million budget passes on fourth try  Middletown Press

EAST HAMPTON — Town officials learned the fourth time is a charm as residents turned out Tuesday to finally pass 973 to 864 the thrice-rejected $14.9 million ...



Middletown resident, a Pittsburgh native, offers thoughts on synagogue tragedy  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown resident Sarah Steinfeld grew up four blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Bridgeport-based attorney ...



Sparks fly as Middletown council talks mayor’s request to release documents  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Empty seats lined the Common Council table when an absent Mayor Dan Drew and several council members did not attend a recent special ...



Curbside Christmas tree pickup recycling begins Jan. 2 in Middletown  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — The city of Middletown's Christmas tree collection and recycling program will launch Jan. 2 and continue through mid-January. The special ...



Liberty Bank workers give Middlesex United Way office a facelift in Middletown  Middletown Press

With July approaching, I would just like to take a moment to reflect on the whirlwind that was June. It seemed like every week we were hosting an event, and our ...



Marriott hotel proposed for Route 372 in Cromwell  Middletown Press

CROMWELL — In what town officials say is yet another sign of a reinvigorated local economy, Marriott is proposing to build a new 120-plus room hotel in town.



Water over road closes Route 17A in Portland  Middletown Press

PORTLAND - Route 17A is closed because of water over the road, the state Department of Transportation said Monday morning. The road is closed between ...



Rep. Ziobron receives 2018 Excellence in Land Conservation Award  Middletown Press

HADDAM — A local legislator was lauded last week for her efforts to secure open space in lower Middlesex County. State Rep. Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam ...



Rep. Carpino named House Republican caucus chair  Middletown Press

HARTFORD - Newly re-elected state Rep. Christie Carpino, R-Cromwell, who also represents the town of Portland, was recently named as the new House ...



News and notes: Turro to play soccer at Central Connecticut  Middletown Press

Jeff Turro, a center-midfielder and two-time captain at Middletown High, will continue his soccer career at Central Connecticut State University in the fall. Turro ...



Tassy Walden Awards offers free workshop to contest applicants  Middletown Press

WESTBROOK — Shoreline Arts Alliance is presenting the 19th annual New Voices in Children's Literature: Tassy Walden Awards competition. This contest ...



Oddfellows’ Teen Rep to perform ‘Antigone’  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Oddfellows Playhouse Teen Repertory Company will be presenting Sophocles' classic and timely drama, “Antigone” Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec.



Hearing rules delay release of report on Middletown mayor’s alleged gender bias  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — The release of the results of a much anticipated investigation into claims of gender discrimination involving Mayor Daniel T. Drew failed to ...



Middlesex County candidates ready to do battle in Tuesday’s primary election  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — As municipalities and the secretary of the state's office gear up for Tuesday's primaries, local town committees will be out campaigning until ...



Chamber Corner: Fall events abound  Middletown Press

The fall is moving right along in Middlesex County, and the chamber team continues to be on the move. It is hard to believe, but the 2018 election is now only ...



State-of-art Wesleyan tennis courts opening a point of joint pride for college, Middletown  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Monday afternoon's unveiling of Wesleyan University's John Wood Memorial tennis courts on Vine Street was a bit bittersweet for Michael A.



Liberty Bank helps landscape The Connection shelter, addiction support facilities in Middletown  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Liberty Bank volunteers recently helped give a face lift to two facilities that help individuals facing homelessness, addiction and poverty.



Connecticut State Police promote Mellakas to Lt. Col. in Middletown  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Connecticut State Police were joined by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and past and current personnel Thursday during a luncheon Thursday to ...



Essex Art Association show opens Aug. 24  Middletown Press

ESSEX — “Odd Perspective,” the last exhibit of the Essex Art Association's gallery season is an ppen exhibition and welcomes all area artists to submit up to two ...



Vernon driver ejected from car in I-95 rollover  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — A Vernon driver was seriously injured in a rollover crash that shut down a stretch of Interstate 91 north on Saturday for more than three hours.



The Wedding Dress reopens in Portland under new ownership  Middletown Press

PORTLAND — One of the “jewels” of local retailing has gone on display in a new setting. The Wedding Dress, a fixture on Main Street for nearly two decades, ...



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