GUILFORD — Join a star-studded lineup of international musicians, including award-winning Israeli violinist Carmit Zori; Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova, semifinalist in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth competition; and the celebrated violist Molly Carr, among others, for an evening of chamber…

BRANFORD — At the 2019 Women of Excellence Awards at The Woodwinds hosted by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Branford High School guidance counselor Marian Montano, joined by her five grandchildren, shared the secret to a career that has had her counseling over 15,000 students.

Motley helped write briefs in the landmark school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education in 1954; successfully won enrollment for the nine black high school students known as the “Little Rock Nine” at racially segregated Central High in Little Rock, Ark. in 1957.

SHORELINE — Educating local youth about the dangers of vaping was the focus of a recent panel discussion with legislators, educators, physicians and local officials Sept. 25 at the Nathanael B. Community Center.

MADISON — Eager patrons start arriving before the 6 a.m. opening of the Madison Coffee House. By 8 a.m., a queue has formed at the counter, tables are filling up and it’s business as usual for Madison’s newest coffee shop.

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BRANFORD — They turned out, roughly 250 Creekers and Islanders, on the shore at Stony Creek’s Madeira Park, as part of a flotilla of boats bobbing on the sparkling waters of the Sound. They stood, as gulls swooped and cawed, on the opposite side of Thimble Islands Road, by the post office, a…

BRANFORD — Every autumn the Connecticut Hospice community of patient families, friends, and caregivers gather at a private, outdoor annual memorial service to celebrate and remember loved ones who passed away during the previous year.

Historically, Connecticut’s fall foliage season begins in late September and extends through early November along the shoreline. The 2017 and 2018 fall foliage were delayed because of warm Septembers and Octobers.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity along roadways, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for deer and moose.

As a kid growing up in the Morris Cove section of New Haven I never had a “Fall Festival” that I got to attend every September or October, the apple cider flowing, rickety rides assembled in record time, prizes to be won for that girl you liked, only to realize upon getting home it was not o…

Bryan Pellegrini, a sergeant with the Clinton Police Department was named the International Association of Financial Crime Investigator’s 2019 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. State Rep. Jesse MacLachlan, R-35, presents Sgt. Pellegrini with a legislative citation to honor his achievement…

CLINTON — Kidz Konnection Shoreline Theater Academy will present :These Shining Lives,” a play by Melanie Marnich, Sept. 27-28 as a BYO fundraiser, to raise money to renovate and restore the second level of the historic, 1801 Academy Building on the grounds of the First Church of Christ, Clinton.

If Carrie Bradshaw’s stilettos snapped off while shopping on the shoreline, or if Dorothy lost a few rubies from her Ruby Slippers while dancing down the yellow line of Boston Post Road, there are only two local places for repairs – one in Branford Center and the other in North Branford Center.

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it would stop collecting some wage data broken down by sex and race from larger employers.

The couple seeks to establish a “Mickey’s Fight Foundation,” to change laws and eventually have enough money in it to open a wellness center offering integrative medicine through a doctor. They dream of buying a condo near the center to let families stay there for free.

Anyone who knows me and is willing to admit it, which severely narrows the field, knows that I always have a field day with my grandchildren. But I recently had a real one at my granddaughter’s elementary school, where I was a volunteer for — what are the odds? — Field Day.