100 Years Ago, January 1919: Local News

100 Years Ago January 1919: In and About The Haddams selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Killingworth, Jan. 3, 1919: Rev. G.B. Gilbert was down to Emmanuel church at the Christmas social where there were over forty people from Rockland, Killingworth Center, and Chestnut Hill district attended. […]

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4th Annual Taste of Middlesex County Jan. 14-20, 2019

Submitted by Michael Fallon. The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that its restaurant week, the fourth annual Taste of Middlesex County will take place from Monday, January 14 to Sunday, January 20, 2019. The week will feature restaurants throughout Middlesex County, Connecticut and is sponsored by Comcast Business. The restaurant week is designed to highlight the numerous and diverse dining experiences within the greater Middlesex region. All restaurants participating […]

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Middlesex Chamberof Commerce to Host Workforce Development Open House on Jan. 31, 2019

Submitted by Michael Fallon, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. (Middletown, CT.) Chairman Jay Polke of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the chamber will host a Workforce Development Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The general public is welcome to come and visit with the chamber workforce development team and […]

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Obituary: Catherine Serino

According to Legacy.com and The Hartford Courant, Catherine Serino, age 77, of Middletown, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. According to the obituary, Cathy “enjoyed cooking for and entertaining family and friends at her cottage in Higganum.” For more information and service details, please click HERE.

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100 Years Ago – November 1918, Local News

100 Years Ago – November 1918 The Haddams Celebrate Armistice   Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Higganum, November 1, 1918: Services at the Congregational church will be resumed on Sunday as the board of health has consented. The churches in town have been closed for three […]

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Local News, 100 Years Ago: Oct 1918

100 Years Ago: October 1918 The Haddams – Flu Takes H.Johnson at Camp Upton, E. Secor Dies in France Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Boston, Oct. 1, 1918: Flu Still Spreading. The epidemic of Spanish influenza is spreading, according to reports today. Sixty-cities and towns outside […]

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An Account of Stagecoaches Stranded in Snow in 1860s

Submitted by Shannon Spencer Burkle, who found this narrative in her father’s grandparents’ house, who moved to Middletown from Higganum. From the estate of Marion Harvey via Mary Newton, we have this account of early stage travel in and around Durham [and Haddam and Killingworth] and how a snowstorm affected same about 1860. Edwin Harvey owned […]

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HKHS Football Team Raises Money for Breast Cancer Center

Submitted by Lisa Kauffman. (Oct. 24, 2018) — In support of Breast Cancer awareness month, the Haddam Killingworth High School Football Team, with the help from the Touchdown Club, raised money for the Comprehensive Breast Center in Middletown.  The pink socks worn at the last home game was a testament to the entire team’s dedication […]

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Workshop Oct. 24, 2018: Opioid Addiction Resources

Submitted by Michael Fallon, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council to hold an October 24 Workshop; “The Honest Truth: Opioid Addiction Resources for the Workplace and for Families” (Cromwell, CT.) Anthony Salvatore, Board President of the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC) announced that a workshop will be held for […]

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