🌱VRHS Boys Tennis Team Wins Shoreline Conference + Shady Carp Anglers

Good morning, neighbors! Karena Garrity here with the latest issue of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily.


First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 73 Low: 54.


Here are the top four stories in Essex-Chester-Deep River today:

  1. Congratulations to the Valley Regional boys’ tennis team who won the Shoreline Conference title. Next, they will play in the individual Shoreline Tournament and team state tournament. Good luck boys! (Zip06)
  2. The Town of Chester, together with Chester’s Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee, is providing a draft of its inaugural Affordable Housing Plan (AHP) prior to the May 25 community meeting, which will be held from 6 to 7 pm virtually. Under a state mandate (CGS Section 8-30j), every Connecticut municipality must prepare and adopt an affordable housing plan by June 1. The draft plan can be viewed here: http://chessterct.org/…/05/Chester_draft -AHP-5-11-22.pdf. Chester residents are encouraged to attend the online meeting and voice their opinions about this important topic prior to the plan presentation to the Board of Selectmen for adoption. (Facebook)
  3. The annual Essex Memorial Day Parade is on! It will be held on Monday, May 30 at 9 am participants will assemble at the foot of Main Street in Essex at 8:45 am The parade will start at the Essex waterfront and go to the Essex Town Hall where it will stop for a prayer and a salute after which it will continue to the Essex Veterans’ Memorial Hall in Centerbrook. There, a ceremony and the conclusion of the parade will take place. The Parade Marshal is Sam Riggio. See you there! (essexct.gov)
  4. Did you know the Connecticut River is considered a “trophy carp body of water?” So, fishermen have a daily limit of one carp under 26 inches. Three angles, who were fishing the River in Cromwell are facing fines totaling more than $4,200. They were found with dozens of carp from the Connecticut River.(Middletown Press)

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Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:

  • 10:30 Essex Meadows Book Club – Essex Library Association (10:30 am)
  • Wine Down Wednesday (6 pm)
  • Magic Hat Workshop (6:30 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Town of Essex – Government: “New exit numbers on Route 9” (Facebook)
  • Treehouse players: “Please share with your friends! Does your teen need something fun to do this summer? Could they use volunteer hours or a focus for their Capstone Project? Treehouse Players is looking for teens to help out with our summer program.” (Facebook)
  • Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau: Ahhhh!!!! 🤩 Check out these incredible donations bought from our Amazon Charity Wishlist!!! Lesson plans and activities are always created first, keeping in mind what we already have in house, then building off of that. (Facebook)
  • Deep River Public Library: Are you making your “to-be-read” pile jealous?n(Facebook)
  • Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau: “Great opportunity for teens!” (Facebook)
  • Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau: Local parents, the Valley Safe Grad committee needs your help! To make this night a success, it needs parent chaperones to sign up for any of the shifts. (Facebook)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with another update!

Karena Garrity

About me: I am a native of Connecticut, who currently resides in the Tri-Town community of Chester, Deep River and Essex. I have been a community reporter for the better part of the past 20 years. I love my small town community and I am honored to be a part of Patch.com. You can reach me at; [email protected]

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