Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021

Claims of a hostile work environment in the Clinton Public Schools topped CT Examiner’s list of most-read stories of 2021, with legalizing marijuana and the mysterious death of a Lyme, CT show horse rounding out our top 3. Two stories featuring Chef Colt Taylor made our top 10, including the...

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Fishing Debate Centers on Catching a Predator

CLINTON – It’s a carnivorous predator that survives on the ocean floor by using its muscular foot and hard pointed shell to pry open the body of its prey and eat the soft tissue inside with its long, nose-like proboscis.  And whether you call it a conch or a whelk...

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A Mecca for Japanese Collectibles and Games in Clinton

CLINTON — Town residents Justin Teague and his partner, Carolyn Dickson, love to vacation in Japan. They’ve gone three times since 2015, traveling through Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Kobe on the country’s bullet train. But there’s another purpose to their travels besides pure enjoyment — stocking up on Japanese...

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Clinton Town Leaders Talk Election, Priorities

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CLINTON — While retaining a Republican majority, the town council has shifted from a three-party to a two-party body after incumbent Eric Bergman, a Green Party member, was not re-elected on Tuesday.  Two Democrats Carrie Allen and Chris Passante, and one Republican, Tom Hollinger, were elected to fill the three...

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‘That’s a Wrap’ — 2021 Election Coverage

...we could look at.” “We know we’ve got seniors on fixed incomes that are having trouble staying in Salem,” he said. CLINTON — Only a few candidates are at the polls around midday, but voters are still coming in steadily. Moderator Kathy Hand said there had been a steady flow...

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A Gull’s-Eye View of a Wildlife Refuge Next Door

...the federal Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge. “It’s a gull!” he calls out with a burst of exuberance. “A herring gull!”  Lender is a longtime public radio journalist and Clinton resident specializing in wildlife stories that have sent him all over the planet to encounter untold species of animals and...

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Regarding Clinton Schools — CT Examiner Responds

...number of teachers in Clinton public schools, unexpectedly, neither Dimon nor O’Donnell could offer any rebuttal.  It’s that failure to respond – and this subsequent public campaign of intimidation based on outright falsehoods – which convinces us that there is something deeply wrong in Clinton. We stand by our reporting....

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Clinton Education Community Deserves Better

...family, our union representatives, and our entire education community and we say enough is enough. Stop the attacks against our dedicated educators and our union. We all deserve better. Thank you. Michael Meizies, President Education Association of Clinton Meizies has been employed for 23 years with the Clinton Public Schools...

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Baseless Claims of Ageism as Community Heals

...comment on individual cases due to privacy but you tell the angry, one-sided stories of disgruntled former employees that likely had significant allegations that were investigated and dealt with professionally? Shame on you. Kristin Cafferty Clinton, CT Cafferty is a 27-year art educator and head teacher at East Haven Academy...

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Clinton PTA: Article One-Sided

To the Editor: The Board of the Clinton PTA is incredibly disappointed with the recent article [Oct.16, “After Tragedy, Clinton Teachers Claim Age Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment“] in the CT Examiner. This reporter sensationalized the passing of one of our beloved teachers, and for no clear reason tied it into...

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