Deep River Horseshoe League At Play Every Thursday Evening

It’s a tense moment as the teams head out to play. It may be the Yankees and the Red Sox, but this game there is no stadium, no bat and no ball. Instead, there’s a sandpit, a metal stake and some heavy horseshoes. And the Yankees and Red Sox are just two of the 16 teams currently playing in the Deep River Horseshoe League. The game of horseshoes has become synonymous with Deep River over the last 65 years. On Thursday evening in Deep River, the clank of metal against metal is heard far and wide as the league, the

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Deep River Farms Plans a Bevy of Programs and Produce this Summer

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DEEP RIVER — A paradise of 60-plus acres of farmland and wooded trails, a small herd of rescue goats, 30 laying hens with another 250 approaching laying age soon, an abundance of locally-grown food — Deep River Farms is full of summer surprises. Owners Marissa Mathews and Kelly Simpson-Angelini have been hard at work ramping up the offerings at their community farm, which was incorporated in 2015. “The response from the community has been positive and extremely supportive,” said Simpson-Angelini, who is excited and proud of all that the farm has accomplished and is doing.  “We love our community in

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Farmers Markets in Lyme, Chester and Ivoryton are Set to Open in June

June is celebrated each year, not just because school lets out and summer is beginning and the weather is mostly beautiful, but also because it is the month when farmers markets kick off and again we can shop for fresh-from-the-earth produce, planted, harvested and sold all within our community borders. And in recent weeks, in an effort to help people afford to take home more fruits and vegetables, the Fair Food Network has doubled food stamps –Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — if they are used at farmers markets. The so-called Double Up Food Buck program means that local

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Unleashed Dogs Spark Debate About Essex Land Trust Property

Essex locals are caught in a hot debate about dogs and leashes at Cross Lots Essex Land Trust Property. Because the land is privately owned, the town of Essex ordinance in regard to “leash laws” does not apply and some are fed up with what they are saying are “out of control dogs”. Roderick Seurattan, who is currently living adjacent to the Cross Lots property, posted on social media about his frustration with the trust property and how it is being used by locals. That post attracted over 100 comments and ignited a debate about what the policy should be

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Women’s Business Development Council Reaches out to Small Businesses in Need

OLD SAYBROOK — The one mile stretch of Main Street is peppered with women-owned businesses getting hammered by the health — turned economic — pandemic and the Women’s Business Development Council wants to help. “If the women-owned businesses in our town, along Main Street and Boston Post Road, were to go away, it would drastically change the town,” said Old Saybrook Economic Development Director Susan Beckman. “These small businesses are incredibly important to not only our town character, but also the local economy.” Main Street is a microcosm within a macrocosm, according to Beckman. Much like the rest of the

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