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Tuck in at Olivera s Taverne
Know what's better than a tavern? A taverne. There's something about that extra "e" that says "beer, grog, stew, warmth, repeat." Last weekend's dreadful weather demanded all of the above, so we headed out to Oliver's Restaurant and Taverne in Essex, home of dressed-up pub fare, many a beer, and a frequent stop for local musicians.
Wed May 22, 2013
"Kid Safety" Lawn Signs Have Been Posted Around Essex, But Some Find Them "Tacky"
The Essex lawn signs pictured along Main Street, opposite Champline Square, along Grove Street and next to Book Hill Road.
Mon May 13, 2013
No Changes as Tax Decrease Budget Goes to May 21 Chester Town Meeting
Voters at the May 21 annual budget meeting will consider a proposed $12.32 million spending plan for 2013-2014 that includes an unusual one-half mill decrease in the town's property tax rate.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Hartford Courant
Tourism Office Ready To Declare 'Fan-Favorite' Town
The Connecticut Office of Tourism is asking people to vote online for the Connecticut town they think best embodies the Yankee spirit of innovation, inspiration and original ideas.
The Hartford Courant
Essex Celebrates 'Burning Of The Ships' Saturday
That parade, which takes place Saturday at 2 p.m. in front of town hall, commemorates the so-called "Burning of the Ships" - the infamous day in April 1814 when British marines stormed the town and set fire to more than two dozen ships in the harbor.
Tue May 07, 2013
Region 4 Education Budget Approved on 274-145 Vote
REGION 4 - Voters of Chester, Deep River and Essex approved a $17,776,120 Region 4 education budget for 2013-2014 Tuesday on a 274-145 vote in an eight hour referendum.
Fri May 03, 2013
Burning of the Ships Day, Essex - May 11
The historic 1814 British Raid on Essex comes to life in Essex Village and at the Connecticut River Museum on Saturday, May 11.
Essex Sailing Masters 1814 Commemoration Ball - May 11
The Sailing Masters of 1812 will hold their 46th Annual 'Burning of the Ships' Parade on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. beginning at the town hall through downtown Essex, CT.
Falls River Preserve
The town of Essex offers many things to residents and visitors. Great shopping in its charming downtown district; historic points of interest thanks to its proximity to the Connecticut River; and hundreds of acres of preserved open space, courtesy of the Essex Land Trust.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Bob sounds like a wonderful man who led a full and satisfying life.
Robert John Baldwin, "Grandad" to six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, at age 97 after a full and active life.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Affidavit details state trooper shooting
Rammed off the road by a car that had led police on a high speed pursuit from Old Saybrook into Westbrook earlier this month, state police Detective Scott Wisner was reaching for his handgun, which had fallen on the floor, when he was shot in the shoulder.
Connecticut River Museum to Host "Songs from the War of 1812" Program - May 9
On Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m., the Connecticut River Museum's Boathouse Gallery and Education Center will be the setting for Songs from the War of 1812 , a special program presented by historian and musician Rick Spencer.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Senator Linares Lunches with Seniors, and Discusses His "No" Vote on Gun Control
State Senator Art Linares joined a well attended lunch on Thursday at the Estuary Council of Seniors at 200 Main Street in Old Saybrook.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Three southeastern Connecticut towns receive forestry grants
Three southeastern Connecticut communities will be among 10 recipients of a total of $49,645 in America the Beautiful grants for urban forestry projects, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Thursday.
A Film of Hope for Haiti - May 10
The new Deschapelles Library will bring books and programs to children who cannot afford the tuition needed to attend private schools Sister Cities Essex Haiti is presenting the film, Welcome to Deschapelles, Our Sister City, at the Essex Library on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. The 35 minute film, by Essex artist Brenda Floyd and her son Logan, tells ... (more)
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Essex Town Government, Elementary School Budgets DrawMild Response at Annual Hearing
A proposed $6,967,461 town government budget and a proposed $7,634,917 appropriation for Essex Elementary School drew a generally quiet response Monday from residents at the annual budget hearing.