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Hello again friends! This is me, Karina Garrity, your host Patch Newsletter. Here’s all the community news you need to know now. In this issue you will find news about:

  • Deep river day.
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation Public Information Meetings.
  • Deep River’s annual book and bake sale.

But first, today’s weather: moist; Morning shower High: 77 Low: 68.


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

  1. Are you ready for Deep River Day on Saturday? Come and join the fun! The day will start with a 5K run/walk at 9am and then “head to Marvin Field, the Deep River Historical Society, Downtown Deep River and the Library for lots of fun! Most activities will take place between business hours 10am – 2pm” The popular pet show will take place At 1:30pm on Main Street, right on Union and back on Church Street, the final concert (Righteous Continental) will be in downtown Deep River at the former Citizen’s Hotel. Bank parking lot at 2:15 p.m. Later in the evening, fireworks will be held at Plattwood Park later in the evening. We hope to see you there! (Deep River Parks and Rec via Facebook)
  2. The Connecticut Department of Transportation will hold three upcoming informational meetings to discuss the Eastern Connecticut Rail and Transit Feasibility Study. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments. To know the dates and times of the meetings, click here. (Essex Library via Facebook)
  3. It’s that time again! Deep River’s annual book and bake sale will be held on September 16 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Friends of the Deep River Library needs bakers. Can you help? If you are interested, contact the library by clicking here. (Friends of the Deep River Library)

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Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:

Tuesday 12 September

  • T-Mobile Tuesdays: Get free stuff and great perks every week (8:30 AM)
  • Cooking Night at The Nest (09:00)

From my notebook:

  • Essex Park and Leisure: “New LAX Domestic Program for Fall 2023!” (Essex Park and Recreation via Facebook)
  • Tri-Town Youth Services Office: “Just wanted to do a quick social media check, neighbors. If you’re comfortable sharing how you’re feeling in the comments, it might help someone else know they’re not alone in their thoughts.” (Tri- City Youth Services Office via Facebook)
  • Tri-Town Youth Services Office: “New at Chester Park and Rec! Adults & Me yoga, movement, and stories for kids ages 1-5! Registration is easy. Go to the link below, create an account, and sign up. https://chester.” Program” (Tri-Town Youth Services Office via Facebook)
  • Deep River Public Library: “Learn how to harness the power of your dreams! Registration required.” (Deep River Public Library via Facebook)
  • Essex Library: Hour of Code: Minecraft Edition (Gr. 2+) Tuesday, September 12, 4:30pm in the Kids Computer Section. Registration required: 860-767-1560 or Join us for a Minecraft-themed Hour of Code! (Essex Library via Facebook)

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Now you’re up to speed and ready to head out the door on Tuesday. I’ll catch you tomorrow bright and early with another update!

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