State Hockey Champs! Masuk wins title game

As the final second ticked off the scoreboard clock, Masuk High hockey players raised their arms, the bench spilled out onto the ice, and the celebration was underway. Masuk, the Division III State Tournament’s top seed, topped off a nearly-flawless…

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Videos, photos of Monroe’s 2023 Plunge at the Park

MONROE, CT — A rainy Saturday morning didn’t stop close to 75 people from coming to Great Hollow Lake to participate in the annual Plunge at the Park, helping Monroe police officers to raise around $40,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut’s athletes. Sgt. Todd Keeping organized this year’s event following the retirement of Sgt. Pete Howard, who started Monroe’s plunge over a decade ago. Jockey Hollow Middle School’s Unified Sports team held a ring toss and obstacle course and K9 Officer Michael DeCarli, Officer Michael Panza and Sgt. John McAulay held a K9 demonstration with their police dog, Riggs, before participants braved the…

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Project updates, from coffee on 111 to bagels on Main Street

MONROE, CT — Construction of a new bagel shop with a drive-thru at 4 Easton Road (Route 59), at the corner of Hattertown Road and Main Street, has been going on for months, and many residents are wondering when a shovel will go into the ground for a new Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the McDonald’s on Monroe Turnpike. The Monroe Sun received updates on both projects from Community and Economic Development Director William Holsworth. Seventh Realty LLC recently received an approval from the Office of the State Traffic Administration for the timing of the traffic light at Village Square due…

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Panthers are 1 win away from a state hockey championship

HAMDEN, CT — Masuk High’s hockey team is three periods away from a state championship. The Panthers, the top seed in the Division III bracket, defeated No. 4 Conard 3-1 in the semifinals at Quinnipiac University’s M&T Bank Arena on Monday. In the semifinal, Conard opened the scoring in the first period before the Panthers netted three in a row. Drew Scalia scored unassisted to tie things. Luke Kondub was assisted by Austin Braiewa and Scalia for a 2-1 lead in the second period. Scalia added his second of the game, also in the middle stanza, set up by Braiewa…

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