Ledyard football had a great Thanksgiving day. The team played against Fitch and won 28-27. Here are some photos from the game, well done Colonels!
And, in the spirit of this week’s holiday, the Ledyard Police held its second annual Stuff a Cruiser food drive for the Ledyard food pantry last week.
Doris Fonner, assistant director of Ledyard Youth and Social Services, stated that when she arrived in the office Friday morning there was nowhere to walk because of all the food that had been dropped off by Finkelstein.
"I couldn't believe what was piled up in here," she said. "I couldn't walk through."
Doris thanked everyone, from the police donating their time to citizens donating what they could and the market for their assistance, saying that everyone was “phenomenal” in their effort to make sure everyone could enjoy the holidays. Fonner said that the residents “come through all the time for us" and that she was contacted by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which donated 100 turkeys,
“We got a wonderful donation last night,” said Fonner. “I was in tears.”
Donations will fill the shelves of Food Pantry during the holiday season. Meanwhile holiday food baskets will be given out to approximately 110 residents who signed up for the Thanksgiving Basket Program with Social Services.
The office of the medical examiner ruled on the death of Tricia Beattie, the Ledyard woman whose body was discovered at a Groton park in late July.
The cause of death has been ruled “asphyxia due to submersion” and the manner of death has been ruled a suicide the medical examiner’s office confirmed. Asphyxia due to submersion is the technical term for drowning.
Tricia graduated from Montville High School in 1994, where she participated in concert and marching band, was employed at Dunkin Donuts, was involved in Girl Scouts with her daughters, loved the Waterford Speed Bowl and karaoke. She is survived by her parents R. Bruce and Sharon (Phillips) Beattie of Oakdale and her children, Christopher, Amanda, Alexandra, and Rebecca; her step children, Shawn and Cynthia Kuane.
And, who is also the chair of the finance committee, was arrested Sunday and charged with breach of peace-2nd assault/strike and assault third degree, according the state’s Judicial Branch website.
This week the Ledyard Patch published poems about Hurricane Sandy submitted by sixth graders at Ledyard Center School.
Click here for the first installment of poems, featuring Brianna DesRosiers,
Alyssa Bomster and Sara Giorgi
Click here for the second installment of poems featuring Benicio Costales, W. Carson Marquardt, and DeJohn Griffin.
Click here for the third installment of poems featuring Cassondra Duzguner, Andrew Boudah, Rasean Jordan and Zachary Trout.
Click here for fourth installment of poems featuring Kydel Weldon, Emma fain, John Gebhard, and Timothy Dorr.
The last installment of poems featuring Abby Eichelberg, Jacob Sylvia, Jewelle Edenshaw publishes today at 9:00 a.m.