MIDDLETOWN — The owner of a city restaurant is receiving praise for her efforts to fight food insecurity in the city, a problem that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ngo Chu, owner of Lan Chi’s and a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, worked to organize and distribute food for a Sunday lunch program for those in need through the First Church of Middletown — before even getting her own business up and running.

Chu said the Main Street business community was supportive and made her feel at home when she decided to open her restaurant. “I

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Mike Condry dedicated to baseball in Middletown

Four years ago, our family became members of the Middletown Babe Ruth League. When a player’s time ends in Little League, the Babe Ruth League becomes an option to continue the great game of baseball. The advantage of this league; it gives players, of all levels of ability, to compete, and with a major league size infield with similar rules.

The person that has kept this league going successfully for many years now, in the capacity of both president and coach, is Mike Condry. As a former standout player, he brings his expertise, humor, and love of the game to this organization. Aside from the many nuances of baseball I have learned from him, his introductory question to the new players is, “What position do you play?”

The answer should be, “wherever you want me to play coach!” Each player has a chance

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