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Fuel Assistance Offered and Volunteers Needed

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The East Hampton Senior Center would like people 60 and older, and/or disabled, to know that they may qualify for help paying for fuel and electric bill this winter through the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The center, located at 105 Main Street, is offering appointments for those in need who want to know if they qualify. The program which began this month is for the 2014-2015 heating season. The senior center is scheduling appointments and can be reached at 860-267-4426. … Continue Reading

East Hampton High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

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An anonymous, electronic, correspondence stating there was a bomb in the East Hampton High School building yesterday, Monday, Nov. 17, resulted in students and personnel being evacuated to a nearby location.

According to officials, students were evacuated around 1 p.m. following receipt of the threat by a high school employee. … Continue Reading

Commander’s Project Focuses on Affordable Assisted Living for Veterans

November 10, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

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Harry “Butch” Hansen, Commander of the American Legion Department of Connecticut has announced an innovative and affordable assisted-living residence program for veterans as his “Commander’s Project” for 2014-2015.

Hansen is urging members of all 169 American Legion posts in Connecticut to support Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Veterans Landing, the nation’s first assisted living residence for low and moderate-income veterans and their spouses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chose the Community Renewal Team to design, build and operate the senior project on the VA Healthcare Campus in Newington. … Continue Reading

Food desperately needed at local food bank

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Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are running low. The food bank which helps approximately 350 families according to a representative, is no exception, and with the upcoming holiday season the need is even greater. As they have done in the past, the food bank is looking to supply families not only with weekly necessities, but also make their holidays brighter. … Continue Reading

Republicans Clean up in East Haddam and East Hampton

November 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

With the exception of the Congressional race, East Haddam and East Hampton voted overwhelmingly republication in yesterday’s elections. The only democrat to win in those two towns was incumbent Joe Courtney who earned 2,857 East Hampton votes and 2,059 in East Haddam, beating his opponent (R) Lori Hopkins-Cavanaugh by 1,418 combined votes, according to figures supplied by both towns.

Three other incumbents, all republicans, who will also remain in office are State Senator Art Linares, State Representative Melissa Ziobron, and Judge of Probate Jennifer Berkenstock. For governor (R) Tom Foley was the top choice earning 2,008 votes in East Haddam and 2,927 in East Hampton. Current Governor (D) Daniel Malloy received 1,537 and 2,249 respectively. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 31, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo10/15/14: Ryan B. Holznagel, 27, of 17 Flatbrook Road, East Hampton was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/24/14: Kathleen F. Flannery, 58, of 11 Flannery Row, East Hampton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Biagino Attardo, 53, of 41 Lake Dr., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Creating a Public Disturbance. … Continue Reading

Mimi Perrotti – Democratic Candidate for State Rep – 34th District

October 27, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester.  Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester.
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

October 27, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
Melissa Ziobron

Melissa Ziobron

By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter
Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester
Party Affiliation: Republican
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children
Residence: East Haddam
State Representative (R) Melissa Ziobron who is seeking re-election to a second term as State Representative, is a lifelong resident of the 34th District and serves on the legislature’s Environment, Public Health and Appropriations committees.

Ziobron who grew up in East Hampton before moving to East Haddam as a teenager said she is dedicated to the residents of the district and wants to continue to help people stay in Connecticut, protect the environment, work with schools, address mental health issues and those of senior citizens, increase economic development and cut spending on a state level. … Continue Reading

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State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

East Hampton — Tuesday, September 23, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron toured Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton with Dr. George Knoecklein who is a Limnologist, hired by the town to monitor …

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

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East Haddam residents that stumble upon Eddie’s Auto Body may think they are entering an ordinary auto body shop. The functional surroundings and down-to-earth staff seem to be requirements for …

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Mimi Perrotti, Democrataic candidate for the 34th House District; East Hampton, East Haddam and Westchester, is delighted to announce that she has been approved for public financing by the State …

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Food desperately needed at local food bank

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are …

Town looking for new employees

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Hampton is seeking candidates to fill two positions; Public Utilities Administrator and a Probationary Police Officer. The position of probationary police …

Open Hours With the Town Manager

  by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Have something you want to discuss, or questions about your town government you’d like answers to? Now you can do that without an appointment. …

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