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Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

October 22, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In East Hampton eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. 28; on that day people should go to the Registrar of Voters Office located at 20 High Street. Registration is open to individuals 18 years of age, or those who will be 18 by election day, Nov. 4, 2014. … Continue Reading

Welcome Home the Troops

October 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Thousand_Pillar_Temple_bellEast Hampton has a long history as being known as the Belltown, and this Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. all East Hampton businesses and residents are being asked to ring a bell. This is being done in coordination with the removal of the final ribbon from the Yellow Ribbon Tree in the Village Center.

The bell ringing is the town’s way of celebrating the return of the last of the local soldiers returning from Afghanistan and residents are being encouraged to participate.

Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

October 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

images (1)by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

John Morris, fondly called Jim, who lost his life last Friday, Oct. 17, at the age of 79 after being struck by a car, was a man described as “dedicated” to the Town of East Hampton. After moving to town 15 years ago he served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, held the seat of President of the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association and was a member of the East Hampton Facilities Evaluation Committee.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Jim Carey said of Mr. Morris “he was the best guy I ever knew.”

“I actually met Jim when he was working on his cottage on Marshall Road, about 15 years ago. He was a pure gentleman, a scholar, and a kind man who spoke with a lot wisdom,” he added.

Carey described Mr. Morris as a meticulous person who rarely mis-spoke and had the “uncanny ability to listen to people.”

“He was also the driving force behind the construction of the new ambulance building,” Carey said.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said of Mr. Morris, that he was a “very active member of this community.”

“His opinion was extremely valuable, and he was very helpful,” Maniscalco said.

“He was a great person and someone who was insightful, entertaining and a creative thinker,” he added. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo9/27/14: Anna Martineau, 45, of 820 Mansfield City, Storrs was issued a summons for Speeding and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/10/14: Robert Maheu, 24, of 50 Old West High St., East Hampton and Jessica Catalano, 31, of 28 Old Young St., East Hampton were involved in a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 196 and Route 16. Maheu was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Following Too Close. Maheu is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges. … Continue Reading

October 30 Deadline to Submit Bids for High School

October 16, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Subcontractor bids for the East Hampton H.S. renovation project are being accepted until the end of Oct. “Downes Construction Company, LLC on behalf of the Town of East Hampton through the East Hampton High School Building Committee and Capital Region Education Council (CREC) will receive sealed bids, in triplicate for the individual bid packages, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:15 p.m.” that afternoon in the high school auditorium, according to the public notice.

Bids should be addressed to Downes Construction Company, LLC, attention construction manager and received in the main office of East Hampton High School, 15 North Maple Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 before the deadline. … Continue Reading

Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Business, Feature 1 Comment

imageDear Readers:

It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following hundreds of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

culture-and-artsThe East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, 2 Knowles Road in Middle Haddam and will offer “light libation.”

The commission is inviting the public to join them to discuss ideas and questions regarding arts and culture in East Hampton. For more information call 860-267-9093.

More events are posted on the arts council calendar which can be found at easthamptonct.gov. People can also promote their art events on the on line arts events calendar by sending it to arts@easthamptonct.org.

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

October 14, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments

Foliageby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises on the lower Connecticut River is a safe, quiet, intimate 64’ vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers. The boat has been inspected, approved, stability tested and certified by The United States Coast Guard, according their web site.

Passengers can easily be out of the sun, rain or wind under a recently installed moveable canopy that can cover the entire stern. “She is handicap accessible,” but “cannot handle large electric wheelchairs.” Also on board is heated cabin area used during late fall, winter and early spring cruises.

The cruise will take passengers through East Haddam, voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 25 places in New England to view Fall foliage, according to Expeditions. Sites along the way include Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, and Gillette Castle to mention a few. Cruise time is 90 minutes. … Continue Reading

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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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

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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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Hello From the Editor

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Dear Readers: It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is …

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

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The East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

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