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Original Epoch Arts Production Airs in December

downloadby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter
The students of Epoch Arts have created an original one act play called, “Giving, To Change the World.” Each fall students of Epoch Arts develop an original one act mini production which is created, written, collaborated and performed by the cast. The productions are about transformation, possibilities and community, that allows the “audience a place to experience work on the cutting edge of creativity,” according to Artistic Director Elizabeth Namen. Fourteen students created this original play, which will be performed Dec. 5 and 6, at 7 p.m.

Epoch Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate the experience of the arts. … Continue Reading

East Hampton to Honor Exceptional Officers and Good Samaritans

November 25, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments



by Bette Tani

The East Hampton Police Department will host its first Annual Awards Ceremony honoring police officers who have “demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty.” The event scheduled for Thursday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will take place at the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association.

In addition to the officers, the ceremony will also honor two “Good Samaritans” who aided East Hampton police in “critical situations.” Both will receive “medals and certificates from East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco and Police Chief Sean Cox,” according to the department. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

November 25, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo11/8/14: A 17-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Breach of Peace and Interfering with a Police Officer.

11/16/14: Thomas Kabara, 31, of 394 East Haddam Moodus Rd., Moodus was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, November 25, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

11/18/14: A 17-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a ticket for Violation of Passenger Restriction 16 to 17 years of age.

11/20/14: A 15-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Trespassing in the 3rd Degree. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

November 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton CT Police Sign11/13/14: Wojtek Lukaszczyk, 35, of 176 Champion Hill Rd., East Hampton, Patrick Burbank, 24, of 4 Wangonk Tr., East Hampton and Edward Sawyers, 40, of 77 Barton Hill Rd., East Hampton were involved in a three car motor vehicle accident in the area of West High St. and Depot Hill Road. Lukaszczyk was issued a ticket for Failure to Follow at a Reasonable Distance Apart.

11/14/14: Wadai Rucian Nyoweh Holman, 18, of 33 Auburn Knoll, East Hampton and Damaris Gonzalez, 33, of 28 Grafton St., Hartford were involved in a car vs school bus accident in the area of Brewer Rd. and White Birch Road. Holman, the driver of the car, was issued a ticket for Traveling Too Fast for Conditions.

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

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by Bette Tani

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

Police Blotter

November 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo11/2/14: Ryan Holznagel, 27, of 17 Flatbrook Rd., East Hampton was arrested for Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, November 12, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

11/5/14: A 15-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Larceny in the 6th Degree, Possession of Electronic Cigarettes, Possession of Marijuana less than 4 ounces and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. … Continue Reading

Commander’s Project Focuses on Affordable Assisted Living for Veterans

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

support-our-troops-we-cry-but-i-say-love-our-veterans-and-By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

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


Political Views

Have Coffee With Your State Rep


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


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 …


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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