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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

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

Coffee with the Manager

October 2, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesTown Manager Michael Maniscalo has announced that in an effort to ensure the “Town of East Hampton maintains an open, accessible         government” he will be holding monthly “Coffee with the Manager” events from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each     month.

The first event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Island Coffee Traders, 37 East High Street. Residents are being invited to join him, and “feel free to bring forward any issue, concern, interest, question or idea they may have.”

The Town of East Hampton is dedicated to its citizens, and through activities like these will be better equipped to meet their needs,” Maniscalo said.


Town Hall Driveway Construction


East Hampton – Town Hall would like residents to be aware that milling and paving will begin on the exit driveway at the town offices beginning Monday, Oct. 6. The portion of the driveway under construction is near the Police Department.

Visitors to Town Hall will need to enter and exit the parking lot via the upper main entrance. Construction is expected to last through Friday, October 10.

Patience during this process is appreciated.

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

September 29, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments

Head startby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start and Preschool offer a “stimulating educational environment” for children throughout the school year or until space opens on wait lists.

As a special incentive, the first 200 children to enroll in CRT’s Head Start or Preschool Program will receive a free CRT backpack filled with goodies, including pencils, notebook, dental care kit and a children’s book, according to the organization. After 30 days of a child’s attendance, parents will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. For enrollment information on CRT’s Head Start and Preschool Program, call (860) 560-5401 or email ECE@crtct.org.

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Game Night

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Board_GamesThe Joseph N. Goff House invites children in grades four through six to a free Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m., at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 1 Barton Hill Rd.

Participants are welcome to bring their families non-electronic game to play, or choose from a selection provided by the Goff House. Snacks will be available for purchase and in addition to Goff House board members, high school student volunteers will … Continue Reading

Ziobron Attends 18th Annual Venture Smith Day

Venture_Smith_051_press3-200x200East Haddam — Saturday, September 13, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron attended Venture Smith Day, held to honor the life of the West African boy who at the age of 10 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The event was open to the public and was held at the First Church Cemetery in East Haddam.

Years later, Smith was able to buy his and his family’s freedom. Eventually they all moved to Haddam Neck where he spent his life as an entrepreneur. During his lifetime he owned 130 acres of land, and three homes making a living fishing, whaling, farming, and trading goods on the Salmon River. … Continue Reading


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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, 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 …


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. …

Hello From the Editor


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


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, …

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