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Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

October 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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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

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.

Have Coffee With Your State Rep

downloadState 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 East Hampton, the other in East Haddam.

The purpose of the events is to give residents in Middlesex County the opportunity to field questions and discuss with her issues relating to state government.

The first of two events will take place in East Haddam, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House & Cafe; 374 Town Street.

The East Hampton event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee House Gallery, 70 Main Street. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 10, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton Police sign copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan9/19/14: Jennifer Vanwycke, 34, of 14 Myrtle Rd., East Hampton was issued a summons for Shoplifting, (Larceny in the 6th Degree), and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/20/14: Robert William White, 44, of 14 Fairlawn Ave., East Hampton was arrested for Simple Trespass and Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree. White was scheduled to appear before t
he Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/22/14:
Beth Cunningham, 52, of 6A No. Maple St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Emissions Non Compliance.

9/24/14: Steven Grandi, 48, of 41 East High St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control. … Continue Reading

Town Hall Driveway Construction

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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.

Energy Company has no Affiliation with Town

September 30, 2014 Feature, Local News 2 Comments

download (1)by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Town officials in East Hampton are advising residents to be wary of representatives from Next Step Living who have been soliciting neighborhoods with energy options. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said in a phone interview that representatives of the company are telling homeowners they are in partnership with the town. “They are not,” Maniscalo said.

“This statement is false, no entity of the town has endorsed or agreed to work with Next Step Living,” a statement issued by the town said.

“We first learned about this last Thursday or Friday from a resident called to complain about the situation,” Maniscalo said.

“Since then, we have received other complaints,” he added. … Continue Reading

Drawdown of Lake to Begin mid October

September 30, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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Lake Pocotopaug’s water level will be lowered in October to allow residents and the town to work on seawalls and beach cleanup. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said the “drawdown” will be conducted by the dam owner beginning Oct. 10. Maniscalo also said that the dam, as is much of the lake is privately owned; the town only owns 5-acres along the water’s edge. According to public records Stanley Bevin is … Continue Reading

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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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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