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East 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 …

Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

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 …

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9/27/14: 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 …

October 30 Deadline to Submit Bids for High School

by 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 …

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Join East Hampton families for Yellow Ribbon ceremony

September 11, 2013 Local News Comments Off

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Join three East Hampton families on Thursday, Sept. 12 for a Yellow Ribbon ceremony at 59 Main St., in the Village Center.

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Local craft fair needs your talents

September 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center is bringing back the annual holiday fair and inviting area crafters to be a part of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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What do you know about Venture Smith Day?

September 5, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

Son of an African king, Venture Smith became the first black man to document his capture from Africa and life as an American slave and successful black freeman in Connecticut.  And he has a local connection.

Venture Smith’s grave is one of the original sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.  Events at the various Freedom Trail sites are held throughout Connecticut in the month of September. To read more about the trail, visit the Web site at http://ctfreedomtrail.org

The 17th annual Venture Smith Day commemoration will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town St. (RT. 151) in East Haddam on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events.

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In East Hampton – How to live well as a senior citizen

August 28, 2013 Local News Comments Off
The Back Porch Swingers got East Hampton seniors up and dancing at the Senior Center. The band members are: (R-L), David Blanchard (trumpet); Beverly Flaherty (keyboard); Graham Ralph (drummer); Phyllis Glinski (bass guitar); and Ray Joesten (guitar). Photo courtesy of the East Hampton Senior Center.

The Back Porch Swingers got East Hampton seniors up and dancing at the Senior Center. The band members are: (L-R), David Blanchard (trumpet); Beverly Flaherty (keyboard);  Ray Joesten (guitar); Graham Ralph (drummer); and Phyllis Glinski (bass guitar). Photo courtesy of the East Hampton Senior Center

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The East Hampton Senior Center celebrates the 2013 National Senior Center Month throughout September with many events, programs and an open house to showcase exactly what East Hampton’s Senior Center provides for older adults (60 and over) in the community.

The theme for this celebration is “Experts at Living Well.”

The kick-off for the month-long celebration will be on Wednesday, Sept. 4, featuring Brain Games and Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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CT DEEP closes parts of State Forest – cites virus-carrying mosquitoes

August 27, 2013 Areawide, Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest  to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to the public due to the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes that feed on humans.

Some mosquitoes carrying the EEE virus feed on horses and birds.

Pachaug State Forest is located in Voluntown, CT and is the largest state forest in Connecticut. It is a popular camping and hiking location.

Due to the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis, the DEEP has closed the Mt. Misery and Frog Hollow Horse campgrounds until further notice.

Signs have been posted in this portion of the forest by DEEP staff advising visitors of the closure. Click on this link for a list of alternative camping areas/outdoor recreational areas http://www.ct.gov/deep

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in the United States with approximately 33 percent mortality and significant brain damage in most survivors. There is no specific treatment for EEE; care is based on symptoms.”

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Last two Explore East Hampton walks

August 27, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Coming up on Sept. Sept. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., a tour of Lake Pocotopaug Island – meet at 11 Old Marlborough Road in East Hampton, CT.

Coming up on Sept. Sept. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., a tour of Lake Pocotopaug Island – meet at 11 Old Marlborough Road in East Hampton, CT.

The East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department has sponsored several walks this summer with the theme of “Explore East Hampton,” and there are only two more left in the series.

The goal of the monthly walks is to introduce people – residents old and new, visitors from neighboring towns, and others – to the history and beauty of East Hampton, CT.

The walks may also spark new friendships, be a part of your goal of getting out and enjoy the outdoors more, and provide lots of tidbits for New England history buffs.

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East Hampton arts group seeks donations for giant tag sale

August 27, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
EPOCH ARTS IMAGE East Hampton CT

Epoch Arts in East Hampton CT, is a regional “arts for youth” non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate by experiencing, hands-on, the arts.

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Here’s some motivation for cleaning out the garage, the “junk” closet, the college student’s room now that he or she is  off to school…

Epoch Arts needs your donations of gently used items for a two-weekend tag sale/fundraiser.

Epoch Arts has already received some great stuff…  furniture, household goods, art work and more.

So, plan to do some shopping. The tag sale will be held on two weekends, rain or shine, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8.  Your second opportunity is the weekend of Sept. 14-15.

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Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

August 26, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

Press Release | CT Atty Gen George Jepsen

According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, a federal judge has ruled that Apple Inc. violated federal and state law in conspiring to fix prices in the market for electronic books, or eBooks.

In the order, Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

The release states that a trial on the request for injunctive relief and damages will now be scheduled.

“As we have said throughout our investigation, consumers are entitled to a fair, open and competitive marketplace,” CT Atty Gen. Jepsen said. “The judge found, by a preponderance of the evidence that Apple conspired to restrain the marketplace for eBooks.

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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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