Energy Company has no Affiliation with Town

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 …

Drawdown of Lake to Begin mid October

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter 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, …

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

by 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 …

Police Blotter

9/4: Wojciech Rembiszewski, 22, of 9 Davis St., New Britain was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Rembiszewski is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges. 9/5: Leslie Briere, 61, …

Recent Articles:

Coming up – East Hampton Town-wide Tag Sale

June 9, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
East Hampton's Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.   Photo image, Pottery bowl by SteveWilliamsPottery on Etsy

East Hampton’s Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.  Shop other people’s treasures and collections. Photo image, pottery bowl by SteveWilliamsPottery on Etsy

Press Release

East Hampton’s Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.

This annual event will include more than 55 individual tag sales, as well as four vendors at the museum on Bevin Boulevard.

Free maps of all locations will be handed out in the center of town as well as at the Town Hall parking lot.

… Continue Reading

Rep. Ziobron hosts event at Gillette Castle

June 3, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Rep. Melissa Ziobron hosted a paddle and letterboxing event Sunday (June 2) at Gillette Castle State Park.

Earlier this year, Ziobron “adopted” Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT as part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s goal of increasing travel to Connecticut’s many great state parks.

Rep. Ziobron represents East Haddam, East Hampton and a section of Colchester in the legislature’s 34th General Assembly district.

On Sunday afternoon, more than 40 people from all over the state flocked to Gillette Castle State Park to take part in the letterboxing and paddle event.

… Continue Reading

Vote June 4 on $52 million East Hampton High School project

June 3, 2013 Local News Comments Off
An illustration of an upgraded lecture hall that includes new infrastructure to support today's technology in the classroom.

An illustration of an upgraded lecture hall that includes new infrastructure to support today’s technology in the classroom.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 for a referendum on the proposed $51.7 million East Hampton High School renovation project. Voting will take place at the high school.

After months of public hearings, review and discussion, the design – known as Concept 5 – being presented to voters was selected by the Board of Finance and the Town Council.

… Continue Reading

CT Police release Memorial Day report

May 28, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

CT STATE POLICE LOGO 2012According to a press release issued by Connecticut State Police today (May 28, 2013), troopers patrolled the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2013 Memorial Day Weekend in both marked and unmarked patrol cars.

The holiday enforcement project began at 1 a.m. on May 24 and ended the evening of May 27. Police say that within that time period, troopers investigated 281 motor vehicle accidents including 59 with reported injuries and two fatal accidents (West Hartford and North Stonington).

… Continue Reading

Wal-Mart fined $81 million for illegal disposal of toxic waste

May 28, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
André Birotte Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California said, “Retailers like Wal-Mart that generate hazardous waste have a duty to legally and safely dispose of that hazardous waste, and dumping it down the sink was neither legal nor safe. The case against Wal-Mart is designed to ensure compliance with our nation’s environmental laws now and in the future.”

André Birotte Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California said, “Retailers like Wal-Mart that generate hazardous waste have a duty to legally and safely dispose of that hazardous waste, and dumping it down the sink was neither legal nor safe. The case against Wal-Mart is designed to ensure compliance with our nation’s environmental laws now and in the future.”

Press Release issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

According to a statement released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today (May 28) in cases filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United States.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based company also pleaded guilty today in Kansas City, Mo., to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by failing to properly handle pesticides that had been returned by customers at its stores across the country.

As a result of the three criminal cases brought by the Justice Department, as well as a related civil case filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wal-Mart will pay approximately $81.6 million for its unlawful conduct.

Coupled with previous actions brought by the states of California and Missouri for the same conduct, Wal-Mart will pay a combined total of more than $110 million to resolve cases alleging violations of federal and state environmental laws.

… Continue Reading

Eastern CT State University Class of 2013 – Congrats to East Hampton graduates

May 25, 2013 Local News Comments Off
At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements. 2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.
2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

Edited by Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News

At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.

Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on May 14.

Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine,” gave the Commencement address.

… Continue Reading

Police arrest suspect in the murder of ECSU student

May 18, 2013 Local News Comments Off

connstatepolice1-251x300By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

CT State Police report that the remains found with the aid of police dogs on Friday in Trumbull near the Bridgeport line is the body of the missing Eastern Connecticut State University student Alyssiah Wiley.

Police also say they have arrested a suspect in connection with her death, a 30-year-old man, Jermaine Richards, of Bridgeport.

… Continue Reading

East Hampton Police make arrests on drug and theft charges

May 16, 2013 Local News Comments Off
East Hampton CT Police have arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski and 20-year-old Brandon Yon and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Photos from East Hampton Police, composite by HTNP News.

East Hampton CT Police have arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski and 20-year-old Brandon Yon and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Photos from East Hampton Police, composite by HTNP News.

Press Release

On Friday, May 10 East Hampton CT Police Officer Matthew Hanlon and Officer Hardie Burgin arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski of Enfield, CT and 20-year-old Brandon Yon of Portland, CT and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools.

According to police, the arrests stem from an investigation of stolen auto parts from 8 Walnut Ave. in East Hampton on May 10, 2013.

… Continue Reading

New law would change provisional ballots and local elections

May 15, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
Currently, “provisional ballots” are restricted to voting for federal candidates. While voters whose registration status is uncertain on Election Day can only vote by “challenge ballot” for candidates for municipal and state candidates. “Challenge ballots” are usually not counted unless the results of an election are challenged in court. The new law would allow “provisional ballots” for municipal elections.

Voters whose registration status is uncertain on Election Day can only vote by “challenge ballot” for candidates for municipal and state candidates. “Challenge ballots” are usually not counted unless the results of an election are challenged in court. The new law would allow “provisional ballots” for municipal and state elections.

Press Release

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today (May 15, 2013) praised the CT State House of Representatives passage of House Bill No. 5599, “An Act Concerning Provisional Ballots for State and Municipal Offices.”

The bill, which still needs a vote from the Senate, would allow voters to use “provisional ballots” for state and municipal elections, instead of only federal elections as current statutes provide.

The House vote today was 105-37 in favor of sending the bill to the State Senate.

… Continue Reading

Sen. Linares at Manufacturing and Technology Day

May 15, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol.  Contributed photo.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol. Contributed photo.

Press Release

General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol.

The company (www.gdeb.com) was among dozens of Connecticut manufacturers to display their products and services to state legislators.

Sen. Linares represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.

… Continue Reading

In East Hampton – time to clean out the garage!

May 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale.

If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale.

Here’s your chance to declutter that garage, the “junk” closet, the attic, your college student’s unused bedroom… the East Hampton Townwide Tag Sale is coming up.

The event benefits the Chatham Historical Society.

If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale, which this year, is Saturday, June 15. (Rain date, June 22).

… Continue Reading

Sponsors

Hometown History

Political Views

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

Eddies&Ziobron

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-headshot-final-200x300

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 …

Herbst (still) Wants Answers on Teacher Pension Neglect

Tim_Herbst_Headshot_160

TRUMBULL, CT – Today Tim Herbst, Trumbull First Selectman and Candidate for State Treasurer, praised State Auditors for continuing to sound the alarm on the mismanagement of the Teacher’s Retirement …

Business

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

Eddies&Ziobron

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 …

State Unemployment-July 2014

labor

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for July 2014.  These data are supplied by the …

Sponsors Directory

Weather