National Voter Registration Day 9/23

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town hall, or …

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8/28: Richard Wellman, 21, of 131 Hog Hill Rd., and four juveniles of East Hampton were each arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief, East Hampton Police said. 8/30: Jacob Wood, 20, of 54 Long Crossing Rd., was in a one-car motor vehicle …

Sewer Use Payment Due

Notice is hereby given to all property owners connected to the sewers in the Town of East Hampton that a sewer use charge is due and payable Oct. 1. The charge for the year is set at $330 per unit. For a system using a town maintained grinder pump an …

Game Night

The 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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Flags at half staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff today (May 15, 2013) in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

“National Peace Officers Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the service of our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Gov. Malloy.

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East Hampton voters approve 2013-14 budget

May 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off

dollar-sign-black-and-whiteA $39.2 million budget was approved by East Hampton voters at a May 7 referendum. The vote was 1,031 yes and 752 no.

The Board of Finance has postponed setting the new mill rate, pending more information about the Legislature’s plans for the state budget and its impact on local aid.

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East Hampton student honored at Capitol

May 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off
Sen. Art Linares congratulates East Hampton, CT student Kyle Randall who received a scholarship from the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association on May 7, 2013. Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares (left) congratulates East Hampton, CT student Kyle Randall who received a scholarship from the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association on May 7, 2013. Contributed photo.

Press Release

On Tuesday, May 7, Sen. Art Linares congratulated East Hampton High School senior Kyle Randall, who was among several outstanding Connecticut students to be presented with a scholarship by the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association.

The event was held at the State Capitol complex in Hartford to celebrate National Drinking Water Week.

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Malloy proclaims National Teacher Day in CT

May 7, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
As a social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso has been able to enrich his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt.  On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, "I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base."

Social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso is 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. (See video) He has enriched his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt. On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, “I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base.”

Press Release

Gov Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed Tuesday, May 7, 2013 as National Teacher Day in the State of Connecticut.

National Teacher Day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated May 6-10, 2013.

“While today is National Teacher Day, the fact is that the work our teachers do is something that deserves celebration every day,” said Gov. Malloy.

“Improving our public schools is a top priority of my administration, and that includes getting more and better resources and quality professional development to our teachers, so they can prepare the next generation for success in the 21st Century,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Silver Alert issued for missing East Hampton girl

May 7, 2013 Local News Comments Off
The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint.  The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5). Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan.

The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint. The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5). Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan.

Update, May 8  – East Hampton Police confirmed this morning that Julia Campbell was located in NY, unharmed, and is now with her family.

Press Release

The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint. The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5).

Campbell is described as a 5’3” female, weight approximately 105 pounds. She has brown eyes and long brown hair and has some minor acne.

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YPCCA production of Oliver benefits victims of Sandy Hook shootings

May 4, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn's Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn’s Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Press Release

The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts (YPCCA)  invites you to our production of the classic musical “Oliver” May 2 – 5 at East Hampton High School at 20 East High St.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for the Mansfield Scholarship that is given to an East Hampton student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to instead send the proceeds from this show to the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut.

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