Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With generous portions: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, divine BLTs, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and cheese fries means you won’t be disappointed. With a …

Village Center’s Water Quality Inquiry

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com The Town Council, at December 9th’s meeting approved a contract with Fuss and O’Neill for $29,460 for further soil and ground water assessments in the Village Center. In 2010 the Town of East Hampton Brownfields Redevelopment Agency was awarded a $200,000 grant to assess the ground …

40th Annual Backyard Bird Count

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com   Today- Sunday, December 14th, is the 40th Annual Mattabeseck Audubon Society|Backyard Bird Count.  The MAS Audubon Society invites all citizens

Breaking Ground: N. Main St. Christopher Brook Construction pushed back to Spring 2016

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com Construction to restore Christopher Brook’s crumbling corridor beneath N. Main st. has been set back. To be completed in three phases the second phase involving the closure of N.main for approximately three to four weeks. The preliminary plan summarized at December 9th Town Council Meeting involved …

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Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

August 16, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Local News Comments Off
Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St in East Hampton.  Trinkets and toys, home goods and electronics, to books, records and so much more will be among the treasures just waiting to be discovered.

The tag sale is an annual fundraiser held by Epoch Arts (pronounced “epic”).   A non-profit organization described as an “arts center” by founder Elizabeth Namen, Epoch offers its young participants the opportunity to nourish their artistic and creative skills.  Classes such as filmmaking, painting, clay sculpting, crafting, playwriting and production, improvisation and more … Continue Reading

It’s Dog License Renewal Time

August 14, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Iggy's got his license.  Now he can relax! Photo credit to Jessica Cote of Manchester, CT.

Iggy’s got his license. Now he can relax!
Photo credit to Jessica Cote of Manchester, CT.

Attention East Hampton Dog Owners!  Have you renewed your pup’s license this year?  If you haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time.  The Town Clerk’s office will soon be sending out notices to owners of any pooches who’ve lapsed on their license renewal.  All dogs over six months of age are under legal obligation to be licensed in the town of East Hampton, and any dog without a license may be subject to infraction by the Dog Warden.  Make sure to keep your furry friend out of the doghouse!

Renewing your dog’s license is easy, thanks to the Town Clerk’s website.  Click here to begin the renewal process.  Use of the online service costs $1.75 in addition to the licensing fee.

Before you can renew, you’ll need to make sure that your dog is up to date on his or her rabies shots.  Click here to view the Town Clerk’s list of rabies clinics in the area.

If you’ve never licensed your dog before, you’ll need to make a visit to the Town Clerk’s office.  Be sure to bring your dog’s current record of rabies vaccination that has been signed by your veterinarian as well … Continue Reading

Boat Capsizes in Lake Pocotopaug

August 13, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

According to NBC Connecticut, a small boat capsized earlier this afternoon

NBC reports that no one was injured in the capsizing of a small boat earlier today at Lake Pocotopaug.

NBC reports that no one was injured in the capsizing of a small boat earlier today at Lake Pocotopaug.

in Lake Pocotopaug.

NBC reports that the craft, identified as a catamaran or small sailboat, flipped over near Lake Drive in East Hampton with two people on board.

The site reports that both the town’s fire department as well as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived on the scene to help the two passengers from the lake and recover the overturned vessel.  No injuries were reported.

UPDATE: According to Dwayne Gardner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, two juveniles were … Continue Reading

Higher Grounds offers music, arts, culture, and farm-fresh eats

August 12, 2014 Arts & Entertainment, Business Comments Off

By Lauren Quiricihighergrounds

Kim Page, 48, is in her 4th successful year of business with what she refers to as her “coffee shop gallery” called Higher Grounds in East Hampton.  Since she moved to town 28 years ago, Page valued the existence in town of the type of cultural oasis that Higher Grounds has become.

Page chose to move to the town in part because of her fondness for “a funky little café in the building next door [to Higher Grounds’ current location] that had music and local art and little antiques and stuff,” she explains, “They closed, and until now we haven’t had anything.” After the café that she admired disappeared, Page endeavored to bring an indie-rock vibe back to the center of East Hampton. “I’ve just always wanted to have a funky little coffee shop where we could have art and music. There’s just not a lot of that around in Connecticut,” she  says. Since Page opened Higher Grounds, other coffee shops have been springing up in the area.  One of the newer shops, called “Down to Earth,” is located in Glastonbury, and another called “Something Simple” has surfaced in Hebron. “It’s kind of … Continue Reading

Perfect Weather for Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade

August 11, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off
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A banner on the side of the third-place winning “Dr. Seuss” boat seems a good description of the day.

By Lauren Quirici

Crowds gathered at Sears Park on the sunny afternoon of Saturday, August 9th to watch the participating boats at the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade.  Twelve boats decorated in styles from Dr. Seuss to popular reality television show Duck Dynasty circled the lake for all to see.

Many vendors were present at Sears Park, including an Avon representative, face-painting booths, food products from Tastefully Simple, health products from Qivana and more.  From the park, the boats and the observers made their way to Angelico’s Lake House Restaurant for food, drinks, music, and the announcement of the winners of the Boat Parade and ten … Continue Reading

Historian To Give Veterans Day Talk

August 8, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

Presentation On Moodus War Hero, Melvin Baron

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Both the Hadlyme Congregational Church and the North School of Hadlyme are sponsoring a talk about a World War II veteran from Moodus named Melvin Baron, who was killed in action in Italy 70 years ago on May 4, 1944, at the age of 19. Pvt. Baron, a 1943 graduate of Hale-Ray High School, was part of an elite special services unit in the Army. It was jointly formed with Canadian troops and was called the “First Special Services Force.” The unit … Continue Reading

Village boutique switches to second-hand style

August 4, 2014 Business, Feature Comments Off
The storefront of Sweet Repeats in East Hampton's Village Center

The storefront of Sweet Repeats in East Hampton’s Village Center

By Lauren Quirici

Step through the door of Sweet Repeats, a clothing consignment shop in East Hampton’s Village Center, and you will find colorful racks filled with dresses and blouses, daring heels and stylish handbags, displays draped with sparkling accessories and more.

At the back of her shop, owner Alison Davis sits at a desk among bunches of silk roses and golden bangle bracelets, a rack of newly acquired merchandise behind her waiting to be priced. A stack of flowered business cards are displayed to … Continue Reading

Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

July 31, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

By Lauren Quirici

East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. Each year at the parade, about fifteen to thirty creatively dressed boats set sail across the lake. Past years have seen boats resembling racecars, Noah’s Ark, covered wagons and more.

"Ballerina Beach Volleyball" was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

“Ballerina Beach Volleyball” was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

The parade is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, who extend invitations to surrounding communities as far as Enfield and Windsor, as well as to some of the neighboring lakes. The group, largely comprised of waterfront or watershed area residents, focuses on raising money to keep the lake and surrounding area free of pollution. Among many fundraising efforts to benefit the lake environment is a yearly raffle that takes place at the parade, offering $10,000 to a lucky winner. “The lake is probably the biggest natural resource in East Hampton,” explains John Moore, lakefront resident and chairman of the Friends. “We are using the money to help educate and keep the … Continue Reading

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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

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

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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Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

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By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With …

Youth and Family Services Campaigning for Shoes

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter East Hampton Youth and Family Services is teaming up with Portland and Cromwell to better serve the surrounding communities through the Salvation Army Red Kettle …

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are …

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