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 …

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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, …

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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.

Press Release

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.

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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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New East Hampton Police Chief is former head of Governor’s security force

May 3, 2013 Local News Comments Off
New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

New Police Chief Sean Cox of Mansfield, CT was sworn in at a Special Meeting of the East Hampton Town Council on May 2, 2013. A 21-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police, Cox’s most recent assignment was Commanding Officer of the Governor’s Security Detail for Gov. Malloy.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Approximately four months ago, East Hampton, CT launched a nationwide search for its next Chief of Police to replace longtime Chief Matt Reimondo, who retired in January but then was called back by the town to serve as interim police chief.

After receiving 52 applicants, the town undertook a two-part process running candidates through an oral board of current and former police chiefs and then reviewing the five proposed candidates with a small committee composed of local residents Dale Maynard and Greg Pugatch and Town Council members Kyle Dostaler, Barbara Moore and Sue Weintraub.

The Committee recommended two of the five candidates for Town Manager Michael Maniscalco to review.

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In East Hampton – your chance to safely dispose of old RX

April 26, 2013 Local News Comments Off

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Instead of dumping medications - prescription or over-the-counter - down the sink or flushing them, which puts them into the water supply - National Take Back Day allows you to give them to law enforcement officials who safely destroy them.

Instead of dumping medications – prescription or over-the-counter – down the sink or flushing them, which puts them into the water supply – National Take Back Day allows you to give them to law enforcement officials who safely destroy them.

When we dispose of old prescriptions or even over-the-counter medications by flushing them in the toilet or tossing them in the garbage, we are contributing to dangerous consequences.

Medications – from antibiotics to hormone-replacement pills – have turned up in local brooks, streams, rivers and even the ocean as a result of improper disposal.

And medications tossed in the garbage can end up in the hands of children, or ingested by animals.

So, in an effort to help people to do it right, local police departments in cooperation with state and federal agencies, hold period “Take Back” days when you can hand them your medications, no questions asked.

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AAA identifies motorist breaking point on gas prices

April 23, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle.  At the top of that list is less driving in general, less dining out and less shopping; at the bottom of the list is using public transportation.

The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle. At the top of that list is less driving in general, less dining out and less shopping; at the bottom of the list is using public transportation.

Half of U.S. adults consider gas prices to be “too high” when it reaches $3.44 per gallon, indicating a potential breaking point on gas prices, according to a new consumer price index developed by AAA.

The report also points to the negative impact on consumer spending in other areas, in order to keep gas expenditures to a manageable level.

The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle.

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Moment of silence April 22 for victims of Boston bombings

April 22, 2013 Areawide Comments Off
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

“I’ve directed state agencies to join Massachusetts in a moment of silence at 2:50 today, and am encouraging Connecticut residents to do the same,” Gov. Malloy said.

“We thank law enforcement and first responders for their actions at the marathon and in the days that followed. Our thoughts remain with the victims of this senseless tragedy and the families mourning the loss of their loved ones,” he said.

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Private rocket launch to be visible in CT skies

April 20, 2013 Areawide Comments Off
The Antares rocket on the pad at NASA’s Wallops, VA Facility. NASA photo.

The Antares rocket on the pad at NASA’s Wallops, VA Facility. NASA photo.

UPDATE – because of upper level winds, the launch has been moved to 6:30 p.m. NASA live streaming begins at 5:30 p.m.

by Lon Seidman | CTNewsJunkie.com

The launch of the Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket (at 5 p.m. Eastern time) should be visible from South Carolina all the way to Portland, Maine.

Orbital Sciences Corporation is one of two companies to win an International Space Station cargo delivery contract from NASA. The 18-minute mission will deliver a test cargo container to orbit but will not dock with the station.

The rocket will appear arching toward orbit in the southern sky shortly after its liftoff in Virginia.

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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 …

Herbst (still) Wants Answers on Teacher Pension Neglect

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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 …

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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 …

State Unemployment-July 2014

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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 …

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