Original Epoch Arts Production Airs in December

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The students of Epoch Arts have created an original one act play called, “Giving, To Change the World.” Each fall students of Epoch Arts develop an original one act mini production which is created, written, collaborated and performed by the cast. The productions are about …

East Hampton to Honor Exceptional Officers and Good Samaritans

  by Bette Tani The East Hampton Police Department will host its first Annual Awards Ceremony honoring police officers who have “demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty.” The event scheduled for Thursday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will take place at the East Hampton Volunteer …

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11/8/14: A 17-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Breach of Peace and Interfering with a Police Officer. 11/16/14: Thomas Kabara, 31, of 394 East Haddam Moodus Rd., Moodus was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct and was scheduled to appear before …

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11/13/14: Wojtek Lukaszczyk, 35, of 176 Champion Hill Rd., East Hampton, Patrick Burbank, 24, of 4 Wangonk Tr., East Hampton and Edward Sawyers, 40, of 77 Barton Hill Rd., East Hampton were involved in a three car motor vehicle accident in the area of West High St. and Depot Hill …

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Accident on Route 66 Leaves two Injured

November 7, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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According to the East Hampton Police Department an accident that occurred on Route 66 Wednesday, Nov. 5, left two people injured. The accident which took place around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Long Crossing Road involved a SUV driven by Sue Schuler, age 71 of 32 Mott Hill Road, East Hampton and a truck driven by Carmelo Dagostino (48) of Sandy Drive, Rocky Hill.

The car driven by Schuler was traveling eastbound on Rte 66 when “for no apparent reason” crossed left of the center line hitting Dagostino head on. Schuler was transported by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital. Dagostino was taken via ambulance to the same hospital.

No further information or condition of those involved is available at this time. An investigation into the crash is on going.

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November 7, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton CT Police Sign10/30/14: A 17 year old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Disorderly Conduct.

10/31/14: Diana M. Farrell, 32, of 1439 Willard Ave., Newington was issued a summons for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Suspension and Drinking While Driving. Farrell is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, November 12, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Food desperately needed at local food bank

food bankby 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 running low. The food bank which helps approximately 350 families according to a representative, is no exception, and with the upcoming holiday season the need is even greater. As they have done in the past, the food bank is looking to supply families not only with weekly necessities, but also make their holidays brighter. … Continue Reading

Republicans Clean up in East Haddam and East Hampton

November 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

With the exception of the Congressional race, East Haddam and East Hampton voted overwhelmingly republication in yesterday’s elections. The only democrat to win in those two towns was incumbent Joe Courtney who earned 2,857 East Hampton votes and 2,059 in East Haddam, beating his opponent (R) Lori Hopkins-Cavanaugh by 1,418 combined votes, according to figures supplied by both towns.

Three other incumbents, all republicans, who will also remain in office are State Senator Art Linares, State Representative Melissa Ziobron, and Judge of Probate Jennifer Berkenstock. For governor (R) Tom Foley was the top choice earning 2,008 votes in East Haddam and 2,927 in East Hampton. Current Governor (D) Daniel Malloy received 1,537 and 2,249 respectively. … Continue Reading

Have a cup of Joe with Town Manager

November 5, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

1269056_origAs announced last month, East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco is holding monthly “Coffee with the Manager” sessions the second Wednesday of each month.

This month’s meet-up will take place next Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts on 25 High Street.

Maniscalco said he is holding these meetings to give residents the opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, questions or ideas they may have about their town. His decision to meet with the public in this manner is to “ensure that the Town of East Hampton maintains an open, accessible government,” and believes the town’s dedication to “its citizens through activities like these will better equip” them in meeting the needs of their residents.”

Leaf disposal

November 4, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

leafby Bette Tani

Following the strong winds from the weekend, many yards and businesses in East Hampton and the surrounding towns have more leaves on the ground than on the trees. The Public Works Department wants to remind residents that they do not offer leaf pickup services.

Leaves should not be raked or blown in any “town right-of-ways, roadways or town owned properties and/or businesses.”

Leaves can be disposed of at the Transfer Station, located on Bear Swamp Road, Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

Town looking for new employees

October 31, 2014 Business, Feature, Local News No Comments

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

The Town of East Hampton is seeking candidates to fill two positions; Public Utilities Administrator and a Probationary Police Officer. The position of probationary police officer is open to  POST Certified Officers or State Trooper applicants. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, drug screening, background investigation, polygraph test, psychological, oral interview and physical examination. Applicant must also be able to pass a POSTC physical assessment.

Certified applicants should attach copies of their CT-POSTC certification or State Police ID and valid driver’s license to the application. Salary will commensurate with experience but ranges from $56,596 to $70,137. Benefits include full medical and dental as well as retirement plan. Additional information and applications are available Monday through Friday at the Police Department. Applications will be accepted until Nov.24, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

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October 31, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo10/15/14: Ryan B. Holznagel, 27, of 17 Flatbrook Road, East Hampton was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/24/14: Kathleen F. Flannery, 58, of 11 Flannery Row, East Hampton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Biagino Attardo, 53, of 41 Lake Dr., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Creating a Public Disturbance. … Continue Reading

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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

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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Food desperately needed at local food bank

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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 …

Town looking for new employees

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Hampton is seeking candidates to fill two positions; Public Utilities Administrator and a Probationary Police Officer. The position of probationary police …

Open Hours With the Town Manager

  by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Have something you want to discuss, or questions about your town government you’d like answers to? Now you can do that without an appointment. …

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