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 officer is open to  POST Certified Officers or State Trooper applicants. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written …

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10/15/14: 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, …

Pipeline Expansion Could Save Town Thousands

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter A project that has been under consideration for the past two years could become a reality come next spring. According to Town Manager Michael Maniscalco expansion of a nine-mile natural gas pipeline by Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) could, if approved by the town, begin in …

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Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

October 22, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

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Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In East Hampton eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. 28; on that day people should go to the Registrar of Voters Office located at 20 High Street. Registration is open to individuals 18 years of age, or those who will be 18 by election day, Nov. 4, 2014. … Continue Reading

Welcome Home the Troops

October 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Thousand_Pillar_Temple_bellEast Hampton has a long history as being known as the Belltown, and this Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. all East Hampton businesses and residents are being asked to ring a bell. This is being done in coordination with the removal of the final ribbon from the Yellow Ribbon Tree in the Village Center.

The bell ringing is the town’s way of celebrating the return of the last of the local soldiers returning from Afghanistan and residents are being encouraged to participate.

Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

October 21, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

images (1)by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

John Morris, fondly called Jim, who lost his life last Friday, Oct. 17, at the age of 79 after being struck by a car, was a man described as “dedicated” to the Town of East Hampton. After moving to town 15 years ago he served as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, held the seat of President of the East Hampton Volunteer Ambulance Association and was a member of the East Hampton Facilities Evaluation Committee.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Jim Carey said of Mr. Morris “he was the best guy I ever knew.”

“I actually met Jim when he was working on his cottage on Marshall Road, about 15 years ago. He was a pure gentleman, a scholar, and a kind man who spoke with a lot wisdom,” he added.

Carey described Mr. Morris as a meticulous person who rarely mis-spoke and had the “uncanny ability to listen to people.”

“He was also the driving force behind the construction of the new ambulance building,” Carey said.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said of Mr. Morris, that he was a “very active member of this community.”

“His opinion was extremely valuable, and he was very helpful,” Maniscalco said.

“He was a great person and someone who was insightful, entertaining and a creative thinker,” he added. … Continue Reading

Next Step Living Offers Apology

October 20, 2014 Letters to Editor No Comments

To the Editor:

Statement of Apology

Next Step Living, a Boston-based whole-home energy solutions company with an additional office in New Haven, Conn., has been made aware of homeowner complaints that some of our representatives canvassing homes in East Hampton were indicating that we had a partnership with the Town of East Hampton. We have identified the individuals who misspoke and taken disciplinary action. We regret any concerns this has caused East Hampton homeowners and are sorry these incidents occurred. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo9/27/14: Anna Martineau, 45, of 820 Mansfield City, Storrs was issued a summons for Speeding and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/10/14: Robert Maheu, 24, of 50 Old West High St., East Hampton and Jessica Catalano, 31, of 28 Old Young St., East Hampton were involved in a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 196 and Route 16. Maheu was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Following Too Close. Maheu is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges. … Continue Reading

October 30 Deadline to Submit Bids for High School

October 16, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Subcontractor bids for the East Hampton H.S. renovation project are being accepted until the end of Oct. “Downes Construction Company, LLC on behalf of the Town of East Hampton through the East Hampton High School Building Committee and Capital Region Education Council (CREC) will receive sealed bids, in triplicate for the individual bid packages, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:15 p.m.” that afternoon in the high school auditorium, according to the public notice.

Bids should be addressed to Downes Construction Company, LLC, attention construction manager and received in the main office of East Hampton High School, 15 North Maple Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 before the deadline. … Continue Reading

Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Business, Feature 1 Comment

imageDear Readers:

It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following hundreds of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

culture-and-artsThe East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, 2 Knowles Road in Middle Haddam and will offer “light libation.”

The commission is inviting the public to join them to discuss ideas and questions regarding arts and culture in East Hampton. For more information call 860-267-9093.

More events are posted on the arts council calendar which can be found at easthamptonct.gov. People can also promote their art events on the on line arts events calendar by sending it to arts@easthamptonct.org.

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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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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. …

Hello From the Editor

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Dear Readers: It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is …

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