Santa Runs

East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department Company One has announced that Santa is planning his yearly “Santa Run” around East Hampton.  Department members will be escorting him around town on the fire engine.  The runs will be from December 13-22, beginning each night at approximately 5:30pm.  This schedule is subject to …

Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

Freezin for a Reason – annual Turkey Plunge is Nov 16

Once again, this popular event will be held at Sears Park with brave and generous residents from East Hampton – as well as other parts of the state – hitting the water at 9 a.m.

Police search for missing East Hampton girl

Police say Newell has cognitive challenges and was reported as a runaway, who may have entered the local woods.

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East Hampton Senior Center offers safe driving workshop

AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

Press Release

AARP will sponsor a Safe Driving Course at the East Hampton Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The Seniior Center is located at 105 Main St. next to the library.

Senior drivers, age 60 and up, will learn about how to extend their safe driving abilities. Participants will be rewarded with a certificate that may reduce their auto insurance.

AARP-trained instructors will conduct this 4-hour course.

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Take Back event keeps toxic medications out of water and children’s hands

October 22, 2013 Feature, Local News No Comments
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 prescription or over-the-counter medications 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.

Press Release

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the East Hampton Police Department and Local Prevention Committee will participate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a nationwide Take-Back Initiative of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

These medications will then be disposed of properly – instead of flushing them, or putting them in the local landfill or otherwise exposing children and the environment to toxic substances.

Don’t flush your medications

A recent study found that 80 percent of U.S. streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans.

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Welcome Home!

October 21, 2013 Feature, Local News No Comments
Sen. Art Linares (center) with Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo, presents him with an official State citation commemorating an Oct. 20, 2013 welcome-home ceremony in East Hampton, CT. Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares (center) with Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo, presents him with an official State citation commemorating an Oct. 20, 2013 welcome-home ceremony in East Hampton, CT. Contributed photo.

Press Release

East Hampton, CT residents on Oct. 20, 2013 gathered in the Village Center to welcome home local soldiers returning from overseas.

The town honored Army Staff Sgt. Alicia Valli, Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo and Army Specialist Matthew Kelly, who returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

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How East Hampton and Windham resolved minor party ballot issues

October 20, 2013 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
In East Hampton, the Chatham party holds the majority of seats on several town boards and commissions and could be considered the majority party.   However, because they are not Democratic or Republican, they were required to include signatures, and did not.

In East Hampton, the Chatham party holds the majority of seats on several town boards and commissions and could be considered the majority party.
However, because they are not Democratic or Republican, they were required to include signatures, and did not.

Ed McKeon – MiddletownEye

While Middletown awaits the decree of a judge, other Connecticut towns have formulated solutions to adding minor party candidate names to the ballot in a year where several candidates have been ejected from ballots for want of a signature.

Connecticut law requires that all minor party candidates submit a signature with their party’s request for admission to the municipal ballot.  That law went into effect in 2010, but was ignored in 2011 elections when minor party candidates were added to the ballots in towns throughout Connecticut without the required signatures.

This year, those candidates have been challenged and minor party candidates have been forced off the ballot in several towns, including Middletown.

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East Hampton to welcome three returning service members

October 19, 2013 Local News No Comments
An East Hampton "Welcome Home Veterans" ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St.  in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

An East Hampton “Welcome Home Veterans” ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St. in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

Press Release

An East Hampton “Welcome Home Veterans” ceremony will be held on Sunday. Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St.  in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

Coming home from Afghanistan is U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alicia Valli, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo and E-4 Specialist Matthew Kelly.

The public is encouraged to be a part of this welcome ceremony.

Posted October 19, 2013

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Music, games and more at East Hampton history fest

Come celebrate CHS' 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton's history.  There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source - CHS website

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.
There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source – CHS website

Press Release

The Chatham Historical Society (CHS) invites you to the Chatham History Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the CHS Museum complex on 6 Bevin Blvd., in East Hampton, CT.

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.

There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co.

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Environmental Art Trail Weekend Walks – October 19-20

I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

Press release

In case you missed the exhibition in September, I-Park – Connecticut’s premier artists’ residency program, located in East Haddam – is offering another opportunity.

Join us this weekend, rain or shine, as we re-open our grounds to the general public.

Enjoy a self-directed trail walk, including a boat ride, to view the works created for I-Park’s 2013 Environmental Art Biennale (the fourth in a series).

It will be a month since the opening – the colors and sounds will have changed, as will the ephemeral installations themselves.

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More than 100 quilts on exhibit at historic church

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

Press Release

First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.

The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.

The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

Village at 82 Main in East Hampton Village, CT

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

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You may also want to know that anyone who doesn’t have some form of insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 will be assessed a punitive tax by the federal government.

Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

To date, approximately $164 million has been recovered through settlements for consumers nationwide.

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