National Voter Registration Day 9/23

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town hall, or …

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8/28: Richard Wellman, 21, of 131 Hog Hill Rd., and four juveniles of East Hampton were each arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief, East Hampton Police said. 8/30: Jacob Wood, 20, of 54 Long Crossing Rd., was in a one-car motor vehicle …

Sewer Use Payment Due

Notice is hereby given to all property owners connected to the sewers in the Town of East Hampton that a sewer use charge is due and payable Oct. 1. The charge for the year is set at $330 per unit. For a system using a town maintained grinder pump an …

Game Night

The Joseph N. Goff House invites children in grades four through six to a free Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m., at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 1 Barton Hill Rd. Participants are welcome to bring their families non-electronic game to play, or choose from a …

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Herbst (still) Wants Answers on Teacher Pension Neglect

Tim_Herbst_Headshot_160TRUMBULL, 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 Board.Herbst called for an independent review of the state Teacher’s Retirement Board in May, when the Auditors sent a letter to the Governor shedding light on the Board’s failure to contact retirees and their families who are owed upwards of $1.5 million.

The Auditors indicated there are over 80 cases where the agency owes … Continue Reading

Weekly Testing on Lake Continues

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Concerns of blue/green algae in Lake Pocotopaug this summer resulted in weekly water testing to determine the safety of the lake’s water.

According to a statement on the East Hampton town web site the most recent test taken Sept. 2, showed a level 2 of algae present. It was determined by that test that “toxicity and blue/green levels do not meet the threshold of a category 3,” which would require posting no swimming signs.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said in an interview that on the side of caution they decided … Continue Reading

’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

ChainsawThomas Worthley, Professor in the Department of Forestry at UConn Extension Service will present a workshop on chainsaw use and safety, highlighting guidance from a methods and safety program recognized industry wide. The program will emphasize safety/risk management, chainsaw handling, cutting procedures, and specialized situations. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library & East Hampton Public Works.

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Goodspeed Announces Cast for New Musical

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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by Bette Tani Editor/Reporter

Goodspeed Musicals is marking thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT with the production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16. This brand new folk, rock musical will feature Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey leading a cast of … Continue Reading

East Hampton Police Report

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo8/22: Todd Travis Bower, 25, of 230 Old West High St., was arrested and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct, East Hampton Police said.

8/22: Michael Bower, 23, of 230 Old West High St., was issued a summons for second-degree criminal mischief, police said.

8/22: Alex Banning, 21, of 4 Smith St., was issued a summons for third-degree criminal mischief and operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, police said.

8/29: Barry Marchinkoski, 48, of 1 Labella Circle, Middletown, was arrested pursuant to an active arrest warrant and … Continue Reading

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

September 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off

State_PoliceA State Police Trooper suffered minor injuries when the cruiser he was in was struck on Route 9 in Middletown on Friday morning. At 10:25 a.m. Friday morning, Trooper Dunning was on duty, parked on Route 9 northbound, parked in the left lane of two, just south of the Exit 10 off-ramp. The emergency lights of his cruiser were … Continue Reading

State Unemployment-July 2014

September 3, 2014 Areawide, Business, Feature Comments Off

laborThe 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 Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many … Continue Reading

Road Race & Fundraiser

September 2, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
Benny_RunThe Benny Fund will sponsor the second annual Benny’s Run (5K & Kids Fun Run) on October 04, 2014.  We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages.
Benny’s Run was established in 2013, in remembrance of Benjamin J. Neiweem, an EHHS graduate.  As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  All proceeds raised will go directly to The Benny Fund, an East Hampton, CT based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
What is the Benny Fund?  We strive to ensure mental illness is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community.  The stigma associated with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses is not only real, but acts as a barrier to seeking treatment. Mental illness is treatable and early intervention is crucial. Those who are affected should be treated with compassion, understanding, and care. Our mission is to support our communities through funding and mental health advocacy, while remembering a caring and loving man, Benjamin J. Neiweem.   In May 2014, The Benny Fund awarded its first scholarships and plans to continue to focus on scholarships for high school students, mental health advocacy campaigns, as well as funding for mental health education in our schools and communities.

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CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

September 2, 2014 Areawide, Feature Comments Off

connecticut-light-and-power-logo-cl-p1State Representative Gregory Haddad (D-Mansfield) expressed his strong opposition to the substantial rate hikes recently proposed by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). Haddad called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny the request to raise rates for Connecticut customers of CL&P. “This proposed $232 million electric rate hike will financially hurt all those individuals and businesses who rely on CL&P and could … Continue Reading

Movie Night at East Hampton Public Library

August 25, 2014 Feature, Local News, Uncategorized Comments Off
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Todd Burpo relates the true story of his son’s apparent experience of the afterlife in “heaven is for Real.”

On Tuesday, August 26th, the East Hampton Public Library will be hosting a Movie Night open to all ages.

The featured movie, Heaven is for Real (rated PG), is the story of young Colin Burpo’s visions of an afterlife during an emergency appendectomy.  Said to be a true story, the movie is based on a bestselling book written by Todd Burpo, Colin’s father, after the child awoke from surgery with an amazing story.

The story features Colin’s matter-of-fact and childlike take on what he says he experienced during his surgery, as retold by his father.  Colin’s piquing descriptions, such as “nobody is old and nobody wears glasses,” have appealed to the curiosity of many.

A discussion following the showing of Heaven is for Real will be moderated by library staff member Phil Carr.

East Hampton Police Report

August 20, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

On 8/6/14:

Victor D. Brown, 54, of 170 Earle St., Hartford, was arrested for Forgery in the 1st Degree and Criminal Attempt to Commit Larceny in the 5th Degree and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 to answer to the aforementioned charges.

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John F. Pollard, 55, of 68 Childs Rd., East Hampton was issued a summons for Misuse of Plates and Operating an Unregistered and Uninsured Motor Vehicle.  Pollard is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Nina Claire Schulz, 51, of 75 Old Marlborough Rd., East Hampton was arrested pursuant to … Continue Reading

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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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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 …

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

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By Lauren Quirici 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.  …

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