Road Race & Fundraiser

“The 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 …

CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

State 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 …

Movie Night at East Hampton Public Library

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 …

East Hampton Police Report

  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 …

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It’s Dog License Renewal Time

August 14, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments
Iggy's got his license.  Now he can relax! Photo credit to Jessica Cote of Manchester, CT.

Iggy’s got his license. Now he can relax!
Photo credit to Jessica Cote of Manchester, CT.

Attention East Hampton Dog Owners!  Have you renewed your pup’s license this year?  If you haven’t gotten around to it, now is the time.  The Town Clerk’s office will soon be sending out notices to owners of any pooches who’ve lapsed on their license renewal.  All dogs over six months of age are under legal obligation to be licensed in the town of East Hampton, and any dog without a license may be subject to infraction by the Dog Warden.  Make sure to keep your furry friend out of the doghouse!

Renewing your dog’s license is easy, thanks to the Town Clerk’s website.  Click here to begin the renewal process.  Use of the online service costs $1.75 in addition to the licensing fee.

Before you can renew, you’ll need to make sure that your dog is up to date on his or her rabies shots.  Click here to view the Town Clerk’s list of rabies clinics in the area.

If you’ve never licensed your dog before, you’ll need to make a visit to the Town Clerk’s office.  Be sure to bring your dog’s current record of rabies vaccination that has been signed by your veterinarian as well … Continue Reading

Boat Capsizes in Lake Pocotopaug

August 13, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

According to NBC Connecticut, a small boat capsized earlier this afternoon

NBC reports that no one was injured in the capsizing of a small boat earlier today at Lake Pocotopaug.

NBC reports that no one was injured in the capsizing of a small boat earlier today at Lake Pocotopaug.

in Lake Pocotopaug.

NBC reports that the craft, identified as a catamaran or small sailboat, flipped over near Lake Drive in East Hampton with two people on board.

The site reports that both the town’s fire department as well as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection arrived on the scene to help the two passengers from the lake and recover the overturned vessel.  No injuries were reported.

UPDATE: According to Dwayne Gardner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, two juveniles were … Continue Reading

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

By Lauren Quiricihighergrounds

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.  Since she moved to town 28 years ago, Page valued the existence in town of the type of cultural oasis that Higher Grounds has become.

Page chose to move to the town in part because of her fondness for “a funky little café in the building next door [to Higher Grounds’ current location] that had music and local art and little antiques and stuff,” she explains, “They closed, and until now we haven’t had anything.” After the café that she admired disappeared, Page endeavored to bring an indie-rock vibe back to the center of East Hampton. “I’ve just always wanted to have a funky little coffee shop where we could have art and music. There’s just not a lot of that around in Connecticut,” she  says. Since Page opened Higher Grounds, other coffee shops have been springing up in the area.  One of the newer shops, called “Down to Earth,” is located in Glastonbury, and another called “Something Simple” has surfaced in Hebron. “It’s kind of … Continue Reading

Perfect Weather for Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade

August 11, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments
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A banner on the side of the third-place winning “Dr. Seuss” boat seems a good description of the day.

By Lauren Quirici

Crowds gathered at Sears Park on the sunny afternoon of Saturday, August 9th to watch the participating boats at the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade.  Twelve boats decorated in styles from Dr. Seuss to popular reality television show Duck Dynasty circled the lake for all to see.

Many vendors were present at Sears Park, including an Avon representative, face-painting booths, food products from Tastefully Simple, health products from Qivana and more.  From the park, the boats and the observers made their way to Angelico’s Lake House Restaurant for food, drinks, music, and the announcement of the winners of the Boat Parade and ten … Continue Reading

Historian To Give Veterans Day Talk

August 8, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Presentation On Moodus War Hero, Melvin Baron

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Photo of Melvin Baron, courtesy of Jackie Michael

Both the Hadlyme Congregational Church and the North School of Hadlyme are sponsoring a talk about a World War II veteran from Moodus named Melvin Baron, who was killed in action in Italy 70 years ago on May 4, 1944, at the age of 19. Pvt. Baron, a 1943 graduate of Hale-Ray High School, was part of an elite special services unit in the Army. It was jointly formed with Canadian troops and was called the “First Special Services Force.” The unit … Continue Reading

Village boutique switches to second-hand style

August 4, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments
The storefront of Sweet Repeats in East Hampton's Village Center

The storefront of Sweet Repeats in East Hampton’s Village Center

By Lauren Quirici

Step through the door of Sweet Repeats, a clothing consignment shop in East Hampton’s Village Center, and you will find colorful racks filled with dresses and blouses, daring heels and stylish handbags, displays draped with sparkling accessories and more.

At the back of her shop, owner Alison Davis sits at a desk among bunches of silk roses and golden bangle bracelets, a rack of newly acquired merchandise behind her waiting to be priced. A stack of flowered business cards are displayed to … Continue Reading

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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.  …

Village boutique switches to second-hand style

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By Lauren Quirici Step through the door of Sweet Repeats, a clothing consignment shop in East Hampton’s Village Center, and you will find colorful racks filled with dresses and blouses, …

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