Energy Company has no Affiliation with Town

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Town officials in East Hampton are advising residents to be wary of representatives from Next Step Living who have been soliciting neighborhoods with energy options. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said in a phone interview that representatives of the company are telling homeowners they are in …

Drawdown of Lake to Begin mid October

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Lake Pocotopaug’s water level will be lowered in October to allow residents and the town to work on seawalls and beach cleanup. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said the “drawdown” will be conducted by the dam owner beginning Oct. 10. Maniscalo also said that the dam, …

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start and Preschool …

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9/4: Wojciech Rembiszewski, 22, of 9 Davis St., New Britain was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Rembiszewski is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges. 9/5: Leslie Briere, 61, …

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East Hampton Home Destroyed by Fire

September 20, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments
Water being pumped to the fire from the lake.

Water being pumped to the fire from the lake.

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

A house on Ola Avenue, near Pocotopaug Lake in East Hampton was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

The house was owned by the Clark family who were not home at the time of the fire. The cabin was said to be a total loss, and one of their dogs is missing, along with other pets believed to … Continue Reading

CRT Offers Free Foreclosure Program

September 19, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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Community Renewal Team (CRT) has expanded it’s free homeowner foreclosure prevention program to now include all income levels. CRT’s expanded foreclosure prevention program is due in part to increased federal funding to programs that help homeowners, according to a statement issued by the organization.

If a homeowner is having trouble making payments or relying on a grace period to pay the mortgage, CRT housing counselors will work with you to put a plan in place to save your home from foreclosure. There are no income restrictions to participate in CRT’s foreclosure prevention, and homeowners do not need to have a foreclosure notice before taking part. All housing programs at CRT are free and conducted by highly trained industry specialists. … Continue Reading

State Police Identify Assault Victim

September 18, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

According to a statement issued by the CT State Police on Sept. 17, East Hampton Police responded to a 911 call for help at the White Birch Horse Farm 183 White Birch Rd. in their town. Upon arrival EMS provided emergency care and transported the victim to St Francis Hospital in Hartford.

At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2014, State Police were contacted by the East Hampton Police Chief who requested investigative assistance at the residence on White Birch Road in that town. … Continue Reading

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

September 17, 2014 Business, Political Views No Comments

Eddies&ZiobronEast 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 auto repair businesses. What people may not realize is that the owners, Eddie and Carol Lupinek, have a unique and innovative approach, they are utilizing technology that no other shop in the world has.

When Eddie decided it was time to update the shop’s cross-flow paint booth he began to research possibilities and … Continue Reading

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

mimi-headshot-final-200x300Mimi 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 Elections Enforcement Commission. The clean elections initiative required Mimi to demonstrate significant support from her constituents by gathering at least 150 signatures together with small contributions totaling $5,000. “I truly appreciate the support I have received and want to thank

… Continue Reading

State Police Investigating Incident in East Hampton

September 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

State_PoliceAccording to a press release issued by the CT State Police at approximately 3:45 a.m. on September 17, 2014, State Police were contacted by East Hampton Police to assist with an investigation at a residence on White Birch Road in that town.

Detectives from the State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad responded to assist at the residence. A 58-year-old female was found to have sustained multiple injuries and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.

State Police detectives secured the scene and began an investigation into the incident, assisted by the East Hampton Police Department.  The investigation is continuing this morning.

More to follow as details become available.

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

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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

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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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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 …

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 …

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