Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter 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. …

Welcome Home the Troops

East 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 …

Accident Victim was Dedicated Community Member

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 …

Police Blotter

9/27/14: 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 …

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Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

September 29, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments

Head startby 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 offer a “stimulating educational environment” for children throughout the school year or until space opens on wait lists.

As a special incentive, the first 200 children to enroll in CRT’s Head Start or Preschool Program will receive a free CRT backpack filled with goodies, including pencils, notebook, dental care kit and a children’s book, according to the organization. After 30 days of a child’s attendance, parents will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. For enrollment information on CRT’s Head Start and Preschool Program, call (860) 560-5401 or email ECE@crtct.org.

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Police Blotter

September 26, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

9/4: WojcEast_Hampton_Police_Logoiech 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, of 29 Grist Mill Rd., Moodus was involved in a one car motor vehicle accident on Middle Haddam Rd. in the area of Keighly Pond Road. Briere was issued a ticket for failure to drive right.

9/8: Andrzej Romanowski, 55, of 19 Curry Lane., East Hampton was arrested for DUI, following too close and failure to drive right. Romanowski is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/10: Sarah R. Ford, 27, of 188 West High St., East Hampton was arrested for failure to drive right, operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. In the same incident Ford was arrested pursuant to an active arrest warrant held by The Connecticut State Police, Troop K, for failure to appear in the 2nd degree. Ford was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges. … Continue Reading

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.

(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 the Lake. Lake Pocotopaug had been closed for swimming over Labor Day weekend, when it was concluded that the lake was suffering from serious cyanobacteria or blue-green algae bloom.

According to research, “Blooms may be triggered by a combination of water and environmental conditions, including: excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions, calm water and warmer temperatures.”

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Man Arrested Following Hit and Run

September 24, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ???????????????????????????????John Burtora 53-years-old of East Hampton, CT was struck by a car while directing traffic on Route 66 near the intersection of Old Marlborough Road Tuesday, Sept. 23, near Pumpkintown USA.

According to a press statement issued by the East Hampton Police Department, a vehicle driven by Jason Parent, age 29 of Middletown struck Burtora and fled the scene.

Burtora, an employee of Pumpkintown USA, was standing in the westbound lane of Route 66 directing traffic at the time using a hand held stop sign, when another vehicle, driven by Allen Pelletier of Hebron, slowed to a stop for pedestrians. Parent hit Pelletier from behind, forcing the car to “rotate counter clockwise and come to an uncontrolled rest in the eastbound lane of Route 66.” Parent then hit Burtora and continued on. … Continue Reading

National Voter Registration Day 9/23

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesby 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 downloading and mailing the application which can be found on each town’s web site. Downloaded applications should be mailed to the appropriate town’s registrar office.
Voters in East Haddam can register at the Town Office Building located at 7 Main Street; East Hampton residents do so at Town Hall on 20 East High Street. … Continue Reading

Police Log

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo8/28: 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 accident on Young Street, police said. Wood was issued a summons for evading responsibility, failure to drive right and breach of peace, police said.

8/30 Paige K. Post, 36, of 103 Park Ave. was issued a summons for DUI and … Continue Reading

Sewer Use Payment Due

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

A-Sewer-Use-PaymentNotice 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 additional $125 will be charged. Payment may be made up to and including Oct. 32, to avoid interest. Interest is calculated at the rate of 1 and a half percent per month from the due date, 18 percent per annum; minimum interest fee is $2.

Payment of sewer use bills may be made at the office of the Collector of Revenue, 20 East Hampton High St. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Payments can also be sent by mail, to P.O. Box 178, East Hampton, CT 06424-0178.

Game Night

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Board_GamesThe 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 selection provided by the Goff House. Snacks will be available for purchase and in addition to Goff House board members, high school student volunteers will … Continue Reading

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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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

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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 …

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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 …

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

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The 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, …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

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