Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With generous portions: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, divine BLTs, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and cheese fries means you won’t be disappointed. With a …

Village Center’s Water Quality Inquiry

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com The Town Council, at December 9th’s meeting approved a contract with Fuss and O’Neill for $29,460 for further soil and ground water assessments in the Village Center. In 2010 the Town of East Hampton Brownfields Redevelopment Agency was awarded a $200,000 grant to assess the ground …

40th Annual Backyard Bird Count

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com   Today- Sunday, December 14th, is the 40th Annual Mattabeseck Audubon Society|Backyard Bird Count.  The MAS Audubon Society invites all citizens

Breaking Ground: N. Main St. Christopher Brook Construction pushed back to Spring 2016

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@htnp.com Construction to restore Christopher Brook’s crumbling corridor beneath N. Main st. has been set back. To be completed in three phases the second phase involving the closure of N.main for approximately three to four weeks. The preliminary plan summarized at December 9th Town Council Meeting involved …

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Police Blotter

November 7, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton CT Police Sign10/30/14: A 17 year old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Disorderly Conduct.

10/31/14: Diana M. Farrell, 32, of 1439 Willard Ave., Newington was issued a summons for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under Suspension and Drinking While Driving. Farrell is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, November 12, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Food desperately needed at local food bank

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Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are running low. The food bank which helps approximately 350 families according to a representative, is no exception, and with the upcoming holiday season the need is even greater. As they have done in the past, the food bank is looking to supply families not only with weekly necessities, but also make their holidays brighter. … Continue Reading

Republicans Clean up in East Haddam and East Hampton

November 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

With the exception of the Congressional race, East Haddam and East Hampton voted overwhelmingly republication in yesterday’s elections. The only democrat to win in those two towns was incumbent Joe Courtney who earned 2,857 East Hampton votes and 2,059 in East Haddam, beating his opponent (R) Lori Hopkins-Cavanaugh by 1,418 combined votes, according to figures supplied by both towns.

Three other incumbents, all republicans, who will also remain in office are State Senator Art Linares, State Representative Melissa Ziobron, and Judge of Probate Jennifer Berkenstock. For governor (R) Tom Foley was the top choice earning 2,008 votes in East Haddam and 2,927 in East Hampton. Current Governor (D) Daniel Malloy received 1,537 and 2,249 respectively. … Continue Reading

Have a cup of Joe with Town Manager

November 5, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

1269056_origAs announced last month, East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco is holding monthly “Coffee with the Manager” sessions the second Wednesday of each month.

This month’s meet-up will take place next Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts on 25 High Street.

Maniscalco said he is holding these meetings to give residents the opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, questions or ideas they may have about their town. His decision to meet with the public in this manner is to “ensure that the Town of East Hampton maintains an open, accessible government,” and believes the town’s dedication to “its citizens through activities like these will better equip” them in meeting the needs of their residents.”

Leaf disposal

November 4, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

leafby Bette Tani

Following the strong winds from the weekend, many yards and businesses in East Hampton and the surrounding towns have more leaves on the ground than on the trees. The Public Works Department wants to remind residents that they do not offer leaf pickup services.

Leaves should not be raked or blown in any “town right-of-ways, roadways or town owned properties and/or businesses.”

Leaves can be disposed of at the Transfer Station, located on Bear Swamp Road, Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

Town looking for new employees

October 31, 2014 Business, Feature, Local News No Comments

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

The Town of East Hampton is seeking candidates to fill two positions; Public Utilities Administrator and a Probationary Police Officer. The position of probationary police officer is open to  POST Certified Officers or State Trooper applicants. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, drug screening, background investigation, polygraph test, psychological, oral interview and physical examination. Applicant must also be able to pass a POSTC physical assessment.

Certified applicants should attach copies of their CT-POSTC certification or State Police ID and valid driver’s license to the application. Salary will commensurate with experience but ranges from $56,596 to $70,137. Benefits include full medical and dental as well as retirement plan. Additional information and applications are available Monday through Friday at the Police Department. Applications will be accepted until Nov.24, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 31, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo10/15/14: Ryan B. Holznagel, 27, of 17 Flatbrook Road, East Hampton was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/24/14: Kathleen F. Flannery, 58, of 11 Flannery Row, East Hampton was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Biagino Attardo, 53, of 41 Lake Dr., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Creating a Public Disturbance. … Continue Reading

Pipeline Expansion Could Save Town Thousands

October 29, 2014 Feature, Local News, schools No Comments

East Hampton CT Town Hallby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

A project that has been under consideration for the past two years could become a reality come next spring. According to Town Manager Michael Maniscalco expansion of a nine-mile natural gas pipeline by Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) could, if approved by the town, begin in Spring of 2015.

“Right now the pipeline ends in Portland. Expanding the pipeline would serve all the commercial customers in East Hampton, including town buildings and the schools,” Maniscalco said. … 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

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

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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Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

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By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With …

Youth and Family Services Campaigning for Shoes

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter East Hampton Youth and Family Services is teaming up with Portland and Cromwell to better serve the surrounding communities through the Salvation Army Red Kettle …

Food desperately needed at local food bank

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are …

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