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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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

“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

August 18, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. On September 20th, the “Take the Time” Mammography Mobile will be making its next appearance at the family’s garden shop, Paul’s and Sandy’s Too, located at 93 East High Street in East Hampton. The mobile offers free mammograms to women over the age of 40 who have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months. TaketheTime

The “Take the Time” Mobile is funded by the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation, which was started by Karen Peszynski Clark and her family. Sandy, Karen’s mother and the namesake of the foundation as well as the family’s shop, passed away in 2007 from breast cancer after a twenty-five year battle against the disease. The foundation raises funds through efforts such as the annual Pumpkintown festival, a fantasy village complete with pumpkin-headed inhabitants that runs each year from late … Continue Reading

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

Epoch Arts will hold its 8th annual tag sale starting September 5th at 1 pm.

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St in East Hampton.  Trinkets and toys, home goods and electronics, to books, records and so much more will be among the treasures just waiting to be discovered.

The tag sale is an annual fundraiser held by Epoch Arts (pronounced “epic”).   A non-profit organization described as an “arts center” by founder Elizabeth Namen, Epoch offers its young participants the opportunity to nourish their artistic and creative skills.  Classes such as filmmaking, painting, clay sculpting, crafting, playwriting and production, improvisation and more … Continue Reading

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

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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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