Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

By Lauren Quirici East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. …

Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

Freezin for a Reason – annual Turkey Plunge is Nov 16

Once again, this popular event will be held at Sears Park with brave and generous residents from East Hampton – as well as other parts of the state – hitting the water at 9 a.m.

Police search for missing East Hampton girl

Police say Newell has cognitive challenges and was reported as a runaway, who may have entered the local woods.

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Stretch of Route 151 officially named for local war hero

October 11, 2013 Local News No Comments
A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

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An Oct. 8, 2013 dedication ceremony marked the renaming of a stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT in honor of a local hero.

A new state law championed by Rep. Melissa Ziobron and Sen. Art Linares honors the service of World War II veteran Peter P. Golec, who was born and raised in the Moodus section of East Haddam and gave his life in defense of his country.

Golec walked a stretch of Route 151 every day of his life prior to his military service. The route of the Memorial Highway renamed in Golec’s honor runs along the same street he walked and where the family homestead still stands today – it bisects the end of Neptune Avenue, where the Baron-Smith-Golec Post 156 American Legion is located.

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East Hampton talent featured in Gilbert & Sullivan opera

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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

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Some East Hampton roads to close temporarily for Bennys Run Oct 5

Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser. Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

East Hampton Police wants drivers to know that some roads near Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT will be closed and there may be traffic delays on other roads during the Benny’s Run Race on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and police anticipate some traffic delays, particularly in the area of North Main Street.

About 200 runners/walkers are expected to join the event.

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October blood donors can win propane gift card

October 3, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Press Release

The American Red Cross encourages all those who can donate to help save lives and support Connecticut’s blood supply.

Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the only source is from a generous blood donor.

For many, a blood transfusion can make a lifesaving difference.

Donors during the month of October 2013 will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.)

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Most Wanted caught in Middlesex county Operation Archangel net

September 30, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the "most wanted."

East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the “most wanted.”

What’s known as Operation Archangel was carried out in Middlesex County on Sept. 30, 2013. Eighty-five law enforcement professionals from local, state and federal agencies collaborated today to track and take into custody some of this region’s “most wanted” criminal suspects.

According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, the operation began before dawn this morning, commanded by State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex Peter A. McShane and United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut Joseph P. Faughnan.

A total of 56 suspects were taken into custody that ranged in age from 17 to 51.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

September 25, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments

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Friends of the East Hampton Village Center will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, 70 Main St.

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

The public is welcome.

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Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

September 20, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
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Jason Madrak, Chief Marketing Officer for Access Health CT – the entity charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the state’s new insurance program – was a guest on CTV14′s “Town Talk,” hosted by Brenda Sullivan.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

As host of the CTV14 governmental affairs program, “Town Talk,” I recently interviewed Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak of Access Health CT – this is the entity that is charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the new statewide insurance plan as part of the country’s Affordable Care Act.

You can watch my interview with Mr. Madrak online by clicking on this link http://www.ctv14.com and then clicking on the Programming tab. In this drop-down menu, choose VOD archives. On the next page, use the drop-down menu on the left (All Folders) and choose “Town Talk” from the bottom of that list.

In addition to the interview with Access Health CT, there’s a very informative “Town Talk” interview with Windham State Rep. Susan Johnson that also simplifies some of the nuts and bolts of what’s on the horizon.

Below are comments from Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Counihan, issued Sept. 18, on getting ready to launch the sign-up program on Oct. 1, 2013.

This first wave of enrollment will continue until Jan. 1, 2014.

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

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In East Hampton – Enjoy some wine and art

"Divine Daisies" PeggyGarrGallery.com

“Divine Daisies” PeggyGarrGallery.com

Press Release

Old Bank Sip and Dip Art Bar offers the following classes in October at 66 Main St. in East Hampton, CT. (All materials are provided and it’s BYOB.) Registration is required.

 

 

Oct 1  1-3 P.M. Floral Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 3  1-3P.M. Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 4  1-3P.M. Still Life Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 5  1-3 P.M. Pen and Ink of Tree with Paulette Reed

Oct 5  6:30-9P.M.  Landscape Acrylic with Paul Hoffman

 

Oct 6  3:30-6P.M.  Acrylic Seashore with Paul Hoffman

Oct 8  1-3P.M. Watercolor seascape with Mary Horrigan

Oct 9  7-9P.M. Acrylic CT landscape with Paul Hoffman

Oct 10  7-9P.M.  Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 13  3:30-6P.M.  Interior Acrylic Painting with Paul Hoffman

Oct 15  7-9P.M. Intro to Polymer Clay with Bonnie Desaulnier

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

Village at 82 Main in East Hampton Village, CT

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

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You may also want to know that anyone who doesn’t have some form of insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 will be assessed a punitive tax by the federal government.

Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

To date, approximately $164 million has been recovered through settlements for consumers nationwide.

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