Acoustic Breakfast | The Rust’d Keys |George Geyson

By Chloe Jackson Sunday, December 21| 10am-Noon| Higher Grounds at 70 Main St is hosting an Acoustic Breakfast featuring The Rust’d Keys.

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By Chloe Jackson Come on down to Higher Grounds, Saturday, December 20th at 7:30- 10:00pm for the Annual “gigglejuice” Christmas Bash Holiday Extravaganza. $5 cover at door.

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By Chloe Jackson On Sunday, December 21 at 8am there will be a community breakfast at the Second Congregational Church of Middle Haddam. All are welcome to come and eat.

New England Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

By Chloe Jackson On Friday night, December 19th, at 7:00pm come to the Second Congregational Church

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East Hampton historic house tour Sept 29 spotlights Bevin Bells

September 12, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

A “before” photo of the historic Comstock Bridge that straddles East Hampton and Colchester. The bridge, which was recently restored, will be part of this year’s historic home tour hosted by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton on Sept. 29, 2012. Photo courtesy of the CT Dept of Transportation bridge restoration program.

This year’s historic house tour organized by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton  will shine a spotlight on the Bevin Brothers Bell Co., which is hoping to rebuild after a lightning strike caused a fire that burned the landmark factory to the ground.

The tour also will celebrate the artworks of recently-deceased East Hampton artist Katherine Berlin.

The tour, which is held biennially, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

A selection of 18th and 19th century homes East Hampton homes will be open to visitors, each with rich history, architecture, special features and collections.

Also on the tour will be the recently restored Comstock Bridge where visitors can learn more about its history, construction and the “Legend of the Ghost.”  Light refreshments will be provided there.

Tickets are on sale now at the town clerk’s office at Town Hall and at the East Hampton Public Library. The day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at the museum at 6 Bevin Boulevard.

Posted September 12, 2012

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State says East Hampton woman was strangled

September 11, 2012 Local News Comments Off

The office of the CT Chief Medical Examiner reports that the cause of East Hampton woman Jini Barnum’s death was asphyxiation and “compression” – or strangulation.

The office of the CT Chief Medical Examiner reports that the cause of East Hampton woman Jini Barnum’s death was asphyxiation and “compression” – or strangulation.

Barnum’s remains were found this weekend in a shallow grave in a wooded area in Glastonbury CT.  Her death is under investigation.

Her boyfriend, Anthony Garofalo, reported her missing on July 28, 2012. He is currently in custody for violating parole. Police will not comment on whether Garofalo is a suspect.

Barnum, who had given birth just 6 weeks before she was reported missing, was 30 years old.

Posted September 11, 2012

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Missing East Hampton woman found dead, police say it is a homicide

September 10, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Jini Barnum, who gave birth to a baby in June and then left the baby behind after arguing with her boyfriend – according to her boyfriend, was reported missing as of July 28. East Hampton CT Police are now saying remains found Sept. 9 in Glastonbury have been identified as Burnam, and the case is now being investigated as a homicide. Photo source: East Hampton CT Police

East Hampton Police announced today that the human remains discovered in Glastonbury, CT on September 9, 2012 have been positively identified as the remains of Jini Barnum.

She is the 30 year-old woman who has been missing from East Hampton, CT since July 29, 2012.

Police also have certified Barnum’s death as a homicide. The case is being investigated by the East Hampton and Glastonbury Police Departments, as well as the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Squad.

Posted September 10, 2012

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Yankee Polecat Insulator Club show Sept 8 in East Hampton

September 8, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

In the mid-1960s, many people began collecting these antique glass insulators. Today, there are thousands of collectors who combine a love of design with an interest in science, technology and history. Photo courtesy of Yankee Pole Cat Insulators Club

The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club will hold its annual fall show from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 68 Long Crossing Road in East Hampton, CT on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Glass insulators were first produced in the 1850s for use with telegraph lines. As technology developed, insulators were needed for telephone lines, electric power lines and other applications.

In the mid-1960s, many Americans began collecting these antique glass insulators. Today, there thousands of collectors who combine a love of design with an interest in science, technology and history.

A rare “Paisley” cobalt blue electrical insulator. Photo courtesy of National Insulator Association

The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club (YPCIC), founded in 1971, draws its members from New England and bordering states and has approximately 60 active members.

Today’s show will include such items as: insulators; vintage bottles, jars and flasks; lightning rod equipment; telephone and telegraph collectibles; railroad advertising and paper ephemera and small antiques.

The Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club also sponsors an annual spring show on the last Sunday in March in Enfield, CT and hosts two cookout/swap meets in the summer at various locations in New England.

A club newsletter is published around four times a year.  Currently, there are no annual dues.

To join the Pole Cats or for more information contact Bill Meier at 1-978-369-0208 or ypcic@clubs.insulators.info; or John Rajpolt at 1-203-261-1190 or rajpolt@earthlink.net

For more information about the Sept. 8 show, call 860-267-8584.

Posted September 8, 2012

Related links: “Yankee Pole Cat Insulator Club hosts annual show,” April 6, 2011, Reminder News http://www.remindernews.com/article/2011/04/06/yankee-pole-cat-insulator-club-hosts-annual-show

Information on collecting insulators http://www.collectinginsulators.com

Website dedicated to listing collectors’ groups http://oldinsulators.com/insulatorindex/

National Insulator Association http://www.nia.org

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Candidate for 34th District State Rep Goff opens campaign office

September 6, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Chris Goff of East Hampton, CT – Democratic candidate for State Representative for the 34th District (East Hampton, East Haddam and part of Colchester). 2012 campaign photo.

Chris Goff , the Democratic candidate for state representative for the 34th District (East Hampton, East Haddam and a portion of Colchester), invites you to the opening of his campaign headquarters.

Goff will face Republican candidate Melissa Ziobron of East Haddam in the November 2012 elections.

The campaign kickoff event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 100 Main St. (the Corner of Main and Skinner) in East Hampton, CT.

“I look forward to running a grassroots campaign that focuses on meeting and listening to the residents of our communities,” Goff said. “I have already gone door-to-door to many homes and have let people know they can count on me as their next state representative to work tirelessly for them up at the State Capitol.”

Goff urged all residents to come down to the campaign kickoff event .“Even if you just want to stop in for some refreshments and to say ‘Hello’ … I am really excited to meet as many of my neighbors as possible,” he said.

Hot dogs and beverages will be served at the campaign kickoff.

Chris Goff, an experienced public servant, has been a member of the East Hampton Town Council and East Hampton Board of Education.

He authored East Hampton’s Code of Conduct and was instrumental in establishing the regional Chatham Health District.

Posted September 6, 2012

Related links:

Goff campaign page http://www.goff34th.com

Goff campaign on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Goff34th

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It’s that time of year again – time for a flu shot

September 5, 2012 Local News, Senior Center Announcements Comments Off

Is there a senior in your life? Please pass this on… The East Hampton Senior Center is hosting a flu shot clinic, sponsored by the Town of East Hampton’s Senior Center and Middlesex Hospital Homecare. The flu clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the East Hampton Senior Center.

The East Hampton Senior Center is hosting a flu shot clinic, sponsored by the Town of East Hampton’s Senior Center and Middlesex Hospital Homecare.

The flu clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the East Hampton Senior Center.

No advance registration is required. Shots will be administered on a first come, first served basis. If you have a senior citizen in your life, however, you might want to share this information now and find out if he or she needs transportation.

The vaccinations will be administered by Middlesex Hospital Homecare personnel.

Questions? Please call the East Hampton Senior Center at 860-267-4426 during office hours.

Posted September 5, 2012

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Phase one of Colchester Ave project on East Hampton PZC agenda

September 4, 2012 Local News Comments Off

The East Hampton CT Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 in the Town Hall meeting room.

The East Hampton Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Town Hall meeting room.

Wednesday’s agenda includes an application for a four-lot subdivision (phase one) at 105 Colchester Ave. from MazzCor LLC.

Also on the agenda, review of improvements to the intersection of White Birch and Lake Drive.

The P&C also will discuss bylaw revisions.

Posted September 4, 2012

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East Hampton seeks volunteers for Fire Commission

September 4, 2012 Local News Comments Off

As defined by Town Ordinance 49-2, the East Hampton Fire Commission collaborates with the volunteer fire chiefs to provide “management, oversight and control,” for the East Hampton Fire Department.

The East Hampton Town Council seeks applications for volunteer fire commissioners.

The East Hampton Fire Commission is created by ordinance and acts as the administrative body of the fire department.

As defined by Town Ordinance 49-2, the commission collaborates with the volunteer fire chiefs to provide “management, oversight and control,” for the East Hampton Fire Department.

Members of the East Hampton Fire Commission are appointed by and report to the Town Council.

To qualify to be a Fire Commissioner one must be –

  • an East Hampton, CT resident and
  • not a current volunteer firefighter.

Fire Commissioners are unpaid positions. The commission meets monthly and appoints a Chair once a year.

Those who are interested need to apply by Sept. 7, 2012.

An application in PDF format can be downloaded from www.easthamptonct.org/Pages/EastHamptonCT_Manager/volunteerapp.pdf

Or request an application in the Town Manager’s office during office hours.

Completed applications should be mailed to: Town Managers Office-Attn Fire Commission Search, c/o East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco, 20 East High St., East Hampton CT 06424

Posted September 4, 2012

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