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East Hampton – Klinck asks for your vote in senate primary

August 6, 2012 Letters to Editor, Local News Comments Off

Mary Ellen Klinck is a Democratic candidate for Connecticut State Senator in the 33rd District, which includes East Haddam and East Hampton, CT. She and fellow Democrat Jim Crawford will vie for a place on the ballot in November, in the upcoming primary. Photo by Jean Maheu for HTNP.com

Dear Friends,

I am Mary Ellen Klinck, a lifelong Democrat, former East Haddam Selectman and State Commissioner of the Department of Aging, who believes the rights of the elderly, disabled, veterans, teachers, citizens and children need a voice.

Residents of the 33rd Senate District know they live in a magical place. I own property on both sides of the Connecticut River and love the vistas and sunsets. A clean, protected river and shoreline are vital to our quality of life. Open space land along these waterfronts must be preserved, so that future generations will enjoy what we have today.

While owning a restaurant, an insurance agency, and a real estate office, I’ve created hundreds of jobs. Add my membership on the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s executive board, and I know the needs in today’s business community. I’ve helped elect local, state and Federal Democratic candidates. The Party’s ideals are in my blood.

I support investment in Connecticut’s tourism industry, which will increase economic development, jobs and revenue. Our river and coastline will benefit from tourism promotion.

Beyond our district, UConn is becoming a world-class medical research center. The investment in Jackson Laboratory is a real boost, making Farmington the bioscience center of the Northeast, where people can get the best medical care now and in the future.

I have a passion for community service. One must not only give back to the community but also inspire others through good example. My resumé shows a diversified background, both as a professional and a volunteer. I enjoy being involved.

I promise to work vigorously for everyone in the 33rd District and ask for your support. We need a woman senator to replace Edith Prague and Eileen Daily, who are retiring.

Contact me at www.klinckforsenate.com or 860-873-8420.

Sincerely,

Mary Ellen Klinck

Posted August 6, 2012

Editor’s note: The 12 towns that comprise the 33rd Senatorial District are Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

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East Hampton woman wins $10,000 CT Lottery prize

August 2, 2012 Business, Local News Comments Off

Of the 113 top prizes, Karen Hartley of East Hampton, CT is one of the newest top-prize winners in the instant game; 65 top prizes remain to be claimed. The overall odds of winning a prize in “10X Cash 6th Edition” are 1 in 3.95. Photo source: CT Lottery

Stopping at her hometown Food Bag located at 1 Colchester Avenue in East Hampton, CT Karen Hartley purchased a CT Lottery “10X Cash 6th Edition” instant ticket and scratched it, but without her glasses, she couldn’t see clearly how much she won.

When she showed the ticket to her husband, he gave her the good news; it was worth $10,000, one of the game’s top prizes.

“I am still in shock,” Hartley told Lottery officials.  “I knew I won a prize, but I didn’t know how much.  Whenever my husband told me it was $10,000, I thought, ‘Dear God!’  Then we scanned it in a Ticket Checker to be sure.”

Hartley was in high spirits when she visited CT Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill to collect her prize check for $6,833 (value after taxes).  “I feel like I’m dreaming here… I feel blessed,” Hartley told Lottery officials.

Of the 113 top prizes, Hartley is one of the newest top-prize winners in the instant game; 65 top prizes remain to be claimed.  The overall odds of winning a prize in “10X Cash 6th Edition” are 1 in 3.95.

For selling Hartley her top prize winning ticket, Food Bag will receive a $100 bonus check from the CT Lottery.

Posted Aug. 2, 2012

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Katherine Berlin Aug 17 1954 – July 20 2012

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Katherine Mary (Heim) Berlin of East Hampton, CT died Friday, July 20, 2012 at Hartford Hospital.

Katherine Mary (Heim) Berlin, of East Hampton, CT, wife of Robert J. Berlin, died July 20 at Hartford Hospital.

She was born in Hartford, CT on Aug. 17 1954. She is predeceased by her father Ronald Antone Heim and her mother Jeanne (Piro) Heim.

She grew up in East Hartford, CT and lived in Bolton prior to moving to East Hampton, CT where she and her husband owned and operated Thatcher’s Pharmacy.

Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Connecticut. She was an avid painter and a member of the Connecticut and American Watercolor Societies.

Her paintings have brought joy to many observers at art shows and permanent displays at Sears Park in East Hampton, Chatham Historical Society and the Cragin Memorial Library in Colchester.

She enjoyed teaching others to paint at her art studio and supply store The Art Alcove in Marlborough.

“Rooftops of East Hampton” by Katherine Berlin. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Connecticut, and was an avid painter and a member of the Connecticut and American Watercolor Societies.

Kathy was a former board member of the Marlborough Arts Center and East Hampton Art Association.

She has helped many civic organizations raise funds through her work. Her portfolio can be viewed at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/katherine-berlin.html

Kathy was a dedicated wife and mother who gave priority to her family’s needs and interests. She found great joy in celebrating their accomplishments and teaching them to see the beauty in life every day.

She was a caring individual who touched the lives of all those who knew her.

Besides her husband Bob, she is survived by her son Jason Berlin and his wife Rachel; her daughters Jennifer Berlin and Jeanne Rose Berlin; her brothers Brad and his wife Heidi, Jeff and his wife Kelly and Ronald E. Heim; her sister-in-law Lauren Heim; her stepmother Betty Heim and several nieces and nephews.

The entire family would like to thank Dr. Gorusu, the doctors and nursing staff at Hartford Hospital, Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center and Wethersfield Infusion Center for their compassionate care.

Arrangements were handled by the Brooklawn Funeral Home in Rocky Hill, CT. Burial was at Bolton Center Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Posted Aug. 2, 2012

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It’s that time of the year… join the 2012 Capt’n Grizzy Showboat Parade

August 1, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

The top vote getter in the 2011 Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT. Photo copyright 2011 by Brenda Sullivan.

If you want to enter your “showboat” (float) in this year’s Captain Grizzy Showboat Parade, time is running out.

This fun parade of decorated boats that cruises the perimeter of Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug.

Trophies and prizes are awarded in several categories – including one just for children.

The deadline to register is this Saturday, Aug. 4 (registration is free).

This year, the parade’s eighth, the event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 (rain date is Sunday, Aug. 12).

The parade traditionally has been accompanied by tents set up in the park area where you can meet representatives from local organizations, and there’s food for sale from local vendors (or bring your own picnic).

You can download your registration form at the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug site at http://www.ehflp.org and drop it off at Westshore Marina or send an email to Kamey Peterson via Kamey@att.net

The prizes are:

$200 for Best in Show in 3 categories – Boats, Barges, Children’s floats.

And four “Good Showing” prizes of $100 Carmen Anthony’s Gift Certificates.

$10,000 raffle!

Also tied to the parade is the annual Friends of Lake Pocotopaug raffle, with BIG prizes: first prize is $10,000, second prize is $1,500, third prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Shop and Shop.

The drawing will be held on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at Angelico’s Lake House (following the boat parade).

Tickets, which are $20 each, are available from any FLP member, or at Angelico’s Lake House, Governor’s Tavern, Paul and Sandy’s Too and Loco Perro. (Members also may be selling tickets at the Town Hall parking lot this weekend).

Questions? Call 860-267-4193.

A little more info

…about the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, from their web site:

We are a nonprofit organization formed in 2004 by Dennis Griswold. We are 25 volunteers dedicated to the improvements of Lake Pocotopaug and its environs. FLP Members would like you to know what your support has done to help make our lake clean and safe for all to enjoy!

Because of you we have made the following donations:

2004 – $9,000 for improvements at Sears Park.

2005 – $13,000 to E.H. Fire Department to retrofit a Fire/Rescue boat.

2006 – $13,000 to Sears Park for stonework and signage.

2007 – $50,400 for 21 Ultrasonic machines for an Algae Remediation / Control Program.

2009 – $1,000 to E.H. Police Department for their police boat.

2010 – $1,960 for 15 new buoys.

2011 – $20,000 for 4 additional Ultrasonic machines.

2012 – $14,000 for 3 additional Ultrasonic machine.

Posted August 1, 2012 – updated with ticket price 9:44 p.m.

Related links:

2011 Showboat Parade Winners, East Hampton Today, Aug. 15, 2011 http://easthampton.htnp.com/2011/08/15/east-hamptons-2011-showboat-parade-winners/

Registration info in PDF format (requires Acrobat Reader to open)

http://www.ehflp.org/pdfs/flp%202012%20boat%20parade%20FINAL%20PACKET.pdf

Map of the parade route

The route the boats will take on Lake Pocotopaug.

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Police searching for East Hampton woman missing since Sunday

July 31, 2012 Local News Comments Off

East Hampton Police have issued a missing person alert for 30-year-old Jini Barnum who they say was last seen Sunday, July 29, after an argument with her boyfriend. Photo source: East Hampton CT Police (photo taken in 2011)

East Hampton Police issued a missing persons alert earlier this evening (July 31).

Police are investigating a missing person complaint. The subject is Jini Barnum, a 30 year-old, white female of East Hampton, CT.

She was last seen in East Hampton on Sunday July 29, 2012 at about 11 p.m.

Police say she left her home after having a disagreement with her boyfriend – at that time.

She is 5-feet 2-inches tall, weighs approximately 140 lbs, has red/blond hair, numerous tattoos, and piercing. She was last seen wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Please call East Hampton Police at 860-267-9922 with any information.

Posted July 31, 2012

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AARP wants your input on changes to Social Security, Medicare

July 29, 2012 Areawide, Business, Local News Comments Off

AARP Connecticut is hosting community “listening sessions” around the state to gather input about proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare. The national AARP may be nonpartisan, but it is politically active and is considered a powerful lobbying group. The AARP also has an online questionnaire for those who cannot attend the community meetings.

AARP Connecticut is giving the state’s residents an opportunity to weigh in and share their ideas and concerns about various options being discussed in Washington, D.C. to reform Social Security and Medicare.  [AARP is the American Association of Retired Persons]

There will be a series of forums throughout the state, including one in East Hampton, CT (see list at end of story) – part of AARP’s “You’ve Earned a Say” effort launched in March 2012 to take the debate about Medicare and Social Security from behind closed doors in Washington and give all citizens a voice in the discussion about their future.

To date, AARP has conducted listening tours in all 50 states and has heard from more than a million Americans, including thousands of Connecticut residents, both in-person and through online questionnaires.

In response to this feedback, AARP commissioned experts from The Heritage Foundation, The Brookings Institute, The National Academy for Social Insurance and Avalere Health to analyze 15 options for reforming Social Security and 10 options for reforming Medicare – and provide the pros and cons for each in straightforward language, without political spin or jargon.

The information is available at www.earnedasay.org

The site also includes a questionnaire, fact sheets and interactive tools that let individuals try their hand at filling the funding gap.

It also gives visitors the option to send a message to their member of Congress and the presidential candidates.

According to a recent AARP survey, 95 percent of Americans think Washington should spend more time listening to affected citizens when it comes to decisions about Social Security and Medicare.

Eighty-eight percent of people who responded to AARP’s questionnaire to date said they believe that Medicare and Social Security will need some combination of more funding or benefit changes.

Connecticut residents can make their voices heard by completing the online questionnaire at www.earnedasay.org or by attending one of the local gatherings listed below.  Registration is required, so please call 1-877-926-8300 to reserve your place.

Upcoming “You’ve Earned a Say” community forums in Connecticut:

  • Wed., Aug. 29, 1 pm – 3 pm, East Hampton Senior Center, 105 Main St., East Hampton, CT
  • Wed., Aug. 15, 2012, 1 pm – 3 pm, The Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Stratford, CT 06615
  • Thur., Aug. 16, 6 pm – 8 pm, Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm St., Enfield, CT 06082
  • Mon., Aug. 20, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Hirsch Hall, 2385 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Tue., Aug. 21, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Western CT Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA), 84 Progress Lane – Second Floor, Waterbury, CT 06705
  • Thur., Aug. 23, 1 pm – 3 pm, Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Mon., Aug. 27, 2012, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St., Hartford, CT 06112
  • Tue., Aug. 28, 6 pm – 8 pm, New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., New Britain, CT 06051

To learn more about “You’ve Earned a Say,” visit www.earnedasay.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people age 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates… AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Posted July 29, 2012

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Anita Marie Ackerman Sept 14 1989 – July 20 2012

July 27, 2012 Local News, Obituaries Comments Off

Anita Marie Ackerman of East Hampton CT

Police have declined to comment on the cause of death of 22-year-old Anita Ackerman formerly of Hebron, most recently a resident of East Hampton CT, stating via email that her death continues to be under investigation.

Anita died on Friday, Aug. 20. She had a long record of arrests related to narcotics, the most recent being July 3.

Her funeral is scheduled for this Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton. Calling hours are the same day, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Her obituary follows (published with permission of Spencer Funeral Home):

Anita Marie Ackerman, 22, of East Hampton, CT beloved daughter of Michael Ackerman and Cheryl Rand, both of East Hampton, died Friday, July 20 at Middlesex Hospital Marlborough Medical Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1989 in Hartford, CT Anita had lived in Hebron, CT for 10 years before moving to East Hampton.

Anita was a 2007 graduate of East Hampton High School where she had many close friends. She loved animals (especially her dog, Dozer), fast cars and watching movies. She had a passion for music and was an avid reader and was very close to her family and grandparents.

Besides her parents, she is survived by her great-grandmother Helen Badrick, her paternal grandparents Arlene and Peter McArthur of East Hampton; maternal grandparents William and Gail Rand of Old Saybrook, CT; two sisters, Emilie and Olivia Ackerman of East Hampton; paternal aunts Colleen Ackerman, Melissa and Jeff Ackerman and cousin Christopher; maternal aunts and uncles, Kathy Erlandson, Valerie Stockberger and Don Richards, Wayne and Maria Rand, Mary Beth and Danny Julian; and many special cousins, and close dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org

Posted July 27, 2012

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Waste water treatment, Epoch Arts, middle school on East Hampton Town Council agenda

July 23, 2012 Business, Local News Comments Off

A rotary drum thickener used to reduce the water volume in sludge created by “floccing” waste water. Photo source: captured image from Parkson ThickTech Rotary Drum Thickener YouTube video

The East Hampton Town Council will hold what looks to be a brief Special Meeting beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the Town Hall Meeting Room.

The evening’s agenda includes resolutions to support grant applications for Epoch Arts and the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA), under the STEAP (small towns) state grant program.

The Town Council has requested two $250,000 STEAP grants for a regional project involving the town of Colchester.

East Hampton operates a regional waste water treatment plant through an inter-municipal agreement dating back to 1978 with Colchester, to serve portions of East Hampton, Colchester, Marlborough and Hebron. Future plans are to add service to Lebanon.

The construction of the facility at 20 Gildersleeve Drive was completed in 1982.

The application letter to the Office of Policy and Management states that replacement of a part that removes water from waste to create drier sludge will cut costs for transporting that sludge for recycling or disposal.

The application states: “We urge your consideration of this first application that will improve the efficiency of the treatment process by lowering transportation costs, enhance the environment by producing a ‘drier’ sludge that will use less energy to process and benefit all communities served by the wastewater treatment plant by minimizing sewage treatment costs.”

The application also states that 15 to 25 full-time employees (including current plant employees) will be involved in the “dewatering unit” equipment replacement project for about three months.

All planning and design work for the project has been completed, and bids were solicited in December 2011. However, the bids came in over budget and the project was postponed – thus the application for the STEAP funds.

The total cost for the project is $1.3 million, with a local contribution of $800,000 and an application for STEAP grants totaling $500,000 ($250,000 for East Hampton and $250,000 for Colchester). The total also includes $50,000 in a required contingency fund.

The documentation accompanying the application explains the need for the project:

“The basic components of the wastewater treatment plant have remained the same since the inception of the plant:

1. collect sewage from various towns for processing at a central location

2. bar screens to remove large objects that could damage downstream equipment

3. grit collection where solids settle and are separated from lighter organic matter

4. settling tanks to produce sludge, further separation of organic matter and removal of nitrogen

5. remove excess water from the collected sewer sludge

6. disinfect effluent for release to the Connecticut River and

7. transport dewatered sewage sludge to acceptable use/disposal site

This multi-town request for STEAP funding centers around step 5, the replacement of the Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) thickener with a Rotary Drum Thickener (RDT) to remove the excess water from the solids collected. The removal of excess water from sewage sludge is necessary to minimize costs involved with the transportation of the final sludge product.”

Video of how a Rotary Drum Thickener works:

The current DAF system (which the application states has outlived its designed service life and has broken down in the past) uses air and polymer to float solids to the top of the tank and a scraper blade removes these floating solids.

The replacement, a new RDT system uses a spinning drum to remove excess water from the sewage sludge through centrifugal force – and do a better job of it, the application states.

The project also will include safety improvements and new ventilation and electrical controls.

Epoch Arts roof replacement

The request for funding totaling $223,988 for Epoch Arts is to replace the 42,000-square-foot building’s roof.

The application states:

“The roof replacement will provide further utilization of the building for expanded youth programming. Epoch Arts is a constructive outlet for youth via the arts. They help to combat the negative results of idle time such as drugs, alcohol, vandalism and burglary encouraging productivity, communication, team work and cooperation. The roof replacement will afford them a safer and more useable facility to continue their community work.”

Epoch Arts, located at 25 Skinner Street, works in cooperation with East Hampton’s Youth & Family Services and the school district’s guidance offices.

Expanding usable space will allow Epoch Arts to create an after-school program for youth, including special needs students, the application states.

The building used today is the result of a Brownfields project – which cleans up contaminated sites for new uses. Hazardous materials were removed and/or contained, water service was restored to the building along with new electrical work,  and windows and doors were replaced and/or repaired.

Renovations currently planned (separate from this STEAP application) include a new entrance, two new offices, a new café space, a new heated foyer and a new art room.

Middle School project

The Town Council agenda also includes discussion of bids and contracts for the Middle School gym floor sanding/refinishing, and approval of tax refunds totaling $2,888.37.

The Town Council will be asked to approve a contract with Crunden Athletic Systems for $15,192.

According to the memo from Facilities Manager Frank Gryzyb, Crunden was not the lowest bidder. The town received five bids, but the low bidder “did not respond to calls/e-mails.” The next lowest bidder was disqualified because he couldn’t secure the required bonding. And the third lowest bidder couldn’t complete the work within the time frame stated in the bid specifications.

The five bidders (from lowest to highest) are: Gugliotti Associations, $9,100; Rainbow Flooring, $9,300; O’Sullivan Flooring, $11,398; Crunden Systems, $15,192; and Paul Davis Restoration, $24,930.

The full text of the documents related to Tuesday’s meeting can be accessed from the East Hampton town web site (in PDF format) by clicking on this link http://www.easthamptonct.org/Pages/EastHamptonCT_TownAgendas/I038B3D35

Posted July 23, 2012

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