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Arrigoni Bridge rededication is Tuesday

October 22, 2012 Local News Comments Off

The Arrigoni Bridge spans the Connecticut River, connecting Middletown to Portland. Close to 4,000 vehicles cross the bridge on a typical weekday. A $15 million repair and restoration project was recently completed. Photo source: DOT Testing and Inspection report.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will attend a ceremony celebrating the rededication of the Arrigoni Bridge, which carries Route 66 over the Connecticut River between Middletown and Portland.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on the Portland side of the Bridge on Main Street.

The bridge, originally opened in 1938, is now fully reopened following completion of the final phase of an extensive rehabilitation project.

At Tuesday’s ceremony, there will be an unveiling of the bridge’s original 1938 sign that will be remounted along the sidewalk in the middle of the bridge.

Also attending the ceremony will be U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, Portland First Selectwoman Susan S. Bransfield, Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh, and other state and local officials.

Parking for the ceremony will be provided along right side of Main Street.

Earlier in the day, at 10 a.m., the governor will give welcoming remarks – which will include a discussion on his recently unveiled comprehensive energy strategy – at the start of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) 2012 Annual Convention at the Connecticut Convention Center; 100 Columbus Boulevard, in Hartford.

Posted October 22, 2012

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Candidates for 34th District to debate on Thursday

October 22, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Republican candidate Melissa Ziobron and Democratic candidate Chris Goff are vying for the state representative’s seat in the newly configured 34th District, which now includes East Haddam, East Hampton and part of Colchester. Composite photo by HTNP

Candidates for state representative in the 34th District – Chris Goff (D-East Hampton) and Melissa Ziobron (R-East Haddam) – will debate on Thursday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam, CT.

Posted October 22, 2012

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Senate candidate Murphy supports Planned Parenthood – criticizes McMahon

October 22, 2012 Areawide Comments Off

Criticizing Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, Chris Murphy’s campaign organizers issued a press release today (Oct. 22) saying the two senate hopefuls are in “stark contrast” when it comes to support for Planned Parenthood and women’s health care.

More than 62,000 Connecticut women each year rely on services from Planned Parenthood health centers.

“McMahon is campaigning today with New Jersey Governor and Planned Parenthood opponent Chris Christie while Murphy discusses his pro-choice record with Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, the nation’s leading women’s rights advocate,” the release states.

“Christie, who cut millions in state funding for women’s health centers during his first year as governor, has continued his crusade against Planned Parenthood by blocking attempts to restore the funding, even using a line-item veto to personally deny support for women’s health in New Jersey,” the release states.

Murphy campaign spokesman Eli Zupnick said, “When Linda McMahon campaigns with national Republicans hell-bent on denying women access to birth control and life-saving health services, Connecticut voters are reminded of why they rejected her far-right, anti-choice policies two years ago.”

The release quotes a column in The Courant column earlier this month, in which Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards states:

“Linda McMahon has told reporters that if she had been in the Senate, she would have voted for the Blunt amendment — to let your boss decide whether your birth control and other services such as cervical cancer screenings should be covered under your insurance plan.”

Posted October 22, 2012, links and video added by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan

HTNP News welcomes comments on this post.  Letters to the Editor on this and other issues, as well as to express support for a candidate, also can be sent to editor@htnp.com Please also include a phone number where you can be reached if there are questions.

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A special treat – the Vienna Boys Choir

The East Hampton Senior Center presents a Holiday Trip to Springfield Symphony Hall to enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

The East Hampton Senior Center presents a Holiday Trip to Springfield Symphony Hall to enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir .

More seats have become available for this performance on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

The Coach Bus will leave from the East Hampton Stop & Shop/Bank of America parking lot at 10 a.m. and return at about 5 p.m.

This world-famous choir has been performing for more than 500 years.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday program featuring classic and contemporary Christmas favorites.

Before the show, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch at Chez Josef. The menu includes a choice of: roast center loin pork or stuffed filet of sole served with salad, potatoes and fresh vegetables, desserts and coffee.

The cost is $89 per person.Full payment due at sign up. (Deadline for payment/sign up to be announced at a later time.)

Questions? Call the East Hampton Senior Center at 860-267-4426 during office hours and please ask for a staff member.

The Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is located at 105 Main St., East Hampton, CT 06424

Posted October 20, 2012 based on a press release as edited and added to (photo, video and links) by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan –

Related link: East Hampton Senior Center Blog http://seniorcenterehct.blogspot.com

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East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame announces 2012 inductees

October 20, 2012 Local News, Sports Comments Off

The East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame has elected three nominees for the 2012 class who will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, CT, according to EHAHOF Vice President Thomas Seidl.

The East Hampton Athletic Hall Of Fame has elected three nominees for the 2012 class who will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, CT, according to EHAHOF Vice President Thomas Seidl.

Among the inductees is James D. Wild (elected posthumously), a 17-year member of the East Hampton Parks & Recreation Advisory Board who also served on the East Hampton High School athletic complex building committee, and was –

  • Chair of the Parks & Recreation Committee,
  • A long time member of the High School Athletic Booster Club,
  • A long time Little League coach,
  • And 1999 Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year.

Also elected posthumously, inductee Thomas J. McCabe was a long time coach in many sports at many levels including high school baseball, high school girls basketball, and soccer.

In addition, he was the East Hampton High School Athletic Director for 4 years and was very active in the East Hampton Little League as a coach and board member, and was –

  • American Legion Baseball Coach,
  • Past President of the East Hampton High School Booster Club,
  • And Vice President and a founding member of the Athletic Hall Of Fame.

At the time of his passing, he was the Athletic Director at Rocky Hill High School.

Also to be inducted, Richard C. Hallberg was a basketball and baseball standout and a 1971 East Hampton High School graduate.  He was the second ever 1,000-point scorer in East Hampton history and once scored 45 points in a 1971 game against rival Portland, CT.

He averaged 28.3 points per game in his senior year and had seven 30-plus games.

He was a 2nd team All-State selection and was selected to the Middletown Press All-Star team.  He  accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and later transferred to Southern Connecticut State University to play his final two years of college basketball.

If you’d like to join in honoring these outstanding coaches and athletes, tickets for the induction dinner are $40, available by calling Mike Vasquenza at 860-267-7405.

Posted October 20, 2012

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Celebrate – Harvest Fest in East Hampton Village Center

October 19, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

This Saturday (Oct. 20) East Hampton Village Center hosts the annual Harvest Street Festival beginning at 9 a.m.

This Saturday (Oct. 20) East Hampton Village Center hosts the annual Harvest Street Festival beginning at 9 a.m. with a “Yoga Hike” with Erin McGuire of Radiant Yoga at the Air Line Trail Head (at Cranberry Bog on Smith Street).

The hike includes the newly added section of the Air Line Trail that extends into The Village Center and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on the trail.

Meet at the municipal parking lot in the Village Center on Main Street.

Other events, beginning at 10 a.m., include a bike-decorating contest for children, henna tattoos, chair massages, vendors and a farmer’s market – with pies, local cider, crafts and more.

Live music begins at noon with a line up that includes

  • The Rusted Keys (noon to 1 p.m.),
  • Nina Romanenko (1:30 to 2:30 p.m.),
  • The Jeff Dewey Band (3 to 4 p.m.),
  • HannaH’s Field (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.),
  • Amity (6 to 7 p.m.) and
  • concludes with local favorite Gigglejuice (8 to 10 p.m.) inside Higher Grounds Coffee Shop on Main Street.

Questions?  Call Higher Grounds Coffee House at 860-467-6634.

Posted October 19, 2012

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Mount Saint Mary College offers ‘hybrid’ path to graduate degree

October 18, 2012 Local News Comments Off

CAPTION: Rachel McGinty (left) of Florida, NY and Allison Cowan of East Hampton, CT (right), both of the Mount’s class of 2014, learned about the college’s graduate degree opportunities at a recent grad program fair. McGinty is on track to teach math and Cowan wants to teach at the elementary school level. Courtesy photo.

Mount Saint Mary College recently held a graduate school fair that attracted students from the campus and beyond.

“The Mount” offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Education (MSE), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

Some Mount programs provide a flexible “hybrid” online/on-site format, as well as accelerated tracks with evening and weekend classes.

The college is accredited through the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and all of the Mount’s graduate programs are registered by the New York State Education Department.

For more information, contact Courtney McDermott at 845-569-3402 or visit www.msmc.edu

About the College

Mount Saint Mary College, 60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media and other areas.

Posted October 18, 2012

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Candidates for 34th District Goff and Ziobron debate Oct. 11

October 4, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Melissa Ziobron (GOP) of East Haddam and Christopher Goff of East Hampton, candidates for State Representative in the 34th District, will answer questions about their platforms and meet with voters at an Oct. 11, 2012 forum. Contributed photos – composite by HTNP.com Editor Brenda Sullivan

Candidates for State Representative for the 34th District (which includes East Haddam, East Hampton and part of Colchester), Christopher Goff (D) and Melissa Ziobron (GOP) have been invited to speak at a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct 11.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sears Park Boat House in East Hampton, CT.

The candidates will be asked to answer three questions concerning their qualifications and vision for the district.

After answering the questions, each candidate will have an opportunity to summarize their platform and qualifications, and to meet with their constituents.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

The winner in this election on Nov. 6 will fill the vacancy left by Rep. Gail Hamm.

The forum is hosted by the Chatham Party, an independent party of East Hampton that includes Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents.

Since each district has its own unique needs and interests, the Chatham Party believes it’s important for voters to have an opportunity to meet with and hear the view of these candidates.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the forum.

However, because seating and parking space is limited, the Chatham Party asks you to please preregister at emailus@thechathamparty.org and seating will be assigned in order of responses.

Posted October 4, 2012

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