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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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East Hampton Police say ‘abandoned’ girlfriend turns in accomplice in copper thefts at church

July 23, 2012 Local News Comments Off

Nicole LaPlante of East Hampton CT was arrested on July 21, 2012 and charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree. Photo source: East Hampton CT Police

East Hampton Police report that two suspects have been arrested in connection with alleged thefts of copper from the Second Congregational Church.

Police say that on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:53 a.m., Officer David Gionfriddo responded to a citizen’s tip about suspicious activity at the Second Congregational Church at 52 Middle Haddam Road in East Hampton.

Police say a neighbor reported seeing people walking around the church, “and thought that criminal activity might be afoot.”

Upon arrival, Officer Gionfriddo found that copper gutters had been pulled off the church’s exterior and were crushed up and piled on the ground.

Also found was a large backpack full of copper pieces from the church.

Police say no suspects were located at the scene, “but it was obvious that an attempt had been made to steal the copper material from the church.”

Approximately 45 minutes later, Officer Gionfriddo was dispatched to Cobalt Lodge at 29 Middle Haddam Road in response to a report of a “suspicious” person.

Staff members at Cobalt Lodge reported that “a suspicious female” had stopped at the lodge and asked for directions; she claimed to have been abandoned by her boyfriend.

Police say the woman, Nicole LaPlante, 19, of 41 Old Middletown Ave., East Hampton, CT was later located by Officer John Wilson on Route 66.

Police say that, “Upon interviewing the woman, she confessed to her involvement in the attempted theft of the copper from the Second Congregational Church and also implicated her boyfriend, Frederick Dart.” Dart, 24, was later arrested at the Riverdale Motel in Portland, CT.

Police say that, “Upon interviewing the woman, she confessed to her involvement in the attempted theft of the copper from the Second Congregational Church and also implicated her boyfriend, Frederick Dart.”

Dart, 24, currently resides at the Riverdale Motel, Route 66, in Portland, according to the police report.

LaPlante was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree.  She was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond.

The officers later located Dart at the Riverdale Motel and he was arrested.

Dart was also charged with Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Larceny 6th Degree, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 6th Degree.  He was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond with the aid of a bondsman.

Both LaPlante and Dart are scheduled to appear in Middlesex Superior Court to answer to their charges on July 31, 2012.

Posted July 23, 2012 – based on a press release issued by the East Hampton CT Police Department

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Letter – Candidate Melissa Ziobron’s East Hampton roots

July 22, 2012 Letters to Editor Comments Off

Melissa Ziobron is 2012 Republican candidate for State Representative in the 34th District. Contributed photo.

Thank you to the folks that stopped by to greet me at Old Home Day (OHD) in East Hampton. It was so much fun to be at the OHD grounds this weekend. I also enjoyed hearing—“Hey Missy Hoy” for the first time in about 25 years!

It was wonderful to see old friends and to see their children. It seems like yesterday when we competed in Field Day on that very spot. I am sure the volunteers of OHD must be proud. They put together an amazing event. Check out their blog to consider donating your time www.easthamptonoldhomedays.org

You may have seen a small collection of yard signs around town. It was part of a larger effort to re-introduce you to Melissa Ziobron and to remind residents, that I have deep roots in East Hampton.

My campaign is dedicated to the 34th district and while I may have graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray and live (and love) East Haddam-a piece of my heart is still here in East Hampton.

In East Hampton –  I learned to ride a bike, had a wonderful kindergarten teacher named Mrs. Anstett at Middle Haddam School, bought candy at Thatcher’s  and played junior high and freshmen year basketball for a wonderful and inspiring guy and mentor named Coach McCabe.

Thanks also to Bevin Bros. I began volunteering for them shortly after their devastating fire. Marching alongside the employees I have grown to admire and the Bevin family was a deep honor and I will continue to help them in any way possible. Help them by visiting www.keepthebellsinbelltown.com

My campaign website is now up, please visit www.melissaziobron.com I look forward to a vigorous campaign later this summer and hope for an opportunity to meet or reintroduce myself.

Melissa “Missy Hoy” Ziobron, East Haddam

Posted July 22, 2012 – Melissa Ziobron is a Republican candidate for State Rep. for the 34th District, which includes East Hampton, East Haddam and part of Colchester. On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ziobron2012 and online at www.melissaziobron.com

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Rep. Phil Miller endorses Jim Crawford for State Senate in 33rd District

July 21, 2012 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

Jim Crawford, Democratic candidate for Connecticut State Senate in the 33rd District. Courtesy photo.

State Rep. Philip J. Miller (D-Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam), has offered his support to Jim Crawford, the party endorsed Democratic candidate for State Senator from the 33rd District.

The 12 towns that comprise the 33rd Senatorial District – which stretches from the shore of Long Island Sound up the Connecticut River toward the center of the state – are Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

“Jim Crawford knows how important it is to protect our local environment and I have no doubt he will be a staunch defender of it,” Rep. Phillip J. Miller said.

“Jim raised his family here, taught several generations of students here, and ran a family business here for more than two decades,” Rep. Miller said.

Rep. Miller is Vice Chair of the General Assembly’s Environment Committee.

Jim Crawford lives in Westbrook, CT and currently serves as State Representative for the towns of Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook.

Both Miller and Crawford are serving their first terms as legislators and have worked closely together, as their districts border one another.

Miller pointed to Crawford’s 100 percent 2012 legislative rating from the League of Conservation voters, as well as his bipartisan work on the Shoreline Preservation Task Force to protect the shoreline from rising sea levels. He also praised Crawford for his efforts on the Energy & Technology Committee.

“The groundbreaking energy legislation Jim helped to pass last year has put Connecticut on the map as a leader in renewable energy. Dozens of Connecticut renewable energy companies are now growing rapidly thanks to the programs created in that bill.”

Crawford pledged to continue his work to protect the local environment.

“The Connecticut River valley and Long Island Sound are defining characteristics of our region, essential to its character and our local economy in so many ways. I will always make their conservation a top priority,” Crawford said.

Posted July 21, 2012

Related link: http://jimcrawfordforsenate.com

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How do they compare? Fundraising info on CT Senate 33rd District candidates

July 21, 2012 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 33rd District, Mary Ellen Klinck of East Haddam, CT has raised more money for her campaign than party-endorsed Democratic candidate Jim Crawford of Westbrook, CT.

The two will face off in the Aug. 14, 2012 primary in the race to succeed retiring Democratic State Sen. Eileen Daily – who announced her endorsement of Crawford earlier this month.

The district includes East Haddam and East Hampton, and 10 other towns.

Republican candidate Art Linares of Westbrook, however, has raised more campaign dollars than the two Democrats, according to finance reports filed this week with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

  • Klinck had raised $11,098 as of June 30, minus expenditures of $1,199, leaving a balance of $9,898 at the end of the reporting period.
  • Crawford had raised $5,590 as of June 30, minus expenditures of $3,012, leaving a balance of $2,577.
  • Linares had raised $14,957 as of June 30, minus expenditures of $5,355, leaving a balance of $8,380.

To read the full story posted on LimeLine.com, including names of $100 contributors to the candidates, click this link http://www.lymeline.com/news.php?viewStory=5595

The 33rd District includes Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Portland, Westbrook, and portions of Old Saybrook.

Posted July 21, 2012

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In East Hampton – Still time to ‘flag’ a friend, neighbor, family member

July 17, 2012 Local News Comments Off

The East Hampton Color Guard of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fowler-Dix-Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9095 announces that the annual “flagging” fundraiser is underway. It began June 29 and concludes Friday, July 20, 2012.

The East Hampton Color Guard of the Ladies Auxiliary to Fowler-Dix-Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9095 announces that the annual “flagging” fundraiser is underway. It began June 29 and concludes Friday, July 20, 2012.

Flags are placed on people’s lawns with a note attached that explains a friend paid to place the flags as part of a fundraiser.

They will be placed in the evening and picked up the following evening.

The cost is $20 and the proceeds will be distributed to C.H.A.M. P., Sandy Peszynski’s Breast Cancer Fund, The Ladies Auxiliary Color Guard, East Hampton Adopt A Senior Program and the newly formed East Hampton Proctor Of Animals.

If you have someone you would like to be flagged, please call Julie Cooper at 860-818-0063.

Posted July 17, 2012

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