Pipeline Expansion Could Save Town Thousands

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter A project that has been under consideration for the past two years could become a reality come next spring. According to Town Manager Michael Maniscalco expansion of a nine-mile natural gas pipeline by Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) could, if approved by the town, begin in …

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 43 Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children Residence: East Haddam State Representative (R) Melissa Ziobron who is seeking re-election to a second term as State Representative, is …

Open Hours With the Town Manager

  by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Have something you want to discuss, or questions about your town government you’d like answers to? Now you can do that without an appointment. East Hampton Town Manager Michael Maniscalco has announced monthly “Meet the Manager” events to be held the fourth Tuesday of …

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Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

East Hampton — Tuesday, September 23, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron toured Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton with Dr. George Knoecklein who is a Limnologist, hired by the town to monitor the Lake. Lake Pocotopaug had been closed for swimming over Labor Day weekend, when it was concluded that the lake was suffering from serious cyanobacteria or blue-green algae bloom.

According to research, “Blooms may be triggered by a combination of water and environmental conditions, including: excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions, calm water and warmer temperatures.”

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Man Arrested Following Hit and Run

September 24, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ???????????????????????????????John Burtora 53-years-old of East Hampton, CT was struck by a car while directing traffic on Route 66 near the intersection of Old Marlborough Road Tuesday, Sept. 23, near Pumpkintown USA.

According to a press statement issued by the East Hampton Police Department, a vehicle driven by Jason Parent, age 29 of Middletown struck Burtora and fled the scene.

Burtora, an employee of Pumpkintown USA, was standing in the westbound lane of Route 66 directing traffic at the time using a hand held stop sign, when another vehicle, driven by Allen Pelletier of Hebron, slowed to a stop for pedestrians. Parent hit Pelletier from behind, forcing the car to “rotate counter clockwise and come to an uncontrolled rest in the eastbound lane of Route 66.” Parent then hit Burtora and continued on. … Continue Reading

National Voter Registration Day 9/23

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town hall, or downloading and mailing the application which can be found on each town’s web site. Downloaded applications should be mailed to the appropriate town’s registrar office.
Voters in East Haddam can register at the Town Office Building located at 7 Main Street; East Hampton residents do so at Town Hall on 20 East High Street. … Continue Reading

Police Log

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo8/28: Richard Wellman, 21, of 131 Hog Hill Rd., and four juveniles of East Hampton were each arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief, East Hampton Police said.

8/30: Jacob Wood, 20, of 54 Long Crossing Rd., was in a one-car motor vehicle accident on Young Street, police said. Wood was issued a summons for evading responsibility, failure to drive right and breach of peace, police said.

8/30 Paige K. Post, 36, of 103 Park Ave. was issued a summons for DUI and … Continue Reading

Sewer Use Payment Due

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

A-Sewer-Use-PaymentNotice is hereby given to all property owners connected to the sewers in the Town of East Hampton that a sewer use charge is due and payable Oct. 1.

The charge for the year is set at $330 per unit. For a system using a town maintained grinder pump an additional $125 will be charged. Payment may be made up to and including Oct. 32, to avoid interest. Interest is calculated at the rate of 1 and a half percent per month from the due date, 18 percent per annum; minimum interest fee is $2.

Payment of sewer use bills may be made at the office of the Collector of Revenue, 20 East Hampton High St. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Payments can also be sent by mail, to P.O. Box 178, East Hampton, CT 06424-0178.

Game Night

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Board_GamesThe Joseph N. Goff House invites children in grades four through six to a free Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m., at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 1 Barton Hill Rd.

Participants are welcome to bring their families non-electronic game to play, or choose from a selection provided by the Goff House. Snacks will be available for purchase and in addition to Goff House board members, high school student volunteers will … Continue Reading

Ziobron Attends 18th Annual Venture Smith Day

Venture_Smith_051_press3-200x200East Haddam — Saturday, September 13, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron attended Venture Smith Day, held to honor the life of the West African boy who at the age of 10 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The event was open to the public and was held at the First Church Cemetery in East Haddam.

Years later, Smith was able to buy his and his family’s freedom. Eventually they all moved to Haddam Neck where he spent his life as an entrepreneur. During his lifetime he owned 130 acres of land, and three homes making a living fishing, whaling, farming, and trading goods on the Salmon River. … Continue Reading

East Hampton Home Destroyed by Fire

September 20, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments
Water being pumped to the fire from the lake.

Water being pumped to the fire from the lake.

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

A house on Ola Avenue, near Pocotopaug Lake in East Hampton was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

The house was owned by the Clark family who were not home at the time of the fire. The cabin was said to be a total loss, and one of their dogs is missing, along with other pets believed to … Continue Reading

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State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

East Hampton — Tuesday, September 23, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron toured Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton with Dr. George Knoecklein who is a Limnologist, hired by the town to monitor …

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

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East Haddam residents that stumble upon Eddie’s Auto Body may think they are entering an ordinary auto body shop. The functional surroundings and down-to-earth staff seem to be requirements for …

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Mimi Perrotti, Democrataic candidate for the 34th House District; East Hampton, East Haddam and Westchester, is delighted to announce that she has been approved for public financing by the State …

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Open Hours With the Town Manager

  by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Have something you want to discuss, or questions about your town government you’d like answers to? Now you can do that without an appointment. …

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Dear Readers: It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is …

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

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The East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, …

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