East Hampton to Honor Exceptional Officers and Good Samaritans

  by Bette Tani The East Hampton Police Department will host its first Annual Awards Ceremony honoring police officers who have “demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty.” The event scheduled for Thursday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will take place at the East Hampton Volunteer …

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11/8/14: A 17-year-old juvenile of East Hampton was issued a summons for Breach of Peace and Interfering with a Police Officer. 11/16/14: Thomas Kabara, 31, of 394 East Haddam Moodus Rd., Moodus was arrested for Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree and Disorderly Conduct and was scheduled to appear before …

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11/13/14: Wojtek Lukaszczyk, 35, of 176 Champion Hill Rd., East Hampton, Patrick Burbank, 24, of 4 Wangonk Tr., East Hampton and Edward Sawyers, 40, of 77 Barton Hill Rd., East Hampton were involved in a three car motor vehicle accident in the area of West High St. and Depot Hill …

Fuel Assistance Offered and Volunteers Needed

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The East Hampton Senior Center would like people 60 and older, and/or disabled, to know that they may qualify for help paying for fuel and electric bill this winter through the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The center, located at 105 Main Street, is offering appointments …

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Next Step Living Offers Apology

October 20, 2014 Letters to Editor No Comments

To the Editor:

Statement of Apology

Next Step Living, a Boston-based whole-home energy solutions company with an additional office in New Haven, Conn., has been made aware of homeowner complaints that some of our representatives canvassing homes in East Hampton were indicating that we had a partnership with the Town of East Hampton. We have identified the individuals who misspoke and taken disciplinary action. We regret any concerns this has caused East Hampton homeowners and are sorry these incidents occurred. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo9/27/14: Anna Martineau, 45, of 820 Mansfield City, Storrs was issued a summons for Speeding and is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

10/10/14: Robert Maheu, 24, of 50 Old West High St., East Hampton and Jessica Catalano, 31, of 28 Old Young St., East Hampton were involved in a two car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 196 and Route 16. Maheu was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Following Too Close. Maheu is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges. … Continue Reading

October 30 Deadline to Submit Bids for High School

October 16, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Subcontractor bids for the East Hampton H.S. renovation project are being accepted until the end of Oct. “Downes Construction Company, LLC on behalf of the Town of East Hampton through the East Hampton High School Building Committee and Capital Region Education Council (CREC) will receive sealed bids, in triplicate for the individual bid packages, until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 3:15 p.m.” that afternoon in the high school auditorium, according to the public notice.

Bids should be addressed to Downes Construction Company, LLC, attention construction manager and received in the main office of East Hampton High School, 15 North Maple Street, East Hampton, CT 06424 before the deadline. … Continue Reading

Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Business, Feature 1 Comment

imageDear 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 Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following hundreds of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

culture-and-artsThe 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, 2 Knowles Road in Middle Haddam and will offer “light libation.”

The commission is inviting the public to join them to discuss ideas and questions regarding arts and culture in East Hampton. For more information call 860-267-9093.

More events are posted on the arts council calendar which can be found at easthamptonct.gov. People can also promote their art events on the on line arts events calendar by sending it to arts@easthamptonct.org.

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

October 14, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments

Foliageby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises on the lower Connecticut River is a safe, quiet, intimate 64’ vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers. The boat has been inspected, approved, stability tested and certified by The United States Coast Guard, according their web site.

Passengers can easily be out of the sun, rain or wind under a recently installed moveable canopy that can cover the entire stern. “She is handicap accessible,” but “cannot handle large electric wheelchairs.” Also on board is heated cabin area used during late fall, winter and early spring cruises.

The cruise will take passengers through East Haddam, voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 25 places in New England to view Fall foliage, according to Expeditions. Sites along the way include Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, and Gillette Castle to mention a few. Cruise time is 90 minutes. … Continue Reading

Have Coffee With Your State Rep

downloadState 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 East Hampton, the other in East Haddam.

The purpose of the events is to give residents in Middlesex County the opportunity to field questions and discuss with her issues relating to state government.

The first of two events will take place in East Haddam, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House & Cafe; 374 Town Street.

The East Hampton event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee House Gallery, 70 Main Street. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 10, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton Police sign copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan9/19/14: Jennifer Vanwycke, 34, of 14 Myrtle Rd., East Hampton was issued a summons for Shoplifting, (Larceny in the 6th Degree), and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/20/14: Robert William White, 44, of 14 Fairlawn Ave., East Hampton was arrested for Simple Trespass and Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree. White was scheduled to appear before t
he Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Beth Cunningham, 52, of 6A No. Maple St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Emissions Non Compliance.

9/24/14: Steven Grandi, 48, of 41 East High St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control. … Continue Reading


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Have Coffee With Your State Rep


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


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 …


Food desperately needed at local food bank

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Local organizations and food banks have felt the pinch providing food to families in need despite the economy improving, and in East Hampton supplies are …

Town looking for new employees

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Hampton is seeking candidates to fill two positions; Public Utilities Administrator and a Probationary Police Officer. The position of probationary police …

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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