Energy Company has no Affiliation with Town

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Town officials in East Hampton are advising residents to be wary of representatives from Next Step Living who have been soliciting neighborhoods with energy options. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said in a phone interview that representatives of the company are telling homeowners they are in …

Drawdown of Lake to Begin mid October

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Lake Pocotopaug’s water level will be lowered in October to allow residents and the town to work on seawalls and beach cleanup. Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said the “drawdown” will be conducted by the dam owner beginning Oct. 10. Maniscalo also said that the dam, …

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start and Preschool …

Police Blotter

9/4: Wojciech Rembiszewski, 22, of 9 Davis St., New Britain was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Rembiszewski is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges. 9/5: Leslie Briere, 61, …

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Take Back event keeps toxic medications out of water and children’s hands

October 22, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Instead of dumping medications - prescription or over-the-counter - down the sink or flushing them, which puts them into the water supply - National Take Back Day allows you to give them to law enforcement officials who safely destroy them.

Instead of dumping prescription or over-the-counter medications down the sink or flushing them – which puts them into the water supply – National Take Back Day allows you to give them to law enforcement officials who safely destroy them.

Press Release

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the East Hampton Police Department and Local Prevention Committee will participate with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in a nationwide Take-Back Initiative of unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

These medications will then be disposed of properly – instead of flushing them, or putting them in the local landfill or otherwise exposing children and the environment to toxic substances.

Don’t flush your medications

A recent study found that 80 percent of U.S. streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems cannot remove these medicines from water that is released into lakes, rivers or oceans.

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Welcome Home!

October 21, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Sen. Art Linares (center) with Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo, presents him with an official State citation commemorating an Oct. 20, 2013 welcome-home ceremony in East Hampton, CT. Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares (center) with Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo, presents him with an official State citation commemorating an Oct. 20, 2013 welcome-home ceremony in East Hampton, CT. Contributed photo.

Press Release

East Hampton, CT residents on Oct. 20, 2013 gathered in the Village Center to welcome home local soldiers returning from overseas.

The town honored Army Staff Sgt. Alicia Valli, Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo and Army Specialist Matthew Kelly, who returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

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How East Hampton and Windham resolved minor party ballot issues

October 20, 2013 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off
In East Hampton, the Chatham party holds the majority of seats on several town boards and commissions and could be considered the majority party.   However, because they are not Democratic or Republican, they were required to include signatures, and did not.

In East Hampton, the Chatham party holds the majority of seats on several town boards and commissions and could be considered the majority party.
However, because they are not Democratic or Republican, they were required to include signatures, and did not.

Ed McKeon – MiddletownEye

While Middletown awaits the decree of a judge, other Connecticut towns have formulated solutions to adding minor party candidate names to the ballot in a year where several candidates have been ejected from ballots for want of a signature.

Connecticut law requires that all minor party candidates submit a signature with their party’s request for admission to the municipal ballot.  That law went into effect in 2010, but was ignored in 2011 elections when minor party candidates were added to the ballots in towns throughout Connecticut without the required signatures.

This year, those candidates have been challenged and minor party candidates have been forced off the ballot in several towns, including Middletown.

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East Hampton to welcome three returning service members

October 19, 2013 Local News Comments Off
An East Hampton "Welcome Home Veterans" ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St.  in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

An East Hampton “Welcome Home Veterans” ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St. in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

Press Release

An East Hampton “Welcome Home Veterans” ceremony will be held on Sunday. Oct. 20 at noon at 59 Main St.  in the Village Center by the Yellow Ribbon Tree.

Coming home from Afghanistan is U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alicia Valli, U.S. Army Master Sgt. Paul Valvo and E-4 Specialist Matthew Kelly.

The public is encouraged to be a part of this welcome ceremony.

Posted October 19, 2013

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Music, games and more at East Hampton history fest

October 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Come celebrate CHS' 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton's history.  There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source - CHS website

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.
There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co. Photo source – CHS website

Press Release

The Chatham Historical Society (CHS) invites you to the Chatham History Festival on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the CHS Museum complex on 6 Bevin Blvd., in East Hampton, CT.

Come celebrate CHS’ 50 years of preserving East Hampton history. The Chatham Historical Society Museum will be open to the public free of charge. The three museum buildings have a large display of artifacts illustrating East Hampton’s history.

There is a large display of bells produced at the Bevin Bell Factory and a huge array of toys built at the Gong Bell Factory and the N. N. Hill Brass Co.

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Environmental Art Trail Weekend Walks – October 19-20

October 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

I-Park is an international creative community located on a bucolic 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT.

Press release

In case you missed the exhibition in September, I-Park – Connecticut’s premier artists’ residency program, located in East Haddam – is offering another opportunity.

Join us this weekend, rain or shine, as we re-open our grounds to the general public.

Enjoy a self-directed trail walk, including a boat ride, to view the works created for I-Park’s 2013 Environmental Art Biennale (the fourth in a series).

It will be a month since the opening – the colors and sounds will have changed, as will the ephemeral installations themselves.

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More than 100 quilts on exhibit at historic church

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

Press Release

First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.

The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.

The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.

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Stretch of Route 151 officially named for local war hero

October 11, 2013 Local News Comments Off
A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

Press Release

An Oct. 8, 2013 dedication ceremony marked the renaming of a stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT in honor of a local hero.

A new state law championed by Rep. Melissa Ziobron and Sen. Art Linares honors the service of World War II veteran Peter P. Golec, who was born and raised in the Moodus section of East Haddam and gave his life in defense of his country.

Golec walked a stretch of Route 151 every day of his life prior to his military service. The route of the Memorial Highway renamed in Golec’s honor runs along the same street he walked and where the family homestead still stands today – it bisects the end of Neptune Avenue, where the Baron-Smith-Golec Post 156 American Legion is located.

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East Hampton talent featured in Gilbert & Sullivan opera

October 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

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Some East Hampton roads to close temporarily for Bennys Run Oct 5

October 4, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

Benjamin J. Neiweem, a graduate of East Hampton High School, passed away in August 2013 at the age of 24. As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser. Photo source: Bennys Run Facebook page

East Hampton Police wants drivers to know that some roads near Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT will be closed and there may be traffic delays on other roads during the Benny’s Run Race on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The race begins at 10 a.m. and police anticipate some traffic delays, particularly in the area of North Main Street.

About 200 runners/walkers are expected to join the event.

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October blood donors can win propane gift card

October 3, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Press Release

The American Red Cross encourages all those who can donate to help save lives and support Connecticut’s blood supply.

Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and the only source is from a generous blood donor.

For many, a blood transfusion can make a lifesaving difference.

Donors during the month of October 2013 will be eligible to win a $200 gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Gifts and prizes are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.)

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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.

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

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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 …

Herbst (still) Wants Answers on Teacher Pension Neglect

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TRUMBULL, CT – Today Tim Herbst, Trumbull First Selectman and Candidate for State Treasurer, praised State Auditors for continuing to sound the alarm on the mismanagement of the Teacher’s Retirement …

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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.

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 …

State Unemployment-July 2014

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The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for July 2014.  These data are supplied by the …

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