Santa Runs

East Hampton Volunteer Fire Department Company One has announced that Santa is planning his yearly “Santa Run” around East Hampton.  Department members will be escorting him around town on the fire engine.  The runs will be from December 13-22, beginning each night at approximately 5:30pm.  This schedule is subject to …

Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

Freezin for a Reason – annual Turkey Plunge is Nov 16

Once again, this popular event will be held at Sears Park with brave and generous residents from East Hampton – as well as other parts of the state – hitting the water at 9 a.m.

Police search for missing East Hampton girl

Police say Newell has cognitive challenges and was reported as a runaway, who may have entered the local woods.

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Sales-tax free week continues through Aug 24

August 20, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots." - CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots.” – CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

Press Release

Connecticut’s sales-tax free week runs from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug 24.

The annual sales-tax free week coincides with the onset of back-to-school shopping.

It allows consumers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.

“This week-long, sales-tax holiday makes back-to-school shopping a little bit easier for working families, while also helping retailers boost their bottom line,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a kickoff event at a clothing retailer in Bristol, Insane Irving’s.

“Many stores also plan sales and discounts to coincide with this week, which allows consumers to stretch their hard-earned money a little further,” he said.

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Robert Lawson March 18 1931 – Aug 12 2013

August 20, 2013 Obituaries No Comments
In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family in friends in Connecticut and his home-away-from-home at the lake house in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Connecticut and at his home-away-from-home at the lake house in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

Obituary

Robert M. Lawson, 82, of East Hampton CT – widower of Patricia (Prout) Lawson – died on Monday, Aug. 12 2013 at Marlborough Medical Center.

He was an active member of the East Hampton Lions Club, East Hampton American Legion and the East Hampton VFW.  He proudly served his country in the Air Force during World War II.

He was a previous member of the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals. And he worked for the former East Hampton Town News.

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Story defends Bevin Bells owner in senate race

Matt Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012. Photo source: Matt Bevin campaign web site 2013.

Matt Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012. Photo source: Matt Bevin campaign web site 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

Entitled, “McConnell Fudges Facts in Attacks on Bevin,” author Robert Farley dismantles what he depicts as a smear campaign on the part of Sen. Mitch McConnell aimed at his Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin, who is campaigning for a seat on the U.S. Senate.

Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012.

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Connecticut microgrid program unique in the nation

August 15, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148.  Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis.  They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148. Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

Press Release

The state’s progress to mitigate the impact of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions was the topic at a press conference in Hartford, CT on Wednesday (Aug. 14), hosted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other state and local officials.

Connecticut has taken a leadership role in creating a clean-energy economy, they said, via initiatives that will:

  • “harden” energy infrastructure and modernize the state’s electric grid,
  • reduce harmful carbon emissions through investments in transportation,
  • promote renewable energy projects,
  • and support energy efficiency.

Gov. Malloy said, “We know from first-hand experience that we must make our energy grid stronger, smarter, and more secure… As we see increasingly severe weather and other impacts of climate change, it becomes even more important to harden our infrastructure as we make investments to reduce global warming emissions.”

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Got a cool beard? Show it off at the 2013 Haddam Neck Fair

The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

One consolation for all the Back-to-School ads that signal the end of summer – already? – is the beginning of fair season. Who doesn’t love these fried-dough, tractor-pulling, livestock-filled annual events?

One of the largest and most popular is just around the corner, the 2013 Haddam Neck Fair, which runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

A schedule of all the events – from the skillet-throwing and beard contests to live music and the Haddam Neck Fair 5K Road Race (and so much more!) – is available online at the official site http://www.haddamneckfair.com

You can also pick up a program guide at the information booth, located near the blue and white poultry barn and the outdoor dining area. You can also buy souvenirs here, and there will be helpful staff to answer your questions.

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In East Hampton – Help your child get ready for high school

August 15, 2013 Local News No Comments
The orientation program is organized and run by East Hampton High School upperclassmen. Members of the Class of 2017 will receive information on athletics, clubs and other extra curricular activities.

The orientation program is organized and run by East Hampton High School upperclassmen. Members of the Class of 2017 will receive information on athletics, clubs and other extra curricular activities.

Press Release

East Hampton High School will hold Freshman Orientation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 for parents of students (and the students) who will be ninth graders in the fall.  The school is located at 15 North Maple St.

This is an opportunity for parents/guardians and students to learn about the high school and meet teachers, school counselors and administrators.

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Family escapes from burning home in East Hampton

August 8, 2013 Local News No Comments
Smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people from being injured in an East Hampton, CT fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people from being injured in an East Hampton, CT fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Channel 3/WFSB reports that smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people in East Hampton, CT from being injured in a fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Water was brought in to put out the fire at the home on North Maple Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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East Hampton Capt Grizzy Show Boat Parade is this weekend

Entrants in the annual Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade on East Hampton's Lake Pocotopaug go all out with their float designs. The 2012 First Place winner was this "Prairie Schooner," with David Malboeuf of Windsor, CT at the helm. Photo contributed by EHFLP.

Entrants in the annual Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade on East Hampton’s Lake Pocotopaug go all out with their float designs. The 2012 First Place winner was this “Prairie Schooner,” with David Malboeuf of Windsor, CT at the helm. Note the skunk on a skateboard following the covered “wagon.” Photo contributed by EHFLP.

By Brenda Sullivan

The East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, Inc. invite everyone to enjoy the 8th Annual Capt. Grizzy’s Show Boat Parade this Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 p.m. (The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 11)

Every year, the floats are more and more creative.

Awards will be given for First Place, $500; Second Place, $250; four Honorable Mentions, $100 gift certificates for Carmen Anthony’s. Prizes also will be awarded in the children’s category.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

Village at 82 Main in East Hampton Village, CT

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

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You may also want to know that anyone who doesn’t have some form of insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 will be assessed a punitive tax by the federal government.

Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said that evidence presented in a trial held in June 2013 shows that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing a conspiracy designed to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise eBook prices.

To date, approximately $164 million has been recovered through settlements for consumers nationwide.

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