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 officer is open to  POST Certified Officers or State Trooper applicants. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written …

Police Blotter

10/15/14: Ryan B. Holznagel, 27, of 17 Flatbrook Road, East Hampton was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges. 10/24/14: Kathleen F. Flannery, 58, of 11 Flannery Row, …

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 …

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Weekly Testing on Lake Continues

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments


by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Concerns of blue/green algae in Lake Pocotopaug this summer resulted in weekly water testing to determine the safety of the lake’s water.

According to a statement on the East Hampton town web site the most recent test taken Sept. 2, showed a level 2 of algae present. It was determined by that test that “toxicity and blue/green levels do not meet the threshold of a category 3,” which would require posting no swimming signs.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalo said in an interview that on the side of caution they decided … Continue Reading

’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

ChainsawThomas Worthley, Professor in the Department of Forestry at UConn Extension Service will present a workshop on chainsaw use and safety, highlighting guidance from a methods and safety program recognized industry wide. The program will emphasize safety/risk management, chainsaw handling, cutting procedures, and specialized situations. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library & East Hampton Public Works.

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Goodspeed Announces Cast for New Musical

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments


by Bette Tani Editor/Reporter

Goodspeed Musicals is marking thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT with the production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16. This brand new folk, rock musical will feature Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey leading a cast of … Continue Reading

East Hampton Police Report

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East_Hampton_Police_Logo8/22: Todd Travis Bower, 25, of 230 Old West High St., was arrested and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct, East Hampton Police said.

8/22: Michael Bower, 23, of 230 Old West High St., was issued a summons for second-degree criminal mischief, police said.

8/22: Alex Banning, 21, of 4 Smith St., was issued a summons for third-degree criminal mischief and operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, police said.

8/29: Barry Marchinkoski, 48, of 1 Labella Circle, Middletown, was arrested pursuant to an active arrest warrant and … Continue Reading

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

September 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off

State_PoliceA State Police Trooper suffered minor injuries when the cruiser he was in was struck on Route 9 in Middletown on Friday morning. At 10:25 a.m. Friday morning, Trooper Dunning was on duty, parked on Route 9 northbound, parked in the left lane of two, just south of the Exit 10 off-ramp. The emergency lights of his cruiser were … Continue Reading

State Unemployment-July 2014

September 3, 2014 Areawide, Business, Feature Comments Off

laborThe 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 Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many … Continue Reading

Road Race & Fundraiser

September 2, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
Benny_RunThe Benny Fund will sponsor the second annual Benny’s Run (5K & Kids Fun Run) on October 04, 2014.  We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages.
Benny’s Run was established in 2013, in remembrance of Benjamin J. Neiweem, an EHHS graduate.  As an avid runner and outdoorsman, his family and friends want to celebrate his life, and support our community, through this run and fundraiser.  All proceeds raised will go directly to The Benny Fund, an East Hampton, CT based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
What is the Benny Fund?  We strive to ensure mental illness is spoken about openly at our dinner tables, in our schools, and as a community.  The stigma associated with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses is not only real, but acts as a barrier to seeking treatment. Mental illness is treatable and early intervention is crucial. Those who are affected should be treated with compassion, understanding, and care. Our mission is to support our communities through funding and mental health advocacy, while remembering a caring and loving man, Benjamin J. Neiweem.   In May 2014, The Benny Fund awarded its first scholarships and plans to continue to focus on scholarships for high school students, mental health advocacy campaigns, as well as funding for mental health education in our schools and communities.

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CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

September 2, 2014 Areawide, Feature Comments Off

connecticut-light-and-power-logo-cl-p1State Representative Gregory Haddad (D-Mansfield) expressed his strong opposition to the substantial rate hikes recently proposed by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). Haddad called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny the request to raise rates for Connecticut customers of CL&P. “This proposed $232 million electric rate hike will financially hurt all those individuals and businesses who rely on CL&P and could … 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

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 …


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. …

Hello From the Editor


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 …

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