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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Most Wanted caught in Middlesex county Operation Archangel net

September 30, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the "most wanted."

East Hampton CT police participated in Operation Archangel that netted more than 50 suspects, some of them among the “most wanted.”

What’s known as Operation Archangel was carried out in Middlesex County on Sept. 30, 2013. Eighty-five law enforcement professionals from local, state and federal agencies collaborated today to track and take into custody some of this region’s “most wanted” criminal suspects.

According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice, the operation began before dawn this morning, commanded by State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex Peter A. McShane and United States Marshal for the District of Connecticut Joseph P. Faughnan.

A total of 56 suspects were taken into custody that ranged in age from 17 to 51.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

September 25, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off

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Friends of the East Hampton Village Center will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, 70 Main St.

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.

The public is welcome.

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Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

September 20, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
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Jason Madrak, Chief Marketing Officer for Access Health CT – the entity charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the state’s new insurance program – was a guest on CTV14’s “Town Talk,” hosted by Brenda Sullivan.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

As host of the CTV14 governmental affairs program, “Town Talk,” I recently interviewed Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak of Access Health CT – this is the entity that is charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the new statewide insurance plan as part of the country’s Affordable Care Act.

You can watch my interview with Mr. Madrak online by clicking on this link http://www.ctv14.com and then clicking on the Programming tab. In this drop-down menu, choose VOD archives. On the next page, use the drop-down menu on the left (All Folders) and choose “Town Talk” from the bottom of that list.

In addition to the interview with Access Health CT, there’s a very informative “Town Talk” interview with Windham State Rep. Susan Johnson that also simplifies some of the nuts and bolts of what’s on the horizon.

Below are comments from Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Counihan, issued Sept. 18, on getting ready to launch the sign-up program on Oct. 1, 2013.

This first wave of enrollment will continue until Jan. 1, 2014.

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

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In East Hampton – Enjoy some wine and art

September 18, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Local News Comments Off
"Divine Daisies" PeggyGarrGallery.com

“Divine Daisies” PeggyGarrGallery.com

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Old Bank Sip and Dip Art Bar offers the following classes in October at 66 Main St. in East Hampton, CT. (All materials are provided and it’s BYOB.) Registration is required.

 

 

Oct 1  1-3 P.M. Floral Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 3  1-3P.M. Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 4  1-3P.M. Still Life Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 5  1-3 P.M. Pen and Ink of Tree with Paulette Reed

Oct 5  6:30-9P.M.  Landscape Acrylic with Paul Hoffman

 

Oct 6  3:30-6P.M.  Acrylic Seashore with Paul Hoffman

Oct 8  1-3P.M. Watercolor seascape with Mary Horrigan

Oct 9  7-9P.M. Acrylic CT landscape with Paul Hoffman

Oct 10  7-9P.M.  Landscape Watercolor with Mary Horrigan

Oct 13  3:30-6P.M.  Interior Acrylic Painting with Paul Hoffman

Oct 15  7-9P.M. Intro to Polymer Clay with Bonnie Desaulnier

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Join East Hampton families for Yellow Ribbon ceremony

September 11, 2013 Local News Comments Off

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Join three East Hampton families on Thursday, Sept. 12 for a Yellow Ribbon ceremony at 59 Main St., in the Village Center.

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Local craft fair needs your talents

September 11, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

Press Release

Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center is bringing back the annual holiday fair and inviting area crafters to be a part of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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What do you know about Venture Smith Day?

September 5, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

Son of an African king, Venture Smith became the first black man to document his capture from Africa and life as an American slave and successful black freeman in Connecticut.  And he has a local connection.

Venture Smith’s grave is one of the original sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail.  Events at the various Freedom Trail sites are held throughout Connecticut in the month of September. To read more about the trail, visit the Web site at http://ctfreedomtrail.org

The 17th annual Venture Smith Day commemoration will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town St. (RT. 151) in East Haddam on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events.

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In East Hampton – How to live well as a senior citizen

August 28, 2013 Local News Comments Off
The Back Porch Swingers got East Hampton seniors up and dancing at the Senior Center. The band members are: (R-L), David Blanchard (trumpet); Beverly Flaherty (keyboard); Graham Ralph (drummer); Phyllis Glinski (bass guitar); and Ray Joesten (guitar). Photo courtesy of the East Hampton Senior Center.

The Back Porch Swingers got East Hampton seniors up and dancing at the Senior Center. The band members are: (L-R), David Blanchard (trumpet); Beverly Flaherty (keyboard);  Ray Joesten (guitar); Graham Ralph (drummer); and Phyllis Glinski (bass guitar). Photo courtesy of the East Hampton Senior Center

Press Release

The East Hampton Senior Center celebrates the 2013 National Senior Center Month throughout September with many events, programs and an open house to showcase exactly what East Hampton’s Senior Center provides for older adults (60 and over) in the community.

The theme for this celebration is “Experts at Living Well.”

The kick-off for the month-long celebration will be on Wednesday, Sept. 4, featuring Brain Games and Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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CT DEEP closes parts of State Forest – cites virus-carrying mosquitoes

August 27, 2013 Areawide, Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest  to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to the public due to the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes that feed on humans.

Some mosquitoes carrying the EEE virus feed on horses and birds.

Pachaug State Forest is located in Voluntown, CT and is the largest state forest in Connecticut. It is a popular camping and hiking location.

Due to the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis, the DEEP has closed the Mt. Misery and Frog Hollow Horse campgrounds until further notice.

Signs have been posted in this portion of the forest by DEEP staff advising visitors of the closure. Click on this link for a list of alternative camping areas/outdoor recreational areas http://www.ct.gov/deep

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in the United States with approximately 33 percent mortality and significant brain damage in most survivors. There is no specific treatment for EEE; care is based on symptoms.”

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Last two Explore East Hampton walks

August 27, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Coming up on Sept. Sept. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., a tour of Lake Pocotopaug Island – meet at 11 Old Marlborough Road in East Hampton, CT.

Coming up on Sept. Sept. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m., a tour of Lake Pocotopaug Island – meet at 11 Old Marlborough Road in East Hampton, CT.

The East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department has sponsored several walks this summer with the theme of “Explore East Hampton,” and there are only two more left in the series.

The goal of the monthly walks is to introduce people – residents old and new, visitors from neighboring towns, and others – to the history and beauty of East Hampton, CT.

The walks may also spark new friendships, be a part of your goal of getting out and enjoy the outdoors more, and provide lots of tidbits for New England history buffs.

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East Hampton arts group seeks donations for giant tag sale

August 27, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
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Epoch Arts in East Hampton CT, is a regional “arts for youth” non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate by experiencing, hands-on, the arts.

Press Release

Here’s some motivation for cleaning out the garage, the “junk” closet, the college student’s room now that he or she is  off to school…

Epoch Arts needs your donations of gently used items for a two-weekend tag sale/fundraiser.

Epoch Arts has already received some great stuff…  furniture, household goods, art work and more.

So, plan to do some shopping. The tag sale will be held on two weekends, rain or shine, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8.  Your second opportunity is the weekend of Sept. 14-15.

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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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