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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Help light up the skies of East Hampton

fireworks - smallYou can help light up the skies of East Hampton by contributing to the “Fill the Boot” campaign hosted by the East Hampton CT Volunteer Fire Department.

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 and on Friday, Aug. 16, volunteers for the fire department will be outside Stop & Shop collecting funds for their Aug. 17 fireworks event.

Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on Aug. 17 (the rain date is Aug. 18) at East Hampton Middle School on Childs Road, off of Route 66.  Gates open at 6 p.m.

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Congressman Courtney – frustrated by ongoing Sequester

August 2, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
Congressman Joe Courtney testifies on the need to end the Sequester. Photo: screen shot from YouTube video

Congressman Joe Courtney testifies on the need to end the Sequester. Photo: screen shot from YouTube video

By Congressman Joe Courtney

Today, (Aug. 2) the House adjourned for a five week district work period without completing action on a 2014 budget.

Like so many of you, I am deeply frustrated that the House is leaving town today without finishing its work on one of the most fundamental duties outlined in the Constitution.

Congress should remain in Washington as long as it takes to finish the budget and complete a plan to end the across-the-board budget cuts known as “sequestration.”

Sequestration taking a toll

The direct impacts of sequestration, which went into effect on March 1, were slow to reach eastern Connecticut. However, in the last few weeks, we have seen increasing effects of the indiscriminate budget cuts that make up sequestration, underscoring the need for action in Congress to reverse this self-imposed economic punishment.

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East Hampton man sentenced in fake bomb hoax

August 1, 2013 Local News No Comments
According to court documents and statements Doran made in court, at approximately 8 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2013, custodians at the East Hampton Middle School found what looked like a home-made bomb leaning against the front doors of the school as they were preparing to open the school for a Christian Youth Basketball League.

According to court documents and statements Doran made in court, at approximately 8 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2013, custodians at the East Hampton Middle School found what looked like a home-made bomb leaning against the front doors of the school as they were preparing to open the school for a Christian Youth Basketball League.

According to a release issued today (Aug. 1) by the FBI, 21-year-old East Hampton, CT resident Sean Doran was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to three years of probation for placing a fake bomb at the front doors of East Hampton Middle School on Jan. 12, 2013.

Doran also was ordered to perform 150 hours of community service and pay a $1,500 fine, according to Deirdre M. Daly, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

According to court documents and statements made in court, at approximately 8 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2013, custodians at the East Hampton Middle School found what looked like a home-made bomb leaning against the front doors of the school as they were preparing to open the school for a Christian Youth Basketball League.

It was a rectangular box, approximately 12-by-8-by-4 inches in size, taped together with orange and red duct tape, with a white egg timer on top.

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First ‘extradosed’ bridge in U.S. is in Connecticut

July 28, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
At 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will join federal, state and local dignitaries at a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the southbound side of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on I-95 in New Haven – informally known as the “Q Bridge.” Photo of new bridge from CT DOT

At 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will join federal, state and local dignitaries at a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the southbound side of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on I-95 in New Haven – informally known as the “Q Bridge.” Photo of new bridge from CT DOT

At 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, Gov. Dannel Malloy will join federal, state and local dignitaries at a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the southbound side of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on I-95 in New Haven – informally known as the “Q Bridge.”

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Transportation projects expected to create or retain nearly 20,000 construction jobs

July 26, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
Combined, the more than $1 billion in state and federal funding is expected to create or retain nearly 20,000 construction-related jobs.

Combined, the more than $1 billion in state and federal funding is expected to create or retain nearly 20,000 construction-related jobs.

Press Release

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today (July 26) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved more than $537 million in state funds to finance a series of construction and maintenance projects through the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) capital infrastructure program.

The program includes 250 lane miles of state highway resurfacing and more than 40 bridge restoration projects around the state.

The funds will be used to leverage about $600 million in federal transportation aid to update, strengthen and improve the safety of Connecticut’s highways, bridges, rail and transit systems.

Combined, the more than $1 billion in state and federal funding is expected to create or retain nearly 20,000 construction-related jobs.

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Connecticut budget ends with $359 million surplus

July 24, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
Gov. Malloy's budget director Ben Barnes predicted Monday (July 22) that the state will end the year with a $359.6 million surplus. Photo source: State of CT official photo

Gov. Malloy’s budget director Ben Barnes predicted Monday (July 22) that the state will end the year with a $359.6 million surplus. Photo source: State of CT official photo

By Christine Stuart | CTNewsJunkie.com

Personal income tax receipts came in higher than anticipated during May and June (2013), which allowed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director to adjust the surplus up $123 million more than last month.

Ben Barnes predicted Monday (July 22) that the state will end the year with a $359.6 million surplus.

Personal income tax receipts were up $55.1 million over last month. The corporation tax also was revised upward by $15 million.

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Outdoor concert tonight in East Hampton

Four Barrell Billy with their mix of rockabilly, surf, old school 50s rock & roll, and edgy 60s pop perform July 18 in the Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert series.  Photo source: Four Barrell Billy web site

Four Barrel Billy with their mix of rockabilly, surf, old school 50s rock & roll, and edgy 60s pop perform July 18 in the Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Concert series. Photo source: Four Barrel Billy web site

Press Release

Tonight, Four Barrel Billy is the next group to perform in this summer’s Joseph N. Goff House Gazebo Music Series. The concert is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at the Gazebo on the grounds of Center School. (If it rains, the concert moves inside to The Congregational Church of East Hampton.)

Four Barrel Billy is a trio dedicated to American roots rock ‘n roll with a repertoire that includes rockabilly, surf, honky tonk, Fifties rock ‘n roll and Sixties pop music.

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East Hampton seeks representative for agriculture council

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One of the goals for RiverCOG members is providing guidance and information regarding agriculturally-related tax programs and policies.

Press Release

The Town of East Hampton invites citizens interested in agriculture and land use to consider serving as a member on the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) Regional Agriculture Council.

The objective of the council is to support farming in the 17 municipalities that make up RiverCOG and to promote agriculture-friendly land use and municipal policies.

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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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