Community Breakfast

By Chloe Jackson On Sunday, December 21 at 8am there will be a community breakfast at the Second Congregational Church of Middle Haddam. All are welcome to come and eat.

New England Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

On Friday night, December 19th, at 7:00pm come to the Second Congregational Church of Middle Haddam on Route 151 to enjoy the New England Chamber Choir’s Christmas Concert. Please call 860-267-8344 for more information.

Higher Grounds | Open Mic Night

By Chloe Jackson On Friday, December 19th, 2014, Higher Grounds Coffee House and Gallery at 70 Main St, Village Center continues its Friday Night Open Mic. Starting at 7pm- come and be the local talent or sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Holiday Party for Little People

By Chloe Jackson Friday, December 19th, at 10:30am there is the Annual Holiday Party for children at the East Hampton Library.

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Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Business, Feature 1 Comment

imageDear 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 Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following hundreds of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Arts Commission Hosts Meet and Greet

culture-and-artsThe East Hampton Arts & Cultural Commission will host a Meet and Greet tomorrow night Thursday, Oct.16, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Middle Haddam Library, 2 Knowles Road in Middle Haddam and will offer “light libation.”

The commission is inviting the public to join them to discuss ideas and questions regarding arts and culture in East Hampton. For more information call 860-267-9093.

More events are posted on the arts council calendar which can be found at People can also promote their art events on the on line arts events calendar by sending it to

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

October 14, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments

Foliageby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises on the lower Connecticut River is a safe, quiet, intimate 64’ vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers. The boat has been inspected, approved, stability tested and certified by The United States Coast Guard, according their web site.

Passengers can easily be out of the sun, rain or wind under a recently installed moveable canopy that can cover the entire stern. “She is handicap accessible,” but “cannot handle large electric wheelchairs.” Also on board is heated cabin area used during late fall, winter and early spring cruises.

The cruise will take passengers through East Haddam, voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 25 places in New England to view Fall foliage, according to Expeditions. Sites along the way include Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, and Gillette Castle to mention a few. Cruise time is 90 minutes. … Continue Reading

Have Coffee With Your State Rep

downloadState 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 East Hampton, the other in East Haddam.

The purpose of the events is to give residents in Middlesex County the opportunity to field questions and discuss with her issues relating to state government.

The first of two events will take place in East Haddam, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House & Cafe; 374 Town Street.

The East Hampton event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee House Gallery, 70 Main Street. … Continue Reading

Police Blotter

October 10, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East Hampton Police sign copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan9/19/14: Jennifer Vanwycke, 34, of 14 Myrtle Rd., East Hampton was issued a summons for Shoplifting, (Larceny in the 6th Degree), and was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/20/14: Robert William White, 44, of 14 Fairlawn Ave., East Hampton was arrested for Simple Trespass and Breach of Peace in the 2nd Degree. White was scheduled to appear before t
he Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 30, at 9 a.m. to answer to the aforementioned charges.

Beth Cunningham, 52, of 6A No. Maple St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Emissions Non Compliance.

9/24/14: Steven Grandi, 48, of 41 East High St., East Hampton was issued a ticket for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control. … Continue Reading

19th Annual Quilt & Needle Arts Show

quilt showThe tradition continues this Columbus Day weekend, with our 19th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show. Please join us for the exhibit of unique, one of a kind works of art. We’ll also have many vendors and a boutique for your shopping pleasure. Bring your appetite to enjoy homemade soups and pies in our café. Be sure to buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win this years “Candy Necklace” queen size quilt.

If you would like to enter your quilt or needle art in the show, please go … Continue Reading

Coffee with the Manager

October 2, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesTown Manager Michael Maniscalo has announced that in an effort to ensure the “Town of East Hampton maintains an open, accessible         government” he will be holding monthly “Coffee with the Manager” events from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each     month.

The first event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Island Coffee Traders, 37 East High Street. Residents are being invited to join him, and “feel free to bring forward any issue, concern, interest, question or idea they may have.”

The Town of East Hampton is dedicated to its citizens, and through activities like these will be better equipped to meet their needs,” Maniscalo said.


Town Hall Driveway Construction


East Hampton – Town Hall would like residents to be aware that milling and paving will begin on the exit driveway at the town offices beginning Monday, Oct. 6. The portion of the driveway under construction is near the Police Department.

Visitors to Town Hall will need to enter and exit the parking lot via the upper main entrance. Construction is expected to last through Friday, October 10.

Patience during this process is appreciated.


Political Views

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 …


Higher Grounds | Open Mic Night


By Chloe Jackson On Friday, December 19th, 2014, Higher Grounds Coffee House and Gallery at 70 Main St, Village Center continues its Friday Night Open Mic. Starting at 7pm- come …

Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

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By Chloe Jackson At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With generous …

Youth and Family Services Campaigning for Shoes


by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter East Hampton Youth and Family Services is teaming up with Portland and Cromwell to better serve the surrounding communities through the Salvation Army Red Kettle …

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