Acoustic Breakfast | The Rust’d Keys |George Geyson

By Chloe Jackson Sunday, December 21| 10am-Noon| Higher Grounds at 70 Main St is hosting an Acoustic Breakfast featuring The Rust’d Keys.

Home Grown Music Series Presents: The Annual “gigglejuice” Christmas Bash at Higher Grounds

By Chloe Jackson Come on down to Higher Grounds, Saturday, December 20th at 7:30- 10:00pm for the Annual “gigglejuice” Christmas Bash Holiday Extravaganza. $5 cover at door.

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

By Chloe Jackson On Friday night, December 19th, at 7:00pm come to the Second Congregational Church

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Town Hall Driveway Construction

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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.

Energy Company has no Affiliation with Town

September 30, 2014 Feature, Local News 2 Comments

download (1)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 partnership with the town. “They are not,” Maniscalo said.

“This statement is false, no entity of the town has endorsed or agreed to work with Next Step Living,” a statement issued by the town said.

“We first learned about this last Thursday or Friday from a resident called to complain about the situation,” Maniscalo said.

“Since then, we have received other complaints,” he added. … Continue Reading

Drawdown of Lake to Begin mid October

September 30, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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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, as is much of the lake is privately owned; the town only owns 5-acres along the water’s edge. According to public records Stanley Bevin is … Continue Reading

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

September 29, 2014 Feature, Local News, Local News No Comments

Head startby 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 offer a “stimulating educational environment” for children throughout the school year or until space opens on wait lists.

As a special incentive, the first 200 children to enroll in CRT’s Head Start or Preschool Program will receive a free CRT backpack filled with goodies, including pencils, notebook, dental care kit and a children’s book, according to the organization. After 30 days of a child’s attendance, parents will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. For enrollment information on CRT’s Head Start and Preschool Program, call (860) 560-5401 or email ECE@crtct.org.

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Police Blotter

September 26, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

9/4: WojcEast_Hampton_Police_Logoiech 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, of 29 Grist Mill Rd., Moodus was involved in a one car motor vehicle accident on Middle Haddam Rd. in the area of Keighly Pond Road. Briere was issued a ticket for failure to drive right.

9/8: Andrzej Romanowski, 55, of 19 Curry Lane., East Hampton was arrested for DUI, following too close and failure to drive right. Romanowski is scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to answer to the aforementioned charges.

9/10: Sarah R. Ford, 27, of 188 West High St., East Hampton was arrested for failure to drive right, operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. In the same incident Ford was arrested pursuant to an active arrest warrant held by The Connecticut State Police, Troop K, for failure to appear in the 2nd degree. Ford was scheduled to appear before the Middletown Superior Court on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM to answer to the aforementioned charges. … Continue Reading

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.

(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 the Lake. Lake Pocotopaug had been closed for swimming over Labor Day weekend, when it was concluded that the lake was suffering from serious cyanobacteria or blue-green algae bloom.

According to research, “Blooms may be triggered by a combination of water and environmental conditions, including: excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions, calm water and warmer temperatures.”

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Man Arrested Following Hit and Run

September 24, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ???????????????????????????????John Burtora 53-years-old of East Hampton, CT was struck by a car while directing traffic on Route 66 near the intersection of Old Marlborough Road Tuesday, Sept. 23, near Pumpkintown USA.

According to a press statement issued by the East Hampton Police Department, a vehicle driven by Jason Parent, age 29 of Middletown struck Burtora and fled the scene.

Burtora, an employee of Pumpkintown USA, was standing in the westbound lane of Route 66 directing traffic at the time using a hand held stop sign, when another vehicle, driven by Allen Pelletier of Hebron, slowed to a stop for pedestrians. Parent hit Pelletier from behind, forcing the car to “rotate counter clockwise and come to an uncontrolled rest in the eastbound lane of Route 66.” Parent then hit Burtora and continued on. … Continue Reading

National Voter Registration Day 9/23

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

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Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town hall, or downloading and mailing the application which can be found on each town’s web site. Downloaded applications should be mailed to the appropriate town’s registrar office.
Voters in East Haddam can register at the Town Office Building located at 7 Main Street; East Hampton residents do so at Town Hall on 20 East High Street. … Continue Reading

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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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

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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

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 mimiforthe34th.com.

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 …

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Acoustic Breakfast | The Rust’d Keys |George Geyson

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By Chloe Jackson Sunday, December 21| 10am-Noon| Higher Grounds at 70 Main St is hosting an Acoustic Breakfast featuring The Rust’d Keys.

Home Grown Music Series Presents: The Annual “gigglejuice” Christmas Bash at Higher Grounds

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By Chloe Jackson Come on down to Higher Grounds, Saturday, December 20th at 7:30- 10:00pm for the Annual “gigglejuice” Christmas Bash Holiday Extravaganza. $5 cover at door.

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 …

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