National Voter Registration Day 9/23

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter 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 …

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8/28: Richard Wellman, 21, of 131 Hog Hill Rd., and four juveniles of East Hampton were each arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy to commit third-degree criminal mischief, East Hampton Police said. 8/30: Jacob Wood, 20, of 54 Long Crossing Rd., was in a one-car motor vehicle …

Sewer Use Payment Due

Notice is hereby given to all property owners connected to the sewers in the Town of East Hampton that a sewer use charge is due and payable Oct. 1. The charge for the year is set at $330 per unit. For a system using a town maintained grinder pump an …

Game Night

The Joseph N. Goff House invites children in grades four through six to a free Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m., at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 1 Barton Hill Rd. Participants are welcome to bring their families non-electronic game to play, or choose from a …

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Got a cool beard? Show it off at the 2013 Haddam Neck Fair

August 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

One consolation for all the Back-to-School ads that signal the end of summer – already? – is the beginning of fair season. Who doesn’t love these fried-dough, tractor-pulling, livestock-filled annual events?

One of the largest and most popular is just around the corner, the 2013 Haddam Neck Fair, which runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

A schedule of all the events – from the skillet-throwing and beard contests to live music and the Haddam Neck Fair 5K Road Race (and so much more!) – is available online at the official site http://www.haddamneckfair.com

You can also pick up a program guide at the information booth, located near the blue and white poultry barn and the outdoor dining area. You can also buy souvenirs here, and there will be helpful staff to answer your questions.

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In East Hampton – Help your child get ready for high school

August 15, 2013 Local News Comments Off
The orientation program is organized and run by East Hampton High School upperclassmen. Members of the Class of 2017 will receive information on athletics, clubs and other extra curricular activities.

The orientation program is organized and run by East Hampton High School upperclassmen. Members of the Class of 2017 will receive information on athletics, clubs and other extra curricular activities.

Press Release

East Hampton High School will hold Freshman Orientation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 for parents of students (and the students) who will be ninth graders in the fall.  The school is located at 15 North Maple St.

This is an opportunity for parents/guardians and students to learn about the high school and meet teachers, school counselors and administrators.

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Family escapes from burning home in East Hampton

August 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off
Smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people from being injured in an East Hampton, CT fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people from being injured in an East Hampton, CT fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Channel 3/WFSB reports that smoke detectors and alert neighbors saved three people in East Hampton, CT from being injured in a fire in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 8.

Water was brought in to put out the fire at the home on North Maple Street.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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East Hampton Capt Grizzy Show Boat Parade is this weekend

August 6, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Entrants in the annual Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade on East Hampton's Lake Pocotopaug go all out with their float designs. The 2012 First Place winner was this "Prairie Schooner," with David Malboeuf of Windsor, CT at the helm. Photo contributed by EHFLP.

Entrants in the annual Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade on East Hampton’s Lake Pocotopaug go all out with their float designs. The 2012 First Place winner was this “Prairie Schooner,” with David Malboeuf of Windsor, CT at the helm. Note the skunk on a skateboard following the covered “wagon.” Photo contributed by EHFLP.

By Brenda Sullivan

The East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, Inc. invite everyone to enjoy the 8th Annual Capt. Grizzy’s Show Boat Parade this Saturday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 p.m. (The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 11)

Every year, the floats are more and more creative.

Awards will be given for First Place, $500; Second Place, $250; four Honorable Mentions, $100 gift certificates for Carmen Anthony’s. Prizes also will be awarded in the children’s category.

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Help light up the skies of East Hampton

August 6, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

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 Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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

July 18, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
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 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 …

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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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By Lauren Quirici Kim Page, 48, is in her 4th successful year of business with what she refers to as her “coffee shop gallery” called Higher Grounds in East Hampton.  …

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