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 …

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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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Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

August 26, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
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.

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.

Press Release | CT Atty Gen George Jepsen

According to a press release issued by the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, a federal judge has ruled that Apple Inc. violated federal and state law in conspiring to fix prices in the market for electronic books, or eBooks.

In the order, 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.

The release states that a trial on the request for injunctive relief and damages will now be scheduled.

“As we have said throughout our investigation, consumers are entitled to a fair, open and competitive marketplace,” CT Atty Gen. Jepsen said. “The judge found, by a preponderance of the evidence that Apple conspired to restrain the marketplace for eBooks.

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East Hampton Chatham Party endorses candidates for 2013 elections

August 22, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
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The East Hampton Chatham Party endorsed 15 candidates at its Aug. 22 party caucus.

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The Chatham Party of East Hampton, CT  announced today (Aug. 22) its intent to maintain its majority on the Town Council and get more of its members onto other boards such as education, finance, assessment appeals and zoning board of appeals.

The Chatham Party endorsed 15 candidates at its party caucus, according to a press release issued tonight.

Leading the slate are five candidates for Town Council – Sue Weintraub (incumbent), Kyle Dostaler (incumbent), Derek Johnson (incumbent), Glenn Suprono (incumbent) and Angela Sarahina.

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Sales-tax free week continues through Aug 24

August 20, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots." - CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots.” – CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

Press Release

Connecticut’s sales-tax free week runs from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug 24.

The annual sales-tax free week coincides with the onset of back-to-school shopping.

It allows consumers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.

“This week-long, sales-tax holiday makes back-to-school shopping a little bit easier for working families, while also helping retailers boost their bottom line,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a kickoff event at a clothing retailer in Bristol, Insane Irving’s.

“Many stores also plan sales and discounts to coincide with this week, which allows consumers to stretch their hard-earned money a little further,” he said.

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Robert Lawson March 18 1931 – Aug 12 2013

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In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family in friends in Connecticut and his home-away-from-home at the lake house in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Connecticut and at his home-away-from-home at the lake house in Ossipee, New Hampshire.

Obituary

Robert M. Lawson, 82, of East Hampton CT – widower of Patricia (Prout) Lawson – died on Monday, Aug. 12 2013 at Marlborough Medical Center.

He was an active member of the East Hampton Lions Club, East Hampton American Legion and the East Hampton VFW.  He proudly served his country in the Air Force during World War II.

He was a previous member of the East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals. And he worked for the former East Hampton Town News.

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Story defends Bevin Bells owner in senate race

August 16, 2013 Areawide, Business, Local News Comments Off
Matt Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012. Photo source: Matt Bevin campaign web site 2013.

Matt Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012. Photo source: Matt Bevin campaign web site 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

Entitled, “McConnell Fudges Facts in Attacks on Bevin,” author Robert Farley dismantles what he depicts as a smear campaign on the part of Sen. Mitch McConnell aimed at his Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin, who is campaigning for a seat on the U.S. Senate.

Bevin – a resident of Louisville, Kentucky – is also the owner of the East Hampton CT landmark business, Bevin Bros. Bells which has been climbing its way back from a devastating fire in May 2012.

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Connecticut microgrid program unique in the nation

August 15, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off
The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148.  Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis.  They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148. Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

Press Release

The state’s progress to mitigate the impact of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions was the topic at a press conference in Hartford, CT on Wednesday (Aug. 14), hosted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other state and local officials.

Connecticut has taken a leadership role in creating a clean-energy economy, they said, via initiatives that will:

  • “harden” energy infrastructure and modernize the state’s electric grid,
  • reduce harmful carbon emissions through investments in transportation,
  • promote renewable energy projects,
  • and support energy efficiency.

Gov. Malloy said, “We know from first-hand experience that we must make our energy grid stronger, smarter, and more secure… As we see increasingly severe weather and other impacts of climate change, it becomes even more important to harden our infrastructure as we make investments to reduce global warming emissions.”

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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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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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