Weekly Testing on Lake Continues

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Concerns of blue/green algae in Lake Pocotopaug this summer resulted in weekly water testing to determine the safety of the lake’s water. According to a statement on the East Hampton town web site the most recent test taken Sept. 2, showed a level 2 of …

’Tis the Season: Chainsaw Safety

Thomas Worthley, Professor in the Department of Forestry at UConn Extension Service will present a workshop on chainsaw use and safety, highlighting guidance from a methods and safety program recognized industry wide. The program will emphasize safety/risk management, chainsaw handling, cutting procedures, and specialized situations. Sponsored by East Hampton Public Library & East …

Goodspeed Announces Cast for New Musical

by Bette Tani Editor/Reporter Goodspeed Musicals is marking thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT with the production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16. This brand new folk, rock musical …

East Hampton Police Report

8/22: Todd Travis Bower, 25, of 230 Old West High St., was arrested and charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct, East Hampton Police said. 8/22: Michael Bower, 23, of 230 Old West High St., was issued a summons for second-degree criminal mischief, police said. 8/22: Alex Banning, 21, …

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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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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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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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By Lauren Quirici Step through the door of Sweet Repeats, a clothing consignment shop in East Hampton’s Village Center, and you will find colorful racks filled with dresses and blouses, …

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