Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

By Lauren Quirici East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. …

Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

Freezin for a Reason – annual Turkey Plunge is Nov 16

Once again, this popular event will be held at Sears Park with brave and generous residents from East Hampton – as well as other parts of the state – hitting the water at 9 a.m.

Police search for missing East Hampton girl

Police say Newell has cognitive challenges and was reported as a runaway, who may have entered the local woods.

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Coming up – East Hampton Town-wide Tag Sale

East Hampton's Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.   Photo image, Pottery bowl by SteveWilliamsPottery on Etsy

East Hampton’s Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.  Shop other people’s treasures and collections. Photo image, pottery bowl by SteveWilliamsPottery on Etsy

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East Hampton’s Town Wide Tag Sale day, sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society of East Hampton is this weekend, on Saturday, June 15.

This annual event will include more than 55 individual tag sales, as well as four vendors at the museum on Bevin Boulevard.

Free maps of all locations will be handed out in the center of town as well as at the Town Hall parking lot.

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Rep. Ziobron hosts event at Gillette Castle

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

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Rep. Melissa Ziobron hosted a paddle and letterboxing event Sunday (June 2) at Gillette Castle State Park.

Earlier this year, Ziobron “adopted” Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT as part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s goal of increasing travel to Connecticut’s many great state parks.

Rep. Ziobron represents East Haddam, East Hampton and a section of Colchester in the legislature’s 34th General Assembly district.

On Sunday afternoon, more than 40 people from all over the state flocked to Gillette Castle State Park to take part in the letterboxing and paddle event.

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Vote June 4 on $52 million East Hampton High School project

June 3, 2013 Local News No Comments
An illustration of an upgraded lecture hall that includes new infrastructure to support today's technology in the classroom.

An illustration of an upgraded lecture hall that includes new infrastructure to support today’s technology in the classroom.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 for a referendum on the proposed $51.7 million East Hampton High School renovation project. Voting will take place at the high school.

After months of public hearings, review and discussion, the design – known as Concept 5 – being presented to voters was selected by the Board of Finance and the Town Council.

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CT Police release Memorial Day report

CT STATE POLICE LOGO 2012According to a press release issued by Connecticut State Police today (May 28, 2013), troopers patrolled the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2013 Memorial Day Weekend in both marked and unmarked patrol cars.

The holiday enforcement project began at 1 a.m. on May 24 and ended the evening of May 27. Police say that within that time period, troopers investigated 281 motor vehicle accidents including 59 with reported injuries and two fatal accidents (West Hartford and North Stonington).

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Wal-Mart fined $81 million for illegal disposal of toxic waste

André Birotte Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California said, “Retailers like Wal-Mart that generate hazardous waste have a duty to legally and safely dispose of that hazardous waste, and dumping it down the sink was neither legal nor safe. The case against Wal-Mart is designed to ensure compliance with our nation’s environmental laws now and in the future.”

André Birotte Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California said, “Retailers like Wal-Mart that generate hazardous waste have a duty to legally and safely dispose of that hazardous waste, and dumping it down the sink was neither legal nor safe. The case against Wal-Mart is designed to ensure compliance with our nation’s environmental laws now and in the future.”

Press Release issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

According to a statement released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pleaded guilty today (May 28) in cases filed by federal prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act by illegally handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its retail stores across the United States.

The Bentonville, Ark.-based company also pleaded guilty today in Kansas City, Mo., to violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) by failing to properly handle pesticides that had been returned by customers at its stores across the country.

As a result of the three criminal cases brought by the Justice Department, as well as a related civil case filed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Wal-Mart will pay approximately $81.6 million for its unlawful conduct.

Coupled with previous actions brought by the states of California and Missouri for the same conduct, Wal-Mart will pay a combined total of more than $110 million to resolve cases alleging violations of federal and state environmental laws.

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Eastern CT State University Class of 2013 – Congrats to East Hampton graduates

May 25, 2013 Local News No Comments
At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements. 2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.
2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

Edited by Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News

At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.

Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on May 14.

Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine,” gave the Commencement address.

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Police arrest suspect in the murder of ECSU student

May 18, 2013 Local News No Comments

connstatepolice1-251x300By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

CT State Police report that the remains found with the aid of police dogs on Friday in Trumbull near the Bridgeport line is the body of the missing Eastern Connecticut State University student Alyssiah Wiley.

Police also say they have arrested a suspect in connection with her death, a 30-year-old man, Jermaine Richards, of Bridgeport.

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East Hampton Police make arrests on drug and theft charges

May 16, 2013 Local News No Comments
East Hampton CT Police have arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski and 20-year-old Brandon Yon and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Photos from East Hampton Police, composite by HTNP News.

East Hampton CT Police have arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski and 20-year-old Brandon Yon and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools. Photos from East Hampton Police, composite by HTNP News.

Press Release

On Friday, May 10 East Hampton CT Police Officer Matthew Hanlon and Officer Hardie Burgin arrested 19-year-old Kyle Rutkauski of Enfield, CT and 20-year-old Brandon Yon of Portland, CT and charged them with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools.

According to police, the arrests stem from an investigation of stolen auto parts from 8 Walnut Ave. in East Hampton on May 10, 2013.

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An invitation from the Friends of East Hampton Village Center

Village at 82 Main in East Hampton Village, CT

The group meets the first Thursday of each month to discuss and plan events and initiatives that help promote the village center, including the upcoming fall festival planned for Oct. 26.

Enrollment in new state insurance program begins Oct 1

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You may also want to know that anyone who doesn’t have some form of insurance by Jan. 1, 2014 will be assessed a punitive tax by the federal government.

Court finds Apple part of conspiracy to fix eBook pricing

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.

To date, approximately $164 million has been recovered through settlements for consumers nationwide.

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