State Police Investigating Incident in East Hampton

According to a press release issued by the CT State Police at approximately 3:45 a.m. on September 17, 2014, State Police were contacted by East Hampton Police to assist with an investigation at a residence on White Birch Road in that town. Detectives from the State Police Eastern District Major …

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 …

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CT Police release Memorial Day report

May 28, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off

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

May 28, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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 Comments Off

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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 Comments Off
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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New law would change provisional ballots and local elections

May 15, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
Currently, “provisional ballots” are restricted to voting for federal candidates. While voters whose registration status is uncertain on Election Day can only vote by “challenge ballot” for candidates for municipal and state candidates. “Challenge ballots” are usually not counted unless the results of an election are challenged in court. The new law would allow “provisional ballots” for municipal elections.

Voters whose registration status is uncertain on Election Day can only vote by “challenge ballot” for candidates for municipal and state candidates. “Challenge ballots” are usually not counted unless the results of an election are challenged in court. The new law would allow “provisional ballots” for municipal and state elections.

Press Release

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today (May 15, 2013) praised the CT State House of Representatives passage of House Bill No. 5599, “An Act Concerning Provisional Ballots for State and Municipal Offices.”

The bill, which still needs a vote from the Senate, would allow voters to use “provisional ballots” for state and municipal elections, instead of only federal elections as current statutes provide.

The House vote today was 105-37 in favor of sending the bill to the State Senate.

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Sen. Linares at Manufacturing and Technology Day

May 15, 2013 Business, Local News Comments Off
General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol.  Contributed photo.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol. Contributed photo.

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General Dynamics Electric Boat Chief of Government Relations John A. Shea (left) is welcomed to the State Capitol by Sen. Art Linares (right) during “Manufacturing & Technology Day” in Connecticut held May 15, 2013 at the State Capitol.

The company (www.gdeb.com) was among dozens of Connecticut manufacturers to display their products and services to state legislators.

Sen. Linares represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.

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In East Hampton – time to clean out the garage!

May 15, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale.

If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale.

Here’s your chance to declutter that garage, the “junk” closet, the attic, your college student’s unused bedroom… the East Hampton Townwide Tag Sale is coming up.

The event benefits the Chatham Historical Society.

If you want your (quality) tag sale items to bring in some cash for yourself, sign up now to be included in the 300 free maps given to shoppers on the day of the sale, which this year, is Saturday, June 15. (Rain date, June 22).

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Flags at half staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2013 Areawide, Local News Comments Off
Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

Peace Officers Memorial in Florida. National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

Press Release

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has directed that U.S. and Connecticut flags be flown at half-staff today (May 15, 2013) in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

“National Peace Officers Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the service of our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Gov. Malloy.

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East Hampton voters approve 2013-14 budget

May 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off

dollar-sign-black-and-whiteA $39.2 million budget was approved by East Hampton voters at a May 7 referendum. The vote was 1,031 yes and 752 no.

The Board of Finance has postponed setting the new mill rate, pending more information about the Legislature’s plans for the state budget and its impact on local aid.

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East Hampton student honored at Capitol

May 8, 2013 Local News Comments Off
Sen. Art Linares congratulates East Hampton, CT student Kyle Randall who received a scholarship from the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association on May 7, 2013. Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares (left) congratulates East Hampton, CT student Kyle Randall who received a scholarship from the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association on May 7, 2013. Contributed photo.

Press Release

On Tuesday, May 7, Sen. Art Linares congratulated East Hampton High School senior Kyle Randall, who was among several outstanding Connecticut students to be presented with a scholarship by the Connecticut Water Works Association and the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association.

The event was held at the State Capitol complex in Hartford to celebrate National Drinking Water Week.

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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 …

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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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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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