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Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

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It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this time to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following over a hundred of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

September 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off

State_PoliceA State Police Trooper suffered minor injuries when the cruiser he was in was struck on Route 9 in Middletown on Friday morning.

At 10:25 a.m. Friday morning, Trooper Dunning was on duty, parked on Route 9 northbound, parked in the left lane of two, just south of the Exit 10 off-ramp. The emergency lights of his cruiser were … Continue Reading

State Unemployment-July 2014

September 3, 2014 Areawide, Business, Feature Comments Off

laborThe 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 Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many … Continue Reading

CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

September 2, 2014 Areawide, Feature Comments Off

connecticut-light-and-power-logo-cl-p1State Representative Gregory Haddad (D-Mansfield) expressed his strong opposition to the substantial rate hikes recently proposed by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). Haddad called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny the request to raise rates for Connecticut customers of CL&P. “This proposed $232 million electric rate hike will financially hurt all those individuals and businesses who rely on CL&P and could … Continue Reading

UConn sexual assaults should be investigated says Gov Malloy

October 25, 2013 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 25 made the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding complaints filed by UConn students claiming the university failed to responsibly handle their reports of being sexually assaulted.

Legislators are now calling for public hearings on the complaints.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Study suggests flu shot can help prevent heart attacks

October 23, 2013 Areawide, Feature No Comments
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

U.S. Dept Health and Human Services

If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up your sleeve.

The flu vaccine is currently recommended for everyone over 6 months of age in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For people with certain health issues, such as heart disease or respiratory problems, the vaccine is highly recommended.

People in the study who got flu shots were one-third less likely to have heart issues, such as heart failure or a heart attack, compared to those who opted against vaccination.

The flu shot was associated with an even greater reduction of heart problems if someone had heart disease to start with, according to the study.

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CG&SS presents The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera  set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has  relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye). 

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U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

September 25, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service's financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service’s financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

Press Release

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced today (Sept. 25) it has proposed price changes that include upping First-Class stamps from the current 46 cents to 49 cents each.

The proposed changes, which would go into effect in January 2014, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the USPS, which has been trying to climb out of deep budget shortfalls.

The USPS does not receive federal funds; its services are supported solely from revenues from its products.

For an in-depth look at the postal service’s financial situation – specifically a $20 billion budget gap – and how the federal government has contributed to its problems, watch a Town Talk interview with the regional representative in the CTV14 archives.

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

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 …

Ziobron Attends 18th Annual Venture Smith Day

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East Haddam — Saturday, September 13, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron attended Venture Smith Day, held to honor the life of the West African boy who at the age of 10 …

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 …

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Town Seeking New Building Official

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Haddam is currently accepting applications for a new building official. According to their web site the position requires an individual with …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

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 …

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