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Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

By Chloe Jackson

Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com

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At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With generous portions: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, divine BLTs, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and cheese fries means you won’t be disappointed.

With a love for people and a passion for entrepreneurship, opening K.LaMay’s came naturally for the Lumbras. Both grew up in Meriden, eating and working at Ted’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. When Stephanie’s husband lost his job, … Continue Reading

40th Annual Backyard Bird Count

December 14, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

By: Chloe Jackson

Today- Sunday, December 14th, is the 40th Annual Mattabeseck Audubon Society|Backyard Bird Count.  The MAS Audubon Society invites all citizens … Continue Reading

A Message from Your Fire Marshal

December 1, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

Christmas-Tree-Fire-630x373The holiday season is a time for celebration, but fire hazards from Christmas trees and other decorations can “dampen the festive spirit.” The East Hampton Fire Marshal would like to remind residents to properly care for and decorate Christmas trees, and to practice fire safety in order to prevent yuletide emergencies.

His advice is as follows:

If a household holiday display includes a natural tree, keep the tree adequately watered. Improper care and decoration of live or artificial Christmas trees can lead to catastrophic fires. It takes only seconds for a tree to ignite and the entire room to become engulfed in flames. … Continue Reading

Ziobron Applauds Grants Announcement

November 28, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter
The announcement of two separate grants that will help protect East Haddam lakes from invasive and destructive plant species is a welcome thing according to Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R).

One grant totaling $9,050 from the state will be used toward mitigating invasive plants in Lake Hayward, a naturally spring-fed lake that encompasses 174 acres and is 1.5 miles long, by a half mile wide, with a depth up to 37 feet. Surrounded by wooded shores, Lake Hayward serves a community of year round and summer residents. It is also a respite for local hikers, kayakers and fishing enthusiasts. … Continue Reading

Original Epoch Arts Production Airs in December

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The students of Epoch Arts have created an original one act play called, “Giving, To Change the World.” Each fall students of Epoch Arts develop an original one act mini production which is created, written, collaborated and performed by the cast. The productions are about transformation, possibilities and community, that allows the “audience a place to experience work on the cutting edge of creativity,” according to Artistic Director Elizabeth Namen. Fourteen students created this original play, which will be performed Dec. 5 and 6, at 7 p.m.

Epoch Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) youth organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate the experience of the arts. … Continue Reading

East Hampton High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by Bette Tani

An anonymous, electronic, correspondence stating there was a bomb in the East Hampton High School building yesterday, Monday, Nov. 17, resulted in students and personnel being evacuated to a nearby location.

According to officials, students were evacuated around 1 p.m. following receipt of the threat by a high school employee. … Continue Reading

Commander’s Project Focuses on Affordable Assisted Living for Veterans

November 10, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

support-our-troops-we-cry-but-i-say-love-our-veterans-and-By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Harry “Butch” Hansen, Commander of the American Legion Department of Connecticut has announced an innovative and affordable assisted-living residence program for veterans as his “Commander’s Project” for 2014-2015.

Hansen is urging members of all 169 American Legion posts in Connecticut to support Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Veterans Landing, the nation’s first assisted living residence for low and moderate-income veterans and their spouses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chose the Community Renewal Team to design, build and operate the senior project on the VA Healthcare Campus in Newington. … Continue Reading

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Mimi Perriotti – Democratic Candidate State Rep – 34th District

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 43 Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children …

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 …

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Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

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By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With …

Capital Improvement Monies may be Coming

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First Selectman, Mark Walter has announced that East Haddam has received the opportunity to finance some long-term capital improvements through the USDA Rural Development Program. The town applied for both grant …

New Director takes over at Goodspeed

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter After an extensive national search, Goodspeed’s Board of Trustees have found a new director. Chosen by the board is two-time Tony Award winner Michael Gennaro …

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