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Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

November 2, 2013 Feature, Local News No Comments
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil's Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

From Barbara Davis, CT River Coastal Conservation District, Inc.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District held its 66th Annual Meeting at Devil’s Hopyard State Park in East Haddam in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Connecticut’s state parks.

Attendees heard about our conservation highlights of the past year; helped us honor our annual conservation award recipients; and enjoyed a special presentation and guided walk led by Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, a nonprofit organization based in Middletown, works to conserve natural resources in the towns of Berlin, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Hebron, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Marlborough, Middlefield, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, Rocky Hill, Salem and Westbrook.

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Coming up in East Haddam, the Serendipity Auction

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9.  The auction is hosted by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, at 31 Main St., East Haddam.  Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in East Haddam is Saturday Nov. 9. Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

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The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The auction is hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, at 31 Main St., East Haddam.

Admission is free.

Auction items this year include theater tickets, gift cards from many local restaurants, professional services, sports-related items, themed gift baskets, and much more.

We will even be auctioning off a knight in shining armor!

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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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In East Haddam – an Apple Fest and Classic Cars

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street in East Haddam and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street in East Haddam and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest.

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On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., stop by the Grange Hall on Town Street and support the local Leo Club at the Second Annual Apple Fest.

There will be plenty of free “apple” activities for younger children. Make a delicious purchase at the Apple Bake Sale. And find out who bakes the best apple pie in town!

On Sunday, Oct 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hale-Ray Project Graduation hosts a Car Show at Westchester Market, 493 Westchester Road in Colchester, at the corner of Routes 149 and 16.

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In East Haddam – Open Studios at I-Park Oct 27

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

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You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

Meet our October Artists-In-Residence

Josh Black, California, Visual Arts | www.joshblack.org

Ting-Chun Chen, Taiwan, Visual Arts | www.tingchen.co.uk

Benjamin Irwin, California, Music Composition | www.benirwinmusic.com

Yeon Jin Kim, South Korea/New York, Moving Image | www.yeonjinkim.com

Tatiana Nikolaenko, Russia, Visual Arts | www.nikolaenkotatiana.com

Sandra Osborne, California, Visual Arts | www.sandraosborne.net

Christina Tenaglia, New York, Visual Arts | www.christinatenaglia.com

Click here…

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8935607643

…for free tickets to attend this Sunday’s event.

The artists will be in their studios from 2 to 3 p.m.

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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

October 12, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

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Land Trust works with local landowners to preserve Moodus Riverfront

October 12, 2013 Local News No Comments
Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

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Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan.

East Haddam Land Trust recently purchased from the Bogans a 1.3-acre parcel bordering Grist Mill Road, as well as a conservation easement to five separate parcels totaling 44.23 acres between Grist Mill and Clark Gates Roads.

On this acreage, East Haddam Land Trust will create hiking trails with a loop along the Moodus River.

Though it once ran with human effluent and other pollutants, modern septic systems and better land use practices have helped Moodus River waters run clear.

The river now hosts native brook trout as it flows by the remnants of the historic gristmill and East Mill dams and through meadows, wetlands and woodlands alive with song birds and other wildlife.

The trail will meander along these sites and provide river access for fishing.

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East Haddam residents invited to join Sunrise State Park cleanup Oct 27

. “This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

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State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and State Sen. Art Linares (R-33) invite area residents to join them for a community cleanup of Sunrise State Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Area residents are asked to come dressed to help pick up litter and debris from the park.  Delicious chili, soup and sandwiches will be provided to volunteers courtesy of Moodus Sportsmen’s Club following the cleanup.

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a great opportunity to pick up the park, and the more helping hands, the better,” Sen. Linares said. “Please tell friends and neighbors about this cleanup. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th. In one afternoon, we can make a tremendous impact.”

The legislators’ Sep. 25 meeting to discuss the future of the property attracted more than 80 residents.

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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

Annual East Haddam Fair, Tag Sale is Oct 12

Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business, sell your products or clean out that attic. To participate, visit our website for information table and tent space fees.

U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

US Postal Service Christine Dugas THUMBNAIL

The USPS says price increases will generate $2 billion in new revenue and help them climb out of debt.

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