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.

Coming up in East Haddam, the Serendipity Auction

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9. We will even be auctioning off a knight in shining armor!

UConn sexual assaults should be investigated says Gov Malloy

“One of the most basic responsibilities of our institutions of higher learning is to keep our young people safe. If they have failed in that responsibility in any way, or if any victim of sexual assault has been treated with anything but the utmost respect, I will be outraged.”

Study suggests flu shot can help prevent heart attacks

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.

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Sen. Linares at Manufacturing and Technology Day

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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Flags half staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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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DOT plans road work in East Haddam

May 14, 2013 Local News No Comments
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) wants you to know that road milling and resurfacing will be performed on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam beginning Monday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 21.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing a little more than a mile on Route 82 in Haddam and East Haddam.

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In East Haddam – learn about invasive Japanese barberry and Lyme Disease

May 14, 2013 Local News No Comments
proper management of Japanese barberry can reduce infected tick density by 60 percent, according to research. Photo source: National Park Service PCA Alien Plant Working Group

Proper management of Japanese barberry can reduce infected tick density by 60 percent, according to research. Photo source: National Park Service PCA Alien Plant Working Group

Press Release

There are many plants with a bad reputation that might surprise those of us who garden or enjoy enhancing the landscapes around our homes.

For example, the shrubby Japanese barberry, which is an attractive plant originally considered a beneficial alternative to another native shrub that suffered from disease issues.

However, the Japanese barberry shrub not only is invasive – meaning it grows so quickly and so widely it chokes out native or desirable plants – researchers also say there’s a link between these “ornamental” plants and Lyme Disease.

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REMINDER East Haddam budget referendum is May 21

May 13, 2013 Local News No Comments
At the May 8 Town Meeting, electors decided to set this year’s budget referendum hours for noon to 8 p.m.  The referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Town Meeting Hall, at 492 Town St. in East Haddam.

At the May 8 Town Meeting, electors decided to set this year’s budget referendum hours for noon to 8 p.m. The referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Town Meeting Hall, at 492 Town St. in East Haddam.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

At the May 8 Town Meeting, electors decided to set this year’s budget referendum hours for noon to 8 p.m.

The referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Town Meeting Hall at 492 Town St. in East Haddam.

Electors will be asked to vote on the proposed 2013-14 budget as follows:

Shall the Town of East Haddam budget of $28,700,076 as recommended by the Board of Finance for fiscal year 2013-2014 be approved?

Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office.

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In East Haddam – listen to adventures of the Voyage of Yankee Lady

“The Voyage of Yankee Lady” tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for 3,000 miles along the Canadian and American waterways that surround New England.

“The Voyage of Yankee Lady” tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for 3,000 miles along the Canadian and American waterways that surround New England.

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The Friends of the Rathbun Free Library in East Haddam, CT are pleased to announce the return of their popular summer speaker series, “Fridays At 5:30.”

The series kicks off again on Friday, May 24 with author and local resident Judith Silva, who will talk about and answer questions about her book “The Voyage of Yankee Lady: Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat.”

The library is located at 36 Main St. (Route 149).

“The Voyage of Yankee Lady” tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for 3,000 miles along the Canadian and American waterways that surround New England.

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East Haddam Town Meeting on budget includes proposal to change town road names

May 8, 2013 Local News No Comments
East Haddam Town Hall.

East Haddam Town Hall.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Tonight’s Special Town Meeting at 8 p.m. (May 8, 2013) will present the proposed 2013-14 budget of $28,700,076 recommended by the East Haddam Board of Finance.

The meeting will be held at Town Hall on Town Street.

Tonight’s Special Town Meeting is to discuss, not vote on, the proposed budget.

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Malloy proclaims National Teacher Day in CT

As a social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso has been able to enrich his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt.  On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, "I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base."

Social studies teacher at Berlin High School, David Bosso is 2012 Connecticut Teacher of the Year. (See video) He has enriched his teaching about world history and cultures with trips to Ghana, China, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Egypt. On his blog, Global Wanderings, Bosso writes, “I have a keen desire to not only educate my students about the world around them, but also to learn as much as possible to better inform my own knowledge base.”

Press Release

Gov Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed Tuesday, May 7, 2013 as National Teacher Day in the State of Connecticut.

National Teacher Day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated May 6-10, 2013.

“While today is National Teacher Day, the fact is that the work our teachers do is something that deserves celebration every day,” said Gov. Malloy.

“Improving our public schools is a top priority of my administration, and that includes getting more and better resources and quality professional development to our teachers, so they can prepare the next generation for success in the 21st Century,” Gov. Malloy said.

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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

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

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