East Haddam Bridges to re-open Nov. 1

By: Bette Tani Editor/Reporter Come Nov. 1, East Haddam residents will no longer have to detour when traveling along Route 82.  According to Department of Transportation (DOT) Chief Inspector John Dibiagio, the two bridges being refurbished in the center of town will once again be open to traffic. “The bridges have to …

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

A 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 …

State Unemployment-July 2014

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 Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions …

CL&P’s Proposed Rate Hike

State 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 …

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Public hearing on reduced East Haddam budget June 10

June 9, 2013 Local News No Comments
The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The previously proposed budget of $28,700,076 failed when put to a referendum on May 21, by a 241 “no” to 198 “yes” vote.

The new proposed budget approved by the Board of Finance last week is $28,351,214.

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In East Haddam, Mark your calendars for June 15 Swing Bridge Centennial

East Haddam Swing Bridge. File photo copyright 2010 by Brenda Sullivan

East Haddam Swing Bridge. File photo copyright 2010 by Brenda Sullivan

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

You are invited to join the towns of East Haddam and Haddam in celebrating the Swing Bridge Centennial from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with antique automobiles transporting local and state officials across the historic bridge over the Connecticut River from Haddam to East Haddam.

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In East Haddam, Free service could help save your life

June 9, 2013 Local News No Comments
You can learn much more about this program at a meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road. A representative from People's Bank will explain the program and applications and photos will be available for all.

You can learn much more about this program at a meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road. A representative from People’s Bank will explain the program and applications and photos will be available.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The East Haddam Commission on Aging is interested in establishing something new, called the Yellow Dot Program, to benefit town residents.

This free service is sponsored by People’s Bank and supported by the town’s Emergency Management Services and the East Haddam Board of Selectmen.

Under the Yellow Dot Program, if someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident, emergency responders can access a Yellow Dot participant’s identification and vital health information.

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Rep. Ziobron hosts event at Gillette Castle

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Rep. Melissa Ziobron hosted a paddle and letterboxing event Sunday (June 2) at Gillette Castle State Park.

Earlier this year, Ziobron “adopted” Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT as part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s goal of increasing travel to Connecticut’s many great state parks.

Rep. Ziobron represents East Haddam, East Hampton and a section of Colchester in the legislature’s 34th General Assembly district.

On Sunday afternoon, more than 40 people from all over the state flocked to Gillette Castle State Park to take part in the letterboxing and paddle event.

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CT Dept of Ag to crack down on misuse of Connecticut Grown label

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

Press Release

Today (May 28), Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture has ramped up inspection and enforcement concerning the use of the Connecticut Grown slogan, logo and label.

“It is essential that consumers who purchase agricultural products labeled ‘Connecticut Grown’ be confident those products were, in fact, grown and produced here in Connecticut,” said Commissioner Reviczky. “It is also critical that products marked ‘local,’ and/or ‘native’ are what their sellers claim them to be. Connecticut laws are very clear about the definition of these terms with respect to farm products.”

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CT Police release Memorial Day report

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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Eastern CT State University Class of 2013 – Congrats to East Haddam graduates

May 25, 2013 Local News No Comments
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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East Haddam Lions ask for auction and tag sale goodies

The East Haddam Lions Club auction will include pottery and a host of other items. Image - Roseville Pottery pitcher from artpotteryplace.com

The East Haddam Lions Club auction will include pottery and a host of other items. Image – Roseville Pottery pitcher from artpotteryplace.com

The East Haddam Lions are hoping you have some cool stuff to donate to the club’s annual auction and tag sale, which will be held on July 13.

The tag sale opens at 8 a.m. and the auction will be held at 10 a.m. at the Old Grange Hall, 488 Town St. in East Haddam.

WFSB Channel 3’s Kevin Hogan will be the guest auctioneer.

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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.

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