Help Support East Haddam’s Project Graduation

East Haddam – Project Graduation, a program sponsored by East Haddam Youth & Family Services will be hosting the second Annual Hale-Ray Graduation Car Show at Heritage Park Saturday, Oct. 11. Project Graduation is an all-night, substance free party that takes place immediately following graduation. Each year parent volunteers organize …

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

    by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start …

Concerns for Center for Community Agriculture Discussed

by Charles Farrow A variety of opinions were expressed at Thursday’s public meeting over the proposed Center for Community Agriculture for the town-owned Harris property on Mt. Parnassus. The project, which has a six year history, proposes a large portion of open space with a small portion to be developed …

Historical Society to Unveil W. Langdon Kihn’s Portrait of his Daughter

EAST HADDAM – The late, world-renowned East Haddam artist W. Langdon Kihn’s portrait of his daughter Phyllis “Fifi” Kihn, former Archivist of the Connecticut Historical Society, is being donated to the East Haddam Historical Society & Museum by Kihn’s nephew Professor Cliff Bragdon and his wife Sarah. The donation will …

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YPCCA production of Oliver benefits victims of Sandy Hook shootings

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn's Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for a scholarship is given to an East Hampton, CT student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to send the proceeds from this show to UConn’s Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts (YPCCA) invites you to our production of the classic musical “Oliver” May 2 – 5 at East Hampton High School at 20 East High St.

For the past five years, YPCCA has produced a Spring show to raise money for the Mansfield Scholarship that is given to an East Hampton student pursuing the creative arts or education at the college level. After the tragic events in Newton this past December, YPCCA decided to instead send the proceeds from this show to the Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut.

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AAA identifies motorist breaking point on gas prices

April 23, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle.  At the top of that list is less driving in general, less dining out and less shopping; at the bottom of the list is using public transportation.

The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle. At the top of that list is less driving in general, less dining out and less shopping; at the bottom of the list is using public transportation.

Half of U.S. adults consider gas prices to be “too high” when it reaches $3.44 per gallon, indicating a potential breaking point on gas prices, according to a new consumer price index developed by AAA.

The report also points to the negative impact on consumer spending in other areas, in order to keep gas expenditures to a manageable level.

The report finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) are offsetting high gas prices by changing their driving habits or lifestyle.

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Moment of silence April 22 for victims of Boston bombings

April 22, 2013 Areawide No Comments
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick, asks Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. today (Monday, April 22) in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

“I’ve directed state agencies to join Massachusetts in a moment of silence at 2:50 today, and am encouraging Connecticut residents to do the same,” Gov. Malloy said.

“We thank law enforcement and first responders for their actions at the marathon and in the days that followed.  Our thoughts remain with the victims of this senseless tragedy and the families mourning the loss of their loved ones,” he said.

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Private rocket launch to be visible in CT skies

April 20, 2013 Areawide No Comments
The Antares rocket on the pad at NASA’s Wallops, VA Facility. NASA photo.

The Antares rocket on the pad at NASA’s Wallops, VA Facility. NASA photo.

UPDATE – because of upper level winds, the launch has been moved to 6:30 p.m. NASA live streaming begins at 5:30 p.m.

by Lon Seidman | CTNewsJunkie.com

The launch of the Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket (at 5 p.m. Eastern time) should be visible from South Carolina all the way to Portland, Maine.

Orbital Sciences Corporation is one of two companies to win an International Space Station cargo delivery contract from NASA. The 18-minute mission will deliver a test cargo container to orbit but will not dock with the station.

The rocket will appear arching toward orbit in the southern sky shortly after its liftoff in Virginia.

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Fishing season opens – get info here about where to fish in Connecticut

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers. Photo courtesy of CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) 2013.

Opening day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20 and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready.

Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring into 102 lakes and ponds and 200 rivers and streams throughout Connecticut and are awaiting Opening Day anglers.

DEEP’s spring trout-stocking effort began in early March and will continue through the end of May. When spring stocking is completed, DEEP expects to have stocked about 630,000 trout.

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In East Haddam – An invitation to quiz your legislators

April 18, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Melissa Ziobron on Monday, May 13 will provide a State Capitol update to members of the East Haddam Senior Center.   Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Melissa Ziobron on Monday, May 13 will provide a State Capitol update to members of the East Haddam Senior Center. Contributed photo.

Mark your calendars.

Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Melissa Ziobron on Monday, May 13 will provide a State Capitol update to members of the East Haddam Senior Center.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m.

Senior Center members are encouraged to attend and to ask any questions they may have.

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Groundbreaking celebrates new UConn Basketball Development Center

April 17, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center.  (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst;  UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh;  Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

UConn officials and friends celebrate the groundbreaking for the university’s new Basketball Development Center. (L-R) UConn supporter Sonny Whalen; UConn President Susan Herbst; UConn Board of Trustees Chair Larry McHugh; Rosalind Shenkman; UConn Foundation Board of Directors Chair Mark Shenkman; UConn Supporter Peter Werth; UConn Husky Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis; UConn Husky Ryan Boatright; UConn Athletics Director Warde Manual; UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and UConn Board of Directors Member Robert Skinner. Contributed photo.

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Official groundbreaking ceremonies for a dedicated, new practice facility for the University of Connecticut’s championship men’s and women’s basketball programs were held Tuesday (April 16) on the site of the facility’s home behind Gampel Pavilion on the Storrs campus.

The event, which occurred a week after the Huskies brought home their eighth national title, tying Tennessee for the most wins in women’s basketball history, was attended by officials from the University, the UConn Foundation, by alumni and donors and by several present and former players, as well as students.

“This is a landmark day for UConn,” said UConn President Susan Herbst. “Our coaches and athletes have made UConn basketball the envy of the nation. They earned this facility with their hard work and their dedication.”

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Regional bell collectors group to meet in East Hampton – Bell Town USA

April 16, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
The daylong event will feature a visit by Mathew Bevin, CEO and president of Bevin Bells, http://keepthebellsinbelltown.com/?page_id=2 who will speak at 1 p.m. followed by remarks by State Rep. Art Linares. Photo of Matt Bevin from www.keepthebellsineasthampton.com

The daylong event will feature a visit by Mathew Bevin, CEO and president of Bevin Bells, who will speak at 1 p.m. followed by remarks by State Rep. Art Linares. Photo of Matt Bevin from www.keepthebellsinbelltown.com

Editor’s note – The registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 24 2013.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Bell collectors and enthusiasts will meet in East Hampton, CT for a day of fun and special programs.

The New England Chapter of the American Bell Association International INC. will hold its Spring 2013 meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Angelico’s Lake House Restaurant, 81 North Main St. in East Hampton.

The public is invited to enjoy a day of displays, bell sales, and educational programs.

A preregistration fee of $15 includes lunch and must be received by April 17 (late registrations will be accepted if space allows).

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In East Haddam – Devil’s Hopyard fire, a year of regrowth

Devil's Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.  A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days. From Joelen's Garden blog, by permission, 2013.

Devil’s Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.
A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days. From Joene’s Garden blog, by permission, 2013.

From Joene’s Garden

Devil’s Hopyard State Park, in East Haddam, Connecticut, was a hot topic a year ago.

A fire that burned about 150 acres of the park kept local and state firefighters busy for quite a few days and even held the attention of news organizations for more than 24 hours.

A week after the embers and risk for rekindles died, my husband and I hiked along the orange trail to the vista to observe the fire’s aftermath.

The contrasts were striking. It was easy to see where the fire was the hottest – along upward slopes – and where it simply burned the leaf litter.

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East Haddam Community Lions offer free vision tests for children

April 15, 2013 Local News No Comments
An example of the PediaVision SO8 Vision Screener. Note the scanner held by the gentleman to the right. Courtesy photo

An example of the PediaVision SO8 Vision Screener. Note the scanner held by the gentleman to the right. File photo

By Sherry Langan |East Haddam Community Lions

The East Haddam Community Lions will perform free pediatric eye screening for pre-school children (ages 2 through 6) at their schools the week of May 6.

Any child not enrolled in a nursery school should call for an appointment.

This service is offered free of charge by the Community Lions under the Lions Eye Health Program administered by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation.

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UConn unveils new leaner, meaner Huskies logo

Weighing in on the new design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’.... This is a streamlined, fighting dog and I cannot wait for it to be on our uniforms and court.” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

Weighing in on the new Huskies logo design, women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma said, “This logo is everything that a Husky is supposed to be – powerful, aggressive, determined. It is looking right through you and saying ‘Do not mess with me’. ” Image courtesy of UConn Athletics

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UConn Athletics today (April 11) unveiled a new version of the Husky logo.

UConn Athletics has been working with Nike to evaluate all parts of its brand, including word marks, logos and uniforms, for the past 14 months.

The new Husky Dog logo will be featured on uniforms for every one of UConn’s 24 athletic programs in 2013-14 and each of those uniforms will also prominently display the block UCONN word mark outlined in red.

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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 …

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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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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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 …

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