East Haddam’s Center for Community Agriculture Food Processing Plans on Hold

East Haddam, CT – First Selectman, Mark Walter has stated that plans for building a barn-style education facility to house a food processing incubator kitchen at the Center for Community Agriculture, have been put on hold. The next public informational forum on this project will be held at the High …

Volunteer EMTs Needed

The East Haddam Ambulance Association at 440 Town Street is seeking new volunteers to add to their team.  The group is currently working hard to recruit Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders.  All training is provided by the association, and no previous experience is necessary. In 1968, the year …

“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. …

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St …

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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

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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.”

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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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Silver Alert issued for missing East Hampton girl

May 7, 2013 Local News No Comments
The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint.  The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5). Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan.

The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint. The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5). Photo copyright 2013 Brenda Sullivan.

Update, May 8 – East Hampton Police confirmed this morning that Julia Campbell was located in NY, unharmed, and is now with her family.

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The East Hampton Police Department is investigating a missing person complaint. The subject is Julia Campbell, a 17-year-old, Asian-American female from East Hampton, CT who was last seen on Sunday afternoon (May 5).

Campbell is described as a 5’3” female, weight approximately 105 pounds. She has brown eyes and long brown hair and has some minor acne.

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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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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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