CRT Offers Free Foreclosure Program

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Community Renewal Team (CRT) has expanded it’s free homeowner foreclosure prevention program to now include all income levels. CRT’s expanded foreclosure prevention program is due in part to increased federal funding to programs that help homeowners, according to a statement issued by the organization. If …

Harvest Craft Fair Seeking Vendors

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Chestelm Adult Day Service in Moodus is looking for vendors to participate in their juried Harvest Craft Show, schedule for Saturday Nov. 8. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the East Haddam Fuel Bank, which offers residents fuel assistance. Show Coordinator Marie …

Obituary of “Roy L. Gronholm”

Roy L. Gronholm Sr., 84 of Moodus beloved husband of Anna (Kopera) Gronholm died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Middlesex Health Care after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Roy was born in Middletown the son of the late Bertil and Vega (Svahn) Gronholm. He was a veteran of the Korean …

Special Town Meeting Scheduled for Thursday

A Special Town Meeting will be held in the Town Meeting Hall on Town Street  at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for the following purposes: “To consider and act upon the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Finance to accept a gift in the amount of …

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CT State Police trooper shot, suspect killed

April 10, 2013 Areawide, Local News No Comments
The Office of The Chief States Medical Examiner conducted a post mortem examination of the deceased male who is identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Alvarado (DOB 8/26/88) whose last known address is in Deep River, CT.

The Office of The Chief States Medical Examiner conducted a post mortem examination of the deceased male who is identified as 24-year-old Jonathan Alvarado (DOB 8/26/88) whose last known address is in Deep River, CT.

Press Release | CT State Police Spokesman LT. J. Paul Vance

On April 8, 2013, shortly before 3 p.m., the Old Saybrook Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Days Inn on Boston Post Road in their town.

Police were told there were two armed male suspects.

Old Saybrook Police Officers spotted a vehicle leaving the area which then engaged in a pursuit. State Police troopers were called for assistance.

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Is your child interested in agriculture, the environment?

April 10, 2013 Local News No Comments
The Science & Technology Program is available to high school students from East Hampton, Haddam, Chester, Clinton, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland, Rocky Hill, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

The Science & Technology Program is available to high school students from East Hampton, Haddam, Chester, Clinton, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland, Rocky Hill, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

Press Release

The Middletown Agriculture Science and Technology Center hosts its annual free Open House on Thursday, April 11, with two sessions: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The Science & Technology Program is available to high school students from East Hampton, Haddam, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, Middlefield, Middletown, Portland, Rocky Hill, Old Saybrook and Westbrook.

The center is located at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Lane in Middletown, CT.

There will be student displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities highlighting curriculum areas such as plant science, animal science, agricultural mechanics and environmental science.

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Community Resources invites you to a wine tasting

Forest City Wine & Spirits in Middletown, CT has arranged for 16 Connecticut-based distributors to provide tastings of more than 70 wines and beer. All wines and beer will be available to order at the event, with proceeds donated to MARC: Community Resources.

Forest City Wine & Spirits in Middletown, CT has arranged for 16 Connecticut-based distributors to provide tastings of more than 70 wines and beer. All wines and beer will be available to order at the event, with proceeds donated to MARC: Community Resources.

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Community Resources presents “Red, White & Blush: A Wine Tasting Event,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Beckham Hall, at Wesleyan University.

Forest City Wine & Spirits in Middletown, CT has arranged for 16 Connecticut-based distributors to provide tastings of more than 70 wines and beer.

All wines and beer will be available to order at the event, with proceeds donated to MARC: Community Resources. (I.D. is required.)

Bon Appetit will provide light fare, including hot hors d’oeuvres.

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East Haddam referendum April 9 on land purchase

April 9, 2013 Local News No Comments

vote graphic-spongedBy Brenda Sullivan

A Town Referendum will be held today (April 9) on a purchasing land to preserve as open space. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 492 Town Street, East Haddam.

A Town Meeting was previously held on two land purchases on March 28, 2013.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP has awarded grants to the Town of East Haddam towards the purchase of two properties. The balance would be financed through bonds and notes.

The two properties are the Zeiller Associates Property on Florida and Clark Hill Roads and the Pages Property on Mill and Parker Roads.

Zeiller Property

The Zeiller property totals 98.22 acres and the total cost is $474,000, with approximately $232,500 to be covered by the DEEP grant. The town’s share would be $241,500 or approximately 51 percent of the total.

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Challenges loom for Connecticut’s new gun law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs new gun law on April 4, 2013 at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. Photo by Christine Stuart | CTNewsJunkie.com

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs new gun law on April 4, 2013 at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT. Photo by Christine Stuart | CTNewsJunkie.com

by Hugh McQuaid | CTnewsjunkie.com

Flanked by families of some of those murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in December 2012, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law the state’s new bipartisan, gun-violence prevention legislation at a ceremony Thursday afternoon (April 4) at the state Capitol.

The bill expands the number of firearms prohibited in Connecticut, bans the sale of ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 rounds, and imposes new eligibility requirements for purchases of all guns and ammunition. It also creates the first statewide gun offender registry.

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In your back yard – another great place to hike

The East Hampton Parks and Recreation will sponsor a hike beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 2013 at the Wopowog Wild Life Management Area and the former site of Camp Wopowog.  The camp site is located on the East Hampton, CT banks of the Salmon River.

East Hampton Parks and Recreation will sponsor a hike beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 2013 at the Wopowog Wild Life Management Area and the former site of Camp Wopowog. The camp site is located on the East Hampton, CT banks of the Salmon River.

East Hampton Parks and Recreation will sponsor a hike beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 2013 at the Wopowog Wild Life Management Area and the former site of Camp Wopowog.

The camp site is located on the East Hampton banks of the Salmon River.

The hike is organized by the Chatham Historical Society as part of the “Explore East Hampton” monthly series.

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Epoch Arts invites daughters to a special evening with your special guy

Join the fun from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 6 at Epoch Arts, located at 27 Skinner St. in East Hampton. Photo from 2012 dance courtesy of Epoch Arts.

Join the fun from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday April 6 at Epoch Arts, located at 27 Skinner St. in East Hampton. Photo from 2012 dance courtesy of Epoch Arts.

Press Release

Girls age 12 and under, grab the man of your choice and join us for a night of dancing at Epoch Arts.

Dance the night away with your favorite guy to the music of a live DJ.

A special part of the evening is the “Daddy Dress up” show, where the girls get to dress their guys in silly costumes for the runway!

A yummy, kid-friendly dinner will be served with delicious desserts.

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You’re invited to Nutrition Mythbusters

Maribeth Abrams – a nutritional consultant, author of cookbooks and articles focused on food, and holistic health practitioner – will host a fun and informative, game show-style presentation called Nutrition Mythbusters.

Maribeth Abrams – a nutritional consultant, author of cookbooks and articles focused on food, and holistic health practitioner – will host a fun and informative, game show-style presentation called Nutrition Mythbusters.

Maribeth Abrams  – a nutritional consultant, author of cookbooks and articles focused on food, and holistic health practitioner – will host a fun and informative, game show-style presentation called Nutrition Mythbusters.

Abrams is known for her energetic and accessible way of presenting her knowledge.

Everyone is invited to this event at the Thursday, April 4 meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Eastern Connecticut at Jack Jackter Intermediate School cafeteria in Colchester.

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to attend.

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The 2013 East Haddam Chowder Cook-off winners are…

This year, the first place “People’s Choice- Best Chowder” silver ladle trophy in the 2013 East Haddam Chowder Cook-off was awarded to La Vita Gustosa, whose blue crab and corn chowder was made by new head chef, Jim Wilder. Submitted photo.

This year, the first place “People’s Choice- Best Chowder” silver ladle trophy in the 2013 East Haddam Chowder Cook-off was awarded to La Vita Gustosa, whose blue crab and corn chowder was made by new head chef, Jim Wilder. Submitted photo.

Press Release

The East Haddam Economic Development Commission (EDC) announces the winners of the 10th Annual East Haddam Chowder Cook-off, held on March 23, 2013.

At this very popular event, more than 350 guests enjoyed samples of eight delicious chowders, all from East Haddam restaurants or organizations.

And this year, the first place “People’s Choice- Best Chowder” silver ladle trophy was awarded to La Vita Gustosa, whose blue crab and corn chowder was made by new head chef, Jim Wilder.

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Sandy Hook Commission reveals controversial recommendations

March 21, 2013 Areawide No Comments
Hamden CT Mayor Scott Jackson (at podium), Chair of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and CT Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Christine Stuart file photo, CTNewsJunkie.com

Hamden CT Mayor Scott Jackson (at podium), Chair of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and CT Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Christine Stuart file photo, CTNewsJunkie.com

by CTNewsjunkie Staff

After more than 40 hours of expert testimony, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission issued an interim report that includes a controversial recommendation to ban high-capacity magazines with 10 or more bullets and guns that can shoot them.

According to the report, the commission recognized that certain sporting events may at times seek to utilize higher capacity magazines. However, the consensus of the commission was that the spirit of sportsmanship can be maintained with lower capacity magazines.

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Sunrise Service at Gillette Castle on March 31

March 20, 2013 Local News No Comments
There will be an interdenominational Sunrise Worship Service at Gillette Castle State Park on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.

There will be an interdenominational Sunrise Worship Service at Gillette Castle State Park on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.

There will be an interdenominational Sunrise Worship Service at Gillette Castle State Park, located at 67 River Road in East Haddam, beginning at 6:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Questions? Please call Chair of Deacons Kathy Boyce at 860-873-1830.

Posted March 20, 2013

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