Goodspeed Extends Showing of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Get in the holiday spirit at Goodspeed this Dec. with a performance the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot, open only on holidays. From Valentine’s Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in …

New School Superintendent Looks Forward to Working in East Haddam

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Brian Reas, new school superintendent for the East Haddam School District is enjoying his new position and feels it’s a natural fit for him. “Coming here to East Haddam just seemed like a good fit. I enjoy working on a variety of tasks and issues, …

Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In East Haddam eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. …

Town Seeking New Building Official

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Haddam is currently accepting applications for a new building official. According to their web site the position requires an individual with an associates degree, or advanced training, in a field related to building construction and/or design from an accredited college or …

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Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

October 14, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments

Foliageby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises on the lower Connecticut River is a safe, quiet, intimate 64’ vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers. The boat has been inspected, approved, stability tested and certified by The United States Coast Guard, according their web site.

Passengers can easily be out of the sun, rain or wind under a recently installed moveable canopy that can cover the entire stern. “She is handicap accessible,” but “cannot handle large electric wheelchairs.” Also on board is heated cabin area used during late fall, winter and early spring cruises.

The cruise will take passengers through East Haddam, voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 25 places in New England to view Fall foliage, according to Expeditions. Sites along the way include Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, and Gillette Castle to mention a few. Cruise time is 90 minutes. … Continue Reading

Have Coffee With Your State Rep

downloadState Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of East Hampton, the other in East Haddam.

The purpose of the events is to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with her issues relating to state government.

The first of two events will take place in East Haddam, Thursday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House & Cafe; 374 Town Street.

The East Hampton event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Higher Grounds Coffee House Gallery, 70 Main Street. … Continue Reading

19th Annual Quilt & Needle Arts Show

quilt showThe tradition continues this Columbus Day weekend, with our 19th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show. Please join us for the exhibit of unique, one of a kind works of art. We’ll also have many vendors and a boutique for your shopping pleasure. Bring your appetite to enjoy homemade soups and pies in our café. Be sure to buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win this years “Candy Necklace” queen size quilt.

If you would like to enter your quilt or needle art in the show, please go … Continue Reading

Legislator Invites Public to View Bridge Construction Project

October 2, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesEast Haddam – Thursday, October 9, State Rep. Melissa Ziobron will provide residents with an opportunity to see first-hand the construction progress being made on the Route 82 bridge.

Parking will be available at either the town offices, the Post Office or St. Stephens; where residents can then take a short walk down the hill towards the bridge. Ziobron and a Department of Transportation (DOT) representative will be available to answer questions from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will be canceled if it rains. … Continue Reading

Help Support East Haddam’s Project Graduation

October 1, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

car_show_resizedEast 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 the event which allows graduates the opportunity to participate in one last celebration together.

The Nathan-Hale Project Grad Committee is currently seeking businesses and organizations interested in hosting promotional space at the car show. According to the project’s facebook page, last year’s turnout was very strong, and they are hoping for the same success again this year. Sponsors of the event will be afforded as much “display space as they want for setting up table(s), promo items, even a vehicle if desired,” according to their site. … Continue Reading

Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

September 29, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

 

Head startby 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 and Preschool offer a “stimulating educational environment” for children throughout the school year or until space opens on wait lists.

As a special incentive, the first 200 children to enroll in CRT’s Head Start or Preschool Program will receive a free CRT backpack filled with goodies, including pencils, notebook, dental care kit and a children’s book, according to the organization. After 30 days of a child’s attendance, parents will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. For enrollment information on CRT’s Head Start and Preschool Program, call (860) 560-5401 or email ECE@crtct.org. … Continue Reading

Concerns for Center for Community Agriculture Discussed

September 26, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

4-Selectmanby 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 with community gardens, year-round growing structures, a barn dedicated to education, and food processing, all of which are permitted under the current zoning regulations.

The initial question was how to determine what amount the town can spend within environmental, historic, reasonable, etc. constraints. One element was to expand the town’s agricultural profile and take advantage of grants available to that sector.

Some of the positive opinions expressed included education of young farmers is critical, the town can begin to return farmland to its historic use, there is real economic opportunity in organic farming, the town would be able to address issues like safe food practices and food security, and the fact that there are intangible benefits that come from a long-term commitment to food production.
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Historical Society to Unveil W. Langdon Kihn’s Portrait of his Daughter

September 25, 2014 Feature No Comments

historical societyEAST 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 be formalized and the portrait unveiled at the East Haddam Historical Society and Museum, 264 Town Street, Saturday, September 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

“Our family is proud and happy that this portrait is returning to East Haddam, a town and a state that were the center of the lives of both my uncle and my cousin,” Bragdon said. … Continue Reading

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Have Coffee With Your State Rep

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State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) has announced she will be hosting two “Coffee with your Legislator” events during the month of October. One will be held in the Town of …

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 …

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Town Seeking New Building Official

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The Town of East Haddam is currently accepting applications for a new building official. According to their web site the position requires an individual with …

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

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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