St. Stephen’s Church Announces two Upcoming Events

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold it’s annual Chicken Barbeque this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parish hall located at 31 Main Street in East Haddam. The menu includes half a barbecued chicken, potato, salad, roll, and a selection of homemade desserts. Price per …

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 43 Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children Residence: East Haddam State Representative (R) Melissa Ziobron who is seeking re-election to a second term as State Representative, is …

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 …

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Nathan Hale Ray HS holds Clothing Drive

October 16, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

Clothing-drive-on-hanger1by Bette Tani

Help a cause and clean out your closets. The NHRHS Project Graduation 2015 wants what you’re not wearing or using. They are looking for clean wearable all season clothing for men, women and children. Shoes in good condition and in pairs, purses, belts, hats, scarves, sheets, blankets, tablecloths, towels and stuffed animals.
There is no need sort items, the group only requests they be bagged.

Clothing drops can be made at the Nathan Hale Plaza, Route 149 in Moodus, Saturday, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and noon. … Continue Reading

Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

imageDear Readers:

It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this time to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following over a hundred of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Selectmen Meeting Cancelled

October 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

untitledThe East Haddam Board of Selectmen has announced that the regularly scheduled meeting for tonight, Oct. 15, has been cancelled. The meeting is rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Grange Hall located at 488 Town Street in East Hadddam.

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

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Mimi Perriotti – Democratic Candidate State Rep – 34th District

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 43 Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children …

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 …

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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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