Conservation District Annual Conservation Award Winners

Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

Coming up in East Haddam, the Serendipity Auction

The eighth annual Serendipity Auction is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 9. We will even be auctioning off a knight in shining armor!

UConn sexual assaults should be investigated says Gov Malloy

“One of the most basic responsibilities of our institutions of higher learning is to keep our young people safe. If they have failed in that responsibility in any way, or if any victim of sexual assault has been treated with anything but the utmost respect, I will be outraged.”

Study suggests flu shot can help prevent heart attacks

People in the study who got flu shots were one-third less likely to have heart issues, such as heart failure or a heart attack, compared to those who opted against vaccination.

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U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

September 25, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service's financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service’s financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

Press Release

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced today (Sept. 25) it has proposed price changes that include upping First-Class stamps from the current 46 cents to 49 cents each.

The proposed changes, which would go into effect in January 2014, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the USPS, which has been trying to climb out of deep budget shortfalls.

The USPS does not receive federal funds; its services are supported solely from revenues from its products.

For an in-depth look at the postal service’s financial situation – specifically a $20 billion budget gap – and how the federal government has contributed to its problems, watch a Town Talk interview with the regional representative in the CTV14 archives.

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In East Haddam – Public meeting on future of Sunrise State Park

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting Sept. 25 in East Haddam to update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park.  Image source: Screen shot from AbandoneNotForgotten YouTube video

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting Sept. 25 in East Haddam to update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park. Image source: Screen shot from AbandoneNotForgotten YouTube video

Press Release

Staff from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium, located at 15 School Drive, in Moodus/East Haddam.

The DEEP will update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park.

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New state insurance plan launches October 1

September 18, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
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Jason Madrak, Chief Marketing Officer for Access Health CT – the entity charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the state’s new insurance program – was a guest on CTV14′s “Town Talk,” hosted by Brenda Sullivan.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

As host of the CTV14 governmental affairs program, “Town Talk,” I recently interviewed Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak of Access Health CT – this is the entity that is charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the new statewide insurance plan as part of the country’s Affordable Care Act.

You can watch my interview with Mr. Madrak online by clicking on this link http://www.ctv14.com and then clicking on the Programming tab. In this drop-down menu, choose VOD archives. On the next page, use the drop-down menu on the left (All Folders) and choose “Town Talk” from the bottom of that list.

In addition to the interview with Access Health CT, there’s a very informative “Town Talk” interview with Windham State Rep. Susan Johnson that also simplifies some of the nuts and bolts of what’s on the horizon.

Below are comments from Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Counihan, issued Sept. 18, on getting ready to launch the sign-up program on Oct. 1, 2013.

This first wave of enrollment will continue until Jan. 1, 2014.

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

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Join the party at the East Haddam Free Library

Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

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Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

A celebration will be hosted by the East Haddam Free Public Library at 18 Plains Road in Moodus (East Haddam) beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Enjoy the celebration and refreshments.

Prize winners in the “125th Anniversary Art Contest,” hosted by the Friends of the East Haddam Free Public Library, also will be announced, at 5:30 p.m.

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Are you crafty? Moodus craft fair needs you

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

Press Release

Chestelm Health and Rehabilitation Center    is bringing back the annual holiday fair and inviting area crafters to be a part of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the East Haddam fuel bank and will help buy holiday gifts for the Chestelm Adult Day Services clients.

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Block Party celebrates East Haddam businesses

September 6, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments

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Old Lumberyard Plaza at 25 Falls Road in Moodus invites the public to a Block Party celebration of local businesses from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.

There will be free samples, food and drink, raffle prizes and free demonstrations/services.

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Come out and support the East Haddam Relay for Life team

You’re invited to come out and support the 6th annual East Haddam Relay for Life event, which kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 and continues until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at East Haddam Elementary School, 45 Joe Williams Road in Moodus, CT.

You’re invited to come out and support the 6th annual East Haddam Relay for Life event, which kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 and continues until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at East Haddam Elementary School, 45 Joe Williams Road in Moodus, CT.

Press Release

You’re invited to come out and support the 6th annual East Haddam Relay for Life event, which kicks off at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14 and continues until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15 at East Haddam Elementary School, 45 Joe Williams Road in Moodus, CT.

The Relay for Life of East Haddam is a  wonderful family event that celebrates cancer survivors, offers an opportunity to remember loved ones and to fight back against cancer by raising funds for research.

There will be food, crafts, games, clowns, music and more around the clock over the two-day relay.

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Local roots of famous freed slave part of Connecticut Freedom Trail

The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

The descendants of famous freed slave Venture Smith gather at his grave in East Haddam, CT to celebrate his life each September. Photo source: www.venturesmith.net 2009

Son of an African king, Venture Smith became the first black man to document his capture from Africa and life as an American slave and successful black freeman in Connecticut. And he has a local connection.

Venture Smith’s grave is one of the original sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. Events at the various Freedom Trail sites are held throughout Connecticut in the month of September. To read more about the trail, visit the Web site at http://ctfreedomtrail.org

The 17th annual Venture Smith Day commemoration will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town St. (RT. 151) in East Haddam on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events.

The cemetery located next to the First Church of Christ in East Haddam contains the graves of Venture Smith (1728-1805) and several members of his family.

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Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

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.

U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

US Postal Service Christine Dugas THUMBNAIL

The USPS says price increases will generate $2 billion in new revenue and help them climb out of debt.

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