Goodspeed Announces Cast for New Musical

by Bette Tani Editor/Reporter Goodspeed Musicals is marking thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, CT with the production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16. This brand new folk, rock musical …

East Haddam Bridges to re-open Nov. 1

By: Bette Tani Editor/Reporter Come Nov. 1, East Haddam residents will no longer have to detour when traveling along Route 82.  According to Department of Transportation (DOT) Chief Inspector John Dibiagio, the two bridges being refurbished in the center of town will once again be open to traffic. “The bridges have to …

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

A State Police Trooper suffered minor injuries when the cruiser he was in was struck on Route 9 in Middletown on Friday morning. At 10:25 a.m. Friday morning, Trooper Dunning was on duty, parked on Route 9 northbound, parked in the left lane of two, just south of the Exit …

State Unemployment-July 2014

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for July 2014.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions …

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CG&SS presents The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera  set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has  relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye). 

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Annual East Haddam Fair, Tag Sale is Oct 12

October 5, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

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The East Haddam Grange Hall and grounds at 488 Town St. will be the site of the Third Annual East Haddam Business Association-sponsored Community Faire and Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Rain date is Oct. 13.)

Space is still available.

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State needs local input for future of Sunrise State Park in East Haddam

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery... one East Haddam residents are asked to help resolve.

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery… one East Haddam residents are asked to help resolve.

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery.

Will it be a safe, clean place for hiking and paddle boating, or a camp ground, or an eco-tourism center, or a hotel/restaurant/sustainable agriculture project?

The list of possibilities is much longer, with many of the ideas overlapping.

The past is clear.  In hindsight, the state’s decision-making looks very poor, a case of the left hand not knowing what the right was doing.  The park’s use as a law enforcement training ground was a disaster.

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Edward L Lupinek July 2 1933 – Sept 14 2013

September 25, 2013 Local News, Obituaries No Comments
Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born July 2, 1933 in Middletown, CT the son of Lewis Lupinek and Eloise Greco.

In 1956, after serving his country in the U.S. Army, Edward founded Eddie’s Auto Body in East Haddam, where his son continues his legacy.

He enjoyed being a member of the East Haddam Rotary Club, where he received an award for 25 years perfect attendance.

Edward was also a 50-year member of the American Legion and he served as Captain of the East Haddam Fire Department where he volunteered for 25 years.

Edward was an avid boater and fisherman.  He commercially fished for shad on the Connecticut River and as a Sea Captain, he chartered many salt water fishing expeditions.  His favorite pastime was fishing and crabbing with his family and friends and he loved taking extended vacations on the boat.

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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

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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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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

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