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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Ziobron Attends 18th Annual Venture Smith Day

September 22, 2014 Local News, Political Views No Comments

Venture_Smith_051_press3-200x200East 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 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The event was open to the public and was held at the First Church Cemetery in East Haddam.

Years later, Smith was able to buy his and his family’s freedom. Eventually they all moved to Haddam Neck where he spent his life as an entrepreneur. During his lifetime he owned 130 acres of land, and three homes making a living fishing, whaling, farming, and trading goods on the Salmon River. … Continue Reading

CRT Offers Free Foreclosure Program

September 19, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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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 a homeowner is having trouble making payments or relying on a grace period to pay the mortgage, CRT housing counselors will work with you to put a plan in place to save your home from foreclosure. There are no income restrictions to participate in CRT’s foreclosure prevention, and homeowners do not need to have a foreclosure notice before taking part. All housing programs at CRT are free and conducted by highly trained industry specialists. … Continue Reading

Harvest Craft Fair Seeking Vendors

September 18, 2014 Feature No Comments

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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 Sola said last year’s event raised over $1,500. and is hoping this year’s event will exceed that amount.

“This is really a community event, and we are looking for their support again this year. Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s show we hope to have the same success this year.” she said. … Continue Reading

Obituary of “Roy L. Gronholm”

September 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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 War Serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Prior to his retirement he was employed with Shagbark Lumber and previously Moodus Lumber as a millwright. He was a member of the East Haddam / Moodus Volunteer Fire Department for over forty years.

Besides his wife Anna, Roy is survived by … Continue Reading

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

September 17, 2014 Political Views No Comments

mimi-headshot-final-200x300Mimi 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 Elections Enforcement Commission. The clean elections initiative required Mimi to demonstrate significant support from her constituents by gathering at least 150 signatures together with small contributions totaling $5,000. “I truly appreciate the support I have received and want to thank

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Special Town Meeting Scheduled for Thursday

September 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

untitledA 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 $7,300 from Consumers Union of United States, Inc. for the East Haddam Police Department for a 300M Speed Trailer.”

“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 $8,700 from Consumers Union of United States, Inc. for welcome signs … Continue Reading

Center for Community Agriculture?

September 17, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

East-Haddam-Town-HallThe Town of East Haddam will hold a public information forum in the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium to respond to resident questions regarding the Center for Community Agriculture. The agricultural economic development municipal project on town-owned land, previously owned by the Harris family, received $431,200 in STEAP grant (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) funding in 2013. The process for revising the STEAP grant within … Continue Reading

Eddie’s Auto Body Shop, An Innovative Approach

Eddies&ZiobronEast 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 auto repair businesses. What people may not realize is that the owners, Eddie and Carol Lupinek, have a unique and innovative approach, they are utilizing technology that no other shop in the world has.

When Eddie decided it was time to update the shop’s cross-flow paint booth he began … 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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