Volunteer EMTs Needed

The East Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Association at 440 Town Street is seeking new volunteers to add to their team.  The group is currently working hard to recruit Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders.  All training is provided by the association, and no previous experience is necessary. In 1968, the …

“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. …

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St …

Historian To Give Veterans Day Talk

Presentation On Moodus War Hero, Melvin Baron Both the Hadlyme Congregational Church and the North School of Hadlyme are sponsoring a talk about a World War II veteran from Moodus named Melvin Baron, who was killed in action in Italy 70 years ago on May 4, 1944, at the age of 19. Pvt. Baron, …

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New grant program for Connecticut nonprofits announced

August 23, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
Under legislation adopted during the recently adjourned legislative session, the State Bond Commission is authorized to issue up to $20 million to support eligible projects for nonprofits doing business with the state.

Under legislation adopted during the recently adjourned legislative session, the Connecticut State Bond Commission is authorized to issue up to $20 million to support eligible projects for nonprofits doing business with the state.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today (August 23) announced the launch of the state’s first-ever Nonprofit Grant Program – a new state bond pool specifically designated for nonprofit community-based organizations that provide health and human services through contracts or agreements with state agencies.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Facility alterations, renovations, improvement, additions, purchase and new construction;
  • Health, safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act;

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Rolling on the River – an invite from the East Haddam Senior Center

Registration and payment is due by Sept. 12 to join a Hudson River cruise hosted by the East Haddam Senior Center. Photo source: River Rose web site.

Registration and payment is due by Sept. 12 to join an Oct. 16, 2013 Hudson River cruise hosted by the East Haddam Senior Center. Photo source River Rose web site.

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The East Haddam Senior Center is sponsoring a day trip on the Hudson River on Oct. 16. To join the cruise, payment must be made by Sept. 12.

The cruise aboard the River Rose, an authentic New Orleans paddle wheeler, departs from Newburgh, NYand heads south for a 2-1/2 hour, narrated tour that will include sights such as West Point and Storm King Mountain.

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Tax free week continues through Aug 24

August 21, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots." - CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

“Sales-tax free week is the right time to shop for back to school or back to college but also for seasonal items like winter coats and boots.” – CT Dept of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan

Press Release

Connecticut’s sales-tax free week runs from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug 24.

The annual sales-tax free week coincides with the onset of back-to-school shopping.

It allows consumers to purchase most individual items of clothing and footwear priced under $300 without having to pay the usual sales and use tax.

“This week-long, sales-tax holiday makes back-to-school shopping a little bit easier for working families, while also helping retailers boost their bottom line,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a kickoff event at a clothing retailer in Bristol, Insane Irving’s.

“Many stores also plan sales and discounts to coincide with this week, which allows consumers to stretch their hard-earned money a little further,” he said.

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Moodus Sportsmen’s Club hosts ice cream social

You are invited to enjoy the annual ice cream social hosted by the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, coming up on Thursday, Aug. 22.

You are invited to enjoy the annual ice cream social hosted by the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, coming up on Thursday, Aug. 22.

You are invited to enjoy the annual ice cream social hosted by the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, coming up on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the club, located at 299 East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike.

For more information about the event or the club, call 1-860-873-3381, send an email to moodussportsman@gmail.com or write to the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, P.O. Box 11, Moodus, CT 06469.

Posted August 20, 2013

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Historical Society brings back children’s book about Connecticut ferry

Publishers Weekly wrote about Ferryboat, “Their words and pictures are so completely involving that it’s almost like being on the real thing. The author carefully explains the workings of the ferry and takes readers from shore to shore, lovingly describing the sights and sounds of the ride…. The double-page spreads, with a deep blue river and lush tree-lined shores, are colorful and appealing.”  Book cover image courtesy of Chester Historical Society 2013.

Publishers Weekly wrote about Ferryboat, “Their words and pictures are so completely involving that it’s almost like being on the real thing. The author carefully explains the workings of the ferry and takes readers from shore to shore, lovingly describing the sights and sounds of the ride…. The double-page spreads, with a deep blue river and lush tree-lined shores, are colorful and appealing.” Book cover image courtesy of Chester Historical Society 2013.

Press Release

This spring, as the State of Connecticut debated raising the fares for the historic Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, the Chester Historical Society focused on the history of the ferry as it opened its new transportation exhibit, “Over the River and Through the Woods.” After all, the ferry has been an integral part of Chester history since it began in the 1700s.

And now the Historical Society has reprinted the children’s book, Ferryboat, about that historic ferry – written by Betsy Maestro and illustrated by Giulio Maestro. It was originally published in 1986 by HarperCollins.

Ferryboat went out of print several years ago, but the Maestros have permitted the Chester Historical Society to reprint 1,000 copies of the book.

“We couldn’t be happier to be bringing this wonderful and colorful book to a whole new generation of readers and their families,” said Society president Skip Hubbard.  “Over the years, we have had some requests, so I expect there will be plenty of interest. It’s a pleasure to read it with a child and it makes a great gift.’’

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Haddam Neck Fair 2013 is just around the corner

The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

The 2013 Haddam Neck Fair runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

By Brenda Sullivan | Editor HTNP News

One consolation for all the Back-to-School ads that signal the end of summer – already? – is the beginning of fair season. Who doesn’t love these fried-dough, tractor-pulling, livestock-filled annual events?

One of the largest and most popular is just around the corner, the 2013 Haddam Neck Fair, which runs from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck (Rt. 151 East Hampton CT)

A schedule of all the events – from the skillet-throwing and beard contests to live music and the Haddam Neck Fair 5K Road Race (and so much more!) – is available online at the official site http://www.haddamneckfair.com

You can also pick up a program guide at the information booth, located near the blue and white poultry barn and the outdoor dining area. You can also buy souvenirs here, and there will be helpful staff to answer your questions.

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Find out more about East Haddam Leo Club

The Leo Club works toward making East Haddam a better place through community service projects. Leos work alongside the Lions Clubs of East Haddam at events such as auctions, road races, ice cream socials and more.

The Leo Club works toward making East Haddam a better place through community service projects. Leos work alongside the Lions Clubs of East Haddam at events such as auctions, road races, ice cream socials and more.

Press Release

The East Haddam Leo Club meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the East Haddam Free Public Library, 19 Plains Road in the Moodus section of East Haddam.

This group is open to youngsters age 12 to18 years old.

What is a Leo?

A Leo is someone who enjoys life, has fun and believes in helping his or her community.

LEO stands for Leadership, Opportunity, Experience – three elements that guide the club and its members.

Becoming a Leo is an excellent way to earn community service hours, build a résumé and impress colleges.

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Connecticut is working to cope with climate change

August 15, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148.  Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis.  They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

The Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program was created under Public Act 12-148. Microgrids will provide electricity to critical facilities and town centers on a 24/7 daily basis. They will also include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage.

Press Release

The state’s progress to mitigate the impact of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions was the topic at a press conference in Hartford, CT on Wednesday (Aug. 14), hosted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other state and local officials.

Connecticut has taken a leadership role in creating a clean-energy economy, they said, via initiatives that will:

  • “harden” energy infrastructure and modernize the state’s electric grid,
  • reduce harmful carbon emissions through investments in transportation,
  • promote renewable energy projects,
  • and support energy efficiency.

Gov. Malloy said, “We know from first-hand experience that we must make our energy grid stronger, smarter, and more secure… As we see increasingly severe weather and other impacts of climate change, it becomes even more important to harden our infrastructure as we make investments to reduce global warming emissions.”

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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

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

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