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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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.

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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.

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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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In East Haddam – kick it!

August 28, 2013 Local News, Sports No Comments
Registration also is open now for the fall season of East Haddam Youth Soccer and Adult Co-ed Soccer.

Registration also is open now for the fall season of East Haddam Youth Soccer and Adult Co-ed Soccer.

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The Hale Ray Boys Soccer team hosts an eight-team soccer jamboree at the Nathan Hale Ray High School in Moodus, CT (East Haddam) on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the lower soccer field.

The East Haddam Soccer Club will also play some scrimmages with their youth players beginning at 9 a.m.

Come and support the soccer program in East Haddam by watching some games and stopping by the concession stand for food and beverages.

A booth will be open with cleats and other items for sale by the Oakwood Pro Shop.

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Also, to register your child for youth soccer (boys and girls in grades K-5) this fall, visit www.easthaddamrec.com

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CT DEEP closes parts of State Forest – cites virus-carrying mosquitoes

Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest  to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut will conduct “ultra low-volume” ground spraying of pesticides affecting adult mosquitoes in the closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to reduce the number of mosquitoes. Image source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed areas of Pachaug State Forest to the public due to the presence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes that feed on humans.

Some mosquitoes carrying the EEE virus feed on horses and birds.

Pachaug State Forest is located in Voluntown, CT and is the largest state forest in Connecticut. It is a popular camping and hiking location.

Due to the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Eastern equine encephalitis, the DEEP has closed the Mt. Misery and Frog Hollow Horse campgrounds until further notice.

Signs have been posted in this portion of the forest by DEEP staff advising visitors of the closure. Click on this link for a list of alternative camping areas/outdoor recreational areas http://www.ct.gov/deep

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in the United States with approximately 33 percent mortality and significant brain damage in most survivors. There is no specific treatment for EEE; care is based on symptoms.”

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Youth arts group seeks donations for giant tag sale

EPOCH ARTS IMAGE East Hampton CT

Epoch Arts in East Hampton CT, is a regional “arts for youth” non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people learn to communicate, collaborate, create and celebrate by experiencing, hands-on, the arts.

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Here’s some motivation for cleaning out the garage, the “junk” closet, the college student’s room now that he or she is off to school…

Epoch Arts needs your donations of gently used items for a two-weekend tag sale/fundraiser.

Epoch Arts – a regional non-profit –  serves young people in East Hampton, East Haddam, Colchester, Hebron and other local towns.

Epoch Arts has already received some great stuff… furniture, household goods, art work and more.

So, plan to do some shopping. The tag sale will be held on two weekends, rain or shine, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. Your second opportunity is the weekend of Sept. 14-15.

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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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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.

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