Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With generous portions: Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, divine BLTs, chicken nuggets, onion rings, and cheese fries means you won’t be disappointed. With a …

40th Annual Backyard Bird Count

By: Chloe Jackson Today- Sunday, December 14th, is the 40th Annual Mattabeseck Audubon Society|Backyard Bird Count.  The MAS Audubon Society invites all citizens of East Hampton and East Haddam to participate in today’s Bird Count.  The area encompasses all of Lake Pocotopaug, Moodus Reservoir, Bashan Lake, Lake Hayward and Haddam …

A Message from Your Fire Marshal

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but fire hazards from Christmas trees and other decorations can “dampen the festive spirit.” The East Hampton Fire Marshal would like to remind residents to properly care for and decorate Christmas trees, and to practice fire safety in order to prevent yuletide …

Ziobron Applauds Grants Announcement

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter The announcement of two separate grants that will help protect East Haddam lakes from invasive and destructive plant species is a welcome thing according to Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R). One grant totaling $9,050 from the state will be used toward mitigating invasive plants in Lake …

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Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

September 29, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

 

Head startby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter
Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start and Preschool offer a “stimulating educational environment” for children throughout the school year or until space opens on wait lists.

As a special incentive, the first 200 children to enroll in CRT’s Head Start or Preschool Program will receive a free CRT backpack filled with goodies, including pencils, notebook, dental care kit and a children’s book, according to the organization. After 30 days of a child’s attendance, parents will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. For enrollment information on CRT’s Head Start and Preschool Program, call (860) 560-5401 or email ECE@crtct.org. … Continue Reading

Concerns for Center for Community Agriculture Discussed

September 26, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

4-Selectmanby Charles Farrow

A variety of opinions were expressed at Thursday’s public meeting over the proposed Center for Community Agriculture for the town-owned Harris property on Mt. Parnassus.

The project, which has a six year history, proposes a large portion of open space with a small portion to be developed with community gardens, year-round growing structures, a barn dedicated to education, and food processing, all of which are permitted under the current zoning regulations.

The initial question was how to determine what amount the town can spend within environmental, historic, reasonable, etc. constraints. One element was to expand the town’s agricultural profile and take advantage of grants available to that sector.

Some of the positive opinions expressed included education of young farmers is critical, the town can begin to return farmland to its historic use, there is real economic opportunity in organic farming, the town would be able to address issues like safe food practices and food security, and the fact that there are intangible benefits that come from a long-term commitment to food production.
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Historical Society to Unveil W. Langdon Kihn’s Portrait of his Daughter

September 25, 2014 Feature No Comments

historical societyEAST HADDAM – The late, world-renowned East Haddam artist W. Langdon Kihn’s portrait of his daughter Phyllis “Fifi” Kihn, former Archivist of the Connecticut Historical Society, is being donated to the East Haddam Historical Society & Museum by Kihn’s nephew Professor Cliff Bragdon and his wife Sarah. The donation will be formalized and the portrait unveiled at the East Haddam Historical Society and Museum, 264 Town Street, Saturday, September 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow.

“Our family is proud and happy that this portrait is returning to East Haddam, a town and a state that were the center of the lives of both my uncle and my cousin,” Bragdon said. … Continue Reading

Center for Community Agriculture Public Hearing Tonight

September 25, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

smCENTER_for_Community_Agriculture_logo__2_The Town of East Haddam will hold a public informational forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium, 15 School Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to answer residents questions regarding the Center for Community Agriculture, a municipal project located at 218 Mt. Parnassus Road.

Possible project modifications and the process for revising the town approved STEAP grant will also be discussed. All are … Continue Reading

Ziobron Tests Blue-Green Algae Blooms in Lake Pocotopaug

September 24, 2014 Political Views No Comments
(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

(from left) Dr. George Knoecklein, Limnologist and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron discuss cyanobacteria or blue-green algae blooms present in Lake Pacotopaug.

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 the Lake. Lake Pocotopaug had been closed for swimming over Labor Day weekend, when it was concluded that the lake was suffering from serious cyanobacteria or blue-green algae bloom.

According to research, “Blooms may be triggered by a combination of water and environmental conditions, including: excess nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), sunlight, low-water or low-flow conditions, calm water and warmer temperatures.”

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East Haddam Family taking steps to Fight Digestive Diseases

September 23, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

imagesAmy Saraco and her family have formed a team; Team Sarac-Stars, who will be participating in the CT Shoreline Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is hosting the walk Saturday, October 25, at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. The family has committed to raising $1500 to support this mission. To jump-start their fundraising efforts, Saraco will host a Tastefully Simple party online through September 30. Twenty-five percent of all sales will be donated to CCFA. Saraco encourages everyone to stock up on fall favorites such as slow cooker ingredients and breads while supporting the mission of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. … Continue Reading

National Voter Registration Day 9/23

September 22, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

 

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by Bette Tani – Editor Reporter

Make your voice count this year by registering to vote. Tuesday, Sept. 23, is National Voter Registration Day, and CT residents, along with millions of Americans are being encouraged to register. Registration is easy and can be done by visiting your local town hall, or downloading and mailing the application which can be found on each town’s web site. Downloaded applications should be mailed to the appropriate town’s registrar office.

Voters in East Haddam can register at the Town Office Building located at 7 Main Street; East Hampton residents can do so at Town Hall on 20 East High Street. … Continue Reading

Game Night

September 22, 2014 Local News No Comments

Board_GamesThe Joseph N. Goff House invites children in grades four through six to a free Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24, from 7-9 p.m., at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 1 Barton Hill Rd.

Participants are welcome to bring their families non-electronic game to play, or choose from a selection provided by the Goff House. Snacks will be available for purchase and in addition to Goff House board members, high school student volunteers will … 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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Hidden Gem: K-LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers

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By Chloe Jackson Editor|cjackson@HTNP.com At the intersection of 151 and route 66 sits K.LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers. For nine months Stephanie Lumbra’s hard work has produced excellent all American food.  With …

Capital Improvement Monies may be Coming

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First Selectman, Mark Walter has announced that East Haddam has received the opportunity to finance some long-term capital improvements through the USDA Rural Development Program. The town applied for both grant …

New Director takes over at Goodspeed

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter After an extensive national search, Goodspeed’s Board of Trustees have found a new director. Chosen by the board is two-time Tony Award winner Michael Gennaro …

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