Give What You Can

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Monday, November 24, Goodspeed Opera House will kick off their annual food drive to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank. Hoping to have another record breaking year of participation, Goodspeed will be collecting non-perishable donations beginning at 1 p.m., prior to the matinee performance of Holiday …

Capital Improvement Monies may be Coming

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 and loan monies from the USDA in December 2013, for improvements to the elementary school, renovations to the former middle …

New Director takes over at Goodspeed

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 who will replace outgoing director Michael Price who is retiring after 46 years with the organization. Gennaro is described as …

East Hampton High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

by Bette Tani An anonymous, electronic, correspondence stating there was a bomb in the East Hampton High School building yesterday, Monday, Nov. 17, resulted in students and personnel being evacuated to a nearby location. According to officials, students were evacuated around 1 p.m. following receipt of the threat by a …

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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

Herbst (still) Wants Answers on Teacher Pension Neglect

Tim_Herbst_Headshot_160TRUMBULL, CT – Today Tim Herbst, Trumbull First Selectman and Candidate for State Treasurer, praised State Auditors for continuing to sound the alarm on the mismanagement of the Teacher’s Retirement Board.Herbst called for an independent review of the state Teacher’s Retirement Board in May, when the Auditors sent a letter to the Governor shedding light on the Board’s failure to contact retirees and their families who are owed upwards of $1.5 million.

The Auditors indicated there are over 80 cases where the agency owes … Continue Reading

Goodspeed Announces Cast for New Musical

September 15, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments

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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 will feature Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey leading a cast of … Continue Reading

East Haddam Bridges to re-open Nov. 1

September 12, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off
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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 be open no later than Nov.1, with a completion date of Nov. 15,” he said.

“Both lanes will be paved and open, but there may be an occasion or two when it will be down to one lane for finishing work, after the first,” Dibiagio added.

Dibiagio said originally they had hoped to open the bridges … Continue Reading

State Trooper Sustains Minor Injuries in Rt. 9 Collision

September 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off

State_PoliceA 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 10 off-ramp. The emergency lights of his cruiser were … Continue Reading

State Unemployment-July 2014

September 3, 2014 Areawide, Business, Feature Comments Off

laborThe 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 and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, and many … 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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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 …

School Budget Forum Slated for Tonight

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The East Haddam Board of Education will be hosting a Budget Planning Forum tonight Nov. 17th, at 7 p.m. in the Nathan Hale Ray High School auditorium. The purpose of …

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