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 …

New School Superintendent Looks Forward to Working in East Haddam

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Brian Reas, new school superintendent for the East Haddam School District is enjoying his new position and feels it’s a natural fit for him. “Coming here to East Haddam just seemed like a good fit. I enjoy working on a variety of tasks and issues, …

Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In East Haddam eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. …

Town Seeking New Building Official

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 an associates degree, or advanced training, in a field related to building construction and/or design from an accredited college or …

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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

October 12, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

East Haddam Early Childhood Council has an immediate opening for a part-time coordinator to provide services that ensure children in our community opportunities for school readiness.

Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and experience working with young children and their families required.

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Land Trust works with local landowners to preserve Moodus Riverfront

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Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan. Photo copyright 2013 by Brenda Sullivan.

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Approximately 4,200 feet of riverfront and about 45.5 acres of adjoining land along the Moodus River in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT is now protected in its natural state due to efforts of the East Haddam Land Trust and local residents Gary and Donna Bogan.

East Haddam Land Trust recently purchased from the Bogans a 1.3-acre parcel bordering Grist Mill Road, as well as a conservation easement to five separate parcels totaling 44.23 acres between Grist Mill and Clark Gates Roads.

On this acreage, East Haddam Land Trust will create hiking trails with a loop along the Moodus River.

Though it once ran with human effluent and other pollutants, modern septic systems and better land use practices have helped Moodus River waters run clear.

The river now hosts native brook trout as it flows by the remnants of the historic gristmill and East Mill dams and through meadows, wetlands and woodlands alive with song birds and other wildlife.

The trail will meander along these sites and provide river access for fishing.

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East Haddam residents invited to join Sunrise State Park cleanup Oct 27

. “This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

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State Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-34) and State Sen. Art Linares (R-33) invite area residents to join them for a community cleanup of Sunrise State Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.

Area residents are asked to come dressed to help pick up litter and debris from the park.  Delicious chili, soup and sandwiches will be provided to volunteers courtesy of Moodus Sportsmen’s Club following the cleanup.

“This is a unique hands-on opportunity for our community to take part in the long-awaited effort to clean up this landmark,” Rep. Ziobron said. “Many of us have fond memories of the property when it was a successful resort. Coordinating community support will be critical to establish a Friends group, which will advocate for the Park long into the future.”

“This is a great opportunity to pick up the park, and the more helping hands, the better,” Sen. Linares said. “Please tell friends and neighbors about this cleanup. We look forward to seeing you on the 27th. In one afternoon, we can make a tremendous impact.”

The legislators’ Sep. 25 meeting to discuss the future of the property attracted more than 80 residents.

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In East Haddam, More than 100 quilts on exhibit Oct 12-13

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

This East Haddam quilt exhibit and raffle historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

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First Church of Christ Congregational, East Haddam hosts its very popular annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.

The show features more than 100 exhibits of beautiful and unique, hand-crafted quilts and needlecrafts.

The quilts create a dramatic kaleidoscope of color inside the historic 1794 meetinghouse designed by famed architect Lavius Filmore. The graceful structure features a flying pulpit, star-spangled domed ceiling and many blown-glass window panes, which flood the interior with light to better display the intricate pattern of the quilts.

The show historically has drawn exhibitors and visitors from across New England and also features a boutique of jewelry, craft and quilt supplies.

A café will be open throughout the show selling homemade soups, pies and other desserts and beverages.

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In East Haddam – Highway named for local hero

October 11, 2013 Feature, Local News No Comments
A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

A stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT was officially named for Private First Class Peter Golec on Oct. 8, 2013. Pictured here (L-R) are State Sen. Art Linares, Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Kathleen Golec, Walt Golec, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron. Contributed photo.

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An Oct. 8, 2013 dedication ceremony marked the renaming of a stretch of Route 151 in Moodus/East Haddam, CT in honor of a local hero.

A new state law championed by Rep. Melissa Ziobron and Sen. Art Linares honors the service of World War II veteran Peter P. Golec, who was born and raised in the Moodus section of East Haddam and gave his life in defense of his country.

Golec walked a stretch of Route 151 every day of his life prior to his military service. The route of the Memorial Highway renamed in Golec’s honor runs along the same street he walked and where the family homestead still stands today – it bisects the end of Neptune Avenue, where the Baron-Smith-Golec Post 156 American Legion is located.

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CG&SS presents The Yeomen of the Guard

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The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye).

In its 33rd year, the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society … known for its professional-caliber productions with full orchestra, sets and costumes … presents The Yeomen of the Guard, an opera  set in the Tower of London in Tudor England.

This performance will be held Oct. 19 and 20. Please note that CGSS has  relocated its performance venue to Valley Regional High School, 256 Kelsey Hill Road, in Deep River, CT.

For tickets, please visit http://ctgands.org/ or call 1-800-866-1606.

The Yeomen of the Guard features artists from East Hampton (Beth Folta, Erica Folta, Victoria Kelpen), Middle Haddam (Tim Throckmorton), East Haddam (director Bob Cumming, and singers Marylin Currier and Bill Faye). 

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Annual East Haddam Fair, Tag Sale is Oct 12

October 5, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

Some of the members of the East Haddam Business Association who helped with the first EHBA Community Faire and Tag Sale. Photo source: EHBA

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The East Haddam Grange Hall and grounds at 488 Town St. will be the site of the Third Annual East Haddam Business Association-sponsored Community Faire and Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Rain date is Oct. 13.)

Space is still available.

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State needs local input for future of Sunrise State Park in East Haddam

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery... one East Haddam residents are asked to help resolve.

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery… one East Haddam residents are asked to help resolve.

The future of Sunrise State Park in Moodus is a mystery.

Will it be a safe, clean place for hiking and paddle boating, or a camp ground, or an eco-tourism center, or a hotel/restaurant/sustainable agriculture project?

The list of possibilities is much longer, with many of the ideas overlapping.

The past is clear.  In hindsight, the state’s decision-making looks very poor, a case of the left hand not knowing what the right was doing.  The park’s use as a law enforcement training ground was a disaster.

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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 …

Ziobron Attends 18th Annual Venture Smith Day

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East 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 …

Perrotti Receives Public Funding

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Mimi 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 …

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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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