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 …

Arrest made in Haddam House Fire

by Bette Tani A fire that destroyed a house on 575 Candlewood Hill Road in Haddam has been determined to be arson and the brother of the owner was arrested for allegedly starting it, according to press information supplied by the CT State Police. Ronald Carlson, age 50, of Portsmouth, …

Nathan Hale Ray HS holds Clothing Drive

by Bette Tani Help a cause and clean out your closets. The NHRHS Project Graduation 2015 wants what you’re not wearing or using. They are looking for clean wearable all season clothing for men, women and children. Shoes in good condition and in pairs, purses, belts, hats, scarves, sheets, blankets, …

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In East Haddam – Public meeting on future of Sunrise State Park

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting Sept. 25 in East Haddam to update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park.  Image source: Screen shot from AbandoneNotForgotten YouTube video

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting Sept. 25 in East Haddam to update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park. Image source: Screen shot from AbandoneNotForgotten YouTube video

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Staff from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host a community meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium, located at 15 School Drive, in Moodus/East Haddam.

The DEEP will update local residents on its efforts to improve Sunrise State Park.

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New state insurance plan launches October 1

September 18, 2013 Business, Local News No Comments
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Jason Madrak, Chief Marketing Officer for Access Health CT – the entity charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the state’s new insurance program – was a guest on CTV14’s “Town Talk,” hosted by Brenda Sullivan.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

As host of the CTV14 governmental affairs program, “Town Talk,” I recently interviewed Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak of Access Health CT – this is the entity that is charged with enrolling Connecticut residents under the new statewide insurance plan as part of the country’s Affordable Care Act.

You can watch my interview with Mr. Madrak online by clicking on this link http://www.ctv14.com and then clicking on the Programming tab. In this drop-down menu, choose VOD archives. On the next page, use the drop-down menu on the left (All Folders) and choose “Town Talk” from the bottom of that list.

In addition to the interview with Access Health CT, there’s a very informative “Town Talk” interview with Windham State Rep. Susan Johnson that also simplifies some of the nuts and bolts of what’s on the horizon.

Below are comments from Access Health CT Chief Executive Officer Kevin Counihan, issued Sept. 18, on getting ready to launch the sign-up program on Oct. 1, 2013.

This first wave of enrollment will continue until Jan. 1, 2014.

You may have noticed an increase in TV ads urging you to sign up for a company’s insurance plan. You may want to know that unless you are enrolled through Access Health CT, you will NOT be entitled to subsidies (in some cases, 100 percent subsidies).

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Join the party at the East Haddam Free Library

Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

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Come and celebrate your friendly neighborhood library that has graced East Haddam for more than 100 years.

A celebration will be hosted by the East Haddam Free Public Library at 18 Plains Road in Moodus (East Haddam) beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

Enjoy the celebration and refreshments.

Prize winners in the “125th Anniversary Art Contest,” hosted by the Friends of the East Haddam Free Public Library, also will be announced, at 5:30 p.m.

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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.

Press Release

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.

Sign up

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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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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