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Alison Guinness – CRCCD board member, birder, naturalist, historian and friend of Connecticut’s state parks – led a guided walk during which she spoke about Devil’s Hopyard’s history, geology, flora and fauna, and the lore behind the park’s name.

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“One of the most basic responsibilities of our institutions of higher learning is to keep our young people safe. If they have failed in that responsibility in any way, or if any victim of sexual assault has been treated with anything but the utmost respect, I will be outraged.”

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Attention model train lovers – look what’s in East Haddam

The East Haddam Historical Society Museum at 264 Town St. has a new, massive, Lionel O-scale train display. Photo by Charles Farrow of HTNP.com

The East Haddam Historical Society Museum at 264 Town St. has a new, massive, Lionel O-scale train display. Photo by Charles Farrow of HTNP.com

By Charles Farrow

The East Haddam Historical Society Museum at 264 Town St. has a new, massive, Lionel O-scale train display.

Tracks, bridges, engines, cars, interactive buildings – and it’s all in the Museum’s Great Hall.

Designed by Mike Miller, aka “Dr. ChooChoo,” who is the train master at Amato’s Toy Store in New Britain, with assistance from artist Roger Straub, this layout has something for everyone.

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There’s room at the East Haddam Historical Society Writers table

Members of the East Haddam Historical Society Writers help each other revise and improve their writing. From left to right, Mary Lee Abkemeier, Winnie Austin, Margi Butler and Deb Farrow. Photo by Charles Farrow for HTNP.com

Members of the East Haddam Historical Society Writers help each other revise and improve their writing. From left to right, Mary Lee Abkemeier, Winnie Austin, Margi Butler and Deb Farrow. Photo by Charles Farrow for HTNP.com

By Charles Farrow

An exciting writing group meets from noon to 2 p.m. every Friday at the East Haddam Historical Society Museum at 264 Town St., year-round.

The focus is on fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and timed writing.

Regular feedback, sharing, support and occasional publishing are the hallmarks.

Questions?  Please call Deb at 860-873-9885.

Posted June 12, 2013

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Two Wrasslin’ Cats – a cool new place to gather in East Haddam

Mark Thiede (third from left) at his newly opened coffee shop, Two Wrasslin' Cats, located at the meeting of Routes 82 and 151 in East Haddam.  Photo copyright 2013 HTNP.com

Mark Thiede (third from left) at his newly opened coffee shop, Two Wrasslin’ Cats, located at the meeting of Routes 82 and 151 in East Haddam. Photo copyright 2013 HTNP.com

By Roger Straub | HTNP Reviews

I recently visited with Mark Thiede at his newly opened coffee shop, Two Wrasslin’ Cats, located at the meeting of Routes 82 and 151 in East Haddam.

This quaint shop has been a dream of Mark’s for years.  Back in the 90′s, he explored the possibility of becoming involved in a franchise with Starbucks Coffee, however that idea never solidified.  Instead, Mark began to explore the option of opening his own shop.

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In East Haddam – Strawberry Fest is June 11

St. Bridget's Strawberry Festival will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 6-8 p.m. in the church hall, located at 75 Moodus-Leesville Road, Moodus, CT.  Photo source: eclecticrecipes.com

St. Bridget’s Strawberry Festival will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 6-8 p.m. in the church hall, located at 75 Moodus-Leesville Road, Moodus, CT. Photo source: eclecticrecipes.com

Press Release

St. Bridget’s Strawberry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 in the church hall, located at 75 Moodus-Leesville Road, Moodus, CT.

Tickets are $5 each for a generous serving of strawberry shortcake, and take-out is available.

Raffle tickets also will be sold for the Ladies Guild themed gift baskets. The winning tickets will be drawn that evening.

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East Haddam Farmers Market now open

The weekly East Haddam Farmers' Market is now open on Wednesdays, from 4-7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street (Route 151).  The market runs through the first Wednesday of October.

The weekly East Haddam Farmers’ Market is now open on Wednesdays, from 4-7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street (Route 151). The market runs through the first Wednesday of October.

Press Release

The weekly 2013 East Haddam Farmers’ Market is now open on Wednesdays, from 4-7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street (Route 151).  The market runs through the first Wednesday of October.

A dozen or more unique booths are expected each week.  You can check for an updated list of vendors on the market’s website at www.easthaddammarket.org

If you’re interested in being a vendor, there may still be openings in some categories. Booth space is available for the season for $100, $60 for half season or $10 a week. You must have business liability insurance.

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Public hearing on reduced East Haddam budget June 10

June 9, 2013 Local News No Comments
The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The East Haddam Board of Finance will hold a public hearing to review the proposed 2013-14 budget beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Nathan Hale-Ray High School auditorium.

The previously proposed budget of $28,700,076 failed when put to a referendum on May 21, by a 241 “no” to 198 “yes” vote.

The new proposed budget approved by the Board of Finance last week is $28,351,214.

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In East Haddam, Mark your calendars for June 15 Swing Bridge Centennial

East Haddam Swing Bridge. File photo copyright 2010 by Brenda Sullivan

East Haddam Swing Bridge. File photo copyright 2010 by Brenda Sullivan

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

You are invited to join the towns of East Haddam and Haddam in celebrating the Swing Bridge Centennial from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with antique automobiles transporting local and state officials across the historic bridge over the Connecticut River from Haddam to East Haddam.

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In East Haddam, Free service could help save your life

June 9, 2013 Local News No Comments
You can learn much more about this program at a meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road. A representative from People's Bank will explain the program and applications and photos will be available for all.

You can learn much more about this program at a meeting to be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road. A representative from People’s Bank will explain the program and applications and photos will be available.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

The East Haddam Commission on Aging is interested in establishing something new, called the Yellow Dot Program, to benefit town residents.

This free service is sponsored by People’s Bank and supported by the town’s Emergency Management Services and the East Haddam Board of Selectmen.

Under the Yellow Dot Program, if someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident, emergency responders can access a Yellow Dot participant’s identification and vital health information.

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In East Haddam, Job opening for Early Childhood Coordinator

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

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.

U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

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The USPS says price increases will generate $2 billion in new revenue and help them climb out of debt.

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