Volunteer EMTs Needed

The East Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Association at 440 Town Street is seeking new volunteers to add to their team.  The group is currently working hard to recruit Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders.  All training is provided by the association, and no previous experience is necessary. In 1968, the …

“Take the Time” Mobile Offers Free Mammograms

No matter who you are, chances are that breast cancer has affected you or someone you know. Checkups are important to catch symptoms early, and the Peszynski family is doing all they can to help provide access to the mammograms that can be critical for early detection of the disease. …

Epoch Arts to hold 8th Annual Tag Sale Fundraiser

September is right around the corner, which means Epoch Arts in East Hampton will be holding its eighth annual two-weekend mega tag sale soon. The tag sale, which may be more aptly described as a flea market, will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 5th at 27 Skinner St …

Historian To Give Veterans Day Talk

Presentation On Moodus War Hero, Melvin Baron Both the Hadlyme Congregational Church and the North School of Hadlyme are sponsoring a talk about a World War II veteran from Moodus named Melvin Baron, who was killed in action in Italy 70 years ago on May 4, 1944, at the age of 19. Pvt. Baron, …

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In East Haddam – mark your calendars for Conover Family fundraiser

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A Benefit Picnic to support Karan Conover and her family after the devastating loss of their home to a fire over Memorial Day Weekend will be held on July 19, 2013 in East Haddam, CT.

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The Democratic Town Committee is joining forces with the East Haddam Community Lions Club and First Church of Christ Congregational to sponsor a Benefit Picnic to support Karan Conover and her family because of the devastating loss of their home to a fire over Memorial Day Weekend.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club.

Tickets are only $5 each, but additional donations are appreciated.

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Sen. Linares’ boating industry bill now law

Sen. Art Linares (left) and Brewers Yacht Yard President Rives Potts (right) toured Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, CT on June 19, 2013.  A new law co-sponsored by Linares aims to boost the state boating industry. Contributed photo.

Sen. Art Linares (left) and Brewers Yacht Yard President Rives Potts (right) toured Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, CT on June 19, 2013. A new law co-sponsored by Linares aims to boost the state boating industry. Contributed photo.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on June 26 signed into law a bill co-sponsored by State Sen. Art Linares that will provide a boost to Connecticut’s marine industry.

Sen. Linares (www.senatorlinares.com) represents the 33rd Senate District, which encompasses Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.

The new law, which takes effect immediately, includes these changes:

  • Extends the length of time that boats stored during the winter are exempt from sales and use tax,
  • Extends the sales tax exemption for storing noncommercial boats by two months, by starting the period sooner and ending it later. Under current law, the period runs from Nov. 1 to April 30. Under the new law, it runs from Oct. 1 to May 31,
  • Extends the use tax exemption for boats brought into Connecticut only to be stored, maintained, or repaired, by ending the period one month later. Under current law, the period runs from Oct. 1 to April 30. Under the new law, it runs from Oct. 1 to May 31.

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East Haddam Senior Services Coordinator to retire

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The public is invited to attend a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road to honor Joanne Roczniak, who  is retiring after 33 years of service to the town as the Coordinator of Senior Services and the Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt via Wikimedia Commons 2013

The public is invited to attend a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road to honor Joanne Roczniak, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the town as the Coordinator of Senior Services and the Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt via Wikimedia Commons 2013

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The public is invited to attend a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road to honor Joanne Roczniak.

Roczniak is retiring after 33 years of service to the town as the Coordinator of Senior Services and the Municipal Agent for the Elderly.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Roczniak has served on the Senior Resources Advisory Board, the East Haddam Housing Corporation, the Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Education and the Park and Recreation Commission.

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Did you know? It’s National Pollinator Week

Pollinators are birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals, and most importantly, bees.  They are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we eat. However, these invaluable creatures are facing declines.

Pollinators are birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals and most importantly, bees. They are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we eat. However, these invaluable creatures are facing declines.

On Friday, June 21, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Pollinator Partnership and others will celebrate the 2013 National Pollinator Week, which is designated as June 17-23.

Pollinators are birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small mammals and most importantly, bees.

They are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we eat. However, these invaluable creatures are facing declines.

The push for a Pollinator Week to raise awareness of the dangers to our food supply caused by such things as bee die-off and overuse of pesticides was originally initiated by the Pollinator Partnership.

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Hundreds celebrate historic Swing Bridge centennial

A parade of antique cars began a day of events celebration the centennial of the historic Swing Bridge in East Haddam, CT. Photo by Roger Straub for HTNP.com

A parade of antique cars began a day of events celebration the centennial of the historic Swing Bridge in East Haddam, CT. Photo by Roger Straub for HTNP.com

By Roger Straub | HTNP Contributor

The weather could not have been better for the 100th anniversary Swing Bridge celebration on Saturday, June 15.

The majestic bridge, and its bonds of steel, unite the towns of Haddam and East Haddam.

Ceremonies began with a bridge crossing led by the Moodus Drum and Fife Corps followed by a parade of antique automobiles.

Riding in many of the vehicles were several state officials and other dignitaries from the area.

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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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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

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