East Haddam’s Center for Community Agriculture Food Processing Plans on Hold

East Haddam, CT – First Selectman, Mark Walter has stated that plans for building a barn-style education facility to house a food processing incubator kitchen at the Center for Community Agriculture, have been put on hold. The next public informational forum on this project will be held at the High …

Volunteer EMTs Needed

The East Haddam 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 year …

“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 …

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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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Rep. Ziobron hosts event at Gillette Castle

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Rep. Ziobron (second from left, shaking hands) speaks with a resident after taking a tour with Quiet Kayak at an event she sponsored at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT. Contributed photo.

Press Release

Rep. Melissa Ziobron hosted a paddle and letterboxing event Sunday (June 2) at Gillette Castle State Park.

Earlier this year, Ziobron “adopted” Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT as part of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s goal of increasing travel to Connecticut’s many great state parks.

Rep. Ziobron represents East Haddam, East Hampton and a section of Colchester in the legislature’s 34th General Assembly district.

On Sunday afternoon, more than 40 people from all over the state flocked to Gillette Castle State Park to take part in the letterboxing and paddle event.

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CT Dept of Ag to crack down on misuse of Connecticut Grown label

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

The Connecticut Weekly Agricultural Report announcement cites a 2005 case in which a company paid the state $70,075 for falsely using the Connecticut Grown logo on its egg cartons and deceptively using the word “farm” in its trade name.

Press Release

Today (May 28), Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced that the Connecticut Department of Agriculture has ramped up inspection and enforcement concerning the use of the Connecticut Grown slogan, logo and label.

“It is essential that consumers who purchase agricultural products labeled ‘Connecticut Grown’ be confident those products were, in fact, grown and produced here in Connecticut,” said Commissioner Reviczky. “It is also critical that products marked ‘local,’ and/or ‘native’ are what their sellers claim them to be. Connecticut laws are very clear about the definition of these terms with respect to farm products.”

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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.

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