Give What You Can

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Monday, November 24, Goodspeed Opera House will kick off their annual food drive to benefit the East Haddam Food Bank. Hoping to have another record breaking year of participation, Goodspeed will be collecting non-perishable donations beginning at 1 p.m., prior to the matinee performance of Holiday …

Capital Improvement Monies may be Coming

First Selectman, Mark Walter has announced that East Haddam has received the opportunity to finance some long-term capital improvements through the USDA Rural Development Program. The town applied for both grant and loan monies from the USDA in December 2013, for improvements to the elementary school, renovations to the former middle …

New Director takes over at Goodspeed

By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter After an extensive national search, Goodspeed’s Board of Trustees have found a new director. Chosen by the board is two-time Tony Award winner Michael Gennaro who will replace outgoing director Michael Price who is retiring after 46 years with the organization. Gennaro is described as …

East Hampton High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

by Bette Tani An anonymous, electronic, correspondence stating there was a bomb in the East Hampton High School building yesterday, Monday, Nov. 17, resulted in students and personnel being evacuated to a nearby location. According to officials, students were evacuated around 1 p.m. following receipt of the threat by a …

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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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Edward L Lupinek July 2 1933 – Sept 14 2013

September 25, 2013 Local News, Obituaries No Comments
Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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Edward Lewis Lupinek, long time resident of East Haddam, CT and most recently of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 14 at the age of 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born July 2, 1933 in Middletown, CT the son of Lewis Lupinek and Eloise Greco.

In 1956, after serving his country in the U.S. Army, Edward founded Eddie’s Auto Body in East Haddam, where his son continues his legacy.

He enjoyed being a member of the East Haddam Rotary Club, where he received an award for 25 years perfect attendance.

Edward was also a 50-year member of the American Legion and he served as Captain of the East Haddam Fire Department where he volunteered for 25 years.

Edward was an avid boater and fisherman.  He commercially fished for shad on the Connecticut River and as a Sea Captain, he chartered many salt water fishing expeditions.  His favorite pastime was fishing and crabbing with his family and friends and he loved taking extended vacations on the boat.

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U.S. Postal Service requests price hikes for 2014

September 25, 2013 Areawide, Business No Comments
U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service's financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

U. S. Postal Service spokesperson Christine Dugas on Town Talk, explains the Postal Service’s financial problems and possible solutions. Photo source: CTV14

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced today (Sept. 25) it has proposed price changes that include upping First-Class stamps from the current 46 cents to 49 cents each.

The proposed changes, which would go into effect in January 2014, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the USPS, which has been trying to climb out of deep budget shortfalls.

The USPS does not receive federal funds; its services are supported solely from revenues from its products.

For an in-depth look at the postal service’s financial situation – specifically a $20 billion budget gap – and how the federal government has contributed to its problems, watch a Town Talk interview with the regional representative in the CTV14 archives.

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Mimi Perriotti – Democratic Candidate State Rep – 34th District

Mimi Perrotti is the Democratic Candidate for State Representative in the 34th District which encompasses East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester. 
Editor’s Note: Numerous phone calls to interview her for a candidate profile article have not been returned. Information about her can be found at mimiforthe34th.com.

Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Candidate: 34th District – East Haddam, East Hampton and parts of Colchester Party Affiliation: Republican Age: 43 Marital Status: Married (20 years) with two children …

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 …

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First Selectman, Mark Walter has announced that East Haddam has received the opportunity to finance some long-term capital improvements through the USDA Rural Development Program. The town applied for both grant …

New Director takes over at Goodspeed

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By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter After an extensive national search, Goodspeed’s Board of Trustees have found a new director. Chosen by the board is two-time Tony Award winner Michael Gennaro …

School Budget Forum Slated for Tonight

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The East Haddam Board of Education will be hosting a Budget Planning Forum tonight Nov. 17th, at 7 p.m. in the Nathan Hale Ray High School auditorium. The purpose of …

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