Head Start Preschool Openings Available to Middlesex County Residents

    by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Spots are still available in the Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Head Start and Preschool Centers. Parents in Middlesex County are being encouraged to consider enrolling their children in these programs even if currently on waiting lists at other area schools. CRT Head Start …

Concerns for Center for Community Agriculture Discussed

by Charles Farrow A variety of opinions were expressed at Thursday’s public meeting over the proposed Center for Community Agriculture for the town-owned Harris property on Mt. Parnassus. The project, which has a six year history, proposes a large portion of open space with a small portion to be developed …

Historical Society to Unveil W. Langdon Kihn’s Portrait of his Daughter

EAST HADDAM – The late, world-renowned East Haddam artist W. Langdon Kihn’s portrait of his daughter Phyllis “Fifi” Kihn, former Archivist of the Connecticut Historical Society, is being donated to the East Haddam Historical Society & Museum by Kihn’s nephew Professor Cliff Bragdon and his wife Sarah. The donation will …

Center for Community Agriculture Public Hearing Tonight

The Town of East Haddam will hold a public informational forum tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Nathan Hale-Ray High School Auditorium, 15 School Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to answer residents questions regarding the Center for Community Agriculture, a municipal project located at 218 Mt. Parnassus Road. …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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CT Police release Memorial Day report

CT STATE POLICE LOGO 2012According to a press release issued by Connecticut State Police today (May 28, 2013), troopers patrolled the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2013 Memorial Day Weekend in both marked and unmarked patrol cars.

The holiday enforcement project began at 1 a.m. on May 24 and ended the evening of May 27. Police say that within that time period, troopers investigated 281 motor vehicle accidents including 59 with reported injuries and two fatal accidents (West Hartford and North Stonington).

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Eastern CT State University Class of 2013 – Congrats to East Haddam graduates

May 25, 2013 Local News No Comments
At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements. 2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.
2013 Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Contributed photo.

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At Eastern Connecticut State University’s 123rd Commencement exercises 1,256 undergraduates and 41 graduate students heard the roars and cheers of thousands of their family members and friends as they celebrated their achievements.

Commencement exercises were held at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on May 14.

Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine,” gave the Commencement address.

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East Haddam Lions ask for auction and tag sale goodies

The East Haddam Lions Club auction will include pottery and a host of other items. Image - Roseville Pottery pitcher from artpotteryplace.com

The East Haddam Lions Club auction will include pottery and a host of other items. Image – Roseville Pottery pitcher from artpotteryplace.com

The East Haddam Lions are hoping you have some cool stuff to donate to the club’s annual auction and tag sale, which will be held on July 13.

The tag sale opens at 8 a.m. and the auction will be held at 10 a.m. at the Old Grange Hall, 488 Town St. in East Haddam.

WFSB Channel 3’s Kevin Hogan will be the guest auctioneer.

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In East Haddam, Get good tips on improving your child’s behavior

May 20, 2013 Local News No Comments
Help your child learn to think in ways that will create solutions and allow them to be accountable for their own behavior… it empowers both children and adults to respond rather than react to life events. The "I-Choose" board from ConsciousDiscipline.com

Help your child learn to think in ways that will create solutions and allow them to be accountable for their own behavior… it empowers both children and adults to respond rather than react to life events.  Image: the “I-Choose” board from ConsciousDiscipline.com

A series of  “Conscious Discipline” workshops begins on Wednesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. sponsored by the East Haddam Early Childhood Council.

Please pre-register. Free child care is available with registration.

The free series will be held at the Family Resource Center at the East Haddam Elementary School. (Room 202, childcare in Room 108)

Learn how to promote behavior change through relationship-building instead of the traditional reward-and-punishment methods.

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Vigil today for murdered ECSU student

May 20, 2013 Local News No Comments
20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley, the missing ECSU student who was found murdered - a vigil in her memory will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the clock tower on the Eastern campus in Willimantic, CT.

20-year-old Alyssiah Marie Wiley, the missing ECSU student who was found murdered – a vigil in her memory will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the clock tower on the Eastern campus in Willimantic, CT.

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

A vigil will be held today (May 20) at 3 p.m. on the campus of Eastern Connecticut State University, to gather in memory of 20-year-old Alyssiah Wiley, who was found dead after weeks of searching.

Wiley was reported missing on April 24, but was last seen on Main Street in Willimantic on April 20. She had told friends and roommates she was going home, to West Haven, CT.

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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 …

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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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 …

State Unemployment-July 2014

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The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released New England and state unemployment numbers for July 2014.  These data are supplied by the …

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