Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Looking Forward to a Second Term

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 Residence: East Haddam State Representative (R) Melissa Ziobron who is seeking re-election to a second term as State Representative, is …

Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is open to individuals 18 years of age, or those who will be 18 …

Arrest made in Haddam House Fire

by Bette Tani A fire that destroyed a house on 575 Candlewood Hill Road in Haddam has been determined to be arson, and the brother of the owner was arrested for allegedly starting it, according to press information supplied by the CT State Police. Ronald Carlson, age 50, of Portsmouth, …

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Perrotti – Candidate for State Rep – 34th District

October 27, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments
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.

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

October 27, 2014 Feature, Local News No Comments
Melissa Ziobron

Melissa Ziobron

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
Residence: East Haddam

State Representative (R) Melissa Ziobron who is seeking re-election to a second term as State Representative, is a lifelong resident of the 34th District and serves on the legislature’s Environment, Public Health and Appropriations committees.

Ziobron who grew up in East Hampton before moving to East Haddam as a teenager said she is dedicated to the residents of the district and wants to continue to help people stay in Connecticut, protect the environment, work with schools, address mental health issues and those of senior citizens, increase economic development and cut spending on a state level. … Continue Reading

Statewide Voter Registration is Next Tuesday

October 22, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

imagesBette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Election Day is just two weeks away, and Connecticut in an effort to get people registered will hold a statewide voter registration session, Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is open to individuals 18 years of age, or those who will be 18 by election day, Nov. 4, 2014.

In East Haddam eligible residents can register with the town clerk until Oct. 28, however on that day people should go to the Registrar of Voters Office located at 7 Main Street in East Haddam.

In East Hampton eligible residents can also register with the town clerk until Oct. 28, but that day should go to the Registrar of Voters Office located at 20 High Street.  … Continue Reading

Arrest made in Haddam House Fire

October 17, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments
Photo courtesy of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company

Photo courtesy of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company

by Bette Tani

A fire that destroyed a house on 575 Candlewood Hill Road in Haddam has been determined to be arson, and the brother of the owner was arrested for allegedly starting it, according to press information supplied by the CT State Police. Ronald Carlson, age 50, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was taken into custody after turning himself in to authorities, Thursday, Oct. 16.

He “verbally explained that he set the fire and that it was his brother’s house. He was taken into custody without incident,” according to state police. … Continue Reading

Hello From the Editor

October 15, 2014 Feature No Comments

imageDear Readers:

It’s been about a month since I began covering your communities, and I’d like to take this t ime to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Bette Tani, and I recently moved here from Dutchess County. NY. I’ve been in journalism since 1993 when I was hired by The Pawling News Chronicle. After it’s demise, (following hundreds of years of publication), I was recruited for a start paper in the same town in 2009. Economy and other factors forced the publisher to shut down in 2012, so I am now here (another long story).

I really just want you to know that as the editor of the East Hampton, East Haddam Today Newspapers, you can count on fair and honest reporting. I will give you as many facts as I can dig up, and tell them to you so that you can make up your own minds, without bias. I will also do my best to let you know what is going on in your community from events and happenings at schools, community functions, regional topics, news, politics, personal triumphs and struggles, sports and photos of your kids, as well as hard hitting, investigative news reporting when necessary. … Continue Reading

Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

October 14, 2014 Business, Feature No Comments

Foliageby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises on the lower Connecticut River is a safe, quiet, intimate 64’ vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers. The boat has been inspected, approved, stability tested and certified by The United States Coast Guard, according their web site.

Passengers can easily be out of the sun, rain or wind under a recently installed moveable canopy that can cover the entire stern. “She is handicap accessible,” but “cannot handle large electric wheelchairs.” Also on board is heated cabin area used during late fall, winter and early spring cruises.

The cruise will take passengers through East Haddam, voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 25 places in New England to view Fall foliage, according to Expeditions. Sites along the way include Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam Swing Bridge, and Gillette Castle to mention a few. Cruise time is 90 minutes. … Continue Reading

19th Annual Quilt & Needle Arts Show

quilt showThe tradition continues this Columbus Day weekend, with our 19th Annual Quilt and Needle Arts Show. Please join us for the exhibit of unique, one of a kind works of art. We’ll also have many vendors and a boutique for your shopping pleasure. Bring your appetite to enjoy homemade soups and pies in our café. Be sure to buy your raffle ticket for a chance to win this years “Candy Necklace” queen size quilt.

If you would like to enter your quilt or needle art in the show, please go … Continue Reading

State Representative Charged With Violating State Election Laws

 

downloadState Representative Christina “Tita” Ayala of Bridgeport was arrested Sept. 26, and charged with voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live, according to a release issued by the State of CT Division of Criminal Justice.

“Ayala, age 31, of 506 Brooks Street, Bridgeport, was arrested by Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with eight counts of Fraudulent Voting, 10 counts of Primary or Enrollment Violations, and one count of Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence.” … Continue Reading

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State Representative Charged With Violating State Election Laws

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  State Representative Christina “Tita” Ayala of Bridgeport was arrested Sept. 26, and charged with voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live, according to …

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 …

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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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Enjoy Fall Foliage on the Connecticut River

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by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Catch the colors before they’re gone. Connecticut River Expeditions is offering fall foliage daytime cruises on the boat RiverQuest until Nov. 1. RiverQuest, which cruises …

State Representative Charged With Violating State Election Laws

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  State Representative Christina “Tita” Ayala of Bridgeport was arrested Sept. 26, and charged with voting in local and state elections in districts where she did not live, according to …

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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