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 …

Commander’s Project Focuses on Affordable Assisted Living for Veterans

By Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter Harry “Butch” Hansen, Commander of the American Legion Department of Connecticut has announced an innovative and affordable assisted-living residence program for veterans as his “Commander’s Project” for 2014-2015. Hansen is urging members of all 169 American Legion posts in Connecticut to support Community Renewal Team’s …

Republicans Clean up in East Haddam and East Hampton

by Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter With the exception of the Congressional race, East Haddam and East Hampton voted overwhelmingly republication in yesterday’s elections. The only democrat to win in those two towns was incumbent Joe Courtney who earned 2,857 East Hampton votes and 2,059 in East Haddam, beating his opponent …

Sale of Johnsonville Good News for Town

by Bette Tani The sale of Johnsonville Village for $1.9 million in Moodus is a good thing for the town of East Haddam according to First Selectman Mark Walter. “It would be wonderful if it became a wedding destination with maybe restaurants, retail, places to stay, and possibly a small …

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East Hampton High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat

East-Hampton-High-School-from-website-300x180by 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 high school employee. … Continue Reading

Commander’s Project Focuses on Affordable Assisted Living for Veterans

November 10, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

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Harry “Butch” Hansen, Commander of the American Legion Department of Connecticut has announced an innovative and affordable assisted-living residence program for veterans as his “Commander’s Project” for 2014-2015.

Hansen is urging members of all 169 American Legion posts in Connecticut to support Community Renewal Team’s (CRT) Veterans Landing, the nation’s first assisted living residence for low and moderate-income veterans and their spouses. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chose the Community Renewal Team to design, build and operate the senior project on the VA Healthcare Campus in Newington. … Continue Reading

Republicans Clean up in East Haddam and East Hampton

November 5, 2014 Areawide, Feature, Local News No Comments

and-the-winners-areby Bette Tani – Editor/Reporter

With the exception of the Congressional race, East Haddam and East Hampton voted overwhelmingly republication in yesterday’s elections. The only democrat to win in those two towns was incumbent Joe Courtney who earned 2,857 East Hampton votes and 2,059 in East Haddam, beating his opponent (R) Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh by 1,418 combined votes, according to figures supplied by both towns.

Three other incumbents, all republicans, who will also remain in office are State Senator Art Linares, State Representative Melissa Ziobron, and Judge of Probate Jennifer Berkenstock. For governor (R) Tom Foley was the top choice earning 2,008 votes in East Haddam and 2,927 in East Hampton. Current Governor (D) Daniel Malloy received 1,537 and 2,249 respectively. … Continue Reading

Sale of Johnsonville Good News for Town

November 1, 2014 Business, Feature, Local News No Comments
photo by Jean Maheu

photo by Jean Maheu

by Bette Tani

The sale of Johnsonville Village for $1.9 million in Moodus is a good thing for the town of East Haddam according to First Selectman Mark Walter.

“It would be wonderful if it became a wedding destination with maybe restaurants, retail, places to stay, and possibly a small museum,” Walter said.

… Continue Reading

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

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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

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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 …

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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Sale of Johnsonville Good News for Town

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by Bette Tani The sale of Johnsonville Village for $1.9 million in Moodus is a good thing for the town of East Haddam according to First Selectman Mark Walter. “It …

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 …

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