Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

By Lauren Quirici East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. …

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Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

July 31, 2014 Feature, Local News Comments Off

By Lauren Quirici East Hampton residents can only wonder what kinds of fanciful floats are in store for the tenth annual Captain Grizzy’s Showboat Parade on Lake Pocotopaug. On Saturday, August 9 at around 2 p.m., this year’s delightfully decorated boats will take to the lake for all to see. Each year at the parade, about fifteen to thirty creatively dressed boats set sail across the lake. Past years have seen boats resembling racecars, Noah’s Ark, covered wagons and more.

"Ballerina Beach Volleyball" was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

“Ballerina Beach Volleyball” was one of the entrants in the 2012 Capt. Grizzy Show Boat Parade, organized by East Hampton Friends of Lake Pocotopaug. Photo contributed by Jane Traceski

The parade is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Pocotopaug, who extend invitations to surrounding communities as far as Enfield and Windsor, as well as to some of the neighboring lakes. The group, largely comprised of waterfront or watershed area residents, focuses on raising money to keep the lake and surrounding area free of pollution. Among many fundraising efforts to benefit the lake environment is a yearly raffle that takes place at the parade, offering $10,000 to a lucky winner. “The lake is probably the biggest natural resource in East Hampton,” explains John Moore, lakefront resident and chairman of the Friends. “We are using the money to help educate and keep the … Continue Reading

Coventry Police ask your help nabbing would-be burglar

October 30, 2013 Feature, Local News Comments Off
Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

Coventry CT Police on Oct. 30 released this image of a man attempting to break into the Bidwell Tavern. East Lyme and Groton police also have video images of a man matching this description who they say committed burglaries in their towns.

The Coventry Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary at the landmark Bidwell Tavern at 1260 Main St.

Police say a would-be burglar attempted to rob the tavern just before 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The man was not successful in gaining entry, but his image was captured by a security camera, police say.

Also, police in East Lyme and Groton are investigating similar break-ins in their towns.

East Lyme Police are investigating a break-in at the Lyme Tavern at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Police say many of the suspect’s actions were similar to those recorded at the Bidwell.

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Internet pharmacy busted for selling illegal cancer drugs

October 25, 2013 Areawide, Business, Feature Comments Off
Between 2005 and 2011, Bean illegally sold over $7 million of prescription oncology drugs to doctors in the U.S.

Between 2005 and 2011, Bean illegally sold over $7 million of prescription oncology drugs to doctors in the U.S.

Press Release – FBI

A man peddling cancer drugs has been sentenced to prison for importing drugs manufactured overseas and illegally selling them to doctors in the U.S.

Two doctors who bought the deeply discounted medicines have been held accountable as well.

Martin Paul Bean, of Florida, pled guilty to selling unapproved and misbranded drugs, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and other federal violations and was sentenced recently to two years in prison.

Bean and an associate used a marketing technique known as “blast faxing” to target oncologists around the country.

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Gov. Malloy responds to controversy over UConn sexual assault complaints

October 25, 2013 Areawide, Feature, Local News Comments Off
“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said. Image from the Clothesline Project which supports speaking out about violence toward women.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 25 made the following statement in response to the controversy surrounding complaints filed by UConn students claiming the university failed to responsibly handle their reports of being sexually assaulted.

Legislators are now calling for public hearings on the complaints.

“I absolutely support the idea of holding public hearings on UConn’s sexual assault prevention and response procedures,” Gov. Malloy said.

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Flu shot may also help your heart

October 23, 2013 Areawide, Feature Comments Off
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, agreed that preventing the inflammation associated with the flu is the likely reason that getting a flu vaccine reduces the risk of heart problems.

U.S. Dept Health and Human Services

If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up your sleeve.

The flu vaccine is currently recommended for everyone over 6 months of age in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For people with certain health issues, such as heart disease or respiratory problems, the vaccine is highly recommended.

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Open Studios at I-Park Oct 27

October 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

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You are invited to attend October Open Studios at I-Park in the Moodus section of East Haddam, beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. http://www.i-park.org/

Meet our October Artists-In-Residence

Josh Black, California, Visual Arts | www.joshblack.org

Ting-Chun Chen, Taiwan, Visual Arts | www.tingchen.co.uk

Benjamin Irwin, California, Music Composition | www.benirwinmusic.com

Yeon Jin Kim, South Korea/New York, Moving Image | www.yeonjinkim.com

Tatiana Nikolaenko, Russia, Visual Arts | www.nikolaenkotatiana.com

Sandra Osborne, California, Visual Arts | www.sandraosborne.net

Christina Tenaglia, New York, Visual Arts | www.christinatenaglia.com

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https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8935607643

…for free tickets to attend this Sunday’s event.

The artists will be in their studios from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Supermarket recalls coconut custard pies

October 22, 2013 Areawide, Business Comments Off

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Price Chopper Supermarkets has issued a recall of Price Chopper 8-inch and 10-inch coconut custard pies, with UPC numbers 41735 23713, 41735 23721 and 41735 22453.

While the pies are safe to eat for most people, their packaging failed to include ingredient information on the label important to consumers with certain food allergies.

The pies contain milk, egg, soy, wheat and tree nut (coconut), which are known allergens.

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