East Haddam Amends Regulations to Ease Limits on Hobby Farms, 4-H

EAST HADDAM – Town Planner James Ventres said that under East Haddam’s current regulations, he had to tell several families that they couldn’t keep a farm animal for a 4-H project because they didn’t have enough space to meet the town’s setback requirements for animal shelters. On Wednesday night, the...

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East Haddam Narrowly Approves Budget

EAST HADDAM — After soundly rejecting a town budget proposal in June, East Haddam voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a $36.37 million budget that had been trimmed down to a zero mill rate increase – by a vote of 885-834. The original budget proposal included an increase of $2.49 million...

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Scott Jezek Makes a Case for East Haddam First Selectman

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Scott Jezek, an East-Haddam-based attorney, is the Democratic candidate for first selectman, competing against State Rep. Irene Haines, the Republican candidate, who currently represents Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton at the State Capitol. The Connecticut Examiner sat down with Jezek to talk about what inspired his run, what differentiates him...

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Irene Haines on Running for East Haddam First Selectman

...member of the East Haddam Economic Development Commission, and founded the Colchester Civic Orchestra and East Haddam News.  How did you first get involved in East Haddam?  I was a Girl Scout leader back in East Hartford where I grew up, and I’m just one of those people who likes...

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Four Root and Walden Farms Win Grants to Expand their Farming Operations

...life that come up.” https://www.instagram.com/p/CDY-cDipLHW/?utm_medium=copy_link The department awarded $497,000 in grants to 24 projects, with the program redesigned into four grant categories to fit the industry: new farmers, research and development, innovation and diversification and infrastructure investment. Four Root Farm in East Haddam received an infrastructure grant to develop a...

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East Haddam Budget Cuts Get a Public Hearing on Tuesday

EAST HADDAM — In response to an overwhelming vote to reject the town budget, the Board of Finance has trimmed its proposal to eliminate an increase in property taxes. The board also promised a more transparent process moving forward. The budget is scheduled for a second referendum on July 27,...

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Haines Sounds Off on ‘Long’ Legislative Session

...sure, I will hold out hope that we can finally get together and come up with a plan that will benefit our state. As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns: Irene.Haines@cga.ct.gov. Irene Haines State Representative 34th District: East Haddam, East Hampton and Colchester...

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Connecticut Schools Adopt a Variety of Approaches to Reopening

...just 27 percent of districts were operating fully in-person. The wide variety of instructional models in Connecticut has meant that the experience of students living just miles apart was wildly different during the 2020-2021 school year. “In East Haddam we have been fully in-person this whole year,” said Barbara Rogerson,...

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Centerbrook Architects’ Jeff Riley Walks Through a Plan for East Haddam’s Redevelopment

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Jeff Riley, a principal of Centerbrook Architects, talked with CT Examiner about Swing Bridge Landing, a proposed mixed-use development adjacent to the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. The $51 million, 94,000-square-foot project would include a village green surrounded by retail shops, restaurants, apartments, a health club, offices, on-site parking,...

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Middle Haddam Couple Tailors One-of-a-Kind Safaris in Africa

MIDDLE HADDAM — “It’s almost like you’re on a different planet. The fact that the animals are in charge, you’re a guest there and you realize that pretty quickly. This is their habitat. This is their world, and you’re visiting,” said Pierre Faber, co-owner of Classic Africa, a safari company...

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Driven Indoors by Pandemic, Finding Relief on the Trails

...never happened before.” Pete Govert has seen the same scenario unfold on the trails managed by the East Haddam Land Trust, where he is president.     “We’re easily seeing double the number of cars we usually see in our parking lots – if not triple,” he said. “We’re always looking for...

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Tourism, Traffic, Migrating Fish and Birds — All Part of Planning the Swing Bridge Overhaul

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...D-Essex. “It will provide new recreation and transportation opportunities, making Haddam and East Haddam more connected and walkable.” State Rep. Irene Haines, R-East Haddam, who is also the town’s economic development administrator, said the walkway “will strengthen our combined commitment to the two towns’ partnership as well as the entire...

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Gennaro Ends Six-year Run at Goodspeed with Eyes For What’s Next

...Foundation Writers Colony, among others.  Upcoming renovations Gennaro said the organization has $2.9 million in bonding funds, secured during the administration of then-Gov. Dannel Malloy, to renovate the 1877 structure set above the east bank of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. “The goal has been to basically open up...

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Robust Fundraising, Limited Matching Grants for Arts Organizations

...were reduced proportionally, so that organizations ultimately received a match of about 25 percent of the total amount they raised.  Dan McMahon, director of marketing and public relations at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, said that, based on their donations, Goodspeed qualified for the full $750,000. They received $532,100. The...

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As COVID Cases Surge, Connecticut Resists Rollback

...alone. Pay attention to that.”  According to Lamont, 96 percent of Connecticut residents now live in a high alert zone.  Southeast Connecticut The single grey spot in the sea of red in Southeast Connecticut is the town of Lyme, which has reported only two positive cases over the last two...

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Local Cider for the Holiday

...to exchange, they sell for $5, and then you can exchange them instead of purchasing new growlers with subsequent purchases. Other local ciderworks include Yankee Cider Co. in East Haddam and Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic. The Connecticut Cider Association’s website can show you other options for buying Connecticut ciders,...

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