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Drug Take Back Day – April 27th

Posted on April 10, 2019 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Saturday April, 27th is National Drug Take Back Day. The Take Back Day is part of the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative to safely dispose of unwanted medications. There are opportunities to dispose of your unwanted medications in East Haddam, East Hampton and Colchester. Studies have shown that drug abuse often starts with family members having access to unused opioids, inadvertently left in the family’s medicine cabinet. Please check your medicine storage areas to see if there are any unused or no longer necessary medications and avail yourself of this opportunity for safe disposal.

Drug take back day continues to grow, nationwide during the 16th take back day 4,770 police departments participated offering 5,839 sites with over 457 tons collected for proper disposal. Read more HERE.

East Haddam

Saturday, April 27th

10am – 2pm

Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road

East Hampton

Medication Drop Box

Police Department, 20 East High Street

Colchester

Medication Drop Boxes

Resident Trooper, 127 Norwich Avenue

State Police Troop K, 15a Old Hartford Road

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Rep. Haines’ Pro-Business Legislation Approved by the Planning and Development Committee

Posted on April 1, 2019 by admin


HARTFORD – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) lauded the approval of her proposed legislation, HB 5644 ‘An Act Concerning the Depreciation Schedule for Commercial Construction Equipment’ in the Planning and Development Committee on Friday, March 29th.

“Construction equipment is not depreciated under a similar percentage scale according to age like all other business equipment but is instead given a value based on similar machines listed for sale,” said Rep. Haines. “If a farmer or a quarry bought a backhoe to use in their commercial business, it would be depreciated on a scale but if the backhoe was bought by a builder, it would not.”

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Rep. Haines to Host Trails Day Hike and Picnic in East Haddam

Posted on March 29, 2019 by admin


As part of the 2019 Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) will host a recreational hike and picnic with the East Haddam Land Trust at the Harris Property open space on Sunday, June 2nd.

Sunday June 2nd 4:30 p.m. 112 Shanaghans Road, East Haddam

The hike will take place on Sunday starting at the “Haines Ranch” and will continue along the Harris Property trails and return to ranch for a picnic. Hikers are encouraged to pack water, sunscreen, bug-spray, other hiking materials and a picnic dinner. Farm fresh beef hamburgers and light refreshments will be served.

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