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Editorial Board, Managers and Reporters:


Tony Giamei

Tony Giamei, Managing Editor

Tony Giamei has been a Higganum resident for 20 years.

– worked for United Technologies for 33 years
– served as Haddam Registrar for 4 years and continues as assistant registrar and/or moderator
– served as a reporter on the Haddam Bulletin for several years
– has been on the Middletown and Haddam Republican Town Committees since 1980
– loves investing, cooking, nature, baseball and fishing

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HN KB HeadshotKathy Brown, Senior Editor

Kathy Brown has been a Haddam resident for over 20 years.
– Elementary School Interventionist
– Mother and wife




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DebT2Deb Thomas, Reporter/Editor

A writer since the age of 9, Deb has milked cows, mended lobster pots and worked as a photo journalist, painter and musician. After high school, she hiked extensively through the northern New England states, and section-hiked nearly all of the Appalachian Trail. After UCONN’s School of Education, Deb worked as a specialty construction underwriter until retiring to the Hidden Lake District of Higganum to raise twins. A lifelong advocate for small farms and farmland preservation, she’s worked as a writer for ConnLife, The Hometown Journal, New England Natural, and the Haddam Bulletin. Coming off four years as Chairwoman of the Higganum Village Farmers’ Market, and one of its original founders, she’s currently working on her third book. When not reading, writing or spilling paint in her garage, she is most likely working with her music partner.


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Maurice2Maurice Adams, Contributing Editor

Director: Connecticut River Energy, LLC

My editing tools:  older West Point saber in right hand;  newer sharp pencil from Stanford Business School in left hand.

Next question:  will 25 years of Miami sunshine carry me through these CT winters?



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bob sizedBob Herrmann-Keeling, Reporter/Editor

Rev. Dr. “Bob” Herrmann-Keeling. Former/retired printer, teacher, UCC minister, Care-Line director, CT DCF. Currently: Private practice in psychotherapy, only Adlerian psychologist in CT, directs LifeCourse Institute, writes, lectures on Adlerian psychology. 4 children and 7 grand children, 1 great grandchild (2 at Haddam schools).



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Diane Kellsey, Editor/Reporter at Large

Diane was formerly the Managing Editor of the Haddam Bulletin.

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Brenda Hunter, Reporter

Brenda currently handles the Haddam, Higganum and Haddam Neck obituaries and does some of our uploads to FaceBook.  She is also the founder of the award winning Connecticut River Candles Company, and one of our advertisers as well.  Other details:

Brenda Hunter as been a Haddam resident since 2007 and has had an extensive career in Information Technology with positions at UCONN Health, CCSU and Eversource.




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CraigS2Craig Salonia, Advertising Manager

Craig is our Advertising Manager.  Craig worked for General Electric Corporation [GE Healthcare] for 30 years and has recently retired.  Currently engaged in vacation travel, social activities and his hobby [coins].




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MeghanB2Meghan Peterson, Reporter

Meghan is our woman-about-town reporter.  She attends many meetings, takes excellent notes and provides us with timely reports.

Meghan (Bowden) Peterson moved to Haddam with her family in 2005. She researches and teaches in the UConn Political Science Department. Currently, Meghan is working toward her Ph.D. Her dissertation focuses on policing cybercrimes. From a young age, Meghan knew she had a love for writing and politics – with her earliest memories of her dad reading the daily newspaper to her. So, she continues to write, honing her interest in government and politics. Meghan resides in Haddam with her husband, Dave, and their three quacky ducks: Ducky, Lady, and Goosy.