Sunrise Resort In Moodus To Close

Full story: Hartford Courant

So when Peckingham heard that the 146-acre getaway in the town's woodsy Moodus section was closing, she was upset.
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Timmay

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#71
Sep 16, 2008
 
I get a kick out of everyone missing the place and hating to see it close...
But that they haven't been there in several years.....
funny stuff
Bill Gannon

Harrisville, RI

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#72
Sep 18, 2008
 
Past Times- If you were a patron of Sunrise you would have found the resort a Icon of Past Times. As we live in a time of fast paced everything, sometimes it is healthy to slow down and understand the old ways. The Johnson Family offered this healthy gift to its patrons. I thank them very much. Some of these ways have been instilled into my children and should be exposed to others as well. It saddens my family to see the resort close. Thanks For all The Years of Enjoyment and Times.
Bill Collins

Oceanside, CA

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Oct 1, 2008
 
Al Astrella Santa Cruz Ca wrote:
My family started going to Sunrise when it was still Ted Hiltons in the mid 60's. My last time there was 1969. We were planning a 40th anniversary of our last time there in '09. Now I hear its closing. What a shame! Maybe with enough phone calls to the current owners they will reconsider. I called the office when I found out and they said it may be possible they will stay open for 1 more year('09) Lets hope so. Lets all get on the bandwagon and try to keep this place open. By the way, does anyone remember Roy Duka "coocoo the clown". What a character he was. And I remember those chocolate eclaires too(Yankee Pastries).
You know, I just happen to remember Roy Duka. My mother was an entertainment agent in Hartford and Roy had the space right across the hall from her. I was a kid at the time, he used to take me to lunch at the diner downstairs when my mother was busy. What you probably don't know is that CooCoo the Clown wasn't always a clown. Before the U.S. entered World War II, he joined the Flying Tigers and flew combat missions against the Japanese in China. Just another guy who helped save the world.
Joe

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Oct 12, 2008
 

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My Mom and Dad had their Honeymoon there in 1949. Travel from New York at the time. They took me and my brothers almost every year in the late 50's and through the 60's. Full of memories. Have family movies of the place. Went there in the 80's with my wife. The place was run down. Thinking back I should'nt of went. Wanted to remember the resort the way it was. What ever happen to Coo Coo?
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Except that the property will be off the tax roll.$100K missing from a budget for a town that size is significant. You know darn well that the state will not come close to that with payments in lieu of taxes.
campground the state plans to sell it for low income housing section 8 applications
TAB

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Back in the early sixties when the property was known as Ted Hilton's I worked for two summers on the maintenance crew. We worked hard back then and for not much money. Nevertheless we were glad to have the job and we learned much. I have many fond memories of the place and am sorry to see it close, especially at a time when people may start vacationing closer to home again. Like others, I am of two minds about the State taking it over. I'm glad it won't be developed but I fear the State will let it go to seed. It deserves a better fate.
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Joe wrote:
My Mom and Dad had their Honeymoon there in 1949. Travel from New York at the time. They took me and my brothers almost every year in the late 50's and through the 60's. Full of memories. Have family movies of the place. Went there in the 80's with my wife. The place was run down. Thinking back I should'nt of went. Wanted to remember the resort the way it was. What ever happen to Coo Coo?
the property is being developed for swection 8 housing in east haddam i heard their will also be a methodone clinic and an abortion clinic since east haddam has a lot of young girls who have had babies in order to get welfare money for their boyfriends to by more rock and krank then they
squat again and again to make more babies so they get more money krank money from welfare to squat on a soiled mattress for dope money

america lives by the law of the jungle get out while you can before its to late i did
711 mmmodsu

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well theirs 7 11 in moodus everyone hangs out their
thats a good vacation spot right folks are broke in east haddam and theirs no dope around to buy
i figure once the economy pics up people will take their honies out and start gettin high again
ko ko ko

Haverhill, MA

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socialism wrote:
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the property is being developed for swection 8 housing in east haddam i heard their will also be a methodone clinic and an abortion clinic since east haddam has a lot of young girls who have had babies in order to get welfare money for their boyfriends to by more rock and krank then they
squat again and again to make more babies so they get more money krank money from welfare to squat on a soiled mattress for dope money
america lives by the law of the jungle get out while you can before its to late i did
east haddam is a rotten place cheap clothing broken run down farms strung out people
they closed the pharmacies down because alll the druggies where shootin cough syrup and smokin it to
ko ko ko

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TAB wrote:
Back in the early sixties when the property was known as Ted Hilton's I worked for two summers on the maintenance crew. We worked hard back then and for not much money. Nevertheless we were glad to have the job and we learned much. I have many fond memories of the place and am sorry to see it close, especially at a time when people may start vacationing closer to home again. Like others, I am of two minds about the State taking it over. I'm glad it won't be developed but I fear the State will let it go to seed. It deserves a better fate.
i voted last week in the senate to turn the property into a methodone clinic and an abortion clinic since so many woman are getting knocked up in east haddam to produce welfare babies for
and to get dope money from welfare
east haddam sin and evil

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new kid on the block wrote:
okay loook you ugly ass freak that lives in lawrence, MA. you are on drugs along with your f'd up girlfreind
go to rehab and get some help. you have no life. stop being mean to people who actually have a life.
your a freaking whack job, so save your gay comments for some other web site you freak. east haddam doesnt even have sewers.
i apologize to everyone on this site who has to listen to this little shit who keeps on changing his goddam little name
look ya bastard, leave east haddam, othere peole on this site and us alone.
you little bitch you better OD or something. nobody wants to listen to ya.
Thanks New Kid, but seriously I think this person is missing some dna. I actually feel sorry for him. If you look at other posts on other topics the name changes, but it all sounds the same. I come here to listen and talk about the issues we post on. So, I will not be responding to any posts that are written by this name changing poster. What is unfortunate is that this poster has commented on every issue here and it gives people the false perception that we (people who actually live here) are crazy. I want to read about other people's opinions on some of these topics, but noone will leave a post because of that lunatic from Lawrence (or any other places, he writes from). I hope people come back and talk about the issues. BTW: not many people know this but we do have sewers in East Haddam Village! Anyway, hope to see some intelligent (or at least reasonable) posts about East Haddam soon!
youve been reported for being abusive offensive and threatening other resident reported to
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Don't let it go to the damn methadone/pills and whatever else- heads and treatment-tics.

Go green again, grow a garden instead-like people used to do.
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Al Astrella

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Huh? What are you people talking about?
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yeah i was in danbury last week and i read about the copper pipe thieves in what is it West Haddam Ct

yeah uh basically i know from junk dealers that they pay cash for copper and steel no questions asked

West Haddam you need to find out whose doin what and bostin pipe in yur town and get it stopped i read a post about a guy wash up after making out with hiz chick in your town cuz a person stole hiz copper pipes

i think your town needs help and all you folks should go ta church praise the lord.

West haddam ill mak shure i dont get t their man what a town
eric j

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#89
Nov 5, 2012
 
Glad i got to work there for 2 summers. Great memories. Sad to see it in such bad shape. Hopefully that land will not get developed.

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