Local Car Break in Alert-Colebrook

We are advising our residents of local vehicle break ins this past week. Three different residents in the town of Colebrook (all different locations) had their vehicles broken into with items stolen. Please be aware and lock your vehicles. Leave no valuables in your vehicle. If you notice anything unusual please take a plate number and contact the CT State Police in Canaan 860-824-2500 or 911 if it is an emergency

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CFD 11th Annual Steak Bake

COLEBROOK FIRE DEPT. 11th Annual Steak Bake In honor of Bob Bull Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Masser Park, Rock Hall Road, Colebrook Dinner 5pm-7pm Dancing 7pm-11pm $25. Donation – beverages included $5. For children TICKETS: Call Center Fire House 860-379-8989

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CSCC July Speaker & Luncheon

Colebrook Senior and Community Center 2 School House Road, Colebrook, CT Lunch and Speaker Program July 17, 2014 at 12 Noon Speaker: Todd Correll, Training Officer for the Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department and a Career Lieutenant with the Bristol Fire Department DO YOU HAVE A FIRE EXINGUISHER? HAVE YOU EVER USED ONE? NOW’S YOUR CHANCE Kitchen fires are the second leading cause of death and injury in people 65 and older. Let us help you to better protect yourselves On July 17, 2014 Todd Correll will discuss fire safety and conduct a fire extinguisher demonstration. There will be a live fire demo and an opportunity to use fire extinguishers and learn to extinguish a real stove fire. To make reservations for the July Lunch and Speaker Program or for more information call the Community Center at 860-738-9521.

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Colebrook Post Office Hearing

There will be a hearing for the Colebrook Post Office in regards to future hours of operation on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 1:00 PM Town Hall Meeting Room, Floor 2 562 Colebrook Road Colebrook, CT 06021

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Milling/Resurfacing Project – Rt. 44, Norfolk/Colebrook

Milling and Resurfacing Project – Rt. 44 in the towns of Norfolk and Colebrook The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Rt. 44 in the towns of Norfolk and Colebrook. The project consists of milling and resurfacing a 5.22 mile segment of Rt. 44 Norfolk, Colebrook. This project is scheduled to occur Monday, July 7, 2014 through Friday, July 17, 2014. This project is included in the Department of Transportation’s 2014 Vendor Resurfacing Program. LANE CLOSURE INFO Motorists can expect lane closures on Rt. 44 between the Winchester town line and the west junction of Route 272. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.

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Town Hall Office Hours

Town of Colebrook Town Offices & Departments will be closed Friday, 4th of July, in observation of the holiday. Town Hall hours for July & August: Town Hall will be closing Fridays at 12noon with the exception of August 1st, 2014 – last day to pay taxes without penalty Building Official is available by appointment please call 860-379-3359 x201 if you have any questions.

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Town Pond Opening & Swimming Lessons

The town pond kicks off our summer season 2014 Saturday, June 28th, 2014 10:00 AM Pond hours will be Mon-Sat 10am-6pm Sunday 12noon-6pm Swimming Lessons are available for all age and ability levels Please contact Lee in the Selectmen’s Office 860-379-3359 x201

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Local Input Requested on Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments is preparing an update to the “Litchfield Hills Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan” prepared in 2006. A draft of the updated section prepared for our town is available for review by clicking the following link:

Colebrook Risk Assessment

The NHCOG is accepting public comments on the draft report through the end of July.

The purpose of the region’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify measures that can be implemented today to lessen the severity of a natural hazard that might strike tomorrow.  In recent years, the 11-town Litchfield Hills Region has been hard hit by severe winter storms, high winds, and flooding.  These three types of events represent the major natural hazards of concern in the region.   All three events can pose a threat to public safety, and the buildings and infrastructure in the regional area.

Comments on the draft town plan section can be directed to our municipal Emergency Management Director or Rick Lynn from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments at rlynn@northwesthillscog.org (860-491-9884). The individual town reports for the 11-town region, along with a regional analysis, will be compiled into a final report for submission to DEEP and FEMA.  In addition to identifying priority hazard mitigation measures, the report is required by FEMA in order for the town to qualify for pre-disaster mitigation funding.



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Colebrook Job Opening

HELP WANTED: The Town of Colebrook is accepting applications for a Road Maintenance Crew Member. Experience and current CDL license required. Applications and job description available in the Board of Selectmen’s Office, Town Hall, Floor 1, 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook CT Applications due no later than Friday, June 27th, 2014 Any questions please call 860-379-3359 x202 or x201 Town of Colebrook is an equal opportunity employer

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LOST DOG in Colebrook

Small brown pitbull lost on Saturday, June 7th wearing an orange collar and muzzle (muzzle is to keep it from biting porcupines-dog is friendly) Collar has name, Teacake, and phone number on it Please call Colebrook Animal Control Officer, Adam Boyle, 860-201-3217 if you have seen this animal. Thank you.

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