Colebrook Land Conservancy Potluck Dinner Program

Colebrook Land Conservancy Potluck Dinner & Program Friday, April 24th, 2015 Colebrook Senior/Community Center (2 Schoolhouse Road) 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner 7:00 pm Program: “Saving Wild Animals” Featuring an American Kestrel and a Great Horned Owl from the Sharon Audubon Center Join members and friends of the Colebrook Land Conservancy Admission is FREE

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Colebrook Annual Clean Up

Colebrook Annual Clean Up Saturday, 4/18/15 Sunday, 4/19/15 9:00am – 11:00am Town Hall Meeting Room Refreshments & bags provided. Sponsored by the Colebrook Conservation Commission

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Free Dental Services for Seniors

Hello everyone: A quick note to let you know that the Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington received some funding from WCAAA to provide dental services to clients 60+. Please share with your seniors; they can take advantage of this free service which is available from now to the end of September 2015. They may receive up to $750 dental services based on their need. They can call the center directly at 860-489-0931. thanks for spreading the word. Latifa S. Ranganadan, MHS-BC-P, MBA Western CT Area Agency on Aging, Inc. 84 Progress Lane Waterbury, CT 06705 203 757 5449 (phone) 203 757 4081 (fax) latifasharif@sbcglobal.net

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thank you note to town

In the wee hours of a frigid January 28th, 2014 we were roused from sleep by a smoke alarm alerting us to a fire in our sun room. Marsha and I grabbed shoes, coats, our dog and a cordless phone and got out of the house, calling 911 when we got to the driveway. The thermometer read one degree. Rick Tillotson, our neighbor and a Colebrook Volunteer Fireman, was the first on the scene. He packed us off to his house where his wife, Robin, made us feel at home while we awaited the outcome of this horrible event. Later in the morning our dear friend and neighbor, Susan Read, arrived and invited us to stay in her home while we sorted things out. That was the beginning of a long and arduous process. On Friday, March 20th 2015, almost 14 months after the fire, a new modular home was delivered to 16 Chapin Road. We could not ask for a better start to Spring. The final touches are being completed and we should be in the house by the end of April. We want to thank all the wonderful people who live in Colebrook and the surrounding area who showed us kindness and overwhelming support. They are relatives, friends, neighbors, businesses, strangers, and those who wished to remain anonymous. We warmly and deeply thank you all. We must mention; Rick & Robin Tillotson, Susan Read, Kim Janak, The American Red Cross, the Volunteer Firemen & Firewomen of the Colebrook, Norfolk, Riverton, Pleasant Valley, West Hartland Volunteer Fire Departments, Ed & Carol Lord, all the talented cooks who participated in the Meal Train, Ray Zetye – Director – YMCA Camp Jewell, Chris Marolda, The Colebrook Lions Club, Tom McKeon, Lee Jasmin, The Colebrook Congregational Church and Colebrook Associates. Colebrook may be small, but it is a splendid community – one we all should be proud to live in and strive to maintain. Thank you Colebrook, Marsha Lawton and Bill McCarthy Bill & Marsha

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Budget Hearings Scheduled

Reg 7 Budget Hearing Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 7:00 PM Town Hall Meeting Room, Floor 2 Town Budget Hearing Thursday, April 9th, 2015 7:00 PM Town Hall Meeting Room, Floor 2 Budget information available in the Town Clerk’s office Monday – Friday 9am-4:30pm (closed 12noon – 1pm)

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Colebrook Associates Scholarship

The Colebrook Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed over 75 years ago with the purpose of providing support to Colebrook residents. Colebrook Associates, Inc. Scholarship applications available on the wall outside the Town Clerk’s office. Complete description of requirements on the application. Deadline for postmarked applications no later than April 30th, 2015

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Sand at the Town Garage

Effective immediately sand is available to all town residents in hand buckets only. Sand is available by foot traffic only. We will no longer allow the filling of trucks. You must bring your own buckets. Please limit it to two or three buckets per storm is possible. Sand/Salt product is in limited supply due to the weather conditions in Connecticut this season. Be reminded this is for COLEBROOK RESIDENTS ONLY. You may be asked your residential address when picking up sand product. If you have any questions and/or concerns please call me at 860-379-3359 x202 Tom

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Connecticut Magazine’s Top Towns Rating

Rating the Towns 2013: Median Home Sale price up to $174,999

photo by Laurie Gaboardi

Colebrook Rated #1

Looking for a home on a budget of $175,000 or less? Several of the best options are near the Massachusetts border.

With the lowest crime rate, the highest-ranked public schools and the third-most robust local economy in the group, Colebrook edged out Cornwall—another town in the Northwest Corner—for the top spot in this group.

Thompson, the state’s northeastern-most town, is also near the top of the list, as is Stafford, also on the state line in Tolland County.

This group does have some geographic diversity, though. If you’re interested in an affordable town along the shoreline, you might consider Westbrook, which ranks second in civic engagement, second in economic success and third in education.

1. Colebrook

population 1,476

crime rate 451

2012 graduation rate 93.2

2013 median sale price $135,000

equalized mill rate 18.65

PIC rating 216.59

2013 best restaurants awards 0

voter turnout 78.58

 

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Town Map available as a PDF

The town map, created by Mail A Map, is available in the attached PDF file

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