Special Town Meeting 9/20/17

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Prock Hill Road paving project

Prock Hill Road paving will begin on Monday, September 18th, 2017 Project will continue through the week You may experience delays and/or detours

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CHS Sunday Concert Sunday 9/17/17

A COLEBROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPECIAL EVENT On Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 PM, the CHS will sponsor a very special event – a concert by the renowned Providence Brigade Band. The concert will be held at the Colebrook Congregational Church. The original Providence Brigade Band was chartered in 1846. It was made up of tradesmen and professional people who were musicians by avocation. Its members included a music professor, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and a jeweler. They performed in concerts and parades, dedicated monuments to fallen heroes, and fostered civic pride throughout the region. Today’s Band carries on that rich tradition, performing in the style of early American brass bands. Members dress in military uniforms of the period; they play original music of the time on instruments from the Civil War era. Their programs place special emphasis on the American Civil War, bringing to life this critical chapter of our history through its music. The CHS is delighted to invite everyone to this unique event. We’re asking a donation to help defray the cost of bringing the Band to Colebrook. Admission for adults is $10.00, for children it’s $5.00. The Colebrook Congregational Church is located at the intersection of Routes 182A and 183 in the center of Colebrook. For further information contact Carol Lord at carol.9508@yahoo.comcarol.9508@yahoo.com> or 860-738-8244.

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Colebrook Oiling week of 9/11/17

This week the following roads in Colebrook will be oiled: Cobb City Road Simon Pond Road Silhouette Road Smith Hill Road Deer Hill Road Gaylord Road Bricklemaier Road Flagg Hill Road You may expect delays or detours Schedule is weather permitting

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Battell Arts Foundation Scholarships

Battell Arts Foundation Scholarships Deadline: September 15th, 2017 Applicants must be residents of Norfolk or Colebrook and in grades 3 through 12 They must be currently engaged in an artistic endeavor For application requirements please contact Tome Hodgkin at Hodgkin,Tom@gmail.com or 860-542-1222

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Land Conservancy Presentation 9/9/17 @ 5pm Town Hall

Canoe Raffle Drawing: September 9 The Colebrook Land Conservancy will draw the winning ticket for the fully-restored vintage cedar-hulled Thompson-built canoe it is raffling as a fund raiser on September 9, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Colebrook Town Hall Meeting Room. All are invited to the raffle drawing, preceded by a wine and cheese reception and a presentation by the Norfolk Boat Works on how to go about restoring a wooden canoe. The schedule is: Reception: 4 p.m. Presentation: 4:30 p.m. Raffle Drawing: 5 p.m. For planning purposes, please let us know if you are able to attend the reception at info@colebrooklandconservancy.orginfo@colebrooklandconservancy.org> or 860-379-1679. The $20 raffle tickets are being sold at various local venues, including the Colebrook Store. Or tickets can be requested at info@colebrooklandconservancy.orginfo@colebrooklandconservancy.org> The winner need not be present to claim the canoe. Trustees of the Conservancy fully restored the 1950s Thompson canoe, volunteering more than 100 hours to complete the project, turning an old 17-foot discarded canoe into a shiny beauty that will be on display September 9.

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Holiday Schedule for Trash Pick Up

Please be reminded that due to the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 4th your trash pickup will be delayed by one day Thursday pick up will be on Friday Friday pick up will be on Saturday

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CHS Friday Night Gathering – Sept 8th, 2017 @ 7PM

NEVER TOO LATE SECTION HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL BY A GEEZER A Colebrook Historical Society Friday Night Gathering On Friday, September 8, at 7:00 PM, the Colebrook Historical Society will host a social gathering with refreshments. Highlighting the evening will be a presentation by our special guest, Libby Borden. A longtime resident of Norfolk, Libby’s interests are many and varied; one of her particular passions is section hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Trail is over 21,000 miles, traversing 14 states, and Libby has hiked over half of it. In Never Too Late Libby will share her vast knowledge about the Trail and her personal experiences as she, her friends, and her beloved Golden Retriever, Annie Rose, hiked along it. Libby enjoyed a distinguished career in both finance and publishing; she was president of Garland Publishing in New York from 1992-1998. Since her retirement, Libby has volunteered her time and efforts to the community. She is currently President of the Norfolk Land Trust. She also serves on the boards of the Norfolk Conservation Commission, the Economic Development Commission, the Norfolk Library, Norfolk Foundations, the Open Space Institute, and the Coalition for Sound Growth. In her free time, Libby enjoys gardening, birding, music, bridge, and golf. The Gathering will be held at the home of the CHS, the historic Seymour Inn, located at the intersection of Routes 183 and 182A in the center of Colebrook. All are most welcome. For further information contact Carol Lord at carol.9508@yahoo.comcarol.9508@yahoo.com> or 860-738-8244.

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COLEBROOK FAIR!

COLEBROOK FAIR SATURDAY, SEPT. 2ND, 2017 9AM - FAIR OPENS BOAT REGATTA - 3:30PM (AT THE TOWN POND, COOPER LANE) Please note: Smith Hill Road will be closed to Fair traffic ONLY 6:00AM - 4:00PM from Route 183 to Bricklemaier Road Bricklemaier Road to the Colebrook Consolidated School open to fair traffic and parking only. Free shuttle will run from Colebrook Consolidated School to the Fair grounds in the town center from 7:00AM - to close. Parking available at the school. U.S.P.S. Colebrook office will be open, however please know that area will be extremely congested during the fair hours Post office lobby is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for mail pick up.

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Important Guidance on assisting Hurricane Harvey Response and Recovery

[gov_masthead] GOV. MALLOY ADVISES RESIDENTS ON HOW THEY CAN SAFELY ASSIST WITH HURRICANE HARVEY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY Urges Donors to Take Several Precautionary Steps Before Giving to Ensure Their Generous Donations Are Going to Reputable Organizations (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy is advising Connecticut residents who are generously considering providing monetary donations to nonprofit organizations that are assisting with Hurricane Harvey response and recovery in the Texas area to take several steps of precaution in order to ensure that their charitable giving is being used in accordance with the intent in which it was given. “Past experience has taught us that the best way we can help survivors in a disaster, particularly in the first days, is to donate funds to trusted charitable organizations that are often on the frontlines working in close partnership with first responders,” Governor Malloy said. “These funds will help those in need as the Houston region begins to recover. We are grateful to these organizations and to the first responders for all the direct assistance they are providing to the people impacted by this storm.” “Connecticut knows first-hand how important assistance and resources are during storm recovery,” Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. “I urge residents to donate through these trusted sources so help gets to the people who need it the most.” Catastrophic situations can unfortunately be opportunities for fraud. Scam charities often solicit funds via email, telephone, and even pop-up ads on social media. It is always important to do research on a charity before giving by visiting the organization’s website, calling to ask questions, and making sure they have the appropriate credentials in the states they operate. Consumers are encouraged to donate to organizations they are familiar with in order to ensure their money is going to the best place possible. “We urge everyone to remain vigilant when responding to requests to assist flood victims in Texas and Louisiana,” Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro said. “Donors should exercise caution when responding to any email with a subject line, attachment, or hyperlink related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source.” Donors considering giving to those in need are encouraged to take the following precautions before transmitting funds: * Use caution when opening email attachments. * Do not log onto an unsolicited web link. * Keep antivirus and other computer software on your computer up-to-date. * Verify the authenticity of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a bona fide contact number; the BBB National Charity Report Index is an excellent resource. The following is a list of some of the reputable organizations currently accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all charitable organizations providing assistance to those impacted by the storm: CT 211 * Online: uwc.211ct.org/hurricane-harvey Red Cross * Online: redcross.org * Call: 1-800-RED CROSS * Text: HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation Americares * Online: www.americares.org * Call: 1-800-486‑HELP United Way Houston * Online: www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood * Text: UWFLOOD to 41444 Food Banks in Hurricane Harvey-Impacted Areas * Houston Food Bank: www.houstonfoodbank.org * Galveston Food Bank: www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org * Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria): www.victoriafoodbank.org * Corpus Christi Food Bank: www.foodbankcc.com * Southeast Texas Food Bank (Beaumont): www.setxfoodbank.org * Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Pharr): www.foodbankrgv.com * Brazos Valley Food Bank (Bryan): www.bvfb.org * Central Texas Food Bank (Austin): www.centraltexasfoodbank.org * San Antonio Food Bank: www.safoodbank.org Additionally, a listing of organizations that have been vetted by FEMA can be found here. www.ct.gov/governor [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image002.png] [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image003.png] [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image004.png] [http://www.townofcolebrook.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/image005.png]




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