Greetings from Colebrook Town Hall.

The School Building Committee and the CCS Board of Education—led by Chairs Mark Masslon and Sarah Robichaud, respectively—braved the weather on Tuesday night to discuss an RFP for the Colebrook Consolidated School HVAC project, approved earlier by the Town on a cost-share basis with the state. Work is to be completed during 2024. The Building Committee voted to recommend acceptance of the RFP, and the Board of Ed approved its issuance.

At last night’s meeting of the Colebrook Conservation Commission, Joyce Hemingson and Edna Travis were elected as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively. The Commission kicked off plans for Colebrook Cleanup Day, Saturday, April 27, and local activities in support of Connecticut Trails Day (June 1-2). Details to follow. The Commission also discussed their stewardship of the Town Pollinator Garden and Cooper Trail, restoration of Pisgah Mountain Road, and a Town Natural Resources inventory, funded by a grant from the Farmington River Coordinating Committee.

Our Town Local Emergency Operations Plan is complete. By meeting the State deadline for submission, we qualify for a $5,000 grant that will be used to support Town Emergency Management Operations, led by Director Rick Tillotson. Copies will be on file in Town Hall.

CCS Superintendent Bob Gilbert will present his recommended 2024-25 school budget to the PTO and interested community members on January 24th at 7 p.m. in the CCS library. This budget was presented to the Board of Education on January 3rd. The public is welcome to attend.

The CCS PTO is sponsoring an Adult Bingo Night fundraiser on Saturday, January 27th at Little Red Barn Brewers in Winsted. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. For more information and tickets, contact Colette Hiller at 860.469.2680. Also, please consider supporting the PTO at the Winsted Stop N’ Shop. For every Stop N’ Shop Bag purchased there during January, $1 will be donated to the PTO.

The Colebrook Fire Department will host its annual ice skating party on Saturday, February 3rd from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Colebrook Recreation Area (behind Town Hall). Come skate under the lights and enjoy hot cocoa, donuts and a welcoming fire.

Upcoming municipal board meetings in Colebrook:

Board of Education – Wednesday, February 7th at CCS at 7 p.m.

Board of Finance – Thursday, February 8th at Town Hall at 6 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at, or call me at 860.379.3359, extension 202. Please send news items to Karen at by noon on Thursdays. And, if you know of other residents who would like to be added to our email distribution list, please let us know.



Brad Bremer

Colebrook First Selectman

860.379.3359 ext. 202