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05/29/2020

Hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste Collection Day The collection day for hazardous waste is tentatively scheduled for August 22 in Torrington. Check with the Selectmen’s Office in July for more information (860-542-5829). The post Hazardous waste appeared first on Norfolk, Connecticut. Read the article on norfolkct.org READ MORE.
05/21/2020

Annual Budget Hearing and Special Meeting

Annual Budget Hearing and Special Meeting Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm The sole agenda item is the Annual Budget hearing to receive public comment and to approve a final Budget for the Town of Norfolk. Click here to see information on how to join the Zoom meeting. The post Annual Budget Hearing and Special READ MORE.
05/21/2020

Tobey Pond Update

Tobey Pond tentative opening in mid-June I know everyone is anxious to get out and enjoy summer activities, but we are going to have to wait for Tobey Pond to be open. We will continue to discuss this and review the guidelines established by the State. The earliest we will open Tobey Pond is mid-June. READ MORE.
05/14/2020

Interview With Matt Riiska

Norfolk First Selectman Matt Riiska talks with Norfolk Now’s Mike Cobb about how the town business is being conducted during the time of the pandemic. Click here for podcast. The post Interview With Matt Riiska appeared first on Norfolk Now. Read the rest of the article on nornow.org READ MORE.
05/11/2020

Sewer Annual Meeting

Norfolk Sewer District Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting of the Norfolk Sewer District is on May 20th at 7:30 pm. This meeting is a virtual meeting on Zoom. The post Sewer Annual Meeting appeared first on Norfolk, Connecticut. Read the article on norfolkct.org READ MORE.
05/09/2020

Open to Change

I read with some dismay the “No NIMBYism Here” letter in the April Issue of Norfolk Now. I had planned to send in my thoughts after seeing the March article about the Mountain Inn’s zoning request for a bakery cafe, but never got around to it. I grew up in Norfolk in the 1950s and READ MORE.
05/09/2020

Yale Summer Art and Music Schools Both Closed for 2020

By Ruth Melville Melvin Chen, director of the Yale Summer School of Music and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, has announced the “profoundly disappointing news” that, in light of the Covid-19 crisis, this summer’s season of the music school and the music festival has been canceled. Writing that “our primary concern is the safety and READ MORE.
05/09/2020

Thank you!

I want to send a big coronavirus pot-banging, bell-ringing shout-out to all the people who are keeping things going in Norfolk during these scary times. Here’s to the Road Crew and the Sewer District team and the Town Hall brigade; here’s to our great first responders of the ambulance and the fire department; here’s to READ MORE.
Norfolk Resident Wins Award for Student Film05/09/2020

Norfolk Resident Wins Award for Student Film

Text by Allysia RuggieroPhoto by Nicole Villalobos Elias Olsen graduated from Ithaca College this past December, with a degree in documentary studies. His course work was largely focused on film. A short film that he and his fellow students produced, called “Stew,” recently won an award at the Outer Docs Film Festival in Ithaca, N.Y. READ MORE.
05/09/2020

Opening of Norfolk Farmers Market Postponed

New state and town guidelines will have major impact on how markets can operate By Jude Mead The Norfolk Farmer’s Market will not be opening in May. This is no ordinary farmers market season because of Covid-19. According to Bryan Hurlburt, the commissioner for the Department of Agriculture, farmers markets have always been an important access READ MORE.
05/07/2020

Technology Works Hand in Hand with Tried-and-True

Congregating in Norfolk in the time of COVID-19 By Christopher Sinclair To congregate means to come together in a group or an assembly, particularly in large numbers, derived in part from the Latin root grex, meaning crowd or flock. While the physical act of congregating is currently and foreseeably off the table, the power and READ MORE.
Social Distancing at the Ball Field05/07/2020

Social Distancing at the Ball Field

While their children tossed a ball around the Norfolk ball field, Ben Nadeau, Kailyn Nadeau, Stacey Dillard, Virginia Coleman-Prisco, and Sara Heller practice some social distancing on a chilly March afternoon. The post Social Distancing at the Ball Field appeared first on Norfolk Now. Read the rest of the article on nornow.org READ MORE.

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