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EDC Working to Create a Norfolk Brand

By Ruth Melville How to brand the town of Norfolk, in the hopes of attracting visitors and new residents, was the main topic of discussion at the March meeting of the Economic Development Commission (EDC). It’s easy to imagine how you might brand toothpaste or a new SUV, but what does it mean for a READ MORE.

Exiling Dr. Seuss

Library moves books from children’s room to up section by Kelly Kandra Hughes When the company that publishes the Dr. Seuss books decided to pull six of the late author’s titles from its publication list, the Norfolk Library had a decision to make. What to do about four of the titles in its collection? On READ MORE.

Town Meetings

Annual Budget Hearing and Town Meeting The Annual Budget Hearing and the Annual Town Meeting will be open to the public. These meetings will be held at the Botelle School Gym. The staff at Botelle will conduct the necessary cleaning before and after the events. These events will require social distancing and you must wear READ MORE.

From Norfolk Gov. News…

Region 7 Budget Workshop The Regional #7 Board of Education will be presenting their 2021/22 Budget and providing an update on school activities. They will be available to answer your questions on the current status of the school. The event will be presented via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00 pm. Join Zoom Meeting READ MORE.

Fiber Optic Committee Reports to Board of Finance

By Susan MacEachron Kim Maxwell, chair of the Fiber Optic Study Committee, told the Board of Finance at a special meeting on Feb. 24 that Norfolk could be the first town in Connecticut to provide broadband access to all. Maxwell said that high speed internet access provided by a fiber optic cable network would be READ MORE.

Town Focuses on Retirement Plan

by Susan MacEachron The Norfolk Retirement Committee held its annual meeting on Feb. 4 and recommended maintaining the current 5 percent contribution of an employee’s salary in its retirement savings plans.  The committee oversees the retirement plans for current and former employees of the town, including school administrators and sewer district employees. The town has READ MORE.

EDC Considers Town Plan for Affordable Housing

by Ruth Melville The Feb. 11 meeting of the Economic Development Commission opened with an odd query: “Does anyone know why Google has recently changed the name of the town to ‘Norfolk Historic District’ on its maps?” Linda Perkins, the town clerk, had asked EDC co-chair Libby Borden if the change was the EDC’s doing. READ MORE.
Norfolk Farmers Market to Return this Summer03/07/2021

Norfolk Farmers Market to Return this Summer

Text by Doug McDevittPhoto by Bruce Frisch Imagine a summer morning, leaves on the trees gently rustling as a warm, soft breeze brushes your face and the heat of the sun spreads across your shoulders. The sounds of lively banter and laughter reach your ears, and music lifts your spirit as you find yourself humming READ MORE.

Board of Finance Reviews Preliminary Town Budget

by Susan MacEachron The Board of Finance meeting on Feb. 9 was devoted to a preliminary review of the Norfolk town budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and to the discussion of three near-term capital projects. The town budget has three components: the town, Botelle School and the payment to Regional 7 school READ MORE.

City Meadow Park Development Cleared to Move Ahead

Linking City Meadow with a renovated Robertson Plaza by David Beers The next phase of construction to complete the City Meadow Park in downtown Norfolk was approved by the Planning and Zoning Committee (P&Z) at its Jan. 12 meeting. With approval already in hand from the Inland Wetlands Agency earlier in the month, the town’s READ MORE.

Norfolk welcomes all to Winter Weekend events

NORFOLK – A team of volunteers have organized a town-wide weekend celebration for Winter Win, a celebration featuring music, art and outdoor activities. Although most of the events are virtual, Mother Nature permitting, the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an in-person event Feb. 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town Skating READ MORE.

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