Town pg 1 3-19-20

Town of Putnam — While many of the Town’s essential services will continue uninterrupted, other offices will have limited in-person availability. The Water Pollution Control Authority will continue providing safe drinking water to all served residents. There will be no water shut-offs during this time. The Town Hall will be closed to everyone except employees for the foreseeable future. Town Clerk office will waive the credit card processing fee for vital requests. The Highway Department has suspended accepting any waste drop-offs, including mattresses, until further notice. The Library is closed, with potential future provisions for outside pick-up. You may drop off books but they will be quarantined. Hope to have staff available to answer phone (860-963-6826); All Town departments will update their department links with communication methods, accessible from the main page . Please use phone and email correspondence as much as possible. The Town Hall phone number is 860-963-6800.  Putnam will be using teleconference and/or web-based Public Meetings instead of in-person, please see notices regarding joining options as posted on the website
Putnam public schools: closed for minimum of two weeks. Distance learning in place.
Putnam Science Academy - campus closed, classes online for the remainder of the academic school year
IHSP Daily Bread Food Pantry — reopen March 20 with a modified food distribution. Call ahead for appointment or if you are in need of emergency supplies: 860-928-0169. N2U Clothing Closet closed until further notice. Community Kitchen Tuesdays closed until further notice.
Community Café — Friday lunch at the Living Faith United Methodist Church closed for the month.
Town Hall — The Woodstock Town Hall will have limited access. Visitors are asked to buzz in at the front door. If you’re conducting business, please do it via email or phone. Permits, applications, and other information can be accessed online.
Woodstock Public Schools — closed. Will be reevaluated after 2 weeks.
Woodstock Academy: The Woodstock Academy shifted to eLearning. All school activities have been suspended. If a student is unable to participate in eLearning on a given day, a parent or guardian should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For info:
Libraries —
Pomfret Town Hall --- limited access until April 20, then re-evaluated. Conduct business there, via email and/or phone calls whenever possible.  Most information, permits and applications can be accessed thru the town web page at, snail-mailed or emailed. Call ahead, using department contacts in website, if your business absolutely requires you to go to the town Hall.
Pomfret Community School — closed through March 31.
Rectory School — beginning March 30th Elementary and Middle School will participate in distant learning programs indefinitely - no return date scheduled.
Pomfret School — closed - distant learning beginning April 2nd
Pomfret Senior Center — closed through April 7.
Pomfret Public Library — closed until March 31. There will be a “free library” on the front steps with books and DVDs for patrons to share.
Audubon Society — The Connecticut Audubon Society at Pomfret has closed the center’s building and all indoor programs through March 31 are cancelled. Outdoor walks and programs will continue, and all Connecticut Audubon sanctuaries will remain open for hiking. Revaluations of programs and activities for April will be ongoing. 860-928-4948
Town Hall – closed. Please call the Town Office Departments to see if we can provide assistance to you over the telephone rather than in person. Selectman’s office: 860-974-0133, ext. 3. Town Clerk: 860-974-1885, ext. 5.
Eastford Elementary — closed through March 31.
Eastford library — closed through March 25. The decision to reopen will be determined weekly. The Librarian will be available via telephone (860-974-0125) to fill request for the circulation of books. Please use the drop off box to return books.
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