Education briefs pg 2 8-31-17

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WILLIMANTIC — Eastern students from the Korean Samul Ensemble and Korean Music and Culture Class at Eastern Connecticut State University recently presented their annual spring Korean Music Concert. Taking part were: Mackenzie Muscara ’17 of Dayville (majoring in music) and Meaghan Strange ’18 of Woodstock (majoring in visual arts).
NEW LONDON, N.H. — Anna Werge of N. Grosvenordale graduated with a bachelor’s in athletic training at Colby-Sawyer College’s commencement May 6, 2017.
BIDDEFORD AND PORTLAND, MAINE —  Seth Semmelrock of Pomfret Center was named to the dean’s list for the 2017 spring semester at the University of New England. 
NEW LONDON, N.H. — Two local students are taking part in internships by Colby-Sawyer College faculty, staff, and work site professionals. Megan Pickett of Pomfret Center completed Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement with Colby-Sawyer College Humanities Department; and Ian Burgess of Pomfret Center completed Colby-Sawyer’s internship requirement with the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket, R.I.

Police pg 12 6-1-17

The following charges were listed in the Putnam Police Department logs.  The people charged are innocent until proven guilty in court. The Town Crier will publish dispositions of cases at the request of the accused. The dispositions must be accompanied by the proper documentation. The Putnam Police Department confidential Tip Line is 963-0000.
May 23
Christopher Herrick, 42, Marshall Street, Putnam; third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct.
Susan Megarry, 48, Pleasant Street, Leominster, Mass.; second-degree breach of peace, disorderly conduct.
Scott Beaulieu, 54, Marshall Street, N. Grosvenordale; second-degree breach of peace, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief.
May 24
Nicholas Holmes, 35, Battey Street, Putnam; possession of crack cocaine, possession of hallucinogens, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating under suspension.

Legals pg 11 6-1-17

Legal Notice
Town of Pomfret, Connecticut
5 Haven Road, Pomfret, Connecticut 06259
The Town of Pomfret, Connecticut will receive sealed bids for “Route 169/44 Sidewalk Construction” project until 10:00 a.m. local time on Monday, June 26, 2017, in Town Hall in the First Selectman’s Office, which is located at 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, Connecticut 06259, after which no bids will be accepted and at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.   Bids must be sealed and marked “Route 169/44 Sidewalk Construction.”
Work under this contract includes construction of a bituminous concrete sidewalk and Portland cement concrete ramps with detectable warning strips along portions of the east and west sides of Route 169/44 (Pomfret Road) located between “Grosvenor Road” and the entrance to the “Most Holy Trinity Church,” in Pomfret, Connecticut. The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Specifications, and other contract documents may be obtained for a $25.00 non-refundable fee, per set, or examined at the First Selectman’s Office, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, Connecticut, Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Sets of documents will be mailed to prospective bidders upon request, for an additional $15.00 fee.  Checks are to be made payable to the Town of Pomfret.
Bidders shall submit two (2) original copies of their Proposal on the forms provided, in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the appropriate project title.
The Town of Pomfret hereby notifies all bidders that this contract is subject to state set-aside and contract compliance requirements.  
Attention of bidders is directed to certain requirements of this contract which require that minimum rates to be paid for labor of the various classifications shall be in accordance with the current schedule of wages established by the Connecticut Department of Labor as provided in the General Statutes of Connecticut, as revised.  This is a state funded project.
A pre-bid conference to review the project will be held at Pomfret Town Hall, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, Connecticut, Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  All prospective bidders are urged to attend.
A satisfactory Bid Bond or Certified Check in the amount equal to five percent (5%) of the base bid shall be submitted with each bid.  The Bid Bond shall be made payable to the Town of Pomfret and shall be properly executed by the Bidder.  A 100% Performance, Labor and Material Bond is also required.  All sureties must be listed on the most recent IRS Circular 570.
Bids, to receive consideration, must be in the hands of the authorized representative of the town, no later than the day and hour at the location mentioned above.  The Town of Pomfret reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids; to waive informalities; or, to accept any bid deemed in the best interests of the Town of Pomfret.
Bidders are requested to note that the award of this Contract is subject to the following conditions and contingencies:
1)  The approval of such governmental agencies as may be required by law.
2)  The appropriation of adequate funds by the proper agencies  
All bids will be considered valid for a period of ninety (90) days.  No bidder may withdraw their bid within ninety (90) days after the actual date of the bid opening.  Additionally, the contract documents require the prompt commencement of the work.
Dated at Pomfret,  Connecticut, This 1st Day of June, 2017
Craig W. Baldwin,
First Selectman
May 31, 2017
Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Zoning Commission
The Town of Putnam Zoning Commission held a meeting on May 17, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. at the Putnam Town Hall located at 126 Church Street, Putnam, CT.  The following action was taken:
Docket #2017-02:  Rawson Materials-Jeff Rawson — Request for a Special Permit for earth removal in accordance with Section 304, Table III-1. “Schedule of Uses and Districts” and Section 607 “Excavation” of the Town of Putnam Zoning Regulations.  The earth removal will consist of 2 Phases with 43,000 cubic yards of gravel to be removed.  Property is located at 38 & 52 Cady Road, Town Assessor’s Map 34, Lots 77 & 78. Zoned AG-2.  PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED TO JUNE 21, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.
Docket # 2017-03: Rawson Landscape Supply — Request for a Special Permit for a miniature golf course in accordance with Section 304 Schedule of Uses and Districts Table III-1 of the Town of Putnam Zoning Regulations.  Property noted by location as 99 Canal Street (a.k.a 147 Kennedy Drive), Town Assessor’s Map 015, Lot 165. Zoned DP.   APPROVED.
Docket # 2017-04: Wheelabrator’s Putnam Inc. — Request for a Special Permit for the installation and operation of a recyclable metals recovery system and its associated infrastructure at the Putnam Ash Residue Landfill.  The operation of the metals recovery equipment may take place 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, per Wheelabrator’s Ground Lease with the Town of Putnam.  Truck traffic to and from the landfill will continue to be limited to its permitted hours, which are currently set for 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday, and from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Sundays.  The operation of the metals recovery equipment beyond these daytime hours is subject to the installation of a building and other devices as needed to adequately control noise and light in meeting the Zoning Regulations.  Town Assessor’s Map 48, Lot 1, (344 River Rd) Map 44, Lot 9 (27 Town Farm Road) Map 44, Lot 31 (314 River Road). Zoned AG-2.  APPROVED.
Patricia Hedenberg, Chairwoman
May 31, 2017
Legal Notice  ---  Town of Pomfret
The legal voters and citizens qualified to vote in Town Meeting of the Town of Pomfret are hereby warned to meet at the Pomfret Community School Cafeteria, 20 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, Connecticut on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. to act upon the following articles:
Article 1: To choose a Moderator for said meeting.
Article 2: To see if the Town will consider and act upon the following resolution:  “Resolved” that the Board of Selectmen is hereby authorized and empowered to enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Transportation and the Office of Policy and Management, State of Connecticut, for the expenditure of all Highway funds under the provisions of Chapter 240 and the expenditure of all Local Capital Improvement Funds under the provisions of Chapter 7-536, CT General Statutes, for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017.
Article 3: To see if the Town will consider and adopt the Five Year Local Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2017–2018 as proposed by the Board of Selectmen.
Article 4: To hear and act upon the report of the Selectmen, Town Treasurer, Treasurer of the Local School Fund, and Board of Education, as published by the Board of Finance, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.
Article 5: To see if the Town will accept the following cemetery funds for perpetual care:  Abington Cemetery Association:  Gordon Mayo, Sr. & Sherry A. Mayo, 2 Graves #447 & #448, deTallyrand Annex, $200.00; Kevin & Jane Anderson, 3 Graves #449, #450 & #451, deTallyrand Annex, $300.00; and Pomfret Cemetery Corporation:  Cynthia W. Cole, Yard Three (3), Lot 80, $100.00; Lindsey C. & Charles R. Miesmer, Yard Three (3), Lots 81 and 82, $200.00.
Article 6:  To see if the Town will approve an Ordinance Establishing A Pomfret Commission on Aging to replace an Ordinance Establishing a Senior Advocate Commission as adopted at a Special Town Meeting dated March 22, 2012.  Proposed Ordinance approved by the Board of Selectmen and is on file with the Pomfret Town Clerk, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, CT.
Article 7: To see if the Town will approve an Ordinance Prohibiting the Storage, Disposal or Use of Waste From Oil and Gas Exploration or Extraction Activities or any Derivative Thereof in the Town of Pomfret, Connecticut.  Proposed Ordinance approved by the Board of Selectmen and is on file with the Pomfret Town Clerk, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, CT.
Article 8: To see if the Town will approve a Property Tax Payment Agreement between the Town of Pomfret and Woods Hill Solar, LLC.  Said Agreement approved by the Board of Selectmen and is on file with the Pomfret Town Clerk, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret, CT.
Article 9: To see if the Town will adopt a total appropriation in the amount of $13,109,871 for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget with $2,514,082 of said amount to be the General Government Appropriation and $10,595,789 of said amount to be the Board of Education Appropriation, the same to be funded by estimated revenues as recommended by the Board of Finance.
Article 10: To do any other business proper to come before said meeting. 
Dated at Pomfret, Connecticut, this 31st day of May, 2017
Craig W. Baldwin, Barry T. Jessurun, Donna L. Smith
Its Board of Selectmen
Attest:  Cheryl A. Grist,  Town Clerk
May 31, 2017

Drugs pg 12 6-1-17

PUTNAM — The Putnam Police Department made a narcotics possession arrest following a motor vehicle stop on May 24.
Nicholas Holmes, 35, of 19 Battey St. Putnam, was charged with: possession of marijuana, possession of narcotics, possession of a hallucinogenic, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating with a suspended license.
Police stopped Holmes’ vehicle on Providence Street near Church Street for a for a headlight violation.
Probable cause was developed for the search of the vehicle, a black 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. Police seized suspected marijuana, crack/cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia.
Members of the Putnam Police are committed to combating illegal drug activity within the town of Putnam. Anyone with information pertaining to such activity is encouraged to contact the Putnam Police Department Crime Tip hotline at  or 860-963-0000.

Quest pg 9 6-1-17

PUTNAM — Quest Martial Arts announced promotions for March.
Camo Tiger - Caroline Colligan, Adam Lafleur
Blue Tiger - Chaira Rochette,  Kennedy Collier
Orange Dragon
Dante Warren
Blue Dragon
Daniel Brinkley,  Nathan Lyon,  Jack Lyon,  Noah Hall,  Ryan Turbesi
American Dragon
Tessa Riendeau 
Porter Barlow,  Alex DeCarli,  Caydem Herlihy,  Benjamin LaChance   
Kaleb Herrick,  Kaden Dupuis, Johnathan Goding
Orange –Blue
Vincenzo DiMeglio,  Emma Chrzanowski,  Elyana Groccia
Gaighe DeBella
David Sumner
Jr. App Black
Hunter Larson
9 GUP Orange
Mike Demers
8 GUP Blue
Caleb Koleszar
7 GUP Blue
Ian Sorensen
5 GUP Green
Jon Compagnone
4 GUP Green
Mike Davis
2 GUP Red
Jennifer Frechette


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