Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

PUTNAM — A School Street resident was arrested on drug charges Jan. 16.
Melissa Carroll, 30, of 175 School St., Apartment D, was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent, operating a drug factory and narcotics outside original container.
Members of the Troop-D Quality of Life Task Force, the Putnam Police Department, and officers assigned to the Danielson Probation Office executed a narcotics-related search and seizure warrant on Carroll, arresting her while she was driving her 2009 Mazda in Killingly. Police seized 95 bags (21.4g) of fentanyl/heroin; 13.5 grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale and $1,151. At her residence, investigators seized 530 folds (162 g) of heroin/ fentanyl prepackaged for sale; 45 grams of crack cocaine prepackaged for sale, scales, packaging equipment, and $4,167.
Members of the CT State Police are committed to combating drug activity in the “Quiet Corner” and anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics and /or synthetic marijuana are encouraged to call the Troop D QLTF anonymous Tips Hotline at 860-779-4950 or message the QLTF Facebook page.


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.
No arrest logs available at press time.

Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Planning Commission
The Town of Putnam Planning Commission will hold a meeting on January 28, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at the Putnam Town Hall located at 126 Church Street Putnam, CT.  A public hearing will be held on the following:

Application #2019-01:  Strategic Commercial Realty, Inc. d/b/a Rawson Materials — Request for a 16-lot re-subdivision for a proposed second phase of the Quinebaug Regional Technology Park.  Property located between the end of Technology Park Drive and Town Farm Road.  Property noted by location as 79 Town Farm Road., Town Assessor’s Map 44, Lot 1. Zoned QTP.

Edward Briere,

Jan. 17, 2019
Jan. 24, 2019

Legal Notice
Tax Collector’s
Town & Fire District
of Pomfret
Legal Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town and Fire District of Pomfret that the Supplemental Motor Vehicle and Second Installment of Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills on the Grand List of October 1, 2017, are DUE AND PAYABLE January 1, 2019. The last day to pay without penalty is February 1, 2019. Per State Statute, interest will be charged at 18% annually (1.5% per month), with a minimum charge of $2.00 per each entity (Town and Fire are separate entities) on all delinquent payments postmarked February 2, 2019, or later.
Make all checks payable to Pomfret Tax Collector and mail to: Pomfret Tax Collector, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259. If a receipt is desired, please enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. For more information or to pay online, go to
Tax Office Hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Town Hall is closed on Fridays. If you have any questions, please call 860-974-0394.

Pamela N. Gaumond,
CCMC Tax Collector
Town & Fire District of Pomfret

Dec. 27, 2018
Jan. 3, 2019
Jan. 24, 2019


SPRINGFIELD— Nicole Bryant of Chepachet was inducted into Western New England University’s Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.


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On the Beam
Lydia Taft goes airborne on the balance beam in a recent competition for the Woodstock Academy Centaurs gymnastics team. Woodstock Academy photo.

Halfway through the season, Woodstock Academy senior Lydia Taft is still not 100 percent as of yet.
Her opponents, however, may question that.
The gymnast has been very consistent and led the Centaurs to their fifth consecutive victory Jan. 16, 144.1 – 125.7 over Norwich Free Academy at Thames Valley Gymnastics.
“It’s really awesome to have her back,” coach Kasey Tocchio said of the senior.
Taft missed all but one meet, the New England championship, last season due to back troubles.
“She is beyond hungry,” Tocchio said. “This is her senior year and for her to come back right where she left off just means the absolute world to her.”
Tocchio said Taft still is doing alternative training because of her back to keep her in the best shape possible and try to get her through the entire season.
“What she is doing right now is just remarkable,” Tocchio said.
Taft won the All-Around with a 36.95 total against the Wildcats. She also claimed first place in the beam (9.5) and the floor (9.4); was second in the bars (9.0) and tied for third with teammate Emily Arters (9.05) in the vault.
“I’m really excited about where she is at. I wouldn’t say shocked because I knew she had it in her. I’m just super-proud of how far she has come,” Tocchio said.
Taft is also not blowing away her teammates.
Fellow senior Ali Crescimanno was right behind her in Norwich with a 36.35.
Crescimanno was first in the bars (9.5) and tied Putnam’s Maggie McKeon for first in the vault (9.4). The Killingly-Putnam-Tourtellotte cooperative also competed against NFA and posted a 132.2-125.7 win over the Wildcats.
Tocchio said the interior competition is probably even more important than competition from the outside because of the consistency of the push between Taft and Crescimanno.
“It helps both of them. It’s kind of like when me and Justine (Basley) competed (at Killingly), it’s so awesome to have a teammate that is so close to you that way that you just keep pushing one another which is what they do and it helps the rest of our all-around performers; Jenna (Davidson), Maddie (Grube), and Abby (Vaida),” Tocchio said.
Vaida finished second in the beam (8.85) and third on the floor (9.2) in Norwich. Vaida provided some needed points in the floor exercise last season, but Tocchio said she has improved in the other three events this season as well. “With her and Maddie hitting, it just means the team score just keeps creeping up,” Tocchio said.
Arters has been doing a new vault which has also given the Centaurs’ point total a boost.
The Centaurs still have to improve a bit as the tournament season approaches. Their 144.1 score was not the best of the season. That occurred in their first meet at home against NFA when the Centaurs posted a 146.85 total.
“That first mark gave us a lot of hope as to how high we could go this year,” Tocchio said. “We feel we can get into the high 140s. We’re still making little mistakes here-and-there. We were off on beam last night which we haven’t been all season. There is potential to keep growing.”
Marc Allard
Sports Information Director
The Woodstock Academy


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