Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier



TOWN OF POMFRET -- LEGAL NOTICE
A certified list of Democratic party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Pomfret for Election as: (1) First Selectman, (1) Selectman, (1) Town Treasurer, (1) Board of Finance To Fill Vacancy for Four Years, (2) Board of Education, (1) Board of Assessment Appeals, (1) Planning & Zoning Commission, (1) Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate, (1) Zoning Board of Appeals, (3) Constables, (3) Library Trustees Full Term; is on file in my office at: Five Haven Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259, and copies thereof are available for public distribution.
The certified list as received includes fewer names of party-endorsed candidates than the party is entitled to nominate for the following offices:
                    Number of        Number Entitled
    Office                Names Certified              To Be Nominated
Board of Finance Full Term            0            2
Board of Assessment Appeals            1            2
Planning & Zoning Commission             1            3
Zoning Board of Appeals                1            2
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate        0            1
Constables                    3            4
Library Trustee to Fill Vacancy for Four Years    0            1
Library Trustee to Fill Vacancies for Two Years    0            2
A Primary will be held September 14, 2021, if, for a particular office, the number of party-endorsed candidates plus the number of candidates filing petitions pursuant to Sections 9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes exceeds the maximum number which the party is entitled to nominate for that office.  Petitions must be filed not later than 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2021.  Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from:
Susan M. Devokaitis, Democratic Registrar of Voters, Five Haven Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259.

Dated at Pomfret, Connecticut , this 26th day of July 2021
Cheryl A. Grist, Pomfret Town Clerk

July 29, 2021

Legal Notice
TOWN OF POMFRET
A certified list of Republican party-endorsed candidates for the Town of Pomfret for Election as: (1) Selectman, (1) Town Treasurer, (2) Board of Finance Full Term, (2) Board of Education, (1) Board of Assessment Appeals, (2) Planning & Zoning Commission, (1) Zoning Board of Appeals, (3) Constables, (1) Library Trustees Full Term; is on file in my office at:  Five Haven Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259, and copies thereof are available for public distribution.
The certified list as received includes fewer names of party-endorsed candidates than the party is entitled to nominate for the following offices:
                    Number of        Number Entitled
    Office                Names Certified             To Be Nominated
First Selectman                0            1
Board of Finance to Fill Vacancy for Four Years    0            1
Board of Assessment Appeals            1            2
Planning & Zoning Commission             2            3
Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate        0            1
Zoning Board of Appeals                1            2
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate        0            1
Constables                    3            4
Library Trustees                1            3
Library Trustee to Fill Vacancy for Four Years    0            1
Library Trustee to Fill Vacancies for Two Years    0            2
A Primary will be held September 14, 2021, if, for a particular office, the number of party-endorsed candidates plus the number of candidates filing petitions pursuant to Sections    9-382 to 9-450 of the Connecticut General Statutes exceeds the maximum number which the party is entitled to nominate for that office.  Petitions must be filed not later than 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2021.  Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing of opposing candidacies, including schedules, may be obtained from:
Martha B. Emilio, Republican Registrar of Voters, Five Haven Road, Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259.

Dated at Pomfret, Connecticut this 26th day of July 2021

Cheryl A. Grist, Pomfret Town Clerk

July 29, 2021

Legal Notice
TOWN OF PUTNAM
PUTNAM SPECIAL SERVICES
WEST PUTNAM DISTRICT
EAST PUTNAM FIRE DISTRICT
COLLECTOR OF REVENUE
(860) 963-6800 Extension 804
The first installment of taxes, due to the Town of Putnam, Special Service District, East Putnam Fire District and West Putnam District on the Grand List of October 1, 2020, is due and payable on July 1, 2021, through August 2, 2021.
TO AVOID INTEREST CHARGES, MAIL MUST
BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN AUGUST 2, 2021
Payments made after the last day to pay without penalty will be subject to an interest charge of 3% (1.5% per month) or $2.00 minimum per Town and $2.00 per Special Service District, East Putnam Fire District and West Putnam District (where applicable), whichever is higher, according to Connecticut State Statute, Sec. 12-146.
Online payments can be made at the Town of Putnam website - www.putnamct.us after July 1, 2021.
For your convenience, feel free to use our drop box option located outside the Putnam Town Hall on the left hand side of the driveway.
Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Wednesday
8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday
8 a.m. through 1 p.m. Friday
Tax Office Window closes 15 minutes prior to Town Hall daily closure.
The Town Hall Offices will be closed July 5, 2021.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ANYONE WHO IS NOT VACCINATED. PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE TOWN HALL IF YOU FEEL UNWELL.
June 25, 2021
July 1, 2021
July 29, 2021

Legal Notice
Tax Collector’s Office
TOWN & FIRE DISTRICT
OF POMFRET
Legal Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the Town and Fire District of Pomfret that the first installment of taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2020, is DUE AND PAYABLE July 1, 2021.  The last day to pay without penalty is August 2, 2021.  Per State Statute, interest will be charged at 18% annually (1.5% per month), with a minimum charge of $2.00 per entity (Town and Fire District are separate entities) on all delinquent payments postmarked after August 2, 2021.
Please make all checks payable to: Pomfret Tax Collector.  The mailing address is 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 www.pomfretct.gov.
Tax office hours are:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Wednesday  8:30 am to 6:00 pm, closed on Fridays.  If you have any questions, please call 860-974-0394.  
Pamela N. Gaumond, CCMC
Tax Collector
Town & Fire District of Pomfret
June 24, 2021
July 1, 2021
July 29, 2021

Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Inland Wetland Commission
The Town of Putnam Inland Wetland Commission held a meeting on July 14, 2021, at 7:00 P.M., via Zoom.
The following action was taken:
Application # 2021-09: Shane Pollock – 51 River Junction - Residential Construction
Single Family — APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS.
David Pomes,
Chairman
July 29, 2021

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I am fortunate to live in a climate which celebrates four (typically) distinct seasons, bookended with cold and snowy winters (typically) and warm and dry summers (typically). I am appreciative of my ability to turn on my air conditioning, but also far more appreciative that since I do not live in a tropical climate (typically), I only need to use the air conditioning during one or two string of days where there is a heat wave (typically).
My house is nicely insulated so on those warm summer days that climb into the 90s, I can (typically) turn off the air in the evening, open up the windows, turn on a ceiling fan and let in the cooler summer night breezes.  This makes my Yankee pocketbook happy as I do not have to spend a ton of money (typically) on an artificially generated cooling source of air.
But this summer has been anything but typical and with hot humid days which lead into stormy saturated nights, I have found that, on a daily basis, I am running around opening and shutting windows in order to try and find the right balance of warm, yet dry, air and comfortable sleeping temperatures that feel “natural.”
In my opinion, air conditioning which is set to a temperature of 78 degrees can feel very comfortable in comparison to an outdoor temperature of 95 degrees with complete humidity.  However, this summer, opening up my windows at night because the temperature drops down to about 70 degrees (8 degrees cooler than what I have my air conditioning set to) is not only making my bedroom feel somewhat tropical because of all of the humidity, but it is also allowing the almost nightly barrage of thunderstorms and rain to wake me up.  This is causing me to jump up and shut the windows and switch on my air conditioning to a lower temperature. By dawn, I have grown weary of the constant clicking, on and off, of the air and so I turn up the air temperature and open my windows to allow fresh air in for the remainder of my sleeping time.  
As the day continues on, I find that the humidity seeping in through the open windows is making me sweat unnecessarily and so I shut the windows and turn on the air.  Then it rains and cools things down a bit and so I open them again. Then it heavily rains again and so I run around shutting all the windows so that things don’t get wet. Then it feels sticky in the house at 78 degrees and so I turn the air down to 75 degrees. Then I think about how expensive my electric bill will be and I notice that the sun is setting so I turn the air back up and open all of the windows again.  This continues throughout the night until it starts all over again the next day.  I’m tired! ;-)
Open? Shut?
Kathy Naumann, possessor of NATURALLY curly hair and the understanding that you can’t control everything!

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Hammer Down
Putnam's Municipal Complex is moving into the home stretch with the installation of the large glass plates on the public library section, right,  and, on July 24, paving. Gerber Construction, in charge of site construction, hired Waters Paving to pave all the entrances and exits and the area in front of the complex. Two layers of asphalt were put down. Gerber will be spreading soil in the area that's served construction vehicles for the duration and then grass will be planted in August. Linda Lemmon photos.

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Graduates
Two new Putnam Police Department officers this week graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy. From left: Putnam Police Captain Justin, officer Roy D. Hicks, officer Nicholas E. Ustin and Putnam Police Chief Chris Ferace. Courtesy photo.




Two Putnam
officers
graduate from
police academy
PUTNAM — Putnam Police Officers Nicholas E. Ustin and Roy D. Hicks graduated July 22 from the 371st Training Class the POSTC Connecticut Police Academy after 28 weeks of basic training. Officers Ustin and Hicks were among a class of 74 officers from municipal and university police departments across the state who graduated in a ceremony held at Maloney High School in Meriden.
Officer Ustin and Officer Hicks will now move onto a field training phase where they will be assigned to a Field Training Officer for the next 12 weeks. Then they will be assigned to the department’s Patrol Division.


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Deciding
Cora Belleville, 8, left, and her cousin Brooklyn Belleville, 8, checked out shirts at Tie-Dye Buy vendor at Pop-Up Putnam July 24. More  photos on page 4. Linda Lemmon photo.

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Artist Sapphina Roller of the Art Guild transforms a plain trash can into a Rotary Park work of art.
Two pieces of art by Jennerate LLC inhabit two trees in Rotary Park. The piece above is near the riverside and the bandstand and the piece on the tree at right is in front of the Mama Bear sculpture.
On page one is a resin table.
Putnam Mayor Barney Seney dropped by the PBA Pluck-a-Duck sales tent to give them a boost. Courtesy photo.

By Linda Lemmon
Town Crier Editor
PUTNAM — The July 24 Pop-Up Putnam was definitely a hit. Wall-to-wall artisans, food vendors, art, vendors and music. And wall-to-wall with people, about 1,000 people, according to Putnam Business Association coordinator Sheila Frost.
Frost said people enjoyed the bands, Wayne Sinclair and the Just 2 Trio. “The vendors had beautiful handmade products. The weather was perfect. People were happy to be out and enjoy things as a group and be together,” she said.
There were more than 50 vendors, the NDDH Vaccine Clinic, the Putnam Lions Food Truck and a Live Art Demonstration. Sapphina Roller from the Art Guild turned a plain trash can into a representation of Rotary Park — for Rotary Park.
The vendors were pleased. July 26 Frost received an email from one vendor: “What a nice day Saturday!  Things went very well and the field looked pretty busy. Always fun to see repeat customers. Thanks for all you do — and the helpers were lovely, by the way. Just having an offer to help cart things around is very much appreciated. A huge boost at the end of an event to have help. Will see you in August!  Wondering about the festival in October now, too. Is there info about that or a vendor sign up?  I am just starting to go into pumpkin and mitten production, so I am very interested.”
Frost said, “We featured something new-to Pop-Up Putnam this time with a Pop-Up Putnam Passport where attendees were given a card to get punched at each vendor table. Once they visited the vendors, they returned to the Berkshire Hathaway table and dropped their card in for a chance to win prizes donated by the vendors. There were so many donated prizes that we had four baskets to raffle off. The baskets were chock full of beautiful handmade items and folks really enjoyed this fun new twist.”
Frost said that the Passport was so popular it will be brought back for the final Pop-Up Putnam event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21. After that Pop-Up Putnam event, Rotary Park will host a concert and the town’s fireworks.
Two new art features were added by Jennerate LLC for the Character Around Every Corner series. The distinctive faces can be found in the trees near the 3 Bears and the bandstand inspired by:
A rustle from the silence/Came to life one day
Firmly rooted in his beliefs
This wise old tree took shape.
“Embrace your natural beauty”,
the mama bear heard him say
“Believe in what makes you unique
and keep growing along the way.
Others may try to define you,
by all the things you are not.
But continue to nurture those that surround you,
stay true to your own heart”
Frost added “The Town of Putnam Parks and Recreation Department have been tremendously helpful and a joy to work with. They help make the events run very smoothly.” In addition to the PBA and the town, the event is powered by the Putnam Area Foundation.

 

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