Town Of Harwinton,CT

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Located in Litchfield County, Harwinton has an area of 31.1 square miles and a population of approximately 5,300. There are 2 voting districts. Principal industries are agriculture, retail services, landscaping, construction and tool and die manufacturing.

07/11/2020

TROPICAL STORM FAY STARTING TO WEAKEN AS THE STORM MOVES UP THE NEW JERSEY COAST…SUSTAINED WINDS NOW DOWN TO 50 MPH…TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE CONNECTICUT COAST…FLOOD WATCHES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE REST OF THE STATE…

At 5:00 PM Tropical Storm Fay was located at 39.5 N 74.3 W or approximately 90 miles south of New York City. T.S. Fay has maximum sustained winds of 50 MPH and is moving to the north at 14 MPH. Easterly winds along the Connecticut coast are currently sustained at 15 – 25 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH at times. Winds are gusting to 40 MPH at times on Long Island. Eversource and UI are currently reporting 388 customers without power across the state.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that Fay will slowly weaken over the next 6 hours as the Tropical Storm starts to move over land and over New York City around 9:00 PM. Fay will then move north just west of the NY / CT border between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM Saturday morning.

On this track the heaviest rain is now expected to remain just to the west of Connecticut. Western CT can now expect 1” – 2” of rain with slightly less rainfall expected in eastern CT. Flood watches remain in effect for the entire state. Winds are forecast to gust to 45 – 55 MPH along the southwest coast and 35 – 45 MPH inland this evening between 8:00 PM and 2:00 AM. A minor number of power outages are expected to occur. As with most tropical systems there is also a chance for an isolated tornado (2% for the entire state). T.S. Fay is forecast to depart the state by daybreak on Saturday.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Fay this evening. However this will be the final update unless the forecast changes.

Eversource is Ready to Respond to Tropical Storm Fay During Ongoing COVID-19 PandemicEnergy company shares tips to help ...
07/10/2020
Eversource | Residential

Eversource is Ready to Respond to Tropical Storm Fay During Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Energy company shares tips to help customers prepare



BERLIN, Conn. (July 10, 2020) – As Tropical Storm Fay moves up the East Coast, Eversource is closely monitoring and preparing for the high winds, heavy rains and possible flash flooding expected to impact New England Friday night into Saturday. While continuing to operate under its COVID-19 pandemic plan and adhering to its strict social distancing, hygiene and enhanced sanitation measures to safeguard the health and well-being of workers and customers, the energy company’s line and tree crews, along with its natural gas technicians, are ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by this storm.



“We recognize how important it is for our customers to have reliable power, especially during these unprecedented times as many people continue working remotely,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. “Working under the challenging conditions related to the pandemic, our crews are positioned around the state and ready to respond to any damage or outages caused by this tropical storm. Our team will work around-the-clock to restore power as quickly and safely as possible – yet some restorations may take longer as we work to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”

Eversource urges customers to always stay clear of downed wires and to report them immediately to 9-1-1. Be sure to report any outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Customers who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.

As flooding is possible, Eversource reminds customers flooding can cause damage to a home furnace or other natural gas appliances and some natural gas heating systems may be affected in the event of a power interruption. If flooding is severe, natural gas appliances should not be used until inspected by a licensed plumber or contractor. Once that is completed Eversource can turn gas service back on and safely relight appliances.



Eversource also offers the following tips on its website to help customers prepare for emergencies:




Additional preparedness tips can be found at Eversource.com.

Eversource is New England’s largest energy provider, proudly serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in CT, MA and NH.

07/09/2020

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST HAS AN 80% PERCENT CHANCE OF BECOMING TROPICAL OR SUB-TROPICAL STORM FAY IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS…SOME MINOR IMPACTS EXPECTED IN NEW ENGLAND…

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently monitoring a tropical disturbance located 60 miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina. This disturbance has an 80% of becoming a tropical or sub-tropical storm in the next 48 hours. An official forecast from the NHC will be available if the disturbance develops into a tropical or sub-tropical storm. The following un-official forecast is based on the GFS and NAM model runs for this morning.

The latest model runs are forecasting that the disturbance along the North Carolina coast will move generally to the north for the next 24 hours as the storm hugs the east coast. The storm system is forecast to be located near the southern tip of New Jersey by noon on Friday (see map to the right). The storm is then forecast to continue moving north possibly passing thru Western CT Friday evening between 8:00 PM and Midnight.

On this track the heaviest rain would be just to our west and Connecticut would only receive a minor impact from the storm. We could expect 1 - 3 inches of rain (see map to the far right) and some wind gusts to 25 MPH at times along the coast Friday evening. As with most tropical systems there is also a low chance (2%) for an isolated weak tornado.

We will need to monitor the track of this storm closely. A more easterly track could keep the storm out over open water and enable some more intensification to occur. A more easterly track would also bring the heaviest rain thru Western CT Friday evening.

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this disturbance. Another update will be sent out at noon on Friday or sooner if the NHC gives the disturbance a name

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07/04/2020

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06/29/2020

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Hope to see you at the Drive-In Movie at the Harwinton Fairgrounds tomorrow night!  This is the 1st of 9 weeks of drive-...
06/26/2020

Hope to see you at the Drive-In Movie at the Harwinton Fairgrounds tomorrow night! This is the 1st of 9 weeks of drive-in entertainment which includes movies, trivia, jukebox bingo & a concert! Follow Harwinton Recreation on facebook for more info.

Drive-in Movie at the Hawinton Fairgrounds tomorrow night! See you there!

06/25/2020

BERLIN, Conn. (June 25, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and Connecticut slowly reopens, Eversource is reminding customers of the options and solutions available to support them during this uncertain time. The energy company continues to offer various ways to assist customers, including tips to help save money and energy, as well as a new COVID-19 Payment Program that allows customers up to 24 months to pay any past-due balances.

“As the pandemic continues to evolve and we all begin to adjust to a new normal, we’re here to help any customer facing financial hardship or uncertainty,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “We recognize how challenging these times are and remain committed to supporting our customers as we navigate through this unchartered territory. Any customer who may have had a difficult time paying their energy bill because of the pandemic can take advantage of one of our flexible payment arrangements to help them pay down any balances that may have accrued over the past few months.”

The COVID-19 Payment Program is available to any customer who requests financial assistance during the pandemic. Residential customers must enroll by November 1, 2020, business customers need to sign up before August 1, 2020. While customers are not currently at risk of losing service as Eversource continues to suspend all customer disconnections, this flexible payment arrangement also provides an important option for customers whenever the current moratorium on disconnections ends.

Here’s how the COVID-19 Payment Program works:

Customers can pay past-due balances in flexible payment plans for up to 24 months

No down payment, fees or interest will be charged from March 10, 2020 (when the pandemic began) to the end of the payment plan

Once an active payment arrangement has been arranged, the account will be protected from service disconnection for the duration of the payment plan – including whenever the current moratorium on disconnections ends

Customers can learn more about the COVID-19 Payment Program and enroll online at Eversource.com or by calling 800-286-2000. For more information on energy saving tips, scam awareness and other programs Eversource is offering to support customers during the pandemic, visit Eversource.com.

Eversource also recommends customers take advantage of the company’s energy efficiency offerings which provides ways to save and help keep energy bills down year-round. Customers are encouraged to:

Sign up for a Home Energy SolutionsSM virtual pre-assessment– A certified technician checks a customer’s home via phone or video call to identify places it can be tightened up to save money and energy. LED bulbs and other energy saving products are mailed to the customer and the technician schedules a follow-up for a later date for improvements such as sealing up drafty doors and windows and closing air gaps around pipes. This service is normally $75 but is being offered now at no cost.

Create an online energy savings plan – Customers can better understand and manage their energy usage and costs. Customers should visit Eversource.com to create an energy savings plan.

Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2020 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies and the #1 utility by Forbes and JUST Capital. Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.25 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 237,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 198,000 customers in 52 communities across Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 8,300 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally-recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.

06/17/2020

This Saturday the Class of 2020 will graduate at Lewis Mills High School. Throughout the day Graduates and their families will be driving to Lewis Mills for their assigned ceremony time. A parent in the community sent me the following idea today to support our graduates and show them how proud we are of them as a community.

" Wouldn’t it be great as a community if we came together to show support by having a Blue & White Day this Saturday June 20th! Lewis Mills Graduation Day is this Saturday June 20th! Put up some Blue & White decorations, make a sign to wish them well as they make their way to their Individualized graduation celebration at Lewis Mills High School! They can’t be together on graduation but we can let them know we are with them in spirit! Graduation starts at 9:30 am and goes through 3:00 in the afternoon.
GO SPARTANS!"

I am sharing this in hopes that we can turn our towns blue and white to support our Graduates.

Thanks for all your support!

06/17/2020

Wouldn’t it be great as a community if we came together to show support by having a Blue & White Day this Saturday June 20th! Lewis Mills Graduation Day is this Saturday June 20th! Put up some Blue & White decorations, make a sign to wish them well as they make their way to their Individualized graduation celebration at Lewis Mills High School! They can’t be together on graduation but we can let them know we are with them in spirit! Graduation starts at 9:30 am and goes through 3:00 in the afternoon.
GO SPARTANS!"

06/04/2020

Posted on June 4, 2020

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is establishing the Connecticut Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund Program, which will set a process by which municipal governments will receive reimbursements from the state using the federally supported Coronavirus Relief Fund to offset their expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are certainly sympathetic to the needs of the municipalities during this unprecedented public health emergency and remain willing to assist them in offsetting their related expenses,” said Governor Lamont. “This first round of reimbursements to our towns and cities is only the beginning. This ongoing situation is dynamic, and we must adjust to the changing landscape in real time. Let there be no doubt, we are reimbursing municipalities for their full cost of their expenses to date, and we stand with them amid the continued efforts to protect our communities from this virus.”

“I can speak from experience as the former chief financial officer of Hartford that we understand how thinly municipal budgets are stretched in this environment,” said Melissa McCaw, Secretary of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM), the state agency that will administer the program. “This is only a first step in addressing the municipalities’ direct costs related to the COVID-19 crisis through June 30. The towns and cities across this great state critically require this support through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, and will also be able to avail themselves to other federal and state programs to help with their expenses and hopefully we will soon see federal action that will allow us to backfill lost revenue at the state and local level as that is critically important but remains unaddressed by the four federal COVID relief bills to date.”

In April, the Lamont administration asked all 169 municipalities to provide the state with information on their actual and projected expenses expressly related to combating the public health crisis from between March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. To date, municipalities have reported nearly $40 million in direct costs during this period. Federal rules prevent states from using the CARES Act funding to backfill lost government revenue and require the money to only be used for direct expenses related to the pandemic. To fund this program, the administration is setting aside $75 million and will re-evaluate this allocation for reimbursements beyond June 30.

OPM today sent a letter to every municipality in the state outlining the process for reimbursement under this program. The agency has also launched an informational website for municipalities, with the application portal to be open within the next several days.

In addition to this municipal reimbursement program, the state is using its share of CARES Act funding to cover the large costs associated with testing, the purchase of personal protective equipment, additional assistance to nursing homes, and increased state agency needs that will also directly and indirectly benefit municipalities.

The Lamont administration also previously notified Connecticut’s towns and cities and their respective boards of education about $111 million that is available to them through the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSERF), which is also part of the CARES Act. These funds will help offset increased education expenses, which are typically the largest annual expense incurred by municipalities. This funding will complement the $27.8 million already announced for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and can be used to ensure each student has access to the technology and connectivity they need for remote learning, improving distance learning curricula, addressing how to safely reopen after the pandemic, and providing social and emotional supports for students. If municipalities and their respective boards of education have expenses beyond the amounts or eligibility of the ESSERF, they may then still apply for reimbursement under the Connecticut Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund Program. There has also been a distribution of new Community Development Block Grant funds, Emergency Shelter Grant funds, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, and direct Justice Assistance Grants to help with housing, shelter, and transition services for the impoverished, ill, and recently released from incarceration.

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Located in Litchfield County, Harwinton has an area of 31.1 square miles and a population of approximately 5,300. There are 2 voting districts. Principal industries are agriculture, retail services, landscaping, construction and tool and die manufacturing.

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