Hello North Stonington,
We are certainly living through extraordinary times. As everyone is likely inundated with COVID-19 updates and information, I’ll try and keep this one short and simple…
In all instances please keep 6-10 feet between you and other people to comply with recommended physical social distancing
If you feel you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 call the hotline before proceeding to any medical facility. The hotline for Yale New Haven Health is 203-668-1700
For general information about COVID-19 visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus
General questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance.
See this video recorded after Governor Lamont’s last Sunday address. Click Here to view the video.
In other town news, we are maintaining Town Hall offices being open. We are staggering staffing for everyone’s safety and public is not permitted in the building. Please call Town Hall as you normally would for any town needs. Transfer station and highway crew are continuing to work normally. The Senior Center is closed and recreation programing for the most part is cancelled though staff will be in the building daily available by phone. We are currently looking at ideas for remote activities and hope to have some programming available soon.
You may be aware Earth Day celebrates 50 years this year! Though many activities had been scheduled around town it is uncertain how many will continue. One thing that you can do to help celebrate this momentous occasion is considering going out and picking up litter on the roadways. We are encouraging families to do this together and for proper social distance to take place with any groups. The Town has identified a few areas that have more litter than others. See this map for ideas on where to do your cleanup. If you are interested feel free to do this anytime between now and Earth Day April 22nd!
In highway news, this week the team graded Hewitt Farm garden and parking lots. Water ways were cleared on Pinewoods roads. Signs were placed at Holly Grove, the highway garage, and the transfer station for COVID 19 guidelines. Wooden posts were replaced on Wyassup and Fowler road. Crack sealing was done at the CES building and the back entrance was graded and rolled to fix wash out. Putker road was swept. Next week we intend to continue to grade dirt roads. Street sweeping will continue on main roads. Trees will be cut on Main Street, Rocky Hollow, and Hollowell Road. Stop bars are to be painted around town.
The North Stonington Quarterly editors have announced they will delay production for this quarters edition. They will decide in the near future when the edition will be produced based on future circumstances.
Many meetings took place this past week between myself and local, state and federal officials regarding the COVID-19 situation. Our Emergency Management group from Region 4 met earlier this week and I’ve been meeting with local municipal leaders regulary and exchanging emails with our neighboring towns. In short we are doing what we can locally, regionally, and on a State level to keep strong lines of communication open and working to be as responsive as possible with this fluid situation. If I can urge anything at this time of people please stay home, keep your distance, and be kind. We don’t know how long this may continue but we do know North Stonington is made up of some wonderful people who truly care about one another. Stay positive and supportive of one another.