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“While a stunning first impression is not the same thing as love at first sight, it surely is an invitation to consider the matter.” (Anonymous)
Welcome to Marlborough’s newly updated website! Hopefully, you’ll find it reflects the true personality of our town while providing all the important local information. We hope it will be a place you’ll want to visit often.
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“Every six minutes in the US, someone damages an underground utility line because of digging without calling 8-1-1 first,” said Vice President of Safety Bob Coates. “Striking a single line can cause serious injuries, as well as outages. Accidental dig-ins can happen anywhere utility lines are buried, from a backyard to a major construction site.”
Call Before You Dig (CBYD) governs safe digging practices in Connecticut, and Dig Safe governs safe digging practices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Both offer a one-call system to locate and mark underground facilities that are near proposed excavation areas. By calling 8-1-1, homeowners and contractors are connected with CBYD or Dig Safe, which notify local utilities of any scheduled digging activities. Professionals then visit the property to mark utility-owned underground lines with flags and/or spray paint to indicate areas to be avoided.
For more information about Call Before You Dig, click www.cbyd.com.
Customers continue to report receiving calls and visits from energy marketers misrepresenting themselves as Eversource employees. These individuals may request to see a copy of a customer’s bill, offer discounted power or use other tactics such as authentic-seeming phone numbers, graphics, and wearing uniforms to earn our customers’ trust.
Enclosed is a link for a video https://youtu.be/noKjAQVey6o
Please feel free to share this video with anyone who may have concerns on this topic or who may be susceptible to these tactics. A heightened awareness is critical to prevention and we can all take an active role in helping to protect customers.
Pavers for State Veterans Memorial to Honor Your Veteran
Connecticut’s first statewide veterans’ memorial pays tribute to the state’s past heroes and heroines, honors today’s veterans, and demonstrates the appreciation for their service for generations to come. It is a welcoming place for personal reflection, as well as a gathering place where groups can honor Connecticut veterans for their commitment and sacrifices. The impressive granite memorial is located in Hartford’s Minuteman Park on Capitol Ave. and Broad St., across from the William A. O’Neill State Armory and the Legislative Office Building. The outdoor memorial is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and there is no admission fee.
Hundreds of 6” x 12” granite engraved pavers are important elements of the memorial, offering state residents a meaningful way to honor or memorialize a special veteran, and the funds raised have supported the memorial’s development. Only 150 of these 6” x 12” walkway pavers remain for engraving and installation. Each paver costs $200 and can be engraved with the name of a U.S. veteran, with his or her rank, branch of the military, and the specific years of service and conflict, if desired. For more information on purchasing a paver to honor your veteran, please visit www.CTHonorsVets.org
Resident State Trooper Jeffrey Dunshee spoke about the recent crime wave at the Open Forum Tuesday night. Available at the meeting were some Neighborhood Watch Observation Notes and Personal Property Identification Record forms. Click here for forms.
I cannot emphasize this enough...LOCK YOUR HOME and LOCK YOUR CARS!
Monday, there was another break in, this time in broad daylight at a home in a neighborhood with houses fairly close together that backs onto Rt 2.
The owner was at home, but (thankfully) was not hurt. The robber stole a few inexpensive watches and a few other items of minimal value. State police were called and searched the area with a canine tracker, and they were able to track the scent to a fence running alongside the highway.
Afterward, another resident stopped by Town Hall to report that his car (unlocked and in the driveway) had been ransacked about 5 hours earlier - probably just prior to when the home was burglarized.
If your car or home is broken into or ransacked, PLEASE CALL 911 immediately! Do not wait. Do not post on Facebook. Do not call Town Hall. CALL 911!
If you see something suspicious or that just doesn't look right, please call Troop K to report it at the non-emergency number at (860)465-5400 (press 7 for a trooper).
The police can't do it alone...we need your help!
Amy Traversa, First Selectman