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To the Editor:
June 15
Never thought we’d see two-holers in inner-city Litchfield (a.k.a. The Borough) again. We got rid of ours a few years ago when we had indoor plumbing installed.
But are the three new strategically placed two-holers historically appropriate?
Yours faithfully,
Paul Mordecai Rosenberg
To the Editor:
June 11
From everyone on the 2019 LHRR Committee, we would like to thank the following for their help with the 43rd running of the Litchfield Hills Road Race.
Thank you to our sponsors: O&G Industries, WFSB, Union Savings Bank, CTGI, Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Association, Litchfield Hills Fitness, A. Gallo & Company, The Village Restaurant, Litchfield Bancorp, Arethusa Farm, Dolphin Pools, Litchfield Distillery, MPP, Tavern Off the Green, Ortho CT, Torrington Savings Bank, True Value Hardware of Litchfield/Just Ask Rentals, Republican-American, Fiduciam Financial and Sharon Hospital.
Thank you to our supporters, contributors and refreshment suppliers! Culligan Water, The Market, Stop and Shop, Carbone’s Market, WZBG, John Griffey and Dunkin Donuts, Litchfield BZ, and Sportsmen’s. Thanks as well to the Litchfield Lions Club and the Litchfield Morris Rotary Club.
Thanks to those that supply our vehicles! Litchfield Ford, Litchfield Property Management, Keller Brothers and Bartlett Tree, Goff’s Equipment, Action Wildlife-Jim Mazzerelli, Farmington Valley Equipment, Forman School, Sam Mazzarelli and Commercial Sewing and Zeller Tire.
Special thanks to E.J. Murphy Realty for their continuing sponsorship of all of our children’s runs, races and dashes!
We also thank:
 Murphy’s Pharmacy; strategic placement of a need commodity
 Marola Motor Sales; use of their flatbed
USA Hauling; generously supplying a dumpster
The First Litchfield Artillery; official starter since 1977
NorcomCT; use of their two-way radios
White Memorial Foundation; for the use of their preserve as part of our race course
Also thanks to the Town and Borough of Litchfield, First Selectman Leo Paul, Raz Alexe and the entire Public Works Department of the Town of Litchfield and Nathan Keller of Bartlett Tree Experts.
Special thanks to W. Scott Petersen, official race photographer!
Huge thanks for our hundreds of volunteers; without these folks there would be no race! Race Marshals, Ham Radio Operators, Barricade Brigade, the Perusse Family and all the water station folks, Merch Team, Food Tent Team, Children’s Races Team, Registration Team, Biff and Holly Pond Music Team, Medical, Fire and Safety personnel, Gang Green, Hawk and the announcing team and our Gator Crew. WHEW!! You guys are awesome!
Thanks also to all of our advertisers; we are grateful for your support.
Big thanks to our Friends of the Race gang! Special thanks to Meredith and John Cox and Joan and Charlie Gill who were inadvertently left off the list in this year’s program.
Finally, thank you to the spectators who provide inspiration to the runners all along the course, to all our runners for participating in LHRR 2019, and to the entire community of Litchfield for your continued support of our efforts to make the race a special event for our town.
Beth Murphy
Race committee president