Litchfield News




 Selected areas of Bantam Lake will be chemically treated with Reward (diquat) & Aquathol-K (endothall) herbicides for control of nuisance aquatic vegetation. Additionally, the lake will be treated with copper sulfate to manage nuisance blue-green algae.
The treatment is scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2017.
Use of the lake water within and for a distance of 500-feet beyond the treatment areas (shown below) will be restricted for swimming on the day of treatment, livestock watering & drinking/domestic purposes for 7 days following treatment or until August 1, and irrigation for 5-days following treatment or until July 30.
There are no restrictions on boating or fishing and the CT DEEP & Town boat ramps will remain open. Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline will be posted with signs showing the treatment areas and applicable water use restrictions in accordance with DEEP requirements.
This chemical treatment at Bantam Lake is being performed, pursuant to a permit from CT DEEP. The chemical treatment is but one part of a comprehensive watershed assessment and in-lake management program that is well underway.
The projects organizers and proponents include the Bantam Lake Protective Association, the Bantam Lake Authority, the Towns of Morris and Litchfield, and the White Memorial Foundation.
SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury, MA is the CT licensed company performing the chemical treatment and is a consultant to the Bantam Lake Protective Association (, Questions? email
Litchfield Republican Town Committee Caucus
Tuesday, July 25 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Bantam Borough Hall
All registered Litchfield Republicans are invited to attend and participate. For further information please contact Hugh Schoelzel at 860-567-8518 or Helen Bunnell at 860-567-9576. 
Whites Woods Road bridge closure in Litchfield
June 15 until November 30, 2017
Please be advised that from June 15, 2017 until November 30, 2017, the Whites Woods Road bridge will be closed for replacement. The detour is at Whites Woods Road and Bissell Road to the north and Whites Woods Road and Webster Road to the south. ~ Litchfield Public Works Dept.
Whites Woods Road bridge closing on Thursday (06-14-17)
The bridge crossing the Bantam River on Whites Woods Road will be closed to traffic beginning Thursday so it can be replaced with a new bridge. The $3.2 million project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30. Litchfield's share of the cost is 20 percent, or $659,068. Federal funding will cover the balance of the cost. ~ BZ photo 
2017 Summer Concert Series
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Wednesdays ~ 7:00 p.m.
(6:30 p.m. in August)
Litchfield Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the return of the summer concert series to the Litchfield Green on Wednesday evenings, beginning with “Belle of the Fall” on June 14.. The concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring a folding chair, sit back and relax for a quintessential New England evening. The concerts are free, no pets are allowed on the green, unless they are service dogs. Everyone is urged to take their trash off the green after the show.
July 26 – The Apricot Brandy
August concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
August 2 – Last Fair Deal
August 9 – The Loft
August 16 – Switch Factory
August 23 – The Kenn Morr Band
Concert-goers are reminded that there is no alcohol, open fires, dogs or other pets on the green. August concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Listen to WZBG, FM 97.3 for news on cancellations. For more information, please contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.
Litchfield Middle/High School building
earns its ENERGY STAR certification;
Outperforms similar U.S. buildings
on measure of energy efficiency
April 26, 2017 ~ contributed
Litchfield Public Schools has announced that Middle/High School building in Litchfield, CT has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance.
“The Litchfield Middle/High School Building continues to demonstrate true environmental leadership by reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are proven to contribute to climate change,” stated Jean Lupinacci, ENERGY STAR Director for Commercial & Industrial Buildings. “Today, 45 percent of U.S. emissions are attributable to commercial and industrial buildings, which is why improving energy efficiency is so critical for our future.”
ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy use that takes into account occupancy, hours of operation, and other key metrics. ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification in the United States that is based on actual, verified energy performance.
“We’re honored to earn the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance at Middle/High School Building and appreciate the efforts of everyone who has been involved in its efficient operation,” said David Fiorillo, Director of Business Operations. “Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community we care, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.” Fiorillo credits this success to the Litchfield Green Team and the Litchfield Board of Education, for supporting the LED lighting upgrade that made this certification possible.
The Litchfield Green Team is made up by community members John Post and Lynn Fulkerson; Board of Selectman representative, Jeff Zullo; Board of Finance representative, Ed Gadomski; and Board of Education representative David Fiorillo.
On average, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers—all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.
Recognizing Active Military Personnel
If you have a member of your family currently serving in the U.S. military and would like to have them featured on the bulletin board in the Litchfield Town Hall, please contact Leslie Caron 860-567-8558 or She will also be glad to update current postings with new photos and information (promotions, rank, etc.).
Litchfield Town Commission Vacancies
The Town of Litchfield has several vacancies for residents who would like to serve as volunteers on Town Committees, Commissions or Boards. Especially needed are volunteers for the Beautification Commission and the Recycling Committee. To learn more about the vacancies and how to apply, please contact the Office of the First Selectman at 860-567-7550 or stop in at the Town Hall weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.