Litchfield News




Morris Officials Welcome New Gift Shop to Four Corners
Bella Luna, a much-needed gift shop halfway between Watertown and Litchfield, recently opened in Morris and soon thereafter the partners were visited by the First Selectman and Chairman of the Economic Development Commission. 
L-R: Morris First Selectman Tom Weik, Bella Luna partners Anita Cilfone and Dave Robert, and Ben Paletsky, Chairman of the Morris Economic Development Commission, with his four-year-old son Noah Paletsky.  
Bella Luna Gift Shop, located at 11 Watertown Road in Morris, features an eclectic diversity of artisan jewelry, home decor, baby gifts, women's clothing and accessories, greeting cards . . . items from the classic to the rustic. ~ contributed
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.
Litchfield Public Words Notice 
Please be advised that from April 5, 2017 until July 31, 2017 a portion of the sidewalk on Rt. 202 in Bantam located across from Bantam Pizza will be closed due to construction.  
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.