Litchfield News





Hearing on proposed budget in Morris scheduled (08-12-17)
A public hearing on the proposed town budget of $9,541,454 for 2017-18 in Morris will be held Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
The proposed budget is $461,241, or 5.1 percent, higher than the current budget of $9,080,213. It includes $2,905,804 for municipal expenses and $6,635,650 for the approved Region 6 Board of Education budget.
The tax rate under the proposed budget would increase from the current rate of 27.83 mills to 29.62 mills, a jump of 1.79 mills.  
2017 Summer Concert Series
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Wednesdays ~ 6:30 p.m.
Litchfield Town Green
Litchfield Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the return of the summer concert series to the Litchfield Green on Wednesday evenings. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. in August. 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.
August concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 
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.