Litchfield News




Litchfield Referendum
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Firehouse
Bantam Borough Hall
Northfield Firehouse
Voters in Litchfield will finally have a say on a proposal to turn the former Litchfield County courthouse into a town hall.
A referendum on the plan will be held Dec. 19. Voters will consider accepting a gift of the building from its owner, the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust, and approving up to $7.6 million to convert the structure.
Also on the ballot for the Dec. 19 referendum will be a proposal by the Board of Selectmen to transfer the former Bantam School property to the Litchfield Housing Trust. The housing trust would create 24 units of affordable housing on the property, with 14 rental apartments being in the building and 10 ownership homes on the grounds.
Absentee Ballots
"For those persons eligible to vote in the December 19th referendum but who will be unable to vote at the polls during the hours of 6 am and 8 pm that the polls will be open, Absentee Ballots will now be available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12th through Tuesday Dec. 18th in the office of the Town Clerk, 74 West Street. Hours are 9 am to 4:30 pm.  The office will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 am to 1 pm for said purpose.  For questions please call the Town Clerk's office at 860-567-7561."
Lisa A. Losee
Town Clerk
Town of Litchfield
Morris adds joy and sweet treats for twenty local families
Contributed by Jo Ann Jaacks
As they do every year at Christmastime, Morris Social Services Director Laurel Gillotti and First Selectman Tom Weik assemble and distribute care baskets for local families. Several Morris residents added the extra sweet touch of dessert items to the Christmas gift baskets given to twenty local families. A Giving Tree erected in town hall also elicits an outpouring of wrapped gifts to be distributed as well. 
Pictured are Bob and Diana McIntosh donating cookie trays to First Selectman Tom Weik and Morris Social Services Director Laurel Gillotti.
Morris Fire Company delivers Santa bearing gifts
Contributed by Jo Ann Jaacks
Members of the Morris Fire Company, with a cavalcade of three fire trucks and Santa and Mrs. Claus on board, delivered Christmas gifts to 25 Morris children on December 15. The presents were items the children had requested from their parents (or Santa Claus) and were collected by firemen to provide a special delivery and happy holiday memories. 
Pictured are Alyssa, Julia, Christina and Jackson from the Barone family with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
For more details or to make a donation to the Morris Fire Company, please contact Jaime Pond at 860-866-7486 or Morris Fire Company, Post Office Box 527, Morris, CT 06763.
Borough of Litchfield Reminder
Residents and business owners in the Borough of Litchfield are reminded that under borough regulations sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within eight hours after a storm and kept safe with the use of sand or another suitable substance.
Failure to comply with the regulations will result in the borough sidewalk committee ordering the cleaning and sanding of sidewalks at a cost to the owner of the property. For more information, go to or call Gerry Perusse at 860-567-5640.

North Shore Road in Bantam to close
North Shore Road in Bantam will be closed until the end of November for rehabilitation of the North Shore Road Bridge over the Bantam River. For information contact Raz Alexe, Director of Litchfield Public Works at 860-567-7575.
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.