Litchfield News





Town of Litchfield Public Hearings
$7.6 million plan to convert the former Litchfield County Courthouse into a town hall and a proposal to give the former Bantam School to the Litchfield Housing Trust. Presentations will be made by the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust and the Litchfield Housing Trust.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Bantam Borough Hall
Thursday, November 1, 20187:00 p.m. 
Northfield Firehouse
Senior Fire and Fall Prevention Breakfast
Wednesday, October 31 ~ 9:30 am
Bantam Firehouse
The Litchfield Country Fire Marshals Association in conjunction with local park and recreation departments are hosting a Senior Fire and Fall Prevention Breakfast at the Bantam Firehouse on Oct 31, 2018. Breakfast starts at 9:30 am and the seminar will be at 10 am. This is a free breakfast and seminar. 
Any questions, please contact:
Samuel Kinkade
Fire Marshal, Town of Litchfield
Phone: (860) 567-7568
Fax: (860) 567-7573
Secretary Merrill Warns of Possible
Fake Voter Registration Phone Calls
Voter registration is never done over the phone. Voters warned not to give personal information over the phone
HARTFORD – After national reports of suspicious phone calls, purportedly to register voters over the phone and to arrange for an absentee ballot, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is warning voters to be alert for these calls. The calls claim to be from a reputable voter registration organization, TurboVote, but the organization has confirmed that the calls are not from their organization.
“It is critical that voters are aware of this potential scam and do not give out any personal information over the phone,” said Merrill. “We would like every eligible Connecticutresident to register to vote, but that will never take place over the phone. Please go to, or your local town hall, to register to vote.”
Voters are warned to not share their personal information over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up and the report the call to Taffy Womack at the Secretary of the State’s office at (860) 509-6117 or email her at
The callers are offering to register residents over the phone, and in some cases, to send the voter an absentee ballot. In Connecticut, residents cannot register to vote by phone, and to get an absentee ballot a voter has to request an absentee ballot application from their Town Clerk and return it with an actual signature.
Reputable voter registration drives will NEVER happen over the phone. Potential voters can register at and can check their registrations at

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.