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Welcome to Norfolk, Connecticut

Our small, unspoiled New England town, surrounded by beautiful hills and forests, offers a wonderful variety of things to do. Come by yourself or bring your family; friendly Norfolk will welcome you.

Events

04/20/2024
Books and Boots Hike & Talk
10:00 am - 11:00 am

04/20/2024
"Connecting Community and Nature" Lecture
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

04/21/2024
Help the Pollinators Children's Event
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

04/21/2024
"A Sense of Wonder" One Person Play
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

04/24/2024
Play Pickleball at Botelle School
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Only in Norfolk

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See all Battell Chapel’s magnificent stained glass windows.

Municipal Meetings

04/18/2024, 6:00 PM
SPECIAL MEETING

04/23/2024, 7:30 PM
SPECIAL MEETING

04/25/2024, 6:00 PM
SPECIAL MEETING

04/30/2024, 7:00 PM
ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING/SPECIAL MEETING

05/01/2024, 4:30 PM

05/06/2024, 7:00 PM

05/07/2024, 5:00 PM

05/07/2024, 5:00 PM
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Community News

Earth Day Forum Celebrates Carson’s Legacy

The Earth Day Forum planned for this weekend will celebrate the legacy of renowned environmental activist Rachel Carson.

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Correction

The Planning & Zoning Commission did not issue a special permit to Annie Johnson for her dog training business as stated in the April 12 newsletter, but rather was exploring its regulations to determine whether a zoning permit could be issued for such a use. It concluded that a permit issued by Zoning Enforcement Officer Karl Nilson would be permissible. We regret the error.

School Budget Soars While Town’s Declines

A decline of $55,000 in municipal spending was offset by an increase in education costs of more than a half-million dollars in the budgets presented to the Board of Finance Tuesday night.

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Inner Life of Cows Revealed

The Norfolk Library will screen an award-winning documentary Saturday that reflects on the inner lives of cows.

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P&Z Commission Grants Permit to Dog Trainer

The Planning & Zoning Commission has granted Annie Johnson a permit to operate a dog training business at her home on Parker Hill Road.

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Botelle Plans Celebration of Earth Day

This month the Botelle Eagles are “Celebrating All and Creating Community” by learning about the importance of protecting the planet and ways they can have an effect.

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Riiska: “They Finally Caught Us”

The Town of Norfolk is being billed for $2,600 in taxes on 30.5 acres of town-owned land that lies within the borders of Colebrook.

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Town Notices

Region 7 Announces Student Records Disposal

Region 7 will destroy the records for special education and 504 students who left or graduated from district towns before 2017 or who were born before July 1, 1999.

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Solar Salesman Has Permit to Solicit Business

First Selectman Matt Riiska has approved a solicitor’s permit for Carson Kowalski from Trinity Solar to solicit door-to-door.

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Northwestern Regional School District No. 7 Proposed 2024-2025 Budget

The Northwestern Regional School District No. 7 has published the proposed budget for the 2024-2025 school year. See attached Superintendent’s Revised Budget here. See Superintendent’s Budget Presentation here.

Notice of Extension for Opening of Public Hearing

The Zoning Board of Appeals has received an application for an appeal of a zoning regulation submitted by David Torrey on a decision made by the Land Use Officer regarding a property at 524 Winchester Road owned by Luis Medina. The Hearing will be held upstairs at the Town Hall and was scheduled to open on April 4, 2024 but has been extended to April 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. See application here.

911 Reflective House Numbers

Get a reflective house number for free! Courtesy of a recent grant, the NVFD will provide any Norfolk resident with a blue number sign to make it easier for them to find you in an emergency. Call, email or text Sandy Evans (860-866-7923/sandy.whitingmills@gmail.com) with your name and street address. There is no cost for this service.

Norfolk Now

The community's paper publishes news and in-depth articles on Norfolk events and people. It is distributed free to all residents and by subscription; its website carries back issues.

Norfolk artists Stace Dillard and Hilary VanWright are exhibiting their work at the Hub. Read the full story.

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Due to the changing road conditions the 2-hour delay for both schools is now changed to a school cancellation.  No school today for Botelle Elementary and Northwestern Regional 7.

Due to the changing road conditions the 2-hour delay for both schools is now changed to a school cancellation. No school today for Botelle Elementary and Northwestern Regional 7. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Due to current road conditions both Botelle Elementary School and Northwestern Regional 7 will have a 2 hour delay this morning. Be careful when driving as there is a lot of road debris from the winds overnight.

Due to current road conditions both Botelle Elementary School and Northwestern Regional 7 will have a 2 hour delay this morning. Be careful when driving as there is a lot of road debris from the winds overnight. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Directory

This directory is your guide to Norfolk organizations, businesses, places of worship and municipal contacts. To request a free listing, use the link below.

Do you know where to find links to town organizations, churches, businesses and more? See the Directory for a wealth of information about our town, including food, entertainment and the many services available—and find out what the Food Pantry & Clothes Closet needs this week!