GMF Weather Reporting Back Online

Great Mountain Forest’s weather reports are available again on after being knocked out last week by an early April storm.

As GMF weather observer Russell Russ explained, on Wednesday “…a tree took all wires down near the end of Windrow Road just a quarter of a mile from the office [blocking the] road until Eversource finally showed up late Friday. We got power back, but our internet connection [was] down due to the fiber optic line being down.”

It took several days for Frontier to get the line fixed, but Russ persisted and now the station is back online.

In GMF’s absence, users can use Doolittle Station data from Norfolk or choose a station in Colebrook, Winsted or Springfield.


Construction Alert

Everyone, please be aware of all the construction work taking place on Maple Avenue. Pedestrians and dog walkers are especially asked not to go through the remediation area. For your own safety and the safety of the workers please give them the space to work.

How to Pay Less for Electricity

Concerned about your electricity bill? If you think you are paying too much for the power Eversource is delivering, you can switch any time to another supplier with lower rates. Two websites, EnergizeCT and PowerSetter, offer comparative listings from which to choose and sign-up forms to use if and when you decide to switch. Rates vary by length of contract, but most companies offer several options and you can opt to be notified of an impending price decrease. If prices do change, there is no penalty for switching to another supplier with a better rate.