Community News

Food drive at church

Immaculate Conception Church is participating in a St. Martin of Tours Parish food drive during the six weeks of Lent. Donations of non-perishable items may be left in a box provided at the church. The food will be distributed through the Norfolk Food Pantry.

Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Botelle School is compiling a list of children eligible for pre-kindergarten in  September 2022. Any Norfolk child born in 2018 or on Jan. 1, 2019, is eligible for enrollment. It is important for parents to contact the school at 860-542-5286 – ext. 200 (or email so it can plan for the upcoming year and provide information about registration and orientation. Click here for more information

Norfolk Fire Department Back on Facebook

The Norfolk Fire Department has fought its way through social media bureaucracy after its Facebook page was taken down for about two months. Facebook said the department violated a policy unknown to the firefighters but would not say which one. The normal appeals process did not work and  Sen. Kevin Witkos’ office had to intervene twice before the page was restored. The fire company expressed its thanks to Witkos and his staff.

Longtime Botelle Teacher’s Visit School Postponed

A Good News Gathering at Botelle School originally set for March 15th has been postponed until warmer weather to allow longtime Norfolk teacher, Fran Fratini Cooper, to more easily mix with former and current students. Mrs. Cooper, now in her 90s, will tell students what school was like when she taught at Norfolk Center School when the event is finally held. Former students and community members are invited to this event.

Shared Services Preschool Screenings in March
The Shared Services Integrated Preschool Program (SSIPP) is an integrated preschool program serving the needs of children ages 3 to 5 in Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland and Norfolk. The program is located at the Barkhamsted School and follows the Barkhamsted School calendar. Screenings are offered March 23, March 24 and March 25,  for parents who have concerns regarding their child’s development. Identified children qualify to participate in the Shared Services Preschool Program. For more information, click here.
Special Town Meeting Called

A Special Town Meeting for electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings will be held at the Norfolk Town Hall, 19 Maple Ave., Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7:00 p.m. to consider and act upon resolutions that would authorize the Town to contract with and borrow necessary funds for the refurbishment of River Place Bridge over the Blackberry River, Bridge (#097-097), and Mountain Road Bridge over Norfolk Brook (Bridge #097-004). For the meeting agenda, click here.

Public Information Meeting on Maple Ave Reconstruction

The Town of Norfolk and Cardinal Engineering will hold a “Public Information Meeting” to discuss the reconstruction of Maple Avenue and Storm Water Drainage Improvements project Monday, Feb. 7,  at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Masks are required. All are welcome to attend and Maple Avenue residents are strongly urged to attend.

Transfer Station Closed Saturday

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 28, in anticipation of bad weather. It will be open on Monday.

Energy Assistance Help

Energy Assistance Help

Energy Assistance applications are now available Monday and Wednesday 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. You can also make an appointment by calling 860-542-2887.

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