Tree Pruning and Removal

The Town will prune/remove trees between the Town Hall property and the buildings along Station Place and John Curtiss Road over the next 10 days or so. The work is being done in response to a 2020 Town Center Study that determined that more parking is needed in the village center and that individuals should be able see Town Hall from Station Place when told there is parking and an EV charging station there. Large oaks, maples and beech trees will remain. Any person, firm or corporation objecting to the pruning can appeal in writing to to Norfolk Tree Warden Matt Klimkosky by June 4. He will hold a public hearing at a suitable time and place. Direct correspondence to

Botelle Plans Annual Field Day

Botelle School’s Field Day will take place Friday, June 10, in the morning in the lower field. Parents are encouraged to volunteer and any parent interested can contact Students should bring shoes that can get wet, a change of clothes (including shoes) and a towel. Please apply sunscreen/bug spray at home. Parent Volunteers are welcome to stay and purchase a lunch of Bosco Sticks with marinara sauce, veggie sticks, watermelon, an ice cream sandwich and milk for $5. Contact Mrs. Lasko at For more information, click here.

84th Annual Pet Parade Poster Winners Announced
The 84th Pet Parade will be held in Winsted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Children in area elementary schools were invited to create posters announcing the event and this week the winners of the Botelle School submissions were announced. Third place winner is Julianna Brown, kindergarten; second place, Chase Gomez, first grade, and first place and winner of a Kindle, is Hillary Schneider, fifth grade.

Livestream Volunteers Needed
The Church of Christ’s paid livestream manager will step down in a few weeks and the church will shift to a volunteer-based model. If the church is to continue offering Livestream, it needs five volunteers to build a team of eight (there are currently three volunteers). If volunteers do not come forward, the church will stop live-streaming Sunday morning worship in mid-June. Volunteers will need 15 to 20 minutes of training and need to be present for Sunday morning worship once every eight weeks. To volunteer, contact Pastor Erick, or call the church office at 860-542-5721.

Library Has Compiled List of Resources to Help Ukraine

The Norfolk Library has compiled a list of resources to assist Ukraine, as well as links for adults and children with information about the country. To access it, click here.

Mountain Road Closed from Route 272 to Gridley Gate

Mountain Road will be closed for the replacement of the Norfolk Brook bridge starting Wednesday and continuing through Sept. 30. The road will be closed from Litchfield Road (Route 272) to the Gridley Gate entrance of the Battell-Stoeckel Estate. The ball field and the Battell-Stoeckel Estate can be accessed from Westside Road. During construction, motorists are asked to drive slowly in the vicinity of the ball field and to respect the rules of the Battell-Stoeckel Estate. Automobile access to the estate is allowed only during events. Walkers are asked not to walk through the construction site.

Housing Plan

A draft of the town’s 2022-2027 Housing Plan is available to review here.

Transfer Station Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.