MILFORD – The Monday morning blues were extra dreary this week when heavy rain resulted in flooding conditions throughout town.
About 80 percent of the 50 calls the Milford Fire Department responded to during a three-hour period Monday were attributable to the storm. From flooded basements, medical calls and cars stuck in water, the damage was evident.
But it was most visible in downtown Milford, where the Wepawaug River swelled several feet and turned the normally tranquil waterway into a rushing rapid. Milford Patch caught it on video.
BETHWOOD – Timing is everything. And for Woodbridge, town officials think moving its municipal elections from May to November would prove to be perfect timing.
Woodbridge is one of only a handful of Connecticut municipalities that holds elections in May. Neighboring Bethany is another. But officials in that town don’t see a reason to change — they think it sets them apart and has been working just fine.
For Woodbridge, it breaks down to numbers: voter turnout in May was 30.9 percent, compared to 95 percent in the 2008 presidential election, which took place in November. Holding elections in May can also cost a town more money.
Naugatuck, another town that holds elections in May, has already initiated the change via the formation of a charter revision commission. Woodbridge says it will also take that approach.
CHESHIRE – Joy literally bubbled up at the town council meeting this week when members voted to approve funding to replace the all-season cover for the town’s Olympic-sized swimming pool.
The bubble was irreparably damaged during a snowstorm this past winter, and its fate had been in limbo since. An agreement between the town and its insurance company — to accept a $284,000 reimbursement – helped put air back into the bubble and set the stage for the approval.
It’s expected the bubble will be back in action in November, Cheshire Patch reports.