May 10, 2013
Budget Time Again...!
Per Town Ordinance, we hold an Annual Budget Town Meeting on the third Friday in May, which this year is May 17. Per custom, we will be discussing the three parts of the budget (Government, Education, Capital Improvement) at the Town Meeting and voting on the budgets at a full day referendum here at the Community Center on Thursday, May 30.
Copies of the budgets are available in the Town Clerk's office and on the Town Clerk's page of this website.
May 10, 2013
Plant It, Grow it, Eat It... Read on!
Friends of the Canterbury Public Library will be holding its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m., and will be featuring Byron Martin, co-owner of Logee's Greenhouse, who will be telling you all about his book "Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Containers." The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
With the weather in Canterbury approaching tropical, now's a good time to get started!
May 03, 2013
Not a shred of evidence...
Free document shredding at the Canterbury Public Library on Saturday, May 4 from 11-2! Thanks to the Savings Institute for sponsoring this cutting edge event...
May 02, 2013
Eyesore No More...
April 22, 2013
Clean and green...
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Townwide cleanup... those who worked at the official Town event, and those who worked freelance on their own. Our roads and neat and ready for the lush green foilage that seems to have appeared overnight!
April 12, 2013
Start at the Finnish...
The Finnish American Heritage Society will be holding a Pancake Breakfast at the Finnish Hall on Route 169 this Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. They will be serving Pancakes, Finnish Oven Pancakes, Scranbled Eggs, Sausage, Homefries, Pulla (Finnish Coffee Bread), Juice and Coffee.
The charge is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
April 10, 2013
A Spring in the step...
Mother nature made it very easy this year to determine the change of seasons: everything prior to this week was Winter, and everything after is Spring! I especially enjoyed changing the photo montage on the website home page over today...
With the good weather comes a flood of community activities. Friday night the Canterbury Historical Society is presenting "The Life of a Revolutionary War Soldier" by Chili Bob Whatley. The business meeting kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Community Room, followed by the program. The public is encouraged to attend.
On Saturday, the Canterbury Historical Society is hosting an Indoor Tag Sale in the Community Room from 8:30 to 2:30. If you wish to reserve a table, please call 546-9062 or go to the Historical Society web page at www.canterburyhistorical.org.
We are still accepting applications for weekday daytime ambulance staffing. If you're interested, please contact the Selectmen's office. We have built up a pool of staffers already; if you see the ambulance driving around town more frequently, it's those new staffers learning to drive the vehicle!
March 26, 2013
To the Rescue...!
The Town is setting up a paid staffing program for EMT's to cover Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available in the Selectmen's office, or through the Selectmen's office page of this website.
The application period will run through Wednesday, April 17. Please call the Selectmen's office at 860-546-9693 with any questions.
This program is funded through the Plainfield Renewable Energy license agreement.
March 21, 2013
Mark Weeks Construction is making great progress on site excavation for the new Public Works Garage at Kinne Road.
Three key areas needed ledge removed. Some of the resulting rock has been transported to our Veterans Memorial here at the Town Hall complex for use in rebuilding the stone retaining wall behind the Memorial.
Veterans Memorial Committee Chairman Tom Lord has made arrangements for a class from Ellis Tech to do the rebuilding once Spring actually arrives.
March 05, 2013
A recent editorial claimed our Public Works crew was "Mowing in the snow." In fact, a serious responsibility of our crew is to clear brush along the Town roads and at Town intersections to provide safe sight-distance for vehicles. In the winter, we can't work on drainage and road projects because of the frost, so we try to be as productive as possible during this time.
Clearing brush before the foliage sprouts is extremely effective. Hence, clearing brush at this time of year is extremely effective. The crew in question was working diligently to keep our roads safe.