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Please be advised of a slow moving Coastal Storm that is bringing heavy rain today into this evening. A flood watch is in effect until Saturday morning.
The Rockland Preserve Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers to help plant shrubs and perennials for its native pollinator habitat at Rockland Preserve on Saturday, October 7th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain date Oct 8) and Saturday, October 28th, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain date Oct 29). Please meet at Renee’s Way Trailhead, 99 Renee’s Way. For questions and to RSVP email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages welcome!
This October the Town is excited to welcome again a great fall tradition - the Bauer Park Harvest Festival, which is being held on Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Bauer Park on Copse Road at the intersection with Hunter's Trail. This is a free, family friendly old-fashioned country fair at Madison's Historic Farm Bauer Park and includes hay and pony rides, children's crafts, apple tasting and cider press, pumpkin painting, a hay maze, live music, scarecrow making, and more.
CEDS would like to update their data on the economic vitality of the South Central Connecticut region as part of their follow-up on the 2023-2028 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). To evaluate the region’s progress, they need your input. If you are a business owner, please provide any unmet needs, resilience plans for future economic disruptions, sustainability activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion plans that you have implemented. Please take the survey here
The Madison Senior Services is currently taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program for Madison residents age 65 and over. Please contact the Senior Center at 203-245-5627 to check for eligibility. Adults and families can contact Madison Youth and Family Services for eligibility assistance at 203-245-5645.
The Town Clerk would like to remind residents that the 2023 Municipal Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th. Although Absentee Ballots are not available until October 6th, you can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application now in the Town Clerk’s office or from the website. The Town Clerk’s drop box is now open to receive applications. More information on the election, absentee ballots and voting locations is available at http://www.madisonct.org/vote
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In addition to the Town app, we continue to encourage all residents to subscribe to the Town’s Madison Alerts system. Madison Alerts provides important information via text and email regarding storms and other issues of significant public interest, as well as the delivery of the First Selectwoman’s bi-weekly community update. To sign-up for Madison Alerts, please visit www.madisonct.org/MadisonAlerts
Madison’s Traditional Halloween favorite, Trunk or Treat, will be held on the Town Green on Tuesday, October 31st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Organized by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, Madison Police Department and the Town of Madison, this event offers an opportunity for families to gather in a safe outdoor environment to celebrate Halloween. Decorated car trunks are welcome but must be registered in advance, register here.
Have a great weekend Madison!
Peggy LyonsFirst Selectwoman