Located in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.
The Connecticut Department of Health has notified us that a EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) positive pool of mosquitoes was captured in Mt. Misery, Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown on 9/12/16. View September 21, 2016 press release from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station here.
The following information is from the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program website.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Frequently Asked Questions
- Minimize time spent outdoors around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good repair.
- Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are most active. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.
- Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect small babies when outdoors.
- Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to label instructions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.
- Caution should be taken when camping overnight, especially in areas near freshwater swamps. When camping outdoors in tents in other areas, make sure that your tent is equipped with mosquito netting and that repellent is used properly.
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Town of Voluntown
Monday October 3, 2016
1:30pm at Voluntown Fire Department
**Free with most insurances**
Pneumonia Vaccine and Tdap vaccine will also be available and both are covered by most insurances.
Troop 74 Boy Scouts Yard Sale, 9-2, at 79 Church Street All prices by donation, bake sale, order Christmas wreaths or popcorn
Bowles vs. Sumers 18th District Senate Debate, 7PM, at Stonington High School The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT has partnered with The Day and the League of Women Voters to make sure our community members are informed voters in this upcoming election season. The candidates are Timothy Bowles (D) vs. Heather Somers (R). District 18 Represents: Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown.
Voluntown Day, 11-3, at Constitution Field Hosted by Voluntown Cub Scouts Pack 74 Free inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, face painting, dunk tank, and more! Free table space available, contact VoluntownPack74@gmail.com
Annual Chicken BBQ, 4-6, at the Voluntown Fire House Take out or dine in. Tickets available at the town hall.
2016 Meet the Candidates Night, 7PM, at Ekonk Grange Hall 45th District Representative candidates Tracey Hanson and Kevin Skulczyck, as well as 18th District Senatorial candidates Timothy Bowles and Heather Somers will be in attendance.
Every Sunday until Oct 7
Voluntown Farmers’ Market, 10-1, in the front of the Voluntown Elementary School For more info visit the farmers’ market website here.
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The Voluntown Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct hearings in the Town Hall meeting room for Motor Vehicle assessments on September 27, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Appeals applications must be completed and returned to the Assessor’s Office by Thursday, September 1st. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office, Monday – Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
*Please note that the BAA changes errors made by the Assessor. The State Statutes state that the Assessor “shall use average retail value”, regardless of condition.
***UPDATE: DAY PASSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR $10. PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR TOWN HALL HOURS. PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BEACH. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEEKEND.
Finn Beach officially opens on June 15.
Finn Beach is a public beach and is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they reside in Voluntown.
Please make sure you have a parking permit for the lot as there is no parking allowed on the street. Fees are as follows: Voluntown residents receive one parking permit per household free (extra permits may be purchased at the Town Hall for $5 each), Connecticut residents permits are $50, and out of state permits are $100. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits can be picked up at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk Office. Please be ready to show proof of residency. The parking lot will be checked for passes regularly.
Finn Beach Rules
- No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk and children must be supervised.
- No dogs on beach
- No fires or grills on beach
- No alcohol on beach
- No glass on beach
- No smoking on beach
- Beach open 10am-6pm
- Parking permits are required
- No street parking
- Please use provided trash cans and keep the beach and parking lot clean
- Call 911 for emergencies. The 911 address is: 61 North Shore Rd, Voluntown, CT
Starting this Friday, May 6, the Voluntown Town Hall will be closed on Fridays. The Building Inspector will still be available by appointment on Fridays from 1-5. Please plan accordingly.
Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition. The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.
A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition. This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished, then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.
posted on 1/7/16 at 1:51pm