Town Hall Offices and Library Closed 8/14

All Town Hall Offices and the Voluntown Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Aug 14, due to the Primary elections. Please plan accordingly and sorry for any inconvenience.

Meals-On-Wheels Delivery Available to Voluntown Senior Residents

Meals-On-Wheels Delivery Available to Voluntown Senior Residents

Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses, Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to Voluntown residents Monday through Thursday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet. More info in the link below or contact Town Hall (860) 376-4089.

http://www.tvcca.org/food-nutriti…/senior-nutrition-program/

DEEP Photo Contest

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) is looking for SCENIC PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT.
The agency is holding the first Discover Outdoor Connecticut Photo Contest. While photographers from any state may participate, all submitted photos must have been taken in Connecticut. Photographers may enter one photo in each of three categories: wildlife; people enjoying the natural world; and scenic landscapes and flora.
Judges will select first, second and third place winners in each category. There’s a separate youth category.

Entries must be postmarked by September 1. Entry forms can be found on DEEP’s website .

First place winners will have their photograph published in DEEP’s Connecticut Wildlife magazine. Winners will also receive gift cards. All submitted photos will be displayed Sept. 22 at DEEP’s Discover Outdoor Connecticut day in North Franklin.

Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen: August 7

A Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be held on August 7 at 7pm to discuss and tend to business. This Special Meeting is being scheduled due to the regular meeting on Aug. 14 being cancelled because of the Primary. The next regular meeting is on Aug. 28.

Primary: Republican & Democratic, Tuesday, August 14

On Tuesday, August 14, 6AM-8PM at Voluntown Town Hall, the primary for state and district offices only will be held for both the Republican and Democratic Parties.

To vote, one must be a registered democrat- to vote in the democratic primary, or a registered republican- to vote in the republican primary.

If you aren’t registered to vote yet, you can register online before 11:59pm August 9 at http://myvote.ct.gov/register (or in person at the town hall by noon on August 13)!If you intend to vote in the Primary make sure you affiliate with either the Republican or Democratic party. This is for new voter registration only, and not for those who are already registered with party affiliation. Those registered as ‘unaffiliated’ may still have time choose a party.

Absentee Ballot applications are available online and at the Town Clerk’s Office now through November 6. For more information about absentee ballots and to see if you or someone you know qualifies for one, visit the Secretary of the State’s website.

http://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting

Notice of Primary Republican Candidates- State and District Only

Notice of Primary Democratic Candidates- State and District Only

Town of Voluntown Prescription Discount Card

The Town of Voluntown Prescription Discount Card is available to all Voluntown residents, no matter their age, employment status, or whether they are currently insured. Residents may print a card by visiting http://ctrxdiscountcard.com, and begin using it right away. If you don’t have access to a printer, cards are available on the information wall outside the town clerk’s office. Simply bring the card to the pharmacy counter when filling a prescription.

This card was designed to be used if you do not have insurance or if something is not covered by your current insurance program. This card cannot be used in conjunction with another insurance program in order to discount your co-pays or deductible. This card can be used for pet prescriptions.

Public Service Note

The Emergency Services Canine Unit was in Voluntown yesterday late afternoon/evening training in the state forest. It was convenient to have them in town, as they responded to a call on Shetucket Tpk of a suspicious man on private property. This is why there were more officers than usual responding to an incident. This man was not part of the training. The training in the forest was taking place on state land, in a different part of town. Unfortunately, due to timing of the call, the man was not caught. The Lt. of troop E (who is not affiliated with the Emergency Services Canine Unit, as they are a separate division) wants me to remind residents to call and report any suspicious activity immediately, as timing is essential.

Excessive Heat Precautions

 

Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers. 

Heat stroke is an Emergency! In cases of heat stroke, call 911.

 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that combination of heat and humidity could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk.
  • Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors.
  • Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning.
  • Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.
  • Reduce risk during outdoor work- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

More info:

Reading Rocks Summer Reading Program at the Voluntown Public Library

Below is the schedule for the Reading Rocks! Summer Reading Program at the Voluntown Public Library. Kids can register anytime during the summer. Visit the Voluntown Public Library website or Facebook page for more information.

Tues. June 26- registration with outdoor games         12-6pm at the Gazebo

Tues. July 3- crafts for kids and adults                           3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. July 10- crafts for kids and adults                         3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. July 17- magic show                                                 6pm at Voluntown Baptist Church

Tues. July 24- meet animals who sing in nature .        6pm at the Library

Tues. July 31- crafts for kids and adults                         3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. Aug 7- how to make balloon animals                   6pm at Voluntown Baptist Church

 

 

Pre School and Kindergarten Registration

For more information about Voluntown Elementary School, visit the VES Website.