New manager on the job at Sandy Beach
New Sandy Beach manager Todd Dyer with beach commission members Connie Gillman (seated) and standing from left Pam Wray, Denise Parker, Tom Matthews and Corinne Houle. BZ photo
The Sandy Beach Commission has welcomed Todd Dyer as its new beach manager for the summer season.
Dyer, a Litchfield resident, brings many years of recreation management to the position. For the previous 20 years, he managed the beach at the Lake Quassapaug Outing Club in Middlebury. He also worked as a lifeguard at Day Pond State Park in Colchester and was the swim coach at Shepaug Valley High School, where he is the director of school counseling.
Sandy Beach opens fulltime this weekend and will host a social for beach season passholders Saturday at 5 p.m. The social will feature a cookout and a dance hosted by WZBG FM 97.3.
Under Dyer's lead, it's shaping up to be a big summer at the beach, where new bathrooms are in use. The bathrooms were part of a renovation of the beach's main building last fall and winter. Dyer and his staff of lifeguards have been painting the walls and floor of the inside of the building.