Litchfield News




Borough of Litchfield
Snow and Ice Removal Reminder
The Litchfield Board of Warden and Burgesses would like to remind Borough residents that, according to Article III Sec. 95-7 and 95-8 of the Borough Code, The owner, agent of the owner or occupant of any building or land bordering upon any street, park or public place within the Borough of Litchfield, except crosswalks and park walks, where there is a sidewalk shall cause to be removed therefrom any and all snow, sleet and ice within eight (8) hours after sunrise, when the same shall have fallen in the night, and whenever any such sidewalk or any part thereof shall be covered with ice, the owner, agent or occupant of the building or lot adjacent thereto shall, on Merchant's row within one (1) hour thereafter during the daytime or within one (1) hour after sunrise when it falls during the night, cause such sidewalk to be made safe and convenient by removing the ice therefrom or by covering the same with sand or other suitable substance. Please help to keep the sidewalks clear and safe. There is no parking in the Borough overnight now until the end of the last snow fall. 
Failure to comply will result in the Borough sidewalk committee ordering the cleaning and sanding of the sidewalk and a 25% surcharge will be added to the cost to be paid by the owner or occupant. All Complaints call Borough of Litchfield at 860-567-8866. For further information, please visit the Borough website at ~ Peter J. Gay, Burgess
Town website providing news on road projects (09-03-17)
Litchfield's public works department is doing work on Scenic View Drive in Northfield. BZ photo

Litchfield residents can now check on the status of roadwork and infrastructure projects being done in town by going to the town website - - and reading updates under "news and announcements."

They can also use the website to sign up to receive an email every Monday from public works listing roadwork and infrastructure projects scheduled for the week.

Work scheduled to begin this month includes replacement of the sidewalk running from Meadow Steet to Constitution Way. The $200,000 project represents a collaboration between public works and the Borough of Litchfield, which is responsible for the section of sidewalk between Russell Street and Meadow Street. 

Recognizing Active Military Personnel
If you have a member of your family currently serving in the U.S. military and would like to have them featured on the bulletin board in the Litchfield Town Hall, please contact Leslie Caron 860-567-8558 or She will also be glad to update current postings with new photos and information (promotions, rank, etc.).
Litchfield Town Commission Vacancies
The Town of Litchfield has several vacancies for residents who would like to serve as volunteers on Town Committees, Commissions or Boards. Especially needed are volunteers for the Beautification Commission and the Recycling Committee. To learn more about the vacancies and how to apply, please contact the Office of the First Selectman at 860-567-7550 or stop in at the Town Hall weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.