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West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes Identified in Woodstock

2022-08-25T12:26:24-04:00

BROOKLYN – The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has identified West Nile virus (WNV) infected mosquitoes in 17 Connecticut towns this season: Branford, Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hartford, Ledyard, Milford, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven, Westport, and Woodstock. There are no reported human cases of WNV so far this season. “We are seeing a sharp rise in the numbers of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus, especially in coastal Fairfield and New Haven counties and in the metropolitan Hartford area,” said Dr. Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the CAES. “We anticipate further geographic spread and build-up [...]

West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquitoes Identified in Woodstock2022-08-25T12:26:24-04:00

The Things Small Towns Do to Succeed

2022-07-18T19:29:00-04:00

Did you know that each and every successful small town has their own strengths and weaknesses? In addition, they all share a few common traits. For example, all thriving communities involve a wide range of residents when planning for the future. They’re also good at capitalizing on their distinctive assets such as town history, architecture, nature and the area’s surroundings. The vast majority of successful small towns also take part in both market incentives and the private sector in order to stem the flow of new development, in addition to relying on government funding and regulations. Here is a breakdown [...]

The Things Small Towns Do to Succeed2022-07-18T19:29:00-04:00

Where Does Old Home Day Come From?

2022-07-18T19:27:37-04:00

Old Home Day in Union, CT has certainly become a much loved and appreciated tradition that celebrates our local roots. But, have you ever wondered where it came from, how it derived and why we celebrate it? The birth of the original Old Home Day celebration can be traced to one man. His name was Frank Rollins. Mr. Rollins set the concept in motion in New Hampshire back in 1899 because he worried about the decline of the state’s rural communities. In essence, people began moving away. In fact, a lot of people started to move from New England in [...]

Where Does Old Home Day Come From?2022-07-18T19:27:37-04:00

All About Bigelow Hollow State Park

2022-07-18T19:36:00-04:00

Did you know that according to the 2020 census, Union is the least populated town and municipality in the entire state of Connecticut with a population of only 785 people? However there is still plenty to see and do in the area, especially if you enjoy nature. Union is also conveniently located within 33 miles of the state capital of Hartford, CT, 67 miles of Boston, MA and 153 miles of New York City. If you enjoy nature, then you need to see Union, Connecticut. It’s famous for the active wildlife that surrounds the area. You may very well see [...]

All About Bigelow Hollow State Park2022-07-18T19:36:00-04:00

Safe Boating Certification in Union Connecticut is So Important

2022-07-18T19:36:38-04:00

Did you know that safe boating certification is available for our constituents? Many people take part in recreational boating in Union, Connecticut during the summer months. In fact, boating happens to be one of the favorite pastimes for east coast residents because it’s an exciting way to spend time with family and friends. Nothing quite compares to a day out on the water whether you enjoy fishing, sailing, water skiing, or simply cruising around. However, the excitement that boating has to offer also comes with some inherent risks.  For example,  boating is not a completely safe endeavor and should be [...]

Safe Boating Certification in Union Connecticut is So Important2022-07-18T19:36:38-04:00
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