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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hazardous Waste Center 2022 Schedule EFFECTIVE APRIL 16, Hazardous Materials must be brought to Mid-Northeast Chemical Waste Drop-off Facility at 57 Hancock Rd, Willington, CT, Hazardous Waste Center in Willington will be open, 8am - 4pm. Please see schedule and information below. To drop off any hazardous waste, you must have your driver’s license indicating your Union address. Oil and antifreeze, and fluorescent bulbs and batteries, can be brought to the Transfer Station in Union any time. Click here to download this schedule IMPORTANT INFORMATION Click Here to Visit Our Transfer Station Department Page [...]
2022 Transfer Station Permits Available in the Selectman’s Office TOWN OF UNION 2022 TRANSFER STATION PERMITS AVAILABLE IN THE SELECTMAN’S OFFICE ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A VALID VEHICLE REGISTRATION INDICATING A UNION ADDRESS, OR OWN REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF UNION. -PER TOWN OF UNION TRANSFER STATION RULES AND REGULATIONS SECTION 1B. Contact Karen at (860)684-3812 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click Here to Visit Our Transfer Station Department Page
Old Home Day is our annual Old Home Day celebration for Union, CT. Come join us on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 for a fun day of connecting with old friends and celebrating Union's town history. Add this event to your calendar and join us! Old Home Day needs you! Old Home Day is looking for vendors on Saturday, August 20th, 2022. Please contact Erin Kate Grabel-Forziati for more information via email and or phone. Email: OHD.UnionCT1734@gmail.com Phone: (860) 798-3357 text/call ADD THIS EVENT TO YOUR CALENDAR!
PRESS RELEASE Dated: June 1, 2018 Release Date: For Immediate Release Contact: Linda J. Colangelo Education and Communications Coordinator 860-774-7350 x. 14 / email@example.com Rabies Awareness a Priority for Protecting Public Health Health Department Issues Reminder to Stay Away from Stray Animals BROOKLYN – Warmer weather and longer days mean more time spent outdoors, which increases the risk of coming in contact with unfamiliar domestic and wild animals. “’If it’s a stray, stay away,’ is the primary message of rabies prevention,” said Susan Starkey, Director of Health for the Northeast District Department of Health (NDDH). “Traditionally, reports of rabies exposures [...]
Last year over 20,000 people in Connecticut were infected with Lyme disease from tick bites according to State and Federal Public Health officials. Other tick-borne diseases, such as Babesiosis and Powassan encephalitis, are also on the rise in the Northeast. Public Works, Park & Recreation, summer camp counselors and campers, athletic coaches and athletes, and other public school employees who work out-of-doors may be exposed to tick bites and the diseases they carry this summer. Ways of avoiding tick bites include -- Stay on trails and paths, and avoid areas with high grasses and weedy underbrush. Wear a hat and light-colored clothing (so ticks can be easily [...]