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Election Day is November 7th!



Municipal elections are this year!  We will be voting for the Enfield Town Council, Board of Education and Constables.  Here is a complete list of the candidates:

 




Democratic Candidates                                 Republican Candidates

Councilor District 1
Stephen Niemitz                                               Joe Bosco*

Councilor District 2
Robert Cressotti                                                Kelly K. Hemmeler

Councilor District 3
Marie Davis                                                       Donna Szewczak*

Councilor District 4
Edward N. Deni*                                               Marie Pyznar

Councilor at Large
Thomas Arnone*                                               Peter Falk*
Gina Cekala*                                                     Mike Ludwick*
Liz Davis*                                                          Joseph Muller
Timothy J. Norris                                               Lori Unghire

Board of Education
Sarah Hernandez                                              Ashley Depeau
Tina LeBlanc*                                                   Walter J. Kruzel*
Timothy Neville*                                                Richard Regnier*
Scott P. Ryder                                                   Charlotte Riley*
Marcy Taliceo                                                    Chris Rutledge

Constables
Albert B. Harrison Jr.                                        Robert M. Chagnon*
Charles W. Ladd*                                             Kevin P. Fealy Jr.*
Eileen MacDonald.                                           Joe Jedynak
Theodore J. Plamondon Jr.*                            Tom Kienzler
 
*Incumbents

The polls are open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Absentee ballots will be available at the Town Clerk office on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Applications for an absentee ballot can be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office at any time.

There will be a referendum question on the ballot:

“SHALL THE TOWN OF ENFIELD APPROPRIATE $95,000,000 FOR THE EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF THE JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, NOTES OR TEMPORARY NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $35,500,000 WITH THE BALANCE FUNDED BY GRANTS AND OTHER AVAILABLE FUNDS?

There are four voting districts in town.  Every district has a different polling place:

VOTING DISTRICT                        LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE
District 1                                         John F. Kennedy Middle School   155 Raffia Rd
District 2                                         Enfield Street School                    1318 Enfield St
District 3                                         Enrico Fermi High School             124 North Maple St
District 4                                         Henry Barnard School                   27 Shaker Rd

Your vote counts!  Exercise your patriotic right on November 7th!

Town Clerk's Office


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Enfield Emergency Medical Services Advises: Be Safe When Using Outdoor Power Equipment

   

Play it safe this fall and plan ahead to keep out of the emergency department!  Working outside in the fall is a New England expectation and for most of us one of our favorite times of the year.
 
Whether it’s using a leaf blower, wood chipper, chain saw or splitting logs for your winter fire a little planning can keep your body parts intact!  Make sure your equipment is in good operating order.  It’s not just oil in the engine, but properly functioning safety equipment as well.  Each year Enfield EMS responds to the individual who took a “short cut” with safety equipment on their power equipment and ended up meeting us on a professional basis and into the emergency department!  Reread owner’s manuals if necessary to assure you are refreshed in proper and safe operation of your equipment.
 
Proper protective devices can prevent common injuries, and operating power equipment with safety glasses on can prevent devastating eye injuries.  Hearing protection is often overlooked and while operating a leaf blower.  While being without hearing protection won’t necessary generate a call to 911, tinnitus or “ringing in the ears” is a chronic and unpleasant condition that can be prevented utilizing inexpensive and easily obtainable hearing protective devices.
 
Don’t forget about your kids, grandchildren or the neighbor child playing in close proximity to where you are working.  Most children find power equipment being operated by adults fascinating and their curious nature could put them in harm’s way.
 
So whatever you’re doing this fall to tidy your yard or property, harvesting fire wood, play it safe and use your safety gear!  We don’t want to meet you by accident!
 
Gary Wiemokly, Chief
Town of Enfield EMS

EMS Webpage

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Youth Services-Developing Strong


The Enfield Youth Council was very busy during the summer months. They had two opportunities to attend and present at national conferences and were able to facilitate workshops at the Youth to Youth International Conference held at Bryant University, Rhode Island and the Spotlight Festival in Anaheim, California.

The Youth Council offered three workshops educating their peers on how to create successful public service announcements. They created a poster for the Spotlight Festival to discourage parents from buying lottery tickets as presents for young people. Their poster was awarded second place and currently being considered for an international marketing campaign.

The Youth Council also held their first “Leadership Camp” at the TOE Child Development Center.  Youth in grades 4-6th learned the importance of teamwork and good communication through fun games and interactive discussions.   

Enfield Youth Services Website


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Employment Opportunities with the Town of Enfield


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES - YOUTH SERVICES DIVISION
YOUTH CENTER ASSISTANT

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for assisting in the day to day operation and coordination of the Youth Center program activities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Youth Services
Coordinator or designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assists in the supervision of volunteers and members of the
Youth Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Assists in supervising the daily operation of the Youth
Center programs and members; utilizes a prevention and intervention framework to
support and assist at-risk youth; stimulates interest and leads a variety of positive
youth development activities; assists in planning and providing youth groups and
clubs...Read more.

Human Resources Website


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Could You Use Housing Rehab?


Is your home in need of repairs or safety renovations?

The Town of Enfield has funds available for Housing Rehabilitation under the federal Small Cities Program.  This program provides financial and technical assistance in the form of low interest and deferred payment loans to low and moderate income households for making necessary repairs and improvements.  This includes electrical work, the replacement of heating systems, window replacement, siding, roof replacement, structural repairs and plumbing work. 

The program also addresses lead hazard reduction, asbestos abatement, and the removal of underground storage tanks.  The income eligibility limits vary by household size.  For example, a household of two would qualify with an annual household income at or below $52,600.

For an application and to learn more about the program, please contact the Office of Community Development at 860-253-6390 or visit http://www.enfield-ct.gov/ and choose the Community Development Department link under “Your Government”.

Community Development Website


Fall into Recreation


Fall/Winter Program Registration


The Enfield Recreation Departments Fall/Winter program information will be available online at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation beginning Friday, September 8, 2017. The Department has a wide variety of programs this fall/winter that range from classes for preschool, youth, teen and adults, special events, drop in programs and much more! Registration for Enfield Residents begins on Friday, September 15th at 9:00 AM. Non-Resident Registration begins Friday, September 22nd at 9:00 AM. Spaces are limited and fill quickly so register early!

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Dolphins Swim Team


The Dolphins Swim Team is hosted by the Enfield Recreation Department for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old as of December 31, 2017.  The team swims at the the new Enfield Annex (formerly Enrico Fermi High School) Pool, 124 North Maple Street in Enfield.  The coaching staff believes that it is important to teach the strokes correctly to the swimmers in a way that is developmentally appropriate while giving them ample opportunities to practice what they have learned.  The focus is on improving strokes and times while having fun and being part of a team.  We will not take any additional registrations for new or returning swimmers after Friday, October 27th at 5:00 PM


Returning Swimmer Registration


A limited number of spots are available for this program.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you register early to ensure a spot in the program.  Participation in previous seasons does not guarantee a spot.  Registration begins on Friday, August 25th at 9AM for Enfield residents and Friday, September 8th at 9AM for Non-Residents. 

New Swimmer Evaluations


Held to make sure that swimmers are safe in the water and ready to be on swim team.  Evaluations for new swimmers will be held on September 18 & 19, 5:30 - 6:30 PM at the new Enfield Annex (formerly Enrico Fermi High School) Pool. Those interested in joining the swim team must attend one of the two try-out nights. Those trying out will need to bring their bathing suits to demonstrate skills to the coaches.  A minimum skill & endurance level is required to participate in the program. Parents will also be provided with information about the team, time commitment, required fees and more.  New swimmers cannot register until after they tryout.

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Big E


The Recreation Department is selling discounted Big E tickets.  Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be available while supplies last.  Tickets must be purchased by September 12th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $13.00 each.  PLEASE NOTE: CASH IS THE ONLY FORM OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS.  NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN FOR LOST, STOLEN, UNWANTED OR UNUSED TICKETS.

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Six Flags


The Enfield Recreation Department is selling discounted day tickets to Six Flags New England.  One day passes cost $38.00 each and are good for any day during the 2017 season.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be available while supplies last.  Day Tickets cost $38.00 each and must be purchased by October 20, 2017. PLEASE NOTE THAT CASH IS THE ONLY FORM OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED. No refunds given for lost, stolen, unwanted, or unused tickets.  For more details contact the Recreation Office at 860.253.6420 or visit us on the web at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation

What's Happening at the Library

Adult Program

The Opioid Epidemic: History, Causes and How We Can End It with Dr. Michael Saxe 
Monday, September 25th at 7:00 pm
  

Michael Saxe, M.D. and Chairman Emeritus of the Emergency Department at Middlesex Hospital, joins us at the Enfield Public Library for a discussion of the Opioid Epidemic.  The Opioid Epidemic has caused the deaths of over 200,000 Americans across all social classes and races in both rural and urban areas.  In Connecticut, residents are more likely to die from an unintentional drug overdose than a car accident. The majority of these deaths are attributable to overdose of prescription opioid painkillers.

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Techno Topics – Cut the Cord    
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Bored of the same-old, same-old TV shows? Tired of the high cable bills? Curious about other options? Reference Librarian Sam Lee will guide you through the basics of cutting the cable cord. Library programs are free and all are welcome. For more information call the reference desk at (860) 763-751 or visit our website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.

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Taste Testers Cookbook Club
Thursday, October 26th 1:00 pm


Join Sam for the monthly cookbook club. Every month features a different cookbook, this month’s selection is “Scratch” by Maria Rodale. Scratch meals are not part of a trend or movement, but a way of life for this farm-to-table family cookbook. Stop by the reference desk to take a look at the cookbook, pick a recipe to cook and then bring the dish on Thursday, October 26th at 1pm to share. Library programs are free and all are welcome. For more information please visit our website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org.

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Library Children    

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NATIONAL PLAY-DOH® DAY

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am


Come Celebrate this national holiday by making your own dough.  Bring a mixing bowl!  Open to kids of all ages with an adult.  There will also be time to have fun with your play dough.  All ages   Drop-in

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FAMILY BINGO
Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:30pm 


Bring the whole family for fun, free bingo! Drop-in

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New eMagazine Service!


We are proud to announce a new digital platform called RBdigital, which gives library card holders free access to popular magazine titles, such as: Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, Better Homes & Garden, Cosmopolitan, ESPN and many more. You can access the magazines online through a browser or the mobile app.  For more information, contact our Reference Desk (860)763-7511.

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Enfield Public Library Newsletter


Sign up for our monthly e-mail newsletter to receive information about our programs and events.  To register, speak to a library staff member or go to www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org and click to sign up for the newsletter.  

Friday Films September – November 2017


Friday, September 1st at 2:00 pm                         Collateral Beauty

Friday, September 8th at 2:00 pm                         Allied

Friday, September 29th at 2:00 pm                       Beauty and the Beast

Friday, October 6th at 2:00 pm                             The Zookeeper’s Wife  
        

Friday, October 20th at 2:00 pm                           The Shack

Friday, November 3rd at 2:00 pm                         Manchester by the Sea

Friday, November 17th at 2:00 pm                       Going in Style
 
Films are free and everyone is welcome. No need to register.  For more information, please call (860) 763-7512, or visit enfieldpubliclibrary.org

For Our Seniors


At the Senior Center - new technology and exercise classes, new support groups, new trip destinations and so much more – check the Senior Center website for more details…

Are you getting the best coverage you can out of your Medicare coverage? Make a “CHOICES” appointment. Our trained and certified CHOICES counselors are waiting to get you ready for Medicare Open Enrollment which starts in October. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available. Call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 or Neighborhood Services at 860-253-6396 to make your appointment.

Is someone you love struggling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? As a caregiver, are you struggling to balance work, time for yourself and meeting the needs of family members? Call 860-253-5214 to sign up for our Caregivers Support Group.

The Enfield Adult Day Center is ready to welcome new families this fall. The ADC is a nationally accredited provider of day services specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. Call at 860-763-7485 for more information or to set up a visit.  Let us help you keep your family members at home.

Enfield Senior Center Website

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Recycling Opportunities


Waste Oil and Automotive Battery Recycling free to Enfield Residents. Please ensure your oil is free of contaminants and avoid using bleach or other pool chemical bottles for storing and transporting your waste oil.

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October 21 
November 18 
December 16
 
Time:
9:00 AM?-?1:00 PM
Location:  Stanley Jablonski Public Works Complex
Address:  40 Moody Road, Enfield, CT 06082
Contact:  860-763-7527
Cost:  Free to Enfield Residents.

Refuse and Resource Management Website

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