DEEP: Elevated Levels Of Fine Particles In Air Locally This Evening Due To Western WildfiresThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is issuing an air quality alert for most of Connecticut today.HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is issuing an air quality alert most of Connecticut today. Litchfield County is the exception.A smoke plume from the western wildfires that passed over Connecticut produced unhealthy fine particle (PM2.5) levels across the entire state on Monday, July 26. These fine particles became trapped in the lower atmosphere overnight and have been slow to disperse this morning.DEEP is encouraging residents to limit outdoor activities today until 11 pm.Until that time, fine particle levels will reach unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy levels throughout Connecticut — again, except Litchfield County — where levels will be high-moderate.People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens should take any of the following steps to reduce exposure:*Avoid strenuous outdoor activities;*Keep outdoor activities short; and*Consider moving physical activities indoors or rescheduling them.All state residents are advised to take any of the following steps to reduce their exposure:*Choose less strenuous activities (like walking instead of running) to reduce strenuous breathing;*Shorten the amount of active outdoor time; and*Be active outdoors when air quality is better.For more information on air quality, including DEEP’s daily Air Quality Index, go here.Additional information is available at portal.ct.gov/deep, on Facebook at CTDEEP, and on Twitter at @CTDEEPNews.
I commend our volunteers for being such assets to the town, and as a happy customer of Mitchell I'm not the least bit surprised they were well equipped to help with this situation. God bless each of you.
Property tax increases are a way of life as long as uncontrolled expenses are permitted. And there will never be a property tax roll back due to 'tax base expansion'. And as the deluge of New Newtowners are bidding up the cost of houses in town we can expect a nice bump in the next valuation cycle. Not to mention the disaster coming to Fairfield Hills which we will pay for through infrastructure improvements to support tenants and their children and cars.
When only 9% of eligible voters turn out to vote on the town budget, it should be clear that most folks don't have a compelling reason to participate in running the town. When we get housing at Fairfield Hills shoved down our throats although we voted NO multiple times we understand that our voices are ignored by those in charge. Vote them out, you say? Won't happen. What to be done? Support our first responders with donations and a heartfelt 'Thank You'.
I loved Mrs. Armstrong. I was a kid when I was her neighbor across the street. The kindness she projected was theost gentle and sincere thing. I went back to see her when I was in my 30's. The kindness was such a gift all over again. Lucky me to have known her. ❤️