RSD13 Regionalization Referendum
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WARNING
REFERENDUM VOTE
Regional School District No. 13
Town of Durham
June 11, 2024
 
A referendum vote of the electors of the Town of Durham, Connecticut will be held in the Town of Durham at the following place:
 
Durham Community Center                                                   
144 Pickett Lane
Durham, Connecticut 06422
 
and simultaneously in Middlefield, Connecticut on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. pursuant to Section 10-47c of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, as amended, upon a resolution adopted by the Regional School District No. 13 Board of Education at a meeting held on May 1, 2024.
 
The resolution will be placed on the ballot labels as the following question:
 
“SHALL THE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 13 PLAN OF REGIONALIZATION BE AMENDED TO AUTHORIZE THE REGION 13 BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT A THREE-SCHOOL MODEL WITH PRE-K-GRADE 5 AT MEMORIAL SCHOOL IN MIDDLEFIELD, GRADES 6-8 AT STRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL IN DURHAM AND GRADES 9-12 AT COGINCHAUG REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN DURHAM AND TO CLOSE FREDERICK F. BREWSTER SCHOOL IN DURHAM AND JOHN LYMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MIDDLEFIELD UPON THE TRANSITION TO THE THREE-SCHOOL MODEL?”
 
                                                YES                NO
 
Voters approving the question shall vote “Yes” and those opposing the question shall vote “No”.
 
A copy of the full text of the amendment to the District’s Plan of Regionalization is on file, available HERE and available for public inspection at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s office.
 
Nicole Charest
Durham Town Clerk
 
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Jun 11, 2024
RSD13 Regionalization Referendum
Elections
Parade Notice and Grand Marshal Announcement:

The 2024 Durham Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 27th. The parade will step off at 9:15AM at the corner of Haddam Quarter Road and Main Street, and then continue down Main Street to the Durham Town Green. Parade participants should assemble at the corner between 8:15 and 8:30. 


Immediately following the parade there will be a ceremony at the Town Green honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen. The parade will take place rain or shine.


Mr. Elmer Clark will be the 2024 Durham Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal. Clark is a life long resident of the Town of Durham and a US Army veteran. He graduated from Durham High School in 1959 and Quinnipiac College in 1963.


Upon completing college, Clark volunteered for the Army in July of 1963. He was assigned to the 9th Hospital Medical Command in Heidelberg, West Germany for 31 months. He served honorably in a Personnel Office assigning orders to Doctors and Nurses to one of eleven hospitals under the 9th Hospital’s command. While in Germany, he attained the rank of Sergeant (E-5). 


While in West Germany, Clark attained permission to travel through East Germany into the divided City of Berlin. Interestingly, Clark is one of the few people in the world who can say he’s seen the Berlin Wall from both sides. Clark left the service in 1966. He returned to his home town, and he has lived with his wife in Durham ever since. 


For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact: 

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May 27, 2024
Parade Notice and Grand Marshal Announcement
Town Hall

Tax Office Hours for June 2024


HOURS

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm with the following exemptions: 

Monday June 17          8:30 - 12:30 pm
Tuesday June 18         8:30 - 12:30 pm
Wednesday June 19   CLOSED (Juneteenth) 
Thursday June 20        8:30 - 12:30 pm
Friday June 21             8:30 - 12:30 pm

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you

Martin French, CCMC
Tax Collector 

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May 23, 2024
Modified Tax Office Hours for June 2024
Tax Collector
We are so excited to announce our 2024 Durham Farmers Market! We will be spot lighting vendors, posting information about our partnership with CT Grown and the Department of Agriculture as well as fun collaborative events from our local community. So make sure to follow our Facebook page and website for more information as the season progresses!
 
We have a beautiful brand new playground that has been installed at the Community Center for families to enjoy during the market, open gym programs for kids to participate during the market as well as some talented local students and artists who will be providing entertainment for our markets each week. 
 
We still have a few vendor spaces open if you want to inquire about participation please email
 
We look forward to seeing you on June 6th 3:30-6:30pm 
Durham Community Center
144 Pickett Lane 
 

Durham Farmers Market 2024 Participating Vendors

 
D's Country Breads & More
            Breads- Sourdough, Kaiser rolls, Rye
            Pastries- Mini Tarlets, Turnovers, Croissents, Strussel 
            Cookies- Choc Chip, Sugar, Peanut Butter
 
Webster Thomas 
            Caricaturist 
 
Kel’s Kitchen
            Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolates
 
Ronnie’s Candles
            Organic Soy Candles
 
5 Bears Cafe 
            Jerk Chicken Sandwiches and Lemonade
 
Gaston Baby
 
            Crochet Toys and Gifts

 Flower’s Pottery
            Local Pottery and Handmade Items 
 
Buttercup Field Farm
            Hamade Tallow Cream, Sugar Body Scrubs, and custom items
 
All Hands Farm 
            Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Carrots, Tomatoes, Peppers, Onions, Zucchini, and Herbs
 
Elmer’s Acres
            Fresh Cut Flowers and Raw Honey
 
Sweet Sage Bakery
            Breads and Scones
 
Pawsitively Homemade Pet Treats
            Gluten Free Dog Treats and homemade dog scarves
 
Linda Cucina 
            Cookies
 
24 Peace
            Organic Clothing and merchandise
 
Lisa’s Soaps
            Soaps
 
Traveling Sister’s Roasters
            Coffee
 
McLeans Organics
            Blueberries, Black Berries, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Sugar Snap Peas
 
Snowbell Farms
            Fresh Farm Eggs
 
AJ’s Homemade Treats
            Homemade Pet Treats
 

 
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Durham Farmers' Market
Durham Farmers Market