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Meetinghouse Hill Rd will be closed from RT.77 to Anthony Terrace on Thursday February 8 and Friday February 9 between the hours of 8:30AM to 2:30pm due to emergency road repair. The road will be open to emergency vehicles, local residents and school busses only during this time period. 
Thank you for your cooperation during this time,
Publicworks
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Feb 7, 2024
Meetinghouse Hill Road Closure
Public Works

Applications for the State Elderly/Disabled Tax Relief Programs and the Town of Durham’s Senior Tax Relief (Freeze or Deferral) Programs are available for income-qualifying residents.  The filing period for same is February 1st - May 15, 2024.



Applications for the Veterans’ Additional Exemption Tax Relief Program are available for income-qualifying residents. The filing period for same is February 1st - October 1, 2024. 



Applications will be taken by appointment only.  Please call the Assessor’s Office 860-343-6709, or the Human Service's Office 860-349-3153, to arrange a time or obtain more information.
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Feb 1, 2024
Assessor's Office Applications for State Elderly/Disabled Tax Relief Programs
Assessor's Office
 TAX OFFICE HOURS FOR JANUARY 2024

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm | Evening appointments are available upon request.

The office will be closed on: 
Monday January 1, 2024 - New Years' Day
Monday January 15, 2024 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Additional collection hours:
Saturday January 27, 2024 - 10:00 - 12:00 pm
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Jan 27, 2024
January 2024 Additional Collection Hours
Tax Collector
The eligible voters of the Town of Durham are hereby warned that a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024, at 8:00 p.m., in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall
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Jan 22, 2024
January 22 Special Town Meeting
Town Meetings
Regional School District 13 will be hosting two community forums related to long range facility planning on January 17 and 18. Each forum will begin with a short presentation about future facility planning options, and the majority of the time will be spent with participants in small groups discussing the ideas presented, asking questions, and sharing their own thoughts.
Please register to participate in one of our community forums using this form no later than January 11, 2024.
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Jan 17, 2024
BOE Community Forum
Board of Education Regional School District 13
Thank you to everyone who donates to the Durham Human Services Department through out the year!

If you are interested in donating, we always accept gift cards such as food cards to Stop & Shop and Aldi, gas cards, and Visa’s. We also accept donations to our Durham Neighbors in Need fund which helps support Durham residents in emergency situations. our holiday programs, and our food pantry. Checks made out to Durham Neighbors in Need can be mailed to: Human Services, P.O. Box 428, Durham, CT 06422 or can be dropped off to the Human Services office. 

Thank you all again. Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season. 

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Dec 7, 2023
Donations
Social Services
DURHAM, CONNECTICUT

NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY

CONFIRM YOUR PARTY AFFILIATION BEFORE JANUARY 3, 2024


The Presidential Preference Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Connecticut voters who have been registered with a political party prior to January 3, 2024 (90 days prior to the primary) may vote in their party’s primary.  In Connecticut, unaffiliated voters are not permitted to vote in a primary election.

It has come to the attention of Registrars of Voters throughout Connecticut that residents who completed a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles for a change of name, change of address, or for any other reason, may find that their voter registration status was inadvertently changed from a member of a political party to “unaffiliated” due to a glitch in the DMV’s system. The Secretary of the State is aware of this issue and is working with DMV officials to address it.

To protect your right to vote in the April primary, voters are strongly encouraged to confirm their party affiliation status before January 3, 2024.  By law, only Connecticut voters registered with a political party may vote in a primary election AND voters must have been a registered member of that party for at least ninety (90) days prior to the date of the primary

There are several ways to confirm your party affiliation status.  Durham Registrars of Voters can be reached by phone at 860-343-6719.  Office hours are limited, so you may have to leave a voice message. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.  Registrars can be reached by email at jscagnelli@townofdurhamct.org or at hpetit@townofdurhamct.org .  Both Registrars can confirm party affiliation for voters of all political parties as well as for unaffiliated voters.

The quickest and easiest way to check your party affiliation status is to go to the website of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut at https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx.  After entering your name, date of birth, and the town where you live, you will immediately be provided with your voter registration information including your party affiliation.

After you confirm your current party affiliation status and determine that it is correct, no further action is needed.  If your current party affiliation status is incorrect, or if it is correct but you wish to change it, a new Voter Registration Form must be completed, signed, and submitted prior to January 3, 2024.  Voter Registration Forms may be picked up from outside the Registrar of Voters office at Durham Town Hall or from the Town Clerk.  You can request that a form be mailed to you by calling or emailing the Registrars of Voters office.  Once completed, the Form should be mailed or delivered to the Registrar’s Office or the Town Clerk.

The voter’s signature is required to make a change in party affiliation, so be sure to sign the Voter Registration Form before submitting it to protect your right to vote in the April 2024 Presidential Preference Primary election.

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Dec 6, 2023
NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY
Elections
Swearing-in Ceremony Elected Officials
December 3, 2023
1:00pm
Flyer.pdf
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Dec 3, 2023
Swearing-in Ceremony Elected Officials
Elections
The Town Clerk's Office will be opening at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The Town Clerk's Office will be closed from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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Nov 14, 2023
Town Clerk's Office Hours
Town Clerk
No Write-In Candidates For Durham:
1.  No one registered with the Secretary of the State as
     a Write-in candidate.
2.  If you write a name in on the official ballot your
     write-in vote will not be counted.
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Nov 3, 2023
No Write-In Candidates For Durham
Elections
Please join the Durham Recreation Committee for our Spooky Family Fun Day, Sunday October 29th from 1-3pm at the Durham Community Center, 144 Pickett Lane. 
 
We will have a trunk or treat event, DJ, s’mores, Halloween craft and parade. 
 
Anyone wanting to still sign up to decorate a trunk can follow the link below: 
 
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Oct 29, 2023
Spooky Family Fun Day
Recreation Department
Legal Notice: Warning of November 7, 2023 Municipal Election. 

As an elector, you may cast an absentee ballot if you are unable to appear at your polling place on the day of the primary, election, or referendum for one of the following reasons: 
  1. Your active service in the U.S. armed forces;
  2. Your absence from town;
  3. Sickness;
  4. Your physical disability;
  5. Your religion forbids secular activity on that day;
  6. Your duties as a primary, referendum, or election official at a polling place other than your own during all the hours of voting.

Applications may be mailed, placed in the Drop Box, delivered in person, or, you may apply online

Absentee Ballot Application
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Oct 24, 2023
November 7, 2023 Municipal Election
Elections
TOWN OF DURHAM
PUBLIC HEARING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023, AT 8:00 P.M.
THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL AND REMOVE VIA ZOOM
The purpose of this public hearing is to present information, discuss, and provide an opportunity for public comment on the following:
1. Potential sale of 37 Main Street.
All are encouraged to attend. This hearing is accessible to the handicapped.
Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speakers should contact George M. Eames, IV, First Selectman, at 860-349-3625 at least five (5) dates prior to the meeting.
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Oct 24, 2023
Public Hearing Sale of 37 Main Street
Board of Selectmen

Durham Municipal Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
6:00am to 8:00pm.
Durham Community Center (formerly Korn School)
144 Picket Lane


Offices on Ballot:

First Selectman, Selectmen, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate, Zoning Board of Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate and Regional Board of Education,

To Register to Vote:

The Registrars’ Office is open on Wednesdays 9:00am to 11:00am or you may register at the Durham Town Hall, Town Clerks office (see Town Hall hours below). You may also request the Registrar of Voters send you a mail-in voter registration form or print one from The town of Durham website.

Registration Sessions and Deadlines:

October 31, 2023–9:00am – 8:00pm – All day registration and in-person cut-off to register for the November 7th “Municipal Election” – Cut off is 8:00pm for in-person, 11:59pm deadline for online (a DMV license is required) and mail-in registration must be postmarked by October 31, 2023. The above session will be held at:
Registrar of Voters Office
Durham Town Hall
30 Town House Road
November 6, 2023 – 9:00am – 5:00pm - Limited Registration Session to admit those seeking to vote in election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residence was attained since October 31, 2023. The above sessions will be held at:
Registrar of Voters Office
Durham Town Hall
30 Town House Road

NOTE: ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION

Individuals may register and vote in person on Election Day if they meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and are (1) not already an elector or (2) registered in one municipality but want to
change their registration because they currently reside in another municipality. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if they are (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) age 18 or older, and (3) a bona fide resident of the municipality in which they apply for admission as an elector.

ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION IS Available at:

Durham Community Center – Classroom A
144 Picket Lane
Hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm on Election Day, November 7, 2023

Curbside Voting:

Curbside voting will be available at the polls on election day for voters with disabilities.
The Registrars of Voters STRONGLY urge Durham residents who are not registered to vote, to register as early as possible before November 7, 2023. You may register online at the Connecticut Secretary of States Website. Also, please visit our website for election information and forms. A copy of the ballot will also be on the Durham Registrar of Voters website

Absentee Ballot Applications:

Absentee ballot applications are currently available at
Durham Town Hall, Town Clerk’s office
30 Town House Road Durham, CT 06422
Hours: Mon- Fri - 8:30am - 4:30pm or by appointment

Heather Petit
Registrar of Voters (Democrat)
Pam Hogarth
Deputy Registrar of Voters (D)
Jon Scagnelli
Registrar of Voters (Republican
Renee Kelley
Deputy Registrar of Voters (R)

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Oct 5, 2023
Durham Municipal Election 11-7-23
Registrar of Voters

10 Week Detour of Route 147 between West Street and Route 157 in Middlefield


The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is announcing the closure of Route 147 between West Street and Route 157 beginning October 9, 2023, weather permitting, due to construction work. A 10-week detour is required to facilitate the proposed work.  


The purpose of the project is to repair the retaining wall that is supporting Route 147, replace the associated guiderail system, and to repair any compromised drainage.

DOT Project No. 0081-0095 was awarded to Spazzarini Construction Co., LLC of Enfield, CT on May 18, 2023 and is scheduled to be completed by December 18, 2023. This is an Emergency Declaration project administered by the Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Office of Construction - District 1 in Rocky Hill.

 
DETOUR INFO
Route 147 between West Street and Route 157 will be closed from October 9, 2023 to December 18, 2023, weather permitting.
 
Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Route 66 East, then onto Route 157 South, and finally onto Route 147 South. 
 
Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Route 157 North, then onto Route 66 West.

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Oct 4, 2023
10 Week Detour Rt 147
Public Works
The eligible voters of the Town of Durham are hereby warned that THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING will be held at the Durham Community Center, on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes:
  1. To establish the date for the Annual Budget Meeting.
  2. To elect 1 member to term expiring 2028 on the Compensation Review/Personnel Policy Board.
  3. To fill 1 vacancy of the term expiring 2026 on the Compensation Review/Personnel Policy Board.
  4. To elect 1 town representative to a term expiring 2026 on the Board of Trustees of the Durham Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
  5. To elect 3 members to terms expiring 2026 on the Board of Library Directors.
    George Eames, IV Chad Spooner Andrew Taylor
    First Selectman Selectman Selectman
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Oct 2, 2023
Annual Town Meeting 10-2-23
Town Meetings

Tax Office Hours for October 2023


HOURS

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

Thursday October 12       9:30 - 4:30 pm
Monday October 16         9:30 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday October 17        CLOSED (Professional Development)
Wednesday October 18   9:30 - 4:30 pm 
Thursday October 19       9:30 - 4:30 pm
Friday October 20             9:30 - 4:30 pm

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you

Martin French, CCMC
Tax Collector 

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Sep 29, 2023
Modified Tax Office Hours for October 2023
Tax Collector
The Town Clerk's Office will be closing at 12 noon on September 20th and closed September 21st and 22nd due to the Connecticut Town Clerk's Association State Conference. 
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Sep 20, 2023
Town Clerk's Office Closed
Town Clerk

Official Results 9-12-2023 Republican Primary

Office:  Town Clerk

*Nicole Charest:  145

 Alycia Stone:       118


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Sep 13, 2023
Official Results 9-12-2023 Republican Primary
Elections

Unofficial Results 9-12-2023 Republican Primary

Office:  Town Clerk

*Nicole Charest:  145

 Alycia Stone:       118


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Sep 12, 2023
Unofficial Results 9-12-2023 Republican Primary
Elections
22nd Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Please join us as we remember and honor all lives lost on 9/11
Monday, September 11, 2023 at 6pm on the Town Green
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Sep 11, 2023
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Town Hall
UR Community Cares® and Durham Human Services created Durham Community Cares as a strategy to help town residents with chores and isolation.
They have been collaborating to determine a plan to improve the lives of residents. 

Durham, CT, August 22, 2023 –
Durham Community Cares launched in August 2023 to support residents aged 70 or over and other adults who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

The Durham Human Services Department has partnered with UR Community Cares, HQ in Manchester, CT, to use its website to enroll individual volunteers who want to assist people in need.  Organizations can participate, businesses and civic groups can have volunteer days, the high school can have students volunteer together, and religious groups can get their youth groups involved. UR Community Cares is grateful to have received donations from Durham Human Services to enroll residents in need of help. Now those residents can safely connect with neighbors to get assistance via www.URCommunityCares.org.

The needs for assistance are large. The Social Services Coordinator Morgan Perry reports “Many people need or will need assistance with tasks that may have once come easy, from house chores to yard work to shopping and transportation. UR Community Cares helps fill the gaps in services that are needed for many older adults. Help with such tasks contributes to the overall goal of folks being able to live at home for as long as possible”

“In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the negative effects of social isolation. Maintaining connections with people is a critical component in keeping a high quality of life.” said Perry.

Michelle Puzzo, co-founder and President of UR Community Cares, says, “Our website allows for a streamlined source of free support for household tasks, yard work, companionship, and local transportation, so people can keep living safely in their homes. Many are looking for transportation as they no longer drive, need help around the house after recovering from surgery and, most importantly, create vital social bonds that will stave off isolation and loneliness.” Individuals can use the service online on their own or with the assistance of friends, family, or other helpers, or they can call in for phone assistance.

The Town of Durham Human Services Department committed $1,000 of funds to start the service. Although the service is free to each individual volunteer and each recipient of services, Durham Community Cares must raise one hundred dollars on behalf of each individual to pay a one-time charge covering a criminal record and sex offender check, driver safety record if appropriate, insurance, and computer system costs.

“We are looking for eager volunteers to make a beneficial effect. As neighbors are aging and often have less family around, we all need to be better connected,” says Puzzo.

If any Durham resident or business wishes to contribute to this community program to increase its presence in the Durham community, they can sign up online at https://urcommunitycares.org/ or contact the Durham Human Services Department at (860) 349-3153 or mperry@townofdurhamct.org.  

About UR Community Cares

Recognizing the challenges faced by older adults and those with temporary or permanent disabilities, Michelle Puzzo, UCONN alumni, founded UR Community Cares in February 2019. UR Community Cares digital platform was built to match those in need with those in the same community who are eager to help. 
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Aug 29, 2023
Durham Community Cares
Social Services
Received:  August 25, 2023
9:31am
Kim Garvis, Town Clerk

TOWN OF DURHAM
[Legal Notice]
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023, AT 8:00 P.M.
THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL

The eligible voters of the Town of Durham are hereby warned that a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING will be held in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall, at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to consider the following items:
 
1.       To amend the Town’s existing Taxation ordinance, Section § 15-6 Property tax relief for emergency services volunteers.

2.      Shall the Town of Durham join the Connecticut River Area Health District (CRAHD) as allowed under CGS Section § 19a-241, and as proposed by the Board of Selectman.
 
The town meeting is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speakers should contact George M. Eames, IV, First Selectman at 860-349-3625 at least five (5) days prior to the meeting.
 
To view the proposed ordinance, or to view the Connecticut Department of Public Health Fact Sheet on District Departments of Health in Connecticut go to www.townofdurhamct.org or call 860-349-3625 to request copies.
 
George M. Eames, IV
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Aug 26, 2023
Special Town Meeting 9-12-2023
Town Meetings
 The Town Clerk's Office will be closed on August 25, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm due to staff attending a Middlesex County Clerks Meeting  
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Aug 25, 2023
Town Clerks Office Hours
Town Clerk
Notice of Time Extension for Post-Scoping Notice for Durham Center Water System Main Extension
Action Status:
CTDPH is awaiting additional information from the Applicant regarding comments submitted to CTDPH by CTDEEP regarding the proposed action.
Estimated Publication Date: The CTDPH anticipates that a Post-Scoping Notice will be published in the Environmental Monitor on or before January 2, 2024.
 
If you have questions about the proposed action, contact:
Name: Eric McPhee
Agency:         Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section
Address:        410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12DWS, PO Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone:           860-509-7333
E-Mail:           dph.sourceprotection@ct.gov 
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Aug 22, 2023
Durham Center Water System Main Extension
Town Hall
Republican Primary
September 12, 2023
6:00am to 8:00pm

Location of the Polls
Durham Community Center
144 Pickett Lane, Durham, CT                                       

Absentee Ballots become available today, August 22, 2023 for the Republican Primary to be held on September 12, 2023.

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Aug 22, 2023
Republican Primary September 12, 2023
Elections
Town of Durham
Absentee Ballot Information
 
September 12, 2023
Republican Primary
 
November 7, 2023
Municipal Election
 
DROP BOX:

The Drop Box on the southside of Town Hall is now open for applications and absentee ballots for the upcoming  Primary and Municipal Election.
 
Absentee Ballots become available on:
 
August 22, 2023:   for the Republican Primary (September 12, 2023).  Applications received via mail or Drop Box will be processed for mailing within 24 hours.  Applications received in person by the voter will be processed immediately.  
 
October 6, 2023:  for the Municipal Election (November 7, 2023).  Applications for absentee ballots received before October 6, 2023 will be processed and mailed on October 6, 2023.  Applications received on and after October 6, 2023 via mail and Drop Box will be processed within 24 hours and mailed to the voter.  Applications presented in person by the voter will be processed immediately.        

 

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Aug 22, 2023
Drop Box for Absentee Ballots
Elections
https://www.townofdurhamct.org/events/public-hearing-205-main-street-and-health-district

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Aug 4, 2023
Public Hearing 205 Main Street and Health District
Town Meetings
Durham Recreation Committee wants to hear from you!!!! The Board of Selectman have allocated a generous amount of ARPA Funds in the amount of $200,000 to replace the playground at Allyn Brook Park and we look forward to hearing from families on what you currently like and what you would hope to see on a new playground!!! Please see the survey below!!!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BKLKMT
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Jul 27, 2023
Allyn Brook Park Survey
Recreation Department
Governor Lamont has activated the State's Extreme Hot Weather Protocol through Sunday, July 29th at 8:00am.
Reminder that the Durham Public Library (7 Maple Ave.) serves as our town's cooling center
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Jul 27, 2023
Hot Weather Alert: Durham Cooling Center
Town Hall
July 23, 2023 (Sunday) Summer Concert at Allyn Brook Park.
6:00 to 8:00pm
Engine Room
Food Truck
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Jul 23, 2023
Summer 2023 Concert Series
Recreation Committee
Durham Animal Response Team’s First Town-wide tag sale this Saturday, July 22, 2023.
 You can print off the flyer, scan the QR code or pick up a flyer at Brenda’s Main Street Feed, Durham Market or the Durham Pharmacy for the map and addresses of tag sales all over town. Bargains galore!

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Jul 22, 2023
DART Townwide Tag Sale
Durham Animal Response Team (DART)
Hello Durham Farm Market & More friends! The Durham Farm Market & More is a CT grown market; this means all produce and products are CT grown or made with CT products.
 
Due to paving on Pickett Lane this week the Market is being held on the Town Green from 3-6:30pm. Please follow the parking signs. 
 
Benefits of purchasing products at The Durham Farm Market include:
  • Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and producers stays close to home and is reinvested with businesses and services in your community.
  • Buying Local means, you get access to the tastiest, nutrient-rich produce, because it is picked fresh and Local, at the peak of its flavor.
  • Buy Local products means a reduction in your carbon footprint, make you a responsible member of our community.
  • Local growers can tell you how the food was grown. You can ask what practices they use to raise and harvest crops.
 
We have a great line up of vendors this week and music by Richard Wilbur from 3:30-5:30 
 
This week's food truck vendors include: Gmonkey mobile and Rolling Smokehouse LLC.
This week's **FREE** bounce house was generously donated by Todd Lavigne, Owner of Awesome Apple Crisp. 
This week's vendors include: 
24 Peace - Assortment of clothing 
Ajs homemade pet treats - Pet treats for all kinds of animals 
Besoleze - Soaps, candles & car diffusers 
Brencher Farms - Fresh cut flowers & bouquets 
Catherine's Sweet & Savory - Quick breads, cloud bread, mini pies & cakes etc
Coginchaug Outdoor Enrichment Center -
 
Cold Spring Farm - Meat and Dairy products
Color Street - Nail polish strengthener & removal, nail polish packets 
Everyone Outside - Come see tadpoles & other pond creatures (view scopes provided)
Future Farm Girl - Plants, aprons, tool-rolls, plant hangers, herbs, flowers, decor 
Hoffman Unlimited llc - Olive pockets, focaccia, baguettes, sliced bread, pastries, etc 
Kim's Cottage Confections - Pastries, cookies, muffins, scones, brownies 
Levitate Hydration LLC - Free electrolyzed reduced water & info pamphlets 
Linda’s Cucina - Italian cookies, sweet breads 
Made by Taylor Candle Co. - assortment of candles
McLeans Organics - Corn on the cob, blueberries, tomatoes, blackberries, catnip, herbs
Mister B's Jerky Co. - Assortment of Jerky 
Newgate Farm - Mozzarella, veggies, small fruit, tomato sauces, soups, salsa, flower 
Positively Random Gifts - car freshies 
Snowbell Farms - Chicken and Duck eggs 
Star Light Gardens - Veggies, flowers, startup kits for herbs & veggies 
Sustainable Durham & Eco Club - Compost bins and collecting plastic film
Sweet Madeline’s On The Go - Apple cider donuts, raised sugar donuts, lemonade 
Sweet Sage Bakery - Artisan Breads
sweetnessbites.ft - Ice Cream, mini pancakes, milkshakes
This Little Piggy Home Bakery - Macaroons, decorated sugar cookies, peanut butter drop cookies
Webz Caricatures - Live Caricature drawings, lemonade and porridge 
 
 
The market strives to strengthen local communities' ties and to provide weekly events at no cost which enhance our quality of life.  Each week our vendors display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our own backyard.  Seasonal diversity is available rain or shine.
See you at the Market!
 
Contact Information: 
Karen Andrukiewicz
Market Master
30 Townhouse Road
Durham, CT 06422
 
 
 
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Jul 20, 2023
Durham Farmers Market and More
Farmers Market and More
Road closed from 50 Pent Road to Tri Mountain Road.  Power lines down.
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Jul 19, 2023
Road Closure
Office of the First Selectman
Durham Voters:
 
Please be advised that 5:00 pm,  Wednesday July 19, 2023 is the cut off for voters registered as Unaffiliated to switch membership to the Republican party for the Republican Caucus taking place on July 20, 2023.  
 
Thank you,
Durham Registrar's Office
 
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Jul 19, 2023
Unaffiliated to Republican
Registrar of Voters
The Town of Durham Public Works Department will be starting the annual Chip Sealing project July 10, 2023, weather permitting. The chip sealing process involves the laying of oil and stone and is expected to take approximately one week. Residents are reminded to adhere to the posted 15 miles per hour speed limit on freshly sealed roads and to use alternate routes during working hours to avoid delays.
The following roads are scheduled: Parmelee Hill Rd., Bouler View Ct., Arrowhead Ct., Indian La., Cherry Hill Rd. (south of Higganum Rd. only), and Hellgate Rd.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the public works department at 860-349-1816.
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Jun 29, 2023
Chip Seal 2023
Public Works
2022 Water Quality Reports for Lexington, Durham Center and Durham Elderly Housing
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Jun 26, 2023
Water Quality Reports
Health Department
For the latest COVID-19 guidance, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
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May 4, 2023
End of the Public Health Emergency Q&A
COVID-19 Information
Warning of Public Hearing
for the
Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024
Regional School District 13
of the State of Connecticut
Durham/Middlefield
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Towns of Durham and Middlefield, which are the member towns of Regional School District 13 of the State of Connecticut, that a Public Hearing will be held and conducted by the Regional School District 13 Board of Education on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Julian Thayer Auditorium at Coginchaug Regional High School for the following purpose:
To present and discuss the proposed budget for the next fiscal year,
July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
At such time any person may recommend the inclusion or deletion of any expenditure.
Lucy R. Petrella, Chairman
Regional School District 13
Board of Education
State of Connecticut
Dated in Durham, Connecticut this 22nd day of March, 2023.
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Apr 5, 2023
RSD13 Budget Public Hearing
Board of Education Regional School District 13
The Town of Durham is excited to announce the launch of a new online permitting system. The introduction of the Permit Link system to request building and zoning permits online minimizes the need for residents and contractors to visit Town Hall.

The permitting system is open to everyone and is easily found following the link HERE

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Building and Zoning Permits Now Online
Building and Land Use Department

The Assessor’s Office is mailing income and expense statements to owners of commercial and industrial real estate in April in preparation for the 2021 Grand List revaluation. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 12-63c, these forms are mailed annually by April 15th and are due back to the Assessor’s Office by June 1st.
 
 The Assessor will use the information received to develop valuation methodology for commercial and industrial real estate assessments in the next revaluation. The income information requested is essentially rent, although miscellaneous income, such as laundry income in an apartment complex, may also be relevant. Business income, such as sales of manufactured goods or retail income, is not requested and is generally not relevant to the valuation of the real estate.

 Expense information requested includes utilities costs, insurance premiums, snow plowing, garbage collection, and legal and advertising expenses – all expenses necessary to support the rent for the real estate. Expense information requested does not include business expenses, such as retail employee salaries or inventory purchases – expenses that are not generally relevant to the valuation of the real estate.
 
 CGS Sec.12-63c requires owners of rental real estate to submit this information or incur a 10% assessment penalty. Although owners of commercial property whose space is primarily owner-occupied may not be subject to the assessment penalty, to avoid future requests, the assessor’s office asks that such owners simply return the form with the “owner-occupied” box checked. Information received is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and will be treated confidentially.

 The Assessor may grant a 30-day extension to owners who may have difficulty meeting the June 1st deadline. An extension request must be submitted in writing prior to May 1st.
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Commercial/Industrial Owners can Expect Income/Expense Statements from Assessor Office
Assessor's Office

The EDC Survey Results are in!

Thank you for completing the Economic Development questionnaire.  Out of the townwide mailing, we had a total of 377 returned.
See attached document for results.
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Economic Development Survey Results
Economic Development Commission
 The Transfer Station will be closed today due to Labor Day. Open Tuesday 8:00am-7:45pm 
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Transfer Station Closed Labor Day
Durham Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board (DMIAAB)
As per Secs. 9-253 and 9-453r of Connecticut state statute, this is to notify the public that the Durham Registrar’s Office will hold a lottery to determine candidate order on the November 7, 2023 election ballot for multiple opening offices. The lottery will take place on Wednesday September 13th, 2023 at 9am in the Town Clerk’s office at 30 Town House Road, Durham, CT.
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Candidate Order Lottery Sept 13, 2023
Elections
LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF DURHAM
NOVEMBER 1ST FILING DEADLINE
 
PURSUANT TO CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES SEC 12-40

Owners and lessees of all tangible personal property located in the Town of Durham as of October 1, 2023 must file Personal Property Declarations in the Assessor’s Office on or before November 1, 2023.  Declarations, extension requests, and exemption applications are available on the Town website and in the Assessor’s Office.

Tangible personal property includes, but is not limited to, UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES, FARM MACHINERY, BUSINESS COMPUTERS/COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, OFFICE FURNITURE & FIXTURES, LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, etc.  Failure to file will result in a penalty per CGS Sec 12-41.

Questions may be directed to the Assessor’s Office at (860) 343-6709.
 
For further information, click on the following link:

https://www.townofdurhamct.org/subpages/personal-property-information-and-forms


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Personal Property Legal Notice
Assessor's Office
TOWN OF DURHAM
CALL TO A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2023
THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL
The eligible voters of the Town of Durham are hereby warned that a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING will be held in the 3rd Floor Meeting Room, Town Hall, at 8:00 p.m. on October 30, 2023, to consider the following items:
1. To elect 1 member to term expiring 2028 on the Compensation Review/Personnel Policy Board.
2. To fill 1 vacancy for the term expiring 2026 on the Compensation Review/Personnel Policy Board.
3. To approve an additional appropriation of $25,000 ($200,000 was approved by the Town Meeting on 9/12/22 and $100,000 was approved on 5/8/23) from the American Rescue Plan Act Fund to cover electrical repairs needed as a result of saw cutting the cement floor to remove the sanitary line from the holding tank to the farthest fixture and replace with an entirely new drain waste vent system and resulting renovation to upgrade two (2) toilet rooms to meet ADA requirements and to convert (1) bathroom into two (2) bathrooms to accommodate men & women separately at the Durham Volunteer Fire Department building as proposed by the Fire Company Board of Trustees and recommended by the Board of Selectmen at their meeting of October 10, 2023.
4. To approve the appropriation of $100,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act Fund for the construction of a connectivity sidewalk from the new Community Center and Allyn Brook Park, as recommended by the Board of Selectmen at their meeting of October 10, 2023.
The town meeting is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speakers should contact George M. Eames, IV, First Selectman, at 860-349-3625 at least five (5) dates prior to the meeting.
To view the proposed ARPA spending plans, go to www.townofdurhamct.org or call 860-349-3625 to request copies.
George Eames, IV Chad Spooner Andrew Taylor
First Selectman Selectman Selectman
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Special Town Meeting 10-30-2023
Town Meetings
VOTER REGISTRATION
If you wish to vote in the November 7th Durham Municipal Election, the deadline for mail-in voter registration is October 31, 2023. As such, the Durham Registrar of Voters office will be open on October 31, 2023 from 9:00 am through 8:00 pm to accommodate in-person voter registration. 

In addition to the Durham residency requirement, you must also be a United States citizen and be 18 years of age on or before November 7, 2023. 

If you turn 18 AFTER October 31, 2023 (but before November 8th), there will be a limited registration session held in the Durham Registrar’s office on November 6, 2023 from 9:00am - 5:00 pm to accommodate. Residency requirements still apply. 

This year, Durham residents can register to vote on Election Day itself (November 7, 2023) at the Durham Community Center, but the process will require additional identification and time. We urge new voters to attend the open voter registration session on October 31, 2023.
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Voter Registration
Elections
Durham Municipal Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
6:00am to 8:00pm
Durham Community Center (formerly Korn School)
144 Picket Lane
Offices on Ballot:
First Selectman, Selectmen, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Tax Collector, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission Alternate, Zoning Board of Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate and Regional Board of Education

NOTE: ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
Individuals may register and vote in person on Election Day if they meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and are (1) not already an elector or (2) registered in one municipality but want to
change their registration because they currently reside in another municipality. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if they are (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) age 18 or older, and (3) a bona fide resident of the municipality in which they apply for admission as an elector.
ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION IS Available at:
Durham Community Center – Classroom A
144 Picket Lane
Hours: 6:00am to 8:00pm on Election Day, November 7, 2023
Curbside Voting:
Curbside voting will be available at the polls on election day for voters with disabilities.

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Election Day 11-7-23
Elections
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