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Notice from the Assessors Office
Filing deadline for 2018 declarations of personal property forms is Thursday, November 1, 2018

Chatham Health Flu Clinic
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4pm-6pm at Town Hall
The Chatham Health District, your local public health department, is taking steps to limit the spread of Influenza by holding this clinic for children, families and the general public.
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Public Safety Reminder
Remember that criminals are always looking for an easy opportunity. Don't be a victim. Remove valuables from your vehicles, lock your car doors, and lock your house.

Road Work Schedule
Due to the weather conditions over the past month, the contractors that provided the pavement maintenance surfaces for Colochester have been delayed. Beginning on 9/21/18, chip sealing will be occurring on Reservoir Road, Scott Hill Road and Buckley Road. Milling will be occurring on 9/21/18 on Old Hartford Road in the vicinity of Miller Road and various sections westerly to Judd Brook. Paving operations are scheduled for Deer Run, Old Hartford Road, and South Road beginning on Tuesday 9/25/18. There will be temporary lane closures in the areas of new pavement installation and motorists are requested to follow the direction of traffic control personnel at each site.

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Community Conversations
“Clearing the Air About Vaping”
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
WJJMS Cafeteria
Parents, if you don’t know the difference between an e-cigarette, vape pen, or a Juul and you’ve never heard the term “dripping,” you’re not alone. Vaping is all the rage, especially with teens. The CDC reports that nearly one in four high school students are vaping. The number of middle schoolers jumping on the bandwagon is on the rise as well, with nearly 10% of 8th graders admitting that they’ve vaped in the last month.
This is your chance to get educated and ask all your questions regarding vaping and other drug trends. You can’t prevent what you don’t know.
Parents are also invited to walk through the Mock Teen bedroom and experience a hands on search for clues of substance abuse “hidden in plain sight.”
A separate teen vaping program will be held at the same time for students in grades 7 and up and extra credit will be offered by many teachers! FREE PIZZA!!!

Trail Map Guide
With the funds received from a CT DEEP Recreational Trails Program Grant, the Town of Colchester partnered with the Chatham Health District to develop this Trail Map Guide. The purpose for this guide is to encourage physical activity by promoting the use of our region's amazing network of walking trails. The Trail Map Guide includes a listing and the general location of the public trail systems within the six towns in the Chatham District (Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton, Hebron, Marlborough and Portland). The guide also includes a full-page map showing users the approximate location of each trail facility. The guide can be printed by clicking on the link, or they are also available at the Colchester Town Clerk's Office.

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