Posts tagged ‘Tyrrell’

October 30th, 2013

Meet The Candidates Wednesday

by Christopher O'Brien

vote clipartThe Junior Women’s Club is sponsoring their annual Meet The Candidates night tonight at Tyrell School. The event will start at 7 pm. All residents are invited to attend the free event. Refreshments will be offered.

While there are several heavily competitive races, this event is not a debate. Every candidate will have a few minutes to address the crowd on why they are runnign for the office they’re seeking.

October 28th, 2012

Wolcott Ready for Hurricane

by Christopher O'Brien

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on New Jersey and the Connecticut shoreline, Wolcott is ready for coping with the storm. Mayor Thomas G. Dunn is informing residents to be prepared. As of Sunday evening, traffic was sparse around town and some were topping off their cars with gasoline just in case. Yet, many area businesses still have plenty of provisions of batteries, bottled water and other necessities if residents still need to stock up.

If a shelter is needed to be opened, residents will be notified through the emergency notification and reverse 911 system. Residents with cell phones should register with the town’s alert system right now so that they can be notified should phone service also be interrupted. The link to do so is here.

Mayor Dunn tells the Whisper that a decision to open the storm shelters will be done when the need arises. The Senior Center was used last year for a temporary shelter and housed about thirty residents. Tyrrell School is the designated shelter for the town and has capacity for residents to sleep overnight.

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January 17th, 2012

First Snow Delays School

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott Schools will be opening on a 90 minute delay this morning.

Almost two inches of flight and fluffy snow fell overnight across most of town. In some spots, there could be slightly icey conditions as the storm brought a mixture of wintry weather conditions dependent upon the elevation. In the town center along Wolcott Rd., all roads are plowed to a slushy base pavement. Rt. 69 at the base of the mountain into Waterbury is plowed curb to curb.

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October 31st, 2011

Showers Available at Tyrrell

by LonSeidman

The Town has opened Tyrrell School to be used by residents for showering and charging cell phones, computers and other electronic gadgets essential for communication. Residents may use the facility between 7 am and 10 pm. Officials anticipate keeping the school open until power is restored. As of Monday evening, 53% of town is still in the dark.

This facility is in addition to the storm shelter at the Senior Center which is open 24 hours a day. Food is available there during the day. A limited number of cots are also available on site and there are quiet rooms for watching TV or reading in.

Power outages are predominantly in the Woodtick and south areas of town, with other outages in the extreme north end. Residents scattered across town also have more isolated outages.

August 30th, 2011

High School to Open Late

by LonSeidman

If you’re a high school student who’s enjoying the summer, you can sleep in tomorrow. Classes at Wolcott High School are cancelled.

If not – wake up early – its time to go back to school! All elementary schools and Tyrrell Middle School will be opening on time Wednesday.