Hello everyone! It’s Sunday in Essex-Chester-Deep River and I’m back in your inbox with everything printable about what’s happening locally. Without any more preambles…
First, today’s weather:
A strong storm in the afternoon. High: 74 Low: 65.
Here’s the top news in Essex-Chester-Deep River today:
- Chester’s Sunday Farmer’s Market kicks off the season today! It will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to find a wide variety of fresh local produce and other goods. Enjoy the music! Explore the center of Chester and its many and varied shops and restaurants and make a day of it! I see you there! (Chester Sunday Market via Facebook)
- The famous and iconic Deep River Ancient Muster (DRMA) celebration is fast approaching and the DRAM committee is hard at work preparing for another great year. they are working on put together an advertising brochure and are currently reaching out to local businesses and organizations for support. If you are interested in purchasing an ad or even a Booster line, please visit us at www.deepriverancientmuster.com/ad-booklet for more information and pricing. (Deep River Ancient Muster via Facebook)
- Give farmers a break! Governor Ned Lamont has announced an exemption from the tax on diesel fuel. As is evident at gas stations across the country, the price of diesel fuel (and gasoline prices) has skyrocketed. This inflation is being felt severely by farmers who are also struggling with the impact of the pandemic and inflation. According to a Fox 61 Hartford news article, “CT’s current diesel tax rate is 40.1 cents per gallon. The state’s flat-rate diesel tax was created more than a decade ago to provide predictability to companies, but this year has ended up in the air considering the sharp increase in prices.However, state law requires that the rate be adjusted each year. The diesel tax exemption will take effect on July 1. The Connecticut Department of Fiscal Services has until June 15 to decide on the new rate.” (FOX61 Hartford)
- Moose in Connecticut! Yes that’s how it is! There have reportedly been seven moose sightings in the Nutmeg State in seven days. Don’t worry though, none have been spotted in the three-city area yet! The sightings have been isolated to the Windsor Locks area according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. One explanation for the increase in sightings is that it’s calving season, which means it’s time for last year’s babies to leave home for their own territory because mommy moose is giving birth to this year’s babies. . So keep your eyes open if you happen to be in the Windsor Locks area, you may have the chance to see one of these majestic animals. (CT Insider)
Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:
- Boston Children’s Hospital 20th Annual Eversource Walk for Kids (9:00 am)
From my notebook:
- Essex Steam Train and Riverboat: “Need we say more? Get your tickets today for our most popular summer cruise event!” (Essex Steam Train & Riverboat via Facebook)
- City of Chester Connecticut: “News from Chester Community Partnership You may be eligible for a child tax refund of up to a maximum of $750 ($250 per child up to three children), which was recently authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly.” (Town of Chester Connecticut via Facebook)
- Essex Board of Trade: “Music EVERYWHERE tonight! The 2022 Connecticut Sea Music Festival is a maritime folk festival taking place in Essex, June 10-13.” (Essex Trade Council via Facebook)
- Ivoryton Library Association: “Looking for a new summer read? Check out our new arrivals!” (Ivoryton Library Association via Facebook)
- Essex Library: “Have you been following the January 6 hearings lately but want to dig deeper? The library has several recently published books on various topics related to the events in Washington. Find them on our New Nonfiction shelf!” (Essex Library via Facebook)
- Essex Library: “The Ivoryton Library is hosting the Ivoryton and Essex Library Summer Reading Launch with Hula Dancing! June 23 at 3:30pm Tiare Kahana Bourget brings the spirit of Aloha to students of all ages through interactive Hawaiian dance programs. (Essex Library via Facebook)
- City of Essex – Government: “From the Tax Collector’s Desk we are encouraging everyone to pay online with a credit card or send their payment by mail. There is a green drop box in the City Hall parking lot, which is checked daily.” (City of Essex – Government via Facebook)
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You are now informed and ready to start this Sunday off right! See you tomorrow morning for your next update.
— Karen Garrity
About me: I am a Connecticut native, currently residing in the Tri-Town community of Chester, Deep River and Essex. I’ve been a community reporter for most of the last 20 years. I love my small town community and am honored to be a part of Patch.com. You can reach me at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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