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Memorial Day Parade

A long standing tradition in Stafford is to honor a Veteran in five of our local cemeteries with a brief service. These Veterans have been selected on the list below with their Veteran markers. (see pictures). In 2015 at the Staffordville Cemetery a family approached our committee in conclusion of the ceremony with a family member they wanted to honor this year, we were unable to contact this family, we are hoping they will come forward for next years' service. If you have a Veteran that you would like the Town of Stafford to honor in 2017, please send that information to Veterans to be honored this year are listed below along with the location, time and sign: 7:00 AM May 30, 2016 Stafford Cemetery (Across from American Legion) John A. Palacko Tech 5 US Army World War II 7:30 AM May 30,2016 St. Edwards (Behind Dunkin Donuts) Joseph A. Denardis CPL US Marine Corps Korea 8:00 AM May 30, 2016 West Stafford (Near Sun Valley) John Richens Jr CPL US Army Korea 8:30 AM May 30,2016 Hillside Cemetery (Near Recycling Facilities) Kenneth J Post SR SSGT US Air Force Korea 9:00 AM May 30, 2016 Staffordville Cemetery (Behind Church) Harold Finch Ft US Navy World War II Following these services, Memorial Day Parade will start assembly on lower Furnace Ave in front of American Woolen Company at 10AM. The Parade steps off at 11:AM Sharp after the Main Flag is raised to full staff. We will try to place petroleum vehicles behind marchers. At the conclusion all marchers and vehicles are to exit Route 32 into the American Legion Parking lot. No parking on Route 32. We welcome all who can participate in some form or fashion in honor of our Stafford Memorial day. Any questions please email

Animal Control Unlicensed Dog Survey

STAFFORD, CT- The Stafford Animal Control Department would like to notify residents that a survey of unlicensed dogs will be conducted. Pursuant to the Regulations of State Agencies Section 22-349-1, Animal Control Officers will be contacting residents at random beginning this month. This activity will begin on or about April 18, 2016 and conclude by June 30, 2016. [More Information]

Stafford Budget Approved

By a vote of 672 YES to 443 NO, the Town of Stafford budget was approved May 25, 2016, at a referendum held at the Stafford Public Library.

Summerfest 2016 Forms

Summerfest 2016 Vendor Forms and Flyer [More Information]

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) announced a new toll-free number connecting residents seeking treatment and services for an opioid addiction to local walk-in assessment centers. Residents will now be able to call 1-800-563-4086, 24 hours a day, to connect them or a loved one to a walk-in assessment center in their area. [More Information]

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule [More Information]

Summer Recreation Forms

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Town of Stafford Proposed Budget 2016-2017

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Crystal Lake Beach Passes are now available

Crystal Lake Beach Passes are now available on a first come basis. Stafford is allowed 50 passes for Stafford residents. The Town of Ellington has set a fee of $55.00 per family. Please forward your completed application and check payable to the Town of Stafford in the amount of $55.00. [More Information]

Town of Stafford Budget Video Message 2016 / 2017

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Transfer Station FREE Pallets for Stafford Residents

Attention Residents FREE Pallets! The Transfer Station has free pallets available (and more coming). Please see the attendant at the scale house for assistance.

Big Y Volunteers for Seniors

Are you a senior who needs your yard raked or your garden prepared for planting, or need assistance with your grocery shopping? Stafford Big Y volunteers want to help. Please call 860-684-3906 or 860-684-7752 for more information.

Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series

The Jazz in the Park summer concert series begins Wed May 4th in the Haymarket Common located on Main St Stafford Springs, the concert begins at 6:30pm to 8:30pm and will feature the Blue Skies Big Band, a 20 pieces jazz big band playing swingin standards in the style of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Bobby Darin, etc. This is a free event sponsored by Wayne and Jean Pisciotta Rentals LLC. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the music. The concert series continues throughout the summer on the first Wednesday of the month, hope to see you there!!! Rain location is the Stafford Palace Theater, this is a rain or shine event.

Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament June 6th

This year will mark the 43rd Annual Rotary Club of Stafford Charity Golf Tournament. This year the Tournament will be held at Cedar Knob Golf Course, 446 Billings Rd., Somers,CT [More Information]

CPR Training Class

On June 18, 2016 the West Stafford Fire department is sponsoring a CPR/AED training class at the Stafford Library. Classes limited to 10 people on a first come basis. Additional classes will be held in the future for those who can not make this class or if the class fills up. Please see attached flyer for more information or contact the Instructor Gary Brown at or 860-684-2438. [More Information]

Down to Earth

JOIN THE FOOD REVOLUTION! Buy, in advance, a share of this season's harvest, grown organically in Stafford. Each week, June through October, pick up your safe Local, fresh-from-the-earth, delicious vegetables. Large share (4 People) $475.00 Small share (2 People) $250.00 Non-working large share $775.00 Non-working small share $390.00 A down payment of $150 is required. Large share: about 8-10 pounds of produce weekly for 20 weeks Working share families work at the farm for 2 hours every other week. Application and more information 860-851-9617 [More Information]

Stafford Housing Rehabilitation Program


First Stafford Arts Society's Events Calendar

Attached is the first Stafford Arts Society's Arts & Events Calendar. For information about being included in future editions, please email: or call: 860-265-0514. The calendar was sponsored by: The Factory, Stafford Arts Commission, Stafford Community Farmers' Market, First Niagara Bank, Wayne and Jean Pisciotta Rentals, LLC, and Amy Hartenstein Photography & Design. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: JOIN OUR ARTISTS' DIRECTORY: [More Information]

Village Overlay District Zoning Amendment

The Planing and Zoning Board is currently reviewing a proposed text amendment to create a Village Overly District in Stafford Center (Main Street) and Stafford Hollow. The purpose of this regulation is to provide a process of design review while increasing awareness of the importance of high quality design. It is to enhance the character, landscape and architectural quality of the village areas consistent with the POCD. It is NOT intended to discourage or prohibit the use of a property. [More Information]

Damaged Concrete Foundation Information

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection is providing homeowners with information about resources that can help determine if their concrete foundation is damaged, and help find potential options for repair. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut Insurance Department are among the resources homeowners can consult regarding foundation concerns. For more information please visit the DCP website. [Visit Site]

Serve on a Stafford Board or Commission

If you are interested in getting more involved with your Town and if you are looking to play a more active role in helping to move the town in a positive direction, serving on one or more of the various boards, commissions or committees may be for you. If you are interested in filling a current vacancy on one of the Town of Stafford's Boards, Commissions or Committees, please complete the Application of Interest (click visit site to view the application page) and forward it to the Office of the First Selectman, 1 Main Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. If there is not a current vacancy, your application will be kept on file for future consideration. [Visit Site]

IRS Income Tax Scam

Please see the attached information from the Stafford Police Department warning residents of an IRS Income Tax Scam. [More Information]

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