If you are looking for the exciting SHS Boys Hockey game against Hamden which Simsbury won 5-4, it will not be shown. Our volunteers were there, but were unable to cover the game because trouble with the boards caused a lengthy delay in the start of the game followed by a switch in rinks.
SCTV’s Facebook and blog appeals worked. Frank Berrian, the Wolfpack’s Community Relations Director, stepped up. The first game the East Granby resident called was the Simsbury High Girls Hockey Team game against Darien on January 17th – a really exciting game between two of the state’s top girl high school hockey teams. Thank you Frank! Watch the game on our website!
Due to the extreme cold temperatures , the Town of Simsbury has opened two Warming Centers for Simsbury residents from Wednesday, January 28th , through Friday, Jan, 30th. Simsbury Public Library and Eno Hall.
The library will be open Wednesday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM & Friday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM and Eno Memorial Hall Senior Center: Wednesday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM & Fri. 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
For further information, call Simsbury Social Services Department 860 658-3283.
Since the onset of the winter storm on Monday, the Town of Simsbury received approximately one foot of snow with considerable drifting due to high winds. Town plow crews have removed most of the snow and are working on widening the roads and pushing back snow where it has drifted. Town emergency personnel are returning to normal staffing levels as the storm moves out of the area.
PARKING AND TRAVEL BANS:
A parking ban for the Town of Simsbury will remain in effect until 6:00 pm this evening to allow Public Works to finish plowing the streets. Residents should be aware that additional plowing will occur early tomorrow morning and are asked to avoid parking on streets until later in the day if possible. Governor Malloy has announced the travel ban implemented yesterday will be lifted for the entire state effective 2:00 pm today.
As the storm subsides, residents are asked to make sure that snow has been cleared away from fire hydrants to ensure that fire personnel have access to them in the event of a fire. Residents with gas heating should also be sure that furnace vent pipes, which are often low to the ground, have been cleared of drifting snow to ensure proper ventilation.
TOWN BUILDINGS TO REOPEN:
Town of Simsbury buildings, including Town Hall, Eno Memorial Hall and the Library, will be open for regular business hours beginning on Wednesday morning, January 28, 2015. Eno Memorial Hall and the Library will be available for use as warming shelters on Wednesday during regular business hours (starting at 8:00 am for Eno Memorial Hall and 9:30 am for the Library).
Town of Simsbury Parking Ban Remains in Effect & Residents Asked to Clear Snow from Hydrants, Furnace Vent Pipes
Estimates for total snowfall have been downsized from original predictions of over 22 inches to 8 -15 inches for central Connecticut.
“I would like to thank Simsbury’s residents for sheltering at home and complying with the travel and parking bans,” said First Selectman Lisa Heavner. “You made it possible for our Public Works Department to keep our roads open for emergency personnel and to ensure that we can soon return to normal.”
There were no reported power outages or accidents during the worst of the storm. As the storm subsides, residents are asked to make sure that snow has been cleared away from fire hydrants to ensure that fire personnel have access to them in the event of a fire. Residents with gas heating should also be sure that furnace vent pipes, which are often low to the ground, have been cleared of drifting snow to ensure proper ventilation.
A parking ban remains in effect to allow Public Works to finish plowing the streets. Governor Malloy announced earlier this morning that the travel ban implemented at 9:00 pm Monday will remain in effect for Hartford County until further notice.
Simsbury has established a storm hotline:
SCTV is LIVE tonight with the Board of Selectmen’s meeting – the first of the new year and the first following Mary Glassman’s resignation. If you missed the meeting, it will be posted on the SCTV website on Tuesday, January 13.
SCTV and the Simsbury High School boys hockey team need your help. We have a volunteer who is eager to shoot the boys home hockey games, but we need someone to do play-by-play. In a town with so many ESPN connections, someone must want to or know someone who wants to try sports announcing. It’s public access – a great way to practice. To volunteer Just email firstname.lastname@example.org It would be great if someone would volunteer to shoot the girls hockey games too.
Former Channel Three reporter and Program Director of CT-N, Dominique Avery has been honored with the 2014 Buzz Holmes Award given annually to the SCTV volunteer who most exemplifies Holmes’ commitment to SCTV’s excellence. She has been volunteering for SCTV for many years, but since her retirement in 2012 has increased her involvement hosting two regular shows Simsbury School News and The Talk of Simsbury. In addition, she maintains the stations’s Facebook page and serves on the Board as Secretary and chairs the Program and the Nominating Committees.
Simsbury Community TV’s manager Karen Handville and Board President Althea Greaney put up a window on the SCTV set today designed and constructed by Chris Warren. The owner of Warren Woodworking located in West Simsbury, Chris constructed the window to fit any of the Simsbury photos SCTV uses to grace its set. A big thank you to Chris who showed us that there are so many ways to volunteer for our community TV station. Go to our Facebook page to see the window.