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495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Windham County Connecticut

 Phone: (860) 455-0073

 Fax: (860) 455-0027

 Email: assistant@chaplinct.org

Celebrate Chaplin’s 200th Birthday 2022!

You are invited to participate in any and all of these events.

February 16 – Talk - Trouble in the Land of Steady Habits: The Constitution of 1818 and How This Relates to Chaplin.  State Historian Walt Woodward.  6:30 pm.  Chaplin Library.

March 16 – Talk - The Story of Benjamin Chaplin’s Will.  Gavin Horning-Kane and Brendan Kane.  6:30 pm.  Chaplin Library

March 26 – Talk - History of the Chaplin Congregational Church.  Alex Hill.  Ice cream social following.  1:00 pm.  Chaplin Library. 

April 2 – Talk - History of the William Ross Library. Columbia Town Historian Ingrid Wood and Leslie Ricklin.  1:00 pm.  Chaplin library

May 21 – Talk - Ruth Snow Bowen, Chaplin Quilt Maker.  Cathy Smith.  1:00 pm.  Chaplin Library.

May 28 - Walk the Hubbard Parcel.  Joshua’s Trust host.  10:00 am.  Meet at Chaplin Town Hall.

June 4 - PTO’s Bicentennial 5K race.  9:00 am

June 11 – Cemetery Walk.  Rusty Lanzit.  Chaplin Street Cemetery.  Time: TBA

July 2 - Reenactment of Chaplin’s 1st town meeting.  2:00 pm.  Chaplin Congregational Church.  4:00 pm:  Babcock Band plays at Garrison Park.

July 9 – Walk along the Natchaug River. Rusty Lanzit. 11:00 am.  

September 10 - All day Celebration with Fireworks at Garrison Park!  Town photo, music, food.

October 15 - Walk at Two Sisters Preserve with Joshua’s Trust host.  10:00 am.

October 29 - Walk on Chaplin Street focusing on History & Architecture.  Jean Givens, Cathy Smith, Peggy Church.  10:00 am.  Meet at south end of Chaplin St. and Route 198 (Museum).

November 5 - Talk - Chaplin’s Homes Rendered in the Fiber Arts with Photos.  Cathy Smith and Bruce Raymond.  1:00 pm.  Chaplin Library.

November 13 - Hike up Rattlesnake Mountain. Time: TBA

For questions about any of the talks or walks, or if you’d like to volunteer to help with a parade or another event, please PM us on our Facebook page Chaplin CT Bicentennial Celebration 2022!

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FROM THE FIRST SELECTMAN - 8/2/2021

To my fellow residents,  

If you have been listening to the news this past weekend I'm sure you're all aware that the Delta variant is causing an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country.  Windham County has now been designated by the CDC as “substantial” transmission area.So in an effort to keep everyone safe, the Town of Chaplin is requiring all employees, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a mask while working in an indoor setting, effective Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 and will stay in effect until further notice.

So in a continuing effort to keep everyone safe the Chaplin Board of Selectmen is requesting that everyone, vaccinated and unvaccinated that enters a Town building to please wear a mask as well. This request is effective starting tomorrow August 3rd, 2021 and will continue until further notice. Below you will find links to provide more detail as to the CDC guidelines. 

The Town of Chaplin will also be posting notices recommending that residents and visitors wear masks when entering any and all town buildings/facilities so please observe the signs.   

Thank you for your understanding, 

Office of the First Selectman

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Town Clerk:  The Town Clerk's Office is open on Monday 9-3, Tuesday 1-7, Wednesday 9-3 and Thursday 9-3.  For more information regarding Dog Licensing, Land Record Recordings, Elections and Vital Records please see the Town Clerk's webpage .

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Town Hall: The Town Hall is open on Monday 9-3pm, Tuesday 1-7pm, Wednesday 9-3pm, and Thursday, 9-3pm, Closed on Fridays.  

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Chaplin Library:  is open during their regular hours. Since the library serves both adults and children, the current guidelines recommend face masks be worn by all patrons. Curbside service is still available. Requests can be made via phone or email.

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Senior Center: is now open during regular hours. Effective 12/8/21 To ensure the safety and well being of all our members, we have made the decision to suspend all indoor dining at the center until further notice.  We will continue to offer curbside pick-up lunches every Monday and Wednesday as always.  All other activities at the center will continue as usual and mask requirements will remain in effect.  For additional information contact the Senior Center at 860-455-1327

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Transfer station:  continues to operate its normal hours every Saturday from 9am-4pm.  The swap shop will be open to the public beginning on 5/22/21.

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Department of Public Works:  crews are working normal business hours, 7am-3pm Monday through Friday.   

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Building Official/Zoning Enforcement Officer/Inland Wetlands Agent/Registrar of Voters/Assessor/Treasurer/Finance Manager/Tax Collector Town officials are working intermittent hours and are available by appointment.

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Selectman's Office - The First Selectman's office is open 24 hours a week and you may reach Juan Roman at 860-455-0073 Ext. 310 or via email at firstselectman@chaplinct.org.  General requests you may contact the Administrative Assistant, Sue Krodel, at 860-455-0073 Ext 310 or assistant@chaplinct.org

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Firehouse Rentals - at this time the hall is not being rented.

                                            

 

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