The Daily Five column gives residents five tidbits to help them get through their day and know a little more about Rocky Hill and their neighbors.
Today is Wednesday, April 24. The National Weather Service predicts that there is a 20 percent chance of showers before 4 p.m. and another chance between 8 and 10 p.m. West winds will be between 6 and 14 mph, but could get as high as 24 mph during the day and should calm down at night.
The will be hosting a teacher recruiting fair on May 1 its Central Offices, located at 111 Charter Oak Ave. in Harford.
CREC is seeking qualified candidates for teaching positions in three new magnet schools in the Hartford region.
- Two Rivers High School
- Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary School
- Greater Hartford Academy
The Town Council will hold a budget hearing today at 7 p.m. inside the Council Chambers at the .
The following are some of the departments that will be discussed at the workshop:
- Town Planner
- Planning Boards and Commissions
- Open Space
- Health District
The Town Council Budget Workshop agenda is attached as a PDF.
Rocky Hill High School baseball team plays at home at 3:45 p.m. The softball team will play Fermi at Fermi High School at 3:45 p.m. The boys’ tennis team will battle South Windsor at Rocky Hill High School at 3:45 p.m. The boys’ golf team will compete against Femi high at 3 p.m. at . The girls’ tennis team will play Wethersfield at Wethersfield High School at 3:45 p.m.
Beware of Bears
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning residents to be caution of bears.
The DEEP offers the following tips on avoiding problems with black bears:
- NEVER feed bears.
- Take down, clean, and put away birdfeeders by late March. Store the feeders until late fall. Clean up spilled seed from the ground.
- Store garbage in secure, airtight containers inside a garage or storage area. Double bagging and adding ammonia to cans and bags will reduce odors that attract bears. Periodically clean garbage cans with ammonia to reduce residual odor. Garbage for pickup should be put outside the morning of collection and not the night before.
- Avoid leaving pet food outdoors at night.
- Keep barbecue grills clean. Store grills inside a garage or shed.
- Avoid placing meat scraps or sweet foods in compost piles.
- Protect beehives, livestock, and berry bushes from bears with electric fencing.
- Supervise dogs at all times when outside. Keep dogs on a leash when walking and hiking. A roaming dog might be perceived as a threat to a bear or its cubs.
The DEEP says if you encounter a bear while hiking; make your presence known by yelling or making other loud noises. However, a bear will move from an area once it detects humans.
In the rare instance when a bear appears to be aggressive toward people, residents should contact the DEEP Wildlife Division’s Sessions Woods office at 860-675-8130 (Mon.-Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or the DEEP’s 24-hour dispatch line (860-424-3333).