Five Things: Ferry Closed, Volunteers Awarded, Church Street Construction

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Today is Monday, May 14. The National Weather Service predicts a cloudy day with a 50 percent chance of showers. A high of 70 is expected for the day with wind gusting as high as 23  mph.

Ferry Closed

has been closed since Thursday and could reopen Monday morning. The Ferry is closed due to high waters.

Check back to Patch for updates.

Blood Pressure Check

Rocky Hill seniors can get their at the starting at 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. 

The blood pressure checks are free of charge. 

For more information about Parks and Recreation Department events, contact its office at 860-258-2722 or visit its website.

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Street Closed

Church Street was permanently closed to through traffic on Friday, due to construction on the . Road detours have been posted.

began of phase one of the project on May 7 and will continue until it is completed this fall.

The project will improve the area on the eastern side of the Silas Deane Highway and the Route 160 intersection by and 

Contractors will close Church Street up to the Center Street intersection and create a pedestrian walking area as well as additional parking spaces for the Rocky Hill Congregational Church.

With one of the legs of the six-street intersection being closed, it should improve traffic conditions and make travel safer for motorists and pedestrians, town officials have previously stated.

Volunteers Awarded

held their 10th at the on May 3 where forty volunteers were awarded certificates for service in 2011.

Six including Barbara Hammond, Robert Jeffery, Bernard Wysocki, Richard Marshall, Norman Bowne and Jeannine Anderson were presented with President's Volunteer Service Awards for 100 hours or more service to Rocky Hill residents.

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