January 14, 2021 – The Town of Wolcott has received additional “at home” COVID Test Kits. We kindly ask those who received their test kits on Saturday, January 1st, to allow other residents the opportunity to receive theirs. The drive-thru distribution will be held at Wolcott High School located at 457 Boundline Road on Sunday, January 16, 2022 beginning at 10:00AM and continuing until the supplies run out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. * Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) will be required.* NOTE: The traffic pattern will begin heading north on Minor Road from Center Street and will be routed through the back entrance of the Library through the parking lot and out onto Boundline Road and up to the High School. Click here to view a map of the traffic pattern. There will be no access to Boundline Road from Center Street.
January 7, 2022 – The Town of Wolcott has received an allotment of N95 masks. We will be holding a drive-thru pick-up event for all Wolcott residents on Saturday, January 8th at Alcott Elementary School located at 1490 Woodtick Road. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00AM – 2:00PM. There is a sufficient supply of masks for all adults in the Town of Wolcott, so there is no need to line up early. Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) is required.
December 31, 2021 – UPDATED: The Town of Wolcott has received a limited number of “at home” COVID Test Kits from the State of CT. These kits are provided free of charge and will be distributed at a drive-thru event at the Wolcott Youth Center parking lot located at 48 Todd Road on Saturday, January 1st beginning at 2:00PM and continuing until the supply runs out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. *** Proof of Wolcott residency (such as a driver’s license) will be required.***
December 30, 2021 – The COVID Test Kits have NOT yet been received by the State of CT and therefore have not been distributed to the cities and towns. Because of this, the COVID Test Kit distribution scheduled for Friday, 12/31 at 9:00AM at the Wolcott Youth Center has been put on HOLD. Watch for further updates on this website or via the Town’s text messaging service for rescheduling information.
December 28, 2021 – The State of CT has provided the Town with a limited number of “at-home” COVID test kits. These kits are being provided free of charge and will be distributed at a drive-thru event at the Wolcott Youth Center located at 48 Todd Road. It will be held this Friday, December 31 starting at 9:00AM and continuing until the supply runs out. There will be a limit of two (2) test kits per household. *** Proof of Wolcott residency is required. ***
December 21, 2021 – The Recycling Center located at 48 Todd Road will be closed for the holidays on Thursday/Friday/Saturday – December 23rd, 24th, 25th and Thursday/Friday/Saturday – December 30th, 31st and January 1st. It will reopen on Monday January 3rd at its normal time of 8:00AM.
December 10, 2021 – The Town of Wolcott is making available grants of up to $10,000 to Wolcott small businesses (under 25 employees) and non-profit organizations that were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns and did not receive enough financial assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and/or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). This funding is being provided to the Town under the American Rescue Plan Act. Click here for more information including the application to submit. The program has limited funds so these grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
December 3, 2021 – Chesprocott Health District is sponsoring COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Clinics on December 8th and December 15th. The clinics will be at The Holy Theotokos & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church in Cheshire. You MUST register for an appointment. Click here for a flyer with additional information.
November 5, 2021 – UPDATED: The North St. bridge construction project will begin on Monday, November 15th. The bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning on November 15th for a minimum of 4 weeks or until project completion. Please plan for additional time to travel on alternate routes.
November 4, 2021 – The Wolcott Recycling Center will be closed on Thursday 11/4 and Friday 11/5 for facility maintenance. It will re-open on Saturday 11/6 from 8:00AM – 2:00PM and Sunday 11/7 FOR LEAF DISPOSAL ONLY from 9:00 – Noon.
September 29, 2021 – The Wolcott Recycling Center will be open for leaf disposal on the following Sundays: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21, 28. The Recycling Center will be open on those days from 9:00AM – 12:00PM for leaf disposal only. Click here for a printable flyer.
September 16, 2021 – Meet the Candidates 2021 is being held on October 21st at 7:00PM. The event will be broadcast live on Skye Cable (Comcast) Channel 96 and on Frontier Channel 6107. This event is sponsored by the Junior Women’s Club of Wolcott. You are invited to participate by sending questions of 25 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions submitted prior to the conclusion of the candidate presentations on the night of the event will be answered.
September 16, 2021 – A Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinic will be held on the Wolcott Town Green September 28th from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. You must be 18 years of age or older. No appointments are needed but please wear a mask. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend. Bring your insurance card & ID. If you are 65+, bring your red, white & blue Medicare card. There is a $40 charge if you do not have insurance.
September 13, 2021 – The Town will be holding its annual “Town-wide Tag Sale” this Saturday 9/18 (with a rain-date of Sunday 9/19). We have twenty residents from around town who will be holding their own tag sales at their residences. Click here to get a list of the participating addresses. Please note that we will be updating this list throughout the week with new addresses if more people contact Town Hall to participate. If you are holding a tag sale this weekend and want to be added to the list, please call Amy at 203-879-8100 x102.
September 1, 2021 – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is holding a Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection on September 25th at the Pent Road Recreation Facility at 100 Pent Road in Beacon Falls. Wolcott Residents are welcome to participate in this event. Proof of residency is required. Click here for a flyer with more information about the event such as what items that are and are not being accepted.
July 8, 2021 – Mayor Dunn and Police Chief Stephens spoke at a rally yesterday in Hartford calling for a special legislative session to bring about changes in the juvenile justice system to address issues of increased juvenile and personal property crime. They highlighted the recent break-in at the Wolcott Senior Center and the damage caused by two youths. Click here to see a photo from the rally.
July 7, 2021 – A Household Hazardous Waste & Paint Collection is being held on July 24th from 8:00AM – 2:00PM at Southbury Town Hall. There is no fee to bring approved waste, but you will need to provide proof of residency. To download a flyer regarding this event, click here.
June 30, 2021 – Cleanup continues after Sunday night’s vandalism at the Senior Center. At this time, we anticipate re-opening on Wednesday, July 7 from 8:00AM-1:00PM.
June 29, 2021 – The Wolcott Senior Center will be closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience.
June 21, 2021 – Senior Center Newsletter for July 2021. Click here
May 27, 2021 – Recycling Center Memorial Day Weekend Hours – the Recycling Center located at the Public Works Facility at 48 Todd Road will be open on Saturday, May 29th, but will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st.
May 27, 2021 – Senior Center Newsletter for June 2021. Click here.
May 25, 2021 – Summer is almost here and there will be plenty of things for the kids to do right here in Wolcott. The 2021 Summer Playground Program has been released. Click here to get the brochure which contains the full schedule of activities that stretch from June 21 through July 30th.
May 25, 2021 – The Wolcott Recreation Department has released the 2021 Summer Concert Series schedule. This is a series of eleven free concerts each held on a Sunday night at either Peterson Park or on the Town Green. Click here to get the 2021 schedule.
May 24, 2021 – Everyone loves a parade! American Legion 165 and VFW Post 1979 are holding a First Responder Parade beginning at 11:00am on Memorial Day Monday May 31st. The Parade Grand Marshall will be John Keane. The Parade will begin at the American Legion and continue down Wolcott Road, left onto Nichols Road ending at Woodtick Recreation. There will be a small wreath ceremony after ending the parade at Woodtick Recreation. Please use all the recommended COVID-19 precautions while watching the parade along the route.
April 26, 2021 – Click here to check out our new Interactive Streetlight Map. If you see a streetlight that is not working, you can now report the outage to the Town of Wolcott so that we may get the problem corrected. Once the map is displayed, locate the light in question. If it displays as an orange dot, the issue has already been reported, if it displays as a blue dot, there is no known issue. Click on the blue dot, to get the pole number and then fill in the form on the right side of the screen to report it.
April 21, 2021 – The Connecticut Youth Employment Program is funded through the State of Connecticut, and provides summer employment opportunities for low-income youth and young adults. Eligible participants who complete the application by May 28th will be assigned to a work site for a six-week summer work experience beginning July 5th and will be paid $13.00 per hour for a 20-hour work week. Click here for more information.
April 21, 2021 – UPDATED information for all local Food and Beverage Businesses regarding the American Rescue Plan Act. Specific information regarding the program and a sample application are provided. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
April 15, 2021 – Composter and Rain Barrel Sale – The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG), which the Town of Wolcott is a member of, is making available to its member towns a special price for backyard composter and rain barrels. An online store is available at http://www.nvcogct.gov/compostersale to purchase the items you want. They will be delivered on Saturday, June 19th to your choice of either Cheshire or Southbury for pickup. You can learn more from the flyer provided by NVCOG which is available by clicking here.
April 15, 2021 – UPDATED information for the restaurant industry regarding the American Rescue Plan Act. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
April 7, 2021 – At last night’s Town Council meeting, Mayor Dunn presented the proposed general government budget for the period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. To review the proposed general government budget, click here.
March 16, 2021 – Under the latest American Rescue Plan Act, there is $28.6B earmarked specifically for the restaurant industry. UPDATED 06/09/21 – Funding has been oversubscribed and it does not appear that Congress will renew.
March 1, 2021 – Town Hall has re-opened to the public. Wolcott residents and members of the public may come in and transact business in person. COVID protocols must be followed by wearing a mask and remaining six feet apart from others. For those not comfortable coming into Town Hall, you may still interact with Town Hall staff remotely via phone, mail, email, and the website.
February 19, 2021 – A Dog Adoption Application is available for those interested in adopting a dog from the Wolcott dog pound. The application contains instructions for filling it out and submitting it. You can get the application by clicking here.
February 17, 2021 – FREE COVID-19 Testing is being offered by StayWell Health Center. It will be held on Saturday February 20th at the Wolcott Youth Center located at 48 Todd Road from 9:00AM-11:00AM. No appointment is necessary. Drive-ups and walk-ups are welcome.
February 14, 2021 – We have been notified by the Chesprocott Health District that the vaccination registration for Wolcott seniors 75 and older is extremely low. Therefore, Chesprocott will be holding a vaccination clinic on February 24th at the Wolcott Senior Center. We are limited to 100 vaccinations at this clinic and will sign up on a first-come, first-serve tiered system. We will begin with those 75 and older, followed by those with underlying health issues and co-morbidities. If there are still slots available, we will move to individuals 65 and older. For those who do attend the clinic, they will be registered for their second follow-up vaccination.
If you are 75 years or older and do not already have a vaccination appointment elsewhere, please call the Wolcott COVID Hotline to register for one of the available slots. The number is 203-718-5900. There will be no walk-ins accepted.
February 14, 2021 – As a service for our residents, the Town of Wolcott is implementing a COVID hotline. Residents can call with questions regarding COVID and the vaccination process. We will be catering to those individuals who may not have access to a computer or a smartphone and feel they are not getting the answers they need to understand the vaccination process.
The hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 9:00AM – 1:00PM. The hotline number is 203-718-5900.
December 22, 2020 – Free salt and sand are available for Wolcott residents two days a week at the Wolcott Recycling Center and Public Works Facility located at 48 Todd Road. The material is available from 7:00AM-3:00PM on Wednesdays and 8:00AM-3:00PM on Saturdays. Bring your driver’s license to show proof of Wolcott residency. Residents are limited to one 5-gallon pail of each product per address.
December 22, 2020 – New interactive mapping features have been added onto our website. You will find the “Interactive Regional Map Viewer” located under the Community menu and the “Regional Recreation Guide” located under the Recreation & Leisure menu. Try them out and let us know what you think.
October 13, 2020 – Grant Notice – biking/pedestrian bridge spanning the Cornelis Dam (part of the Scovill Trail). Read more about it here.