Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

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Almost Ready to Run: More than 200 kids were set to go at the Pomfret Recreation Department's egg hunt April 8.

Kennedy Paradise, 4, of Putnam checked out her basket at the Putnam Lodge of Elks 574 egg hunt.

Meeting the Easter Bunny at the Putnam Elks.

A young girl waits at the Pomfret egg hunt.

Woodstock Academy students helped hide 2,000 eggs at Roseland Cottage. This trio made it challenging. Check out the eggs up in the tree. From left: Sophia Quinn, Owen Tracy and Ellie Nunes.


Ham radio
training offered
EAST PUTNAM — The Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Association is offering a free ham radio training course; classes are at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening now through June 7 at the East Putnam Fire Station on Rt. 44. FCC license exams will be given on June 14. Sign up now to join the fun and serve your community as a licensed Amateur Radio operator. Info: or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Town of Putnam has determined the existence of blight adversely affects the economic well-being of the Town and is inimical to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Town of Putnam. The Blight Officer will Participate in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for blight enforcement. Make recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures. Receive, record, and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments on alleged violations of blight. Schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, and discussions to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances. The Blight Officer is responsible for giving monthly reports to the Economic & Community Development Commission.

This position is set between 16-18 hours per week, with an hourly rate of $35-$45 based on experience. There is no health, dental, pension, or other benefits with this position.

Full Posting, including requirements, and submittal details, can be found on the Town of Putnam’s website here:


Funds raised
The Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW) fund-raiser, Boozy Bunny Bartender Night, last week raised $13,111, according to Executive Director Tayler Shea. The winning team was the Keep Calm and Sell On team.


Woodstock public schools
Everyday: Fruit. Monday: Chicken patties on buns, carrot sticks with ranch dip. Tuesday: Waffles, sausage. Wednesday" Chicken tenders, sauce, mashed potatoes, wax beans. Thursday: Beef and bean burrito. Friday: Pizza, salad.
Putnam Elementary/Middle
Monday: Orange popcorn chicken rice bowl, broccoli. Tuesday - Wolf Meal: Beef burger with cheese, sherbet. Wednesday: Chicken sandwiches, fruit. Thursday: Fiesta beef nachos, corn, fruit. Friday: Pizza, salad.
Putnam High
Monday: Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce or spicy chicken sandwiches. Tuesday: Chicken filet sandwiches or bacon cheeseburgers. Wednesday: Chicken potato bowl or chicken Caesar wraps. Thursday: Nachos Grande or calzone pizza boli. Friday: Stuffed-crust pizza or homemade stromboli.
Pomfret Community
Everyday: Fresh fruit and vegetables. Alt. Hamburger. Monday: Cheese pull-apart with marinara dip, carrots with ranch. Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, waffles. Wednesday - Brunch for Lunch: Sausage, egg and cheese bagel, hash browns. Thursday: Beef taco soup with cheese and tortilla chips. Friday: Pizza, carrots and cucumber slices.


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