Mayor McCoy: Warming Station Opened; Shuttle Bus Available to VCMS Shelter

Mayor Jason L. McCoy today announced that the Town of Vernon has opened a warming/charging station at the Vernon Senior Center, located at 26 Park Place. Residents without power can utilize the warming station to charge electronic devices. The warming/charging station will remain opened until 8:00 p.m. and it will not serve as an overnight shelter for residents seeking refuge.

Residents seeking overnight shelter should go to Vernon Center Middle School (VCMS), located at 777 Hartford Turnpike. The VCMS shelter was opened on Saturday in anticipation of Winter Storm Alfred, and it will remain open twenty four hours per day. Residents are reminded to bring bedding and any essential supplies to the shelter, which is also pet friendly.

Additionally, the Town of Vernon is providing a shuttle bus to the shelter at VCMS. The shuttle will pick up on the hour until 6:00 p.m. Pick up will be at the following locations:

  • Northeast School (69 East Street)
  • Maple Street School (20 Maple Street)
  • Skinner Road School (90 Skinner Road)
  • Rockville High School (70 Loveland Hill Road)
  • Center Road School (20 Center Road)
  • Lake Street School (201 Lake Street)

Mayor McCoy is urging residents who notice downed power lines to avoid them and to call 911. Residents are strongly urged to report any unreported power outages to Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) at 1-800-286-2000 or 1-860-947-2000.

Further information can be obtained by visiting www.vernon-ct.gov/alfred or by calling the Mayor’s office at (860) 870-3601. Mayor McCoy is also providing live updates and information pertaining to Winter Storm Alfred and power restoration via Twitter/@MayorMcCoy.

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Mayor McCoy, Town of Vernon Open Shelter at Vernon Center Middle School

Mayor Jason L. McCoy today has announced that the Town of Vernon has opened a shelter at Vernon Center Middle School (VCMS). The shelter, located at 777 Hartford Turnpike, was opened yesterday afternoon in anticipation of Winter Storm Alfred.

The VCMS shelter will remain open twenty four hours per day and provide refuge for residents without power. Residents should bring bedding and any essential supplies. The shelter will be pet friendly. Residents bringing pets need to provide their own crates, food, and other necessities. No inherently dangerous animals will be allowed into the facility.

Residents who utilize social media can follow @MayorMcCoy on Twitter for live updates and information regarding Winter Storm Alfred. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Mayor’s office at (860) 870-3600.

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Mayor McCoy Statement on Winter Storm Alfred

Mayor Activates EOC; Urges Residents to Stay Home
 

Vernon, Conn., — In response to inclement weather produced by Winter Storm Alfred, Mayor Jason L. McCoy today issued the following statement:

“As a result of Winter Storm Alfred, we have activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to help assist residents both during and immediately following the storm.

“At this point in time, the storm has produced wet, heavy snow that has caused dangerous driving conditions. As a result, I strongly urge residents to remain home if they do not have to go out, to allow crews to effectively and efficiently clear the roads. In the event of an emergency, residents are reminded to call 911.

“In addition to accumulated snow on the roads, the storm has caused branches and trees to fall, obstructing road ways and knocking out power lines. As a result, many residents across the town and state are currently without power or may lose power. As anticipated winds pick-up, this situation will be closely monitored to ensure that residents have their power restored quickly.

“Residents without power should contact Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) for updated information and time estimates. CL&P has opened an EOC in Berlin, and the company is urging residents to report power outages by calling 1-800-286-2000 or 1-860-947-2000.

“Additionally, residents are reminded to avoid all downed power lines – assume all downed lines are live and dangerous. If a downed power line is spotted, residents should call 911 immediately.”

Residents who utilize social media can follow @MayorMcCoy on Twitter for live updates and information regarding Winter Storm Alfred.  

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Mayor McCoy to Attend Thrifty Treasures Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Mayor Jason L. McCoy and Economic Development Coordinator, Shaun W. Gately, will be attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to help commemorate the Grand Opening of Thrifty Treasures Thrift Shop.

WHERE:

Thrifty Treasures Thrift Shop, LLC.
1285 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30)
Vernon, CT 06066

WHEN:

Thursday, October 13, 2011
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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Mayor McCoy to Attend Public Safety Day

On Sunday, Mayor Jason L. McCoy and the Town of Vernon will hold Public Safety Day at Henry Park. The event will be open to all members of the public and will be co-sponsored by: My Community Access; Trantolo and Trantolo, LLC; Country 92-5; the Town of Vernon Fire Department; and the Town of Vernon Emergency Management.

WHERE:

Henry Park
120 South Street
Vernon, CT 06066

WHEN:

Sunday, October 9, 2011
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Mayor McCoy to Attend 19th Annual Festival of Bands

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Mayor Jason L. McCoy will be attending the 19th Annual Festival of Bands at Rockville High School (70 Loveland Hill Road). The U.S. Scholastic Band Association Competition will begin at 7:00 p.m. and feature five high school marching bands from across the state, including, Rockville High School, Manchester High School, New London High School, Putnam High School, and Norwich Free Academy. The Rockville Marching Ram Band is the defending Class III State Champion.

WHERE:

Rockville High School
70 Loveland Hill Road
Vernon, CT 06066

WHEN:

Saturday, October 8, 2011
7:00 PM

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Mayor McCoy, Town of Vernon to Hold Public Safety Day

Mayor Jason L. McCoy today has announced that the Town of Vernon will be holding Public Safety Day on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The event will be held at Henry Park, 120 South Street, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

“I invite all members of the public, young and old, to join us on Public Safety Day to learn about emergency preparation,” said Mayor McCoy. “This event will help to educate the community about how they can be prepared in the event of an emergency. I encourage residents to bring their families and friends to meet with emergency responders and to see safety demonstrations.”

The event will be open to all members of the public and will be co-sponsored by: My Community Access; Trantolo and Trantolo, LLC; Country 92-5; the Town of Vernon Fire Department; and the Town of Vernon Emergency Management.

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