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Moving Ahead in Westbrook

Westbrook     —

I am very pleased to report on the status of the following two activities in the Town of Westbrook:

The Westbrook Senior Center will re-open on Monday, May 17. In consultation with Director of Health Zachary Faiella, Senior Center Director Courtney Burks is planning a “soft” re-opening of the Senior Center with limited hours and programs. Please note that the re-opening date could be changed or postponed due to COVID-19 positivity rates. Information and guidelines for participation in activities will be available. These simple rules will help to keep participants safe and the Senior Center in compliance with the State of Connecticut’s re-opening plan. Please refer to the town’s website www.westbrookct.us for details on the programs offered and contact the Senior Center at 860-399-2029 to register for activities.

Also, the sidewalk project along the southerly side of Boston Post Road (from Gulf Links Road to Salt Island Road), funded via the Connectivity Grant, is ready to commence. It is anticipated that once construction begins, the project should be completed within three weeks (weather permitting). While there will be some disruption to businesses, the contractor has committed to property and building accessibility during the construction. This completes the sidewalk connection from the train station to the Town Center and improves sidewalk conditions along Route 1. Additional grants are being pursued to facilitate more sidewalks throughout the Town of Westbrook.


     By Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop  

     04/22/2021 04:00 a.m. EST    


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Governor Ned Lamont today announced details for his plans to move Connecticut into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The plan, which is targeted to take effect on Thursday, October 8, 2020, will ease some of the restrictions that were put into place on businesses and gatherings, while ensuring that the state continues taking a safe approach to limit spread of the virus.
 
“The reason why we are able to have a discussion about even entering into Phase 3 is because of Connecticut residents’ collective actions to fight the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Lamont said. “By taking the sector rules seriously, wearing masks, physically distancing, and washing your hands regularly, I believe that we can continue to keep these rates low while also easing some of the restrictions that were enacted earlier this year. I applaud the residents of our state for what they’ve been doing, and urge them to keep it up.”
 
Business changes in Phase 3 will include:
  • Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
  • Indoor performing arts venues will be able to open at 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
  • Bars and nightclubs will continue to remain closed.

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