Beginning on November 7, 2016 FirstLight will begin its annual drawdown of Lake Lillinonah at the Shepaug Dam to conduct maintenance and inspection activities. The drawdown will lower lake levels to a water surface elevation of 190.5 feet to 191.5 feet and return to normal operating elevations on November 16, 2016.
Kevin began his law enforcement career with the City of Newburgh, NY Police Department and joined the Brookfield Police Department on October 12, 1977. He faithfully served the citizens of Brookfield for nearly 36 years, retiring as a full-time officer on April 20, 2013. Kevin continued his association with the Brookfield Police Department, in retirement, serving as a Special Police Officer until the time of his death. During his lengthy career with the Brookfield Police Department, Kevin was a member of the SCUBA Team, served as a Field Training Officer, was a police union official and received numerous awards and commendations for exceptional police work.
Kevin was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We will miss him and bear his passing with heavy hearts as we hold his family uppermost in our thoughts and prayers
Our FOTL family lost a great person this past week. Bill Taylor was a dedicated volunteer on multiple fronts within the community, great neighbor, fabulous outdoors man, & married to his lovely wife Peg. He will be truly missed!
Q. Why do algae grow in ponds in warm weather? Are they the same algae from year to year or does a new batch grow every year?
A. The usual suspects in the growth of pond scum are not common algae, of which there are many kinds, but a kind of microorganism once called blue-green algae and now usually referred to as cyanobacteria, because they are more like bacteria in structure.