Town Manager's Corner

Updates on projects and events
2023-09-11

Its that time of the year again!  Yes, our kids are back to school but I was referring to hurricane season.   Please be prepared for outages.  Keep supplies that you may need in case power is not restored promptly.  We have many trees in CT and the response may be slow, especially if the entire region has many trees down.  Please be patient and careful.  The Town does not restore power, it is Eversource.   Please contact them for outage reporting or restoration schedules.  You can subscribe to get updates from them on you phone, it is a very good service.   And lastly, do not approach downed power lines, they can still be energized and getting close to them could cause serious injury.

Projects are still moving forward around Town.   The High School Renovation Project is about 2/3 complete.  It looks fantastic!  We are still on schedule and on budget.  Planned completion is December 2024.  Great thanks to the building committee and especially to the Chairman, Mike Callahan, who have done a terrific job managing the most challenging municipal project in the Towns history.   Its even more amazing having the additional adversity of the pandemic and higher construction costs.

The Foster Building and Murray Building renovation projects are still moving forward.  Murray is nearly complete and waiting on a switch to hook up power.  Foster has had some more delays but is still moving along.  The new car wash in North Windham has started construction and plans for the new gas station/country store have been submitted as well.

We are having a great year on the Shaboo Stage.  We have a big event coming on Sunday, September 24th, Hunter Hayes will be performing.  Tickets are $30 and should be purchased in advance.  The event will be held rain or shine.  This event is in partnership between Eastern CT State University and the Town of Windham.  There will be many food trucks at the show.   Tickets are available on line  https://easternstutickets.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=250