Resolution found for Vernon parking situation

October 17, 2017 by  

Vernon officials have come up with a way to make parking more accessible at the Metra Prairie View station.

According to [Read more]

New restaurant offers Caribbean flair

September 26, 2017 by  

Jamaican Kitchen opened in Vernon Circle on September 11, with its official grand opening following on September 14.

Timothy Ackert, a state representative, and [Read more]

August has outdoor concert pair in store

August 8, 2017 by  

The Mayor Daniel Champagne Concert Series, put on by the Department of Parks and Recreation of Vernon, is continuing with two more [Read more]

Fireworks display set to go off with a bang

July 4, 2017 by  

Rockville is set to host its yearly July in the Sky, which is viewable downtown and at Henry Park. This is the 72nd year of the fireworks demonstration.

Superior Energy and Price Chopper are the [Read more]

VPD gets Humvee

June 12, 2017 by  

A military Humvee has been given to the Vernon Police Department. [Read more]

Trio of poets share work in Vernon

May 20, 2017 by  

A poetry reading took place at Arts Center East in Vernon on May 7, featuring Joan Seliger Sidney, the CT Poet Laureate Rennie McQuilkin, and Joyce Hida of Rockville High School.

Hida is a senior and [Read more]

Police officers recognized for 2016 contributions

April 26, 2017 by  

Police officers recognized for 2016 contributions

The town of Vernon, Connecticut celebrated those [Read more]

Vernon ready to cast senior center vote

March 23, 2017 by  

Next week, the town of Vernon will vote at a referendum for or against building a senior center.

There was a unanimous vote at [Read more]

Third edition of locally themed board game planned

February 19, 2017 by  

Rockville’s Rotary Club in Vernon is set release ‘Rockopoly’ in its third edition.

The game is based on Monopoly, but instead of the traditional spaces like Boardwalk and St. Charles Place, the spaces are named after businesses in the area. It was first introduced in the 1990s, and in 2003, the Rotary Club made a second edition. It is now making a third version as a fundraiser.

The chair of the club’s game, Risa Filkoff, believes the game needed to be updated, and it is good advertising because hundreds play the game and see the companies several times while they play. Since the Rotary Club gives back to the community, organizations and businesses should feel good when buying spaces. The Rotary Club sponsors YMCA and college scholarships and helps several organizations in the community, including KIDSAFE, the Rockville Public Library, and the Cornerstone Foundation.

A total of 40 spaces on the board are available for local organizations and businesses to sponsor. Spaces are $250, while lines are $150. Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington companies have bought spaces and the goal is to have the all them sponsored this month, according to the club. The game will sell for $20 and is predicted to come out in May, no doubt with the assistance of local print companies for the likes of the cards, cash and instructions.

Manchester CERT seeking hands

January 19, 2017 by  

Vernon residents looking to become CERT members can head over to neighboring city Manchester. It is looking to gain more volunteers. [Read more]

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