Recovery from the May macroburst continues in Brookfield. Town officials expect to complete work clearing dangerous trees on the Southern end of the Still River Greenway within the next two weeks. Until that time, visitors are asked to avoid that section.
The new lights for the football field will be operational in the next few days, allowing the Brookfield Bobcats to host their home opener as scheduled. The new lights are certified for every sport, so lacrosse, soccer and other teams will be able to play night games. This new lighting system has four 85-foot metal poles with LED lighting, and is guaranteed for 25 years for both parts and labor.
The system also allows for what First Selectman Steve Dunn is calling a "resident walk mode." Visitors can walk down to the track and hit a button to turn on the lights at a 10% level for one hour.