Due to a shortage of lifeguards, New Fairfield Parks and Recreation plans to close the Town Beach on August 25th unless they can find a few more lifeguards to staff the park August 28th and 29th and Labor Day Weekend. Any interested lifeguards are asked to contact the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Meanwhile the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has reopened the swim area at Squantz Pond State Park. The beach was closed on Wednesday after elevated levels of bacteria were detected. Retesting was done in the afternoon and the results were released late yesterday. The state tests alls swim areas at state parks for bacteria, which could lead to blooms of harmful toxins.