Phase 1 of the old town center beautification project is almost complete. Folks may not remember, but just several months ago, the area in front of the old town hall resembled a jungle straight out of the Amazon. With help of several volunteers and local donations, the area was transformed into a quiet picnic grove with beautiful views of the Merrimack River. If memory serves the Mirror correctly, this site was once the general location of the original meeting house and cemetery, which was washed away in a flood back in the 1800s. After that flood, the town center was moved to its current location. (Feel Free to correct the Mirror if the facts are off)
The Litchfield Beautification Crew did the work over several weekends and Tom Schofield (new picnic tables), Dalton Farm (loam), Bradley Tree (large tree cutting), Rich Curry (sign creation), Doug Adams (sign cutting), the Town’s Highway Department, the Litchfield Historical Society, Matt Lepore, Steve Gannon and Continental Paving all pitched in to make it happen. With the beautification complete, you can now see parts of the river from Route 3A and even relax in the adirondack chairs as you gaze over the Merrimack. Phase 2 may include further gentle cleaning up of the area to remove pesky invasive vines and brush.