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Letter: 'Felt so Proud to be a Resident of Newtown'

Resident gives "shout out" to highway department.

(Submitted by Jodi Markowsky)

I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the !

Last night, a large limb from one of our white pine trees came down and took the electrical lines down with it. The pole from our electrical box was down on the ground and wires were on the ground and strewn across the road. I put out a few cones so no one drove over it but I also called the Newtown Police Department.

Within minutes, the highway department was at my house and taping off the road to ensure people didn't come down the street. And this morning, without even asking, they came back to remove the limbs from my property.

I felt so proud to be a resident of Newtown. Even after such a horrible thing to happen to us, we feel so blessed and taken care of by our town. Power has yet to be restored by CL&P and they are making us reconnect the electrical service to our house. I just wanted to give a shout out to those that responded (Tuesday) night. Thanks....

Editor's note: Power has since been restored to the Markowsky residence on Hickory Lane, according to the family

Fern December 29, 2011 at 01:53 PM
I have also been impressed by the helpfulness of our highway department . They're the best!. What do you mean, CL&P is making you reconnect the electrical service. Don't they do that for you?
Jodi Markowsky December 29, 2011 at 02:03 PM
At first CL&P told me that I needed everything to be put back together on the house before they would reconnect us. When our electrician got there, they had already reconnected the lines to the house. We had to have the pole put back up and fix the box and reattach some connections. Everything was back up by around 3 pm the next day. CL&P totally came through!
Sandthooker December 29, 2011 at 02:47 PM
I do hope that both Fred And Pat read this. The Highway department has really been on their game this year with fast response and great service getting roads open and vital services back in order. Another great job by the ones who get it done!
Sandy Jossick Anderson December 29, 2011 at 04:08 PM
Nice to hear a compliment instead of negative posts.. Very Nice Markowsky Family!

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