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Gayle Hedrington

October 18, 2009


Lisa Fellows of Croydon Flat on a Rt. 10 foliage ride, last week, with her twin grandchildren, Aaron and Taylor Fellows. Not shown, but in the carriage, is Lisa's nephew Patrick Dean, and Danielle Brody. (Gayle Hedrington photo)

A Fan of Croydon

You never know whom you will find on the internet, especially in the Croydon Forum on Earlier this month, Jill Hodge of Newtown CT posted about the summers of her youth at Rocky Bound Pond. Her family stayed at the blue cottages once known as Camp Sacagawea.

I know Frank Kovas of Indian Point on Rocky Bound went to that camp as boy. It is the reason he and his wife Mae bought their cottage on the pond.

Jill thought it was once a Boy Scout camp, but from my knowledge the Boy Scout camp was on the property now owned by Norma Menard. If anyone has further information on this please contact me.  

Elizabeth Hodge shows the yearbook from her school in Connecticut to Croydon Village School students. (Jill Hodge photo)

Jill and her 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth visited Croydon on June 5, 2009. In addition to stopping by Rocky Bound, they stopped in at the Croydon School. Elizabeth attended the music class at the town hall with the students of the Croydon Village School. Jill commented, “There is definitely more ‘innocence’ present with the kids there, which was nice to see.” Jill also confessed she is drawn to Croydon.

See what you miss when you don’t participate in the Croydon Forum at ?  


School Well Water Testing Update

Health Officer Steve Cunningham took a water sample from the well on Thursday, Oct. 15. Because chlorine was in water, the sample was not submitted for testing. It was the first time that chlorine showed up in the tests. Lucas Wells treated the well with granulated chlorine. It was the first time the chemical showed up in the water sample. Cunningham is hoping to test the well again at the beginning of the week. In addition, they tested the well used for the Morse house.


Halloween Again

When we first moved to Croydon in the late 70s the Good Neighbor’s club existed and each year they would have a Halloween Party in the Town Hall. In addition to the regular treats, the organization gave out prizes for the top three costumes. It was a wonderful event and my children always enjoyed it.

That too was when children would go trick or treating in Croydon. The streets would be loaded with small goblins, princesses, clowns etc. Now our streets are almost empty on Halloween. Parents transport their children to go trick or treating in Newport. So again, I am giving the plea for parents to take their children trick or treating in Croydon. Your neighbors love to see the children and it is in keeping with the community spirit.  


Halloween Parade

Children of the Croydon Village School and Kindergarten will parade from the Croydon Village School across Route 10 to the Coniston Store on Friday, Oct. 30 at 1 pm. It is always a fun event to see.  



Thank you Don Lussier Road Agent for fixing that gigantic pothole on Croydon Brook Road.  I almost went off the road trying to avoid it last week.  It is so nice to drive on now.


The Search for Vets Continues

The Croydon Historical Society is seeking veterans who live in Croydon for the Veteran Dinner on November 14. The society asks anyone who is a veteran, or knows of a veteran who lives in Croydon to call Clayton Phillips at 863-1119. 


Selectman Minutes

Selectboard in attendance: James Harding, John Clements, David Hooley. Public in attendance: Bruce Campbell, Linda Schultz, Norma Menard, and Steve Cunningham.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm.

Bruce Campbell came in to discuss his assessment on his properties. He feels that the parcels are still assessed too high, since some of the lots are extremely wet most of the year. He feels it is property that could not be built on. Selectboard advised Bruce Campbell to see the planning board and see if merging the lots would be feasible.

Steve Cunningham came in to discuss what actions he has taken to resolve the water issues at the School/Town Hall/Church. Steve will contact Lucas Well to treat the well at the School. Selectboard will wait to hear from Steve on what the next steps will be.

Norma Menard came in to discuss an issue she has with Officer Lee. Selectboard will contact the Town Attorney for advisement. They will contact Norma with the Attorney’s findings.

The rest of the evening was dedicated to administrative duties.



Tuesday, October 20, at 7:00 pm. Selectboard meets. Public session starts at 7:30 p.m. If possible, please call to schedule a time. 863-7830 or 863-2601 you may also email the Selectboard at

Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm School board meets in the Croydon Village School.



Please feel free to contact me with any information, news, announcements or just to say hello at Have a great week.

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