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11/5/2021 - First Selectman's Update - November 5, 2021

southbury first selectman

November 5, 2021

I would like to thank the Registrar and Town Clerk Offices for their efforts with the election. As American citizens, it is our responsibility to fulfill our civic duty in selecting who we think will best represent our community. My gratitude goes out to the citizens who made their voices heard on Tuesday, regardless of who they voted for. I am looking forward to another two years of service as Southbury’s First Selectman and commit to working with the new Board of Selectmen to continue to improve Town services and address the needs of Southbury citizens. I want to thank the current Board of Selectmen and all other volunteers for their service to Southbury and congratulate and welcome the new board and commission members who will be sworn in on December 6th. I am looking forward to working together with both the Republicans and Democrats and making decisions in the best interest of the Town.


Fall is upon us, and our Public Works crews have started preparing for the winter season. They are getting the plows into service and ready for the first snowstorm. The salt shed will be stocked to ensure we have enough for multiple storms. The crews have always done a great job keeping the roads clear during storms and will work hard this year as well under the new leadership of the department. They will do their best to keep the roads safe for residents, and I appreciate all of their hard work ensuring the Town is prepared to respond to the snow this season.


Lucas Local Oyster Bar & Grill held a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 1st to celebrate their recent opening. I attended the ceremony to congratulate the owners and staff on their success here in Southbury. They have a diverse menu of New American food including locally sourced seafood. I wish them continued success and hope residents will come to support this new business.

lucas local ribbon cutting


The Southbury Farmers’ Market has extended their season with new hours Thursdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm until November 18th. There will be at least four vendors who have all of the essentials like vegetables, fruit, bread, eggs and meat. Come out to the Town Hall green and take advantage of the extended season.


Pomperaug Health District is holding vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 who were recently approved for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments can be made online at locations in Southbury, Woodbury and Oxford. The health district is also holding booster shot clinics for seniors and first responders.


Jeff Manville
Southbury First Selectman