In remembrance of those who fought and perished for our great nation, the Town of Litchfield will be honoring those men and women with a Memorial Day Parade. The parade will take place on Monday, May 31, 2021, with a start time of 10:00 am. The parade will begin on Albuquerque Avenue at Simeon Lane and will travel south on Albuquerque Avenue and conclude at the intersection of Liberty Way.
We will be closing Albuquerque Avenue to all traffic from Meadowbrook Lane to Simeon Lane beginning at 9:55 am and the road will reopen at the conclusion of the event.
The following intersections will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the parade:
Albuquerque Avenue at Simeon Lane Albuquerque Avenue at White Street Albuquerque Avenue at Griffin Lane Albuquerque Avenue at Whidden Lane Albuquerque Avenue at Center Street Albuquerque Avenue at Brenton Street Albuquerque Avenue at Pearson Street Albuquerque Avenue at Fallon Drive Albuquerque Avenue at Hillcrest Road Albuquerque Avenue at Westview Drive Albuquerque Avenue at Meadowbrook Lane Liberty Way at Hillcrest
Should you have travel plans, please plan around the road closures to avoid any unnecessary delays. We will do our very best to open the roads expeditiously, however it is paramount we ensure the safety of all the parade participants and attendees. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in making for a safe Memorial Day parade.
The Litchfield Police Department has recently seen an increase in the report of Telephone Scams. There are currently two (2) scams being reported to the department:
Thieves are “Spoofing” (using a computer to mimic phone numbers on Caller ID) the Litchfield Police Department phone number. The caller/thief tells the home owners they are under federal investigation and will be arrested if they don’t pay a fine.
Thieves are “Spoofing” Eversource’s phone number. The caller/thief demands payments or they will immediately cut the power to the home owner’s residence.
Thieves can “Spoof” any number from any business. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY VIA PREPAID CREDIT CARDS/PAYPAL/WESTERN UNION OR GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE TELEPHONE.
On March 14th at approximately 9:15 pm, Litchfield Police, Litchfield Fire, and Hudson Ambulance responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of 367 Charles Bancroft Highway. Upon arrival the lone occupant, Marc Graskey, 49 from Hudson, NH, was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that Graskey was travelling southbound on Charles Bancroft Highway, crossed over the northbound lane before striking a tree on the opposite side of the roadway. It appears as though speed could be a contributing factor in the crash. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Officer Flynn, Litchfield Police, at (603)424-4047.