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Cooling Centers Opened

Connecticut could see near-record heat Tuesday



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    Parts of Connecticut could see near-record heat on Tuesday.

    In anticipation of the heat, several communities will open cooling centers on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Bloomfield: The Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Resources Center, 330 Park Ave.,  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    The town will provide water, but residents are asked to bring their own food with them. Bring medications, emergency contact phone numbers and any other items you might need during the day. Service dogs are always welcome. Call 860-243-8361 for information regarding other pets.

    Bridgeport: Greater Bridgeport Transit Main Bus Terminal, 710 Water St., Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The American Red Cross will provide cold water.

    The following Hartford sites will be used as cooling centers for the general public, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    • North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry St.
    • South End Wellness Center, 830 Maple Ave.
    • Parkville Senior Center, 11 New Park Ave.
    • Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St.
    • Hispanic Senior Center, 45 Wadsworth St.

    Four community pools in Hartford will also be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday with open swim from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Height restrictions apply and all swimmers must have a proper bathing suit and towel):

    • Colt Park Pool (36-inch height requirement)
    • Goodwin Park Pool (50-inch height requirement)
    • Keney Park Pool (36-inch height requirement)
    • Pope Park Pool (36-inch height requirement)

    The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors:

    • Main Street branch, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • All Branches (except Dwight) 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Goodwin and Blue Hills: 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The following Middletown cooling centers will be open:

    • Municipal Building Council Chamber, 245 Dekoven Drive, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Lobby of the Middletown Police Department, 222 Main Street, open 24 hours a day.
    • The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, during normal business hours.
    • Elderly persons are advised to utilize the Senior Center, 150 William Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Transportation to the cooling center at City Hall can be arranged by calling Middletown Area Mat (MAT) at 860.346.0212 (Ext. 2) until 6:15 p.m. each day.

    Middletown Fire, South Fire District and Westfield Fire District will be opening fire hydrants at the following locations and during the following times: 

    • The Highland Crescent Drive Bus Stop, noon to 4 p.m.
    • Maplewood Terrace, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Macdonough School, noon to 3 p.m., 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Summer Hill Road and Woodbury Circle, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Santangelo Circle, noon to 3  p.m.
    • Dadarrio Road, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    The following New Haven sites will be used as cooling centers for the general public:

    • New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street (Tues. & Wed. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
    • Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Avenue (Tues. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison Street (Wed. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Avenue (Tues. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wed. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
    • Courtland Seymour Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Avenue (Tues. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

    Additional cooling centers will be opened for senior citizens only until 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the following locations:

    • Atwater Senior Center, 25 Atwater Street
    • Dixwell/Newhallville Senior Center, 255 Goffe Street
    • East Shore Senior Center, 411 Townsend Avenue

    No food will be available at the cooling centers, so those using the facilities are asked to bring snacks or a lunch.

    In Simsbury, there are two cooling centers.

    • Simsbury Public Library, lower level entrance, 725 Hopmeadow St. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phone number is 860 658-7663
    • Eno Memorial Hall,  Senior Center, 754 Hopmeadow St., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The phone number is  860 658-3283.

    For additional cooling centers, call 211.