• squantz pond June 30, 2022 9:24 am

    Swimming Areas Reopen at Two State Parks

    Swimming areas at two state parks reopened Thursday after being closed due to water quality issues. Squantz Pond in New Fairfield and Quaddick State Park in Thompson are again safe for swimming, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. They were closed Wednesday along with swimming at Gay City State Park in Hebron after water tests revealed bacteria…

  • squantz pond June 29, 2022 10:27 am

    Swimming at 3 State Parks Off Limits Due to Water Quality Issues

    Three state swimming areas are closed Wednesday due to bacteria in the water. Swimming is off limits at Squantz Pond in New Fairfield, Gay City State Park in Hebron, and Quaddick State Park in Thompson, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Water samples collected at the three swimming areas this week showed the presence of an indicator…

  • connecticut lifeguards June 17, 2022 11:57 am

    Deadline Approaching as CT Looks to Fill 40 Lifeguard Positions

    Lifeguards are needed in Connecticut state parks, according to Mason Trumble, the deputy commissioner for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. DEEP officials are looking to fill approximately 40 open lifeguard positions across the state, with the biggest need focused in New Fairfield, Torrington and Shelton. So far, approximately 60 lifeguards have been hired and are being trained, but…

  • new fairfield August 5, 2021 10:43 am

    Squantz Pond in New Fairfield Reopens

    The swimming area at Squantz Pond in New Fairfield has reopened. It was closed Wednesday because of poor water quality and the water was retested. State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said the swim area at Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret remains closed for maintenance and is expected to be closed for the entire 2021 season. The…

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