On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in front of Memorial Town Hall on the Green (weather permitting) there will be a remembrance service honoring the four people from Madison who were killed on 9-11. Please join in if you can.
The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection has declared Wednesday an air quality action day, which means the air pollution levels will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. See the information at the bottom of this story to learn more.
If your garden needs a boost as we head into fall, be sure to check out the Friends of Hammonasset First Annual Mum Sale right outside of Hammonasset Beach State Park on the Boston Post Road. It's going on all week, but we hear the selections are going fast, so you might want to stop by sooner rather than later.
Here are some events going on this week in Madison and nearby:
Tomorrow's air quality forecast is expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Here is information from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection:
Wednesday, Sep 11:101 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups-Ozone
Air pollution levels of ground-level ozone and/or particles are predicted to be in the "unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" or above category. During the warm seasons, unhealthy ground-level ozone concentrations may cause a variety of respiratory problems including breathing difficulty, coughing, and throat irritation. In the cold season, particle pollution predominates. Health effects such as: aggravated asthma, chronic bronchitis, nonfatal heart attacks, and even pre-mature death in people with heart and lung disease; have also been linked with prolonged exposure of particles.
·Conserve energy at home and at work by setting your [air conditioner] thermostat at a higher temperature in the summer and a lower temperature in the winter. ·Choose a cleaner commute: share a ride or use public transportation. ·During winter-time particulate matter events, cut back on wood stove use during stagnant atmospheric conditions. ·Reduce use of gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment. ·Refuel motor vehicles after dusk. ·Combine errands and reduce trips. Limit engine idling. ·Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when unhealthy air is forecast.