The Town has started the sweeping of town roads, beginning with the Amston Lake area.
Click here for the list of roads scheduled for crack sealing this year, along with/followed by grading of the dirt roads, and along with/followed by cleaning of catch basins.
Please drive slowly in our work zones for our safety and yours and be on the lookout for our personnel, signs, trucks, bright colored shirts and slow moving equipment at any time. Be alert while driving as we have many projects this year, including construction and roadside mowing, and you may find us anywhere in and out of our equipment.
Dog licensing from June 1st - June 29th in the Town Clerk's office. Click here for more information.
The Tax Collector's Office will be closed June 29th.
Please visit the Lebanon Farmers Market on Saturday, June 16th. You are invited to bring your leashed dog for entry into the Dog Day Costume Parade. The Town Clerk's office will be open for dog licenses from 9 AM to noon. Click here for the informational flyer.
History of Lebanon, CT
How Lebanon Got Its Name
The stands of white cedar in Cedar Swamp in the Goshen section of town reminded the Rev James Fitch of the Biblical cedars of Lebanon, which were used to build King Solomon's Temple. The Biblical Lebanon was a mountain with groves of tall cedars and the words 'cedar' and 'Lebanon' are closely identified with the Bible. Although the North American white cedar is not the same species as the true cedar of Lebanon, it was a fitting association for Puritans to make. Thus Fitch gave the name of Lebanon to the new plantation when settlement began. The General Court confirmed the name in 1697. Lebanon was the first town in the colony to receive a Biblical name.
Source: Alicia Wayland, Remembering Lebanon, 1700-2000 (2000), 3.