At the beginning of August, DPW will be paving/shimming in preparation of chipseal and at the middle to end of August chipseal will take place on the following roads: Babcock Hill Rd, Williams Crossing Rd, Pigeon Swamp Rd, Cook Hill Rd, Synagogue Rd, Carriage Dr, Scenic Dr, First St, Lake Williams Dr and Lake Shore Dr. Residents please be mindful of your speed during the chipseal process. Loose stone will exist on the roads during the curing process and cleanup/sweeping of remaining stone should start at the end August.
Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd. Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
Visit the Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19 in front of Town Hall from 9 am to noon.
We are looking for new photographs of Lebanon to put on the Town's website. Photos are displayed for each season of the year. Of immediate need are summertime photos. If you have a photo you wish to share, please email to email@example.com. Thank you!
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.