Neighborhood captains: Coalition still seeks volunteers

After Tropical Storm Irene tested the limits of Weston’s town officials, the Weston Community Service Coalition started a neighborhood captain program to help coordinate the town’s  response to emergencies.

Under the program, Weston’s 3,800 or so households are divided into neighborhoods of, ideally, approximately 20 houses each, with neighborhood captains acting as point people for them. Captains are responsible for gathering information from neighbors to give to town or other officials, and also for disseminating information in the other direction — from the town to a small group of neighbors.

Although more than 100 people are signed up to be captains, the coalition is looking for more, especially for streets that currently do not have representation.

Those who are interested in serving as a neighborhood captain may contact Dawn Egan at [email protected] for details.

Ms. Egan said the following streets do not have coverage at this time:

Alwyn, Arlen, Aspetuck Hill, Beaverbrook, Bittersweet, Bradley, Bridge, Brierbrook, Brookwood, Christopher Hill, Cindy, Codfish, Coley, Covenant, Curiosity, Deepwood, Forest, Glory, parts of Godfrey, Grays Farm, Hickory, Hidden Hill, High Meadow, Hill Crest, Hill Farm, Hillside, Indian Valley, Katydid, Kramer, Laurel Lake East, Laurel Lake West, Ledgewood, Lilac, Little Fox, Lords Highway, Lords Highway East, Mountain View, Narrow Brook, Nordholm, North, November Trail, Oak, Oakwood, Old Field, Old Kings Highway, Old Rock, Osborn Farm, Overbrook, Pent, Pheasant Hill, Pilgrim, Riverfield, Rogues Ridge, Saugatuck River, Saw Mill, September Lane, Smith Farm, Soundview Farm, Spring Valley, Spruce Hill, Sunset, Tannery Lane North, Tannery Lane South, Timber Mill, Trails End, Walker, Wampum Hill, Wildwood, Wilson, and Woods End.

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