When I moved from Waterbury to Torrington earlier this year I thought I would get away from the roar of constant public transport.
No more constant hum of tractor-trailers doing 80 on I-84, no more Metro-North trains rumbling and shaking the ground. It was sunny in Torrington for a little while, but for the past few months I’ve noticed my ears getting mugged from above.
I was getting my mail yesterday around 4 p.m. when I started to hear the thud of a huge helicopter approaching. The closer it got, the louder it got, and the moment that thing flew right over me, it was deafening. I took this photo you see above, and it appears to be a military helicopter. My poor Chihuahua circled in small circles near my ankles, searching for the sound demon beating above us. Here is an enlarged photo.
You noticed the same too recently. Local social media groups in New Milford, Watertown, Danbury and Southbury have all posted about all the helicopters, military jets and low-flying or late-night planes that jolted you out of a deep sleep.
This week I suspect our skies will be filled with national and regional officials and dignitaries coming to pay their respects to our fallen officers in Bristol, but this has been going on since August. Is there additional military training going on at Bradley and Westover?
Connecticut stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2022
Here are more national retailers with stores across our state that will not be opening Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022
Best places to see Greater Danbury’s exquisite fall foliage
Yes, we all know Rt. 7 is best for a long, slow fall foliage campaign. If you don’t have that kind of time, there are a few other quick stop choices in the greater Danbury area for those who can’t spend 4 hours meandering up to Vermont behind all the other peepers.
What would a Waterbury scented candle look like?
I saw the question asked in a social media group I belong to, and oh man, the answers made me laugh. You gain internet again.