BETHLEHEM — The Board of Selectmen dispatched all business in seven minutes on Monday,  March 2, including a motion to proclaim March 12 as Girl Scout Day and a brief discussion on preparation for the coronavirus.

Selectman David Deakin, Jr., had attended the meeting the previous week hosted by Region 14 and the Pomperaug District Department of Health. First Selectman Leonard Assard said he was planning to attend a meeting by the Torrington Area Health District later in the week.

A press release from the Torrington Area Health District has been placed on the Bethlehem website. It contains important information and links to other documents for residents.

Mr. Assard noted that information about the coronavirus is constantly being updated, and Bethlehem officials will try to keep town residents updated as any new information becomes available.

The Girl Scout Day proclamation marks the 108th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, noted as “the largest and most successful leadership program for girls in the world.” 

In particular, the proclamation cites the organization for offering girls “21st-century programming in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the outdoors, entrepreneurship and beyond, helping girls develop invaluable life skills.”

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