Due to the debris caused by the recent storm, the open burn permit fee has been waived until Labor Day.  You still need to obtain a permit through the Fire Marshal's office, but the fee has been waived.  Click HERE for permit.

As the clean-up continues in the affected areas, starting on 5/29/18 NMDPW will be picking up wood debris. Please make a neat pile on the shoulder of the road.  They will make a pass once through the area. Click HERE for a list of roads. For more information you can email the NMDPW at:


The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad consisted of a series of places where slaves were able to take refuge on their trek to freedom. Started by the Quakers, abolitionists and black free men soon became involved. This secret avenue to freedom was taken by an increasingly large number of daring runaways from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the decade between the Fugitive Slave Act and the outbreak of the Civil War. New Milford has three documented houses (Gaylordsville has one and Washington, two) that were part of the Underground Railroad. Still standing today, they are:

Charles A. Sabin House
Lanesville Road, Wanzer Farm

Agustine A. Thayer House
Grove Street

Elisha Bostwick House
Grove Street

James Stuart House

Frederick W. Gunn House

Daniel Platt House

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