Mike Valletta


Get ready. Remember the year that it was brutally cold in Connecticut? Okay, well it’s always cold in Connecticut, but I’m talking more so than usual. I’m talking about when the weather of the North Pole makes its way to our state and people begin to stock up on heated blankets and snuggies rather than the bread, eggs, and milk. The Polar Vortex is coming back, and I know that you just… Read More

There’s no doubt that this has been a long winter for us in New England. The days were cold. The nights were even colder. The snow was, well, let’s not even talk about the snow. The fact of the matter here is, that sometime after forty inches, we grew anxious for spring to come, and quite frankly what was another couple of inches on the ground this past week in Connecticut to… Read More

Spare me anymore details about the impending storm. We all remember last year how we were snowbound for days without electricity and any working cell phone service. It was as if we were living in a pre modern world! Scary? Heck yeah! It’s not something I want to live through again, though the odds are slowly turning against me on that one. Sandy, or Frankenstorm as we’re calling it, is one heck… Read More

In case you haven’t noticed, or have been living under a rock, it’s been very gloomy here in the northeast this past week. I haven’t found even a hint of sunshine. I’m now beginning to wonder if I should get the supplies ready to build an ark. If this is what Seattle is like, I don’t think I want to go there anytime soon! So, what is one to do with so… Read More

This past Monday, just before election day, was a fantastic weather day here in the hills of Connecticut. A far cry from what it was nearly a week and a half ago as we sat inside our igloos with over a foot of snow outside. Monday was just perfect. Spring like in fact, and if mother nature is confused, we’ll take advantage of it, right? Right. As New Englanders, we all know… Read More

It’s summertime and very simply put the living is easy. A gentle breeze blows through the trees ever so gently, that you just can’t feel it no matter how hard you try to because of this wonderful little thing called humidity that gets us all fired up, and when we’ve had enough of being fired up, we make a splash into any one of Litchfield County’s water sources. The lakes of Litchfield… Read More

As everyone returned to work today after enjoying an incredible weekend celebrating mom amongst many other things, today was my Sunday before returning back to work later tonight. I took advantage of the glorious weather that was about as Spring has finally sprung, and mother nature has finally come to her senses as she continues to offer us all of this abundant sunshine. I started my day on the Susan Grossman Still… Read More

Despite the dreary weather conditions outside, there are a variety of scenes across Litchfield County that can brighten our day. Don’t worry, the National Weather Service claims that the rain will depart by Thursday morning as we’ll expect to see partly sunny skies and temperatures remaining in the 50’s. We could see some snow showers come Thursday night, however, as temperatures drop into the 20’s! Hard to imagine why everyone is feeling a… Read More

This weekend will be the coldest weekend we have seen in years here in New England as temperatures drop significantly below zero in many areas, especially here in Litchfield county where we could see temperatures drop to an astounding -15 degrees, and that is without the windchill. Forecasters say this will be arctic like weather, and you better bundle up as you head out the door. If you are outside in this… Read More