Yearly Archives: 2018

Monthly Tree Lighting for April

The tree is lit in BLUE to symbolize National Child Abuse Prevention month with the supporting organization being Norwalk Exchange Club.

“Believe in Blue” is an annual campaign with an effort to reach families across the nation with positive parenting tips.

Ray Cooke, past president says, “The Norwalk Exchange Club, through its support of parent mentor programs, educational programs and community service activities, continually strives to prevent child maltreatment by reducing the risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect.”

For more information on the cause please visit:

TTD Recognized Nationally for Reliable Service to East Norwalk

The Third Taxing District in East Norwalk, CT has received the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability from the American Public Power Association (“APPA”) on March 1st, 2018 by significantly outperforming the electric industry national average as reported by the Energy Information Administration. This is the second consecutive year TTD has earned this honor.
APPA is a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. “This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service,” said Michael Hyland, Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, at APPA.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” said Kevin Barber, General Manager of the Third Taxing District.

Click here to view the award Certificate of Excellence in Reliability

Monthly Tree Lighting for March

The tree is lit in Orange to symbolize the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during National Multiple Sclerosis month. Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”) is a disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord, and the exact cause of MS is unknown. Lisa Gerrol, President of the CT branch says, “We are here to help families address the complex challenges of living with an incurable, unpredictable disease through our comprehensive network of local programs and services and by funding cutting-edge research to stop the progression of Multiple Sclerosis, reverse the damage, and end MS forever. Additionally, we drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education, and help those with MS and their families connect to the people, information, and the resources needed to live their best lives.”

For more information about MS, and to get involved, Visit

Monthly Tree Lighting for February

The tree is lit in red to symbolize the American Heart Association during the American Health Month.

The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 and is dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, both nationally and internationally.

Along with their 30 million volunteers and supporters who understand heart disease, a lot of risks can be lowered by adhering to what they call, “Life’s Simple 7”: not smoking, being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, controlling blood pressure,controlling cholesterol and controlling blood sugar.”

In loving memory of those who passed from heart disease or stroke.

Monthly Tree Lighting for January

The tree is lit in White to symbolize bone cancer also known as Osteosarcoma. The supporting foundation is the Sarcoma Alliance with offices located in California.

Suzanne Leider founded the alliance in 1999 with a manifestation of “guidance, education, and support.” With the help of family, friends and personal volunteers, the Sarcoma Alliance was born as a non-profit 501C(3) organization.

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people who are affected by sarcoma through complete diagnosis, access to full care, guidance, education and support. Suzanne unfortunately passed away in 2002, and now the legacy she has built is supported by her fellow family, friends and volunteers who started with her in the beginning.

In loving memory of Suzanne Leider.

Another Storm, Another Success Story for TTD

On Thursday, January 4th, a historic “bomb cyclone” began all through the Northeast at 1am and continued until 6pm that evening, leaving many inches of snow on the roads, cars and trees.

The Third Taxing District Electric Utility did a great job to keep power on for the East Norwalk community during the storm.

TTD’s General Manager, Kevin Barber added “TTD urges customers to be careful and safe during times of extreme cold temperatures, especially with the use of portable space heaters. Space heaters should be plugged directly into a wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or power strip which may overheat and cause a fire. Space heaters must be placed at least three feet from anything that can burn.”

Third Taxing District: “Powering Your Neighborhood.”