Snow Expected, Police to Investigate

November 15, 2018

The Village of Forestville could see 3 to 6 inches of snow Thursday night and continuing into the Friday morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.

Forestville Police are trying to determine a motive for the snow. As a result, the FPD is working closely with the Hartford County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, members of the Connecticut State Police Troop D Quality of Life Task Force, and Chemists assigned to the State Crime Lab.

Police officials told Boardman they believe this is an isolated incident, and don’t think Forestville was targeted for the storm. No arrests are expected.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to the snow are encouraged to call the Forestville Police Department.

Check back for updates this is could be a developing story.

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Forestville resident Toby Jacks electrocuted

February 28, 2010

Image swiped from Mr. Jacks Facebook page, per his permission.

Forestville resident Toby Jacks was electrocuted yesterday at his mother’s home while adjusting some electrical wires.  He was released from the hospital early this morning.  According to his mother he is home resting comfortably. 

This is the latest in a long line of injuries for Mr. Jacks.  You may remember that he was struck by lightning while jousting with Kenneth Snipps in the field behind Green Hills School two years ago.  And last year Toby broke his coccyx when he fell off the roof of his mother’s home. 

Mr. Jacks is a member of the Save the Forestville Sasquatch movement, a group of local residents that believe there is a Bigfoot creature residing in the village of Forestville during the summer and early fall.  In addition, he is a member of the Forestville Polar Bear Club. 

We wish Toby a safe recovery.

A tough day for Toby Jacks


Forestville Polar Bear Club Swims Again

February 10, 2010

The Forestville Polar Bear Club will take their annual winter plunge into frigid Pine Lake for an early morning swim this Saturday at 7 AM., sharp.  The nearly naked swimmers are to enter the lake near the Pine Street water runoff.

The Forestville Polar Bear Club was created by Forestville resident and entrepreneur Norbert Pendleton in 1992.  In order to participate in Saturday’s swim, you must be a member of the Forestville Polar Bear Club.  Membership in the club is by invitation only at the discretion of its president and founder, Norbert Pendleton.