I went out in the car again this afternoon and found that the river is, indeed, rising at near expected rates. Here are some of the photos and a few quick videos:
This is the corn field across the street from our house. It has not been farmed for a few years, but it is normally 'high and dry' in all but the heaviest flooding.
Here is another video (and a still shot) of the Tariffville Gorge dam (in Simsbury) with levels quite a bit higher than the same location yesterday (see the video posted yesterday).