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    Naylor to Norfolk: Lock Before Leaving

    Resident trooper fields questions on how to cope with break-ins By Lloyd Garrison Greg Naylor, Norfolk’s resident state trooper, advised a spirited public meeting  on March 4 on ways to deter home burglaries, but he saw no end in sight to the rise here in drug-related thefts. “With heroin selling for as little as five dollars [...]

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    Any More Photos Like This in Your Attic?

    Did your parents or grandparents or great-grandparents come to Norfolk from Ireland? While our country is a melting pot of different cultures, languages, and heritages, Norfolk has a special affinity with the Irish. Names of Irish-American families who settled in Norfolk in the 19th century are familiar to us today: Curtiss, Dodd, Halloran, Hannafin, Mulville, [...]

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    Plan to Fight Homelessness in NW CT

    Everyone needs safe place to call home By Ruth Melville Rural homelessness may not be as visible as urban homelessness, but that does not make it less real or less painful. A 2011 point-in-time count suggests that on any given night over 150 people in the Northwest Corner are homeless, and the percentage of those [...]

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    First-Ever Farm Day at Norfolk Library

      Saturday, March 15, was Farm Day at the Norfolk Library. This inaugural event was a collaboration between the Norfolk Farmers Market and the library. The day started off with a showing of the film “The Greenhorns,” a charming and informative hour-long documentary about how young farmers get started in their careers. After a delicious–and [...]

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    Vintage Car Show Returns

    Get your motors running The sound of vintage automobiles will be heard again in Station Place, this time to benefit the Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance Fund. The second annual Classic Community Car Show will be held on July 13 from noon to 4 p.m. Organized by the Norfolk Economic Development Commission, the event will feature [...]

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    From Yemen to Station Place

    Owner of Corner Store Still Upbeat About Norfolk   By Ruth Melville Like many similar stores in small New England towns, the Norfolk Corner Store finds it hard to remain profitable throughout the year. In our area alone, the Colebrook Store, which had been in continuous operation from 1812 until it closed in 2007, recently [...]

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    Second Winter Farmers Market Planned

    The Norfolk Farmer’s Market held its first-ever indoor winter market at the town hall. There were local jams and jellies, greenhouse-grown shiitake mushrooms, hand-made salamis, Hudson Valley cheeses, olive oils, very local maple syrup, artisan-style breads and eggs from happy chickens. Somehow, all of this fit into the attic space that most Norfolkians know as [...]

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    Chili Cook-Off Hotly Contested

    It was fiesta time at the Church of the Immaculate Conception when the Catholic Women’s Club hosted their midwinter chili cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 8. Twenty-two chilis were lined up for tasting in the church’s Klauer Hall. Among the more exotic offerings were vegetarian chilis, seafood chilis, and a moose meat chili, ranged alongside a [...]

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Touring Musician Posts Norfolk Video Online

  While in Norfolk on February 27 to play a concert at Infinity Hall, folk musician Brett Dennen wandered the downtown area and made a short video, which has recently been posted to YouTube. In it he comments drolly on the nonexistent rush-hour traffic, the overly solicitous signs and the friendliness of the locals—who remained [...]

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Rosemary Gill Reads Dorothy Parker

As the audience drifted into the Norfolk Library on Saturday, April 5, they were directed to the reference room, where a gleaming tray of martinis greeted them. The story on offer that evening, “Here We Are,” was written by the Algonquin Round Table stalwart Dorothy Parker in 1931, a time when it was not unusual [...]

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Eye on Town Government

By Wiley Wood At the Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting on April 1, 2014, a letter from a Norfolk resident prompted a discussion of crime prevention. First Selectman Sue Dyer had investigated the possibility of hiring a constable to help the resident trooper with his duties. Her research revealed that the town would have to [...]

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Plan to Fight Homelessness in NW CT

Everyone needs safe place to call home By Ruth Melville Rural homelessness may not be as visible as urban homelessness, but that does not make it less real or less painful. A 2011 point-in-time count suggests that on any given night over 150 people in the Northwest Corner are homeless, and the percentage of those [...]

Norfolk Land Trust Earns Accreditation

 National Recognition of Excellence   In February, the Norfolk Land Trust (NLT) received its accreditation from the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA). One of only 254 land trusts across the country that are currently accredited, the NLT is authorized to display a seal indicating to the [...]

Norfolk Real Estate Officially Loses 9 Percent of Value in Last Five Years

Town Budget Likely to Remain Flat But Tax Rate Will Rise Slightly   By Wiley Wood Property in Norfolk is appraised every five years in keeping with state law, and the latest results are in, according to Assessor Michele Sloane. The grand list has lost about 4.6 percent of its value overall, with real estate [...]