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    Norfolk Awarded $500,000 to Enhance City Meadow

    Plan Combines Water Quality and Recreation By Wiley Wood A plan to turn the five-acre wetland in the center of Norfolk into a storm-water park has been awarded a $500,000 state grant, Governor Dannell P. Malloy’s office announced on September 17. The projected City Meadow will offer paths, boardwalks and benches for strollers, as well […]

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    Please Feed the Monsters!

    Every October 31, the Norfolk Fire Department closes Maple Avenue to motor vehicles from 5–7 p.m., so Norfolk children can have a safe place for trick-or-treating. Residents of Maple Avenue, Emerson Street, and Terrace View get into the Halloween spirit, decorating their houses, wearing costumes, playing scary music, giving out lots of candy, even providing […]

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    USA Curling Gives National Award to Mary Fanette

    By Wiley Wood In December 2011, Mary Fanette was in her second and final term as president of the Norfolk Curling Club. Already on the boards of several Norfolk nonprofits and serving as the town’s volunteer webmaster, Fanette may have been looking forward to stepping down that coming May. Then the clubhouse burned to the […]

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    Wooden Canoes Thrive in South Norfolk

    Thomson Canoe Works Still Builds Canoes by Hand By Ruth Melville A summer job at a canoeing camp led Norfolk resident Schuyler Thomson to an unanticipated profession, and he has now been building and repairing handmade wooden canoes for over 30 years. Thomson, who grew up in Woodbury, Conn., graduated from the University of Connecticut […]

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    Norfolk Then . . .

    The year is 1945, and young Augustus Curtiss, known as Gus, is getting a haircut. It is close quarters in Harold Colwell’s barber shop tucked away in a small room in the Royal Arcanum building (now the Wood Creek Bar & Grill). Next to Harold’s fedora, a bottle of 7-up sits on a bench in […]

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    Engaging the Paradox: The Secret Corner Should Not be a Secret

    Local businesses work to raise visibility By Christopher Sinclair While the verdant, ambling hills of the southern Berkshires, rife with clear streams and winding trails, receive the lion’s share of attention from people passing through or visiting, some individuals in the northwest corner are working to bring attention back to a somewhat neglected facet of […]

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    Matthew O’Connell is Botelle’s New Principal

    A fourth-grade teacher and children’s book author as well as an administrator By Joshua DeCerbo This summer, Harwinton native Matthew O’Connell was selected to be the new principal of Norfolk’s Botelle School. Since that time, O’Connell has been working with the new Norfolk superintendent of schools, Dr. Mary Beth Iacobelli, to prepare for the start […]

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    Lone Oak Campsites: 50 Years

    The Browns of East Canaan celebrate semicentennial of family farm turned campground By Colleen Gundlach There was an air of excitement, friendship and festivity on August 16 in East Canaan as Lone Oak Campsites celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing an all-day party for the people who have been a part of the business over […]

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Norfolk Awarded $500,000 to Enhance City Meadow

Plan Combines Water Quality and Recreation By Wiley Wood A plan to turn the five-acre wetland in the center of Norfolk into a storm-water park has been awarded a $500,000 state grant, Governor Dannell P. Malloy’s office announced on September 17. The projected City Meadow will offer paths, boardwalks and benches for strollers, as well […]

Fadhl Saleh Closes Corner Store

Last-Ditch Effort to Save Town Business Falls Short By Ruth Melville On his last day of business, Corner Store owner Fadhl Saleh is visibly upset as he looks around at the empty shelves of his store. “I tried, but it just didn’t work,” he says sadly. “In the end, the stress was terrible, unbearable.” Saleh, […]

FairWindCT Appeal Against Wind Turbines Is Denied

State Supreme Court sides with siting council and developer By Veronica Burns FairWindCT, the grassroots opposition group to BNE Energy’s wind turbine project in Colebrook, has just received the decision on its appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court: rejection. The judges voted 6–0 that the New Britain Superior Court was correct in 2012 to dismiss […]

George Counter: Norfolk’s Retiring Superintendent of Schools

By Wiley Wood A gathering Sunday, September 14 honored Norfolk’s departing superintendent of schools, George Counter. As the guests spilled out over a sunny lawn with drinks in hand, a 70-pound pig was lifted from the bed of coals where it had roasted since dawn and was carved into portions. Counter retired as superintendent of […]

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USA Curling Gives National Award to Mary Fanette

By Wiley Wood In December 2011, Mary Fanette was in her second and final term as president of the Norfolk Curling Club. Already on the boards of several Norfolk nonprofits and serving as the town’s volunteer webmaster, Fanette may have been looking forward to stepping down that coming May. Then the clubhouse burned to the […]

Norfolk Land Trust and Great Mountain Forest Publish Updated Trail Guides

Lace Up Your Hiking Boots By Ruth Melville Local hikers now have two new resources for exploring the Norfolk woods. Both the Norfolk Land Trust and Great Mountain Forest have recently released improved and expanded guides to hiking trails in the Norfolk area. The new, fifth edition of the Land Trust Trail Guide is the […]