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    Jaguar Wins Norfolk Classic Car Show

    The Best of Show Award went to a Jaguar XKC034 belonging to Tom Jaycox of Canaan. This model was built in the early 1950′s for owners who wanted to compete in the 24-hour race at Le Mans. This particular car ran only in the U.S., at venues such as Watkins Glen and Sebring. Photos by [...]

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    Brass Quintet from Yale Plays Famers Market

    The East Rock Brass Quintet performed at the Norfolk Farmers Market on Saturday. Its five members are graduate students at the Yale School of Music in New Haven during the year and have earned fellowships at the Norfolk Chamber Festival this summer. Next Saturday, Dark Horse will perform, and Ann Havemeyer will present her new [...]

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    Lloyd Garrison, Founding Editor of Norfolk Now, Dies at 83

    By Wiley Wood Lloyd Garrison, a journalist, editor and Norfolk presence for the past 18 years, who covered Europe and Africa for The New York Times in the 1960’s and in retirement founded this newspaper, died at his home in Norfolk on June 21. He was 83 years old. The cause was complications of prostate [...]

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    Arethusa Farm Serves Up Fresh From Barn to Bistro

    Wholesome and natural are its bywords By Colleen Gundlach In Greek mythology, Arethusa was a nymph whom the goddess Artemis transformed into a spring to save her virginity when she was being pursued by the river god Alpheus. It is an apt name, then, for Arethusa Farm in Litchfield, because the land it is built [...]

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    Question: What Makes Tuesdays at the Wood Creek Bar & Grill Consequential?

    Local Event Gains Regional Following By Barbara Perkins What is a female rabbit called? St. Patrick is said to have cast what out of Ireland? What is the name of the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean? Krusty the Clown is featured on what TV show? Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag [...]

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    Restoration Work Begins on Norfolk’s Music Shed

    Historic Building 108 Years Old by Kurt Steele Some time during the 1930s or 1940s—decades when the Music Shed saw very little use—the building lost its cupola. “No one really knows how, ” says Samuel A. (Pete) Anderson, a trustee of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate. “The story is that it blew off during a [...]

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    Regionalization Committee Meets With State Legislators

    Possibility of Legislative Relief Discussed By Wiley Wood When it became clear in April that the regionalization plan for Norfolk and Colebrook’s elementary schools faced a legislative roadblock , the study committee invited the state legislators representing the two towns to its May meeting. All three complied. Roberta Willis (D), state representative for the 64th [...]

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    Yale Summer School of Art Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

    Director Sam Messer is making plans for the future By Ruth Melville This summer marked the 65th year of the Yale Summer School of Art and Music. The art program, though less visible to the public than the music school with its popular and well-regarded Norfolk Chamber Music series, has an equally impressive track record [...]

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Local Input Requested on Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments is preparing an update to the “Litchfield Hills Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan” prepared in 2006. A draft of the updated section prepared for our town is available for review by clicking here. The NHCOG is accepting public comments on the draft report through the end of July. The purpose [...]

Gift of Rental Properties Extends Family’s Legacy

By Wiley Wood The Foundation for Norfolk Living (FNL), a housing nonprofit, has announced the pending gift to the foundation of a sizable property belonging to Ralph Burr. The parcel, on Greenwoods Road East, numbers 29-32, has three houses on it, divided into six rental units and has been in the Burr family since 1913. [...]

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Lloyd Garrison, Founding Editor of Norfolk Now, Dies at 83

By Wiley Wood Lloyd Garrison, a journalist, editor and Norfolk presence for the past 18 years, who covered Europe and Africa for The New York Times in the 1960’s and in retirement founded this newspaper, died at his home in Norfolk on June 21. He was 83 years old. The cause was complications of prostate [...]

Local Man Triggers AIRCON RED Alert Over D.C.

By Susannah Wood Around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th, a small plane entered restricted airspace over Washington, D.C. leading to an AIRCON RED alert and the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol building, the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress and other office buildings in the vicinity, according to the Associated Press and CNN. [...]

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Solar Generation On The Rise

Area Residents Find Solar Affordable By Bob Bumcrot Driving along Route 44 through East Canaan, it’s hard not to notice the large set of solar panels across the road from Freund’s farm: eight big arrays totaling 576 panels on the site of the old Couch farmhouse and barn. The 130-kilowatt installation by PurePoint Energy of [...]

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Question: What Makes Tuesdays at the Wood Creek Bar & Grill Consequential?

Local Event Gains Regional Following By Barbara Perkins What is a female rabbit called? St. Patrick is said to have cast what out of Ireland? What is the name of the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean? Krusty the Clown is featured on what TV show? Brotherhood, Revelations, Black Flag [...]