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    Yale Summer School of Art Gives Back

    Children’s art classes a popular summer item each year By Colleen Gundlach The children of Norfolk had the opportunity on June 22 and 23, to study art with students enrolled in the Yale Summer School of Art. Each year, 26 undergraduate art majors are selection from institutions around the country and abroad to study at […]

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    New Town Building Officer Appointed

    Watches over building code compliance By Kurt Steele There is a new face in Town Hall. Jerry Waters has been appointed Norfolk’s Building Official. He assumed the job on April 1 and succeeded Mike LaRosa, who resigned for personal reasons after 18 years of dedicated service to the town. Waters comes to Norfolk with extensive construction […]

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    Great Mountain Forest Gets a New Sawmill

    Thanks to the generosity of a Norfolk family, the foresters at Great Mountain Forest (GMF) have a new piece of equipment. Heather and Schuyler Thomson underwrote the purchase price of a new sawmill for GMF. Forest Technician Wes Gomez has been appointed as the chief operator. Gomez and Forest Manager Jody Bronson have been working […]

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    Norfolk Then . . .

    Got milk? Heading home at the evening bell, these Curtiss farm cows meander along the road from Tobey Pond, now known as Golf Drive, in an early 20th-century photograph by Marie Kendall. The Curtiss homestead was built by Solomon Curtiss in 1786 on the corner of Mountain Road and Sunset Ridge and remained in the […]

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    Human Remains Found in Norfolk Woods

    Missing East Hartford Man Identified By Ruth Melville   The story of the man who left his car in Station Place in March 2014, and then vanished, came to a sad end on April 26, 2015, when human bones were found in the Norfolk woods. Early that Sunday afternoon, a passerby found the bones in […]

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    New Head Chef at Infinity Bistro

    by Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo   John Welch took over as Chef de Cuisine at Infinity Bistro this spring. His brand-new menu hit tables in mid-May. A few of the old favorites are still there–lobster hushpuppies, the edamame burger and lobster roll, but the menu has otherwise been totally re-worked. Welch visited the first outdoor farmers […]

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    Lime Rock Park Gears Up for Seventh Decade

    By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo Driving down sleepy Route 112 on a weekday afternoon in May, the average motorist would never know that Lime Rock Park is absolutely humming with activity. I, for one, expected the track office to contain one or two part-time workers and the grounds to be relatively empty. Not exactly–the small track […]

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    Resident Trooper Funding Cut

    At the annual town meeting on May 11, the 75 residents in attendance voted to discontinue funding for the resident state trooper. Sergeant Jenko of the Connecticut State Police, above, presented the case for a town to keep its resident trooper, citing the importance of having an officer who knows the town, is able to determine […]

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    Lions Club Talent Show at Infinity

    Guitarist and singer Jamal Ford-Bey performed on the stage of Infinity Hall at the Lions Club Talent Show, above. Also performing that night were Jordan Rose Lee, below left, and Kitty Hickox and the Ambulancers, below right, with Grant Mudge on the guitar. Photos by Bruce Frisch.  

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    Memorial Day Parade Held Under Blue Skies

    This year’s Memorial Day parade was held on a perfect spring day. The fire trucks and ambulance were resplendent as usual, the cub scouts and brownies filed past with self-conscious solemnity, for the most part, and both of the featured trumpeters from the Northwest High School Band, who play Taps and its echo after the six-gun salute, […]

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Property Taxes Drop Slightly

Town budget trimmed back By Wiley Wood Norfolk will spend less in the coming year, and the tax rate will be marginally lower. The budget presented by Michael Sconyers, chairman of the Board of Finance, at a special town meeting on June 10 was almost $200,000 lower than last year’s, a drop of 3 percent. […]

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Tour of the Litchfield Hills Raises Funds for Cancer Patients

Local nonprofit hopes to reach one million dollar mark this year By Suzanne Hinman Imagine being told that you have cancer and have weeks, months or even years of treatment ahead of you. Coping with the physical and emotional challenges of cancer treatment is daunting enough, but the financial burden is often the most overwhelming […]

Scott Shaw: Running like the Wind

By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo Norfolkian Scott Shaw won the town’s annual Five-Mile Road Race in May with an all-time course record of 28 minutes and 23 seconds. The second place finisher, Brandon LeClair, set the course record last year with a time of 29 minutes and 59 seconds. LeClair beat that time by 44 seconds […]

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The Gardener Is Moving On, But the Spirit of Her Garden Will Remain

Mary Ann McGourty Heads for Warmer Climes By Ruth Melville After almost four decades in Norfolk, Mary Ann McGourty, expert gardener and avid birder, is packing up her gardening tools and bird books and moving to Athens, Georgia. Mary Ann and her husband, Fred McGourty, were, until 2004, the proprietors of Hillside Gardens, a nationally […]

Mia Weiner Opens Pinacoteca Art Gallery in Bantam

By Ruth Melville Art lovers in northwest Connecticut now have a new and unusual gallery to visit. Norfolk resident Mia Weiner has recently opened Pinacoteca in Bantam, where she will show and sell European paintings and drawings from the 16th to 20th century. Although she has been a gallery owner and dealer for 35 years, […]

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Human Remains Found in Norfolk Woods

Missing East Hartford Man Identified By Ruth Melville   The story of the man who left his car in Station Place in March 2014, and then vanished, came to a sad end on April 26, 2015, when human bones were found in the Norfolk woods. Early that Sunday afternoon, a passerby found the bones in […]