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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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    Cadillacs Are Good For Norfolk Business

    General Motors entourage drives into town By Jonathan Barbagallo “What are all of those Cadillacs doing on Station Place?” “Why are there a lot of executives walking around town?” These questions were heard during the last week of July throughout Norfolk as a fleet of brand new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupes descended on Station Place […]

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    Yale Student Conducts Field Experiments in Norfolk

    Does the presence of roads affect the plants in a field? By Wiley Wood On a hot morning in late June, Jeffrey Smith walks around in circles in a field in Norfolk, swatting at the grasses with a canvas net. He is sampling the insect population. At the end of a few minutes, the net […]

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    Building Inspector Watches Over Safety of Norfolk Homeowners

    By Kurt Steele States legislate important issues affecting their citizens in different ways and have a wide variety of laws controlling how buildings are built or remodeled so they are safe. Some have statewide building codes based on a strong national model code. Others have weak codes or allow local counties to write their own. […]

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    Ukes Rule In Sheffield

    By Bob Bumcrot For a delightful short summer break, take a spin up Route 7 to The Magic Fluke Company at 292 South Main Street in Sheffield, the largest maker of ukuleles in America. Walk through the museum-like displays showing the history of the instrument. Try strumming a few notes on the beautiful soprano, tenor, […]

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    Scavenger Hunt in Barbour Woods

    Seven teams participated in the Norfolk Land Trust’s first-ever scavenger hunt on July 12 in Barbour Woods. Each team was given a map of the property and several items to find along the way to four checkpoints, where they were greeted by land trust volunteers and board members. Included in the tasks to complete was […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Late-season Grasses Workshop at Aton Forest

    September 27 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Wild Mushrooms Workshop at Aton Forest

    September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Candlelight Vigil to Promote Awareness of Domestic Violence

    October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Trail Race in Barbour Woods

    October 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Articles

Massachussetts Approves Railway Track Upgrade to Pittsfield

Campaign Hopes to Restore Passenger Rail Service from NYC By Ruth Melville On August 14, a group of about 40 residents of Litchfield County crowded into the Wandering Moose Café in West Cornwall to discuss the possibility of restoring passenger train service from Grand Central Station in New York City to northwest Connecticut and the […]

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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 […]

Housatonic Heritage Walks to Explore the Beauty and Culture of the Area

Norfolk Events Include Hikes in Great Mountain Forest and Stained Glass Windows By Ruth Melville On two weekends this fall, September 20 and 21, and October 4 and 5, Housatonic Heritage will be sponsoring its 13th annual Heritage Walks program. The walks are designed to explore the multifarious aspects—natural, cultural, historical—of the Upper Housatonic Valley. […]

Clean Energy Can Be Generated In Connecticut

By Martha Klein Connecticut gets 51% of its electricity from natural gas, and another 41% from the Millstone nuclear plant near New London. The state has 20 natural gas burning power plants bringing electricity to the grid. The one coal-burning plant, Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station, contributes a mere 1.4% to net electrical generation. The remaining […]

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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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Cadillacs Are Good For Norfolk Business

General Motors entourage drives into town By Jonathan Barbagallo “What are all of those Cadillacs doing on Station Place?” “Why are there a lot of executives walking around town?” These questions were heard during the last week of July throughout Norfolk as a fleet of brand new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupes descended on Station Place […]