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    News From the Sugarbush

    Family Maple Syrup Operation Gears Up for Unpredictable Season By Jude Mead It is maple syrup season again, and people always ask what type of year we are expecting. They believe that a heavy snowfall in winter must mean lots of maple sap in the trees, while a dry winter means less sap. But for […]

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    Aton Forest Monitors Beaver Population

    As part of its ongoing porcupine and beaver studies, Aton Forest has enlisted citizen scientists this year to help monitor beaver lodges and porcupine dens. Here, John Anderson, executive director of Aton Forest, standing, invites a participant to sniff the vent at the top of the lodge for the odor of castoreum, the beaver’s scent […]

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    New Economic Development Consultants Named

    Part of a Two-Year State Grant to Improve Northwest Corner Town Centers By Ruth Melville At the January meeting of Norfolk’s Economic Development Commission (EDC), Jocelyn Ayer, of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG), introduced the development consultants her council recently hired to consult with Norfolk, and seven other towns in this part of […]

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    Board of Finance Hears Fire Department Funding Request

    Sconyers Calls for More Regional Coordination By Wiley Wood On January 13, at a regular meeting of the Board of Finance, the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) presented a request for $125,000 to replace an aging utility truck. Michael Sconyers, chairman of the Board of Finance, expressed his unwillingness to raise taxes or borrow money […]

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    Library Receives $200,000 Grant to Restore Tile Roof

    Capital Campaign to Raise Additional Funds Starts February 1 By Ruth Melville Wednesday, January 7, was a red-letter day in the history of the Norfolk Library. At 4:15 p.m., the library’s board of trustees received the good news they were hoping for, their application for a $200,000 grant from the state to help restore the […]

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    Town Map Under Construction

    Norfolk group nears completion of marketing piece By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo While Norfolk has long been averse to promoting itself by any means other than word of mouth, a major marketing tool is currently in the works. A detailed map of all Norfolk has to offer will be in print before Memorial Day. As map […]

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    Colebrook Store Reopens

    By Christopher Sinclair Prior to the shuttering of the Colebrook Store in 2007, it “had been the oldest continuously operated general store in the state of Connecticut, encompassing a span stretching from 1812 until 2007, 195 years,” according to the Colebrook Historical Society website. The store has seen countless residents pass through its doors over […]

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    The Lights Go Out at Great Impressions

    Tenant Sought for Vacated Hair Salon By Colleen Gundlach With the closing last month of Norfolk’s only hair salon, Great Impressions, the south corner of Station Place at Route 44 looks dark. But, in the words of an old Chinese proverb, “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Martha Pallone, owner of […]

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    February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    March 2 @ 7:00 pm

Articles

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News From the Sugarbush

Family Maple Syrup Operation Gears Up for Unpredictable Season By Jude Mead It is maple syrup season again, and people always ask what type of year we are expecting. They believe that a heavy snowfall in winter must mean lots of maple sap in the trees, while a dry winter means less sap. But for […]

It’s All About the Data

Consultant takes hard look at Norfolk market area By Wiley Wood No one opens a business these days—no bank will lend money to start a business—without taking a hard look at the existing demand. “The days of ‘build it and they will come’ are long gone,” says Michael Goman. Which is where the firm of […]

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Library Receives $200,000 Grant to Restore Tile Roof

Capital Campaign to Raise Additional Funds Starts February 1 By Ruth Melville Wednesday, January 7, was a red-letter day in the history of the Norfolk Library. At 4:15 p.m., the library’s board of trustees received the good news they were hoping for, their application for a $200,000 grant from the state to help restore the […]

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Frank Dooley Ends his Reign as Chairman of Democratic Town Committee

By Janet Gokay Frank Dooley is stepping down this February from his post as chairman of the Norfolk Democratic Town Committee, a position he’s held for over 35 years. It’s been a long run, and by all accounts, an excellent one. “I’ve been very fortunate in my life,” says Dooley. “I’ve been in the right […]

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Town Map Under Construction

Norfolk group nears completion of marketing piece By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo While Norfolk has long been averse to promoting itself by any means other than word of mouth, a major marketing tool is currently in the works. A detailed map of all Norfolk has to offer will be in print before Memorial Day. As map […]

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Colebrook Store Reopens

By Christopher Sinclair Prior to the shuttering of the Colebrook Store in 2007, it “had been the oldest continuously operated general store in the state of Connecticut, encompassing a span stretching from 1812 until 2007, 195 years,” according to the Colebrook Historical Society website. The store has seen countless residents pass through its doors over […]