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    Land Trust Hosts Campfire Gathering at Dennis Hill Gazebo

    For its winter outing and jamboree, the Norfolk Land Trust drew a cold, gray, windy day with snow flurries. The hardy souls who ventured to the gazebo on Dennis Hill on February 21 found a well-packed pair of trails leading into the woods (snowshoe and ski), and a glowing fire, a hot cup of cocoa […]

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    Canaan Resident’s Salon Helps Women With Hair Loss

    Lori Ustico Never Gives Up By Ruth Melville It is a cliché to say that someone “lives her life for others,” but in the case of Canaan resident Lori Ustico, it is the simple truth. Ustico owns Dignity with Style, a salon on Railroad Street in Canaan that specializes in providing wigs and accessories for […]

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    The Wheels On Whalen’s Buses Will Come to a Stop

    Bill Whalen to continue with moving and storage business By Colleen Gundlach An agreement dated “this 14th day of August 1924 by and between J. A. Maloney…and the Town School Committee of said Town of Norfolk” inaugurated a partnership between a family and the town that has endured for more than 90 years. The partnership […]

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    Landowners Make Clear-Cuts to Benefit Rare Cottontail Rabbit

    Norfolk area to create 28 acres of new “rabittat” By Wiley Wood This winter, two separate tracts of forest are being clear-cut in the Norfolk area to make habitat for the rare New England Cottontail. At the corner of Wangum and Canaan Mountain roads, an 18-acre parcel belonging to Great Mountain Forest (GMF), is being […]

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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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Funding Sought for Workforce Training Program

Young people leave the Northwest Corner because there are no jobs. And employers find the qualified workforce pretty thin. A new initiative, endorsed by the Board of Selectmen, would document the workforce skills needed by regional employers and coordinate with high schools, trade schools, community colleges and universities to see that appropriate training is available. […]

Town Starts Repair of Aging Sewer Pipes

The Norfolk Sewer District will reline the sewer pipes along Laurel Way this season. Green Mountain Pipeline Services of Vermont has been picked to perform the work, at a cost of $50–60,000, said Ronald Zanobi, chairman of the Sewer District, at a January 28 meeting. Norfolk’s sewer pipes are among the oldest in Connecticut. The […]

Back to Drawing Board for City Meadow Park

Construction faces at least six-month delay By Christopher Sinclair The project to transform the sunken wetland in Norfolk’s town center into a park and storm-water treatment site has been rebuffed by state and federal permitting authorities, according to Steven Trinkaus, the project’s consulting engineer. The plan received a $500,000 state grant in September 2014. It […]

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Canaan Resident’s Salon Helps Women With Hair Loss

Lori Ustico Never Gives Up By Ruth Melville It is a cliché to say that someone “lives her life for others,” but in the case of Canaan resident Lori Ustico, it is the simple truth. Ustico owns Dignity with Style, a salon on Railroad Street in Canaan that specializes in providing wigs and accessories for […]

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The Wheels On Whalen’s Buses Will Come to a Stop

Bill Whalen to continue with moving and storage business By Colleen Gundlach An agreement dated “this 14th day of August 1924 by and between J. A. Maloney…and the Town School Committee of said Town of Norfolk” inaugurated a partnership between a family and the town that has endured for more than 90 years. The partnership […]

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Hardy Group Holds Outdoor Fitness Classes All Year

By David Beers A group of like-minded fitness and outdoor enthusiasts gets together twice a week in Norfolk to enjoy each other’s company and share in a healthy lifestyle. Their leader is Bill Couch. The Tuesday workout, called “Full Body Fitness,” takes place at the Congregational Church’s Battell Chapel from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. In […]