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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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    Five-Mile Memorial Day Race Won in Record Time

    Scott Shaw of Norfolk won the race this year, setting a course record of 28’23”, bettering last year’s time—also a record—set by Branden LeClair of Goshen. Photos by Bruce Frisch.

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    Back to Back Marathons for Norfolk Sisters

    Mary Bazzano-Reeve and Margaret Alexson run for health and fun By Colleen Gundlach Passion and excitement shine from Mary Bazzano-Reeve’s face when she talks about running. It is a sport to which she had never aspired, but one that has led her and her sister, Margaret Alexson, to marathons across the county. During the past […]

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    Images of Local Wilderness at the Norfolk Library

    Strangely Familiar By Wiley Wood   In talking about his photographs, Jim Jasper mentions the importance of learning a place, becoming part of it. His images—of rocks by the water’s edge, of barns, beaver ponds, white church fronts—are unmistakably local. The camera stares hard at familiar subjects and records a moment of recognition, as though […]

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    It’s Only Natural

    Lessons in a Hemlock Wood by Hans M. Carlson   There is a palpable quietness to a grove of very old hemlock, a sense of grandeur that settles on you if you spend a little time beneath them. These stands are special places in Norfolk, and we have several on Great Mountain Forest (GMF). Some […]

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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 […]

Notables: Hayden Carruth

By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo As we begin another summer season in Norfolk, our sleepy town’s pulse begins to quicken. The number of cars and pedestrians multiplies seemingly overnight, forcing us back into the habit of actually looking both ways before turning onto any of our roads—a sure sign that “the summer people” are here. Summer […]

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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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It Was 40 Years Ago Today, Sergeant Pepper Took the Troops Away

Norfolk Vietnam Vets discuss the way it was By Colleen Gundlach In the 40 years since the fall of Saigon essentially ended the Vietnam War, people who lived through it have strong memories of the tumult, upheaval and ultimate sacrifice of this period of our history. More than 58,000 American military members were killed fighting […]