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    Drones Over Norfolk, at Work and at Play

    By Wiley Wood You can’t just fly one straight out of the box, says drone hobbyist Christopher Little, you have to expect to crash a few times when you start out. But the technology to send a guided, camera-carrying drone into the airspace above your backyard is firmly within reach of the civilian consumer. Little, […]

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    Local Roasters Think Gobally

    Giv Coffee Blends Profits and Philanthropy By Ruth Melville You may have noticed a new stand at the winter farmers markets in Town Hall. Since February, Emily and Jeff Brooks, of Giv Coffee in Torrington, have begun bringing their colorful bags of freshly roasted coffee to sell at the market. The Brookses are passionate about […]

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    Changes at the Susan B. Anthony Project in Torrington

    Barbara Spiegel Retiring After 20 Years as Executive Director By Jude Mead Barbara Spiegel, the executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP), has lived by the organization’s mission to “[promote] safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and [advocate] for the autonomy of women and the end of […]

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    Blocked Sewer Pipe at Station Place

    A crew working at Station Place on March 23 to remove a chunk of ice blocking the lateral sewer pipe to the old Corner Store. They had first tried accessing the blockage from the building and through the manhole cover, but finally had to dig up the road to reach the blockage. This has been […]

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    It Takes a Lot of Dedicated People to Care for a Village

    Jonathan Barbagallo wears a lot of hats in emergency services By Colleen Gundlach The fire at the Norfolk Curling Club on December 18, 2011, was devastating for Norfolk as a whole, but was beyond description for the first responders that night. Since Norfolk’s volunteer base is a small group of people who wear many hats, […]

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    Botelle School’s Annual Drama Production

    Bruce Connelly Enters His 13th Year as Writer and Director By Anne Frieze On March 27, the Botelle School’s fourth, fifth and sixth graders put on two performances of their annual drama production, “The Wind in the Willows.” Each year the New York-based actor and director Bruce Connelly writes an original script based on a […]

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    Haystack Pizza Is Now Open

    Pizza lovers, the wait is over! Haystack Pizza & Restaurant officially opened for business on March 24. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers sandwiches, grinders, calzones and a large selection of entrees. Telephone: 860-542-5990 or 5991. No personal checks accepted. Photo by Bruce […]

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    Open Mic Night at Infinity Hall

    Open Mic Night at Infinity Hall celebrated its two-year anniversary last month. Held every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in the Bistro, the brainchild of longtime Infinity Hall employee Jon Riedeman continues to be quite a hit with locals, as well as those from far away. Pictured above are the easily recognizable faces of Nancy […]

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Drone_Little

Drones Over Norfolk, at Work and at Play

By Wiley Wood You can’t just fly one straight out of the box, says drone hobbyist Christopher Little, you have to expect to crash a few times when you start out. But the technology to send a guided, camera-carrying drone into the airspace above your backyard is firmly within reach of the civilian consumer. Little, […]

BNE Obtains $15 Million to Build Two Wind Turbines in Colebrook

By Kurt Steele The next chapter in the long-running saga of BNE Energy’s efforts to build commercial wind turbines in Colebrook is being written. BNE recently obtained just under $15 million of financing through an affiliate to construct two turbines on Flagg Hill Road, after a long-fought battle by local residents to stop construction there […]

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Local Roasters Think Gobally

Giv Coffee Blends Profits and Philanthropy By Ruth Melville You may have noticed a new stand at the winter farmers markets in Town Hall. Since February, Emily and Jeff Brooks, of Giv Coffee in Torrington, have begun bringing their colorful bags of freshly roasted coffee to sell at the market. The Brookses are passionate about […]

Barbara Spiegel with Senator richard Blumenthal at Sexual Assault Awareness vigil 2014

Changes at the Susan B. Anthony Project in Torrington

Barbara Spiegel Retiring After 20 Years as Executive Director By Jude Mead Barbara Spiegel, the executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP), has lived by the organization’s mission to “[promote] safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and [advocate] for the autonomy of women and the end of […]

Jon BarbasgalloMedium

It Takes a Lot of Dedicated People to Care for a Village

Jonathan Barbagallo wears a lot of hats in emergency services By Colleen Gundlach The fire at the Norfolk Curling Club on December 18, 2011, was devastating for Norfolk as a whole, but was beyond description for the first responders that night. Since Norfolk’s volunteer base is a small group of people who wear many hats, […]

Hartford Balks at Norfolk-Colebrook Regional Plan

By Wiley Wood The current legislative session in Hartford lasts until June 3, but it seems unlikely that the State Department of Education will endorse a proposal between now and then that will allow the Norfolk-Colebrook regionalization plan to proceed. The two towns have worked for three years on an agreement that would allow them […]