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    New Director Appointed at Great Mountain Forest

    Seeing the Forest and the Trees By Veronica Burns Newcomers to this rural town are often asked, “What brought you to Norfolk?” In the case of Hans Carlson, the recently appointed director of Great Mountain Forest (GMF), it was to work with local canoe builder Schuyler Thomson in 1987. Carlson, who was born and raised […]

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    First 5K Trail Race a Success

    Barbour Woods is Site of Norfolk Land Trus Race A thin drizzle and slippery trails did not deter the runners who gathered for the Norfolk Land Trust’s first annual 5K Trail Run through Barbour Woods on Saturday, October 4. The race started at the Lovers Lane entrance to the woods at 10 a.m. The winner […]

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    New Norfolk Library Director Was There All Along

    Ann Havemeyer to Play Dual Role By Colleen Gundlach In the 1967 musical film The Happiest Millionaire, songwriters Robert and Richard Sherman coined a new word, fortuosity, which they defined as “fortuitious little happy happenstances.” Norfolk Library has been the recipient of a bit of such fortuosity itself in finding its new director. In the […]

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    Rosanna Trestman Retires from Norfolk Now

    Co-founder bows out but the play goes on By Colleen Gundlach With the retirement of Rosanna Trestman from its editorial staff, the curtain falls on the opening act of Norfolk Now. The overture began when Lloyd Garrison, a retired foreign correspondent for the New York Times, met a freelance journalist and photographer and together they […]

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    Library Associates Host a Barn Dance Fundraiser

    Every year for the past 10 years the Norfolk Library Associates have held a fundraiser to offset the cost of the tent used for the annual book sale. Thanks to the generosity of Grant and Kristin Mudge, who offered the use of their barn, this year the associates decided to do something completely different—hold a […]

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    Norfolk Soccer Players Star on Regional 7 Team

    Five teenagers from Norfolk are on the Regional 7 High School varsity soccer team, and two of them are captains. All of the kids participated in the town’s recreational soccer program starting in kindergarten. The four seniors were accepted into their first traveling soccer team at age 7. As of mid-October the team’s record was […]

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    Entrepreneurial Farmer Creates Organic Orchard in Norfolk

    Pastoral View Preserved By Rosanna Trestman In the early 1800s, traffic along Norfolk’s Winchester Road bustled with activity. Farmers prodded cattle while ladies and gentlemen rode carriages to the once-thriving town of Winchester Center. On the way, they enjoyed expansive vistas of meadows and ponds. Over time, the views have become mostly residential, with the […]

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    Norfolk Awarded $500,000 to Enhance City Meadow

    Plan Combines Water Quality and Recreation By Wiley Wood A plan to turn the five-acre wetland in the center of Norfolk into a storm-water park has been awarded a $500,000 state grant, Governor Dannell P. Malloy’s office announced on September 17. The projected City Meadow will offer paths, boardwalks and benches for strollers, as well […]

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Keeping Town Roads Safe This Winter

How Much Damage Does Salt Cause to Cars and the Environment? By Ruth Melville Everyone knows that salt is bad for cars, roads, and the environment, but living in a northern state, we need our roads to be clear and safe to drive on despite our often severe winters. For the past six years, the […]

State Grant Aims at Revitalizing Town Centers in the Northwest Corner

New Economic Development Professional to Advise Local Businesses By Kurt Steele A promising new chapter in Norfolk’s planning and development is about to open. The Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG), through its Northwest Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative, has recently received a $249,000 grant from the state to fund “village center vitality” initiatives in the […]

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New Director Appointed at Great Mountain Forest

Seeing the Forest and the Trees By Veronica Burns Newcomers to this rural town are often asked, “What brought you to Norfolk?” In the case of Hans Carlson, the recently appointed director of Great Mountain Forest (GMF), it was to work with local canoe builder Schuyler Thomson in 1987. Carlson, who was born and raised […]

Norfolk and Colebrook Selectmen Extend Life of Regionalization Study Group

State Department of Education to Propose Legislative Amendments By Wiley Wood The Norfolk-Colebrook Study Group, formed in the wake of town referendums in December 2012, is nearing its second anniversary. State statutes give the group two years to propose a plan for regionalizing the towns’ primary schools, renewable for a second two years. The boards […]

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Feature Center Cemetery 815 words Center Cemetery: A Walk Through Time New Columbarium Almost Finished By Lindsey Pizzica Rotolo At the entrance to Center Cemetery off of Old Colony Road, a wood sign affixed to a towering maple tree invites “friends” to “take care how you walk and act, for you are walking on holy […]

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Rosanna Trestman Retires from Norfolk Now

Co-founder bows out but the play goes on By Colleen Gundlach With the retirement of Rosanna Trestman from its editorial staff, the curtain falls on the opening act of Norfolk Now. The overture began when Lloyd Garrison, a retired foreign correspondent for the New York Times, met a freelance journalist and photographer and together they […]