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NORTH CANAAN — After the defeat of the 2017-18 budget proposals at a June 7 town meeting, budgets were reduced from a 4-mill increase to 3 mills over current spending. The reduced budgets were reviewed at an Aug. 9 public hearing. Following discussion, the finance board voted to schedule a Sept. 5 town meeting.

The Board of Education reduced spending by $190,410 and the selectmen reduced the municipal budget spending plan by $169,450, for a total of $359,860 in reductions. 

The new proposed budget total is $6,750,588. This includes $4,235,461 for education and $2...

North Canaan

Memories of a longtime town tradition: RR Days begins on July 5

Railroad Days has been the event of the summer in North Canaan for as long as I can remember, which is only roughly 16 of the 53 years it has been running. As the daughter of a former North Canaan fire chief, the Firemen’s Parade has always been the highlight of my year. This year’s two-week-long celebration promises to be better than ever, with a number of new and returning events.

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Depot will be open for tours on July 15

Sixteen years have passed since the historic railroad depot in North Canaan burned down, leaving an emotional and physical gap in the center of town.
After years of fundraising and paperwork and setbacks, work is nearly complete. Sure, there have been plenty of delays. The original deadline has been pushed forward to Sept. 1.
But things are moving along and the depot will definitely be open for tours on July 15, probably from noon to 2 p.m., during the annual townwide Railroad Days celebration. 

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Starting over on budget plan

NORTH CANAAN — In the wake of the June 7 annual town meeting — when voters rejected the 2017–18 budget as proposed by the boards of education and selectmen — the finance board directed those boards to begin their budget processes again, and to reduce proposed expenditures by one mill, or $325,000. The decision was announced at the June 14 meeting of the Board of Finance.

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Passion, perseverance and friendship for Class of 2017

NORTH CANAAN — The 29 students in the North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) Class of 2017 gathered on Friday, June 16, to celebrate the end of their eighth-grade year and their promotion to high school. 
Surrounded by family, friends, NCES faculty and staff, the eighth-graders began the ceremony with a procession into the gym and a welcome by classmate Jacob Simonds. 
“In many ways, we have been preparing for this day since our arrival nine years ago,” he said. 

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Songs and more celebrate the stars and stripes

NORTH CANAAN — The students of North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) celebrated Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14. 
The small ceremony started outside the school, where students, staff and parents gathered to watch the Boy and Girl Scouts, led by Eagle Scout and Housatonic Valley Regional High School senior Michael O’Connor (who is an NCES alumnus), salute as eighth-grade scouts Brandon Sorrell and Patrick Merrill raised the flag. Seventh-grader Joey Brennan played taps.

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Enriching the community, one trestle at a time

NORTH CANAAN — The Couch-Pipa Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6851 in North Canaan is a place full of laughter and camaraderie — with an undercurrent of solace and respect. Military veterans and their families as well as community members are welcomed with open arms by the 144 post members from surrounding towns and the post’s commander since 2012, Kirk Harrington.  

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North Canaan voters say ‘no’ to budget plan

NORTH CANAAN — With 49 votes in favor and 67 votes against it, the North Canaan town budget did not pass. 
“I think most people knew how they were going to vote before they showed up,” said Board Of Finance Chair Nancy O’Connor. “It’s unfortunate.” 
The budget town meeting was held on June 7 at Town Hall; 116 people attended.

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Fun in the sun for students

NORTH CANAAN — The students at North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) got to take a small break from learning on Thursday, June 8, for their annual field day.
Students from all grades were split into more than 25 teams to compete in 10 events, including the sponge relay, tennis bowling and a game called Rescue. Each team was led by a teacher or staff member and was made up of about 10 to 12 students.
All students were given bright yellow T-shirts to commemorate the day, and some sported signatures and messages from classmates written across their shoulders.

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As lovely as trees, at Douglas Library

NORTH CANAAN — Hope Mongeau of Lakeville has been painting watercolors for about 10 years, and recently she picked up on something.
“I noticed I had quite a few of trees — different seasons, different types of trees. And they had a month free.”
(“They” being the Douglas Library in North Canaan.)
A show of Mongeau’s work runs throughout the month of June at the library, located at 108 Main St. in North Canaan.
Mongeau said her father, Paul Kertiles, was an artist. “I always watched him.”

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Ohler: state cuts won’t be as bad as fearaed

NORTH CANAAN — Brian Ohler, the Republican freshman representative for the 64th District in the Connecticut General Assembly, said his first legislative session was “a trial by fire” for him and the other newcomers.
The session ended June 7, without a state budget in place. There will be a special session to address the budget.
In a phone interview Friday, June 9, Ohler said his experience on the Appropriations Committee was “eye-opening.”

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