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NORTH CANAAN — The 55th annual Canaan Railroad Days will be held from July 17 to 28. For many North Canaan residents, this festival is the highlight of summer in the Northwest Corner.

Major events this year will include the Canaan Carnival, a party at the town pool, and trivia at the Great Falls Brewing Company. 

Some past events, such as fireworks and performances by the Salisbury Band, continue to be Railroad Days mainstays. 

Others not so much. The 1971 Railroad Days, for example, was host to a week long film series. Films shown included “...

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As the sun rose on Easter...

Hardy members of the North Canaan Congregational  Church braved the elements at Hillside Cemetery to celebrate the resurrection of Christ at sunrise on  Sunday morning.

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History coming back to life at former Depot

NORTH CANAAN — The Canaan Union Station railroad history museum is chugging quietly forward, thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers who meet every Saturday morning at the recently renovated space.
The station, known around town as the Depot, was burned in an arson fire in 2001, just weeks after the terror attacks of Sept. 11.
It took 18 years of red tape and delays by the federal government to rebuild the edifice, which is an emotional and geographical center of the town. 

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Lowell and Karcheski engaged

NORTH CANAAN — Russell and Denyce Lowell of North Canaan are happy to announce the engagement of their youngest daughter, Machayla Rachelle, 27, to Scott William Karcheski, 33, son of Lynn Reineke-Kelsey of North Canaan and also of Brian Karcheski of Falls Village. Both are graduates of Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Machayla class of 2009 and Scott class of 2004. The wedding is set to take place at Bliss Farms in Granville, Mass., on Aug. 16.

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Strike at Stop & Shop

NORTH CANAAN — The strike for union workers at Stop & Shop stores across New England (including the location in North Canaan) was still ongoing when this issue went to press on Tuesday, April 16.

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Renovations to the center of North Canaan are on track

NORTH CANAAN — Selectman Christian Allyn reported on a recent meeting with the state Department of Transportation (DOT) about the major renovation of the railroad crossing in the center of North Canaan near the recently restored Union Station depot. 
He made his report to the Board of Selectmen at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 1. 

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Like the backwoods of Maine, but in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — It’s early spring, and while the weather may remain cool for a bit the fishing at the Limestone Trout Club in North Canaan is heating up.

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New transfer station regs

NORTH CANAAN — New transfer station stickers are available at the North Canaan transfer station, according to First Selectman Charles Perotti.
Fees have increased this year, due to an increase in costs to the town for disposing of each ton of trash, Perotti said. The new disposal fee charged to the town this year is $83 per ton; last year’s rate was $72. The town also needs to pay a hauling fee for hauling the trash away.

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A tight budget year coming up in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — The North Canaan selectmen submitted their proposed 2019-20 municipal budget to the Board of Finance at a meeting on Tuesday, March 19.
Estimates project total town expenditures at $2,690,049, an increase of $174,922 over the current year budget total of $2,515,127. 
Nancy O’Connor, Board of Finance chairman, said, “Obviously, this is only the beginning of the process.”

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Education spending up 1.09% in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — In North Canaan, the Board of Finance met with the Board of Education on Wednesday, March 20, to receive the proposed 2019-20 education spending plan.
The budget presented for North Canaan Elementary School totals $4,354,471, an increase of $83,764 over the current year’s expenditure levels. A large part of the increase is $50,000 in costs for health insurance.

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The handmade cup runneth over at new shop

NORTH CANAAN — It feels like Christmas when you walk into the new Artisan Shop on East Main Street in North Canaan, across the street from Stop & Shop. 

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