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NORTH CANAAN — Flag Day was celebrated across the nation on  Friday, June 14 — the date that is also the anniversary of the founding of the United States Army in 1775, 244 years ago.

The members and friends of Couch Pipa VFW Post in North Canaan chose to honor the day with a combination of joyous celebration and solemn ceremony.  

Starting at 6 p.m., the VFW Auxiliary members cooked up and served hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks served from the bar in the pavilion. After dinner, Las Vegas-based blues musician Chris Tofield performed.

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North Canaan

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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In tough budget year, ideas for enticing new business

NORTH CANAAN — A new schedule of fees for use of the North Canaan transfer station was announced at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, March 4. Rates showed an increase in all categories.
First Selectman Charles Perotti explained that the town’s tipping fee (the amount the town will pay for trash disposal) will be raised on April 1 to $85 per ton.

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ZBA lifts cease order

NORTH CANAAN — While sensitive to North Canaan residents’ concerns about cold-patch asphalt processing at the B. Metcalf business at 15 Allyndale Road, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) members reached a unanimous decision at their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to lift the Aug. 20 cease-and-desist order.

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Thrills galore at Pinewood Derby

NORTH CANAAN — The members of Cub Scout Pack 22 milled around excitedly on Saturday morning, Feb. 23, in the gym at North Canaan Elementary School.
It was Pinewood Derby time.
There were 75 entries, including some non-Scout cars that were just for fun.
Nick Boyden, presiding over the races, said the official entries may be no heavier than 5 ounces. 
There was a weigh-in on Friday evening, after which the cars were “sequestered.”

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Accordions tell musical stories

NORTH CANAAN — Toes were tapping in recognition as accordion collector Paul Ramunni visited Geer Village on Saturday, Feb. 9, to share his talent for squeezing several familiar tunes out of his special-edition Verde accordion while regaling his audience with facts and stories about the development of the instrument as well as the roles the accordion played in history.

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