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NORTH CANAAN — With subsequent hurricanes following hard on its trail, it’s easy to forget the devastation caused in Houston, Texas, and its surrounding towns by Hurricane Harvey, which blew through in the last days of August. 

But a group of humanitarians in North Canaan didn’t forget; and their earnest desire to help disaster victims there grew into a large truck full of everything from water to rakes to diapers and shampoo, all of which departed from North Canaan Elementary School on Sunday, Sept. 17.

The germ of the idea came from Debbie Martin,...

North Canaan

Inland Wetlands nod received for wind turbine plan

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NORTH CANAAN — A proposed commercial wind turbine project received approval from the Inland Wetlands Commission Feb. 24.
The application by BNE Energy, Inc., of West Hartford only regards the access road planned for the rear of the Lone Oak Campsites property in East Canaan. The road would wind steeply up the side of Canaan Mountain to a ridgeline turbine site.

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Good news on sewer plan

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NORTH CANAAN — A public hearing and a town meeting will be held by the Canaan Fire District on consecutive nights next week.
A significant amount of regular business is expected to be accomplished, along with some unique items.
The fire district’s annual meeting will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The agenda includes the usual business of naming banks and depositories for district funds and choosing an auditor. Three slots on the executive committee are to be filled.

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Proposed law inspired by NCES teacher

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NORTH CANAAN — The state Legislature is working on a bill this session that was inspired by North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) teacher Beth Johnson.
Johnson, who attended NCES herself, currently teaches sixth grade, and she is certified to teach kindergarten through grade six. In Connecticut, teachers of students in grades seven and eight get a separate certification.

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Yes, you read that right Spending and energy use are down

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NORTH CANAAN — Energy savings are contributing to a school budget proposal for 2011-12 that is heading toward a decrease over current spending.
Plans are also in the works to make North Canaan Elementary School more energy efficient.
An energy audit conducted on town buildings recommended most of the windows at the school be replaced. Except for those in the 1991 addition, the windows are from the original 1955 construction. Swapping pneumatic heating system thermostats to digital ones was also recommended. The latter is estimated to save $29,000 per year.

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Piano shop moves to Main Street

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NORTH CANAAN — It’s always great to see an empty downtown storefront filled. And in recent years, efforts to attract shoppers have been helped tremendously by business owners decorating and lighting their front windows.

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Read Aloud Day celebrates 20th year

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NORTH CANAAN — The 20th annual Read Aloud Day at North Canaan Elementary School was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 9.
Twenty-four adults from the community and from North Canaan businesses came in to read to children, and to tell the students a little bit about their lives and the work they do.
The new books were purchased by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce through a grant from the Alcoa Foundation and donated to the school library.

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Second study planned for Housatonic rail line to NYC

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NORTH CANAAN — The Housatonic Railroad Company is taking its move toward re-establishing passenger train service here another step forward.
It has launched a study of the benefits the service would provide for communities along the New York City to Pittsfield route. An earlier feasibility study determined about 2,000,000 one-way trips would be taken annually.

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Community steps up to help Dillons

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NORTH CANAAN — A local family struggling to rebuild after a fire damaged their home and business last month has been buoyed by support from the community.
Jenn and Marc Dillon and their sons, Aidan, 9, and Ian, 2, were left homeless, and their day care center was put in a holding pattern Jan. 24 when a fire left their second-floor living quarters with severe smoke and water damage.
Toddlers in the Puddle Jumper Day Care Center that Jenn Dillon runs on the first floor were safely evacuated to neighbor Beth McGuire’s home.

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Teamwork, and a custom-made roof rake

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NORTH CANAAN — “Lucky” is the word used time and again to describe how the town is faring in the face of record snowfall. No major issues were reported as of earlier this week.
First Selectman Douglas Humes credited a cooperative effort toward keeping roofs and roads clear (as well as downtown sidewalks and parking), and a unique “contraption” devised by a local farm.
“The town crew and [Canaan] Fire District and the merchants have been working together to make sure people can park and get to businesses. All things considered, it hasn’t been that bad,” Humes said.

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Who gets notification calls in an emergency?

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NORTH CANAAN — A recent emergency evacuation has prompted a closer look at mass notifications.
When an industrial-sized propane tank leaked at the Specialty Minerals plant Jan. 22, residents and businesses within a one-mile radius received two calls that morning through Litchfield County Dispatch (LCD), the region’s 911 emergency service. One call advised them of the incident and suggested they leave the area. Another, about 90 minutes later, announced that the crisis had been resolved.

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