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In the aftermath of the decision taken by the North Canaan Planning and Zoning commission (P&Z) at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 9, the town’s zoning enforcement officer submitted her resignation to First Selectman Charles Perotti.

Richelle Hodza had served the town for less than a year as zoning enforcement officer and land use administrator. 

Leading to her decision, she explained in her resignation letter, was the P&Z decision to deny a certificate of approval to the B. Metcalf company. She indicated that the vote was counter to her professional...

North Canaan

Public access TV offers visitors a peek inside the studio

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NORTH CANAAN — Tri-State Communications hosted an open house at its public access television studio at Geer Village on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Tri-State co-owners Marshall Miles and Jill Goodman proudly showed off the facility, which Miles said has state-of-the-art digital equipment. In his tour of the master control room, for example, he noted that there used to be eight VHS vidoetape recorder/players. They have now been replaced by a single digital unit, which is the size of a single VHS player.

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Couldn’t I just email it?

Michael Riccardelli had a very serious chat with Santa during North Canaan’s Parade of Lights Nov. 27.
 
Click here for story on North Canaan's Parade of Lights.

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Holiday shopping season has already begun in town

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NORTH CANAAN — Special downtown shopping events planned for December are aimed at giving a boost to local merchants. Just being noticed by residents would make some very happy.
“Every day, weather permitting, we display merchandise out on the sidewalk,” said Ed Smith, who owns Mr. Ed’s Emporium on Railroad Street with his wife, Sara. “But I don’t think people who drive by everyday notice.”

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Mountainside gets nod to expand facility on Route 7

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NORTH CANAAN — The Mountainside addiction treatment facility on South Canaan Road (Route 7) was granted a special permit last week for an expansion.
Planned is construction of a 16-bed residential building, and additional drainage and parking to accommodate the addition. The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted unanimously Nov. 14 without discussion on a permit motion, with conditions written by Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) Ruth Mulcahy.

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Depot reno information meeting Dec. 12

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NORTH CANAAN — An informational meeting on the final phase of the restoration of Canaan Union Station will be held Monday, Dec. 12, during the regular Connecticut Railroad Historical Association Commission meeting.
A presentation will be given by engineer John Lloyd, who has designed the finishing work for the interior, exterior and landscaping. Lloyd was hired by the depot’s owner, Connecticut Railroad Historical Association.

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Housing Fair held at Geer

Solutions offered for housing crunch
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NORTH CANAAN — It is a generally accepted fact of life in the Northwest Corner that housing is expensive.
It is also generally accepted as fact that many of the volunteers who support the towns’ vital emergency services and fill many government seats are struggling to find a way to own or keep a home here.
The option for many has been to move away. And towns are feeling the pinch.

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Veterans celebrate their day over coffee at Collin’s Diner

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NORTH CANAAN — Military veterans were honored here in subtle ways on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The day included breakfast at Collin’s Diner, where many of the local vets are regulars.
They came in a steady stream throughout the morning, wearing hats or some sort of insignia in memory of their days in the service.
Ask a veteran why he or she ended up in the military, and you will almost always get an interesting story, or a joke.

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USO dance, Geer style

Geer Village hosted its third annual USO dance, featuring the big band sound of the Bob Hughes Band, on Saturday, Nov. 12. World War II veterans were honored guests. All proceeds were donated to the USO for care packages for overseas troops.

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Halloween gets a second chance, nearly a week later

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NORTH CANAAN — A freakishly early major snowstorm may have sent Halloween to its grave, but a lot of good fairies were determined to call forth the zombies. This would not be the year of the Halloween that wasn’t.
For most of an hour last Saturday night (Nov. 5) a line of children snaked in through the North Canaan Elementary School lobby and back out the door.

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Bringing Harmony and happiness to Geer residents

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NORTH CANAAN — Harmony. Her name sums up what she brings to Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Simple, unconditional canine affection brings greater dimension to life for residents there.
For the past six years, Jill Simmons, director of recreation at Geer, has brought Harmony to work with her each day. The yellow Lab began working when she was eight weeks old, trained to interact appropriately by visiting each resident every day, as well as with staff and visitors. She is even buddies with the UPS delivery person.

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