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Only a few small hurdles remain before the former Canaan Union Station, better known as The Depot, is open again.

First Selectman Charlie Perotti, who has been the project manager for the town on the project in recent years, did a walk-through last week and pointed out the night-and-day differences in the building and noting the few tasks that remain.

The original station burned in an arson fire in 2001, just a few weeks after the terror attacks on Sept. 11 of that year. The Depot fire was set unintentionally, by some local boys, but it had a devastating impact on this...

North Canaan

Teamwork, and a custom-made roof rake

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

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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