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BARKHAMSTED —  State Police Troop B is continuing to investigate a two-car motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 44 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at approximately 6:16 a.m.

According to the police report completed by Officer Pawel Porczak, the accident took place on Dew Road.

Porczak wrote that Jesse Andrighetti, 24, of Torrington, was travelling eastbound on Route 44 in his 1998 Subaru Legacy when it crossed over into the westbound traffic lane.

Andrighetti collided with a 2001 Honda Accord driven by Kevin James Kullinski, 21, of Barkhamsted.

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Barkhamsted

Military awards $7.4 million contract

BARKHAMSTED —  On Monday, Sept. 26, U.S. Rep. John Larson (D-1), along with United States Senators Chris Murphy (D) and Richard Blumenthal (D) announced that the United States Army has awarded Tru-Hitch, Inc. a $7.4 million contract.

The announcement came in the form of a press release issued by Larson, Murphy and Blumenthal.

Tru-Hitch is located at 16 W West Hill Road.

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DEEP biologist talks about the ‘bear’ facts

BARKHAMSTED — On Friday, Sept. 17, state Department of Energy and Environment (DEEP) biologist, Jason Hawley hosted a discussion on the history of black bears in Connecticut and how to live bear smart at the pavilion in People’s State Forest. 

Hawley, a native of Hartland, previously studied wolves and has been studying bears for 12 years. After living in Massachusetts and out west, he returned to Connecticut to accept his current position.

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Forest issues discussed at FALPS meeting

BARKHAMSTED —  The Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forest (FALPS) group held a membership meeting at Matthies Grove pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 11, to discuss current issues, including the early closing of the American Legion campgrounds.
State Reps. Jay Case (R-63) and Craig Miner (R-66) were among those present at the meeting to listen to and discuss issues facing state parks.

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Pig roast raises funds for society

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held their second annual pig roast at Squire’s Tavern on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The tavern, a historical building located on 100 East River Road across from People’s State Forest, is operated and maintained by the society and is used as a museum for historical artifacts and for special events.
The roast was a fundraiser for the society and its programs.

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A passion for birding

BARKHAMSTED —   On Saturday, July 23 the Farmington River Steward Summer Lecture Series continued with “Birding Along the Wild and Scenic Farmington River” presented by steward Mickey Nordell. 
The lecture took place at the Austin Hawes Campground in the American Legion State Forest. During the lecture, Nordell, a Connecticut native, took the listeners through several layers of the hobby of birding specifically tailored to this area.

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Hit and run still under investigation

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BARKHAMSTED —  State police are still investigating a fatal hit and run motor vehicle incident that took place in front of the Log Cabin Restaurant, located on 110 New Hartford Road, on May 20.
New Hartford resident Zachery Dube, 23, was killed in the incident.
According to State Police Public Information Representative Trooper First Class Kelly Grant, who responded to email queries for this article, the investigation is ongoing.

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Barkhamsted celebrates Fourth of July with parade

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Lions Club sponsored its 65th Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4.
First Selectman Don Stein called the parade “the best Fourth of July parade in all of Connecticut.” Hundreds of people came out and lined West River Road, which was closed for the event. One of the parade-goers was Kasey Crouse, a new resident of Torrington.

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Before Instagram, there were Kent postcards

KENT—  This summer, in Kent at least, the topic of conversation may likely be a different kind of “House of Cards.” 

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Hit and run claims life

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BARKHAMSTED — A 23-year-old New Hartford resident died from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in front of the Log House Restaurant on Friday, May 20.
According to the report issued by State Police Troop B North Canaan Officer Gregory Fascendini, the accident took place in front of the restaurant, which is located on 110 New Hartford Road on Route 44 at around 9:04 p.m.

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Family fun at Old Barkhamsted Day

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted its fourth annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires’ Tavern on 100 East River Road on Saturday, May 14.

There were vendors, live demonstrations and activities, including a sheep-shearing demo, a blacksmith, tours of Squires’ Tavern and members of the Lebanon Old Towne Militia showcasing authentic artillery, including a Revolutionary War- era cannon.