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BARKHAMSTED —  According to Town Clerk Holly Krouse, major political parties have until late July to endorse candidates for the November municipal election, while petitioning candidates have until August 9 to file petitions.

Two candidates have already announced their intentions to run for the first selectman seat.

Earlier this month, Democrat First Selectman Donald Stein announced that he will be running for his sixth term in this November’s municipal elections.

“One of the main issues for the town for me is financial,” Stein said in an...

Barkhamsted

Patriots in Pleasant Valley

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BARKHAMSTED — It was a short but sweet Fourth of July celebration, with the town holding a parade on Monday morning, July 4.
The parade, sponsored by the Barkhamsted Lions Club and held in the Pleasant Valley section of town, featured plenty of marchers, both young and old.
Willard Minton organized the Star Band, which provided both parade music and music during concluding ceremonies at Barkhamsted Elementary School.

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Easter sunrise service presented by churches

BARKHAMSTED — People of all ages and faiths are invited to witness one of the best sunrises in the state on the morning of Easter Sunday, April 24, when First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted and partner churches will host a sunrise service beginning at 6:30 a.m.

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Best view in town

Wildlife sightings are always a sure sign that spring is in the air, and this photo of a bald eagle perched along River Road in Barkhamsted is a majestic example. Residents throughout Pleasant Valley have seen at least one eagle flying around town and settling along the west branch of the Farmington River, where the fishing is fine. This shot was taken from Pleasant Valley resident Sue Wyman’s property.

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A cool view in Barkhamsted

The gate house tower at the Barkhamsted Reservoir overlooks the Saville Dam, which is still coated with a thin layer of ice. The area enjoyed abundant sunshine Tuesday afternoon.

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Teen finishes Eagle Scout project

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BARKHAMSTED — Tobias Calzarette, 17, completed his Eagle Scout project on Saturday, Feb. 26. As part of his pursuit to obtain Eagle Scout ranking, Tobias, who is a senior at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, built an 8-by-10-foot metal shed at the community garden located on Swanson Road.
“The shed went up pretty well,” Tobias said. “I had 24 people help me out to clear out the snow and things went a lot quicker than I thought they would. There was so much snow that had fallen onto the ground that the ground did not really freeze this winter.”

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