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BARKHAMSTED — Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC) held a bake sale at Winsted Feed and Supply on Saturday, March 4.

The event raised money to support the organization’s work and to spread awareness of ending cruelty to animals.

The group started ten years ago with 22 men and women who had two things in common: a desire help abused and neglected animals and an enjoyment of motorcycles. 

The group has evolved into an organization that helps both pets and injured animals across the country.

While riding motorcycles and animal rights advocacy...

Barkhamsted

Seniors learn how to avoid scams

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BARKHAMSTED —  Fifteen residents discussed how not to get scammed by con artists at a workshop held at the Barkhamsted Community Center on Friday, Nov. 6.
The workshop was sponsored by state Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8), state Rep. Bill Simanski (R-62) and the state AARP chapter.
Presenting at the workshop was AARP volunteer Tia Murphy.

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Barkhamsted 2015 Election Results

These results were provided by the town clerk of Barkhamsted. The winners are marked with an asterisk.

First Selectman

*Don Stein, 540

Selectman

* Ray Pech (D), 303

* Mark Hemenway (R), 410

Treasurer

* Pam M. Cole (R), 557

Tax collector

* Teresa Collins (D), 529

Riverton’s most haunted house

RIVERTON — The Barkhamsted Lions Club sponsored a haunted house attraction at Riverton Self Storage on Saturday, Oct. 24.
Thrill-seekers who came to walk through the house were pleased with the theatrics and original set dreamed up by co-organizers Mark Mahoney, actors and volunteers. 
For $5, horror enthusiasts walked through multiple rooms in the dark, not knowing who, or what to expect next.

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Country line dancing for a good cause

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BARKHAMSTED — A country line dancing benefit for Logan Kennedy was held at The Brass Horse Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Eight-year-old Logan is the son of Kerry and William Kennedy.
According to a press release issued by organizers, Logan has had diabetes since he was 15 months old and has faced several other health issues.

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New school resource officer for NWR7

BARKHAMSTED — Earlier this month the town swore in David Wood as the new school resource officer for Northwestern Connecticut Regional Middle School.
Wood also works for Barkhamsted as its constable. 
Wood left his most recent position as building and grounds patrol officer at Emmett O’Brien State Technical High School in Ansonia, started at Northwestern on Oct. 13.

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All fun at the 106th annual Riverton Fair

RIVERTON  — The Riverton Fair offered traditional entertainment, food and agricultural competition to the Northwest Corner from Friday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Riverton Fairgrounds.
Now in its 106th year, fair President Matt Cook praised the continuity of the event, which packed everything from live music to woodcutting competitions to family rides into the weekend.

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Tasty times at Riverton Fair

Children competed in the Riverton Fair’s pie-eating contest, which was one of the many activities at the fair.
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Historical Society dances the night away

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BARKHAMSTED —  The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a pig roast and dance on Saturday, Oct. 3.
The society was at Squires Tavern on 100 East River Road, which is across the street from People’s State Forest.
The tavern is operated by the society, and the building is used as a museum to display and store many historical artifacts.
Originally the dance was going to be held in the barn right next to the tavern.

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Let’s dance

Members of the Barkhamsted Historical Society were at Squire’s Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 3, for a pig roast and dance as a benefit for programs and activities.
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Town celebrates Old Barkhamsted Day

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society hosted its annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Squires Tavern has existed since the 1820s, according to the Historical Society’s website.
The event showed the skills, crafts and ways of living that would have been seen in the area during the 17th and 18th centuries.

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