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BARKHAMSTED/WEST HARTLAND —  Thomas McGee, 49, a West Hartland resident, was arrested on Tuesday, June 13, in connection with a hit-and-run accident that took place last year.

According to a press release issued by State Police Sgt.Thomas Burke, McGee turned himself in on an arrest warrant for the charge of evading responsibility.

McGee was released after he was booked on a $2,500 surety bond and is scheduled to answer the charge at Bantam Superior Court on Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m.

The charge stems from the hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that took...

Barkhamsted

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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Group discusses state of forests

BARKHAMSTED —  Friends of American Legion and People’s State Forest (FALPS) held its annual membership and informational meeting on Friday, Sept. 11.
The meeting detailed future projects of the group and a collaboration with the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

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Barkhamsted celebrates past

Members of the Lebannon Town Militia demonstrated the workings of 18th century during the annual Old Barkhamsted Day at Squires Tavern on Saturday, Sept. 12. 
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Blue moon celebrated July 31

BARKHAMSTED — The town’s Recreation Department hosted a Blue Moon Paddle Party at West Hill Pond on Friday, July 31. 
The event was the brainchild of department board member Peter Baker.
Locals gathered at the pond to take their watercraft out on the lake to enjoy the rare astronomical event.

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