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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

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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Independence Day celebrated

BARKHAMSTED — The spirit of independence filled the streets and the air as the annual Fourth of July parade marched from Riverton to Barkhamsted on Saturday, July 4.
Taking part were Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), volunteer firefighters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and a Barkhamsted Lighthouse Descendants Reunion for the Indigenous Native Americans that resided in areas that are now part of People’s State Forest.

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Cruisin’ at Pleasant Valley Drive-in

BARKHAMSTED — The Pleasant Valley Drive-in movie theater hosted the first of its free, monthly summer car shows on Saturday, June 20. 
For those nostalgic for the era of classic hot rods and vintage pickup trucks, the stage was set for family, food and fun to benefit the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department and the drive-in theater. 

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The other 1 percent: Thoughts on engaged citizens

As a high school student, I came across an observation by Abraham Lincoln, who said, “With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” Today “public sentiment” would be called “public opinion.”

Book, tag sale raises more than $1,500

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society and the Friends of the Beardsley and Memorial Library held a Giant Tag and Book Sale at the Barkhamsted Town Garage on Saturday, May 16.

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Mother’s Day celebrated by Women’s Club

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club held its 18th annual Mother’s Day flower sale at the town garage on Saturday, May 9.
Flowers in several varieties were available for purchase, in pots, hanging baskets and bouquets spread across the lawn and parking lot of the garage. Vegetables were also sold.
“The Women’s Club is very much tied to the town,” said Lynn Keselis, horticultural specialist of the club. 

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