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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

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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Town celebrates Earth Day

BARKHAMSTED — The town’s second annual Earth Day festival was held at People’s State Forest on Sunday, April 26.
The celebration of nature and natural resources included various informational activities, presentations and shows prepared by community members and organizations. 
The event also included a volunteer cleanup of nearby West River Road.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and cupcakes were provided free of charge.

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PTO raises $2,500 one penny at a time

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Elementary School  PTO sponsored their “best ever” Annual Penny Auction on Saturday, March 28. At a price of $5 per pair of card-stock sheets with 50 numbered tabs, PTO President, Stephanie Green said the event raised $2,500.

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Barkhamsted on ISIS hit list

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BARKHAMSTED — Various media reports, including reports cited by First Selectman Don Stein, said that a resident of the town has been placed on a hit list by the Islamic State Hacking Division, a branch of the terrorist organization ISIS.
In an interview with The Winsted Journal, Stein cited an article published in The New York Post on Sunday, March 22, that said that ISIS has released a hit list of 100 American military personnel.

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Hula hoop fun

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Sterling Engineering merges with New York company

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BARKHAMSTED — Sterling Engineering, located at 236 New Hartford Road, announced on Monday, Feb. 23, that it is merging with Air Industries Group of Bay Shore, N.Y.
According to a press release issued by company president John Lavieri, Sterling Engineering was founded in 1941 by his grandfather, John A. Lavieri, and his grandfather’s brothers, Prosper and Dan.

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