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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

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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Mallory Brook movie theater reopens

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BARKHAMSTED —  The movie theater at Mallory Brook Shopping Plaza at 380 New Hartford Road reopened on Friday, Feb. 20.
For many years the theater was owned by Torrington-based Cinerom LLC.
The company sold the theater in 2010 to New York City-based Cinema Holdings Group.
In November 2013, the theater shut down and the owners announced that it would reopen after digital movie projection technology was installed.

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Keeping balance

Eve Engleman, 7, learned how to juggle from the Airborne Jugglers on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Community Room in the Barkhamsted Town Garage. The event was sponsored by the Beardsley and Memorial Library and included the juggling group Joe Murray, who is standing left of Eve, and Susan Kirby, both of Branford. Library Director Karin Taylor said that children from the Winsted Area Child Care before- and after-school program took part in the event. “It’s obviously very entertaining, but they are also learning from the juggling workshop,” Taylor said. “It’s nice and interactive.”

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NW7 BOE discusses e-cigarettes

BARKHAMSTED — Northwestern Regional High School Principal Ken Chichester spoke about vaping and electronic cigarette products being used by students during a Board of Education meeting held at the school on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

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Movie theater to reopen

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BARKHAMSTED — A movie cinema chain based in Waterbury and Cambridge, Mass., has announced plans to reopen Mallory Brook Cinemas.
The movie theater, located at 380 New Hartford Road, closed unexpectedly in November 2013.
The nine-screen movie theater was purchased in 2010 by New York City-based Cinema Holdings Group from Torrington-based Cinerom LLC.

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Accident claims life of Barkhamsted resident

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BARKHAMSTED — State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a resident on Wednesday, Jan. 7.
According to a press release issued by State Police Sgt. John Dickey, Kenneth Gibb, 47, of 42 Old County Road, was driving northbound on West River Road when his car struck wire rope guardrails and trees.
The car, a 2011 Honda Accord, travelled down to an embankment and into the Farmington River.

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