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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

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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Christmas traditions live on at Squire’s Tavern

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society celebrated the spirit of Christmas this year by having Squire’s Tavern’s “All Decked Out” event.
The tavern was decorated with old-time holiday decorations and open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 21.

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One year later, theater still closed

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BARKHAMSTED — According to town officials, Mallory Brook Cinemas will not reopen any time soon.
The movie theater, located at 380 New Hartford Road, closed unexpectedly in November 2013.
Signs were posted in the front of the theater saying that it was closed for maintenance and would reopen.
The signs said the theater was upgrading to digital movie projection technology.
However, the theater never reopened.

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Residents take journey back in time at Tavern

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society (BHS) held its third annual Tavern Night at Squire’s Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 1.
More than 30 people attended the event, at which plum pudding cupcakes, apple tartlets, Marlborough pudding and apple pie were served.
BHS President Noreen Watson said the building was historically a farm, with the tavern as a side business.

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Elementary School PTO holds Fall Festival

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Elementary School PTO held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The event included a haunted house and trunk-or-treating. A soapbox derby was held outside and sponsored by the Lions Club.
Julie Briere decorated the trunk of her car with cardboard Halloween cutouts and a fake severed hand.

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Head of Halloween catering

Rebeca Russell, 13, had fun being the head of the table at Barkhamsted Elementary School’s haunted house on Saturday, Oct. 25.
 
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