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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

Covelli paintings on display

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society unveiled two paintings by Barkhamsted artist Vito Covelli on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Covelli lived and worked in Barkhamsted from the 1920s until he died in 1958. 
The event was held inside Squire’s Tavern, and the unveiling was by the artist’s niece, Olivia Covelli.

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Historical Society holds first barn dance

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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a barn dance on Saturday, Oct. 4. 
The society held the dance in their barn located next to Squires Tavern on 100 East River Road. The Tavern building is located at the edge of People’s State Forest.
The society operates a museum in the building which includes many historical artifacts.

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Local musician starts crowdfunding campaign

BARKHAMSTED — Delany Morgan, a 21-year-old musician from Barkhamsted, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to help create his first full-length album. 
Morgan said the title of the album will be “A Beautiful Life.” He said the positive aspect of the album title hints at the overall goal of the project of having his music reach a wide audience.
The album is set to be produced by New York City musician Paul Brighton.

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Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe meets

BARKHAMSTED — More than 40 people, all of them descendants of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Tribe, gathered for a dinner at ABC Pizza on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
The dinner was hosted by family genealogist and Native American researcher Coni Dubois.
Dubois, a descendant of the Lighthouse Tribe, organized the event with the intention of meeting some of her cousins for the first time.

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Taking a hike through history

Barkhamsted Historical Society Vice President Paul Hart led hikers on a “Walk Through Time” through a portion of People’s State Forest on on Saturday, Aug. 9.
 
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A walk through time in Barkhamsted

BARKHAMSTED — Under a cloudless sky on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 9, Paul Hart, vice president of the Barkhamsted Historical Society, led a hike entitled “A Walk Through Time” through a portion of People’s State Forest. 
 
Stopping at 10 locations along a one-mile loop, Hart took the 20 or so hikers back through time to different points in history in the forest.
 

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Learning about the Lighthouse

BARKHAMSTED — Historian Sheryl Robinson gave a lecture at the Barkhamsted Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 1, about the legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse.
Robinson spoke about her many years of research on Native Americans. Her husband is a Chagum descendant.
Much of the legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse is based on facts, as Molly Barber willingly married James Chagum, a full-blooded Native American, something that was considered a criminal act in 1740.

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Sweet Treats at Ice Cream Social

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Squires Tavern, located at 100 East River Road on Saturday, July 19.
“This is our first time doing this event,” Barkhamsted Historical Society Vice-President Noreen Watson said. “We were brainstorming ideas for events, and decided we really wanted to do something with an old-fashioned theme.”
Several members of the Barkhamsted Historical Society wore old-fashioned dresses, hats and bonnets while guests were encouraged to dress-up in old fashioned clothing.

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People’s State Forest goes Hawaiian

BARKHAMSTED — A Hawaiian themed potluck dinner sponsored by the Barkhamsted Recreation Department was held at the People’s State Forest on Friday, July 18.
Residents donned flower leis and enjoyed a variety of food items including pasta salads, pineapple, meatballs, rice and fruit kebabs.
Also, hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled by department member Peter Baker.
“We’re trying to get more local residents to come out and enjoy the park,” Baker said. “This is our first potluck dinner. We have a summer camp for kids here and a number of the campers came back to enjoy the picnic.”

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Annual parade is pure Americana

BARKHAMSTED — The town held its annual Independance Day parade on Saturday, July 5.
The parade was scheduled for Friday, July 4, but was canceled due to rain.
The postponement seemed to have no effect on the attendance as hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the parade pass.
“This is what small towns are all about,” First Selectman Donald Stein said as he surveyed the crowd of spectators.
The parade, which began at 10:30 a.m., traveled down West River Road from Riverton and ended at the Barkhamsted Elementary School in Pleasant Valley.

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