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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

Historical society holds maple syrup program

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held its third annual maple syrup program on Saturday, March 1, at Squires Tavern.
According to society Vice President Paul Hart, the educational program is geared toward giving children and families the knowledge necessary to make homemade maple syrup in their own backyard.
However, because of this winter’s severe and prolonged cold weather, Hart said it has not been a very good sap season.

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Sixth-grader nominated for county-wide award

BARKHAMSTED — Barkhamsted School sixth-grader Mark Dyndiuk has been recognized as the school’s choice for the Litchfield County Superintendent Award for 2013.
Mark was recognized by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Linton and members of the Barkhamsted Board of Education at the board’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 2.

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Movie theater’s future uncertain

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BARKHAMSTED — Mallory Brook Cinemas, located at 380 New Hartford Road, has been closed for more than a month.
While there are signs in front of the building saying the theater is closed for maintenance and will reopen, the future of the movie theater appears to be uncertain.
The nine-screen movie theater was purchased in 2010 by New York City-based Cinema Holdings Group from Torrington-based Cinerom LLC in 2010.
A banner on the front of the theater reads “Under new ownership,” though the company has owned the theater for three years.

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Ornament supports Women’s Club

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club has announced it is selling its fourth annual Barkhamsted Ornament for the holiday season. Depicting a scene from the Hitchcock Chair Co., this year’s ornament is hand-painted and measures 3 1/2 inches in diameter. The ornament comes gift-boxed with a ribbon for hanging. An optional matching stand is also available for $4.

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Tavern night a success

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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held its third annual Tavern Night at the Squires Tavern on Saturday, Nov. 2, giving history buffs a chance to experience the historic setting as it would have been in the 18th century when it was a drinking establishment — with hard cider, liquor and food from the era served to entertain visitors.

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Historical society dedicates barn to late resident

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BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Historical Society held a dedication ceremony at their recently completed barn next to Squires Tavern on Saturday, May 4.
The historic tavern, located at 100 East River Road at the edge of People’s State Forest, was built around 1795 and serves as a museum of local history.
It is operated by the Barkhamsted Historical Society and includes many historical artifacts throughout the building.
The building was owned by local farmer Bela Squire, who passed away in the 1800s.

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Sixth-grade twins win spelling bee

BARKHAMSTED — The Barkhamsted Women’s Club held its fourth annual spelling bee Wednesday, April 10, at the Barkhamsted School, in which sixth-grade twins took home the top two places.
Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Barkhamsted, Colebrook and New Hartford participated in the spirited contest, and all students were credited with doing a wonderful job.
The winner of the event was sixth-grader Jill Keegan of Barkhamsted, and the runner-up was her twin brother, Brian Keegan.

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Barkhamsted celebrates new garage

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BARKHAMSTED — A grand opening for Barkhamsted’s new highway garage building, located on Route 44, was held Sunday, April 14, with state and local dignitaries in attendance.
According to First Selectman Don Stein, plans for the building started back in 2003 when the town started saving funds for the project.
Stein said while the project was originally authorized by taxpayers for $2 million, the total cost of the project came under original estimates at $1,920,000.

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Musical ensemble to play live movie scores at Mallory Brook Cinemas

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BARKHAMSTED — Massachusetts-based musicians, The Andrew Alden Ensemble, are performing a series of concerts featuring live music scores for classic movies at Mallory Brook Cinemas, located at 380 New Hartford Road.
The ensemble is made up of four musicians from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, including keyboard player and composer Alden, drummer Andy Cantu, viola and violin player Beltran Del Campo and guitar player Nat Saralamba.

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Lasanga lover’s delight at PTO benefit

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BARKHAMSTED — An Italian feast made for a delicious time at Barkhamsted Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 2, as the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) held its fourth annual benefit dinner.
According to co-organizer and PTO member Kelly Morante, the benefit started four years ago to help the school raise funds to build a playground.

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