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COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Store celebrated its 225th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 13. Festivities were held all over the town in honor of the event. 

“We’ve been planning this event since last winter,” said Colebrook Preservation Society President Bob Lord. As part of the event, hamburgers and hot dogs were served by the store outside and people could go bobbing for apples or decorate cupcakes. To round off the evening there was a dance party.

Volunteer Sally Bainbridge was the organizer for the party itself.

“We had a really great...

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Turbines near completion

COLEBROOK—After years of debate, the Connecticut Wind Colebrook Project, the first commercial wind turbine venture in the state, is poised to begin operations. Two 322-foot wind turbines stand tall at the Flagg Hill Road site, clearly visible to anyone passing on Route 44. 

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Consolidation plan fails at referendum

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COLEBROOK AND NORFOLK — A plan to consolidate the school districts in Colebrook and Norfolk was rejected at a referendum on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
In Norfolk, residents approved the plan by a vote of 314-238.
However, residents in Colebrook rejected the plan by a vote of 369-175.
In order for the consolidation plan to move forward, voters from both towns would have had to approve the plan.

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Vote on proposed school consolidation next week

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COLEBROOK AND NORFOLK — After several years of studies and analysis, along with several months of public meetings to hear feedback, residents of both Colebrook and Norfolk will have a chance to vote on whether both town’s school districts will be consolidated on Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Both Colebrook Town Hall and Norfolk Town Hall will be open for referendum voting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for voting.

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Ribbit-ing time at Colebrook Fair

Caleb Ullman, 11, with his frog, Jango, at the 71st annual Colebrook Fair on Saturday, Sept. 12. Hundreds of people attended this year’s fair, which included a pet show, a car show and, of course, the annual frog-jumping competition. 
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Fun at the Colebrook Fair

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COLEBROOK —  The 71st annual Colebrook Fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 5, with activities all round town. There was a vendor fair on the Town Green, a pet show and a frog-jumping contest next to Town Hall and a classic car show in the field in back of Town Hall.
A cardboard boat regatta was held at the Town Pond to close out the day (see story on Page A4).

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Colebrook Fair this Saturday

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COLEBROOK — The 71st annual Colebrook Fair will be held, rain or shine, this Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fair is a town tradition that has many activities for both young and old.
This year the event will include a car show, a flea market and various children’s activities. 
A frog-jumping contest, along with a pet show, will be held at the event.

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Ice cream social at Historical Society

COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Historical Society hosted an ice cream social at the Rock School House on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Carol Lord, one of the three co-presidents of the historical society, said the social has been held annually for three years.

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Leah Ward named Veteran of the Month

COLEBROOK — State Sen. Kevin Witkos (R-8) has named Maj. Leah D. Ward (Ret.) the Veteran of the Month for August. Ward, a Colebrook resident, has served for more than 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army Reserves and Connecticut Air National Guard as a medic and registered nurse.

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Meetings and referendum scheduled

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COLEBROOK and NORFOLK —  Two separate public information meetings will be held next week to discuss the proposed merger of Norfolk and Colebrook school districts.
The first meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 10, at Botelle School in Norfolk at 7 p.m.
The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Colebrook Consolidated School at 7 p.m.

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Open mic nights at General Store

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COLEBROOK — The Colebrook General Store, located at 559 Colebrook Road, will hold open mic nights every two weeks throughout the summer, and possibly into the fall and winter seasons.
Store owner Jodi Marinelli said the event will be held every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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