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COLEBROOK — Colebrook Congregational Church’s community food pantry is looking for donations in order to help serve those in need in the community.

The food pantry has been supplying families in need with fresh and nonperishable food since 2015. 

The church has recently received a grant for renovations from the Colebrook Associates to create a more efficient storage space for the pantry. 

Pastor Jeffrey Smith said the pantry can always use donations.

“We can always use spaghetti, sauce, apple sauce, canned fish, meat, tuna, ham,...

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Fright night at Camp Jewell

COLEBROOK — “That wasn’t fun, they didn’t chase us this time!” said one costumed child as he ran in from the barnyard at YMCA Camp Jewell on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The mini-farm at Camp Jewell was full of life at the camp’s Halloween Harvest Fest, which included throngs of firemen, princesses, butterflies and more than one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle roaming the camp grounds with their families.

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Wind turbines operating

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COLEBROOK —  After five years of planning and various delays due to court challenges, wind turbines operated by BNE Energy Inc. of West Hartford will be operational by next week.
The company originally announced plans to construct six wind turbines in 2010.
The plans included constructing three wind turbines on 80 acres of property at 17 and 29 Flagg Hill Road, along with three more turbines on 125 acres of property at the corner of Route 44 and Rock Hall Road.

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Pumpkin and bake sale benefits Colebrook class

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COLEBROOK —  Colebrook Consolidated School held its fifth-grade pumpkin sale on Saturday, Oct. 17. According to co-organizer Koren Garfield, the sale was held to benefit the fifth grade class for their field trip to Cape Cod next year. 
“We’re a nice small school with under 100 students,” Garfield said. “We just won the vote to keep the school.”
The sale also included the sale of flowers and baked goods. 

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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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