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NEW HARTFORD —  As part of a three-month installation, photographer Corey Lynn Tucker held an opening party for her photography exhibit at Brewery Legitimus in New Hartford on Saturday, March 4.

The packed event featured catering by private chefs Laura and William Christie, and live music from the Collinsville String Band.

At the event, Tucker said that she has been interested in photography since she was a child, beginning with the use of her father’s Minolta film camera. “I always had some sort of camera, like a point-and-shoot, and I bought my...

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Women’s Club holds ‘Shoe Cutting Party’

NEW HARTFORD — At their April monthly meeting on Thursday, April 7, the New Hartford Women’s Club took part in a “Shoe Cutting Party” for the Sole Hope charity. Every month, the club finds activities to participate in to benefit organizations and charities.
The Sole Hope program is a national charity that provides closed-toe shoes to children in Uganda to protect them from jiggers.

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BOE reverses decision on Bakerville School

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NEW HARTFORD — After four months of controversy, the Board of Education decided at its special meeting on Monday, March 28, to reverse its decision to close Bakerville School.
In December, the Board of Education unanimously decided to close Bakerville School, located at 51 Cedar Lane.
The school was established in 1941, and it offers prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades.

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Coloring books for adults at library

NEW HARTFORD — “I haven’t colored since I was a kid,” said one of three women attending Within the Lines, a new class at the Beekley Library that started on Tuesday, March 8.
At the library’s class, the table was strewn with several coloring books, a supply of markers, pencils and crayons.
“They’re a lot more complex than children’s coloring books,” another participant said. 

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Residents want Bakerville School to remain open

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NEW HARTFORD —  Residents overwhelmingly voted that they wanted to see Bakerville School to remain open at an advisory referendum held on Tuesday, March 15.
According to the town’s official website at www.town.new-hartford.ct.us, 1,275 residents voted for the school to remain open, while 487 residents voted for the school to be closed.
In December, the Board of Education unanimously decided to close Bakerville School, located at 51 Cedar Lane.

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Non-binding vote scheduled

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NEW HARTFORD —  At press time, a special town meeting was scheduled for Thursday, March 3, for residents to vote on whether to have an advisory ballot vote on whether the Bakerville School should be closed.
If approved at the special town meeting, the advisory ballot vote will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Benefit held for ailing musician

NEW HARTFORD — The Parrott Delaney Tavern held a benefit for musician and Niantic resident Gary Gidman on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Gidman is a founding member of the band Tirebiter, which will celebrate its 43rd anniversary this year.
 In 2002 he suffered a stroke, and then in 2015 he was diagnosed with cancer that had wrapped itself around his spinal cord, leaving him permanently paralyzed. 

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Chocolate and wine benefit for library

NEW HARTFORD — The Friends of the Bakerville Library held its annual Perfect Pair: A Chocolate and Wine Affair on Saturday, Feb. 20.
The event was complete with door prizes, music performances, lots of wine donated by The Cork Fine Wine and Spirits in Torrington and chocolate desserts donated by area businesses. This year, there was a table offering beer tastings as well.

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Historical Society talk on Watson family

NEW HARTFORD — On Thursday, Feb. 4, David Krimmel of the New Hartford Historical Society gave a presentation on homes owned by six generations of the Watson family in New Hartford from 1734 to 1854.
The presentation was made at Town Hall.
The Watsons, Krimmel recounted, were one of New Hartford’s primary families when the town was founded. In fact, he said, “It probably could’ve been called Watsonville.” 

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Controversy over planned closure

Bakerville School
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NEW HARTFORD —  A group of residents is criticizing the planned closure of Bakerville School at 51 Cedar Lane, which was established in 1941.
According to the Bakerville School’s website, the school offers pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades.
According to meeting minutes available on town’s website, the decision to close the school was made by the Board of Education in a unanimous decision at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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Armed robbery investigated

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NEW HARTFORD — The State Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that took place at Radwick’s Coffee and Deli on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
The store is located at 1165 Litchfield Turnpike on Route 202 and is also referred to as the Bakerville Store.
According to a press release issued by the State Police, troopers from Troop B-North Canaan and detectives from the Western District Major Crime unit responded to a call at the store at 5 p.m. on Jan. 12.

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