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NORFOLK —  The second annual Weekend in Norfolk was held all across the downtown area Aug. 4 to 6.

Events included an art show, farmers market, concert performances, demonstrations of crafts, along with stores offering specials.

Co-organizers Dawn Whalen and Sue Frisch said last year’s success led to the organization of this year’s event.

“This time around we have a lot more events during the course of these three days,” Whalen said. “We have a lot more children’s activities this year. We want this to be fun for the...

Norfolk

Gift of sawmill will change life at Great Mountain Forest

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NORFOLK — The Great Mountain Forest (GMF) has a new sawmill, donated by Schuyler and Heather Thomson of Norfolk.
Schuyler Thomson paid a visit to GMF’s Norfolk headquarters to see the new machine in action on Friday, June 12.
GMF Director Hans Carlson said the organization’s old sawmill was not only old but was also dangerous, and the insurance cost was prohibitive.
By contrast, “the insurance on this is the same as a lawnmower.”

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Freedom of information rules discussed

NORFOLK — Tom Hennick, public education officer from the state’s Freedom of Information Commission held a seminar on Tuesday, June 2, at Town Hall.
At the meeting Hennick explained open meeting rules to members of town boards, commissions and the general public. 
Hennick discussed the three different types of meetings recognized under the Freedom of Information Act: regular, special and emergency.  

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Alcohol tasting at church

NORFOLK — The Church of Christ held a beer, wine and scotch tasting on Saturday, June 6.
The tasting is a somewhat regular event at the church, according to David Torrey, chair of gifts and finance for the church.
He said proceeds from the event support the church’s community activities, including yoga and exercise classes, a soup kitchen and adult choirs.

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Norfolk/Colebrook school district merger discussed

NORFOLK — A public information meeting was held at the Botelle School in Norfolk to discuss a proposed merger of the Norfolk and Colebrook school districts.
The meeting included sharing details and accepting public comment from residents.
The merger, which would unite the two districts under one regional authority, has been discussed for two-and-a-half years and has been a point of contention both within and between the two towns.

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Norfolk will lose resident state trooper

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NORFOLK — After almost 50 years, the town will soon lose its resident state trooper.
According to First Selectman Susan Dyer, at the town’s annual budget meeting on Monday, May 11, residents voted to discontinue participation in the resident state trooper program. The vote was 55 to 20.

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Remains found of missing East Hartford resident

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NORFOLK —  The remains of Joseph Pappalardo, 62, were discovered by members of State Police Troop B near St. Mary’s Cemetery on Sunday, April 26.
According to a press release issued by the State Police Public Information Office, troopers responded to a report of an untimely death near a wooded area around the cemetery during the afternoon of April 26.

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Author talks about ‘Nature Wars’ at library

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library hosted a lecture and presentation by author Jim Sterba on Saturday, April 25.
The lecture was focused on Sterba’s book, “Nature Wars,” which is an account of a “suburbanite and ex-urbanite’s encounters with the increasing wildlife in our backyards,” according to Sterba.
A reception featuring wine and refreshments followed the lecture.

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It’s turning out to be an excellent year for maple syrup

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NORFOLK — On a warmish afternoon, Thursday, April 2, Jody Bronson of Great Mountain Forest was in the sugar shack, patiently shoving wood in the evaporator.
It was crunch time.
The temperature had finally gone up, and the maple sap was flowing.
Bronson said that the previous day he had checked a 400- gallon tank at 12:30 p.m., and it was about three-quarters full.

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Library hosts work of two artists

NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library hosted an art exhibition opening and reception on Sunday, March 29.
The works of two artists, Shirley Metcalf and Ecka Blaire Faulds, were on display throughout the library as refreshments were served. 
Metcalf is from Norfolk, and Faulds, originally of Woodbury, now lives in New York City.

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Winter indoor farmer’s market continues

NORFOLK — On Saturday, March 14, The Norfolk Farmer’s Market held one of their last indoor markets of the season at Town Hall.
Thirteen vendors sold food and other merchandise. Many tables were laid out in the upper floor of the Town Hall, including Howling Flats Farms from North Canaan.

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