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NORTH CANAAN — Concerns about the condition of the town swimming pool were brought to the North Canaan selectmen by representatives of the Recreation Commission at a meeting Monday, Oct.  7.

“Nobody wants to see it closed,” said recreation commission head Tammy MacDonald, but she said that expensive repairs are needed before it can open again. 

Two water heaters were replaced this year, taking the department over budget, but they have reconciled the difference, MacDonald said.

“We want ideas,” she told the selectmen. The...

North Canaan

P&Z denies B. Metcalf site plan

NORTH CANAAN — By unanimous vote following a lengthy executive session closed to the press and the public, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) in North Canaan voted on Monday, Sept. 9, to deny the application submitted by the B. Mecalf paving company that would have allowed for the production of asphalt at 235 East Canaan Road.
With P&Z Chairman Steve Allyn abstaining from the vote, the commission voted to deny a certificate of demand for approval that had been submitted by Metcalf’s attorney, Mark Shipman. 

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By paying off lien, town can finish depot

NORTH CANAAN — By unanimous consent at a special town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, voters in North Canaan approved an allocation of $159,000 from the town’s general fund to close out a lien and complete the Railroad Plaza construction project, home of the historic railroad depot.

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Picante’s joins a restaurant scene in bloom in North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — Picante’s recent restaurant opening is proof (twice over) that lack of proper signage or advertising is not enough to stop locals from seeking authentic and novel Mexican food.

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Cullerton of North Canaan a novice timber competitor

NORTH CANAAN — Mari Cullerton of North Canaan was one of the “lumberjills” who took part in the timber competition on Monday, Sept. 2, at the Goshen Fair, the first ever held on the new timber stage at the Goshen fairground. 

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Fatal Route 7 crash Sunday night near Geer

NORTH CANAAN — On a night that was marked by violent thunderstorms throughout the region, a North Canaan man died on Sunday, Aug. 18, in a car crash on Route 7, close to the entrance to Geer Village. 
Matthew Holderman, 46, of North Canaan was driving north on Route 7 near Sand Road at about 10:30 p.m. He was at the wheel of a  2011 GMC Sierra.

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Sidewalks still a concern

NORTH CANAAN — Uneven sidewalks and non-working streetlights were discussed by the North Canaan Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 5.
Selectman Craig Whiting had noticed a lack of adequate lighting for pedestrians during the recent townwide celebration of Railroad Days, noting that he himself had used his cell phone light to cross the railroad tracks.
“I’ve never seen the center of town so dark,” Whiting said. “The lighting is terrible.”

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Main Street Barber will close at end of month

Bonnie Spadaccini is closing Main Street Barber at the end of August.
In an interview at the Main Street shop on Tuesday, July 30, Spadaccini said she lost her lease when the building was sold.
It caught her by surprise.
She said she tried to find another site in North Canaan, but either the rents were too high or the spaces required too much work and money to bring them up to the state standards for hair salons.
“People don’t realize what it costs.”
She expressed disappointment and frustration.

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The future of the downtown Ducillo Building

NORTH CANAAN — Old and new met at the new HUB in North Canaan as Kathy Ducillo gave the first in what is expected to be a series of talks on vital issues affecting the town.
Ducillo’s talk was on Thursday, July 18. In it, she traced the remarkable history of her family and her own plans for renovating the Ducillo Building in the center of town.

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Jack Brown 4-H Fair begins the ag fair season

Busy Farmers 4-H Club members got a chance to practice their skills at showing cattle and other animals at the annual Jack Brown Fair, held on the grounds of the North Canaan Congregational Church on Sunday, July 28. The young farmers in this photo are taking part in the Showmanship competition. The fair is always the first of the seasonal area agriculture shows. 

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As Railroad Days ends, firemen march through North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — One of the last remaining annual firefighters’ parades in the Northwest Corner was held on the closing weekend of the 55th Railroad Days celebration on Saturday, July 27. 
The streets of downtown North Canaan were lined with families in beach chairs and summer outfits as the parade began. Marshall Miles, co-owner of Robin Hood Radio, announced the fire departments through a speaker as they drove and marched past. 

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