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Travis Barber, age 12, was a winner with this 17-inch largemouth bass caught at the Northwest Rod and Gun Club’s annual Junior Fishing Derby on Sunday, May 15, in North Canaan. Photo by Steve Barber

Fishing derby lures young anglers

NORTH CANAAN — The Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club drew 52 young anglers to its annual Junior Fishing Derby on Sunday, May 15, at the club’s pond.

The water’s edge was lined with patient young trophy seekers hoping to win a new bicycle or other prizes for the biggest fish caught in three age groups.

Photo by John Coston

Hello Tree!

Fifth grader Katelyn Holst-Grubbe read her  poem, “Hello, Tree!” at the 32nd  annual Arbor Day celebration at North Canaan Elementary School on Friday, April 29.

Demolition work will begin soon at the site of a $5.4 million health center in North Canaan. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Regional health center planned for North Canaan

NORTH CANAAN — The state has awarded $3 million in funding toward the construction of a new $5.4 million health center in North Canaan that would provide Northwest Corner residents with increased access to primary and behavioral health-care services regardless of their ability to pay.

A guide took a client fly-fishing on the Housatonic River last year. PCB pollution remains a major problem on the river.  Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Decades after ban, PCBs still haunt the Housatonic

NORTH CANAAN — Lynn Fowler does not mince words when it comes to describing the decades-long efforts to reclaim the Housatonic River system from years of neglect and PCB contamination originating from the General Electric Company (GE) facility in Pittsfield, Mass.


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