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Dylan Dean stands with, from left, Craig Whiting, Christian Allyn, Brian Ohler and Charlie Perotti at the new sign on Route 7 southbound in North Canaan. Photo by John Coston

North Canaan gets new roadsigns with Eagle Scout-candidate project

NORTH CANAAN —Dylan Deane, a Life Scout  in the Boy Scouts of America, was joined by politicians, parents, supporters and fellow Scouts on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the unveiling of welcoming road signs that he created as part of his project to attain Eagle Scout rank.

North Canaan had the highest voter turnout in the state during 2023 primary races, per CT Mirror. Photo from ctmirror.org

Whiting wins North Canaan GOP primary

NORTH CANAAN — In a Sept. 12 Republican primary election for selectman candidate in North Canaan, 409 registered Republicans cast their votes. When the tallying was complete, the registrars announced that incumbent Second Selectman Craig Whiting defeated Jesse Bunce 296 votes to 113.

ShireCon will fill Colonial Theatre with magic and mystery on Sept. 15 and 16. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Colonial Theatre to host upcoming gaming convention

NORTH CANAAN —About 150 gaming enthusiasts from throughout New England are expected to converge on the Colonial Theatre this weekend to attend ShireCon 2023, a role-playing and board game event, bringing with them an economic boost for businesses in town, according to the historic venue’s new owners.

Lawn signs have popped up in North Canaan ahead of the Sept. 12 Bunce vs. Whiting Republican primary. Photo by John Coston

North Canaan GOP preps for unusual primary race

NORTH CANAAN — “This is new territory for me,” said Republican Registrar Rosemary Keilty.

As North Canaan gets set to host a Republican primary election for selectman candidate between Jesse Bunce and Craig Whiting, the registrars have added extra office hours in response to interest and confusion about the race.


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