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Scout shows signage to selectmen

NORTH CANAAN — North Canaan’s Board of Selectmen welcomed a guest speaker during its May 1 meeting to present the plan for new signage along main roads in town. Dylan Dean, a sophomore at Housatonic Valley Regional High School and boy scout with 41-merit badges, presented his proposal and designs to the board.

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ted Marolda, who turned 100 on May 6, recounts the battles at Guadalcanal during World War II. At left, Sgt. Nick Gandolfo of North Canaan, a Korean War veteran. Photo by John Coston

Marine, at 100, recounts battles at Guadalcanal

NORTH CANAAN — Ted Marolda heard the news on the radio as he rode to work in his old Ford. It was Dec. 7, 1941. The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor, the radio announcer said.

Representatives from each grade took turns mulching and watering the newly  planted catalpa at NCES. Photo by Riley Klein

NCES plants tree for Arbor Day

NORTH CANAAN — Students at North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) added a northern catalpa to the school’s arboretum on April 28 in honor of Arbor Day. For the 33rd year, NCES celebrated the annual tradition before a crowd of relatives and loved ones.

Art pop-up

The crowd was hungry for art,  hors d’oeuvres and Great Falls Brewing Co. beer on Friday, April 28 at the Canaan Union Depot in North Canaan, where local artists’ work was on display for sale to benefit Douglas Library.

From left, Terry Aitken, an election day poll worker, and voter registrars Patricia Keilty  and Rosemary Keilty  count ballots during the special town meeting on April 26. Photo by Riley Klein

North Canaan keeps resident trooper

NORTH CANAAN — Residents of the town of North Canaan gathered at Town Hall on April 26 for a special town meeting to vote on the future of their resident trooper. After a contentious discussion, the 55 residents in attendance voted 37 to 18 in favor of keeping the program for another year.

Sam and Audrey Leary of Blackberry River Bistro. Photo by John Coston

Big Eats At The Bistro

As we come to the end of Railroad Street and start on Main Street, on the corner of the Canfield Building is the Blackberry River Bistro. If you haven’t been to North Canaan in a while and find yourself saying “That name sounds oddly familiar,” that’s because it is.

A Vision in Ink

Up about 100 feet on the right side of Railroad Street we come across Nerdy Visions. Opened in 2020 in the heat of the pandemic Nerdy Visions is a very proud new member of the North Canaan community. Nerdy Visions is a new twist on a tattoo parlor. Owner Joe Murph lends his “Vision” to help people envision themselves with new tattoos.


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