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NORTH CANAAN — By a vote of 6-1, the North Canaan Board of Education (NCES) approved a plan to regionalize the middle school sports program. The vote was held at the board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, and came after a lengthy discussion of the proposal initiated by Region One Athletic Director Anne MacNeil.

The decision will be made by a vote of the All Boards Chair Committee (ABC), which is made up of the chairmen from all six Region One elementary schools plus the regional board of education. Each of the six towns is voting on the proposal; their vote will...

North Canaan

Compassion gets a good workout at Curves

Members of the Curves gym took part in March in the national “Good for your body and soul” food drive. Signup fees were waived for everyone who brought a bag of groceries. The final tally was 1,011 pounds of collected items, which were divided between food banks in Sheffield, North Canaan and Norfolk. Above, Curves of Canaan owner Carol Ann Routhier and member Jeanine Coleman helped fill a truck with food and other items.

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Fire district chooses officers, banks

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NORTH CANAAN — The Canaan Fire District (CFD) held its annual meeting March 13, completing basic administrative work.
Three people were elected — or re-elected — to three-year terms on the executive committee. They are David Simonds, George Johannesen and Geoffrey Drury.
Salisbury Bank & Trust Company and People’s United Bank were designated as authorized depositories for CFD funds. Accountant George Sinnamon was designated as auditor for the next fiscal year.

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Not your typical Easter baskets

Paige and Liam MacNeil brought a couple of the more unusual Easter baskets to the April 7 Easter egg hunt at the Caddie Shack in North Canaan.
 
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Dispatch moves, Troop B still in North Canaan

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NORTH CANAAN — The senior command staff of the Connecticut State Police held a meeting Wednesday, April 4, at Troop L in Litchfield to announce that consolidation of dispatch services for troops A, B and L has begun.
The head of the state police, Col. Danny Stebbins, reiterated there are no plans to shut down Troop B or reduce its staff.

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Union voices safety concerns

Trust is lacking
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NORTH CANAAN — Andrew Matthews, president of the Connecticut State Police Union, feels that no good can come of State Police plans for the consolidation of dispatch services, with emergency calls to Troop A in Southbury and Troop B in North Canaan going to an expanded communications center at Troop L in Litchfield.

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State police: Dispatch consolidation will not shut down Troop B

NORTH CANAAN — The senior command staff of the Connecticut State Police held a meeting Wednesday, April 4, at Troop L in Litchfield to announce that consolidation of dispatch services for troops A, B and L has begun.

‘Music Man Jr.’ inspires awe

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NORTH CANAAN — Members of the North Canaan Elementary School Drama Club presented another awe-inspiring musical March 29 and 30, with “Music Man Jr.”
The adapted stage show featured well-known tunes such as “Seventy-six Trombones,” “‘Til There Was You” and “Gary, Indiana” and the middle-school students took it all on with great enthusiasm and impressive talent.

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After fall, broken bones but good spirits

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NORTH CANAAN — A state police LifeStar helicopter was called in Sunday morning, April 1, to help a man injured after a fall at a barn he was dismantling on North Elm Street.
David Holdredge, who is in his early 60s and lives in Ashley Falls, Mass., was working with his son, Evan, at 280 N. Elm, just south of the Ashley Falls Road (Route 7) intersection. They were disassembling an old barn at the home of Mark McLaughlin and Cheryl Hibbard.

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Limey’s to reopen, this time at country club

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NORTH CANAAN — One of the area’s most popular restaurants is making a comeback. Limey’s will reopen at the Canaan Country Club off High Street (Route 7) sometime in the next few weeks.
“We’re putting the band back together,” said Tom Gailes, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Wendy Gailes, whose cooking is legend in these parts.å

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Public hearing on budgets is April 26

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NORTH CANAAN — Local town and school budgets for 2012-13 are proposed to rise by a little over a combined $43,000, according to presentations made last week to the Board of Finance.
The selectmen’s spending plan for the town represents a $44,576 or 1.825 percent increase, from this year’s budget (this fiscal year ends June 30).
The budget for North Canaan Elementary School will drop slightly by $1,545, or .038 percent.

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