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Traffic has been slowed through North Canaan as Aquarion installs a new water main on Church Street and Reed Street. First Selectman Charlie Perotti also said that “the state has just put in a new drain pipe by McDonalds.”

North Canaan

Why so many cruisers in town Aug. 4?

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN —Anyone traveling through the center of town Aug. 4 could not miss the string of State Police cruisers parked on Route 44 just west of the McDonald’s parking lot. While police were still on the scene, rumors began swirling about all sorts of crimes allegedly committed, gleaned from overheard radio transmissions.
Soon after, an ambulance, and Sheffield and Great Barrington police arrived on the scene.

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Venerable elm trees inoculated

Remarkable survivors get their anti-fungal shots
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NORTH CANAAN — The town’s two remaining heritage elms received last week the next in a series of injections to prevent Dutch elm disease.
Webster Ingersoll, a landscaping contractor based in Sheffield, Mass., completed the process July 20.

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North Canaan Candidates in the 2011 Elections

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4-H Fair begins show season

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NORTH CANAAN — The Jack Brown 4-H Fair is one of the town’s enduring traditions. After decades and generations of involvement, the move from the usual Sunday to a Saturday this past weekend really threw folks off, so attendance was lower than normal.
But kids proudly showing off their cows, or goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks or dogs remains a joy that never changes.

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Tree planted at elementary school honors Glennon

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NORTH CANAAN — It was a day of mixed emotions for those gathered at a tree planting in honor of Tom Glennon, retired science teacher from North Canaan Elementary School, on Thursday, July 28, in a courtyard at the school.
Glennon died at his home in Florida on July 21, but there was no doubt that his spirit was there with the crowd of about 50 people who remembered him and his generosity and wisdom as a teacher and mentor.

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Four injured in car accident

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN — Four Salisbury residents were injured this week after a late Sunday night accident on Route 44 in North Canaan.
According to police, Ryan Diamond, 22, was driving a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee west, near the intersection of Old Turnpike Road South at about 11 p.m., when the car drifted off the right side of the road. Diamond attempted to regain control. The Jeep veered back across both travel lanes. It hit a large tree.
Diamond and passenger Kevin Cantele, 20, were flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, according to police. Diamond had a broken femur.

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A little off here, a little off there, after 62 years, that’s a lot of hair

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NORTH CANAAN — Mario’s Barbershop, with the red- white-and-blue-striped pole, has been the calm center of the village for 62 years, as change has swirled around it.
It is the place where generations of boys got their first haircuts, sitting miraculously still. Mario Sebben said it was for the promise of a lollipop. But there was something about his reassuring voice telling them not to move, seated on a booster board attached to the barber chair arms, their little heads sticking out of the cone of a cape.

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Lots to do for youngsters during the hot summer

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN — For children in the North Canaan Summer Recreation Program and the Camp AHA! program, last week’s hot days were spent doing some fairly cool activities.
Children with the Camp AHA! program run by Lynn Nania (which began June 20 and continues to Aug. 12) spent time doing martial arts, music, crafts and more last week.
Camp AHA! is the summer extension of the town-sponsored after-school program AHA! (after-hours activities), which has been operating since 1991 at North Canaan Elementary School. The is the first year AHA! has offered a summer camp.

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State police arrest four on drug, theft charges

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NORTH CANAAN — A car that got the attention of a Connecticut state trooper because of its reported involvement in drug activity in town has led to the arrest of four local people on theft and drug charges.
The blue Ford Taurus was spotted waiting in line for gasoline at the Shell station at Route 44 and North Elm Street at about 9 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
An investigation revealed driver Tara McDougall, 23, of Railroad Street in North Canaan to be in possession of four plastic bags containing a total of .88 ounces of marijuana, as well as used syringes and heroin wrappers.

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P& Z approves two zoning changes

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NORTH CANAAN — Two amendments were made to zoning regulations July 11. One clarifies how home occupations are regulated. The other paves the way for an application for a proposed expansion of an addiction treatment facility.
Unanimous votes by the Planning and Zoning Commission followed two public hearings.
There was no public comment on the proposed change to Article XI, Home Occupations & Cottage Industries. The change was merely to correct an inconsistency. The Table of Uses was changed a couple of years ago to require both be by special permit only.

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