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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

With necessary approvals in place, Mountainside work will now begin

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NORTH CANAAN — The planned expansion of Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center on Canaan Road South (Route 7)is poised to begin, following the approval last week of modifications to a special permit granted in November.
Designers have been working to fine-tune siting and other aspects of the 16-bedroom facility, as well as parking lot and drainage in consideration of setbacks and runoff from Canaan Mountain directly behind it.
The original permit was issued with a list of conditions that were satisfied by this latest version of the construction plan.

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Concerns at BOE about Region One board member

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NORTH CANAAN — The Board of Education has taken a stand on divisive issues on the Region One School District board. Members here engaged in an impassioned discussion at their Jan. 12 meeting, and plan to send a letter to the Falls Village boards of selectmen and education.
Chairman Dolores Perotti raised the issue of a recent spate of emails, allegedly initiated by Falls Village’s Region One board representative, Gale Toensing.

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NCES eyes energy efficiencies

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NORTH CANAAN — Plans for further energy efficiency upgrades at North Canaan Elementary School are moving forward. The Board of Finance voted Jan. 11 to take the plan to a town meeting to seek approval for about $310,000 to replace the building’s older windows and some doors. It is now up to the Board of Selectmen to schedule the meeting.

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Early kindergarten early success

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NORTH CANAAN — The new early kindergarten program for North Canaan Elementary School’s (NCES) youngest students has proven in its first months to be highly successful.
It comes as no surprise to the three teachers who proposed it to the school board last spring. It came with no cost but with plenty of enthusiasm from Leigh Ann Merrill, Ashley DeMazza and Melissa Bachetti. Back then, they spent a large part of each school day dealing with the wide disparity in academic and social readiness among the 4- to 6-year-olds.

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Theodore Roosevelt was president...

Anne Rowe of Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Canaan turned 106 on Jan. 1. She celebrated with a party on Jan. 6. She was joined by her godchild, Anne Clark, and her daughter, Julie Andresen. Mrs. Rowe enjoys joking, singing, dancing, spaghetti and potato chips. She was born the year Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Chiropractic Center moves to Route 44 location in town

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NORTH CANAAN — The Chiropractic Center of Canaan is happily settled in its new home, having moved from Ashley Falls Road to 35 Church St./Route 44 in the former Health Food Junction shop.
Monica Nowak and Peter Markowicz took over the busy practice two years ago, from David Godwin. When the opportunity for a more affordable location came up, they jumped at it, enlisting family to help them turn the grocery storefront into a cozy warren of private treatment rooms.
“We’re quite happy here,” Nowak said. “It took a lot of work, but it’s a comfortable space.”

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Efficiencies planned for town buildings

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NORTH CANAAN — The Board of Selectmen signed a contract with Burlington Construction of Torrington for one phase of the planned energy upgrades to Town Hall.
Burlington bid $40,759 to install airlock vestibules at the two front entrances. A door at the east end of the building will be replaced with a more energy-efficient model.
At the annual town meeting Dec. 13, voters approved the expenditure of up to $65,671.77 on upgrades, such as digital thermostats and motion-detecting light switches.

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Demolition planned for ‘great old’ Grange Hall

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NORTH CANAAN — For about a decade now, the town has owned the old Laurel Grange Hall on Route 44 in East Canaan. It was given to the town after the grange disbanded. Boy Scout Troop 22 has used it since, mostly for storage.

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Snow not on ground (yet) but already on minds of the selectmen

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NORTH CANAAN — With the exception of October’s notable snowstorm, it’s been a relatively storm-free winter. So far. But at their meeting Jan. 3, the Board of Selectmen discussed the town’s bare roads policy — and reminded area drivers that it isn’t always possible for small towns to quickly clear large amounts of snow.
It means just what it says — that even while the town crew is doing its best to keep roads passable during the winter, there is no guarantee that any road will be completely clear at any time.

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Maybe there’s a better way to do it

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NORTH CANAAN — A learning experience. That’s how much of 2011 could be summed up for North Canaan.
New experiences, new needs and emergency situations were opportunities to take fresh and often better approaches, to evolve.
In January, a propane leak at the Specialty Minerals plant prompted an evacuation, which in turn provided a heads-up for many unfamiliar with the new mass notification system used by the town.
In the aftermath, the company donated emergency-related equipment, such as gas meters, to the Canaan Fire Company.

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