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The annual town meeting has been scheduled by the North Canaan selectmen. It will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Town Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. 

On the agenda for that meeting will be a proposal from C-TEC Solar of Bloomfield, whose representative will attend. 

Under a  proposed agreement, the company would install solar panels at the transfer station. They would sign a 20-year lease for use of the land, at a rate of $12,000 per year to be paid to the town. 

In addition, the arrangement would provide the town with free solar power for all...

North Canaan

Fun for all ages at classic summer carnival

NORTH CANAAN — The 2018 North Canaan Railroad Days kicked off on Wednesday, July 11, with sidewalk sales, concerts and other free activities around town.
Heavy rain on Tuesday, July 17, rained out the pool party, but the weather was perfect on Wednesday, July 18, the first day of the carnival.
The carnival ended on Saturday, July 21, just before heavy rains began that are expected to last most of this coming week. 

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The place to meet

The Railroad Days carnival in North Canaan offered rides, games, cotton candy and more, as, from left, Sage Wilson, Kelsey Humes and Kayleen Considine found last weekend. For full story and another photo, see Fun for all ages at classic summer carnival.

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New street lighting is under consideration

NORTH CANAAN — Proposed modernization of street lighting was discussed by the North Canaan selectmen at their regular meeting on Monday, July 2.
Many of the town’s streetlights are managed by the North Canaan Fire District, which has plans to replace the present high-pressure sodium bulbs with energy-efficient LED lights. 
Selectman Christian Allyn reported on details of the proposed project, estimated to carry a total cost of $18,000 to $20,000.

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New Eagle Scouts

NORTH CANAAN — Several Boy Scouts from the Northwest Corner of Connecticut achieved the highest honor in Scouting this past spring: the rank of Eagle Scout.
Warren Eichman of Boy Scout Troop 22 in North Canaan, Hunter Rego of Troop 1027 in Winsted and Nathan Winter of Troop 11 in Kent received this recognition at their respected Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremonies, which have been held over the course of the last few months. 

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Struggle continues with drugs, alcohol

NORTH CANAAN — People in the Northwest Corner trying to get help for drug and alcohol addiction have fewer available resources than their counterparts in more populated areas.
This was one of the many unpleasant realities discussed at length during a Partners in Community Safety presentation at the Bitterman Center in North Canaan on Thursday, July 12.

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Hot, fast favorites from NC food truck

NORTH CANAAN — On the Fourth of July, Biffdaddy’s Roadhouse, a new restaurant, opened next door to the former Jim’s Garage on Railroad Street. 
What you might not expect is that this restaurant is in a trailer. From the inside of that trailer (a former food concession truck) owner and chef Biff Sisco serves a variety of hot, fast favorites, including Philly cheese steaks and Buffalo wings.  

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The complexities of domestic abuse

About 30 people gathered at the Bitterman Center in North Canaan on Thursday, June 28, for a talk on domestic violence.
Virginia Gold and Deanna Barry from Women’s Support Services (WSS) in Sharon gave a presentation they have done  at high schools in the region.

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Great Falls Brewery bubbling at Depot

NORTH CANAAN — Chris Tripler and Matt Bergfield were positively giddy with excitement as the large steel components for their future beer brewing operation were wheeled one by one into the future Great Falls Brewing Company at the former Canaan Union Station (aka The Depot).
It was Thursday morning, June 28, and the workmen had a temporary break from the heavy rains that had been drenching the Northwest Corner since Wednesday. 

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The hidden valley of vintage wonders

NORTH CANAAN — New England is not a place that treasures the new. People here prefer clothes that have lost their from-the-box shine, cars that can still be fixed by their owners, furnishings that have earned a bit of a patina.

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NCES bids farewell to Class of 2018

 NORTH CANAAN — North Canaan Elementary School (NCES) Principal Rosemary Keilty promoted the last 30 eighth-graders of her career as a school administrator on Tuesday, June 19. The NCES auditorium was packed to the edges as the graduates took the stage.
The ceremony opened with a welcoming statement from Joey Brennan, but NCES did without the traditional student speeches this year. 
Instead, Housatonic Musical Theatre Society Director Michael Berkeley gave the graduates some sound advice.

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