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NORTH CANAAN — Community members who came to a ham and bean supper hosted by Christ Covenant Church on Saturday, Oct. 12, were welcomed by the Rev. Robert Fredrickson and invited to become part of the newly planted worship community.

Nearly 40 attended the fundraising event to benefit the new Anglican church, which is renting their sanctuary at 9 Granite Ave., formerly the worship home of Christ Church. In addition to supper, there was a raffle of donated gift baskets and music provided by the Grace Life Worship Team of Torrington.

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North Canaan

Food truck ordinance is mulled

NORTH CANAAN — Responding to concerns voiced by local restaurant owners, the North Canaan selectmen at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, began discussion of a possible ordinance to regulate the operation of food trucks in the community.

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Water pipes

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.”

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Geer to build modern new nursing home

NORTH CANAAN — Geer has received approval from the state to build a new 120-bed nursing facility to replace the aged and inefficient building on campus that was built in the 1960s.
Geer CEO Kevin O’Connell said that this is an important first step but the hard work is now just beginning. Money has to be raised, not just for building the new facility (which could cost between $20 million and $25 million) but also to do preliminary drawings and plans.
Tell Geer what you want

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Filmmaker hopes for a horror classic, set in Berkshires

EAST CANAAN — An almost-full-moon rose over the deep woods, semi-obscured by a creepy late autumn mist. Fog rolled over the cleared fields around the former Canaan Valley Sporting Club, a dilapidated and sprawling building that is now a private residence. 
It was a dark and creepy night. 
The conditions were perfect for a stabbing by a deranged maniac in the basement of a house on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. 
“It went great,” filmmaker Anthony Ashmore said of the (for-film-only) killing. 

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Hearing on Metcalf activities continues to Nov. 20

NORTH CANAAN — Whether the North Canaan zoning enforcement officer (ZEO) acted in accordance with policy and procedures with regard to the B. Metcalf paving company at their 15 Allyndale Road property, was the subject of a public hearing led by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).  
The hearing was opened on Thursday, Oct. 18, when testimony was heard and evidence submitted by Steve Allyn, the ZEO at the time that the issue arose.

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For 90 years, they’ve had their ducts in a row

EAST CANAAN — When William Perotti started his humble plumbing business back in 1928 with just two employees, it was more than a pipe dream. It was the start of a family legacy.

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Cupcake contest for a cause on Nov. 3

NORTH CANAAN — There are those of us who celebrate Halloween with cupcakes frosted and decorated like small pumpkins. Of course, fresh-baked goods are verboten as trick-or-treat give-aways because, sadly, only wrapped goods can now be handed out.
But a home for those small cakes can be found and they can even do good work, by supporting the Pilgrim House in North Canaan, which is home to both Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry and Closets, which has clothing and household goods for families in need. 

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Advice from a baseball great: Have fun and be kind

NORTH CANAAN — Baseball legend Steve Blass made an appearance at North Canaan Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 4, to honor two students who shared the Little League pitching award in 2018.
Blass pitched for the Pirates from 1964 to 1974, and won two games in the 1971 World Series. He has worked as a Pirates broadcaster for more than 20 years.

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Body of missing man found

NORTH CANAAN — The State Police reported on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, that they had recovered the body of German Perez in the Housatonic River, about one mile south of the spot in the river at North Canaan where his truck was found on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Perez, 60, disappeared on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, during that evening’s heavy rains. 
His truck slid into the Housatonic River at Lawrence Avenue in North Canaan that evening, probably between 6:30 and 7 p.m. 

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Town improvements discussed by North Canaan selectmen

NORTH CANAAN  — Trash receptacles, streetlights, and knotweed were discussed at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting in North Canaan on Monday, Oct. 1. All three topics involved needed improvements for the town’s residents.
Responding to residents’ concerns about the lack of trash receptacles in the commercial district, Selectman Craig Whiting said he has been looking into smaller bins that would collect hand-held pedestrian discards and dog waste in plastic bags, but would not encourage deposits of household trash. 

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