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NORFOLK — More than 100 people attended a protest held on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Town Green against President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning refugee admissions and people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Trump signed the executive order, titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” on Jan. 27. The countries are: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

As per the order, all travelers who are nationals of the countries are not permitted to enter the United States for 90 days unless they...

Norfolk

CPR techniques demonstrated

NORFOLK — On Saturday, Dec. 3,  during the Norfolk Holiday Farmer’s Market at Battell Chapel, members Norfolk Lions Club Ambulance were on hand to give CPR demonstrations. 
“We just want to give people the skills to last until the ambulance can get there,” said EMT and Norfolk Ambulance Safety Officer Grant Mudge. “There are just two important steps. One: call 911 to get the ambulance on its way. Two: start chest compressions to provide blood and nutrients to the brain.” 

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Holidays celebrated in Norfolk

NORFOLK — A town-wide Christmas festival was held on Sunday, Dec. 11.
The aim of the second annual festival was to shine a spotlight on the town’s retail shops and restaurants. 
Participanting businesses offered extended store hours and specials throughout the afternoon and early evening. 
Shoppers had the opportunity to enjoy caroling, tours of the town and live music.

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Norfolk home destroyed by fire

NORFOLK —  State and local fire marshals are investigating a fire that destroyed the one-story house at 49 Estey Road on Wednesday, Dec. 7. According to the town’s assessor’s database, the house was built in 1972.
According to Norfolk Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jonathan Barbagallo, the 83-year-old homeowner was present at the time the fire started.

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Norfolk Farmers Market may shut down

NORFOLK —  After 10 years, the operators of the Norfolk Farmers Market may shut the market down for good next month.
The market has been held during the spring, summer and fall months, from May to October, in front of Norfolk Town Hall.
During the winter season, special markets have been held indoors, either at Town Hall or at the Battell Chapel inside the Church of Christ Congregational.

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Christmas cheer at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Library held its annual Christmas carol singalong on Saturday, Nov. 26.
More than 100 residents, young and old, attended the event, cramming into the library’s lobby to sing traditional songs, including “The 12 Days of Christmas,” “Must Be Santa Claus” and “Jingle Bells.”
At the end of the event, attendees ran across the street to the town Green for the annual town Christmas tree lighting.
The event also included an appearance by the jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus.

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Norfolk store to open in January

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NORFOLK —  The Berkshire Country Store, located at 6 Station Place, will be open in January, according to store owner Ryan Craig.
The store is next to 2 Station Place, home for many years to the town’s general store.
Previously, the Norfolk Corner Store operated in the location from February 2012 to September 2014, leaving residents without a store in town to purchase groceries, including milk, bakery goods, prepared food and other items.

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Environmentalists connect at Infinity Hall

NORFOLK —  “Green Drinks” is an international movement that allows environmental enthusiasts to network, build collaborations and promote local events during informal meetings. The Colebrook Land Trust hosted their first Green Drinks event at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk on Thursday, Oct. 7.

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Exhibit ends Historical Society’s season

NORFOLK —  The season for the Norfolk Historical Society Museum came to an end with a final open house on Saturday, Oct. 8. The theme of the museum exhibit this year was “Hidden in Plain Sight” and showcased Norfolk’s heritage through various forms of artistic media. 

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Work of local photographers celebrated

NORFOLK —  The Norfolk Library hosted a reception for its newest art exhibition called “Norfolk Through A Lens: Visions of a Quintessential New England Town” on Sunday, Oct. 2.
The exhibit featured local Norfolk photographs from the soon to be published book of the same name.

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Classic cars at benefit for emergency services

NORFOLK —  Hundreds of people attended the fourth annual classic car show benefit for the Norfolk Fire Department and Norfolk Volunteer Ambulance Departments on Saturday, Sept. 17.
The benefit was held on the campus of the Yale School of Music and was organized by the town’s Economic Development Commission.
Commission member Marie Lowe was one of the co-organizers of the event.

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