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NORTH CANAAN — Growing incidences of drivers exceeding the speed limit on local streets were discussed at the Monday, May 6, meeting of the North Canaan Board of Selectmen.

Of particular concern were Bragg Street and Prospect Street where the speed limit is posted as 25 mph. Nights and weekends are the problem times, First Selectman Charles Perotti noted during discussion. Although speed bumps were seen as a possible solution, the selectmen agreed to begin by installing additional signs at the two locations.

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North Canaan

North Canaan town meeting will be Jan. 10

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. 

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Board hears Metcalf asphalt concerns

NORTH CANAAN — The plans proposed by Metcalf Paving in East Canaan remain a concern for local residents, prompting them to attend a North Canaan Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 3.
A group of 29 residents, including some members of the grassroots Concerned Citizens group, came both to listen and to voice their concerns to the selectmen.
The selectmen indicated in advance their willingness to hear comments while stressing that they would not offer an opinion.  The decision is not up to their board.

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Brewery opening party is Dec. 15

NORTH CANAAN — After months of delays, the Great Falls Brewing Company is scheduled to open on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the historic former Union Depot in North Canaan.
There will be a short ceremonial ribbon cutting at noon and then the doors will be open until midnight, with food, live music and Great Falls beer.
The taproom will feature a wide variety of beer styles including lagers, IPAs, ales and stouts.
While many flavors may be familiar, brewery owner Chris Tripler said there will also be surprises. 

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Flowers, gifts and now snacks at Blue Hill Flowers

NORTH CANAAN — Oh, the agony of a search for the right hostess gift. Success awaits at the new location of Blue Hill Flowers in North Canaan, which has expanded and moved and now also offers sandwiches, pastries and hot drinks — with neighborly conversation thrown in to make the whole holiday shopping experience a joy.
The shop recently moved from its former Church Street location and is now in the homey white building at 176 Ashley Falls Road/Route 7 on the northern end of the center of the village. 

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Bobcat Watch

John Coston snapped this photo of a regal bobcat in a farm field in East Canaan on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Food truck ordinance eyed

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.
Sam Leary came before the selectmen to ask for action to provide rules of operation for the seasonal enterprises. Leary is the owner of two local restaurants, the Blackberry River Baking Company and the Blackberry  River Bistro. He wanted to raise the issue during the off season, when food trucks are not operating.

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Coming together to break bread, grate carrots

The annual Thanksgiving meal at Pilgrim House in North Canaan is more than just a chance for area residents to have a holiday meal together. It’s also a chance for cooks to convene and prepare the feast. This year’s dinner was held on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 22.

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Lighting the way to the holidays

The holiday season of lights roared to a start in North Canaan with a parade of lights that traveled from the parking lots at Stop & Shop and Arnold’s Garage through the center of town. Fire companies from area towns participated, including Norfolk, Kent and Cornwall and of course the Slater clan from Millerton brought their truck and wagons.
Lawrence Field was festively lit for the occasion and a celebration was held at the pavilion near the field following the parade.

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ZBA extends Metcalf hearing

NORTH CANAAN — A request for a 65-day extension for the public hearing on the cease and desist order presented to the B. Metcalf paving company in August was granted by the North Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)  at their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20.  
This action was in accordance with the advice of town attorney  Randall DiBella.

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Christian Allyn answers student questions on Election Day

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