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  • Is The Bush Family Coming To Litchfield County?

    Is The Bush Family Coming To Litchfield County?
    There are many fans of George W. and Laura Bush in North Canaan, a place that's more rural, remote and Republican than most of Connecticut. Moreover, Bush family members have been known to drop by the town, where First Pal Roland W. Betts owns property....
  • Open Mic Night Offers Rewards Beyond Performance

    Open Mic Night Offers Rewards Beyond Performance
    Jack Forchette and Margarete Attanasio greeted me at the entrance of Infinity Music Hall & Bistro just after the start of open mic night, a weekly event in the bar and restaurant area.  While Attanasio and her husband, Andy, ran the show, Forchette, the...
  • Weaving Connections In The Northwest Corner

    Weaving Connections In The Northwest Corner
    Life in a cluster of remote towns along a U.S. highway brings overlapping connections and small-world coincidences – not once in a while, but multiple times a day. Along the road in East Canaan, a young retired chap with white hair and a hat...
  • 'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival

    'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival
    Many people in North Canaan say the town is flagging badly and needs a lift. Some say sure, it has its share of problems but no more of a crisis than towns across America that struggle to revive Main Street commerce. Mary Monnier puts up "North Canaan -...
  • The Heart Of This Town Lies Next To The Tracks

    The Heart Of This Town Lies Next To The Tracks
    Everyone in North Canaan has a special view of the efforts to restore the old Canaan Union train station, which are finally coming to fruition – maybe. First Selectman Doug Humes is one of four people who got together and bought the place after an...
  • Roraback's Legacy Returns With Research Center Opening

    Roraback's Legacy Returns With Research Center Opening
    Catherine G. Roraback, granddaughter of a Connecticut Supreme Court chief justice, joined the family business in Canaan. But she left the fold when it came to the family's politics – and changed the world from a little white building on Main Street....
  • What's In A Town Name?

    What's In A Town Name?
    Pass through the middle  of North Canaan and you'll see the Canaan Fire Department, the Canaan Union Train station, even the Canaan post office. That's all fine and good except that there's a separate town to the south, over Canaan Mountain, called...
  • Blackberry River's Namesake Inspires Canaan Culinary Creations

    Blackberry River's Namesake Inspires Canaan Culinary Creations
    Norfolk and North Canaan lie along the Blackberry River, and even when it's not in peak season, the namesake fruit has a strong presence here as many people turn it into jams, torts and pastries. And one of those people who's destined for foodie fame is...
  • A 'Secret Corner' Politician Feuds With Telecoms

    A 'Secret Corner' Politician Feuds With Telecoms
    State Rep. Roberta Willis treks to Hartford from the state’s most sprawling district, stretching from Kent up through Sharon to Salisbury, on Route 44 all the way to the Winchester line. And they threw in Torrington for good measure. So the 7-term...
  • Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up

    Why Geothermal Systems Are Heating Up
    The hardwood floors, abundant light and meticulously crafted built-ins are what you notice first when walking into the Glastonbury home of Paul and Denise Reddington. But it's what's in the basement — and hidden under the lawn and inside the...
  • Are The Drugs We Take Ending Up In Our Rivers?

    Are The Drugs We Take Ending Up In Our Rivers?
    Drugs — legal and illegal, prescribed and over-the-counter — are so plentiful in modern life that we may be literally, and figuratively, swimming in them. Nearly 4 billion prescriptions are filled each year in the U.S. and another 3.5...
  • Fire Crews Are On The Scene Of A Five-alarm Fire

    Fire Crews Are On The Scene Of A Five-alarm Fire
    Multiple towns fought a fire in Cornwall Friday morning. At about 3:10 a.m., fire crews responded to a house fire at 94 Kent Road, Cornwall. A firefighter was taken to Sharon hospital with a back injury. There were no injuries to five people inside. Six...