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Local News for Norfolk, Connecticut

07/28/2021

All-volunteer committee organizes activities

NORFOLK – Weekend in Norfolk events are set for July 30, July 31, and Aug. 1. Suggested activities: Explore the Historic District – This self-guided walk takes in the beauty of Norfolk at one’s own pace,an announcement said. Highlights include the Norfolk Library with its fish-scale shingles and fluted terra cotta tiled roof, the granite READ MORE.
07/13/2021

Growing Up Black in Norfolk

The Rev. Dr. Shelley Best Text by Kelly Kandra Hughes The Rev. Dr. Shelley Best has achieved a lot in her 59 years of life. She is currently the pastor of A.M.E. Zion Church in Plainville, Conn. She has raised over $10 million dollars for her uplifting and empowering ministries. She created The 224 Ecospace, READ MORE.
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle07/13/2021

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

Photo by Clinton Sosna Norfolk Scout John David Moran of Troop 22 was presented with his Eagle Scout badge at a ceremony held on June 6 at the VFW in Canaan. For his Eagle Scout project, Moran worked with mentor Daryl Byrne to document the final resting place of veterans buried in Norfolk cemeteries and READ MORE.
07/13/2021

Tax Everyone or No One

Letter to the Editor In past years, Norfolk has never taxed people on their individual personal property, and most neighboring towns don’t, either.  The personal property tax applies only to business property, but for some reason this year, our tax assessor sent out assessment forms, but only to certain taxpayers. When I received one, I READ MORE.
07/13/2021

Inland Wetlands Agency Meeting

At the June 7, 2021 Inlands Wetlands Agency meeting, Kate Johnson, president of the Foundation for Norfolk Living, asked the agency for an extension of the public hearing. The request was approved and the extension was granted until July 12.  Johnson assured the agency members that the revised plans and analysis would be received in READ MORE.
07/13/2021

Juneteenth Celebration

The Norfolk Library celebrated Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) with a program of Dagomba music performed by Serena and Enoch Agbeli. Serena grew up in Norfolk and is the daughter of Kirk and Cindy Sinclair. Enoch is a native of Ghana. Dagomba music comes from the northern region of Ghana and is performed using two drums, the READ MORE.
07/13/2021

Thunderstruck at Botelle’s Promotion

by Virginia Coleman-Prisco The 2020-2021 school year has been anything but boring. June 14, 2021 was a very exciting day at Botelle School.  As the sixth grade, their families, and school staff were preparing for the class’ Promotion, a thunderstorm barreled through Norfolk.  Lightning from the storm hit an exhaust vent on the roof and READ MORE.
07/10/2021

Happy Second Birthday to Norfstroms!

Happy second birthday to Norfstroms! Norfolk’s very own swap shop located at the transfer station is a collaborative projective between Town Hall and Norfolk NET. Volunteers like Kelly (left) and Bill (right) keep Norfstroms going through the year. Norfstroms accepts gently used, working items in need of a new home – nothing larger than a READ MORE.
07/10/2021

Iacino Resigns as Norfolk Tax Assessor

Is taking full-time job in Winsted by Susan MacEachron Tax Assessor Cory Iacino, who was hired as a shared resource by Norfolk and Colebrook in the fall of 2019 when long-time Assessor Michele Sloan retired, has accepted a full-time position in Winsted. Her last day in Norfolk was June 22. For the past six months READ MORE.
07/07/2021

Micrometeorites in Norfolk

Celestial Sphere by Matthew Johnson A meteor is a small body of matter from outer space that becomes incandescent and appears as a streak of light due to friction when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. A meteorite is a meteor that survives the Earth’s atmosphere and strikes the ground. Most are of rocky matter, however, READ MORE.
07/07/2021

Coleridge-Taylor Had Norfolk Connections

by Andra Moss The glorious days of July usher in the return of the Norfolk Music Festival, albeit still in virtual format. This year, the program for July 23 will feature a special tie to the festival’s historic past, highlighting the work of composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Although one of the best-known composers of his era, READ MORE.
07/07/2021

From Norfolk to Broadway and Back to Norfolk

Ted Sperling’s career has come full circle by Michael Cobb Ted Sperling first became acquainted with Norfolk in 1981, while studying the viola at the Yale Summer School of Music. As a student, he had a front-row seat to the evolution of the Tokyo String Quartet, who were in residence that year, breaking in the READ MORE.

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