Norfolkcanaan's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:09:21 -0400 HamletHub.com Norfolk Library to Be Closed at Least Two Weeks https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3428-norfolk-library-to-be-closed-at-least-two-weeks3428-norfolk-library-to-be-closed-at-least-two-weeks https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3428-norfolk-library-to-be-closed-at-least-two-weeks3428-norfolk-library-to-be-closed-at-least-two-weeks

COVID-19 Update: Library Closed
In light of the current volatile situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect the health and safety of our community and library staff, we have made the very difficult decision to close the Norfolk Library for a period of at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16. No library materials will be checked out during this time period, and all fines accrued for late materials will be waived. The book drop will be open for returns.
Library staff will be on hand weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist patrons via telephone at 860-542-5075 and to process new materials. This is subject to change. We will not be offering curbside pick-up. We will continue to keep you informed about the status of our service. As always, online resources such as ebooks, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, movies, music, and online learning are available 24/7 at norfolklibrary.org.
You’ll find the most current information on COVID-19 at the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Please follow the CDC guidelines in order to help keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this challenging time!
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cgundlach@snet.net (Norfolk Library Staff) Life Sun, 15 Mar 2020 18:13:29 -0400
Norfolk Hub Announces Corona Precautions https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3427-norfolk-hub-announces-corona-precautions3427-norfolk-hub-announces-corona-precautions https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3427-norfolk-hub-announces-corona-precautions3427-norfolk-hub-announces-corona-precautions

Coronavirus and Social Distancing Response
 
The Norfolk Hub offers the following response regarding the Coronavirus and Social Distancing practices for our Hub Members, Friends and Staff:
 
 
First, in order to promote safe social distancing practices, we are postponing all Hub events for the remainder of March. Stay tuned to our weekly email (Norfolk Hub - Ideas Into Action) for additional updates as well as regularly checking our website and social media accounts. All events scheduled for April (and listed in the April edition of Norfolk Now) are subject to postponement based on continuing CDC recommendations.
 
Second, Hub members are still able to use the Hub before/after hours as needed, but we will be cancelling all scheduled conference room meetings for the remainder of March. If you need assistance with arranging a virtual meeting, please contact the Hub.
 
Third, we will have hand sanitizer dispensers available for you as you enter the Hub and will offer sanitizing wipes for you to clean off work surfaces before/after use. Staff will also take good care to wipe down surfaces, door knobs and handles, tables, and chairs as needed.
 
Next, we will be suspending the Hub Mug Coffee Club until further notice.
 
Finally, if you are interested in reserving a private office, please do not use the online reservation system, instead you should contact Dawn Whalen at dawnwhalen@norfolkfoundation.net or call 860-542-7185 x251 to make your private office reservation. Given that we only have two private offices and the demand I'm seeing already, we will limit its use to a maximum of two days per person per week for the foreseeable future. Cost for non-members is $10 for up to 4 hours use; $15 for the whole day (8 hours max). Our Open Main space (with 4 work tables and a variety of couches/chairs) is FREE and available for use as often as you see fit during our regular operating hours. This is an appropriate option when you don't have a need for a private space. 
 
To learn more about CDC recommendations regarding the coronavirus, please visit the CDC website.
 
 
Unless it becomes necessary to alter our schedule, the Hub will remain open for regular operating hours, albeit in its limited use.
 
Please consider refraining from using the Hub:
if you fall within High Risk group
if you are not feeling well
if you have been exposed to someone who is not feeling well or has come down with the virus.
 
Please call us at 860-542-7185 if you have any questions.
 
Thank you for your cooperation as we implement these precautionary measures! If it becomes necessary to make additional adjustments, you will be the first to know.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Dawn Whalen) Life Sun, 15 Mar 2020 17:38:18 -0400
Great Mountain Forest March 21 Events Cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3426-great-mountain-forest-march-21-events-cancelled3426-great-mountain-forest-march-21-events-cancelled https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/life/3426-great-mountain-forest-march-21-events-cancelled3426-great-mountain-forest-march-21-events-cancelled

In order to protect the health of our visitors and staff, GMF is following recommendations by the Center for Disease Control concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and canceling our March 21 events. We apologize for having to do so, and plan to reschedule the lecture in the future.
Meanwhile, the GMF offices at 200 Canaan Mountain Road in Falls Village and 201 Windrow Road in Norfolk, as well the sugar house, are currently closed to the public.
Stay well and be safe.
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cgundlach@snet.net (Colleen Gundlach) Life Sun, 15 Mar 2020 17:17:49 -0400
Reducing Barriers in the Treatment of Opiod Addiction https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3424-reducing-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-opiod-addiction3424-reducing-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-opiod-addiction https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/publicsafety/3424-reducing-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-opiod-addiction3424-reducing-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-opiod-addiction

Reduce barriers to MAT in the treatment of opioid addiction

Throughout my career in addiction medicine, I have encountered a lot of skeptics when it comes to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In fact, I was one of them. The thinking was: Are we truly helping people recover from their substance use disorder (SUD) by prescribing them another medication? Aren’t we simply replacing one drug with another? But I’ve seen firsthand how addiction medications, such as buprenorphine, can save and transform lives. Unfortunately, continued denial that substance use disorder is a disease, continued stigma about MAT and buprenorphine, and the limits placed on those who can prescribe these medications prevent many from receiving lifesaving care.   

Buprenorphine is one of our best tools for the treatment of opioid addiction, and one that we now embrace at Mountainside treatment center. In conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, other forms of clinical treatment, and self-help support groups, medication-assisted treatment has proven to be effective in combatting the current opioid crisis – and keeping our clients alive. Throughout most of my 30+ year career, I have advocated for an abstinence-based model of treatment. But we must realize that every client’s recovery journey varies. According to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, treatment involving buprenorphine can decrease a person’s relapse risk by 50 percent. For many, receiving buprenorphine or other forms of Medication-Assisted Treatment literally is the difference between life and death. 

A partial opiate agonist, buprenorphine binds to a person’s opiate receptors, releases the “feel-good” neurotransmitter dopamine, and then blocks the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Therefore, a person undergoing MAT with buprenorphine will not suffer from cravings and uncomfortable side effects after discontinuing their opioid use to the extent that others in withdrawal might. This then enables them to focus on addiction treatment and to learn critical coping skills, such as stress management, goal-setting, and self-care techniques. Thanks to MAT, more people are able to lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives – a welcome outcome in light of the opioid crisis, which continues to devastate the nation.  

Buprenorphine is an evidence-based treatment that can be prescribed in a doctor’s office to treat those suffering from opioid use disorder. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has required doctors to apply for a waiver to be able to prescribe buprenorphine to their patients. Currently, only about seven percent of healthcare providers hold a buprenorphine waiver, which means just a tiny fraction of patients have access to this efficacious addiction medication.

Within the last decade, the federal government has lessened some of the restrictions surrounding buprenorphine waivers. One initiative that aims to improve public accessibility to MAT providers is the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 – which enables nurse practitioners and physician assistants in addition to doctors to apply for buprenorphine waivers. 

A recently published study by the Annals of Internal Medicine found that the number of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers increased 300 percent in the last decade, from 17,000 in 2009 to 68,000 in 2019. For proponents of MAT, this may sound like a cause for celebration. While this is a step in the right direction, certain factors continue to obstruct healthcare providers in maximizing the use of buprenorphine to aid their addicted patients. 

For example, approximately 70 percent of physicians who held a waiver for buprenorphine were limited to treating a mere 30 patients in 2017. What other disease treatment is limited in such a way? Can you imagine a cardiologist being limited to treating 30 patients per year for hypertension? Or endocrinologists only being permitted to prescribe insulin to 30 of their patients? In 2017, about 46,000 people died of an opioid overdose. The need for effective treatment is stronger than ever with the rise of even more potent opioids such as fentanyl. Access to ethical and qualified buprenorphine prescribers should be expanded, not limited. Currently, there are no buprenorphine providers in 56 percent of counties that see the highest number of opioid overdoses in the nation.

Further complicating the issue of accessibility to MAT is a lack of knowledge among primary care physicians when it comes to treating those struggling with SUDs. Even some medical professionals who hold a waiver may feel they do not have sufficient addiction training to properly and successfully treat patients with SUDs, according to the International Journal of Drug Policy.

SAMHSA’s Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator also contributes to the problem of accessibility, containing inaccurate records that confound patients’ ability to find buprenorphine prescribers near them. Many who are struggling turn to online resources and may refrain from seeking care altogether if they can’t find an appointment – or correct provider contact information, for that matter.  

It is well established that clients who stay in treatment longer have better outcomes. Based on our own data, we’ve found that clients enrolled in our MAT program for opioid use disorders have a greater length of stay in residential treatment, with a 96 percent residential treatment completion rate – 16 percent higher than those not enrolled in MAT.  For years, Mountainside has offered a form of sublingual buprenorphine (Suboxone®) as well as the injectable opiate-antagonist naltrexone Vivitrol®, which each help decrease cravings and block opiate receptors for clients with opiate use disorder.  In 2018, Mountainside became one of the first treatment centers in Connecticut to champion the use of the long-acting monthly injectable form of buprenorphine, Sublocade™, a partial agonist that blocks opiate receptors, manages cravings, and reduces the risk of diversion and misuse often associated with sublingual buprenorphine.

To ensure that MAT can be used to help more people in need, we urge lawmakers to…

  • Remove waivers for buprenorphine prescribing to permit more medical professionals to assist patients with SUDs
  • Implement mental health parity laws to reduce financial barriers to MAT
  • Support and encourage efforts to improve curriculum for addiction education and buprenorphine training in our medical schools and other programs that train new providers

An estimated 130 people die from opioids every day nationwide. This doesn’t have to be the case. Aside from legislative action, a grassroots movement that embraces people struggling with opioid addiction is needed if we are to solve the issue at hand. By pledging to destigmatize MAT and addiction as a whole, community members can be instrumental in helping their neighbors get the treatment they need and deserve. Let’s work together to prevent unnecessary loss of life and ensure that no more families are torn apart by this disease. 

nsure that MAT can be used to help more people in need, we urge lawmakers to…

  • Remove waivers for buprenorphine prescribing to permit more medical professionals to assist patients with SUDs
  • Implement mental health parity laws to reduce financial barriers to MAT
  • Support and encourage efforts to improve curriculum for addiction education and buprenorphine training in our medical schools and other programs that train new providers

An estimated 130 people die from opioids every day nationwide. This doesn’t have to be the case. Aside from legislative action, a grassroots movement that embraces people struggling with opioid addiction is needed if we are to solve the issue at hand. By pledging to destigmatize MAT and addiction as a whole, community members can be instrumental in helping their neighbors get the treatment they need and deserve. Let’s work together to prevent unnecessary loss of life and ensure that no more families are torn apart by this disease. 

Dr. Randall Dwenger is the Chief Medical Officer at Mountainside, a rehab facility located at 187 South Canaan Road in Canaan, CT

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cgundlach@snet.net (Dr. Randall Dwenger, Chief Medical Office, Mountainside) Public safety Mon, 09 Mar 2020 17:05:57 -0400
Ken Quenneville to Discuss Native American Lore https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3423-ken-quenneville-to-discuss-native-american-lore3423-ken-quenneville-to-discuss-native-american-lore https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3423-ken-quenneville-to-discuss-native-american-lore3423-ken-quenneville-to-discuss-native-american-lore

LOCAL NATIVE AMERICAN LORE
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

Local veteran, historian, storyteller and Native American expert, Ken Quenneville will discuss Native American lore of Sheffield and the surrounding area on Saturday, March 14 at the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, Mass.

Come to the library at 48 Main Street in Sheffield from 2 to 3 p.m. to hear this discussion of local history.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

HOURS

TUES - THURS: 10 - 5
FRIDAY: 10 - 8
SATURDAY: 10 - 5
SUNDAY: 2 - 5

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cgundlach@snet.net (Martha Beyer) Events Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:33:52 -0400
Senator Witkos to Hold Open Discussion in Norfolk https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3422-senator-witkos-to-hold-open-discussion-in-norfolk3422-senator-witkos-to-hold-open-discussion-in-norfolk https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3422-senator-witkos-to-hold-open-discussion-in-norfolk3422-senator-witkos-to-hold-open-discussion-in-norfolk

On Monday, March 16 from 7:30  a.m. to 9 a.m., stop in a the Berkshire Country Store at 6 Station Place in Norfolk to spend some time over coffee with your local legislator.  State Senator Kevin Witkos will be at the Country Store to meet and talk with anyone who wants to stop by and discuss current State Senate events.

For more information, please call Chris Diorio at 1-800-842-1421 or e-mail him at Chris.Diorio@cga.ct.gov

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cgundlach@snet.net (Office of State Senator Kevin Witkos) Politics Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:29:20 -0400
Taconic Learning Center New Term https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3413-taconic-learning-center-new-term3413-taconic-learning-center-new-term https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3413-taconic-learning-center-new-term3413-taconic-learning-center-new-term

Taconic Learning Center Course Descriptions, Winter Term 2020  ~Please join us for one or many~  Registration now open for the Winter Term which begins mid-January.  

A King, a Duke, and a Count with a Woody: Jazz Royalty of the Swing Era: Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Woody Herman. 
 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works
 
Shakespeare’s Plays: We will read and discuss Shakespeare’s four Roman plays.
 
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: There are 193 sovereign countries. Most have occupied the Bad or Ugly buckets for a substantial portion of their histories. Occupancy rates in the Good bucket are much lower. 
 
How Churchill Changed the World
 
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
 
Beginnings, Endings and a Beginning of an End: An examination of 6 historical events.
 
Playreading: We'll read and discuss plays by Terence Rattigan.
 
TLC is a non-profit membership organization providing the opportunity for life-long learning to residents of NW CT and adjacent communities in NY & Mass. Courses cover a wide variety of academic subjects taught by volunteers.  Annual membership donations of $60 per person are fully tax-deductible and are much appreciated.  There are no set fees.  Individuals may sign up for any number of courses.  Classes lasting two hours are held once a week at Geer or Noble Horizons.  Attendees are free to come and go as they like; there are no exams. www.taconiclearningcenter.org or call 860-364-9363.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
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fairsherr@yahoo.com (Sharon Driscoll) Neighbors Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:44:59 -0500
Ongoing This Month at Bushnell-Sage Library https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3414-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library-15794846193414-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library-1579484619 https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3414-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library-15794846193414-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library-1579484619

Please note the following ongoing events are ongoing at the Bushnell-Sage Library

  • Drop-In Cribbage - Sundays at 3 p.m.
  • Drop-In Canasta - Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Writer's Group - 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
  • Poetry Group - 1st Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET

 

SHEFFIELD, MA 01257

 

(413) 229-700

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Bushnell-Sage Library) Events Sun, 19 Jan 2020 19:43:23 -0500
Calling All Potential Entrepreneurs https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3417-edadvance-adult-education3417-edadvance-adult-education https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3417-edadvance-adult-education3417-edadvance-adult-education

 

Start Ups & Raising Capital Part 1 - R1 HVRHS

$99 . Taught by Matthew Myers
Jan. 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the essentials of building a startup and raising capital. Take Part 1 and continue with Part 2.  Emphasis will be placed on benefits that building new companies create for communities: generating new jobs, intellectual property and growth. 

Participants will be able to build and execute a company’s strategic vision. Please bring a notepad and pen to class. *no class 2/17 Held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Mondays, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, Feb 24, March 2, 6 to 8 p.m. classroom setting. Opportunity to take Part II starting March 9th.

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coscia@edadvance.org (Foothills Adult Ed) Neighbors Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:35:34 -0500
Art Reception for Rebecca Eden Pitts https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3418-rebecca-eden-pitts-art-reception3418-rebecca-eden-pitts-art-reception https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3418-rebecca-eden-pitts-art-reception3418-rebecca-eden-pitts-art-reception

REBECCA EDEN PITTS ART RECEPTION

 

Meet and enjoy the photography of Rebecca Eden Pitts.

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • 2:30 PM  4:00 PM

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Bushnell-Sage Library) Events Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:32:09 -0500
Community Art Show at Indian Mountain School https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3419-community-art-show-at-indian-mountain-school3419-community-art-show-at-indian-mountain-school https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3419-community-art-show-at-indian-mountain-school3419-community-art-show-at-indian-mountain-school

The Trustees of Indian Mountain School (IMS)
kindly invite artists to submit an original work 
for a juried art contest and exhibit at IMS.
 

"CHANGE"

 
1st Place Prize $5,000
2nd Place Prize $3,500
3rd Place Prize $1,500
 
Guidelines for Submission:
 
1. A digital copy (jpeg) of the piece must be emailed to the Contest Committee at artshow@indianmountain.org by noon on February 26, 2020.
 
2. Your email must include:
      -Title, dimensions and medium of the piece
      -Location of the work depicted (if applicable)
      -Website and/or brief artist biography 
      -Price of the piece (works must be for sale)
 
3. Artists will be notified if their piece has been accepted by March 9, 2020. If your piece is accepted, it must be delivered to Indian Mountain School by April 2, 2020.
 
 
The opening reception and the presentation to contest winners will
take place on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 PM
in the IMS Student Center.  
 
Works will hang in the IMS Student Center Gallery from
April 9 through May 21. 
 
Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be split 50/50 between
the artist and the IMS Annual Fund.
 
Artists must be at least 18 years old to submit.
 
Please contact Heather Adams at artshow@indianmountain.org
with any questions or comments.
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hjtadams@gmail.com (Indian Mountain School) Events Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:31:00 -0500
Norfolk Remembers Robert (Bobby) Treadway https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3409-norfolk-remembers-robert-bobby-treadway3409-norfolk-remembers-robert-bobby-treadway https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/neighbors/3409-norfolk-remembers-robert-bobby-treadway3409-norfolk-remembers-robert-bobby-treadway

Robert Irving Treadway passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday October 28, 2019. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Caanan CT. He was predeceased by his father Frank Treadway Sr., his mother, Mary Bailey Treadway and his brother Ernie Treadway of Norfolk Ct.

Robert was a lifetime resident of Norfolk. He is survived by his daughter Amanda Treadway, grandchildren Devon and Lucas Boibeaux, his lifetime companion Kathy Robinson, sister Kathleen Brennan and husband Donald, Frank Treadway Jr. and wife Pat, sister Juanita Hoffman and husband James and sister Patricia Forbes, as well as many nieces and nephews. 


Robert was a proud veteran of our United States Army from 1966 until 1968. As a young man he studied stone masonry as an apprentice for his father, Master Stone Mason Frank Treadway Sr. His work can be seen to this day all of Litchfield County. He worked many years in construction, building bridges, pipelines and demolition. During his retired years he managed the family estate in Norfolk which he was very proud of. He and cared vigilantly and lovingly for his grandchildren Devon and Lucas Boibeaux.


Bobby, as he was commonly referred to as, was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and fast cars. He was very happy and social, always ready to make a new friend, experience an adventure or help someone in need. He was well known as an amazing dancer all his life from school dances into the disco era. He raised the vibration of every place he went. His kind and generous spirit will be missed very dearly by his family and friends.


A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at The Norfolk Congregational Church Chapel in Norfolk Connecticut with a reception immediately following at the reception hall at the chapel. Friends and family are welcome to bring a dish or dessert of their choice to share.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.kennyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 
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cgundlach@snet.net (Family of Robert Treadway) Neighbors Thu, 07 Nov 2019 02:24:18 -0500
An Afternoon with Beatrix Potter in Sheffield https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3406-an-afternoon-with-beatrix-potter3406-an-afternoon-with-beatrix-potter https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3406-an-afternoon-with-beatrix-potter3406-an-afternoon-with-beatrix-potter

AN AFTERNOON WITH BEATRIX POTTER

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Literary historian, Gillian Hettinger will present a program on the life and times of famed author Beatrix Potter.

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Martha Beyer) Events Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:54:01 -0500
Ongoing Groups at Bushnell-Sage Library https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3400-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library3400-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/events/3400-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library3400-ongoing-at-bushnell-sage-library

At Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, Mass., there are interesting and educational groups meeting on a regular basis.  Come and enjoy one that piques your interest: 
  • Mah Jongg - Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
  • Writer's Group - 2nd & 4th Thursdeay of each month
  • Qigong Class - Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Folk Circle - 2nd Friday of each monthj at 7 p.m.
  • Poetry Group - 1st Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.

 

BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY

48 MAIN STREET
SHEFFIELD, MA 01257
(413) 229-7004

 


 
 
 
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mbeyer@cwmars.org (Martha Beyer) Events Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:46:10 -0500
Rubin, Anderson and Coleman-Prisco Win Board of Education Seats in Norfolk https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3408-rubin-anderson-and-coleman-priscoe-win-board-of-education-seats-in-norfolk3408-rubin-anderson-and-coleman-priscoe-win-board-of-education-seats-in-norfolk https://news.hamlethub.com/norfolkcanaan/politics/3408-rubin-anderson-and-coleman-priscoe-win-board-of-education-seats-in-norfolk3408-rubin-anderson-and-coleman-priscoe-win-board-of-education-seats-in-norfolk

In one of the few contested seats in today's Norfolk election, Republican Donna Rubin retained the Board of Education seat she has held for the past 16 years. Also elected to the school board were Democrats Gordon Anderson and Virginia Coleman-Prisco. 

For Board of Finance, Democrat Grant Mudge and Republican Jeffrey Torrant will hold seats, and Democrat-endorsed Edward (Ned) Barron won a seat on the Board of Assessment Appeals.

In the fourth and final contested race, the new members of the Planning and Zoning Commission are Democrats Christopher Schaut and Melissa Renkert.

The remaining open seats were uncontested. Incumbent First Selectman Matthew Riiska, and the two other current members of the Board of Selectmen, Democrat Paul Madore and Republican Alexandria (Sandy) Evans were returned to their seats with no contest, as did Republican Tax Collector Sarah Bruso and Democrat Town Treasurer Chelsea Byrne. 

In other uncontested races, Democrat Amy Bennett will be on the Board of Finance as an alternate, Republican Marion Felton returns to the Planning & Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy, Republican Kevin Gundlach and Democrat Steven Whalen are Planning and Zoning Commission alternates, Democrats Daniel Green and Mary Bazzano-Reeve will have seat son the Zoning Board of Appeals and Republican Alan Boucher and Democrat Christopher Peterson will take seats as an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

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cgundlach@snet.net (Colleen Gundlach) Politics Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:38:19 -0500