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ATTENTION BARKHAMSTED DOG OWNERS:  Barkhamsted Animal Control will soon begin their annual Door-to Door dog Canvass.  Over the next 6 weeks, Animal Control officers will be knocking on doors in search of unlicensed dogs.  State law requires all dogs over six months of age be licensed and proof of vaccination against rabies must be presented to the Town Clerk when licensing.  Licenses may also be obtained thru the mail.  Call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-379-8665 for more details.  

Third Annual Run Like a Deer 5K


On Saturday November 7, 2015, at 9:30 am, the third annual Run Like A Deer 5K road race and non-competitive walk will be held.  Registration is available online at www.nwr7.com. The race takes place along West River Rd in Pleasant Valley, with registration at the Barkhamsted School. Race day registration will begin at 8:00am and the race starts at 9:30 am. All proceeds from the race go to offset the cost of high school graduation. To be a sponsor of the race or for more information please email msexton-read@charter.net

Northwester Regional #7 Second Annual Community Meeting


On Wednesday October 28, 2015 Northwestern Middle and High School will hold the second annual community meeting. The community is invited to come and share with the administration and Board of Education ideas for improving our schools and their priorities for our community. The administration will present an update on the District’s Five Year Plan, including items accomplished, items re-prioritized and additions to the plan. The administration and Board value this opportunity to engage in a conversation with all stakeholders in the effort to provide the best educational experience for the children in our community. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and be held in the Roberta O’Hotnicky Little Theater. Refreshments will be served.

Basic CERT Training Class


There will be a Basic CERT training class held at the Torrington Fire Department, 111 Water Street, starting on October 5th and running for 7 consecutive Monday nights through November 16th.  Classes will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The lead instructor will be Torrington EMD, Rick Dalla Valle.

If you are interested in taking this training, please contact Rick Dalla Valle by email ( Rick_Dalla Valle@torringtonct.org ) or by calling 860-309-9685.  CERT teams are a great way to integrate volunteers into the local emergency response force.  CERT members are backed by the State of Connecticut for purposes of disability, injury and liability.



Greenwoods Path Feasibility Study

The Towns of New Hartford and Barkhamsted have been studying the feasibility of improving the existing trail between New Hartford’s Village Center and Pleasant Valley as a means to better connect these neighboring communities.  The improved path through the MDC’s Greenwoods Property would allow for easier hiking, and possibly biking, but would not be a paved “rails-to-trails” bike trail.  Since tourism is a big element of our respective economic development, connecting the two villages plus Riverton to the north and Collinsville to the east would help promote both towns.  To-date, all efforts have been through volunteers and no town funds have been expended.

The Towns’ Selectmen, Economic Development Commissions, Conservation Commission, representatives from the MDC, the Farmington River Watershed Association and the Farmington River Coordinating Committee, the CT DEEP, plus other interested parties have been involved in the process.  Additional stakeholders to be consulted are the fisherman and hunters who traditionally have used the area.  No definitive location for the path has yet been set.  Once a path is plotted that appears to be environmentally sound and cost effective, all residents of the two towns will be brought into the process and all of the regulatory requirements will be addressed, including negotiating a right-of-way through the MDC property.  Assuming the path is approved by all needed participants, the towns would then seek funds to move forward.  It should be noted that should any of the approvals not be obtained, the process would stop.

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Barkhamsted Townhall
Barkhamsted Town Hall
67 Ripley Hill Road ~ P.O. Box 558
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0558

(860) 379-8285


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