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August 12, 2014 Republican Primary

The Barkhamsted Registars of Voters would like to remind Barkhamsted voters that the polling location for the August 12, 2014 Republican Primary  is the Barkhamsted School – REAR ENTRANCE at 65 Ripley Hill Road, Barkhamsted, CT 06063. 

The polling location will be open from 6:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please call the Registrars at 860-738-4695 or email them at registrars@barkhamsted.us

BHS August Events

"Legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse: Tribe, Fact or Fiction?"  Sheryl Robinson

 On August 1st, at 7pm at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd, Pleasant Valley, CT, please join us for an interesting and enlightening evening by Sheryl Robinson.  Sheryl is the wife of a Barkhamsted tribe descendant, whose family ancestry claims at least 10 founders of Windsor, CT.  She will share what she has unearthed about this unusual enclave, which appeared around 1740 and lasted for over 100 years right in our neighborhood. She has been fascinated with family research since childhood and wanted to know more about the truth behind the Lighthouse Tribe story that we all have heard about.  Learn about the life of Native Americans in the Northeast in the mid-18th century.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.  Bring the whole family!

 Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152

 "A Walk Through Time" with Paul Hart

 On August 9th, at 10am, Paul will lead a "Walk Through Time" hike of about 1 mile, with about a dozen stops along the way.  At each of these stops, he will discuss the features and landscape that you would have seen here in various points in time, including the big farm that was here in the 1800's and the tree nursery that was operated by the State in the 1950's.  Meet at the big parking lot near the Pavilion in People's forest at 10am and join Paul as he leads you in a circle past Squire's Tavern, the Nature Museum and along the River back to the Pavilion. This is a once-a-year hike, so be sure you don't miss out this time! 

Questions call: Noreen Watson 860 738 1152

Route 181 Resurfacing Project


Local Input Requested on Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments is preparing an update to the “Litchfield Hills Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan” prepared in 2006. A draft of the updated section prepared for our town is available for review by clicking here.  The NHCOG is accepting public comments on the draft report through the end of July. 

The purpose of the region’s Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify measures that can be implemented today to lessen the severity of a natural hazard that might strike tomorrow.  In recent years, the 11-town Litchfield Hills Region has been hard hit by severe winter storms, high winds, and flooding.  These three types of events represent the major natural hazards of concern in the region.   All three events can pose a threat to public safety, and the buildings and infrastructure in the regional area. 

Comments on the draft town plan section can be directed to our municipal Emergency Management Director or Rick Lynn from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments at rlynn@northwesthillscog.org (860-491-9884). The individual town reports for the 11-town region, along with a regional analysis, will be compiled into a final report for submission to DEEP and FEMA.  In addition to identifying priority hazard mitigation measures, the report is required by FEMA in order for the town to qualify for pre-disaster mitigation funding.

Stanclift Cove - Summer 2014
 Welcome to Stanclift Cove

The 2014 Cove schedule will be as follows:

June 14th Open for the Season

September 1st (Labor Day) Closing Day

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

GATE CLOSES AT 8:00 p.m.*

*Please note that as the length of daylight decreases the beach may be closed earlier.

During times of inclement weather, call the beach at 860-379-8082

COVE PERMIT must be purchased at the Beach by CHECK ONLY

For the full brochure, please click the link below.



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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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