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Stop Underage Substance Use
Coalition partners with local law enforcement to stop underage substance use
Winchester- The Northwest Hills Prevention Connection (NHPC) is partnering with the Winchester Police Department to address youth substance use.  The coalition’s first step in fostering community change will include a series of law enforcement strategies implemented throughout the month of August. Police Chief William Fitzgerald and his officers are eager to create positive community change for the youth through this partnership.  The Winchester Police Department will be carrying out a series of compliance checks, DUI checkpoints, and other environmental community strategies to help prevent the use of and sale of alcohol and other drugs to minors.  The coalition is hopeful that these efforts will effectively reduce underage use of alcohol through these approaches.  McCall has had success in other communities with this nationally endorsed method.  “I’m proud that our police force is working with this dedicated group to make positive and lasting changes for young people in our area” Chief Fitzgerald said.
The NHPC, is chaired by Ashley Ishman, MPH, Prevention Program Facilitator, of the McCall Center for Behavioral Health, and is funded by a grant received by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  It is made up of non-profit agencies, local middle- and high- schools, local and state law enforcement, Northwestern CT Community College, and other youth serving agencies in Region 7 and Winchester communities.  The mission of the coalition is to cultivate a community where youth thrive and succeed.  Through a series of evidence-based community strategies, the coalition will be purposeful in keeping youth safe and reducing the rate of substance use in the Northwest Hills.  “We are working to provide young people and their families with the real-life tools they need to cope with difficult situations without resorting to the use of drugs and alcohol – we know for sure that prevention works and is the most promising way to combat the heartbreaking trend of addiction that has gripped our state and nation” Ishman said.

The coalition is looking for additional volunteers; please contact Ashley Ishman at (860) 387-9293 or Ashley.ishman@mccallcenterct.org if you are interested in learning more. 

Town Plan of Conservation & Development - 2017-2027

The Town is revising its Plan of Conservation & Development, which must be done every 10 years.  This document guides our Boards and Commissions in many of the actions they take on behalf of the Town.  Please review the link below and plan on attending the public hearing to be held in October, so you can participate in the decision process byour Planning & Zoning Commission. The plan must be approved in November to be compliant with State requirements.

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BHS Pig Roast



Our Pig Roasts have been enjoyed by all, so we are having another one at Squire’s Tavern, 100 East River Rd, Barkhamsted, on August 26th from 4:00--6:00pm. 

Tickets will be $25 per person and must be purchased ahead during the Tavern’s open hours: Wednesdays from 9-12pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. 

They will also be sold at the Winsted Diner, 496 Main Street, Winsted, and at the door.  Enjoy pulled pork with all your favorite sides and ice cream from the Riverton Store for dessert!  BYOB 

Bring a friend or the whole family and help support the Historical Society while enjoying the company.  New this year will be music by the Travelin’ Trout Band!!! 

Tickets are limited so get yours NOW!!  Questions call: Noreen Watson at 860-738-1152.

Recreation Fall Soccer

Hello Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League Families!

We are happy to announce that due to the great success Barkhamsted Soccer had last year with the addition of a newly implemented website and on-line registration process, we have extended our reach, increased our capabilities, and enhanced some of our features (like mobile access, text messaging, and merged calendars).  We are also happy to be able to include and welcome all of the towns involved in youth soccer.  This is a consorted effort of the unification of the towns of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Hartland, Norfolk, and Winsted that make up our soccer league now called Northwest Connecticut Recreational Soccer League (NCTRSL).  Our goal is to bring our towns together via a co-operative website and registration that will hopefully increase your enjoyment of the season; allow stress-free access to information, schedules, and other people; ease communication by sending reminders as well as instant notification messages/texts; shared and coordinated cross-town certified referees, rules, & code of conduct; and to streamline the entire leagues’ administration within and across all the towns.

Here is a url to use to get to the home page or another to the registration page:  www.nctrsl.com or  http://nctrsl.siplay.com/site/ClientSite/article/1599449 

Please click here for the full flyer with details of registration and other league facts 


Barkhamsted Townhall
Barkhamsted Town Hall
67 Ripley Hill Road
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063 - 3329

(860) 379-8285

Town Hall Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - noon

Please check the individual departments for their specific hours. 




The Town is in the process of updating its Plan of Conservation and Development, which must be completed by 2017.  As part of this activity, there will be public meetings to review related topics; and a survey will be sent to residents to get their opinions on how they envision the future of the Town.  We have also set up a webpage that will keep you updated on our progress on this important initiative.  Please click here to go to that webpage.  

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