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June 12, 2015 - Architectural Styles in Barkhamsted through the Years -

New Hartford Town Historian, Anne Hall, will discuss the changing styles in architecture in Barkhamsted through the years.  Anne is widely known for her educational articles that appeared in the New Hartford Independent Newspaper. This event will be held at the Barkhamsted Senior Center, 101 West River Road, Pleasant Valley at 7:00 PM.

This talk will have a follow up bus tour on June 20th at 10:00 am covering Pleasant Valley and Riverton.  There will be a sign up sheet at the Barkhamsted Senior Center or you may call Noreen Watson at 860 738 1152.  There is a $12 fee for the bus tour.  You may contact Noreen Watson with any questions.

New Tick Virus

 Subject: New Potentially Life Threatening Tick-Borne Virus in CT


Doctors issue warning about new tick virus found in CT

April 9, 2015  CBS CT News  WFSB TV

Ticks in the area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus, even worse than Lyme disease.

Doctors have warned that the "Powassan Virus" is a rare tick-borne illness and could be serious, and has no treatment or cure.

"The doctor just has to support you during that acute illness and hope that you survive," said Dr. Daniel Cameron of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

He said that if someone is bitten by an infected tick, they can get the virus within a matter of minutes.

While the symptoms are similar to Lyme disease, they are far more severe.

"You can get seizures, high fevers, and stiff neck. It comes on so suddenly," he said.


Researchers with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said the virus is starting to show up in Bridgeport and Branford.

"I couldn't imagine having something worse than this. It sounds really awful," said Jennifer Cirigliano, 15, who is a Lyme disease patient.

She was diagnosed with Lyme disease two years ago and said it has been a long road of recovery.

Now, with this emerging tick-borne illness, doctors said to be on the lookout.

Doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves, like wearing pants and long sleeves outside, avoiding bushy and wooded areas, checking for ticks, and wearing bug spray.

Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/28764213/doctors-issue-warning-about-new-tick-virus-found-in-ct#ixzz3WwzkYEGg

Barkhamsted Earth Day Celebration - April 26
Tax Office Closure

The tax office will be closed on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Rec Camp Employment Opportunities


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RRDD#! is hiring a new Administrator

REGIONAL REFUSE DISPOSAL DISTRICT #1 is accepting applications for the Administrator’s position until noon on April 30, 2015. Resumes that include standard personal data and work experience should be submitted via email to regionalrefuse1@sbcglobal.net.

This salaried full-time position is to manage the District Transfer Station in Barkhamsted in accordance with all applicable local, State and Federal regulations and policies of the Board of Directors.

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Time to Buy Your American Flag


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The Barkhamsted Recreation Summer Camp will be held the week of July 20-24, 2015.  Registration forms and information will be on the Barkhamsted Recreation website- www.barkhamsted.us around late April.  Camp is for children age 4-Grade 8.  Please mark your calendars!

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FRCC College Scholarships

Again this year, the Farmington River Coordinating Committee, (FRCC), is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates or current undergraduates from the five river-front towns of Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Hartland and New Hartford, who will be or are attending college to major in environmental science or a related field.  

For information and an application, please visit our website at farmingtonriver.org and click on the scholarship tab or inquire at your school's guidance office.



Barkhamsted  Historical Society Plans “Walk  Through Time”

On Saturday, April 18th, the  Barkhamsted   Historical Society will conduct a hike at Peoples’ Forest, East River Rd, in Barkhamsted. The “Walk Through Time “  hike will begin at 10:00 am at Squire’s Tavern, 100 East River Rd. 

The hike will be a circular hike of approximately 1 mile  with about a dozen stops along the way at locations to “see” what it would have looked like in the  past. The Stone Museum and Squire’s Tavern, as well as areas on the banks of the Farmington River,  will be some of the stops.  

The hike  takes about 1 ½ hours  and is relatively easy, although it  covers some uneven ground - so wear suitable shoes. Come experience this area as it was long, long ago.

Questions, call: Paul Hart at 860-379-1861.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society presents the 3rd program in their series: “ Farming: From then to now” on Friday night,May 8th @ 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd., Pleasant Valley ,CT.

Paul Hart, BHS Vice President will offer a look at farming in Barkhamsted and how it changed over time from subsistence to market farming to virtually no farms in 2015.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Questions call : Noreen Watson 860 738 1152.


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

(860) 379-8285

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