Posted on August 27, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
School is back in session for many children here in the Northwest Corner. Previously dormant alarm clocks could be heard from Canaan all the way down to Kent this morning. As with any new routine it takes a few days to adjust to the hustle and bustle of daily school bus traffic. Please keep in mind that our school bus drivers and their students are still learning their new routes and various arrival times. Be sure to give them the space and time that they deserve.
Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies for our local students. We received an immense outpouring of support. The drive officially ends on September 7th, so you still have time to drop any extra supplies that you may have come across. Click the link here for more info.
Posted on August 20, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
SALISBURY – State Representative Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) helped secure a grant that will improve the safety infrastructure of the Salisbury Central School. The Salisbury Pathways Committee applied to the Department of Transportation’s Community Connectivity Grant Program to request funding for the construction of a sidewalk, a bridge across the brook, and an actuated pedestrian signal and crosswalk for a section of Route 41/44 in the Town of Salisbury.
Rep. Ohler authored a letter of support for the Salisbury Pathways Committee’s request to be positively acted upon by the DOT. In the letter Ohler explained, “These improvements will accommodate pedestrians in our rural community business center, increase safety of school children, provide safe egress of emergency vehicles from the fire house as well as bring a long-lasting and environmentally responsive development of a business district.”
Posted on August 2, 2018 by Greg MacKinnon
North Canaan – With the start of classes beginning at the end of this month, State Representative Brian Ohler (R-North Canaan) will be hosting a School Supply Drive. Items can be dropped off at various libraries serving several communities of the Northwest Corner. The drive officially kicked off on Wednesday, August 1st, and will be ending on Friday, September 7th.
“This an exciting time of year for students getting ready to head back to school. If they haven’t gotten them already, students across the district will be receiving schedules, class and locker assignments. However, getting everyone prepared to go back to school isn’t always easy for all families. Students deserve adequate supplies and learning tools regardless of economic background and situation. I went ahead and contacted several libraries and we will work together to gather supplies for as many students in our communities as possible,” stated Rep. Ohler.