• Tropical Storm Elsa Jul 11

    Barkhamsted Recreation Area Closed Due to Flooding After Tropical Storm Elsa

    A boat launch recreation area in Barkhamsted will remain closed until further notice because of flooding caused of Tropical Storm Elsa, according to The Metropolitan District. MDC officials said Lake McDonough will be closed Sunday due to high water levels caused by recent storms. Officials said this step is necessary to ensure the safety and security of all staff and…

  • coronavirus concerns May 18

    Barkhamsted Recreation Area to Remain Closed Amid Staffing Concerns

    A Barkhamsted beach recreation area will remain closed for swimming this summer over staffing concerns due to the pandemic. The Metropolitan District announced that the Lake McDonough beach area needs seasonal lifeguards to oversee swimming. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic paused the process for recruiting, hiring, certification and training of lifeguards that normally would have taken place by this…

  • fishing Aug 26, 2020

    Barkhamsted Woman Reels in Record Fish

    A woman out for a day of fishing reeled in a massive Northern Pike in Colebrook earlier this month to tie a 40-year-old state record, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Leslie Slater, of Barkhamsted, was fishing with her husband and children at West Branch Reservoir to relax on a hot day after Tropical Storm Isaias when…

  • barkhamsted May 8, 2020

    Drive-In in Barkhamsted to Open for Season With New Social Distancing Guidelines

    The Pleasant Valley Drive-In Barkhamsted is opening tonight, but it will look a bit different. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some modifications to maintain social distancing. One car is allowed between poles or pylons. Movie goers must sit inside the car, at least until May 20, at which point patrons will be allowed to sit outside, directly…

  • In Their Shoes Jan 4, 2020

    In Their Shoes: Glassblower

    Barkhamsted glassblower Peter Greenwood transformed a historic church into his studio.

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