Deep River Farms Plans a Bevy of Programs and Produce this Summer

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DEEP RIVER — A paradise of 60-plus acres of farmland and wooded trails, a small herd of rescue goats, 30 laying hens with another 250 approaching laying age soon, an abundance of locally-grown food — Deep River Farms is full of summer surprises. Owners Marissa Mathews and Kelly Simpson-Angelini have been hard at work ramping up the offerings at their community farm, which was incorporated in 2015. “The response from the community has been positive and extremely supportive,” said Simpson-Angelini, who is excited and proud of all that the farm has accomplished and is doing.  “We love our community in

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Deep River Follows other Towns and Considers Authorizing Short-term Borrowing

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Facing temporary cash shortfalls under new emergency tax-leniency rules and with the fiscal year beginning in July, more municipalities are considering a rarely-used short-term borrowing option. “We just don’t know where we’re gonna land,” cautioned Deep River First Selectman Angus McDonald. “I’m certainly hopeful that the majority of our revenue will come in as normal, but this is anything, but a normal situation.” Deep River typically collects about half its tax revenues in July and August. The town also completes the majority of its spending for the year prior to September, McDonald explained. The town has built its reserve fund

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Women Shop Owners Buy Property on Main Street, Deep River

DEEP RIVER — “We love the town and I feel so fortunate that I can make a living doing this and being part of the fabric of my community, so when the opportunity presented itself to purchase the building, we were thrilled,” said Sage Novak, leaning against the wood and glass counter in her women’s clothing shop, Compass Rose, in downtown Deep River on Friday morning. Novak opened a shop in Chester in 2015, but when the building at 4 River Street became available, she and her husband, Dan Kollmer, jumped at the opportunity to lease a space nearby to

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