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The Northwest Hills Council of Governments (COG) has sent a response to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after a Dec. 14 meeting with a representative of the state Office of Policy and Management.

The COG is an organization made up of 21 first selectmen from Litchfield County towns.

The Dec. 14 meeting came about because the city of Torrington was identified as one of three municipalities that meet “fiscal disparity criteria” according to a hitherto obscure state law.

The COG was required to “submit recommendations to address the problems of the municipality...

Regional News

Copake native keeps the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

COPAKE — A 2013 Taconic Hills High School graduate and Copake native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

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King Taco brings homemade Mexican dishes to Dover Plains

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DOVER PLAINS — Customers can tempt their taste buds in Dover Plains these days, where a new Mexican restaurant, King Taco, has opened its doors for business.
For almost six years, owner Saviora Fernandez has set her sights on opening her own restaurant, persevering, working hard and turning her dream into reality. 

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An eye on 2017

Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

The Audubon Center thrilled area children with raptors and more.  Wendy Miller and David Petaigne brought an owl to Housatonic Valley Regional High School on April 7.

 

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Pride, hope and plans forming for future of industrial sites

The mills and industrial sites hidden even in the most rural towns in Northwest Connecticut are being collected and featured by the state Trust for Historic Preservation. 
This new collection follows previous ones featuring barns, town greens and historic districts (photos and data from those studies can be found online at www.cttrust.org).  

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Kildonan School’s first satellite tutoring center

STAMFORD, conn. — The Kildonan School in Amenia is opening its first satellite tutoring center. A private school for educating dyslexics, Kildonan now offers tutoring Monday through  Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m., for those in the Stamford area at the Piccoli Family Tutoring and Consulting Center.

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North East Town Board authorizes agreements for Comprehensive Plan

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NORTH EAST — The North East Town Board took the time to review the progress made on updating the Comprehensive Plan at a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14.

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Making the grade

Eugene Brooks Intermediate School students were recognized for being named Students of the Month at the December Webutuck Board of Education meeting. Back row, from left, Gabriela Arteaga, Zaina Aboueid and Nolan Krauss; front row, from left, William (James) Singleton III, Ashley Johnson and Violet Aufdenberg. The board congratulated the students on their accomplishments.

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The Young Person’s Guide to Orchestrating Gifts, Part 3: The classic lady about town

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Don’t wait, cut your ash trees now

The newest insect scourge threatening New England trees has recently appeared in the Tri-state region. The emerald ash borer, as its name implies, devastates ash trees, which make up about 5 percent of the state’s forests (and possibly more in the Northwest Corner).

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Adding old-fashioned fun to the holidays with new games

If you’re looking for the perfect gift that can bring families and friends together, consider picking up a board game or tabletop role-playing game this holiday season.
My friends and I host regular game nights where we will play a rotating lineup of titles. My current favorite is Dixit, which requires players to tell stories using beautifully illustrated cards. 

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