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STANFORDVILLE — Stanford Community Day will again provide an opportunity for revelers to pick a favorite pair and cheer them to victory in what has become the traditional Push Cart Derby, organized by Helen Hamada and her husband, Kardsh Onnig of the Barraka Center for 3D Experimentation.

They began the event three years ago because, according to Hamada, “post election there was such a divide in this country that we thought, ‘Why don’t we try to do something in the community?’ Something that will be fun and bring everyone together — and it doesn...

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River claims another life, this time at Bull’s Bridge

Another New York City resident has drowned in the Housatonic River. Ana Tibucio, a 25-year-old mother from the Bronx, died on Monday evening, Aug. 12.
Tibucio was with her husband, Miguel Castillo, in the river at the time, according to a report in the Republican American newspaper. 
This is the second drowning of this summer in the Northwest Corner on the Housatonic. On July 30, 40-year-old Anderson Guante of Brooklyn, N.Y., drowned in the Housatonic at the Great Falls near the iron bridge that connects Salisbury and Falls Village. 

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New Stanford Free Library really stacks up

STANDFORDVILLE — When the new Stanford Free Library officially opened its doors on Aug. 3, it was thanks to dozens of citizens who have supported the effort for nearly a decade and a half. 

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Applications available for free home repairs

DUTCHESS COUNTY — Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) is accepting applications for its home repair and accessibility modification programs. These services are provided at no-cost to qualified homeowners and focus on ensuring that individuals can live independently in safe, warm, dry and healthy homes.

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Webutuck graduates save life, are honored by county Legislature

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Always ready to recognize a call to action, the Dutchess County Legislature commended Webutuck High School graduates Stone Scasso and Daniel Swift for using CPR to save Amenia resident Patricia Cascio’s life last month. The Legislature also recognized the Millerton Fire Company for helping save Cascio.

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Amenia, Dover and North East/Millerton negotiate with NDP: Harlem Valley towns pursue joint EMS coverage

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HARLEM VALLEY — The issue of regional ambulance service has been discussed by the municipalities of Amenia, Dover and North East/Millerton for more than a year — emergency services are facing a volunteer shortage and the Harlem Valley is feeling the pinch. 
The matter came up for discussion again at a North East Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8. According to North East town Supervisor George Kaye, a Request for Proposals (RFP) for ambulance service was recently distributed. The response, he said, was somewhat disappointing.

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Cold Spring Principal Jay Glynn retires

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STANFORDVILLE — Following an 18-year career in the Pine Plains Central School District, Cold Spring Early Learning Center Principal Jay Glynn decided to retire. His retirement went into effect at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

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Bear near elementary school

 This photo taken by Kelly Casey may be hard to make out, but at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 27, a black bear was spotted walking up the driveway of Sharon Center School. The driveway leads up to the school’s playground. Students will return to the elementary school for the first day of class on Monday, Aug. 26.

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Back to school in Region One on Aug. 26

The first day of classes for the seven schools in the Region One School District is Monday, Aug. 26. 
New teachers will be welcomed to the region at the annual meeting at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Monday, Aug. 19, and their photos and short bios will be featured in The Lakeville Journal issue of Aug. 22.

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Nature waits quietly for us to notice

It seems odd that I have not yet seen a bear this year. There are plenty around, and I know from the state of my bird feeders and trash bins in early spring that at least one bear paid my house a visit during the night, but our paths have yet to cross. 
Last year I saw four of them, including one that ambled down our street at twilight and others that lumbered across various highways and back roads before my approaching car.

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Suspect found naked following barn fire

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ANCRAM — Police are still scratching their heads about why an arson, kidnapping and burglary suspect was discovered naked when he was apprehended. 
According to the New York State Police, Livingston barracks, 56-year-old Henry C. Harasymczuk of Ancram was arrested on Tuesday, July 23, and charged with kidnapping in the second degree (a class B felony), burglary in the second degree (a class C felony) and arson in the third degree (a class C felony).

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