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Soldier stationed in Kosovo, Afghanistan

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Part two of a two part series that began in the Nov. 10 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

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A soldier’s experiences in the U.S. Army in Kosovo and Afghanistan

Part 1 of 2
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U.S. Army Capt. Sean Klay, 30, is at home in Pine Plains, N.Y., and has been since early August, waiting for his next duty assignment while also searching for a job stateside. His unit is part of the 181st Infantry Regiment, and they have a new incoming battalion leader, Klay said in a recent interview. He had been promised a company command as his last tour of duty ended, but with new leadership at the top, that promise may not hold. “Things will change,” he said.

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Senator Ball honors area veterans

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HARLEM VALLEY — New York State Senator Greg Ball has announced the nominees for the 40th Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame. The nominees include men from North East/Millerton, Amenia, Pine Plains and Dover, among others.
The veterans will be honored during a ceremony in Carmel at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building, located at 112 Old Route 6, on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.
All towns within the senator’s district were asked to nominate a veteran to be honored at the event. In total, 26 veterans were nominated.
The local nominees are:

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Lights, heat, Internet slowly restored to towns

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As The Lakeville Journal went to press on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, power had still not been fully restored to all customers in all Northwest Corner towns.
Connecticut Light and Power representatives continued to work around the clock but, as weary spokesperson Janine Saunders said Tuesday morning, “the complexity of the repairs exceeded what we originally projected.”

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October storm strikes, many lose power

HARLEM VALLEY — Residents throughout the Northeast got more trick than treat thanks to a late October storm that wiped out power for hundreds of thousands along the East Coast — leaving them without light and heat for days on end.

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Harlem Valley prepares to vote

Election Day approaches
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HARLEM VALLEY — Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and voters around the region have a plethora of candidates to choose from among the numerous local races.
North East
In the town of North East there are a number of positions up for election, including town supervisor, two town councilmen positions, town clerk and town justice.
Incumbent town Supervisor Dave Sherman is seeking re-election (running on the Democratic and Republican lines); he is facing challenger John Merwin (on the North East United line).

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Once the electricity returns, snowfall will be forgotten

Tri-state residents cope with surprise October storm
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A severe and unusual October snowstorm clobbered the Tri-state region Saturday, Oct. 29, leaving the six towns of the Region One School District and some parts of nearby Dutchess County without power or reliable communications.
By the time the power went out for good in Lakeville, at 11 p.m., reports online indicated that most of the area was already in the dark. Lakeville was one of the last places in the area to lose power.

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Bad time to be a tree

Certainly conditions were difficult for residents of the Tri-state region following Saturday’s surprise snowstorm, which denied most businesses and residents of heat, hot water, electricity, communications and more for several days. But the snowstorm was particularly devastating for trees and shrubs,many of which were killed by the wet, heavy snow that blanketed their limbs with weight they could not bear.

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National energy issues strike locally

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DOVER — Energy resources, vital to our industries, businesses and lifestyles, are frequently at the center of public debate and the Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant and Cricket Valley Energy natural gas power plant are no exceptions.
Indian Point Energy Center, in Buchanan, N.Y., 38 miles north of New York City, has been in operation since the 1970s. Two of the plant’s licenses will come up for renewal in 2013 and 2015. Indian Point generates roughly 2,000 megawatts of electricity and is the source of around 30 percent of New York City’s power.

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Running for 5th District Congressional seat

Roraback sounds off on national issues
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GOSHEN — State Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) announced Oct. 20 that he is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5).
With the announcement (made at the town hall in his home town of Goshen), Roraback ended months of speculation over whether he would try for the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District, which includes the Northwest Corner (including Torrington) and extends east to the cities of Waterbury, New Britain and Meriden, and south to Danbury.
Roraback delivered a brisk speech explaining why he has decided to run.

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