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AMENIA — On Sunday, Nov. 5, Congregation Beth David invited the community to come explore the abundant history of Afghanistan’s Jewish culture, with a lecture by author Sara Y. Aharon.

All were welcomed to the lecture by the congregation’s president and treasurer, Sherry Frankel. Rabbi Jon Haddon first delivered a touching statement regarding the Manhattan terror attack that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

“We are determined to live our life in that special New York way,” he said. “Our hearts go out to the families of the victims…...

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North East Town Board proposes budget: $50,000 earmarked for EMS, $35,000 for storage

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board worked on its 2018 municipal budget at its October board meeting. The subject will be raised for discussion once again on Thursday, Nov. 9, at which time the board will hold a public hearing on the document — and shoot to adopt it.
Last month, the board presented the 2018 tentative budget, which morphed into the preliminary budget that evening. Overall, said town Supervisor George Kaye, it’s a sound fiscal plan.

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How to stay safe this 2017 hunting season

According to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) the 2017 season for deer and small game hunting began on the third weekend in October. 

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Temple Beth David explores the Jews of Afghanistan

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AMENIA — On Sunday, Nov. 5, Congregation Beth David invited the community to come explore the abundant history of Afghanistan’s Jewish culture, with a lecture by author Sara Y. Aharon.
All were welcomed to the lecture by the congregation’s president and treasurer, Sherry Frankel. Rabbi Jon Haddon first delivered a touching statement regarding the Manhattan terror attack that took place on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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Webutuck varsity girls soccer team walks for SMA

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COHOES — The Webutuck varsity girls soccer team walked in this year’s Cure SMA 5K Walk-N-Roll in Cohoes this fall.
While this is the first time that the team has participated in the walk, Coach Mark Moren remarked that his athletes are no strangers to community service. In the past, the team has taken part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, and players help out every year at the Millerton Food Pantry by packing Thanksgiving baskets.

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Town Board sets public hearings

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WASHINGTON— Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri called the Thursday, Oct. 12, meeting to order at 7 p.m.
Edie Flood from Wings Over Water spoke, proposing a business at the Millbrook Training Center site. Flood has been operating her swimming school since 1993, and it offers lap swimming, swimming lessons and physical therapy sessions.

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North East candidates share aspirations for public office

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NORTH EAST— With Election Day on the horizon, community members were invited to the North East-Millerton Library Annex to familiarize themselves with this year’s local candidates on Friday, Oct. 20.

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Bear Watch

There was more bear activity than usual at the beginning of this summer, but then things quieted down and no one seemed to see any of the furry ursines for months. Suddenly this month, perhaps as the bears are preparing for winter hibernation, there seem to be bear sightings all across the region, almost every day. This particularly fine bear photo comes from Dennis Fallon of Sharon, and was snapped on Friday, Oct. 27.

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New plan highlights areas of regional concern

The issues that worry town leaders in Litchfield County most are addressed in a new regional planning document created by the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (known by its acronym, as COG).
The COG is made up of the first selectmen of 21 area towns, including all six towns in the Region One School District. They meet monthly, in Goshen, to discuss areas of shared concern. These can range from the best companies to hire for trash hauling to the best grants to apply for from the state for sprucing up village centers.

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Washington’s Gary Ciferri seeks supervisor post

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WASHINGTON — The town of Washington supervisor seat is up for election this year. The term is for four years. Incumbent Gary Ciferri, a Republican, is the only candidate running.
Ciferri is currently finishing a six-year stint as supervisor. His first term was for two years, before a board vote lengthened the supervisor’s term and the councilmen’s terms to four years each.
Ciferri is a native of the town, went through Millbrook schools and attended Dutchess Community College. He is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having served in Vietnam.

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Candidates for Washington Council

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WASHINGTON — There are two seats up for election for the town of Washington, and three candidates in the running. Council members are elected to a four-year term.
Stephen Turletes
Stephen Turletes is a long-time Town Board member, having served for about 20 years. He is a native of the town and has spent most of his adult life in public service, helping to keep this area a quality place to live.
“That’s the way I was raised,” he said. “It’s important to always give back.” 

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