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The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) has started a “Campaign for a New Ambulance.”

The SVAS volunteers want to buy a new ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis. The price is steep: $250,000.

The ambulance that SVAS wishes to replace is 20 years old, does not meet new state standards, and lacks updated technology.

And, according to Pat Barton, the SVAS chief of service, the undercarriage is rusty.

“Nobody wants to be Fred Flintstone,” she said in an interview on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Upgrading the current...

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Candidates for state and federal offices

All six candidates for the Connecticut General Assembly and for Congress were interviewed by The Lakeville Journal in early October.

Five of the six candidates came in person on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7: David Lawson, a Democrat, and state Rep. Craig Miner (R-66), running for the 30th District seat in the state Senate; Bill Riiska (D) and Brian Ohler (R), contending for the 64th District seat in the state House; and Clay Cope (R), running for Congress in the 5th District.

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Lobsters and support for Ben Lancto

LAKEVILLE — It was just another mid-summer’s day on the job for Ben Lancto. As a construction worker, the Salisbury native was standing on scaffolding about 20 feet from the ground.
And then Lancto fell. When he hit the ground, he landed on his back and right arm. His first words were, “I broke my back,” reported Caroline Kosciusko of Cornwall, Lancto’s cousin.

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Pulver honors county commissioner

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Dale L. Borchert (R-3), left, and Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19), right, honored outgoing Dutchess County Commissioner of Public Works Noel Knille on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Knille served as commissioner for three years and will soon be leaving Dutchess County for another professional opportunity. Legislative District 19 includes the towns of North East, Stanford, Pine Plains and Milan.

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The Riverton Fair: a New England tradition

Jacob Keesler, 2, and Christopher Carlo, 3, danced a hoe down at The Riverton Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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‘Ghost Hunter’ gives show at library

TORRINGTON —  The Torrington Library welcomed self-proclaimed “paranormal rockstar” Dustin Pari for a free program on Friday Sept. 30, “Documenting the Dead,” at the Coe Park Pavilion. 
Pari is best known for his work on television shows “Ghost Hunters International” and “Destination Truth.” 

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Finding insights into humanity through nature

 
MILLBROOK — Naturalist and herpetologist Harry Greene presented a program at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Friday, Sept. 30. He discussed his book, “Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art.”
He opened his presentation with one of his a favorite quotes, from the novel “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry: “The earth is mostly just a boneyard, but pretty in sunlight.” 

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Libraries work hard to attract patrons year round

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HARLEM VALLEY — If anyone living in the Harlem Valley ever gets bored, it’s not likely due to a lack of activities offered by community organizations. Local libraries, for one, offer a long list of things to do for both children and adults. Between the special summertime events and yearlong activities, there’s practically something for everyone — residents just have to make a point of taking advantage of the programs. 

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Mayor throws polka party at Coe Park

TORRINGTON — Mayor Elinor Carbone held her annual polka party at Coe Park on Friday, Aug. 26.
The event featured a live performance by the Eddie Forman Orchestra from western Massachusetts. The park was packed for an end-of-summer evening where residents of all ages danced.
Torrington resident Mia Barbieri, 19, said she was happy to be out with her grandfather, Jozef Stary, 88, of Torrington.

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Smoothie and coffee bar opens

TORRINGTON — Gravity Smoothie Bar opened its doors on 17 Water St. at the beginning of August. 
The smoothie and coffee bar is an up-and-coming art venue where one can sit down for a freshly crafted smoothie, or iced chai latte complete with coffee ice cubes. The group art show, “Local Flavor,” opened on Friday, Aug. 19, with a reception featuring eight local artists.

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Drive-in to host film festival Sept. 3

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AMENIA — The Brooklyn not-for-profit group DRIVE-IN Film Festival (DIFF) is bringing its ninth annual Film Festival to the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre in Amenia on Saturday, Sept. 3.
C.C. Webster, founder and director of DIFF, said the mission of the festival is to raise awareness about “the great American tradition” of drive-in entertainment while supporting the business of family-owned drive-ins.

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