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AMENIA — Virginia Lee (Tatsapaugh) Meili, 59, passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends on June 2, 2018, at Sharon Hospital.

Virginia was born on March 19, 1959, in Great Barrington, the daughter of Marion L. Tatsapaugh and the late William R. Tatsapaugh Sr.

Growing up in a closely knit and loving family, Virginia quickly exhibited a natural creativity at a young age, which she continued throughout her life. She graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1977, and later from Western Connecticut State College in 1981, where she received a...

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Cricket Valley Energy Center discussed beyond the state line

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SHERMAN, Conn. — With plans for the construction of Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) in Dover underway, the Sherman Conservation Commission organized a science-based seminar “Cricket Valley Power Plant’s Impact on Western Connecticut” on Sunday, April 8, to keep the public informed of the power plant’s potential health and environmental impacts.

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New entryway finished at Town Hall, plans for park cleanup discussed

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WASHINGTON— The new front entrance at Town Hall, which includes a lift for handicapped accessibility, was recently praised — and  displayed. The new front doors are a vast improvement over the old ones, and when a kick plate is added, the project will be totally finished. The old portico was sadly run down, but the new entryway is both welcome and welcoming.

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Students connect with nature at Dover schools’ Earth Day

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DOVER PLAINS — The Dover Union Free School District invited students to join in the celebration of Earth Day with a morning of educational exhibits and demonstrations on Friday, April 20.
With doors opening at 8 a.m., Dover Earth Day was held in the Dover High School gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event welcomed Dover students in grades fifth through 12th who rotated through the gym during the morning’s festivities.

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Torrington Savings Bank celebrates 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Torrington Savings Bank.
According to Marketing Coordinator Andrea Strawinski, the bank was established in 1868 in Torrington by 17 area business and community leaders.
Among the founders were Frank Hungerford, Lyman Coe, Charles Hotchkiss, Bradley Agard and Francis Holley.

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Fiery thrills, weather chills

Even the fire throwers couldn’t remove the chill from the Maker Faire at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Sunday, April 8. But a large crowd turned out nonetheless on the 37 degree day for the outdoor science fair, which included the Ithaca Physics Bus, demonstrations by the robotics team from Northwest Regional High School and assorted food vendors including When Pigs Fly South, from Sharon.
 

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Egg quest

Children got to enjoy sunny skies for Easter Weekend. On Sunday, April 1, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal church held an egg hunt after their Easter service.
 
 

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There are jobs that need to be filled

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They will return

The Patco filling station and convenience store in Lakeville will close for major renovations this Friday, April 6. The work could take anywhere from one to three months.

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Wassaic celebrates Easter with egg hunt

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WASSAIC — The Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary couldn’t have asked for a brighter or better day to host the annual Easter egg hunt for the local community on Saturday, March 24.
Minutes before the hunt was set to take place, families were seen walking along hamlet sidewalks in the direction of the Wassaic firehouse. 
In spite of the bright blue skies and afternoon sunshine, everyone was bundled up against the cold. 

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Camera purchase for town meetings comes into focus

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NORTH EAST — After some back and forth and much research, town Councilman John Midwood announced at the March Town Board meeting that he has finally found affordable video recording equipment to help tape and broadcast meetings each month.
With a $2,600 budget, Midwood said his previous request for an additional $2,400 was unnecessary. 

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