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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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Town Justice Casey McCabe runs for third term

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NORTH EAST — With this year’s local elections just around the corner, current Town Justice Casey McCabe (D) has decided to run for her third term in office.
A local resident since 2008, McCabe was first elected into the position in January 2010 and has enjoyed her responsibilities ever since. Seeing how the job allows her to work both at night and as needed, she appreciates the convenient balance the position provides between her legal education and her availability as a mother.

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Four candidates vie for North East Town Board

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NORTH EAST— With local elections just around the corner, registered voters in the town of North East and village of Millerton will have the opportunity to choose two out of four candidates for Town Board on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
All terms are four years as a result of a referendum. In addition to the two available seats on the Town Board, a Town Justice position is up for election.
Rob Cooper

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Journal: chronicler of change

The Lakeville Journal is entering a new era in its 120-year history, with a move to a new office location. 
This special history issue includes photos and pages from the past, a chance for longtime community members to remember the world as it used to be and the people they have known here, and a chance for newer members to get a glimpse at how the Northwest Corner has changed over the decades. Many of these photos and articles were found as we cleaned out our storage spaces in preparation for downsizing and moving to smaller quarters. 

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Pumpkin pride

Hillsdale residents and visitors turned out Saturday, Oct. 7, for the town’s annual Pumpkin Fest. Children painted and carved pumpkins, pet donkeys and tasted treats such as pumpkin ice cream, while adults entered a pumpkin pie-baking contest and savored goods sold at a bake sale sponsored by the Hillsdale Hamlet Committee. 

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Father Joe won’t be far away

LAKEVILLE — Parishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lakeville gathered at the Wake Robin Inn on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, to say goodbye to Father Joseph Kurnath and honor the work the congregation did over the last dozen years.
Kurnath also made a point of honoring his long-time assistant, Tara Green.
“I couldn’t have done the past 12-plus years without you — all of you,” Kurnath said to the group of about 60 people.
“My prayers are with you. I think of you every day.”

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Troopers honored for excellence in two cases

Three troopers at the State Police barracks at Troop B have been honored for outstanding work in two recent cases. 
Trooper First Class Christopher Sorrell was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his part in apprehending a man and woman accused of robbing several banks in New England, including the Torrington Savings Bank in Falls Village. 
Trooper Jeremy Ribadeneyra and Trooper First Class Joshua Holcombe received the Outstanding Service Award for their work in solving a series of burglaries in Sharon. 

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Candidates named for Millbrook and Washington

WASHINGTON — Elections are just around the corner, and political committees in the town and village have been busy selecting their candidates for seats on the Village Board, the Town Board and for county office. 
Washington
In a Republican caucus held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the town of Washington, Gary Ciferri, incumbent town supervisor, was named the party candidate for that position. Michael Murphy and Stephen Turletes, both incumbents, were endorsed by the GOP as candidates for the Town Board. 

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North East candidates for 2017 ballot

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NORTH EAST — Following the results of their respective caucuses, the North East Democratic and Republican Committees of North East welcomed five candidates for positions in the upcoming fall election.
Republican Committee
Rather than conduct a caucus, the Republican Committee of North East circulated petitions for candidates during the first week of June, completing the process by July 10. While there are typically 20 names required for the petition, committee Chair Edie Greenwood said that about 60 names were collected.

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Celebrating her first century

Five generations came from Alabama, Georgia and Connecticut to celebrate Mary Agnes Howard’s 100th birthday at a cookout provided by Sharon Health Care Center and Mary Agnes’ daughter, Mary Beth Serra.
Pictured in the first row, from left to right, are John Howard, Agnes’ grandson, Mary Agnes holding her great-great-grandson, Jordan Michael-Thomas LaFountain, Jennifer Armillei, Agnes’ grand-daughter, and Tanner Howard, Agnes’ great-grandson.

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Ruff competition at the American Kennel Club show

GOSHEN — A dog show might be the perfect place to truly put your canine affection to the test. Your own four-paws pal might be a winner in your eyes, but is he a ribbon and a handshake authentic brand of winner? Many, it can be suspected, at the Goshen Agricultural Fairgrounds over the weekend would surely have answered in the affirmative (perhaps even have barked it out). 

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