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The weather was gray and gloomy on Saturday, April 13, when several towns hosted their annual Easter egg hunts. None of the children seemed to care. They weren’t looking up at the sky, their eyes were locked on the ground and the colorful plastic eggs scattered across the lawns of the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury, Lawrence Field in North Canaan and the lawns in front of and behind Town Hall in Kent (children under 5 were in front of the municipal building, children 6 and older were in back).

There were tall, furry white rabbits at North Canaan and Kent, available...

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More than $1.1 million awarded to local nonprofits

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DUTCHESS COUNTY — Just before 2018 came to an end, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro announced that the county’s Agency Partner Grant (APG) program awarded more than $1.1 million in renewed funding to 19 nonprofits for 2019. As a result of the funding, the selected nonprofits will now be able to continue 25 key programs targeting a broad range of community needs in Dutchess County, including youth development, workforce development, mental health and wellness and literacy.

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Farmers chain selves to tractor to protest energy plant

WASSAIC -— Four men protesting the gas-powered energy plant being built in Dover, N.Y., chained themselves to a tractor in the middle of a road on Tuesday night, Jan. 15. Their goal was to block delivery of large equipment (turbines, according to some reports) from the Kimberly Clark plant in New Milford to the Cricket Valley Energy Center in Dover.
The four men had heard that roads in New Milford would be closed around midnight to allow the caravan of trucks and Connecticut State Police vehicles to travel from New Milford to Dover. 

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Building on memories of Great Barrington’s Du Bois

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Who makes what, where?

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HARLEM VALLEY — Budget season is over with, and salaries for town leadership have been set. So just how much do some local elected and appointed officials make? The Millerton News compiles a yearly list of who makes what where. It follows below.

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Save Craryville protests GRJH gas station proposal

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COPAKE — Over the past few months, members of the community coalition Save Craryville have continued to voice their opposition of GRJH’s proposal for a gas station in the hamlet of Craryville, attending multiple public hearings and bringing their concerns to the attention of the Copake Planning Board.
The project

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Air monitoring begins in Kent

The first of a series of state-of-the-art air monitoring stations is now in place at Kent School in Kent. This air monitoring network is being developed by Western Connecticut Clean Air Action (WCCAA), an alliance of citizens, area conservation commissions, land trusts, environmental groups and town officials that formed in July 2018. 

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How to make your car trip safer

You are correct if you think that The Lakeville Journal is writing an awful lot of articles this winter on safe driving. 
The are two reasons. One is that there were 11 fatal auto crashes in the Northwest Corner last year. The other is that the area is fortunate to have an expert on safe driving who is willing to share tips with our readers. 
Bob Green is a former race car driver and a racing instructor at the Skip Barber Racing School. He is also the founder of the not-for-profit Survive the Drive, geared toward young drivers.

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Kevin Bacon pledges his support for Five Points plan

TORRINGTON —  Actor and Sharon resident Kevin Bacon has signed on as the honorary chairman for Five Points Gallery’s upcoming fundraising drive.
Five Points is a nonprofit organization in Torrington founded in 2012. It has a gallery and provides education programs at three sites in town. 
In December, the gallery group made a deal to purchase the former University of Connecticut campus in Torrington. The plan is to turn it into an arts education center.  

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

TORRINGTON — A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Workman Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The civil rights icon would have been 90 years old on Jan. 15.
More than 50 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Brotherhood of Diversity.

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Looking back at 2018: The Year in Review

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Part II
harlem valley — At the stroke of midnight, Jan. 1, residents across the Harlem Valley toasted the start of a new year, celebrating the end of 2018 and declared resolutions for 2019.
As The Millerton News looks forward to the stories yet to come, it’s a good time to reflect on the news that caught the community’s interest in the second half of 2018.
July

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