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State Representative-elect Maria Horn (D-64) and a contingent of Northwest Corner residents went to Danbury Tuesday, Dec. 4, to weigh in on the proposed merger of two health care providers at a public hearing of the state Office of Health Strategy.

In a phone interview Friday, Dec. 7, Horn said that while she has not formed an opinion on the merger — between Health Quest (which owns Sharon Hospital) and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) — the concerns of the Northwest Corner were heard, loud and clear.

The Northwest Corner people who attended the hearing...

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Dover Day honors veterans

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DOVER PLAINS — The town of Dover was in high spirits last Saturday, Sept. 22, as local families gathered for this year’s celebration of Dover Day at Boyce Park, located at 6423 Route 55 in Wingdale, N.Y.
The celebration’s festivities kicked off at 12:30 p.m. with a parade in front of the park, though the excitement started long before noon with cars filling up the parking lot. Traffic was directed to make way for for incoming spectators while families stood along the road in anticipation of the vehicles headed their way.

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BTCF 2018 grant deadlines listed for northwestern Litchfield County

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the final round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2018. The application process for all grants is online at www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchGrants.
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Untold tales and images of history

You don’t have to be a teacher or a student to explore the state’s new history website for students in grades three, five and eight and high school. In addition to fairly obscure but fascinating history tidbits, there are also historical photos and documents such as the exquisite maps the Dutch used while exploring the region in the 1600s. The Teach It curriculum-enhancing resource is available online at no cost. 

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Bluegrass in Noble’s backyard

Noble Horizons in Salisbury  welcomed the arrival of autumn with the Bash Bush bluegrass band on Saturday, Sept. 22, along with scores of music fans who delighted to the rollicking sounds of the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, guitar and upright bass.

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Crash closes town for afternoon

A one-vehicle crash on Route 41/44 in Lakeville closed the road and most of Lakeville and Salisbury on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Vast mast lets small animals go nuts

There is an abundance this year of wild turkeys and squirrels, both of which are crossing local roads with frequency. The turkeys seem to have more street savvy than the squirrels; drivers are reminded to be cautious about the wild lives at risk at this time of year. 
Our nature experts agree that the large number of small animals is part of nature’s cycle of abundance. 

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Stanford Grange remains active with 60th Annual Community Day planned

STANFORDVILLE — In an age when the generation gap seems to be stretched across a virtual chasm of the internet’s making, the Stanford Grange No. 808 is proof positive that education, cooperation and shared goals can build a sturdy bridge of respect between the ages.  
Ryan Orton, secretary of the Stanford Grange, proudly explained.

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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue receives $10K grant for memorial fund

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DOVER PLAINS— With the help of a generous grant from the Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue announced plans to establish the William R. Updegraff, M.D., Memorial Fund on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to support the medical care of its horses.
A long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, and an avid horseman, Updegraff received numerous honors during his 50-year career as a practicing otolaryngologist. 

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Third time’s a charm at Grillsdale festival

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HILLSDALE— Roeliff Jansen Park was the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 25, as spectators from far and wide toasted the last month of summer at the third annual Grillsdale festival.

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Welcoming 16 new teachers to Region One

This year, there are 16 new teachers in the Region One School District, which includes the elementary schools in Canaan/Falls Village, Cornwall, Kent, Sharon, Salisbury and North Canaan, as well as Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). 

Photos by Patrick L. Sullivan

 

 

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