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Mount Washington, Mass. — The body of a 21-year-old man from Ghent, N.Y., was located, but not removed, from a treacherous spot inside the Bash Bish Falls State Park on Sunday, July 30, on the Massachusetts side of the park.

Just after noon on Sunday, an underwater camera operated by emergency personnel located the body of Aiden Campion-Pratt. The location was deemed to be too dangerous to allow for the Columbia County man’s body to be brought to the surface, according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

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Gwendolyn Jane Muzzulin
TORRINGTON — A daughter, Gwendolyn Jane Muzzulin, was born Dec. 12, 2016, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to Molly Inman and Jonathan Muzzulin of Torrington.
Grandparents are Doreen Dunlap, Paula Muzzulin and Sean Muzzulin.
Great-grandparents are Donald and Geraldine Ryan and the late Rose Jane and Jack Dunlap Sr.
Great-great-grandparents are John R. Muzzulin, Maude Caperchio and the late Lynn Muzzulin.

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Holiday party held at Grange

RIVERTON — The Riverton Grange held its annual Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 16. The event featured live music from Gilbert School musicians, snacks, games and grab bag prizes. 
Following their regular monthly meeting, Grange members sang Christmas carols and got ready to hear the students play their personal arrangements of traditional Christmas songs.

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Hospital affiliation process goes forward

NORTHWEST CORNER  —  Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) and Hartford HealthCare have submitted a formal application for affiliation to the Department of Public Health.
The application is the next step in the process of a merger of the organizations.
Both organizations investigated a potential affiliation in late February, and an affiliation was approved by the boards of both organizations in early August.

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Holiday help for those in need with Adopt-A-Family

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MILLERTON — Stacey Moore, of Moore and More Printing in Millerton, has run the Adopt-A-Family program for the last 20 years. Begun as a tribute to the late Mariley Najdek, who ran a similar program, Adopt-A-Family offers new winter clothing and toys to children up to 16 years old.  
“There are a lot of low-income families throughout our towns barely making rent or insurance or getting food on the table. So when it’s time to do Christmas, it’s a little tight,” Moore said. 

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Two new Four Brothers inns to open soon

Harlem Valley — The former Simmons Way Village Inn on Main Street in Millerton is being transformed by its new owner, Peter Stefanopoulos, to the Four Brothers Inn.

Stefanopoulos, who owns the Four Brothers restaurant chain, bought the building about two years ago and has been renovating it for the past seven months. 

The new inn will have 11 rooms and a Mediterranean-themed restaurant.

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Pastor holds postelection ‘Unity Rally’

TORRINGTON —  On Saturday, Nov. 26, residents gathered in Coe Park for a postelection “Unity Rally” which was organized by Pastor Peter Aduba of St. Joseph’s Old Catholic Church.
At the rally, participants marched through the park with signs promoting various social issues, spoke their mind to other participants and all prayed together.
Aduba said that the event was an effort to promote peace and equality in a postelection world, where many are frightened their community may fall victim to violence and racism.

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NW Corner residents take part in protest

TORRINGTON —  On Friday, Nov. 25, more than 100 residents from the Northwest Corner took part in a protest at Coe Park against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.
The pipeline, if built, will be 1,172 miles long and run through western North Dakota to southern Illinois and cross beneath the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, along with Lake Oahe, which is located near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. 

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Good Company coffee shop serving it up

TORRINGTON —  The  Good Company Coffee House opened for business in early November at 33 Franklin Street. 
At the coffee house, owners Michelle Wall and Sarah Kennedy-Berge offer a wide variety of bakery items and coffee blends.
Good Company boasts a comfortable, roomy seating area with a good view of downtown Torrington.

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Health and Wellness Center gives thanks

TORRINGTON —  Community Health and Wellness Center served its first Thanksgiving meal on Friday, Nov. 18.
The breakfast was open and free to the community and was held at its Torrington location at 469 Migeon Ave.
Since 2011, the center has operated a Winsted branch located in the Winsted Health Center at 115 Spencer Street. 
The organization gives low-income residents access to health services. Patients pay on a sliding scale based on federal income guidelines.

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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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