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LITCHFIELD — Michael Criss, first selectman of Harwinton and chairman of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments’ (NHCOG) legislative committee, told a group of state legislators that the 21 municipalities “are not asking for any more money.”

Criss was speaking at the legislative breakfast, sponsored by NHCOG and the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, at EdAdvance in Litchfield on Thursday morning, Feb. 1.

The NHCOG is an organization made up of the first selectmen from 21 area towns.

Criss asked the legislators to avoid shifting...

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Looking back at 2017 The year in review

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Part I
HARLEM VALLEY — Another year has come and gone, and from the ordinary to the extraordinary, The Millerton News has been there to record and report news from the region. With all the possibilities for 2018 on the horizon, now seems the ideal time to reflect on top stories from 2017.
January
Early winter, 2017, a series of anti-Semitic posters was found on local telephone poles and at businesses throughout the region. Calls to quell hate crime in the region resounded.

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Send us your snow dogs

We may be staying snug inside by the fire, but that doesn’t mean our dogs aren’t still ready to venture out into the cold! E-mail your best photo of your beloved pet exploring the winter wonderland to editor@lakevillejournal.com and you may spot it on this page.

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Towns say no to state mandates

The Northwest Hills Council of Governments (COG) has sent a response to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after a Dec. 14 meeting with a representative of the state Office of Policy and Management.
The COG is an organization made up of 21 first selectmen from Litchfield County towns.
The Dec. 14 meeting came about because the city of Torrington was identified as one of three municipalities that meet “fiscal disparity criteria” according to a hitherto obscure state law.

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Washington board talks contracts at December meeting

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WASHINGTON— At the last December meeting of 2017, town Supervisor Gary Ciferri moved directly to opening public hearings for the Millbrook fire contract, the East Clinton fire contract and on Local Law 2,  to remove the 10-year limitation of the Cold War Veterans Exemption. Before the closing of the meeting, all three were voted upon and passed with all ayes from the board members. A resolution was made to adopt Local Law 2, which was also passed.

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Town of Ancram launches upgraded municipal website

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ANCRAM— After almost 10 years of operation, the town of Ancram bid farewell to its current website to make way for the launch of a newly redesigned site.
The original website was developed in 2007 when the town was working on a comprehensive plan and decided that a website should be part of the plan. Around 2008, the site went online where it was managed by  Laurie Quinn from Technology 4 All. As the town kept expanding and adding items to the website, the stability of its underlying engine risked collapse from “an overload situation.” 

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Copake native keeps the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopters flying

COPAKE — A 2013 Taconic Hills High School graduate and Copake native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

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King Taco brings homemade Mexican dishes to Dover Plains

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DOVER PLAINS — Customers can tempt their taste buds in Dover Plains these days, where a new Mexican restaurant, King Taco, has opened its doors for business.
For almost six years, owner Saviora Fernandez has set her sights on opening her own restaurant, persevering, working hard and turning her dream into reality. 

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An eye on 2017

Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

The Audubon Center thrilled area children with raptors and more.  Wendy Miller and David Petaigne brought an owl to Housatonic Valley Regional High School on April 7.

 

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Pride, hope and plans forming for future of industrial sites

The mills and industrial sites hidden even in the most rural towns in Northwest Connecticut are being collected and featured by the state Trust for Historic Preservation. 
This new collection follows previous ones featuring barns, town greens and historic districts (photos and data from those studies can be found online at www.cttrust.org).  

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Kildonan School’s first satellite tutoring center

STAMFORD, conn. — The Kildonan School in Amenia is opening its first satellite tutoring center. A private school for educating dyslexics, Kildonan now offers tutoring Monday through  Thursday, from 3 to 9 p.m., for those in the Stamford area at the Piccoli Family Tutoring and Consulting Center.

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