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ANCRAMDALE — As of Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, a GoFundMe page that set out to raise $20,000 had raised $73,307 for the Miller family, which lost 47 of its 48 cows in a fiery blaze that ripped through its dairy farm on Sunday, Oct. 14, at around 7:30 p.m.

The fire reportedly moved quickly through the nearly 250-year historic Millerhurst Farm, owned by Mike and Emily Miller. Located at 3226 Route 82, Ancramdale, the Ancram Fire Company responded, along with fire companies from Millerton, Pine Plains, Copake, Hillsdale, Craryville, Milan, Taghkanic, Germantown, Clermont and...

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Town Board meetings now online

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NORTH EAST — It’s a wrap on the purchase and installation of a video camera and updated sound system at the North East Town Hall. For two years, Councilman John Midwood has been working to get video recordings of Town Board meetings online. He even campaigned on the issue before taking office.
On Friday, April 13, the first Town Board meeting was officially recorded. It’s now on a new Facebook page, Town of North East, NY, which Midwood created just for that purpose.

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Cricket Valley Energy Center discussed beyond the state line

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SHERMAN, Conn. — With plans for the construction of Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) in Dover underway, the Sherman Conservation Commission organized a science-based seminar “Cricket Valley Power Plant’s Impact on Western Connecticut” on Sunday, April 8, to keep the public informed of the power plant’s potential health and environmental impacts.

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New entryway finished at Town Hall, plans for park cleanup discussed

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WASHINGTON— The new front entrance at Town Hall, which includes a lift for handicapped accessibility, was recently praised — and  displayed. The new front doors are a vast improvement over the old ones, and when a kick plate is added, the project will be totally finished. The old portico was sadly run down, but the new entryway is both welcome and welcoming.

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Students connect with nature at Dover schools’ Earth Day

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DOVER PLAINS — The Dover Union Free School District invited students to join in the celebration of Earth Day with a morning of educational exhibits and demonstrations on Friday, April 20.
With doors opening at 8 a.m., Dover Earth Day was held in the Dover High School gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event welcomed Dover students in grades fifth through 12th who rotated through the gym during the morning’s festivities.

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Torrington Savings Bank celebrates 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Torrington Savings Bank.
According to Marketing Coordinator Andrea Strawinski, the bank was established in 1868 in Torrington by 17 area business and community leaders.
Among the founders were Frank Hungerford, Lyman Coe, Charles Hotchkiss, Bradley Agard and Francis Holley.

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Fiery thrills, weather chills

Even the fire throwers couldn’t remove the chill from the Maker Faire at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Sunday, April 8. But a large crowd turned out nonetheless on the 37 degree day for the outdoor science fair, which included the Ithaca Physics Bus, demonstrations by the robotics team from Northwest Regional High School and assorted food vendors including When Pigs Fly South, from Sharon.
 

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Egg quest

Children got to enjoy sunny skies for Easter Weekend. On Sunday, April 1, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal church held an egg hunt after their Easter service.
 
 

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There are jobs that need to be filled

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They will return

The Patco filling station and convenience store in Lakeville will close for major renovations this Friday, April 6. The work could take anywhere from one to three months.

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Wassaic celebrates Easter with egg hunt

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WASSAIC — The Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary couldn’t have asked for a brighter or better day to host the annual Easter egg hunt for the local community on Saturday, March 24.
Minutes before the hunt was set to take place, families were seen walking along hamlet sidewalks in the direction of the Wassaic firehouse. 
In spite of the bright blue skies and afternoon sunshine, everyone was bundled up against the cold. 

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