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The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) has started a “Campaign for a New Ambulance.”

The SVAS volunteers want to buy a new ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis. The price is steep: $250,000.

The ambulance that SVAS wishes to replace is 20 years old, does not meet new state standards, and lacks updated technology.

And, according to Pat Barton, the SVAS chief of service, the undercarriage is rusty.

“Nobody wants to be Fred Flintstone,” she said in an interview on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Upgrading the current...

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Christopher Todd marks the end of mud season

Todd Page wanted to celebrate the end of “mud season,” as he called it, and what better way than with a cocktail party? 
Hosted by Biddle and Bellidora Communications, the colorful affair was held in Page’s luxuriously decorated Main Street store, Christopher Todd  (“For the Contemporary Traditionalist”). 

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Frontier offers fiber optics plan

GOSHEN — The Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG) discussed Frontier Communications’ proposal for fiber optic broadband technology for the Northwest Corner towns at a meeting in Goshen on Thursday, May 12.

The NHCOG is made up of the first selectmen from 21 area towns, including all six of the Region One School District towns.

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Parades, exercises planned for Memorial Day

Memorial Day observances will be held throughout the region on Monday, May 30. 

Ashley Falls

A parade featuring local veterans, the Sheffield Fire Department, the selectmen, the Sheffield Whinnies, local Scout troops and other groups will lead off at 8 a.m. from the village Green and end at the cemetery on Clayton Road, where the ceremony will take place. All members of the military, past and present, are encouraged to be a part of the parade (uniforms are not required).

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Remembering Artwell

NORTHWEST CORNER —  Long before the Whiting Mills artists studios in Winsted and the boom of art galleries in Torrington and throughout the area there was the Artwell art gallery in Torrington.

The gallery was founded by Stuart Wilson in 1995 on Water Street, then moved a few streets over to a shared space on Main Street with The Arts Desire in 2012.

It eventually moved to its own location on 45 Main St., where it closed in 2014.

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Extra innings, read all about it in Sharon

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By Cynthia Hochswender
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SHARON, Conn. — Even in this digital age, where it’s easy to conjure up historic baseball games on the television and the Internet, there is still pleasure to be had by leafing through a book about baseball. It’s an old-fashioned game; it’s appropriate to savor it in an old-fashioned way. 

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Historic vistas rare along Eastern Seaboard

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315 Trinity acres now protected

CORNWALL, Conn. — The Cornwall Conservation Trust (CCT) announced in a May 5 press release the recent closing on a purchase of 315 acres of land in West Cornwall.
The land, now called Trinity Camp Forest, lies just south of West Cornwall, north of Cornwall Bridge and west of Dibble Hill Road. Its inclined terrain climbs east above the Housatonic River and the Trinity Retreat Center.

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Experts help young entrepreneurs make dreams come true

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WINSTED — Students in this year’s graduating class from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Winsted finished off their program with a presentation of their products to local media.
The program, now in its third year, is run by Lauren Zordan and meets at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

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Grocery lawsuit dismissed

Store plan can move ahead
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NORTH EAST — Southern Realty and Development LLC’s (SRD) application to construct a new 36,000-square-foot supermarket off Route 44 East, near the Connecticut border, inched closer to reality on Wednesday, May 4, thanks to a ruling handed down by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. 

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Fatal pedestrian-car accident in Amenia

AMENIA — A fatal car/pedestrian accident was reported in the town of Amenia at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.
A Toyota Camry, driven by 29-year-old Lei Qu of New York City, struck 52-year-old Amenia resident Theodore Miles Jr. on Route 22, south of the Shell gas station.
Qu was traveling northbound on Route 22 near Route 343, according to a Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office press release, and struck Miles after an unsuccessful attempt to avoid him.

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