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NEW YORK STATE — Dutchess County voters cast their ballots in this year’s general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at polling places throughout the Harlem Valley.

All across the county, voters visited their local polling place between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to vote for state and county officials. Some had local elections as well. While they each had different opinions of the candidates running, they shared a similar thoughts about having their voices heard.

Millerton resident Lauren Astor said, “This is the way our voices are heard and it’s an important time...

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2018 Tri-State Chamber of Commerce

The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce has announced its board of directors and slate of officers for 2018. Above, front row left to right, President Jean Saliter, Vice President Mary Wilbur and Bianca Martin; back row left to right, John Lannen, Secretary Janet Manko, Marie Castagna, Treasurer and Administrator Susan Dickinson. Since 2004, the Tri-State Chamber has been serving the businesses, nonprofits and townships of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. For more information on the Chamber, go to www.tristatechamber.com.

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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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