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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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Peter Montgomery dreams of juicy heirloom apples

WARREN — Some people collect stamps, or coins, or vintage cars or majolica. Peter Montgomery collects apple trees, the older the better, although he’s been known to show affection to younger trees, such as the dozen or so newbies that he planted in his yard last summer. They were only in roughly their second year of life but they did fit the theme, as they are heirloom varieties that he got from a nursery in Virginia.

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Novelist Leary to read at White Hart on June 22

SALISBURY — Ann Leary, whose New York Times best-seller, “The Good House,” is being made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, will read from her latest book, “The Children,” on Wednesday, June 22, at The White Hart inn in Salisbury.

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Rain, winds and music that rocked the village

Millerton — Spring for Sound coordinators, volunteers and attendees braved the rainy weather on Saturday, June 11, to rock out with the entire village of Millerton. The popular annual music festival is held as a benefit for the North East Community Center (NECC), and brings people together from diverse parts of the Tri-state region. 

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Where in the world are the greatest inventions?

Region One students went up against their peers from across the state in two different competitions last month.

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Schools around region preparing for repairs

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Several schools in the Region One School District are discussing or beginning renovation projects, all of them under the guidance of architect Al Jacunski of Jacunski Humes Architects in Berlin, Conn.

Of most immediate interest are the renovations at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Taxpayers will be asked to vote Monday, June 6, on a proposed package of renovations that will cost up to $5.76 million (a state grant of about $1.4 million will help defray the cost).

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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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