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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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Why were papers delayed?

publisher@lakevillejournal.com

Many readers have asked why The Lakeville Journal Co. newspapers were late in printing last week, for the issue of Sept. 1.
While Northwest Corner residents were very aware of Hurricane (then Tropical Storm) Irene and its effects on surrounding towns, they may not have been as aware of the devastation in other parts of Connecticut.
The Lakeville Journal building in Lakeville did not lose power at all, which helped our staff finish writing, editing and composing the newspapers in time for the usual deadline.

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Giving voice to TwitterKids of Tanzania

Reporter’s Journal
stefanieg@millertonnews.com

When did I fall in love with Africa? Maybe it was when I was in first grade, and became so obsessed with the ancient pharaohs that I told everyone I was going to become an archaeologist and Egyptologist when I grew up.
Maybe it was when I studied the continent in college, in my Academic Travel class.
Or maybe it was I finally set foot on African soil, in October 2006. I went to Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, on a program sponsored by the university in Switzerland that I attended.

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Preparing for November’s Election

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HARLEM VALLEY — Summer is nearing an end and November will be here sooner than some might imagine. With fall comes election season and all of the preparations political hopefuls must make to get onto the ballot and into office.

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Why were the newspapers delayed?

publisher@lakevillejournal.com

Many readers have asked why The Lakeville Journal Co. newspapers were late in printing last week, for the issue of Sept. 1.
While Tri-state region residents were very aware of Hurricane (then Tropical Storm) Irene and its effects on surrounding towns, they may not have been as aware of the devastation in parts of
Connecticut.
Connecticut.
The Lakeville Journal building in Lakeville did not lose power at all, which helped our staff finish writing, editing and composing the newspapers in time for the usual deadline.

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Area recovers from drenching Hurricane Irene

It could have been worse
shawi@winstedjournal.com

NORTHWEST CORNER — The consensus from municipal officials in the region is that towns did better than expected during Hurricane Irene.
The hurricane weakened to a Category 1 storm as it headed toward Connecticut on Sunday morning, Aug. 28, but it still packed a major punch.
Heavy rain and very high winds took their toll, with flooding and power outages reported in many areas.
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) reported on Sunday afternoon that more than 760,000 customers in the state were without power.

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Mary Nelligan completes public service fellowship

HAMDEN — Mary Nelligan of Colebrook was among Quinnipiac University’s eight Presidential Public Service Fellowship recipients who were recognized at an Aug. 10 luncheon for their hard work this summer.
Nelligan and fellow students La-Toya Aitcheson, Vanessa Baez, Benjamin Cloutier, Devon Jerome, Matthew Pankey, Jamar Paris and Jeremy Stull made brief presentations describing their 10-week summer public service projects in Hamden and North Haven, what they accomplished and what they learned in their fellowships.

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Irene spares region from major damage

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — Hurricane Irene drenched the Harlem Valley over the weekend, causing flooding, downed electrical wires and damage from fallen trees.
But many local authorities agree that the destruction could have been much worse.
“We were very fortunate,” said Amenia town Supervisor Wayne Euvrard. “The winds weren’t as bad as predicted.”
Pine Plains town Supervisor Gregg Pulver agreed.
“We were very lucky,” said Pulver. “We didn’t have any wide-spread power outages or any big trees down.”

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County fair cut short, but still lots of fun

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

RHINEBECK — Last week, Dutchess County hosted its 166th annual county fair at the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck.
The fair was cut two days short due to Hurricane Irene’s fast approach, but between Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 26, thousands of people enjoyed milk shakes, cotton candy, carnival rides, fair games, live music performances and shopping.
A county fair would be sorely lacking if it didn’t also include livestock shows, and the Dutchess County Fair didn’t disappoint.

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Area recovers from drenching Hurricane Irene

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The repercussions from Hurricane Irene varied depending upon where one was as the gigantic storm found its way up the East Coast to the Northwest Corner. For some across the region, the predictions leading into the onslaught of the storm were overblown. For others, the warnings were followed by property damage, flooding, loss of trees and loss of power.  

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Virginia earthquake felt in Connecticut, beyond, on Aug. 23

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

An earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 23, sent shock waves up and down the East Coast that were felt here in the Northwest Corner.
The quake was the strongest to hit the East Coast in 67 years and almost as strong (5.8 on the Richter Scale) as the most powerful quake in Virginia’s recorded history — a 5.9 quake that occurred in May 1897 in Giles County, Va.
At Lakeville Journal Co. headquarters in Lake-
ville, tremors shook the newsroom. Editors reported watching their desks sway.
In Winsted, the quake rattled The Gilbert School.

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