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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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‘Yarn bomb’ covers Torrington in colorful creations

TORRINGTON —  Five Points Gallery organized a “yarn bomb” event earlier this month where volunteers knitted yarn around objects various locations throughout town, including trees in Brodie Park and bridge gates on Main Street. 
According to organizers, the idea for a “yarn bomb” started as an idea introduced to the gallery by the the yarn shop In Sheep’s Clothing located at 10 Water St.

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Fundraiser held for animal welfare organization

TORRINGTON — Jake’s WayBack Burgers at 320 E Elm St. hosted a fundraiser for area animal welfare organization For The Love of Jack on Thursday, June 16.
The organization, which started three years ago, is dedicated to helping sick, injured and malnourished animals.
For The Love of Jack acquired their name when an injured cat in Riverton brought many phone calls to Riverton animal control officer Les Archer. 

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North Canaan woman dies in one-car crash June 19

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NORTH EAST — The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-car crash that ended in the death of 26-year-old Aubrey N. Schmitt of North Canaan on Sunday, June 19.
The police reported that they responded to a 911 call at about 5:30 a.m. on the Sharon Road near Maple Avenue in the town of North East (which includes the village of Millerton).

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Car, truck show held in memory of Zachary Dube

TORRINGTON — In the wake of senseless tragedy, residents in the Northwest Corner have rallied behind a local family.
On May 20, 23-year-old New Hartford resident Zachary Dube died after being struck by a vehicle while riding his dirt bike. 

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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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