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Part II

Harlem valley — Already a few weeks into the new year and 2018 is brimming with potential stories from the local area.

As New Year’s resolutions are kept close at hand and plans are made for the year ahead, now is a good time to look back on stories that caught the public’s attention in the last months of 2017.

July

While infrastructure improvements were accepted for the Taconic State Parkway, local towns and villages celebrated their fire companies by hosting annual firemen’s parades and...

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Press association recognizes Journal

The annual convention of the New England Newspaper and Press Association was held from Feb. 11 to 13 in Boston, Mass.
The Lakeville Journal Co. received several awards for stories and special sections published in 2010. This year there were about 3,000 entries from daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly publications in the six-state region encompassed by the association.

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art students take home awards

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Students of Winchester artist Florin Firimita were among this year’s award winners in the annual Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastics Awards.
Firimita, a teacher at Southbury’s Pomperaug Regional High School, saw students Nathan Zabarsky, Sarah Sahran, Jessica Bonaventure and Elizabeth Miserendino take home awards for drawing, mixed media and painting. A total of nine students from Pomperaug won 11 awards.

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Schools react to Cuomo’s budget

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HARLEM VALLEY — At the beginning of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his budget proposal for the state of New York, which would cut aid to school districts statewide by 7.3 percent, part of a $1.5 billion reduction in overall cuts to education.
The proposal would affect every school district in the area, but as talks with district superintendents revealed, each district is approaching this year’s budget process in slightly different ways.

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Something sour and sweet for your Valentine

A grown-up Valentine’s Day
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Chocolates and creamy heart-shaped cakes are fine for the young and young at heart.
But for seasoned campaigners in the game of love, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about unalloyed sweetness. For us, the perfect gift — and the perfect Valentine meal — has a bittersweet edge, a hint of tartness that, far from detracting from this annual lovefest of a holiday, makes it richer, more complex, more meaningful.

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