Login

Regional News

HARLEM VALLEY— Volunteers from throughout the region — including numerous first responders who are lighting up their vehicles for weekend parades — are working hard throughout the area to provide holiday cheer in the coming weeks. Each town has unique events, so pick a few favorites, hitch the family reindeer to the sleigh and head out to make some priceless memories.

Amenia

• Tree Lighting — Town Hall, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. Santa will distribute books and pose with children for pictures they may take home. ...

Regional News

BOE budget and school board vote May 17

editor@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — Residents throughout the region will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against their schools’ proposed budgets for the 2011-12 academic year. Tuesday, May 17, is the date for the annual school district election and vote, when in addition to the budget voters get to cast their ballots in favor of candidates running for their district’s Board of Education.
Polling places are open from noon until 9 p.m. in the Webutuck and Millbrook districts, and from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Pine Plains district. Polling locations are as follows:

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

State budget passes swiftly

winstedjournal@sbcglobal.net

HARTFORD — The Connecticut General Assembly quickly passed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget this week, with the Senate voting 19-17 early Tuesday morning and the House quickly following with an 83-67 vote to approve the $40.1 billion package.
Critics noted that the budget raises $2.6 billion in taxes for the next two years and may make it more difficult for Connecticut businesses to thrive, but swift passage came as a political victory for the new governor, who had asked the Legislature for a speedy vote.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Bicycling event begins May 28

NEW HAVEN — There’s still time for cyclists to register for AngelRide powered by Team Hole in the Wall, the cross-Connecticut cycling event that supports seriously ill hospitalized children.
More than 250 cyclists will participate in AngelRide this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29. All proceeds benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program that brings hope and healing to children with serious illnesses in Connecticut hospitals and other hospitals across the northeast.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

A taste of classical music

Students in the Yale University music program performed for third-graders from the Region One School District at Music Mountain on Thursday, April 28. The annual concert is presented by Music Mountain and the Arts Fund for Region One. The quartet was made up of, from left, Igor Pikayzen, violin; Edward Tan, violin; Philo Lee, viola; and Eve Tang, cello. During a question-and-answer session, one third-grader asked the musicians how much they practice. “Not as much as I should, probably,” replied Tan.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

State vote could knock wind out of turbines

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

Proposed legislation that would change the way wind turbines are regulated as been sent to the state House of Representatives for a vote.
If approved, House Bill 6249 would put a moratorium on wind turbine projects until the Connecticut Siting Council can adopt regulations for such projects.
The joint Committee on Appropriations voted 40 to 10 in favor last week, making it the third committee to endorse the proposed bill. Endorsements also came from the Committee on Energy and Technology and the Committee on Planning and Development.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Aquarion releases 2010 water reports

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

Aquarion Water Company last month mailed each of its customers the 2010 edition of its annual water quality report.
Aquarion provides water to residences and businesses in the Northwest Corner towns of Cornwall, Salisbury, Kent and North Canaan.
The water in each of these towns (and all others in the state served by Aquarion) was tested for more than 100 compounds that could be harmful to human health.
Fewer than 20 were found in the water in the Northwest Corner towns and those that were present were within acceptable limits.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Little information on post office break-ins

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

Three post offices in two towns were broken into on the night of Tuesday, April 26. The Connecticut State Police Western District Crime Squad and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are in charge of the investigation. They have declined to release details.
Maureen Marion, communications programs specialist with the Postal Service, told The Lakeville Journal that neither investigating team was offering any information.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Legislators take steps toward making it safer to hike and bike

winstedjournal@sbcglobal.net

HARTFORD — The Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Judiciary unanimously approved a compromise bill last week that would grant towns and special districts immunity from certain types of lawsuits resulting from injuries at recreation areas.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Dipping eggs as Easter art

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

LIME ROCK — The girls experimented with color and composition while the boys tried to dye as many as possible. The babies were mostly interested in seeing what color they could turn their fingers and how hard they could bang the eggs.
An egg dyeing party at Trinity Lime Rock Church on Saturday, April 23, drew a small but dedicated crowd. Though there were only seven children, they made short work of the seven dozen eggs Alexis Dorf, the church’s senior warden, had boiled for the event.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Referendum vote is May 3 on Region One budget for 2011-12 fiscal year

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

The proposed 2011-12 budget for the Region One school district is the subject of a referendum vote Tuesday, May 3, noon to 8 p.m. at the town halls in Cornwall, Falls Village (town of Canaan), Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.
The budget proposal is for a total of $14,679,097, and represents an increase of 1.96 percent ($282,793) from the 2010-11 budget. The proposal was presented at a public hearing April 6.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.