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Lives lost in 2001 and in the ensuing years-long war on terror were honored during a 24-hour long Patriot Day ceremony held at St. Martin of Tours in North Canaan. 

The event was once again organized by the Knights of Columbus and member Nick DeAngelis, as has been the case since the first ceremony at the Route 7 site in 2008.

“This is the 10th time the service has been 24 hours long,” DeAngelis said on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, standing outside the tent erected each year on the lawn in front of the church. He said as far as he knows this is the only...

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Underage drinking sting leads to two arrests

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — The New York State Police conducted an “underage drinking enforcement operation” in several locations throughout eastern Dutchess County on Friday, Nov. 25, to root out those who violate state laws.

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Shades of Blu

A new genre of music
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HUDSON VALLEY — Shades of Blu released their first album, “The Other Side of Love,” in October 2010. Since then, the duo, Antonio Regina, a composer and pianist from Verbank, and Marc Alexander, a vocalist from Stanfordville, have been lauded for their music.
Singer and guitarist Richie Havens singled out Shades of Blu saying that “great music, plus brilliant lyrics, equal magic.”

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Big old TVs help Morris win e-waste battle

Kent, Cornwall in top three
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The challenge was issued, the competition was stiff. But the Northwest Corner prevailed. Unlike Kermit the frog, folks here find it’s easy being green.
Literally tons of unwanted electronic equipment — e-waste — was collected in towns across the state between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, America Recycles Day.
WeRecycle!, one of the few companies in Connecticut that recycles e-waste, sponsored City Showdown.
There were valuable prizes, and a goal to raise awareness in the wake of a state law that took effect Jan. 1 that prohibits electronics from being tossed in the trash.

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Hotchkiss-Fyler House open for holidays

TORRINGTON —The elegant Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, 192 Main St., will open its doors to holiday visitors beginning Saturday, Dec. 10, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 30. The museum staff will offer guided tours of the house, which was built in 1900 and was home to the Hotchkiss and Fyler families for more than half a century.

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Blue Christmas service reaches out to bereaved

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WINCHESTER — The recent loss of former Winsted mayor Anthony Cannavo in a tragic accident underscores the fact that the holidays can be extremely difficult for people who have lost loved ones. For those who are grieving, the pastor and parishioners at Winchester Center Congregational Church are offering a place to turn for help and support.

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Electricity rebates available

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HARTFORD — Under pressure from consumers and state officials, Northeast Utilities has created a $30 million fund to institute a rebate program for Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without electricity for more than a week after Winter Storm Alfred on Oct. 29.

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CL&P rebates for those worst hit by Winter Storm Alfred in late October

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HARTFORD — Under pressure from consumers and state officials, Northeast Utilities has created a $30 million fund to institute a rebate program for Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without electricity for more than a week after Winter Storm Alfred on Oct. 29.
Customers can call 888-566-9257 or visit CL&P’s website (www.cl-p.com) to apply for at least $100 and as much as $200 in credit for loss of power during the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Any CL&P customers who were still without power at noon on Nov. 5 are eligible.

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Shift brings all six Region One towns into 64th

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The entire six-town Region One School District is now in the 64th Assembly District as the result of statewide redistricting.
The office of State Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) sent out a news release this week announcing that the 64th now includes Canaan (Falls Village), Kent, and North Canaan (Canaan), plus Norfolk and parts of Goshen and Torrington. The district already includes Cornwall, Salisbury and Sharon.

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What to do if you still have storm debris

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HARLEM VALLEY ­— Though the Halloween weekend snowstorm is long gone, remnants of downed trees and branches from the heavy snow still remain. Below is information of what property owners can do if they still have storm debris to dispose.
Pine Plains
The Highway Department will pick up debris and brush from the sides of town roads. Property owners may also drop off the debris at the Highway Department garage.
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Homicide in Hillsdale

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HILLSDALE — A 73-year-old Hillsdale resident, Lois Decker, was murdered in her home on Cold Water Street on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison Jr.
The cause of death was manual strangulation, according to the county coroner’s report.
Her body was discovered after the investigation of an automobile accident, a failed attempt at carjacking and a successful carjacking led deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to Decker’s home. The series of incidents went as follows, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:

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