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DUTCHESS COUNTY — All too often, the men and women who have given themselves to service of the country face a number of obstacles as they work to reintegrate with the society they left behind when they joined the military. Difficulties may be physical, mental or financial. Some may entail homelessness, isolation, separation from family or lack of employment.

Whatever the challenges, however, help is available from any number of sources.

Millbrook’s Alec Pandaleon, a small business owner and the 2010 Dutchess County American Legion county commander, suggests that...

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Protesters arrested during Cricket Valley Energy rally

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DOVER PLAINS — With the Cricket Valley Energy power plant’s construction nearing completion, area residents took matters into their own hands as they organized two separate actions on Saturday, Nov. 16, with the intention of shutting down the plant and urging New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to close it for good.

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Police K-9 Training graduation

MERIDEN — Four K-9 Teams specially trained to detect the presence of firearms graduated on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Connecticut State Police K-9 Training Unit as part of the very first Firearm Detection K-9 Training Class.  
The four graduating K-9s have been specially trained to detect and alert their handlers to the presence of firearms and spent ammunition shell casings. These K-9 teams will assist police in combating gun violence.

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The remains of the deer

Greg Riley took a photo of a black bear licking the carcass of a dead deer in Lakeville, across the road from St. Mary’s Church, on Thursday, Nov. 7. Black bears in this part of the world are generally not considered carnivores, they are generally believed to eat mainly berries and vegetation.

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Save Craryville appeals special use permit; ZBA rules it’s still valid

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COPAKE — Taking the next step in their fight against GRJH’s proposed gas station in Craryville, members of the community coalition Save Craryville attended the Copake Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24, to discuss the appeal the coalition filed to GRJH’s special use permit.

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Man arrested in Copake shooting

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COPAKE — On Sunday, Oct. 27, at roughly 12:30 a.m. Troopers from the New York State Police (NYSP), Livingston Barracks, responded to dispatch’s call for a shooting at a Halloween party on Waldorf Ridge Road. Authorities have not released the victim’s name.
Once on scene, according to a press release from the New York State Police, troopers and deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office encountered a “large group of young people” at the home, and “a male subject with numerous gunshot wounds.”

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A salute to our veterans on Nov. 11

HARLEM VALLEY — Veterans Day ceremonies will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the following locations:
Amenia
Ceremony at Fountain Square War Memorial, 4958 Route 22. Hosted by VFW Post 5444 Dover Plains and local officials.
Millbrook
Ceremony at Veterans Green in front of the Millbrook firehouse at 20 Front St. Hosted by Millbrook VFW Post 9008.
Millerton

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Water to gas to electric

A gas utility served Lakeville beginning in 1898. A baker’s dozen years later, residents learned about a new utility: electricity.
At a Lakeville Business Men’s Association meeting, Donald T. Warner and John S. Perkins, president and treasurer, respectively, of Lakeville Gas Co., spoke against proposed state legislation that would enable the Sharon Electric Light Co. to distribute its power in Salisbury and Lakeville, according to a story in this newspaper for Feb. 20, 1913.

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AG sues the EPA over air quality

The states of Connecticut and New Jersey are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not enforcing rules designed to limit the pollutants coming into the two states from Virginia and Pennsylvania. 
The suit was filed on Tuesday, Oct. 29, by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. 
The administrator of the EPA is Andrew Wheeler, who is named in the suit.
All states are required by law to meet clean air standards. 

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Waterman Bird Club field trips schedule

HUDSON VALLEY — The Waterman Bird Club will take the following field trips listed below. For more information or directions, go to www.watermanbirdclub.org. 
Participants should bring water, sturdy footwear and lunch and are invited to stay and discuss the birds following the walk. 
Questions on field trips can be answered by calling Adrienne Popko at 845-264-2015 or Barbara Michelin at 845-242-2301.
• Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m., Millbrook School. Meet at the Trever Zoo parking lot at Millbrook School Road, off Route 44.

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Rebuilding Together: Stanfordville resident thanks volunteers for repairing her home

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STANFORDVILLE — Having originally hailed from Brooklyn, where people tend to keep to themselves, Michele Confredo was overwhelmed by the kindness and outreach she received from Rebuilding Together Dutchess County (RTDC) as RTDC volunteers and Rebuilding Day affiliates completed a number of critical home repairs and modifications on her home in Stanfordville.
A resident of Stanfordville for the last 16 years, Confredo said her house was “the only thing I own in the world, and to see it start falling apart around you is sad.”

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