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In a Zoom event on April 14 hosted by the Kent Memorial Library and House of Books in Kent, Conn., Lakeville Journal Executive Editor interviews author Meg Muckenhoupt about the new book, "The Truth about Baked Beans." They talk about myths and truths and New England foods; and they whip up two...

Photo by Caroline Burchfield

For several years, students at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville have hosted a polar plunge to raise money for the Jane Lloyd Fund, which supports area residents who have cancer with their daily living expenses. Last year, COVID-19 forced the students to plunge remotely, all over the world. This...
SALISBURY — Diane Lloyd-Smith Hewat, long-standing Salisbury resident, died peacefully at home on March 26, 2021. She was 92.  The youngest of four sisters, she attended Foxcroft School in Virginia, which she hated. At Bennington College, on a blind date, she met Donald Hewat whom, after a...

First Selectman Charles Perotti, with cap, presented Paul Roy, wearing sunglasses, with his favorite piece of equipment, a Scag lawnmower, on the occasion of Roy’s retirement from the town crew. Photo by Christian Allyn

NORTH CANAAN — The town turned out to celebrate the retirement of Paul Roy from his position with the town’s highway department, culminating with the surprise presentation of his favorite piece of town equipment. An extensive Wave Parade passed by Roy’s home on Sunday, April 11 — the final piece...

Photo by Caroline Burchfield

The spring polar plunge in Lakeville has been an annual tradition for years, raising money for the Jane Lloyd Fund. Last year’s plunge was held remotely because of COVID-19; this year, students at The Hotchkiss School leapt back into the lake, on April 11. For another photo, see At least there wasn...

A wild brown trout plucked from the Wachocastinook on March 30. These fish are extremely skittish, hard to catch, and must be returned to the water, unharmed, as soon as possible. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

The problem: It keeps raining. The other problem: The nights are still chilly. Wachocastinook Brook (aka Riga Brook) in Salisbury used to be stocked with brown trout in its lower reaches. The descendants of those fish are still around, and each year the line of brown/brookie demarcation gets pushed...

Cornwall

April 14, 2021
CORNWALL — Aesthetics at the Cogswell Road bridge culvert, where guardrail work was done last summer, continues as an issue for residents.  Several attended the regular meeting of...

Kent

April 15, 2021
In a Zoom event on April 14 hosted by the Kent Memorial Library and House of Books in Kent, Conn., Lakeville Journal Executive Editor interviews author Meg Muckenhoupt about the...

Salisbury


Photo by Caroline Burchfield

April 14, 2021
For several years, students at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville have hosted a polar plunge to raise money for the Jane Lloyd Fund, which supports area residents who have cancer...

Falls Village

April 14, 2021
FALLS VILLAGE — After a public hearing on Thursday, April 8 (on Zoom), the Region One Board of Education voted to send a slightly trimmed budget proposal of $16,026,463 to a...

North Canaan

April 14, 2021
NORTH CANAAN — In tribute to long-time resident and noted hydrologist Fred Ruggles Jr., the Board of Selectmen agreed to name the proposed Housatonic River boating access point...

Sharon

March 31, 2021
SHARON — An announcement that the Town Hall offices will re-open on April 1 was welcome news at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, March 23. First Selectman...

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