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Janet, who goes by the trail name A.J., and her dog Coffee Bean set off on a 30-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail from Falls Village to Great Barrington on Thursday, July 23. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

FALLS VILLAGE — Accompanied by her dog Coffee Bean, the hiker whose trail name is A.J. set out on Thursday, July 23, looking to complete yet another section of the Appalachian Trail, this time hiking from Falls Village to Great Barrington.  As a section hiker, this segment was just another one of...

Terston’s was open Saturday, Aug. 8, with a tent outside for the Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Safe Summer Sale. Because of storm damage, only cash could be accepted. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — The Kent Chamber of Commerce and businesses in the village went ahead with the Shop Safe Summer Sale, which began over the weekend despite power outages caused by Isaias. The sales are scheduled to continue until Sunday, Aug.23.  As Joe Speranzo of Sundog Shoe & Leather, said, “We...

Enormous tree branches and leaders crashed down and entire trees tipped over at their roots, taking down power lines and blocking roads, and leaving the region without power for nearly a week for most users and closing major roads for just as long. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

The aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, which hit the Tri-state region on Tuesday, Aug. 4, was devastating for many area residents, especially those many who lost power.  The announcements about restoration of power from Eversource were Delphic and required some interpretation. By Saturday the...

Equus Effect’s Jane Strong (with Dutch Boy Paint) has planned a COVID-19-safe gala at the Amenia drive-in for Sept. 12. Photo by Leila Hawken

SHARON — Bucking the trend of fundraising cancellations due to COVID-19, The Equus Effect in Sharon has instead reimagined its fall event, planning a gala fundraiser at the drive-in on Saturday, Sept. 12.  In pre-coronavirus times, the fundraiser, now in its seventh year, would have been held under...
Late Thursday night, power company Eversource offered a prediction that restoration of power would be “substantially complete” by midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The company said in its email update that, “Substantially complete means fewer than 1% of customers are still without power.” On Friday...

Allison Black intends to pursue tornadoes, thunderstorms and her passion for meteorology when she starts college this fall. Photo by Eileen Black

SHARON — “When I was young, my parents and I would sit outside on our front porch whenever there was a thunderstorm,” said Allison Black, 18. “They didn’t want me to be afraid of thunder.”  Although they could not have anticipated it at the time, this planted the seed for her love of meteorology. A...

Cornwall

August 6, 2020
CORNWALL — Having now logged several months of COVID-19 response training and efforts, the Cornwall Emergency Response Team was invited to present a report to town residents on...

Kent


Terston’s was open Saturday, Aug. 8, with a tent outside for the Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Safe Summer Sale. Because of storm damage, only cash could be accepted. Photo by Lans Christensen

August 12, 2020
KENT — The Kent Chamber of Commerce and businesses in the village went ahead with the Shop Safe Summer Sale, which began over the weekend despite power outages caused by Isaias....

Salisbury

August 6, 2020
SALISBURY — In a brief special meeting on Thursday, July 23 (held online), the Board of Selectmen extended the Salisbury Housing Committee’s option on the Holley Block property by...

Falls Village

July 29, 2020
FALLS VILLAGE — Residents of and visitors to downtown Falls Village will soon be able to take advantage of a wifi hotspot at 107 Main St. Felicia Jones, the town’s economic...

North Canaan

August 12, 2020
NORTH CANAAN — The cause of the fatal fire on Wednesday, Aug. 5, has still not been determined. There are unconfirmed rumors, however, that the cause could have been electrical...

Sharon


Equus Effect’s Jane Strong (with Dutch Boy Paint) has planned a COVID-19-safe gala at the Amenia drive-in for Sept. 12. Photo by Leila Hawken

August 12, 2020
SHARON — Bucking the trend of fundraising cancellations due to COVID-19, The Equus Effect in Sharon has instead reimagined its fall event, planning a gala fundraiser at the drive-...

Opinions

Lakeville Journal Editorial, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
This was a historic storm What’s the first thing you did when the power came back on? Take a shower? Do the dishes? Clean out the refrigerator and freezer? Do the laundry? The... Continue Reading
Letters to the Editor, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Looking at the bright side I expected a storm on Tuesday as my soap was interrupted for a weather guy predicting doom and gloom. I expected a power outage and it happened around 4... Continue Reading
Letters to the Editor, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Looking at the bright side I expected a storm on Tuesday as my soap was interrupted for a weather guy predicting doom and gloom. I expected a power outage and it happened around 4... Continue Reading
Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint, Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — August 1920 Advertisement: TIRE REPAIRING BY AN EXPERT. Your worn or injured tire will receive skilled attention in our shop and its life will be lengthened. Bring... Continue Reading

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