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Whistles by ceramic artist Missy Stevens were among the many pieces on display and for sale during the Clay Way studio tour last weekend. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — The annual Clay Way tour of ceramic artists’ studios benefitted from exquisite autumn weather over the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18. Alison Palmer, an organizer of the event, also opened her studio a day early, on Friday, Oct. 16. Many of the artists “hosted” others in their studios; Palmer...

William Morrison in the private viewing room at his new fine art storage facility in Kent. Photo courtesy of Morrison Gallery

KENT — Litchfield County’s first fine art storage facility has quietly opened in Kent, a fitting addition to this low-key, bucolic town that has earned a reputation as an arts mecca among collectors and art aficionados. The state-of-the art, 25,000-square-foot, climate-controlled structure will...

Spirited decor in Cornwall. Photo by Verne Henshall

At press time, this is the information that we have on what area towns are doing this year. It’s possible that plans will change (see COVID-19 clusters story this page). On behalf of town leaders and property owners, please only trick or treat in your own town.  It is ultimately up to families to...

Residents brought their single-stream recycling to the hopper on the first day of operations at the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station on Thursday, Oct. 15. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

LAKEVILLE — The new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station, some 25 years in the making, opened for business on Thursday, Oct. 15. At 11 a.m. there was a steady stream of residents bringing household garbage and recyclables, plus the occasional commercial hauler truck. Manager Brian Bartram said there...

Left, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes is seeking reelection to her seat in the 5th District. Right, David X. Sullivan is running against incumbent Congresswoman Jahana Hayes for a seat in the 5th District. Photos submitted

Hayes cautious and connected as she seeks reelection Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-5) said that her primary emphasis is on health care moving forward. The first-term member of the House of Representatives is running for reelection against Republican David X. Sullivan. Hayes was interviewed by...

The Salisbury Sharon Transfer Station closed its old location on the Sharon Road in Lakeville on Monday, Oct. 12 (which was also a  federal holiday), so the station could move to its new location at 410 Millerton Road. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand of Salisbury made it official at the Monday, Oct. 5, meeting of the Board of Selectmen: The new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station will open for business on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. The new location is at 410 Millerton Road/Route 44, just before the New...

Cornwall

October 14, 2020
CORNWALL — With resolve to keep residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen discussed a plan by which the annual town meeting could occur and meet...

Kent


Whistles by ceramic artist Missy Stevens were among the many pieces on display and for sale during the Clay Way studio tour last weekend. Photo by Lans Christensen

October 21, 2020
KENT — The annual Clay Way tour of ceramic artists’ studios benefitted from exquisite autumn weather over the weekend of Oct. 17 and 18. Alison Palmer, an organizer of the event,...

Salisbury

October 21, 2020
SALISBURY — Two facilities in Salisbury were put on “soft lockdown” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, as the State Police at Troop B conducted a massive search, aided by the K-9 unit, for a...

Falls Village

October 21, 2020
FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Planning and Zoning Commission conducted a third and final session of the public hearing on an affordable housing application on Wednesday, Oct....

North Canaan


German Vargas has a new men’s barber shop in the Main Street location where Mario Sebben had his barber business for many years. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

October 14, 2020
NORTH CANAAN — There is a new men’s barber in North Canaan.  German Vargas opened for business last month in the same Main Street shop (opposite the depot and Collins Diner) where...

Sharon

October 21, 2020
On Monday morning, Oct. 19, Sharon Center School sent out an announcement saying that a middle school teacher had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school was closed...

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Horn is a great communicator I will be casting my vote for Maria Horn and hope that many people will join me in doing so.  In addition to the many positive qualities and... Continue Reading

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