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By Patrick L. Sullivan, Debra A. Aleksinas and Leila Hawken Updated Friday, April 3, 3:15 p.m. State Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) said Friday morning, April 3, that the decision to drop Sharon Health Care from the list of possible nursing homes dedicated to COVID-19 positive patients does not mean the...
On Thursday afternoon, April 2, nursing homes across Connecticut were still negotiating with the state government about plans to segregate nursing home residents into COVID-19 positive-only and negative-only facilities.  One of the facilities being considered as a COVID-19 positive facility is...

Brianna Juliano is keeping her children busy during the quarantine with crafts, schoolwork and a very defined daily schedule. Photo by Brianna Juliano

CORNWALL — Unfortunately, in our particular region, we will not be receiving specific direction from the school on distance learning until the end of next week. In the meantime, I have kept my kids on a regular schedule to try and maintain their engagement and also my sanity. We wake up everyday...

Johnny Carlson from Blackberry River Cafe in North Canaan is doing chef school projects with his niece and nephew and a friend during the quarantine. On a recent day his lesson was about nutritious breakfasts. Photo by Janet Carlson

CORNWALL — We get a bit more sleep now — can’t say we are sorry about that! We are up at 8 a.m., breakfast is at 8:30, then we are doing Virtual School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. My two children, Ellie and Harry, are joined by their good friend Shanea Togninalli of Sharon, who is staying with us...

While many Northwest Corner residents have found solace from quarantine by hiking, especially with their dogs, the Appalachian Trail has had to close because of an enormous surge in use. Other trails remain open for now. Photo by Lans Christensen

LAKEVILLE — On Tuesday evening, March 24, the glad tidings filtered through on social media. Earlier that day Gov. Ned Lamont had issued an executive order opening Connecticut’s  inland fisheries — lakes, ponds, rivers and streams — to fishing. (Opening Day had been scheduled for Saturday, April 11...

Ben and Claire Fiorillo have turned the kitchen island into a shared space for at-home learning during the quarantine. Photo submitted

SALISBURY — When I asked Gwen Fitch, a fourth grader at Salisbury Central School (SCS), if she likes the whole situation of being at home she replied, “It’s just that the classroom is a nice place to work!” Which was surprising, because many other students I spoke to claim they prefer their own...

Cornwall


Brianna Juliano is keeping her children busy during the quarantine with crafts, schoolwork and a very defined daily schedule. Photo by Brianna Juliano

April 1, 2020
CORNWALL — Unfortunately, in our particular region, we will not be receiving specific direction from the school on distance learning until the end of next week. In the meantime, I...

Kent

April 1, 2020
KENT — The 2020-21 budget proposals from the Kent Board of Selectmen and the Board of Education are posted online at the town website (www.townofkentct.org). The proposed budget...

Salisbury


Ben and Claire Fiorillo have turned the kitchen island into a shared space for at-home learning during the quarantine. Photo submitted

April 1, 2020
SALISBURY — When I asked Gwen Fitch, a fourth grader at Salisbury Central School (SCS), if she likes the whole situation of being at home she replied, “It’s just that the...

Falls Village

April 1, 2020
FALLS VILLAGE — The proposed 2020-21 budget for Region One calls for spending $15,957,505, an increase of $180,195 (1.14%). The Region One budget has three parts: Housatonic...

North Canaan

April 1, 2020
By Leila Hawken   NORTH CANAAN — As an aid in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the town declared an official state of emergency on Thursday, March 26, and a local civil...

Sharon

April 3, 2020
By Patrick L. Sullivan, Debra A. Aleksinas and Leila Hawken Updated Friday, April 3, 3:15 p.m. State Rep. Maria Horn (D-64) said Friday morning, April 3, that the decision to drop...

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Migratory waterfowl are returning to the Northwest Corner, a herald of the arrival of spring weather. Look for wood ducks, such as this lone male. Photo by Michael Moschen

Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint, Nature's Notebook
Previews of spring have been unveiling themselves through the steady arrival of migratory waterfowl species, particularly ducks, that are moving northward toward Canada and Alaska... Continue Reading
But Then Again ..., Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
Nobody chooses to be poor. Nobody. You are poor because you were born into it or because something bad happened. It could have been a divorce, a natural disaster, an economic... Continue Reading
The Chris Powell Column, Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint
No Connecticut governor has faced as big a challenge as Ned Lamont faces since Abraham Ribicoff, who managed the state’s recovery from the flooding of August 1955 in which 87... Continue Reading

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