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Spring sports start at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The spring season is underway for the Housatonic Mountaineers.

The track and field team will open their season at home on April 26, after participating in a league invitational at Terryville on April 11. Each member of the small team (seven boys and thirteen girls) was able to compete in two events each.


Trout Unlimited’s Scott Ritchie fished as his fellow chapter members heckled him at Beckley Furnace on Saturday, April 16. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Grinding it out on the Blackberry

NORTH CANAAN — The Blackberry River is well-stocked and fished hard.

It also has Beckley Furnace, which is Connecticut’s only industrial monument and as such has a couple of picnic tables.

On a pleasant day it’s a nice spot to grab a sandwich and relax.


Your tax dollars at work, in the form of a stocked rainbow trout taken in the Blackberry River. The fish was released unharmed and with first-hand knowledge of why it shouldn’t try to eat panfish poppers. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

It’s tackle fondling time!

The snow’s pretty much gone so it’s time for the annual look at tackle fondling.

Let us check out the waders. Do they leak? Why yes, they do. Not so much a large tear in the Space Age breathable fabric, with frigid water gushing in. No, we are talking pinprick leaks, which inevitably develop in even the priciest waders.


Ally Celik, a sophomore, prepared to drive against Windsor Locks  during the Mountaineers 39-31 win on Friday, March 4. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

Housatonic loses in quarterfinal

COVENTRY—The Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls basketball team was eliminated 40-25 by No. 3 Coventry High School in a quarterfinal game Tuesday, March 8.


Northwest Corner towns are being asked to help with the installation of new signs indicating US Bicycle Route 7. Photo submitted

Signs will guide travelers on a new Route 7, for bicyclists

SALISBURY — Motorists and bicyclists in the Northwest Corner may soon see signs that indicate they are on U.S. Bicycle Route 7 (USBR7), a new cycling route that runs parallel to U.S. Route 7, from Norwalk, Conn., to the Canadian border with Vermont.

The route was designated in 2016, with support from Northwest Corner towns.

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