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FFA award recipient James “Cricket” Jacquier, right, with Christopher Crane, junior president, on Feb. 7 at Housatonic Valley  Regional High School. Photo by Jenn Jacquier

Housatonic FFA honors Jacquier

The Housatonic Valley FFA dedicated its new Farm to Table room to James “Cricket” Jacquier in recognition of his leadership and commitment in seeing the project through.

Dr. David Kurish, center, testified on behalf of the Save Sharon Hospital (SSH) organization at the public hearing Feb. 15 from Kent Town Hall with SSH attorney Paul Knag (right) and Lydia Moore, SSH president. Hearing officer Daniel Csuka is on the screen. Photo by Leila Hawken

Hospital and critics collide at hearing

HARTFORD — Nuvance Health’s proposal to replace the intensive care unit at Sharon Hospital with a progressive care unit was heard by the Office of Health Strategy (OHS) on Feb. 15.

DaTa courtesy of Northwest Hills COG

Housing issues, addiction spotlighted in discussions

GOSHEN — Affordable housing was front and center in discussions during the Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG) monthly meeting on Feb. 9.

Jocelyn Ayer, director of the Litchfield County Center for Housing Opportunity (LCCHO), provided an update on housing statistics for the region before reviewing plans for the coming year.

From left, Advertising Director Rosemary Scanlon,  Associate Editor Melanie Ollett and founding editor and publisher Andy Thibault  at the Tuesday, Jan. 24, launch of the Winsted Citizen in Winsted. Photo by Terry Cowgill

Nader backs new Winsted paper

WINSTED — Can a start-up, print-focused, monthly newspaper make a go of it in a rising former mill town that is still emerging from years of mismanagement and strife? If the 100 people who turned out at the launch of the Winsted Citizen on Tuesday night, Jan. 24, is any indication, enough citizen support is there to make it a success.


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