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Mount Washington, Mass. — The body of a 21-year-old man from Ghent, N.Y., was located, but not removed, from a treacherous spot inside the Bash Bish Falls State Park on Sunday, July 30, on the Massachusetts side of the park.

Just after noon on Sunday, an underwater camera operated by emergency personnel located the body of Aiden Campion-Pratt. The location was deemed to be too dangerous to allow for the Columbia County man’s body to be brought to the surface, according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

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Goshen Fair returns, for 105th season

The Goshen Fair is back for Labor Day Weekend for the 105th time. Yep, that fair has been around for more than a century. 

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Wedding planned for November 2018

Michael and Melinda Fitting of Sheffield, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hope Lindsay, to Staff Sergeant Tavaris J. Douglas, USMC. Tavaris is the son of Reginald Sr. and Brenda Douglas of Galvez, La.  A November 2018 wedding is being planned.

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2017-18 Region One bus routes

Bus route information is provided by All-Star Transportation. If you have questions or concerns, call your school. Remind youngsters that buses can be up to 10 minutes early or late. 
School begins in Region One on Monday, Aug. 28. All-Star would like to remind motorists and parents of some safety facts to keep children safe. 

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Petitioning candidates added for November elections

Nominating petitions for unaffiliated candidates interested in running for municipal office in the November election were submitted by Aug. 9. The only towns with petitioning candidates are Salisbury and Cornwall. 
Updated election slates including the petitioning candidates are attached; there is also a correction to the North Canaan slate (Sarah Visconti is running for the town Board of Education, not the Region One board). 

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Eye care during the solar eclipse

In four days, a total solar eclipse will traverse the United States for the first time since about 1257. Its path swings from Oregon in the northwest to South Carolina in the southeast.

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Marketplace Season Coming To End

TORRINGTON — On Thursday, July 27, the town held its penultimate Main Street Marketplace of the 2017 season. The theme of the event was “Community Night” and nearly 50 local exhibitors came out to participate with WAPJ’s Barrie Soucy presiding as Grand Marshal. 

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Death of Columbia County man at Bash Bish Falls

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Mount Washington, Mass. — The body of a 21-year-old man from Ghent, N.Y., was located, but not removed, from a treacherous spot inside the Bash Bish Falls State Park on Sunday, July 30, on the Massachusetts side of the park.
Just after noon on Sunday, an underwater camera operated by emergency personnel located the body of Aiden Campion-Pratt. The location was deemed to be too dangerous to allow for the Columbia County man’s body to be brought to the surface, according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

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Slates set for local November elections

The Democratic and Republican Town Committees met between July 18 and 25 to nominate candidates for the 2017 municipal elections in November. Some offices do not yet have candidates; to find out what positions are in need of volunteers, contact your town clerk. 

Nominating petitions for unaffiliated candidates must be submitted by Aug. 9. Primary petitions must be submitted by that same date; if a primary is needed, it will be held Sept. 12.

The 5th H

4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands, Health — and in this case, Hurry up we have to get to the show ring. Ricky McLoughlin tugged and Nick LeGeyt pushed a feisty Holstein heifer during the Over-the-Hill round of the dairy showmanship competition at the annual 4-H fair in Goshen last weekend. Story, more photos, http://tricornernews.com/node/52109

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Diamond wins Best Udder, Best in Show at 4-H Fair

Well before the cloud-covered sky began to clear on the early morning of Saturday, July 29, the sounds of fair preparations could be heard at the Goshen Fairgrounds. Litchfield County 4-H Club members of all ages were there readying themselves and their animals for a busy day of showmanship and other competitions.
The Litchfield County 4-H Fair has been a highlight of the Northwest Corner summer season for 85 years. Generations of young farmers have come to show off their dairy and beef animals, pigs, poultry and more. 

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