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HARLEM VALLEY — While the time for making New Year’s resolutions may have passed, it’s never too late to start thinking about how to contribute to one’s community. For those looking for a chance to give back to the communities that have nurtured them, the Harlem Valley is brimming with local organizations that have opened their doors to people interested in volunteering. Below is a smattering of some volunteer opportunities.

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The North East Community Center (NECC) in Millerton takes pride in its volunteers and the vital role they play in the...

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Building on memories of Great Barrington’s Du Bois

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Who makes what, where?

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HARLEM VALLEY — Budget season is over with, and salaries for town leadership have been set. So just how much do some local elected and appointed officials make? The Millerton News compiles a yearly list of who makes what where. It follows below.

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Save Craryville protests GRJH gas station proposal

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COPAKE — Over the past few months, members of the community coalition Save Craryville have continued to voice their opposition of GRJH’s proposal for a gas station in the hamlet of Craryville, attending multiple public hearings and bringing their concerns to the attention of the Copake Planning Board.
The project

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Air monitoring begins in Kent

The first of a series of state-of-the-art air monitoring stations is now in place at Kent School in Kent. This air monitoring network is being developed by Western Connecticut Clean Air Action (WCCAA), an alliance of citizens, area conservation commissions, land trusts, environmental groups and town officials that formed in July 2018. 

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How to make your car trip safer

You are correct if you think that The Lakeville Journal is writing an awful lot of articles this winter on safe driving. 
The are two reasons. One is that there were 11 fatal auto crashes in the Northwest Corner last year. The other is that the area is fortunate to have an expert on safe driving who is willing to share tips with our readers. 
Bob Green is a former race car driver and a racing instructor at the Skip Barber Racing School. He is also the founder of the not-for-profit Survive the Drive, geared toward young drivers.

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Kevin Bacon pledges his support for Five Points plan

TORRINGTON —  Actor and Sharon resident Kevin Bacon has signed on as the honorary chairman for Five Points Gallery’s upcoming fundraising drive.
Five Points is a nonprofit organization in Torrington founded in 2012. It has a gallery and provides education programs at three sites in town. 
In December, the gallery group made a deal to purchase the former University of Connecticut campus in Torrington. The plan is to turn it into an arts education center.  

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

TORRINGTON — A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at the Workman Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The civil rights icon would have been 90 years old on Jan. 15.
More than 50 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Brotherhood of Diversity.

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Looking back at 2018: The Year in Review

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Part II
harlem valley — At the stroke of midnight, Jan. 1, residents across the Harlem Valley toasted the start of a new year, celebrating the end of 2018 and declared resolutions for 2019.
As The Millerton News looks forward to the stories yet to come, it’s a good time to reflect on the news that caught the community’s interest in the second half of 2018.
July

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Works for me

It’s surprising we’re not a healthier nation. Historically, we cured most common afflictions decades ago. In the 19th century, as now, we put stock in the experiences and recommendations of others — not necessarily physicians.
Samuel H. Jones of Salisbury gave testimony — I found it in the Dec. 11, 1821, issue of Vermont Watchman & State Journal — to the curative value of Anderson’s Cough Drops.

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Looking back on 2018: The Year in Review

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Part I
harlem valley — With the start of a new year comes the promise of better things ahead. Also comes a time for reflection — and a chance to look back on the events and activities residents of the Harlem Valley thought important. Throughout 2018, The Millerton News was there to cover the latest community news, and now looks back at what stories readers connected with over the last year.
January

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