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HARLEM VALLEY— Volunteers from throughout the region — including numerous first responders who are lighting up their vehicles for weekend parades — are working hard throughout the area to provide holiday cheer in the coming weeks. Each town has unique events, so pick a few favorites, hitch the family reindeer to the sleigh and head out to make some priceless memories.

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• Tree Lighting — Town Hall, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. Santa will distribute books and pose with children for pictures they may take home. ...

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Taxes, zoning reviewed by town

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Town Board at its meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, at Town Hall appointed Tara Kelly to the Planning Board to fill an unexpired position. Town Attorney Jeff Battistoni administered the oath of office to Kelly.
Kelly works for the Dutchess Land Conservancy and said she feels honored to have been asked, and looks forward to serving on the board.

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Goat Watch

Nigerian Dwarf Goats at South Kent School Center for Innovation on the snow day, Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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Lime Rock Park one step closer to Sunday racing

LIME ROCK, Conn. — Lime Rock Park (LRP) cleared one hurdle toward Sunday racing when Judge John D. Moore ruled last week that state law prevents the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission from regulating or limiting racing on Saturdays and Sundays.
Moore also ruled that LRP does not have to apply for a special permit to seek a change in or appeal the zoning regulations, under most circumstances.

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HILLSDALE— The month of January wrapped up with some sad news: Chad Malarchuk of Hillsdale had passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the age of 46.
Born in Rhinebeck to Millerton residents Alexander and Pamela (Roche) Malarchuk, Malarchuk was well known for his happy-go-lucky nature, his generosity and his open rapport with everyone he met. To Hillsdale Highway Superintendent Richard Briggs, Malarchuk was a devoted husband. The two married in the fall of 2012.

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Letter to the editor causes confusion: Town councilman sets the record straight

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NORTH EAST — It’s always nice to be praised for work well done — but it needs to be accurate. A letter to the editor from North East resident Dean Nicyper that ran in the Jan. 11 edition of The Millerton News seems to have had some details incorrect.
The letter praised town Councilman John Midwood for “securing the funding needed for video equipment that will enable the Town Board to video record its meetings and post them on the town’s website.”

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Tolls, spending and the upcoming legislative session

LITCHFIELD — Michael Criss, first selectman of Harwinton and chairman of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments’ (NHCOG) legislative committee, told a group of state legislators that the 21 municipalities “are not asking for any more money.”
Criss was speaking at the legislative breakfast, sponsored by NHCOG and the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, at EdAdvance in Litchfield on Thursday morning, Feb. 1.
The NHCOG is an organization made up of the first selectmen from 21 area towns.

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Register for school

STANFORDVILLE — The Pine Plains Central School District will hold pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for district children who will be 4 years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2018. 
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration is at Cold Spring Early Learning Center, 358 Homan Road, Stanfordville.  

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Electric vehicle charging station installed in Hillsdale

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HILLSDALE — Through the dedication of the town’s Clean Energy Committee, Hillsdale now has a fully operational electric vehicle charging station available to residents and visitors in the parking lot adjacent to Hillsdale Town Hall.

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Community attends annual Wassaic Project Mill Warming

WASSAIC— Tucked away in the hamlet of Wassaic, Maxon Mills was aglow with activity as The Wassaic Project held the opening of its winter exhibition, “What We Don’t Realize When We See Things,” at the third annual Mill Warming on Saturday, Jan. 27. 

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Volunteers sought for town positions

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NORTH EAST — The Town Board discussed a variety of issues at its January board meeting — the first regular meeting with newly elected Councilmen Chris Kennan and Ralph Fedele. The need for volunteers was an issue that came up more than once.

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