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WINGDALE— Joining together with Housatonic Valley Association, Harlem Valley Homestead ushered in the month of November by inviting the community to a tree-planting party on Saturday, Nov. 3.

While the morning was clouded with dark skies and a burst of rain, volunteers were determined to set up roots along the Ten Mile River — rain or shine. By the afternoon, the weather warmed up and the sun came out, casting a light on the autumn colors. Open to all ages, volunteers planted flowers and trees.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the homestead organized a tulip-planting pre...

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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue receives $10K grant for memorial fund

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DOVER PLAINS— With the help of a generous grant from the Marion E. Cantwell Testamentary Trust, Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue announced plans to establish the William R. Updegraff, M.D., Memorial Fund on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to support the medical care of its horses.
A long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, and an avid horseman, Updegraff received numerous honors during his 50-year career as a practicing otolaryngologist. 

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Third time’s a charm at Grillsdale festival

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HILLSDALE— Roeliff Jansen Park was the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 25, as spectators from far and wide toasted the last month of summer at the third annual Grillsdale festival.

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Welcoming 16 new teachers to Region One

This year, there are 16 new teachers in the Region One School District, which includes the elementary schools in Canaan/Falls Village, Cornwall, Kent, Sharon, Salisbury and North Canaan, as well as Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). 

Photos by Patrick L. Sullivan

 

 

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Town Board talks about burglaries, increase from Royal Carting

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WASHINGTON— Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri opened the Town Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, to Joan LaCasse, owner of Blue Barn B&B. LaCasse discussed a recent incident with a Green Briar Adult Home resident, who reportedly entered her home and B&B and stole some items. She’s also appeared before the Village Board recently.

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Ancramdale Presbyterian Church seeks support

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ANCRAMDALE— Creating a “community of faith” over the past 170 years, the Ancramdale Presbyterian Church recently reached out to the communities of Ancramdale and Ancram for donations that will go toward maintenance and operation costs.

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Four-alarm fire in Dover, smaller fire in Amenia

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DOVER PLAINS— The J.H. Ketcham Fire Company collaborated with other officials in an effort to extinguish a four-alarm fire that broke out on Route 22 in Dover Plains on Friday, Aug. 17.
According to Trooper A.J. Hicks from the New York State Police, the call came in at 10:02 a.m. on Friday. 
A total of 20 fire departments responded to the scene, including firefighters from Dutchess and Putnam Counties in New York and Litchfield and Fairfield Counties in Connecticut. 

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Wassaic Project sparks creativity at summer school

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WEBUTUCK — With the new school year just weeks away, educators from The Wassaic Project inspired students from the Webutuck summer school program to think creatively with an art project from outer space on Wednesday, Aug. 8, through Thursday, Aug. 9.

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2018-19 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. 
The first day of school is Aug. 27. Freshman orientation for HVRHS is Aug. 24.
 
School begins in Region One on Monday, Aug. 27. All-Star would like to remind motorists and parents of some safety facts to keep children safe. 

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Lower Rhoda Lake fundraiser at The Pond

WEST COPAKE — “Good music, an excellent meal and a wonderful silent auction” will be the watch words of the evening starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, as members of the Lower Rhoda Lake Association (LRLA) gather at the Pond Restaurant, 711 County Road East, Ancramdale. 

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Dover McDonald’s under renovation

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DOVER PLAINS — Continuing efforts to update its image, the McDonald’s in Dover Plains was shut down last month to make way for interior and exterior alterations. 
Seeking approval for the work, a building permit application was submitted to Dover Building Inspector Donn Anderson last November and approved this past February. After shutting the restaurant down at the end of July, general contractor Meridian Construction set to work on Monday, July 31.

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