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State Representative-elect Maria Horn (D-64) and a contingent of Northwest Corner residents went to Danbury Tuesday, Dec. 4, to weigh in on the proposed merger of two health care providers at a public hearing of the state Office of Health Strategy.

In a phone interview Friday, Dec. 7, Horn said that while she has not formed an opinion on the merger — between Health Quest (which owns Sharon Hospital) and Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) — the concerns of the Northwest Corner were heard, loud and clear.

The Northwest Corner people who attended the hearing...

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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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Cricket Valley Energy: Protesters picket at rush hour

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DOVER — With motorists speeding along Route 22 in Dover, a trio of protesters stood their ground during a demonstration against Cricket Valley Energy (CVE) on Monday, Aug. 6.
Like other protests held against CVE this year, the protesters chanted their opposition to and the need to build awareness of the energy center and its potential hazards.
“We know better, we should be acting better,” said Johanna Fallert, a protester from Poughkeepsie. “It’s like we need a Manhattan Project for energy.”

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Skies finally clear for Jack Brown Fair

EAST CANAAN — A week of rain finally cleared off on Sunday, July 29, just in time for the annual Jack Brown Fair in East Canaan. Held at the East Canaan Congregational Church, the small fair features a  dog show, a bake sale, a raffle, hamburgers and hot dogs, working steers and the highlight of the afternoon: a dairy show.
The day started with the dairy breed show, where the day’s judge, Rick Allyn of East Canaan, compared the cattle to choose his supreme grand champion of the day. 

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Arts Mid-Hudson awards presented at Wassaic Project

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WASSAIC — Arts Mid-Hudson congratulated several Dutchess County Partners in the Arts and Dutchess County Performing Arts recipients at an award reception held at The Wassaic Project on Tuesday, July 24.
The reception was held inside Maxon Mills, with a good crowd in attendance. Refreshments and a light brunch preceded the awards presentation.

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