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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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Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue celebrates new indoor arena

DOVER PLAINS— Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue recently honored the generosity of the numerous donors who helped finance a new indoor riding arena, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, May 4.
“There are 51 horses on the farm and the rescue is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue owner Deanna Mancuso.

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Duck Watch

SALISBURY —  Scott Whalen came back for a visit to his hometown last week and spent a good deal of time at Lakeville’s town Grove and beach. 
While there, he said, “I spotted a small diving duck in its breeding plumage — but this little fella doesn’t breed anywhere near here.”

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2018 Tri-State Chamber of Commerce

The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce has announced its board of directors and slate of officers for 2018. Above, front row left to right, President Jean Saliter, Vice President Mary Wilbur and Bianca Martin; back row left to right, John Lannen, Secretary Janet Manko, Marie Castagna, Treasurer and Administrator Susan Dickinson. Since 2004, the Tri-State Chamber has been serving the businesses, nonprofits and townships of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. For more information on the Chamber, go to www.tristatechamber.com.

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Town Board meetings now online

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NORTH EAST — It’s a wrap on the purchase and installation of a video camera and updated sound system at the North East Town Hall. For two years, Councilman John Midwood has been working to get video recordings of Town Board meetings online. He even campaigned on the issue before taking office.
On Friday, April 13, the first Town Board meeting was officially recorded. It’s now on a new Facebook page, Town of North East, NY, which Midwood created just for that purpose.

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Cricket Valley Energy Center discussed beyond the state line

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SHERMAN, Conn. — With plans for the construction of Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) in Dover underway, the Sherman Conservation Commission organized a science-based seminar “Cricket Valley Power Plant’s Impact on Western Connecticut” on Sunday, April 8, to keep the public informed of the power plant’s potential health and environmental impacts.

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New entryway finished at Town Hall, plans for park cleanup discussed

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WASHINGTON— The new front entrance at Town Hall, which includes a lift for handicapped accessibility, was recently praised — and  displayed. The new front doors are a vast improvement over the old ones, and when a kick plate is added, the project will be totally finished. The old portico was sadly run down, but the new entryway is both welcome and welcoming.

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Students connect with nature at Dover schools’ Earth Day

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DOVER PLAINS — The Dover Union Free School District invited students to join in the celebration of Earth Day with a morning of educational exhibits and demonstrations on Friday, April 20.
With doors opening at 8 a.m., Dover Earth Day was held in the Dover High School gymnasium from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event welcomed Dover students in grades fifth through 12th who rotated through the gym during the morning’s festivities.

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Torrington Savings Bank celebrates 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Torrington Savings Bank.
According to Marketing Coordinator Andrea Strawinski, the bank was established in 1868 in Torrington by 17 area business and community leaders.
Among the founders were Frank Hungerford, Lyman Coe, Charles Hotchkiss, Bradley Agard and Francis Holley.

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Fiery thrills, weather chills

Even the fire throwers couldn’t remove the chill from the Maker Faire at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville on Sunday, April 8. But a large crowd turned out nonetheless on the 37 degree day for the outdoor science fair, which included the Ithaca Physics Bus, demonstrations by the robotics team from Northwest Regional High School and assorted food vendors including When Pigs Fly South, from Sharon.
 

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Egg quest

Children got to enjoy sunny skies for Easter Weekend. On Sunday, April 1, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal church held an egg hunt after their Easter service.
 
 

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