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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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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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There are jobs that need to be filled

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They will return

The Patco filling station and convenience store in Lakeville will close for major renovations this Friday, April 6. The work could take anywhere from one to three months.

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Wassaic celebrates Easter with egg hunt

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WASSAIC — The Wassaic Fire Company Auxiliary couldn’t have asked for a brighter or better day to host the annual Easter egg hunt for the local community on Saturday, March 24.
Minutes before the hunt was set to take place, families were seen walking along hamlet sidewalks in the direction of the Wassaic firehouse. 
In spite of the bright blue skies and afternoon sunshine, everyone was bundled up against the cold. 

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Camera purchase for town meetings comes into focus

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NORTH EAST — After some back and forth and much research, town Councilman John Midwood announced at the March Town Board meeting that he has finally found affordable video recording equipment to help tape and broadcast meetings each month.
With a $2,600 budget, Midwood said his previous request for an additional $2,400 was unnecessary. 

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Fatal automobile crash on Route 7 in Cornwall

A fatal crash occurred on the Kent Road in Cornwall on Sunday, March 18, at about 6:30 a.m.
Christopher Meach, 66, of Falls Village was traveling north on Route 7 north of Hickory Lane in Cornwall in a 2012 Suzuki four-wheel drive vehicle.
Traveling south at the same time on Route 7 was a 2011 Mazda 3S driven by Meghan Butler, 27, of Stamford, Conn. The two cars collided head on. Butler was pronounced dead at the scene. 
Meach sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar helicopter. 

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Taking a hard look at school safety

State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) is part of a group of state legislators looking at school safety.
The formation of the School Security and Safety Task Force was announced last week.
The other initial members are Rep. Carol Hall (R-59), Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) and Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112). Lavielle and Sredzinski are the ranking members on the Education and Public Safety and Security committees, respectively.

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