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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.

Criss asked the legislators to avoid shifting...

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Ford dealership changes hands: McLean Ford is now North East Ford

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NORTH EAST — Located at 182 US-44 just outside the village of Millerton, the local Ford dealership formerly known as McLean Ford has new ownership — and a new name: North East Ford.
Previously owned and run by Dave McLean, the dealership’s contract with both McLean and Ford was under negotiation for about a year before it was purchased by Lann Rubin II last September.

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What to wear when the air is cold

Dr. Martin Nweeia has made multiple trips to the Arctic in search of more and better information on narwhals and their extraordinary tusks. 
While he’s learned enough about these unusual whales to justify curating an exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., he’s also learned quite a lot of information that’s useful to Northwest Corner residents in this particularly cold winter. This is a man who knows how to dress for the weather. 
The priciest item he recommends for sub-zero weather is the iconic Canada Goose parka.

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The show goes on in D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. -— Since its opening in August, a Smithsonian exhibit titled “Narwhal, Revealing an Arctic Legend” has been drawing people to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.
Just before the opening, I had interviewed local dentist, Dr. Martin Nweeia, whose lifelong research into the narwhal is captured in this exhibit. Nicknamed the unicorn of the ocean because of its protruding single or double tooth-like structure, an 18-foot model of this North Atlantic whale is suspended from the ceiling, a focal point to draw visitors in.

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Washington Town Board reorganizes for upcoming year

WASHINGTON — The Town Board met on Thursday, Jan. 11, combining its regular monthly meeting with the task of yearly reorganizing. 
The first order of business was town attorney Jeff Battistoni swearing in town Supervisor Gary Ciferri and Councilman Steven Turletes, who were both re-elected in the November elections. Michael Murphy, who was also re-elected as councilman, was not present.
Ciferri then went on to make recommendations as follows.
Turletes was appointed deputy supervisor through December, 2021. 

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Roe Jan library director to retire

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COPAKE— After dedicating 45 years to helping the library reach its full potential, Carol Briggs has decided to retire from her position as library director of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Copake. No official retirement date has been set.
Briggs’ career as library director began in 1972 when she answered an ad for a part-time position at the library. As she was just starting a family at the time, the part-time work suited her.

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Why we should care that plastic is filling our oceans

It started with blue whales. Craig Leeson, a Tasmanian journalist and documentary filmmaker, joined world champion free diver Tanya Streeter to find and film the elusive animals in their natural ocean home. 
As he was filming a whale underwater, Leeson panned his camera to the right, into a floating whorl of oil and plastic rubbish, and “A Plastic Ocean,” this year’s Salisbury Film Forum selection, was born.

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Looking back at 2017: The year in review

Part II
Harlem valley — Already a few weeks into the new year and 2018 is brimming with potential stories from the local area.
As New Year’s resolutions are kept close at hand and plans are made for the year ahead, now is a good time to look back on stories that caught the public’s attention in the last months of 2017.
July

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No Connecticut money in offing for new roads

GOSHEN — For the second month in a row, the members of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments heard gloomy fiscal news from a state official.
Commissioner James Redeker of the state Department of Transportation told the 21 COG members on Thursday Jan. 10 that the Special Transportation Fund is unable to meet its obligations and unless action is taken dozens of road and bridge projects will be postponed.

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‘The end of the beginning’ at the Catholic Church

LAKEVILLE— Challenges and opportunities of a changing culture are in the thoughts of Father Iaian Highet six months after a merger combined three area Roman Catholic parishes into one on June 29.
The merger combined local parishes of Norfolk, North Canaan, and Lakeville into a single entity, St. Martin of Tours.
“We are responding to cultural shifts that have been happening for the past 50 years,” Highet said, describing the church’s need to respond to those changes.

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Proposals sought for Taconic DDSO

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WASSAIC— After issuing a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) last spring, Empire State Development (ESD) plans to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) this year for the disposition and redevelopment of the remaining section of the former Wassaic Developmental Center.
The primary goal of the RFEI was to solicit ideas that would advance public policy goals while maximizing economic benefits to both the Harlem Valley and New York State. 

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