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DOVER PLAINS — Equipped with signs and banners declaring their resistance in brightly colored letters, an estimated 70 area protesters rallied together at 2241 Route 22 across the street from the construction site of the Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) to speak out against the power plant’s development last Saturday, July 13. In addition to the familiar faces that have been protesting CVEC since the beginning, were Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir from the New York City based Earth-defending performance community Earthalujah! as well as folksinger Pat LaManna, the...

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Peaceful in the center

Winchester Center Congregational Church stands proudly amid recent snow.

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Nygren of New Hartford wins honors with Post’s Western team

WATERBURY — Amanda Nygren of New Hartford had an excellent showing during the Post University’s Western team’s first show of the semester on Feb. 11 at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.
Nygren won her horsemanship class at the event and placed fourth in the second show later in the day. Her teammate, senior and team coach Brooke Fowler of Meriden, earned second and third place in reining, and also placed fourth in horsemanship. 

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Program for immigrants

HARLEM VALLEY — The Foundation for Community Health has funded an innovative and collaborative program to help the immigrant community in eastern Dutchess County.
The foundation has funded Catholic Charities Community Services to assemble various women’s groups of kinship circles in eastern Dutchess County. The groups will meet monthly and the women will be encouraged to see themselves as a resource to each other, sharing collective experiences and identifying the kinds of information that they want to learn through presentations that will be arranged by them and for them.

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‘Crazy’ new novel by local author Judy Marshall

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DOVER — Judy Marshall is finding success with her first novel, “Crazy: A True Love Story.” Marshall is a Dover resident; she’s the owner of the former Judy’s Flowers in Wassaic, which has evolved into the eclectic Hamlet Country Store, on Route 22.
“It’s heartwarming and heartbreaking,” she said.
The novel takes place throughout Dutchess County and follows the lives of a married couple, Julie and Dan. It’s a story of love, infidelity and how Julie overcomes Dan’s indiscretions to forge ahead in their relationship.

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Library Gala 2012

COPAKE — The weather outside may — or may not — be frightful, but a committee of volunteers is already thinking spring and making plans for Gala 2012, the popular annual fundraiser for the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.
Gala Committee Co-chairs Cathy Oates, Pat Pollok and Laurie Shnayerson announced that Saturday, June 2, will be the date of the Gala, and that it will take place, as it did last year, at Camp Pontiac in West Copake.

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Salisbury selectmen most highly paid in the region

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The Northwestern Connecticut Council of Governments (COG) has just released its annual listing of salaries paid to town employees in the region. Towns in the Northwest Corner often refer to the list as they enter into the annual budget planning season. Charts showing all the information can be found at The Lakeville Journal’s website at www.tricornernews.com.
The COG is an organization based in Warren, Conn., made up of the first selectmen from nine Litchfield County towns, including all six towns in the Region One school district.

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Driver pleads not guilty in Sheffield crash that killed Hotchkiss graduate

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SHEFFIELD — A Connecticut man charged in a fatal drunk driving accident in Sheffield on Feb. 28 has pled not guilty in a court arraignment.
Federick Weller, 35, of Sandy Hook, a section of Newtown, Conn., is facing his fifth drunk driving arrest. His license was suspended at the time of the accident, in which he drove his pickup truck into the southbound lane of Route 7 and hit four cars.

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Darrell Scott performs at Beekley Library

NEW HARTFORD — Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Darrell Scott, a recent member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, will perform Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., at the Beekley Library.
Scott has received critical acclaim for his music and songwriting. His 2003 album, “Theatre of the Unheard,” was one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top critics’ albums, while his latest album, “Long Ride Home,” has neared the top of the Americana charts and was the highest-debuting album on the Country charts.
Finger food and wine will be served during the performer’s program.

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Store owners fight liquor law changes

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GOSHEN — More than a dozen owners of independent Northwest Corner liquor stores gathered at Goshen Wine & Spirits on Friday, Feb. 24, for a rally, hosted by state Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed changes to state liquor laws.
In his opening remarks, Roraback said, “If you like what Home Depot has done for our local hardware stores, if you like what CVS has done for our community drug stores, you are going to love what the governor’s proposal does for our neighborhood package stores.”

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Celebrating National FFA Week

Housatonic Valley FFA
A Year in Review

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