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Perfect weather allowed Northwest Corner residents and visitors to enjoy a full weekend of events celebrating American independence. The fun included fireworks at Lime Rock Park on Friday, July 5; and the annual picnic at the Salisbury Grove on July 4. Victoria Bellanca, Jamila Ahmad Al Ghanem and Riley Marshall were among the Salisbury Central School students who sold popcorn and other foods at the Grove on July 4, to raise money for the eighth-grade trip next year. For more coverage, see Tradition, history and fun are centerpieces...

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Hotchkiss-Fyler House open for holidays

TORRINGTON —The elegant Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum, 192 Main St., will open its doors to holiday visitors beginning Saturday, Dec. 10, and continuing through Friday, Dec. 30. The museum staff will offer guided tours of the house, which was built in 1900 and was home to the Hotchkiss and Fyler families for more than half a century.

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Blue Christmas service reaches out to bereaved

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WINCHESTER — The recent loss of former Winsted mayor Anthony Cannavo in a tragic accident underscores the fact that the holidays can be extremely difficult for people who have lost loved ones. For those who are grieving, the pastor and parishioners at Winchester Center Congregational Church are offering a place to turn for help and support.

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Electricity rebates available

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HARTFORD — Under pressure from consumers and state officials, Northeast Utilities has created a $30 million fund to institute a rebate program for Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without electricity for more than a week after Winter Storm Alfred on Oct. 29.

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CL&P rebates for those worst hit by Winter Storm Alfred in late October

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HARTFORD — Under pressure from consumers and state officials, Northeast Utilities has created a $30 million fund to institute a rebate program for Connecticut Light & Power customers who were without electricity for more than a week after Winter Storm Alfred on Oct. 29.
Customers can call 888-566-9257 or visit CL&P’s website (www.cl-p.com) to apply for at least $100 and as much as $200 in credit for loss of power during the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. Any CL&P customers who were still without power at noon on Nov. 5 are eligible.

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Shift brings all six Region One towns into 64th

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The entire six-town Region One School District is now in the 64th Assembly District as the result of statewide redistricting.
The office of State Rep. Roberta Willis (D-64) sent out a news release this week announcing that the 64th now includes Canaan (Falls Village), Kent, and North Canaan (Canaan), plus Norfolk and parts of Goshen and Torrington. The district already includes Cornwall, Salisbury and Sharon.

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What to do if you still have storm debris

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HARLEM VALLEY ­— Though the Halloween weekend snowstorm is long gone, remnants of downed trees and branches from the heavy snow still remain. Below is information of what property owners can do if they still have storm debris to dispose.
Pine Plains
The Highway Department will pick up debris and brush from the sides of town roads. Property owners may also drop off the debris at the Highway Department garage.
Washington

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Homicide in Hillsdale

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HILLSDALE — A 73-year-old Hillsdale resident, Lois Decker, was murdered in her home on Cold Water Street on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to Columbia County Sheriff David W. Harrison Jr.
The cause of death was manual strangulation, according to the county coroner’s report.
Her body was discovered after the investigation of an automobile accident, a failed attempt at carjacking and a successful carjacking led deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to Decker’s home. The series of incidents went as follows, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office:

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Malloy meets troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was in Afghanistan last week to meet with troops, including members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron, which is based at Bradley International Airport.
In a press briefing dispatched by Associated Press writer Susan Haigh, Malloy said he was visiting the troops to gain a better understanding of what was going on overseas.

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Profile: one man’s experience in the U.S. Army, 2006-2011

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Part 2 of 2
Part two of a two-part series that began in the Nov. 10 Millerton News.
On to Afghanistan

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Food pantries need to restock

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With many families in need during the holiday season, local food pantries are busy collecting food and items to distribute to members of the community.
Of course, these pantries rely on donations. The following is information on a variety of area organizations.
OWL’s Kitchen
In Lakeville, volunteers were busy Friday morning breaking down cardboard boxes and preparing Thanksgiving bags at OWL’s Kitchen.

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