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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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Schools react to Cuomo’s budget

corya@millertonnews.com christineb@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — At the beginning of the month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his budget proposal for the state of New York, which would cut aid to school districts statewide by 7.3 percent, part of a $1.5 billion reduction in overall cuts to education.
The proposal would affect every school district in the area, but as talks with district superintendents revealed, each district is approaching this year’s budget process in slightly different ways.

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Something sour and sweet for your Valentine

A grown-up Valentine’s Day
cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

 
Chocolates and creamy heart-shaped cakes are fine for the young and young at heart.
But for seasoned campaigners in the game of love, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about unalloyed sweetness. For us, the perfect gift — and the perfect Valentine meal — has a bittersweet edge, a hint of tartness that, far from detracting from this annual lovefest of a holiday, makes it richer, more complex, more meaningful.

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