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COPAKE — When Cutting Edge T Delilah blew out the candles on her seventh birthday cake on Dec. 2, she did so as a two-time Supreme Champion.   

Delilah is owned by Ken Main of Elite Dairy in Copake, N.Y., and Dr. Kenny Joe Manion of Kentucky. 

She is one of only four Brown Swiss cows to have been named Supreme Champion at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., in the past 50 years. Following her win in the same category in 2018, Delilah is the first Brown Swiss to win Supreme Champion two years in a row since 1988-1989. 

Main bought Delilah...

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Sunday in Country provides holiday meals

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Organizers of the Sunday in the Country Food Drive are working hard to raise as much money as possible to buy full turkey dinners before the holidays for those in need.
“Fundraising is slow,” said food drive founder and organizer “NASCAR” Dave MacMillan.
But his group is proceeding undaunted. Even if they aren’t able to match the bounty of past years, they will do the best they can. This year that might mean getting turkeys to the 16 food banks around the Tri-state region that participate in the Sunday in the Country Food Drive —but without the extra fixings.

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Safety precautions issued as hunting seasons continue to January

karaenb@lakevillejournal.com

The fall firearms deer hunting season began Nov. 16. Between now and the end of January, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts will be sharing some of the same areas as hunters. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a guide with safety precautions to be observed during the hunting season.

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Election results shake up and surprise local boards

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HUDSON VALLEY — The elections held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, contained surprises for several positions in the local races. All results are still unofficial; the county Board of Elections will start counting the write-in ballots Nov. 22.
North East
Incumbent town Supervisor Dave Sherman, who ran on the Democratic and Republican lines, was knocked out by past Town Board member John Merwin, who ran on the North East United line.
Merwin received 439 votes, roughly 54 percent of the overall votes. Sherman received 374 votes.

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Few surprises in quiet election year

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

Mark Lauretano (R) was elected to the Salisbury Board of Selectmen and Marilyn Yerks (D) defeated Judge Manning (R) as Sharon’s representative to the Region One Board of Education in municipal elections Tuesday, Nov. 8.
These were among the most significant changes in an election season where, in most towns, almost everyone who ran was elected.
The closest race was in Sharon, where a recount had to be held Sunday to determine who would be the third selectman. John Perotti (R) edged ahead of petitioning candidate Howard Randall by a handful of votes (see article, Page A5).

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Soldier stationed in Kosovo, Afghanistan

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Part two of a two part series that began in the Nov. 10 Lakeville Journal and Millerton News.

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A soldier’s experiences in the U.S. Army in Kosovo and Afghanistan

Part 1 of 2
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U.S. Army Capt. Sean Klay, 30, is at home in Pine Plains, N.Y., and has been since early August, waiting for his next duty assignment while also searching for a job stateside. His unit is part of the 181st Infantry Regiment, and they have a new incoming battalion leader, Klay said in a recent interview. He had been promised a company command as his last tour of duty ended, but with new leadership at the top, that promise may not hold. “Things will change,” he said.

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Senator Ball honors area veterans

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HARLEM VALLEY — New York State Senator Greg Ball has announced the nominees for the 40th Senate District Veterans Hall of Fame. The nominees include men from North East/Millerton, Amenia, Pine Plains and Dover, among others.
The veterans will be honored during a ceremony in Carmel at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building, located at 112 Old Route 6, on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m.
All towns within the senator’s district were asked to nominate a veteran to be honored at the event. In total, 26 veterans were nominated.
The local nominees are:

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Lights, heat, Internet slowly restored to towns

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As The Lakeville Journal went to press on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, power had still not been fully restored to all customers in all Northwest Corner towns.
Connecticut Light and Power representatives continued to work around the clock but, as weary spokesperson Janine Saunders said Tuesday morning, “the complexity of the repairs exceeded what we originally projected.”

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October storm strikes, many lose power

HARLEM VALLEY — Residents throughout the Northeast got more trick than treat thanks to a late October storm that wiped out power for hundreds of thousands along the East Coast — leaving them without light and heat for days on end.

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Harlem Valley prepares to vote

Election Day approaches
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HARLEM VALLEY — Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and voters around the region have a plethora of candidates to choose from among the numerous local races.
North East
In the town of North East there are a number of positions up for election, including town supervisor, two town councilmen positions, town clerk and town justice.
Incumbent town Supervisor Dave Sherman is seeking re-election (running on the Democratic and Republican lines); he is facing challenger John Merwin (on the North East United line).

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