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Wassaic Project

Transforming the Mills into an artists’ playground

WASSAIC — This year’s Wassaic Project Summer Festival, held Aug. 5 to 7, featured more than 100 artists and 23 bands, as well as poetry readings, dance performances, film screenings and artist talks.
Inside the stately, renovated seven-story Maxon Mills (formerly a grain mill, now the center of the Wassaic Project), art was found in nearly every nook and cranny.
Standing by her installation, “You Are My Anchor,” Sarah Hardesty explained the process of incorporating her work into this unique and intimate space.

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Victories big and small at horse trials

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MILLBROOK — Hundreds of competitors and spectators flocked to Millbrook last weekend, Aug. 4 through 7, for the Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT). The competition, which benefits the Dutchess Land Conservancy, is particularly popular because it offers all six levels of eventing, from beginner novice through advanced.
This year’s trials saw the greatest number of competitiors in its 11-year history, with more than 500 horse-and-rider teams entered and more than 460 going into the competition.

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Libraries focus on summer reading

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HARLEM VALLEY — For many, summer may be a break from academics, but local libraries have been working to promote reading outside of the classroom through a series of fun and hands-on programs. Beginning in July, the Amenia Free Library, the NorthEast-Millerton Library, the Pine Plains Free Library and the Millbrook Free Library hold their annual summer reading programs.

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Grant money breathes life into area projects

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — The Northeast Dutchess Fund, part of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, has announced that it has awarded $64,120 in grants to 20 local nonprofit groups.
A release from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation states that “a committee of local residents reviews applications to the fund and awards grants based on excellence of the proposed project or service, its impact on the organizations to carry out the project.”
The following programs were among the recipients:

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Mysteries of the sweet life on Mount Riga, revealed

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The summer community on Mount Riga settles into a routine as the season progresses.
With no electricity (save the odd generator for pumping water) and spotty cell phone coverage, the mountain provides a respite from the post-modern whirl of life.
Which is why the summer residents can often be tracked down at the Scoville Memorial Library mid-day — using the computers to check emails, certainly, but also stocking up on books.
People read on the mountain.
Fixing houses and swings

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HRR seeks support for three-town rail line upgrades

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

Millions of dollars in transportation grant funds could be coming into the area early next year. They would be used to upgrade the rail line and crossings in North Canaan, Cornwall and Kent.
Colin Pease, vice president of special projects for the North Canaan-based Housatonic Railroad Company (HRR), said there will be a lot of competition for the funding, with about 200 applicants expected. His company plans to apply for $10-12 million, based on average awards in an initial grant round.

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An active ag community stresses ‘shop local’ ideal

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

HARLEM VALLEY — Throughout the summer, several events have taken place in the Harlem Valley to promote agriculture and localization — a movement that encourages people to consume local products instead of items that were built, created, grown or otherwise originated in another location.
Since farming and agriculture are such important aspects of the local culture and economy, many organizations have also taken up the cause to increase the public’s awareness about agricultural issues.

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A day at the races

Ferrari Challenge returns to Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — After a four year break, the Ferrari Challenge returned to Lime Rock Park Saturday, July 30. The weather was good and the turnout was even better as fans examined models ranging from 1928 to 2012.
Ferrari aficionados and first-timers alike picnicked on the hillside while watching the race.
The event was considered to be a huge success by Skip Barber and the team at Lime Rock. They estimated that many more people attended this Ferrari Challenge than the previous one in 2005.

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State tax collections exceed expectations by $1.1 billion

HARTFORD — Connecticut’s top accountant announced Monday the state collected $1.1 billion more taxes than expected last fiscal year, the same day that Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $900 million retroactive income tax increase went into effect.
State officials underestimated tax revenue by more than 10 percent in the budget year that ended June 30, while spending was $256 million over budget. Since last month’s estimate, the state’s reported budget surplus went up $73 million to $159 million.

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Redistricting process aims to keep communities together

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NORTHWEST CORNER — With testimony recently completed in Hartford for the 2011 redistricting process in Connecticut, residents of Litchfield County are hoping to see minimal upheaval as legislative members of the state Reapportionment Committee review population figures that have remained largely unchanged.
The Reapportionment Committee redraws district boundaries every 10 years. Federal law requires districts to have nearly equal populations, using data from the 2010 Census, so that everyone’s vote has equal importance, e.g., “One person, one vote.”

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