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Lives lost in 2001 and in the ensuing years-long war on terror were honored during a 24-hour long Patriot Day ceremony held at St. Martin of Tours in North Canaan. 

The event was once again organized by the Knights of Columbus and member Nick DeAngelis, as has been the case since the first ceremony at the Route 7 site in 2008.

“This is the 10th time the service has been 24 hours long,” DeAngelis said on Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, standing outside the tent erected each year on the lawn in front of the church. He said as far as he knows this is the only...

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Towns offered energy systems

Almost free — is this real?
karenb@lakevillejournal.com

All the solar power you can use, for a buck. Sounds too good to be true, but that’s the deal offered by DCS Energy.
Officials from 10 towns, one as far away as Wilton, left a workshop in Cornwall Town Hall April 13 with lots of questions answered, but still wondering if there is a catch. There is an edge to the whole process because decisions have to be made soon. The offer for this round of the DCS Energy Town and Not-for-Profit Solar Lease Program is tied in with federal stimulus incentives and is only good through November, or until funding and tax credits run out.

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Legislators take steps toward making it safer to hike and bike

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HARTFORD — The Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Judiciary unanimously approved a compromise bill last week that would grant towns and special districts immunity from certain types of lawsuits resulting from injuries at recreation areas.

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Raw weather dulls opening day of Connecticut’s fishing season

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The official opening day of the freshwater fishing season in Connecticut (Saturday, April 16) was a bit of a bust, with a chilly wind, no sun, and the threat of rain — and $4 per gallon gasoline — putting a damper on things.
Stacey Dodge, manager at the Town Grove in Lakeville, said there were eight boats lined up when she opened the gates to Lake Wononscopomuc at 5:30 a.m., and she launched 27 boats in all.
“That’s about half what we’d usually do,” she said.

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Joe Loverro in Windham but still part of Q103

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WINDHAM, N.Y. — Radio personality Joe Loverro has recently moved from Lakeville, Conn., to Windham, N.Y. But he hasn’t left his listeners behind. He can still be heard on Q103online.com, which serves Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, New York’s Central Hudson Valley and Massachusetts’ Southern Berkshires.
Loverro will continue to bring music and community events to his fans. He remains co-station manager, along with Jay Fink, of Q103, formerly known as WQQQ.

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Morrissey vs. Sullivan in Boston Corner match in 1853

By Paxton Butler
COPAKE — A professional boxing match that lasted for 37 rounds? It’s an awe-inspiring tale in many ways — especially since it was not a modern-day match, with boxing gloves in a well-lit arena, but a bare-knuckle brawl on a farm in Boston Corner almost 150 years ago.

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Legislators consider limits on personal injury lawsuits

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State legislators hoped to get judiciary committee approval this week for a bill that would limit personal injury lawsuits stemming from incidents at popular recreation areas.
HB 6557, An Act Concerning Liability for the Recreational Use of Lands, is a response to a personal injury lawsuit decided last year, in which a Rocky Hill woman was awarded $2.9 million after she broke her neck in a bicycle accident.

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Wilson-Foley joins race for Congress

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

Entrepreneur Lisa Wilson-Foley has announced her candidacy for Congress in Connecticut’s 5th District.
Democrat Chris Murphy of Cheshire has held the seat since 2007. He has announced his intention to run for Joseph Lieberman’s seat in the U.S. Senate.
Wilson-Foley ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2010. She lives in Simsbury with her husband, Brian, and their children.
Other Republicans who have announced for the seat are Justin Bernier of Plainville and Mark Greenberg of Litchfield.

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Legislators consider limits on personal injury lawsuits

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State legislators hoped to get judiciary committee approval this week for a bill that would limit personal injury lawsuits stemming from incidents at popular recreation areas.
HB 6557, An Act Concerning Liability for the Recreational Use of Lands, is a response to a personal injury lawsuit decided last year, in which a Rocky Hill woman was awarded $2.9 million after she broke her neck in a bicycle accident.

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Three schools tops in green energy

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

Every year the Green Cup Challenge pits private schools across the country against each other to see which school can reduce energy consumption the most. The challenge is divided into regions, with the Northeast Boarding division by far the largest, with 41 schools participating. More than 100 schools took part across the country.
The Berkshire School, The Millbrook School, Salisbury School, South Kent School, The Hotchkiss School and Kent School competed this year, and three of them placed.

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Why the Easter holiday is so late this year

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

Over the centuries, people around the world have found lots of things to squabble about — including “the celebration of God’s holy and supremely excellent day.”
That description of Easter was written by Epiphanius of Salamis not long after the First Council of Nicaea met in 325. There and then, it was decided that all Christian churches would celebrate Easter on the same day (whatever that day is); and that the complicated Hebrew calendar would no longer be factored in.

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