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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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Quick response is key to fighting rabies

It’s rare for a rabid animal to bite a human, but when it happens, health officials recommend that you immediately wash the wound with soap and water, then call a doctor. It’s best to get an injection of the human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) on the day you are bitten; this shot will offer rapid, short-term protection against rabies, which is fatal.

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Doused dogs requested

Rarely, dear reader and — hopefully — dog owner, does The Lakeville Journal ask a favor of you. But we ask for help now for a special end of summer feature.
The request is simple. Snap some endearing photos of your canine friend — outdoors, please.
All dogs depicted should be soaked like a sponge. Wet dogs, after all, are a wonderful photo opportunity. Get your pet coming out of a lake, in the rain or any other waterlogged location. A memory tool: If the dog is wet, then we’re all set.
Send photos by email to cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com by Aug. 29.

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Sunflowers: more than just pretty faces

For the past month, the sunflower fields on Route 41 at the border of Sharon and Salisbury have brightened the commutes of locals, weekenders and wildlife alike. The flowers are being grown at LionRock Farm, owned by Elaine LaRoche and managed by Len Morrison.
“I thought that they would be beautiful,” LaRoche said. She was right.

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Primary narrows candidate field for the November election

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State Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) will face Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the race for Connecticut’s 5th U.S. Congressional District seat this fall. Roraback and Esty won their respective primaries Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Esty, a former state representative from Cheshire, upset state House Speaker Chris Donovan with 12,725 votes to Donovan’s 9,217. Dan Roberti of Kent ran third with 6,586 votes. (Vote totals are final and are from the secretary of the state.)

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Appalachian Trail mix

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Murphy, McMahon, Roraback, Esty win primary

State Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-30) will face Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the race for Connecticut’s 5th U.S. Congressional District seat this fall. Roraback and Esty won their respective primaries Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Esty, a former state representative from Cheshire, upset state House Speaker Chris Donovan with 10,689 votes to Donovan’s 7,813. Dan Roberti of Kent ran third with 5,012 votes. (Vote totals are as of 1 p.m. Aug. 15 from the secretary of the state and are incomplete; updates will be posted as they become available).

Classic car owners rev up nostalgia at cruise nights

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TORRINGTON — The spirit of automotive yesteryears is felt on Friday nights at the Torrington McDonald’s with Cruise Nights, organized by The Original TwiLite Cruisers classic car club.
According to event co-organizer Cass Torizzo of Torrington, more than 80 classic cars are on display in the parking lot each Friday night.
On Friday, July 27, classic cars, including a 1935 Pontiac Sedan, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, 1965 Falcon Spirit and a 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 were all seen at the restaurant.

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Rains save crops in Northwest CT

But the drought in the Midwest will raise food prices here

Start saving up your pennies now because food prices in the next year are expected to rise.
In one of the worst droughts the United States has seen in the past hundred years, two-thirds of the country is now severely affected by the unprecedented heat.
Tom Vilsack, secretary of the the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced last Wednesday, July 25, that 1,369 counties in 31 states are now considered drought disaster areas.
Particularly hard hit are growers of corn in the Midwest.

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Wassaic Project’s Summer Festival kicks in

Looking for a fun, educational and cultural attraction to highlight your summer? Look no further than this weekend—as the Wassaic Project, the Re Institute in Millerton, and hundreds of independent artists, who soon will descend on the Tri-state area, redefine the meaning of an art exhibition.

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Primary will narrow field of Senate, House candidates

Vote is Aug. 14

Republican and Democratic primaries for Senatorial and Congressional candidates will be held on Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Republican candidates for U.S. Senator are Linda E. McMahon and Christopher Shays. Republican Representative 5th District nominees are Andrew Roraback, Justin Bernier, Lisa Wilson Foley and Mark Greenberg.
Democatic candidates for U.S. Senator are Christopher S. Murphy and Susan Bysiewicz. Democratic Representative 5th District nominees are Chris Donovan, Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti.

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