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The Lakeville Journal The Lakeville Journal is an independently owned, community weekly newspaper covering the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, and more. The Lakeville Journal is an independently owned, community weekly newspaper covering North Canaan, Falls Village, Salisbury/Lakeville, Sharon, Cornwall and Kent, Conn.
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The life of James Mars was celebrated at the Norfolk Congregational Church on Sunday, May 2, with a ceremony marking the...
05/08/2021

The life of James Mars was celebrated at the Norfolk Congregational Church on Sunday, May 2, with a ceremony marking the unveiling of a witness stone honoring Mars, the last slave bought or sold in Norfolk. Students from Salisbury School, under the guidance of history teacher Rhonan Mokriski, put the event together as part of a new course, “Searching for Slavery in Salisbury.” Read on for more about the event and the course that inspired it. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/paying-tribute-life-james-mars-witness-stone-ceremony-norfolk

The life of James Mars was celebrated at the Norfolk Congregational Church on Sunday, May 2, with a ceremony marking the unveiling of a witness stone honoring Mars, the last slave bought or sold in Norfolk. Students from Salisbury School, under the guidance of history teacher Rhonan Mokriski, put the event together as part of a new course, “Searching for Slavery in Salisbury.” Read on for more about the event and the course that inspired it. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/paying-tribute-life-james-mars-witness-stone-ceremony-norfolk

The State Police at Troop B are currently investigating a string of thefts from private residences just blocks from each...
05/07/2021
String of car thefts and burglaries in the region | TriCorner News

The State Police at Troop B are currently investigating a string of thefts from private residences just blocks from each other in Falls Village. Four different vehicles were stolen from their owners’ driveways — all on a single night, in the early hours of Monday, April 26. Read on for more information about these thefts and a variety of other thefts and burglaries that have occurred around the area, as well as what residents can do to protect their property. https://tricornernews.com/falls-village/string-car-thefts-and-burglaries-region

String of car thefts and burglaries in the region May 5, 2021 By Alexander WilburnFALLS VILLAGE — The State Police at Troop B are currently investigating a string of thefts from private residences just blocks from each other in Falls Village. Four different vehicles were stolen from their owners....

In August 1955 a massive flood swept through Litchfield County, Conn., caused by what  an article in The Lakeville Journ...
05/07/2021

In August 1955 a massive flood swept through Litchfield County, Conn., caused by what an article in The Lakeville Journal at that time described as “great rattling curtains of rain.” The fast-moving torrents of water impacted nearly every town in this largely rural county. It was the more developed towns that were hardest hit, in particular Torrington and Winsted. The Torrington Historical society is planning to host an online program about the flood on Wednesday, May 19. Read on for more information about the flood, photos, and how you can attend the program. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae/remembering-flood-1955

In August 1955 a massive flood swept through Litchfield County, Conn., caused by what an article in The Lakeville Journal at that time described as “great rattling curtains of rain.” The fast-moving torrents of water impacted nearly every town in this largely rural county. It was the more developed towns that were hardest hit, in particular Torrington and Winsted. The Torrington Historical society is planning to host an online program about the flood on Wednesday, May 19. Read on for more information about the flood, photos, and how you can attend the program. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae/remembering-flood-1955

This Week's News: A tribute to James Mars, car thefts, Tentrr tents to be removed, farm market season begins, Oblong cel...
05/05/2021

This Week's News: A tribute to James Mars, car thefts, Tentrr tents to be removed, farm market season begins, Oblong celebrates, remembering the flood of 1955, and more - May 6, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/f5043a73d107/this-weeks-news-may-6-5922996

This Week's News: A tribute to James Mars, car thefts, Tentrr tents to be removed, farm market season begins, Oblong celebrates, remembering the flood of 1955, and more - May 6, 2021 - https://mailchi.mp/f5043a73d107/this-weeks-news-may-6-5922996

Michelle Alfandari has partnered with entomologist Doug Tallamy to create Homegrown National Park, a call-to-action to r...
05/05/2021
Productive Plants | TriCorner News

Michelle Alfandari has partnered with entomologist Doug Tallamy to create Homegrown National Park, a call-to-action to restore biodiversity, one person at a time, by planting native plants and removing invasives. They invite everyone in America, no experience necessary, to get on the interactive Homegrown National Park map by planting native in their yards, whether it’s a few feet or a few hundred acres. Read on for more about the origins of Homegrown National Park and a list of native plants that Tallamy suggests for planting in this area. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae-recreation/productive-plants

Productive Plants Nature April 28, 2021 By Cynthia HochswenderTo say that Michelle Alfandari was ultra urban would be an understatement. Living in New York City with her artist husband, Tom Goldenberg, she traveled the world creating new licensed branded businesses for companies as diverse (but alw...

Regional budget passes easily in May 4 vote | TriCorner News
05/05/2021
Regional budget passes easily in May 4 vote | TriCorner News

Regional budget passes easily in May 4 vote | TriCorner News

Regional budget passes easily in May 4 vote May 5, 2021 By Patrick L. [email protected] VILLAGE — Turnout was light for the regional referendum on the 2021-22 Region One School District budget. The spending plan passed, 289 to 58, on Tuesday, May 4. The vote by town: Corn...

As a young man, Thomas Hardy wrote poetry before putting poetry aside to write the novels for which he became famous. At...
05/04/2021
Birdsong, Transformation, And Thomas Hardy | TriCorner News

As a young man, Thomas Hardy wrote poetry before putting poetry aside to write the novels for which he became famous. At the end of the 19th century, when he was well over 50, he put the novel aside to devote the rest of his long life to poetry. For many years Hardy’s poetry was viewed with condescension, but that has changed. Continue reading to see Hardy’s poem “Proud Songsters” and an interpretation by Edwin Frank, a modern poet, in recognition of National Poetry Month. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae-art/birdsong-transformation-and-thomas-hardy

Birdsong, Transformation, And Thomas Hardy National Poetry Month April 28, 2021 By Edwin Frank Proud Songster Thomas Hardy The thrushes sing as the sun is going, And the finches whistle in ones and pairs, And as it gets dark loud nightingales In bushes Pipe, as they can when April wears, As if all ...

Trial balloon scheduled for Friday, May 7 | TriCorner News
05/04/2021
Trial balloon scheduled for Friday, May 7 | TriCorner News

Trial balloon scheduled for Friday, May 7 | TriCorner News

Trial balloon scheduled for Friday, May 7 April 28, 2021 By Patrick L. SullivanUPDATE: May 4, 2021 SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said on Tuesday, May 4, that the test balloon related to an application for a 94-foot cell tower at 106 Sharon Road will go up on Friday, May 7. The rain date...

At the April 20 Cornwall Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described housing as one of the majo...
05/03/2021
Addressing concerns about influence of NHCOG | TriCorner News

At the April 20 Cornwall Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway described housing as one of the major progress points in the 2020 Town Plan of Conservation and Development. Affordable housing is one of the key goals assigned to the selectmen by the plan, Ridgway said. The Housing Forum for Cornwall was set for Monday, May 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Read on for more of what was discussed at the meeting, including discussion of the influence of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. https://tricornernews.com/cornwall/addressing-concerns-about-influence-nhcog

Addressing concerns about influence of NHCOG April 28, 2021 By Leila HawkenCORNWALL — Looking toward finding appropriate solutions for an imbalance in housing options throughout the town, the Board of Selectmen decided on a date for a townwide Housing Forum at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Ap...

Ethan Raskin’s new shop at 15 N. Main St. in Kent, Sportsmen’s Connection, is a welcome addition to the town, where outd...
05/02/2021

Ethan Raskin’s new shop at 15 N. Main St. in Kent, Sportsmen’s Connection, is a welcome addition to the town, where outdoor activities are as important as the arts. The store hand a “soft opening” on April 1 and official opening — with an eye-catching new sign — on Thursday, April 15. In addition to supplies for fishermen, he will have outdoor and camping gear. Read on for more details about the new shop and what is sold there. https://tricornernews.com/kent/everything-outdoors-%E2%80%94-even-pickles

Ethan Raskin’s new shop at 15 N. Main St. in Kent, Sportsmen’s Connection, is a welcome addition to the town, where outdoor activities are as important as the arts. The store hand a “soft opening” on April 1 and official opening — with an eye-catching new sign — on Thursday, April 15. In addition to supplies for fishermen, he will have outdoor and camping gear. Read on for more details about the new shop and what is sold there. https://tricornernews.com/kent/everything-outdoors-%E2%80%94-even-pickles

Each town in the state has to put together two budgets each year, one for municipal spending and one for education spend...
05/01/2021
How our town budgets are set and why it’s worth paying attention | TriCorner News

Each town in the state has to put together two budgets each year, one for municipal spending and one for education spending. The municipal budget covers town business expenses that range from the salaries for town officials to the cost of sand and salt for the roads in winter. Read on for an educational overview of how town budgets are set and what they fund. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/how-our-town-budgets-are-set-and-why-it%E2%80%99s-worth-paying-attention

How our town budgets are set and why it’s worth paying attention April 28, 2021 By Cynthia HochswenderMany articles in recent and future weeks in The Lakeville Journal are about the budget process. Each town in the state has to put together two budgets each year, one for municipal spending and on...

The Northwest Corner normally slips quietly under the radar, keeping its name out of the news when possible. But last we...
04/30/2021

The Northwest Corner normally slips quietly under the radar, keeping its name out of the news when possible. But last week television news crews arrived in area towns, for very different reasons. In Salisbury, a news crew was on hand to cover the filming of a movie on Main Street. Although the crew refused to give any information about why it was shooting at both the Salisbury General Store and The White Hart, several people said on social media that the project stars Katie Holmes. In Kent, news crews came to cover the many trees and branches that were brought down by the explosive gusts that were part of the storm on Wednesday, April 21. For more information about the storm and the confirmed tornado over the state line in Amenia, read on. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/big-winds-hollywood-and-possibly-tornado-or-two

The Northwest Corner normally slips quietly under the radar, keeping its name out of the news when possible. But last week television news crews arrived in area towns, for very different reasons. In Salisbury, a news crew was on hand to cover the filming of a movie on Main Street. Although the crew refused to give any information about why it was shooting at both the Salisbury General Store and The White Hart, several people said on social media that the project stars Katie Holmes. In Kent, news crews came to cover the many trees and branches that were brought down by the explosive gusts that were part of the storm on Wednesday, April 21. For more information about the storm and the confirmed tornado over the state line in Amenia, read on. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/big-winds-hollywood-and-possibly-tornado-or-two

Balloon test at proposed cell tower site | TriCorner News
04/28/2021
Balloon test at proposed cell tower site | TriCorner News

Balloon test at proposed cell tower site | TriCorner News

Balloon test at proposed cell tower site April 28, 2021 By Patrick L. SullivanSALISBURY -- AT&T will float a balloon at the site of the proposed cell tower at 106 Sharon Road in Lakeville between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., In the event of rain or high wind the alternate date is Tuesday, May 4. From AT&T's ...

Tristate region land trusts and nature conservancies are coming back to life, and offering a variety of outdoor experien...
04/27/2021

Tristate region land trusts and nature conservancies are coming back to life, and offering a variety of outdoor experiences. For an overview of these upcoming events around the tristate area and how you can participate, both remotely (on Zoom) and in person, read on. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae/nature-outings-blossom-warmer-weather

Tristate region land trusts and nature conservancies are coming back to life, and offering a variety of outdoor experiences. For an overview of these upcoming events around the tristate area and how you can participate, both remotely (on Zoom) and in person, read on. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae/nature-outings-blossom-warmer-weather

Before the pandemic, Bruce T. Paddock used to enjoy traveling abroad. Now, of course, foreign travel is out of the quest...
04/26/2021
Let’s Visit Scandinavia! | TriCorner News

Before the pandemic, Bruce T. Paddock used to enjoy traveling abroad. Now, of course, foreign travel is out of the question. So he tries to make do with foreign television shows instead. Lately, he’s been watching a lot of Scandinavian TV, and there are some excellent shows among them. Read on for a list of recommendations that can all be found on Netflix. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae-movies/let%E2%80%99s-visit-scandinavia

Let’s Visit Scandinavia! Streaming April 21, 2021 By Bruce T. PaddockIn the Before Times, I used to enjoy traveling abroad. Seeing new places and finding new ways that folks do everyday things is extremely satisfying to me. Now, of course, foreign travel is out of the question. So I try to make d...

Responding to concerns about funding for two local organizations, the Kent Board of Selectmen, at their regular meeting ...
04/25/2021
Federal grants restore funding to two nonprofits | TriCorner News

Responding to concerns about funding for two local organizations, the Kent Board of Selectmen, at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13, agreed to adjust the 2021-22 proposed town budget to accommodate their requests. At issue was the funding allocation for the Kent Memorial Library and for the Kent Volunteer Fire Department. Grant funding received through the federal government’s American Rescue Plan allowed the board to allocate the amount requested by each nonprofit. Read on for more details. https://tricornernews.com/kent/federal-grants-restore-funding-two-nonprofits

Federal grants restore funding to two nonprofits April 21, 2021 By Leila HawkenThe first half of the funding will be received within the next two months, with the other half expected a year from now.KENT — Responding to concerns about funding for two local organizations, the Board of Selectmen, a...

On Wednesday night, April 14, after a third session of the public hearing on an application to build affordable housing ...
04/24/2021
Housing hearing closes after four (more) hours of discussion | TriCorner News

On Wednesday night, April 14, after a third session of the public hearing on an application to build affordable housing in Lakeville, the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission closed the hearing. Deliberations will begin on Wednesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. (on Zoom). Like the previous two sessions, the April 14 meeting ran well over four hours. Read on for more details about the April 14 hearing. https://tricornernews.com/salisbury/housing-hearing-closes-after-four-more-hours-discussion

Housing hearing closes after four (more) hours of discussion April 21, 2021 By Patrick L. SullivanSALISBURY — On Wednesday night, April 14, after a third session of the public hearing on an application to build affordable housing in Lakeville, the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission closed the h...

A small fraction of fully vaccinated people still contract COVID-19. While this phenomenon, known as “vaccine breakthrou...
04/23/2021
‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases: Rare, but here | TriCorner News

A small fraction of fully vaccinated people still contract COVID-19. While this phenomenon, known as “vaccine breakthrough,” is relatively rare, several cases have been identified in the Northwest Corner, including some at Geer Village in North Canaan and at the Sharon Health Care Center. The new infections are relatively mild and they are not occurring at what health officials consider an alarming rate. Nonetheless, state and national officials are trying to understand why the breakthrough infections are occurring. Read on to learn more. https://tricornernews.com/lakeville-journal-regional/%E2%80%98breakthrough%E2%80%99-covid-19-cases-rare-here

‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases: Rare, but here April 21, 2021 By Debra A. AleksinasIt was inevitable: A small fraction of fully vaccinated people have contracted COVID-19. And while the phenomenon known as “vaccine breakthrough” is relatively rare, several cases have been identified in the N...

This Week's News: April 22, 2021 - Students help clear trail, 'Breakthrough' COVID cases, Earth Day events, Willow Roots...
04/21/2021

This Week's News: April 22, 2021 - Students help clear trail, 'Breakthrough' COVID cases, Earth Day events, Willow Roots withdraws application, spring sports, edible flowers, and more https://mailchi.mp/e5e960c4ab42/this-weeks-news-april-22-5918960

This Week's News: April 22, 2021 - Students help clear trail, 'Breakthrough' COVID cases, Earth Day events, Willow Roots withdraws application, spring sports, edible flowers, and more https://mailchi.mp/e5e960c4ab42/this-weeks-news-april-22-5918960

According to Patrick L. Sullivan, most American police procedural TV shows owe their essential form to the 87th Precinct...
04/20/2021

According to Patrick L. Sullivan, most American police procedural TV shows owe their essential form to the 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain. These shared some common themes, including a recurring cast of characters, cops’ private lives interwoven into the plot, and a mix of ordinary and gaudier crimes. Read on for a list of short reviews of police procedural TV shows. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae-movies/listicle-american-police-procedurals

According to Patrick L. Sullivan, most American police procedural TV shows owe their essential form to the 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain. These shared some common themes, including a recurring cast of characters, cops’ private lives interwoven into the plot, and a mix of ordinary and gaudier crimes. Read on for a list of short reviews of police procedural TV shows. https://tricornernews.com/compass-ae-movies/listicle-american-police-procedurals

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*Update!* Success! Due to the quick and firm pressure from the local citizenry it was decided by the morning of the 30th of April to remove the Tentrr sites from the Iron Mine Pond area, thus restoring the integrity of the place as a sanctuary for all. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and also to those who emailed and called their local representatives to voice their concerns on the matter.
The story moves around the reckless ambitions of the President of China Mr. Liang Xiang who wants to make China the world’s number one economic and military superpower. To achieve this he orders a group of Chinese scientists to make an artificial virus that attacks American and Europeans are more severe than underdeveloped countries The virus attack puts the world under lock down thus China becomes the sole supply chain of the world. It wants to invade India, Taiwan, and Vietnam. A fast- paced international crime thriller based on very current Covid 19 Pandemic. It keeps readers spellbind. Published by Amazon. Please, review the thriller fiction. Price: Indian edition #Rs 210. US Edition# $5.99.Please solicit and share it with other groups.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-iuisbBb2g Where is Bear? He has been missing three months. His family is desperately searching for him. He may be living with someone who does not know he is a missing dog. Please be on the look-out and please share. He is almost two years old, he's 18 inches high and about 25 lbs. Pink nose. Reward for his safe return. Thank you!
REWARD: Bear has been missing for over two months. He disappeared while on vacation on Cape Cod in early July. He may have been taken in by someone, who might not know he is missing and that his family is desperately looking for him. He could be anywhere but we are focusing on The Berkshires region, northern CT and western Mass. He has a microchip. He is 25 lbs. Tan coat. Pink nose. Standing, he is about knee high. His fur may be longer now. Please keep an eye out for Bear and help us bring him home. There is a $2,500 reward for information leading to his safe return. No questions asked. Feel free to share Bear's page. Thank you! 💕🐾
Did anyone find a binocular part on the rail trail in Salisbury this past Sunday? If so, please contact me. It is an eyepiece with a lense in it. Thanks
I cant find his site but can you tell pat I got little emails from sting,hes in dc for a play and johnny depp,hes with biden,and bobby flay,he has a restaurant here.i know Robert George some with the ny post also.if his friend was in Nicaragua I know the director of cispes with niscaragua,el Salvador and cuba.the hq is at st stephens here.i also know delegate Toscano in Charlottesville if the hobsons are there.i get Garcia vega cigarillos,white grape and black cherry.i was a sanders regional coordinator in dc in 2016.tell his mother th era and lgbtq protections and the dream act and a minimum wage bill passed in va.delegate simon in fc is a sheriff and theres delegate Sullivan and murphy in mclean if her old church neds anything .iwas on the board of sacred hearts dinner program here.www.dinnerprogram.org.i think I raised money for the chuch but its kind of crooked but I think they made some money.italians in an inner city probably isn't always too kosher.its in my blood I guess.its not half kosher blood.i had a jewish chic in nyc whose sister worked for senator Kerry.her sisters karen kornbluh and shes on twitter.i got an email from Christy Turlington the model.shes el salvdoran.
whats pat going to do without baseball season.i cant stand the nationals.orioles fan.what kind of ci**rs he smoke.i quit cigarettes.i knew marc fisher with the post and tom gjelten and martha Raddatz and mitch praver was the vp of npr.cousins are the Bruno s in s philly if you want to look them up.our old bar is gallucios in Wilmington Delaware,they know biden.
Child care/academic enrichment program for kids 8-12 while schools are closed. Call Cynthia, M.Ed, M.F.A. 860-248-3047
All are Welcome! Art Show and Reception for Painter, Angelo Perrone
What: The Artful Mind, invites you to join 11 Berkshire Artists for 2 Pop Up Shows this Fall! Where: Historic Housatonic at the Front Street Gallery. Owned and operated by Kate Knapp since 1974! Why: To Celebrate Realities Beyond the Surface, opening and artist reception Saturday, October 5, 5-7pm and Moments Beyond the Usual, opening with artist reception November 9, 5-7pm through the 30th.
Good morning! My name is Julia and I am an intern at Music Mountain. On Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 11:30am - 1pm we are hosting an event called Painting Music. Under the guidance of Falls Village- and New York City-based artist Victor Inconiglios, children and adults will learn how to translate music (from a live contemporary string quartet) into visual forms to create a very personal piece of art. All necessary materials will be provided, and the emerging artists can bring their new canvas masterpieces home. The live music will feature The Cassatt String Quartet, and Oskar Espina Ruiz on Clarinet. This event is free and open to all ages, however, you must register on Music Mountain's website or contact us to register. Please join us! For more information visit