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roraback nominated to seat on Superior Court
public service in a different environment.” Does that mean he won’t run for Congress Andrew Roraback, an attorney and a former again? Republican state senator for the “I’m looking forward to being 30th District, was nominated Jan. on the bench,” he replied. “But ‘I had always aspired 24 to fill a Superior Court vacancy you never know what the future by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. holds. Never say never.” to conclude my public Roraback, 52, of Goshen, lost The Superior Court is a trial service in the judicial to Democrat Elizabeth Esty in court, and handles motor vehicle, the November 2012 race for the criminal, family law and civil branch.’ 5th Congressional District seat cases. Roraback would serve in — Andrew Roraback the Litchfield Superior Court. vacated by Chris Murphy, who is now a U.S. Senator representing Roraback said the Judiciary Connecticut. Committee of the state LegisIn a phone interview Tuesday, Jan. 29, Roraback lature has 30 days from the nomination to hold said, “I am honored to be selected. I had always hearings and vote up or down. The nominations aspired to conclude my public service in the judicial branch. This is a nice opportunity to continue my See roraBaCk, Page a14 By Patrick L. Sullivan

esty launches gun violence roundtables in torrington
By Michael Marciano TORRINGTON — With Connecticut and the December Newtown shootings at the epicenter of the nation’s renewed firearms debate, recently elected Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-5) began a district-wide tour in Torrington Monday, Jan. 28, to hear what constituents had to say about preventing gun-related violence. A closed-door roundtable session with Torrington-area constituents was followed by a press conference in which Esty said she is keeping an open mind on the subject of gun control as she asks community members for their input. The congresswoman, who represents Newtown, said one idea gaining widespread support is universal background checks for gun buyers, and that she is looking to bring community members together on similar policy ideas in which there is common ground. Esty said she believed she could get a broader array of speakers by holding this week’s meetings in private. “This was really to provide the best cross-section of parents, teachers, mental health folks and first responders who aren’t prepared to speak before a broader audience. We did want to share their views, and that was really the reason, out of respect for the broadest cross section,” she said. About 100 people, including Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham, police, teachers, business representatives and gun enthusiasts attended Esty’s Torrington meeting. Esty noted that the Torrington roundtable was less about discussing the pros and cons of gun ownership than it was about addressing current problems and coming up with solutions together. “My focus is always on trying to get solutions, trying to find common ground,” she said. “I think there is strong support for universal background checks. Everyone understands it’s critical that weapons should not get into the hands of people who should not have them — and that’s felons, that’s people who have been convicted of domestic See eSty, Page a14

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On, Sigurd, faster, Hogni
the Vikings were among the hardy competitors who took part in the human dog sled race on Sunday, Jan. 27, in Salisbury. the race was a highlight of the weekendlong alpine winter Carnival hosted by the Salisbury winter Sports association. also featured were curling demonstrations by the norfolk Curling Club, target jumping under the lights on friday night and, of course, an alpine ski jumping competition. for stories and more photos, turn to Page a11.

No more safe haven

troop B doors locked more often
By karen Bartomioli NORTh CANAAN — As of Jan. 29, the doors will be locked for at least most of the time at the Troop B State Police barracks in North Canaan. This was the predicted, eventual result of the consolidation of dispatch services (along with Troop A in Southbury) to Troop L in Litchfield, implemented last spring as a cost-saving measure. The idea was to cut down on higher-paid supervisory positions and send more troopers out on the road. Shortly after the consolidation, a blue emergency call box and alarm system were installed at Troop B, to be used as backup if anyone came to the barracks at a time when all the troopers were out on the road.An interoffice phone in the lobby connects directly to Troop L. State legislators, the police union and some local troopers raised questions about the potential impact on public safety. The numbers may not be large, but people do sometimes show up at Troop B looking for aid or shelter in an emergency. It used to be that troopers in the Troop B patrol area were dispatched by a trooper and a civilian in charge of communications. They sat in a room adjacent to the Troop B lobby. The trooper could also handle walk-ins. A trooper had remained at that desk since the consolidation but that position has now See trooP B, Page a14

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Saving lives in winter
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girl Scout cookies are so popular, they even made themselves smile — shortly before someone ate them, of course.


Girl Scouts take orders
By karen Bartomioli A search for Girl Scout cookie trivia quickly makes it clear there is nothing trivial about the fast and furious process of baking, taking orders for and delivering some 200 million cookies in just a couple of months. Picture your favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs. Now picture this: Once every minute during the baking season, peanut butter cream is heaped onto 2,800 DoSee CookieS, Page a14

inter can present many challenges. Driving can be precarious, heating bills rise, snow and ice storms cause power outages and spending time outdoors requires added effort to account for comfort and safety. Winter weather also can present challenges for birds. Though birds are extremely resilient and have special adaptations that enable them to survive harsh See nature, Page a14

Man, 41, dies in crash
By karen Bartomioli FALLS VILLAGE — A 41-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Route 7 early Saturday morning, Jan. 27. The man’s name was Michael Baldwin; the address released by state police for him is on Under Mountain Road in Falls Village. According to police, he had moved to the area recently for a new job at The hotchkiss School, and he was staying with a friend. Baldwin was driving south on Route 7 in his 1998 Subaru Legacy when he lost control near where Under Mountain Road forks off to the left, according to the police report. The car apparently crossed the road and slammed into a fence and a tree at a home on the corner. See CraSh, Page a14

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address. Blue was charged with disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $25,000. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Jan. 23. Purse stolen Troop B is investigating the theft of a purse from a gray Honda Odyssey parked in the Mohawk Ski Area parking lot in Cornwall Jan. 22. Melissa Hay, 39, of Goshen reported the theft at about 4:30 p.m. Anyone with information should call Trooper Dungan at 860-824-2500. Car hits guardrail Patricia Tosches, 65, of Sharon was driving west on Route 4 in Cornwall Jan. 22. At about 5:43 p.m., she lost control on a curve. The 2011 Mini Cooper hit a guardrail on the right side of the road. It sustained front bumper damage. Tosches was not injured. She was given a written warning for failure to maintain the proper lane. Harassment Joseph White, 38, of Salisbury was arrested on a warrant Jan. 22 stemming from a Jan. 5 incident on Hospital Hill Road in Sharon. The victim was Julianna Kreta, 23. White was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. Bond was set at $60,000. He was to appear in Bantam Superior Court Jan. 23. Tires slashed Troopers were dispatched to a North Canaan residence at 7:54 a.m. Jan. 23 for a report of tires slashed on a motor vehicle. Robert Jacopino of 212 South Canaan Road filed the complaint. Anyone with information should call Troop B at 860-824-2500. DUI Alexander Westcott, 24, of Millerton turned himself in at Troop L in Litchfield on a warrant Jan. 23. He was arrested in connection with an Oct. 27, 2012, motor vehicle accident on Jackson Hill Road in Sharon. He was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain the proper lane and evading responsibility for serious property damage. Bond was set at $1,000. He is to appear in Bantam Superior Court Feb. 4. Jeep hits pole Celine Zapata, 56, of Pittsfield, Mass., was driving south on Belgo Road in Salisbury Jan. 25. At about 4:02 p.m., about .1 mile north of Reservoir Road, the 2007 Jeep Liberty went off the right side of the road. It hit a utility pole head on. Zapata was not injured. She was charged with making an improper turn. Snowboard stolen Troop B is investigating the theft of a snowboard from Mohawk Ski Area Jan. 26. Christopher Lisboa, 22, of Bridgeport reported the incident at about 9:21 p.m. Copper stolen Copper downspouts were reported stolen from a 288 Mountain Road residence in Norfolk between Jan. 24 and 27. Anyone with information should call Troop B at 860-824-2500. The Lakeville Journal will publish the outcome of police charges. Contact us by mail at PO Box 1688, Lakeville, CT 06039, Attn: Police Blotter, or send an email, with “police blotter” in the subject line, to

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The following information was provided by the Connecticut State Police at Troop B. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Rollover Michael Brodeur, 53, of Sheffield, Mass., was driving on Canaan Valley Road in North Canaan on Jan. 17. At about 8:54 a.m., about .1 mile south on Moses Mead Road, he lost control. The 1996 Suzuki Sidekick rolled over. Brodeur was taken to Sharon Hospital with possible head and internal injuries. He was flown by LifeStar helicopter from there to Hartford Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Car hits railroad lights Taylor Schmitt, 17, of North Canaan was driving south on Sand Road in Falls Village Jan. 22 when she lost control about 186 feet north of the Route 126 intersection. The 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, registered to Catherine Schmitt of the same address, hit and knocked over railroad crossing lights. The accident was reported at 8:13 a.m. The Jeep sustained damage to the driver’s side. Schmitt was not injured. She was charged with traveling too fast for conditions. Disorderly conduct Kevin Blue, 40, of North Canaan was arrested at about 12:47 p.m. Jan. 22 after Troop B responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute at his Greene Avenue home. The victim was Anne Fitzgerald, 43, of the same

Protecting pets with a trust
LAKEVILLE — Pets don’t normally outlive their human owners, so most people don’t consider the consequences of predeceasing them or of what will happen if their owners become disabled. Salisbury Bank and Sand Road Animal Hospital have partnered to offer a free seminar with information on how and why to create a pet trust. Topics discussed will include the pros and cons of establishing a pet trust versus providing for a pet in a will; legal aspects of a pet trust and how it can safeguard a pet for the remainder of its life; how to ensure a pet will be cared for as the owner wishes. The presenters will be Meredith Tiedemann, Salisbury Bank vice president and trust officer; and attorney Danielle Ferrucci, partner at Shipman and Goodman. The seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Sand Road Animal Hospital, 136 Sand Road, Falls Village. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 14. Space is limited; register early at seminars or by calling Meredith Tiedemann at 860-596-2142 or by emailing (type “Pet Trusts” in the subject line).

Garden expert at Noble Horizons
SALISBURY — Author, blogger and gardener Margaret Roach will speak at Noble Horizons on April 6 at 2 p.m. about her recently published book, “The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening and Life.” In 2007, Roach traded in 35 years of corporate life, many of them spent at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, for a full-time life in an old farmhouse in rural upstate New York. This book chronicles the challenges and rewards of a life lived close to nature. Roach describes her gardening blog, “A Way to Garden,” as a “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.” Roach has been writing about gardening for almost 25 years, as the garden editor at Newsday, as garden editor for Martha Stewart’s “Living” and later as the editorial director for Martha Stewart Omnimedia for magazines, books and the Internet. She also has a weekly show on NPR station WHDD (www. Register for this program at or by calling 860-435-9851.

Kamp shares inside stories of ‘Downton Abbey’
SALISBURY — According to The New York Times, “Downton Abbey” has become one of the most widely watched television shows in the world. Among many accolades it has won a Golden Globe award and a primetime Emmy. Sunday, Feb. 17, is the season finale on PBS. That afternoon, Vanity Fair magazine contributing editor David Kamp (a Lakeville resident) will deliver an insider’s view about the show in anticipation of this last and revelatory episode in the Wardell Room at the Scoville Memorial Library at 4 p.m. Kamp profiled the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, in a recent issue of Vanity Fair. He spent long hours with Fellowes on-set in London and also journeyed to Highclere, the Gothic-spired British castle, still owned by a noble family, that stands in for the show’s title castle. Kamp will talk about his time with Fellowes, what it was like to witness the making of Season 3, why the show has been so surprisingly successful and the slings and arrows that Fellowes has endured as a result of the show’s huge international success. Bring your Downton questions, but don’t expect Kamp to tell you what happens in the Season 3 finale. He knows but doesn’t believe in spoilers. Kamp is a longtime writer for Vanity Fair magazine and has also contributed regularly to GQ and The New York Times. He is the author of “The United States of Arugula,” a best-selling chronicle of American foodways; and a series of humor books. He is also a co-host, during football season, of Tangled Up in Blue, an esoteric New York Giants fan show on WHDD-91.9FM(www. He is currently at work on a history of the 1970s in America. For additional information about this and other events, call 860-435-2838.

Leadership program Feb. 9
SHARON — The Housatonic Youth Service Bureau is hosting an outdoor leadership program in Sharon on Saturday, Feb. 9. Area boys and girls in grades six through eight may participate in “Team Building: Winter Survival” at the Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students will safely learn the skill of constructing a shelter that will offer protection from winter’s elements and experience team-based challenges that strengthen participants’ self esteem, coping skills and more.


Photographer Alex Kearney shared these photos of two bald eagles (an adult and a juvenile), taken on the Housatonic River near Kent earlier this month.

Piano concert at Hotchkiss Feb. 8
LAKEVILLE — Pianists John and Mina Perry will perform Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Katherine M. Elfers Hall of the Esther Eastman Music Center at The Hotchkiss School. This is a free concert and is open to the public. John Perry is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and professor of piano at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, where Mina Perry is also an instructor in piano. They will play a program of works by Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Johannes Brahms.

In an article about Sharon Hospital in the Jan. 24 Lakeville Journal, it was incorrectly stated that a new CT scan machine cost $2.1 million. The machine cost in the range of $850,000. The $2.1 million figure is the entire capital expenditure for the hospital for all of 2013.

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TriArts talent search begins
SHARON — TriArts Sharon Playhouse will hold auditions Feb. 8 and 9 for its Aug. 2 to 4 production of “13: The Musical” and its Aug. 14 to 25 production of “Damn Yankees.” Artistic Director John Simpkins is seeking talented, young singer/dancer/actors. Middle-school students and high school-age students who appear middle-school age will be considered for all roles in “13: The Musical.” Prior experience on stage is not required. All ages are being sought to play baseball fans in “Damn Yankees.” The talent search will include visits to school rehearsals and productions. Sarah Combs, one of the co-founders of TriArts, will be directing “13: The Musical.” MK Lawson choreographs. To help auditioners prepare, TriArts will offer a four-hour Audition Techniques workshop led by Youtheatre Director Heather Holohan on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring song material they would like to use for auditions. The fee for the workshop is $50 per person; call 860-364-7469 ext. 100 to sign up. Visit for character breakdowns; email to schedule an audition appointment.

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Inside a Muslim world
By Patrick L. Sullivan SALISBURY — Amy Lake, a resident of Salisbury and a social studies teacher at the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village, gave a presentation on Tanzania and Zanzibar at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 26. Lake was one of 13 teachers and two professors on a tour of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Communities in Egypt and Tanzania, sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard and the African Studies Center at Boston University. The group traveled last summer. Scoville Library Director Claudia Cayne introduced Lake’s talk with this quip: “This is another in our series of local people who live more interesting lives than I do.” Lake began her remarks (and accompanying slide show) with the Zanzibar archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, which is a semiautonomous part of the country of Tanzania. (The main island, Unguja, is sometimes informally referred to as Zanzibar.) Stone Town is the historic older section of Zanzibar City (and the birthplace of singer Freddie Mercury of Queen). Lake described the architecture: tightly packed buildings with narrow streets and alleys, designed to keep out the sun. The buildings face inward on courtyards, which helps keep things cool and preserves privacy, which, Lake noted, is particularly important for Muslim women. Zanzibar has a long history as a trading center, with most East African trade going through it. Lake said it reached its height of influence in the 1870s. Outside influences The goods that went through Zanzibar were spices, ivory — and slaves. Some of the slides from Stone Town showed graffiti on walls. “No AIDS Here — Go Away” read one. Asked about that, Lake said that the graffiti was on housing projects built by East Germany, but she was unsure of the motive behind the writings. Stone Town is a U.N.-designated World Heritage site, Lake said, but unfortunately there is not a lot of preservation in a place where most people earn about a dollar per day. Zanzibar is 99 percent Muslim, Lake said. But on the Tanzanian mainland, the religious split is one third Muslim, one third Christian and one third indigenous religions and other faiths (most notably Hinduism). Lake said Islam was established on the coast and followed the trade routes. Tanzanians regard the situation as one of their country’s strengths, she said, and the lines between religions seem to be not as strictly defined as in other countries. For instance, in one village she observed offerings to local spirits, including a red-and-white cloth thought to ward off the “evil eye” (itself a Mediterranean concept). The cloth was even seen in the village mosque. Lake and the other women in the group were coached in the proper protocol for taking part in a Muslim service — as opposed to their experience at a mosque in Cairo, where they were asked to observe only. She said she chalked the difference up to “local preference.” tour in Dar es Salaam, was “advised to dress modestly.” But, she added, “I could have dressed 10 women with the fabric” in her attire. Lake said she was struck by the blend of cultures, and the mix of tradition and modernity. She spoke with one man who criticized the tourist-oriented development, which creates jobs but also inflates the price of real estate. The man said the foreign development “does little to address local needs.” Another odd juxtaposition of the modern with the traditional: After a lengthy power outage, one of her host families “kept the TV on 24/7. Maybe they were making up for lost time. “I saw my first Beyonce video there,” she added. Away from the cities As the trip progressed into the northern part of the country, Lake saw farmers raising corn, beans, bananas, sugar cane and bees. She said she especially enjoyed trying freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, with a lime twist, which she described as a delicious experience. While 70 percent of Tanzanians live on farms, Lake said only 4 percent of the land is arable. One village had an Internet cafe, “but nobody can afford to use it,” Lake said. As she tried to establish means of staying in touch with her hosts after returning to America, she realized that even a post office box is a comparative luxury. In one village Lake helped carry water — a quarter of a mile for wash water, half a mile for drinking water.“Imagine hauling water to wash clothes for three children,” she said. Asked about her sample kangas, two of which depicted U.S. President Barack Obama, she said the president is very popular in Tanzania and the legend meant something along the lines of “Honor to the President.” The message of an orange kanga was more personal; it read, “Do something nice for others — for me, you’ve got to calm down.” Asked if she encountered any hostility or religious pressure, Lake said that in Stone Town the Muslims appeared stricter than on the mainland. Tanzanians were curious to know, however, why Americans were more concerned about gay marriage than the Palestinians. The trip“was about how Islam looks as a lived experience,” Lake said.“Often you couldn’t tell” if it was a Muslim area or not. “Maybe the purpose was to complicate things,” Lake said with a laugh. “To see how layered it is.”

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In a talk Jan. 26, Amy Lake shared photos of rural life in Africa.

photo by patrick l. sullivan

Eighth-graders Jensen Hellmers and Gabe Schwartz showed a visitor to Salisbury Central School examples of a rare phenomenon called snow rollers. Below, the boys take a measurement of one of the rollers.

Rare snow formations on hill at SCS
LAKEVILLE — For a couple of weeks, students, parents and staff have been going about their business at Salisbury Central School (SCS) not paying much if any attention to the large — as in 51 inches high — snowballs on the hillside between the lower and upper buildings. The assumption was that ambitious kids had rolled the giant snowballs after the last major snowfall. But if that was the case, how did they get the hole in the middle — like the hole in a doughnut? And, more importantly,“Who would take the time?” as SCS eighth-grader Jensen Hellmers wondered. Jensen and classmate Gabe Schwartz gave a reporter a quick and dirty guided tour of the snow rollers, as they are called in meteorological circles, on Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, just before SCS let out early for another snowstorm. They posed for a photo behind one of the snow rollers, the layers of snow clearly visible around the hole in the middle. Snow rollers are a rare meteorological phenomenon, almost as rare as finding someone who can say “meteorological phenomenon” five times, quickly. Jim Britt of the SCS technology department said the snow rollers are so rare, even the science teachers were unaware of them. Jensen said to form, the snow rollers require “crusty snow” that

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Salisbury resident (and Lee Kellogg School teacher) Amy Lake described a recent voyage to Africa at a talk last weekend.
In the village of Makunduchi, Lake and the others participated in a Mwake Kogwa ceremony — the Persian New Year, introduced by Zoroastrians a thousand years ago (and adding another layer of complexity to the overall picture). Lake, carrying her video camera, said she was literally knocked down and then propped back up by the scrum of celebrants. “They wanted me to get down front with my camera.” She wasn’t alarmed — quite the contrary. “It was a euphoric feeling.” Lake shared a few examples of the kanga, a rectangular piece of cloth about the size and shape of a flag. The brightly colored kangas (usually worn as a twopiece outfit) often have slogans or sayings on them. A kanga that Lake wore around Dar es Salaam (“Safe Port”), the main coastal city in Tanzania, elicited some comments. Lake said it said something about love, she wasn’t quite sure what. Within one Tanzanian Muslim family, the mother and eldest daughter wore the traditional Muslim garb for women, inclduing the head scarf. But the younger daughter was photographed in a cocktail dress, leaving the house at 10 p.m. for a night on the town. Lake said the mother accepted her daughter’s choice as fitting, since the girl works in a clothing store that caters to tourists. The mother, perhaps from experience, expected her daughter would adopt traditional ways once she marries. Lake, on her own nightclub

is loose and has the right amount of moisture to accumulate. Gabe said the wet layer has to be at least an inch thick. Also necessary: enough wind to start blowing the snow, but not so much that the roller collapses. “And you need a hill,” said Gabe matter-of-factly. At some point, when all these elements come together, the snow starts accumulating and rolling in on itself — leaving a

hole in the middle. “These are a lot bigger than the other ones I’ve seen,” said Jensen. “It’s so cool. You can see from the trails where they came from.” Gabe said the students measured the 14 different snow rollers, with the biggest coming in at 51 inches high and 39 inches across. One of the rollers wound up in a soccer goal. — Patrick L. Sullivan

Library storytime and drumming
SALISBURY — Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. A special storytime at Scoville Memorial Library will be held to honor those who have read 1,000 books before kindergarten, encourage those who are on their way to that goal and inspire others to sign up for this program funded by the Friends of the Scoville Memorial Library. The celebration will end with cake and balloons. The same day at at 2:30 p.m., “Fun with Rhythm, will offer a drumming music circle and interactive rhythm games with drums and hand-held percussion instruments from around the world. Attendees will make maracas using recyclable containers.

Weekend events
SALISBURY — Ron Jones will discuss “Joshua Porter, Salisbury’s Renaissance Man” Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m., at Salisbury Association Historical Society. The Fim Society will present “Midnight in Paris” on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. Woody Allen directs Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. For more information on these events, call 860-435-2838 during library hours.
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conversion were discussed. Ayer said it is difficult for organizations such as the Salisbury Housing Trust to acquire properties without grants like the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program. The trust builds affordable housing and sells it to eligible buyers, while retaining ownership of the land. When the buyer decides to sell, the house remains in the “affordable” category, which means the buyer earns less than 80 percent of the median income in the county of residence. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median household income in Litchfield County for 2007-11 was $71,497, so 80 percent of that is $57,197.60. (The median number of people in a household was 2.44 for the same period.) (A median is the point in a group of figures where half of the set of numbers is above the median and half below. It is not a mean or average.) Challenges to ownership In fact, the Housing Trust and Habitat for Humanity (which uses a similar model) are both looking for applicants, Ayer said. “It’s hard to raise money without applicants,” she said. Ayer also said there is a major difference in income between people who are eligible for a Housing Trust or Habitat home, and the people who call her looking for rental housing they can afford (as opposed to being “affordable” by the income definition). “The calls I get, people can only afford $600 a month.” Ayer said, “A lot of renters don’t think they could be homeowners.” “Often their credit isn’t strong enough to purchase,” added Riva. “Meanwhile rents keep going up.” “The problem is not finding buildings,” said Dresser. “It’s frustrating. We need a business model that works, and access to funds.” Riva said the old Taconic package store on Route 44 might have been a site where two or three affordable rental units could have been created — “if we were able to get it.” The commission then batted around the idea of what an acquisition program might look like. Ayer said any sort of fund would have to be readily available, to react promptly as properties come on the market; before any property is acquired the property would have to be carefully analyzed for feasibility of conversion to affordable rental units; and, of course, any such program has to be funded and someone has to manage the rentals. Redo instead of start new? Ayer suggested the commission start with existing rental units, citing calls she has received from tenants complaining their units are substandard and need work. She also said there are existing and vacant rental units in town in need of rehabilitation. But then the question of what people can afford vs. what is “affordable” by statute came up again. “‘Affordable’ is not that low,” Ayer said. “We know people need rentals at less than $800 month.” Ayer suggested reaching out to landlords and determining if there is interest in a) renovating existing units and b) agreeing to keep rentals “affordable.” She said funding might be available from the Connecticut Housing and Financing Agency, the new Regional Housing Rehabilitation Loan Fund, and the Salisbury Affordable Housing Fund. Back on the question of what kind of entity might be created with enough financial muscle to move quickly to acquire suitable properties, Dresser said,“There’s a possibility we need another not-for-profit staffed for this.” And he added that such an entity would ideally be financed with a revolving fund.

Building credit is often harder than building homes
By Patrick L. Sullivan SALISBURY — A subcommittee of the Salisbury Affordable Housing Commission met Thursday, Jan. 24, to talk about ways of creating more affordable rental housing in Salisbury. It all came down to money — where to find it and how to use it. Meeting Thursday morning were SAHC Chairman Bob Riva and commission members Jim Dresser (who is also a selectman), Roger Crain, Peter Wolf and Charles Church, plus housing coordinator Jocelyn Ayer. The freewheeling discussion began with how the commission could encourage or facilitate the conversion of existing housing units to rental units, and whether it makes sense to upgrade existing, vacant rental units. Money rose quickly to the top of the list when impediments to

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Brett Figlewski (at the Cafe Au Lait coffee shop in Salisbury) is editor-in-chief of Page, a new regional arts magazine.

Art as an antidote to anxiety
By Patrick L. Sullivan SHARON — Page, an arts and literary journal specific to the Northwest Corner and the Tri-state area, made its debut last month. Its first issue has 47 pages of essays, poetry, fiction, memoirs, photographs and art. Editor-in-chief Brett Figlewski of Sharon and New York City said the idea for Page was developed during informal discussions with Pieter Lefferts and Mark Liebergall of the 14th Colony Artists. Figlewski pitched it to the group in 2010; funding was secured from the Upper Housatonic National Heritage Area, which gets federal funds to support history and art activities in this area. An editorial group was set up; and the result is now available at libraries and selected businesses in the area (a $10 donation is suggested). Figlewski said that his interest grew out of his observation that “in an increasingly fast-paced, virtual age, people feel increasingly disconnected. “I think it’s important to return to a connection with a particular place.” The journal was inspired in part by the American Transcendentalists (the journal opens with an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson). The Transcendentalists “were responding to a transition from an agricultural to a commercial society,” said Figlewski. Their publication, The Dial, served for four years (1840-44) as the house organ of the Transcendentalists. “They tried to start a movement, both artistic and spiritual,” said Figlewski.“We thought we’d try something similar.” Figlewski said that the heightened dependency on technology means people are disconnected from their surroundings. “There’s a loss of authenticity in relationships. A loss of the sense of night and day, the seasons, the topography. A loss of the things that have defined human civilization for millenia.” Figlewski noted that this small-c conservativism is in fact “very counter-cultural.” When the idea of Page was first discussed, he said, people asked if it was going to be a blog. Instead, Page is “a handsome publication,” in the editor’s estimation. It is “the anti-Tweet,” he added. “Or maybe it’s like the slow food movement. You sit down and read a lengthy article.” Along with The Dial, Figlewski was also struck by a vintage magazine he found at the library in Sharon, called Lure of the Litchfield Hills. Showing off a copy from the late 1940s, he said he was “awestruck”’ by the magazine’s in-depth approach to local history. “People in previous decades took the time to research and write this, and then to sit down and read it. Why can’t we resurrect that?” Figlewski said the selections in Page try to encompass the importance of history to New England’s culture but at the same time to look forward — even if that involves looking backward. He said he believes there is “a sense of anxiety about where we’re headed. We look to our heritage to see where we’re going.” The selections range from the gritty (Debra Tyler on calving) to the ruminative (Christopher Webber on stone walls). “We didn’t want a journal for cocktail parties,” said Figlewski. “We wanted to represent the rural heritage and the people who are still actively involved.” The initial printing of Page was 500 copies. Figlewski said he still has about 200 on hand; the remainder have been distributed to libraries and to select businesses. At the moment Page is a yearly publication. Those interested in getting involved or submitting work can visit www. for more information and submission guidelines.


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The ice is officially “in” on Lake Wononscopouc, with public skating (for the first time in two years) at Factory Pond.

SaliSbury Calendar
Saturday, Feb. 2 — Code of Ethics workshop at Town Hall, 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 — Region One Board of Education at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (library), 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 — Historic District Commission at Town Hall, 8:30 a.m.; Planning and Zoning Commission at Town Hall, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Annual town meeting to receive final audited town report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, at Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 — Board of Selectmen at Town Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Ice is in but is far from rock solid
LAKEVILLE — Don Mayland declared “ice in” on Lake Wononscopomuc on Thursday, Jan. 24. Mayland hastened to add that “ice in” does not mean “the ice is safe to walk on.” “This year, especially because of the wide fluctuations in temperature, the ice is very unstable.” An area on Factory Pond was cleared for skating last week, but on Monday, with snow turning to freezing rain, the “No Skating” sign was up. The ice on the lake might not have been stable Monday but the view looking out over the lake toward The Hotchkiss School campus — and a snow-covered boat that didn’t get put away — were quite sufficiently frosty in its own right. — Patrick L. Sullivan

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SHARON — Build it, and they will come. That is what happened for When Pigs Fly, a Southern-style barbecue restaurant and catering company opened in Sharon three-and-a-half years ago. Since then, a steady stream of customers has come to enjoy owner/chef Bennett Chinn’s barbecued chicken, pork, beef and traditional sides such as corn pudding and coleslaw. The only challenge both for the restaurant and customers has been a lack of indoor seating. In warm weather, there is outdoor seating for 22 people. In cold weather the only options are to risk frostbite or take Chinn’s food “to go.” Ground has been broken outside the diminutive eatery and, Chinn said, “If everything goes as planned and the weather cooperates, we hope to have a new addition to our restaurant up and running in about eight weeks.” Once the concrete slab is in place, which should be within two weeks, the vertical constructions and finishing should hap-

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pen quickly, he said. “All of the contractors are lined up and waiting to get to work as soon as needed.” With the new addition, When Pigs Fly will have a 32-seat indoor dining room as well as outdoor seating for 26 people (in warm weather). The new dining room will offer semi-self service. Asked what that means, Chinn said, “Like they do now, customers will come up and place their orders and then take a table. When orders are ready, the food will be brought to the customers’ tables by the wait staff. “From that point on, anything the customer needs will be brought to the table, coffee, desserts, et cetera.” The menu will also expand to include new foods, and the shop will have longer hours. Currently When Pigs Fly is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Once the new dining room opens, the restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and

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When Pigs Fly barbecue restaurant in Sharon is expanding to include a 32-seat indoor dining room.
Saturday. “About two months after we are up and running with the new dining room, we will begin opening about 7 a.m. on weekdays for breakfast,” Chinn said. “And on Saturdays and Sundays we will probably open at 8 a.m. for a New Orleans-style brunch.” But, he said, the restaurant will never be open for brunch on a day when the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department holds its monthly pancake breakfast. “They’re right across the street from When Pigs Fly, and we do not want to hurt this important fundraiser for them.” Chinn is already working on hiring and training additional staff for the new 32-seat dining room. When Pigs Fly is at 29 West Main St. in Sharon. Call 860492-0000 or go online to www. — Asher Pavel

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Sharon Girl Scouts presented Sgt. Glenn Dennis, U.S. Marine Corps retired (right), with a flag that was lowered from the Sharon Center School flag pole and replaced.

Scouts donate new flag to Center School
By Asher Pavel SHARON — Sharon Center School (SCS) seventh-grader Lauren Murtagh recently noticed the U.S. flag flying in front of the school was frayed and wearing out. She was able to see the flag because it was flying at half mast after the Newtown tragedy. Lauren, who is a cadet member of the Sharon Girl Scouts, told her mother, T. J. Murtagh, about the damaged flag, and they in turn discussed it with their troop. The Scouts decided they wanted to donate a new flag to the school. Murtagh approached SCS Principal Karen Manning, who gladly accepted the offer. “This was a civics lesson for the Girl Scouts,” Murtagh said in an interview with The Lakeville Journal. “We learned all about proper protocol regarding the U.S. flag.” Worn-out flags are never discarded or put in the trash, she explained.“We contacted Sharon resident Glenn Dennis, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. He agreed to attend the flag presentation ceremony and accept the worn-out flag for proper disposal.” Dennis will keep it in his custody until the Memorial Day parade. It will then be carried in the town’s parade to the veterans memorial, where it will be properly burned. The entire Sharon Center School student body and teachers assembled outside on Friday, Jan. 25, for the flag ceremony. Though it was a very cold day, everyone stood in respectful silence and watched as an honor guard of Girl Scouts lowered the old flag, properly folded, and presented it to Dennis for safekeeping until Memorial Day. Then a brand new U.S. flag was ceremoniously unfolded and raised by the Girl Scouts honor guard. The school chorus sang the national anthem and “God Bless America.” The Girl Scouts in the honor guard are from the group’s service unit. Along with Lauren Murtagh they were Bethany Conti, Ryan Duncan and Tiana Togninalli.

The enduring fascination of a beloved book
By Cynthia Hochswender SHARON — No one was quite sure what was going to happen. Darren Winston, who deals in rare, vintage and otherwise special books at his shop on the Green in Sharon, was leading a book talk at the Hotchkiss Library with the somewhat open-ended title of “Books You Love.” For some people who came to the afternoon talk, that meant a favorite tale. For others, the majority in fact, that meant a book with a particularly interesting provenance or history. Even Winston himself declared that he wasn’t quite sure what people would want to talk about. But as it turned out, there was plenty to discuss and the tales that were shared were rich and personal — and generally not meant for publication. Several people, for example, spoke of falling in love with a particular edition of a book that they read at a library. The phrase “I was the only one who had signed this book out in years” came up several times; but all scrupulously noted that they waited until their local library had decided to “weed” a volume off the shelves before stepping in and trying to acquire it. Winston gracefully navigated the histories that people shared, and shared a few personal stories of his own. The consensus was that specific books, even for people who don’t consider themselves collectors, can have a magnetic, powerful pull. Sometimes it’s the contents of the book that exert that pull. Judith Chatfield recalled finding an oversized volume of architectural drawings of gardens at a tag sale when she was 15. Although she didn’t look at the book for years after she bought it, she eventually became a writer with a special expertise in garden history. Lynn Mattoon shared an illustrated copy of John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” that she had read to her children many years ago. Although the youngsters didn’t have any particular attachment to it, Mattoon remains attached to that particular volume of the book and still has it to this day. Winston examined many of the books, spoke about bindings and endpapers and illustrations. He shared tips about author signatures and bookplates and told a complex story of his own, one that was worthy of a Victorian novel — although the book he shared was not fiction, it was actually a naval history. The connections between various people and the book itself, which traveled the world before returning home to Princeton, N.J., are too Byzantine to describe in a newspaper article. Suffice it to say that the story beautifully illustrated the ways in which a book can come to have a life of its own, and even a personality. Perhaps the most charming story of the afternoon was told by Children’s Librarian Emily Bartram, who remembered listening (again and again) to an audio version of the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” that was read by its author, E.B. White. She loved it so much that when the library decided to get

PTO meets Feb. 6
SHARON — The Sharon Center School PTO will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:45 p.m. in the school library. All Sharon Center families and community members are welcome. Child care will be provided.

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Sharon talk on garden structure
SHARON — Salisbury gardener Sally Spillane will speak to the Sharon Garden Club about “Structure in the Garden” on Monday Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. at the Sharon Episcopal Church, opposite the clock tower in Sharon. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

Vintage and rare book dealer Darren Winston talked about beloved books at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27.
rid of it, she was able to take it home — where she played it so often that the tape eventually snapped. Years later, she had the chance to read the book aloud to a group of children, and she said she tried hard to capture the nuances that White gave to the story when he read it out loud. Winston shared stories about White and his two immensely popular childrens’ books (the other is “Stuart Little”), and talked at length about Garth Williams, who illustrated both books (and whose work is currently featured in a show at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass.) Winston concluded by noting that book lovers are always invited to stop by his shop and tell him about books they’ve loved.

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Cornwall benefits from Tobin Preserve
CORNWALL — In addition to all the hard work the Cornwall Conservation Trust (CCT) has done to secure preserved land that has amounted to a network of natural recreation land here, the trust just got a “bonus.” More than a quarter of a 241acre parcel of conservation land acquired in December by the Kent Land Trust is in Cornwall. It was purchased with a $1.7 million donation from Audrey and Robert Tobin of Warren. A rugged forest portion is adjacent to Wyantenock State Forest and is near Kent Falls State Park. A small portion is in Warren. The parcel is highly valued because it connects other large tracts of state and privately preserved land, filling in a piece of a puzzle of more than 1,000 contiguous acres. CCT President Barton Jones said in an email this week that,while CCT was not involved in this particular conservation effort, the trust “certainly welcomes it, as it continues to expand conserved open space in Cornwall and helps prevent further fragmentation of tracts of open land.” It is just the sort of effort CCT endorses. “This conserved property also illustrates the fact that many tracts of open space that are important to conservation cross town political boundaries,” Jones wrote. “While not part of this particular Kent Land Trust effort, CCT actively cooperates with land trusts in adjacent towns. Most recently CCT contributed funds to a conservation project along the Housatonic River led by the Sharon Land Trust.” — Karen Bartomioli


Meeting Feb. 21 to plan changes at post offices
By Karen Bartomioli CORNWALL —Two of Cornwall’s three post offices are slated for a reduction in service window hours. They will be among the 13,000 nationwide to see reductions as the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) struggles to regain financial footing. While the cuts are part of a business reorganization plan, the final decision will be made after a process of public input. That includes a survey sent to residents last week and a public meeting planned for Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the West Cornwall Post Office. Reductions have already been made in neighboring towns. According to Christine Dugas of the USPS, the plan is for the village office (06753) weekday hours to be reduced from eight to four hours daily. The West Cornwall (06796) hours will drop to six daily. Saturdays will remain the same with hours in the morning. No changes are currently planned at the Cornwall Bridge (06754) office. The primary purpose of the survey and meeting is not to hear reasons not to make the changes. Dugas said they are looking for input for the best times to remain open. Split shifts are an option. Access to postal boxes will remain the same, and could increase in some offices. For instance, the Canaan Post Office lobby is now open 24/7. For security reasons, that can only happen in branches where the service window is physically isolated from the lobby. Other approaches being considered include contracting out to businesses, libraries and other places where postal boxes could be installed, or installing boxes outside of a post office. While many people decry the potential loss of the convenience of village post offices, some Cornwall residents say the postal service could operate more efficiently with only one office per town. The USPS has the unique distinction of being an independent government agency. For the past 30 years, tax dollars have not been used to fund its operations, although more recently, legislation was passed to fund retiree healthcare.

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Hats required
Don’t forget to wear a hat or helmet for public skating at The Hotchkiss School on Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. No sticks and pucks are allowed. The skate session, sponsored by the Recreation Commission, is free and open to all Cornwall residents.

What’s going on in Cornwall, you ask
CORNWALL — “What’s going on, Cornwall?” This isn’t Facebook, of course, but The Lakeville Journal decided to ask the question and see what’s been happening in the first month of the new year. And when asked, First Selectman Gordon Ridgway responded, jovially, “Not much.” In January, no news is usually good news. Road sand remains piled high, which is a good thing as the new budget-planning season begins. Sand and salt for the roads are often among the biggest expenses in a town budget; and it’s notoriously hard to plan ahead for this line item. In recent years, some towns have had to go back and get additional appropriations for more road-clearing materials. Happily, it looks like this year there could be a surplus (knock wood). With an Arctic chill upon the area, it’s hard to think about July, when the new fiscal year begins — but planning for that new fiscal year is just about to begin. Assessor Barbara Bigos anticipates having the 2012 Grand List of taxable property ready this week. It offers the first clues as to where tax bills may be headed; an increase in the Grand List generally indicates that property taxes won’t rise dramatically. The Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department’s high-angle, swift recue ambulance (replaced by an equipment trailer) has been sold. The Ford diesel went to a Litchfield man and his best (and the town’s only) offer of $286. He is reportedly going to use it for parts. Ridgway said he has been encouraged by ongoing efforts to improve life in Cornwall. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, a forum was scheduled, offering members of the public the chance to open a conversation on school safety. Also, the Planning and Zoning, Conservation and Economic Development commissions were making plans to meet to discuss moving forward on common goals in the Town Plan of Conservation and Development. The Bonney Brook senior housing complex is moving forward, with site work and a request for bids on the main construction. That’s a construction project most everyone is looking forward to getting underway. Cornwall residents are less sure about the Verizon cell tower, proposed for a ridge above Popple Swamp Road. Will it be built this spring? Ridgway said it appears likely, with construction plans filed at Town Hall. Verizon has at this point until Oct. 25 to complete construction. The past year or so has seen quite a bit of debate over ownership of the existing driveway off Bell Road Extension that will be part of a long access road to the tower site. Existing maps did not clearly define property boundaries, although there are stone walls and other clues. As ordered by the state Siting Council, a survey was conducted. The conclusion was that the driveway is wholly within property owned by Ralph Gulliver, with whom Verizon has contracted to lease the access road and tower site. It does not extend onto adjoining property to the south owned by Fred Thaler. Verizon did not respond to a request for information on a potential construction start date. The work will take about a month. In order to protect sensitive natural breeding areas, construction is not allowed from March 1 through May 15. By the way, if you do decide to search for Cornwall CT on Facebook, you will be directed to a “city” page posted by Wikipedia. It includes all sorts of information including names of some businesses, lost dogs, lists of people whose status says they work in Cornwall and the 100 “likes” the page has received, so far. — Karen Bartomioli The show will include a number of Connecticut scenes painted over the 27 years of his life spent here. Whitford is gathering her grandfather’s work from family members for this exhibit. The show runs through March 9.

Director resigns from library
C O R N WA L L — A m y Worthington-Cady has resigned as director of the Cornwall Library, effective Feb. 1. According to a press release from the Board of Trustees, the decision followed much contemplation. Worthington-Cady has decided to move from Cornwall to Manchester to be with her husband, Scott Cady, who is pastor at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. “Amy has been the mainstay of the library for a decade, and we greatly appreciate her helping us to make the transition a smooth one,” said Marnell Stover, president of the Board of Trustees. “We shall miss her deep knowledge of the community and the library, but we understand the difficulties of having one’s family in two different towns. We wish her and Scott all the best.” The press release went on to say that “Amy joined the staff in 2003 and has been with the library in its new building and location almost since the beginning. She has made an invaluable contribution to its growth as a center of Cornwall’s intellectual, social and cultural life. “Under her stewardship, the library’s collection has grown to some 29,000 print and non-print items, and the institution has offered a lively variety of programs, from talks and concerts to movies and storybook hours, appealing to the diverse audience that makes up the Cornwall community.” In order to meet staffing needs for its 33-hour week, two job openings have been posted: library director and associate director. The release, however, went on to say that the immediate goal is to hire a director, who will, in turn, hire the associate director. The new associate position reflects a realignment of the staff responsibilities and puts emphasis on library science and computer expertise. Worthington-Cady did not respond to a request to comment. — Karen Bartomioli

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Weather resistant
These indoor snowmen at Cornwall Consolidated School can laugh at their outdoor kin, who are subject to the whims of the weather.

Cornwall Calendar
Monday, Feb. 4 — Region One Board of Education at HVRHS, 6 p.m.; Board of Selectmen at Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.; Park and Recreation Commission at Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 — Economic Development Commission at Town Hall, 8:30 a.m.; senior luncheon at the Wandering Moose Cafe, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Republican Town Committee open meeting at Cornwall Library, 7 p.m.; Inland Wetlands Commission at Town Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Boulton art show
CORNWALL — An exhibit of watercolors and oil paintings by Edward Boulton is at the Cornwall Library. Boulton, grandfather of Cornwall’s Emily

Whitford, was born in Philadelphia, studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and went on to become the secretary and second president of the Art Students’ League there. In the early 1900s he moved to Sharon.

Tricks, tips for raising teenagers
KENT — Counselor and therapist (and longtime Board of Education member) Karren Garrity has written a new book designed to help parents with children at, arguably, the most difficult time of their lives. The book is called, “The Tool Box: Tricks of the Trade for Raising Teenagers.” Garrity, who earned her undergraduate degree at Sarah Lawrence College and then a master’s degree from Western Connecticut State University, has had a private counseling practice in Kent since 1998. Many of Garrity’s clients are adolescents and/or their parents, and she’s found that they have many questions — and that often the questions are the same. And so Garrity started writing down answers to those questions. “That way, when clients asked me about a specific adolescent issue, I could hand them something to take home or I could email it to them.” About a year ago, Garrity began working with an editor to turn her notes into a book. “The Tool Box” focuses on the challenges of raising teenagers and offers practical strategies to help parents and others build successful, strong and positive relationships with teens. “Today’s teens live in a very complicated world, and that makes parenting and teaching

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them more complicated. Parents, caregivers and teachers need simple ways of doing difficult things day-to-day. ‘The Tool Box’ is intended to coach adults who live and work with adolescents, to help the adults survive and the kids thrive. “Raising children is an ongoing process,” she said. “They change, and we change. What works for one child might not work for another, and what worked when a child was 15 does not necessarily work at 16.” Garrity of course knows about raising teens not just from her work as a therapist. She’s also a parent herself. She and her husband, Christopher, live with their daughter, Hazel, who is an eighth-grader at Kent Center School. Daughter Rachel, 19, is a freshman at Elon University in North Carolina. Their eldest daughter Roxanne, 23, works in New Orleans as a nanny. Garrity can be reached via email at Karren@GarrityLPC. net. The book can be found at Amazon and at House of Books in Kent. — Asher Pavel

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Revolutionary War-era muskets and rifles on display at the screening of the film “Resolved to be Free” at a meeting of the Kent Historical Society on Jan. 20.

Reliving the Revolutionary War with the Historical Society
By Asher Pavel KENT — The Kent Historical Society hosted a program at Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 20, that included a screening of a film, “Resolved To Be Free,” about Connecticut’s role in the Revolutionary War. The film was produced by the American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission in 1974 and narrated by the late actress — and Connecticut resident — Katharine Hepburn. Charlotte Lindsey, secretary of the Kent Veterans Memorial Committee, introduced the film. “Our thanks for this screening go to Jennie Rehnberg, Kent Historical Society board member and officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” she said. It was Rehnberg who knew of the film and suggested it be shown. The 29-minute movie was filmed on sites of early battles with the British, notably in Lexington and Concord. In the film the Battle of New London was recreated by militia re-enactors, including members of the Medad Hills Muzzle Loaders. There is also a recreation of the Battle of Fort Griswell, which culminated in the burning of Groton and New London. That battle began and ended on Sept. 6, 1781. In addition to re-enactments, the film used paintings of battle scenes and portraits of influential men including Oliver Wolcott, Roger Sherman and others. Connecticut’s population on the eve of the Revolutionary War was about 200,000. According to the film, one in every four men in the colonies served in the war; 5,000 died. During the war, Gen. George Washington visited Connecticut a number of times. On one occasion he stopped at the home of Silas Dean in Weathersfield. Dean was a prosperous merchant. To this day, part of Route 99 south of Hartford is known as the Silas Dean Highway. During the war, Connecticut was a major supplier of provisions to Washington’s army. Following the film, Roger Gonzales, a former member of the re-enactor group Medad Hills Muzzle Loaders, spoke about muskets used in the Revolutionary War. In response to a question from the audience, Gonzales said he recognized himself in the film twice. He explained the difference between a musket and a rifle: Muskets have a clean, smooth surface inside their barrels (the long part of the musket). Rifles, on the other hand, have a helical groove or patterns of grooves on the inside of the barrel causing the projectile to spin and travel farther. Gonzales said Revolutionary War-era muskets were only accurate to about 50 yards. Rifles were accurate to about four times that distance. For more information on Kent Historical Society programs go to www.kenthistoricalsociety. org or call 860-927-4587.

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Charlotte Lindsey, secretary of the Kent Veterans Memorial Committee, presented an honor roll of Kent residents who served in the War of 1812 to the Town Hall, where it will be permanently displayed.

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Remembering veterans of the war — of 1812
KENT — An honor roll of Kent residents who served in the War of 1812 was presented to the town at a ceremony Jan. 20 at Town Hall hosted by the Kent Historical Society. The presentation was made by Kent Veterans Committee Secretary Charlotte Lindsey. The honor roll will now hang permanently at Town Hall. Lindsey said “Atwater’s History of Kent,” published in 1897, indicated one Kent resident had served in the War of 1812. However, years of searching in Kent Historical Society archives and other records identified a total of 15 Kent residents who served in that war. “Importantly,” Lindsey said, “they all made it home, none were lost.” Before reading the list of names, Lindsey told the audience these were all old Kent families and they would recognize some of the names: Birdsey Beardsley, James Beardsley, Philo Beardsley, Solomon Chamberlain, Wyllys Hall, Daniel Lane, Philo Mills, John Newton, Lewis Root, Elyah Skiff, Moses Skiff, Ira Spooner, Micah Spooner, Ezra Stone and Zachariah Winegar. — Asher Pavel

Chocolate Fest at Kent Center School is Feb. 6
KENT — The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund will host its annual Chocolate Fest on Wednesday, Feb. 6. This annual fundraiser for the scholarship fund will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. In the case of inclement weather, the event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7. Admission is $5 at the door. The ticket is exchanged for a plate, which can be filled with a sampling of homemade chocolate goodies prepared by local volunteer bakers. Also this year, the popular chocolate fountain will be available; for a small extra charge, chocolate lovers can dip fruit, pretzels or marshmallows. There will also be vendors selling seasonal items and there will be a silent auction. For more information, call Carol Spelbos at 860-927-3497 or email her at All proceeds from the Chocolate Fest benefit the scholarship fund.

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From burled wood to beautiful kitchens, Trotta does it all
By Karen Bartomioli NORTHCANAAN—Whether he is planning a renovation or finding intriguing patterns in a piece of wood he was about to toss in the furnace, Jay Trotta is a visionary. He is the guy driving with the wooden cap on his pickup truck bed inlaid with outdoor sporting scenes. He is the guy people call for simple jobs done right, or for more challenging renovations. In 35 years in the construction business, he has developed a specialty of sorts in interpreting and designing other people’s visions, and even though he knows he may have moments of regret, he revels in each unique challenge. “I never tell somebody I can’t,” Trotta said, during a recent visit to his garage workshop at his East Canaan home. “I say yes, and I go and figure it out.” In 1986, he formed Hammertown Builders with his brother, Christopher. Since 2004, he has been “doing his own thing.” What he can bring to an addition or renovation ranges from dramatic crown molding and mantels to turning an attic’s difficult contours into a unique living space to standout kitchens with marquetry panels. He can work with tile, brick and any material. He has even designed an upscale bathroom with infinity mirrors and invisible medicine cabinets, and helped lay out an English garden. Wood is his passion, however, and he acknowledges that he is lucky to have cultivated more than one way to make a living with it. He has long been known among friends as an artist, making and usually giving away pieces crafted from burled maple and anything with an interesting grain. He melds and inlays, creating pieces such as his signature fish stool. “Friends bring me unusual pieces of wood, because they know I will appreciate them. I usually end up making something out of it and giving it back to them.” Stashed around his shop are hunks of wood with potential. “I look at a chunk of wood and say, ‘That’s gonna be something.’” But not before its time. “It can’t be worked properly until the moisture content is down to 7 percent. I’m con-

Jim’s and Brewer Bros. to join forces
By Karen Bartomioli NORTH CANAAN — Two car dealerships in the center of town are about to merge. Bill Hower, owner of Jim’s Garage, and Brad Perkins, who runs the Brewer Bros. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealership across Railroad Street, confirmed that Hower will take over Perkins’ franchise in the coming weeks. “It will definitely happen, and in the first quarter of this year,” Hower said. He had not intended to speak with the press yet, but his official announcement on his Facebook page appeared about to go “viral.” He spoke about feeling privileged to be able to take over the well-run, well-respected dealership. “We’ve already been cooperating for decades. I’m planning to do some modernization, but otherwise, people will see little difference. The staff there will be retained, and we will probably do some hiring.” The two dealership/repair shops have expanded their car lots in recent years, helping to firmly anchor that section of the business district. Jim’s has probably done a little better in the past couple of years, selling mostly pre-owned Subarus, a staple car of the Northwest Corner. Perkins said his service and repair shop has been much busier than the sales staff, but that things are starting to look up as the recession eases. Both businesses are a rich part of North Canaan’s business history and their own family histories. Jim Mather opened a Mobil gas station and garage in 1950. When Bill Hower Sr. bought it in 1970, he kept the name Jim’s Garage for its reputation. By then, Fred and Gilbert Brewer had long ago given up farming in Ashley Falls and opened (in 1911) a garage and sales shop in a barn on that side of the road. They grew the business into a dealership that started with REO motor cars. They eventually expanded to several locations and were the exclusive dealer of the DeSoto in Western Connecticut and Massachusetts and all of Vermont. Roy Perkins, an area resident, married their sister, Laura, and eventually ran the dealership. Their son, Fred Perkins, ran it until a year or so ago, when he retired. His wife, Joyce, was also a part of the business. Their son Brad has been there since 1986. Brad Perkins said it was simply time. His parents are both dealing with health issues and needed to retire. The business needs someone who is motivated to keep up and compete in a business that has seen major changes in the past five years or so. While Brewer Bros. has maintained its reputation on outstanding personal service, the trend is to compare and shop online. The last decade brought federal loans and a bankruptcy for Chrysler. Brewer Bros. survived a major cutback of dealerships. Hower believes it is because of the expertise of their service staff. “Danny Ayres is the highestranked Chrysler technician in the Northeast,” he said.“He is also an expert on the Dodge Viper.” Hower is excited about custom-ordering new cars, where the customer’s name is included on the sticker; the new Dodge Dart, which he calls a marvel of engineering; and the new models from Fiat, which merged with Chrysler in 2009. “Fiat brings energy efficiency and ultra-modern technology to the table. The new Chrysler products are going to be even better.”

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Woodworker Jay Trotta, whose acorn birdhouses are featured at the New England Girl, does all types of renovation work as well.
tinuously going around with a moisture meter.” He has found a retail outlet in the recently opened the New England Girl shop on East Main Street (across from Stop & Shop), where owner Nicole Goncalves is selling his turned bowls, benches and a coatrack that features railroad spikes for hooks. Lighted branches in the shop’s window hold his charming acorn birdhouses. For more on Trotta go to Contact him at jaytrotta@artf or at Jay Trotta Builder on Facebook.

Photojournalist Zinke takes time to find joy, beauty
NORTH CANAAN — Sonja Zinke’s creativity is immediately evident in the uniquely beautiful way she decorated the secluded log cabin she shares with husband, Eric, their three big, friendly dogs and two house bunnies. She has “an eye,” which is how one stands out as a professional photographer. If her name is familiar, it is likely due to 25 years of photo credits for The Register Citizen newspaper. She left three years ago, taking with her a highly developed ability to “take photos of anything, anywhere at any time,” as she said. This she has translated into her work with Sonja Photography, capturing the kind of images she loves: children, families, pets, weddings, anything from which she can draw on emotions for her stunning photos. Zinke’s challenge is to capture life as it happens. It’s not easy, but worth the effort when the smiles in a photo are natural, the kids are happy and the dogs are romping. “I don’t have a studio. I do everything off-site with natural lighting. I let kids play and sit on the ground, and hang out with them to get photos of them laughing and giggling. Those are the best.” Big right now for Zinke are day-care photo sessions and what she calls “environmental photography.” “Most of the time, every parent buys the photos. They love that I put the kids out on the playground and get their happiest faces.” High school seniors looking for something a little different Falls Village. It was while studying photography at Northwestern Connecticut Community College that she was hired by the newspaper. By the age of 22, she was the newspaper’s chief photographer. While she knew it was not where she wanted to end up, she was able to learn from it while cultivating her own business. More on Zinke’s work can be found at She can be reached at 860-824-5619 or — Karen Bartomioli

Fridays are spaghetti nights
NORTH CANAAN — A free community spaghetti supper is held the second Friday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pilgrim House. The dinner is offered as a mission of the North Canaan Congregational Church.

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Photographer Sonja Zinke, in a rare moment on the other side of the camera lens.
than the typical yearbook portraits come to her. She works nights at Sand Road Animal Hospital because she enjoys working with people and their pets. And, of course, they ask her to photograph their pets. Horses are a popular subject, too. Her style of connecting with the animals she is photographing often has her needing to wipe her lens off as she works. One of her recent projects was a series of baby photos, starting with the mom-to-be posing outdoors, baby belly prominent, and following through after the birth. She does not do prints. Clients get a CD with a large assortment of photos so that they can choose their favorites. The Falls Village native started Sonja Photography when she was just 18, fresh out of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. She spent four years literally focusing on photography, with black-andwhite her favorite medium. Artistic talent runs in the family. They are a diverse lot. Sonja’s sister, Heather Blass, is a multi-media artist and glassblower. Brother Willy Blass is an ironmaster at Battle Hill Forge. “It was my dad, Bill Blass, who was a wonderful artist, who gave me all the encouragement and inspiration I needed to pursue a photography career. He was always there for me,” Zinke said of her father, who lived in

Support meetings
NORTH CANAAN — The Community Mission offers various types of support at 93B Main St. on weeknights at 6 p.m. On Mondays there is a Men’s Support Group, on Wednesdays a Women’s Support Group, on Thursdays a Youth Support Group and Friday night is Family night. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. For more information, call Pastor Bob Alonge at 781-4137604.

Folk music Wagoneers Feb. 8
NORTH CANAAN — The indie folk music group the Wagoneers from Millerton will perform at the Douglas Library Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 31, 2013
By Patrick L. Sullivan FALLS VILLAGE — The update of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), which is updated every 10 years by state statute, was approved by the Board of Selectmen earlier this month and is available online in draft form. The plan is supposed to form the basis of a town’s planning and zoning regulations and is supposed to indicate how residents of a town would like to see it grow and evolve over the next decade. The 2012 plan, which was put together by the Planning and Zoning Commission with support from the Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative, includes four broad “planning visions”: Encourage Community Diversity; Enhance the Historic Village Center’s Vitality; Support Farming, Forestry and Natural Resources; Promote a Sustainable Community. And the POCD is created based on survey data gathered from town residents. For the new plan, 144 people answered such questions. According to survey results, Falls Village residents want a town with “age and cultural diversity,” with “a thriving historic village center with shops and restaurants.” Falls Village should be a place that supports farming and forestry, and it should be managed as “a fiscally, environmentally and socially sustainable community.” Making dream a reality However, the second section of the plan,“Current Conditions and Trends,” presents data that make achieving the stated goals a challenge. According to the U.S. Census, Falls Village’s population increased by 153 to 1,234 people between 2000 and 2010, but that rate of growth is not expected to continue. Projecting to 2025, using data from the Connecticut State Data Center, the number of residents in Falls Village will stay about the same — but that population will be significantly older. The report states that “the number of school-aged children and people aged 30 to 64 (young professionals and families with school-aged children) is projected to decline fairly significantly over the next 10 to 15 years” by 82 people. The number of people of retirement age (65 and over) is projected to increase in the same period by 119 people. Hand in hand with those stats is the prospect of declining enrollments at the Lee H. Kellogg School, which had 86 students in the 2011-12 school year. The POCD cites grim (but admittedly “less reliable”) projections that have LHK enrollment down to 64 students in 2021-22. Housing is costly There are more weekenders expected to be in Falls Village in 2013. Census Bureau statistics have the percentage of seasonal homes in town at 25 percent of housing units in 2010, up from 21 percent in 2000. But the POCD indicates this is a lowball estimate. “The town’s tax assessor believes the percentage of homes in town which are now occupied only seasonally or on weekends is more in the range of 35 percent to 43 percent,” according to the report. “This is a significant demographic and housing change in the town which has impacts on school enrollment, home prices, demand for year-round services and retail/commercial services.” On the housing front, the plan states that Falls Village has about 636 units of housing, almost all owner-occupied, single-family homes. The 2010 census found only nine rental units. Median home prices in Falls Village dropped from a 2008 high of just under $350,000 to $280,000 in 2010, but the current figure is about double the median price in 1990. And here’s a startling fact from the POCD: “A Falls Village resident who earned $68,150 and wanted to buy the medianpriced home in 2010 would need to earn $17,143 more per year to afford it.” On the question of building a public sewer system to serve the village center, 39 percent of respondents to the POCD survey said they favored considering the idea (28 percent said “no” and 31 percent said they didn’t know. (Ready availability of public water and sewer is often the first hurdle in creating affordable housing.) And 67 percent said the town “should consider other options” for the school if enrollments continue to decline. Should Falls Village “do more to encourage and support housing opportunities for families earning between $50,000 and $90,000”? A hearty 80 percent of the respondents agreed. But when asked the same question for families earning less than $50,000, only 59 percent agreed. Economic data On economic development, 78 percent of respondents Send obituaries to


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Israel Fitch with a piece of steel wattle fencing, similar to one installed at The Cloisters in New York City and made by Battle Hill Forge.

Forging ahead with new shop in Millerton
By Patrick L. Sullivan FALLS VILLAGE— Battle Hill Forge is moving to Millerton. The perennial stars of the Falls Village Halloween Scarecrow Contest are in the process of moving their equipment and materials to new quarters, shared with Gilmor Glass Works at 2 Main St. (at the junction of routes 22 and 44). Israel Fitch is a co-owner of the forge with Willy Blass. Fitch said Monday, Jan. 28, that the Falls Village site, with its distinctive metal sculptures and odds and ends in the yard, is for sale. “We’ve outgrown this space,” he said, gesturing toward the workroom, which, despite being mostly empty, still feels cramped. “It’s tight in here even without the machinery. Plus we’ll be making bigger pieces, and we don’t want to work outside.” Fitch said he and Blass have collaborated with John and Jan Gilmor before, notably on an eight-ribbed steel pumpkin that the Gilmor team blew glass into. “We had a really good time with that partnership,” Fitch said, adding that the future partnership feels “kind of exciting.” In addition to having plenty of room for Battle Hill’s more ambitious projects, the new digs will allow for an expanded retail presence as well. Getting the heavy equipment over to Millerton was an experience, Fitch said. Many of the machines are too big and/or heavy to allow for transport by trailer or pickup truck. Richard Plunkett of West Cornwall, whose company, Collections Care Transport, specializes in transporting artworks, helped with the move, which involved machines weighing two-and-a-half tons — and the forklifts to handle them. “We got the heavy stuff moved in two days,” Fitch said. A pickup was loaded with smaller items: an anvil, a welding table and something called an oil-quenching container. “That’s for Damascus steel blades — pattern-welded steel,” explained Fitch to a bemused reporter. Fitch said business is booming. “We’ve never been so busy. We’ve been going full out.” The client list is getting fairly high-profile. Battle Hill just completed the creation and installation of 70 feet worth of steel wattle fencing at The Cloisters museum and garden, part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The project took 11 days from start to finish, including two days at the site — one to measure and one to install.

agreed there is a need for more jobs in town; 88 percent agreed the town should encourage economic development to boost tax revenues; 74 percent want a thriving village center, with shops and restaurants, and 66 percent think Falls Village should support farming. Almost everyone agreed that keeping the existing businesses in the village center is important (99 percent) and that the town should try to attract additional businesses to the village center (96 percent). The POCD identifies the town’s major employers as Hamilton Books, Lee Kellogg School, Connecticut Light and Power, and the Region One School District. The town’s major employment sectors are: Services (31 percent), agriculture (25 percent), trade (15 percent) and construction and mining (11 percent). In 2011, 7.9 percent of Falls Village’s working age residents) were reported to be unemployed. The plan notes that the town suffered during the recession and that there are longstanding commercial vacancies on Main Street. “However, even during this difficult economic time, the Falls Village Inn reopened its doors as did a new general store. These businesses have given a new, increased sense of life to the town center.” To read the entire draft POCD go to www.nwctplanning .org/FallsVillagePlan. Comments can be made to the Planning and Zoning Commission members, who can update the plan and will vote to accept (or revise) the draft. The next meeting to discuss the POCD is Feb. 27.

Music at P.D. Walsh’s store
FALLS VILLAGE — Trish Walsh of P.D. Walsh’s Country Store has put together a calendar of music on Saturday nights at the store on Main Street beginning this Saturday, Feb. 2, with HBH — also known as Wanda Houston, Jay Bradley and Scott Heth. The trio plays American standards with a contemporary twist. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 9, Dave W. Drouillard and the Nutmeg Ramblers come to town, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. The group plays acoustic Americana.

Jensen teaches yoga at library, HVRHS
FALLS VILLAGE — Learn yoga with Meg Jensen at the D.M. Hunt Library on Thursdays (except the fourth Thursday of the month) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jensen is a certified yoga instructor who studied in India. Some Falls Villagers might also know her from when she worked in the development office at Camp Isabella Freedman. The cost is $15, and participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats. Jensen is also teaching a Valley Regional High School on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6. This class will focus on the basic postures and philosophy of classical hatha yoga. It will combine breathing exercises, asanas (poses) and relaxation. Participants will build flexibility and strength while increasing mindfulness and focus. Students should be able to get up and down off the floor easily. Bring a yoga mat. To register go to, www.reg.

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Find loaves, and love, in the stacks
FALL VILLAGE — For its annual winter fundraiser, the David M. Hunt Library will host “LOaVEs IN THE STACKS” on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature a baker’s paradise of homemade breads, music and games with prizes. Wine and beer will be served. The main feature will be a 16-foot-long bread board with a variety of homemade breads ranging from the sweet to the savory, including gluten-free breads and dessert loaves complimented by a range of sides and condiments including cheeses, dipping sauces and fondues. Many of the breads will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased by stopping by the library or calling 860-824-7424.

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Pasta dinner at HVRHS Feb. 15
FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Class of 2013 will host a pasta dinner in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission will be $10 per person, and will include pasta, drinks and dessert. Tickets for door prizes will also be sold. All proceeds will support the senior class. For more information on this event, contact Monica Chin (, Becket Harney (, Leah Schwiakert, (schwaikertl@hvrhs. o r g ) o r L a u re n Ha n l o n ( Email reporter Patrick Sullivan at
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Author Leff at library Feb. 2
FALLS VILLAGE — The Forest Lyceum Series from the Great Mountain Forest continues at the D. M. Hunt Library on Saturday, Feb. 2. Hartford Courant writer David K. Leff will give a book talk and signing. Reception begins at 4 p.m.; the book talk begins at 4:30 p.m. Call 860-824-7424 or email

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A10 THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 31, 2013

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ Coon
AMENIA — Margaret A. “Peggy” Coon, 78, passed away Jan. 27, 2013, at Sharon Health Care Center. She was born on Oct. 23, 1934, in Sharon, the daughter of the late Agnes (Mulligan) and John Thomas. Early on, Peggy worked on her family’s farm in Sharon. On July 31, 1965, she married Garrison Van Vliet Coon and raised two daughters in Amenia. Peggy then worked in food service at the Webutuck Central School District. Most recently she was a faithful presence at The Bargain Barn in Sharon. Survivors include her daughter, Sarah A. Coon, along with many other family members and wonderful friends, most all of whom are close by in the Dutchess and Litchfield county regions. She was predeceased by her husband, Garry Coon, in 2000; and a daughter, Joyce A. Coon, in 2006. A funeral service will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Smithfield Presbyterian Church in Amenia with Lynn Boyer officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to SVNA Hospice, 30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068. Arrangements are under the direction of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains. To sign the online register, go to SALISBURY — George M. Tully died on Jan. 24, 2013, with his family surrounding him. He was 85 years old and passed away after an extended illness. He was born May 17, 1927. George and his wife, Patricia, were Lakeville and Salisbury residents for more than 40 years. George retired from the family textile company — Tultex Corporation — in New York City and moved with his family to Lakeville in 1973. George and Pat had known each other since they were teenagers. They raised four children — Anne, Patricia, James and Jean — in Westchester County, New York, and Lakeville. They were married for more than 62 years. As they grew into their marriage, George and Pat saw themselves as completing one another. Daughter-in-law Beth and others captured this idea in artworks with words by William S. Gilbert that graced their homes: “None shall part us from each other, One in life and death are we: All in all to one another — I to thee and thou to me!” George relied on his many years of experience as a vice president of sales when he opened Tully’s Power House in Millerton in 1973. George later worked for The Lakeville Journal, selling ads for the paper for

George Michael Tully
several years. Actually, he did it as much for the chance to meet people, see the countr yside and eat lunch in some special places as to sell ads. George lived a life of integrity, fairness and compassion, qualities his family integrated into their own lives. He also felt a great sense of duty to give back to his community because he had received much from others in his life. When he was younger, George ran for local public office several times in Pelham, N.Y. That sense of altruism continued as he became a wellknown volunteer in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner. He started with the Salisbury Ambulance Squad as an EMT, going out on calls at all hours of the day or night and in all sorts of weather to assist his neighbors who were in serious trouble. He retired from the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad after 20 years, with a party that surprised and touched him deeply. He said later that, “I expected the Medal of Honor from President Clinton next,” after the sendoff his team gave him. His retirement did not last long. George was also on the Board of Directors of the Scoville Library and volunteered at Sharon Hospital. Again, his gentle and openhearted nature made him many friends, from librarians and volunteers to the janitors and the director of Sharon Hospital. After many years, he thought he had hung up his volunteer hat for good when he and Pat moved to Lion’s Head in Salisbury. But he was asked once again to help, and he served on the Board of Directors at Lion’s Head for a number of years. George and Pat moved to Noble Horizons in 2008. Not surprisingly, he knew many of the staff at Noble Horizons, having worked with them at Sharon Hospital, the Scoville Library or on the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad. George leaves behind his beloved wife, Patricia; his children, Anne (Tully) Herman of Anchorage, Alaska, James and Beth (McCord) Tully of Mill Creek, Wash., Jean (Tully) Pruitt and her son, David, of Westminster, Colo., and Patricia (Tully) Sullivan and her husband, Richard, and their children, Matthew and Caroline, of Norwell, Mass. A private celebration of George’s life will be held this spring, when his wife and children will scatter his ashes in places with special memories or importance to them. The Tully family asks that, in lieu of flowers, people make memorial donations to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad or a charity of their choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

Adeline M. (Strattman) Gasperini Linkovich
EAST CANAAN — Adeline M. (Strattman) Gasperini Linkovich, 88, of East Canaan Road, died at her home after an illness, surrounded by her family. She was the widow of John E. Gasperini and Joseph J. Linkovich. Adeline was born May 16, 1924, in North Canaan, the daughter of the late Carrie (Bouteiller) and LeRoy Strattman. Adeline graduated from North Canaan Elementary School and Housatonic Valley Regional High School. She worked at the former GE Plant in Norfolk and at the Wash & Dry company in North Canaan. She then owned and operated Strattman’s Home for the Elderly in East Canaan. Adeline and Joseph ran the home for 25 years. Adeline was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Couch Pipa Post No. 6851 in North Canaan. She was also a member of the Canaan United Methodist Church. Adeline is survived by her two sons, John L. Gasperini and William F. Linkovich, both of East Canaan; two brothers, Clayton W. Strattman of Germantown, N.Y., and Wilbur W. Strattman of Tolland, Mass.; four grandchildren, John L. Gasperini of North Canaan, William J. Linkovich of East Canaan, Bobbie Jo G. Towle of Norfolk and Billy Jo G. White of Tolland; her great-grandchildren, Samantha Towle, Morgyn Lynn Gasperini, Joseph F. Linkovich and Lyla Eileen White; and several nieces and nephews. Adeline was predeceased by her daughter, Linda L. (Gasperini) White; her brothers, Walter and Ralph Strattman; and a sister, Clarabelle S. Whitbeck. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, in the Canaan United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan. Memorial donations may be sent to the Couch Pipa VFW Post 6851, PO Box 913, North Canaan, CT 06018; or to the Canaan United Methodist Church.

Worship Services
Week of February 3, 2012
The Congregational Church UCC in Cornwall Congregational Of Salisbury, U.C.C 8 Bolton Hill Road, Cornwall Village,
30 Main Street We bid you warm welcome to come worship with us Sundays at 10 am. All are welcome! Child care, moving music, and Christian fellowship in a historic 19th C. Meeting House.

Serving the Lord with Gladness

Good Neighbors bridge scores
SHARON — There were six full tables for duplicate bridge at Good Neighbors on Low Road in Sharon on Jan. 23. We played five boards a round so all pairs played 25 boards, with a skip after three rounds. The average score was 50. For North South pairs, in first with 53 points (53.percent) were Emily Soell and Ken Clark; tied for second with 52.5 points (52.5 percent) were two pairs, Carol Magowan playing with Harry Hall and Tom Burke playing with John Townsend. For East West pairs, in first with 63 points (63 percent) were Gail Gamble and Betsy Clark; in second with 59 points (59 percent) were Robert Finn and John Bevan, and in third with 55.5 points (55.5 percent) were Ruth Adams and Biz Rogers. — Harry Hall

The Rev. Diane Monti-Catania (860) 435-2442

CT worshipping at Cornwall Village Meeting House Sunday, 10am, followed by Fellowship Rev. Micki Nunn-Miller 860-672-6840 An Open and Affirming Congregation

76 Sharon Rd., Lakeville, CT 860-435-2659 Rev. Savage Frieze Weekend Liturgies 172 Lower Rd/Route 44, East Canaan, CT Sat. Vigil at 4:00 PM 860-824-7232, Church Office Sun. at 8:00 & 10:15 AM A congregation that puts faith into service, Weekday Liturgies Mon. & Tues. at 9:00 AM in the community and in the world. Wed. at 10:00 AM at Noble Horizons Worship services held at 10 AM each Sunday
Mid-week Vesper Service with music from Taize every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Pilgrim House, 30 Granite Ave., Canaan

North Canaan Congregational Church, UCC

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Francis J. ‘Frank’ Winters
SALISBURY — Francis J. “Frank” Winters, 95, of 17 Cobble Road, formerly of Wells Hill Road, died Jan. 21, 2013, with his family at his side at Noble Horizons. Frank was the husband of the late Mary K. (O’Donnell) Winters, who passed away on Oct. 11, 2006. Frank was born Oct. 27, 1917, in New York City, son of the late Agnes (Nugent) and James J. Winters. Frank was the executive vice president of the National Association of Purchasing Management. In that capacity, he served on the Presidential Economic Advisory Council for Presidents Ford and Carter. He retired in 1980 after 35 years with the association. Frank earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Manhattan College. He answered his country’s call during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe. Frank was commissioned as a first lieutenant with the 89th Chemical Mortar Battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious service as battalion adjutant. Locally, Frank was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and served as the sexton of St. Mary’s Cemetery for many years. He also served as president of the Parish Council, as a member of the Finance Committee, as a trustee of St. Mary’s Church and as a member of the Archbishop Whalen Pastoral Council in Litchfield. Frank represented St. Mary’s Church as a member of the Litchfield County Deanery of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He was the founding president of the Northwest Connecticut Youth Ministry. Frank was a resident of Noble Horizons for 10 years, during which time he was an active member of its community. He spearheaded many programs at the chapel, led group discussions on current events and historical figures, aided the auxiliary with many projects (including the Festival of Trees), logged hours for the Volunteer Program, and served on the Scholarship Committee. All of these noteworthy contributions led to Frank being named the Noble Horizons Volunteer of the Year in 2009. He is survived by his children, Paul E. Winters and his wife, Mary, of New York City, Mary Ellen Baldwin and her husband, Gerard, of Lakeville, Robert K. Winters and his wife, Judy, of Lakeville, and Timothy F. Winters and his wife, MaryJo, of Liverpool, N.Y. He is known as “Pop” to 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Frank was predeceased by a son, Peter Carey Winters, and a daughter, Kathi V. Winters. The Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan was in charge of the arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial was held Jan. 26 at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville, followed by a burial with full military honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorial donations may be sent to either the Noble Horizons Scholarship Fund, 17 Cobble Road, Salisbury, CT 06068, or to the St. Mary’s Church Agnes J. Kurnath Memorial Music Fund, PO Box 466, Lakeville, CT 06039. Frank’s family would like to thank the incredible staff and residents of Noble Horizons for their love, care and friendship; and for injecting “Pop’s” final decade with invigorating new memories and experiences.

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4 Main Street-Canaan 860-824-7078 Weekend Liturgies Saturday -Vigil Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday -Mass 8:30 a.m. Weekday Liturgies Wed, Friday 7:30am Weekday Eucharistic adoration One hour prior to Mass Geer Nursing-1st Tuesday 2pm

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Rev. Elizabeth Fisher, Vicar Leedsville Road at Hitchcock Corner & Amenia Union Worship: Sunday 10:30 am Sunday School Available Every Week Tel: 1-845-373-9161

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319 Main St., Lakeville, CT 06039 860-435-9496 The Rev. Kwang-Il KIm 9:15 a.m. Worship Service Sunday School 9:15 a.m.

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this sign on soup n scoop’s door says the eatery will reopen during the warmer months.

soup n scoop closes; owners say it’s just for the winter
by Kayla Gangloff MILLERTON — One of Millerton’s newest eateries has closed its doors for the winter months. Soup n Scoop, at the corner of routes 22 and 44 and next to Salsa Fresca, had what seemed like the perfect seasonal offerings,with Hale & Hearty Soups for the colder months and SoCo ice cream for warmer days. Co-owners Marc Miles, John Tucker and Seth Hirschel said they didn’t want to close. “We were really bummed to have to close for the winter,” Miles said. “The whole reason we put it in when we did was because we thought soup would be a big hit in the winter.” The owners said they have seen a dramatic drop in business over the last month. “Millerton is a very seasonal town,” Miles said. “We got a great reception from weekenders and second-homeowners who recognized the brands, especially the soups which are from New York City. We did great in the summer and fall, even into December. But the numbers don’t lie.” The partners are looking toward spring 2013 with some fresh ideas. “We’re talking about some new items, maybe adding salads and sandwiches. So when we do come back there will be even more to look forward to,” Miles said. The trio of restaurateurs also owns Salsa Fresca.

2 Church St., Rte 44, Canaan, CT 860-824-5534 Pastor Rachel Duncan 10 a.m. Worship Service Starting Sunday, August 5th "Open Hearts – Open Minds – Open Doors" "Open Hearts – Open Minds – Open Doors"
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Canaan United Methodist Church

484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock Sun. 8 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 112 Upper Main Steet, Nursery Care/Sunday School 10:20 a.m. North end of Sharon Green (860) 435-2627 Touching Lives - Lifting Spirits "Offering companionship along the way" The Rev. Kwang-Il KIm email: 10:45 a.m. Worship Service, Nursery Care website: Church School 9:30 a.m. Rev. Heidi Truax

The Sharon United Methodist Church

Trinity Episcopal Church

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St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Main St., Salisbury, CT Rev. John F. Carter Our Doors Open For You! Sunday Worship 8 am and 10 am Eucharist 9:50 am Church School 860-435-9290

Orthodox Christian Church 313 Twin Lakes Rd., Salisbury, CT

All Saints of America

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16 Beebe Hill Road, Falls Village 10:00 a.m. Family Worship 11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour A Friendly Church with a warm welcome to all!! 860-824-0194

Falls Village Congregational Church

Noble Horizons, Salisbury, CT Next Meeting Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 10:30 am in the Cobble Living Room For information call 860-435-2319

Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of NW CT

The Chapel of All Saints, Cornwall
An intimate Episcopal service every Sunday 8:00am Holy Eucharist and sermon The North Cornwall Meeting House Town Street at Cogswell Road, West Cornwall, CT

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THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 31, 2013


Norfolk Curling Club: ‘We can’t stop trying’
NORFOLK — Members of the Norfolk Curling Club were in Salisbury last weekend, offering demonstrations of their sport and raising money (and awareness) for rebuilding their facility, which was destroyed in an arson fire last December. The club members have been without a rink for the past year, and have traveled up and down the East Coast, curling as guests at other clubs. Last weekend, for the Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s Alpine Winter Carnival, the curling club members built their own miniature outdoor rink. They came out with brooms and sweepers that looked borrowed from a (very clean) utility closet and used them to show how the ice is cleaned to allow the heavy granite curling stones to float along the frozen rink. The original home of the Norfolk Curling Club was built in 1956. The fire last December not only destroyed the rink and clubhouse, it also destroyed all the players’ equipment, trophies and memorabilia. While devastated by the arson, club members have turned their energy toward the hard work of raising money to rebuild. On Oct. 5, the club held a ceremony to break ground for a new clubhouse, which will be built partially on the same location as the old one, on Golf Drive. The building will be completely made of steel; the old clubhouse was made out of wood and steel. Club President Mary Fanette said there has been substantial progress made on construction of the building. The foundation is complete and the steel frame has been erected. Fanette said over the next few weeks the building’s roof and side panels will be added and then,

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The Wok Huskies were the winners of the human dog sled race on Sunday, Jan. 27.

Winter Carnival keeps season exciting
By Cynthia Hochswender SALISBURY — The weather was cold, cold, cold, but dozens of winter sports enthusiasts turned out nonetheless to support the Salisbury Winter Sports Association (SWSA) and its Alpine Winter Carnival, Jan. 25 to 27. The event featured a variation on traditional ski jumping. A handful of Alpine jumpers from out West, mainly Colorado, came to Satre Hill to demonstrate the sport. As with regular jumping, they descended at high speed down the K70 jump in Salisbury. But instead of wearing the usual edgeless lightweight skis they wore traditional downhill skis, with edges. And they also, of course, wore downhill boots, which lock onto the skis; jumpers normally wear a smaller boot whose heel is not clamped to the ski. Another point of difference with traditional jumping: The Alpine skiers don’t have the benefit of grooves cut into the long inrun (or tower). They create their own path as they fly down the slippery slope. The weekend began with practice jumps on Friday and continued with young jumpers from the area doing traditional jumping from the 20-meter hill. On Saturday night there was Alpine target jumping under the lights. Normally jumpers try to see how far they can go before landing. In target jumping, they aim for a specific target on the landing hill. First place on Saturday night went to Marsh Gooding of Steamboat Springs, Colo., followed by Tim MaGill of Clark, Colo., in second and Pat Armone of Steamboat Springs in third. MaGill and Arnone were tied for second place; they did an additional distance jump, with MaGill traveling 57 meters to Arnone’s 56 meters. The regular Alpine jumping competition was held Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. First place went to Lynn Wenzel of Boulder, Colo. Gooding came in second and third place went to MaGill. In a jump-off that followed the Alpine competition, MaGill earned top honors with a 62.5meter jump. An hour after the jumping ended came arguably the most popular event of the weekend: the human dog sled race. This is the second year SWSA has offered the competition. It was so popular at last winter’s Jumpfest that this year it is being offered twice, during the Alpine Carnival and again on the Jumpfest weekend (Feb. 8 to 10). Each team had six members: five to run and pull the homemade sled, and one to ride the

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Norfolk Curling Club member Rebecca Purdy, center, offered demonstrations at the Alpine Winter Carnival.
she said, “Construction will stop until we get better weather, in the spring.” At that point, probably in April, “an ice machine and an ice rink will be installed in the building.” Fanette said she is excited with the progress on the new building. “I drive up to the club’s location everyday to see what’s going on. Right now I’m very hopeful that we’ll get back to curling in Norfolk later this year.” Funds are still needed to complete the construction, though. The project is expected to cost $1.5 million. “We’ve raised about three quarters of what we need so far, and will continue to raise funds throughout the rest of the year. “We do have some flexibility and can hold off on certain things if we can’t afford them. We don’t need a fully functioning kitchen right away, for example.” Fanette said the club hopes to be up and open again before the Winter Olympics in February 2014. “The Olympics is a very important time for the club because people will be watching curling on television and many of them will want to find a local curling club and try it for themselves,” she said. “The Olympics provides a very good source of membership for the club.” The demonstrations at the Alpine Winter Carnival helped as well, although with temperatures in the low 20s there wasn’t a huge turnout. “We held the demonstration at a specially made ice rink to let people throw a stone and get a sense of the game,” Fanette said. “Hopefully, we got a few new members and some donations from it. “We can’t stop trying. We have to keep going.” To make a donation and to learn more about the Norfolk Curling Club, go to

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Marsh Gooding came in second Jan. 27 and first Jan. 26.
sled. The rider-and-sled combintion had to weigh 200 pounds. Several teams entered, including a group from the Black Rabbit Bar and Grill in Lakeville, a team representing Brush Hill Tree Service, a team dressed in Viking garb and the two finalists: the Wok Huskies (wearing jerseys that proclaimed that “Duke Sucks,” a mysterious basketball reference) and the Hot Dogs. The teams took off from a central point at the bottom of the ski jump landing hill and then ran a .3-mile course. This year, the teams veered off at midpoint so they wouldn’t crash into each other and get their lines tangled (as happened in a previous race; this year all the contestants were also asked to wear shoes and teams were reminded to stop if one of the runners fell under the sled). The two fastest teams faced off in an untimed race — and had a finish that was so close the judges had to call for a rematch. The Wok Huskies and the Hot Dogs were allowed 10 minutes to catch their breath and then they took off again. This time the Wok Huskies pulled clearly into first place, winning the trophy. Team members were Keith Marks, Dave Gruzauski, Justin Winters, Wayne Churyk, Billy “The Barnyard” McCann and Luke Scavato. The scantily clad Vikings team members declared that, “We might not have took your trophy home, but we’re taking home all of your women!” Instead, they were given the People’s Choice award for the event, for best sled/costumes. Team members were Ben Bain, John Sugrue, Jesse Morey, Arlen Morey, Judd Carroll and Pete Brazzale. The dog sled race will be held again during Jumpfest weekend, which will also include target jumping under the lights, the SWSA Jumpfest on Saturday and the Eastern U.S. ski jumping championships on Sunday. The annual Snow Ball will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Lakeville Hose Company on Saturday. And on Sunday morning the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad will offer its annual pancake breakfast at the ambulance garage in the center of Salisbury, across from the town Green and The White Hart. Proceeds from the Alpine and Jumpfest weekends benefit SWSA’s children’s skiing program. For more information and a complete schedule, go to www.; and look for the Jumpfest publication in this week’s Lakeville Journal Co. newspapers.

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A12 THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 31, 2013

lEttErs to thE Editor
turning Back thE PagEs
norma galaisE
100 years ago — 1913 LIME ROCK — Chester Patterson was out of town over Sunday; we hear that Chester is to resign his position with Barnum and Gager and is going to work in Waterbury, soon. CHAPINVILLE — John O’Hara has purchased a new power feed mill and is ready to do grinding on a large scale. The engine is the fine gas engine put out by the Fairchild Company of Bridgeport and is a fine one in every way. LIME ROCK — Arthur Pierce burnt his arm quite badly one day this week, while at work in the foundry. LAKEVILLE — Peter Garrity is once more driving an extremely well matched pair of sorrel heavy draught horses for the E.W. Spurr Co. One of the original pair died recently of colic, but another horse was purchased in Winsted to fill the vacancy, the new animal proving an almost exact substitute for the defunct horse. CHAPINVILLE — Harry Smith who had his hand shot is doing very well. It is expected he will be home soon. 50 years ago — 1963 FALLS VILLAGE — Miss Marion J. Atwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Atwood, is the winner at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School of the 1963 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow. The Lakeville Fire Department answered a call on Sunday morning to the home of Dwight Luster on Indian Mountain Road, where a tractor had caught fire in the driveway. The machine was being used to plow snow and caught fire while being refilled with gasoline. CANAAN — Miss Emma Rood has returned to the David H. Roger home on Barlow Street after having been a patient at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, Mass. 25 years ago — 1988 CANAAN — Despite the initial arrival of only six firemen, Canaan and Norfolk firefighters managed to put out a fire last Friday at the home of Richard Surdam on Patty Lane. The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department was called in for assistance and eventually 35 firefighters from the two towns put the blaze out. Taken from decades-old Lakeville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.

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ThuRsDAy, jAnuARy 31, 2013

Editorial Less security, less transparency

Guns have no place in our society
In my view, the current discussion regarding gun control, which is focused on a ban of assault weapons and more thorough background checks, is misplaced, as there is simply no good reason for individuals to harbor deadly weapons. Guns serve no useful, valued, constructive function in our society, and the following steps should be taken to rid our society of these deadly weapons. First, interpretation of our Constitution, a living document, should be clarified: Individuals do not have a constitutional right to own such deadly weapons. Instead, such permission should be limited to the military, national guard and local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Second, amnesty and a generous gun buyback program, akin to the program established previously in Australia, should be instituted. Once the amnesty period has expired, anyone harboring a gun will be fined severely, with the potential for a prison sentence. Third, because owning a gun is illegal, the NRA has no function other than encouraging illegal activity. As such, the NRA should be designated a criminal organization, and any individual or company providing support to the NRA should likewise be considered a criminal. Fourth, approved, regulated “gun clubs” will be permitted to safely maintain a limited number of hunting rifles. Hunters, who kill animals for sustenance, can become vetted members of such clubs, permitting them to borrow a hunting rifle for a day. Fifth, “hunters,” who kill animals for “sport,” may need to find another activity: They can be provided with remedial lessons in fishing, ice-fishing, bowling, hiking, yoga and golf. As such, the gun manufacturers, currently major financial supporters of the NRA, might find it useful to be a step ahead and transition into these sports. Steven Burden Sharon


t’s an irony, considering that state officials are doubling down on public safety in the wake of the Newtown shooting tragedy, that the Northwest Corner will be facing a situation where less police support is available to the population at large. Of course, some changes were to be expected after state budget cuts to law enforcement resulted in Troop L becoming the dispatcher for a wide swath of the western part of Connecticut, including the Troop B region. But having the Troop B barracks locked to the public most of the time is both a safety issue and a freedom of information issue. As described by reporter Karen Bartomioli this week (see her story on Page A1), there is a wide range of activity that still happens at the Troop B barracks, including the logging of police activity and arrests. That police log is open information and should be available to the public and to newspapers alike (it forms our weekly Police Blotter). This newspaper has kept track of those reports over the years, in part to be sure the version of any incident as written up by the police is in agreement with the version of those citizens who are involved. The role of police in the United States is not just to enforce justice but to do so in a manner that is open and transparent. With limited access to the reports of the cops on the beat, it adds to the questions of not only the availability of law enforcement officers, but also the administration and documentation that surrounds any police matter. Will records be just as available from Troop L in Litchfield as they have been at Troop B in North Canaan? Not if this newspaper’s experience is the norm. Executive Editor Cynthia Hochswender called Troop L recently to obtain the report of an attempted carjacking in Kent. Normally the police will fax a report to the newspaper, but Hochswender was told by a trooper that the Troop L fax machine was not functioning and would not be anytime soon. The paper was on deadline, making it difficult for a staff member to drive to Litchfield to get it, which was the only option offered by Troop L. It is also worth mentioning that, while there is no reason we know of for such behavior, Troop L has been reluctant to release information to this newspaper before. By the way, Hochswender also called the information center for the State Police, the public communications office of Lt. J. Paul Vance, to try to obtain the report. She was told that office did not have it. Vance and his staff have always been responsive to requests before and have been an important area of access on police matters. Either this is changing, or the office is out of the loop on information from the troops. The Lakeville Journal takes this lack of openness seriously, whatever the reason for it. For years, a reporter from this newspaper has been paid to go to the Troop B barracks and hand-write incidents from the police log, check them with the troop personnel and then type them up for publication. We are willing to go to Troop L to do the same thing, but it seems clear we will need to have a new level of cooperation from the personnel there in order to accomplish this. Oddly, at almost the same time as Hochswender was trying to obtain the Kent report the editor at our sister paper, The Millerton News, called independently to Troop L to obtain the same report, and had it faxed over to that office without objection or qualification — or delay. So while The Lakeville Journal obtained access to the report in a roundabout way when the Millerton editor sent over the report to Lakeville as a matter of course, this does not give one faith in the general responsiveness of the new system as it is being implemented by the State Police.

We need to stop gun violence in America
Fellow citizens, I plead with you to take action to curtail the proliferation of gun violence in the United States. Many other countries have much stricter gun laws and they work! According to The New York Times, experts from the Harvard School of Public Health using data from 26 developed countries have shown that wherever there are more firearms there are more homicides. In the case of the United States, exponentially more: The American murder rate is roughly 15 times that of other wealthy countries, which have much tougher laws controlling private ownership of guns. Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands have a combined population of almost 391 million, as compared to the United States’ less than 312 million. The total number of gun homicides in those countries in the latest available year — 2010 for Germany, 2009 for the others — was 906. In the United States in 2010 the number was 9,960 according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It took years to curtail the tobacco industry, perhaps we can start to curtail the firearms industry. Please contact, if you have not already done so, your representatives, your senators, your governors and our president, and we may start on our way to halt this barbarous affliction. Dorothy Felske Sharon

An apology can be a powerful message
I have been a fortunate member of three groups of people who received letters of apology in the past year. One was due to an error made with payroll, another was about quality control of food sources and the third was concerning professional communication. They are memorable because of the courage, respect and responsibility demonstrated by their authors. None of them were forced by publicity, fame or jeopardized income to write the apologetic letter. Nor did they delay. Interestingly, the result of a thoughtful letter of apology is that my trust in the author increases. If a person at any level of responsibility self-monitors their actions and makes timely efforts to correct or repair a problem, honest communication with the people affected by the mistake improves the situation. It worries me that many folks in positions of responsibility have been schooled in the “never admit your mistakes and NEVER apologize.” There also seems to be an inverse relationship between the amount they are paid and their willingness to communicate humbly and publicly regarding their mistakes. For several years, one of the schools where I work used a set of materials for character building that included posters modeling the courage and resilience of such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Lance Armstrong. A different system is now being used for supporting social behavioral development, but I often wonder how many students are confused by Armstrong’s long overdue (following a decade of adamant denials) apology. Lance Armstrong’s apology is far too late to be considered a stellar example of integrity or character. However, I join many in a sense of relief that he can finally unburden himself, since I know all too well how human it is to corner ourselves behind a seemingly protective wall of denial and cowardice. Our country’s population is gradually reversing long-held inflexibilities regarding gun control, same-sex marriage, global warming, race and religion. My optimistic belief is that this improvement is due in part to individuals’ ability to admit, privately or publicly, that they’ve wielded the wrong end of the stick, perhaps because it was familiar. My wish for the still new year is that we each can find the courage to examine our convictions, reverse them if appropriate, and apologize as necessary. Jandi Hanna Falls Village

Salisbury code of ethics vital
William F. Morrill has accused me of misrepresenting his opinion about a code of ethics (COE) for Salisbury. I used three sources for my understanding of his opinion. First, Mr. Morrill made his remarks directly to me at the December workshop. Secondly, I read his remarks quoted by Patrick Sullivan in The Lakeville Journal article on the workshop. Third, Mr. Morrill’s remarks at the workshop were video recorded and broadcast on CATV, which I watched. I stand by my characterization of his meaning that day. Perhaps he has thought better of his remarks since then. There is no current code of ethics applicable to anyone but our Board of Selectmen. It is the 2005 COE reaffirmed December 2012. If Mr. Morrill knows of another that our employees, boards, committees and commissions are bound by, it would be helpful if he would produce it. Perhaps it is another of those elusive items Curtis Rand stores away in his desk? The failure of Curtis Rand and Jim Dresser to work with me revising the town COE is their fault, not mine. They have refused to work with me on the project while paying lip service to the idea of a COE, and Mr. Dresser’s insisting on an enforcement commission. My attempts to include them have always been rebuffed. Believing that no one person should dictate the content of the COE and development of the commission, I have enlisted the input of everyone in town. By posting the various drafts on the town website and inviting suggestions, holding two employee workshops, the December workshop for members of our committees, boards and commissions, I have maintained transparency and public participation. There will be a workshop for the townspeople at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Town Hall second floor meeting room. After that a final draft will be completed for consideration at a town meeting. Mr. Morrill’s sweeping rejection of the whole COE and commission — before a final draft is completed — is breathtaking in its arrogance. Curtis Rand has been a selectman and first selectman for the whole period of time during which town employees started and have continued unionizing. This recent third move of more employees unionizing should be no surprise to anyone. It was predictable, especially once he frightened employees about the COE. Fortunately for him, there were enough employees fed up with being intimidated by Mr. Rand and Mr. Dresser that a majority did in fact vote for the union. It was a clever political ploy for his and his party’s advantage, but not necessarily in the best interests of the town. I stand by my previous letter to the editor and have confidence that our town officials and employees are capable of following the COE without difficulty. They also have nothing to fear from the existence of a commission. I do not subscribe to Mr. Morrill’s opinion that Salisbury will selfdestruct once a uniformly applicable COE is adopted. Please read my commentary on this issue at for additional information. Mark Lauretano Selectman Salisbury

America the beautiful
The sheer history of the inauguration of President Barack Obama washed over me as my husband and I watched the ceremony on television. We married in 1972, when interracial marriages were a risky business and when we proceeded to have our beloved five children, we essentially took on the world. Jack and I have met shocking walls of hate, but we have also met deep seas of love that renewed our faith in humankind. All the people who have gone before us fought for this moment in history, the second inauguration of Barack Obama. The oceans of people celebrating, all different colors, races, ethnicities, make the last 41 years more poignant and awe-inspiring than words can express. President Obama’s inauguration shows we are all Americans of one America and this is the country we want for our future generations. The poet Langston Hughes wrote about being a “back-door brother,” questioning his place in our society in this country. The 2013 presidential inauguration makes it clear that the days of the “back-door brother” are reaching a conclusion and for so many, there isn’t any sweeter victory. God bless America. Gretchen M. Gordon Sharon

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Another Road is talented trio
Saturday night, Jan. 19, P.D. Walsh’s Country Store, in downtown Falls Village, came alive with an evening of great music thanks to Another Road. This talented trio comprised of Bill Benson, Deborah Gillespie and Eric Paradine perform a benefit show once a month, at different venues, to help raise funds for worthy causes. They chose Operation Fuel as this month’s beneficiary. We would like to thank Another Road for their generosity, time and talent. Thanks also go out to the many folks who came to support this fundraiser and to the donors of door prizes including Jacobs Garage, The Falls Village Inn, Crossroads Deli and Ken Musselman. Operation Fuel is a private, nonprofit statewide program that provides energy assistance to lower-income working families, the elderly and disabled individuals who are in financial crisis and not eligible for government-funded programs. Because of the kindness and generosity of the musicians, supporters and donors of last Saturday’s performance, a Northwest Corner family or individual will benefit from this wonderful program. Patricia D. Walsh P.D. Walsh’s Country Store Falls Village

Loved display
The Adopt-a-Tree Program was even more successful this year in the village of Salisbury. The effect was stunningly beautiful, especially the display at the Ragamont House. I do hope that the trees will be left lit longer next year such as for two more weeks. Crosby Wells Salisbury

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Prosecuting military, and other, practitioners of torture


hen President Barack Obama first took office in 2009, he inherited an ongoing U.S. policy and practice of systematic torture of detainees suspected of possible acts of terrorism, or sympathy for terrorist organizations. The new president was on the horns of a dilemma. As a former law professor, President Obama knew that engagement in torture violates U.S. federal statutes and the U.S. Constitution, as well as the specific provisions of the U.S.-sponsored International Convention Against Torture (1984). At the same time, President Obama knew that to prosecute former torturers would have divided the nation and exhausted whatever capital he had to spend in his first term on domestic programs. In that case, we would not have won the fight for Affordable Health Care, known as Obamacare, today, and without the stimulus plan the nation probably would have continued its plunge into a second Great Depression. Faced with this dilemma, President Obama announced his intent to “look forward, not

backward.” He issued Executive Order 13491 (2009) condemning and outlawing torture, and setting guidelines for humane, lawful interrogation in future. At the same time, Obama declined to prosecute CIA agents, military personnel or others for past acts of torture. He proposed to close down Guantanamo, but a factious Congress blocked him from doing so. As a result, we are today stuck with hundreds of detainees who were tortured in the past and who are still being held indefinitely at Guantanamo, Bagram and other prison sites around the world. Do these prisoners have habeas corpus rights to challenge their detention or seek civil damages for illegal torture and false imprisonment? Can they ever escape detention? On Jan. 3, 2013, President Obama reluctantly signed a revised Defense Authorization Act with new provisions further limiting the possibility of transferring prisoners out of Guantanamo and Bagram, but in doing so the President asserted in a signing statement that he would not implement any provision he considered unconstitutional

or infringed on his executive powers as commander in chief, particularly in wartime. What is wartime, and which branch of government is really in charge of it? The U.S. Constitution defines three branches of government: legislative, executive and judicial. But there is a fourth branch: the secret national state security apparatus. It’s the one the framers forgot to mention. Like it or not, every president inherits this reality when he takes office. Furthermore, the new president also inherits a Department of Justice, attorney general’s office and legal counsel staffed by personnel who have long lived with and acquiesced to this reality. To date this fourth branch of government has successfully argued that, at least during wartime, the U.S. military, the CIA and other elements of the national security apparatus are immune to criminal prosecution or civil suit for torture, and their actions are beyond the reach of the courts of law. What if this “wartime” is the pure invention and fabrication of a particular administration? Take Iraq, for example. We know this

AnthonY PIel
all too well. When I was working in Baghdad in the autumn of 1987, our WHO and UNICEF field personnel discovered and reported that Saddam Hussein was testing biochemical weapons on his own people. We brought pressure through the Ministry of Health and then on Saddam Hussein himself to destroy the program — which he did by mid-1988. The biochemical program was terminated and never revived. u u u The USA was fully informed of these developments, but the White House nevertheless continued publicly to deny that then-ally Saddam Hussein had ever used biochemical weapons against Iran or his own people. It was only later in 1991 at the time of the Kuwait invasion that the USA reversed position, and 10 years after that when the United States disinterred the biochemical charge as part of the completely fictional allegation of

a “Weapons of Mass Destruction” program, in order to justify the eventual “wartime” invasion of Iraq in 2003. Does a fabricated“wartime”or “War on Terror” such as this justify special executive, legislative or other powers and immunities? Does it justify torture? Certainly not under the U.S.-sponsored International Convention Against Torture, which specifically denies such powers or immunities to any participant regardless of state of war or civil unrest. Furthermore, there is no statute of limitations on torture. According to the U.S. Constitution, this becomes the “supreme law of the land” in the USA. The U.S. courts have tended to ignore all this, and find immunity where it doesn’t constitutionally exist. But the legal landscape is evolving. Recently, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has won two important civil appeals cases, overturning lower court rulings, thereby refusing to grant immunity to two private military contractors, L-3 Titan Corporation and CACI. The charges assert that these private contractors should be held accountable for their “direction and participa-

tion in torture and other illegal conduct, including: rape and sexual assault; prolonged hanging from limbs; isolated detention; being urinated on and otherwise humiliated; and being prevented from praying and abiding by other religious practices.” On what grounds should these private, for-profit contractors be granted “wartime” immunity? Were they under orders to torture prisoners? Under the Nuremberg doctrine following World War II, carrying out orders does not relieve the actor from responsibility. Under the Convention Against Torture there is no such thing as “immunity” for anyone who engages in torture.“Engagement” in torture includes legal and policy advice leading to torture. On this basis, no one is more guilty of torture than those in Washington who prepared documents purporting to legalize torture. Our investigations and prosecutions should begin with them. Sharon resident Anthony Piel is a former director and general legal counsel of the World Health Organization.

The story of John and Martha


artha Dean, who ran for attorney general in 2010, isn’t the worst candidate for high office Connecticut has produced in the past century or so though her recent activity gives her a huge sympathy vote for that distinction. In considering our worst, however, let us not forget Philip Giordano, who was arrested after losing to Joe Lieberman in the 2000 Senate race and is serving a very long term in federal prison for using the phone in the Waterbury mayor’s office to arrange to have sex with little girls. Giordano was then occupying that office, not just borrowing the mayor’s telephone. If you’re looking for the worst candidate ever, Giordano’s the man. But this column is devoted to Martha Dean, her posting of a vile video about the Sandy Hook shootings on her Facebook page and our good fortune in not having her as the state’s chief lawyer. It also affords a rare opportunity to compliment former Gov. John Rowland. Radio talk showman Rowland was the first to conduct an extended interview with Ms. Dean and in an hour on his WTIC program, he effectively demolished her claim she was merely sharing viewpoints when she disseminated the cruel, lying video. I normally do not like listening to Rowland because I feel it is bad form for a disgraced former governor to constantly second guess a successor. That said, I did enjoy his confident assurances that Mitt Romney would be elected president. However, I come to compliment, not to cavil. Rowland knows how to talk on the radio and he showed in his questioning of Martha, he can be a very good interviewer when he wants to be. He is usually too tolerant and unquestioning of his many extremist and often wacky callers, but he made an exception this time with rewarding results. u u u But first, let us introduce Dean. She’s a graduate of Andover, Wellesley and UConn Law, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She has practiced law with the SEC, the prominent Hartford law firm, Robinson and Cole, and for 16 years, she’s been in private practice in Avon. That’s the good part. Before she posted the video that cast doubt on even the existence of the Sandy Hook massacre, Dean was known for that one, unsuccessful run as the Republican nominee for attorney general in 2010 and vaguely remembered for having been trounced for the same office by Dick Blumenthal in 2002. Campaigns for attorney general are mostly overshadowed by the contests at the top of the ticket, but Dean in 2010 was an attention getter, particularly for promising, if elected, to see to it that all school children, Boy and

If You Ask Me
DIck Ahles
Girl Scouts and little campers, be trained to use guns. “We teach sex education in school, yet we omit the most basic skill needed to exercise fundamental constitutional rights,” argued Dean. It will no doubt shock you to learn she is a life member of the NRA. She was easily defeated by George Jepsen, getting 480,310 votes to Jepsen’s 591,725, which begs a question: Does Connecticut have at least 400,000 people who will vote for anyone? At any rate, Dean was relatively quiet after her defeat until she posted the horrible video, which, she contended, she only did because she’s a real believer in sharing ideas. These ideas ranged from the incredibly bizarre — the killings never happened, what you saw on television was a movie — to the incredibly hurtful — parents

lying about their children being dead. Dean said she questioned why the killer was able to kill everyone and not wound some, whether people stopped in the vicinity and released were accomplices and whether the government of the United States had a role, which, she conceded, was highly unlikely, though “theoretically possible.” Dean did disown conspiracy nuts who say a parent seen smiling on the video was evidence that the killings didn’t happen but couldn’t resist speculating the smile could be a “red flag” to investigators. There’s much, much more but this should be enough to convince our great political parties to exercise a bit more caution about whom they nominate for major offices. Dean said Sunday that Republicans who criticized her were afraid she will run for high office again. They should be. Simsbury resident Dick Ahles is a retired journalist. Email him at Cartoon by Bill Lee of Sharon and New York City


Where is the modern-day agora?
debated and discussed the meaning of the good life and the role of politics in shaping good citizens who cared about living rightly. He did not believe he knew the answers to the questions he asked and viewed real wisdom as knowing that you do not know. Socrates did not push others on their views just to expose them as frauds and take them out at the intellectual knee caps. His intention was much purer — he wanted to arrive at clarity and truth and believed discussion and sharing of ideas was the way to do that. I am probably romanticizing the historical Socrates and Agora a bit, but isn’t it pretty cool? To have a place today in our growing isolation to gather face to face with others who may not share your views, question with a pure intention of arriving at truth through reason, and understand that you may not have it all as sewn up as you thought you did. u u u Now I am going to do the unthinkable for a lawyer (which I am not, so no worries). I am going to ask a question I do not

he agora in ancient Athens circa 5th century B.C.E. was a hopping place. While it was the civil, legal, and military center it might be most known for its commercial role as the marketplace for goods and services. It was here that Socrates made it the marketplace for something else — an open exchange of ideas. Socrates lacked good hygiene, sartorial flair and physical attractiveness. With his dirty robe, bare feet and pug nose he was certainly not the eye candy of the Agora. But as Mom always told us, looks are not everything, and it was his passion for truth and for the care of the soul that made Socrates a most loved and hated figure in Athenian life. Before he drank from the hemlock cup he did Athens a huge favor. While trying to crystallize his own views on wisdom and what comprised the good life, he publicly engaged with others on these topics and made them reason and talk about their views and beliefs. Using the Socratic method, he questioned his interlocutor in a way that would lead from particular examples to universal truth. This back and forth exchange exposed weaknesses in definitions and arguments and was a genuine attempt by him to arrive at clarity. This questioning occurred face to face and frequently in the public arena of the Agora with anyone who would engage with him (well, OK, not the slaves and women). He also did not solely talk to those who viewed the world as he did. From the political muckety-mucks to the craftsmen to the poets, Socrates

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know the answer to: Where is our agora? I have been thinking about this a lot in the wake of the presidential election. For a while I thought we had entered the age of the electronic agora and we met on blogs and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. It seems as if people share ideas and establish dialogue there. I was wrong. In those spheres, people threaten to “unfriend” those with opposing views. Others make nasty, ad hominem comments. Then there are spur-of-the moment, shootfrom-the-hip diatribes nestled in bad grammar and auto-corrects, which are monstrosities of reason. These mediums are perhaps suited for registering feelings but not for cultivating thought. If you can delete or “unfriend” anyone who disagrees with you, how can you progress in reason or develop a deeper understand-

ing of your position or yourself? In addition, we tend to say things differently, i.e., less civilly, in virtual conversations. In person, we tend to be more careful, measured, and aware of the other person as a human being worthy of our respect. Buddhist nun Pema Chodron has written that difficult people or people who disagree with us are a gift because they expose areas in which we need to grow and help us practice living with compassion and patience. What? So the people who tick me off are really a present in a bright shiny blue Tiffany box? I usually think of those who differ from me as a pain in the neck. And they may seem as if they are, but that does not negate the importance of debating and discussing ideas with those who

do not share our views, rather than cocooning ourselves in a womb of like-minded people. We need to hear the other side. We need to be convinced that we don’t have all the answers, that the world is not black or white with no gray, and that we could be wrong. Knowledge is an iterative process and beliefs do not come complete: Assembly is required. In psychology, agoraphobic means a fear of open spaces. I think it means a fear of openness to ideas, difference, reason over rhetoric, debate, and ultimately growth as rational creatures. Dr. Mary B. O’Neill is an adjunct philosophy instructor at Western Connecticut State University. She lives in Lakeville with her husband and three children.

There is quite a bit of positive information about an improving real estate market, flowing from the newsrooms. It is wonderful to read, and hear, about all this positive news. There are certainly enough GREAT reasons to buy a home, if all the right conditions are in place. Included in this list are the 2 main ingredients, affordably priced properties, and still historic low levels for financing these purchases. However, there is a marked difference between the real estate market here, versus the general real estate market that has caused the positive stir in activity and pricing. Only a very small portion of the real estate here ‘fits’ the category of properties that are seeing a resurgence in real estate activity, and actual sales. The majority of our inventory does



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not fit the increasingly ‘active’ sector of the market. This is not the fault of the properties themselves; rather it is the nature of our area that has our real estate offerings falling largely out of that category referred to in the news blogs, that are experiencing an increase in sales. Until there is an extended resurgence in the leisure home market, and at a ‘real’ retail purchase price level, we will continue to lurch along, sale by sale, probably for some time to come. Read other topics pertaining to Real Estate, or other subjects, that interest me, on my web site: www.
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Continued from Page A1 then go to the full Legislature for a vote. The result could be known as soon as a month from now. Roraback is busy preparing for the committee hearing. “I’m taking nothing for granted,” he said. “And there is a lot of paperwork.” There are 30 Superior Court vacancies statewide, but Malloy only nominated 15 people. Roraback said his guess was that budget constraints prevented the governor from making 30 nominations. Since the November election, Roraback has maintained a low profile. Until Jan. 8, he was still a state senator. Since then he has been practicing law with the family firm in Torrington. “There have been 11 members of the Roraback family practicing law in Litchfield County, going back to 1872,” he said. “The law is a genetic condition in the Roraback family.” Asked what it was like to wake up Jan. 9 and not be a state senator, he said, “It was a strange feeling, after 18 years, to no longer have those responsibilities.” On the other hand, it was suggested, his phone wasn’t ringing off the hook for a change. “There is some truth to that,” said Roraback.

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Hotchkiss defeats Kent in close basketball game
By Darryl Gangloff KENT — In a nailbiting game, The Hotchkiss School’s varsity basketball team defeated The Kent School 58-57 at Kent on Jan. 23. “It was an exciting game in which Kent led the entire way until co-captain Noah Daoust hit a free throw to put us up by one with 11.2 seconds left,” said Hotchkiss coach Steve McKibben. “It was a shame one of us had to lose. Both teams played hard.” Kent coach Jason Coulombe said it was disappointing to lose the game after holding onto a lead for most of the game, but emphasized the game was a learning experience for his young team. “I have to give credit to the Hotchkiss kids for sticking with it and grinding away. Their size really hurt us. We’re a young team this year and very small compared to where we’ve been in the past. Our guys fought hard, but learned a lesson about playing a complete game,” Coulombe said. “They’re wonderful kids. It’s really a pleasure to go to practice every day and work with them,” he added. “Our guys are making tremendous progress. It’s going to pay off in the second half of this season.” As for Hotchkiss, McKibben

Little Brownie Bakers makes some 4.5 million Thin Mints a day.
include 1,050,000 pounds (or 21 truckloads) of flour, 300,000 pounds (seven truckloads) of shortening, 650,000 pounds (14.5 truckloads) of sugar, 50,000 pounds of cocoa, 500,000 pounds of chocolate coating, 75,000 pounds of toasted coconut and 230,000 pounds of peanut butter. Dough is mixed in batches as large as 1,500 pounds. The eight varieties offered last year by troops served by Little Brownies have not changed. They include Thank U Berry Munch, Savannah Smiles and Dulce de Leche. They are all $4 per box. In the end, we buy them because we love them and love supporting the Girl Scouts. We don’t count all those calories because it’s a once-a-year indulgence. Or is it? No doubt every variety has its share of freezer hoarders. But frozen Thin Mints have become legendary, just as delicious frosty as they are when they’re fresh — especially if you’re eating them on a hot day in August, to the envy of your friends. And surely there are records set for who has saved them the longest — and just as certainly, the record holder is someone who managed to forget they were buried beneath the frozen peas. Anyone who doesn’t live alone or own a secret basement freezer chest might want to take the cookies’ sleeves out of the box and wrap them in paper towels and foil to disguise the shape. Label them “scrod,” or some other literally fishy sounding name, particularly if there are teens in the house. If your willpower is up to it, change the date occasionally so that no one accidently tosses out your old scrod aka Thin Mints. Leave the empty box in plain sight for a few days to fuel the assumption that the descending cookie monsters have thoroughly done their job. If by some chance you can save a few (there is no such thing as buying extras), there are recipes to try. Seriously. There is Samoas fried shrimp and curry arancini; Thank U Berry Munch cranberry pecan chicken salad and bread pudding; Do-Si-Dos peanut Thai chicken;Savannah Smiles lemon chiffon pie; and Tagalongs shakes. These recipes and many more can be found at, where one can also order cookies if no Brownies or Scouts can be found. A search can also be made for local troops. Don’t forget the Cookies for Heroes Program. Donate cookies to active military troops here and abroad through local troops and at the website. Marketing has changed considerably in recent years, as the girls are urged to do less doorto-door selling. They can often be found taking orders at local events, and are now allowed to direct sell (meaning that they buy extras and then sell the individual boxes, rather than taking orders). The ordering deadline is Feb. 3. In the beginning of March, Girl Scouts will be selling at cookie booths in front of supermarkets and in other public places. But act fast, as their supply is limited to what they pre-buy.

Continued from Page A1 violence and that’s people who are mentally not suited to own firearms.” Esty said the next step is getting community members focused on how to implement the ideas they agree upon.“That’s why I thought today was actually a very productive conversation around that shared commitment,” she said. The congresswoman acknowledged that there may not be any single law that could have prevented the Newtown tragedy from happening. “What we’re trying to do,” she said, “is minimize the chance that something like this happens any place else. Mass murders are horrible and terrible, but we have shootings every day in America, so this is part of a greater issue around gun violence and gun safety in this country.” Esty said, “The American people are very committed to making progress here, and I believe by including everyone in that process we’ll get better answers that will truly keep us safer,” she said. “I was very encouraged with our conversation today.”

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The Kent School’s Cam Collins attempted a shot around The Hotchkiss School’s Jadon Joyner on Jan. 23. Hotchkiss’ JB Leary (back) and Jeremy Heath were ready to grab the possible rebound.
said he is proud of his team’s 7-5 record. “It’s a testament to the extent to which our players have begun to trust each other and to define success for themselves,” he said.

Continued from Page A1 A state plow truck driver radioed the accident in to police. Emergency personnel were dispatched at 12:25 a.m. Baldwin was not wearing a seatbelt. The Subaru’s airbag deployed, but the impact was on the driver’s side. A large section of fence was damaged, and homeowner Ameen-Storm AboHamzy said that he believed that if not for the tree, the car might have hit the house at his mother, Ida’s, bedroom. The fence and trees are primarily there for protection. “The force with which it hit was amazing. The vehicle was bent into a horseshoe shape,” Abo-Hamzy said. “Fence, car and tree debris was tossed past my birdfeeder 25 to 30 yards away.” It is a bad spot that has had its share of accidents. The sharp curve at the intersection is in the middle of two straightaways where drivers tend to pick up speed on the state highway. AboHamzy said accidents always seem to occur in the winter. That section of road is at a high elevation and open to the wind from the west, so it is likely to ice up faster. Abo-Hamzy said his thoughts were with the man’s family. He was interviewed by the police and was asked repeatedly what he had heard. Woken from a sound sleep, he said he heard a plow truck go by, quickly followed by three distinctive bangs that he thought was snow being knocked off the plow. It wasn’t until he heard the sirens and they stopped in front of his house that he realized the banging he had heard came from an accident. Several years ago, after numerous accidents there, Abo-Hamzy installed a flagpole in his front yard. It is lighted at night. The goal was to slow people down, and it seems to have worked. “A flagpole says there is something interesting there to see. And when people look up at the flag, they naturally slow down. We never used to hear trucks downshift on the curve, and now they do.” Baldwin’s family was notified and his body taken to the chief medical examiner’s office. The accident remains under investigation.

Continued from Page A1 winter conditions, they too can succumb to winter’s rigors. Wildlife rehabilitators, people who are state and federally licensed to care for injured and orphaned animals, are usually the busiest in the summer breeding season when people find orphaned baby animals needing assistance. However, winter can be busy as well, and has been at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic at the Audubon Center this year. There are several common hazards for birds in the winter, and car hits are among them — especially for owls. Consider that plowed roadways act as conduits for mice and other rodents. Naturally owls go where the food is and hunt along roadways at night; they are awfully hard to see from a car. This winter we have had four eastern screech owls and three barred owls brought to the center as a result of car hits. The good news is that owls are tough. After fluid therapy, treatment for head trauma and proper nutrition, most of these patients were either released or are awaiting release. In late December we had an unusual admission of an American kestrel. The homeowners were away for three weeks and upon return heard scraping sounds from inside the fireplace. They opened the flue and out popped an emaciated kestrel. It is not known how long the bird was stuck in the chimney, but it had been there for at least a few days. The bird has since recovered from dehydration and emaciation and is awaiting release back into the wild. Kestrels, typically migratory, are listed as “threatened” in the state of Connecticut. Winter can also be a problem for birds who land on plowed parking lots thinking that they are open water. This was the case for a red-breasted merganser and a pied-billed grebe and is a problem because their bodies are designed for diving, having their legs placed far back on the body near the tail. This means that they have to get a running start on the water surface, just like a plane needs a long runway to get aloft. When they land on hard surfaces, they are essentially grounded and unable to take flight. Both birds were in good physical condition and released after a short stay with us. There are many things we can do to help birds fare well during the winter months. Be extra vigilant when driving at night, particularly when there is snow cover. You never know when an owl might cross your path in pursuit of its dinner. Keep your bird feeders clean and only use fresh birdseed. This will reduce the possibility of diseases being spread from one bird to the next. Keep your cat indoors. It is estimated that cats kill almost one billion birds each year in the United States. Lastly, reduce the possibility of window strikes by adding decals or silhouettes to large windows (they have come a long way from the classic black hawk silhouette). It is always heartwarming to see the lengths to which people will go to help wildlife. We see this every day as people travel long distances in all types of weather to bring us, and other wildlife rehabilitators, animals needing treatment. Should you find a bird or other animal needing help, you can call us at 860-364-0520; the Connecticut DEEP dispatch number at 860-424-3333; or find a nearby wildlife rehabilitator on DEEP’s website, www. The Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association website,, also has a link to area wildlife rehabilitators, as well as other useful information related to assisting birds and other wildlife. Scott Heth is the director of Audubon Sharon and can be reached at, (subject line: Nature Notes).

Toddler group meets Thursdays
CORNWALL — The new Toddler Play Group, for children ages 18 months to preschool and their parent(s), will meet Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call the library at 860-672-6874 to let them know you plan to attend.

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Continued from Page A1 been eliminated. While the consolidation report stated that the barracks may be unmanned at times outside of regular business hours,it appears as if now, if a trooper is not specifically assigned to monitor the lobby, the door will be locked. Troop B officials are trying to figure out the best way to accommodate routine needs of the public, and do not want to simply send everyone to Troop L in Litchfield. People come to the troop to get accident reports, file complaints, pick up cars and driver’s licenses that end up there for various reasons and to get fingerprinted for background checks. An incident log and press releases of every accident, arrest and complaint are supposed to be available to the public; those logs and releases are used by The Lakeville Journal to compile its Police Blotter. One suggestion has been to set specific hours for routine business. Simply leaving the front door unlocked is not an option. While access beyond the lobby is restricted by bulletproof glass and a metal door with a coded buzz-in lock, it would offer little protection should someone leave a bomb in the lobby. In the meantime, the public needs to know that Troop B can no longer be counted upon as a safe haven. Concerns raised during the consolidation debate included the dead end trap a locked lobby could become if a fleeing victim finds no one there to help them.

Do you have a family member or friend in the military who would be interested in the news from home? The Lakeville Journal Company offers free online subscriptions to our website,, for active duty military personnel from the Tri-state region. For more information or to set up a subscription, contact Circulation Manager Helen Testa at circulation@ or 860-435-9873, ext. 161. With thanks to those who serve.

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Michael Baldwin, who recently moved to the area to take a position at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, died in a one-vehicle accident Jan. 26 on Under Mountain Road, Falls Village.

Planning a perennial garden: workshop at Noble
SALISBURY — Horticulturist Barbara Pierson will give a talk about“Perennial Combinations That Work” on Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m. at Noble Horizons. Pierson, nursery manager of the White Flower Farm in Litchfield, will help banish the mid-winter blahs with summer garden fantasies and an informed, proven and practical approach to creating stunning perennial plant combinations. The lecture will be illustrated with many unpublished photos from White Flower Farm’s archives. At the close of her program, she will offer a drawing for a White Flower Farm gift certificate. Pierson is a graduate of Cornell University, with a degree in floriculture and ornamental horticulture, and a frequent guest on national and local radio and television. To register for the program online, go to or call 860435-9851, ext. 190.

Food for Health: Cynthia Hochswender

THE LAKEVILLE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 31, 2013


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his is the proof (as if any were needed) that the Harney and Sons Tea Co. Michael is a son of winter is not a salubrious time of year: All company founder John Harney Sr.) my potted herbs, which grow with such Many of us loosely toss around the word tea gusto outdoors in summer, are pale and tiny now. when referring to any hot beverage that is neither The air is too cold. The sunlight is too meager. The coffee nor cocoa. herbal heart breaks. Harney clarified that tea should only refer to Those who are sick of hearing me complain drinks made with leaves from the tea plant. Herbal about winter will be glad to know that this is the teas are more correctly referred to by the French last week I will do so (until next year). Even I am word “tisane.” tired of hearing it. At Harney and Sons, some Onward to spring of the tisanes use plants such as Mint is a really hardy plant, and to making plans chamomile and verveine. There for an outdoor garare also blended teas that have especially when you consider how den of health-enherbs or even fruit flavoring tender and tasty its leaves can be. hancing things I can combined with tea leaves. My eat. At the top of the particular favorite: the chocolate list are easy items: herbs that anyone can grow, mint tea. especially anything in the mint family, including Of course it’s always fun to eat and drink meals lemon balm. I’m a sucker for any plant that tastes that include things you grew yourself. Next year, like lemon (including lemon trees). perhaps I will finally get around to drying and Happily, mint is a really hardy plant, especially saving some mint leaves, and perhaps I will even when you consider how tender and tasty its leaves try other exotic herbal options such as basil or can be. When the snow disappears from the yard tarragon tea. once and for all, I am confident that the mint There are health benefits that can be found harvest of 2013 will be roughly double the mint in nearly all herbal concoctions. But perhaps as harvest of 2012. important as the health benefits is a reminder Mint has many uses but one of the nicest is that you should only make tea from herbs whose mint tea. And this is the part of the article where provenance you are sure of. Don’t eat or drink I confess that I didn’t particularly plan ahead for anything that might have been chemically sprayed the winter months as I was closing up my garden (as is often the case, for example,with dried lavin late autumn. I did save quite a few seeds (dill, ender, which is often used as a decoration or for shiso, coriander, pumpkin), and I did dry a big bag its scent). If a friend is kind enough to give you a full of sage leaves, and I did make herbal salts using gift of herbs, don’t be too polite to ask what kind the last of my tarragon, basil and rosemary. of weed killers or other chemicals are used in his But I didn’t save any herbs for making tea. or her garden. (Actually I just learned that the correct word for And keep in mind that spring is coming, seed an infused beverage made from a plant that is catalogs are arriving in the mail and that the only not a tea plant is tisane. This information was way to be absolutely sure something has been grown shared with me by tea master Michael Harney, of in a pristine environment is to grow it yourself.

End-of-life choices difficult
But one can be prepared
By Patrick L. Sullivan SALISBURY — More than 40 people filled the Wardell Community Room at the Scoville Memorial Library Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, to watch a video about end-of-life choices and to discuss the sensitive topic. It was the first of three workshops on end-of-life issues sponsored by the library, the Salisbury Congregational Church, the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) and local hospice workers. It was also the first of a new series “to bring people together to talk about things that matter,” said library Director Claudia Cayne. The group first watched about 25 minutes of a documentary, “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary About a Taboo Subject,” by filmmakers Terry Kaldhusdal and Michael Bernhagen. It began with man-on-thestreet interviews in which people were asked where they wanted to die. The response was almost universal: at home. Subjects in the film — medical professionals, ethicists, a terminally ill patient — made several telling points, which resurfaced later during the group discussion (led by the Rev. Diane MontiCatania from the Congregational Church). Among them: • When life expectancy in the United States was 48 years, death was more a part of the fabric of life. Extended families lived near one another and provided care for the dying. Today, families are scattered and life expectancy is much higher. Most people now die in a hospital. • The film contrasted the tradition of an Irish wake with the more modern habit of isolating the dying — perhaps in an attempt to shield children from reality. • There is a reluctance on the part of doctors and family members to tell terminally ill patients the truth — “As if talking about it hastens it,” said one subject. • One interviewee said that talking with a dying person raises issues — of faith, identity, values — that make the process uncomfortably intimate. He likened it to talking about one’s sexuality. • And a man identified as terminally ill said that throughout his life, he knew what the next step was, and had living examples of people who had gone before, so going through high school and college, or embarking on marriage and a career were not obscure or mysterious questions for him. “Even if you don’t get it you can see what’s next,” the man said. But with a terminal illness, suddenly nobody has an answer to the question, “What’s next?” • A nurse said “Hope is not a plan.” Others said that hospice care does not equate to giving up, and urged a redefinition of hope to accommodate reality — the hope to make it to a holiday, or to witness the birth of a grandchild, or simply to spend as much time as possible with family. After the film segment was finished, Monti-Catania kicked off the discussion. “We need to have the conversation with children or parents because we want to know more.” She noted that dying at home is universal choice, but it doesn’t happen often, and asked, “When do you want to die and with whom?” and “Who will take care of you?” She said it is important for family members to know what the dying person’s wishes are and how to carry them out “If everyone wants to die at home, are you prepared to be a caregiver?” One person responded to that. “I couldn’t do it 24/7 without going crazy.” And another said when her husband was dying, his doctor told her he had two patients. “You’ve got to take care of yourself.” Someone noted that there is a bit of a change in that dying in hospice care has become more acceptable, as opposed to dying in a hospital. Monti-Catania said,“We think of death as a medical issue, and we’re not thinking of the other end-of-life issues. It’s not just a medical issue, it’s a personal issue.” Donna DiMartino from SVNA said her slogan is “Prior planning prevents pandemonium.” “There’s nothing worse than having to do something in a moment of crisis.” Another person added, “The entire family has to buy in, or work out their differences beforehand.” Monti-Catania asked what prevents these conversations from occurring. “Fear of the person dying,”said somebody. “Ahh, that magical thinking again,” said Monti-Catania. The discussion then branched off into the different kinds of fear associated with the end of life — especially the fear from the patient’s point of view, of losing independence, of becoming a burden. Monti-Catania said no matter how carefully a family plans, there will always be unanticipated events. “But if the dialogue is already started, people won’t be afraid to discuss it.” One woman said that when her sister died,“I was the one who had to tell her it was time to die.” Another woman had a similar experience with her husband. Monti-Catania said, “It’s part of naturalizing death. Rather than saying ‘Please don’t die,’ let them go. “It’s a natural process and very often quite peaceful. If we eradicate fear and disbelief we can be gentler.” The woman who told her husband it was time to go continued. “The children tend to say, ‘Oh Mom, you’re going to be around to bother us for another 20 years.’ They make a joke of it.” Monti-Catania said,“Remember, it’s not only old people who die. The conversation really needs to happen before age 98.” One man said he thought that because doctors are reluctant to discuss dying with patients, “people are in hospice for a week, when they really could have benfitted from six months.” Then it was game time. The participants sorted themselves into groups, and the organizers handed out decks of playing cards, with questions on them. Monti-Catania asked the groups to organize the cards into three categories: most important, somewhat important and least important. She took a card at random and read it: “To meet with clergy or chaplain.” She took a beat, and continued. “Verrry important,” she intoned, to general laughter. Other questions from the cards included: •To be treated the way I want • To trust my doctor • To be free from anxiety • Not being short of breath • To be kept clean Although it is a serious and difficult topic, the mood of organizers and participants alike was not glum, with several moments of genuine (not nervous) laughter. The series on end-of-life issues continues Sunday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 24. For more information, go to and click on the events calendar.
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Pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday
Mardi Gras (also known by the more solemn name of Shrove Tuesday) is Feb. 12 this year, followed by Ash Wednesday on Feb. 13. These two dates signal the start of the season of Lent. According to the website,“The name Shrove Tuesday is derived from the word ‘shrive,’ which means to confess and receive absolution. The name denotes a period of cleansing …” For many Christians, especially historically, Lent was a time of fasting. To prepare for it, the larders were emptied of perishable foods such as eggs, butter and milk. In England, it became a tradition to eat pancakes on the last day before the fast began, because they used up so many of those low-shelflife foods. Here in the Northwest Corner, Shrove Tuesday is observed with pancakes, sausages and the playing of board games at Trinity Church in Lime Rock. The Rev. Heidi Truax explained why some churches, such as Trinity, and some Christians will observe Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Lent while others might not. “After the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century in Europe,” she said, “most nonRoman Catholic Christians did not want to celebrate the feasts of the Roman Church, which they considered to be unbiblical. So, generally, many of the Protestant denominations have steered clear of holy days such as Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and other traditions which are not literally found in scripture. Jesus did not eat pancakes nor mark the sign of the cross on his own or any other foreheads (that we know of). Jesus did, however, celebrate all the traditional Jewish holy days of his time. “The Episcopal Church, along with its mother, the Church of England, has always tried to walk the ‘via media’ or middle road, between the Protestant and Roman Catholic faith and traditions, and so has continued with many traditions that we believe to be biblically justified. “For example, throughout Hebrew scripture (the scripture that Jesus read and taught) people who are mourning or repenting sit in sackcloth and ashes. In many religious traditions it is customary to have a time of reflection and self-examination or self-denial during the year. So, we believe that God tells us, through scripture, tradition and reason, that taking time to repent, and renew is important. “Symbolically we have ashes placed on our foreheads as a symbol of that repentance. Shrove Tuesday is the day to prepare for the important season of Lent, and after 40 days, our celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord.” People find unique ways to observe Lent, though the goal is the same, Truax said: “Lent is a time of reflection and self-examination. We take time to consider all the things that individually and corporately we have done wrong in the past year. Many of us go in for an ‘annual housecleaning’ in the form of private confession to a priest or trusted advisor during this time. “It is an opportunity to simplify our lives, and focus on those things that really matter. Often times we give up things that clutter our lives in order to focus on the things that we identify as life-giving. So, we may give up chocolate or dessert, or alcohol or caffeine, but it’s also just as good to consider giving up some time-sapping activity that may prevent us from getting back to the basic things we value.” At Trinity, on Feb. 12, “we will be having pancakes and sausages, and playing board games. We will have a small bonfire in which the palms from the previous Palm Sunday will be burned to become the ashes for the next day, Ash Wednesday.” Everyone is welcome. The evening begins at 6 p.m. The UCC in Cornwall will hold its second annual Pancake Supper on the same night. Everyone in the community is invited for pancakes, sausages, applesauce and maple syrup, (with eggs for those who do not eat wheat). There will be jazz music playing and beads and all ages can make masks. It will be in the Parish House at 8 Bolton Hill Road, from 5 to 7pm. Donations will go toward a church work trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. For a more secular celebration of the flapjack, head for the nearest International House of Pancakes (there is one in Orange, Conn.), for National Pancake Day on Feb. 5. You can get a free stack of buttermilk pancakes anytime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.; you will also be asked to make a donation, if you choose, to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (you can also opt to donate to a local charity). — Cynthia Hochswender

Dentist offers free care to kids
NORTH CANAAN — The dental office of Dr. Thomas Livingstone Jr. will participate in Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb. 1. Livingstone’s office will provide free examinations, professional cleanings, toothbrush instruction, fluoride treatments, X-rays and any necessary restorative care that may be needed. Parents are asked to schedule an appointment by calling 860824-0751.

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Area students earn recognition at their schools
Sabina Busby Sabina Busby of Cornwall Bridge has been named to the dean’s list at Quinnipiac University for the fall 2012 semester. William Cain William Cain has been named to the honor roll at Salisbury School for the fall term. He is a member of the class of 2015. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Matthew Cain of West Cornwall. Sundine Chizzonite Sundine Chizzonite of South Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Siena College for the fall 2012 semester. Chizzonite is a freshman science major. Brady E. Cooper Brady E. Cooper of Lakeville has been named to the dean’s list at St. Lawrence University for the fall 2012 semester. Cooper, a member of the class of 2015, graduated from The Hotchkiss School. Meghan Crispino Meghan Crispino of Sharon is attending Eastern Connecticut State University this spring. Crispino’s major is Environmental Earth Science. Alexa Curtiss Alexa Curtiss, a 2012 Houstaonic Valley Regional High School graduate, has been named to the dean’s list for her first semester at Wheelock College in Boston. Currently a child psychology major, she plans to complete Wheelock’s five-year dual degree program which will also provide her with a master’s degree in child life. Her goal is to pursue a career as a certified child life specialist. Curtiss was the inaugural winner of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s Margaret Derwin Blue Sky Scholarship, which provides funding to encourage an HVRHS student to “reach for the sky” and pursue their dreams. Sarah Dudek Sarah Dudek of Sharon has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2012 semester. Dudek earned highest honors. Sarah Godburn Sarah Godburn has been named to the dean’s list at Western Connecticut State University for the fall 2012 semester. She is a senior majoring in health and wellness promotions. She is the daughter of David and Jill Godburn of North Canaan. Madigan Gracey Madigan Gracey of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Providence College for the fall 2012 semester. Gracey is a member of the class of 2015. Peter Greco Peter Greco of North Canaan, a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y., is a member of the school’s indoor/ outdoor track team.Greco,a threetime Berkshire League hammer throw champion, will throw the hammer for Mount Saint Mary in the spring. For the indoor season he throws the 35-pound weight. At a track meet at Wesleyan University on Jan. 12, he broke the Mount Saint Mary record for the weight throw with a throw of 36 feet, 6.25 inches. The old record was 33 feet, 2.5 inches. Bronwen Kalmes Bronwen Kalmes of Cornwall Bridge has been named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the fall 2012 semester. Kalmes is majoring in undecided/ liberal arts. Georgia Kapetanopoulos Georgia Kapetanopoulos of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the fall 2012 semester. Kapetanopoulos is majoring in elementary education. James Kelly James Kelly of Lakeville, a junior at Gettysburg College, spent the fall 2012 semester studying in Italy. Jacob Lamb Jacob Lamb has been named to the honor roll at Salisbury School for the fall term. He is a member of the class of 2014. He is the son of Mr. and Mr. Joseph Lamb of Salisbury. Arielle Mackendree Arielle Mackendree, daughter of Elisa Mackendree/Johnson and granddaughter of Laura and Earl Johnson of Lakeville, graduated Dec. 15, 2012, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. Her major was business administration with minors in both economics and business management. She finished her degree in three and a half years. Mackendree will utilize her degree in her new job at Disney World beginning Jan. 29. Skyler Magnoli Skyler Magnoli of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Central Connecticut State University for the fall 2012 semester. Kailey Mandigo Kailey Mandigo of Salisbury has been named to the dean’s list at Furman University for the fall semester. She is the daughter of Jean and Jeffrey Mandigo. Justin K. Marrott Justin K. Marrott of Lakeville, a senior majoring in applied math and statistics at Clarkson University, received the Earl L. LaPointe Memorial Endowed Scholarship and the John “Jack” S. and Norma Welch Memorial Endowed Scholarship during the 2012-2013 academic year. Marrott was also named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University for the fall 2012 semester. William Montgomerie William Montgomerie has been named to the honor roll at Salisbury School for the fall term. He is a member of the class of 2014. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Montgomerie of Lakeville. Emily Morrison Emily Morrison of Sharon has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2012 semester. Morrison earned honors. Colby Scott Pastre Colby Scott Pastre has been named to the dean’s list at Endicott College for the fall 2012 semester. He is a senior majoring in English. He is the son of Scott and Michele Pastre of Sharon. Nathaniel Purdy Nathaniel Purdy, son of Russell and Michelle Purdy of Sharon, was named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., for the fall 2012 semester. Purdy just completed his first semester in mechanical engineering at the university. He is a 2012 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Matthew Richard Matthew Richard of North Canaan has been named to the dean’s list at Central Connecticut State University for the fall 2012 semester. Matthew Rogers Saint Michael’s College student Matthew Rogers, son of Michael and Paula Rogers of Lakeville, is studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland, at Trinity College for the spring 2013 semester. Rogers, a junior media studies and sociology/anthropology major, graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Rogers was also named to the dean’s list at Saint Michael’s College for the fall 2012 semester. Alison Slaughter Alison Slaughter of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the fall 2012 semester. Slaughter is majoring in psychology. Serena Sommerfield Serena Sommerfield, daughter of Eve I. Sommerfield of Kent, was named to the fall term 2012 dean’s list at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford. Amanda Louise Spelbos Amanda Louise Spelbos has been named to the dean’s list at Endicott College for the fall 2012 semester. She is a senior majoring in liberal studies teacher licensure. She is the daughter of Jos and Carol Spelbos of Kent. Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson of Falls Village has been named to the dean’s list at Central Connecticut State University for the fall 2012 semester. Adam Vernali Adam Vernali, a resident of North Canaan, has been named to the fall 2012 Champlain College dean’s list for achieving a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Vernali is majoring in international business. Donyell C. Williams Donyell C.Williams of FallsVillage has been named to the dean’s list at Western New England University for the fall 2012 semester. Williams is a freshman. Caitlin Wood Caitlin Wood of Salisbury was recently named to the high honor roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. Wood is a member of the class of 2015. Cassandra Worthington Cassandra Worthington of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Drew University for the fall 2012 semester. Parker Zanghi-Clark Parker Zanghi-Clark of Lakeville has been named to the dean’s list at Bryant University for the fall 2012 semester. Zanghi-Clark is a freshman majoring in international business in finance. Chelsea Zenk Chelsea Zenk of Kent has been named to the dean’s list at Sacred Heart University for the fall 2012 semester.

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Caitlin Belter
The following local students have achieved various honors at their respective schools. Caitlin Belter Caitlin Belter has graduated from Columbia University with a doctoral degree in physical therapy. She was honored with the prestigious “Excellence in Orthopedics” award from the faculty. Belter received her undergraduate degree in athletic training from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. She has accepted a position with Hayashida and Associates Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she now resides. Belter is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Stephen Belter of Lakeville. Corina Benack-Gilmore Salisbury resident Corina Benack-Gilmore has been named to the dean’s list at Goodwin College for the summer 2012 session. Joseph Berry Joseph Berry of Cornwall Bridge has been named to the dean’s list at Sacred Heart University for the fall 2012 semester. Denali Blumert Denali Blumert of Salisbury has been named to the dean’s list at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2012 semester. Blumert earned honors.

Letters to the editor
Church thankful for community support
With this New Year I would like to take some time to publically express my gratitude and appreciation to some of the many people and businesses who have been instrumental in our parish’s sustained and continual growth during 2012. For businesses, I would like to thank: Emmet & Tom Hussey, Hussey Painting LLC; Nick Scasso, Seagull Roofing & Siding; Mike Simmons, Simmons Linestripping; Phil Ghi, Ghi Signs; Tom Sherwood, Landscape Maintenance; Darin Reid, Tree Surgeon; Progressive Paving; Staub Electric; Bob Sheldon, Sheldon Glass; Mark Grimaldi, Magic Wand Carpet Cleaning. Last year we began participation in the “Under the Bridge” ministry in Bridgeport, which enables people who are needy and/or homeless to be gifted with clothes, especially winter wear. To date, doing a rough guesstimation, we have contributed over 750 articles of clothing — and the bins are filled to overflowing weekly! As many are aware, our Parish has also successfully completed a $500,000 Capital Campaign. We are over the top! Finally, this past Christmas, St. Mary’s joined the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau to help make a merrier Christmas for 75 children in our local area; $1,050 in gifts to Heifer International and close to 200 Christmas cards were shared with our troops overseas through our participation with the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. No “church” can truly live the gospel without its members, and the “Church” of Saint Mary is the People of Saint Mary’s. It is for this that I am thankful and filled with hope for our future. Father Joseph G. M. Kurnath Pastor Lakeville

Author’s 5-year journey from contest winner to publication
By Darryl Gangloff WASSAIC — Five years after winning TruTV’s national “The Search for the Next Great Crime Writer” contest, Wassaic resident Terrence McCauley can finally hold in his hands a published copy of his novel, “Prohibition.” The book takes place in 1930 New York City and follows ex-boxer Terry Quinn as he searches for who is trying to undermine mob boss Archie Doyle’s criminal empire. The novel earned the top prize in February 2008 over more than 200 entries, but financial troubles surrounding Borders, one of the contest’s sponsors, quickly caused problems. “Borders was very happy with me. They wanted to do a series of Quinn books. TruTV considered making a TV show or movie. It was a real high for me,” McCauley said. “Then Borders hit very hard times. The deal completely evaporated.” McCauley said he partnered with an agent and shopped around “Prohibition,” but found that other publishers weren’t interested because they wanted stories in today’s world rather than period pieces. “I went from very high to very low. The worst part of it is, it was nobody’s fault. There was no place to target my disappointment,” he said.“I could give up or keep writing. So I kept writing.” With the encouragement of his wife, Rita McCauley, he wrote multiple short stories featuring Quinn and Doyle — all while working at his fulltime job as manager, governleading McCauley to edit the book based on feedback he’s received over the years. Airship 27 released “Prohibition” in December 2012 with nine interior illustrations by Rob Moran. “The book wouldn’t be the same without him. He did a great job,” McCauley said. As with his other works, “Prohibition” is available for purchase on Amazon, both in paperback and for the Kindle. Even though McCauley has reached a milestone with the release of his contest-winning novel, he has no plans to stop writing. “Fight Card: Against the Ropes,” a prequel to “Prohibition” detailing Quinn’s boxing days, will be released as part of the Fight Card novelette series early this year. McCauley’s next novel, “The Slow Burn,” is scheduled to be published by Noir Nation Books later this year. It follows another “Prohibition” character who finds himself in the middle of a murder/kidnapping case. In addition to his noir roots, McCauley is also working on a modern-day short story involving a former CIA assassin in Guatemala (which is where he married his wife 10 years ago); a Western that takes place in 1880s Montana; and possibly a horror/sci-fi tale. “My biggest fear is to be pegged as ’30s guy. I like to challenge myself and try to keep it varied,” he said. “I’m trying to become a better writer and have fun doing it.” For more information on McCauley’s work, go to www. terrencemccauley.blogspot. com.

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Terrence McCauley
ment relations, at Metro-North Railroad. “My wife is very understanding,” McCauley said. “I write on weekends and nights when I’m home. It’s a really nice hobby to have.” McCauley was born and raised in the Bronx, and living in Wassaic means it’s only a quick train ride to the city to be involved with the “growing pulp movement.” As McCauley’s network continued to grow, some of his short stories ran in small noir publications. “Lady Madeline’s Dive” and “Redemption” can be found in the first and third issues of crime fiction magazine THUGLIT. “Redemption” has a local connection, telling the tale of a young girl living in the Millbrook area in 1980. “Blood Moon of 1931,” a short story involving Quinn, was published in Action: Pulse Pounding Tales, Volume 1. An older Quinn resurfaces in “Brave New World,” a short story released in Atomic Noir. All of these publications are available for purchase on Amazon. Publisher Airship 27 Productions took an interest in “Prohibition” about a year ago,

A proposed ban on semi-automatic weapons
When I was a graduate student at UCONN in the late 1960s, a Finnish/American friend of mine rented her farm in Voluntown, Conn., to a group of Vietnam war protesters. The kids lived communally, hippie style. They paid their rent. They didn’t cause trouble. One spring night, the farmhouse was surrounded by members of the Minute Men, rightwing super patriots who felt it was their duty to shoot up the peaceniks. They opened fire when the house was filled with sleeping men, women and children. No one was killed. Some of the Minute Men went to jail. As I recall, the heaviest weapon fired that night was a military M-1 rifle-semi-automatic: eight .30-caliber rounds in a stripper clip. Slugs from the M-1 easily penetrated the walls of the farmhouse. Unlike the easy to change over, high capacity external magazines used by the Newtown shooter, the M-1 requires care when loading. Get careless and you could lose your thumb. The M-1 is a high-power, semi-automatic rife, but a semiautomatic that is not popular with sportsmen. It is heavy. It is long and unwieldy. Unlike the 30-06, ’03 Springfield, the M-1 isn’t easily sporterized. I believe, however, that the bolt-action military Springfield — the scope-fitted rifle used by the sniper in “Saving Private Ryan” — can be beautifully adapted for use by hunters. Personally, I don’t argue for a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, but I do argue, strongly, for a ban on semi-automatic weapons that deliver against a defenseless target fire power that is the equivalent of a fully automatic rifle or a sub-machine gun. What needs banning are Bushmaster type semi-automatics like what was used at Newtown. I wouldn’t ban the M-1. If you want to hunt deer with an M-1, be my guest. Wm. Earl Brecher West Cornwall

Beautiful Sharon roads — the cost of doing things right
Imagine you have hired someone to build a new wall at your house. They build it, drywall it and paint it and it looks beautiful. Then you realized there was electrical work that needed to be done,so you call in an electrician who explains that if he had been able to do the work while the wall was open, it would have been quicker and less expensive. Now it is going to be more difficult, cost more money and your beautiful wall will have to be opened up and patched to get the work done. You may remember this analogy from a letter I wrote back in December 2010. In that letter, we were encouraging the town to address drainage before paving the roads rather than dealing with it later. I recently saw “Call Before You Dig” markings on East Street, about a half mile from Route 4. From the markings, it appears that the town intends to dig up a 2-foot swath about 450 feet long along the side of the road, install three catch basins and piping, and also to trench across the road to install a drainage culvert.This will require digging up and replacing more than 1,000 square feet of newly paved road. The total projected cost of the road project was $6.5 million. The money has all been spent, yet 25 percent of the scheduled roads have not been repaved. And here we are cutting up one of the roads that was paved less than two years ago, because the drainage was not addressed properly. Sound familiar? How many more roads will need to be dug up to improve the drainage? And what about the ones that are still waiting to be paved? $6.5 million for new roads, and not only are they unfinished, but they will be cut up and patched. $6.5 million. What is it going to cost to get it right? Howard Randall Sharon

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Movies: ‘Barbara’

Theater: ‘Curtains’

Theater on Theater, Hard To Top That
n announcement at the start of “Curtains,” the backstage whodunit musical at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, was full of apologies. It seemed that the show had been moved from the large theater into the “black box” Nancy Marine Studio Theatre for budgetary reasons, and, if so, it was a shame, because the sightlines in the Marine are terrible for plays. Anyone at ground level, as I was, can’t see below the waists of any of the players. Fortunately, the top halves of the game and very talented local performers compensated nicely. There were only a few moments when the staging suffered from the poor visibility. (A number involving mermaids was the only true casualty.) “Curtains” was the final musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago.” If none of the songs in “Curtains” is quite as memorable as “All that Jazz” or “Wilkommen,” they still are tuneful and jazzy. It’s opening night of the Boston run of a terrible new musical called “Robin Hood of the Old West.” The leading lady is murdered. Nobody mourns her — she couldn’t sing, dance or remember her lines, but the killer must be found, so local cop Lt. Frank Cioffi locks down the theater with the cast inside, letting nobody out until he finds his man. Meanwhile, opening night reviews trickle in and they are terrible, so the cast, writers (an antagonistic one-time couple) and producers while away the time tinkering with numbers and squabbling with one another. Cioffi may or may not be a good detective, but he ardently adores shows and show people, and tries to impress his theatrical idols with his experience in community plays. Cioffi soon determines that the killer’s real purpose was to shut down the show before it goes to Broadway, and that just about everyone in the cast has a motive, though what those motives are and who is the most likely suspect are much less interesting than the loving showbiz sendups of various wellknown types like the flamboyantly fey director, the cynical, profit-minded producer, the not-so-innocent ingenue and the womanizing lyricist. Cioffi doesn’t seem to do much sleuthing either — all the questioning of the suspects takes place offstage, since he is so busy flirting with a pretty understudy and coming up with bright ideas to save the dying show that he can’t possibly have time for all those interrogations. Please turn to page 19


Nina Hoss, taking her time in “Barbara”

n “Barbara,” a dissident East German doctor must choose between escaping to the West or helping an abused girl. Barbara Wolff (Nina Hoss) is banished to a pediatric hospital in provincial East Germany in 1980. The film opens with Barbara arriving early for her first day of work. Striking, elegant and remote, she gets off the bus, checks her watch and sits on a bench for a smoke. Her new boss, Dr. Andre Reiser (Ronald Zehrfeld) and an East German secret policeman, Klaus Schutz (Rainer Bock) are watching from a window. “She won’t be even one second early,”


Between Duty and Desire
the Stasi agent says. The story developes, as we find out Barbara has connections, access to money, a West German lover and a plan to get out. But the demands of her work at the hospital intrude, in the form of a young girl, Stella, brought in with meningitis. She has escaped from a youth work camp — what Barbara, in a moment of anger, refers to as a “Socialist extermination camp.” Another complication arises when a young man is brought in. He attempted suicide by drinking an industrial solvent, and he might have an injury that requires brain surgery. Barbara will be needed to deliver the anaesthesia. Which Reiser knows she can do, because “it’s in your file.” And what isn’t in the file? The paranoid security state that was East Germany pervades this movie. The hospital is shabby and cramped. Reiser has put together his “lab,” from bits and pieces scrounged from here and there. Barbara’s apartment is similarly dingy and depressing — and the decor is not improved by the frequent searches by her Stasi minders, who descend whenever she drops off their radar. The film is grainy, too, which adds to the grim atmosphere. Ultimately Barbara must choose between her calling and her freedom. Without divulging the plot, it’s safe to say she splits the difference. The film ends with considerable ambiguity in an abrupt and silent coda. Christian Petzold’s direction is fluent and unobtrusive. He employs a lot of long takes, far more than most American directors. And while you could call this a “Cold War thriller,” there are no explosions, no gadgets, no heroic super secret agents who barge in at the last second to save the day. The tension is largely internal, as the viewer sees the conflict between duty and personal ambition developing and wonders how Barbara will sort it all out. It’s a terrific film — understated, subtle and superbly crafted. I saw it at The Moviehouse’s “screening room,” incidentally, which is a very pleasant spot, with comfortable seats and a “Doctor No” moment when the theater employee presses a button on a remote that lowers both the movie screen and the shades on the windows overlooking Main Street in Millerton. Watch for “Barbara” on Netflix.

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The TV Scene: Fred Baumgarten

Theater: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

iewers of the hit PBS costume drama “Downton Abbey” received a rude shock last weekend when Sybil, youngest daughter of Lord and Lady Grantham, met an untimely demise to eclampsia after delivering a healthy baby girl. There could not have been a dry eye among the legions of “Downton” fans. Sybil was the acknowledged “kindest and sweetest” of the three Crawley sisters; had ministered to the sick and wounded during WWI and identified with working-class struggles, rather too much for her traditionalist father when she married the household’s chauffeur. Much of this British series, the “Upstairs, Downstairs” (or perhaps “Fiddler on the Roof”) of its generation, has revolved around the domestic dramas of the sisters: elegant Mary, eldest and haughtiest, who as a woman is prevented by the laws of primogeniture from inheriting the family


Immersed in British Suds? You’re Not Alone
estate and, after two seasons, consented to marry her cousin Matthew Crawley, the presumptive heir; Edith, the middle daughter, Mary’s resentful and perpetually misunderstood rival, recently abandoned at the altar by an elderly gentlemen she loved; and the nowlate Sybil. Then there are the downstairs comedydramas of the small army of household workers, from the crusty but kind-hearted butler, Carson, to the ever-scheming valet, Thomas, and the lady’s maid, O’Brien. Lord Grantham’s former valet, Mr. Bates, sits in a London prison, convicted of murdering his ex-wife, while his faithful current spouse, Anna (Lady Mary’s maid), works to prove his innocence. Presiding over it all is Dame Maggie Smith, aka “the Dowager Countess,” who dispenses one-liners quicker than Don Rickles and whose gaudy costumes and riotous eyes make her resemble an overgrown chicken, delightfully so. Why does a British soap opera attract such an intensely loyal fan base in America – especially one that depicts a world of rigid, though fraying, class distinctions so antithetical to the ideals of American democracy and equality? Much criticism has deservedly been leveled at “Downton” for romanticizing the notions of privilege and servitude, though to be fair it is hardly the first TV show or movie to do so. Part of the answer lies in the words “British soap opera”: British because Americans have never been good at resisting cultural imports from across the pond, especially when they get the PBS imprimatur; and soap opera because, well, what is most good primetime TV drama but glorified soap, from “The Sopranos” to “Mad Men”? But there is one thing the Brits undeniably do better than anyone else: large-ensemble acting. The cast of personalities in “Downton” is endlessly fascinating, even if some are stock. You rarely notice the actor or the acting, so thoroughly does each inhabit the character. And although one can object to the benighted view of social stratification, the issues dealt with are more often recognizable and universal human dilemmas: love, marriage, and family dynamics, of course, but also the struggle to adapt to rapidly changing mores and a world fraught with mortal dangers like all-out wars. Placing “Downton” in the period before and after WWI was a masterstroke by series creator Julian Fellowes. It was arguably a time of social and cultural upheaval more than any other in Western history. When the Dowager Countess crossed the foyer after Sybil’s death, dressed all in black and holding her walking stick like a crutch, on the verge of collapse, it was the kind of wordless image and peerless acting that puts a lump in your throat and lodges it there for several days. Brava, Maggie. Bravo, Downton. For more suds, go to CPTV Sundays at 9 p.m.

f anything can give a musical production wings, it is an incredibly talented, charismatic lead. That would be Catherine Olson as Annie Oakley. Olson thoroughly enjoys the role, and takes the audience with her. That is not to leave the rest of the cast, the director, choreographer and crew on the curb in this crisp version of “Annie Get Your Gun,” at The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck this past weekend. Olson is charming as a dirty tomboy with no larnin’ who is transformed into a “lady” and falls in love with nemesis Frank Butler, played by Dean Temple. And when Olson belts out “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” she could be Ethel Merman in the 1946 debut. Director Andy Weintraub keeps his actors sharp, and sets for the tiny stage struck just the right balance between defining the scene and being fussy. The orchestra, the lighting and special effects, and there are quite a few of them, went off without a hitch. Somewhat distracting, however, were the few times the orchestra came close to drowning out those with softer singing voices. It should also be said the volunteers who usher and who run the snack bar and box office were exceptionally friendly. For good measure, I brought along one of my teenage daughters to see what a youngster would think of this 66-year-old musical. She was thoroughly impressed with the production that plays to the strengths of the hokey classic. Another reason to go is the rest of the Oakley family. Annie’s siblings, played by youngsters Tessa Fountain, Maya Schubert and Jonah Carlton are no strangers to the stage, and proved to be triple threats with their appealing acting, singing and squabbling. A couple of heads-ups: the audience is warned before the curtain that the play includes “artificial gunfire,” and after the curtain calls, Chief Sitting Bull (Kevin McCarthy) will be asking for wampum for the center. “Annie Get Your Gun” runs at Rhinebeck’s Center for Performing Arts through Feb. 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $24 and $26. Call 845-876-3080.


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. . . Accomplished With Energy And Aplomb
Continued from page 17 The show gets by on its plentiful supply of wisecracks (not all G-rated) and one-liners, the best delivered most deliciously by Jeannine Gallmeyer as producer Carmen Bernstein. Gallmeyer has a powerful clear voice and the ability to utter salty cracks like “ Sweetie, the only thing you could arouse is suspicion“ (ba-dumBUM) with the perfect sly kick. The breakout star is Matt Cornish as Cioffa. He has a strong lovely tenor, great comic timing, and for a large man, he can really dance. Other standouts are Trisha Carr as Bambi, the starlet struggling to beat her mother’s low expectations, and Jim Wood, in the smaller role of hapless investor Oscar Shapiro. Cornish doesn’t attempt a Boston accent (his is vaguely Brooklynesque) and some of the other actors were stronger singers than actors, but the company as a whole delivered the snappy dialogue, abundantly silly musical numbers, and razzmatazz dancing with energy and aplomb. As the bodies pile up and the company becomes more desperate to perfect their numbers before the curtain rises, the audience roots for Cioffi to get his girl, the warring couple to reconcile, and the killer to stop knocking off characters in time for the show to go on. When the identity of the murderer is finally revealed, it’s just surprising enough to make a satisfactory conclusion. Briskly directed by Rob Schiller (best known for his work in television). “Curtains” is a fine advertisement for fine local community theater. “Curtains” plays through Feb. 3 at the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre in Torrington. For tickets, call 860489-7180.


[The] Berkshire Fringe 2013 Artist application is now open. Festival held in July and August at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. The 2013 festival features three weeks of theater, dance, music and multi-media performances by emerging artists. Go to www.berkshirefringe. org/ artist-application for additional information and begin submission process. For information email co-artistic director Sara Katzoff at sara@ The deadline is March 1. Berkshire International Film Festival, Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-8030, ma. org Calling for all film submissions, including feature films, documentary and short films for the 2013 BIFF. Deadline is March 1. Go to for rules and submission forms. Farm Film Fest V, c/o The Chatham Film Club, PO Box 305, Chatham, NY, 12037, chathamkeepfarming. org. Calling for all film entries, focusing on farms, farming and farming issues. Most interested in films that have a local connection. Films should be 5-20 minutes and submitted in DVD format. Deadline is March 1. Open to all ages and levels of filmmaking. For information, Send DVD’s to Film Fest at PO Box 305, Chatham, NY. TriArts’ Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Rd., Sharon, CT, 860-3647469, Auditions for 2013 summer season, “13, The Musical!” and “Damn Yankees,” take place in the Bok Gallery on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 by appointment only. Go to for audition information and cast breakdowns. Email audrey@ to secure an audition appointment.

[The] White Gallery, 344 Main St., Lakeville, CT, 860-435-1029, www.thewhitegalleryart. com Director’s Choice, Feb. 1-March 31. Opening reception Feb. 2, 4-7 pm. An eclectic mix chosen by the director, featuring the work of many gallery artists. Gallery hours: Thurs.-Sun., 11 am-4 pm or by appointment.

First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington, MA Benefit concert for Crescendo: Making It Up, Feb. 2, 5 pm. Reception following performance. For tickets and information call 860-435-4866 or go to www.worldclassmusic. org. Hotchkiss School, Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Eastman Music Center, 11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT, 860-435-4423, Concert Series: Pianists John and Mina Perry, Feb. 8, 7 pm. Free and open to the public. In nity Music Hall & Bistro, 8232 Rte. 44, Norfolk, CT, 866-6666306, John Mayall, Feb. 1; KashmirThe Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute, Feb. 2; IBIS and Forward Motion, Feb. 7; Ian Hunter, Feb. 8. Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA, www., 413-528-0100 Angelique Kidjo, Feb. 23, 8 pm.

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[The] Berkshire School, 245 Undermountain Rd., She eld, MA, 413-229-1390, www. “Anything Goes,” Feb. 14-16, 7:30 pm, Allen Theater. Open to the public, refreshments will be available. Free will donation appreciated. For information call 413-229-1222. [The] Center for Performing Arts, Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY, 845-876-3080, www. centerforperformingarts. org “Annie Get Your Gun,” through Feb. 17. Clockwork Repertory Theatre, 133 Main St., Oakville, CT, 860-2747247 “Out of Sight, Out of Murder,” through Feb. 16, Fri. and Sat. evenings, 8:15 pm. [The] Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Rte. 66, Ghent, NY, 518392-6264, www.ghentplayhouse. org “Almost, Maine,” through Feb. 3. [The] Goshen Players, Rtes. 4 & 63, Old Goshen Town Hall, Goshen, CT, 860-491-9988, 2013 Valentine Cabaret, “Much Ado About Love,” Feb. 8, Feb. 9, 8 pm. Gunn Memorial Library and Museum, 5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT, 860-868-7586, Voices of Poetry Under the Gunn, Feb. 23, 1-2:45 pm. An afternoon of original poetry, prose and music. Program is free. Registration is recommended.

Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA, www., 413-528-0100 LNT, Live in HD: “People,” March 21 and March 30, both at 7pm; “This House,” May 17, 7 pm. Shakespeare & Company,Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA, 413-637-3353, www.shakespeare. org “The Liar,” Feb. 1-March 24. Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center,St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St., Pitts eld, MA, 413, 499-5446 Barrington Stage Company presents 10x10 New Play Festival, Feb. 14-March 3. For tickets and information, Call Barrington Stage box office, 413-236-8888, or go to TheaterWorks City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, CT, 860-527-7838, www. “Almost, Maine,” through March 3. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave.,New Milford, CT, 860-3506863, www.theatreworks. us “Adrift in Macao,” Feb. 22-March 23. TriArts’ Sharon Playhouse, Bok Gallery, 49 Amenia Rd., Sharon, CT, 860-364-7469, Joe Iconis, “Heart Throbs,” Feb. 16, 6 pm. Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington, CT, 860-489-7180, www. “Curtains,” through Feb. 3.

Bank Street Theater, 46 Bank St.,New Milford, CT, 860-354-2122, Bantam Cinema, 115 Lake Rd.,Rte. 209, Bantam, CT, 860-567-0006, Week of Feb. 1-7: “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Hyde Park on Hudson.” [The] Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY, 845-473-2072, “The Way We Were,” Feb. 23, 7:30 pm; “Annie Hall,” March 8, 7:30 pm. Cinerom, 89 Farley Place, Torrington, CT, 860-489-4111, See Compass movie page. Gilson Cafe Cinema, 354 Main St., Winsted, CT, 860-379-5108, 379-6069 See Compass movie page. Mahaiwe Theatre, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, MA, www., 413-528-0100 “Goldfinger,” Feb. 2, 7 pm; “An Affair to Remember,” Feb. 14, 6 pm; “Sleepless in Seattle,” Feb. 14, 9 pm; “Mary Poppins,” Feb. 17, 4 pm; “Thelma and Louise,” March 16, 7 pm. [The] Moviehouse, 48 Main St., Millerton, NY, 518-789-3408, See Compass movie page. Scoville Memorial Library, 38 Main St., Salisbury, CT, 860-435-2838, Film Society: “Midnight in Paris,” Feb. 3, 4 pm. [The] Triplex, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA, 413-528-8885, Ulster Performing Arts Center, (UPAC), 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 845-339-6088, “North by Northwest,” Feb. 23, 8 pm.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 67 East Street, Pitts eld, MA Berkshire Bach Society presents, “Bach Before 40,” Feb. 17, 4 pm. Peter Sykes, organist.
Towne Crier Cafe, Rte. 22, Pawling, NY, 845-855-1300, Ryan Montbleau, Feb. 1; The Garland Jeffreys Band, Feb. 2; Red Dirt Road, Feb. 8. Trinity Episcopal Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lime Rock, CT, 860435-2627, www.trinitylimerock. org Benefit Concert for Crescendo: Making It Up, Feb. 3, 4 pm. Reception following performance. For tickets call

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Stageworks/Hudson, 41 Cross St., Hudson, NY, 518-828-7843, Stageworks/Hudson hosts Upstate Pickup Dance Company’s performance of “Apertures, Appendages, & Artichokes,” Feb. 9, 7:30 pm, Feb. 10, 2 pm.

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A great opportunity to visit the White Gallery and see an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and other fine art chosen by the Director on a semi-weekly basis and featuring the work of the many gallery artists. It’s an opportunity to get a sneak peak at the artists that will be featured in 2013.
indelibly marks the passions and failings of its characters.”

Ober Gallery, 6 North Main St., Kent, CT, 860-927-5030, Yury Kharchenko, The Scarlet Flower Is, through March 22. Gallery hours: Thurs., 1-4 pm, Fri., Sat., noon to 5 pm., Sun. 1-4 pm. [The] Souterrain Gallery, The Wish House, 413 Sharon Goshen Tnpk., West Cornwall, CT, 860-6722969 Works by Jane and Nan Bevans through Feb. 10; Polly Cook and Shaun MacDavid, Feb. 16-May 19, opening reception, Feb. 16, 3-6 pm. Winter gallery hours, Fri.Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School,11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT, 860-435-4423, www.hotchkiss. org I Am, photographs and prints from the collection of Raymond J. McGuire, Hotchkiss `75, through Feb. 6. Reception, Feb. 2, 4-6 pm. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm, Sun., noon-4 pm. [The] Wassaic Project, The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY, www.wassaicproject. org Wassaic Project Winter Benefit, Feb. 21, 6-9 pm, hosted at The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 347-560-3641.

[The] Bardavon, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY, 845-4732072, The Met, Live in HD: Verdi’s, “Rigoletto,” Feb. 16, 1 pm. Club Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia St., Hudson, NY, 518828-4800 Martin Sexton, Feb. 1; Matt Pond, Feb. 4; Black Francis, Feb. 8; Robert Randolph with the Slide Brothers, Feb. 9.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of JEAN KETCHAM HOADLEY AKA Jean K. Hoadley AKA Jean Hoadley Late of Canaan (12-00531) The Hon. Diane S. Blick, Judge of the Court of Probate, Litchfield Hills Probate District, by decree dated January 25, 2013, ordered that all claims must be presented to the fiduciary at the address below. Failure to promptly present any such claim may result in the loss of rights to recover on such claim. The fiduciary is: Jonathan Hoadley c/o Brian McCormick, Esq. Ebersol & McCormick, LLC 24 Mason St., P.O. Box 598 Torrington, CT 06790 Beth L. McGuire Clerk 01-31-13 LEGAL NOTICE The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Salisbury will hold a Public Hearing on the following application on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. in the Salisbury Town Hall: Application #2013-27 by Priscilla W. Ellsworth for re-subdivision of 39.426 acres into two lots. Lot 1 consisting of 37.455 acres and Lot 2 consisting of 1.971 acres. This property is located at Main Street and Selleck Hill Rd., Salisbury, CT 06068. This property is in the RR1 Zone District. It is bounded on the North by N/F Selleck Hill Rd., Judith S. McGuire, Raymond G. McGuire and Edward Hermann; on the East by N/F Judith S. McGuire, Raymond G. McGuire and Main Street; on the South by N/F Roberta G. Olsen, Mabel W. Hurlbutt, H. William and Helen Koster, Catriona Pike and David Shillingford; and on the West by N/F Roberta G. Olsen. This application is on file in the Planning and Zoning Office and Salisbury Town Clerk’s office and may be reviewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. At this hearing, interested persons may be heard and written communications received. Planning and Zoning Commission of Salisbury Martin Whalen Secretary 01-31-13 LIQUOR PERMIT Notice of Application This is to give notice that I, James Clark Neunzig, 100 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT 06784-1119 have filed an application placarded January 19, 2013 with the Department of Consumer Protection for a Restaurant Liquor Permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor on the premises at 9 Maple St., Kent, CT 06757-1711. The business will be owned by: Giffords LLC. Entertainment will consist of: None. Objections must be filed by March 2, 2013. James Clark Neunzig 01-24-13 01-31-13 LEGAL NOTICE Town of Salisbury, CT The 2012 Grand List is complete. If you wish to appeal your assessment you may file an application with the Board of Assessment Appeals. Forms are available in the Assessor’s or Town Clerk’s offices or on the town website at Applications are due to the Town Clerk’s office. Each application must be postmarked or hand delivered by February 20, 2013. Board of Assessment Appeals 01-31-13 NOTICE OF TOWN MEETING TOWN OF SALISBURY FEBRUARY 6, 2013 A Town Meeting of the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of The Town of Salisbury, Connecticut will be held at Salisbury Town Hall, 27 Main Street, in the Town of Salisbury, Connecticut, on February 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. for the following purposes: To receive and act upon the audited financial report from the Chairman of the Board of Finance and Treasurer of the Town for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. To approve a lease between the Town of Salisbury and the Lakeville Hose Company No. 1, as tenant, for the firehouse portion of the structure and adjoining paved parking lot at 4 Brook Street, copies of which are available at the office of the Town Clerk. Dated at Salisbury, CT on January 23, 2013. Salisbury Board of Selectmen Curtis G. Rand Jim Dresser Mark Lauretano 01-31-13 LEGAL NOTICE The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Salisbury will hold a Public Hearing on the following application on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. in the Salisbury Town Hall: Special Permit #2013-26 by Robert A. Belter for a Special Permit to construct an Accessory Dwelling Unit per Section 436 of the Salisbury Zoning Regulations. This property is located at 228 Salmon Kill Rd., Lakeville CT 06039. This property is in the RR1 Zone District. It is bounded on the North by N/F Willis H. and JoEllen Belter, Mark Capecelatro, Trustee and Gary Gemino; on the East by N/F Martha Hawkins Guidotti and Bruce Guidotti; on the South by N/F Martha Hawkins Guidotti and Bruce Guidotti; and on the West by N/F Willis H. and JoEllen Belter, Ruth M. Belter, Ann and Stephen Torrey and Jeffrey Greenberg. This application is on file in the Planning and Zoning Office and Salisbury Town Clerk’s office and may be reviewed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. At this hearing, interested persons may be heard and written communications received. Planning and Zoning Commission of Salisbury Martin Whalen Secretary 01-31-13

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HOTCHKISS DINING SERVICE: HOUSES FOR RENT is currently accepting applications to join our dish room crew. AMENIA: 3 bedroom, 2 bath Day and evening shifts as well as home, deck/yard, washer/dryer. weekends are required. We are $1200 includes heat, lawn willing to train the right person maintenance & garbage. No to join our team. Please contact pets. Security & references 845 Melissa to arrange an interview. 860 432-3237. 373-9387. 224-8454 or 845 MANAGER & 1 bedroom loft, COPAKE LAKE:SALES STAFF, PART TIME, THE MOVIEclose to lake, nice views. Rent HOUSE IN 845 242-3996. negotiable.MILLERTON: We are interviewing for a few talented people to join living COPAKE, NY: 2 bedroom, our team. A passion and knowlroom, kitchen, landing, washer edge for lm, theater and culand dryer hookup. 2 oors. $750 tural entertainment. Enthusi+ utilities. Security deposit, asm for customer service; a reference and/or credit scores clear and focused Available. required. No pets.ability to get the Apartment is in a 2 family 6/1/11. job done according to set standards;Farm setting. 518 dwelling in a Flexible schedule, open 365 days a year. To 851-9854. learn more about what we are looking for, contact us at, 860-435-2897. Application online www.themoviehouse. net. OFFICE MANAGER WANTED: For busy law o ce. Customer service orientation bedroom, LAKEVILLE: Three important. Will maintain voluminous with 1.5 baths, village home les. Neat freak desirable.and baths. updated kitchen Good with Outlook and Word and light On a side street with patio and familiarity with QuickBooks. large rear yard. $1,800/month Must be good under occasional unfurnished. Best and Cavallaro pressure. Must adhere rigorReal to schedule and systems. ouslyEstate, 860 436-2888. Experience counts. Current ofLAKEVILLE: 2.5being promoted. ce manager is bedrooms, living room, dining room, Medical Five person office. 1.5 bath. Remodeled kitchen months. insurance after six with new appliances. Laundry room with Must love dogs. Email resume washer/dryer. Walking distance to lakevillehelpwanted@gmail. to lake. $1,200 per month plus com or fax to 860-435-8096. utilities, references and security. 860 480-2349. PART TIME POSITIONS: Maplebrook School, an international LAKEVILLE: 3 bedroom house, 1 boarding school, for adolesbath, private yard, washer/dryer cents with learning di erences hook-up. to ll part time hours is seeking$950/month plus utilities. References. No pets. 860 in the areas of tutors, recreational/dormitory assistant, 435-2533. and/or cooking instructor for students ranging in ages 18 LAKEVILLE/LIME ROCK: 2 bedto 24. Flexible hours available. room house, 2 baths, large E.O.E Send letter of deck, family kitchen, outdoor interest and resume to: Karen Gamble,wood room, dining/living room, 5142 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501, stove. $1,200 per month + 845 373-9511 ext. 255, e-mail utilities. 860 435-7000 or e-mail kgamble@maplebrookschool. org.

room house, large living room 30 YEARS LOCAL EXPERIENCE: with replace, study, 1 bath and Property grounds keeper/ a gardener’s shed. $900/ month handyman/caretaker seeks full plus utilities. 860 435-7000 or time/part time employment. e-maildmason@kuhnsbrothers. References upon request. Reply com. to: Box J-256, c/o The Lakeville Journal P.O. Box 1688, Lakeville, LAKEVILLE/LIME ROCK: 3 bedCT 06039. room house, 1.5 baths, garage, large living room, kitchen, dining room, social room, beautiful INSTRUCTIONS, wooden oors and lots of inteCLASSES rior details. $1500/month plus utilities 860 435-7000 or e-mail GUITAR LESSONS: An tive program personally designed around the music FOR MILLERTON - COTTAGE you listen to. Learn technique, RENT: Small one bedroom theory, chords andfrom Village, cottage, 1.5 miles scales from an experienced college instrucsuitable for single. Nice yard, tor. Explore songwritingcable quiet neighborhood, and recording. Electric and acoustic available, $650/month plus guitars welcome. Call Je at 845 utilities, security, references. 877-3311. 518 789-3201.

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gazebo, private dock. Summer 2011 - $25,000; winter 2011-12 HORSES AND $2,500/month plus utilities. EQUIPMENT Best & Cavallaro Real Estate 860 435-2888. PINE PLAINS: Sunny, furnished apartment (free) LAKE COTSHARON, SILVERin exchange for work 1 bedroom, queen TAGE: on small horse farm. 1-3 hours a day. Must have size references and be fully good bed, new appliances. On private dead end road. 3 518 dependable. No Smokers.minute walk private dock. Nonmotorized lake. Available July and August. $2,500 per month. No smoking. No pets. 1 months FARMcleaning fee and referPRODUCTS security, ences. a ord71020@mypacks. ROUND BALES: with poly-net net. wrapping, 1st cutting. $30/bale, loaded. 860 364-5019.

$650/month, plus gas heat. COPAKE LAKE - PETS. SALE480References, NO FOR 860 OR RENT: 2724. 2 cottages on 1/2 acre. 75 yards to the lake! Asking $179,000 or best OF 845 HISTORIC HAMLET offer.BEN242-3996. GAL, STANFORDVILLE, NY: Immaculate turn of the century, FALLS VILLAGE: Estate formal 3 bedroom home with on 55 acres, call for ins, large living dining, built details. $875,000. Bosworth Real Estate polished room with gas replace,860 3641700. hardwoods throughout, 1.5 updated baths, eat in kitchen. LAKEVILLE: Belgo Road with French doors to covered porch, Great Southern overlooking expansive deck Views, open field, private. $1,200. Profesmanicured lawn.$459,000. Bosworth Real Estate 860 364sionally managed. View at www. 1700. or call Zydema Property Management, 845 868-7202.

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LAKEVILLE/LIME ROCK: 1 & 2 LAKEVILLE/LIME ROCK: 2 & PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: Equal Housing Opportunity. All real estate 3 bedroom houses. Available advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act bedroom apartments. $700 and immediately. to advertise John of 1966 revised March 12, Availup per month + utilities. 1989 which makes it illegalPlease call any at 860 on race, color religion, preference, limitation, or discrimination based 435-7000 or e-mail able immediately. Please call sex, at 860 435-7000 or e-mail Johnhandicap or familial status or national origin or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. All residential property of Connecticut General Statutes 46a-64c which advertised in the State MILLERTON: Charming, unique prohibitthemaking,printingorpublishingorcausingtohouse on private two bedroom bemade,printed MILLERTON: any notice, statement or advertisement with respect to the or published Large 1 bedroom Farm Estate. Recently restored. apartment, convenient to ev-indicates any preference, limitation or sale or rental of a dwelling that Low heating costs. References discrimination based on race, creed, required. $1,250 per month. erything. $650/month includes color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital smoking no pets. 845 heat. Nostatus, age,, lawful source of income, familial status, physical or Available January 1st. Call Diana mental disability or an intention to make any such preference, limitation 518-5413. at 212 712-6193. or discrimination. PINE PLAINS: 2 bedroom near school. Second oor, quiet. $600 a month. 845 214-0924 or 518 398-1258.

SHARON: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. On private lake, patio, garden, wireless internet and gourmet LYSE ARNEY kitchen. Available seasonal or EAL STATE yearly. 518 789-0051, Ext 202. A Tradition of Trust MILLERTON: Charming 1 bedroom 1Connecticut ohome York o Massachusetts bath furnished New with washer/dryer, AC, stainless SPACE FOR RENT appliances, hardwood oors; E immaculate. Close to Hudson AMENIA: Large commercial storIC PR Valley Rail Trail, 5 minutes from age bay, $100/month. Call Mike EW SharonNHospital; 12 minutes 845 373-8565. from Metro North/Wassiac Train Station. Ideal for single AMENIA: Approximately 850 sq. professional. $975/month ft. Includes utilities and several Available, April 1. Non-smoker; parking spaces. Near Cumberno pets please. Email inquiries land Farms. $500/month. 1 to or call month’s security. 845 223225 610-4847. 7924





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166 Route 44 12546

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Northwinds Upholstery & Design

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Lightning Rods

Lakeville Insured CT HIC Lic. # 0632616


Peterson Brothers Construction
Free Roofing, Siding, Rot Repair, -Additions, Window Replacement, Estimates Pole Barns, - Inspections and more.
Lance Peterson 860-921-1984 Jake Peterson 860-733-2390

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Computer Services ASSOCIATED
Millerton, New York

Professional design, engineering & installation. Since 1953.

SEA GULL ROOFING &Experience SIDING, INC. Over 35 Years
All Types of Gutters

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Millerton, NY 12546 Est. 1961






Overhead Doors
MacBook Pro Serious notebook performance.
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at Millbrook Commons, 3814 Route 44

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Well Drilling
Well Drilling Water Systems Installed & Serviced Established 1917 Canaan, CT (860) 824-5600


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Electric rotary drain cleaning for roots and clogged drains. Steaming frozen sewer lines.

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Window Treatments
Well Drilling
Well Drilling Closet/Storage Systems Water Systems Installed & Serviced James R. Wexler Established 1917 Canaan, CT (860) 824-5600

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Standing timber bought and harvested
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