Tips to keep pets safe at holidays

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Never give your pets chocolate. Chocolate can be life-threatening to cats and dogs Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats. Easter basket grass can be fatal if swallowed. Cats and dogs may eat the grass and it can become lodged in the intestines. Keep your pets on their normal diets. Many spices and foods that […] [Read More]
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Bethel High teens enjoy their Quebec peers

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Thirteen Bethel High School students and their French teachers, Alisa Trachtenberg and Yilber Beshi, just returned from a week-long home-stay exchange trip to Quebec from April 3-11. This was the Bethel’s fourth consecutive year participating in the international exchange program organized by Bethel French and Spanish teacher Trachtenberg. The first exchange was a 17-day exchange […] [Read More]
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Bethel Library hosts patriotic sing along

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The Bethel Public Library offers a free music program May 1 at 7 pm in the Library’s Community Room. The show will feature the Senior Melodiers, known as the oldest (age-wise) performing band in Connecticut. The band members average in their eighties, and they play accordions, guitar, banjo, violin, drums, and washboards and washtubs with […] [Read More]
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Cartus to get $6.5 million state loan

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  Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to make an announcement this afternoon that Danbury based Cartus will receive a $6.5 million forgivable loan to retain and create jobs in the region, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Sources said the company was considering moving out of state and had considered locations both […] [Read More]
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Three Western professors honored today

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Three professors from Western Connecticut State University will be honored by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education today for their exceptional performance as educators. JC Barone, associate professor of communication and media production; Barone has worked hard to create a state-of-the-art video editing facility on campus and his nationally recognized “Election Connection” live […] [Read More]
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Gaylordsville bridge work to start

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The replacement of Riverview Road bridge in the Gaylordsville section of New Milford begins Monday, April 21. Preliminary work will be completed by May 5, with Riverview Road closed at that time until mid-November. The detour route will be over South Kent Road, to Long Mountain Road to Brown’s Forge Road to Station Road. The […] [Read More]
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Oposssums

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Opossums  are quiet, sort of ugly, and  plentiful. They’re also originals – the only marsupial in North America a southern species that’s learned to survive New England winters. . They also may be little agents  for good, when it comes to preventing Lyme disease.. I’ll be writing about them in my Earth Matter column for […] [Read More]
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Bethel GOP to honor three local men

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The Bethel Republican Town Committee holds its Lincoln- Reagan Dinner May 2 at La Fortuna Restaurant. The evening will honor Lt Commander Mark Dwinells USN (Ret)who is head of the very successful Bethel High School Navy JROTC program. Also at the event, Thomas Galliford, the Bethel Fire Marshal will receive The John L. Thiele Distinguished […] [Read More]
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