Latest Tri-State News Headlines Updated February 2, 2023 5 AM

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WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as

low as 15 to 30 below zero.

* WHERE…Northwestern Connecticut and the Mid Hudson Valley and

southern Taconics in east central New York.

* WHEN…From late Thursday night through Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on

exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Wind chills will fall behind a front late

Thursday night into Friday morning. The lowest wind chills are

expected Friday night.

The public hearing to determine whether Nuvance will be permitted to close the Sharon Hospital ICU and replace it with a downgraded Progressive Care Unit has been scheduled:

ICU Public Hearing
Wednesday, February 15 at 9:30am via Zoom
Public comment is scheduled to begin at 3pm.

  • To provide written comment: Email CONComment@ct.gov and reference
    docket #22-32504-CON by February 14.
  • To provide oral comment: Log onto Zoom via this link after 2pm to sign up,
    and public comment will begin at 3pm.

Two upcoming Community Roundtables are scheduled to explain what the replacement of an ICU with a PCU would mean for our community:

Community Roundtables
Thursday, February 2 at 5:30pm
Scoville Memorial Librar
Wardell Community Room, Salisbury, CT

Wednesday, February 8 at 6pm
Northeast-Millerton Library
Library Annex, Millerton, NY

THE MOVIEHOUSE TO SHOWCASE TWO FILMS IN FEBRUARY THAT ADDRESS IMPORTANT ISSUES FACING COMMUNITIES EVERYWHERE AUTONOMY AT THE END OF LIFE AND THE NATIONWIDE FENTANYL CRISIS.

LAST FLIGHT HOME
Presented in partnership with Compassion & Choices
Wed. Feb. 1 @ 6:30 PM

After the film: Remain for a talkback with Corinne A. Carey, Esq., Senior State Director for New York & New Jersey, Compassion & Choices, Stacey Gibson, Medical Aid in Dying Advocate & Laura E. Kelly, Volunteer for Compassion & Choices.

LIFE AFTER YOU + Q&A

Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

After both shows: Stay for a talkback moderated by Producer, Brian Long with Director Sarah T. Schwab and Community Prevention Educator, Dora Celestino.

https://themoviehouse.net

Hot Topics in Healthy Aging – Clearing up Common Questions: Weight Management Wednesday, February 1, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library presents the fifth session in a series of interactive lectures by Dr. Paul Spector designed especially for seniors but of interest to all. Each lecture answers common questions in regards to health and aging. This month’s lecture is entitled, “Weight Management.” This universal problem will be examined in the context of new research that helps explain why the old calories in – calories out model does not work and what does. 

Please note this event was originally scheduled for January 4th but is now taking place on February 1st. 

The Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville has a change of hours for this weekend

Due to the very cold forecast, The Corner Food Pantry in Lakeville has a change of hours for this weekend only

Friday – opens at 2 pm and closes promptly at 4:30 pm.

Saturday – closed

CONSTRUCT LAUNCHES WARM UP THE WINTER FUEL CRISIS 2023 Campaign

Annual Winter Campaign Focuses on the High Fuel and Electricity Costs Impacting Berkshire Households

GREAT BARRINGTON, January  30, 2022 – Construct will launch their annual Warm Up the Winter campaign on January 30, 2023. Focusing specifically on the issues Berkshire residents face during the winter months, the assistance campaign promises to help area residents—homeless, low income, and middle income Berkshire residents, including professionals—with the after-affects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Inflation, the deepening housing crisis and exponentially rising fuel costs are hitting everyone hard. Fuel costs, for example, have risen close to 250% in the past 3 years. 

“Warm Up the Winter has become a core fundraiser for us,” stated Jane Ralph, Construct’s Executive Director. “Winter creates serious challenges for many Berkshire households. More and more people are looking at their bills and deciding between heat, medicine, and food, choices no one should ever have to make. This campaign directly assists households facing these choices.”

The goal is to raise $75,000 by March 15, 2023. 

Underwriters for the campaign include the Gilson Family Foundation, Jewish Women’s Foundation, Theory Wellness, The Schnesel Family Fund, Judi and Alan Marash, and Eric and Laura Jordahl.

The benefit concert will feature performances donated by Berkshire Children’s Chorus, Wanda Houston Band, Billy Keane, Hot Sauce, and Misty Blues. 

The concert will take place Thursday, March 2, 2023, and tickets are on sale at https://www.theegremontbarn.com/events/2023/3/2/warm-up-the-winter-fuel-crisis-2023-benefit-concert

The event will be available to watch after the concert on the campaign page: https://go.rallyup.com/warm-up-the-winter-fuel-crisis-2023

Bard College Alumnus and Red Hook Native Liam Gomez Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – Bard College alumnus Liam Gomez ’22 is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gomez, who is from Red Hook, NY, graduated in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He will serve as an education volunteer in Georgia.

Chelen Reyes Named President at Union Savings Bank

Danbury, CONN. (January 31, 2023) – Union Savings Bank, a Danbury, Conn.-based community bank, is pleased to announce that Chelen Reyes will become the Bank’s next President beginning in February.

In his role as USB President, Reyes will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Bank, ensuring that all operational aspects of the Bank’s activities are carried out in a safe and sound manner, and in the best interest of USB’s stakeholders, customers, team members, and the community.

In addition to his banking responsibilities, Reyes has been heavily involved in community initiatives, having served on the Boards of several non-profits including Women’s Enterprise Development Center, New Horizons Foundation, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County and Skills Unlimited.

Reyes graduated with a degree in Management from De La Salle University in Metro Manila, Philippines, and holds a Master’s in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Makati, Philippines. He currently resides in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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THE SHARON PLAYHOUSE STARTS EARLIEST-EVER SEASON TICKET SALES


Sharon, CT – The Sharon Playhouse is offering tickets on sale February 1st
, earlier than ever before, urging fans to take advantage and place their orders now.
“Our 2023 Season truly has something for everyone – check it out,” says managing
director Rod Christensen.


The 2023 lineup includes the playhouse premiere of the musical comedy Something
Rotten by John O’Farrell, Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick (June 23-July 9); the iconic
musical classic Oliver! by Lionel Bart (August 4-14); the timeless tale Our Town by
Thornton Wilder (Sept. 15-24); the clever, Broadway hit and The Lifespan Of A Fact
by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell (Sept. 29-Oct. 15). Also on tap
during the Summer are four undeniably fun youth theater productions: Peter and
the Starcatcher, A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids, and Disney’s Newsies JR., plus the
Sharon Playhouse Stars.


In addition to the mainstage productions, reading series, the writers’ playground,
classes, summer camps, and youth theater programming, the Playhouse will bring
more special events, cabarets, concerts, and community engagement to the town of
Sharon and beyond designed to make the arts & cultural hub a year-round theater
for all.


The Sharon Playhouse is a regional, non-profit theater producing high-quality
performances with Broadway-caliber actors as well as talented local community
members. Its mission is to entertain the community of Northwest Connecticut and
beyond, while also serving as a teaching theater to encourage aspiring actors and
other theater artists of all ages to develop their craft.

TICKET SALES FOR THEATER SHOWS GO LIVE WED., FEB. 1, 2023, 9AM
REGISTRATION FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS OPEN SAME DAY AT 11AM
For tickets and more information visit https://SharonPlayhouse.org.

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Area town meeting week of january 29, 2023

Sharon CT
Upcoming Meetings
Energy Environment Commission
February 1, 2023 – 5:30am
Planning & Zoning Commission
February 8, 2023 – 5:30pm

Salisbury CT
Thursday, February 2
10:00am
Pope Land Design Committee
11:00am
SAHC Special Sub-Committee Meeting
6:00pm
Conservation Commission

Friday, February 3
2:00pm
Salisbury Pathways Committee Special Meeting

Falls Village CT

FEB 2
Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen
9:00 am

February 2
Sheffield MA
Board of Assessors
11:15am
Ashley Falls Historic District Commission
5:30pm

Blood drive

The Amenia Town Hall is having their annual blood drive Wednesday February 1st from 3:30 – 7:30pm Can’t donate? February 1st | 3:30-7:30 pm at the Amenia Town Hall Gym. Sign up- nybc.org

JumpFest & U.S. Eastern National Ski Jumping Championship
Satre Hill, 80 Indian Cave Road, Salisbury February 3, 4, & 5,

This live in-person outdoor event is the oldest Ski Jumping Competition in New England and one of only six ski jump competitions on the East Coast. Athletes including Olympic contenders and some of the best junior ski jumpers in the United States will compete during this three-day festival that includes the Eastern Division National Ski Jump Competition.

In the winter of 1926, John Satre a resident of Salisbury jumped off the roof of his shed wearing skis to show his friends and neighbors a sport he learned in his native homeland of Norway. Town residents were so amazed as they watched Satre soar through the air that they decided to build a proper ski run that summer, and form the Salisbury Winter Sports Association. The Association hosted the first ski jump competition in January 1927. JumpFest has become a highly anticipated event in Connecticut and throughout much of the East Coast.

SALISBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION

February 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Special Zoom Meeting – Budget Workshop

Falls Village CT

FEB 6
BOF Special Meeting
6:30 pm
BOS Special Meeting 7pm or immediately following BOF meeting

FEB 7
35 RR ST Sale Committee Meeting
12:00 pm

FEB 7
BOE Regular Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm

Hunt Library, Falls Village, CT – Online presentation – Supreme Court in Crisis, Feb 9

The David M. Hunt Library will host the online virtual presentation “The Supreme Court in Crisis” on Thursday, February 9th, 2023, at 7 pm. Speakers Adam Liptak, Tom Gerety and David Rudenstine will discuss recent decisions affecting abortion and gun rights, the public’s trust and confidence in the high court, and cases the Court will decide before the summer involving LGBTQ rights, affirmative action, election law, and immigration policy. Adam Liptak covers the Supreme Court for the New York Times,Tom Gerety, the former president of Amherst and Trinity Colleges, recently retired as the Collegiate Professor of law and humanities at NYU where he taught constitutional law, and David Rudenstine has taught constitutional law for over four decades at the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School. . To register for this event, visit huntlibrary.org/event/supremecourt

February Fete at the Bok Gallery

Join Sharon Day Care for a February Fete at the Bok Gallery at Sharon Playhouse February 9th – 6:30-8:30
A fabulous evening to support Sharon Day Care and bid on fantastic items! Tickets $35 after January 29
Day of the event: $40 https://thesharonplayhouse.com

Hunt Library, Falls Village CT – Feb 11 Midwinter’s Night in the Village fundraiser

The Friends of The David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will hold its annual winter fundraiser, A Midwinter’s Night in the Village, at the library on Saturday, February 11, from 6pm to 8pm (snow date Sun Feb 12, 2PM). The main feature is the library’s famous 16-ft long bread board piled high with a variety of homemade baked goods ranging from sweet dessert loaves and hearty savory breads to delicious hors d’oeuvres and chocolate treats. For entertainment, a roster of local personalities will perform poetry, song, and comedy focused on love with a dose of laughter thrown in for good measure. The featured performers are Galactic Overtones, a band featuring Brook Martinez, Rebecca Bloomfield, Jaimie Sadeh, Lara Mitaud, Sara Heller, and Adam Sher. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children ages 3-17) and can be purchased by stopping by the library, visiting HUNTLIBRARY.ORG or by calling 860-824-7424.

Ed Tyburski Service

The Tyburski family would like to announce that Ed’sC will be on Saturday February 18th at St Joseph in Canaan, CT at 11am. A luncheon reception and celebration of life service with remarks and stories will be held at the HVRHS cafeteria immediately following the service. Provided below is the link to Ed’s obituary with additional details.  

https://www.kennyfuneralhomes.com/obituaries.html

Please note that in lieu of flower etc, the family respectfully requests donations to the HVRHS athletic fund per the details in the link to the obituary.

Great Backyard Bird Count Intro & Birding!

When: Saturday, February 18 th 10-11am
Where: Miles Wildlife Sanctuary

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a worldwide event that takes place over four days in February
each year. Participants observe, count, and celebrate birds where they are. Join Naturalist Bethany
Sheffer for a birding hike around Miles Wildlife Sanctuary property to observe, count, and celebrate the
species of our beloved NW corner.
Fee: $10/adult, $5/child
Suitable for ages 8+
Pre-paid online reservations available, but cash and check payments also accepted onsite.
Registration link: https://act.audubon.org/a/great-backyard-bird-count-intro-birding-
21823-1

Call 860-364-0520 x115 or email Bethany at bethany.sheffer@audubon.org with questions.

Sharon Playhouse is holding Youth Auditions

The Sharon Playhouse is holding Youth Auditions for the 2023 mainstage production of OLIVER, directed by Michael Kevin Baldwin. Seeking local youth performers ages 9-18. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 26 in the Bok at the Sharon Playhouse. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please go to http://www.sharonplayhouse.org/auditions. Candidates must be available for rehearsals and performances from July 18-August 20.