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  • FOX61 Student News: Importance of Bees

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  • FOX61 Student News: Shepaug Valley School donates a class period to support community

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  • FOX61 Student News: Police Explorers Program

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  • FOX61 Student News: Ellis Walter Ruley – An Artist at Heart

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  • FOX61 Student News: Marching Bands take to the field

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  • FOX61 Student News: Talking LEGOs

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