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Housatonic (hōsətŏnˈĭk) [key], river rising in the Berkshires, W Mass., and flowing generally south c.130 mi (210 km) through W Connecticut to Long Island Sound at Stratford. The river has long been used as a source of power, with various hydroelectric plants in Connecticut.

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