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FALLS VILLAGE — More than 30 people crowded into the South Canaan Meeting House on Tuesday, Aug. 8, to attend Lou Bucceri’s First Tuesday’s at 7 lecture on Thomas Lamb, one of the earliest settlers in Salisbury.

The talk is part of a series sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society. 

Bucceri, a former history teacher at Salisbury Central School and historical interpreter at the Salisbury Cannon Museum, is known not only for his expertise in local history but also for his ability to project his voice across any room. 

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Falls Village

Isabella Freedman — how it began

FALLS VILLAGE — “I’m offering this as a challenge to all history buffs,” Adam Sher told the audience. “we cannot find a picture of Isabella Freedman, anywhere. See you if can find one.” 
Sher is the general manager of the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, a 400-acre retreat in Falls Village. In the Tuesday, July 4, First Tuesday Summer Lecture Series presented by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society, Sher answered the question “Who Was Isabella Freedman Anyway?” 

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Check is in mail for finished project

FALLS VILLAGE — First Selectman Pat Mechare reported that the final paperwork for the $200,000 state grant for the foundation of the new Falls Village emergency services center has been submitted and the town can expect a check before the end of the month.
Mechare reported to both the Board of Finance and the Board of Selectmen at their regular meetings on Monday, July 10.

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Wheels to wheels

Visitors to the auto show in Falls Village last weekend could compare generations of pickup trucks and cars. Story, another photo, Fred Sanford is long gone, but his pickup truck was here.

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To serve and protect

FALLS VILLAGE — The new Emergency Services Center in Falls Village on Route 7 officially opened for business on Friday, June 30.
The firetrucks and ambulance left the old firehouse at 35 Railroad St. and proceeded to the Route 7 location around 6 p.m. on Friday evening. They arrived with sirens blaring and lights flashing, as members of the fire and ambulance squads recorded the event on their cell phones and congratulated each other.

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Class of 2017 says farewell: HVRHS’s 78th commencement

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) said goodbye to its 78th class of graduates on the evening of Tuesday, June 20, as well as to Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain. The evening was warm and sunny, perfect weather for the outdoor ceremony.

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Ready for splishing and splashing June 24

FALLS VILLAGE — Taylor Hurley, aquatics director at the Falls Village pool, defined the mission: Pull everything out of storage, and clean it.
At noon on Saturday, June 17, a crew including Hurley and lifeguards Hayley Kozlowski, Ryan Nugent, Amanda Jacquier, Ashley DeMazza and Nick Boyden (with his children, Birdie and Hoyt), began the tedious but necessary process of getting the pool ready for opening day, Saturday, June 24.
Other volunteers arrived while the furniture was being brought out.

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Wishing and hoping to change town’s name

FALLS VILLAGE — Falls Village is, officially, the Town of Canaan.
The town that is commonly referred to as Canaan is, officially, the Town of North Canaan.
The United States Postal Service refers to North Canaan as Canaan (ZIP code 06018) and Canaan as Falls Village (ZIP code 06031).
The Falls Village (officially Canaan) website is www.canaanfallsvillage.org. The Canaan (officially North Canaan) website is www.northcanaan.org.
And the towns share a telephone exchange: 824.
Confused yet?

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Seven will leave LHK and spread their wings

FALLS VILLAGE — Lee H. Kellogg Schoool Principal Jennifer Law sent off her last batch of graduates on the rainy evening of Monday, June 19. About 100 people gathered in the community room at the Lee H. Kellogg School to watch the seven eighth-graders cross the stage.
Law announced earlier this month that she will retire at the end of this year.

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Law to step down as head at LHK

FALLS VILLAGE —  Jennifer Law, the principal of the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) in Falls Village, informed the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen that she is resigning for health reasons.
Law’s letter, dated June 12, was read into the record at the regular monthly meetings of both boards on Monday, June 12.
Both boards formally expressed their gratitude for Law’s work at the school over the last four years.

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Kirby kicks off summer lectures with Amesville history

FALLS VILLAGE  — On June 6, author, geologist and historian Ed Kirby spoke about “Amesville, Horatio Ames and the Ames Brothers” in the first of four First Tuesday at 7 summer lectures at the South Canaan Meetinghouse.
Horatio Ames was a big name in the Salisbury iron industry and was especially known for his cannons. He owned puddling furnaces in the area along the Housatonic River known as Amesville, where he made a number of iron products, including locomotive tires and axles.

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