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FALLS VILLAGE — Lucille E. (Whitney) Marston, 94, formerly of Falls Village, was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on March 8, 1925, daughter of the late Elsie (Haner) and Luther Whitney.  

She died on Nov. 8, 2019.

She was the widow of Paul J. Marston and was predeceased by her son, Paul J. Marston Jr.  

She is survived by her daughter, Betsy L. Marston of Torrington; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was involved in many community and church projects; the American Heart Association; and was a member and officer of Habitat for...

Falls Village

Wall of Honor unveiling is Nov. 3

FALLS VILLAGE — Ten graduates of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)will be added to the Wall of Honor in a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The public is invited.
The Wall of Honor was established in 2017 by the Alumni Association “to honor HVRHS graduates with strong character traits, who have made significant contributions and modeled high standards of excellence in their personal and/or professional lives, in employee, public, and/or volunteer service or as a Friend of Regional School District #1.”

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Warming welcome to autumn

Akke Jasmine sold her handmade warm woolen hats at the Falls Village Congregational Church on Saturday, Oct. 19. Craft items were for sale, along with chili, cornbread and other baked goods. 

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Why polls didn’t show Trump was going to win in 2016 election

FALLS VILLAGE — Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, described polls as “pieces of data woven together to tell stories about who we are as a country at any given time.”
Schwartz spoke at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Friday, Oct. 18, as part of the Salisbury Forum series of talks.
Schwartz said the current political atmosphere is “unprecedented and complex.”

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Taking action on bringing life, broadband to Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE — First Selectman Henry Todd unveiled the Board of Selectmen’s plan for the future of Falls Village — including a proposal that the town build its own fiber optic communications network — at two presentations on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at the town’s Emergency Services Center.
At the Saturday session (attended by about 25 people) Todd started with an overview of the town, concentrating on demographics. He then spoke about the downtown area, housing and internet connectivity.

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Housatonic FFA takes a trip to SUNY

FALLS VILLAGE — On Sept. 27, 14 Housatonic FFA members attended the SUNY Cobleskill High School Days at the State University of New York, Cobleskill. 
The students participated  in different contests and demonstrations ranging from natural resources to equipment operating to animal sciences. 
In the natural resources event, the students entered a room and had to identify different animal pelts, skulls, feathers and fish/amphibians.  

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Wall of Honor at HVRHS on Nov. 3

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FALLS VILLAGE — Ten graduates of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)will be added to the Wall of Honor in a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The public is invited.

The Wall of Honor was established in 2017 by the HVRHS Alumni Association “to honor HVRHS graduates with strong character traits, who have made significant contributions and modeled high standards of excellence in their personal and/or professional lives, in employee, public, and/or volunteer service or as a Friend of Regional School District #1.”

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‘Good people of Falls Village’ step up to help library

FALLS VILLAGE — The Center on Main in Falls Village was packed for the annual auction fundraiser for the David M. Hunt Library on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5.
Students from the Lee H. Kellogg School circulated with trays of hors d’oeuvres. (The youngsters had to make frequent trips to the Senior Center next door to replenish the trays.)
Above the sound of people eating, drinking and socializing, Master of Ceremonies Adam Sher encouraged bidding on items in the silent auction.

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Continued growth at chestnut grove

FALLS VILLAGE — Ellery “Woods” Sinclair led a Housatonic Heritage hike at the American chestnut grove on Undermountain Road in Falls Village on Saturday, Sept. 21.
With stragglers, about 35 people attended.
Each autumn the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area celebrates the history and natural resources of the Tri-state region with paddling and cycling events, history tours and hikes.

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School enrollments mostly lower 2019-2020

FALLS VILLAGE — The numbers of students in the seven schools of the Region One School District for the 2019-20 school year were calculated as of Oct. 1.
The numbers are mostly lower this year than last year, although the numbers increase and decline slightly every year at all the schools. 
There are some schools where enrollment has increased this year. 
Cornwall’s elementary school, for example,  has 78 students this year, and had 73 last year (although it had 83 two years ago).

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Housatonic students strike for the planet

FALLS VILLAGE  — Several dozen Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)students staged a walkout on Friday, Sept. 27, to protest inaction in the face of climate change. 
Carrying homemade signs with slogans like “No Planet B” and “Science Not Silence,” the students assembled on the grassy oval in front of the school. 
The protest came at the end of a week of worldwide demonstrations. On Sept. 20, the first day of protests around the world, an estimated 4 million people participated.  

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