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FALLS VILLAGE — “What he got was magic,” Skip Barber marveled as he recounted the history of the racetrack at Lime Rock Park on Tuesday, July 2, at the South Canaan Meetinghouse in Falls Village.

The event was the second of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society’s First Tuesday At Seven summer lecture series.

Barber, the owner of Lime Rock Park, was referring to Jim Vaill’s design of the racetrack. Vaill, the owner of a gravel pit on the site of what is now Lime Rock Park, “knew nothing about cars and certainly nothing about...

Falls Village

A rite of spring with the Morris men

FALLS VILLAGE — Even without the accompanying music you would have heard them. The jingling ring of the bells strapped to their shins traveled up and down Main Street. The Morris dancers returned to Falls Village, leaping, twirling and gallivanting in front of Town Hall for an audience in the early evening on Saturday, June 15. 

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A very personal farewell to the 10 in Class of 2019

FALLS VILLAGE — The girls held long-stemmed yellow roses. The boys had each been given a golden-petaled boutonnière. They looked the part, but were the members of Lee H. Kellogg School’s Class of 2019 ready to leave their school as they lined up to have their photo taken at the promotion ceremony on Friday, June 14? 

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On air

Is a new generation of Morris dancer ready to leap into the air? One young jumper at a Morris dance performance in Falls Village on Saturday, June 15, showed that the tradition of English folk dance is for people of all ages.

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HVRHS marketing firm seeks new students

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education voted to hire the One Eleven Group to create a marketing campaign for Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). The discussion  and action was part of the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, June 3.
The vote was unanimous, with John Sanders of Cornwall abstaining because he is married to the chief executive officer of the One Eleven Group, Janet Carlson, and is the chief operating officer.
The contract is for one year and for $13,000.

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HVRHS marketing firm seeks new students

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education voted to hire the One Eleven Group to create a marketing campaign for Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). The discussion  and action was part of the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, June 3.
The vote was unanimous, with John Sanders of Cornwall abstaining because he is married to the chief executive officer of the One Eleven Group, Janet Carlson, and is the chief operating officer.
The contract is for one year and for $13,000.

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Planning for the future? Help is here

FALLS VILLAGE — There are two times in your life when you’re likely to think about estate planning: when you first have children and after you retire.
Warren Whitaker, a trust and estates attorney with a home in Falls Village, and Steven Essex, executive vice president of Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services of Salisbury Bank and Trust Co., will present estate planning basics at the D. M. Hunt Library on Saturday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m.

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The top 10 students named at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The top 10 students of the class of 2019 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School gathered for a photo in the guidance office on Monday, June 3.
Here’s where they are going to college in the fall.

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Housing group pulls application for Falls Village rental units

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Housing Trust has withdrawn its application to build affordable housing on River Road.
The application was withdrawn last week.
The plan for 28 rental units to be built in two phases was the subject of a contentious public hearing that began April 25 and was continued on May 29 before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The hearing was scheduled to continue June 27.
Zoning Enforcement Officer Tom Scott confirmed the application was officially withdrawn.

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Strong response to housing plan

FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing in Falls Village on the proposal to build an affordable housing development on River Road continued Wednesday evening, May 29. The hearing was then continued again, to the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.

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Running and jumping into summer

FALLS VILLAGE — The abundant rain this month has forced many outdoor events to be canceled or postponed. This year’s elementary school track meet for the Region One School District was an example. Originally planned for May 28, which was a washout, the meet was rescheduled for Friday, May 31,  which turned out to be a perfect, sunny day. 

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