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FALLS VILLAGE — The avid readers of Lee H. Kellogg School celebrated their reading habits on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 21 and 22.

Teacher Eileen Gargan said that over the summer vacation of 2018, 61 (out of 63) students read 847 books.

For the summer of 2019, all 67 LHK students read a whopping 1,072 books.

 Gargan said Kellogg was one of eight Connecticut elementary schools to win the governor’s “Summer Reading Challenge.” 

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the school had a Books, Bingo and Bites celebration. 

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FFA update and holiday sale schedule

FALLS VILLAGE — It’s been a busy few weeks for the Housatonic Valley FFA.
From Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, FFA members attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The students visited the College and Career Expo, which showcased different career options;  toured the Don Schumacher Racing center, and also went to the International Harvester factory in Case, Ind.  

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Lucille E. (Whitney) Marston

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.

HVRHS honored as a top STEM school

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) is one of the top 5,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) high schools in the country.
Last week Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019; Housatonic Valley Regional High School was number 4,577.
HVRHS Principal Ian Strever said he was pleased.
In an email, he wrote: “It is pretty meaningful” to rank 4,577 out of some 26,000 schools.

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Selling HVRHS as a best option for local students

FALLS VILLAGE — Some 55 families with middle school students came to an open house at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
HVRHS Principal Ian Strever circulated in the lobby, introducing himself to the families and making his informal pitch for their children to attend the regional high school.
Later, in the auditorium, Strever acknowledged that middle school students in Region One have other options besides HVRHS.

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Fears that regional middle school athletic plan would cut school spirit

FALLS VILLAGE — Region One School District Middle School and High School Athletic Director Anne MacNeil presented the Middle School Regional Athletics Proposal at the Lee H. Kellogg School on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 
MacNeil is presenting the plan to all six elementary school boards in Region One. The Lee Kellogg presentation was the second; the first one was presented in Kent. 

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Class of 1969 returns to school

Class of 1969 returns to school
FALLS VILLAGE — Over 80 alumni from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Class of 1969 returned “home” for their 50th year reunion at the Grove in Lakeville on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

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FV students recruited to come to HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), plus HVRHS Principal Ian Strever and Athletic Director Anne MacNeil, visited the Lee H. Kellogg School in Falls Village on Friday morning, Nov. 1, to encourage middle school students to consider coming to the high school.
Egi Cania, Val Lenis, Logan Cables, Micah Matsudaira and Lily Bibro spoke to the group of 11 seventh and eighth graders. Cables is a sophomore and Matsudaira a junior; the others are seniors.

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Reasons to be proud of HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Ten graduates of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) were added to the Wall of Honor at a ceremony at the high school on Sunday, Nov. 3.
There was a technical glitch at the beginning of the program, when the national anthem failed to materialize out of the public address system.
The crowd of some 150 people simply sang the anthem a capella.

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New contract for trash hauler will save town funds

FALLS VILLAGE —Falls Village First Selectman Henry Todd reported that the town has a new contract for trash hauling from the transfer station. He made the announcement at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Oct. 21. 
The new contractor is Paine’s Inc. 
This was prompted by the former hauler, Welch, asking for a rate hike, from $178 per ton to $325. Paine’s agreed to do the job at $278 per ton.

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Helicopters will be overhead

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village selectmen agreed at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, to allow the town garage to be used for temporary overnight housing of stray animals, and to allow Eversource to use the Town Farm property (where the town pool is) to land helicopters. 
Eversource is installing fiber optic lines on their equipment (with the help of helicopters) to better pinpoint power outages. Area residents may see and hear them for the next few weeks.

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