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FALLS VILLAGE — The Great Falls on the Housatonic River in Falls Village and Salisbury were already roaring last week before the rains that came down on Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, on the edges of Hurricane Florence. 

There is an official gage that measures the height of the Housatonic River in Falls Village, below the power plant. On Tuesday at 8:15 a.m., while roads were flooding from the heavy rain, the river was at 3 feet, and was actually lower than it had been on Saturday, Sept. 15, when the water was at 3.39 feet. 

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Falls Village

For new pastor, a return to familiar pastures

FALLS VILLAGE — For Richard Reifsnyder, returning to the Northwest Corner is a homecoming.
The new pastor at the Falls Village Congregational Church began his career at the Salisbury Congregational Church in 1971.
He met his wife there, Lynn Rebillard; her mother was one of the four original teachers at the Lee H. Kellogg School here in Falls Village.
So when he was approached about taking on the Falls Village job, it seemed a natural fit.

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Emotional farewells for LHK students in Class of 2018

FALLS VILLAGE — Community members in the Lee H. Kellogg School community room on Wednesday,  June 20, were in for a nostalgic evening as Principal Alexandra Juch said bon voyage to 13 students at the class’s promotion ceremony. 
For Juch, the class of 2018 is the first to graduate under her watch as principal. 

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A class with verve and zest moves into the future

FALLS VILLAGE — The class of 2018 bade farewell to Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) at the 79th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 21. 

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Why Prohibition still resonates

This is the second part of a two-part series about David Bayersdorfer’s history of Prohibition at the First Tuesday at Seven lecture series on June 6.
 
FALLS VILLAGE — Bayersdorfer explained that, in 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was formed. Not only did it rapidly supersede the existing temperance groups, it provided the first major political platform for women in the U.S.

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Water will run through selectmen’s office now

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen voted to ask a town meeting to rescind the existing ordinance concerning the Water Commission and adopt a new one making the commission directly responsible to the selectmen.
The board’s regular monthly meeting was Monday, June 11.
In a phone interview Monday, June 18, First Selectman Henry Todd said at present the commission operates as an independent entity, but the town is responsible for any debts the commission might incur.

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Schibi is AP at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Steve Schibi, the new assistant principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, was at a meet-and-greet on Wednesday afternoon, June 13.
He takes over for Ian Strever, who is the new principal, replacing Jose Martinez, who will retire at the end of the school year.
Schibi comes from Region 10/Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, Conn., where he has been dean of students since 2012. 

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Details of a very different daily life in the 1950s

FALLS VILLAGE — Working with hours and hours of recorded conversations and pages and pages of transcripts, Abigail Adam came up with an 18-minute podcast on what it was like to be a teenager in the Region One School District in the 1950s.
The podcast was previewed at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) on Tuesday, June 12. The regional high school serves the towns of North Canaan, Falls Village, Sharon, Salisbury, Kent and Cornwall.

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Jose Martinez looks back on years at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Principal Jose Martinez said goodbye at his final board meeting on Monday, June 4. Martinez is retiring after four years at HVRHS. Assistant Principal Ian Strever will succeed him.
This week Region One announced that it has hired Steven Schibi to be the new assistant principal. Schibi is currently the dean of students for the Region 10 School District, which is on the campus of Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, Conn.
Martinez said over his time at HVRHS there have been ups and downs. 

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A century since the one-room schoolhouse closed

FALLS VILLAGE — The 100th anniversary of the closing of the Beebe Hill one-room schoolhouse in Falls Village featured bubbles, hot dogs, traditional fiddle tunes, history and a drone.
On Saturday morning, June 9, members of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society were ready to show visitors around the venerable schoolhouse.
That it was a schoolhouse at all came as a surprise to one young visitor.
“I thought it was a shed,” she said.

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HVRHS 2018 athletic awards

 
The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Department had their spring season and senior sports awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 5.  The following student-athletes were honored at the sports award ceremony:
Baseball
Most Valuable:  Connor Toffey. Most Improved:  Jack McAuliffe. Sportsmanship:  Caleb Shpur. JV Most Improved:  Eric Hickey. Stevenson Award for JV Sportsmanship:  Nick Dodge.
 Softball

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