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FALLS VILLAGE — Santa made an appearance at the annual tree lighting and holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 7. 

The Falls Village Recreation Commission organized and hosted this event, as it has done for the past 20 years. 

It all began on the Green with the tree lighting and the singing of Christmas carols. About 75 people showed up, a robust number for such a small town.

Then the group trooped over to the Center on Main, to warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies. 

Santa invited children to sit on his lap and tell them their Christmas...

Falls Village

FV water company could be sold to Aquarion

FALLS VILLAGE — Falls Village First Selectman Henry Todd informed the Board of Finance at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, that Aquarion Water Company has offered to buy the town’s water operations. Todd said the water company told him they would install a “low-level chlorination” system within a couple of years of taking over.
That prompted an unequivocal objection from a resident who uses the town’s water service. “I don’t want my water chlorinated.”

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Objections to inn’s firehouse requests

FALLS VILLAGE — Falls Village First Selectman Henry Todd reported to the Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 21, that an agreement with Great Falls Properties on the old firehouse is “99% complete.”
However, there was immediate push back from members of the public.
Great Falls Properties (which owns the Falls Village Inn) owns an inches-wide section of the back wall of the old firehouse building on Railroad Street. 

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Learning the newspaper trade

The Lakeville Journal was visited on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, by six young Salisbury and Kent members of the Girls Rock after-school group and group leader Lenore Mallett. The young women have been visiting businesses to see what kinds of careers women have chosen in the Northwest Corner. After they took a tour of the newspaper’s office on Route 7 in Falls Village, they all worked on producing their own small newspapers. 
The next day, they visited Freund’s Farm in East Canaan. 
— Cynthia Hochswender

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Steve Blass retires from booth after 60 years with the Pirates

FALLS VILLAGE — Steve Blass Day was celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Pittsburgh, Pa., as officially proclaimed by Mayor Bill Peduto. 
The Pirates organization and 21,084 fans at PNC Park paid tribute to his more than a half century of dedication to the team. The 1971 World Series hero has been a color commentator for the Pirates since the conclusion of his playing days. 

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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

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

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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