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FALLS VILLAGE — Cynthia Parzych, author of “Connecticut Made,” told an audience at the David M. Hunt Library on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 7, that Connecticut has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The change from an industrial to a service and information-based economy hit the state hard, but there are plenty of homegrown businesses, many of them started since 2000.

And these businesses act as the glue that keeps communities healthy and thriving.

Parzych said she was inspired by the story of Forrest Pritchard, author of “...

Falls Village

Sobering presentation on driving safety staged for HVRHS students

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FALLS VILLAGE — Bob Green, a former racecar driver and creator of the Survive the Drive education program for teens, told local students last week that even the best drivers are always in danger of making a bad mistake.
Green was at Housatonic Valley Regional High School Friday, May 11, to talk not just about drunk driving, but distracted driving and plain careless driving.
The accompanying slide show included photos of people who survived car crashes relatively intact, and photos of twisted up and burned out vehicles that nobody walked away from.

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Residents’ passion saves historic artifact

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FALLS VILLAGE — A piece of New England history sits in a yard off Undermountain Road. It is the restored cupola of a barn from Danby, Vt., a small town about 18 miles north of Manchester on U.S. Route 7.
It was spotted by Greg Naylor of Falls Village, who is keenly interested in carpentry, New England history and traditional methods of making things.
Naylor said the cupola, which he estimates is from about 1850, had been removed from a demolished barn.
When he came across the cupola it had been sitting, waiting for resoration, next to the White Horse Tavern in Danby.

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Big changes in store for high school with new iPads

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FALLS VILLAGE — Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School will be using the iPad device as a central part of the academic day within the next two years, according to Principal Matt Harnett.
An enthusiastic Harnett made a presentation to the Region One Board of Education at the regular monthly meeting Monday, May 7.
Harnett said he looked at two approaches for incorporating new technologies into classroom teaching.

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Housatonic student of the week: Connor Riley

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
When three different teachers nominate the same person for student of the week, that student must be doing something right. Connor Riley of Sharon has impressed our faculty this year with his intellectual acumen and — just as importantly — with his respectfulness and responsibility.

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Region One board votes to say ‘sorry’ to staff member

Vote is 3-2-1
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FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education voted to issue an apology to an employee at the regular monthly board meeting Monday, May 7.
Included in the board members’ packets for the meeting was a letter from Marie Wilbur, who works in the Regional Schools Services Center (also known as the Central Office).
On Feb. 3, the regional school board voted to deny a grievance filed by Wilbur and Michelle Curtis over a Dec. 6, 2011, email from Falls Village board representative Gale Toensing.

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Update: Region One budget fails, bonds pass

The Region One School District budget proposal failed at a referendum vote Tuesday, May 8.
The vote was 572 against and 472 for.

Region One board Chairman Phil Hart, who is from Cornwall, said on Wednesday morning, May 9, that he would be meeting with Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain to discuss what happens next.

True Jenson wins top prizes at Battle of Bands

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FALLS VILLAGE — True Jenson, a quintet made up of students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) won both the judge’s first prize and the People’s Choice award at the Battle of the Bands, sponsored by the Housatonic Youth Services Bureau, Saturday, April 28, at the high school.

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Lake featured in film on exemplary educators

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FALLS VILLAGE — Lee H. Kellogg School social studies teacher Amy Lake is one of three teachers highlighted in a documentary film, “Passion to Learn, Passion to Teach: The 21st-Century Renewal of Teaching.”
A video crew was at Kellogg last week shooting Lake and her seventh-grade students discussing the school’s upcoming Colonial Fair.
Two cameramen were operating cameras on tripods. One followed Lake, the other shot the students. Lake was wearing a microphone, and the students’ desks were miked as well.

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Tweaks made to budget as town nears final vote

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance voted to begin funding an existing post-retirement benefits line item and to make a public expression of concern over the amount proposed by the Board of Education for the maintenance of the Lee H. Kellogg School during a special meeting Monday, April 30, at Town Hall.

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Grievances aired at regional budget meeting

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FALLS VILLAGE — Region One Board of Education member Gale Toensing said she would vote for a bond issue and against the Region One budget during a meeting with Falls Village residents and other interested parties at Town Hall Thursday, April 19.
The referendum, to be held on May 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the six town halls in Region One, has three questions: the Region One budget and two for building projects.

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