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FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance and the Board of Selectmen voted to go ahead with two matters concerning the Region One School District at their regular meetings Monday, Sept. 9.

The first is to support the regional Board of Education in exploring the appointment of a part-time superintendent serving the Lee H. Kellogg School exclusively.

Region One is made up of the elementary schools for Cornwall, North Canaan, Kent, Salisbury, Sharon and Falls Village (the Kellogg School). All six towns share the regional high school, which is also in Falls...

Falls Village

Hall of Fame grows by 10

FALLS VILLAGE — Ten people were inducted into the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Athletic Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the high school.
Ed Kirby introduced John O’Hara (Class of 1947).
O’Hara fondly recalled his high school days, where he excelled at basketball. And he remembered playing his last basketball game as a serviceman in Korea, as the Korean War was winding down.
He was accidentally knocked out by his team’s center when the latter was going for a rebound.

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Looking for a way forward at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — On Monday, Oct. 26, Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) Principal Ian Strever held two sessions, morning and evening, with Region One residents on what a graduate of the high school will look like in the year 2043.
Eight people (plus a reporter) attended the evening session.
Strever opened by noting that advances in technology have had a dramatic and unpredictable impact on the jobs Americans do and what jobs they can expect in the not-so-distant future. 

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Environmental expert says climate can be fixed

FALLS VILLAGE — Joshua Ginsberg, president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, said he believes there is reason for optimism when considering the environment. 
Ginbserg spoke at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Friday, Nov. 9, as part of the Salisbury Forum series of talks.

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The glory days of musical theater

Michael Berkeley put the cast of “Hooray for Hollywood!” through their paces at rehearsal Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Center on Main in Falls Village. 
The chairs were arranged as if the singers were on a train, and the song was “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” from the 1946 film “The Harvey Girls.” 

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Scout is leading a local town clean-up

FALLS VILLAGE — Michael Hanlon Jr., a junior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, is cleaning up a hometown hang-out spot in Falls Village one rhododendron at a time. As part of his community-minded Eagle Scout project, Hanlon decided to clear branches and debris from a public area around Falls Village’s visitors sign, a spot he says he often rides his bike past. The landscaping effort includes new plants in the area, as well as cleaning up the visitor signs so it can once again  become a welcoming for viewing town notices. 

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Art and artifacts of WWI in show at Hunt Library

FALLS VILLAGE — The D.M. Hunt Library hosted the opening of a new exhibit, “By Sea, By Air, By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years After The Great War” on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The show is a mix of contemporary artworks and, on loan, art and artifacts, including a cavalry uniform and an American Army gas mask.
Some of the artworks are for sale.
The show runs through Saturday, Nov. 24.
 

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High spirits and hair dye at LHK

FALLS VILLAGE — Good sports among the faculty and staff at the Lee. H. Kellogg School in Falls Village submitted to having their hair treated in festive Halloween colors at lunchtime on Friday, Oct. 26.
Michelle Hansen and Kristi Spear, from Shelley’s Hair Salon, did the honors, using a washable spray. Music teacher Brook Martinez squinched his eyes up as Spear started spraying.
Social studies teacher Amy Lake went with the full troll treatment, with a shock of hair bunched up on top of her head.

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Student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. 

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New town law: Please don’t feed the bears

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Selectmen approved a town ordinance on the feeding of bears at the regular monthly meeting of the board on Monday, Oct. 15.
The ordinance is designed to discourage people from actively feeding bears, and gives the selectmen wide latitude in the matter of fines.
The ordinance will be one of several items on the agenda at a town meeting. First Selectman Henry Todd said he thinks the town meeting will be scheduled for early January 2019.

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Common-sense ideas for 5th District

FALLS VILLAGE — Jahana Hayes, the Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, spoke to The Lakeville Journal by phone on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a few hours before she appeared at an event at Noble Horizons in Salisbury.
Asked about the possibility of a federal single-payer health insurance program, and how to pay for it, she said she would start by looking at federal tax laws. “There’s a lot of money we’re giving away.”

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