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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

Students from China visit HVRHS during busy U.S. tour

FALLS VILLAGE—Luggage in hand, 28 students from the Shandong Experimental High School in the Chinese province of Shandong walked through the doors of Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Aug. 2 for the first time.
The natural chaos of arriving en masse in a foreign place after much travel was combined with excitement and high spirits that had the school buzzing.

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Canaan/Falls Village Candidates for 2011 Elections

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Dining and donating at FV Inn

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FALLS VILLAGE — The first installment of a monthly fundraiser for local charities raised more than $1,200 for the Falls Village Children’s Theater.
On Thursday, July 28, the Falls Village Inn served lunches, Marshall Miles and Jill Goodman did a live broadcast on WHDD radio, and children who have participated in past productions of the children’s theater entertained the guests.
Colin Chambers, an owner of the inn, said that the proceeds from the lunch were $240, and Denise Cohn from the theater said the silent auction raised more than $1,000.
“We were ecstatic,” she said.

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Envirothon team places fifth out of 54

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Envirothon team traveled to New Brunswick, Canada, to compete in the Canon Envirothon. Housy finished fifth of 54 teams from 45 states, eight provinces and one territory (the Yukon) and received $7,500 in scholarship money for their efforts.
The team had a wonderful time in the Maritimes, situated a stone’s throw from both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The students visited and learned about the Bay of Fundy, now one of the global finalists for the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

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Town plan, firehouse move closer to reality

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Plannning and Zoning Commission approved a resolution for the Aug. 16 town meeting on the new firehouse and received an update (and homework) from planner Jocelyn Ayer at the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 27.

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Don’t they have spellcheck?

Alert reader Mike Hodgkins couldn’t help noticing this sign next to his Crossroads Deli (routes 7 and 63) when he returned from vacation Saturday. He also couldn’t help noticing that the sign’s message is a little, uh, obscure. Maybe the Department of Transportation should issue dictionaries.

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Wipers needed at car show

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FALLS VILLAGE — Wouldn’t you know it? After a seemingly endless series of hot, sunny days, the Falls Village Car Show gets rain.
Sporadic rain, however, and not enough to dampen the spirits of the crowd.
Jody Bronson was shooting the breeze by his two restored Willys vehicles, as Frank Christinat and Andrew Thomson relaxed in the bed of a red truck (1955) sheltered from the rain by a 1937 Old Town canoe overhead, which had been restored by Christinat.
Speaking of canoe restoration, Schuyler Thomson, who does that for a living, was next door with a 1967 E-Type Jaguar.

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Falls Village Inn offers summer fare

FALLS VILLAGE — The newly renovated dining room at the Falls Village Inn opened in April, one year after the inn was purchased by Colin Chambers and Sue Sweetapple.
The dining room is open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Tuesday. On Sunday, diners can enjoy brunch and live music from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The lunch menu offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads made from locally grown greens and burgers.

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Cell tower work coming to a close

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FALLS VILLAGE — The members of the Inland Wetlands Commission, meeting Monday evening, July 18, breathed a sigh of relief as the last of the paperwork regarding the commission’s opposition to the Cobble Hill cell phone tower application was sent off to the state Siting Council — but not until after a couple of marathon editing and revising sessions by Susan Kelsey and Alison Orr-Andrawes, and a lengthy visit to the Staples copy store in Torrington by Chairman Ellery Sinclair (and his wife, Mary Lu).

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Firehouse details at Aug. 2 meeting

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FALLS VILLAGE — There will be a town meeting next month to deal with bonding for the new Emergency Services Center, and the meeting will adjourn to a referendum vote.
That was the major item to come out of the Board of Selectmen’s regular monthly meeting Monday, July 11.
An information meeting is scheduled for Aug. 2. The town meeting date has not been determined.

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