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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. 

Hanlon hopes to conclude this...

Falls Village

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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Sewage and cyclists hold future for town’s economy

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FALLS VILLAGE — Wastewater treatment, the economic potential of bicyclists and better collaboration between town and merchants emerged as the main themes of a meeting Monday, July 11, sponsored by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative.

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Classics on the bass guitar?

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LAKEVILLE — Mention “electric bass guitar” and the music fan’s thoughts turn to John Entwhistle of The Who, maybe. Or Jaco Pastorius from Weather Report.
It’s unusual when someone decides to develop a classical repertoire for the electric bass, but that’s what John D’Ercole of Lakeville has done.
D’Ercole is performing at Music Mountain on Friday, July 22, 8 p.m., in the first of a new series of Friday night concerts at the venerable venue.

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HVRHS’s Harnett is ready to talk

New principal invites visits
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FALLS VILLAGE — The new principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School is determined to avoid the kinds of problems that cast a shadow over the opening of school in August 2010.
Matthew J. Harnett said he has read the report by Jeffrey C. Pingpank on the circumstances surrounding the August 2010 resignations of then-Principal Gretchen Foster and Vice Principal Mary Ann Buchanan.
“A couple of times,” he said, with a smile.

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