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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...

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AFS students compare Falls Village to their homes

From the outside, looking in
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FALLS VILLAGE — Three exchange students staying with Falls Village families gave presentations on their home countries — and the differences between life there and here — at the D.M. Hunt Library Wednesday, March 14.
Merna Mohamed (living with Dave and Becky Seney) said that in Egypt, lunch is the big meal of the day, generally taken between 2 and 5 p.m.
She demonstrated the clothing designed for modesty that young women wear when they go out in Cairo.

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BOE to name sci-tech center and plan for 2012 spending

Meeting is March 28
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FALLS VILLAGE — The annual Region One School District budget referendum will have two questions this year — one for the school district budget and a separate question for raising the money needed to repair the roof at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), and, possibly, to pay for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“The roof has been talked about for at least 10 years,” Region One Business Manager Sam Herrick said in an interview Thursday, March 14. The project in question is the sloping slate roof on the original building, which was constructed in 1939.

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Housatonic students of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — This year’s leads in the Housatonic Musical Theater Company production of “South Pacific” (see story, Page A14) both come from strong theater backgrounds, and both of them hope that this is not just a flirtation with the stage, but a lifelong love affair.

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Fire siren idea alarms the neighbors

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FALLS VILLAGE — A proposal from the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department to reinstall an emergency siren on town property drew quick criticism from Sue Sweetapple and Colin Chambers of the Falls Village Inn during the March meeting of the Board of Selectmen Monday, March 12.
The siren that was on the roof of the Senior Center at 107 Main St. was removed about five years ago because of a leak in the roof, and never replaced.

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LHK considers hiring a part-time principal

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance got a first look at the proposed spending plan from the Board of Education during the regular monthly meeting Monday, March 12.
The school board submitted two proposals, with the major difference being the role of the principal at Lee H. Kellogg School.
Principal Maria Bulson is retiring Dec. 31. One proposal replaces the current full-time position with a part-time position beginning in July. The other keeps Bulson in place full-time until she retires, and a part-time replacement finishing out the school year.

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Coming up at HVRHS: ‘South Pacific’

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FALLS VILLAGE — Students in the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School continue their annual tradition of presenting classic musical theater with youthful zest and verve this weekend with shows on March 15 to 17.
Their 2012 production is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” the story of young men and women stationed on an Asian island during World War II. They survive war and tragedy, they fall in love and they learn to overcome their small-town prejudices as they are exposed to the beauty and complexity of the wider world around them.

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Trade Fest: Write it on the calendar for March 25

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FALLS VILLAGE — There’s no need to go to online sites such as craigslist.com to find, for example, someone to do your landscaping, someone to list your house for sale, a reputable and welcoming retirement home for yourself or a loved one. All those resources and more can be found at the annual spring festival of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.

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‘South Pacific’ onstage at HVRHS March 15-17

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s production of “South Pacific” is March 15 to 17 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. On Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16, showtime is 7:30 p.m., and there are two shows Saturday, March 17, at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. On Friday night only, balcony seats are $5. For more information visit www.hmts.org.

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Town report contains tidbits of town lore

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FALLS VILLAGE — The 2011 annual town report is printed and available at Town Hall. The annual town meeting is Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Some stats from the report:
• The population of Falls Village is 1,099, spread out over 33.4 square miles.
• The Town of Canaan, which is the town’s official title, is now in the 64th State Assembly District and represented in the state House of Representatives by Roberta Willis (D). Prior to redistricting, the town was in the 63rd District and represented by John Rigby (R).

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Below deck

Engineers working for the state Department of Transportation were inspecting the Iron Bridge (if you’re from Falls Village) or the Amesville Bridge (the Salisbury name) on Monday.

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