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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

New volunteers at Chubby Bunny farm

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FALLS VILLAGE — On a cold and wet Monday morning Dan Hayhurst was mapping out the plans for the day.
Listening were four volunteers, young people interested in learning about organic and sustainable farming practices.
Casey Clark, a native of New Jersey, and his wife, Tonya Taylor, a Mississippian, met in Malawi while in the Peace Corps.
Clark said they were both working “regular jobs” in New Jersey — teaching school for Clark, working for a nonprofit for Taylor — but they wanted to get into farming.

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Off the grid in Vermont, talk April 9 at Hunt

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FALLS VILLAGE — Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of “Up Tunket Road,” will tell his story of living for seven years in a small cabin in Vermont with no electricity or running water. His talk will be at the D.M. Hunt Library on Saturday, April 9, at 6 p.m.
Ackerman-Leist, his wife Erin, and their three small children still live at the site in Pawlet, Vt., but they made a few concessions and built a larger house nearby.

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14th Colony artists create fund for Housatonic’s artgarage

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FALLS VILLAGE — The 14th Colony artists’ collective has formed a fund that will make annual donations to various art organizations and Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s artgarage received its first award, of $100.
The 14th Colony is an organization of artists in the Tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Its name was derived from the unique character of the region; it was said historically that the towns in these three corners of the state functioned like a 14th Colony, separate from the 13 original American colonies.

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Hat's Off

Dominic Sanchez (as the Cat in the Hat) and a cast of area youngsters in the Falls Village Children’s Theater production of “Seussical,” Sunday at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Housatonic student of the week

Nichata “Dear” Tawasinchanadech

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

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Region One contracts discussed again by BOE

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FALLS VILLAGE — Contract extensions for regional school district administrators were discussed again at the April 4 meeting of the Region One Board of Education.
During the first public comment portion of the meeting, First Selectman Pat Mechare of Falls Village read a letter from that town’s attorney, Judith Dixon, that was critical of the board’s practice of extending three-year contracts for top regional administrators before the contracts are up.

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14th Colony artists make donation to Housatonic’s artgarage

karaw@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — The 14th Colony artists’ collective has formed a fund that will make annual donations to various art organizations and Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s artgarage received its first award, of $100.
The 14th Colony is an organization of artists in the Tri-state area of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Its name was derived from the unique character of the region; it was said historically that the towns in these three corners of the state functioned like a 14th Colony, separate from the 13 original American colonies.

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Board looks at $14 million budget

Region One
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FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education extended contracts for administrators and voted to send a $14 million budget to public hearing. The decisions were made during a special meeting Thursday, March 25, held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Roger Rawlings, who is chairman of the All Boards Committee of the regional board (made up of chairmen of all six towns’ boards of education) as well as the Salisbury Board of Education, had recommendations from the committee to present to the Region One board:

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Housatonic student of the week

BRIAN HURLBURT

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — Mohawk Mountain is the premier location for stargazing in the area, according to Brian Hurlburt, our student of the week at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Brian is a lover of all things intergalactic, and his reading takes him to the edges of the universe, where black holes and supernovas captivate him.

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Record year for student involvement in school yearbook

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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School has 19 seniors enrolled in a yearlong class to produce the school’s yearbook.
The students gave a presentation to the Region One Board of Education March 7. Morgan Lamb, one of the yearbook co-editors, told the board the yearbook will be published in August and said this is the first time in recent memory when there has been a complete staff.
“It’s a lot more than just looking at pictures,” she said. “We have to use our communication skills, leadership skills, we have to make sure things get done on time.”

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