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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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Emails a concern for Region One board

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FALLS VILLAGE — At the Jan. 9 meeting of the Region One Board of Education, Chairman Phil Hart asked board members to think about relations between the board and the Regional Schools Services Center (RSSC, aka the Region One Central office) and how they could be improved.

He read a statement lamenting the “withering array of emails” and the back-and-forth over requests from board members for copies of documents and legal opinions. He said the issue would be on the agenda for the February board meeting, which is Monday, Feb. 6.

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Housatonic student 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 week’s student of the week at Housatonic Valley Regional High School could also appear under the dictionary definition of “soft-spoken.”

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Vote for town historian in Genealogy Idol

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FALLS VILLAGE — Elizabeth Clark, curator and archivist at the Depot Museum of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society, and the town historian, is one of four finalists competing in the first-ever Genealogy Idol competition on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Clark is one of two finalists who will present, live, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (The other two will participate via the Internet.)

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Housy FFA performs well at UConn competition

FALLS VILLAGE —The Housatonic Valley FFA Chapter recently sent four career development event teams to the University of Connecticut to compete in forestry, equine judging, floriculture and nursery/landscape.
These four-member teams participated in specific events related to their disciplines.

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Lecture series begins with details on ‘the most interesting animal’

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NORFOLK — An overflow crowd packed into the Norfolk Library Saturday, Jan. 14, for Stephen DeStefano’s talk on “The Life and Habits of the North American Beaver,” the first lecture in the Great Mountain Forest’s Forest Lyceum series of lectures this winter and spring.
The subtitle of the lecture is “The most interesting animal to-day extant” — a phrase taken from the introduction to A. Radclyffe Dugmore’s 1914 book, “The Romance of the Beaver.”

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HVRHS student of the week: Sheri Rybczyk

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — In speaking about her favorite teachers at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, senior Sheri Rybczyk has a clear formula in mind: “They are charismatic, personable and knowledgeable about their subject.”

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Our intrepid reporter searches the town for signs of winter ice

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FALLS VILLAGE — It being January, The Lakeville Journal recently set out to search Falls Village for signs of winter.
Winter was conspicuously absent at the Hollenbeck Preserve along Page Road on the clear, sunny afternoon, with the temperature in the upper 30s and not much wind. The dominant leitmotif was brown.
The valley between Undermountain Road and Route 63 was similarly unwintry, although the color scheme here tends more toward the khaki, interspersed with green.

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Lost yellow Labs found with help of Facebook

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FALLS VILLAGE — It was late Sunday evening, Jan. 15. Folks in the area were still chatting on Facebook about the New York Giants’ win when a post popped up in a string of comments started by Marshall Miles, co-owner of National Public Radio Station WHDD in Sharon.
The plea from Falls Village Animal Control Officer Mary Palmer alerted Facebookers that two yellow Labrador retrievers, visiting with their owners from Pound Ridge, N.Y., had taken off about 4:30 p.m. from a home at the corner of routes 126 and 63.

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Accident victims identified

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FALLS VILLAGE – Two people killed in a fiery car crash on Route 63 on Dec. 12 have been identified.
Frank J. Peters, 51, of 89 Migeon Avenue in Torrington was the driver and registered owner of the gray 1995 Buick Regal involved in the crash. The passenger was Darrell Mulcunry, 62, of 122 Water Street, Room 305, in Torrington. Family members of both men have been notified.

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Accident victims identified

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE – Two people killed in a fiery car crash on Route 63 Dec. 12 have been identified.
Frank J. Peters, 51, of 89 Migeon Avenue in Torrington was the driver and registered owner of the gray 1995 Buick Regal involved in the crash. The passenger was Darrell Mulcunry, 62, of 122 Water Street, Room 305, in Torrington. Family members of both men have been notified.

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