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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

Housatonic Valley Regional High School 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 — If space were no consideration, the dozens of students who performed in and worked on “Guys & Dolls” last weekend would all be our students of the week.
But it was Housatonic senior Ellie Yahn’s performance onstage and in school that have made her our choice for this week.

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Housatonic Valley Regional High School student of the weekHousatonic Valley Regional High School 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 — If space were no consideration, the dozens of students who performed in and worked on “Guys & Dolls” last weekend would all be our students of the week.
But it was Housatonic senior Ellie Yahn’s performance onstage and in school that have made her our choice for this week.

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60 booths at Sunday’s trade fest

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

FALLS VILLAGE — There have been bleak moments in recent weeks, when it felt like the snow would never stop and the ice would never melt. Certainly, the calendar promised that the first day of spring would be March 20. But for many Northwest Corner residents, the best reassurance that spring is here and warm weather will finally return comes in the form of the annual Tri-State Chamber of Commerce “Buy Local” trade festival, held annually at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Lambs are here, it must be spring

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FALLS VILLAGE — Larry the Lamb is the latest addition to the animal family at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Larry was three days old when this photo was taken on Monday, March 14.
On Monday, Nick Tripodi, a junior from Sharon, Melody Sandquist, a sophomore from Kent, and teacher Karen Davenport were asked the surviving lamb’s name. After a couple of suggestions were considered and rejected, Davenport said that traditionally the offspring are named using the first letter of the mother’s name (Lila, in this case).

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Regional school board acknowledges FOI error

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FALLS VILLAGE — At the Region One Board of Education meeting Monday, March 7, the board voted unanimously to not contest a Freedom of Information Act complaint filed by Scott Fellows of North Canaan regarding an executive session during a Sept. 9, 2010, meeting.
Fellows is also a teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
His complaint regarded a meeting of the committee charged with finding someone to conduct an inquiry into circumstances surrounding the resignations in August 2009 of the principal and assistant principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Farm movement bearing fruit at last

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FALLS VILLAGE — An overflow crowd packed the D.M. Hunt Library Saturday night, March 12, for Katherine Leiner, author of “Growing Roots,” a new book about the new wave of small-scale, sustainable farms in the U.S.
After brief introductory remarks, Leiner switched from the lecture format to interviewing Dan and Tracy Hayhurst of Chubby Bunny Farm, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm in Falls Village.

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Housatonic Valley Regional students of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Text is provided by the high school.
Nathaniel, Wayne and Patrick Purdy, the sons of Russell and Michelle Purdy of Sharon, are the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Students of the Week.

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School spending plans show some ups and some downs

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Education presented its budget plan for the coming fiscal year to the Board of Finance Monday, March 14.
The proposed spending package for the Lee H. Kellogg School is down $51,135, or 2.9 percent, for a total of $1,737,584.
But because of an increase in high school tuition, overall proposed spending on education is up 10.2 percent, an increase of $285,808, for a total of $3,098,800.

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‘Lucky’ night in store for audiences at HVRHS

Musical Theatre Society presents ‘Guys and Dolls,’ March 17-19
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With this winter threatening to remain miserable all the way into April, wouldn’t a little shot of sunny Havana, Cuba, be just the thing? The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Musical Theatre Society is happy to oblige, with a spring musical that has a pivotal scene set in Cuba (pre-Castro, in case that matters to you).
The show, as musical theater buffs will guess right away, is “Guys and Dolls.” The producer for the show is Lori Belter and the director once again is Michael Berkeley, who is also artistic director at TriArts at the Sharon Playhouse.

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Not exactly picnic weather

Rugged weather was the big news this week in the Tri-state region. Rain and snowmelt elevated the Housatonic River to flood stage; water crept over the bank toward the picnic area at the Great Falls in Falls Village, in view of the power station. Millerton and North East residents and businesses lost power for most of Monday, March 7. Ice that coated trees was beautiful but took down branches and power lines. Residents of Wassaic and Kent had to be evacuated from their homes.

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