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FALLS VILLAGE — Each August the Salisbury Rotary Club holds its scholarship awards dinner, at which the club presents local college-bound students with $1,000 scholarships, as well as giving two $1,000 Back-To-School Awards for Vocational Education. 

In 2014 the Salisbury Rotary Club established an additional scholarship to be awarded each year —   the Robert Estabrook Internship Scholarship.

Robert Estabrook was the editorial page editor at The Washington Post and a foreign correspondent before becoming the publisher and editor of The Lakeville...

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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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Offer but no sale yet for White Hart Inn

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SALISBURY — The White Hart has not been sold, Realtor Pat Best said Friday, March 4, flatly contradicting rumors circulating around town earlier this week.
Best and her agency, Best and Cavallaro in Salisbury, have the listing for the inn, which closed suddenly last November. It is owned by part-time Salisbury residents Scott and Roxanne Bok.
The asking price for the inn is $5 million. Rumors have circulated in recent weeks that an offer of $4.1 million had been accepted.

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Region One superintendent’s contract extended

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education approved a one-year contract extension and a modest pay increase for Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain at the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, March 7.
Chamberlain is regional superintendent for the elementary schools in North Canaan, Kent, Salisbury, Sharon, Cornwall and Falls Village, and for Housatonic Valley Regional High School, which serves all six towns.

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It’s time to revise the Town Plan How will Falls Village grow in the next 10 years?

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has contracted with the Northwestern Connecticut Planning Collaborative to write the update to the Town Plan of Conservation and Development.
The town plan forms the basis of the planning and zoning regulations for every town in the state. It is the document that ultimately shapes how a town will grow and look. The state requires towns to update their town plan about once every 10 years.

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Chocolate and Chili served at library

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FALLS VILLAGE — More than 150 people came to the Senior Center Saturday night, Feb. 26, for the D.M. Hunt Library fundraiser Chocolate and Chili in the Village.
The first place winners of the chili competition were Jody Bronson and Frank Christinat, representing the Great Mountain Forest, who cooked up Canaan Mountain Venison and Maine Moose Chili.
Second place went to Noelle LaMuniere, representing the Falls Village Community Center, for her Southwest Pork and Green Chilis Chili.

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A philosopher travels the woods: talk on March 5

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FALLS VILLAGE — David K. Leff’s “Deep Travel: In Thoreau’s Wake on the Concord and Merrimack” is the subject of the next book talk in the Forest Lyceum series from Great Mountain Forest on Saturday, March 5, 4 p.m. at the Norfolk Library.
The Great Mountain is a working forest in Falls Village and Norfolk.
Leff is a former deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection and was instrumental in securing Great Mountain’s Forest Legacy easement in 2003.

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Siting Council asks tower applicants tough questions

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By Patrick L. Sullivan
FALLS VILLAGE — The Connecticut Siting Council held a lengthy public hearing at the Lee H. Kellogg School on Feb. 17 about a cell tower proposed on Cobble Hill road.
The hearing was in two parts: an afternoon session from 3 to 5 p.m., and an evening session from 7 to around 9:30 p.m.
A planned site walk at 12:30 p.m. was canceled because of the deep snow covering the dirt road that makes its way up Cobble Hill from 8 Barnes Road, which is where the tower would be built if approved.

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