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Class of 1969 returns to school

FALLS VILLAGE — Over 80 alumni from the Housatonic Valley Regional High School Class of 1969 returned “home” for their 50th year reunion at the Grove in Lakeville on Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Alumni returned from as far away as Oregon, California, Missouri, Florida, Maine and the United Kingdom. The event was preceded by a tour of the school by Principal Ian Strever and a Memorial Service honoring the 33 deceased members of the class. Classmate Rev. Douglas McArthur presided over the...

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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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Snow too much for depot roof

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FALLS VILLAGE — The roof over the platform in the rear of the former railroad depot in the center of town (now home to the Canaan-Falls Village Historical Society) collapsed Monday, Feb. 9.
Town historian Judy Jacobs said the tenant in the second floor apartment heard a loud noise and initially thought it was just snow sliding off the roof.
“Then he thought, ‘That’s a lot of snow,’ and looked outside.”
And saw one heck of a mess.

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End of an era as Hunt switches to computer catalog

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FALLS VILLAGE — A guessing game: There is something missing at the D.M. Hunt Library.
It’s large and heavy, and mostly made of wood.
And its twin is still there — for now. Give up? It’s the card catalog.
Library Director Erica Joncyk said about 9,000 titles of the library’s original collection of 27,000 titles have been entered into the new automated system. The effort is concentrated on new fiction, nonfiction, classics and children’s books.
It’s all done manually.
“We’re so behind,” sighed Joncyk. “But we’re having a good time.”

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Firehouse is a tight squeeze

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department has asked help from the town in financing the construction of a new firehouse on Route 7.
At a recent series of informational meetings, members of the all-volunteer fire department said their fundraising efforts have fallen far short of the amount needed — some $2.5 million.

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Region One hires assistant principal

Ian Strever begins Feb. 28 at HVRHS
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FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School has a new assistant principal.
At a special meeting of the Region One Board of Education Thursday, Feb. 17, Region One Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain recommended the hiring of Ian A. Strever, currently an English teacher and department chairman in the Danbury public school system.
Chamberlain said the search committee narrowed the initial field of applicants to seven, and then to two finalists.

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Town may tap general fund to pay Region One expenses

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance discussed strategies for covering the cost of an unusually high enrollment at Housatonic Valley Regional High School during the regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 14.
Finance board member George Elling asked that the topic be added to the agenda. He provided a preliminary proposal to raise the $341,000 needed, including drawing down the town’s unexpended fund balance from just under 20 percent of the budget to 15 percent.

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Siting Council will hear town views on cell tower

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen voted to formally oppose the placement of a cell phone tower on Cobble Hill during the regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 14.
Selectman Chuck Lewis made the motion, citing three zoning regulations the tower would violate.
He pointed out that in the town’s guidelines for telecommunications towers, Cobble Hill in particular and Canaan Mountain in general are mentioned as inappropriate sites.

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Board taking action on Pingpank report

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FALLS VILLAGE — Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain has offered five recommendations in response to last month’s report on the circumstances surrounding the resignation last summer of the two top administrators at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Chamberlain read her recommendations to the Region One Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 7, at the high school.

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