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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...

Falls Village

Fiendishly clever projects at Science Fair

FALLS VILLAGE — Jordan Haggard’s Science Fair project was fiendish. 
The ninth grader subjected 10 of her fellow students to an experiment designed to see if motor reflexes improved after ingesting sugar.
The sugar took the form of Pixy Sticks, a particularly unpleasant form of candy that is essentially flavored sugar in a paper tube.
Haggard explained the experiment to a reporter before the judging at the Science Fair on Tuesday, May 21, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Falls Village mill rate increases slightly

FALLS VILLAGE — The town and school budgets passed unanimously at the Falls Village annual town meeting on Thursday, May 23. The Board of Finance met immediately after the town meeting and set the mill rate at 24.6 mills, an increase of .7 mills.
The budget for town spending in the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1, is $1,957,800 (down $7,868 or .4%).
The budget for the Lee H. Kellogg School is $1,977,325 (up $92,655, or 4.92%).

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Hold your banners high!

Sunny skies greeted Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday, May 27, in the communities within our readership area. On individual town pages in this week’s issue you will find reports on parades, tributes, speeches and more. Seen at the Falls Village parade were, from left, Leo Martinez and Cecily and Gavin Clemons.

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FFA nurtures student interests

FALLS VILLAGE — The FFA program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School lets students explore aspects of agriculture they’re interested in, preparing them for careers. On Wednesday, May 22, students in the agriculture education program had a chance to showcase what the program has meant for them at an FFA open house.

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At HVRHS, the nooks and crannies of careers

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of more than 40 professionals representing several different careers spoke with students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Wednesday, May 8.

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The 1970s have become a historical era

Remember the 1970s?
Led Zeppelin? Gas lines? Three Mile Island? 
Not to mention “Charlie’s Angels” and the Ramones.
Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School interviewed HVRHS alumni who graduated in the 1970s as part of an ongoing oral history project. The subjects and interviewers met in the high school cafeteria on Friday, May 10.
Social studies teacher Peter Vermilyea said the students are enrolled in a course that gives them credit both at HVRHS and at the University of Connecticut.

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A survivor bears witness to the horrors of the Holocaust

FALLS VILLAGE — Holocaust survivor Endre (Andy) Sarkany told his story to a group of students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Monday, May 13.
Sarkany, 82, described how he and other Jews were persecuted and exterminated in Hungary by the homegrown Nazis, the Arrow Cross, and later by the Germans themselves.

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Voters OK Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.
Turnout was low compared to recent years, with 460 voters turning out in the six Region One towns.
The budget passed easily in all towns. 
Here are the results:
Canaan/Falls Village: 38 yes, 16 no
Cornwall: 62 yes, 8 no
Kent: 64 yes, 24 no
North Canaan: 43 yes, 12 no
Salisbury: 129 yes, 11 no
Sharon: 40 yes, 13 no

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Region One budget passes in May 7 vote

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.

A dreamy mid-spring prom

Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School held their prom on Saturday night, May 4. The dance itself was held at the high school, but before the official festivities began, groups of students gathered at different locations to have their photos taken in their prom finery. One group met at the Sharon Country Inn, owned by student Egi Cania’s father, Eddie. They are, from left, Valerie Lenis, Molly O’Connor, Genevieve Bushey and Molly Menniges.

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