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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...

Falls Village

Region One budget passes

FALLS VILLAGE -- The Region One budget passed in a referendum vote Tuesday, May 8. The yes votes were 634, the no votes were 550, a margin of 84 votes and a percentage of 54 percent.

Bard College ensemble brings music alive for children

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District’s third-grade students were treated to a concert by a string quartet from Bard College at Music Mountain in Falls Village on Thursday afternoon, April 26.
Music Mountain board President Ann McKinney greeted the students and gently urged them to “listen with this ear” — she tugged her left ear — “and also the ear inside” — she pointed to her heart.

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Balance of power changing, Suarez warns

FALLS VILLAGE — Journalist and author Ray Suarez said that the demographic change in the United States  to “majority-minority” is imminent and inevitable.
“It’s too late to change that shift,” he said. “We have no control over it.”
But, he added, “We can control what the years of transition will be like.”
Suarez was the guest speaker at The Salisbury Forum on Friday, April 27, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Story in the details in town reports

FALLS VILLAGE — The town report for the town of Canaan/Falls Village 2016-17 fiscal year is out. Copies are available at Town Hall. 
The report, edited by Town Clerk Mary Palmer,  begins with the news that little Falls Village is going to be on national television. Dennis Gage of the “My Classic Car” program is coming to the Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show this summer. The TV people will be in town for the weekend of July 7 and 8, and will film the town on Saturday and the car show on Sunday.

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CSA at Adamah sows seeds of new season

FALLS VILLAGE — On a chilly and blustery Friday morning, April 20, the people of the Adamah Farm CSA were busy spreading compost on the fields between Beebe Hill and Johnson roads near the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center main campus.
Farm manager Janna Siller was on the tractor. Everyone else was deploying hand tools and wheelbarrows.
Siller, who hails from Rockville, Md., has been at the farm for seven years.

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Hot drinks on a chilly Earth Day

FALLS VILLAGE — A sizable group, of about 40 people, came to Great Mountain Forest (GMF) headquarters in Falls Village on a chilly Saturday evening, April 21, for an Earth Day campfire and poetry reading event. Earth Day this year was April 22.
David Leff, a member of the GMF board, got the ball rolling with “Brook Foam,” written for GMF forest manager Jody Bronson.
Falls Village’s Lonnie Carter read Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29.

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How addiction starts

A panel representing nonprofits and the state Legislature spoke at Housatonic Valley Regional High School about the opioid problem on Friday, April 13. 

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Town moves ahead with 2018 budgets

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance reviewed proposed spending plans for 2018-19 from the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen on Monday evening, April 9.
School board Chair Pat Mechare said the board was able to whittle the budget plan for the Lee H. Kellogg School down a bit from the previous budget draft.
First Selectman Henry Todd took 9 minutes and 43 seconds to present the spending plan for town government. The spending plan’s bottom line is almost the same as for 2017-18.

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Suarez on America’s future, April 27

FALLS VILLAGE — You heard him as host of “Talk of the Nation” on NPR, watched him as a senior correspondent on the PBS Newshour. Now Ray Suarez will bring his unique expertise on American issues — demographics, race and religion — to The Salisbury Forum on Friday, April 27, when he speaks about “Getting Ready for the Next America: The Fight Over Who We’ll Be.”

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Mapping a career path

FALLS VILLAGE — Friday the 13th (of April) was Science Day at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. A group of speakers, sponsored by the Northwest Corner’s Mad Gardeners, spoke to the students about their science careers, ranging from the National Park Service to cartography to the relationship between plants and wildlife.
Elizabeth Schrang, program administrator for the Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust in Kent, spoke candidly about her education and career path. She earned a B.S. degree in environmental science from Dickinson College.

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