Irene aftermath delays first day of school

Salisbury Central School Principal Chris Butwill was a harbinger of the end of summer and the beginning of school for students on the first day of classes, Aug. 30. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — Hurricane Irene “delayed but did not dampen our spirits,” Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain said of the decision to delay the first day of school, from Monday, Aug. 29, to Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Chamberlain said that as of Sunday evening three schools — Sharon Center School, Cornwall Consolidated School and Kent Center School — were without power.

Electricity was restored to Sharon Center on Monday morning, and Chamberlain expected that service would be restored at the other two locations before Tuesday.

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