Not the year for a new emergency service center, but...

2011 A Year in Review
Dan Hayhurst, above, had a busy year at the Chubby Bunny Farm, a community supported agriculture farm that offers apprenticeships to young people interested in learning about sustainable farming. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

FALLS VILLAGE — The biggest event in Falls Village for 2011 was actually something that didn’t happen: In a referendum on Aug. 23, voters rejected a $2.5 million plan to finance the building of a new emergency services center on Route 7 South.

The 230-126 vote forced the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department, which had lobbied extensively for the plan, back to the drawing board.

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