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FALLS VILLAGE — The Inland Wetlands and Conservation Commission approved an application from the Falls Village Housing Trust for a multi-unit affordable housing development on River Road at the commission’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, April 18.

The parcel on River Road is about 14 acres and is within the Incentive Housing Zone.

The plan is for 28 units of rental housing in eight buildings, to be built in two stages.

The commission was primarily concerned with runoff, and after considerable discussion made switching up from 18 inch to 24 inch...

Falls Village

Celebrating National FFA Week

Housatonic Valley FFA
A Year in Review

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Regional band, chorus tour schools

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Band and Chorus had busy days Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 15, with shows at the elementary schools in Kent, Cornwall and Sharon on Monday and North Canaan, Falls Village and Salisbury on Wednesday, plus a show Wednesday night at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Quiz Bowl season gets strong start

FALLS VILLAGE — The Lee H. Kellogg School’s Quiz Bowl Team placed third in the Charter Oak Scholastic Open on Jan. 29. The inaugural academic competition was held at the Middlesex Middle School in Darien and drew teams from as far away as Boston.
The Kellogg team was captained by eighth-grader Emily Hennessey and included Riley Simmons, Julie Horowitz and Olivia Wadsworth.

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Housatonic Valley Regional student of the week

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The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE —  One of the marks of a good education is the ability to speak passionately and extensively about a meaningful topic.
Senior Alexa Curtiss is headed to college in Boston next year to augment her education about child psychology, but she is already knowledgeable and articulate when it comes to that subject, and in particular the psychology of bullying.

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Chocolate event a melting pot of fun for the village

FALLS VILLAGE — The Chocolate in the Village party Feb. 18 at the D.M. Hunt Library raised just over $2,000 for the library.
Hosted by The Friends of the David M. Hunt Library, the event is in its fifth year.
Cheerful young ladies served baked goods, candy and savory dishes, mostly produced by local community members and businesses.
Bruce Paddock of Berkshire Trivia emceed a lively round of trivia, Joshua Stone provided the music and Betsy Howie used skill and humor in running the live auction.

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Day imparts love of the printed word

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FALLS VILLAGE — It wasn’t only the excellent baked goods that enticed community members to visit the Lee H. Kellogg School last Wednesday, Feb. 8 (although the cherry Danish was certainly enticing).
The real draw that day was the annual Read Aloud event sponsored by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation. Every year, adults come to area schools and read books purchased for the library by the chamber. The national program is designed to help children learn to love reading.

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Other options for holiday tree lighting are in the air

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen gave a provisional endorsement to the Recreation Commission to develop a plan for a permanent town Christmas tree on the Town Farm property (site of the town pool). The decision was made during the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb.9.
Margaret Caiati, appearing for the commission, said the idea is to draw attention to the Town Farm property and its possibilities for hiking, cross-country skiing, sledding parties and so on.

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Housatonic student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
FALLS VILLAGE — The difference between watching basketball players and watching a basketball team is in the intelligence and coordination of the players on the floor. In watching Housatonic’s senior shooting guard, Wilson Terrall handle the ball, Mountaineer fans gain a sense of how his academic acumen pays dividends on the court.

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Readying ‘Beauty’

Lanny Mitchell (in cap) put cast members of “Beauty and the Beast” through their paces during a rehearsal of the Falls Village Children’s Theater Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Senior Center. Mitchell is the director and choreographer. The show opens Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, with another show Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and a matinee Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m.Those interested in supporting the Children’s Theater can attend a wine tasting and dinner at the Falls Village Inn Saturday, March 10. The cost per person is $125 and reservations are required.

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Getting acquainted

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Housatonic Valley Regional High School social studies department Chair Pete Vermilyea chatted with parents and middle school students from Region One elementary schools during an informal “get acquainted” session at the school on Tuesday evening, Jan. 30. Housatonic Principal Matt Harnett said he was pleased with the turnout. “There were 20 people here before 6:30 p.m.,” the scheduled start. Students now in the seventh and eighth grades at the six Region One town schools — and their parents — were able to ask questions of teachers and department chairs.

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