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FALLS VILLAGE — Last month the All Boards Chairs (ABC) committee of the Region One Board of Education finished the evaluation of Region One Superintendent Pamela Vogel, who is in the second year of a three-year contract.

The assessment was done by the seven combined school boards in Region One: the six town boards in Cornwall, Canaan/Falls Village, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon, and the regional board.

It was then compiled and presented by the ABC committee, which is made up of the chairmen of the seven boards.

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Yahn’s 15 minutes on YouTube

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FALLS VILLAGE — Ellie Yahn, a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), may now claim the title of International Recording Artist.
She joins 2,051 other people, from around the world, who comprise Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 2.0 and submitted YouTube video clips of themselves singing one of the parts to “Sleep.”
The video has been viewed more than 2 million times.
“Sleep” is the second virtual choir piece conducted — assembled — and created by Whitacre.
The first was a piece called “Lux Arumque,” with 185 singers from 12 countries participating.

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Atwood plans cycle trip for affordable housing

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FALLS VILLAGE — This summer the Atwood family will again be represented on the nation’s highways, as Catherine Atwood leads a team of about 30 bicylists on a 3,766-mile journey from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara, Calif., in support of affordable housing.
Bike & Build, based in Philadelphia, Pa., sponsors bicycle trips to rasie money for (and awareness of) affordable housing. The cyclists stop along the route once a week and help with building projects.
Atwood is in the process of raising $4,000 in donations. The money is distributed through Bike & Build’s grant program.

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Town must find money to meet Region One assessment

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FALLS VILLAGE — The question of how to come up with between $340,000 and $360,000 to cover an increase in the town’s regional education assessment is the primary issue for voters to consider at a public hearing Monday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the Lee H. Kellogg School.
Going into this year’s budget deliberations, the Board of Finance discussed several ideas for making up the difference caused by a spike in the number of students going from Kellogg to Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Vote on Region One budget will be May 3

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FALLS VILLAGE — The proposed 2011-12 budget for the Region One School District went through a public hearing Wednesday, April 6, with the only complaint being the difficulty of reading the numbers on the page with the totals.
That comment was from Carl Williams of Salisbury. Otherwise, the hearing was mostly Region One Business Manager Sam Herrick going through the budget for an audience of eight people.

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This week’s winning Mega-millions lottery number?

Or perhaps just the beginning of a winning season for the girls lacrosse team at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The season opener at home was April 7.

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‘My family, my friends are all safe.’

High and low points of a stay in America for Japanese student
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FALLS VILLAGE — Shiho Tamaki, a Japanese exchange student attending Housatonic Valley Regional High School this year, had some anxious moments last month when the first massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.
The 17-year-old senior hails from Kamagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo and part of the greater Tokyo area.
She said she couldn’t get through by telephone for a couple of days, “but my family, my friends, are all safe.”
As the news broke, she watched on television and felt a strange sense of unreality.
“I couldn’t understand what was happening. Is this a movie?”

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History of logging industry is also a cautionary tale

Lessons in sustainability
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NORFOLK — When Michael Palin of the British comedy group Monty Python sang, “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK, I sleep all night and I work all day,” he was historically accurate.
Dr. Paul K. Barten, executive director of the Great Mountain Forest and professor of Forest Resources at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, painted a similar picture of life in American logging camps as part of his lecture on “The Myth of Inexhaustibility: 19th-Century Logging, 21st-Century Lessons.” The talk was on Saturday, April 9, at the Norfolk Library.

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Housatonic student of the week

Melody Sandquist

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Spring has arrived in the Housatonic Valley, and in addition to the six rams and two ewes that Nifty the dam recently added to our flock of sheep, Vivianne the pig is expecting nine piglets at any moment. Karen Davenport, the co-chair of the agricultural education department, with help from her classes, has introduced these toddlers into the fold, and according to her, one of the most helpful students was Melody Sandquist, our student of the week.

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Spring’s first blooms at flower farm

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FALLS VILLAGE — Tucked away on Kellogg Road is an oasis of calm, in the form of the Falls Village Flower Farm, where Roberta and Tom Scott have dozens of helleborus plants in pots waiting for buyers.
“They’re native to the Caucasus Mountains,” explained Roberta Scott, a whirlwind of energy. “The Romans brought them to England, and so on.”
Nice to look at, easy to care for, they get big and they establish well. Even an all-thumbs gardener (as opposed to a green thumb) should be able to handle a couple of these.

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Boards debate how to meet costs

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Finance will present a draft recommendation to reduce the Board of Education’s request for appropriations for 2011-12 by $24,000 to the April 25 budget public hearing.
At the regular meeting of the finance board Monday, April 11, Lou Timolat emphasized that the Board of Finance has two functions: to approve or disapprove purposes for spending, and to recommend appropriations.
For the Lee H. Kellogg School appropriation, the finance board can recommend a total bottom line amount but not specific items or amounts to add or cut.

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