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More than 215 dedicated fans sat shivering through double overtime to watch the Housatonic Valley Regional High School girls’ soccer team’s sovereignty dashed in a tense and chilly state tournament quarterfinal match against Old Lyme on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Lady Mountaineers had entered with the best record in Class S, a remarkable .938 win percentage, and kept the Wildcats, who have won States four years running, scoreless before falling behind on penalty kicks. See details and another photo Cold competition as girls...

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HVRHS marketing firm seeks new students

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education voted to hire the One Eleven Group to create a marketing campaign for Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). The discussion  and action was part of the board’s regular monthly meeting Monday, June 3.
The vote was unanimous, with John Sanders of Cornwall abstaining because he is married to the chief executive officer of the One Eleven Group, Janet Carlson, and is the chief operating officer.
The contract is for one year and for $13,000.

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Planning for the future? Help is here

FALLS VILLAGE — There are two times in your life when you’re likely to think about estate planning: when you first have children and after you retire.
Warren Whitaker, a trust and estates attorney with a home in Falls Village, and Steven Essex, executive vice president of Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services of Salisbury Bank and Trust Co., will present estate planning basics at the D. M. Hunt Library on Saturday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m.

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The top 10 students named at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The top 10 students of the class of 2019 at Housatonic Valley Regional High School gathered for a photo in the guidance office on Monday, June 3.
Here’s where they are going to college in the fall.

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Housing group pulls application for Falls Village rental units

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Housing Trust has withdrawn its application to build affordable housing on River Road.
The application was withdrawn last week.
The plan for 28 rental units to be built in two phases was the subject of a contentious public hearing that began April 25 and was continued on May 29 before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The hearing was scheduled to continue June 27.
Zoning Enforcement Officer Tom Scott confirmed the application was officially withdrawn.

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Strong response to housing plan

FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing in Falls Village on the proposal to build an affordable housing development on River Road continued Wednesday evening, May 29. The hearing was then continued again, to the next Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, which will be held on Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.

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Running and jumping into summer

FALLS VILLAGE — The abundant rain this month has forced many outdoor events to be canceled or postponed. This year’s elementary school track meet for the Region One School District was an example. Originally planned for May 28, which was a washout, the meet was rescheduled for Friday, May 31,  which turned out to be a perfect, sunny day. 

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Medal for HVRHS at Geography Challenge

FALLS VILLAGE — A team of five students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) finished a strong third among a record number of teams at the Connecticut High School Geography Challenge at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday, May 22.  

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Student singers swing into spring with HVRHS concert

FALLS VILLAGE — Student musicians and singers at Housatonic Valley Regional High School presented a swinging summer concert on Wednesday, May 29, with selections from films, folk music, jazz and more.
In addition to the concert band and concert choir, performances were by the Night Choir, Heartbreakers and Sweethearts and Jazz Band. The groups are under the direction of Thomas Krupa and Alicia Simonetti Shpur; Sandy Kleisner was the evening’s accompanist.

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Falls Village’s role in an American war monument

FALLS VILLAGE — Apparently there’s always something new to learn about the second smallest town in Connecticut, even on a holiday like Memorial Day, when the village’s start-of-summer customs and traditions are at the forefront. 

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Fiendishly clever projects at Science Fair

FALLS VILLAGE — Jordan Haggard’s Science Fair project was fiendish. 
The ninth grader subjected 10 of her fellow students to an experiment designed to see if motor reflexes improved after ingesting sugar.
The sugar took the form of Pixy Sticks, a particularly unpleasant form of candy that is essentially flavored sugar in a paper tube.
Haggard explained the experiment to a reporter before the judging at the Science Fair on Tuesday, May 21, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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