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Two field workshops are scheduled for Saturday, May 20, and will demonstrate landscape management options to reverse invasive impact and encourage native plant ecosystems. 

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School Arboretum and Landscape Committee will host the morning workshop at the school’s North Campus, near the tennis courts on Warren Turnpike Road. The program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Professional managers will be present to describe processes used to recapture this site.  Specific invasive plants will be identified and...

Falls Village

Falls Village budgets

FALLS VILLAGE — About 23 people, many of them elected officials, came to the Thursday, April 27, public hearing on the proposed spending plans for town government and education spending.
The proposal from the Board of Selectmen is for a total of $1,959,484, an increase of $50,933 (2.66 percent).
That figure includes debt service payments of $290,617. 
The school board’s proposal is for $1,840,372, an increase of $28,394 (1.6 percent).

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Region One Budget Passes Narrowly

The Region One budget proposal passed a referendum vote Tuesday, May 2, by 38 votes.

Voters in the six Region One towns voted to approve the  $15,777,308 budget for 2017-18, 488 to 450.

Singing, dancing and learning about food at LHK

FALLS VILLAGE — Students at the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) learned about proper nutrition via song and dance at a performance of “My Plate! The New Food Guide Musical” on Thursday afternoon, April 20.
Helen Butleroff Leahy of Falls Village teamed up with Roumel Reaux to create the show, which featured LHK students in grades two through five.
Leahy said before the show that after her career as a dancer on Broadway and with the Rockettes, she became a dietitian.
“My mission is to help children.”

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Vote May 2 on Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE —  Taxpayers will be asked to approve a Region One Board of Education spending plan of $15,777,308 for 2017-18 at a referendum vote on Tuesday, May 2.
The budget plan’s increase over this year’s spending plan is 1.83 percent.
The vote will be held after The Lakeville Journal goes to press for its May 4 edition. Look for results online at www.tricornernews.com and in the print edition of May 11. 
The budget proposal to be voted on from noon to 8 p.m. at the six town halls, is:

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FV budget hearing April 27

 FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing on the proposed spending plans for 2017–18 is Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. at the Lee H. Kellogg School.
The Board of Education budget proposal (last updated April 12) is $1,840,732, an increase of $28,394 or 1.6 percent.
The town’s share of the Region One School District budget proposal (the subject of a referendum vote Tuesday, May 2) is  $1,312,857, an increase of $54,753 (4.4 percent).

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New lambs arrive at HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The barn at Housatonic Valley Regional High School is managed by juniors Abby Silvernail and Jada Wilson, and the newest occupants are Wayne and Kate, who joined three other lambs last weekend.
It was a dramatic birth, alas. Wayne and Kate, both larger than usual, had to be delivered by C-section at Sand Road Animal Hospital in Falls Village. The mother did not survive.
So the lambs have to be bottle fed for the time being.

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Public hearing is April 27

FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing on the proposed plans for Falls Village town and education spending in 2017-18 will be Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. at the Lee H. Kellogg School.
There will be a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. to accept the audited report on town finances.
 

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In the end, a 1.83% rise for Region One

FALLS VILLAGE — After a public hearing Thursday, April 6, the Region One Board of Education voted to send a $15,777,308 spending plan for 2017-18 to a referendum vote on Tuesday, May 2.
The budget plan’s increase is 1.83 percent, which is down $87,611 from a version that was voted on earlier in the week at the board’s regular monthly meeting on April 3. The percentage increase of the April 3 version was 2.39 percent.

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Wild time, dancing penguins at FVCT show

The Falls Village Children’s Theater production of “Madagascar” played to packed houses last weekend, April 1 and 2.
The sophisticated production required a slightly longer intermission than usual, to accommodate costume changes.
The singing was strong and the dancing was tight.
A group of penguins, with a very penguin-like gait, were particularly amusing.

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Raising hope, packing meals

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