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FALLS VILLAGE — The Great Falls on the Housatonic River in Falls Village and Salisbury were already roaring last week before the rains that came down on Tuesday morning, Sept. 18, on the edges of Hurricane Florence. 

There is an official gage that measures the height of the Housatonic River in Falls Village, below the power plant. On Tuesday at 8:15 a.m., while roads were flooding from the heavy rain, the river was at 3 feet, and was actually lower than it had been on Saturday, Sept. 15, when the water was at 3.39 feet. 

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Falls Village

HVRHS senior earns $40k visual art award

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HVRHS student dies in crash, third fatality this year

FALLS VILLAGE — Another Housatonic Valley Regional High School student has died in an automobile crash. This is the third such fatality this year.
Donald Blodgett, 17, a Sharon resident and a rising senior at the high school, was driving south on Route 7 in Falls Village at about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 29. He was in a 1998 Subaru Forester registered to Clifford Wohlfert of North Canaan.

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Insurance snafu and other FV notes

FALLS VILLAGE — There was a mix-up regarding health insurance for town of Canaan (Falls Village) employees, First Selectman Henry Todd reported to the Board of Selectmen on Monday, July 16.
Both the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance met on July 16 in special meetings, instead of their usual day, the second Monday of the month.
Todd told the selectmen that the town, along with the Region One School District employees, had decided to join the state’s Partnership Plan 2.0, a health insurance plan. 

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A sometimes comical trip back in time

FALLS VILLAGE — Eric Veden’s latest video chronicle of life in Falls Village starts with the 100th anniversary of the closing of the Beebe Hill schoolhouse on Saturday, June 9. 
Veden uses a combination of handheld camera and drone footage from collaborator Bradd Ober. 
The segment catches the fun outside the schoolhouse -— hot dogs, blowing bubbles, croquet — and people learning about the schoolhouse inside.
Only at the end of the segment does Veden add a voiceover, and that is one sentence, identifying the event.

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Potter intern at Journal

FALLS VILLAGE — Arthur Potter, 18, has joined The Lake-ville Journal as an intern. His first day was Tuesday, July 17.
Potter is a rising senior at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del. He lives primarily on Undermountain Road in Salisbury — although he also spends time in New York City, where he grew up. 
He would like to learn more about journalism and hopes to further his skills in writing, photography and editing. 

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City students see nature in new way at Great Mountain

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of 13 high school students from New York City spent two weeks at the Yale Forestry Camp at the Great Mountain Forest, which is in Norfolk and Falls Village. They presented the results of their scientific experiments on Saturday, July 21.
Adam Walker, the program director for the Summer Ecology Program run by Christodora, said the students spent the first week exploring the Great Mountain Forest with forest manager Jody Bronson and other staff, and a week performing experiments designed by the students.

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Vintage cars were headed to Falls Village

The Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, July 8, was the biggest yet.
There were classic cars up and down Main Street, extending along Railroad Street, up Prospect Street, and all over the Lee H. Kellogg School  campus.
On Monday morning, organizers Judy and Denny Jacobs were getting the work week under way at Jacobs Garage and assessing the car show.
Denny Jacobs said there were about 700 registered entries in the car show, and about another 100 vehicles that did not register.
As for spectators …

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Cabot joins Journal as an intern

FALLS VILLAGE — Quincy Cabot, 17, has joined The Lake-ville Journal as an intern. His first day was Thursday, July 5. 

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Films give students a chance to speak out

FALLS VILALLAGE — Three student films — about immigration, police shootings and the grading policy at Housatonic Valley Regional High School — were shown at the school’s Mahoney-Hewat Science and Technology Center onThursday evening, June 14, to an audience of about 40 people.
English teacher Damon Osora and social studies teacher John Lizzi have, for the past eight years, taught a class called The Civic Life Project (which was affiliated with Dominique Lasseur and Catherine Tatge’s Civic Life Project of student documentaries.)

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Spanish award for DeMazza

FALLS VILLAGE — Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., held its annual Honors Convocation on April 29, honoring leadership, scholarly excellence and achievement. The awards recognize select members of the faculty and student body for their contributions to the college.
Emily DeMazza, class of 2018, received the Phi Sigma Iota Award for Spanish. It is awarded to a senior who has done outstanding work in Spanish.

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