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FALLS VILLAGE — “Many schools do a great job of honoring their athletes and coaches,” said Housatonic Valley Regional High School  (HVRHS) Principal Jose Martinez.

“It is only fitting that we acknowledge academic, career and personal accomplishments.”

Martinez was speaking at the first induction ceremony for the HVRHS Wall of Honor on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

The Wall of Honor was established this year by the HVRHS Alumni Association.

The honorees are Geoffrey D. Belter ’99 (Salisbury); Dorothy Winn Cecchinato...

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The most beautiful school in the state: HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — The iconic design magazine Architectural Digest has released its list of the most beautiful public high schools in America, with one choice for each of the 50 states. In Connecticut, that choice is Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS). 

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HVRHS upgrades almost complete

FALLS VILLAGE — The work on the science wing at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) should be completed, and students in the new labs, by the end of the month, Region One School District Business Manager Sam Herrick reported to the Region One Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 11.
The new locker rooms should be ready for use a week after that, he added.

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Mid-century arrives in Falls Village at new shop

FALLS VILLAGE — The former bank building at 105 Main St. in Falls Village is now hosting “Mid Century and More,” a small shop with mid-century American furniture and furnishings, run by Michael Klemens, who bought  the building primarily as an office for his consulting business.
At the low-key opening Sunday, Aug. 20, Klemens chatted with shoppers, made a couple of sales, and revealed that he uses the functional bank vault as a broom closet. 
The building required considerable renovation, which is still happening upstairs.

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Falls Village fire trucks have a home

FALLS VILLAGE — Andrea Downs, the vice president of the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department, said she recently came across the minutes of a meeting at which it was decided to go ahead with building a new firehouse.
That meeting was held in April 1996.
“It only took 21 years!”
Downs was speaking at the dedication of the new Emergency Services Center on Route 7 on Sunday, Sept. 10.
Fire Chief Tim Downs said, “We finally have all our equipment in one building.”

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How and why these towns got their namesHow and why these towns got their names

FALLS VILLAGE — Sometimes the names of places — hamlets, bridges, hills, rivers — refer to dimly remembered people or events or activities.
Sometimes it’s quite clear why something has a particular name.
Sometimes it’s not.
And sometimes nobody has the slightest idea.

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Emergency services center opens

State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) congratulated Falls Village residents and EMTs on the completion of their new emergency services center, at a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 10. For a story, visit Falls Village fire trucks have a home.

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Fifteen new faces in Region One School District

FALLS VILLAGE — Fifteen new hires were welcomed to the Region One School District at a regionwide orientation meeting at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

The first day of school in the district this year was Monday, Aug. 28. 

The Lakeville Journal welcomes all the new teachers and wishes faculty, students and staff an excellent school year.

 

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New teaching format could help raise scores in Region 1

FALLS VILLAGE — Results from the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing are in and they are disappointing.
The 2016-17 SBAC tests were the third year of the new testing regimen in Connecticut.
The testing is done in two major areas — English Language Arts and math — in grades three through eight.
The results are grouped in four levels, with levels 3 and 4 representing “proficient” and “advanced.”

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Farm-market fry up

FALLS VILLAGE — Finding healthy, locally grown food is no longer a problem in the Tri-state region. There seem to be daily farm markets in area towns, with a long list of farmers producing a colorful array of everything from kohlrabi to carrots and beef to beets. 
But what is a child to do with a raw carrot? Or an unpeeled potato? 

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18th-century rogue who helped create modern Salisbury

FALLS VILLAGE — More than 30 people crowded into the South Canaan Meeting House on Tuesday, Aug. 8, to attend Lou Bucceri’s First Tuesday’s at 7 lecture on Thomas Lamb, one of the earliest settlers in Salisbury.
The talk is part of a series sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society. 
Bucceri, a former history teacher at Salisbury Central School and historical interpreter at the Salisbury Cannon Museum, is known not only for his expertise in local history but also for his ability to project his voice across any room. 

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