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FALLS VILLAGE — At the Region One track meet on Thursday, May 18, students from the six regional schools came together on the field at Housatonic Valley Regional High School to compete in eight different track and field events.

It was a very warm day, with temperatures at about 91 degrees before noon as the events were getting underway. 

The six schools that make up Region One are North Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon. 

Some of the field events were long jump, high jump, softball throw and shuttle run. Students were...

Falls Village

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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Starting a new life in a new home

FALLS VILLAGE — Was he assigned there or was he standing there voluntarily? Either way, young Peyton Bushnell stood on the front steps of his new home on Saturday morning, March 25.
As visitors, including this reporter, strolled into the house, a polite “Hi” could be heard coming from his general direction.
Inside, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut was blessing the residence for Chea LaMedica and her two sons, Peyton and his older brother  Keegan.  

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New house is blessed and is a blessing

FALLS VILLAGE — To not know where your home is, where your future is, said Carly Brazee, is “one of the scariest feelings in life.”
After losing her father in 2015 and the family’s home in Salisbury soon after, Brazee and her boyfriend, Chris Anderson, looked at local housing markets with trepidation.
After finding themselves at Moore Brook Farm in Salisbury, Serena Granbery, owner of Moore Brook and vice president of the Northwest Corner’s branch of Habitat for Humanity, suggested the two apply for a home through Habitat.

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HVRHS announces second quarter honor roll

FALLS VILLAGE — Principal Jose Martinez has announced the second quarter marking period honor roll at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the 2016-17 school year. One hundred three names appear on the high honor list for students with averages of A- or more, while 87 students have received honors with averages of B or more.
High honor roll
 Grade nine

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Spending plan up 2.57 %

FALLS VILLAGE – The proposed spending plan for 2017–18 from the Board of Selectmen calls for $49,187.82 in new spending, which is an increase of 2.57 percent over the current year.
At a special meeting of the Board of Finance on Monday, March 27, First Selectman Pat Mechare presented the Board of Selectmen’s proposal.
The plan includes 3 percent pay raises for Town Hall employees, including the first selectman (but not the other two selectmen).
That first selectman will not be Mechare, who is retiring.

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Plan for 4x4 schedule put on shelf

FALLS VILLAGE — After two lengthy meetings with students, parents, teachers (current and former) and residents of the six Region One School District towns, Region One Assistant Superintendent Pamela Vogel has dropped the plan for a new schedule for the 2018–19 school year at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
At a meeting on Tuesday, March 21, a group of teachers and administrators from four different schools (most of them outside of Region One) discussed their experiences with schedule changes similar to what was proposed for HVRHS.

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Learn about Region One budget at hearing April 6

FALLS VILLAGE — The public hearing on the proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year for the Region One School District is Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
The Region One Board of Education will meet immediately after the hearing, make any adjustments deemed necessary, and vote to send the budget proposal to a referendum vote on Tuesday, May 2 (voting at the town halls in the six Region One towns will be from noon to 8 p.m.)

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