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FALLS VILLAGE — Even without the accompanying music you would have heard them. The jingling ring of the bells strapped to their shins traveled up and down Main Street. The Morris dancers returned to Falls Village, leaping, twirling and gallivanting in front of Town Hall for an audience in the early evening on Saturday, June 15. 

Dressed in white to represent the freshness and purity of spring’s seasonal rebirth, each of the five troupes added on a distinguishing accent to differentiate their costumes, better known to the dancers as their “kits.” ...

Falls Village

A survivor bears witness to the horrors of the Holocaust

FALLS VILLAGE — Holocaust survivor Endre (Andy) Sarkany told his story to a group of students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Monday, May 13.
Sarkany, 82, described how he and other Jews were persecuted and exterminated in Hungary by the homegrown Nazis, the Arrow Cross, and later by the Germans themselves.

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Voters OK Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.
Turnout was low compared to recent years, with 460 voters turning out in the six Region One towns.
The budget passed easily in all towns. 
Here are the results:
Canaan/Falls Village: 38 yes, 16 no
Cornwall: 62 yes, 8 no
Kent: 64 yes, 24 no
North Canaan: 43 yes, 12 no
Salisbury: 129 yes, 11 no
Sharon: 40 yes, 13 no

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Region One budget passes in May 7 vote

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.

A dreamy mid-spring prom

Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School held their prom on Saturday night, May 4. The dance itself was held at the high school, but before the official festivities began, groups of students gathered at different locations to have their photos taken in their prom finery. One group met at the Sharon Country Inn, owned by student Egi Cania’s father, Eddie. They are, from left, Valerie Lenis, Molly O’Connor, Genevieve Bushey and Molly Menniges.

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Saccardi all-star at Top Mountaineer show

FALLS VILLAGE — Dean Saccardi of Cornwall won the Next Top Mountaineer contest on Friday, May 3, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Whether posing with a bale of hay or doing an impressive display of disco dancing, the former host of the show put on a crowd-pleasing performance.
Other contestants were: Victor Flores, Sean Caiati, Mitch Kosciusko, Marcus Winburn, Soren Clulow, Mikki Gudmarsson, Miri Rinehart and Nick Winburn.
The hosts were Valerie Lenis and Micah Matsudaira. The show was directed by Mackenzie Hunter.

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Exploring options in making art

FALLS VILLAGE — On the chilly afternoon of Tuesday, April 30, Erika Crofut was supervising Housatonic Valley Regional High School students Perla Lopez, Corinne Clark and Geovana Rezenda at the artgarage.
The students were excited about the art@atthedump show coming up that weekend in Cornwall (see story, Page A3). Lopez was working on “Got?,” a collage that uses compact discs, painted in interesting designs.

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At HVRHS: Three speakers for graduation

FALLS VILLAGE — There will be two salutatorians at this year’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)graduation, Principal Ian Strever told the Region One Board of Education on Monday night, May 6, at the board’s regular meeting.
He explained that when comparing grade point averages, three one-thousandths of a point separate the previously announced salutatorian, Marijka Stiffler, from Soren Clulow, with the latter having the slight edge.
It was decided to go with two salutatorians. 

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Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District budget referendum was held Tuesday, May 7, with voting at the six town halls ending after this issue went to press.
Results can be found here.
The Region One towns are Cornwall, Canaan/Falls Village, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.
The budget proposal is for $15,777,309. It is a 0% increase over 2018-19.

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Arrived in time for Mother’s Day

FALLS VILLAGE — The Agriculture Education Department at Housatonic Valley Regional High School welcomed two baby goats and one lamb last week.
The lamb is named Onyx after its color scheme (all black). Onyx was born on May 1, and weighed in at a hearty 13 pounds, roughly double the usual weight of a newborn lamb, according to teacher Karen Davenport.
The goats, one a sort of beige color and one black, were born on April 29. They are named Sparky (born during a fire drill) and Siren (because the goat is very talkative).

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Housatonic student of the week

The Lakeville Journal congratulates the honorees of the student of the week program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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