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FALLS VILLAGE — Taylor Hurley, aquatics director at the Falls Village pool, defined the mission: Pull everything out of storage, and clean it.

At noon on Saturday, June 17, a crew including Hurley and lifeguards Hayley Kozlowski, Ryan Nugent, Amanda Jacquier, Ashley DeMazza and Nick Boyden (with his children, Birdie and Hoyt), began the tedious but necessary process of getting the pool ready for opening day, Saturday, June 24.

Other volunteers arrived while the furniture was being brought out.

Hurley said the chemicals had already been added to the water, so...

Falls Village

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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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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