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Logan Riley, an eighth-grader at the Lee H. Kellogg School, is a semifinalist, eligible to compete in the 2017 Connecticut National Geographic State Bee, which will be held at Central Connecticut State University on Friday, March 31.

This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition. Bees were held throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The top-scoring students compete in the state bees in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia,...

Falls Village

Videographer Veden lets his subjects tell the story

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FALLS VILLAGE – Look around at any event in Falls Village. Chances are you’ll see the slight figure of Eric Veden holding a small Sony video camera, moving in and out of the sidelines of whatever is going on.
Or quite possibly you won’t notice Veden, who does everything possible to stay out of the limelight.

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State funds, old trees and the former firehouse

FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen took a look at the coming year during a quick regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9.
First Selectman Pat Mechare reported that the movement in state government to consolidate health districts had stalled after considerable blow back from towns. She said consolidation is not on the Legislature’s agenda, and that’s a good thing for Falls Village.

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Twin 2017 students 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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Year in Review 2016: Building bridges and firehouses, saving trees

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FALLS VILLAGE — Even as real estate prices dropped in 2016, affordable housing remained a challenge for many Northwest Corner residents. Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut helped out, with new projects at 86 Sand Road and 40 River Road. The house on River Road is one of four Habitat residences built from the ground up at the site.

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Cell tower and quarry permits get OK

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission approved two applications Thursday, Dec. 15, after two quick public hearings.
The commission approved the placement of a communications tower at 153 Wangum Road, the Aquarion water facility.
John Becker, representing Com-Tronics of Stratford, described a 100-foot tower that will support a radio antenna for the exclusive use of Aquarion Water Company employees.

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New life for old tree on Green

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FALLS VILLAGE — The town’s tree warden has decided to try to save the silver maple tree on the town Green.
In a Dec. 16 letter to the Board of Selectmen, Tree Warden Corey Bush wrote:

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A jazzy, jive-y Christmas

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FALLS VILLAGE — At the winter concert at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on a chilly Friday evening, Dec. 16, the sight of the Night Choir, bedecked in aloha shirts and sunglasses, was a little incongruous.
Until they started into an a capella version of the theme from “Hawaii Five-O.”
The Sweethearts group started the show, in Santa Claus headgear, with “Santa Baby.”

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Big crowd for small works of art

FALLS VILLAGE — Garth Kobal stood behind a couple of wooden chairs that served as a gate to the Art Wall and addressed the eager throng of art enthusiasts.
It was zero hour at the 12 x 12 art show at the David M. Hunt Library on Saturday evening, Dec. 10.
Kobal thanked everyone for coming, the artists for contributing, and the hors d’oeuvre makers for their goodies.
The art lovers were getting restless, so the chairs were whisked away and the crowd charged in.

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How about extending two of the town’s sidewalks?

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FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Selectmen discussed extending sidewalks on Beebe Hill Road from Main Street up to Route 7 during the monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 12.
Clifton Jaeger, a resident, brought the request to the selectmen. He said many people, especially young parents with baby strollers, go up and down the road, and with no sidewalk, he feels it is not very safe.
He suggested a minimalist approach: creating a dirt or gravel path on one or both sides of the street.

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A fine pickle to get into during the holiday season

FALLS VILLAGE — When Tony Carlotto of Rolling Rock Farm in Sheffield, Mass., first started making his combinations of sea salt and hot peppers, it didn’t occur to him to wear gloves.
Without going into the gory details, suffice it to say he had a few problems for three days or so.
Carlotto was part of the artisans group that followed up a show at The White Hart in Salisbury on the first weekend of December with a one-day event at the Center on Main.

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