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This is the second part of a two-part series about David Bayersdorfer’s history of Prohibition at the First Tuesday at Seven lecture series on June 6.

 

FALLS VILLAGE — Bayersdorfer explained that, in 1874, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was formed. Not only did it rapidly supersede the existing temperance groups, it provided the first major political platform for women in the U.S.

The WCTU was preceded by the establishment of the Washingtonian Society in 1840. This group of former alcoholics tried to reform drinkers...

Falls Village

Unanimous choice: Strever to head HVRHS

FALLS VILLAGE — Ian Strever will be the new principal at Housatonic Valley Regional High School starting July 1.
Strever, the current assistant principal, succeeds Jose Martinez, who is retiring.

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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. 
FALLS VILLAGE — Goalies are a unique breed in sports. It takes a special kind of individual to stand as the last line of defense, as ready to accept responsibility for a loss as to share credit for a victory. 

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Parents voice concerns about Region One system

FALLS VILLAGE — A group of about 35 people met at the Center on Main in Falls Village on Wednesday evening, April 4, to discuss their dissatisfaction with the new grading system and schedule at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
Organizers Denise Cohn of Falls Village and Lynn Harrington of Kent led the meeting, with Cohn handling the bulk of the presentation.
The centerpiece of the discussion was the results of an online survey of parents. (The survey is still open, at www.regiononecommunity.com. The results are also available.)

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Region to vote on $15 million spending plan on May 1

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education has sent a $15 million spending plan to referendum after a public hearing on Thursday, April 5, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
The public hearing was attended by about 10 people. 
The primary complaint about the spending plan was about the phasing out of German at HVRHS. The plan calls for a part-time teacher to teach German 2, 3 and 4 and 5 combined, but no German 1.

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Books are beasts

FALLS VILLAGE – The David M. Hunt Library has an exciting art show by students at Lee H. Kellogg school. BOOK ART is sculptures created from books donated by the library. Recycling the old books and turning them into art, Chris Hanley’s seventh- and eighth-grade students folded the pages into a variety of patterns, revealing abstract and figurative shapes 
In some cases, paint, ribbon and other ornamentation were added.
The artists wrote brief descriptions of their works.

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Moore resigns from Region One board

FALLS VILLAGE — Jonathan Moore, the Region One Board of Education member from Kent, has resigned from the board. Moore’s resignation letter was read by the Region One board chairman, Bob Whelan, at the regular board meeting Monday, April 2, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Moore was the current vice chair of the board.
Moore’s letter was dated March 29. He wrote he had been considering a resignation for some time, and explained why.

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HVRHS German students earn honors on exam

FALLS VILLAGE — Four world language students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School attained national recognition for excellent performance on the upper levels of the 2018 National German Examination (NGE), offered by the American Association of Teachers of German.

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Mallem could be Presidential Scholar

FALLS VILLAGE — Massyl Mallem, a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2018.

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Budget work ends, no increase for Region One

FALLS VILLAGE — The proposed Region One spending plan for the 2018-19 school year is flat at $15,777,308 (zero percent increase). The budget document is available on the Region One website, www.region1schools.org.
The public hearing on the proposed spending plan is Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The regionwide referendum vote on the Region One budget is Tuesday, May 1, with voting at town halls in the six regional towns.

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School costs down for FV

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance got a look at the Board of Education’s proposed spending plan for 2018-19 on Monday, March 12.
The total for the Lee H. Kellogg School is $1,894,877, an increase of $54,506 or 2.96 percent.
The town’s share of the Region One budget will be down in 2018-19, at $1,177,359, a decrease of $135,498 (10.32 percent).

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