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FALLS VILLAGE — Anyone who has ever slipped on ice while shoveling snow will appreciate Lee H. Kellogg school sixth-grader Logan Dean’s “Snow B Sandin’” invention.

It’s a lime spreader with a shovel blade attached to the front. Simply put some sand in the spreader and start moving snow. The sand provides much-needed traction.

This was one of 26 entries in the Invention Convention on display, along with eight Science Fair projects, at the school Tuesday evening, Feb. 6.

Katelin Lopes, grade five, developed a device to evenly...

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Young readers spend time with a favorite writer

FALLS VILLAGE — Prolific author Chris Grabenstein visited with Region One elementary school students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on Tuesday, May 2. 
The author of “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” (one of the most popular books in this year’s state Nutmeg reading program) led a high-energy presentation, including a history of his career (starting with homemade comics in the fifth grade).
Then he asked the students if they wanted to help write a story. They replied in the affirmative.

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All hail Mr. Housatonic

FALLS VILLAGE — Anthony Cattelan is the 2017 Mr. Housatonic.
He was crowned by the 2016 winner, Ted Perotti, after an evening of song, dance and general hijinks on the stage in the auditorium at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on  Friday, May 5.
Justin Gregory was the runner-up. In all, there were 10 contestants.
The show was hosted by Dean Saccardi and Olivia Wadsworth. Choreography was by Ryan Nugent and Katherine McGuire.

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Narrow victory for Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — Taxpayers narrowly approved the Region One Board of Education budget of $15,777,308 for 2017-18 at a referendum vote on Tuesday, May 2.
The vote was 488-450, a margin of 38 votes.
Only two of the six Region One towns had majorities in favor of the budget. Salisbury voted 196 to 60 in favor of the budget (and had the highest turnout at 256 people). Cornwall voted yes, 81-47.
For the vote by town, see the chart above.
The plan’s increase over the current budget is 1.83 percent.

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Housatonic student of the week

FALLS VILLAGE — On a sun-lit afternoon in October, a staff member walked into my office to ask about the music she heard coming from the auditorium. 
“Have you heard that voice?” she asked. “It’s amazing!” 

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Falls Village budgets

FALLS VILLAGE — About 23 people, many of them elected officials, came to the Thursday, April 27, public hearing on the proposed spending plans for town government and education spending.
The proposal from the Board of Selectmen is for a total of $1,959,484, an increase of $50,933 (2.66 percent).
That figure includes debt service payments of $290,617. 
The school board’s proposal is for $1,840,372, an increase of $28,394 (1.6 percent).

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Land whispering, and Trade Secrets

FALLS VILLAGE — Dale McDonald knew she had stumbled upon something special when she bought her 27-acre property in Falls Village in 2007. Situated along the Housatonic River, the property, now known as Pom’s Cabin Farm, is a magical landscape full of whimsy, sunshine and life.
Shortly after purchasing the farm, McDonald met Robin Zitter, a horticulturalist and “land whisperer” who has helped guide the process of transforming the landscape. 

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Region One Budget Passes Narrowly

The Region One budget proposal passed a referendum vote Tuesday, May 2, by 38 votes.

Voters in the six Region One towns voted to approve the  $15,777,308 budget for 2017-18, 488 to 450.

Singing, dancing and learning about food at LHK

FALLS VILLAGE — Students at the Lee H. Kellogg School (LHK) learned about proper nutrition via song and dance at a performance of “My Plate! The New Food Guide Musical” on Thursday afternoon, April 20.
Helen Butleroff Leahy of Falls Village teamed up with Roumel Reaux to create the show, which featured LHK students in grades two through five.
Leahy said before the show that after her career as a dancer on Broadway and with the Rockettes, she became a dietitian.
“My mission is to help children.”

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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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