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The Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday, July 8, was the biggest yet.

There were classic cars up and down Main Street, extending along Railroad Street, up Prospect Street, and all over the Lee H. Kellogg School  campus.

On Monday morning, organizers Judy and Denny Jacobs were getting the work week under way at Jacobs Garage and assessing the car show.

Denny Jacobs said there were about 700 registered entries in the car show, and about another 100 vehicles that did not register.

As for spectators …

“There were thousands...

Falls Village

Falls Village vote is May 22

FALLS VILLAGE — The Falls Village Board of Finance will hold a special meeting to set the 2018-19 mill rate immediately after the town budget meeting, which is Tuesday, May 22, 7 p.m. at the Lee H. Kellogg school.
During the board’s regular meeting Monday, May 12, member Louis Timolat argued for a tax cut of at least one mill and as much as a mill and a quarter.
He said with a healthy balance in the general fund, it would be the right time for tax relief. 
The mill rate is currently 24.95.

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Region One: Budget passes, first try

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District budget passed in a referendum vote Tuesday, May 8. The yes votes were 634, the no votes were 550, a margin of 84 votes and a percentage of 54 percent.
Salisbury had the highest turnout (340 votes cast) and the highest percentage of yes votes (242, 71 percent).
Cornwall voted yes by 103 to 58 (64 percent). 
The budget squeaked by in North Canaan, 97-90 (52 percent).
Falls Village voted no, 82-63 (56 percent).  
Sharon voted no as well, 85-74 (53 percent).

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Holderman new intern at The Lakeville Journal

FALLS VILLAGE — Matt Holderman, 18, has joined The Lakeville Journal as an intern.His first day was Tuesday, May 8.
Holderman is a rising sophomore at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., where he is majoring in multimedia journalism. In his first semester, he wrote sports articles for the college’s newspaper, The Equinox. He also was an announcer for Keene State at home games for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. 

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Falls Village budget vote is May 22

FALLS VILLAGE — Falls Village school board Chair Pat Mechare and First Selectman Henry Todd presented their respective budget proposals to a public hearing on Monday, April 30, at the Lee H. Kellogg school (LHK).
The proposed spending plan for LHK is for $1,884,670, an increase of $44,299 (2.41 percent).
The town’s share of the Region One budget is $1,177,359, a decrease of $135,498 (-10.32 percent).

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AFS students find joy at school

FALLS VILLAGE — The three foreign students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) this school year were unanimous on one point: public discussion of and involvement in the high school’s grading system just doesn’t exist in Argentina, Thailand or Italy.
Maria Quenan, age 17 and a senior, is from Argentina. Jaa Kongkasri, age 16, is a junior and hails from Thailand.
And Marco De Pascali Pepe, age 17, is a junior from Italy.

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Two Mr. Housatonics!

FALLS VILLAGE — For the first time in Mr. Housatonic history, the competition ended in a tie, between Massyl Mallem of Kent and Connor Toffey of North Canaan. 
The panel of five judges broke the tie and declared Mallem the winner. He offered to share the title so there are now two 2018 Mr. Housatonics. 

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Region One budget passes

FALLS VILLAGE -- The Region One budget passed in a referendum vote Tuesday, May 8. The yes votes were 634, the no votes were 550, a margin of 84 votes and a percentage of 54 percent.

Bard College ensemble brings music alive for children

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District’s third-grade students were treated to a concert by a string quartet from Bard College at Music Mountain in Falls Village on Thursday afternoon, April 26.
Music Mountain board President Ann McKinney greeted the students and gently urged them to “listen with this ear” — she tugged her left ear — “and also the ear inside” — she pointed to her heart.

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Balance of power changing, Suarez warns

FALLS VILLAGE — Journalist and author Ray Suarez said that the demographic change in the United States  to “majority-minority” is imminent and inevitable.
“It’s too late to change that shift,” he said. “We have no control over it.”
But, he added, “We can control what the years of transition will be like.”
Suarez was the guest speaker at The Salisbury Forum on Friday, April 27, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

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Story in the details in town reports

FALLS VILLAGE — The town report for the town of Canaan/Falls Village 2016-17 fiscal year is out. Copies are available at Town Hall. 
The report, edited by Town Clerk Mary Palmer,  begins with the news that little Falls Village is going to be on national television. Dennis Gage of the “My Classic Car” program is coming to the Falls Village Car and Motorcycle Show this summer. The TV people will be in town for the weekend of July 7 and 8, and will film the town on Saturday and the car show on Sunday.

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