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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

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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Pohl to leave HYSB

FALLS VILLAGE — Nick Pohl, executive director of the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB) since 2010, is leaving for a position at Concordia College. His last day is March 30.
Pohl replaced Cynthia Bianchi in 2010. During his tenure, the agency moved to new offices on the campus of Housatonic Valley Regional High School and expanded the range of services it offers children and families in the Region One School District.

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‘King and I’ a hit for HMTS

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s presentation of “The King and I” was a smash hit, with packed houses on all three nights (March 15 to 17) and a sold-out performance on Thursday, March 15.
The show was one of the three most popular in the high school theater troupe’s history (after “Chicago” and “South Pacific”).
The director was Michael Berkeley; Theatre Society founder Lori Belter was the production stage manager and assistant director. 

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Students embrace school safety

FALLS VILLAGE — Students gathered at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) on Wednesday, March 14, to honor the victims of the shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month and to discuss school safety.
Assistant Principal Ian Strever thanked the approximately 80 students for attending. He said the purpose of the gathering was not political.
“It’s about school safety,” he said. “It’s all about us paying more attention to each other.”

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