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Remember the 1970s?

Led Zeppelin? Gas lines? Three Mile Island? 

Not to mention “Charlie’s Angels” and the Ramones.

Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School interviewed HVRHS alumni who graduated in the 1970s as part of an ongoing oral history project. The subjects and interviewers met in the high school cafeteria on Friday, May 10.

Social studies teacher Peter Vermilyea said the students are enrolled in a course that gives them credit both at HVRHS and at the University of Connecticut.

The interview subjects met with...

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Arrived in time for Mother’s Day

FALLS VILLAGE — The Agriculture Education Department at Housatonic Valley Regional High School welcomed two baby goats and one lamb last week.
The lamb is named Onyx after its color scheme (all black). Onyx was born on May 1, and weighed in at a hearty 13 pounds, roughly double the usual weight of a newborn lamb, according to teacher Karen Davenport.
The goats, one a sort of beige color and one black, were born on April 29. They are named Sparky (born during a fire drill) and Siren (because the goat is very talkative).

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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.

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Sparse details on apartment plan

Falls Village P&Z continues hearing
FALLS VILLAGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission in Falls Village held a public hearing on Thursday,  April 25, on the Falls Village Housing Trust’s application to build an affordable housing development near the Housatonic River and near Housatonic Valley Regional High School, on River Road. 
The hearing was continued to Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 p.m.

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Region One vote is on May 7

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District budget referendum is Tuesday, May 7, with voting from noon to 8 p.m. at the six town halls in the region: Cornwall, Canaan/Falls Village, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.
The budget proposal is for $15,777,309. It is a 0% increase over 2018-19.
The Region One budget has three components: Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Pupil Services (which includes special education), and the Regional Schools Services Center (RSSC).

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Housing plan for 28 apartments gets OK

FALLS VILLAGE — The Inland Wetlands and Conservation Commission approved an application from the Falls Village Housing Trust for a multi-unit affordable housing development on River Road at the commission’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, April 18.
The parcel on River Road is about 14 acres and is within the Incentive Housing Zone.
The plan is for 28 units of rental housing in eight buildings, to be built in two stages.

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Music Mountain forges ahead into its 90th season

FALLS VILLAGE — Music Mountain is moving with vigor into its 90th season, with a full schedule of chamber music, jazz, show tunes and Gilbert and Sullivan. 
But for those who have been attending concerts at the Falls Village venue for decades, it still feels a little wistful to walk around the hilltop campus and not see the towering figure of Nick Gordon striding into the historic building with one of his beloved large dogs. 

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The fun, dark corners of history in podcast

FALLS VILLAGE — Deron Bayer and John Lizzi, social studies teachers at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, have collaborated on a podcast, called “Deep Dive History.” 
Lizzi introduces the series by saying the goal is to go “as deep as you can possibly go on a given topic, given that we are moderately educated and amateur historians.”
The first episode, “World War II Ends Today. World War III Begins Tomorrow” is on YouTube.

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HVRHS robotics team competes in ‘Deep Space’ game

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HVRHS student to graduate early

Wyatt Wiley, a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, pictured with HVRHS Principal Ian Strever, left, and Wiley’s mother, Renee Wiley, right, is scheduled to  graduate early, on Monday, June 3.

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No increase in Region One 2020 budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One Board of Education approved the 2019-20 budget plan after a 31 minute public hearing on Thursday, April 4, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
The $15,777,309 budget plan will be the subject of a referendum on Tuesday, May 7.

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