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FALLS VILLAGE — “What he got was magic,” Skip Barber marveled as he recounted the history of the racetrack at Lime Rock Park on Tuesday, July 2, at the South Canaan Meetinghouse in Falls Village.

The event was the second of the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society’s First Tuesday At Seven summer lecture series.

Barber, the owner of Lime Rock Park, was referring to Jim Vaill’s design of the racetrack. Vaill, the owner of a gravel pit on the site of what is now Lime Rock Park, “knew nothing about cars and certainly nothing about...

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Voters OK Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.
Turnout was low compared to recent years, with 460 voters turning out in the six Region One towns.
The budget passed easily in all towns. 
Here are the results:
Canaan/Falls Village: 38 yes, 16 no
Cornwall: 62 yes, 8 no
Kent: 64 yes, 24 no
North Canaan: 43 yes, 12 no
Salisbury: 129 yes, 11 no
Sharon: 40 yes, 13 no

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Region One budget passes in May 7 vote

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School district budget passed a May 7 referendum vote, 376 to 84.

A dreamy mid-spring prom

Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School held their prom on Saturday night, May 4. The dance itself was held at the high school, but before the official festivities began, groups of students gathered at different locations to have their photos taken in their prom finery. One group met at the Sharon Country Inn, owned by student Egi Cania’s father, Eddie. They are, from left, Valerie Lenis, Molly O’Connor, Genevieve Bushey and Molly Menniges.

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Saccardi all-star at Top Mountaineer show

FALLS VILLAGE — Dean Saccardi of Cornwall won the Next Top Mountaineer contest on Friday, May 3, at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Whether posing with a bale of hay or doing an impressive display of disco dancing, the former host of the show put on a crowd-pleasing performance.
Other contestants were: Victor Flores, Sean Caiati, Mitch Kosciusko, Marcus Winburn, Soren Clulow, Mikki Gudmarsson, Miri Rinehart and Nick Winburn.
The hosts were Valerie Lenis and Micah Matsudaira. The show was directed by Mackenzie Hunter.

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Exploring options in making art

FALLS VILLAGE — On the chilly afternoon of Tuesday, April 30, Erika Crofut was supervising Housatonic Valley Regional High School students Perla Lopez, Corinne Clark and Geovana Rezenda at the artgarage.
The students were excited about the art@atthedump show coming up that weekend in Cornwall (see story, Page A3). Lopez was working on “Got?,” a collage that uses compact discs, painted in interesting designs.

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At HVRHS: Three speakers for graduation

FALLS VILLAGE — There will be two salutatorians at this year’s Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)graduation, Principal Ian Strever told the Region One Board of Education on Monday night, May 6, at the board’s regular meeting.
He explained that when comparing grade point averages, three one-thousandths of a point separate the previously announced salutatorian, Marijka Stiffler, from Soren Clulow, with the latter having the slight edge.
It was decided to go with two salutatorians. 

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Region One budget

FALLS VILLAGE — The Region One School District budget referendum was held Tuesday, May 7, with voting at the six town halls ending after this issue went to press.
Results can be found here.
The Region One towns are 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.

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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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