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Chuck Lewis became interested in the Rhode Island Brigade while researching the military history of an ancestor — and ended up writing a book about the brigade. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Historian explores the Rhode Island Brigade — and maybe his family history

FALLS VILLAGE — Historian Chuck Lewis has a new book out, about the Rhode Island Brigade, an unusual and little-known military unit that kept the British pretty well bottled up in and around Newport, R.I., during the American Revolution.

The Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society replaced the Beebe Hill one-room schoolhouse’s woodburning stove and desks with replicas, painted the walls, and added books and other school materials, yet the place still feels like it is centuries old. Photo by Anabelle Baum

Beebe Hill Schoolhouse, which closed in 1918, is open again

FALLS VILLAGE — Like many schools this past year, the Beebe Hill One-Room Schoolhouse has been closed but is now reopening its doors to visitors and students of local history once again. 

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School golf team concluded the spring 2021 season. Photo submitted

High school golf team wraps season

FALLS VILLAGE — The Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS)  golf team finished their season with success and a record of 13-5, as well as earning second place in the Berkshire League. At the Berkshire League Tournament, HVRHS finished second as a team and placed two players on the All-Star team.


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