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Alex Echevarria from the Little Guild, with co-star Charlie the pit bull, appeared in Veden’s video. Photo submitted

Veden premiers newest video

FALLS VILLAGE —  Eric Veden has released the 30th episode of his Falls Village series of videos. 

Like the town he chronicles, Veden’s videos are idiosyncratic.

Episode 30 starts off with cell phone footage of a small child chasing ducks. 

Darlene Kascak, the Education Director for the Institute of Native American Studies in Washington and a member of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, told traditional Mahican stories at the Isabella Freedman Center in Falls Village on Sunday, Oct. 8. Kascak demonstrated the length of the indigenous history on the land by unfurling a string of beads, with each bead representing 100 years. Photo submitted

Schaghticoke storytelling to celebrate Sukkot

FALLS VILLAGE — Staff, residents, guests, and members of the local community—many toting small children—gathered around a bonfire by the lakeshore of the Isabella Freedman Center on Sunday, Oct. 8, to listen to Darlene Kascak, a traditional Schaghticoke storyteller, share Mahican stories of the land.

Magician Justin Sight performed his inspiring show at HVRHS on Friday, Oct. 6. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Sight magic at HVRHS, with a twist

FALLS VILLAGE — Magician and inspirational speaker Justin Sight came to Housatonic Valley Regional High School Friday, Oct. 6. In between flummoxing students with impossible card tricks, he recounted how he overcame personal difficulties when he was in high school.

Selectman Dave Barger read the call at the Thursday, Sept. 28 hearing on the sale of the town-owned former firehouse at 35 Railroad St. The sale and a related land swap and easement deal will go to a referendum vote on Nov. 7. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Future of old firehouse heads to town vote in Falls Village

FALLS VILLAGE — At a public hearing of the Board of Selectmen Thursday, Sept. 28, the selectmen said the plan to sell the town-owned former firehouse at 35 Railroad Street to James Gillispie for $300,000 will go to a referendum vote on Election Day, Nov. 7.

Consultant Glenn Chalder led the sometimes vigorous discussion of the draft Plan of Conservation and Development on Saturday, Sept. 30. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Falls Village gets first look at POCD draft

FALLS VILLAGE —  Housing and traffic dominated the discussion of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s draft of the 2024 Plan of Conservation and Development at a meeting at Lee H. Kellogg School Saturday, Sept. 30.


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