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Irene aftermath delays first day of school

FALLS VILLAGE — Hurricane Irene “delayed but did not dampen our spirits,” Region One School District Superintendent Patricia Chamberlain said of the decision to delay the first day of school, from Monday, Aug. 29, to Tuesday, Aug. 30.Chamberlain said that as of Sunday evening three schools — Sharon Center School, Cornwall Consolidated School and Kent Center School — were without power. Electricity was restored to Sharon Center on Monday morning, and Chamberlain expected that service would be restored at the other two locations before Tuesday.Chamberlain also cited road closings in Kent, Sharon and Salisbury as factors.The six towns in the regional school district are Salisbury, Sharon, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan and Falls Village. Each town has its own elementary school; the six towns share the regional high school, which is in Falls Village.

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