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SALISBURY — The Salisbury sewer system will get major upgrades this spring — and there won’t be a lot of digging.

Don Mayland, a selectman and the chair of the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority, said in a phone interview Tuesday, Feb. 12, that the project has three components.

The first is complying with state-mandated phosphorus control regulations. This will require new construction at the sewer facility, located along the Rail Trail in Lakeville.

The second is relining the sewer pipes, which date to before World War II. The ceramic...

Salisbury

Hoo me?

Compass Arts And Entertainment Editor Anne Day spied this barred owl as she drove up her road in Salisbury on Saturday, Jan. 19. The owl sat calmly and waited as Day pulled out a long-lensed camera and took multiple photos. Even though her dog, Lola, was barking fiercely from the back seat, the owl maintained its calm demeanor, and didn’t move even after she got out of the car to get closer.
— Cynthia Hochswender

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Lime Rock Park issue goes to state Supreme Court

LIME ROCK — Multiple lawsuits over the operations of Lime Rock Park race track are heading to the state Supreme Court.
The initial submissions to the court are due on Feb. 22.
All the parties involved —Lime Rock Park, the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Lime Rock Citizens Council — asked for the state Supreme Court’s involvement.
The major issue is racing on Sunday afternoons. The injunction that currently governs the track’s activities prohibits Sunday racing. 

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Agenda for 2019: Rogue bears

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen discussed the broad agenda for 2019 at their Monday, Jan. 7, meeting.
Chief among the issues are bears.

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Uncovering a lost corner of Salisbury history

SALISBURY — Peter McEachern shared photos and stories of Salisbury’s African-American community with a standing–room–only crowd at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 5.
McEachern and his wife, Danielle Mailer, bought an old, modest house on Farnam Road in Lakeville. They discovered 314 photographs in the house, some dating back to the 1920s.
The photographs show a side of Salisbury’s history that McEachern said is not very well known.

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Barber class shows how to survive winter drives

LIME ROCK — Winter in the Northwest Corner is a time of automobile accidents caused by black ice on roads and heavy snow. To help drivers cope with the seasonal challenges, the Skip Barber Racing School presented a one-day Winter Driving program at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, Jan. 5.
This winter driving program is a natural addition to the Racing School calendar, an addition to the other one-, two- and three-day programs in both racing and safe driving.

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2018: Up and down in Salisbury and Lakeville

SALISBURY — Salisbury is a town with five villages, one of the most visited of which is Lakeville. In 2018, after several years of economic doldrums, the village center in Lakeville gained new vitality and vigor, thanks in part (and appropriately) to the arrival of two new fitness centers. Leslie Eckstein expanded her popular fitness center, moving from her former Main Street location to the former firehouse. 
In addition to Spinning classes, machines and other fitness gear, Studio Lakeville has a cafe. 

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2018: Race track dispute putters along

LIME ROCK — The legal battle over Sunday racing at Lime Rock Park (LRP)continued in 2018.
The major event was  Judge John D. Moore’s 97-page “amended memorandum of decision,” released in mid–July. Moore found in favor of Lime Rock Park on the question of Sunday racing, saying that state law allows for racing on Sundays after noon.
Moore found in favor of the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission on all other issues. The commission appealed the decision on Sunday racing.

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2018: Bears make a nuisance of themselves

SALISBURY — At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen, First Selectman Curtis Rand reported that bears had returned to the Salisbury village area in search of garbage. 
He was asked when the bears will go to sleep for the winter.
“I don’t know if they’re going to go to sleep if we keep feeding them garbage,” said Rand.

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2018: A moose visits area schools

SALISBURY — Moose don’t generally visit the Northwest Corner, although it does happen sometimes. One moose made a tour of Salisbury in October, and was spotted by students and faculty at two boarding schools, Hotchkiss and Salisbury. 
 Salisbury School teacher Avery Scoville caught a snapshot of the moose on his school’s campus that ran in the Oct. 18 issue of The Lakeville Journal. 

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Voting results: Transfer station cost increase accepted by voters

SALISBURY/SHARON — At town meetings Wednesday, Dec. 19, and Thursday, Dec. 20, residents of Salisbury and Sharon approved appropriations of about $507,000 per town to cover the cost of building the new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station.
The vote (by paper ballot) in Salisbury was 57 yes votes to 9 no votes. In Sharon, the resolution was approved by unanimous voice vote by about 60 residents.

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