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Salisbury Central School students presented “Kids On Broadway,” created by Michael Berkeley and Darcy Boynton, Nov. 17 and 18. The large cast (25 students) sang and danced to 22 songs from Broadway shows. The show was a production of SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at Salisbury Central.

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Untangling the Constitution with Akhil Reed Amar at Oct. 27 Forum

SALISBURY — When Akhil Reed Amar and three other law professors testified in September before a senate committee considering two approaches to prevent President Donald Trump from firing Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, the four disagreed with each other about the constitutionality of the ideas.
Because, Amar says, the Constitution “began a story that is still unfolding,” a story that can be read and interpreted in different ways.

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Festival welcomes autumn, scarecrows

SALISBURY — Among the high points of the Salisbury Fall Festival are the low-tech games for children set up on the lawn of the Scoville Memorial Library.
These include chucking a ball at metal bottles and the ever-popular “Heave the Wet Sponge” game.
On a picture-perfect Saturday, Oct. 7, the library grounds were home to a seething mass of the younger set, who decorated pumpkins and had themselves adorned with non-permanent henna tattoos.

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Women’s Support Services honors the lost but never forgotten

SALISBURY — “I am aware of how much human need we have witnessed in the past two months. We have seen lives devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and we felt the pain of unspeakable tragedies in Las Vegas and so many other places around the world,” said Betsey Mauro, executive director of Women’s Support Services, hands resting firmly on the podium that had been set up in front of The White Hart as she looked out to the crowd gathered on the  Salisbury Green. “Perhaps less obvious to us are the human needs right next door.”

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Salisbury’s Knights find common ground with dragon

SALISBURY — In a distant maintenance building, on the edge of the Salisbury School campus, a monster as tall as the ceiling, with reptilian eyes slanted and open jaws gaping, has been lying in wait. By the time you read this, the chimerical demon will already have made its way into town. Give it a wave as you pass by the Green in front of The White Hart. It will be in residence there through the Salisbury Fall Festival, which will be held from Oct. 6 to 8.

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Salisbury BOS seeking solutions

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen made several appointments at the board meeting Monday, Oct. 2.
Mike Carbone was appointed as the town’s building official, and Chip Carleton as the fire marshal. Both jobs were held by Mike Fitting, who retired last week.
Pat Hackett was made a full member of the Water Pollution Control Authority, and David Bayersdorfer was appointed as an alternate.

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Your hiking trail, brought to you by the CCC

SALISBURY — During its eight-year existence, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had 21 camps in Connecticut, working to make public lands accessible. The history and contributions of the CCC were described by a noted expert and author during a well-attended talk at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Marty Podskoch shared CCC facts and artifacts, stretching from 1933 (when President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded it as part of his New Deal) to 1942 when the CCC was disbanded, its members reassigned to combat during World War II. 

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Salisbury Planning & Zoning gives green light: Transfer station for 2018

SALISBURY — After years of planning, discussions, research — and, above all, meetings — the new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station will be built in 2018.
The last hurdle was cleared Wednesday evening, Sept. 27, when the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission approved the special permit for the new facility at 410 Millerton Road.

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All the ‘Salisbury light’ she sees

SALISBURY — “I think the joy of where we live, how we live, is we have people that can open our own vision and tweak us to see things in a different way,” Sally Spillane said, of the work of photographer Anne Day, now on display in the Salisbury School’s Tremaine Gallery. 

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A Fitting farewell

Mike Fitting thanked his friends, family and fellow firefighters at the Lakeville Hose Company on Saturday night, Sept. 23. Fitting has retired after 49 years with the town’s fire department, 28 years as the Salisbury fire marshal and 26 years as Salisbury’s building inspector. He was awarded a presentation ax, and he sang a song with the HousaTonics.

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Vandalism of banner on Salisbury lawn

Carole Dmytryshak of Salisbury shared this photo of a banner attached to a fence around her property. “On Friday morning when I came out to get my newspaper I discovered somebody used red spray paint to write ‘commie’ on the banner. I consider this a violation of my free speech,” she said.

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