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SALISBURY — Horace Holley was mentioned in letters by U.S. presidents. He was a prominent clergyman in Boston, and he was the major figure in American higher education in the pre-Civil War American West.

“He was the most significantly insignificant person in American history,” declared James P. Cousins, professor of history at Western Michigan University and author of “Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic.”

Cousins spoke at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, April...

Salisbury

Inventors think outside the box

SALISBURY – Lindsey Faveau, a sixth-grade student at Salisbury Central School, does not like it when people are car sick.
“Ugh,” she said, shivering at the thought.
So she invented the Easy Queasy car sickness apparatus.
Attached to a sturdy piece of board is a plastic bag — with drawstrings. The board fits over the headrest of the front seat, allowing an ailing passenger to use the bag in a timely manner.
And for afterward, there are moist towelettes and breath mints.

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Bringing the world to HCCC

SALISBURY – Tonya Roussis is the new director of the Housatonic Child Care Center (HCCC).
Actually, she’s not that new, having started the job on Nov. 28, 2016.
Roussis ran a home day care in North Canaan for 10 years, and then was the head teacher at the Canaan Child Care Center for nine years.
When the HCCC job opened up, she decided it would be the next logical step in her career.
Roussis said she plans to have more community involvement with HCCC.

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At Arts Day, children drew on their imaginations

SALISBURY – While students atThe Hotchkiss School left the campus for their spring break, the school’s director of art, Brad Faus, sprang into action, organizing the annual Region One Fourth-Grade Arts Day. 
Arts Day brings together students from the six Region One elementary schools for a full day of scheduled workshops and performances at Hotchkiss. In the school’s arts and theater facilities, there are painting, crafting, music and dance offered by artists from the Tri-state region.

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Success leads to new business

There’s an old adage that says beauty comes from within. There seems to be proof of this from the weight loss success of several well-known town residents — including two who were so impressed with their results that they are now selling the products that helped them.

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Taste of the Tri-State offers relief for cabin fever

SALISBURY – It was a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and see some people after the cabin-fever inducing, late-winter mess brought on by the March 14 blizzard. 
Participation was very high for the second annual Taste of the Tri-State, sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and held in the Mars Athletic Center at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, March 19.

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How women shaped the landscape and Montgomery Place

SALISBURY – Montgomery Place, in Annandale-on Hudson, N.Y., developed over the 19th and early 20th centuries from a functioning farm to an example of an “American Arcadia.”
And the prime movers in the process were women.
That was the message from author and curator Kate Johnson, who spoke at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday, March 18, as part of the Era of Elegance series of talks (sponsored by the library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society).

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Heroic snowblasters spring into action

Peter Barron in Salisbury was one of the many hardworking men and women who helped dig out the Northwest Corner in record time following the blast of snow that buried homes and businesses on Tuesday, March 14. The Lakeville Journal salutes you all!

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Unusually large rises in budgets

SALISBURY – The Salisbury Board of Finance received the initial budget proposals from the Board of Education and the selectmen on Thursday evening, March 9.
Everybody knew what was coming, so the meeting was brisk.
Finance Chairman Bill Willis said that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal “puts us in a difficult position,” especially the proposal that would require municipalities to cover one third of the cost of teacher’s pensions.

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Little ice on lakes

LAKEVILLE – Don Mayland, the official ice watcher in Salisbury at Lake Wononscopomuc, shared an update on ice cover:
“This has been a difficult winter to decide upon real ‘ice out,’ as compared to a temporary situation. Ice was in on Jan. 9, 2017, but later in the month warm weather and heavy winds took the ice completely off on Jan. 19.  

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The thrills and chills of eating only fermented food

The word “fermented” is most often associated with alcoholic beverages but for Derek Dellinger it opens up another world of things to eat and drink.
Dellinger, an owner of the Kent Falls Brewing Company and author of “The Fermented Man,” spoke to a curious audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 4.
To write his book, he ate nothing but fermented foods for one year.
“It’s the most extreme diet you’ll ever hear about.”

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