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SALISBURY — To make a galaxy jar, start by stuffing cotton into a Mason jar, using a slender wooden stick to tamp the cotton down. Add color in the form of acrylic paint mixed with water. When the paint/water mix is absorbed by the cotton, add another layer and repeat with a different color. Add sprinkles and stars to taste. 

At the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, children’s librarian Molly Salisbury (with assistance from her daughter, Zozo, and Isabella Yoo, an intern from The Hotchkiss School) and a group of five...

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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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Salisbury/Sharon 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.

Gov. Lamont comes to town

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Dec. 10, that he was encouraged by a recent meeting with Governor-elect Ned Lamont.
The selectmen held their regular monthly meeting a week later than usual.
Rand said Lamont met with first selectmen from the Northwest Corner in Torrington last week. It was the first time Rand could recall a governor (or incoming governor) “coming to the Northwest Corner to talk shop.”

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Nesting in time for the holidays

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A choir of holiday angels in Salisbury

The holiday season performances of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus continued with a performance at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The Christmas Angelicus concert included carols, hymns, seasonal songs and readings.

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From bling to antler horns at Passports

SALISBURY — Christopher Baetz, manager at Passports in Salisbury, pointed to a faux-fur throw as the hot item of this year’s holiday shopping season.
It looks like fur and feels like fur, but unlike fur it is easy to clean and to style. 
“Just use cold water,” said Baetz.
The throw is $295 and a jacket is $250. There are also two faux fur bags, at $45 and $65. The latter is suitable for the new iPhone, Baetz said.

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