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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.

“We’re going to get the community in here and the kids out there.”...

Salisbury

Episcopal church mission brings water to Hondurans

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LIME ROCK — Residents of a remote Honduran village will soon have better access to water, thanks in part to Trinity Episcopal Church in Lime Rock.
The Rev. Heidi Truax and Marian and Slava Browning are teaming up with 12 members of Trinity Southport for the mission, leaving Feb. 20 and returning Feb. 26.
Truax has extensive experience with this type of outreach, and even spent a school year (2008-09) in Honduras.

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Ice sculptors didn’t move as quickly as ski jumpers, but they entertained nevertheless

SALISBURY — Twelve carvers (seven professional and five amateur), competed in the annual Salisbury Winter Sports Association ice carving competition Saturday, Feb. 12, during Jumpfest weekend.
This year’s venue changed. The carvers used to wield their saws and picks on the Green in front of The White Hart Inn. On Saturday, they created their iced art on the snow-covered lawn in front of the Scoville Memorial Library.
Officials Andy Tabak and Pieter Lefferts had the difficult task of judging a talented group. The results:

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New affordable housing group is seated

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen appointed the seven members of the new Affordable Housing Commission during their regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 7.
The new commission came out of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee’s report of last year, which strongly recommended such a commission be established.

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20th annual Read Aloud Day at Salisbury Central

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LAKEVILLE — The 20th annual Read Aloud Day at Salisbury Central School was held Wednesday morning, Feb. 9.
Eighteen different readers from the local community came in to read to children in grades pre-kindergarten through six.
Each guest reader received a special student escort to their respective classrooms.
Before beginning their stories, many of the readers spoke about their own field of work and life.

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Help sought to transcribe oral history

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SALISBURY — Jean McMillen began teaching at Salisbury Central School in 1967, and part of the fourth-grade curriculum at that time was local history.
Those years of teaching (and learning) about the years gone by in Salisbury are coming in handy now, as McMillen works on transcribing audio tapes of interviews with Salisbury residents done in the 1980s and 1990s as part of the Oral History Project (sponsored by the Salisbury Association and the Scoville Memorial Library).
There are 117 tapes of interviews, adding up to about 80 hours worth of material.

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Spending of state funds on agenda for Feb. 17 town meeting

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SALISBURY — At the selectmens’ meeting Feb. 7, First Selectman Curtis Rand took the opportunity to talk a bit about the five-year Local Capital Improvement Program (LOCIP) state funding proposal that is the second item on the agenda for the town meeting Thursday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. (The first item is receiving the final audited financial report for the fiscal year that ended in June 2010.)
Rand said that Salisbury typically receives about $46,000 per year through LOCIP. “We tend to save it up and use it for big things,” he said, adding that the balance is currently $211,400.

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Agreement on lakeshore house

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SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the application by John McNiff for 151 Interlaken Road, with some conditions, at a meeting Thursday, Feb. 3.
The approval ends a sporadically controversial episode in the commission’s dealings with the Lake Wononscopomuc Association, which objected to the original McNiff plan.

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Enthusiastic new leader takes HousaTonics through their paces

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SALISBURY — The HousaTonics singing group was at its regular rehearsal last Thursday, working on “Goodnight Sweetheart.”
“Doot doot doot,” sang the basses.
“I think we’re going to lose the ‘t’ — at least swallow it,” said the group’s new director, Nicole Thomas.
“For them to swing, we’ve got to stay square,” she said, making a notation on her music as to the transformation of the “doots” to “doos.”
Thomas has been working with the all-male singing group for a month now, and she’s having a good time.

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P&Z reduces consulting fees, but braces for Town Plan update costs

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SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission plans to request less money for consulting services in the coming fiscal year.

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