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SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said at the June 4 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen that the bidding documents for the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station should be out to bid by the end of June.

Rand said the federal Department of Agriculture has been tweaking the plans to account for current financial and legal conditions — the price of steel, for instance, or provisions requiring American-made materials.

The USDA has the major say in the project because the two towns each received federal grants and loans that, along with a state grant,...

Salisbury

SVAS At Your Service 5-26-11

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SALISBURY — The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) is an all-volunteer organization whose members are on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to respond to emergencies in the community.
SVAS responded to 28 calls in April. These included six calls for a sick person, four falls, three seizures, two for chest pain, one difficulty breathing, one motor vehicle accident, one psychiatric call and one water rescue. The water rescue was for a boat capsized on the Twin Lakes, near O’Hara’s Landing Marina.

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Bid process begins for old firehouse

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen approved a bidding process for buyers interested in buying the old firehouse on Route 41 (Sharon Road) at a special meeting Monday, May 23.
Selectman Bob Riva did not attend the special meeting. First Selectman Curtis Rand said that Riva, a Realtor, decided to recuse himself from the entire process.
The sole item on the agenda was a document with two sections: “Guidelines for Bids” and “Auction Procedures.” The document was created by the town attorney.
The town will consider “qualified bids” with a submission deadline of Monday, June 13.

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Good dogs have a good time at fundraiser

SALISBURY — Tails were wagging at the Good Dog Foundation Pooch Party on Saturday, May 21, hosted by Sand Road Animal Hospital and Noble Horizons.
Seventy-six canines attended the fundraiser for the Good Dog Foundation. They were joined by 100 or so humans.
Some of the day’s activities included a dog walk, a microchip clinic, raffles, doggy yoga, decorating dog biscuits and musical hula hoops.
Dr. David Sandefer, assisted by Sara Bishop from Sand Road Animal Hospital, gave the first 50 dogs who registered free microchip ID tags.

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Budgets pass, mill rate rises to 10 from 9.5

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SALISBURY — Voters approved a $12.7 million budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year at the annual town budget meeting Wednesday, May 18.
The vote, conducted by paper ballot, was 74-14.
The Board of Finance met immediately afterward and set the mill rate at 10 mills, up from 9.5. The finance board vote was 4-1, with Don Mayland voting against it.
There were a few qustions directed at Roger Rawlings, chairman of the Board of Education. Gary Nasiatka said he was “amazed” at any increases in spending at Salisbury Central School (SCS) “in a time of financial crisis.”

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Ugandan voices

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir performed at the Salisbury Congregational Church Sunday, May 22. The organization serves some 2,000 African children orphaned by war and disease.

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Interview with Gwendolyn Craig

LAKEVILLE — Gwendolyn Craig, 21, of Goshen, is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut (UConn). A double major in English and journalism, she is eager to apply the skills she’s acquiring during a summer internship at The Lakeville Journal. Recently, she sat down with fellow intern Will Burchfield and divulged a glamorous past, discussed future plans and even talked a little basketball.
WB: It would be wrong to suggest that every successful journalist is born with a pen and pad in hand. In this light, where did your first childhood ambitions lie?

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‘Donna’s Shoes’

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Raven Casey’s “Donna’s Shoes” won Best in Show at the Blue and Gold at the White show at the White Gallery in Lakeville Friday, May 13. Students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School exhibited their work at the Lakeville art venue. A percentage of all sales goes to the high school’s art program.

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Bear Mountain blaze takes out 73 acres but no homes

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SALISBURY — A forest fire burned 73 acres in the Bear Mountain area of the Taconic Range Tuesday, May 10.
According to Jason Wilson, chief of the Lakeville Hose Company, the fire was concentrated in the Ball Brook camp area which is just above Scoville Ore Mine Road.
Photographer Joseph Meehan was out that morning taking sunrise photos. He didn’t realize the fire was moving slowly across the peak but he saw it and captured an image of it that can be seen at The Lakeville Journal’s website, www.tricornernews.com.

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Skintastic expands, now tends aches, pains

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LAKEVILLE — Colleen Kopec’s skin glows, which is perhaps the best advertisement for Skintastic, her skin care salon.
The salon, which has had several locations, has been settled comfortably for the past few years at 336 Main St., across from the post office.
It shared the space most recently with the Shine hair salon, which closed last fall. That gave Kopec the opportunity to expand — and she needed the extra room.

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Pastor welcomed to Salisbury Congregational Church

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SALISBURY — Diane Monti-Catania was formally installed as “pastor and teacher” at an afternoon service at Salisbury Congregational Church Sunday, May 15.
Kathleen Mera, the moderator of the Salisbury church, noted that it was the first such occasion in 30 years.

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