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SALISBURY — Middle-school students quizzed author Ann M. Martin about her work at Salisbury Central School on Friday, Sept. 7.

Martin is best known for her series, “The Baby-Sitters’ Club.”  She wrote 35 books in the series before turning it over to other writers. 

She said, in response to a question, that the original idea was for four books in the series.

Including her 35 books entries, there are now 132 novels — more than 300 if titles in spin-off series are added to the total.

“Rain Reign” is the...

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SCS students look forward to high school in the fall

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By Patrick L. Sullivan
SALISBURY — The Class of 2011, 31 students in all, were promoted to the ninth grade at a ceremony at Salisbury Central School (SCS) Thursday, June 16.
Eric Chin, who won five awards, spoke of the importance of perseverance. When he had difficulty with geometric proofs, “it would have been much easier to accept that grade — but I didn’t.”
Taylor Dowd likened SCS to a family. “And now we leave behind the family we’ve created.”
There was a slide show that mixed family photos with shots from the students’ SCS careers.

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Obvious suspect

They have the evidence at hand — tracks left in wet concrete on Main Street in Salisbury — they just need a four-footed suspect to make a comparison.

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Latin dancing at Project Troubador festival on June 25

SALISBURY— Project Troubador will host its 22nd annual Grove Festival at the town Grove on Saturday, June 25, from 5 to 10 p.m.
This year, the festival will open (from 5 to 6 p.m.) with Jonathan Grusauskas, local musician and music teacher, who will perform with his band, The Millerton Knights.
The Millerton Knights, taught by Grusauskas, are a group of local 6- to 11-year-olds who nurse their developing love for music every Tuesday and Friday behind the walls of The Music Cellar in Millerton.

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No details on unique bid for old firehouse

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SALISBURY — The auction for the purpose of selling the old firehouse on Sharon Road (Route 41) was canceled because there was only one bid received, First Selectman Curtis Rand announced on Wednesday, June 15.
The deadline for initial bids was Monday, June 13. The bids were to be handed over to the town’s attorney for evaluation, and a meeting with bidders was scheduled for Thursday, June 17.
But with no other bid, there is no need for the auction, and Rand said that he was advised by counsel not to release specifics about the one bid received.

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Can’t get lost in Salisbury

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SALISBURY — New signs promoting town businesses and services appeared this weekend, on the corner of Library and Academy streets and Main Street.
The Board of Selectmen voted in May to spend $4,664 for the new signs, which have been the focus of numerous meetings with merchants, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Northwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Collaborative, which came up with the sign proposal.
The new signs hang from a post that is 138 inches high (11.5 feet); the main signs are 19.25 inches by 42, and hanging signs are 5.5 inches by 29.

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Work begins at Long Pond, beaver dam destroyed

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SALISBURY — Work has begun on the Long Pond dam replacement project, which has been in the works for several years, but delayed by uncertainty over finances.
The dam at Long Pond was the subject of considerable study and planning going back at least to July 2000, when then-First Selectman Val Bernadoni brought the dam’s condition to the attention of the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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Whitney Ellsworth, Journal stalwart and N.Y. publishing figure (1936 - 2011)

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SALISBURY — A. Whitney Ellsworth, 75, managing partner, corporate secretary and treasurer of The Lakeville Journal Company, died Saturday, June 18, at his home in Salisbury. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Wear) Ellsworth. A full obituary appears on Page A2.
Ellsworth was a resident of Salisbury, New York City and Grafton, Vt. He was the son of Esther (Stevens) and Duncan Stuart Ellsworth and the stepson of the late Sally Ellsworth of Salisbury.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

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LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

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LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

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LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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