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SALISBURY — One of the bears that has been spotted almost daily in Salisbury village was captured by a bear trap set behind a business on Academy Street. The bear wandered into the trap at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, according to a neighbor who said she heard the door of the trap slam shut. 

At press time, state biologists were on their way to pick up the bear trap and move it to an undisclosed nearby location. More photos and a story will appear in the July 26 edition of The Lakeville Journal.

According to the neighbor, the bear settled down quietly...

Salisbury

New shop marks the passage of time

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SALISBURY — The first thing a visitor notices when stepping into the Salisbury Framing shop on Railroad Street is the sound.
Tick-tock, click click click and an occasional bell.
That’s because Patricia Barton’s framing store is also the home of Stephen Barton’s For Old Time’s Sake, specializing in antique clock sales and service.
Stephen Barton got the clock bug as a teenager, when his father gave him “a clock out of the attic,” according to Patricia Barton.

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Spartans nab trivia contest

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SALISBURY — The SOAR Bowl, a trivia contest sponsored by the Salisbury Central School (SCS) Educational Enrichment Fund, was won by the Spartans — Alicia Fitch, James Jimenez (SCS third grade), Max Jimenez and Emilio Jimenez. 
The competition was held at the school on April 29.
There was a tie for second place between the P.A.C.E. Makers — Chris Oostenink, Annika Oostenink (SCS grade six), Paul Bushey and Erin Bushey (SCS grade six) — and They Who Shall Not Be Named — Hannah Pouler, Sage Otterson and Carrie Babigian (SCS grade seven) and David Sanford.

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Blue and Gold at the White annual art show is May 13

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LAKEVILLE — Blue and Gold at the White, an annual show of artists from Housatonic Valley Regional High School, opens next weekend, May 13 to 15, at the White Gallery in Lakeville.
Art teacher Warren Prindle said that 45 students are showing 60 pieces, with paintings in acrylic, watercolors, gouache, mixed media, photography, printmaking, monoprints, animation and sculpture.

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SWSA’s thank you to town

SALISBURY — Approximately 150 people attended Salisbury Winter Sports Association’s “Thank You” party on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, May 1, at Satre Hill.
SWSA President Ken Barker and Vice President Mat Kiefer addressed the crowd, thanking all of the donors to the capital campaign for their generosity and the volunteers for their hard work.

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Lauretano retires as resident trooper

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen passed a resolution at a special meeting Tuesday, April 26, recognizing Mark Lauretano’s 22 years of service as resident state trooper for Salisbury.
Lauretano has announced his retirement.
The resolution reads:
“The Salisbury Board of Selectmen wishes to thank you, Mark Lauretano, on the occasion of your retirement after over 20 years of service as our resident trooper.

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‘Mac’ Francis’s talk on fly-fishing stirs the hearts and souls of anglers

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SALISBURY — Austin “Mac” Francis warned the audience at the Scoville Memorial Library that they were heading into dangerous waters.
“Fly-fishing is a dangerous sport,” he said sternly. “You should be aware that you may become ... addicted.”
Francis, author of “Catskill Rivers” and “Land of Little Rivers,” covered theory, practice and history during his 45-minute talk Saturday, April 30.

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06039 becomes branch of 06068

Lakeville post office will remain open
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SALISBURY — It was a bit of an anticlimax when Joseph Mazzola, acting director of postal operations for the region serving ZIP codes beginning with 060, told the crowd at Salisbury Town Hall on Thursday, April 21, that the Lakeville post office was not going to be closed.
The Postal Service had announced a few weeks ago that it might shutter the stately brick edifice. Postal patrons had received surveys in the mail asking how they would feel about the change. The meeting Thursday had been announced as a chance for town residents to express their opinions.

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Ambulance calls in March

SVAS At Your Service

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.

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New life for a venerable old inn

The Ragamont rises again
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SALISBURY — The gracious Ragamont on Main Street, a Salisbury landmark, has taken on a new identity, the third since it’s been in the hands of Phillips “Pete” Hathaway.
Operating since the fall of 2009 as Enterprise New Life, a sober-living facility for men who had completed in-patient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, it is now the Ragamont House — a bed and breakfast, home to a catering business and available for special events.
Hathaway said the work with the clients — he estimated that about 20 men came through Enterprise New Life in 14 months — was rewarding.

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Baby appears on boat in Sausalito

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LAKEVILLE — What stands 14 feet tall, took three years to make, and is lying on its back in a boat near Sausalito, Calif.?
A giant sculpture of a baby, created by David Hardy, a graduate of Salisbury Central School (1983) and The Hotchkiss School (1987).
Hardy, who now teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., made the giant baby in the late 1990s, when he was working as a property and set builder in the movie business.
He said the sculpture was made of odds and ends of fiberglass, styrofoam and “stuff I salvaged from sets.”

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