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SALISBURY — Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, said that the U.S. government’s vetting process for refugees is the “most rigorous” in the world.

George spoke to an audience at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday, April 13.

He made the distinction between “refugees” and other categories of immigrants.

By international law, refugees are those forced to flee their home countries because they face persecution on the basis of race, religion,...

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The bloody corpus that shook up a small town in the 1880s

SALISBURY — Immigration, religious strife, boycotts, political machinations, and national press coverage all contributed to the Lakeville Crucifix controversy of last fall, according to Geoffrey Brown.
Oh, wait — make that the fall of 1882.
The elements of the story of how the installation of a 12-foot tall, realistic crucifix in front of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakeville became a national news story have an unmistakably contemporary ring, Brown told a standing-room only audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 16.

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Friday Ski Jumping Activities Canceled

The Salisbury Winter Sports Association announced this afternoon that all Friday night activities on Satre Hill as part of the 2019 Jumpfest have been canceled because of weather concerns. The jumping competitions are expected to be held as scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Go to http://www.jumpfest.org/ for updates.

Creepy crawlers thrill at library show

SALISBURY — The Scoville Memorial Library was host to an entire menagerie of reptiles on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2.
Adam Harris of Harris in Wonderland, a pet store in Avon, Conn., brought snakes, chameleons and a whacking big tortoise and patiently explained how these exotic creatures operate to a boisterous crowd of inquisitive small children.
He started with a corn snake, native to the southeastern United States.

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Atchley earns top prize at IMS

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State trash regulations will impact both Salisbury and Sharon

SALISBURY — It was garbage and recycling day at the Salisbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Monday, Feb. 4.
A group of residents asked the selectmen to consider a ban on single-use plastic bags in town. This would affect, primarily, LaBonne’s grocery store.
The group said the bags are wasteful, contribute to litter, are rarely recycled and get caught up in the machinery used for single-stream recycling.
They pointed to other towns that have enacted bans as examples to follow.

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Bobcat Watch

LAKEVILLE — Snow always leaves an interesting record of animal activities. Compass arts and entertainment editor Anne Day photographed these bobcat tracks at a house on Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville  last Tuesday, Jan. 22.
She also reported a face-off between a fox and a bobcat in the yard of her Salisbury home last week. The two wary animals stared at each other until both were startled by Day’s dog, Lola (see above), who barked at them.
— Cynthia Hochswender

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When temperatures are low, dogs still love snow

SALISBURY — Lola the Wonder Dog was undaunted by the cold temperatures and deep snow at her Salisbury home on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Dog owners are reminded to be protective of their dogs in cold weather, especially during the polar vortex with its sub-zero temperatures.
— Cynthia Hochswender

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Safe navigation of pickups on snowy roads

LIME ROCK — This new chapter in our series of articles on safe winter driving unfolded at Lime Rock Park on Tuesday, Jan. 29. 
Chevrolet presented this unique clinic, focused solely on traveling safely in pickup trucks on snowy roads; the company supplied new Chevy Silverados for the hands-on driving experience.

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Pullman strike mirrored many of our modern woes

SALISBURY — Author Jack Kelly will discuss his new book, “The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, The Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America,” on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m. at The White Hart as part of the series sponsored by the inn, Scoville Memorial Library and Oblong Books and Music.
In a phone interview on Thursday, Jan. 17, Kelly said he picked the 1894 Pullman strike in part because it’s a compelling story.
“It’s got a beginning, middle and end, and great characters.”

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Formality, exuberance at The Mount

SALISBURY — The Mount, the Lenox, Mass., home of Gilded Age novelist Edith Wharton, is “an autobiographical house.”
Anne Schuyler, director of visitor services at The Mount, provided this insight during a presentation on Wharton at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Wharton, in designing the house and gardens, deliberately rejected Victorian excess in favor of classical simplicity and symmetry, Schuyler said.

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