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SALISBURY — The Town Hall steps in Salisbury are finished.

Prior to the May meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which was held Monday, May 6, the fencing was removed and it was once again possible to walk up the front steps and into Town Hall.

The crew will begin the new ramps later this week, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

Rand provided a transfer station update: earth is being moved around, concrete will be poured very soon, and there will be no need for any blasting.

Selectman Don Mayland said the Salmon Kill pump station is on...

Salisbury

State grant could give easier access to Scoville Library

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen voted at a special meeting Friday, June 17, to apply for a $400,000 state grant on behalf of the Scoville Memorial Library.
The selectmen unanimously supported the library’s request to apply for a Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant. The plans are to put an addition on the rear of the building and change the entrance. “They want to get people off Route 44,” said First Selectman Curtis Rand.

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Collin & Co. offers Wedgewood and more

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SALISBURY — Collin & Co., the newly formed estate/tag sale business of Anne and Nick Collin, will hold its first estate sale this weekend, from July 1 to 3.
The Collins have been running estate/tag sales for three-and-a-half years, most recently under the banner of Collin Forbes O’Brien. That partnership disbanded last year. After taking a little time off, Anne and Nick decided to regroup and get back in the business. They expect to fill the same niche with their new company as they did in their former foursome.

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Turkey Watch

Thanksgiving is months away — which is perhaps the reason why so many families of turkeys are wandering area roads and fields. This group was spotted on Salmon Kill Road on Friday, June 24.

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Song by the lake

Jose Conde warmed up his fingers and guitar on Saturday as he waited to perform in the 22nd annual Project Troubador Grove Festival at Lake Wononscopomuc in Lakeville. Although it rained all day and into the early evening, the weather cleared up and all three acts were able to perform.

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Fireworks display, $15 a car, at Lime Rock Park on July 2

LIME ROCK — The annual Independence Day fireworks show at Lime Rock Park, sponsored by the Salisbury Lions Club, will be held Saturday, July 2 (the rain date is July 3).
The TriArts Sharon Playhouse will provide pre-fireworks entertainment at the track from 6 to 9 p.m. Singers and musicians from the upcoming production of “Rent” will perform.
Every year going back to the early 1960s, Lime Rock Park has donated the track’s 400 acres, fire-safety workers, safety equipment and dozens of track and EMS personnel for the celebration.

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Strickler joins Klemm in Lakeville

Susan Strickler, an Emmy Award-winning director and producer and longtime Litchfield Country resident, has joined Klemm Real Estate and will be working at its Lakeville office.
Strickler joins Klemm Real Estate after a 25-year career in television as a director and producer, primarily in soap operas. She can be reached on her cell phone 917-734-2616 or by email at susan.strickler@gmail.com.
For more information, contact Graham Klemm at 860-488-6635 or g@klemmrealestate.com or visit www.klemmrealestate.com.

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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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