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SALISBURY, Conn. — Phil Terni, the third-generation owner of Terni’s in Millerton, and his wife, Ellen, were assisted by the Connecticut State Police following a one car collision that occurred on Lime Rock Road in Salisbury, Conn., on Tuesday, July 2.

According to a report of the accident from the Connecticut State Police, Ellen Terni, 73, was driving at an unknown speed westbound on Route 112 on Lime Rock Road with Phil Terni, 76, riding in the passenger side. Following a failure to maintain the proper lane, Terni struck the wire rope guardrail placed north of the...

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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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Grove’s oak trees topple during storm, but it was only a matter of time

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LAKEVILLE — Two massive white oak trees blew down at the town Grove during Thursday’s storm.
First Selectman Curtis Rand, who also is a forester, said the trees were quite old and ailing. The one that fell first and took out the second had “significant root loss.” The second tree “was completely rotten in the trunk.”
Rand said some of the white oaks at the Grove are 300 years old. “These are pre-settlement trees.”

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Public hearing on lakefront special permit process comes to an end

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SALISBURY — ­T­he Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a public hearing about zoning regulations relating to Lake Wononscopomuc, Long Pond and the Twin Lakes. The hearing was held on the evening of Tuesday, June 7.
This was the last in a series of public hearings on a question of vertically expanding nonconforming lakefront properties. The first hearing was last fall. Commission members plan to vote on the matter at their next meeting, which is June 21, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall.

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