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SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) unveiled a set of amendments to the town’s zoning regulations designed to encourage creation of multi-family housing at a public hearing Monday evening, July 1.

The hearing will resume on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. at Town Hall. (Spreading the hearing out over two dates was planned ahead of time, in order to give part-time residents the chance to participate.)

Nina Peek and Ashley Ley from consultant firm AKRF gave an overview of the amendments.

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Lori Belter to be honored by HYSB on May 4

SALISBURY — Lori Belter of Lakeville will be presented with the Donald T. Warner Community Service Award by the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at The White Hart inn in Salisbury, as part of the organization’s annual Community Celebration.
Belter, interviewed at her home in Salisbury on Wednesday, April 17, said she came to the Northwest Corner in 1969, at age 9.

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The so-far excellent immigration vetting process

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.

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Symposium looks at challenges small towns face

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said that addressing the shrinking population of Salisbury and other Northwest Corner towns begins with housing.
Rand was one of six panelists at a “Symposium on Issues Facing Our Towns,” held at The Hotchkiss School on Monday, April 8. The event was sponsored by the Salisbury Republican Town Committee, the Hotchkiss Democrats Club and the Hotchkiss Republicans Club.

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Investigation finds strong, credible evidence of abuse

SALISBURY — A report on allegations of sexual misconduct by former Salisbury Recreation Director Art Wilkinson concluded that “the people making allegations of abuse are credible, and that Arthur Wilkinson’s denials are not credible.”
The Salisbury Board of Selectmen, at a special meeting Wednesday, April 10, made public the report from attorneys Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of Cowdery and Murphy LLC. The selectmen voted to publish the report, in its entirety, on the town website.

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Investigation finds strong, credible evidence of abuse

SALISBURY — A report on allegations of sexual misconduct by former Salisbury Recreation Director Art Wilkinson concluded that “the people making allegations of abuse are credible, and that Arthur Wilkinson’s denials are not credible.”

The Salisbury Board of Selectmen, at a special meeting Wednesday, April 10, made public the report from attorneys Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of Cowdery and Murphy LLC. The selectmen voted to publish the report, in its entirety, on the town website.

Hope and cool science at Maker Faire

LAKEVILLE — Creativity and innovation were on show at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, April 7, for the fourth annual Tri-State Mini Maker Faire.
What is a Maker Faire? It feels a bit like a science fair, but for adults. People present their hobbies, inventions and crafts to the public in a fun and interactive way. 

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Practical ways to help immigrants

LIME ROCK — A crowd of about 50 people came to Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church Saturday, April 6, for “Unshackling Dreams of America: Supporting Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants.”
The event was organized by Vecinos Seguros. Director John Carter made brief opening remarks and introduced Elizabeth Augustin of Amenia.

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Harbinger of spring: Ice is out

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Salisbury budget hearing is April 8

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Finance voted on Tuesday, March 26, to send the budget proposals from the town Board of Education and the Board of Selectmen to public hearing.
The public hearing is Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The budget year begins July 1.
The Board of Education presented a slimmed-down version of its initial proposal. The spending plan for Salisbury Central School calls for $5,678,153, an increase of $129,965 (2.34 percent)

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Groundbreaking for new transfer station

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said that work at the Salisbury-Sharon transfer station officially begins this week. He made the announcement at the regular April meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, April 1.
Rand and Selectman Chris Williams attended the meeting. 
Rand said the contractor will begin bringing trailers, offices and equipment to the Millerton Road site this week. 
The goal is to have the new facility built by December.

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