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SALISBURY — Voters at a Salisbury town meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, unanimously approved eight agenda items.

The first item was to combine the town’s Land Capital and Building Capital accounts into one new account, called the Building and Land Capital account. This was approved by unanimous voice vote.

By paper ballot, voters approved an expenditure of up to $80,000 to complete the work on the steps and ramps at Town Hall; an expenditure of $42,000 for the Planning and Zoning Commission to work on regulations on housing density in the village areas served by...

Salisbury

Finding joy in the lives of elders

SALISBURY — John Leland, a New York Times reporter, will speak at Noble Horizons on Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m., about his book, “Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a year among the oldest old.”
Leland spent a year interviewing elderly people — 85 years and up — for a series in that newspaper.
In a phone interview on Wednesday, July 27, Leland said he was interested in learning “what old age looked like to the people living it.”

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Below the Salt looks to open this month

SALISBURY — Noah Sexton has small plans for his new restaurant in Salisbury, which will open in mid July in the Main Street space most recently occupied by Liz and Eric Macaire’s The Lockup restaurant.
Sexton plans to start small so that he is able to open during the busy summer season that is so essential to local businesses.
Personal commitments are keeping him from diving in deep right away, but Sexton is a cautious, thoughtful person and seems happy enough to go slow and figure out the best path. 

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Yes to exploring affordable housing

SALISBURY — A town meeting in Salisbury on Wednesday, June 27, approved a resolution allowing the Salisbury Housing Committee (SHC) site control over the town-owned “Holley Block” property. The vote was 236 yes votes to 65 no votes.
The resolution allows the SHC to proceed with applying for state funds for pre-development work.
The idea is to use the property, which is currently a parking lot and a small town park on Millerton Road (Route 44) at Holley Street, for affordable housing.

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Sending a message

Protestors in Salisbury over the weekend voiced concerns to Washington: Keep immigrant families together during border crossing proceedings, said sign holders Jillian Nowak.

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From a small classroom to the larger world

SALISBURY — The 39 members of the Class of 2018 bid farewell to Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Wednesday evening, June 20.
Nichole Aguilar noted that some of the students had been at SCS since kindergarten; others arrived later.
“We celebrate who we are and rejoice in the possibilities for the future.”
Beatrice Conti got a laugh when she said she and her fellow students always had plenty to talk about in a small town — the previous night’s thunderstorms, for example.

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Bidding to begin for transfer station

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said at the June 4 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen that the bidding documents for the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station should be out to bid by the end of June.
Rand said the federal Department of Agriculture has been tweaking the plans to account for current financial and legal conditions — the price of steel, for instance, or provisions requiring American-made materials.

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Surviving cancer for Claudia

SALISBURY — Kayla Lawrence, 27, from Salisbury was the keynote speaker at the Cancer Survivor Celebration at the Lakeville town Grove on Thursday, June 5. 

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Keeping Salisbury beautiful

On Saturday, June 9, Elyse Harney (at right in photo) of the Salisbury Historic District Commission presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Howard Sobel and Ileene Smith for their restoration of a historic house on Main Street in Salisbury. Also honored were Seth Churchill and Leslie Eckstein.

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A true senior prom

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Gears moving to allow affordable housing

SALISBURY — About 50 people came to an information meeting hosted by the Affordable Housing Commission Wednesday, May 30, on the “Holley Block” proposal.
The idea is to use the parking lot and small park next to the set of businesses that includes the Imagine hair salon, Katie Baldwin Designs and Deano’s Pizza on Millerton Road (Route 44) in Lakeville to create somewhere between 12 and 18 units of affordable housing.

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