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SALISBURY — A hearty and determined throng of holiday revelers defied the wretched weather Sunday evening, Dec.2, and came to The White Hart in Salisbury to meet Santa Claus, consume improving beverages, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols — all prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town Green. 

Michael Brown led the singing, with the Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society accompanying.

Santa Claus was busy in a room just off the lobby, with a line of parents and small children stretching back into the rear of the inn....

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Contact information for investigators

SALISBURY — The town of Salisbury has begun an investigation into accusations made against former Recreation Director Art Wilkinson. Anyone who would like to speak to the investigators can contact Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of the law firm Cowdery & Murphy at tmurphy@cowderymurphy.com. The phone number is 860-278-5555.
 
 
 

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Two sizes

This year, canines had a destination of their own at Salisbury’s Fall Festival: the scarecrow by Salisbury School students. Dogs and their owners (including the French bulldog, above, and its companion) visited — and sometimes barked at — the statuesque pups. For a story and more Fall Fest photos, turn to Page A5.

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Safety and back-up systems at SCS

SALISBURY — Salisbury Central School Principal Stephanie Magyar reported that when she is out of the building, there are four people with the appropriate certification to cover for her.
Magyar spoke to the Board of Education on Monday, Sept 24, at the regular monthly board meeting.
Teachers Rebecca Gaschel-Clark, Larissa Morby, John Conklin and Tracy Dowd all have the 092 administrator certification, and will be on-call when the principal is out for regional meetings, conferences, or personal reasons. 

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Lobster sales send students to D.C.

SALISBURY — Salisbury Central School students Mackenzie Casey, Leila Kline and Andrew Scharte were busy on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 19, selling lobsters.
The trio of eighth-graders, plus fifth-grader Neve Kline, took a low-key approach to sales. They were positioned next to Labonne’s, with a table that included doughnuts and coffee.
With two of the major food groups on display, the group hardly needed to say a thing.

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Transfer station bids rise $1 million

SALISBURY — The low bid for the new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station is about $1 million higher than the amount approved by the two towns in 2016.
That was the bad news that confronted the Transfer Station Building Committee when they convened at Salisbury Town Hall on Wednesday evening, Sept. 19.
The good news is that both the engineer that designed the transfer station, Kevin Grindle of Anchor Engineering, and the contractor, Burlington Construction, say they can come up with roughly $500,000 in savings.

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Independent investigation to begin

Independent investigation to begin
SALISBURY — The town of Salisbury announced on Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, that it will conduct an investigation into allegations of abuse made in recent weeks against a former town employee. 

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Work could begin on ‘illegal’ steps

SALISBURY — Salisbury’s Town Hall will get a major makeover this fall. The Board of Selectmen at the regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 10, voted to get started on rebuilding the ramps, steps and facade.
First Selectman Curtis Rand said the total price is $278,000. 
There will be a town meeting soon, with a number of financial items on the agenda, including the balance of the Town Hall project.

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Salisbury and its part in World War I

SALISBURY — There is a new exhibit about Salisbury’s role in World War I on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. 
“Over There and Here: Salisbury and Its People During the Great War” is on display at the Academy Building on Main Street until the first weekend in December.

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Baby-Sitters Club explained at SCS

SALISBURY — Middle-school students quizzed author Ann M. Martin about her work at Salisbury Central School on Friday, Sept. 7.
Martin is best known for her series, “The Baby-Sitters’ Club.”  She wrote 35 books in the series before turning it over to other writers. 
She said, in response to a question, that the original idea was for four books in the series.
Including her 35 books entries, there are now 132 novels — more than 300 if titles in spin-off series are added to the total.

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Bittersweet Watch

SALISBURY — The Amesville Association took steps to protect the sycamore trees along the Housatonic River, by hosting an invasive eradication workshop on Saturday morning, Sept. 8. The event was organized by Jennifer Law.
Amesville is one of the five Salisbury villages. It runs along the Housatonic River near the iron bridge that crosses over to Falls Village.
Association President Danella Schiffer said that 15 people took part by pulling up bittersweet vines and painting the massive roots with a herbicide containing 18 percent glysophate. 

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