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SALISBURY — The 178th anniversary of the royal wedding between Queen Victoria and her German-born first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840 was on Saturday, Feb 10. 

A week later, the Scoville Memorial Library commemorated the date in its Era of Elegance series of lectures. Costume historian and museum consultant Lynn Zacek Bassett spoke to the library on Feb. 17 about Victoria, Victorian garb and even “Victoria,” the much-watched Masterpiece Theater series airing on PBS. 

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A prayer of thanks for military veterans

SALISBURY — A small but hardy crowd turned out to honor veterans at a ceremony at the war memorial next to Town Hall in Salisbury on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Down coats and fleece jackets were the outfits of choice for most people, but a few veterans including Ron Solan came dressed in  their military gear. 
Jason McGarry, a Navy veteran and native of Salisbury, organized the event for American Legion Post 70. Even though he now lives in Mansfield, Conn., he heads up the Salisbury Legion post as a way to give back to a community he loves. 

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In Salisbury, Thanksgiving is a deadline date

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand thanked Selectmen Jim Dresser and Kitty Kiefer for their service at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Selectmen Monday, Nov. 6, at Town Hall.
Dresser (12 years) and Kiefer (four years) did not run for re-election.
Dresser said of his work with Rand, “I’ve never had a better working relationship.”
Kiefer urged “anyone under the age of 50” to get involved in town government.

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Bobcats: Thrilling but chilling

SALISBURY — The bobcat, once nearly eliminated from Connecticut, is now well-established throughout the state, according to Paul Colburn, a master wildlife conservationist for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
Colburn spoke at Noble Horizons in Salisbury on Saturday morning, Oct. 28. He did a similar program on black bears last spring.
The master wildlife conservationist program is a volunteer effort overseen by DEEP that includes a 90-day training period.

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Black history from The Lakeville Journal’s archives

SALISBURY — Six students from Salisbury School visited The Lakeville Journal’s new office in Falls Village on Thursday, Oct. 26, to look through archival materials relating to the Fowlkes family of Salisbury — especially the late Ray Fowlkes, who worked at The Journal for more than 40 years. 

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The American art of ‘bon appétit!’

SALISBURY — Anyone who’s spent the weekend toiling in the kitchen in preparation for a dinner party knows there’s a story behind every meal, whether it’s the use of a laminated legacy recipe that never fails or a brave new attempt that ends with a few Band-Aids and some burnt shallots. 

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New owner for Salisbury Pharmacy

SALISBURY — Peter D’Aprile, owner of Kent Station Pharmacy, has expanded his business with the recent purchase of the Salisbury Pharmacy and General Store on Main Street in Salisbury. 
D’Aprile went in on the purchase of this business with his brother-in-law, Frank Randazzo, a retired Sprint executive. The two also co-own Lang’s Pharmacy in Wilton, Conn., and Randazzo owns Lang’s Pharmacy in Weston, Conn. 

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What the Constitution can and cannot do

SALISBURY — Akhil Reed Amar, Yale law professor and author, said gerrymandering was not why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.
Amar spoke at the Salisbury School on Friday, Oct. 27, as part of the Salisbury Forum series of talks.
He spent about 20 minutes talking about the major themes of his many books, and then went into a question-and-answer mode.
Asked about gerrymandering and the 2016 election, he said Democrats “cluster in cities,” while Republican voters tend to inhabit rural districts.

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Salisbury Profiles

First Selectman
Curtis Rand

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New zoning issues for lake house

SALISBURY — The Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing concerning a house at 146 Millerton Road in Salisbury, on the shore of Lake Wononscopomuc, resumed Tuesday night, Oct. 17, with attorney Gerald Reidy taking up most of the available time with a wide-ranging presentation.
Reidy is representing his wife, Rose-Mary, of 150 Millerton Road, and is appealing the issuance of a Certificate of Zoning Compliance by Salisbury Zoning Enforcement Officer Nancy Brusie in July for 146 Millerton Road (the owner of that property is listed as KMCT 146 LLC).

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Tae kwon do team takes top honors at meet

The top 30 students of the Salisbury-based tae kwon do team led by instructor Dylan Baker traveled to Holy Cross High School in Waterbury on Sunday, Oct. 1, for the 53rd annual Connecticut Yankee National Open Karate Tournament. Accompanying the young athletes were instructors Mike Thomas, James Murnane and Kirsten Haaland.

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