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SALISBURY — Salisbury residents voted to appropriate $2.25 million, to be raised through the issuing of bonds, for renovations and improvements to Salisbury Central School at a town meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The meeting was called to order at 7:31 p.m. and adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

After Emily Vail was chosen as moderator and Town Clerk Patty Williams read the call, Mike Clulow took the podium to provide some background on the issue at hand. He is the chairman of the Salisbury Central School Building Committee and is a member of the Board of Finance.

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Treating the roots of addiction in a new film

SALISBURY — Addicts and alcoholics often have more problems than physical addiction to a substance.
Getting to the root of the addiction is what addictions counselor Hope Payson and filmmaker Tory Jadow are addressing in a documentary that is in production now.
Payson led a group of people who are in recovery in a discussion at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Friday, June 2.

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Summer camp brings arts to local little ones

SALISBURY — Darcy Boynton was just 20 years old when she started the Shooting Star Arts Camp in Lakeville. Boynton, a lifelong resident of Lakeville, is a freelance dance teacher. She also coaches the dance team at Indian Mountain School (IMS), has choreographed and directed the IMS musical, and is involved with the SOAR after-school program at Salisbury Central School.

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For a cause

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As transfer station seeks permits, new concerns

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a public hearing Monday evening, June 5, on the town’s application to build the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station at a site on the Millerton Road. 
After hearing two hours’ worth of concerns about the impact on the neighborhood of a new transfer station, the commission voted to continue the hearing to Monday, June 19, and asked for more information on a wide variety of topics.

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Doctor urges curing PTSD in both mind and body

LAKEVILLE — On a damp chilly evening at the end of May, a large and enthusiastic group consisting mostly of health professionals and therapists from Connecticut and New York gathered in a heated tent at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville for dinner and a lecture by renowned psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. 

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To honor those who served

Despite the rain and a canceled parade in Salisbury on Memorial Day, May 29, veterans took a reflective moment to march down Main Street, honoring the memory of those we have lost. Stories, photos on town pages.

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Slight uptick in mill rate coming

SALISBURY — As expected, on Tuesday, May 23, the Board of Finance set the 2017–18 mill rate at 11.1 mills.
The 2016–17 rate was 10.7 mills.
The increase of .4 mills represents a 3.7 percent increase in property taxes. For a home at the town’s median assessment of $350,000, that means an additional $140 in annual property tax.
The town budgets were approved at town meeting May 10.
Usually the finance board convenes immediately after the town meeting and sets a mill rate.

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Rain boots at attention for a drizzly Memorial Day tribute

SALISBURY — With dark clouds overhead and rain showers scheduled right at 10 a.m., Salisbury’s Memorial Day parade was canceled. 
Typically a sun-soaked spectacle drawing the majority of the small town to Main Street, where families pack together on the sidewalk — eagerly waving flags and catching handfuls of candy as veterans are joined by the Boy Scouts, the Salisbury Band in their white skimmer hats and more, in a grand celebration —  the news of the cancellation came as a disappointment to many. 

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Baldwin will train for future goals at Journal

LAKEVILLE — Ashlee Baldwin is the newest member of The Lakeville Journal’s intern team this summer.
Ashlee graduated third in her class from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 2016. While in high school, she played volleyball and was a member of the concert band, National Honor Society and Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

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Students seek and find Wizard of Oz

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Central School (SCS) production of “The Wizard of Oz” played to large crowds over the weekend.
That it played at all was the result of student initiative.
SCS students asked Principal Lisa Carter if the school would sponsor a dramatic event, and Carter agreed.
Plays and similar activities have come under the auspices of SOAR, the after-school enrichment program, in recent years.

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