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SALISBURY — Students from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville helped with the annual spring clean-up and maintenance at Washinee Park, just up the street from Salisbury Town Hall, on Wednesday afternoon, April 11.

Under the watchful eye of invasive species experts Tom Zetterstrom and Christian Allyn, both of North Canaan, the students worked on thinning and pruning the young Carolina silverbell trees; identified and removed invasive plants; and collected brush from the park perimeter for burning.

Zetterstrom explained that keeping the perimeter clear and mowable is...

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Mulligan retires from Noble

SALISBURY — Eileen Mulligan, administrator and chief operating officer of Noble Horizons, is retiring after 43 years at the facility.
When she came to Noble in 1974, there were 20 cottages for independent living and the Riga Residence, a residential hotel with up to 26 people, she said in an interview Monday, Dec. 3.
“No medical facilities,” she said.

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Historic cannonball truly a unique gift idea

SALISBURY — Dan Dwyer, proprietor of Johnnycake Books in Salisbury, has an unusual item for sale: a Salisbury cannonball.
Dwyer said the cannonball was dug out of a hillside in Lakeville around 1920 by a Salisbury resident who died in the 1980s. (There were apparently two cannonballs, but nothing is known of the whereabouts of the second.)

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Small, enticing luxuries at Passports

SALISBURY — The alert holiday shopper can find a lot of unusual items for the hard-to-please people on the list at Passports on Main Street in Salisbury.
Recently, Manager Christopher Baetz drew a reporter’s attention to a few items that are pleasant to behold — and that won’t break the bank.
Mainstays such as stretch pearl and stone bracelets ($15) and kimono hair clips ($15) will be familiar to Passports veterans.

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Babes in the woods of Christmas trees

SALISBURY — ’Twas the day before Thanksgiving, but at Noble Horizons on  Wednesday, Nov. 22, it was, thematically and imaginatively Dec. 24 — the night before Christmas. 
Dressed in her bonnet and offering sugar cookies and cheer, Nina Mathus once again played the role of Mrs. Claus (15 years and running for the Noble Horizons resident in this role). She welcomed Salisbury Central School middle school students to the annual Festival of Trees. 

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ZBA’s lake property meeting on Dec. 19

SALISBURY — The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) decided to continue its deliberations on Gerry Reidy’s challenge of the issuing of a Zoning Certificate of Compliance for 146 Millerton Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. at Town Hall in Salisbury.
The ZBA met on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to elect officers and begin deliberations on the Reidy application.

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Season of giving: SVAS shares with N.C.

SALISBURY — Hyde County, N.C., has a new ambulance, courtesy of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS).
The 1997 PL Custom ambulance, with 63,000 miles, became superfluous to requirements when the SVAS got a new ambulance, a 2017 Lifeline vehicle.
The old one has gone south.
Mike Brenner said, after consulting with Litchfield County and state fire officials, that SVAS was matched with Hyde County.
The volunteer fire departments in Warren, Gaylordsville and Winchester Center also pitched in with donations of extra equipment.

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Celebrate!

Salisbury Central School students presented “Kids On Broadway,” created by Michael Berkeley and Darcy Boynton, Nov. 17 and 18. The large cast (25 students) sang and danced to 22 songs from Broadway shows. The show was a production of SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at Salisbury Central.

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Lakefront property dispute could be resolved this month

There has been a years-long dispute between two property owners and the Salisbury Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) about construction on a site on the shore of Lakeville’s Lake Wononscopomuc. 
Bill Littauer is a retired longtime television news journalist and also president of the Lake Wononscopomuc Association. He shared this summary of the dispute with members of the lake association and agreed to let The Lakeville Journal run this slightly modified version of the email with our readers. 
 

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The art and work of the remarkable Frank Mason

SALISBURY — A documentary film about art restoration and a remarkable teacher of painting will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. at The Scoville Memorial Library.
The film is called “A Light in the Dark: The Art and Life of Frank Mason” and it will be shown by the artist’s grand-nephew (and former student) Scott Mason, who was the film’s producer. 

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Real answers to Middle East questions at Forum talk

SALISBURY — President Donald J. Trump made Saudi Arabia his first international destination. He was feted as a visiting monarch, complete with an Arabian sword dance; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now the Trump strategist for a Middle East peace plan, became an instant friend of the crown prince. The U.S. announced its total support for the Saudi regime in its struggle against Iran for hegemony in the region.

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