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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.

At the final show, on Sunday afternoon, May 21, Ayla Hill as Dorothy escaped from Miss Gulch, only to encounter the Wicked Witch of the...

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Success leads to new business

There’s an old adage that says beauty comes from within. There seems to be proof of this from the weight loss success of several well-known town residents — including two who were so impressed with their results that they are now selling the products that helped them.

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Taste of the Tri-State offers relief for cabin fever

SALISBURY – It was a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and see some people after the cabin-fever inducing, late-winter mess brought on by the March 14 blizzard. 
Participation was very high for the second annual Taste of the Tri-State, sponsored by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce and held in the Mars Athletic Center at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, March 19.

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How women shaped the landscape and Montgomery Place

SALISBURY – Montgomery Place, in Annandale-on Hudson, N.Y., developed over the 19th and early 20th centuries from a functioning farm to an example of an “American Arcadia.”
And the prime movers in the process were women.
That was the message from author and curator Kate Johnson, who spoke at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday, March 18, as part of the Era of Elegance series of talks (sponsored by the library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society).

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Heroic snowblasters spring into action

Peter Barron in Salisbury was one of the many hardworking men and women who helped dig out the Northwest Corner in record time following the blast of snow that buried homes and businesses on Tuesday, March 14. The Lakeville Journal salutes you all!

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Unusually large rises in budgets

SALISBURY – The Salisbury Board of Finance received the initial budget proposals from the Board of Education and the selectmen on Thursday evening, March 9.
Everybody knew what was coming, so the meeting was brisk.
Finance Chairman Bill Willis said that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal “puts us in a difficult position,” especially the proposal that would require municipalities to cover one third of the cost of teacher’s pensions.

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Little ice on lakes

LAKEVILLE – Don Mayland, the official ice watcher in Salisbury at Lake Wononscopomuc, shared an update on ice cover:
“This has been a difficult winter to decide upon real ‘ice out,’ as compared to a temporary situation. Ice was in on Jan. 9, 2017, but later in the month warm weather and heavy winds took the ice completely off on Jan. 19.  

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The thrills and chills of eating only fermented food

The word “fermented” is most often associated with alcoholic beverages but for Derek Dellinger it opens up another world of things to eat and drink.
Dellinger, an owner of the Kent Falls Brewing Company and author of “The Fermented Man,” spoke to a curious audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, March 4.
To write his book, he ate nothing but fermented foods for one year.
“It’s the most extreme diet you’ll ever hear about.”

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Raising funds for Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance

St. Luke’s, The Hotchkiss School’s community service organization, hosted an indoor soccer tournament on Sunday, March 5, to raise funds for the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance campaign. The final game yielded a hard-fought victory for a team of faculty members over a team of students. Faculty standing: Molly Nickerson, Marcus Christianson, Diego Rivera, Dan Hanley and Sam King. Students kneeling: Denzel Bullen, Firas Kora, Brian Wong, Louise Essuman and Shane Kim.

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State plan pushes up SCS budget

The initial budget proposal for 2017-18 for Salisbury Central School calls for spending a total of $5,873,956. This is an increase of $614,731 (11.69 percent) over the current budget of $5,259,225.
Percentage increases in double digits are rare in Salisbury. The startling increase is due in large part to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to have the state’s municipalities pay one third of teacher pensions.

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State plans force large jumps in municipal budget

The Board of Selectmen will present a municipal budget proposal with a 5 percent increase to the Board of Finance on Thursday night, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
At the regular selectmen’s meeting Monday, March 6, First Selectman Curtis Rand and Comptroller Joe Cleaveland went through the budget draft page by page.
Rand warned that the proposal, the third draft “is still subject to change.”

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