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SALISBURY — The annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, was observed in several area towns; in Salisbury the ceremony was at the Congregational Church.

Barbara Schoenly opened with a remark from Abraham Lincoln, about faith:

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”

“America is broken,” continued Shoenly. “Discord is undeniable, and unity is missing.

“America needs God now more than any time in our generation.”

Lillian Wang, a...

Salisbury

Plenty of ice to skate on

A dramatic drop in temperatures froze pipes and created hardships for many area families, though a positive result was lakes and ponds had very hard surfaces, enticing skaters to bundle up and venture out to play hockey or trace figures. In Salisbury, the official ice watcher, Don Mayland, declared “ice in” for Lakeville’s Lake Wononscopomuc, above,  on Saturday, Dec. 30. Mayland warned that some sections of the lake are still soft.

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Controversial lakefront house gets board OK

SALISBURY —The Salisbury Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19, affirmed the decision of the town zoning official to grant a certificate of zoning compliance to Kenneth Tyler for a house at 146 Millerton Road.
It was the end of a three-plus year legal controversy between Tyler and neighbors Gerry and Rose Mary Reidy, with the court system, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Conservation Commission and, ultimately, the ZBA involved.

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Scoville Library re-design among best designs of year

SALISBURY — The Scoville Memorial Library was one of five finalists for libraries in Interior Design magazine’s international Best of Year Awards for its recently completed renovation designed by creative team Bristow|Proffitt (formerly Poesis Design) of Lakeville. 
The news was announced in a ceremony in New York City at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building honoring designs selected from nearly 2,300 submissions in 113 categories from around the world.

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All in the holy family

Holly Tierney was Mary, Jain Jose was Joseph and their baby, Marion, was the Baby Jesus in the Salisbury Congregational Church’s informal Christmas pageant after the service on Sunday, Dec. 10. Other children from the congregation played shepherds, kings, animals and celestial bodies.

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New board welcomed to Salisbury

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand apologized that the town crew was unable to get to Twin Lakes Road before cold weather set in.
Rand (D) made his remarks at the first meeting of the new Board of Selectmen, with Don Mayland (R) and Chris Williams (D) taking their seats.
Both of the new selectmen expressed their gratitude and sense of being honored.
Williams added an endorsement of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service’s recent donation of an ambulance and equipment to a squad in Hyde County, N.C.

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Alberto Cardenas weds Michael Klemens

SALISBURY — Juan Alberto Cardenas and Michael W. Klemens were married in the loft of the Old Iron Bank in Falls Village on Dec. 2, 2017. The candlelight wedding ceremony was officiated by Justice of the Peace Susan Kelsey and was witnessed by a small gathering of family and close friends.

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One-of-a-kind and delicious

SALISBURY — The Artisans Group sale at The White Hart was packed on Saturday morning, Dec. 2.
Frank Grusauskas was asked if the small wooden bowls were designed for dipping sushi into sauce.
“Yep,” he told the customer. “I tested them with soy sauce, and it didn’t stain them.”
Jocelyn Krodman of Petit Felts added new small figures to her lineup of needle-felted animals: a monkey head, a shrimp and a cactus.
“And I brought back the trout,” she said, pointing to a piscatorial creation.

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Ringing in the holidays

SALISBURY — Fireplaces crackled and exuded welcome warmth at The White Hart on Sunday, Dec. 3, and the lobby’s pine trees glowed with lights. Despite those soothing elements, there was an anxious, impatient energy in the air as children were herded with their parents to meet one man. It could only be Saint Nick, burly body bundled in red, who could inspire a bit of festive chaos, as the youngsters of Salisbury were invited to take turns joining him and his elf for a photo. 

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‘No right side’ in Middle East wars

SALISBURY — Documentary filmmaker Martin Smith said that while turmoil in the Middle East is nothing new, the degree of violence has increased markedly since 1979 as a result of proxy wars fought between groups tied to Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Smith was speaking at the Salisbury Forum, held at Salisbury School on Friday, Dec. 1.
Smith has a new documentary in the works, “Bitter Rivals,” which will start on the Public Broadcasting Service on Feb. 20. 

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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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