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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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Julianna Sinchak promoted

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury Bank has announced the promotion of Julianna Sinchak to vice president, marketing and sales administration manager. 

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How the French helped us win the war

SALISBURY — Tom Shachtman’s career is a difficult beast to pin down. He describes himself as an author, filmmaker and educator — three different, if related, fields. But look at just one of those categories — author — and everything blows wide open.

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Chilling out as the Salisbury Band plays on

SALISBURY — In the early evening on Saturday, Aug. 26, there was no question that summer is about over.
It was chilly enough to wear a light sweater while eating ice cream and listening to the Salisbury Band play on the lawn of the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury.
After a spirited rendition of the national anthem, the band played “Lexington March,” followed by “Consider Yourself” and the “Block M Concert March.”

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South West Mexican Grill comes to Northwest Corner

LAKEVILLE — Picante’s South West Mexican Grill, has moved into the Main Street building that used to be occupied by Burgers & Frites.  Even though the sign for B&F is still up on one end of the circular driveway, most people seem to have already noticed the change in ownership (the brightly colored, fluttering pennants and the large Mexican flag are clues).

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Anne Day to be honored at ‘Salisbury’s Own’

SALISBURY — Anne Day thinks she’s been in The Lakeville Journal too many times, and unfortunately for her, it is entirely her own fault. Where there’s interest, Day’s lens follows. In 2016 she was the first photographer to take home the Arthur Ross Award for Fine Arts, an honor duly noted in her local paper.

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Transfer station hearing ends

SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission closed the public hearing on the special permit for the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station after only a couple of hours of discussion on Monday, Aug. 21.
The previous three installments of the hearing all ran longer than three hours.

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$2.25 million OKed for Salisbury Central repairs

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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‘Tribal Justice’ to air on POV

SALISBURY — Anne Makepeace’s film “Tribal Justice” has been screened at The Moviehouse in Millerton and at film festivals and law schools across the country and in Canada. But it will get a much larger audience next Monday, Aug. 21, when it airs as part of the PBS series POV.
Makepeace, a Lakeville resident, said “Tribal Justice” is about two tribal courts in California and the women who are the chief judges in those courts.
It’s not surprising that Makepeace focused the film on two individuals.

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The gift of a girl’s education

SALISBURY — “Education is the single most important factor in the life of a girl or a woman,” said Ricky Bernstein, executive director of Hands in Outreach, while standing in the middle of a scenic garden party. It wasn’t just an observational remark to another party-goer; it was the reason why this group of guests had gathered. 

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Bear Watch

LAKEVILLE — Douglass Smith shared this photo of a mother and her brood that he snapped in his yard on Chatfield Drive in Lakeville at midday on Saturday, Aug. 12. 
“We’ve caught glimpses of solitary bears on or near our property in prior years,” Smith said, but this is the first time an entire family has wandered by. There were three cubs, although only two are in the photo with their mother. 
— Cynthia Hochswender

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