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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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No coffee cups ... in recycling bins!

SALISBURY and SHARON — The blue recycling containers recently deployed in Sharon and Salisbury have been effective, for the most part, Barbara Bettigole reported at the monthly meeting of the two-town Transfer Station Recycling Advisory Committee (TRAC) at Sharon’s Town Hall on Wednesday, June 21.
There are 14 of the distinctive blue recycling containers in both towns, and for the most part they are being used properly, she said.

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Update on Lakeville road work

LAKEVILLE — The reconfiguration of Main Street in Lake–ville continues apace, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.
In a phone interview on Monday, June 19, Rand said that the contractor, Mather Construction, is moving rapidly.
As of Monday morning, the crews had reached the crosswalk (by the post office), and work had begun at the stone wall at the intersection of Main Street and Sharon Road (aka routes 44 and 41).
Rand said small details crop up daily — the sidewalk height doesn’t match the curb height, for instance.

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SCS student goes to national convention

SALISBURY — Sage Wilson, who just finished the sixth grade at Salisbury Central School, was one of 90 students from Connecticut whose performance at the state Invention Convention earned an invitation to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo from June 1 through 3.
Sage is very interested in animals, and her invention — the Thermal Lammy Jammy — was tested out over the winter at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).

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Salisbury Class of 2017: a year of unique voices

SALISBURY — It would be easy to call Salisbury Central School’s (SCS) departing eighth-graders “accomplished,” but on Friday, June 16, Principal Lisa Carter took to the podium at the middle school’s celebratory promotion ceremony with a few more adjectives in mind for the Class of 2017. 

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Transfer station conversation continues

SALISBURY — After almost three hours of discussion Monday evening, June 19, the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing on the Salisbury-Sharon new transfer station was continued until July 17.
Much of the discussion concerned noise — the sound of normal operations, of sudden bangs, and of trucks backing up with a characteristic “beep beep beep” from the safety equipment.

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Sarum Village II units could be open in August

SALISBURY — The expansion of Sarum Village is nearing completion. Connecticut Real Estate Management is now accepting applications for eight units: two three-bedroom, two two-bedroom and four one-bedroom units.
The one-bedrooms are all handicapped accessible, with features such as wide doorways, lower kitchen counters and lower clothes bars in closets.
Andre Doyon, project supervisor for contractor A. Secondino and Son, said he hoped to be done by the first week of July. Doyon showed a reporter around on Wednesday, June 7.

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Annual luncheon for regional seniors

SALISBURY  — More than 65 senior citizens from the six Northwest Corner towns gathered at the Grove in Lakeville for the annual regional senior luncheon. The event was organized by the parks and recreation directors from the towns of Cornwall, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon, with food prepared by the chefs at The Hotchkiss School. 

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A dry and sunny day for Big Rigs and a bake sale

SALISBURY — Tractors, dump trucks and a school bus were just a few of the vehicles on display at the annual Big Rig and bake sale event for the Housatonic Child Care Center on Sunday, June 11. 
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. youngsters and their parents could play games, visit animals and have the opportunity to sit in the front seats of trucks. The big rigs, which also included a cherry picker and a garbage truck, belonged to local companies including Herrington’s and the Salisbury Garden Center. 

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A positively packed pop-up gallery

SALISBURY — While it is not uncommon for residents of  Litchfield County to open their homes in the country for a tour around their flowering garden or their newly tiled kitchen to help out a cause, Maggie Cady of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council explained that the Open Your Eyes studio tour in Sharon and Salisbury was simply a way to “benefit the artists themselves.” 

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Taking action on future affordable homes

SALISBURY — Everyone was given a small sheet of sticker dots when they walked in the door: four green, four yellow, four red. Spread out around the Salisbury Central School cafeteria were site plans with drawings of different configurations of housing. 
Participants at the Sunday, June 4, forum on affordable housing were asked to vote with their dots: green for projects they liked, yellow for projects they liked but had some reservations about, red for projects about which they had serious concerns.

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