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SALSIBURY — Gene Dattel, author of “Reckoning with Race: America’s Failure,” spent an hour contradicting much of what is currently written and spoken about race relations in the U.S. on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, at The White Hart in Salisbury.

Dattel was speaking as part of the White Hart Speaker Series, sponsored by Oblong Books in Millerton and Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library.

Dattel began by briefly recounting his childhood in Mississippi, where he quickly learned to adjust to differences between white and black, old and young, rich...

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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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Tipping fees and triathlons at BOS

SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to go ahead with a 10-year contract with Materials Innovation Recycling Authority (MIRA) to handle the trash and recycling from the Salisbury-Sharon transfer station. The board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, June 5.
Both transfer station Manager Brian Bartram and the Transfer Station Recycling Advisory Committee recommended the 10-year contract, rather than a five-year deal.
Bartram said with the longer contract, the tipping fee for municipal solid waste will be $68 per ton, rather than $70.

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Corrective measures planned for clearing on lake site

SALISBURY — At the annual meeting of the Lake Wononscopomuc Association on Saturday, June 3, the members decided “to work with the Twin Lakes Association to determine what state or local regulations either exist or should be implemented to deal with issues that affect the environmental health of the lake,” according to a report from association President Bill Littauer. 
This decision was taken in the context of a recent controversy over clear-cutting trees on Quentin Vandooseleare’s 14-acre property on the lake at 209 Sharon Road.

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Big plans for cozy new spa space on Main Street

SALISBURY — Despite the oh so wet, oh so Wellington-appropriate weather, one day, possibly very soon, town residents will be trading in their rubber boots for strappy sandals and opened-toed shoes. 
When that happens, the best foot forward starts with the best toes. 

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Treating the roots of addiction in a new film

SALISBURY — Addicts and alcoholics often have more problems than physical addiction to a substance.
Getting to the root of the addiction is what addictions counselor Hope Payson and filmmaker Tory Jadow are addressing in a documentary that is in production now.
Payson led a group of people who are in recovery in a discussion at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Friday, June 2.

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Summer camp brings arts to local little ones

SALISBURY — Darcy Boynton was just 20 years old when she started the Shooting Star Arts Camp in Lakeville. Boynton, a lifelong resident of Lakeville, is a freelance dance teacher. She also coaches the dance team at Indian Mountain School (IMS), has choreographed and directed the IMS musical, and is involved with the SOAR after-school program at Salisbury Central School.

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