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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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Rain boots at attention for a drizzly Memorial Day tribute

SALISBURY — With dark clouds overhead and rain showers scheduled right at 10 a.m., Salisbury’s Memorial Day parade was canceled. 
Typically a sun-soaked spectacle drawing the majority of the small town to Main Street, where families pack together on the sidewalk — eagerly waving flags and catching handfuls of candy as veterans are joined by the Boy Scouts, the Salisbury Band in their white skimmer hats and more, in a grand celebration —  the news of the cancellation came as a disappointment to many. 

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Baldwin will train for future goals at Journal

LAKEVILLE — Ashlee Baldwin is the newest member of The Lakeville Journal’s intern team this summer.
Ashlee graduated third in her class from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 2016. While in high school, she played volleyball and was a member of the concert band, National Honor Society and Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

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Students seek and find Wizard of Oz

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.

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Magyar new principal at SCS

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Central School Board of Education hired a new principal at its meeting on Monday, May 22. 
Stephanie L. Magyar, 36, was the unanimous choice of the principal search committee and of the Board of Education. 
She is a graduate of Salisbury Central School (class of 1994) and Housatonic Valley Regional High School (class of 1998). 

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Largest showing ever for Blue and Gold at the White

SALISBURY — Abigail Johnson won Best in Show for her sculpture, “Hanging On,” at The Blue and Gold at The White art show on Friday evening, May 19. 
Members of the community were invited to The White Gallery in Lakeville to see the exhibit of pieces by Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) students. The exhibit ran from Friday, May 19, to Sunday, May 21.

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Market expected to keep growing through season

SALISBURY — Lawrence Davis-Hollander of the Scoville Memorial Library checked in with Skip Hobbs of Mountain Falls Farm in Sheffield, Mass., a little before 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Hobbs was one of four vendors at the first Salisbury farmer’s market at the library, along with Crooked Oak Farm (Lakeville), Whippoorwill Farm (Lakeville) and Carol Bonci of Sharon.
Davis-Hollander asked Hobbs how the morning went.
“I really don’t have anything to compare it to,” said Hobbs, who seemed pleased, nonetheless.

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P&Z approves plans for Lakeville Journal building

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously on Monday, May 22, to approve a site plan for a new use of The Lakeville Journal Co. building at 33 and 34 Bissell St. in Lakeville.
George Johanneson from Allied Engineering spoke for Salisbury Bank and Trust, which is in negotiations to buy the building. He told the commission that the plan is to demolish the metal building in the rear (which once housed the company’s printing press) and build a two-story structure on the same foundation and slab.

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Concerns about clearing of trees on lake shore

SALISBURY — At the annual meeting of the Lake Wononscopomuc Association on Saturday, June 3, members will discuss a current land use controversy and consider what steps to take to avoid problems in the future.
The Conservation Commission has issued a “Cease and Correct” order to Quentin Van Doosselaere for land-clearing activity at 209 Sharon Road, on the lake, earlier this year.
The association will consider whether it should hire an attorney to study the regulations that protect the lakes in town.

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Rise in mill rate expected

SALISBURY — At town meeting, voters approved the 2017-18 budget proposals from the Salisbury Board of Selectmen and Board of Education.
The votes at the Wednesday, May 10, town meeting were unanimous, 26-0.
The budget vote was done by paper ballot. Four routine administrative matters were swiftly approved by voice vote, also unanimous.
Charlie Vail was the moderator.
Town government spending will be $6,422,733, an increase of $274,740 (4.47 percent).

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Why it doesn’t make sense to have a perfect lawn

SALISBURY — Humans have degraded 60 percent of the earth’s ecosystems, said Douglas Tallamy, professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, speaking at a Salisbury Forum event at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, May 12.
He offered specific remedies — in particular, rethinking how we look at our landscapes.

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