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LAKEVILLE — The 32 members of the Salisbury Central School (SCS) Class of 2019 milled around the courtyard at the upper school building before the promotion exercise on Friday, June 14, taking photos of each other, adjusting their outfits, and being generally excited.

It took a little while to get them settled for their official class photo. The professional photographer hired by the school dispelled the tension by having the students do a “serious” pose and a “silly” one.

The ceremony took place in the gym. 

Four students spoke...

Salisbury

2018: Bears make a nuisance of themselves

SALISBURY — At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen, First Selectman Curtis Rand reported that bears had returned to the Salisbury village area in search of garbage. 
He was asked when the bears will go to sleep for the winter.
“I don’t know if they’re going to go to sleep if we keep feeding them garbage,” said Rand.

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2018: A moose visits area schools

SALISBURY — Moose don’t generally visit the Northwest Corner, although it does happen sometimes. One moose made a tour of Salisbury in October, and was spotted by students and faculty at two boarding schools, Hotchkiss and Salisbury. 
 Salisbury School teacher Avery Scoville caught a snapshot of the moose on his school’s campus that ran in the Oct. 18 issue of The Lakeville Journal. 

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Voting results: Transfer station cost increase accepted by voters

SALISBURY/SHARON — At town meetings Wednesday, Dec. 19, and Thursday, Dec. 20, residents of Salisbury and Sharon approved appropriations of about $507,000 per town to cover the cost of building the new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station.
The vote (by paper ballot) in Salisbury was 57 yes votes to 9 no votes. In Sharon, the resolution was approved by unanimous voice vote by about 60 residents.

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Salisbury/Sharon transfer station cost increase accepted by voters

SALISBURY/SHARON — At town meetings Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 20, residents of Salisbury and Sharon approved appropriations of about $507,000 per town to cover the cost of building the new Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station.

Gov. Lamont comes to town

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Dec. 10, that he was encouraged by a recent meeting with Governor-elect Ned Lamont.
The selectmen held their regular monthly meeting a week later than usual.
Rand said Lamont met with first selectmen from the Northwest Corner in Torrington last week. It was the first time Rand could recall a governor (or incoming governor) “coming to the Northwest Corner to talk shop.”

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Nesting in time for the holidays

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A choir of holiday angels in Salisbury

The holiday season performances of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus continued with a performance at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The Christmas Angelicus concert included carols, hymns, seasonal songs and readings.

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From bling to antler horns at Passports

SALISBURY — Christopher Baetz, manager at Passports in Salisbury, pointed to a faux-fur throw as the hot item of this year’s holiday shopping season.
It looks like fur and feels like fur, but unlike fur it is easy to clean and to style. 
“Just use cold water,” said Baetz.
The throw is $295 and a jacket is $250. There are also two faux fur bags, at $45 and $65. The latter is suitable for the new iPhone, Baetz said.

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Wish fulfilled, ‘Cinderella’ takes to the stage

SALISBURY — The long-awaited SOAR production of “Cinderella” finally happened last week, after being snowed out last month.
SOAR is the after-school enrichment program at Salisbury Central School. 
The 30-minute production, overseen by Becky Sawicki and Kirsten Durbrow, featured full costumes, two sets, a pumpkin coach, a fairy godmother with an electric dress and dynamic performances from the young cast.
 

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Low-cost housing in everyone’s interest

LAKEVILLE — Advocates for affordable housing need to appeal to values in order to succeed. 
That was part of the message from Chris Estes at a Salisbury Forum talk at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, Dec.7.
Estes is vice president at Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit that specializes in urgent home repair and community revitalization in low- and moderate-income communities.
He asked the audience to consider the future of Northwest Corner towns, Salisbury in particular.

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