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SALISBURY — Horace Holley was mentioned in letters by U.S. presidents. He was a prominent clergyman in Boston, and he was the major figure in American higher education in the pre-Civil War American West.

“He was the most significantly insignificant person in American history,” declared James P. Cousins, professor of history at Western Michigan University and author of “Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic.”

Cousins spoke at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, April...

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Health bill welcomed by area agencies

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LAKEVILLE — The “21st Century Cures Act,” sponsored by Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) passed the U.S. Senate on Dec. 6 by a 94-5 margin. The bill had passed the U.S. House the week before, 392-26.
The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his expected signature.

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Handmade and delicious, it’s the artisan sale

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SALISBURY — The events room at The White Hart was packed with shoppers on Saturday, Dec. 3, looking to find the unusual and the handmade.
Jocelyn Krodman was doing a brisk business in needle-felting kits (on sale at $25 for one or $40 for two).
She said the kits come with everything needed, including explicit directions. Anyone who already knows how to sew will find it simple.

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Big changes on menu for Country Bistro

SALISBURY — The Country Bistro on Academy Street has hired a new general manager for breakfast and lunch. 
With the new leadership will come a new menu and lower prices. 
The Bistro has been on Academy Street for nine years now. The changes seem to have reinvigorated the restaurant.

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Chili, gifts, sweets and lights in Lime Rock

LIME ROCK — The Christmas season in Lime Rock officially commenced on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the annual Christmas fair, chili dinner and tree lighting ceremony.
In the afternoon, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church buzzed with busy volunteers and warm red sweaters. Alice Tweed led the Episcopal Church Women’s Christmas fair.
John Lloyd and Randy Orzano, parishioners at the church, stood behind a counter offering fried doughnuts for $1 per pastry.

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Dreaming of a White Hart Christmas

SALISBURY — Wintertime wonder came to The White Hart on Sunday, Dec. 4, as the community gathered for the Tri-State Chamber Hometown Holidays. Wreaths, red ribbons, and garlands of greenery decorated the inn’s illuminated porch, where Michael Brown, who has directed choirs at both The Hotchkiss School and Salisbury School, lent his powerful voice as leader of the carolers. 

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The real science behind growing climate change

SALISBURY — It wasn’t until the question-and-answer period that Kirsten Menking, professor of earth science at Vassar College, addressed the elephant in the room: the human role in global climate change. 
The talk, which was held at The Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Dec. 3, was entitled “Playing in the Mud: How Geologists Learn About Climate Change.”

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BIO brings health care into the 21st century

SALISBURY — After eight years of development and more than 4 million lines of code, BIO Wellness, Inc. has launched initial pilot programs with two medical centers in Montana and at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. 

BIO is a cloud-based Personal Health Management System that uses a person’s biological information to improve their health. 

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Writer brings philosophy to the lay reader

SALISBURY— Why should anyone be interested in Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher and religious thinker, a scholar steeped in Islamic teaching and the works of Plato and Aristotle, a man who grappled with the most essential questions of his day and our own?

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True beauty is on the inside (of your house)

LAKEVILLE — You’ve probably seen the sign on Holley St. — the tiny street that runs from Millerton Road to Mizza’s Pizza — hundreds of times. Black with a pink valence on top, it says in gold letters “Lakeville Interiors.”
If you’ve never been inside, you owe it to yourself to follow the little path down between the hedges to the front door and step into a whole new world — many of them, in fact.

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Lockup locked in a big crowd

SALISBURY — Hors d’oeuvres were flying off trays and every guest had a drink in hand from the open bar on Tuesday, Nov. 22, as Northwest Corner bons vivants trekked in from wind and snow to experience the lively surprise of the not-so New England, downtown-Brooklyn-style of The Lockup. The premiere party for Main Street’s newest restaurant, lounge, billiard room and café all rolled into one made a substantial splash on the small town social scene. 

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