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The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) has started a “Campaign for a New Ambulance.”

The SVAS volunteers want to buy a new ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis. The price is steep: $250,000.

The ambulance that SVAS wishes to replace is 20 years old, does not meet new state standards, and lacks updated technology.

And, according to Pat Barton, the SVAS chief of service, the undercarriage is rusty.

“Nobody wants to be Fred Flintstone,” she said in an interview on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Upgrading the current...

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Riley’s Furniture helps refugee family

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MILLERTON — Tom Riley likes to get involved in more than just selling furniture. For a long time now, the owner of Riley’s Furniture and Flooring has held the belief that if one has the ability to help another in need, he or she should. 
That’s why Tom, and his wife, Louise, recently made a donation of a full-size bed and twin-bed bed frames to a Syrian refugee family new to the area.

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‘Who doesn’t want to do sword fighting?’

Summer Fencing Camp

By Cynthia Hochswender
 
SALISBURY — As soon as the fencing events ended at the Rio Olympics, coaches Simon and Irene Gershon hopped on an airplane, returned to the United States — and headed straight for the Salisbury School, where they worked with more than a hundred young fencers, who were there for the summer program of New York City’s Fencers Club. 

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In Sharon, growing food the way nature intended

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The last and loveliest flowers

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Plunkett, Longwell earn 2016 Estabrook Award

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NORTH CANAAN — Gabriel Plunkett and Maddy Longwell were honored with the second annual Salisbury Rotary Robert Estabrook Internship Award. 
The award was part of an evening meeting of the Salisbury Rotary Club on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Geer Village.

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Bakerville hosts its first community pot luck pig roast

BAKERVILLE — Despite record high temperatures, the first community pot luck pig roast and pie-baking contest drew large crowds to the Bakerville Library on Saturday, Aug. 13. 
Festivities included live music, a car raffle, a bonfire with s’mores and Ping-Pong games in the Annex building.

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Millerton man held for multiple crimes in two states

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MILLERTON — The recent string of crimes that has affected the village of Millerton and the town of North East has now threaded its way eastward into Connecticut.
Connecticut State Police believe that 20-year-old Millerton resident Dustin Holst-Grubbe was involved in a home invasion and shooting that occurred in Bridgewater on Thursday, Aug. 4, at roughly 3:40 a.m.

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Increase in small crimes in Millerton

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MILLERTON — The village of Millerton and the town of North East have experienced something of a crime wave in recent weeks. According to Millerton Police Officer-in-Charge David Rudin, the rise in crime has ranged from stolen cars to home burglaries. And businesses have reported break-ins.

“The past two years we haven’t had any stolen cars, and now it seems to be a trend,” Rudin said. “And there have been additional burglaries.”

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Writing stars illuminated the library lawn

SHARON — “The books are great, but look at the fashion!” Ann Leary, author of the new novel “The Children” said at The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Summer Book Signing. 
One of the 33 invited authors on Friday, Aug. 5, on the library lawn, Leary was seated at her signing table gazing out into the sea of pastel printed dresses. 

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How a newspaper really works

Executive Editor’s Assignment: “The Lakeville Journal is starting its 120th year of publication. You’ve been here a long time, why don’t you write something about it?”

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