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SALISBURY — The Town Hall steps in Salisbury are finished.

Prior to the May meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which was held Monday, May 6, the fencing was removed and it was once again possible to walk up the front steps and into Town Hall.

The crew will begin the new ramps later this week, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

Rand provided a transfer station update: earth is being moved around, concrete will be poured very soon, and there will be no need for any blasting.

Selectman Don Mayland said the Salmon Kill pump station is on...

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Harbinger of spring: Ice is out

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Salisbury budget hearing is April 8

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Finance voted on Tuesday, March 26, to send the budget proposals from the town Board of Education and the Board of Selectmen to public hearing.
The public hearing is Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The budget year begins July 1.
The Board of Education presented a slimmed-down version of its initial proposal. The spending plan for Salisbury Central School calls for $5,678,153, an increase of $129,965 (2.34 percent)

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Groundbreaking for new transfer station

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said that work at the Salisbury-Sharon transfer station officially begins this week. He made the announcement at the regular April meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, April 1.
Rand and Selectman Chris Williams attended the meeting. 
Rand said the contractor will begin bringing trailers, offices and equipment to the Millerton Road site this week. 
The goal is to have the new facility built by December.

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Double decker

She’s not sure why but Elvia Gignoux of Weatogue Farm in Salisbury said  it’s not uncommon for the new lambs to stand on their mothers. “Maybe for warmth?” she surmised. “It seems that certain mothers are more tolerant. This mother (Chanel) is always happy to have them sit or stand on her.” Whatever the reason, it’s undeniably adorable.

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From walls of necessity to walls of human engineering

SALISBURY — David Frye, professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University and author of the recently published “Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick,” said he did not set out to write a political book, and backed it up by not talking about politics — at least, not contemporary politics.
Frye spoke at Noble Horizons on Saturday, March 30.
He said the effort that eventually produced “Walls” began as he considered the idea of civilization vs. outsiders.

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Be ready for still more bears rifling trash

SALISBURY — Black bears are back in Connecticut, Paul Rego from the Wildlife Division of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) told a standing-room only crowd at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday afternoon, March 30.
That’s not news for most Northwest Corner residents. But what is more suprising is that the heaviest population of the ursines is not in this part of the state. 
Yes, they like the woods

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Song and story night at Scoville

SALISBURY — Danny Tieger sang songs with toddlers and pre-schoolers on Thursday, March 21, at a family literacy night at the Scoville Memorial Library. More  than 50 people attended the event, which was hosted by Housatonic Child Care Center and funded by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. After pizza was served, librarian Molly Salisbury read “Whistle for Willy,” by Ezra Jack Keats. Each child received a copy of the book to take home.

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Neo in Salisbury opens to applause

SALISBURY — They tried to have a quiet slow opening for their restaurant, to give the staff a chance to work out the kinks. 
But fate and the eager diners of Salisbury had other plans for Neo restaurant, which opened (quietly) on Main Street on Tuesday, March 19, in the space most recently occupied by the restaurant Below the Salt. 

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At Region One Arts Day, ‘don’t hurry, don’t worry’

LAKEVILLE — Calliope Brass, a brass quintet (plus puppeteer and storyteller) kicked off the annual Arts Day at The Hotchkiss School on Wednesday, March 13.
Arts Day sees fourth-grade students from all six Region One towns come to the private school campus for a day of performances and workshops with artists of all stripes.
Joel Schapira gave the morning workshop group instructions for making A Room With a View using a cigar box and a wide range of materials.

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Making an artistic point

Printmaker Charlie Noyes, center, made a point to Joey Sherwood, left, North Canaan Elementary School, Hadley Casey, right, Salisbury Central School, and other students from Region One during the annual Arts Day at The Hotchkiss School on Wednesday, March 13. Story, more photos, see At Region One Arts Day, ‘don’t hurry, don’t worry.’

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