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SALISBURY — Voters at a Salisbury town meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, unanimously approved eight agenda items.

The first item was to combine the town’s Land Capital and Building Capital accounts into one new account, called the Building and Land Capital account. This was approved by unanimous voice vote.

By paper ballot, voters approved an expenditure of up to $80,000 to complete the work on the steps and ramps at Town Hall; an expenditure of $42,000 for the Planning and Zoning Commission to work on regulations on housing density in the village areas served by...

Salisbury

Yoakum, proud friend of HYSB

SALISBURY — Alice Yoakum was honored with the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau’s (HYSB)Donald T. Warner Service Award on Saturday, April 28, in a room overflowing with her admirers at The White Hart inn. 
She also received an official citation from the General Assembly, from State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), who were both in attendance. 
The citation  recognized Yoakum’s “faithful, honorable and selfless service” Ohler said.

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Beer, vodka: the roadside drinks of choice

SALISBURY — A 1.3 mile stretch of Taconic Road in Salisbury is now a little cleaner, after a team headed by Jean Saliter spent a few hours on Saturday, April 21, picking up trash.
The occasion was Earth Day (which was on Sunday, April 22). 
The participants were Saliter, Digby Brown, state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) and a surprise guest: state Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), looking especially rustic.

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Solving the mystery of faces in decades-old photos

SALISBURY — An exhibit from Salisbury School, “Black History in Rural Connecticut,” opened Saturday, April 21, at the Salisbury Association’s Academy building on Main Street in Salisbury.
Salisbury School music teacher Peter McEachern designed the course after finding a cache of photos in his home, the former Fowlkes house, dating back to the 1930s. 

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Keeping invasives from spreading like wildfire

SALISBURY — Students from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville helped with the annual spring clean-up and maintenance at Washinee Park, just up the street from Salisbury Town Hall, on Wednesday afternoon, April 11.

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Salisbury spending up, but modestly

SALISBURY — A small crowd of about 13 people (mostly town officials) attended the April 9 budget public hearing at Salisbury Town Hall. 
Salisbury Central School Principal Stephanie Magyar presented the total education spending plan, including the elementary school plus the regional education costs.

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Making work fun at career day

SALISBURY — “Open!” said State Trooper Will Veras. 
Dexter, the German shepherd, happily trotted over to Veras’ police car, neatly opened the rear left passenger door, and hopped in.
The Salisbury Central School students were suitably impressed. 
Just to drive the point home, Veras and Dexter repeated the move two more times.

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Yoakum honored with HYSB’s Warner award

SALISBURY — Alice Yoakum will be honored by the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau this year with the organization’s Donald T. Warner Community Service Award.
A ceremony in her honor will be held at The White Hart on Saturday, April 28 (advance ticket sales ended April 16 but check www.eventbrite.com/e/the-housatonic-youth-service-bureau-community-celeb... for more information).

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State funds pay for upgrades

SALISBURY — With state funds flowing again, the town can take care of some capital projects such as replacing a 1950s quonset hut at the town garage.
That was the optimistic report of First Selectman Curtis Rand at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Monday, April 2.
Rand said it seems likely the state will resume funding Local Capital Improvement Program (LOCIP) grants after a two-year hiatus. Salisbury typically gets between $40,000 and $45,000 per year.

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Ragamont House enters new era

The historic Ragamont House in Salisbury has been sold to Kathy and Michael Voldstad. Former owner Pete Hathaway will remain in the area and continue to run his Hathaway Young food shop in Millerton. Ragamont House has had many incarnations in the past few decades. It was a much-loved inn and restaurant for many years. At one point it was a high-end sober house and for several years it was a bed-and-breakfast. The Voldstads said they will use it as a private residence.

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Hawkey season is back

SALISBURY — Lakeville Journal Production Coordinator James Clark snapped some exceptionally clear photos of a red-tailed hawk that he spotted at the end of his driveway on Thursday afternoon, March 29.
“It might just be because I’m looking for them, but I’ve seen more hawks this year than I can ever remember,” he said.

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