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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.

In the stocking stuffer department, there are socks from American Trench ($16.50). Made in North Carolina, these...

Salisbury

Surviving cancer for Claudia

SALISBURY — Kayla Lawrence, 27, from Salisbury was the keynote speaker at the Cancer Survivor Celebration at the Lakeville town Grove on Thursday, June 5. 

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Keeping Salisbury beautiful

On Saturday, June 9, Elyse Harney (at right in photo) of the Salisbury Historic District Commission presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Howard Sobel and Ileene Smith for their restoration of a historic house on Main Street in Salisbury. Also honored were Seth Churchill and Leslie Eckstein.

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A true senior prom

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Gears moving to allow affordable housing

SALISBURY — About 50 people came to an information meeting hosted by the Affordable Housing Commission Wednesday, May 30, on the “Holley Block” proposal.
The idea is to use the parking lot and small park next to the set of businesses that includes the Imagine hair salon, Katie Baldwin Designs and Deano’s Pizza on Millerton Road (Route 44) in Lakeville to create somewhere between 12 and 18 units of affordable housing.

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Gears moving to allow affordable housing

SALISBURY — About 50 people came to an information meeting hosted by the Affordable Housing Commission Wednesday, May 30, on the “Holley Block” proposal.
The idea is to use the parking lot and small park next to the set of businesses that includes the Imagine hair salon, Katie Baldwin Designs and Deano’s Pizza on Millerton Road (Route 44) in Lakeville to create somewhere between 12 and 18 units of affordable housing.

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Run for state treasurer a labor of love

SALISBURY — It’s fairly rare for state-level politicians to even know where the Northwest Corner is. Rarer still is for one to hail from this rural part of the state.
Thad Gray, a Salisbury resident, is the Republican party’s endorsed candidate for state treasurer; he’ll run against the Democrat-endorsed candidate, Shawn Wooden of Hartford. 
The incumbent, Denise Napier, is not running again, after  five terms in office (since 1998). 

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Mr. Sullivan goes to Salisbury

The Salisbury School’s journalism class, with teacher Jonathan Siff, visited The Lakeville Journal’s new Falls Village office on April 10 to get some pointers on putting a newspaper together.
In a rare burst of altruism, I volunteered to follow up with the students and help them with their articles. We all met in early May, for two class periods.
As a group we discussed structure. 
With individuals, we worked on conforming to Associated Press style. 

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Changes in faculty at Salisbury Central

There are several new teachers and a paraprofessional for Salisbury Central School (SCS), starting in the 2018-19 academic year.
K-4 teachers
Katherine J. Bucceri will teach fourth grade. She is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. 

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An international crowd, an all-American parade

Memorial Day is the best day of the year in Salisbury, especially when it doesn’t rain, and this year did not disappoint. 
The town emerged from a long bitter winter to celebrate the arrival of summer. Everyone came together as a town to show respect to the men and women from Salisbury who died for their country. Each year about half the town gathers in Salisbury to watch the other half march in the parade. 

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Salisbury arrest involves heroin and marijuana

SALISBURY — On May 21, Andrew Lee, 30, was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court charged with the following: possession of drug paraphernalia, the sale of narcotic substances, manufacturing/ distributing/selling controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of hallucinogenic substances and possession of less than a half ounce of cannabis. 

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