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SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said the town can put up “no parking signs” around the Great Falls in the Amesville section of town to discourage visitors from going into the falls.

Rand was responding to Amesville resident Jeremy Dakin’s comments about the July 30 fatality at the falls, at the regular monthly meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen on Monday, Aug. 5.

First Light, the company that operates the Falls Village hydroelectric facility, is the owner of the land around the falls, and of the boat launch and park on...

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‘No boundaries’ for HVRHS student artists

Every successful artist can look back and point to a critical time in his or her life when someone gave them permission to trust their creative instincts, providing the push needed to make truly original art. 
At Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), teachers Warren Prindle and Janet Johnson do just that for many students, year after year. Friday evening, May 17, marked the 15th annual Blue and Gold at the White, a juried art exhibit and sale for HVRHS students at the White Gallery in Lakeville.

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New members for Salisbury Republican Town Commitee

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Lakeville student receives a $105k scholarship

LAKEVILLE — Valerie Lenis of Lakeville is the ninth recipient of the $105,000 Margaret Derwin scholarship, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. 
It was  named in memory of a beloved 2005 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. This annual award supports a Housatonic junior who, like Margaret Derwin, demonstrates a commitment to achieving his or her dreams.

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The critic takes to the stage at the Salisbury Forum

SALISBURY — “I don’t like standing ovations, I think they should be rewarded selectively. If you stand for every show, it’s like sleeping with everyone you date.” 

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Enter through the front door again

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.

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Larger location for Elite Fitness

LAKEVILLE — The compact little gym on Main Street in Lakeville has more than doubled in size, thanks to its move to a different building on the same property. 
Bill Burke’s Elite Fitness had been snuggled into a compact space upstairs from the former Prime Finds furniture shop on Main Street. 
Burke was the owner in recent years of Northeast Fitness and Wellness, which was in Millerton at Thompson Plaza on Route 44. He moved to Lakeville in April 2018 and moved this April to the new, larger space on the same property.

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By tomorrow, today’s kitchens will be so yesterday

LAKEVILLE — Simply put, there is apparently no future in kitchens. They will one day be relegated to museums to be viewed as a quaint curiosity.   
A witty and yet provocative talk, titled “What the heck happened to my kitchen?” presented by cookbook authors (and Colebrook residents) Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, delighted a near-capacity audience at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville on Friday, May 3. 

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Salisbury mill rate will rise 2.6%

SALISBURY — Salisbury voters passed a $16 million budget at town meeting Wednesday, May 8, by a vote of 28-1.
The total amount for town government, Salisbury Central School and the town’s Region One School District assessment is $16,057,755.
Charlie Vail was the moderator for the town meeting.
The Board of Finance convened immediately after the town meeting adjournment to set the mill rate.

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Competitive history

SALISBURY — Students from Salisbury Central School displayed their projects for National History Day at the Academy Building on Friday, May 3.
National History Day is an academic competition for middle and high school students. Students compete at a regional level, and if they finish in the top three of their category, move on to a statewide competition. If they finish in the top two at the state level, they move on to the national round.

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She instills confidence in others

HYSB honors Lori Belter
SALISBURY —Lori Belter was honored on Saturday, May 4, at the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB) Community Celebration at The White Hart.
More than 70 people came to celebrate the work that HYSB does, which includes bringing free counseling and behavioral health services to youth in the area.

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