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First Selectman Curtis Rand, who is a professional forester, showed one of the fallen white oaks at the Grove in Lakeville. New oaks are being planted there this summer. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan 

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand had a terrific pitch for a story idea: “It isn’t about COVID-19.” Rand and town Grove Manager Stacey Dodge were at the Grove on Thursday morning, May 21, showing off new-ish white oak saplings. The new trees are meant to replace the much older white...

Photo by Lazlo Gyorsok

The traditional parades and picnics in honor of military personnel who lost their lives in active duty were canceled this year because of the coronavirus quarantine, but those lives lost were still remembered. Honor guards from the VFWs in North Canaan and Sharon offered gun salutes. Melody...

Bread Alone founder Dan Leader will talk about his new book, “Living Bread.”

SHARON — Dan Leader is going to do a Zoom demonstration of how to make sourdough starter and a simple sourdough bread. This is a little bit like having Mozart come to your house to show you how to play “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Leader is the baker/owner/founder of Bread Alone, one of the...
SALISBURY —  The town Grove on Lake Wononscopomuc will be closed to all activities except boating on Memorial Day weekend. Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand made the announcement at a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen Thursday, May 21 (held on Zoom). Rand said he was sorry to close the...

“Living Bread” by Bread Alone founder/owner Dan Leader is the first title to be featured in a Zoom talk series to benefit the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. The book includes recipes for yeast-based foods including the pizza in the photo above. Photo by Joerg Lehmann

SHARON — The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon last week announced its plans for an alternative to the annual Summer Book Signing fundraiser, which is normally held in early August. Instead of the book signing in the tent outside the library, this year there will be a series of online author events. The...

Kent Greenhouse & Gardens has a new owner and will now offer lawn and yard maintenance services. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — The ink was barely dry on the closing documents transferring ownership of the venerable Kent Greenhouse & Gardens to Fairfield County-based Hoffman Landscapes when the pandemic struck. “We signed the paperwork two weeks before the world kind of went crazy,” recalled Mike Hoffman of the...

Cornwall

May 27, 2020
CORNWALL — With health and safety the main concerns at the dawn of the summer recreation season, the Cornwall Board of Selectmen discussed the challenges at their regular meeting...

Kent

May 27, 2020
KENT — The Kent Board of Finance unanimously approved a total town budget for 2020-21 of $13,535,103 at a special meeting Tuesday, May 19.  The total includes town government,...

Salisbury

May 27, 2020
SALISBURY — Beginning Monday, June 1, the Salisbury Town Hall staff will be at full strength and working full-time. First Selectman Curtis Rand made this and other announcements...

Falls Village

May 13, 2020
FALLS VILLAGE — The Board of Education informed the Board of Finance Monday, May 11, that the proposed 2020-21 spending plan for the Lee H.Kellogg School has been brought down to...

North Canaan

May 20, 2020
NORTH CANAAN— The Board of Finance met remotely on Wednesday, May 13, to receive the budget proposals for both the town and the school. This year because of COVID-19, towns are...

Sharon

May 27, 2020
SHARON — As society slowly emerges from the COVID-19 quarantine, the question on the minds of many people has shifted from “Do I have the virus?” to “Did I have the virus?” — and...

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