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Affordable housing in Salisbury

Right around this time in 2018, Salisbury took the positive step of approving at town meeting the Holley Block option for the Salisbury Housing Committee to lease property on Millerton Road in Lakeville owned by the town, and then began the process of analyzing it as a site for 12 to 18 affordable housing units.

58 years and counting

Of all the things to take for granted, something like Canaan Railroad Days is one that should never be. How many other towns have events like this that have survived for 58 years? Especially in that it spans five full days, still, though it was for years even longer.

Hopeful news

There are weeks when life can seem too heavy with the weight of too many challenges, then there are other weeks when things happen that are uplifting and worthy of note. This week is one of the latter. There were two stories in The Lakeville Journal in the past few weeks that gave good reasons for hope and joy.

The time for lasting change is now

Juneteenth has just passed, the second since it became a national holiday in 2021. Connecticut has made it a state holiday as well, which will take effect next year. More than 150 years after emancipation of all the slaves in the United States happened, it’s about time there has finally been some national recognition of it.

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