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Calpurnia Carter, above left, spoke during a demonstration on the Salisbury Green on Sunday, May 31, protesting the death of George Floyd. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Protests against police injustice held in Salisbury

SALISBURY — On Sunday afternoon, May 31, an estimated 250 people carrying signs calling for justice congregated on the Salisbury Green to protest the recent death of George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis, Minn., while being detained by police on Monday, May 25.


Author David Kamp will talk about his new book on Children’s Television Workshop on Friday, June 12. Photo by Wendy Carlson

The Northwest Corner and the roots of Sesame Street, in June 12 author talk

LAKEVILLE — A “happy accident” is how author David Kamp describes the optimistic contingent of Northwest Corner residents who, in the early 1970s,  helped revolutionize educational television for children, thereby closing the “achievement gap” between kids from lower-income and middle-class households.


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 

Remembering and replacing the fallen oaks at the Grove

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.


Toni Ramcharran, at left in photo, led a prayer in Lakeville for the national Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Apart together for prayers

LAKEVILLE — The National Day of Prayer was observed in Lakeville on Thursday, May 7, by a small group of people who wore masks and maintained appropriate distance.

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