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From left, Seila Mosquera-Bruno, Rob Michalik, Curtis Rand, Maria Horn, Peter Halle, Tim Waldron, and Tom Arcari all grabbed shovels to break ground. Photo by Maud Doyle

Salisbury breaks ground at Sarum Village housing

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Housing Committee Inc. hosted a small groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Sarum Village III, ten new units of affordable housing on Cobble Road in Salisbury, on Friday, Sept. 22.

Aquatic specialist JD Hannon shows a sample of hydrilla which had been growing in East Twin Lake. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

Hydrilla scare prompts boat ban at Lakeville Lake

SALISBURY — In response to the rising threat from an invasive aquatic species, hydrilla verticillata, the town has issued a moratorium on boating at Lakeville Lake.

“We are shutting the launch at the Grove for the rest of the year,” Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand reported on Monday, Sept. 25.

The blue sections on this map show the search areas in the shallow portion of East Twin Lake. The red circles are the locations where hydrilla plant groupings were found. Northeast Aquatic Research maintains a GPS database of the locations, from which a treatment plan can be built and given to the herbicide applicator. Photo from Northeast Aquatic Research

Aggressive strain of hydrilla at East Twin Lake a growing concern

SALISBURY — The results of an emergency herbicide treatment on Tuesday, Sept. 19 of a four-acre area of East Twin Lake near the marina to control hydrilla’s spread won’t be known for several weeks, but state and lake officials are hopeful it will help keep the highly invasive weed in check. 


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