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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.

The crew will begin the new ramps later this week, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

Rand provided a transfer station update: earth is being moved around, concrete will be poured very soon, and there will be no need for any blasting.

Selectman Don Mayland said the Salmon Kill pump station is on...

Salisbury

What’s out, what’s in, what’s new for the best kitchen makeovers

SALISBURY — In general, people remodel their kitchens because they want to increase the resale value of their home; or they just love, love, love to cook and want a nicer space in which to do it. 

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Traffic block in Lakeville

At mid-day on April 15 in Lakeville, near La Cantina restaurant, a large truck slid onto the grass, blocking traffic on Route 44. Cars went around the driveway to the restaurant and the Inn at Iron Masters. See the police blotter for more details.

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Finding fun in serial commas and ancient Greek

SALISBURY — Mary Norris looked around the room at The White Hart inn in Salisbury and said, “I don’t know, this might be too classy for me.”
Norris, a recently retired copy editor at The New Yorker magazine, was in town on Wednesday, April 17, to promote her new book, “Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.” It follows her first book, “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” which came out in 2016.

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Lori Belter to be honored by HYSB on May 4

SALISBURY — Lori Belter of Lakeville will be presented with the Donald T. Warner Community Service Award by the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau on Saturday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at The White Hart inn in Salisbury, as part of the organization’s annual Community Celebration.
Belter, interviewed at her home in Salisbury on Wednesday, April 17, said she came to the Northwest Corner in 1969, at age 9.

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The so-far excellent immigration vetting process

SALISBURY — Chris George, executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, said that the U.S. government’s vetting process for refugees is the “most rigorous” in the world.
George spoke to an audience at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday, April 13.
He made the distinction between “refugees” and other categories of immigrants.

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Symposium looks at challenges small towns face

LAKEVILLE — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said that addressing the shrinking population of Salisbury and other Northwest Corner towns begins with housing.
Rand was one of six panelists at a “Symposium on Issues Facing Our Towns,” held at The Hotchkiss School on Monday, April 8. The event was sponsored by the Salisbury Republican Town Committee, the Hotchkiss Democrats Club and the Hotchkiss Republicans Club.

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Investigation finds strong, credible evidence of abuse

SALISBURY — A report on allegations of sexual misconduct by former Salisbury Recreation Director Art Wilkinson concluded that “the people making allegations of abuse are credible, and that Arthur Wilkinson’s denials are not credible.”
The Salisbury Board of Selectmen, at a special meeting Wednesday, April 10, made public the report from attorneys Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of Cowdery and Murphy LLC. The selectmen voted to publish the report, in its entirety, on the town website.

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Investigation finds strong, credible evidence of abuse

SALISBURY — A report on allegations of sexual misconduct by former Salisbury Recreation Director Art Wilkinson concluded that “the people making allegations of abuse are credible, and that Arthur Wilkinson’s denials are not credible.”

The Salisbury Board of Selectmen, at a special meeting Wednesday, April 10, made public the report from attorneys Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of Cowdery and Murphy LLC. The selectmen voted to publish the report, in its entirety, on the town website.

Hope and cool science at Maker Faire

LAKEVILLE — Creativity and innovation were on show at The Hotchkiss School on Sunday, April 7, for the fourth annual Tri-State Mini Maker Faire.
What is a Maker Faire? It feels a bit like a science fair, but for adults. People present their hobbies, inventions and crafts to the public in a fun and interactive way. 

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Practical ways to help immigrants

LIME ROCK — A crowd of about 50 people came to Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church Saturday, April 6, for “Unshackling Dreams of America: Supporting Asylum Seekers and Other Immigrants.”
The event was organized by Vecinos Seguros. Director John Carter made brief opening remarks and introduced Elizabeth Augustin of Amenia.

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