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LAKEVILLE — The reconfiguration of Main Street in Lake–ville continues apace, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

In a phone interview on Monday, June 19, Rand said that the contractor, Mather Construction, is moving rapidly.

As of Monday morning, the crews had reached the crosswalk (by the post office), and work had begun at the stone wall at the intersection of Main Street and Sharon Road (aka routes 44 and 41).

Rand said small details crop up daily — the sidewalk height doesn’t match the curb height, for instance.

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Salisbury

Tipping fees and triathlons at BOS

SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to go ahead with a 10-year contract with Materials Innovation Recycling Authority (MIRA) to handle the trash and recycling from the Salisbury-Sharon transfer station. The board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, June 5.
Both transfer station Manager Brian Bartram and the Transfer Station Recycling Advisory Committee recommended the 10-year contract, rather than a five-year deal.
Bartram said with the longer contract, the tipping fee for municipal solid waste will be $68 per ton, rather than $70.

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Corrective measures planned for clearing on lake site

SALISBURY — At the annual meeting of the Lake Wononscopomuc Association on Saturday, June 3, the members decided “to work with the Twin Lakes Association to determine what state or local regulations either exist or should be implemented to deal with issues that affect the environmental health of the lake,” according to a report from association President Bill Littauer. 
This decision was taken in the context of a recent controversy over clear-cutting trees on Quentin Vandooseleare’s 14-acre property on the lake at 209 Sharon Road.

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Big plans for cozy new spa space on Main Street

SALISBURY — Despite the oh so wet, oh so Wellington-appropriate weather, one day, possibly very soon, town residents will be trading in their rubber boots for strappy sandals and opened-toed shoes. 
When that happens, the best foot forward starts with the best toes. 

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Treating the roots of addiction in a new film

SALISBURY — Addicts and alcoholics often have more problems than physical addiction to a substance.
Getting to the root of the addiction is what addictions counselor Hope Payson and filmmaker Tory Jadow are addressing in a documentary that is in production now.
Payson led a group of people who are in recovery in a discussion at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Friday, June 2.

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Summer camp brings arts to local little ones

SALISBURY — Darcy Boynton was just 20 years old when she started the Shooting Star Arts Camp in Lakeville. Boynton, a lifelong resident of Lakeville, is a freelance dance teacher. She also coaches the dance team at Indian Mountain School (IMS), has choreographed and directed the IMS musical, and is involved with the SOAR after-school program at Salisbury Central School.

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For a cause

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As transfer station seeks permits, new concerns

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a public hearing Monday evening, June 5, on the town’s application to build the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station at a site on the Millerton Road. 
After hearing two hours’ worth of concerns about the impact on the neighborhood of a new transfer station, the commission voted to continue the hearing to Monday, June 19, and asked for more information on a wide variety of topics.

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Doctor urges curing PTSD in both mind and body

LAKEVILLE — On a damp chilly evening at the end of May, a large and enthusiastic group consisting mostly of health professionals and therapists from Connecticut and New York gathered in a heated tent at the Interlaken Inn in Lakeville for dinner and a lecture by renowned psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. 

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To honor those who served

Despite the rain and a canceled parade in Salisbury on Memorial Day, May 29, veterans took a reflective moment to march down Main Street, honoring the memory of those we have lost. Stories, photos on town pages.

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Slight uptick in mill rate coming

SALISBURY — As expected, on Tuesday, May 23, the Board of Finance set the 2017–18 mill rate at 11.1 mills.
The 2016–17 rate was 10.7 mills.
The increase of .4 mills represents a 3.7 percent increase in property taxes. For a home at the town’s median assessment of $350,000, that means an additional $140 in annual property tax.
The town budgets were approved at town meeting May 10.
Usually the finance board convenes immediately after the town meeting and sets a mill rate.

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