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SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said the town can put up “no parking signs” around the Great Falls in the Amesville section of town to discourage visitors from going into the falls.

Rand was responding to Amesville resident Jeremy Dakin’s comments about the July 30 fatality at the falls, at the regular monthly meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen on Monday, Aug. 5.

First Light, the company that operates the Falls Village hydroelectric facility, is the owner of the land around the falls, and of the boat launch and park on...

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Seeking refuge from the heat in the Dark Hollow

LAKEVILLE — On a sticky Saturday morning, July 20, Tom Key led a group of hikers through Dark Hollow.
He advised the group that the area was once called “Spooky Hollow,” but it was already too hot to send chills down anyone’s spine.
Dark Hollow Road is a dirt road, open seasonally, that runs between Farnam and Salmon Kill roads.
Surrounding the road is about 125 acres of property owned by the Salisbury Association Land Trust.

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New transfer station work underway

SALISBURY — The Transfer Station Building Committee held its Wednesday, July 24, meeting at the site of the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station on Route 44 in Salisbury, near the Millerton border.
The bulk of the meeting was a tour of the building site, led by resident engineer Rick Neller. 
Building Committee Co-chairman Bill Braislin of Sharon explained that Neller’s position is supervisory and advisory, and is a requirement attached to the federal funds used to build the transfer station.

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Connecticut State Police aid shopkeepers Phil and Ellen Terni following car accident

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SALISBURY, Conn. — Phil Terni, the third-generation owner of Terni’s in Millerton, and his wife, Ellen, were assisted by the Connecticut State Police following a one car collision that occurred on Lime Rock Road in Salisbury, Conn., on Tuesday, July 2.

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Second hearing on multi-unit housing

SALISBURY — Round Two of the Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) public hearing on a set of proposed zoning amendments continued at Town Hall on Saturday morning, July 13.
About 60 people attended
The amendments are designed to encourage creation of multi-family housing for long-term residential use. 
They include creation of a multi-family housing overlay district (MFH) and of a Pocketknife Square Overlay District (PKSQ).

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Salisbury Bank awards student scholarships

SALISBURY — Salisbury Bank and Trust announced the recipients of its 10th annual scholarship program.
Salisbury Bank created the program in 2009 to assist students who are already making a difference in their communities. 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 were awarded to assist eligible students seeking a college degree in a variety of programs.

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Salisbury joins world in anti-ICE vigil

SALISBURY — The group of protesters at a rally in Salisbury on Friday night, July 12, may have numbered just under 100 — but they joined thousands of people protesting the same issue worldwide. 
A reported 700 locations across five continents held vigils to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies, under the title “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps.” 

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Barber questioned on track’s future

LAKEVILLE — Skip Barber, owner and operator of Lime Rock Park race track, sat with Marshall Miles of WHDD radio and CATV6 and took questions about the future of the track and the litigation that is before the state Supreme Court, at the Interlaken Inn on Wednesday, July 10.
About 20 people attended, not including press. The meeting was recorded on video and is available on www.vimeo.com/robinhoodradiotv/videos.

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Change in rules could allow for more, better housing

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) unveiled a set of amendments to the town’s zoning regulations designed to encourage creation of multi-family housing at a public hearing Monday evening, July 1.
The hearing will resume on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. at Town Hall. (Spreading the hearing out over two dates was planned ahead of time, in order to give part-time residents the chance to participate.)
Nina Peek and Ashley Ley from consultant firm AKRF gave an overview of the amendments.

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Tradition, history and fun are centerpieces of July 4 events

SALISBURY —  The Fourth of July was on a Thursday this year, which meant lots of people had to go to work on the day after. That didn’t keep Northwest Corner residents from celebrating with cookouts, parties, baseball and other summer fun from Thursday until Sunday. There was watermelon. There were hamburgers. 
There was hardly any rain, except on Saturday, July 6 — when many people were happy to see it, and hoped it would lower the temperatures (it did, somewhat). 

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Unlocked trash cans are bear feeders

SALISBURY — Amy Longley of Salisbury snapped these photos of a hungry black bear searching for food after tipping over and opening a garbage bin in the shopping area near Academy Street in Salisbury. “We have a human problem, not a bear problem in Salisbury,” Longley said. “People must lock up their garbage. If they don’t it will be death to the bears.”

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