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LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Republican Town Committee (RTC) honored organizations that serve Salisbury, at a corn roast at the Grove on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Salisbury RTC Chairman Tom Morrison said the committee tried to make a comprehensive list. “I suspect we didn’t get everyone.”

The RTC has five candidates on the November ballot, and they were among the presenters. However, the politicking was kept to a minimum, the better to concentrate on the awards and the corn.

The corn was roasted on the spot by Ken Beneke of Willowbrook Farm in Millerton...

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Mushrooms, birds and a sectional sofa at Habitat sale

If you like mushrooms, not the kind you can eat but the kind you decorate with, then you can find some at the Habitat for Humanity tag sale, which will be held this weekend in the athletic center at The Hotchkiss School.
As always, the sale is a not overly curated selection of odd and unexpected items, with everything from cut glass serving pieces to expensive china, cross-country ski boots, and pillows (lots of them). There are tables devoted to linens (table and bed), electronic equipment (outdated and fairly new). There is artwork, puzzles and toys.

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Why towns will have to solve internet problems

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — If the towns of northwest Connecticut want better internet service, they are going to have to make it happen themselves.
That was the message from Kim Maxwell, who spoke at Noble Horizons on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Maxwell is the president of Northwest ConneCT, a group that is working on connectivity issues in the northwest part of the state.
He was also the head of the companies that invented the dial-up modem and the worldwide standard for digital subscriber lines (DSL).

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Body of swimmer recovered from Housatonic River

SALISBURY — The Connecticut State Police reported on Wednesday, July 31, that they have recovered the body of a 40-year-old Brooklyn man who had drowned in the Housatonic River near the Great Falls.

Another setback to zoning reg change

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission did not vote on new amended regulations designed to create more multi-family housing at their meeting Monday, July 22.
Chairman Michael Klemens said he asked the commission’s attorney, Chuck Andres, for an opinion on Friday, July 19, and got back an initial assessment that identified three problems.
The first two are relatively minor: Do the amended regulations “mesh” with existing regulations, and will the town get credit with the state for creating affordable housing?

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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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