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SALISBURY —  The Salisbury Association has provided 15 red oaks and sugar maples for various locations in Salisbury and Lake-ville, including several parks and along Routes 44 and 41.  

The history of the Salisbury Association’s tree-planting program began in 1903 when it aided the town in the fight against Dutch elm disease. The old elms that had lined Main Street had been devastated by the disease, and by 1905 a total of 692 new trees were planted. 

The Tree Planting Committee of the Salisbury Association has continued its support of the program...

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Trying out her wings

Ivy Ohmen morphed into a butterfly at Salisbury’s Fall Festival last weekend. Story and another photo, see For a festival of fall fun, leaf it all to Salisbury.

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Victory in safety campaign

SALISBURY — Unexpectedly, the state road through the center of Salisbury  could get significantly safer in the coming months, thanks to efforts by a grassroots group and by First Selectman Curtis Rand.
There have been several instances in recent years of cars hitting pedestrians on Route 44, including one that occurred in September. The woman in the crash was injured but survived.

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Learn about the Pope property on Oct. 12

SALISBURY — The Pope Committee finalized plans for walking tours of the Pope property on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Fall Festival. 
The committee met Wednesday, Sept. 25.
There will be a tent set up by the Rail Trail between the small bridge near Railroad Street and Salmon Kill Road. In the tent will be committee members with maps of the property.
There will be a path mowed for easy perambulation.
The committee members will answer any questions that people have.

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English Language scores up in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Salisbury Central School Principal Stephanie Magyar reported to the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 23, that the final hire for the new school year is Crystal Ohmen as cafeteria cashier and office clerk. 
Ohmen, of Lakeville, attended Salisbury Central and Housatonic Valley Regional High School,  and is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in horticulture.

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Rep. Hayes: Education saved my life

SALISBURY — U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-5) attended the 25th anniversary celebration for the 21st Century Fund for Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) at the Interlaken Inn  in Lakeville on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The fund was created in 1994 by HVRHS Principal Jack Mahoney, when he returned from a year-long sabbatical in which he traveled across the U.S. to see what other schools were doing to support and encourage their students (and faculty) in and out of the classroom.

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A visitor in the yard

SALISBURY — Douglass Smith discovered what seems to be a bobcat, hunting some kind of small prey in his yard on Chatfield Drive in Lakeville on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6.
“Over the years we’ve had various bobcats around the property,” he said. 
“Last winter there was a mother and three kittens that we and our neighbors saw roaming around hunting at various times. They can be hard to photograph since they tend to go through the property quickly. 

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Top-level consultants offer tips for entrepreneurs

SALISBURY — A workshop on entrepreneurship drew a crowd of about 30 people, mostly women,who listened raptly as consultants Mark Trager and Lauren Trager spelled out the fundamentals of starting and running a business.
The Thursday evening, Sept. 26, class was held at the Scoville Memorial Library.
Having a written business plan is essential when seeking loans, grants and investors, according to Lauren Trager, who has written more than 150 of them during her consulting career. 

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Hints and tips on how to make Medicare work best

SALISBURY — If you’re nearing age 65 and wondering what to do about enrolling for Medicare, whatever you do, don’t procrastinate.
That message came through loud and clear from Margaret Foran Ackley, who helps people with their Medicare options as an “independent agent advisor.”
That means it’s free to consult her, or one of the roughly 3,000 others in the state of Connecticut.

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Efforts made to make road safer in village

SALISBURY  — The many vehicle-versus-pedestrian crashes in the past few years (including one that was fatal), have prompted discussion about ways to make the center of Salisbury village safer.
In a letter to the editor of The Lakeville Journal in the Sept. 19 edition, journalist and author Tom Shachtman estimated the number of crashes at about two dozen in the past five years. Shachtman himself was hit and badly injured in one of those incidents. 

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An inside view of the White House

LAKEVILLE — Peter Baker, the senior White House reporter for the New York Times, spoke to a capacity crowd at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, Sept. 20, about the challenges of covering the activities of President Donald J. Trump.
The talk was hosted and organized by the Salisbury Forum.
Baker did not bring prepared remarks. He spoke off the cuff for about 15 minutes, and then fielded questions for an hour.

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