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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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Lengthy town meeting agenda for June 19

SALISBURY — There will be a special town meeting Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
On the agenda: A public hearing on improvements to the town’s water pollution control plant and the pump station on Salmon Kill Road, plus other improvements. 
This will be followed by a resolution to increase by $479,000 the $2.5 million appropriation approved by town meeting on May 9, 2018, for a total of about $3 million.

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Slow but steady wins the race

LIME ROCK — There are certain tricks that you need to know when you drive a car with an electric battery, according to Mike Grella. He shared a couple of them while standing next to the skid pad at Lime Rock Park on Friday, May 31, watching handbuilt electric cars whiz quietly around the track.
It was Electrathon day, the annual spring outing for high school students from all across New England, who come to the track to race the cars they’ve spent this school year building and refining. 

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David B. Farrell new Salisbury Bank chairman

SALISBURY — Salisbury Bank announced that David B. Farrell was appointed Chairman of the Boards of both Salisbury Bank and Trust Company as well as its holding company, Salisbury Bancorp, Inc.
In this role, Farrell will be responsible for leading the Board of Directors in fulfilling Board and Committee responsibilities in accordance with the charters and bylaws in a manner that promotes the profitability, growth, and safety and soundness of Salisbury Bank.

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Blessing of the bikes at All Saints

SALISBURY — It’s hard to imagine a more perfect day for a ride — or a more perfect destination — than the All Saints of America Orthodox Christian Church in the Twin Lakes community in Salisbury. 
The church annually invites motorcycle and bicycle riders for a Blessing of the Bikes. This year’s ceremony was held on Sunday, June 2. Taking part were 21 motorcycles with their riders and passengers. 

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How farm-raised fish harm the wild ones

LAKEVILLE — “Artifishal,” a film produced by the Patagonia outdoor outfitting company, was shown at Indian Mountain School on Friday evening, May 31. About a dozen people attended.
The film offers a bleak look at the effects of fish farms and stocking programs on river systems and fish populations — specifically salmon on the West Coast.
Several experts in the film say that fish and wildlife programs take an expensive, inefficient and ultimately counterproductive approach to stocking fish.

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Weighing options for uses of Pope property

SALISBURY — About 30 people came to Town Hall in Salisbury on Wednesday evening, May 22, to the first of what will be several discussions about options for the Pope property.
The Pope Committee was formed last March and charged by the Board of Selectmen “to review uses for the 59-acre former Pope property on Salmon Kill Road. Uses may include housing, conservation, recreation, economic development, agriculture, and other uses as suggested by citizens of the town.”

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Solemn words on a festive day

SALISBURY — The Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Salisbury featured splendid weather, a large and enthusiastic crowd and a number of small children who inserted themselves into the festivities at opportune moments.
The parade kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. and marched east on Main Street from the Scoville Memorial Library toward the town Green.
From there the parade went left on Undermountain Road past the ambulance building and The White Hart and along to the cemetery.

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Fundraisers help purchase car for Noble Horizon’s Wellness Center

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Salisbury’s Day of Decency

SALISBURY — Hotchkiss students Axel Bhandari  and Ivy Bhandari paired with First Selectman Curtis Rand to announce a Day of Decency for Salisbury.
Salisbury joined towns across the country for National Decency Day on Tuesday, May 14. 
This non-partisan grassroots movement dedicated to civility in everyday life was founded by Hotchkiss alumna Lisa Cholnoky, of the class of 1979. 

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Second break-in at Apple computer store in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — Visionary Computer was broken into on Friday morning, May 24, the day before the start of the Memorial Day weekend.
The shop on a cul de sac in the center of Lakeville had already been burglarized in 2018, just after the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Shop owner David Maffucci said that he had learned a lot from the first break-in, after consulting with security professionals including the State Police, and with other Apple store owners across the country who had also been robbed. 

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