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SALISBURY — At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Nov. 4, the selectmen voted unanimously to spend up to $5,000 on a preliminary assessment of 343 Main St. in Lakeville, the site of the former China Inn restaurant.

First Selectman Curtis Rand said any future use for the property — housing, for instance — will likely require grant money from the state.

But the state bonding commission has not freed up any funds.

Rand said he has been exploring other options. He proposed the town spend a modest sum of money to hire...

Salisbury

Work begins at Long Pond, beaver dam destroyed

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Work has begun on the Long Pond dam replacement project, which has been in the works for several years, but delayed by uncertainty over finances.
The dam at Long Pond was the subject of considerable study and planning going back at least to July 2000, when then-First Selectman Val Bernadoni brought the dam’s condition to the attention of the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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Whitney Ellsworth, Journal stalwart and N.Y. publishing figure (1936 - 2011)

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — A. Whitney Ellsworth, 75, managing partner, corporate secretary and treasurer of The Lakeville Journal Company, died Saturday, June 18, at his home in Salisbury. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Wear) Ellsworth. A full obituary appears on Page A2.
Ellsworth was a resident of Salisbury, New York City and Grafton, Vt. He was the son of Esther (Stevens) and Duncan Stuart Ellsworth and the stepson of the late Sally Ellsworth of Salisbury.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

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LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

publisher@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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Power outages from wind took all weekend to restore

publisher@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Anyone looking for a power truck around 8:30 p.m. Saturday needed look no further than Lakeville’s Interlaken Inn, where more than 20 vehicles from all over the Northeast were parked while about 100 utility workers stopped for a late dinner.
Kathy Wiggins,who works the inn’s front desk during the night hours, was busy at the inn Saturday night directing the workers to wherever they wanted to go, whether into the dining room for dinner, to the best spots for cell phone coverage or into the restrooms to freshen up after hours out on the lines in rainy, chilly weather.

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Grove’s oak trees topple during storm, but it was only a matter of time

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Two massive white oak trees blew down at the town Grove during Thursday’s storm.
First Selectman Curtis Rand, who also is a forester, said the trees were quite old and ailing. The one that fell first and took out the second had “significant root loss.” The second tree “was completely rotten in the trunk.”
Rand said some of the white oaks at the Grove are 300 years old. “These are pre-settlement trees.”

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Public hearing on lakefront special permit process comes to an end

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — ­T­he Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held a public hearing about zoning regulations relating to Lake Wononscopomuc, Long Pond and the Twin Lakes. The hearing was held on the evening of Tuesday, June 7.
This was the last in a series of public hearings on a question of vertically expanding nonconforming lakefront properties. The first hearing was last fall. Commission members plan to vote on the matter at their next meeting, which is June 21, 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall.

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TLC honors Professor Leich

SALISBURY — The Taconic Learning Center (TLC) held its annual meeting in the Wardell Community Room of the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury Thursday, June 9.
The meeting, chaired by President Robert Woodward, covered various business topics including the upcoming list of fall class offerings, as well as the election of new members to the Board of Directors.

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Accessory apartments ‘keep towns fresh’

asherp@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Bank and Trust Co. (SB&T) hosted a seminar at the main office, in Lakeville, about accessory apartments on June 8. Approximately 30 people attended.
Presentations were made by Jocelyn Ayer, Accessory Apartments Program Coordinator for the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF), and Patrick Hare, chairman of the Cornwall Planning and Zoning Commission.
Hare literally wrote the book on accessory apartments, “Creating an Accessory Apartment” (1987).

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Student artists show off year’s achievements at show

SALISBURY — Children and parents congregated in the halls of Salisbury Central School on Monday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the annual show of student art.
The art show featured one or two of each student’s favorite pieces from the past year from grades pre-kindergarten through eighth. Although the art program itself does not extend through pre-kindergarten, the younger students created a project within their class that was exhibited alongside the works of the older children.

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