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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...

Salisbury

Lauretano retires as resident trooper

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen passed a resolution at a special meeting Tuesday, April 26, recognizing Mark Lauretano’s 22 years of service as resident state trooper for Salisbury.
Lauretano has announced his retirement.
The resolution reads:
“The Salisbury Board of Selectmen wishes to thank you, Mark Lauretano, on the occasion of your retirement after over 20 years of service as our resident trooper.

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‘Mac’ Francis’s talk on fly-fishing stirs the hearts and souls of anglers

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Austin “Mac” Francis warned the audience at the Scoville Memorial Library that they were heading into dangerous waters.
“Fly-fishing is a dangerous sport,” he said sternly. “You should be aware that you may become ... addicted.”
Francis, author of “Catskill Rivers” and “Land of Little Rivers,” covered theory, practice and history during his 45-minute talk Saturday, April 30.

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06039 becomes branch of 06068

Lakeville post office will remain open
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — It was a bit of an anticlimax when Joseph Mazzola, acting director of postal operations for the region serving ZIP codes beginning with 060, told the crowd at Salisbury Town Hall on Thursday, April 21, that the Lakeville post office was not going to be closed.
The Postal Service had announced a few weeks ago that it might shutter the stately brick edifice. Postal patrons had received surveys in the mail asking how they would feel about the change. The meeting Thursday had been announced as a chance for town residents to express their opinions.

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Ambulance calls in March

SVAS At Your Service

The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) is an all-volunteer organization whose members are on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to respond to emergencies in the community.

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New life for a venerable old inn

The Ragamont rises again
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The gracious Ragamont on Main Street, a Salisbury landmark, has taken on a new identity, the third since it’s been in the hands of Phillips “Pete” Hathaway.
Operating since the fall of 2009 as Enterprise New Life, a sober-living facility for men who had completed in-patient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, it is now the Ragamont House — a bed and breakfast, home to a catering business and available for special events.
Hathaway said the work with the clients — he estimated that about 20 men came through Enterprise New Life in 14 months — was rewarding.

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Baby appears on boat in Sausalito

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — What stands 14 feet tall, took three years to make, and is lying on its back in a boat near Sausalito, Calif.?
A giant sculpture of a baby, created by David Hardy, a graduate of Salisbury Central School (1983) and The Hotchkiss School (1987).
Hardy, who now teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., made the giant baby in the late 1990s, when he was working as a property and set builder in the movie business.
He said the sculpture was made of odds and ends of fiberglass, styrofoam and “stuff I salvaged from sets.”

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Keeping track of park ownerships

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

LIME ROCK —When discussing the race track at Lime Rock Park, confusion often arises as to who owns what. Rick Roso, who handles public relations for the track, shared this explanation.
“Lime Rock Park is owned by Lime Rock Park, L.L.C., which is John ‘Skip’ Barber.
“The Skip Barber Racing School is owned solely by Skip Barber Racing School, L.L.C. A company called First Equity is a major shareholder.
“The Skip Barber Racing School (SBRS) was started in 1975 by John “Skip” Barber. In 2000, Skip sold the school in its entirety.

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Roll away the dew

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

The heavy fog on Easter Sunday, April 24, didn’t discourage a crowd of about 35 people from attending the ecumenical sunrise service at 6 a.m. at Lake Wononscopomuc.
Eric Chin, a Salisbury Central School student, stood across the lake on a dock of The Hotchkiss School and welcomed the sun with a trumpet solo. The sounds floated across the lake through the mist.

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Complaints about track noise are more of a hum than a roar

Lime Rock planning workshop
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) held an unusual meeting Tuesday, April 19 — a meeting billed as a “workshop” — on the question of noise from the Lime Rock Park racetrack and the effect on residents of the village.
The bulk of the two hour and 46 minute meeting was devoted to remarks from the standing-room only crowd at Town Hall. P&Z Chairman Michael Klemens started off by saying the meeting was not to discuss whether the track should continue to exist, but to address the complaints from residents about noise and, to a lesser extent, traffic.

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Rotary Club to honor Baldwin, Brown, Williams

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Rotary Club and Foundation will honor three citizens with its highest award Tuesday, June 7, at the Cornucopia Banquet Hall in Torrington.
Carl Williams, Jerry Baldwin and Digby Brown will receive Rotary’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Medal. Together the three have logged more than 75 years of community service.
Williams, a retired member of the Salisbury Board of Finance, has been a camp director, teacher and writer of doggerel.
Baldwin, a longtime banker in both Torrington and Salisbury, is now the owner of the new Caddie Shack in North Canaan.

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