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SALISBURY — To make a galaxy jar, start by stuffing cotton into a Mason jar, using a slender wooden stick to tamp the cotton down. Add color in the form of acrylic paint mixed with water. When the paint/water mix is absorbed by the cotton, add another layer and repeat with a different color. Add sprinkles and stars to taste. 

At the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, children’s librarian Molly Salisbury (with assistance from her daughter, Zozo, and Isabella Yoo, an intern from The Hotchkiss School) and a group of five...

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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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‘No boundaries’ for HVRHS student artists

Every successful artist can look back and point to a critical time in his or her life when someone gave them permission to trust their creative instincts, providing the push needed to make truly original art. 
At Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), teachers Warren Prindle and Janet Johnson do just that for many students, year after year. Friday evening, May 17, marked the 15th annual Blue and Gold at the White, a juried art exhibit and sale for HVRHS students at the White Gallery in Lakeville.

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New members for Salisbury Republican Town Commitee

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Lakeville student receives a $105k scholarship

LAKEVILLE — Valerie Lenis of Lakeville is the ninth recipient of the $105,000 Margaret Derwin scholarship, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. 
It was  named in memory of a beloved 2005 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School. This annual award supports a Housatonic junior who, like Margaret Derwin, demonstrates a commitment to achieving his or her dreams.

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The critic takes to the stage at the Salisbury Forum

SALISBURY — “I don’t like standing ovations, I think they should be rewarded selectively. If you stand for every show, it’s like sleeping with everyone you date.” 

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Enter through the front door again

SALISBURY — The Town Hall steps in Salisbury are finished.
Prior to the May meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which was held Monday, May 6, the fencing was removed and it was once again possible to walk up the front steps and into Town Hall.

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Larger location for Elite Fitness

LAKEVILLE — The compact little gym on Main Street in Lakeville has more than doubled in size, thanks to its move to a different building on the same property. 
Bill Burke’s Elite Fitness had been snuggled into a compact space upstairs from the former Prime Finds furniture shop on Main Street. 
Burke was the owner in recent years of Northeast Fitness and Wellness, which was in Millerton at Thompson Plaza on Route 44. He moved to Lakeville in April 2018 and moved this April to the new, larger space on the same property.

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By tomorrow, today’s kitchens will be so yesterday

LAKEVILLE — Simply put, there is apparently no future in kitchens. They will one day be relegated to museums to be viewed as a quaint curiosity.   
A witty and yet provocative talk, titled “What the heck happened to my kitchen?” presented by cookbook authors (and Colebrook residents) Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, delighted a near-capacity audience at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville on Friday, May 3. 

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Salisbury mill rate will rise 2.6%

SALISBURY — Salisbury voters passed a $16 million budget at town meeting Wednesday, May 8, by a vote of 28-1.
The total amount for town government, Salisbury Central School and the town’s Region One School District assessment is $16,057,755.
Charlie Vail was the moderator for the town meeting.
The Board of Finance convened immediately after the town meeting adjournment to set the mill rate.

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