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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

A poet’s new book explores the art of seeing

SALISBURY — Lakeville resident and longtime Hotchkiss School Poet-in-Residence Susan Kinsolving writes poetry known for its subtle meaning and musicality. Her poems can “bring us in tantalizing proximity to the radiant mysteries that prowl just beyond the sphere of the senses,” notes a fellow poet in advance praise for “Peripheral Vision,” Kinsolving’s fourth book, just published by Red Hen Press.

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Facing death and seizing life

SALISBURY — In a speech that was as moving as a poem, Sandy Dennis of Salisbury evoked the beauty of every moment of life when seen through the eyes of one who might soon lose it.
She offered thoughts, memories, encouragement and exhortations at a National Cancer Survivors Day event at the Grove in Lakeville on Tuesday, June 4, hosted by the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association.
“We are all survivors,” Dennis said, looking around the room,“whether we are 6, 38 or 88, just by remaining alive up to this moment.”

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Fears that Wilkinson will return to the Grove

SALISBURY — A group of concerned  citizens, including Lloyd Wallingford, his brother Robert Wallingford and Jeff Lloyd told the Salisbury Board of Selectmen they were concerned that former town recreation director Art Wilkinson would come to the town Grove during the summer.
The concerns were raised at the end of an otherwise routine selectmen’s meeting on Monday, June 3.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the selectmen released a report from attorneys Thomas J. Murphy and James J. Healy of Cowdery and Murphy LLC. 

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Big Rig! Big trucks! Big fun!

SALISBURY — Nine vendors had tents set up, surrounded by a variety of huge trucks and tractors, at the 10th annual Big Rig fundraiser for the Housatonic Child Care Center in Salisbury on Sunday, June 9.
Cheerful country music played while children ran around excitedly with their parents in tow. 
The vehicles were all real working equipment, provided by local businesses such as Herrington’s, Perotti Tree Surgeons  and Tri-State Landscaping. 

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Two promotions at Salisbury Bank & Trust

LAKEVILLE — Kevin Cantele has been promoted to Vice President, Mortgage Advisor.  He joined the bank in 2013 as an intern in the Commercial Credit Department.  In 2014, he became a Mortgage Advisor Trainee and has been a full-time Mortgage Advisor since January of 2015. Cantele is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a BS in business management.  He is a member of the Tri-State Chamber.

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Recalling widespread suffering of the Holocaust

SALISBURY — After reading the May 16 Lakeville Journal story about Holocaust survivor Endre “Andy” Sarkany , who told his story to a group of students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on May 13,  Mieke Armstrong of Salisbury felt it was time to tell her own story.
Her father, Sybrand Marinus van Haersma Buma, was the mayor of a township of 29 villages in Friesland, the northernmost province of the Netherlands when the Germans invaded the Low Countries in May 1940.

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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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