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SALISBURY — A hearty and determined throng of holiday revelers defied the wretched weather Sunday evening, Dec.2, and came to The White Hart in Salisbury to meet Santa Claus, consume improving beverages, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols — all prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town Green. 

Michael Brown led the singing, with the Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society accompanying.

Santa Claus was busy in a room just off the lobby, with a line of parents and small children stretching back into the rear of the inn....

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Connecticut DEEP catches a bear in the center of Salisbury

SALISBURY — One of the bears that has been spotted almost daily in Salisbury village was captured by a bear trap set behind a business on Academy Street. The bear wandered into the trap at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, according to a neighbor who said she heard the door of the trap slam shut. 
At press time, state biologists were on their way to pick up the bear trap and move it to an undisclosed nearby location. More photos and a story will appear in the July 26 edition of The Lakeville Journal.

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Bears: they will have to wait until September

SALISBURY — An abbreviated Salisbury Board of Selectmen meeting was held, briefly, on Monday, July 2. 
First Selectman Curtis Rand and Selectman Chris Williams reappointed Pat Hackett and Kathy Trahan to the Pathways Committee and appointed Robert Schaufelberger to the Economic Development Committee. 
They also canceled the August board meeting. (This is standard practice.)
Selectman Don Mayland was out of town. 
They discussed the flap over the possible closing of the maternity department at Sharon Hospital. 

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Water Watch

SALISBURY — Air temperatures have returned to levels that are pleasant for humans, but during the recent heat wave people of all ages were looking for any cool water they could find. 
Erin Seelenbrandt found the old stone kettle by Salisbury Town Hall and allowed young Quinn, age 5, and Ryan May, age 9, to bathe their feet and take a drink. 

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Visit Bucceri to learn about Salisbury history

SALISBURY — Lou Bucceri is the new face of the Salisbury Association.
Starting this month, his beaming visage and booming voice will greet visitors to the Academy Building on Main Street.
Bucceri took over from Laura Carlson, who had the job for 22 years and has retired.
The job title is “executive assistant to the Salisbury Association board.”
Bucceri is also the chairman of the Salisbury Association Historical Society Committee.

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Finding joy in the lives of elders

SALISBURY — John Leland, a New York Times reporter, will speak at Noble Horizons on Saturday, July 14, 11 a.m., about his book, “Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a year among the oldest old.”
Leland spent a year interviewing elderly people — 85 years and up — for a series in that newspaper.
In a phone interview on Wednesday, July 27, Leland said he was interested in learning “what old age looked like to the people living it.”

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Below the Salt looks to open this month

SALISBURY — Noah Sexton has small plans for his new restaurant in Salisbury, which will open in mid July in the Main Street space most recently occupied by Liz and Eric Macaire’s The Lockup restaurant.
Sexton plans to start small so that he is able to open during the busy summer season that is so essential to local businesses.
Personal commitments are keeping him from diving in deep right away, but Sexton is a cautious, thoughtful person and seems happy enough to go slow and figure out the best path. 

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Yes to exploring affordable housing

SALISBURY — A town meeting in Salisbury on Wednesday, June 27, approved a resolution allowing the Salisbury Housing Committee (SHC) site control over the town-owned “Holley Block” property. The vote was 236 yes votes to 65 no votes.
The resolution allows the SHC to proceed with applying for state funds for pre-development work.
The idea is to use the property, which is currently a parking lot and a small town park on Millerton Road (Route 44) at Holley Street, for affordable housing.

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Sending a message

Protestors in Salisbury over the weekend voiced concerns to Washington: Keep immigrant families together during border crossing proceedings, said sign holders Jillian Nowak.

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From a small classroom to the larger world

SALISBURY — The 39 members of the Class of 2018 bid farewell to Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Wednesday evening, June 20.
Nichole Aguilar noted that some of the students had been at SCS since kindergarten; others arrived later.
“We celebrate who we are and rejoice in the possibilities for the future.”
Beatrice Conti got a laugh when she said she and her fellow students always had plenty to talk about in a small town — the previous night’s thunderstorms, for example.

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Bidding to begin for transfer station

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said at the June 4 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen that the bidding documents for the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station should be out to bid by the end of June.
Rand said the federal Department of Agriculture has been tweaking the plans to account for current financial and legal conditions — the price of steel, for instance, or provisions requiring American-made materials.

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