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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

How farm-raised fish harm the wild ones

LAKEVILLE — “Artifishal,” a film produced by the Patagonia outdoor outfitting company, was shown at Indian Mountain School on Friday evening, May 31. About a dozen people attended.
The film offers a bleak look at the effects of fish farms and stocking programs on river systems and fish populations — specifically salmon on the West Coast.
Several experts in the film say that fish and wildlife programs take an expensive, inefficient and ultimately counterproductive approach to stocking fish.

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Weighing options for uses of Pope property

SALISBURY — About 30 people came to Town Hall in Salisbury on Wednesday evening, May 22, to the first of what will be several discussions about options for the Pope property.
The Pope Committee was formed last March and charged by the Board of Selectmen “to review uses for the 59-acre former Pope property on Salmon Kill Road. Uses may include housing, conservation, recreation, economic development, agriculture, and other uses as suggested by citizens of the town.”

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Solemn words on a festive day

SALISBURY — The Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Salisbury featured splendid weather, a large and enthusiastic crowd and a number of small children who inserted themselves into the festivities at opportune moments.
The parade kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. and marched east on Main Street from the Scoville Memorial Library toward the town Green.
From there the parade went left on Undermountain Road past the ambulance building and The White Hart and along to the cemetery.

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Fundraisers help purchase car for Noble Horizon’s Wellness Center

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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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