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SALISBURY — Middle-school students quizzed author Ann M. Martin about her work at Salisbury Central School on Friday, Sept. 7.

Martin is best known for her series, “The Baby-Sitters’ Club.”  She wrote 35 books in the series before turning it over to other writers. 

She said, in response to a question, that the original idea was for four books in the series.

Including her 35 books entries, there are now 132 novels — more than 300 if titles in spin-off series are added to the total.

“Rain Reign” is the...

Salisbury

Bears now invading Noble Horizons

SALISBURY — The bear problem continues at Noble Horizons, where residents have reported bears ripping up screen doors and in one case actually entering a cottage.
Marge Wheaton, administrative assistant to Noble Administrator William Pond, said Monday, July 30, that the facility seems to have multiple bears.
Wheaton said the bait food (doughnuts) was carried off by smaller animals that did not trigger the trap that was there.
Residents in the residential cottages have been provided with air horns to scare off any visiting bears.

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Two die in car crashes on July 20

SALISBURY — Two young area residents lost their lives in separate vehicular crashes that both occurred on Friday night, July 20. 
The first crash, in Salisbury, was the result of a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs leading to the death of the passenger, according to the State Police. 
The second, in Ancram, N.Y., was the result of a young driver whose pick-up truck, for reasons not yet determined, collided with a tree.
Crash and arrest

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Enticed by doughnuts, Mama Bear steps into trap

SALISBURY — Two bears have been roaming around the center of Salisbury village in recent weeks, turning over garbage bins and coming in very close contact with humans. It is believed that one is a mother and the other is her cub.
Two weeks ago, state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) met with Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand and two biologists from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to discuss and find solutions to keep the bears from coming into the center of town.

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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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