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SALISBURY — Salisbury’s Town Hall will get a major makeover this fall. The Board of Selectmen at the regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 10, voted to get started on rebuilding the ramps, steps and facade.

First Selectman Curtis Rand said the total price is $278,000. 

There will be a town meeting soon, with a number of financial items on the agenda, including the balance of the Town Hall project.

Rand said the work is long overdue. Not only do the steps regularly deteriorate, but the ramps are “illegal” because they are right under the...

Salisbury

Bobcats: Thrilling but chilling

SALISBURY — The bobcat, once nearly eliminated from Connecticut, is now well-established throughout the state, according to Paul Colburn, a master wildlife conservationist for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
Colburn spoke at Noble Horizons in Salisbury on Saturday morning, Oct. 28. He did a similar program on black bears last spring.
The master wildlife conservationist program is a volunteer effort overseen by DEEP that includes a 90-day training period.

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Black history from The Lakeville Journal’s archives

SALISBURY — Six students from Salisbury School visited The Lakeville Journal’s new office in Falls Village on Thursday, Oct. 26, to look through archival materials relating to the Fowlkes family of Salisbury — especially the late Ray Fowlkes, who worked at The Journal for more than 40 years. 

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The American art of ‘bon appétit!’

SALISBURY — Anyone who’s spent the weekend toiling in the kitchen in preparation for a dinner party knows there’s a story behind every meal, whether it’s the use of a laminated legacy recipe that never fails or a brave new attempt that ends with a few Band-Aids and some burnt shallots. 

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New owner for Salisbury Pharmacy

SALISBURY — Peter D’Aprile, owner of Kent Station Pharmacy, has expanded his business with the recent purchase of the Salisbury Pharmacy and General Store on Main Street in Salisbury. 
D’Aprile went in on the purchase of this business with his brother-in-law, Frank Randazzo, a retired Sprint executive. The two also co-own Lang’s Pharmacy in Wilton, Conn., and Randazzo owns Lang’s Pharmacy in Weston, Conn. 

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What the Constitution can and cannot do

SALISBURY — Akhil Reed Amar, Yale law professor and author, said gerrymandering was not why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.
Amar spoke at the Salisbury School on Friday, Oct. 27, as part of the Salisbury Forum series of talks.
He spent about 20 minutes talking about the major themes of his many books, and then went into a question-and-answer mode.
Asked about gerrymandering and the 2016 election, he said Democrats “cluster in cities,” while Republican voters tend to inhabit rural districts.

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Salisbury Profiles

First Selectman
Curtis Rand

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New zoning issues for lake house

SALISBURY — The Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing concerning a house at 146 Millerton Road in Salisbury, on the shore of Lake Wononscopomuc, resumed Tuesday night, Oct. 17, with attorney Gerald Reidy taking up most of the available time with a wide-ranging presentation.
Reidy is representing his wife, Rose-Mary, of 150 Millerton Road, and is appealing the issuance of a Certificate of Zoning Compliance by Salisbury Zoning Enforcement Officer Nancy Brusie in July for 146 Millerton Road (the owner of that property is listed as KMCT 146 LLC).

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Tae kwon do team takes top honors at meet

The top 30 students of the Salisbury-based tae kwon do team led by instructor Dylan Baker traveled to Holy Cross High School in Waterbury on Sunday, Oct. 1, for the 53rd annual Connecticut Yankee National Open Karate Tournament. Accompanying the young athletes were instructors Mike Thomas, James Murnane and Kirsten Haaland.

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A look back at summer and the jobs program

SALISBURY — Lou Bucceri of the Salisbury Association Historical Society provided a capsule history of the summer youth jobs program in Salisbury. He spoke to a small but enthusiastic audience at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 14.
The program’s origin was in a 1971 regional program created by Ed Kirby, then the principal of Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS).
It was a work/study program for HVRHS seniors, with a mix of classroom instruction in the morning and jobs in the afternoon.

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Offering a key to the Reformation

SALISBURY — The Reformation was more of a secession, Tom Key argued during his talk on the origins and development of Protestant Christianity at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 15.
The Roman Catholic Church was relatively unaffected by the rise of Protestant churches, he said. “They just took their marbles and went home.”
The primary figure associated with the Reformation is Martin Luther, but he was preceded by reformers John Wycliffe, John Huss, Savonarola and Erasmus.

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