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SALISBURY, Conn. — Phil Terni, the third-generation owner of Terni’s in Millerton, and his wife, Ellen, were assisted by the Connecticut State Police following a one car collision that occurred on Lime Rock Road in Salisbury, Conn., on Tuesday, July 2.

According to a report of the accident from the Connecticut State Police, Ellen Terni, 73, was driving at an unknown speed westbound on Route 112 on Lime Rock Road with Phil Terni, 76, riding in the passenger side. Following a failure to maintain the proper lane, Terni struck the wire rope guardrail placed north of the...

Salisbury

Reasons for hope on climate

SALISBURY — Joshua R. Ginsberg is a “glass half full” guy. That is why his presentation to a Salisbury Forum on Nov. 9 is titled “Why I am an Environmental Optimist.”

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The mysteries of electronic photograph editing

SALISBURY — Having trouble sorting the photographs on your smart phone, tablet or computer? 
Or finding it difficult to edit the photos?
Or even finding them once they have disappeared into the innards of the device?
Photographer Thad Kubis helped a group of 15 people with these and other problems at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 3.
What was immediately apparent is that the method that works with one device likely does not work on another. 

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In village: The bears are back

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen that bears have returned to the Salisbury village area in search of garbage. The board held its regular monthly meeting at Town Hall Monday, Nov. 5.
Over the summer there were several bear sightings in the village area. One bear was captured by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The bear was taken a short distance away and actively discouraged from returning.
Selectman Chris Williams asked when the bears will go to sleep for the winter.

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$1 million more needed to finish transfer station

SALISBURY — The members of both the building committee for the Salisbury-Sharon Transfer Station and the Salisbury-Sharon Resource Recovery Authority, in a joint meeting, unanimously voted to ask the two towns for additional money to make up the shortfall between the winning bid for the new facility and the amount approved by town meetings in 2016.
The various members expressed their reluctance to do so, but ultimately agreed there was little choice.

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The songs of World War 1, a century later, at library

SALISBURY — Musicians Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle entertained an audience at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury with songs from the World War 1 era on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20.
Spencer sang and played guitar and banjo, and Indermuehle contributed vocals and banter.
Between songs the two provided historical context. 
The duo began with “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary.” Most of the audience knew the words to the chorus, at least, and sang along.

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Not your grandmother’s $100 bill — if she’d had one

SALISBURY — The threat of a nor’easter did not deter a capacity audience from attending a lecture at Noble Horizons on Saturday, Oct. 27. Douglas Crane recounted the history of the Crane Paper Co. from its 18th-century beginnings to the present day. 
In addition to top-of-the-line stationery products, Crane is the only paper producer to engineer and create the paper that American currency has been printed on, since the nation was founded. 

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Notable ‘Nutmeggers’ collected in one book

SALISBURY — Author and historian Eric D. Lehman told an audience at Noble Horizons on Friday, Oct. 26, that the state of Connecticut “has punched above its weight, so to speak, for centuries” in terms of influential residents.
Lehman was promoting his latest book, “Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Legacies.”
The book covers 24 notable Nutmeggers, including Jonathan Edwards, Katharine Hepburn and P.T. Barnum.

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Crazy good time at Mad Hatters Ball

SALISBURY — It’s possible that John Pogue’s sombrero got the whole thing started, although no one specifically admitted that was what happened. 
For whatever reason, Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut chose hats as the theme for this year’s fundraising party,  calling it the Mad Hatters Cocktail Party and Ball. 
The madness happened on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Grove recreation building. 

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Salisbury looks at short-term rentals

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop meeting Monday, Oct. 15, to get feedback from the public on the subject of  short-term rentals in town.
About 35 people attended, plus the commissioners.
Jocelyn Ayer from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments started the meeting with a presentation on short-term rentals and how different towns regulate them (if they regulate them at all). The council is made up of first selectmen from 21 area towns.

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All ends well with SCS renovation

LAKEVILLE — Back in February 2016, architect Al Jacunski left jaws on the floor when he told the town school board and the Board of Finance that Salisbury Central School needed $8.5 million in renovations.
The town responded by a) ignoring Jacunski and b) forming a building committee, headed by Michael Clulow.
Two and a half years later, the renovations are done, at a cost of $2.25 million.
School board Chairman David Valcin took a group through the upper building prior to the board meeting on Monday, Oct. 22.

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