Login

Salisbury

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand said the town can put up “no parking signs” around the Great Falls in the Amesville section of town to discourage visitors from going into the falls.

Rand was responding to Amesville resident Jeremy Dakin’s comments about the July 30 fatality at the falls, at the regular monthly meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen on Monday, Aug. 5.

First Light, the company that operates the Falls Village hydroelectric facility, is the owner of the land around the falls, and of the boat launch and park on...

Salisbury

Squad responded to 46 calls

At Your Service
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) is an all-volunteer organization whose members are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies in the community.
SVAS responded to 46 calls in October, which is considerably more than the average. These included eight calls for a sick person and eight calls for a fall, five motor vehicle accidents, five calls for difficulty breathing, four calls for pain, one seizure, one stroke, one traumatic injury and one psych call. A search and rescue call was canceled.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Home to Roost

The Roost coffee shop in Salisbury (in the space formerly occupied by The Roast) opened on schedule Monday morning, Nov. 21. Everything was free the first day, and patrons enjoyed the new atmosphere — similar to sitting on a sunporch. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Robert H. Estabrook, Oct. 16, 1918-Nov. 15, 2011

SALISBURY — The consummate journalist, Robert H. Estabrook will have the last word. The veteran national and international as well as local journalist — he was editor and publisher emeritus of The Lakeville Journal — died Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Noble Horizons. He was 93. He several years ago crafted his own obituary. Click here to read it.

Offer to buy Lakeville firehouse is withdrawn

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The prospective buyer of the old Lakeville Hose Co. firehouse has withdrawn his offer, First Selectman Curtis Rand said Monday, Nov. 14.
In a Nov. 10 letter from Amy Schuchat, attorney for Frank Gallogly, Schuchat wrote, “After careful consideration, my client Frank Gallogly has instructed me to withdraw his offer to purchase” the firehouse and an adjacent building at 9 and 9A Sharon Road.
Schuchat cited “the failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve the transaction,” which was in the contract with the town.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Veterans remembered, along with attack on Riva Ridge

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY —Veterans Day ceremonies and activities got started a day early, on Thursday, Nov. 10, with an assembly at Salisbury Central School (SCS).
Eleven veterans attended: Gail Clark (Air Force); Bob Mather (Marines); Tracy Kaufman (Army); Gerry Baldwin (Air Force); Frank Winters (Army); Bullet Sherwood (Army); Wayne Neville (Navy); Norman Sills (Navy); Charlie Savage (Navy); Priscilla Rossiter (Army); and Edward “Nick” Nickerson (Army).
SCS teacher Helen Mahoney told the audience that “service is a key principle,” allowing Americans “to live in a democracy.”

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Help sought for the Grimaldi family

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — A fire gutted the home of Karen and Mark Grimaldi on Cardinal Lane Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 1. Louise Fallon has been keeping the community abreast of relief efforts for the Grimaldis, and she reports the following:
The Grimaldis are stablized for the moment with enough clothing and housing, but prepaid Visa or MasterCards, gas cards or gift cards for grocery, hardware, restaurants, pharmacies and clothing retailers would be enormously helpful. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Stop in and say hello to new resident trooper

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Chris Sorrell, the new Connecticut State Police resident trooper for the town of Salisbury, is settling into his new job and making himself known around town.
“I’ve been at the school and the fire department, and a lot of people have stopped in,” the 39-year-old Sorrell, a 12-year veteran of the State Police, said in his office on the second floor of Town Hall during an interview Oct. 28.
Sorrell knows the area, having served as the school resource officer at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. He lives nearby as well.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Salisbury coffee lovers, rejoice

Roost will open in former Roast space on Main Street
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury residents feeling adrift in the morning with the closing of The Roast coffee shop can relax — relief is on the way.
Pete Hathaway and Bruce Young of The Ragamont are opening The Roost in the same space occupied for years by Joe Jaklitsch’s The Roast (behind the Salisbury Pharmacy) on Monday, Nov. 21.
On Tuesday morning, Nov. 8, Jason Vidal and Bob Schroeder of Precision Renovations, who had been working on Hathaway and Young’s new bakery across Main Street (in the former Eliza Peet building), were busy doing what Hathaway described as a “facelift.”

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Selectmen ponder ways to do better next time

October snowstorm
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Oct. 29 snowstorm and its aftermath was the main topic at the November meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
First Selectman Curtis Rand said, “In one way, it was a dress rehearsal for something much larger and much worse.”
At the time of the meeting (4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7), there were still about 150 homes without power in town, Rand said. (By 6 p.m., that number was down to 130.)

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Here to help

Northeast Utilities officials asked Lime Rock Park if they could use the track as a staging area for an army of utility workers from Dominion Virginia Power assigned to restoration work for the Northwest Corner. Lime Rock Operations Director Scott Mayo said yes, of course, and by late Monday morning, more than three dozen utility trucks filled the outfield parking area. The Virginia crew was said to be relieving workers from Tennessee. As of press time, it was not known how long the Virginia crews would be staging out of Lime Rock Park.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.