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SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen discussed the broad agenda for 2019 at their Monday, Jan. 7, meeting.

Chief among the issues are bears.

Ed Logan, who has experience with bears, came to share his expertise.

He said a biologist friend of his, also with wide experience of bears, said the way to remove problem bears is to remove the food sources that attract them in the first place.

And that is garbage.

Logan said hunting bears is a poor choice for management, because hunters are likely to kill mature bears, who are “better...

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Sarah Holm interns at The Journal

LAKEVILLE — Sarah Holm joins The Lakeville Journal as an intern this month. A resident of New York City, she frequently comes to Sharon to visit her grandmother, Joelle Holm.
Sarah will be a sophomore at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this fall. Although her major is undecided she has a strong interest in English and French and she plans to study abroad in France for a semester.
At Bowdoin, she is secretary and on the staff of The Quill, the school’’s literary magazine.

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Ambulance squad has answered calls for 40 years

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SALISBURY — Twenty-month-old Tess Churchill and her mother, Kelly, spent the better part of Sunday, July 10, at the Grove in Lakeville, playing on the beach by the lake. By late afternoon they had migrated up the hill to the new Grove building to check out the sounds of Swamp Yankee. The band, with all Northwest Corner musicians, was playing as part of the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) 40th anniversary celebration.

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American Le Mans Series returns to Lime Rock Park

LIME ROCK — The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) comes to Lime Rock Park this weekend, July 8 to 9, for the Northeast Grand Prix. This is its eighth year at one of the fastest tracks the prototype and sports car racing series visits.
The Lime Rock race is round three of the 2011 title chase, following the March season opener at the 12 hours of Sebring in Sebring, Fla., and the mid-April Tequila Patron American Le Mans in Long Beach, Calif.

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SVAS celebrates 40th birthday July 10

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SALISBURY — On Sunday, July 10, Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Grove in Lakeville. Members, past and present, will be honored, as will the community at large, which has been so supportive of the ambulance service over the years.
The event is scheduled to run from 3 to 6 p.m., with a special ceremony honoring past and present squad members at 4 p.m. Residents of all the area towns are invited.
Forty years ago, a fatal auto accident in Salisbury prompted concerned citizens to start an emergency response team.

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Main Street property for sale

The China Inn building located on Main Street, Lakeville, is for sale by Steed Real Estate. In addition to the restaurant, which will remain open, the property includes a two-bedroom apartment on the first floor, a three-bedroom apartment on the second floor and a two-story barn out back. The building is on a half acre with room for parking. Municipal sewage and water are provided. The asking price is $750,000.

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Wood towers mark a creative garden

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AMESVILLE — The daylilies aren’t yet displaying their late-season finery, but visitors to the Hardys’ daylily garden on Sugar Hill Road can get a good look at the unique sculptures Molly Hardy has placed in strategic spots.
She calls them “towers.” They are blocks of wood placed on tree stumps and adorned in various ways.
Some are whimsical, such as a pair dedicated to ladies in the life of the late Pablo Picasso. “Here’s the Blue period,” Hardy said. “Every time he met a new woman he started a new period, I guess.”
Next to that is The Blonde Bombshell.

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Benefits of landscaping with native species

SALISBURY — “It’s a love triangle.” That is how Judith Sullivan, a native plant specialist, described the relationship between people, plants and other organisms at the Lake Wononscopomuc Association spring meeting Saturday, June 4, at the Scoville Library in Salisbury.
Sullivan, from Project Native in Housatonic, Mass., and Lauren Gaherty of the Berkshire Regional Planning Council presented a program on waterfront buffers and native plantings.

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Dazzler

Fireworks came in all shapes and sizes at the Lime Rock Park Fourth of July display Saturday, July 2.

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New units replace 86-year-old Salisbury Central windows

SALISBURY — New windows are being put into the lower building and cafeteria of Salisbury Central School. The windows on the lower building were installed when it was built, in 1925.
The windows are being replaced because of air leakage, lead paint and asbestos. A total of 88 windows are to be replaced.
The new windows are made from aluminum and wood and are double paned for energy efficiency. The windows are to be finished by mid-August, before school starts.

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More than 1,000 celebrate at the Grove

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LAKEVILLE — The scents of sunblock and charcoal vied for dominance Monday, July 4, at the town Grove. Cars spilled out of the parking lot and anyone arriving after noon found themselves forced to walk a couple of blocks from the nearest parking space.
“The head count is 1,400,” said Stacey Dodge, Grove manager. “This is the biggest year I’ve seen in more than 20 years.”

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