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SALISBURY — “You know what?” said V.J. Maury. “This is a really good idea.”

Maury was one of six panelists, drawn from the local business community, who participated in a version of “Shark Tank” with students at Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Thursday, Nov. 8.

“Shark Tank”  was sponsored by SOAR, the after-school enrichment program at SCS.

The students, in grades five and six, made brief presentations to the panel, explaining their business ideas and asking for funds in return for a percentage of the...

Salisbury

Torres campaigns for state chair

Rick Torres told Salisbury Republicans that the state party needs to bring a conservative message into Connecticut’s cities — and that he’s the right man for the job. He spoke at Town Hall Thursday evening, May 26.

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Asher Pavel to cover Sharon, Kent, sports

LAKEVILLE — Camera in hand, Asher Pavel conducted The Lakeville Journal’s Salisbury reporter, Patrick Sullivan, backward a few steps.
“The light’s better here,” Pavel said. Sullivan grudgingly stood where he was told while Pavel took his picture (which he will use for a press pass). And then Sullivan returned the favor, taking a quick snapshot of Pavel for this article.
A retired professional photographer and now a West Cornwall resident, Pavel will join The Lakeville Journal staff for this summer, covering Kent, Sharon and sports.

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Quiet New England church vibrates with energy of Watoto Choir group

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SALISBURY — “They say I have a lot of energy,” said the Rev. Diane Monti-Catania, pastor of the Salisbury Congregational Church, after an ebullient performance by the Watoto Children’s Choir Sunday, May 22. “But this space will never be the same.”
The Falls Village Congregational Church, North Canaan Congregational Church and  Salisbury Congregational Church hosted the concert, which was a fundraiser for orphans in the African nation of Uganda.

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Chris Little and his pristine 1969 Dodge A12 Super Bee. Vroom — vintage cars that are all muscle

Mustangs, Skylarks and Super Bees, oh my!
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LIME ROCK — Chris Little has loved cars since childhood. “I started with Matchbox cars. Then I built plastic models. By middle school I was building remote-controlled models.”

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Teens share their research, insights

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SALISBURY — Eric Chin’s initial reaction to the idea of having a clone was “that would be so cool.”
“It could do all my homework and chores while I’m on the computer.”
But Eric became a little less sanguine after doing some research.
Eric, along with fellow Salisbury Central School eighth-graders Ethan Marshall and Colin May presented their eight-grade projects at the Scoville Memorial Library Saturday, May 21.

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SVAS At Your Service 5-26-11

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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 28 calls in April. These included six calls for a sick person, four falls, three seizures, two for chest pain, one difficulty breathing, one motor vehicle accident, one psychiatric call and one water rescue. The water rescue was for a boat capsized on the Twin Lakes, near O’Hara’s Landing Marina.

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Bid process begins for old firehouse

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen approved a bidding process for buyers interested in buying the old firehouse on Route 41 (Sharon Road) at a special meeting Monday, May 23.
Selectman Bob Riva did not attend the special meeting. First Selectman Curtis Rand said that Riva, a Realtor, decided to recuse himself from the entire process.
The sole item on the agenda was a document with two sections: “Guidelines for Bids” and “Auction Procedures.” The document was created by the town attorney.
The town will consider “qualified bids” with a submission deadline of Monday, June 13.

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Good dogs have a good time at fundraiser

SALISBURY — Tails were wagging at the Good Dog Foundation Pooch Party on Saturday, May 21, hosted by Sand Road Animal Hospital and Noble Horizons.
Seventy-six canines attended the fundraiser for the Good Dog Foundation. They were joined by 100 or so humans.
Some of the day’s activities included a dog walk, a microchip clinic, raffles, doggy yoga, decorating dog biscuits and musical hula hoops.
Dr. David Sandefer, assisted by Sara Bishop from Sand Road Animal Hospital, gave the first 50 dogs who registered free microchip ID tags.

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Budgets pass, mill rate rises to 10 from 9.5

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SALISBURY — Voters approved a $12.7 million budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year at the annual town budget meeting Wednesday, May 18.
The vote, conducted by paper ballot, was 74-14.
The Board of Finance met immediately afterward and set the mill rate at 10 mills, up from 9.5. The finance board vote was 4-1, with Don Mayland voting against it.
There were a few qustions directed at Roger Rawlings, chairman of the Board of Education. Gary Nasiatka said he was “amazed” at any increases in spending at Salisbury Central School (SCS) “in a time of financial crisis.”

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Ugandan voices

Members of the Watoto Children’s Choir performed at the Salisbury Congregational Church Sunday, May 22. The organization serves some 2,000 African children orphaned by war and disease.

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