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SALISBURY — The Town Hall steps in Salisbury are finished.

Prior to the May meeting of the Board of Selectmen, which was held Monday, May 6, the fencing was removed and it was once again possible to walk up the front steps and into Town Hall.

The crew will begin the new ramps later this week, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

Rand provided a transfer station update: earth is being moved around, concrete will be poured very soon, and there will be no need for any blasting.

Selectman Don Mayland said the Salmon Kill pump station is on...

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John Fitch hits 94 and is on track for more to come

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LIME ROCK — Legendary auto racer and automotive innovator John Fitch celebrated his 94th birthday Sunday, Aug. 7, at Terry Dunn’s bed and breakfast on White Hollow Road.

Fitch took some good-natured ribbing (“The man who is singlehandedly going to bankrupt Social Security”) and received an inkwell and a quill from friend Peter Wild.

“I thought you should have something reminiscent of when you learned to write,” said Wild.

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Flint makes his pitch for housing in old firehouse

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SALISBURY — Mike Flint made his pitch for converting the old firehouse at 9 Sharon Road to affordable housing, at the meeting of the Affordable Housing Commission Monday, Aug. 8.
Flint has been advocating the conversion of the old firehouse into three “workforce” apartments for several weeks, and has now fleshed the project out.
He presented a “worst-case scenario” of $334,000 to convert the building.
Flint began by saying, “There are those who who believe the town shouldn’t put a dime into affordable housing. I disagree.”

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Habitat sale a success, again

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — Habitat for Humanity had another successful tag sale on the weekend of Aug. 5 to 7.
The sale was held in the fieldhouse at The Hotchkiss School. A total tally is not available yet but organizer Judi Moore said that an estimated $31,000 was made by the end of the day Saturday.
Moore said that there were more goods for sale than ever before, and turnout was good. One disappointment: a teak sailboat/kayak did not sell.

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Salisbury Candidates for 2011 Elections

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Region One swim finals

SALISBURY— The Region One summer swim season ended with a championship meet Wednesday, July 27, at the Lakeville town Grove.
Spectators filled the hillside by the swim docks. Parents, friends and fans cheered on swimmers from Salisbury, Cornwall, Sharon and North Canaan.
This year the Salisbury team was unusually large with 65 racers. Cornwall had 50, Sharon had 30 and North Canaan had 20.
The swimmers were extremely supportive of their teammates, gathering around the lanes to cheer each other on. The weather was perfect and the water was warm.

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Firehouse offer too low

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen, in a unanimous vote, declined to take an offer for the old firehouse to town meeting on Wednesday, July 27.
The offer, for $400,000 from Albert and Tim Mucka of Goshen, was deemed too low by all three selectmen.
Jim Dresser, noting the appraised value of the property at 9 and 9A Sharon Road was $720,000, said the offer was “too low to justify taking to town meeting.”
He also expressed concern about part of the offer, which specified deeding the small white building (9A Sharon Road) back to the town for affordable housing.

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Hearing Aug. 9 on zoning rules

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SALISBURY — The next chapter in the Planning and Zoning Commission’s ongoing discussion over lakefront property is Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6:30 p.m., with a public hearing on a proposed change to the zoning regulations governing expansion of nonconforming structures.
The amendment would eliminate special permits for the enlargement of nonconforming buildings altogether, for the entire town.

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Construction, ethics and transfer station at selectmen’s meeting

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen approved three contracts for work at Town Hall at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 1.
Lakeville Construction will handle replacing the Palladian-style window on the staircase for $2,850 and the work on the building’s cupola, including replacing the windows, replacing flashing and trim work, for $14,400.
The scaffolding for that job is handled by an outside firm, for $12,800. The contracts are all part of the state Local Capital Improvement program (LOCIP) funds approved at a town meeting last week.

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Hundreds at old-fashioned clambake

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SALISBURY — If you were feeling peckish Saturday, July 30, then Satre Hill was a good place to be.
The attendees at the annual Jane Lloyd Fund clambake went through 13 bushels of clams, more than 300 lobsters, 300 ears of corn, 150 pounds of potatoes and 25 bags of seaweed (used on the fire), according to Tanya Tedder.
Advance tickets sold out, 250 at $50 apiece.
And with the walkup crowd, Tedder estimated total attendance at between 300 and 400 people.
“It was a good day, very successful,” she added. “It was the community coming together to continue Jane’s legacy.”

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Gillian Aftel interns at The Lakeville Journal

LAKEVILLE—Gillian Aftel, 23, of Lakeville joined The Lake-
ville Journal July 26 for a summer internship.
Aftel is a 2005 graduate of The Hotchkiss School and a 2009 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.
As an undergraduate, her coursework was focused in the social sciences, with specific concentration on cross-cultural and women’s studies.

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