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SALISBURY — Salisbury’s Town Hall will get a major makeover this fall. The Board of Selectmen at the regular monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 10, voted to get started on rebuilding the ramps, steps and facade.

First Selectman Curtis Rand said the total price is $278,000. 

There will be a town meeting soon, with a number of financial items on the agenda, including the balance of the Town Hall project.

Rand said the work is long overdue. Not only do the steps regularly deteriorate, but the ramps are “illegal” because they are right under the...

Salisbury

Town considers trash service switch

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The time to make a decision on whether to enter into a contract with the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority (CRRA) is drawing near and other options are being discussed. CRRA takes the town’s garbage from the transfer station the town pays a fee per pound.
As part of that process, the Transfer Station and Recycling Advisory Committee (which oversees the current Salisbury-Sharon transfer station) is now looking at how the two towns stack up in recycling compared to other municipalities.

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PO closing, Lime Rock meetings are coming up

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — There are two meetings coming up that will be of more than usual interest to Salisbury residents.
One is a “workshop” session of the Planning and Zoning Commission that will focus on the village of Lime Rock (and the race track there). It will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.
The other is an informational meeting with officials from the U.S. Postal Service about the possibility of closing the Lakeville post office. That meeting will be at Town Hall on Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Lime Rock

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Hair relief is just down Academy Street

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Gentlemen who need a little taken off the top are invited to the new Academy Street Salon between 5 and 7 p.m. and Dee Crispino or Kim Godburn will do something about that mess on your head.
Thursday night is Barber Night, no appointment needed, and a haircut costs between $17 and $20.
Regular hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment.
Crispino and Godburn opened last October and have been steadily building up their clientele — mostly by word of mouth.

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‘It’s amazing how much we do online now’

The day the Internet konked out
patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Businesses, town government offices and just plain folks all scrambled to find ways to make do without the worldwide web when a Comcast failure last Tuesday caused the loss of Internet and Comcast telephone service in Salisbury, Sharon, Falls Village, North Canaan and Norfolk from roughly 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cellphone service was unaffected, and that was ultimately what David Maffucci of Lake-ville’s Visionary Computer had to resort to.
“I was standing in the back of my office where I can get a signal, trying to answer email with my phone,” he said.

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Community workshop on Lime Rock planned April 19

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — Residents of Lime Rock are encouraged to come to a special workshop session of the Planning and Zoning Commission that will be dedicated to the village and to the impact of the race track on the village.
The meeting will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.
“This is a beautiful section of town,” said Planning and Zoning Chairman Michael Klemens. “But in many ways it’s a part of town that’s out of the minds of other Salisbury residents.”

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Multigenerational concert

Rob Nellson, the band teacher at Salisbury Central School, conducted the combined SCS band and the Salisbury Band in a special concert Friday, April 1.

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Race track, bridge and affordable housing at selectmen’s meeting

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SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen gave First Selectman Curtis Rand the go-ahead to draft a letter of support for Lime Rock Park’s application for National Historic Landmark status from the U.S. Park Service at the regular monthly meeting Monday, April 4.
In response to a concern raised by the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), the selectmen agreed the the letter should contain language that makes the selectmen’s endorsement conditional on the ability of a future owner of the property to have the designation dropped.

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Photo historian speaks at Salisbury Forum

leong@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Forum turns away from its usual sessions on global and national issues into the world of photography on Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. when Harvard’s Robin Kelsey presents “How Photography Has Changed Our Lives — Performing for the Camera” at the Salisbury School’s Seifert Theater.
Kelsey, currently a visiting professor at Williams College, is the Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. Yet Kelsey followed an unusual, almost eccentric path to obtain that august title.

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31 February calls answered

At Your Service
tarak@lakevillejournal.com

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 31 calls in February, which was the same number as in the previous month. These included five calls for a sick person, five falls, three for pain, one difficulty breathing, one seizure, one cardiac event, one motor vehicle accident and one for an unconscious person. In addition there were seven standbys (for the ski jumps and Junior Olympics) and one activated fire alarm.

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From prosperity to homelessness and back again

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One man’s journey
LIME ROCK — In 2008 Peter Chiapetta was doing pretty well for himself, working as the chief financial and administrative officer for an equestrian travel business in Millbrook. The former hedge fund manager was happy to be out of that particular game and was enjoying living in the country.
“When I started, the economy was still OK,” said Chiapetta, who now lives in Lime Rock.
But in the fall of 2008, when the economy did its downward spiral, cancellations began to outnumber bookings, and by April 2009 the business was closed and Chiapetta was looking for work.

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