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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

Rotary Club to honor Baldwin, Brown, Williams

jenniferk@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Rotary Club and Foundation will honor three citizens with its highest award Tuesday, June 7, at the Cornucopia Banquet Hall in Torrington.
Carl Williams, Jerry Baldwin and Digby Brown will receive Rotary’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Medal. Together the three have logged more than 75 years of community service.
Williams, a retired member of the Salisbury Board of Finance, has been a camp director, teacher and writer of doggerel.
Baldwin, a longtime banker in both Torrington and Salisbury, is now the owner of the new Caddie Shack in North Canaan.

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Talk on April 23: Why Arab uprisings were a surprise

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — The Hotchkiss School is hosting an unusual event Saturday, April 23, combining a serious discussion of the unrest in the Middle East — with comedy.
There will be a panel discussion (“Why Didn’t We See the Arab Uprisings Coming, and What Can We Learn from Them?”) with Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, an associate professor of political science at Emory University; John Edwin Mroz, president and CEO of the EastWest Institute, a think tank with offices in New York, Brussels and Moscow; and Karen Linehan Mroz, president of the Middle East Children’s Institute.

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Paddock’s history of iron industry fascinates listeners

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — It’s certainly not a new story, but the Scoville Memorial Library meeting room was filled to capacity on April 16 for a talk by amateur historian Richard Paddock on the iron industry in Salisbury.
After some minor computer programs that delayed the 2 p.m. start time, Paddock launched into some tales about the Barnum and Richardson Company and why it bought a facility in Chicago. The reason: They had an arrangement with the railroad there.

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Fishing derby goes on, despite raw, cold air

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

LAKEVILLE — The annual fishing derby for youngsters was held at Lake Wononscopomuc on the opening day of the fishing season (Saturday, April 16). It certainly wasn’t the coldest opening day in recent memory. And at least this year there wasn’t ice on the lake or snow on the grass around the pond.
But, reported Grove Manager Stacy Dodge, it was cold and blustery enough that many fishing families stayed home. Only 17 youngsters entered the derby.

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Meeting on Lakeville post office closure is April 21

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SALISBURY — Rumors have circulated for years that one or more area post offices might be shut down by the federal government. Now it looks as though the Lakeville post office is on a list of facilities that might be closed by the United States Postal Service.
An informational meeting with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Barber offices will move to Georgia

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Skip Barber Racing School is moving its administrative offices from Lakeville to Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., completing a move that began in November 2010.
Administrative departments — accounting, marketing, sales and information technology — will move to the existing Georgia facility, which has unused office space.
Kyle Morham, director of sales marketing, said that of the 37 full-time positions currently in Connecticut, 20 will relocate and 17 will remain. Of the 17 remaining, five are administrative and 12 are operational support jobs.

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Late additions to ed budget

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

By Patrick L. Sullivan
SALISBURY — The Board of Education presented to the Board of Finance on Thursday, April 14, a proposed budget that includes $59,119 in last-minute additions.
The school board met in a special meeting before the finance board to deal with a series of unexpected developments:
• A glitch in a computer program resulted in underbudgeting for fuel oil — by 5,000 gallons.
• A faculty member opted to take part in the health insurance plan.
• Diesel fuel had to be budgeted at $4 per gallon instead of $3.
• Hours for support staff had to be adjusted.

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Town budget to rise 1.1 percent

patricks@lakevillejournal.com

SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen’s proposed municipal spending plan for 2011-12 has not generated the kind of attention the Board of Education’s proposals have, but there are a few things worth noting prior to the public hearing Monday, April 25.
The seventh and final draft of the selectmen’s budget proposal has a bottom line of $4,948,508 — an increase of $54,691, or 1.1 percent.

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Spring-born

This filly born March 30 — one of four babies this spring at Quarry Hill Farm in Lakeville — stays close to her mother, an Arabian mare, Bint Balesselle V (when not cavorting around the paddock).
She will eventually turn grey like her mom.

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They’ve got the answers

Coach Lou Bucceri and the Salisbury Central School Quiz Bowl team celebrated its fourth consecutive undefeated season as they again won The Lakeville Journal Region One cup on Tuesday, April 5.

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