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LAKEVILLE — The 32 members of the Salisbury Central School (SCS) Class of 2019 milled around the courtyard at the upper school building before the promotion exercise on Friday, June 14, taking photos of each other, adjusting their outfits, and being generally excited.

It took a little while to get them settled for their official class photo. The professional photographer hired by the school dispelled the tension by having the students do a “serious” pose and a “silly” one.

The ceremony took place in the gym. 

Four students spoke...

Salisbury

Zoe Harson, Journal intern

LAKEVILLE — Zoe Harson, 17, is The Lakeville Journal’s newest summer intern. She is a rising senior at the Marvelwood School in Kent.
She is the daughter of Mimi Harson of Salisbury and Charlie Harson of Falls Village.
Zoe is particularly interested in photography, especially landscape photography. She is inspired by the work of Peter Lik of Australia, a well-known landscape photographer. Zoe’s work often features scenes from the Northwest Corner. Two of her favorite places to shoot are the Great Falls in Falls Village and Kent Falls.

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Special town meeting is July 21

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SALISBURY — On the agenda for a special town meeting Thursday, July 21, are three items: transferring responsibility for the Dr. William Bissell Fund to the town; approving the Local Capital Improvement Program (LOCIP) for 2011-16; and amending the statute creating the Recreation Commission so the meeting time and place can be changed.
The Bissell Fund, in its 93rd year of operation, was established to assist residents of the town with medical expenses. In recent years it has distributed about $50,000 yearly, according to First Selectman Curtis Rand.

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Hidden treasure at Saint John’s Church

SALISBURY — Tucked behind Saint John’s Church is a little-known oasis of tranquility. The Memorial Garden opened a year ago, but Mieke Armstrong, a church member, said, “A garden is never a finished project.” A five-person committee is still working toward the installation of trellises, the construction of a new storage area and the addition of trees, shrubs and flowers.

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114 compete in Riga Meadow Trials

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SALISBURY —Riga Meadow Equestrian Center on Route 41 in Salisbury held its horse trials on Sunday, July 18. The one-day event was a marathon for the 114 competitors and 67 volunteers involved.
Bright sun and warm weather with a slight breeze made it generally comfortable for competitors and spectators alike, though a delay in the afternoon due to a fall on the cross-country course meant that a few riders were standing around in the heat waiting for their moment of glory.
A horse trials encompasses three different disciplines: dressage, stadium jumping and cross-country jumping.

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Face-off expected at GOP caucus July 26

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SALISBURY — Rival factions within the Salisbury Republican party will go head to head at the party’s caucus meeting Tuesday, July 26 (6:30 p.m. at Town Hall).
The Republican Town Committee (RTC) led by Chris Janelli, has endorsed political newcomer Mark Lauretano for a seat on the Board of Selectmen over incumbent Bob Riva.
Riva has put together his own group of candidates and hopes to win enough votes at the caucus to get the nomination.

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Storm keeps ambulance volunteers busy

SVAS At Your Service
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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.

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Plans for library will offer easier access

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SALISBURY — The preliminary plans for the addition to the Scoville Memorial Library involve getting in and out of the building, and no expansion of library space, according to Director Claudia Cayne.
What is anticipated is improving access to the Wardell Community Room in the rear of the library, and making it possible to park in the lot off Library Street and getting to the main library via elevator.

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Exploring the arts and summer fun

LAKEVILLE — Music and tapping filled the room at the Shooting Star Arts Camp at the SPACE building last Wednesday, July 13, as a dozen campers practiced Shirley Temple’s military time step.
Darcy Boynton of Salisbury and Elise Babigian of Lakeville, founders of the camp, and guest artist Caitlin McEwan of Salisbury were teaching the children about the history of tap dancing as well showing them how to do it.

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Northwest Corner turns out for Habitat

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SALISBURY — The weather was as delicious as the beverages at the Wine Tasting and Silent/Live Auction Gala celebrating the 20th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut on Saturday, July 16.
Tents were set up around the periphery of the lawn at the expansive Four Winds estate of the Harris family, keeping attendees out of the sun as they bid on auction items and tasted wines supplied by Little Gates wine merchants of Millerton.

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Region One towns compete at swim meets

SHARON — Every year, the recreation committees in the Region One towns organize swim meets between the towns.
On Thursday, July 14, swimmers from Sharon and Salisbury gathered at the Sharon beach on Mudge Pond to compete.
The beach was filled with swimmers of all ages competing in various swim styles. Parents and volunteers operated the stop watches from the docks to determine winners.
The final regular meets take place Thursday, July 21. Lakeville will swim at Cornwall and Sharon will swim at North Canaan. The meets begin at 1 p.m.

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