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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

Heavenly intervention thwarts fire at church

SALISBURY — Parishioners at the Lakeville United Methodist Church were alarmed at about 9:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug.5, when smoke appeared to be coming out of the organ.
The service had not begun. The choir was rehearsing and the Rev. Margaret Laemmel was getting prepared.
In a phone interview Monday, Aug. 6, “Pastor Peg” said the Lakeville Hose Company determined it was an electrical fire.
The power is off for now, and Laemmel is trying to figure out the logistics for the church members.

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Affordable housing update

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen took care of two pieces of business at a special meeting Tuesday, July 24.
The board executed the option to lease the “Holley Block” property to the Salisbury Housing Committee (SHC) after adding a provision that the lease is for the SHC and no other group. 
And the board agreed to transfer funds as needed from the Affordable Housing account for improvements at the town-owned house at 414 Millerton Road.

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‘Ring of fire’ and remembrances at the clambake

SALISBURY — The Jane Lloyd Fund clambake, held at Satre Hill on Saturday, July 28, went off like clockwork.
It was so organized that the organizers were wondering if they’d forgotten something critical — like the food.
At 1 p.m., an hour before the official start time of 2 p.m., a group was busy husking corn and cracking jokes.
Eliot Osborn was performing a microphone check prior to a musical performance.
Everything else was pretty much set up.

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Steamed in Salisbury

Shrouded in vapors rising from a firepit, Ray Zukowski monitored clam and lobster cooking at the Jane Lloyd Fund clambake at Satre Hill in Salisbury on Saturday, July 28. Story, another photo, see 'Ring of fire' and remembrances at the clambake.

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Bears now invading Noble Horizons

SALISBURY — The bear problem continues at Noble Horizons, where residents have reported bears ripping up screen doors and in one case actually entering a cottage.
Marge Wheaton, administrative assistant to Noble Administrator William Pond, said Monday, July 30, that the facility seems to have multiple bears.
Wheaton said the bait food (doughnuts) was carried off by smaller animals that did not trigger the trap that was there.
Residents in the residential cottages have been provided with air horns to scare off any visiting bears.

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Two die in car crashes on July 20

SALISBURY — Two young area residents lost their lives in separate vehicular crashes that both occurred on Friday night, July 20. 
The first crash, in Salisbury, was the result of a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs leading to the death of the passenger, according to the State Police. 
The second, in Ancram, N.Y., was the result of a young driver whose pick-up truck, for reasons not yet determined, collided with a tree.
Crash and arrest

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Enticed by doughnuts, Mama Bear steps into trap

SALISBURY — Two bears have been roaming around the center of Salisbury village in recent weeks, turning over garbage bins and coming in very close contact with humans. It is believed that one is a mother and the other is her cub.
Two weeks ago, state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) met with Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand and two biologists from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to discuss and find solutions to keep the bears from coming into the center of town.

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Connecticut DEEP catches a bear in the center of Salisbury

SALISBURY — One of the bears that has been spotted almost daily in Salisbury village was captured by a bear trap set behind a business on Academy Street. The bear wandered into the trap at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16, according to a neighbor who said she heard the door of the trap slam shut. 
At press time, state biologists were on their way to pick up the bear trap and move it to an undisclosed nearby location. More photos and a story will appear in the July 26 edition of The Lakeville Journal.

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Bears: they will have to wait until September

SALISBURY — An abbreviated Salisbury Board of Selectmen meeting was held, briefly, on Monday, July 2. 
First Selectman Curtis Rand and Selectman Chris Williams reappointed Pat Hackett and Kathy Trahan to the Pathways Committee and appointed Robert Schaufelberger to the Economic Development Committee. 
They also canceled the August board meeting. (This is standard practice.)
Selectman Don Mayland was out of town. 
They discussed the flap over the possible closing of the maternity department at Sharon Hospital. 

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Water Watch

SALISBURY — Air temperatures have returned to levels that are pleasant for humans, but during the recent heat wave people of all ages were looking for any cool water they could find. 
Erin Seelenbrandt found the old stone kettle by Salisbury Town Hall and allowed young Quinn, age 5, and Ryan May, age 9, to bathe their feet and take a drink. 

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