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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

Gears moving to allow affordable housing

SALISBURY — About 50 people came to an information meeting hosted by the Affordable Housing Commission Wednesday, May 30, on the “Holley Block” proposal.
The idea is to use the parking lot and small park next to the set of businesses that includes the Imagine hair salon, Katie Baldwin Designs and Deano’s Pizza on Millerton Road (Route 44) in Lakeville to create somewhere between 12 and 18 units of affordable housing.

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Gears moving to allow affordable housing

SALISBURY — About 50 people came to an information meeting hosted by the Affordable Housing Commission Wednesday, May 30, on the “Holley Block” proposal.
The idea is to use the parking lot and small park next to the set of businesses that includes the Imagine hair salon, Katie Baldwin Designs and Deano’s Pizza on Millerton Road (Route 44) in Lakeville to create somewhere between 12 and 18 units of affordable housing.

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Run for state treasurer a labor of love

SALISBURY — It’s fairly rare for state-level politicians to even know where the Northwest Corner is. Rarer still is for one to hail from this rural part of the state.
Thad Gray, a Salisbury resident, is the Republican party’s endorsed candidate for state treasurer; he’ll run against the Democrat-endorsed candidate, Shawn Wooden of Hartford. 
The incumbent, Denise Napier, is not running again, after  five terms in office (since 1998). 

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Mr. Sullivan goes to Salisbury

The Salisbury School’s journalism class, with teacher Jonathan Siff, visited The Lakeville Journal’s new Falls Village office on April 10 to get some pointers on putting a newspaper together.
In a rare burst of altruism, I volunteered to follow up with the students and help them with their articles. We all met in early May, for two class periods.
As a group we discussed structure. 
With individuals, we worked on conforming to Associated Press style. 

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Changes in faculty at Salisbury Central

There are several new teachers and a paraprofessional for Salisbury Central School (SCS), starting in the 2018-19 academic year.
K-4 teachers
Katherine J. Bucceri will teach fourth grade. She is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. 

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An international crowd, an all-American parade

Memorial Day is the best day of the year in Salisbury, especially when it doesn’t rain, and this year did not disappoint. 
The town emerged from a long bitter winter to celebrate the arrival of summer. Everyone came together as a town to show respect to the men and women from Salisbury who died for their country. Each year about half the town gathers in Salisbury to watch the other half march in the parade. 

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Salisbury arrest involves heroin and marijuana

SALISBURY — On May 21, Andrew Lee, 30, was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court charged with the following: possession of drug paraphernalia, the sale of narcotic substances, manufacturing/ distributing/selling controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of hallucinogenic substances and possession of less than a half ounce of cannabis. 

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Salisbury budgets pass, 34-0

SALISBURY — Voters unanimously approved the 2018-19 municipal and school budgets in Salisbury at a town meeting on Wednesday, May 9.
By a vote of 34-0, the town meeting approved total expenditures of $15,673,016, for town government, Salisbury Central School and the town’s share of the Region One budget.
The town government budget for 2018-19 is $6,609,060, an increase of $186,327 (2.9 percent).
The Salisbury Central School budget is $5,548,188, an increase of $126,402 (2.33 percent).

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Salisbury to look at affordable housing

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen agreed to adopt the Affordable Housing Commission’s affordable housing plan at a special meeting Tuesday, May 15.
Commission members and other interested parties presented the plan to the selectmen at the regular monthly meeting May 7, but the selectmen decided to take a week to think it over.
First Selectman Curtis Rand emphasized that by adopting the plan, the selectmen are not trying to usurp the authority of the Planning and Zoning Commission, nor of the town meeting.

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Hope for unity on National Day of Prayer

SALISBURY — The annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3, was observed in several area towns; in Salisbury the ceremony was at the Congregational Church.
Barbara Schoenly opened with a remark from Abraham Lincoln, about faith:
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”
“America is broken,” continued Shoenly. “Discord is undeniable, and unity is missing.
“America needs God now more than any time in our generation.”

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