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SALISBURY — Robert and Debra Fails of Lakeville and Sami and Marie Menassa of Middletown, R.I., joyfully  announce the wedding of their children, Mattie Gaskin Fails and Joseph Menassa.  

The couple were married on Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Mary’s Church in  Newport, R.I., surrounded by their immediate families.

Mattie, who grew up in Lakeville, is the  Office Manager at Rig Pro in Portsmouth, R.I., and Joseph is a Program Manager  at KMS in Middletown. The couple resides in Newport.

Salisbury

Yes to exploring affordable housing

SALISBURY — A town meeting in Salisbury on Wednesday, June 27, approved a resolution allowing the Salisbury Housing Committee (SHC) site control over the town-owned “Holley Block” property. The vote was 236 yes votes to 65 no votes.
The resolution allows the SHC to proceed with applying for state funds for pre-development work.
The idea is to use the property, which is currently a parking lot and a small town park on Millerton Road (Route 44) at Holley Street, for affordable housing.

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Sending a message

Protestors in Salisbury over the weekend voiced concerns to Washington: Keep immigrant families together during border crossing proceedings, said sign holders Jillian Nowak.

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From a small classroom to the larger world

SALISBURY — The 39 members of the Class of 2018 bid farewell to Salisbury Central School (SCS) on Wednesday evening, June 20.
Nichole Aguilar noted that some of the students had been at SCS since kindergarten; others arrived later.
“We celebrate who we are and rejoice in the possibilities for the future.”
Beatrice Conti got a laugh when she said she and her fellow students always had plenty to talk about in a small town — the previous night’s thunderstorms, for example.

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Bidding to begin for transfer station

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand said at the June 4 meeting of the Salisbury Board of Selectmen that the bidding documents for the new Salisbury-Sharon transfer station should be out to bid by the end of June.
Rand said the federal Department of Agriculture has been tweaking the plans to account for current financial and legal conditions — the price of steel, for instance, or provisions requiring American-made materials.

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Surviving cancer for Claudia

SALISBURY — Kayla Lawrence, 27, from Salisbury was the keynote speaker at the Cancer Survivor Celebration at the Lakeville town Grove on Thursday, June 5. 

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Keeping Salisbury beautiful

On Saturday, June 9, Elyse Harney (at right in photo) of the Salisbury Historic District Commission presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Howard Sobel and Ileene Smith for their restoration of a historic house on Main Street in Salisbury. Also honored were Seth Churchill and Leslie Eckstein.

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A true senior prom

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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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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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