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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

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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Holley Block could be housing

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen received a plan for affordable housing from the Affordable Housing Commission at the selectmen’s meeting Monday, May 7.
The plan (available online at www.salisburyct.us.affordablehousing, click on “Salisbury housing forum”) is required by state statute, similar to town plans of conservation and development.
The commission has been looking for suitable sites in town for the development of affordable housing. The site they have identified is called the Holley Block.

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Yoakum, proud friend of HYSB

SALISBURY — Alice Yoakum was honored with the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau’s (HYSB)Donald T. Warner Service Award on Saturday, April 28, in a room overflowing with her admirers at The White Hart inn. 
She also received an official citation from the General Assembly, from State Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) and State Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), who were both in attendance. 
The citation  recognized Yoakum’s “faithful, honorable and selfless service” Ohler said.

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Beer, vodka: the roadside drinks of choice

SALISBURY — A 1.3 mile stretch of Taconic Road in Salisbury is now a little cleaner, after a team headed by Jean Saliter spent a few hours on Saturday, April 21, picking up trash.
The occasion was Earth Day (which was on Sunday, April 22). 
The participants were Saliter, Digby Brown, state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) and a surprise guest: state Sen. Craig Miner (R-30), looking especially rustic.

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