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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

Hawkey season is back

SALISBURY — Lakeville Journal Production Coordinator James Clark snapped some exceptionally clear photos of a red-tailed hawk that he spotted at the end of his driveway on Thursday afternoon, March 29.
“It might just be because I’m looking for them, but I’ve seen more hawks this year than I can ever remember,” he said.

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Finding secrets in old photos

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Association has a new exhibit on the black families of the Northwest Corner that will open on Saturday, April 21, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.
The show features photos of members of black families from the area; the photos were found at a house on Farnam Road when Peter McEachern and his wife, Danielle Mailer, “purchased a small home on Farnam Road in Lakeville. 

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Ohler speaks on school safety

SALISBURY — The reconstituted Salisbury Republican Town Committee met Tuesday evening, March 27, at Town Hall to hear from state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), who is running for re-election, and from Mark Greenberg, a Litchfield businessman who is running for state comptroller.
Greenberg has run unsuccessfully three times for Congress.
An energetic speaker, he told the committee that Connecticut needs to take “revolutionary” measures now to reverse decades of debt and lost population. 

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Salisbury budgets get whittled down

SALISBURY — Both the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen  in Salisbury presented slimmer 2018-19  budget proposals to the Board of Finance on Tuesday, March 27. The finance board then voted to send the proposals to the public hearing April 9.
The selectmen’s proposal was for $6,611,560, an increase of $188,827 (2.9 percent). But the final amount was $6,609,060, after the selectmen agreed to remove a $2,500 line item under “stipend board member.” The item was a hold-over from many years ago.

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Cheers to a hundred years, and more to come

Agnes Nowicki of Noble Horizons celebrated her 100th birthday on March 5 with Chinese food, balloons and a steady stream of well-wishers.  During her birthday luncheon, she told her niece, Salisbury Town Clerk Patty Williams, that to reach 100 you have to “keep having birthdays!”

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Kinsolving Whitman, larger-than-life

SALISBURY — William Kinsolving is becoming Walt Whitman. 
The metamorphosis has taken some time, but on Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, the transition will be complete. At that appointed time, as the conclusion of the library’s celebration of National Library Week, the novelist, screenwriter, actor and director will present his one-man show, “America & Me.”

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Grim realities of life in North Korea

SALISBURY — North Korea is not like any other country on Earth according to Melanie Kirkpatrick.
“North Korea is not a normal nation,” she said. “We forget this at our peril.”
Kirkpatrick, a former opinion editor at the Wall Street Journal, and Jack David, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration, spoke at Noble Horizons on Saturday, March 24, on “North Korea: What’s Next?”
(Kirkpatrick and David, who are married, both now work at the Hudson Institute.)

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Health insurance a crushing cost

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Finance took a look at the initial budget proposals from the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen on Thursday evening, March 8.
The proposed spending plan for Salisbury Central School for fiscal 2018-19 is $5,656,644, an increase of $235,858 or 4.33 percent over the current budget.
The proposed spending plan for town government is 6,627,485, an increase of $204,752 (3.1 percent) over the current budget.
The fiscal year begins July 1.

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Arctic expedition photos wow the audience

SALISBURY — A view of the remote Arctic region, its wildlife and people, captured by renowned photographer and Salisbury resident Joseph Meehan, with 40 years of experience as an author, educator and photographer, drew a capacity audience on Saturday, March 3, at Noble Horizons.
Meehan, whose camera lens brings panoramic splendor and close-up clarity to his subject matter, titled his talk “The Land and People of the Arctic Home of the Arctic Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea.”

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For North Koreans, hope of escape is slim

SALISBURY — Melanie Kirkpatrick, former opinion editor at the Wall Street Journal, and Jack David, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush administration, will speak at Noble Horizons on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m., on “North Korea: What’s Next?”
Kirkpatrick is the author of “Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad.” 

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