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SALISBURY — The Salisbury Board of Selectmen discussed the broad agenda for 2019 at their Monday, Jan. 7, meeting.

Chief among the issues are bears.

Ed Logan, who has experience with bears, came to share his expertise.

He said a biologist friend of his, also with wide experience of bears, said the way to remove problem bears is to remove the food sources that attract them in the first place.

And that is garbage.

Logan said hunting bears is a poor choice for management, because hunters are likely to kill mature bears, who are “better...

Salisbury

Gov. Lamont comes to town

SALISBURY — Salisbury First Selectman Curtis Rand told the Board of Selectmen on Monday, Dec. 10, that he was encouraged by a recent meeting with Governor-elect Ned Lamont.
The selectmen held their regular monthly meeting a week later than usual.
Rand said Lamont met with first selectmen from the Northwest Corner in Torrington last week. It was the first time Rand could recall a governor (or incoming governor) “coming to the Northwest Corner to talk shop.”

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Nesting in time for the holidays

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A choir of holiday angels in Salisbury

The holiday season performances of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus continued with a performance at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16. The Christmas Angelicus concert included carols, hymns, seasonal songs and readings.

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From bling to antler horns at Passports

SALISBURY — Christopher Baetz, manager at Passports in Salisbury, pointed to a faux-fur throw as the hot item of this year’s holiday shopping season.
It looks like fur and feels like fur, but unlike fur it is easy to clean and to style. 
“Just use cold water,” said Baetz.
The throw is $295 and a jacket is $250. There are also two faux fur bags, at $45 and $65. The latter is suitable for the new iPhone, Baetz said.

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Wish fulfilled, ‘Cinderella’ takes to the stage

SALISBURY — The long-awaited SOAR production of “Cinderella” finally happened last week, after being snowed out last month.
SOAR is the after-school enrichment program at Salisbury Central School. 
The 30-minute production, overseen by Becky Sawicki and Kirsten Durbrow, featured full costumes, two sets, a pumpkin coach, a fairy godmother with an electric dress and dynamic performances from the young cast.
 

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Low-cost housing in everyone’s interest

LAKEVILLE — Advocates for affordable housing need to appeal to values in order to succeed. 
That was part of the message from Chris Estes at a Salisbury Forum talk at The Hotchkiss School on Friday, Dec.7.
Estes is vice president at Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit that specializes in urgent home repair and community revitalization in low- and moderate-income communities.
He asked the audience to consider the future of Northwest Corner towns, Salisbury in particular.

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Ringing in the season

The Bell Choir opened the Christmas concert at the Salisbury Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 9. The concert also featured selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and holiday songs. Music was provided by the Salisbury Sinfonietta; vocal performances were by Norfolk and Salisbury church choirs and area soloists. 

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Carols, cookies and Mr. Claus

SALISBURY — A hearty and determined throng of holiday revelers defied the wretched weather Sunday evening, Dec.2, and came to The White Hart in Salisbury to meet Santa Claus, consume improving beverages, eat cookies and sing Christmas carols — all prior to the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town Green. 
Michael Brown led the singing, with the Salisbury Band Christmas Brass and Hot Chocolate Society accompanying.

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Lighting up the darkness

Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church had a tree lighting and Christmas caroling event Saturday evening, Dec.1. About 40 people, many of them parents with young children, came for the singing, which started inside and then moved outside for the tree lighting and hot chocolate.

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Country Bistro has closed

SALISBURY — After 11 years, the much-loved Country Bistro on Academy Street has closed. The owner of the building, Susan Rand, has told restaurant owners Jacqueline Heriteau and Holly Hunter Stonehill that she has other plans for the building. Rand would not reveal to the newspaper what her plans are.

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