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Salisbury woman's handwoven, Shaker-style baskets inspired by nature

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken your plastic laundry basket out to harvest your garden. No? How about a trash bag? Go ahead, no one’s looking... We’ve all been there. Sometimes it’s necessary; all that kale just plain doesn’t fit in the cute normal-sized garden basket.

Kristine “Kris” Myrick Andrews knows what you’re going through. She’s actually been there; which is why, 35 years ago, she decided to learn how to make her own baskets.

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State raptor specialist to discuss resurgence of bald eagles and peregrine falcons

Posted on August 3, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — Both peregrine falcons and bald eagles have returned to nest in Vermont and Salisbury after having been extirpated by pesticides.  Learn about this remarkable conservation success story from Vermont Fish and Wildlife Nongame Bird Project Leader John Buck.  He will give a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m., at the Salisbury Congregational Church.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.

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Salisbury town hall sized up for repairs

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — Salisbury residents on Aug. 22 will be presented with repair options for their historic town hall at 918 Maple St.  The building doesn’t get a lot of community use right now due to shortcomings that include a lack of running water and access obstacles for people with disabilities.

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Salisbury students on a mission to save the world

Posted on July 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — This past school year Salisbury Community School kindergarteners were on a mission: saving the world.

The 10 kindergarteners and their teachers, Mary Drew and Amanda Payne, ran with that passion for the earth, not losing sight of the mission throughout the year.

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Brandon-area insect control district completes largest spraying in 10 years

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Polly Lynn Mikula



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The Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District, known as BLSG, has just completed the largest aerial treatment in 10-plus years equaling 5,496 acres, according to BLSG Coordinator Will Mathis. This is in addition to the 2,408 acres aerial treated this past May 12. 

The latest insect treatment was conducted July 8 by a North Fork Helicopter out of Long Island, N.Y.

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Salisbury seeks special recognition for its village

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



SALISBURY — The town of Salisbury is seeking special state recognition of its historic village, a designation that could pave the way for exclusive subsidies for sidewalk, lighting and other improvements to village properties.

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Benware is busy in Leicester and Salisbury

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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LEICESTER — On the land that now houses the Blue Ledge Farm, near Leicester’s border with Salisbury, used to sit the first schoolhouse in Addison County. To those who live there, the remnants of that schoolhouse serve as a symbol of the town’s longstanding commitment to education.

One Leicester resident who embodies that commitment is selectboard Chair Diane Benware, who has also been a teacher in Leicester and the surrounding community for more than 40 years.

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Roadside food stand dishes up Tac-o' de Town

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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SALISBURY — Dot D’Avignon has a sweet tooth. One day, when she was 14, she succumbed to her want for sugar and made herself a cake. From there, a love of cooking was born and she hasn’t stopped since.

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Civil War soldier given his due: Solitary Salisbury grave finally put on map by two local veterans

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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SALISBURY — For 138 years now, the solitary, lustrous marble marker off Salisbury’s Lower Plains Road has been a source of curiosity for generations of passersby.

Who chose eternal sleep at this unlikely spot?

Those intrigued enough to stop for a closer look have been rewarded with a glimpse of the final resting place of Phineas “Riley” Rice, whose patriotism prompted him to drop his shovel on a Vermont farm and pick up a rifle that he would carry onto the blood-soaked fields of Gettysburg, Pa., in July of 1863.

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Salisbury Historical Society to host talk onthe history of Ripton July 26

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Charles Billings will soon be publishing his book on Ripton history, the first such book on the topic. The Salisbury Historical Society will host Billings on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church for a presentation based on his research.

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