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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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Salisbury art restorers are 'masters of disguise'

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Paintings age. Very slowly.

“Much like people do,” said Randy Smith, an art restorer in Salisbury who’s been in the biz since the early ’70s. “You don’t notice it day to day, but after it’s been a while the varnish yellows, there can be nicotine, smoke or mold stains; the paint can blister or crack; even fire sparks can burn small holes.”

That’s when you call Randy and his wife, Linda Hampton Smith, to help restore the piece to it’s original quality.

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Decision is near on moving 6th grade to MUMS: Superintendent says no; panel says yes

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers and John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — Will the seven towns in the Addison Central School District send their sixth-graders to the Middlebury Union Middle School, expanding MUMS from only grades 7 and 8 to a grade 6-8 school?

The ACSD Board is scheduled to decide the question at its meeting next Monday, June 19.

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Found him! Authorities searched for man missing in Salisbury

Posted on June 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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UPDATE  SALISBURY — Vermont State Police announced late Friday morning that they had found a man they had been searching for since the previous evening. 

At around 11 a.m., VSP announced that Mark Richards, 37, of Burlington had been found safe and was reunited with his family.

Late Thursday state police reported that Richards had walked away from Branbury State Park yesterday (Thursday, June 1) afternoon and has not returned.

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Salisbury hosts walk to school day on June 6

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — Salisbury Community School will be holding a special Walk to School Day on Tuesday, June 6. Kelley Cross Road will be closed to through traffic by order of the town Selectboard so that students can walk the half-mile to school from either Holman Road or West Salisbury Road.

The event is being organized by science teacher Amy Clapp and her fifth grade Green Team, with support from the Vermont Energy Education Program. It will conclude a month-long study of natural resources and human impact on the environment for the school’s K-6 students.

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The chicken whisperer: Tales from a backyard chicken farmer in Salisbury

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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SALISBURY — I never wanted chickens, because I didn’t want the carnage.

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