SALISBURY — A 72-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the car she was a passenger in was involved in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Salisbury. Joan Dayton, 72, of Londonderry was declared deceased at Porter Hospital that afternoon. Vermont State Police report that at around 1:13 p.m. on July 25, Brian Davidson, 37, of New Haven was driving a 2006 Cadillac DTS eastbound on West Salisbury Road toward Route 7 at what police described as “well over the posted speed limit.” Witnesses told police that Davidson’s Cadillac failed to stop at the stop sign and continued on into Route 7. At...
SALISBURY — Members of the Salisbury selectboard were very pleased last month when the town landfill was finally capped after a multi-year effort. But now they are frustrated that the town’s expensive project is being torn to pieces. Riders of all-terrain vehicles  have been ignoring signs, roadblocks and police surveillance to ride onto the newly lined landfill, said selectboard member and Road Commissioner Pat Dunn. To protect the landfill and riders both, the Salisbury selectboard this month approved an ordinance that would prohibit all ATV riding on town property. This means that even...
SALISBURY — Walter Mosurick Jr. died June 12, 2020, at his home in Salisbury, VT. He was born in Bridgewater, NJ, in 1949, a son of the late Walter Sr. and Eva (Zynko) Mosurick. He graduated from Bridgewater West High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Khe Sanh, Vietnam. Wally worked as an installer and salesman for North Pole Insulation out of Whitehouse, NJ, for many years, and later delivered for Monument Farm Dairy out of Weybridge, VT, for 20 years before retiring. He is survived by his wife Janet (Stefanchik) of Salisbury; daughter Holly Calvert of...

SALISBURY’S OLD TOWN dump recently was capped with calcium carbonate tailings, compost and a mix of conservation plants. One selectboard member said it looks “like a big white half-moon.”
SALISBURY — The town landfill in Salisbury has finally been capped, marking the end of unlined landfills in Vermont.  To protect the environment, Vermonters over the past few decades have been closing their old-fashioned town dumps and sending their trash to lined landfills. After Bristol closed its town dump in 2015, Salisbury’s was the only one left. After two or three years of lobbying to follow suit, Salisbury residents voted to close and cap their town landfill at town meeting last year. The “town dump” on Upper Plains Road stopped taking trash this past Sept. 1 and town officials set up...
Hi, I’m Tilly. I was recently adopted from Homeward Bound and now live in Salisbury with my new humans Brian and Leah. I love to play with my toys — especially when my people are playing with me too! I also like to watch the birds and squirrels outside at the feeder. I think I want to go outside too but it is a big scary world out there for a little kitty. Tilly   Note from the humans... Tilly thought we should send a more dignified picture but we like this one. Brian and Leah Keller Salisbury
RIPTON — Voters in three of the Addison Central School District’s seven member-towns support the notion that school board members should only be elected by their fellow townspeople, and that a local school should only be closed if a majority in its host community elect to do so. That was the takeaway in the towns of Ripton, Salisbury and Shoreham, which held non-binding votes on two petitioned referenda on March 3 that the ACSD board had declined to warn (due to legal advice) on its own ballot. Residents in a fourth ACSD town — Cornwall — defeated both questions at their annual gathering,...
SALISBURY — Salisbury voters on Town Meeting Day approved all the articles on a busy warning, including their town and highway budgets, and a measure to eliminate the local office of town auditor. A proposal to allot $26,371.80 to the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District passed by a 33-vote margin, 187-154. Residents approved a proposed 2020-2021 General Fund budget of $271,204 by a 293 to 40 tally. The submitted Highway Fund budget of $483,031 passed muster by a 285-55 margin. Salisbury will no longer have an elected auditor’s position, as it was eliminated by...
SALISBURY — Salisbury voters on Town Meeting Day will be asked to eliminate the elected position of auditor, establish a new energy fund, and field two advisory referenda that seek to give residents a bigger say in the leadership and future of their local elementary school. Article 9 on the warning pitches the elimination of the town auditor post, with future audits to be provided by a public accountant. Article 10 recommends creation of an Energy Fund, seeded annually with at least $500 per year, to be tapped (in concert with grants and gifts) for local energy projects. Salisbury is one of...
In January, the Salisbury selectboard voted unanimously to separate Salisbury’s payment to the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen-Pittsford Insect Control District (BLSG) into Article 11 on the town meeting ballot. On Election Day, Tuesday, March 3 (Super Tuesday), voters in Salisbury will decide whether to pay $26,371 to BLSG or to receive no mosquito control services. Although there are no new services being offered, BLSG is charging Salisbury 51% more than it did in 2018 ($17,434). While BLSG’s services are sharply increasing in cost, they are decreasing in value. For example, aerial...
SALISBURY — The continual loss and fragmentation of wildlife habitat, forest lands, agricultural lands, recreational lands, and diminishing ecosystem services, is happening at an alarming rate. Is it sustainable? Is it in the best interest of Vermonters? According to economical economist Dr. Jon D. Erickson is Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Vermont, it is not. Erickson will give the presentation “Infinite Economic Growth and other Fairytales that Destroy Ecologies and Communities,”...


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