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,”...
SALISBURY — Louise D. Ellwood, 94, died on Jan. 9, 2020, at home in Salisbury with her family at the bedside. The family wants to thank all the caring professionals at Elderly Services, Project Independence, Addison County Home Health and Hospice and the hospice volunteers at End of Life Services for their help and support. Their support and guidance allowed Louise to stay at home through the end of life.

SALISBURY — Douglas W. Goodrich, son of Wilbur and Hazel (Douglas) Goodrich, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Shard Villa in Salisbury within one week of his 98th birthday. He was born on the family farm a half mile south of there, and lived in Salisbury most of his life.  He graduated from Middlebury High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a flight mechanic during World War II. After the war, he returned home and worked as a power station operator for CVPS. He later transitioned to maintenance supervisor for the Middlebury District before retiring in 1984. After...
Cheryl Rose Kirby, 43, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 24, 1976, in Middlebury, Vt., to Linda and Randall Kirby. She graduated from MUHS in 1994. She is survived by her daughter Paige Williamson, her father Randall Kirby, her sister Shauni Kirby and husband Avery Hamilton, her sister Stacee Duncan and husband Ross Duncan, and uncle Kris Newton. She is predeceased by her mother Linda Kirby. She lived in Montague, N.J., from 1997 to 2001, where she worked at High Point Golf Club. It was during her time in New...

SALISBURY 5TH- AND 6TH-graders are eager backstage waiting to show their thespian skills.
SALISBURY — Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Salisbury Community School performed Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury on Dec. 5.  The students provided a lot of thoughtful reactions to their experience learning about and performing a play by The Bard. Here is a selection of some of their thoughts:  “Some things I liked about Shakespeare are how excited you get when you are about to go up and how nervous you are when then you do your lines and scene and you are so happy you did it! Shakespeare has you engage with other people from other schools and gives you great...
SALISBURY — The town of Salisbury will host its 14th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration this coming Saturday evening. Everyone is invited to gather at Salisbury’s Veterans Memorial Park, across from Maple Meadow Farm, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Festivities will include lighting of the beautiful Town Holiday Tree, a giant bonfire, hayrides, a visit from Santa, a sing-along, hot cocoa and more. A holiday party — with food and refreshments, stories and a chance to spend more time with Santa — will follow at the Salisbury Town Library. All are welcome. Call Ken or Mary Beth Tichacek at...
SALISBURY — BARN OPERA completes its second season “The Season of Love” with Giancarlo Menotti’s holiday opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” This production will be performed by an all-Vermont principal cast as well as a local amateur chorus, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14. There will be two performances each night, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. “Amahl and the Night Visitors” is the story of a poor mother and her crippled son who exhibit extraordinary generosity by giving everything that they own to provide comfort for three kings that are on their way to visit the Christchild. In a...

THE SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL Church in Salisbury village will be the site of Barn Opera’s presentation of the holiday opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” on Dec. 13 and 14. The story centers around the three kings on the way to visit baby Jesus. Independent photo/John S. McCright
BRANDON/SALISBURY — Barn Opera of Brandon will complete its second season — “The Season of Love” — with a presentation of Giancarlo Menotti’s holiday opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” at Salisbury Congregational Church on Dec. 13 and 14. “Amahl” is the story of a poor mother and her crippled son who exhibit extraordinary generosity by giving everything that they own to provide comfort for three kings that are on their way to visit the Christ child. In a moment of self-protection, and unconditional love for her son, Amahl’s mother tries to right cosmic injustice by stealing some gold....
SALISBURY — Vanguard Renewables and Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) received the 2019 American Biogas Council Up-and-Coming Biogas Project award for the Goodrich Farm Anaerobic Digester project in Salisbury, at the organization’s awards ceremony on Oct. 29.  The project is a unique partnership between Vanguard Renewables, VGS, Middlebury College and the Goodrich Family. It will generate biogas from manure and food waste and convert it to pipeline quality gas for use by Middlebury College and VGS’s customers. This project is the first to sell renewable gas to end customers. 


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