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BASEBALL – Salem Nine Plays Together To Win Together

Comfort, Chemistry, And Diamond Diversity By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   There are few sports for which a cohesive team is as integral a component of the sport as it is in baseball.  Without a good relationship between teammates the team will not be able to function to its full potential– this a truth that the Salem High has discovered this past season.The season started off slow for this group of boys, but over the past few weeks they have “finally found [themselves] as a team” says junior Xavier Cole.  They are a young team, as exemplified by the fact that their ...

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Impacting The Community Through Education

Marcoux Leads Students In Environmental Activism By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman Each spring a small group of Salem High students travels to a new outdoor location for the Envirathon competition. The students compete in a variety of environmental science competitions, on teams corresponding with their self-designated area of expertise, such as water, soil, animals, plants, etc. These students also worked together to create a presentation on invasive species, during which they educated judges on the effects of invasive species in our area. Sophomore Angelina Caggiano explains that invasive species are harmful to the local and global environment “because they are more aggressive than native ...

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SCRATCH KITCHEN – The Cure For A Burger And Bacon Jones

Find Your Way To Scratch Kitchen And Discover What Scratch Means By The BaldOne     In the wonderful world of social media there are three things that are guaranteed to draw views.  Those three items are burgers, bacon, and pizza.  Burgers it seems, have become the standard measure for local restaurants.  Everybody offers them and bacon is expected to be offered as an option. This past Saturday we had a jones for a bacon-cheeseburger.  After reviewing the myriad options it was decided that if bacon was in the mix we should visit the place in Salem that cures their ...

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Resident Parking – An Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Six Zones Of Nonsense, The Time has Come To Re-Boot By William Legault Long ago, in a day when the numbers of college students and the amount of registered motor vehicles were a lot less than they are today, somebody came up with a brilliant idea to solve what was then a very local problem. Residents in the immediate vicinity of what was then Salem State College were having trouble with students parking in front of their homes and businesses.  At the time the parking available for the students was less than what was needed and much of it was not what ...

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Licensing Board Approves Cider And Mead At Salem Farmer’s Market

Lobster Shanty To Add Jukebox By William Legault   The Salem Licensing Board met last night at 120 Washington Street in the third floor conference room. Member Paul Flores and Rick Lee were presiding along with Sgt. Gaudet of the Salem Police Department and Melissa Pagliaro the Clerk of the Board After issuing a few street performer and psychic reader licenses they moved on to other agenda items. Far From The Tree Cider and the 1634 Meadery were given approval for Farmer Brewer Pouring Licenses for use during the upcoming season of the Salem Farmers Market. This allows both businesses ...

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Determined Salem Students Face AP Testing Challenges

WSU Freshman Dionne Gives Pre-Test Pep Talk Salem Waives Testing Fees By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman   For some of Salem High’s best and brightest the first two weeks of May present a harrowing time: AP test week. Over the course of these two weeks students will take anywhere between one and six tests for a chance to receive college credit. Scored on a 5-point scale, a passing grade is considered to be a 3. However, in order to receive credit at the vast majority of schools a 4 or a 5 is necessary. Salem High students are provided the opportunity to ...

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VOTERS RIGHTS IN SALEM – Board Of Registrars Signs MOU with The Latino Leadership Coalition

Barton And Registrars Provide Needed Leadership By William Legault This article is posted as both a news and an opinion piece and therefore appears here in the” A Salem Voice ” section instead of the Government Meetings section. On very rare occasions there are small but very significant moments that occur in municipal government. These moments often go unnoticed by most.  They are however, sure to be remembered for a long time by those who worked hard and long to realize that moment. Tonight in the City Council Chambers the Salem Board Of Registrars Of Voters did something as an ...

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Salem House Of Pizza – Where The Sauce Rules

Still A Neighborhood Tradition – We Return After An Extended Absence By The BaldOne   On the corner of Margin Street and Endicott Street, a quite prominent Salem spot sits the Salem House of Pizza.  Every town seems to have a house of pizza.  The menus are generally similar from town to town.  Pizza, sandwiches, pasta plates, steak tips and chicken wings, salads, and more.  They tend to be an all things for all people sort of stop The one aspect of these places that makes them different than  the many other pizza and sandwich places is the pizza style.  Instead ...

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Merchants Of Doubt – Free Screening

Hosted by The National Park Service, Salem Alliance For The Environment (SAFE), and Salem Sound Coastwatch Congressman Seth Moulton To Attend The National Park Service is partnering with SAFE (Salem Alliance for the Environment) and Salem Sound Coastwatch for a screening of the highly acclaimed film MERCHANTS OF DOUBT. Immediately after the screening, U.S. Congressman SETH MOULTON will be present for an audience Q&A. Despite new evidence that the fossil fuel industry has hidden its own research about global warming, the mass media often give climate science “skeptics” equal time. But MERCHANTS OF DOUBT sheds light on these pundits-for-hire—so-called experts ...

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Teeming Poets, Clever Bracco, And A Clean Salem

  Poetry In Salem, Six Survivors Remain, and A Clean Salem Sweep By J. Smithfield Oppenheimer III The Massachusetts Poetry Festival once again made Salem its home for its ninth annual gathering of poets.  Poets, both the famous and not so famous made their presence known. Downtown was filled with poets and poetry fans on a warm and sunny Saturday after a night of workshops and social gatherings at some of Salem’s hotspots.  Readings, book fairs, and performance art were the order of the day and also on Sunday as the three day festival kept the crowd happy and busy. ...

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