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Scrimgeour And Buchar – The Captain And The Czech

Pair Forms A Formidable Tennis Duo By Elizabe th Cayouette-Gluckman Every team has one or two players who stand out above the rest. These players consistently perform phenomenally, scoring points and generally leading the team to success. They can be counted on to win, even if the team as a whole fails. On the Salem High tennis team, captain Guthrie Scrimgeour has already proven himself to be this type of high achieving player, while newcomer Michael Buchar appears poised to join him Scrimgeour began playing tennis only 5 years ago, when his older brother joined the high school tennis team. Previously a baseball ...

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Registrars Meet To Discuss Elections Issues

  Duties, Responsibilities, And Memorandum Of Understanding  Discussed By William Legault The Salem Board of Registrars met last night at City Hall to discuss matters related to the recent voters rights issues that have been raised by the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition. The issues are identified from the last two election cycles, but there has been a history of complaints by latino voters going back to the elections of 2005, according to the Latino Coalition.   In attendance were the registrars Chuck Barton, Don Bates, and Phil Saindow along with City Clerk Cheryl LaPointe. and City Solicitor Beth Rennard. Present ...

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Bracco, Good Year, And Sunday Drinks

Bracco Survives, Good Year Does Not, And Bloody Mary Bars Abound By J. Smithfield Oppenheimer III Survivor 32 Koah Rong continues this week and Aubry Bracco survives. The tribes merged this week with an odd number of contestants due to last weeks medical evacuation. Two new groups formed and at the end of the night the Anna was eliminated. Aubry seems to have positioned herself well as a true Dark Horse candidate to win. Peter continues to irritate with his arrogance and Deb opines that she is the smartest and toughest on the Island. Meanwhile Aubry goes about her business ...

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The Bit Bar Plans Plans A Long Sentence At Old Salem Jail

Food, Beer, and Pinball – All In One Location A New Concept Rises On St. Peter Street By William Legault Once again the old Salem Jail location on St. Peter Street will be host to a another new business. This time it is truly a new and perhaps exciting concept that we have not seen before in Salem. Bit Bar Salem is marketing itself as a “Bar, Arcade, Restaurant” and they just recently applied for the ABCC for the liquor license held by the restaurant that formerly occupied the jail space. Salem residents are already weighing in on the Bit ...

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A New Tax For Road Repair Is Not A Good Idea

Mayor Should Not Support Local Road Tax Ballot Initiative The State Needs To Fulfill Its Obligations By Cassius Concitato   The Boston Globe Metro North Section this past Sunday featured an opinion piece by Mayor Kim Driscoll supporting Senate Bill 1474, An Act Relative To Regional Transportation Ballot Initiatives. This bill, if it were to become law would allow local municipalities to vote on the funding of local transportation projects. Basically, like the Community Preservation Act (CPA) passed by Salem voters a few years back it would allow us to create a new local tax specifically for road and presumably ...

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A Trip To Red’s Kitchen & Tavern

Red’s in Peabody Makes The Grade Overcomes Toasting By Big Daddy By The BaldOne A recent Saturday morning found us taking a short road trip up to Route One in Peabody for a mid-morning breakfast. Accompanied by a firecracker of a woman named Estelle and her primary arm-candy called Big Daddy, we departed Salem. Red’s Kitchen & Tavern at 131 Newbury Street was the destination. This location opened a few years back and is an expansion of the original Red’s Sandwich Shop, long a staple of downtown Salem. It operates at the former location of the now departed and always ...

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Kako And Copelas Spearhead The Senior Show

Byrne’s A Standout As Principal Angeramo By Elizabeth Cayouette-Gluckman With the wrap up of the basketball season, Salem High’s focus has temporary turned from sports to senior events, such as last week’s Senior Show. The senior class practiced for the past two weeks in order to prepare for the shows Thursday and Friday night. The first week primarily consisted of writing skits and casting them, leaving the impressive performance to essentially be put together over the course of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was slow at the beginning, but eventually we got settled into it and this past week has ...

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Survivor, Film Fest, St. Patrick, A Touch Of Winter

Witch City Shenanigans & Scenery Bracco on Survivor, Film Fest, St. Pat’s,A Touch of Winter By J. Smithfield Oppenheimer III   Aubry Bracco and the Brains Tribe dominated the latest episode of Survivor despite the oppressive heat, hot sands, three cast members being overcome by the heat, and one medical evacuation. Performing strongly through the episode Aubry appears to be playing a quiet, but strong hand while her teammates scuffle to establish themselves as dominant. Liz was eliminated in the last episode after a power play with the the smug Peter, who then almost cost Brains the game by having ...

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Cable Replacement Project Continues

Cable Replacement Project Is In Removal Phase Have Any Lessons Been Learned? By William Legault   Not that long ago, but seemingly very long ago National Grid announced that the time had come to replace the decades-old transmission cable that runs from Salem Station, down Derby Street to Washington and Canal Streets where the switching station sits on a hill beneath Cedar Street. What appeared to be a fairly simple and straightforward process, running a new transmission cable and then removing the old transmission cable proved to be everything but simple. Complications arose almost immediately. The old cable could not ...

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Harry And Sally At Firenze Trattatoria

Salem Food Digest is turning the forum over to a couple of guest reviewers today. Sally and Harry dine out often, and not just here in Salem. They enjoy their food, their social life, and each others company. If you would like to submit a review of a local restaurant, grocery store, or any other food related business just let us know and we will happily consider your submission. When Firenze Trattoria Met Sally and Harry The Tuscan Tradition Endures In Salem By Sally & Harry Although we have been to Firenze a few times, we are always grateful to ...

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