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Essex County Sheriff’s Candidates – 3 Questions – Set 3

Thursday, 8 September Is Primary Election Day Three Answers from Edward O’Reilly And Paul L. D. Russell By William Legault The primary elections for Essex Count Sheriff are this Thursday, 8 September. Some time back we here at Salem Digest sent all of the 13 announced candidates for Essex County Sheriff a list of three questions concerning what they would do if elected to succeed current Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins . We heard back from nine of them, but only six actually sent responses to our email containing the three questions.   Mark Archer             Unaffiliated/Unenrolled ...

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The Adriatic And The Anniversary – A Perfect Match

Adriatic Exceeds High Expectations Monkfish, Lollipop Lamb, And Great Service By Joey Ferrari My wife and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on September 2nd, and having lived in Salem for nearly two years we decided to try a place that was always high on our “to dine” list and consistently received great reviews.  We chose Adriatic for obvious reasons, word of mouth, Mediterranean fare, proximity to our apartment, and looked forward to a satisfying and memorable dining experience commemorating our nuptials.  Our anniversary dinner not only exceeded expectations in every way but landed Adriatic on our short list of ...

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Essex County Sheriffs Candidates – 3 Questions Second Set

Three Answers – Kevin Coppinger And Jerry Robito By William Legault The primary elections for Essex Count Sheriff are this Thursday, 8 September. Some time back we here at Salem Digest sent all of the 13 announced candidates for Essex County Sheriff a list of three questions concerning what they would do if elected to succeed current Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins. We heard back from nine of them, but only six actually sent responses to our email containing the three questions. Mark Archer                   Unaffiliated/Unenrolled Kevin Coppinger           Democrat Ed O’Reilly  ...

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Essex County Sheriff Candidates – 3 Questions

  Thursday, 8 September Is Primary Election Day Three Answers from Jeffrey Gallo And Kenneth Berg By William Legault   The primary elections for Essex Count Sheriff are this Thursday, 8 September. Some time back we here at Salem Digest sent all of the 13 announced candidates for Essex County Sheriff  a list of three questions concerning what they would do if elected to succeed current Essex County Sheriff Frank Cousins. We heard back from nine of them, but only six actually sent responses to our email containing the three questions.     Mark Archer             ...

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Phony ID At A Bar? Do Not Pass Go

The Time Is Now to Change The ID Game Kids With Phony ID’s Need To be Accountable By William Legault   The arrest of a young woman from Marblehead last week which resulted in a Salem Police Officer having had half of her ear bitten off has provoked some public debate. Some of that debate is timely and relevant and some of it just judgmental foolishness from apparently perfect people who should, but seem to not know better. Having spent more than thirty years actually examining various forms of identification while working in the hospitality industry I will say that ...

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Ober Street Dog Attack Owners Must Be Held Accountable

Dog Ownership Brings Civic Responsibility Neighbors Have A Right And Expectation Of Safety By William Legault Some of you may remember the days when dogs basically had the run off the street.  Years ago leash laws, if they existed at all were basically disregarded by everybody.  My Mother had a dog that would roam Derby Street at will.  Sandy the dog was never a problem for us until the day that she came home after having been attacked by another dog, or maybe multiple dogs.  We never figured out what happened, only that she had been bitten multiple times. As a ...

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O’Neill’s Of Salem – Well Worth A Washington Street Walk

Shepard’s Pie Rangoons, Asparagus Roll-Ups,  Lobster Rolls, And Curry By The BaldOne   Every once in a while, instead of doing a typical food review we like to partner with a local restaurant and send a team in to do a menu tasting.  The process is quite simple, we ask the business if they are interested and then round up six or eight of our contributors. We show up hungry and thirsty and the restaurant provides us with whatever menu items that they feel are worth showcasing.  The business provides the food, but we buy whatever beverages that are consumed ...

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Is It The Buildings Or The Attitudes That Are Ugly?

Ugly Is In The Eye Of The Opinion Holder By William Legault In a city of more than 40,000 people there are going to be many opinions. These opinions will vary greatly, sometimes day to day,  even moment to moment.  One thing is certain however, there will always be a very vocal few whose opinions get out there more, and louder than most. Recently some have weighed in on the various media platforms about the current plans for new developments in the downtown.  The loudest voices as usual, are the negative ones.  When I say negative voices, I mean that ...

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A Selection Of Favorite Appetizers

  Beets, Octopus, Baked Potato Soup, And Kimchi Pancakes By The BaldOne         Naumkeag Ordinary –  Roasted Beets with whipped honey goat cheese, beet top pesto, and beet chips.  We found this to be a lovely dish well worth the $10.  The beets, both the red and yellow were cool and crisp and were complimented both visually and in taste by the very creamy goat cheese.  The beet top pesto provides a nice color contrast and blended well with the goat cheese. A definite hot day snack.   Sea Level –  Grilled Octopus with carrot rosemary white bean ...

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United Independent Party Forming City Committee

Why I Have Left The Unenrolled Voter Majority Unenrolled Voters Outnumber Democrats, Republicans, and All Others. By William Legault Recently I announced that I have agreed to become the Chairman of the Salem United Independent Salem City Committee.  This was not a decision easily reached as I have always avoided party politics. When I first registered to vote in 1978 it was as a voting free-agent.  I truly don’t recall what we called that designation then.  Maybe the term was independent, maybe it was something else.  It didn’t matter to me at the time, my only concern was to avoid being ...

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