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Design Review Board Looks At Design for Old District Court Site

DRB Talks Donuts, Switchgear, and A New Design For District Court By William Legault   The Salem Design Review Board met Wednesday (25 JAN) night at the City Hall Annex to review portions of three separate projects taking place in the downtown Salem district.  Six of the seven board members were present with Paul Durand being the only absence. The first project to appear before the board was Honey Dew Donuts at 99 Washington Street seeking approval for street signage on the facade of their business space.  After some discussion on the “crowded feel” of the proposed design and further ...

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Bon Chon Salem Beckons Your Appetite

Wings, Bulgogi, Kimchi, and Steaming Hot Udon Soup By The BaldOne     In a town, especially a downtown that is full of restaurants it is important for a new place to stand out. You can give the place a funny name, or assign your entrees funky names.  Maybe you can dress your staff as lumberjacks, or have them wear tight shorts. Whatever works, but success is never guaranteed. The one tried and true way is to serve something that is not already common to the area.  We already have our share of seafood joints, Italian eateries, burger spots, and ...

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Spirit Week Brings Out Competition And Teamwork

Friendly Competition Takes Over Salem High 9-12 Grade Students Battle For Bragging Rights by Madison Borden         Throughout the year, Salem High is able to set a foundation for students to showcase their skills and abilities to their peers, staff, and faculty.  One of the most artistic and competitive competition to take the school by storm is that of spirit week.  Spirit week usually happens around the holiday season and is a way for the grade levels to work as a team in order to reveal who embraces the school’s unique qualities the most. Although the week ...

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Creating A Positive Community Through ROTC

Salem High’s ROTC Program Inspires Students To Better The World Around Them by Madison Borden Salem High School offers many fantastic clubs and activities for students to take part in, one of which is the ROTC program. ROTC, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, is very well-known throughout the school, with participants ranging from grades 9-12. The group contains around one hundred cadets spread out between 5-6 classes. I wanted to gain a better understanding of what this program was about, so I ventured down to talk with the instructors as well as the cadets. First Sergeant (1SG) David Grinstead was ...

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A LEAP Forward For Our Teens

New Space And New Opportunities Salem Teens Create Success Outside of the Classroom by Madison Borden   As of September 19th, 2016, LEAP for Education, an organization dedicated to helping youth discover their potential, opened up a new Teen Center for Salem students.  This space is designed to give students extended after school help as well as provide teens with the opportunity to meet new people and become active participants in their community. I visited the Teen Center and sat down with Taylor MacDonald, who is the programs coordinator.  After spending some time exploring the beautifully crafted space, equipped with ...

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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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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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