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Archive for April, 2008

Journalism’s next generation

You’ll be seeing a few new bylines in The Salem News over the next several weeks.
The Salem News has a long history of working with college interns. Now, for the first time, the News will be part of Masconomet High School’s internship program.
Senior Kristina Bond started work yesterday; she’ll be joined Monday by Maria Costigan. [...]

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It’s override season

It’s override season, and the issue has raised a surprising amount of debate in communities that have never passed an override (Beverly) and those that seem to do it every year (Hamilton, Wenham).
Tomorrow (Saturday), we’ll be running several reader letters on the override proposal in Hamilton and Wenham. Town Meetings in those communities begin next [...]

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Picture of the day

I hope you who saw the excellent news photo on Page 2 of today’s paper (“Truck catches fire in front of court”).
The photo, which captured a car fire in front of the Salem District Court, was the work of alert Salem News reader Greg Nowak, who works in the building across the street. The photo [...]

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The Mission Statement Rap

Who says school mission statements have to be dray? Click here to see the video put together at Peabody High School.

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More misery loves company

Massachusetts is not the only state where the benefits that come with public pensions are such that people will go to any lengths in order to make themselves eligible for one or, if already eligible, increase their length of service.
The Washington Times ran this editorial Sunday focusing on abuses in New Jersey and Wisconsin.

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Student-Athlete Awards

It’s been almost a week since The Salem News named its student-athlete of the year (congratulations, Courtney Colantuno), and our special Web section on the event is still getting a lot of traffic.
The interest is encouraging because it brings attention to a group of high schoolers who could teach us all a few things about [...]

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Going to Denver

There was an upset of sorts in Saturday’s caucus for the election of delegates pledged to Hillary Clinton at this summer Democratic National Convention in Denver.
Female delegates are Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and veteran party activist Agnes Ricko of Lynn. But in the contest for the two delegate slots reserved for males, Rowley’s Stan Slepoy [...]

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Congressional race update

Word is that Manchester’s Rick Barton, who took on incumbent John Tierney in the 6th District congressional race two years ago, will not be running this year after all.
According to one Barton supporter who took part in a conference call over the weekend, the former airline pilot is moving to Florida. Which would leave West [...]

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It’s time to speak up

Readers of The Salem News aren’t shy. Every day we get dozens of phone calls, e-mails and letters to the editor from folks letting us know how they feel about our stories and editorials. We think that’s a good thing | it tells us people care about what’s going on in their community and at [...]

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Headed for Fenway?

Going to Opening Day? Do want to share your thoughts as the Red Sox are crowned 2007 world champs?
We are looking for commentary on the Opening Day ceremonies from North Shore residents who will be at the game.
If you would like to be contacted for a story, please call Salem News reporter Ethan Forman at [...]

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