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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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The Salem News has a new features editor, and he should be a familiar face to readers of this paper and music lovers on the North Shore. Larry Claflin Jr. worked for the News in the late 1990s, helping design our pages and writing about outdoor activities like hiking, biking and canoeing. We’re glad to [...]

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Susan Flynn’s name should be familiar to longtime readers of The Salem News (and its former competitor, The Beverly Times). Susan, who began her career here in 1991, has worked as as a reporter, city editor, features writer and features editor; she has covered the North Shore from almost every vantage point in the business. [...]

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An alert reader of Saturday’s Salem News noted the juxtaposition of the stories about high school students raising money to help stave off teacher layoffs and the 20 Salem State kids who packed into an elevator last Thursday night, causing it to fall two stories. Instead of taking housing away from the Salem State students, [...]

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It is common practice for newspapers to write a “feature” obituary on the news pages — even on Page 1 — when a prominent citizen passes away, or when one of our neighbors dies in tragic circumstances. In the past year, The Salem News has written stories on people ranging from former Beverly alderman Ed [...]

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A few days ago, my 13-year-old son sat down at my computer when I went to the kitchen for more coffee. I came back to find him surfing salemnews.com. “Dad,” he said, “if all of this stuff is here, why would anybody read the paper?” I did the only thing I could do. I grounded [...]

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News that the two Boston firefighters had alcohol or cocaine in their systems when they died fighting a fire in a West Roxbury restaurant infuriated citizens and media alike earlier this week. Newspaper readers and television news watchers were incensed the media reported the leaked results of the autopsy findings for Paul J. Cahill, 55, [...]

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A poor choice of details

We’ve had several calls, e-mails and letters from readers upset about a story in Monday’s Salem News. Most of the story was a straightforward account of Saturday night’s fatal motorcycle accident on Route 128 in Peabody. David L. Allen of Gloucester died at the scene of the crash, which was just before the Route 1 [...]

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Anyone interested in seeing the public’s business done in full sunlight should be following the work of our sister paper, The Gloucester Daily Times. The Times has been pressing Essex officials on their decision to close to the public a key meeting on the future of the Conomo Point property. Here’s the story. This time, [...]

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For those of you already missing the sounds of summer, be sure to check out our new Web feature, One Voice. The latest installment of the audio slideshow, shot, recorded and edited by staff photographer Linsey Tait, tells the story of Allan Ganz, who has been selling ice cream and other treats to West Peabody [...]

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