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April 7, 2013

A very scary accident with road debris

Salisbury Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — Here’s a good tale on the dangers of road debris from Salisbury Elementary School health care clerk Lisa Davis Adler.

While heading to work last Monday, Adler drove over a piece of metal on Bridge Road. It turned out to be a leaf spring used to hold up a truck axle, and it came in contact with Adler’s car when the tires of the vehicle in front of her kicked it up and through her windshield.

“It shattered my window, tore up the roof of my car, sliced up the passenger seat, broke the sunroof. It then came down and hit me on the side of the head and face, leaving a large bruise,” Adler said. “The police and insurance adjuster repeatedly told me I was lucky to be alive and I was fortunate to have no passengers in my car.”

This was not a light piece of debris, weighting about two pounds, Adler said. Had it come through the driver’s side of the windshield, it could have been fatal, causing an accident that could have affected many others.

“It made me realize the amount of road debris that is on our roads and how they should be avoided at all cost,” Adler said. “I am very fortunate to be alive and just want people to know the dangers of this problem.”


Salisbury Community Garden will have its kick-off meeting of the season at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The meeting will be at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road, beside the Salisbury Fire Station.

Space is still available within the Salisbury Community Garden, which is located at 175 Beach Road, with parking on Old County Road. Garden plots range in size from 15-by-15 feet, 15-by-30 feet and the largest size is 30-by-30 feet; the cost is $30, $40, $50, respectively.

Applications available now. For more information contact Leah Hill at 978-463-2266 In the Salisbury Planning Department


With elections coming up on April 30, two events will be hosted to introduce those running for public office to the public.

Those running for two seats available on the Board of Selectmen are: Freeman Condon, Ed Hunt, Ron Laffely, Paula Moore and Tom Saab. Running for town moderator are: Jerry Klima and Ronalee Ray-Parrott.

Running unopposed for seats on the Triton Regional School Committee are: Deborah Choate for the three-year Salisbury seat; Robin Williams for the three-year Newbury seat, Paul Lees for the three-year Rowley seat and Richard Cummings for a one-year unexpired term.

The first event will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at Town Hall. The program invites all candidates and will be broadcast live on Salisbury’s public access channel.

The second candidate’s night will bring together those running for selectmen and is sponsored by the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 18, at Splash, on Broadway at Salisbury Beach. This event begins at 6 p.m and will give voters a chance to meet and speak with candidates personally.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by April 16 to Salisbury Chamber of Commerce at 978 465 3581.


The Friends of the Salisbury Library Book Club meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, to discuss this month’s book, “The House of Velvet and Glass” by Katherine Howe.

New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the front desk of Salisbury Public Library.


Boys and Girls Club members will visit the Hilton Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, to entertain senior citizens. The event will be followed by lunch.

Those who would like to join in the festivities should call the Council on Aging to register at 978-462-2412.


The warrant for the upcoming May Town Meeting closes at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18. All petitioned articles must be summitted at that time.

For more information, contact Town Clerk Wilma McDonald.


Those seeking employment or companies looking for new employees should consider attending the ValleyWorks Career Center’s 3rd Annual Regional Job Fair, set for Tuesday, April 23, at Blue Ocean Music Hall, located on Driftway at Salisbury Beach.

For more information, contact Larry Snow, business service representative for the Department of Training and Development, at 978-469-7819.


Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for the Daily News. She can be reached at or 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.