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March 18, 2013

Field of five vying for two selectmen's seats

Five candidates returned completed nomination papers by Friday’s deadline to run for seats on the Board of Selectmen, according to Town Clerk Wilma McDonald. The candidates are incumbent Ed Hunt, Freeman Condon, Ron Laffely, Paula Moore and Tom Saab.

Current Selectman Jerry Klima has opted against running for re-election, and instead is one of two candidates seeking the position of town moderator. The other candidate is Ronalee Ray-Parrott, daughter of longtime Moderator Ronald Ray, who is not running this year.

Deborah Choate also returned papers in a bid to retain her seat as Salisbury’s representative on the Triton Regional School Committee.

Registered voters will have two opportunities to meet the candidates for town office and School Committee. The town will hold a Candidates Night on Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The event will be broadcast live on the town’s local cable station.

The Salisbury Chamber of Commerce will also hold a Candidates Nights on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at Splash, located on Broadway in Salisbury Beach Center.

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The Easter Bunny is paying a special visit to Salisbury to hide eggs for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, at Salisbury Elementary School.

The popular event for children ages 2 to 8 is run by the town’s Parks and Recreation Commission It features music and dancing, an appearance by Violet the clown and a hunt for prizes as well as eggs.

The egg hunt begins at 9:45 a.m. for children 2 through 5 and 10:15 a.m. for kids 6 through 8.

Don’t be late and don’t forget to bring baskets.

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The Friends of the Salisbury Public Library invite residents to join them for a Kids’ Day Open House and children’s book sale on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salisbury Public Library.

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