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July 3, 2014

Donations sought for Town Hall paint job

The paint of the exterior walls is peeling badly at Salisbury Town Hall, and painting is scheduled to take place in August.

The Chamber of Commerce, as it has done in the past, is helping to raise the money to paint the 19th-century building and is requesting donations to purchase the paint needed to do the job.

The chamber hopes residents and businesses will buy paint for $30 a gallon to cover the approximately $1,200 needed for the Town Hall.

Please mail donations to Salisbury Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 5076, Salisbury, 01952.

(Note: The mailing address for the chamber listed in a previous notice was incorrect.)

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Town Clerk Melinda Morrison is alerting residents that soon 1,400 voters will receive postcards from the Board of Registrars, requesting they confirm their residential address or risk being deemed an “inactive voter.”

According to Morrison, Massachusetts General Law requires that any voter who does not respond to the annual town census must be designated “Inactive” and sent this confirmation notice.

“If you do not return your notice, you will be asked to show identification the next time you vote,” Morrison said. “You will also be required to sign an affidavit of continuous residency in the town of Salisbury. If you choose not to vote in at least one of the next two state elections in 2014 and 2016, you will be dropped from the voting list.”

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The new Salisbury Public Library website was up and running on Monday.

With the same address of www.salisburylibrary.org, the website was recently updated using the latest tools to provide more content and easier access, according to library director Terry Kyrios. The new site will provide the public with information such as the MVLC catalog, user accounts and online resources, as well as current news and construction updates. Users will see an upgrade in visual content such as photos of events and programs.

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