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June 24, 2013

Public invited to discussion of scenic byway Thursday

The town’s participation in the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway will be discussed at a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.

Residents are invited to learn about and discuss the development of the state-designated roadway linking the coastal communities on Boston’s North Shore as part of a regional, cultural, tourism initiative. The forum Thursday night will consist of a presentation on the overall initiative and key recommendations for its implementation in Salisbury, followed by an open discussion when input will be accepted.

In response to interest from community leaders, Salisbury’s incorporation into the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway alignment began this spring. A short-term planning process is guided by Brown Walker Planners, Inc., of Newburyport, with assistance from the Essex Heritage.

Local input is provided by an advisory group whose members represented the municipal, business and cultural stakeholders of the community. Completion of the planning process will pave the way for Salisbury prospective byway sites and interested stakeholders to engage in the ongoing development of the regional byway.

The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway is a regional partnership initiative of the Essex National Heritage Commission, designated by Congress as the manager of the Essex National Heritage Area.

For more information about the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, visit www.coastalbyway.org

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On June 15, the Salisbury Hurricanes defeated Topsfield 12-10 to win the Senior Division of the Essex County Women’s Softball League.

Members of the championship team of athletes are: Kendal Mitchell, Hannah Burd, Rachel Rowe, Tessa Boyle, Hailey Johnson, Brittney Nelsnik, Gigi Medrano, Jessica Janvrin, Tina Gordon, Carissa Boyle, Calee Merenda, and coaches Jeff Johnson, Bob Mitchell and Rob Merenda,

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Salisbury Public Library children’s summer reading program starts today and it will have kids “Dig into Reading” for the following six weeks of fun times for children and their adult companions. Events include visits from entertainers and educators, animals and puppets.

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