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November 12, 2012

Runners lining up for Timmy Trot 5K road race@headColumn_bhc:

Last year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, hundreds of people turned out to run in and enjoy the Timmy Trot 5K road race in memory of fallen Salisbury Fire Lt. Timmy Oliveira. Even Mother Nature co-operated with bright sunshine and warm temperatures, as hundreds of spectators and runners showed up to enjoy the event.

This year, friends and family of Oliveira are again organizing the race for Saturday, Nov. 24, so both professional and amateur runners can burn off all the calories they consumed on Turkey Day while working for a great cause. This year all the proceeds from the race and its raffles will go to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts ( http://www.biama.org).

There’s a special race for children which begins at 10 a.m., with the 5K race following at 11 a.m. Both races leave and end at — where else — the Salisbury Fire Station, the place Oliveira called his second home for more than 20 years.

This year two raffle prizes are available: autographed, framed pictures of both Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and another of Bruin Tyler Seguin. Each have a retail value of $400, but one $5 raffle ticket could bring either home, or $20 will get you five chances at winning. Tickets can be had at timmytrot5k@yahoo.com or by showing up for a great day of fun and community spirit on Nov. 24.

Businesses interested in sponsoring this even or in donating may contact sponsors at the above email address, also.

To learn more about the race or to sign up, go to http://www.timmytrot5k.com/.

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With AMR emergency medical service leaving town soon, Town Manager Neil Harrington has interviewed three companies seeking to take over ambulance services for Salisbury, namely, Cataldo, Action and Trinity.

Harrington is checking references and putting together a transition plan for a new provider. His goal, he said, is to have a proposed contract for selectmen to sign by their meeting on Nov. 19.

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