Selectmen will study proposed changes to the town's zoning bylaws concerning well protection areas. The new changes being discussed are necessary to comply with requirements by the state's environmental protection agencies if the town is to bring in its new well No. 8, which will be located in the area of the town's current well fields on town land at the end of Lena Mae Way.

Department of Public Works director Don Levesque had hoped to put the new zoning change on the warrant for the May 12 Town Meeting, so the town could move forward in its multiyear journey to bringing in the new well. But confusion over the wording in the changes drew complaints from businesses and those living in the area.

Selectmen said they will hold a public workshop on the proposed changes, probably after May Town Meeting, to bring the needed changes to Fall Town Meeting sometime in October.


Salisbury Council on Aging News: All events take place at the Hilton Senior Center behind the fire station on Lafayette Road. Call 978-462-2412 to register or for more information on any event listed below.

A seminar entitled "Health Plan Options for People with Medicare" takes place on Wednesday at noon. It will discuss Medicare, including the new Medicare drug benefit. Learn how Medigap plans and Medicare Advantage plans work with Medicare.

This seminar is often praised for the way it makes complex information easy to understand. A question-and-answer session will follow. All are welcome regardless of insurance coverage.

Offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Preregistration required.

At noon on May 6, residents can learn more about Lyme disease. The disease carried and transmitted by ticks is becoming more common in this area and can cause significant illness if it goes untreated. Often misdiagnosed, the seminar will help residents recognize the signs and symptoms. Call to preregister.

The Italian Serenaders are coming to Salisbury on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. The Salisbury Council on Aging will host the event. This is an Italian social and includes colorfully costumed strolling group of vocalists and musicians from the greater Merrimack Valley. The Serenaders will entertain in the fashion of roving Mariachi bands in celebration of Older Americans Month. All are invited to join in the pasta dinner and entertainment, which includes raffles, food, fun and song.

Advance tickets are $5 should be reserved by May 4 by calling the COA at 978-462-2412. The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Cultural Arts Council.

TRIAD Community Service Day takes place on Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. The Essex County Triad program is a collaborative effort between the local senior community, the Essex County Sheriff's Department, District Attorney's Office and the local Police and Fire departments. The TRIAD program offers seniors a chance to identify safety concerns and implement programs to address those concerns. Call 978-462-2412 to preregister.


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