Salisbury Beach ‘Big Block’ Is Back

SALISBURY — The proposed Big Block housing complex on the beach front here is again before the town for approval. The mixed-used project, which could be the long-sought catalyst for the beach front development, would replace an aging group of bars and arcades with 235...

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Salisbury Selectmen Welcome Harrington Back

SALISBURY – With mixed emotions all around, Town Manager Neil Harrington returned full-time to his desk at town hall last Wednesday after the results of the Salem special election proved he will not be the Witch City’s 50th mayor. “I know he really wanted to be mayor...

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Rowley Says “No” to Triton Budget

ROWLEY — In recent years, it has been the town of Salisbury that has been required to pay more of the Triton Regional School District budget, while the towns of Newbury and Rowley got off a bit easier. That changed this year. For fiscal year 2024, it is Rowley, which...

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Salisbury’s Neil Harrington in the Finals for Salem Mayor

REGIONAL — Salisbury residents will have to wait until mid-May to learn if the town needs to find a successor to its long-time town manager, a task town leaders say will be difficult. Neil Harrington, who for almost 20 years has been the Salisbury town manager, beat...

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When Sewage Flows Down the River

MERRIMACK VALLEY – Warm weather is coming, and boaters, yacht owners, kayakers, dogs and ducks must again contend with raw sewage floating down the Merrimack River. While the fight up and down the river to rid it of untreated sewage is limping along, the city of...

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Salisbury Beach Carousel Construction and Opening Update

Drive down Broadway at Salisbury Beach Center and the majestic new Historic Carousel building beckons! This summer, inside the stunning octagonal carousel roundhouse, visitors will once again experience the joy of riding a historic carousel. Slated to open in May...

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Salisbury Manager Running for Salem Mayor – Again

REGIONAL — Since it became obvious that Kim Driscoll would be the Commonwealth’s next lieutenant governor, the people of Salem, where she has served as mayor for 17 years, “are understandably anxious,” said Salem resident Neil Harrington. The loss of Driscoll, the...

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Buried Pirates Or Settlers?

SALISBURY — When former town selectman Charles Geary’s requested last year that the town allow his wife, Barbara, and him to be buried in what appeared to be an empty section of the historic and closed Colonial Cemetery, he unearthed a mystery that may trace its...

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