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Local News for Salem, Connecticut


Salem cancels Memorial Day parade, ceremony

Town of Salem First Selectman Kevin Lyden recently released a statement that the Memorial Day parade and ceremony scheduled for May 25 will be canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Selectman Ed Chmielewski and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 2774 President George Jackson will send out correspondence within the next few weeks regarding other Memorial READ MORE.

Salem Lions Club to offer scholarship

The Salem Lions Club recently announced that it will award two scholarships totalling $4,000 to two graduating seniors who reside in Salem and are planning on post-secondary education in the fall.The application is due by May 4.For application information: Read the rest of the article on READ MORE.

GE workers demand to save jobs, make ventilators to fight coronavirus pandemic

GE workers staged a series of protests Wednesday, demanding that they be able to make critically needed ventilators to help patients stricken with COVID-19. Workers demonstrated at factories in Schenectady, New York, Dallas and Salem, Virginia, as well as the company’s aviation facility in Lynn, Massachusetts, which was the scene of a similar protest last week.The protesters called READ MORE.

Salem to provide COVID-19 update

Uncas Health District Health Director Patrick McCormack will present an update on COVID-19, a disease caused by a member of the coronavirus family, at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Salem Free Public Library, 264 Hartford Road.McCormack will hold a 30 minute slideshow with information pertaining to the virus and a 30 minute Q&A session READ MORE.

Ash Wednesday

WASHINGTON – An Ash Wednesday service with Imposition of Ashes is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at Salem Evangelical Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Rd. Read the rest of the article on READ MORE.

Hygienic Art

All Artists art cordially invited to submit one piece of artwork for Hygienic Art XLI Salon des Independants. No Judge No Jury No Fees No Censorship! Art drop off and hanging is January 25, 8am-6pm show opens at 7pm. NEW!! for large artwork and sculpture over 7 FT. Enter your piece at Hygienic Grande annex READ MORE.

Businesses can also be affected by robocalls

SALEM – Even though the winter is usually a hectic time for Wanda Hatch, owner of R&W Heating Energy Solutions, LLC, this past fall proved challenging, too.“It’s been an ongoing thing,” she said, “and unfortunately, negativity tends to hang around longer than the positive.”Hatch said her business phone had been call spoofed.Maddie Peterson, a trend researcher for Let’s READ MORE.

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