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TUSCAN KITCHEN Brings Artisan Italian

to Main Street Salem Community Patriot Patriot

by Robyn Hatch The Annual Salem Christmas Parade, held in memory of Earl K. Merrow, took place this past weekend on a beautiful, sunny day with a huge crowd. The parade started at Cisco Systems on Northeastern Boulevard and traveled down Main Street past the waving kids and families, ending in an appropriate fashion with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The Salem Chapter of the Order of the Eastern went along the parade route to collect mittens and other cold-weather accessories during the parade, which will be distributed to Salem children during the winter months. The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center performed with almost 100 dancers during the parade. They, too, collected mittens, hats, and scarves to donate to a local human services organization.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus Cycling Murrays Lancaster School

Dr. Henry LaBranche, Salem Acting Town Manager; Joe Faro, Owner/Partner; Jim Rogers, Executive Chef/Partner; Sheryl Parsons, Chamber Board of Directors; Susan Covey, Salem Selectman; and Everett Mc Bride, Salem Selectman

submitted by Donna Morris Tuscan Kitchen opened late

November in the heart of Salem’s Depot area at 67 Main Street. The artisan Italian restaurant is the newest culinary venture between Joe Faro, a successful entrepreneur, and Jim Rogers, a veteran executive chef and restauranteur. The restaurant celebrates and honors the varied culinary traditions of Italy’s uniquely different regions. Custom details include: imported pasta machines, wood-fired ovens, a meat rotisserie, extensive wine

collection, decorative detailing, strategically located fireplaces, and cozy dining spaces. The first-floor dining room seats 250, and the outdoor pergola/patio accommodates seasonal dining for 60 guests. The second-floor bistro will allow guests to enjoy entertainment, cocktails, and a full menu in a casual, comfortable space. This great, new restaurant promises to bring hospitality to new heights in the southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts market.

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Volume 4 Number 19 December 3, 2010 12 Pages

Salem Christmas Parade Kicks Off the Season

St. Joseph Regional School

Salem Lions

Aidan, Holly and Bailey Austin

Twins Landon and Aurora Ostraff

Police Simunitions Training Takes a Real-Life Scenario Approach

Mason Emerson, Lexi Ouellette, Kyle Ouellette, and Garrett Emerson

Officer Matt Mackenzie shoots the suspect before he can attack the female victim with a knife

by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz The screams of a woman yelling, “Oh my God, keep him away from me! That’s him; that’s the guy I called about! He’s gonna kill me! Stop him, please stop him!” The woman screaming in the doorway of her home was about to be attacked by a man armed with a knife in her own home. He had been causing domestic abuse problems and was seen

outside her residence, causing her to call the police. That is the scenario every Salem police officer encountered during simunitions training conducted at Rockingham Park Racetrack in the stable area on Friday, November 23. Each officer knew they were responding to a report of a domestic abuse situation, but was given no further information. Each officer pulled up to the “residence” hearing a woman pleading


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Salem police officers attending training were all put through the same scenarios not knowing what type of suspect they could encounter, as they do every day on the job. Here, Officer Norcross plays the part of a suspect who intends to kill a police officer and suffers from major mental issues

with police officers to help her. Upon each officer’s arrival, they encountered a distraught man exiting a vehicle and playing extremely loud and very sad music. The man was holding a knife down by his right side, visibly upset and not responding to officers’ verbal commands. The man very calmly ignored the officers and slowly proceeded to the residence approaching the screaming woman. Would he get to her and

harm her, or would the officer be able to single- handedly and safely end the situation? Every officer at simunitions training took that scenario seriously, and was armed with simunitions training paint guns and false pepper spray. Each officer ended the incident keeping the victim safe, but deadly force had to be used on

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staff photos by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz

staff photos by Robyn Hatch

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