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2 - March 9, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot Deteriorating Road Drives Up Frustrations Accolades


Courtney Alexander Russell, daughter of Peter and Leslie Russell, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at Endicott College. Courtney is a junior majoring in Visual Communications. Kenneth Mendonca was among 848 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at The College of Saint Rose. The following residents are among those to be named to the Roger


Williams University Dean’s List for the fall semester: Kyle Barlow and Katelyn Galvin. Sandra Goulet has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall Semester at Fisher College.


Local businessman Bob Slein, an Edward


Jones financial advisor in the area for the past 18 years, was recently named a principal with the firm’s holding company, the Jones Financial Companies, LLLP. He is one of only 41 individuals chosen from more than 42,000 associates across the United States and Canada to join the firm’s 323 principals. Slein is the son-in-law of Salem residents


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Edwin and Loretta Kulsez. Slein and his family –wife, Debra, and their three children, Brendan, Connor, and Colleen – will remain in Salem, where he will continue serving individual


investors. Slein graduated from the University of New Hampshire- Durham in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Carissa Farris, a freshman at Dean College, has been named to the


Dean’s List for the fall semester. Carrisa is the daughter of Gina and Thomas Farris. Congratulations to Kyle Kirkland for being named to the Dean’s List at Northern Essex Community College for the fall semester and to Julie Kirkland who was also named to the Dean’s List at Northern Essex Community College for the fall semester.


by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Deteriorating roads are becoming a safety hazard for triathlete Kelly Hulshult who has been hit by a car running and run off the road multiple times on Pond Street. “On the weekends I wouldn’t even dare to try to run on the roads,” she said. Kelly and her husband Gene live on Copper Beach Road, only accessible from Pond Street. She says the deteriorating state of the road causes cars to drive down the middle of the narrow road resulting in accidents. “The road is for cars, it’s really not for pedestrians,” she said. Kelly said she had been run off Pond Street twice on her bicycle and been hit by a car twice while running. She said when bicycling, she has no choice but to use Pond Street to access safer roads. Kelly also said cars passing by while on her bike often brush her side. Hulshult says the road has heavy traffic from Massachusetts. “Pond Street and Sand Hill Road are a major cut through.” Kelly said she calls the Department of Public Works constantly to fill potholes. Gene Hulshult said the road needs to be reengineered. “It’s just a dilapidated road,” he said, “All they do is patch.” Gene said the Methuen, MA, side of the road is better. “You can tell the distinct difference between where the Town of Salem starts and the Town of Methuen starts.” Gene said the road was originally built as a carriage road and not for cars. He said the narrow road has led to cars ending up in the pond along the road and causing


Tis narrow part of Pond Street is flanked with remains from Searles Castle. them to hit each other. Neighbor Chris Bamford said he


wouldn’t let his children play in his front yard after a car landed on his property as the result of an accident. Bamford is frustrated with the road and says something needs to be done.


Under the current road program, Pond Street design work is scheduled for 2012. A reduction in funding would remove the design work from the plan, further


delaying the reconstruction. Kelly and Gene feel another delay in the roadwork would be devastating and dangerous to area residents. Remains from Searles Castle flank the road with stonewalls and old buildings. “If someone hits that, they’re done,” said Kelly. The Hulshults and neighbors urge voters to support the current road program for safety reasons, and fear the deteriorating road may result in a death.


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by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Energy efficient fixtures in the three renovated elementary 3.042%


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schools have earned the district a $30,000 grant from National Grid according to Superintendent Michael Delahanty. The grants, as a result of low energy light fixtures and bulbs in the three schools, will go toward the cost of the renovations. “The monies will of course be put toward the project,” said Delahanty. Business Administrator Linda MacDonald and Director of Maintenance Jack Messenheimer worked with Gilbane to determine the number of fixtures, type and placement within the schools. These locations were then denoted on the building plans, and verified by National Grid, earning the district about $11,600 per school. “We also were notified that we can receive another $5,000 per


school,” said Delahanty. The school’s air ventilation system motors and water pumps for the heating systems could meet National Grid’s requirements. Delahanty said the district is waiting for invoices from Gilbane to verify. A total of $50,000 could come from all the grants. Delahanty said National Grid offered the opportunity to MacDonald, and said she put in a tremendous amount of effort to receive the funds. The energy efficient fixtures benefit National Grid by using less


energy, saving both the district and the company money. MacDonald said the efficiency wouldn’t lower the buildings energy costs because of the additional square footage added to the building, but would lessen the increase.


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