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LIVE BLOG: Second Deliberative Session

Follow along and share your thoughts as the meeting happens.

Salem Patch is live blogging today's second deliberative session of town meeting from the Salem High School gymnasium. Follow along with us with your thoughts throughout the meeting, which will include consideration of curbside pickup and road articles.

Jeff Hatch March 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM
thanks for setting this up
Jake O'Donnell March 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM
You're welcome Jeff. Glad you could follow along from NJ and thanks for contributing. Folks can read the live blog transcript to see what went on during the meeting.
allwhilesalemsleeps March 17, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Glad it's over. Biggest waste of my time. SB2 Rocks.....Wont have to listen to Bob Campbell talk down to us all along with all the village idiots!!!!!!!!!!! Life is to short to waste in the smelly old gym.
Larry Weil March 17, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Thanks for the great coverage Jake. Unfortunately, I was out of town all week for a family emergency, so I missed the excitement.
Peter North March 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM
We do have our share of "village idiots", and they certainly do come out on this day to hear themselves talk! Best comment I heard on tv was from the Budget Comm Chair who mentioned how the same people not wanting to spend $14K for weed control on sidewalks were the same one's who complain the town doesn't do any maintenance on things!!! Isn't that the truth. @Patrick, i'd like to know, do you ever use our sidewalks and know first hand of the terrible shape they are in, or is it strictly spending money you are against ?
James Gill March 18, 2012 at 09:34 PM
14 k on weeds,? Im Glad SB2 is now law ,Better things like a base ball field or new equipment was a lot better for the kids .
James Gill March 18, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Bob Campbell is the planning board .The rest just follow along
Salem Citizen March 18, 2012 at 10:23 PM
@James I think alot of kids would prefer weed over baseball.
Peter North March 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
And you are one of the one's who attacked town officials about preventive maintenance! Kill weeds like they said and get more life out of the sidewalks, makes sense to me.
James Gill March 19, 2012 at 12:26 AM
The town has Ball fields that require work and kids need Equipment a lot more then killing weeds .If you enjoy killing weeds try your hand at the coke factory on rt 28 ,
Peter North March 19, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Jimmy,,,,when was the last time you visited any of these fields ? Our kids are fine with equipment. The point of the weed killing is that our streets and sidewalks look like crap and we need to improve on that. And as far as all these "struggling people" here in town, get out once and a while and you will see that you can't get into the Tuscan Kitchen on a SAT night without an hour wait, Maddies breakfast place has a wait as well in the AM for breakfast, and Market Basket tonight at 6pm was packed with Salem shoppers. Getting tired of hearing we need to make all these cuts and live on a tight budget because people are so down and out. I'm not seeing it, all i'm seeing is Salem falling down around us because of a bunch of "cheap sakes". When you see REP Bob Elliot this week, make sure you compliment him his tan that he got playing golf in Florida all last week!
James Gill March 19, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Peter ,(At the last delibrate session and final one ) You may have noticed a few folks get up to the microphone and ask for help in sports , One man stated he traveled all over with the Salem base ball team and Salem is far behind on equipment and playing field matinaince and construction , So i dont need to be at the ball park just to watch folks ask for help do i ,and then have to listen to a few talk about weeds at cost of 14 K the kids should be first not weeds if you think weeds is your issue look at the Old Salem coke Plant on rt 28 or the old granate state chip factory niow you look at your weeds , have fun
James Gill March 19, 2012 at 04:02 AM
The cry babys shot them self in the foot ,While adding more roads to the road program $$$$ ..Now there shouting and crying is over .The Second Delibrate Session is history .Time to let the voters in Salem deside our tax rate, Rather then a few bone heads that cry for more more more of our tax money at 9am on a saturday when working folks are sleeping .

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