BY TOM DALTON
---- — SALEM — Parking is free today in the downtown.
Mayor Kim Driscoll made the announcement yesterday to encourage Christmas shoppers to patronize local businesses.
The free parking applies to on-street meters, surface lots and parking garages.
“I hope everyone doing their last-minute holiday shopping will keep our local small retailers and shops in mind,” Driscoll said in a statement.
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