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February 14, 2013

City hires student shovel brigade

SALEM — A small army of Salem High School students helped shovel out the downtown yesterday afternoon.

Between 30 and 40 students answered a call from City Hall to help clear parking lots, sidewalks and public ways.

“I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the response,” said Ellen Talkowsky, special projects coordinator for the city. “It’s really nice to see the investment that young people have in the city ...”

The students were paid $9 an hour.

City crews had already shoveled or plowed most of the downtown, but there was still snow on the edges of parking lots and in other hard-to-reach areas, an official said.

Many of the students also signed up to shovel out residents who need help at their homes.

Any resident needing help can email and type “shoveling help” in the subject line.

— Tom Dalton

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