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July 12, 2013

After 43 years, two Vietnam vets reunite in Salem

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Department of common sense

While discussing RCG’s plans to build a big hotel development along Dodge and Washington streets, City Councilor Bill Legault had a good idea.

He mentioned how dangerous the two Washington Street pedestrian crossings are at Mill Hill and New Derby Street and suggested that if this project gets built, the city add a new crosswalk right where everybody crosses Washington Street anyway — the direct line from Steve’s Market to Dodge Street.

While admitting he is not a certified city planner, Legault proudly described himself as a “professional pedestrian.” Maybe we need more of those at City Hall.

Plummer power

The Plummer Home for Boys is really amazing.

It’s hard to think of any local entity with stronger support, as evidenced by the 300 guests who turned out two weeks ago for the Plummer Home’s biennial bash. It was a great night of laughter and lobsters under a large tent.

Oh, yeah. They raised $80,000.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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