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February 26, 2014

Our view: Power plant deal a win for Salem, region

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The agreement also protects the citizens of Salem, where the property has made up a large chunk of the tax base. It will keep those payments coming in while opening a large swath of the waterfront for marine-related development.

“I think it’s fair to say that we thought all along this was a project that was good for the city, good for the commonwealth and good for the environment,” Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said.

We agree and hope the project moves forward smoothly from here.

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