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Beloved Salem Police Service Dogs to Retire

December 21, 2017

Salem Police have officially retired two of their K-9 officers from police work. The departure of two dogs will be felt greatly. Baco and Jake enjoyed opportunities to do demonstrations with the public, and were well known in the community.

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Salem’s Drinking Water Remains Safe Following Weekend Gas Spill on North Santiam

December 18, 2017

Water in Salem remains safe to drink after weekend gas spill into the North Santiam River.

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City of Salem Projects Will Save Enough Electricity to Power 975 Homes for a Year

December 14, 2017

The City of Salem is on track to save more than 8.75 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually thanks to recent and ongoing projects to improve energy efficiency. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, this is enough electricity to power roughly 975 average homes for an entire year!

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Deadline for Short-Term Rental License Renewals is December 31, 2017

December 8, 2017

Do you rent your home or rooms on a vacation rental website like Airbnb or Flipkey? Do you know someone who does? Please help us spread the word about the required December 31 license renewal deadline, and the requirement to be licensed to operate within the City.

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2018-2019 Neighborhood Partnership Area Selected

December 8, 2017

Through a competitive application process, neighbors and partners in the Edgewater District were selected as a City of Salem Neighborhood Partnership Program Area.

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Participate in the Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

December 7, 2017

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway. To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the process.

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What’s happening
Jan. 16
North East Salem Community Association (NESCA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Fresh Start Market Community Center
3020 Center ST NE
Salem OR 97301
Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Jan. 17
Books For Lunch12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Anderson Room A
Salem Public Library
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Age-Friendly Salem Assessment and Planning Team - Social Participation2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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