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Sidewalks and Bike Lanes To Be Added to Brown Road NE

May 23, 2019

On Tues., May 28, 2019, the City of Salem will begin widening Brown Road NE from Sunnyview Road NE to San Francisco Drive NE. The project includes building sidewalks and bike lanes, and adds a dedicated left-turn lane at Sunnyview Road NE.

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"A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Club sign-up begin June 4th

May 22, 2019

Salem Public Library’s Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, June 4th. Prizes and fun activities on the “Universe of Stories” theme encourage Salem residents from birth through 199 years to read or listen to stories for enjoyment, enrichment, and to explore a wide variety of experiences through the wonderous world of books. Sign-up and tracking will all take place this year beginning June 4

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New Pedestrian Crossing on Commercial St SE at Royvonne Ave SE

May 17, 2019

On Mon., May 20, 2018, the City of Salem will begin construction of pedestrian crossing improvements at the intersection of Commercial Street SE at Royvonne Ave SE.

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Have an Idea for Startup Business, But Don't Know Where to Start?

May 16, 2019

Attention Salem: Not sure where to go with your business start-up idea? Local workshops available May 23 and June 21-23.

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Update on Shots Fired at Salem Police Officer

May 15, 2019

Jaime Lee Jimenez, age 38 of Woodburn, was arrested at 8:40 a.m. May 15, 2019 in connection with the shooting of a Salem Police officer during a traffic stop.

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What Do You Think of the Added Greenspace on Downtown Streets?

May 15, 2019

Temporary mid-block landscaping has been installed in the 300 block of Commercial, and on the 200 block of Liberty as part of a pilot project generated from the Downtown Streetscape Plan. The temporary displays will be featured at the four mid-block locations from May 4 – Jun. 3.

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May 24
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library
Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
May 25
Cancelled - Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library
Read to a Pet1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
Explore Earth Exhibit Kickoff Open House2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Rediscovering Coloring2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library

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