Upcoming projects planned for the coming year include improvements at Geer Community Park, added pedestrian safety and a community microgrid.
Library director resigns for job in Beaverton
After 13 months leading Salem’s libraries, Kim Carroll has accepted a job to be closer to her family. The city will again be hiring for a new top librarian for the second time in two years.
Stay cool during hot weather this weekend
Temperatures are predicted to reach a near record-breaking 91 degrees this weekend, prompting a heat advisory for the region.
Where to dance, craft and shop this Mother’s Day weekend
This weekend’s event calendar includes a maple festival, dance lessons and comedy shows.
Salem Police Department seeks 15 new officers to focus on property crime, community patrols
City leaders say both a payroll tax and an increase in the city’s utility bill fee are needed if the city is to fund additional police officers. Chief Trevor Womack said the department’s budget increases over the past decade haven’t been enough to keep up with population growth.
Salem waits for announcement from unnamed airline
The city of Salem is in the final stretch to bring commercial air service back to the state capital. Officials say the airline wants to be certain the terminal and federal approval will be ready in time before announcing a start date.
YOUR GOVERNMENT: Council considers repealing sit-lie ordinance to comply with state law
The Salem City Council meets Monday, May 8, and will also consider new doors for the main entrance of the public library and a step toward improving crosswalks near River Road City Park and Orchard Heights Park.
Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast to retire June 30
The Marion County Board of Commissioners will appoint a successor to serve the remainder of Kast’s term.
EVENTS: Meet sheep, shop for plants and catch a play
This weekend’s event calendar includes a massive plant sale, a monster bike ride, a celebration of all things wool and several performances.
Gilbert House employees protest workplace conditions amid resignations, firings
On April 19, employees at the children’s museum walked out after the assistant director was fired, causing the museum to close for the day. Museum management said claims of harassment and retaliation are unsubstantiated.