Saphara Harrell - Salem Reporter

Once at risk of fading away, Salem’s oldest neighborhood association celebrates 50th birthday

A woman walks through Northgate Park on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s oldest neighborhood association was at risk of fading away without enough members to keep it going in 2020.  Then Bayard Mentrum and his wife, Kaethe, decided to step up. Bayard now chairs the Northgate Neighborhood[Read More…]

City Council lays out what they’d like to see in Salem’s next city manager

Salem City Hall. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s city councilors would the city’s next manager to have experience with community engagement and be bilingual in Spanish, according to feedback given to a recruiter during a special city council meeting Tuesday.   Councilors spent an hour discussing a candidate profile that listed the qualifications[Read More…]

Unpermitted Oregon white oak cutting cost owners, developer $2,000 per tree in fines, city documents show

Trees cut down on a property in south Salem that led to an investigation by the city of Salem. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) An out-of-state property owner, Salem developer and local tree service were fined $2,000 a pop for Oregon white oaks that were cut down on southeast Salem properties in[Read More…]