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GREENWICH JOURNAL SALEM PRESS Thursday, September8,1977 Residents oppose A special: town boa .. ineetitig was called last Wednesday to discuss a : possible delay in the ■ replacement of a bridge « over Chunks brook iroafc ,:■* route 313, i : 'The town had planned to remove the present ' bridge, which consists of wooden, planks over two ' steel beams* and replace it with twin metal cul­ verts; At the meeting a letter was read from Roberson and Ruth Law, property , owner# ofland-adjacent to 'Chunks bi&ofersayingrthey would hold the town responsible for any dam­ age caused by flooding. Thé fetter went on to state that the proposed culverts wereunsatisfac*. tory and could become blocked, causing Hooding problems, * ; After some discussion, thé board passed a resolu­ tion that the clerk write a letter to the Laws saying the town would not' be held responsible for .any damage caused\by flood­ ing and that if the laws furnished the stones, the town would riprap the bank below the bridge. Supervisor Robert - - - l e g a l n o t ic e - SCHQQITAX NOTICE Having received the Warrant for tax collection of school, tasaes, payment may be made as follows: BY MAIL; School Tax Collector — 1M3»-B qx 43- ----- -------------- Salem, New York 12865 IN PERSON: Mrs, Ellen Carrolan Marine ¡Midland Bank Salem Office Regular Banking Hours - INTEREST CHARGES: Sept. 1-30 None Oct. 1-31 2% Nov. 1-On 3*50 Equalized tax rates per SI.000.00 of assessed value for the school year 1977-78 are as follows: Salem $131.60 Hebron 184.65 Jackson 133.85 Greenwich 50.93 Mrs. Ellen Carrolan Marine Midland. Bank Salem Office Collector of School Taxes 8-25; 9-1. 8, (5 Thompson said the- tuwir would like to complete the job by this fall since it is being done with a federal grant which would be withdrawn if not com­ pleted then. ^ In other business, a resolution- was passed for increases in some salaries in the tentative budget now being prepared by the supervisor. The proposed increases were: town highway em- ployes and landfill care­ taker, from $3.76-per hour to §4.00 per hour; high­ way superintendent's salary from '$9,000 to $9,809; town clerk’s office rental from $500 to $700; Assessor Hank Musser’s salary from $2,000 to $2,109; and tax collector salary fr&m $800 to $860. The board also adopted a resolution for a public hearing on the use of revenue sharing funds on Friday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at the town barn. The next regular town board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Septem­ ber 14 at 7:30 p.m. ine weeds in this empty lot could be replaced by a grocery store someday. The village board wants to attract businesses to Salem, and thé public can contribute Ideas at a public meeting September 28. Effective September 15 Dial 1-747-3325 t6 report a lire in the West Hebron Fire Protection JMstrict ^ West Hebron Volunteer IFire Company Jawa Babetta Moped Sales ô Service also Swimming Pool Winferizer 'LEM RECREATION EQUIP. Co. Salem, N. V. Open Daily M P.M. 854-7848 ti > To settle the estate of the late Dutel Donum Sr., the undersigned will »ell at puMfc unction it the home located 5 miles north of tbs Vfflage of Salem, I inBe sontb of West Rfipert, Vt., on the. Safem-We 3 t Rupert {load, on Saturday, Sept. 10th 9:30 A.M. 8 pc. dining room set, 3 § s , liViag ream set, tea wagon, 1 drawer «fend, refrigerator, conunode, dressers, beds, wgghlng machines, mirror*, blaritet~cbcst«, ehilds r«%r. antique rockers, bookcases, hall tree, hall table, glass baie lamp, TV, trunks, odd a lands, pictures, east ¡M 3 eal door stop, single barrel shot gem, old clocks, captain chair, antique cbllds car, old wood stove, tinware, kitchen set, old high chair, wooden barrels, glass, both antkjne and modem, kitchen ware, many more household items. _ % tew, table saw.grinders, paint spray«, vises, skill saw, anvil, tap and die set, pipe «alters, Mow torch, extension ladders, step ladder, air compressor, house jacks, véiy large assortment of hand tools, Safe, pnlp saw, fence stretchcre, brash cotters, cross cot saw, lawn Mowers, hoes, forks, rakes, shovels, wheel barrow, old pltcherpump,elec. drills, hand com planters, other Items toonuraeroas tojmention. , ' i — “Áuettonecr’s notes The late Mr. Doman was a carpenter, cabinet maker and gunsmith in this area for many yé«i». the above tools áre boi a few to be found In his workshop, and in other outbuildings on this property, tools to be Mid promptly at 9:30 a.ra. . term» Sale *-* Cash Danlellhurmnn Jr., execntor BillBrenndfand Ed Harrington, Anctfoneers and Sales Managers T* 638-8503 747-7163 Refreshments to-be served by Rupert Methodist Church - by Sandra McClellan - InaneHorHostopHhe^hrinkingQf ~ -Salem’s Main street, the village board has put . a top jpriority on attracting small businesses back into the community. Mayor Jack Phillips said that with the rebuilding of Proudfit now completed, the village board can turn its attention to revitalizing the Main street. ‘ ‘We’ve got to plug up some of the holes,’* Mayor Phillips said, referring to the-many empty storefronts and one vacant lot on thé main street. The loss of commercial trade in the village is significant: in 1960 the percentage of persons employed in the retail trade was 17 per cent. Thai dropped to 5.4 per cent by 1970, the last figure available from the U.S. Bureau of Census. One idea the village board is working on .now is the \formation of a development committee to attract small businesses in the village. Mayor Phillips said he is also Jibpmg\ that people attend an opep ' village meeting on September 28 to give soaSe ideas on how to perk up the Main street. The village of Salem is unique in that most all of its retail stores ai» located in the relatively short distance of about 600 feet between the traffic light and the railroad tracks on Main street. There are about 20 businesses in that space, and they are interspersed with one vacant lot, the boarded up and long vacant Bancroft house, an empty building which recently housed a restaurant, an empty railroad depot, and two more empty storefront buildings. — Business casualties in recent years have' included three independent grocers, a variety store, florist and pet shop, women’s apparel shop, children’s clothing store, and a craft store. None of these services have been replaced. Jack Abrams, whose clothing store on Main street has been in business for 88 years and three generations, blames the lack of businesses on complacency and says there is a need for more light industry. “We need some small industries, something to pat people on a payroll which would then promote spending* The services we once had were never replaced,” Mr. Abrams said. \Saieto has the potential, but the village and town boards have to do more to attract business,” he added. Mr. Abrams, who said he used to have successful sidewalk sales in-past years, noted that he didn’t even bother to have one this year because there were so few other businesses to participate. On© net? business that has been successful in Salem is the drug store. Salem’s original drugstore was de­ stroyed by fire in 1970 and the village did without one until three years ago when Granville Pharmacy, Inc. put in a branch on Main street. Mrs. Jean Stott, manager of the Salem drug store, said, “It has been propagandized that small towns are dying, and that many scare away some prospective businesses, but we’ve found that If you have something to sell, people will buy it.” Connie Carroll, owner of the Village Diner, feels that certain types of businesses, such as a children's clothing store, or a butcher shop, could survive. “Someone might not make a million dollars on it, but they could certainly make a decent living,” she said* The attitude of some residents could also improve, she added, saying, “If people would stop* griping among thems elves about the lack o f businesses and band together, we might be able to do something.\ Salem’s loss of commercial Trfrde was noted in a general development plan for the village $rawn up in 1975 by the planning boards and adopted by the - village board. The* plan suggested various meth­ ods to bring in businesses, including more off street parking, adapting historical structures to shopping needs, uniform sign control, and building refurbishments to create a more attractive environment Mayor Phillips said that two sites for off street parking, mainly meant for employes, are provided for in the plan, which has not yet been implemented. He noted that the village does have a uniform^isi_or^nance provided for in its zoninglawT^ As for historic structures, fie said that one prime historic building, the Bancroft house, built in the mid 1800's, has been neglected for so long that it is probably not salvageable and may have to be torn down. The one bright spot in the search for business is the possibility of a market which may be built in the vacant 1st on Main strefefc The mayor said a realtor came into the tillage recently to inspect the site and said there was a chance that a small chain type food market might he willing to build a store there. He added, however, that several weeks have gone by and he hasn’t received any further word from the realtor.. * Economic problems are not new to Salem, for as The History of Salem notes, ‘ ‘Salem was once a most thriving village, but due to absence of the right kind of enterprise, it has not been ’ known as a very flourishing business place.” ' And this in spite of the fact that the village then had four grocers, five shoemakers, several hotels and num­ erous other merchants. Today’s village residents might grumble that their grandparents didn't know when they were well off. —McMorns photo LEGAL NOTICE ~ Re: Notice to Bidders To: All prospective bidders The Board of Educations, Salem Central School, hereby requests Sealed bids for an extinguishment system with,, iue! cutoff for the kitchen. For additional information contact Mr. Richac<| Pekins. Seated bids are to be in the hands of the District Clerk, Liflda Gilligah not later than 1:00 P.Nf;-on~^egtember 20, 1977, they will be officially opened and read at that time. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Dated: August 30, 1977 Linda Gilligah, Clerk 9-1, 8.„ . - ........ . D A R t r i p •i i s n e x t S a t u r d a y Members of the Gén­ éral John Williams chap­ ter, DAR, will meet Saturday, September. 17, . at 10 a.m. at the home Of ■ Mrs. William Hunt and Miss Marion Hunt for a business meeting before leaving for an historic pilgrimage to Weston, Vt., where they will visit the Farrar-Mansut. house - jsujd other points of in­ terest. On the way they will lunch in Londonderry. Mrs. Theodore Wood, treasurer, will be present to collect dues. All chapter dues must be sent to the state treasurer by No­ vember 1. It is expected that the chapter yearbooks will be ready for distribu­ tion at this meeting, \Beinghappy is a virtue tod.\ Ludwig Borne —A smorgasbord will be held today-starting at 6 p.m. in BurtOR hall on Hast Broadway for the benefit of St, Paul’s church. ...... v> • —Sirs. Ernest W. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs, Jerry Woodcock and Mrs. Louis Sica were recent guests of friends in lake George. —Martin Murrane Sr. has been discharged from the Glens Fallsjhospital and transferred to Pleas- ant~i?gley Infirmary, in section 34B. —Martin Murrane Jr. is a patient in the Glens Fails hospital. . \-Miss Cindy Allen of Boston, Mass., spent the hermother, Mrs. Dorothy Allen. —Mr, and Mrs. Ken­ neth Knutsen and chil­ dren, Mark and Sonya, have returned to Roselle, N.J.,-\after” spending the week end at their camp on the- Bog Town road. _ —Mr, and Mrs; Lloyd Diget of Stafford spent the week end with Mrs. Stella Shaw. - • —Mr. and Mrs, A1 Keiski, of Wilton, Conn., spent Labor day week end with her mother, Mrs. Doris Rykowski. * —Mrs. Dorothy Hanlon and mother, Mrs. Flor­ ence Allen, have returned to Oneonta after visiting Mrs. Dorothy Allen. —St. Paul’s guild has ended its donation days . due to the rapid depletion of merchandise, and now thefailand winter apparel is on sale’ at-^regular prices. —Mr. and Mrs. John NTeil Sr. and John Neil Jr. have returned from Nash­ ville, Tenn., where they spent several days with Jonathan Neil, who is employed there. On the way home, they spent a night with Mr. and.Mis. Alan K^in at Mea|v|pe, -M r s. E.J, Palmer ' spent August 27 and 28 at the home of her niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lipowicz, in Canajoharie. The occasion was the wedding of their daughter, Nancy, on Sat­ urday' at 6 p.m. 1310 wedding was followed by a reception for 220 guests at the Herkimer Inn, Herkimer. On Sunday morning, Mr. and Mis. Lipowicz entertained, all the relatives at a brunch at their homo. O b i t u a r y SAMUELE. COLBURN The death of Samuel E. Colburn, 68, occurred Saturday, September 3, at the Mary McClellan hos­ pital in Cambridge. Fu­ neral services were con­ ducted Monday at the West Rupert Church of Christ by the Rev. Howard Ford, pastor. Interment was in Rupert cemetery. Born October 26, 1908, in West Rupert, Mr. Colburn was the son of Eugene and Emma Col­ burn. He was a member of the'West Rupert Church of Christ. Mr. Colburn was a navy veteran of World War n when he served -iff the Atlantic and Pacific areas. , Surviving aie his wife, .the_former Alice Abear; nine daughters. Mrs, Alice Slater, Mrs. Jo­ sephine . Greene, Mrs. • Judy Tuttle, Mrs, Gail Devino, Miss' Wendy Col­ burn, Miss Linda Colburn and Mrs. Barbara Wilk­ ins, all of Salem, and Mrs. Geraldine Haskell and Mrs. Edna Lane, both of Bennington, Vt. ; two sons, Samuel of Salem and Eugene of Sphuyler- ville; a brother, Bean of Cossayuna, several grand? children. - Contributions in mem- ory of Mr. Colburn may I» made to the Mary Mc­ Clellan hospital or to the Salem Rescue squad. -M r. and Mrs. Nor­ man Christensen and Mrs, Roy Landers have returned from Perth Amboy, N.J., after at­ tending the funeral of Mrs, Landers’ aunt, Mrs. ThorajThomsen. -Rev. Ernest C. But­ ler, pastor of the Presby­ terian church, has begun a series of sermons on The Lord’s Prayer. A special sheet containing informa­ tion concerning sections of this prayer was distrib­ uted with the regular bulletin and will be- used in following sermons. —On Monday, Septem­ ber 12, Mrs. Fred Jewett of Salem will hold a question and, answer period.:on the subject of gardening at the NEWCO meal site. —Ernest TeBordo and Mort Meckler of North- port, L.I., spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Edmund TeBordo. Other week end guests of the . TeBordo’s were Mr. and Mrs. David Hurd and .children. —George Dick, former choir director of the Presbyterian church, and his wife, Connie, sang a duet during the morning worship service at the Presbyterian church on ■ September 4. Mrs. John Lundgren^ present choir director, also sang during .the service. —Jim Anderson spent a night recently with his brother and sister-in-law, the Revs, Nick and Terrie TeBordo, in Cohoes. — The Unicam eral board church will meet on Wednesday, September 7. The board of Christian education will meet on Thursday, September 8, -and the adult Bible class wiH resume meetings on Monday, September 12. —The Salem area Se­ nior Citizens have planned a bus trip to Hampton Beach, on October 6 j and t There is room for a ' few more members on 4he.; trip» and those who wish \ to make reservations can do so by contacting Mabel Wilson before September 15. At thp last meeting, members were reminded that the annual sale is planned for Thursday, November 10. —John Wayman and Leigh McNeil have re­ turned to the State uni­ versity at. Plattsburgh to begin their third year of studies. —Mrs. Donald Fer­ guson and children, Brian ana-j/iaflernave returned to Alexandria, Va., after a month’s visit with her parents, Mi. and Mrs.- George Callaway. During the month Mr. and Mrs. Callaway also entertained 25 relatives of Mrs. Callaway's from Connec-1 ticut, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, in addition to their son, John, from Arlington, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods and children, Jeffrey and Cari of Ithaca. NOTICE l am no longer responsible! for debts incurred by Cindy1; Skidmore.' Paul J. Skidmore. 9-1. 8 STEREO -FI Recorders P l a y e r s S a les — S e r v ic e Art Boehrioger 692-2419 - 854-7W1 ' iWWWWWWWtWWWWWWWWWW ********* JO U R N A L STATIO N E R S Requests Its Salem Customers to Dial 1-692-9290 to Place Orders Or to Stop In at 108 Main Street Greenwich 1 ^ **********************4*********** * tt t* * * j* *t * * * t4* * * k S k . 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