POLL: How Do you Feel About the Election Results?

Let us know what you're thinking now that Election Day has come and gone.

Election day has come and gone.

of Salem's registered voters hit the polls and gathered at to hear the results.

What do you think about the events that unfolded?

Let us know in our poll and add your thoughts to the comments.

john November 12, 2011 at 05:16 PM
The transfer station is not a dump. Currently construction debris and yard waste are taken in and transfered out in larger trucks. The new proposal calls for the same type of operation on a much larger scale. The biggest difference being that they will be taking in garbage(household waste) from all over the area.Much more traffic on top of odor issues. For every couple of loads that come in another truck goes out.Highland Ave will be a garbage truck highway.
Jared Robinson November 13, 2011 at 12:08 AM
may I ask if you've lived there since before it was a transfer station? Did you live there when it was an active incinerator? I really don't see traffic as being too much of an issue on that part of 107... there's a dedicated left turn only and right turn only lane going onto Swampscott Road. The current transfer station locale is directly behind the Home Depot The only houses in that area are the condos up on the hill. My god parents lived there for years and I never smelled anything or had any problems getting to their house. And this was back when Caldor was still around... Not to mention, isn't there a giant quarry on that street with trucks going in and out already?
Edward November 13, 2011 at 03:22 PM
If this was directed to me, yes. Where I live, I remember as a child when it was an active incinerator. I believe it was around 1970 that it ceased being an incinerator. The entrance to Aggregate Industries (former Lynn Sand and Stone) is further down Swampscott Road and I believe their property extends into Swampscott. Traffic IS an issue on that part of 107. When the traffic trying to take a left turn onto Marlborough Road, is backed up through the lights at Swampscott Road -and- further back, sometimes half way, sometimes all the way, to the lights at Barnes Road, it's an issue. Occasionally, I have seen this traffic backed up even further to Olde Village Way. Supposedly the lights at Marlborough Road and Swampscott Road were synchronized last year, but the volume of traffic appears to have made the synchronization, moot, because it hasn't done anything to fix the mess. This starts usually around 6:45 in the morning until the end of "rush hour" (Interesting that they call it "rush hour" when nothing moves...) and again in the afternoon from roughly 2:30 PM onward until the end of the "afternoon rush hour", usually around 6:00 PM or so.
Jared Robinson November 13, 2011 at 03:41 PM
who is actually going down Swampscott road for residential purposes? I never go down that road unless I'm going to the transfer station
john November 13, 2011 at 05:22 PM
If you were on Highland Ave and wanted to go to either Swampscott or Marblehead you would go down Swampscott road. I don't think the station was open at all when Caldor was here. If you are not seeing the traffic you are not using Highland Ave at peak times.The amount of residential traffic using that road is hugh and growing all the time. I have lived off Highland for over 30 years and I am sure of my facts.


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