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The Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service (SVAS) has started a “Campaign for a New Ambulance.”

The SVAS volunteers want to buy a new ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis. The price is steep: $250,000.

The ambulance that SVAS wishes to replace is 20 years old, does not meet new state standards, and lacks updated technology.

And, according to Pat Barton, the SVAS chief of service, the undercarriage is rusty.

“Nobody wants to be Fred Flintstone,” she said in an interview on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Upgrading the current...

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Something sour and sweet for your Valentine

A grown-up Valentine’s Day

Chocolates and creamy heart-shaped cakes are fine for the young and young at heart.
But for seasoned campaigners in the game of love, Valentine’s Day isn’t always about unalloyed sweetness. For us, the perfect gift — and the perfect Valentine meal — has a bittersweet edge, a hint of tartness that, far from detracting from this annual lovefest of a holiday, makes it richer, more complex, more meaningful.

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