SALEM — The shovels have hit the ground, and the fencing is going up. But as thousands embark on Salem for Halloween, this isn’t the year to pay a visit to Proctor’s Ledge, the confirmed execution site of 19 victims of the Salem Witch Trials.
Contractors have hit Proctor and Pope streets in the past week to begin advance work for a series of memorial upgrades for Proctor’s Ledge, which is an area of wooded land near the bottom of Gallows Hill.
The work going on now, however, isn’t necessarily for the memorial to honor those hanged at the site.
“It’s some site improvements we’re hoping to accomplish before October,” said Dominick Pangallo, chief of staff to Mayor Kim Driscoll.