Parking at Crane Beach Gets Pricier

IPSWICH — Out-of-town visitors to Crane Beach will soon have less money in their wallets. Ipswich residents will not be affected. The Crane Estate and Beach Trustees of Reservations will phase out the beach parking permit over the next few months and replace it with a...

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John Updike Wrote Here

IPSWICH – Next time, you stop at the Choate Bridge Pub for a clam chowder or a burger, bring along a copy of John Updike’s Couples or Rabbit Run. You will impress other diners with your literary acumen as you enjoy the exploits of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom or the 10...

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Crane is Town Manager

IPSWICH -- New town manager Stephen Crane has taken up his new duties, giving his first report to the town’s Select Board last Monday. “It’s been a busy, but fun first five days,” Crane told the board that hired him out of three candidates to manage the town’s...

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Obituary: Nicole Downer

IPSWICH — Nicole’s favorite flower was a sunflower, which matched her sunny disposition. Most everyone who knew her would agree she was a burst of happy energy wherever she went. A true Ipswich townie, Nicole attended Ipswich High School with her twin sister Courtney,...

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Saving Historic Castle Hill

IPSWICH — The Great House at Castle Hill is about to receive a makeover, thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Park Service (NPS) and partner agencies. The grant money will pay for critical masonry repairs to stop the water infiltration damage that...

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Historic Mansion Approved for Corporate Campus

IPSWICH — The town Planning Board voted four to one to allow an international optical research company to convert the historic Waldingfield estate into a corporate campus.  But don’t expect work crews to descend immediately on the 40-acre estate at 55 Waldingfield...

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Handel’s “Messiah” At Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich

IPSWICH — Chorus North Shore will return with its production of Handel’s “Messiah” at Our Lady of Hope Church, Ipswich on December 4, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. This masterwork marks the beginning of the Christmas season for music lovers the world over. Conductor Sonja...

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