Newbury Fire Dept Receives Equipment Grant

Newbury Fire Dept Receives Equipment Grant NEWBURY — Chief Dave Evans is pleased to share that the Newbury Fire Department received a $15,500 grant from the Department of Fire Services Fiscal Year 2024 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program. Fire departments...

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A ‘Unique’ Site for Sunsets

NEWBURY – If you ever enjoyed a cocktail at the Plum Island Grille watching the sun set over the marsh, you’ve had a taste of the joy might bring of calling that space your own. The Grille at 2 Sunset Dr. on the western edge of the island is closed, and Realtor Frank...

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Watch Your Holiday Tree Burn

NEWBURY - The Newbury Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual bonfire from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, for trees dropped off by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Old Newbury Bonfire will be held at the Tendercrop Growing Field, adjacent to Spencer-Peirce-...

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Whittier Could Have Allowed City-Town Voting

REGIONAL – Whittier Regional Vocational High School could have allowed each of its 11 cities and towns under state law to decide individually how to fund its share of the $264 million price tag for a new building. Rowley SelectBoard chair Cliff Pierce and other town...

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Fight To Rebuild Ipswich & Triton School Buildings

REGIONAL – The superintendents of Ipswich and Triton schools were disappointed that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) did not invite their districts this year to apply for funding to rebuild their deteriorating school buildings. Both Ipswich’s Dr....

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Whittier Building Vote Set for January

REGIONAL – Town leaders across the North Shore can only hope a blizzard hits Haverhill but not any of the coastal towns on Jan. 23, keeping Haverhill’s residents from voting in the multi-town election to approve a nearly half-billion-dollar new building for the...

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Hope For Saving the Pink House

NEWBURY — The standing room only crowd of supporters for the Pink House who gathered last week at Pita Hall were given some reason not to abandon hope that the iconic house might be saved. “It’s not over yet,” said Matt Hillman, manager of the Parker River Refugee,...

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A Bountiful Harvest

NEWBURY – To make Thanksgiving special, the First Parish Newbury Food Pantry had its busiest day of the year Friday, delivering and handing out turkeys along with this week’s bags of food it delivers or are picked up for 750 area households. On the last delivery day...

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