Market Landing Park Dedicated

Market Landing Park Dedicated By Stewart Lytle, Reporter NEWBURYPORT — It has been “many, many months” in the making, Mayor Sean Reardon said last week. But next week, the city will dedicate and celebrate its new signature park, Market Landing Park, and a rebuilt...

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Honoring Black Mariners of Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT – Much has been written about the maritime history of this city, but little attention has been given until recently to the shipbuilders and seamen with black skin. The Newburyport Black Lives Initiative and the city of Newburyport are changing that. This...

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Great Beach Reads All Summer Long

Great Beach Reads All Summer Long NEWBURYPORT - Looking for great “beach reads” for the summer? The new Friends’ Beach Reads cart at the Newburyport Public Library is stocked with paperbacks for your reading pleasure. All paperbacks are $2 each with a 2 book per day...

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Forgotten Souls No More

NEWBURYPORT – At least 18 African-American, former residents of this port city were buried a century ago in the Oak Hill Burying Ground without headstones, but last week they were no forgotten no more. Almost 100 current residents gathered at the bottom of the hill...

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Sculptor Chosen for Signature Waterfront Art

NEWBURYPORT WATERFRONT – Aaron T Stephan has a studio two blocks from the working Portland, ME, docks and has long been interested in the men and women who labor there building ships. Last week, Stephan attributed his walks around the docks to his inspiration to...

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Crys Matthews Performs at Belleville Roots

REGIONAL -- Nashville resident Crys Matthews, who performs on June 16 at the Belleville Roots Juneteenth concert, is already being compared to Woody Guthrie. She stands out as one of the most promising talents in the new wave of social justice musicians. “Crys is a...

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Signature Sculpture on Waterfront

NEWBURYPORT – When you see the Statue of Liberty, you know you’re in New York City. Washington D.C. has the Capitol and the presidential monuments. Boston and San Francisco have their distinctive bridges – all man-made, public art that are so distinctive they are...

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Bye Bye Bus Blind Spots

REGIONAL – Those colorful buses that the Merrimack Valley Transit Authority (MeVa) runs in towns along the river are being equipped with digital cameras that someday may replace their mirrors. Like the digital cameras on many new cars, MirrorEye is taking the place of...

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Honoring Forgotten Souls

NEWBURYPORT -- The city planning department, working with the Newburyport Black History Initiative (NBI), will honor black residents who were buried in the historic African American section of the Old Hill Burying Ground this month. “All these men, women, and children...

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