A City’s Black History Remembered

A City’s Black History Remembered

NEWBURYPORT – It may surprise you that this city, which erected a statue in front of City Hall to slavery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, once...

Fight Over Historic Ipswich Waldingfield Mansion Continues

Fight Over Historic Ipswich Waldingfield Mansion Continues

IPSWICH — After a year of contentious hearings over the fate of a historic mansion here, the Planning Board may vote this week if it will approve permits to allow Ora, a global ophthalmology company, to convert the Waldingfield estate and grounds to a corporate campus.  The five-member board, appointed by the town manager, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday to decide if the 40-acre property meets the criteria under the town’s Great Estate bylaw.  But that vote is not likely to end the fight over the future of the...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,  On Wednesday, July 20th, I was at the check out at a grocery store in Georgetown. (Crosby’s). I was paying with my debit card and it was rejected. In fact it was rejected three times because of a “bad PIN”. Yes, very embarrassing. I...

There’s Nothing Like a Dog’s Love

There’s Nothing Like a Dog’s Love

By Jan Lindsay  DANVERS — One of the things I adore about dogs is their unconditional love. After my husband Andy died on Care Dimensions’ hospice service at home in October 2020, our dogs Rufus and Grizzly Bear helped me cope with my...

What Makes a Good Offer?

What Makes a Good Offer?

The answer to the title of this article is easy, right? The offer with the most money. If you get multiple offers over the asking price with one that is thousands over the asking price you take the that one assuming that the terms are to your...

Dental Insurance – part 3/3

Dental Insurance – part 3/3

In the last couple of columns I discussed the state of dental insurance in 2022. If you missed them you can read them at www.towncommonmedia.com or my blog. The basic gist was that the dental insurance industry has not changed significantly in 40...

Fight Over Historic Ipswich Waldingfield Mansion Continues

Fight Over Historic Ipswich Waldingfield Mansion Continues

IPSWICH — After a year of contentious hearings over the fate of a historic mansion here, the Planning Board may vote this week if it will approve permits to allow Ora, a global ophthalmology company, to convert the Waldingfield estate and grounds to a corporate campus.  The five-member board, appointed by the town manager, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday to decide if the 40-acre property meets the criteria under the town’s Great Estate bylaw.  But that vote is not likely to end the fight over the future of the...

Amesbury Picks New Public Safety Leaders

Amesbury Picks New Public Safety Leaders

AMESBURY – This city has a new chief of police and will soon have a new fire chief.  Craig J. Bailey, a veteran of the force, has been appointed the 23rd Chief of the Amesbury Police Department, replaced Chief William Scholtz, who retired due to health issues from the department in April after 40 years of service. The fire department is also undergoing a change in leadership after the city decided not to renew the contract for Fire Chief Ken...

Solace for Stephanie Hosts Comedy Night On Saturday

Solace for Stephanie Hosts Comedy Night On Saturday

REGIONAL – Looking for a fun night and a chance to help neighbors suffering from cancer?  You still have time to buy tickets to the 12th Comedy Night, sponsored by Solace for Stephanie. It will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Topsfield Fair. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at info@solaceforstephanie.org.  Named for Stephanie Jenkins, a popular hairdresser here, the organization last raised money at its Comedy Night in...

Yankee Homecoming Lights Up Saturday Night Sky

Yankee Homecoming Lights Up Saturday Night Sky

Photos Courtesy www.617IMAGES.com. Newburyport's annual Yankee Homecoming celebration fireworks over Cashman Park on Saturday night. The successful week-long community event wrapped up Sunday afternoon with a parade along High Street.    

A City’s Black History Remembered

A City’s Black History Remembered

NEWBURYPORT – It may surprise you that this city, which erected a statue in front of City Hall to slavery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, once refused to let black children attend its public schools.  In the early 1800s, long before the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century, African American girls applied to attend the public schools and end generations of denying education to black children.  In 1820, the girls from the mostly black...

What Makes a Good Offer?

What Makes a Good Offer?

The answer to the title of this article is easy, right? The offer with the most money. If you get multiple offers over the asking price with one...

Dental Insurance – part 3/3

Dental Insurance – part 3/3

In the last couple of columns I discussed the state of dental insurance in 2022. If you missed them you can read them at www.towncommonmedia.com or my blog. The basic gist was that the dental insurance industry has not changed significantly in 40 years.  It’s great if you get dental insurance from your employer for regular dental hygiene visits and have relatively small amounts of dental work to do. However, there are only a few reasons to...

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