A Great Spot for Reading

A Great Spot for Reading

GEORGETOWN — On one of her frequent visits to the Georgetown Peabody Library, Jane Fields overheard a student asking for a copy of the Iliad, only...

Newburyport Halloween 2021

Newburyport Halloween 2021

NEWBURYPORT — Whether you are looking for a family-friendly walk in the woods, accompanied by some spooky stories, or a campy live theater gorefest,...

Pacheco Offered Conditional Contract as Town Administrator

Pacheco Offered Conditional Contract as Town Administrator

GEORGETOWN – The Board of Selectmen voted four to zero Wednesday night to make a conditional offer to Orlando Pacheco, the town administrator in Lancaster, who would replace Mike Farrell, this town’s administrator since 2010.  Pacheco wowed the selectmen, who interviewed four “exceptional” candidates Tuesday and Wednesday for the town’s top staff position.  After 20 years working in municipal governments, Pacheco, 43, would arrive in Georgetown with a history, including a drunk driving arrest after a bachelor...

Community Giving Tree Will Bundle Up Kids for Winter

Boxford – During October, Community Giving Tree will be gearing up to provide local children with warm winter items to ensure kids are bundled  up and protected from the cold. Warm coats, socks, boots, mittens, hats  and cozy PJ’s are the...

Say What?

Say What?

Being a REALTOR® I sometimes forget that my buyers or sellers are not familiar with all the real estate lingo. Therefore, when I say things like EMD or HOA and you look at me like I have two heads. I need to remind myself that everyone isn’t in the...

The Oral-Systemic Link 2/3

The Oral-Systemic Link 2/3

If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can find it at www.thetowncommon.com. I ended last week with a statement that I have used numerous times before – just because it doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. We keep learning more and...

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Pacheco Offered Conditional Contract as Town Administrator

Pacheco Offered Conditional Contract as Town Administrator

GEORGETOWN – The Board of Selectmen voted four to zero Wednesday night to make a conditional offer to Orlando Pacheco, the town administrator in Lancaster, who would replace Mike Farrell, this town’s administrator since 2010.  Pacheco wowed the selectmen, who interviewed four “exceptional” candidates Tuesday and Wednesday for the town’s top staff position.  After 20 years working in municipal governments, Pacheco, 43, would arrive in Georgetown with a history, including a drunk driving arrest after a bachelor...

A Great Spot for Reading

A Great Spot for Reading

GEORGETOWN — On one of her frequent visits to the Georgetown Peabody Library, Jane Fields overheard a student asking for a copy of the Iliad, only to be told that the library had none. She returned to her home on North Street and found in her attic a copy of Homer’s epic poem about the Trojan war. She brought it to the library for the student.  That experience put the energetic, creative Fields on a new path that has benefitted the town and her...

Newburyport Halloween 2021

Newburyport Halloween 2021

NEWBURYPORT — Whether you are looking for a family-friendly walk in the woods, accompanied by some spooky stories, or a campy live theater gorefest, Newburyport has an array of Halloween events organized by the newly formed Newburyport Arts Collective. Watch a horror movie that was banned in the 1980s, walk the streets of downtown dressed like a witch, or learn to carve a pumpkin – safely -- from a crafting expert. “Newburyport is getting into...

Will Bike Riders Slow Down in the Waterfront Park?

Will Bike Riders Slow Down in the Waterfront Park?

NEWBURYPORT – Will bicycle riders use the 12-foot shared path across the proposed Market Landing Waterfront Park as a superhighway to get a workout, as one city councilor described it? Or will they go slow or even walk their bikes across the park? That is the question the City Council is likely to grapple with at its meeting on Oct. 25, when it could vote on the future design of the park by the design firm Sasaki & Associates.  Four of the...

Say What?

Say What?

Being a REALTOR® I sometimes forget that my buyers or sellers are not familiar with all the real estate lingo. Therefore, when I say things like EMD...

The Oral-Systemic Link 2/3

The Oral-Systemic Link 2/3

If you missed Part 1 of this series, you can find it at www.thetowncommon.com. I ended last week with a statement that I have used numerous times before – just because it doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem. We keep learning more and more about the link between the mouth and the rest of the body. It is essential that dentists and physicians do a better job at co-managing patients, and learn more about the relationship between oral...

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