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Happy Father's Day from... You'll "flip" over the digital edition at It’s The Same Quality Service At Our NEW Modern Automotive Repair Facility 978.465.9833 Prst Std. U.S. Postage Paid Newburyport, MA Permit No. 51 ____________ The Town Common Largest COMMUNITY Newspaper SERVING the NORTH SHORE of ma & Coastal NH June 15 - 21, 2016 Vol. 12, No. 33 FREE Stadium Completion On Track for September By Stewart Lytle, Reporter What's Inside Self-Help Through Meditation at The Rowley Library Page 5 Plum Island Jet Rally Page 5 Ipswich Strawberry Festival Page 6 Summer Horse Clinics Page 7 Amesbury's Summer Reading Program Page 8 TRITON – Want to leave a lasting legacy at the school’s new Memorial Field at the Institution for Savings Stadium? You can have your name on the stadium, or at least on a brick, for as little as $100. “Buy a Triton Stadium Brick and know that your donation will help to build a vibrant, multi-purpose outdoor facility that is to become the hub of our Triton community,” the announcement said. “For parents of graduating seniors, what a wonderful way to leave your child’s name permanently at Triton!” A four-inch by eight-inch commemorative brick with a two-line message costs $100. A third line can be added or another $25. An eight-inch by eight-inch brick, large enough Mockups of the new signs at Town Hall. Goodbye Hip & Knee Pain. Hello Life! Visit or call 978-463-1475 to register for TONIGHT’S FREE SEMINAR at 6:30pm at Middleton Family Medicine, presented by Dr. Steven Mattheos of Sports Medicine North to see if Mako is right for you. ––––––––––––––––– for five lines, costs $250. With the brick comes a Triton brick certificate of authenticity. The construction of the 200,000-square-foot Triton Stadium is underway. Completion of the field and bleachers is on track to open Sept. 2. The amenities building, which includes the restrooms and concession stand, may be delayed to later in the month, assistant superintendent Brian Forget announced. “Due to some unforeseen ground utilities that ran right through the site of the amenities building, the building portion of the project will be delayed two or three weeks, so a mid to late September completion is looking likely for that portion,” Forget wrote in an email. The old stadium, which was Photo by Stewart Lytle Construction crews working on the stadium condemned as unsafe, was too small for popular sports like soccer and lacrosse. Its track was so torn up, the teams had to compete on rival tracks. It is being replaced with a new stadium that is fenced and has IPSWICH – This North Shore town is well known for its beaches. But it also has some of the area’s most interesting historical attractions with a 250- year-old stone bridge still in use and First Period homes that can be viewed by the public. Starting this month, town officials hope to turn some its summer beach goers into yearround history buffs, who come back more often and stay a little longer to dine at its restaurants Bridging History By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– Postal Customer Photo by Stewart Lytle synthetic turf, a six- and eightlane track and bleachers that seat 1,500 on the field’s home side. The amenities building will include a ticket office and team room as well as restrooms Continued on page 3 and shop in its art galleries. Glenn Gibbs, planning and development director, said, “We have not done as good a job of promoting our historical sites as we have our beaches.” That is about to change, thanks to 22 new wayfinding signs. The blue and white signs, which feature the iconic Choate Bridge, will direct visitors to the Colonial-era homes, its three historic bridges, downtown Continued on page 3

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