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The Region's Largest Weekly Distribution REGIONAL – Greyhounds are special. These tall, skinny dogs are from one of the canine breeds from which all domestic dogs descend, and they make great companions because they are quiet, loving and loyal. From cave drawings 8,000 years old, we know that the greyhound traces its heritage to the Celts and Egyptians, who worshipped these gentle animals as gods. Queen Cleopatra kept greyhounds as her companions. Today, animal loving organizations are being very successful in making greyhounds unemployed. Accused of animal cruelty, greyhound racing tracks around world are closing at a rapid rate. In the U.S., only 16 tracks in six states remain open. Greyhound tracks are banned in most other states, including Massachusetts. The result, said greyhound AMESBURY – In planning the soon-to-be-built Atlantic Sports Center here, Michael Gorman is dreaming large. He predicted last week that the 410,000-square-foot sports complex with six ice rinks will be the largest tourist draw on the North Shore, if you don’t include the beaches. The president and owner of Atlantic Sports Center said all six rinks will be filled every day of the year with hockey tournaments, high school league play, clinics with renowned coaches plus ice skating events. Your community connection... The Town Common By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– Prst Std. U.S. Postage Paid Newburyport, MA Permit No. 51 ____________ Largest DISTRIBUTION ACROSS the NORTH SHORE of ma & Coastal NH February 28 - March 6, 2018 Vol. 14, No. 18 FREE Finding Great Homes for Retired Greyhound Racers By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– Atlantic Sports Center Will Break Ground This Spring The proposed Atlantic Sports Center The Town Comm rinks or the office building or even the Hockey Living Legends required. Call 978-887-9264 or Photo provided by Mike Gorman Continued on page 3 You'll "flip" over the digital edition at Emergency care you can trust, because life is unpredictable. Gerrish Family Emergency “Fast Track” and Level III Trauma Center, just minutes off I-95, Exit 57 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport • 978-463-1050 • Photo provided by Liza Wynne Shane and Johan with Liza Wynne on their adoption day last December. caregiver Liza Wynne of Groveland, “more good homes are needed for these great ex-athletes.” The Massachusetts-based Greyhound Project, an allvolunteer, non-profit organization, was formed in 1992 to promote the welfare of retired racing greyhounds. It provides “tons of information” about greyhounds and the adoption of these dogs, including a database of 300 adoption sites. The group also produces a popular calendar that features photos of local adopted greyhounds. Because most of the organization’s board members are greyhound caregivers, they like to bring their companions to board members. The dogs sit by their chairs and even put their heads in their laps. “We have the most stress-free Continued on page 3 Blown away by the gold medal win by the U.S. women’s hockey team last week, Gorman predicted his center will train future gold medalists among the legions of boys and girls teams, ages eight to 18, who use the center to perfect their skills. But it is not just gold medals and vast amounts of hockey that has Gorman excited. The first thing he will tell you about the new center is not about the ice NOW OPEN! 75 Turnpike Rd, Ipswich Bagels & Cream Cheese, Coffee, Breakfast Sandwiches, Lunch Sandwiches, Soups, Drinks, Muffins, Salads, Smoothies & More Hours: Mon - Fri 5am - 8pm Sat 6am - 3pm & Sun 7am - 2pm Postal Customer Maple Sugaring Tours The Town Common Courtesy Photo Maple Sugaring TOPSFIELD - Celebrate the coming of spring as sugaring season gets underway at Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield. Sugaring tours will run on Saturdays and Sundays, March 3 & 4, 10 & 11, and March 17 & 18 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. On a one-hour naturalistguided tour, learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, observe tapping and sap collection methods, discover how sap becomes syrup in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Rain or shine. Warm up after your tour by the woodstove in the barn, where homemade soup and baked goods, maple sugar candy, other maple products, and the sanctuary’s own maple syrup, are available for sale. Tour fee: $11/adults, $9/ children (Mass Audubon members: $10/adults, $8/ children). Children under 3 are free and should be in a backpack. Advance registration is register online at massaudubon. org/ipswichriver. AJH_Winter ED_FrontPageAd_01.18.indd 1 1/19/18 1:31 PM

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