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Pelican Fund Celebrates Hope for Recovery Brown’s Lobster Pound Is Back

REGIONAL – In the midst of a growing

addiction crisis in the country, there was

a Celebration of Hope last Sunday at the

Newburyport Senior Center.

“Recovery is possible,” said Elizabeth

McCarthy, one of the founders of the

Pelican Intervention Fund, which makes

recovery from the “enslavement” of

alcohol, heroin or opioids possible.

Last Sunday afternoon, the Pelican

Intervention Fund held its third annual

Celebration of Hope at the Newburyport

Senior Center.

The event featured testimonials of

success stories by recovering addicts,

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

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Continued on page 3

Beach Condo Unit Faces Uncertain Future

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

Site of proposed 240-unit complex

SALISBURY — The

fate of a proposed

240-unit beachfront

condominium project,

which has sharply

divided this town, is now

in limbo.

At stake, most believe,

is the future of Salisbury

beach.

The Planning Board

voted unanimously to

approve the project,

called One Oceanfront,

but imposed 44

conditions, which developer Wayne Capolupo said would kill the project. He said

the imposed conditions would make it impossible to finance the proposed $130

million project.

Included in the conditions is one to require open spaces through the buildings,

which would allow more ocean views for neighbors. The open spaces would likely

reduce the number of units.

Another condition would also require the developers to negotiate access to an

existing easement for the residents of Ocean Echo complex.

Opponents of the project have until mid-May to appeal the Planning Board’s

approval to Superior Court. Supporters want the board to approve the project without

some of the conditions.

The one thing that is clear is that if you live in Salisbury, “You

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family members of addicts and those who

provide resources to help the addicted.

Artist Anne Marie Zanfagna exhibited a

new book of art and poetry that featured

her Angels of Addiction portraits.

Two and a half years ago, the founders

of the Pelican Intervention Fund thought

they might help two or three addicts

become sober.

Kim and Steven Keene and McCarthy

were not experts on addiction. They only

knew that there were young people who

needed financial help to fight addiction.

The first year, the fund raised money

Photo by Stewart Lytle

Bruce Brown

POSTAL CUSTOMER

SEABROOK – On

Good Friday last

month Brown’s Lobster

Pound re-opened for

Easter Weekend after

a devastating fire shut

down the popular

seafood house for seven

months.

Brown’s opened again

the following weekend.

And then on Friday,

April 13, the familyowned

restaurant reopened

officially for the

season. A ribbon was cut,

and the restaurant served

350 lobster rolls. There

was a table-sized cake.

After its legions of fans had endured a long cold winter, Brown’s was back.

Since 1950 when Hollis Brown opened it as the Seabrook Lobster Pound, the

restaurant has been serving lobsters, lobster rolls, clams, oysters and other bounty from

the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

The restaurant traces its origins to 1947 when an

unemployed Hollis Brown and his friend Louis Violette

began hauling lobsters from Maine to sell in Merrimack

Valley markets. They first opened a restaurant in

Hampton. Then three years later, Brown bought out

his friend and opened the lobster pound at its current

location, 407 Rte. 286, “where the saltier water was

better for the lobsters,” the restaurant official history

says.

Just across the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border,

the lobster pound can serve more than 300 customers.

On a busy Saturday night, the kitchen may boil up

1,500 pounds of lobsters.

Brown’s kitchen caught fire Aug. 20 last year when

a kettle of drawn butter was accidently left burning all

night. One of about 20 foreign college students who

work there each summer forgot to turn the kettle off,

said Bruce Brown, the current owner and son of Hollis

Brown.

The student was returning to college the next day.

“We never told her. What would be the point?” asked

Brown, who took over running the restaurant when his

father retired in 1972. He had worked there since he

was 13.

Photo by Stewart Lytle

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Mary has lived in the area for 25 years and is a well-respected

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Salisbury, MA.

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“In 67 years, we have never had

the fire department here before,”

he said.

Regrettably another student

who worked at the restaurant

told her later, he said.

The fire burned through the

kitchen, but not through the

roof, Brown said. The kitchen

had to be gutted, its expensive

equipment replaced. A new roof

over the kitchen was required.

Smoke damaged much of the

rest of the restaurant and forced

Brown to replace all the wood

ceiling tiles in the restaurant, he

said.

It took two months to design

Brown’s Lobster Pound Is Back

and secure town permits to

rebuild the kitchen. Two of his

three sons, Robert and Bruce II,

help manage the restaurant. They

and the manager supervised and

did much of the restoration, he

said.

Every inch had to be scrubbed

and repainted. Replacing the

wooden ceiling tiles in the dining

room took three weeks, he said.

Brown’s employs about 50

people in the summer with 25

to 28 on duty for busy summer

weekends. Some are students

come from countries as far away

as Russia, Czechoslovakia and

Jamaica. After the fire, a few of

the permanent employees went

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on unemployment insurance.

A couple found jobs across the

highway at Marley’s Lobster

Pound.

“Most have returned,” Brown

said.

He reopened this spring to find

prices for lobsters had hit a 10-

year price spike. Lobstermen are

selling him their catch for $11 to

$14 a pound.

The higher prices are the result

of a bad winter. Fearful of storms,

lobstermen were slower to put out

their traps this year, Brown said.

It will get better in the summer

and fall, when the price of lobster

is at its lowest prices.

Brown’s is open year-round, but

Photo by Peter McClelland

only on weekends in the winter.

“Who wants to come to the beach

in a snowstorm?” he asked.

The lobster pound has never

served alcohol. Hollis and Viola

Brown, Bruce’s father and mother,

opposed it, and he has never seen

a reason to change, although

other restaurants in the area tell

him that there is a lot of money

in selling alcohol.

He allows patrons to bring

their own beer and wine “as long

as you don’t get carried away,” he

said.

He figures that if the customers

buy beer and wine elsewhere,

they have “More money to spend

on lobsters.”


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are either for it or against (this

project),” Planning Director Lisa

Pearson said.

Pearson, who is caught in

the vortex of this beachfront

storm, said she has no idea

what will happen next with this

project. She expects there will

be some negotiations between

the developers and the board

members, but it is unclear under

the state’s open meeting law how

that will happen.

The five-story complex of one-

, two- and three-bedroom units

in four large residential buildings

has drawn a large number of

opponents. Twenty showed up

last week only to learn that a

proposed revote on the project

was not going to happen.

Supporters of the project say

it is the best hope the town has

had in decades to erase the blight

on the beachfront of run-down

bars, pizza joints and amusement

shops. Few would miss Uncle

Eddie’s, the Carousel Lounge or

the Upper Deck bar.

“People say, ‘It’s got to be

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to pay for 12-step, long-term

residential treatment for five

financially challenged addicts.

The second year it raised money

to pay for the treatment of 16

addicts. And so far this year, it

is helping eight for a total of 29

people.

“It blows my mind,” Kim

Keene said. She admitted that

she launched the non-profit

organization with no vision of

being this successful.

The non-profit fund, working

through the Essex County

Community Foundation, has

raised $175,000 in just two and

a half years.

“The community has been

unbelievably generous,”

McCarthy said.

The Pelican Intervention

Fund serves adults who

live in Amesbury, Byfield,

Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury,

Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury

and West Newbury.

The Keenes and McCarthy,

all members of the Immaculate

Conception Catholic parish,

launched the Pelican Intervention

Fund after each had a personal

experience with a young person

who became addicted. For

McCarthy, a nurse, it was her

youngest daughter who has now

been sober for eight years.

The Keenes helped Corey, a

friend of their son, who was like

better than what’s there now,’”

Pearson said.

Capolupo urged the Board of

Selectmen to tell the planning

board members it appoints

to reconsider the conditions.

“Although well-intentioned,

(planning board members) have

set the revitalization of Salisbury

Beach back many decades,” he

wrote. “In fact, never again may

this opportunity present itself.”

The influential businessman,

who owns the Blue Ocean

complex and other businesses

on and near the beach, said, if

this project does not go forward,

the 3-acre site will probably

be developed “piecemeal over

the next 15 or 20 years as the

individual property owners

try to do something with their

parcels.”

No Selectmen came to the

planning board meeting.

After the planning board

meeting last week, Capolupo was

quoted as saying the developers

would have to regroup and

reconsider their options.

The planning board had asked

a member of their family, after

he became addicted to heroin.

They paid for the treatments,

which usually run into the

thousands of dollars, but realized

that many families could not

afford the expensive treatments.

The Keenes and McCarthy did

not know each other, although

they were neighbors and went

to the same church. They found

one another “through faith,”

McCarthy said.

They created the fund in 2015

and held the first Celebration

of Hope in a coffee house. They

expected about 40 people to

show up. Instead, about 100

people came to tell their stories

about addiction and recovery.

Donations began to roll in,

mostly small contributions from

individuals. The largest donation

came when the Newburyport

Five Cents Savings Charitable

Foundation gave it $15,000 last

January.

Janice Morse, the chairman

of the bank’s foundation, called

Pelican “a vital organization to

our community which supports

individuals and their families on

their journeys from addiction to

recovery.”

The fund, which has no official

religious affiliation, works closely

with local churches, social service

agencies, police departments and

the Essex County Correctional

Facility.

for more time to resolve several

issues. It faced a deadline last

month to vote for or against the

project. The developers declined

to grant the board an extension

because the Big Block group

of developers faced their own

deadline imposed by the current

property owners. A sales and

purchase agreement between

the developers and the property

owners required a large payment

within days of the last planning

board meeting.

Pearson said the town does

not know if the property owners

granted an extension, if the

developers made a payment or

if they have decided to drop the

project.

The Big Block Development

Group, which includes the

Capolupo, Nabhan and

Mulcahy families, proposed

the development be built at 8,

16 and 18 Broadway and 6-28

Oceanfront South.

There would also be a

commercial building with 6,500

square feet on the corner of

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It receives no funding from

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Pelican refers those it helps

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Kim Keene said the fund does

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months because after the first

three months the person can

work and should learn how to

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Relapses are common,

McCarthy and Keene said, and

the fund will help those who do

need to return to the program

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Most of those who have been

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some of whom are homeless

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Keenes are looking to help more

women, who they said are harder

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It is also creating an alumnus

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SUN CATCHER WORKSHOP

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Senior Community Center. With great

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ROWLEY BOOK CLUB

The Rowley Book Club will be reading

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and the National Book Award. Join us

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discussion of this story of history we all

share and the effects it has on the present

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Come join us on… Friday, May 4th, 6:30-

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College of Art professors Stacy and

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current status and updates concerning

the Ipswich Public Library.

at www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR.

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JEWELS OF THE FOREST

This two-day workshop will introduce

you to the wonderful world of woodwarblers,

the jewels of North American

birdlife. With an evening lecture on Friday

and a field trip on Saturday, you’ll learn

about the more than 30 warbler species

that regularly occur in Massachusetts,

including their vocalizations, migration

patterns, nesting and foraging behaviors,

and some of the conservation issues that

impact these birds. We’ll visit several of

the state’s most productive migrant traps,

including the Parker River National

Wildlife Refuge, Bald Hill Reservation,

and others. Fri, May 04, 2018 7:00

pm - 9:00 pm; Sat, May 05, 2018 6:30

am - 1:00 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats

Education Center, One Plum Island

Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member,

$95; nonmember, $125. Preregistration

required. For more information, call

978-462-9998 for information about

additional programs and events, or visit

the website at www.massaudubon.org/

joppaflats.

SATURDAY, MAY 5th

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE

The Hampton United Methodist

Church, 525 Lafayette Road (Rt. 1),

Hampton, will hold its Annual Spring

Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 5th,

from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be

spring and summer clothing, toys, books,

games, furniture, shoes, small appliances,

and household items for sale at very

reasonable prices. Come get some great

bargains and help the church support its

mission projects in the community. For

more information, contact the church

office at 603-926-2702.

PAPER AND DOCUMENT

SHREDDING BENEFIT

Saturday May 5th, 9:00 am – 12:00

Noon at Union Congregational Church,

350 Main Street, Amesbury. (Across

from Alliance Park on the Merrimack

River) To benefit the restoration of Point

Shore’s iconic 1835 Union Church


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Meetinghouse. Suggested Donation $5

per standard banker’s box (approx 12

x 16” x 10”). Shred all your outdated

documents safely and securely in our

Shred Source truck. View the shredding

in process. We will also be collecting food

donations for Our Neighbors Table at

that time.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING

Our experienced leaders will take you to

birding hot spots in the Newburyport/

Plum Island area in search of avian

activity. Beginners and birders of all skill

levels are welcome. Sat, May 05, 9:00 am -

11:30 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education

Center, One Plum Island Turnpike,

Newburyport. Cost: member, $10;

nonmember, $12. No preregistration

required. For more information, call

978-462-9998 for information about

additional programs and events, or visit

the website at www.massaudubon.org/

joppaflats.

BOOK SALE

Historic St. Paul’s Church is holding its

annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday,

May 5, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. St. Paul’s is

located at 166 High Street, Newburyport,

MA. The sale includes thousands of books

for adults, teens and children as well as

CDs and DVDs. Donations will be gladly

accepted up to the day of the sale.

NORTHEAST SEA GLASS EXPO

We are very much looking forward to

the fourth Spring Northeast Sea Glass

Expo. Come see what over 50 Artists

have created from items found on local

beaches and beaches from all over the

world. Enter your finds to win cash

prizes in our contests and take part in

our educational lectures that will be

held throughout the weekend. Check

out our Facebook page, The Northeast

Sea Glass Expo or our website, www.

thenortheastseaglassexpo.com for all

up to date info and schedules. Looking

forward to seeing everyone at this fun

filled weekend. Admission is $5.00 and

children under 12 are free.

NATURALLY CURIOUS

Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife

Sanctuary in Topsfield is excited to

welcome Naturally Curious Author Mary

Holland to the sanctuary on Saturday,

May 5 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Enjoy her

presentation that will take you through

the natural events that take place in New

England throughout the seasons. Advance

registration is required. FEE: $20 ($18/

Mass Audubon members). To register go

to massaudubon.org/ipswichriver or call

978-887-9264.

CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR

Join Wingate at Haverhill for its annual

salute to spring Craft and Gift Fair

on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3

p.m. Multiple vendors will be present

in addition to fun raffles and a free craft

project for children from 11 a.m. to 1

p.m. Parking is available in the employee

parking lot at the back of the building.

For more information, call 978-372-

7700. Wingate at Haverhill is located at

190 North Ave

DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR.

See Page 6

NEWBURYPORT CHORAL

SOCIETY

The Newburyport Choral Society will

be performing a majestic program of

Baroque and Classical period music

on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, May 6th at 4:00 p.m. The

performance will include 150 singers,

4 professional vocal soloists, a 17-piece

orchestra, and Belleville’s historic Stevens

pipe organ. Tickets are $22 for adults and

$20 for seniors/students ($25 at door).

Visit www.newburyportchoralsociety.org

for information and to purchase tickets.

WOODCOCK WALK

Each spring American woodcocks engage

in one of nature’s most fascinating

courtship displays. Here’s your chance to

witness this “sky dance” up close and inperson

at Parker River National Wildlife

Refuge Saturday, May 5th @ 7:30 p.m!

This program is appropriate for ages 8

and older. Meet the ranger on the deck

of the visitor contact station at parking

lot 1. Bring binoculars and a flashlight.

Program is limited to 15 participants.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to

the program start time. Preregistration

required. Please call (978) 465-5753; to

register for this program.

SUNDAY, MAY 6th

CHORAL FESTIVAL

Among the many wonderful events

planned for the year-long celebration of

the 350th anniversary of the founding of

Amesbury is a Choral Festival, which will

be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 67

Friend Street in Amesbury, at 4PM on

May 6, 2018. Six of Amesbury’s churches

are participating in this event. They are:

All Saints Anglican Church, Main Street

Congregational Church, Seventh Day

Adventist, St. James Episcopal Church,

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family

Parish, and Union Congregational

Church. The Choral Festival is free, and

will be followed by refreshments in the

lower church.

DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR.

See Page 6

NEWBURYPORT CHORAL

SOCIETY

See May 5th.

TUESDAY, MAY 8th

POCKET BIRDING FOR SPRING

MIGRANTS

Mass Audubon’s Marblehead Neck and

Nahant Thicket Wildlife Sanctuaries are

two small gems along the Essex County

coast. As undeveloped oases in largely

suburban neighborhoods, they are

magnets for migrating songbirds. Let’s

explore these two pocket paradises and

see what we can find. Tue, May 08, 2018

6:00 am - 11:00 am, Meet at Joppa Flats

Education Center, One Plum Island

Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member,

$33; nonmember, $41. Preregistration

required. For more information, call

978-462-9998 for information about

additional programs and events, or visit

the website at www.massaudubon.org/

joppaflats.

LONG LASTING GARDENERS: AN

ERGONOMIC APPROACH

Tuesday, May 8th @ 6:30 p.m. Susan

Guest is an avid gardener, movement

educator and fitness coach. With

some simple landscape modifications,

ergonomic tools and easy exercise

techniques, you can retain strength and

stability, improve fitness, and avoid

injuries while gardening. This program

will take place in the refuge visitor center

auditorium. NO preregistration for this

program. Sponsored by the Newburyport

Horticultural Society. Please call (978)

465-5753; to register for this program.

HIDDEN GEMS OF NEW

ENGLAND

Join author and adventurer Alison

O’Leary for a virtual trip over mountains

and through the back roads of New

England. This program, based on the new

book “Inns and Adventures” by O’Leary

and co-author Michael J. Tougias, is great

inspiration for trip planning! Tuesday,

May 8th at 7pm: Newburyport Public

Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, (978)

465-4428 http://www.newburyportpl.

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Letters To The Editor

Page 6 www.TheTownCommon.com May 2 - 8, 2018

Caring, Compassionate, Dignified

Service when you need it most.

Community Announcements

AMESBURY - The Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury is hosting a giant indoor Yard Sale on

Saturday, May 19 from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. Donated items fill our Gym at the back of the building. Nothing is pricedpay

what you can afford. Yard Sale proceeds will go to funding the traveling expenses of our church’s 10th mission trips to

Community Connections

We Offer:

both Canada and South Africa this summer. Volunteers from our church visit with Pastor Ian MacFarlane at the Living

• Personalized and Traditional Funerals Hope Community Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a week to help with children’s programs like Vacation

• Cremations • Graveside Services Bible School and Bible Sports Camp. Volunteers going to South Africa for three weeks will continue to help build the new

Business Spotlight

• Memorial Services

church and school buildings as well as teach and train pastors, visit aids orphanages and hospitals through the leadership of

Pastor Jacob Moses of Bethany Mission Church in Tongaat.

14 Independent St., Rowley, MA • Advance Planning Options

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BYFIELD - TTS

Real Estate • For Sale

For

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Players proudly presents Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. with a running time of 1hour and 10 minutes at the

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director (Type 3)

Sale

Byfield Community Arts Center 7 Central St. Byfield. Performance dates are Evenings April 27, May 4, 5 at 7pm and

Matinees April 28, April 29 and May 6 at 2pm. The show is directed by Michael Fay. Please make your plans to join us

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF ROWLEY

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

as we visit the struggling family of George & Winifred Banks who are about to get a visit from the world’s most famous

Notice of Public Sale

nanny Mary Poppins! Come and enjoy this timeless classic

Sports • and iconic music which features

Sports • unforgettable songs like

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Feed The Birds and Chim Chim Cher-ee Sports

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and many more! Please go

Notice is hereby given by Rigano’s

Towing Service 1081 Fells-

A Public Hearing will be held at

out of your way to invite family and friends to enjoy this beautiful and fun story about the power of a good example tap

your feet as the chimney sweeps show off their rooftop dancing skills! To reserve your tickets please email Kathy ttsplayers@

way, Malden, MA, pursuant to the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central

gmail.com or leave a message at the box office at (978) 463-3335. Calls will not be returned but tickets can be reserved

and paid for at pick up window on Pets, show days. Please like Animals, our Facebook page tts players. For Plus more information about

the provisions of Mass General Street, on Thursday, May 17th, 2018

upcoming auditions visit our web site at www.tts-players.com.

Laws, Chapter 255, Section 39A, at 7:15 p.m. to act on an application

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that they will sell the following received April 19th, 2018 from

NEWBURYPORT - Homeless shelters can be life savers for people who don’t have a place to stay overnight. But for people

David Jaquith. Applicant(s) is

vehicles on or after May 17, 2018

in Greater Newburyport, the nearest Health shelter, except for some very & cold Fitness

nights, is at Emmaus House in Haverhill. And it

seeking a Special Permit from the

beginning at 10:00 am by public

is always full. What is it like to stay in a shelter? Why do some people stay and others don’t? What services are provided?

requirements of RPZB section 5.4.2,

or private sale to satisfy their garage

keepers lien for towing, stor-

And how do shelters provide a stepping stone to housing security? What does it take to set up and run a shelter? What

6.1.3.1, 6.1.1.1, 6.1.2.1 & 6.1.3.2.4B

happens when it is very cold in town; what challenges does temporary sheltering engender? Hear perspectives on these

to reconstruct a single family

and other questions on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7 pm at Central Congregational Church in Newburyport. Major Todd

age, and notices

77

of sale.

Wethersfield

Vehicles residence on an existing foundation

St.

Hughes from The Salvation Army will describe his experience during the extreme cold this winter when he opened an

are being stored at Rigano’s Towing

Service.

right side and rear with a possible

and expand the residence to the

emergency shelter for people who had nowhere to go. Leslie Lawrence, Associate Director at Emmaus House, will provide

Rowley, MA insight into day-to-day life in a shelter, what’s involved in running one, and the ways in which towns like ours can best

variance 01969 for the additions due to

1. 2012 Toyota Corolla VIN#

serve the people who don’t have a place to stay. This is the fifth in a series of community meetings examining homelessness

the lot topography. The property

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in Greater Newburyport presented by HOPE in Action in conjunction with Pennies for Poverty. Other meetings have

Telephone: 978-948-8696

he

2. 2008 Chevrolet

Town

is located at 77 Railroad

Malibu

Common

Avenue in

explored the YWCA’s annual homeless count, a program in Peabody for housing families, the realities of a day shelter

the Coastal Conservation district

in Gloucester, and the challenges educators face in supporting homeless students. The mission of HOPE in Action is to

VIN# 1G1ZG57B68F274750 Fax: 978-948-2564

and Flood Plain/Watershed Overlay

educate our communities about housing-insecurity in our area and to initiate a call for action. All are welcome. There is

3. 1998 Jeep Wrangler VIN# district and is shown on Assessors’

no admission charge. Bring your questions. Wednesday, May 23, at 7 pm, Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb

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1J4FY19S1WP705333 Map 27, Lot 103. At the public

St, Newburyport.

hearing, members of the public may

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ask questions and present evidence

Signed

ROWLEY - Friends of the Rowley Senior Center are now accepting applications for space at this years’ 10th Annual Yard,

that supports either the approval or

Basil Rigano

Craft & Bake Sale on May 19, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rowley Town Hall Annex, newly paved outdoor area.

denial of this petition.

Owner

Bathroom facility & street parking available. There is a minimal donation of $20.00 to benefit the Friends of the Rowley

5/2, 5/9, 5/16

Seniors Center. We welcome all who would like to set up a table and spend time on a fun filled community event. Please,

Chairman Donald Thurston

leave your name & phone number at the Rowley Senior Center, 978-948-7637 or call Diane @ 978-948-5054.

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SEABROOK - Seabrook Library will present a program given by Professor

Charles A. Kennedy, Ph.D. on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm entitled, A Short

Course on Islam for Non-Muslims. Prof. Kennedy will discuss the interactions

between the three monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and

the interaction of their belief systems, as well as a discussion of how Islam if

practiced in the United States. This program is free and open to the public. Light

refreshments will be served.

May 19th, 20th, June 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th

June 11th - 15th

OR

June 23rd & 24th

June 25th* - 29th

*If you are still in school,

check online for dates

Continued from page 5

day. Perhaps, as author Don Nelson

proposes, there is an alternative theory

that would answer all of these questions.

His account pulls back the cloak of the

cover-up in his recently published book

Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy’s

Second Passenger Revealed. Join us on

Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm to discover new

insights into this mystery. Bring your

questions! The Rowley Public Library

is located at 141 Main Street and is fully

accessible. For more information, call

the library at 978-948-2850.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th

DAWN PATROL ON PLUM

ISLAND

If you want to take spring birding

seriously, you have to be out when the

birds wake up. This program will put us

in the best spots at the best times to see the

most bird activity. Join us for this special

opportunity to see and hear migrants and

resident birds in the quiet and clarity of

the new day -- and still get back in time

for Wednesday Morning Birding! Wed,

May 09, 2018 6:00 am - 9:00 am. Meet

at Joppa Flats Education Center, One

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Cost: member, $25; nonmember, $30.

Preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.

massaudubon.org/joppaflats.

ROUNDTABLE

The Civil War Roundtable of the

Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM

on Wednesday, May 9th at our new

location, the Hilton Senior Center, 42

Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1), Salisbury, (Next to

the Salisbury Fire Station). Dr. Michael

Schroeder, PhD, of Berwick, ME,

Historian and President of the CWRT

of New Hampshire will speak on “Union

Combined Operations: Freeing the

Upper Mississippi 1862.” Admission

is free and anyone with an interest in

America’s Civil War is invited to attend.

For more information visit our web page

www.cwrtmerrimack.org or call Tom at

(978) 462-8518.


Community Connections

May 2 - 8, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page

For

Sale

If you have read any of my

articles over the last 15+ years, you

invariably saw one or more on what

to do to buy a home. The article

told you to go get preapproved, talk

with an experienced REALTOR®

(preferably me) and make sure

everything is in writing among

other tips. I don’t think that I have

ever written about what NOT to

do when buying a home. Going

to flip the script here a little and

outline some things to avoid doing

if you want to buy a home:

Don’t Buy: Don’t make any big

purchases. No new furniture, no

ride on lawn mowers. Nothing.

A few years ago I was at a home

inspection on a Saturday and asked

my buyers what they were doing

after the inspection. They said

they were going car shopping as

they needed a new car. I’m glad I

asked as a large purchase like this

can shift your debt to credit ratio

and make buying a home more

difficult or impossible.

Stay: Although a new job may

come with better pay and/or

benefits it could delay your pursuit

Ask your

mortgage agent if changing jobs

will put your purchase in jeopardy.

Don’t Apply or Close: If you

apply for a new credit card it could

of buying the home.

he Town Common

look poorly on your credit rating.

While closing on an unused credit

card may seem like a good idea it also

may affect your credit. Choosing

to wait is a much better option.

Asking your mortgage agent before

doing anything with your credit

cards is the best option.

Stay Current: Don’t get behind

on any of your payments. I guess

this is obvious but stay on top of

it. If you occasionally are late on

rent or a car payment, don’t be.

Your finances will be looked over

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Real Estate • For Sale

What Not to Do

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By John McCarthy, Rowley Realty

thoroughly. This isn’t the time to

Pets, let something lapse. Animals, estate market:. Plus

Don’t Spend: You made a “The U.S. housing market

commitment to put x% down on narrowed

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by 9 percent over the

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touch, past 12 months, with the majority

of available inventory out of reach

for all but the highest earners,

but have you planned for closing

costs? Have you planned for the

unexpected? Your closing costs are

an estimate and if you are closing

at the end of the month you will

need less money into escrow. If

the closing gets pushed into the

beginning of the next month you

may need more cash to close. This

also doesn’t take into account the

fact that stuff happens after you

move in. Save your money.

While some of these seem obvious

like don’t make any large purchases,

some seem a little ridiculous like not

closing out a credit card. The best

piece of advice I got when buying

my home was don’t do the thing

that makes common sense without

talking with your REALTOR® or

mortgage agent. It might make

perfect sense to consolidate your

credit cards, but just because it

sounds like the right thing to do,

you shouldn’t necessarily do it.

The fact is it most likely is not

the thing to do. The time to try

to correct a problem is well before

you are in contract to buy a home,

not while you are under agreement

and trying to get financing. The

mistake may be staring you in the

face, right there on your computer

screen, and all you have to do is

point it out to a credit company

or whomever made the mistake.

Don’t do it. Disputing an error

can set off alarms or ding your

credit report which could result in

your losing the home because you

couldn’t get financing and put you

back in home search mode.

Lastly, I thought it would be

interesting to share a statement

from Zillow on the national real

according to a new Zillow report.

With inventory in continuous

decline since 2015, home hunting

this summer is expected to be

among the most competitive

seasons on record, with only about

22 percent of the available stock

of 1,224,336 homes priced for

first-time homebuyers, according

to Zillow’s March Market Report.

Home values nationwide have

risen 8 percent year-over-year

since March 2017, to a median

of $213,146, with more than 51

percent of all available homes now

priced on the high end, according

to Zillow, which defines that

category as home prices hovering

around $375,000.”

As we know the real estate market

locally is very active and outside of

our area it seems to be just as active.

If you have any questions about these

real estate terms, or are looking to buy

or sell a home or real estate in general,

please contact me, John McCarthy at

Rowley Realty, 165 Main St., Rowley,

MA 01969. Phone: 978 948-2758,

Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at

john@rowleyrealestate.com.

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Health & Wellness

By J. Peter St. Clair, DMD

Last year I wrote a column

about a study I saw in an article

from over a decade ago. It was

about the poor odds people have

making changes in their life

actually happen. The article was

an outpouring of concern from

healthcare experts and doctors,

all looking for a way to change

the behavior of people who love

their lifestyle so much that they

were willing to literally die from

it.

In the Johns Hopkins study,

9 of 10 heart surgery patients

chose to return to their unhealthy

lifestyle, rather than make the

changes needed to live longer.

Very few were convinced by their

doctors to make radical daily

changes.

Based on my own experiences

trying to move individuals to

change habits that are having

negative effects on their oral

health, I knew it was difficult,

but was shocked by the 90%

statistic, especially relating to a

do or die scenario. There are two

Step One around here, the

minute the snow starts to melt, is

to grab the latest newsletter from

the senior center and see what

trips are planned. They’re always

low in cost, to a great location and

someone else drives the bus. Some

trips include a tour guide at the

other end, with lunch planned at

a wonderful place with a view out

the windows. If your senior center

has trips like this, be sure to sign

up early. Spaces will go fast.

Here are some more ideas to stay

busy this summer:

* Talk to friends and neighbors

Brighter Smiles...

studies that I have seen relating

specifically to dentistry which

confirm that changing behavior

is not easy.

The first study looked at whether

dental hygienists were as effective

as they thought they were with

oral hygiene instructions. The

role of the dental hygienist is to

instill the need, desire and ability

for patients to achieve optimum

oral health. The purpose of

this study was to determine if

patients correctly understood

oral hygiene instructions

provided by the hygienist and to

see if the hygienists felt they were

giving patients individualized

instructions.

No big surprise, the findings

showed a disconnect between

what the hygienists believed they

were conveying to their patients,

and what the patients actually

hear. So, part of the problem with

getting people to change starts

with actually confirming that

the person understands the call

to action and the implications of

not acting.

The second study was to

determine if a simple follow-up

contact with the patient would

impact behavioral change. In

this study, patients had a routine

dental hygiene appointment and

were given specific oral hygiene

recommendations based on their

What Does It Take?

Senior Scene

What Will You Do This Summer?

about daily walking, either early

in the morning or after supper.

Look for indoor walking spots if

your area doesn’t have sidewalks.

Make plans to go on a picnic or

head to the ice-cream store after

your walks.

* Does your local gym or YMCA

offer Silver Sneakers classes? Those

workouts are geared to seniors,

and your Medicare Advantage

plan may pay for it. Go to www.

SilverSneakers.com and look up

plans offered for your state.

* Search online for weekly

farmers’ markets nearby. Chances

are they’ll accept EBT/SNAP

benefits, if you have those.

* Once summer is really here,

you’ll need some indoor activities.

Ask around about book clubs, art

classes, senior swimming, weekly

matinees followed by lunch,

indoor flea markets, painting

individual needs. Contact was

then made with patients one

week after their appointment.

The patients were asked

if they tried the specifically

recommended products they

had been instructed to use, if

they liked using them, and why

or why not. Only 50 percent of

the patients replied to the callout

from their hygienist. Of

those who did respond, most

said they tried the specifically

recommended product, but only

33 percent of them felt they

would continue to use it. The

conclusion of the study was that

follow-up contact alone is not

an effective method to change

behavior and does not increase

compliance with oral health

recommendations.

So, what does it take to get

people to change their habits? I

think it is safe to say that some

will and some won’t, no matter

the consequences.

Dr. St. Clair maintains a private

dental practice in Rowley and

Newburyport dedicated to healthcentered

family dentistry. If there

are certain topics you would like to

see written about or questions you

have please email them to him at

jpstclair@stclairdmd.com. You can

view all previously written columns

at www.jpeterstclairdentistry.com/

blog.

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your area. Their goal -- having fun!

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TOWN OF ROWLEY PLANNING BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, the Rowley

Protective Zoning Bylaw, and the Rowley Planning Board Rules and

Regulations, the Rowley Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing

on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:20 p.m. in the Conference Room at

the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, Rowley, MA., relative to an application

for Special Permit/Site Plan Review pertaining to development

the currently undeveloped site for the business operations for the repurposing

and storage of reclaimed granite for retail display and sales at

124 Newburyport Turnpike which is also designated as Assessor’s Map

14, Lot 29. The property consists of 11.26 acres and is multi-zoned with

the front portion of the lot along Newburyport Turnpike (approximately

the first 200 feet from the front property line) consisting of Retail (RE)

Zoning District, the next 1,000 feet consisting of Business Light Industry

(BLI) Zoning, and the rear portion of the parcel Outlying Zoning District.

Retail sale and display is proposed to be in the RE Zoned portion

whereas the repurposing and storage of reclaimed granite is proposed in

the BLI Zoned portion.

The application has been submitted by Nancy McCann, Esq. of 89 Newbury

Street, Danvers, MA 01923 on behalf of the applicant, W. Wesley

Reed (Reed Corporation/Olde New England Granite), and Dimosthenis

Kotsiopoulos, property owner. represented by Meridian Associates, 500

Cummings Center, Suite 5950, Beverly, MA. A Special Permit and Site

Plan Review is required pursuant to Zoning Bylaw Section 4.6.3.(d) and

(e) for wholesale trade or sales establishments, and assembly or light

manufacturing enterprises in the RE zoning district, and, pursuant to

Zoning Bylaw Section 4.7.3.(b) and (c) for wholesale trade or sales establishments,

and assembly or light manufacturing enterprises in the BLI

zoning district.

The applications, plans, and relative documents are on file with the Rowley

Planning Board, and are available for public inspection at the Rowley

Planning Board Office, Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, during

public office hours.

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