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Triton, Towns Begin Rebuilding Relations

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter


TRITON –School Superintendent Brian Forget

started the new school year last month with two

major goals – provide more support for the teachers

and rebuild relationships with the officials of the

three towns Triton serves.

Both goals stem from 2017-2018, which Forget

called “a tough year.” Everyone in the district felt

high anxiety over the budget fight, he said.

The battle between the towns and the district over

the proposed $42 million budget lasted into the

summer after voters in two of the towns – Rowley

and Salisbury – refused to pay their assessment.

Rowley and Salisbury later approved it after Triton

reduced the proposed budget to $40.8 million.

With that budget and the state tuition, the district

started the year about $75,000 short. That was after

it cut 23 employees, many of them instructional

assistants, Forget said.

“We’ll make it work,” he said.

But the lingering results of the financial battle was Triton Regional School Superintendent Brian Forget

Oregano has a handicapped parking space in front.

Photo by Stewart Lytle

Wheelchairs Welcome

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter


NEWBURYPORT – So your family is visiting for the

weekend and you would like to take them out for dinner.

But you are reminded that Aunt Jo, who just had surgery, is

coming. She is in a wheelchair.

How do you find a Newburyport restaurant that caters to

handicapped customers?

The Newburyport Commission on Disabilities had been

grappling with that question for a couple of years, until

Brian Greenberg, a member, discovered a website that offers

to tale “the mystery out of accessibility.”

Developed in Portsmouth, NH, by a group of architects,

the site is For Newburyport

restaurants, the commission has created the site, www.

“It’s very exciting,” said commission chair Jennie


The website states: “This accessibility guide helps people

with mobility challenges in Newburyport stay engaged in

the community.”

To date, 17 Newburyport restaurants and the two local

breweries have been checked out and added to the site.

Three volunteer members of the commission – Greenberg,

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Photo by Stewart Lytle

“high anxiety” among teachers and district staff and

“strained” relations between the district and officials

of the three towns, Forget said.

“It’s not awful,” he said of the relations with the

towns. But most discussions about money create


“I understand. Any increases in the budget are on

the backs of the towns,” Forget said.

Revenues from the state through Chapter 70

funding have been flat for years, going up $40,000

to $60,000 a year, which does not cover increases in

health insurance premiums. The other major financial

challenge is the cost of special education programs,

which is difficult to predict.

A meeting between the town and district leaders is

scheduled this week to begin discussing how they can

avoid the rancor of last year’s budget battle, he said.

Forget’s emphasis on support for teachers coincides

with a new program at the state level to recognize

Loretta in downtown Newburyport has no steps.


Continued on page 3

Photo by Stewart Lytle

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Final concert of the 2018 season, Donna Byrne performs.

Photo provided by Carol Feingold

To the Editor:

As the 26th consecutive season of summer music comes to a close

at Maudslay Arts Center Health in the Maudslay & Fitness

State Park in Newburyport,

it is time to recognize and thank the many volunteers, sponsors, and

news media that make this amazing non-profit outdoor venue a

reality each summer.

First we salute the local bank that has supported the center and

the arts for many years and allows us to continue to offer excellent

musical programs for reasonable cost - The Newburyport Five Cents

Savings Bank, which partially sponsored the Saturday night series.

This year attendance was up once again thanks to the fine

entertainment offered at MAC and the continued publicity by so

many media outlets - all the newspapers, magazines, radio stations,

cable TV and online services that helped get our message out to the

community to insure increasing attendance.

I would like to personally thank Carol Feingold, publicist; our

new gardeners Mary and Bob LaPlante who stepped forward after

the sudden passing of our longtime gardener Bob Schledwitz; Irene

Johnson, our most talented graphic designer; Steve DeGuglielmo,

accountant; and our volunteer MAC Board of Directors: Nicholas

J. Costello, president; Cynthia Costello, vice president, and Tia

Costello, treasurer.

A special “shout out” to this year’s volunteers, who worked tirelessly

to make this series happen: Sunday volunteer coordinator Marjorie

Anderson, Saturday night volunteer coordinators the Rev. Michael

and Edna Shirley, Rena Roseman, Jean and John Lambert, Nancy

Brogden, Regina Branco, Sharyn Russell, and Charlie Costello.

We thank our patrons, many of whom signed on as financial

supporters as Friends of MAC: Greg Jardis, Amesbury Industrial

Supply Co.; Gould Insurance, Agency, Inc.; Cider Hill Farm,

Amesbury; David and Renee Hamel; Robert Evans family; Al

Rousseau; Sue McComb; Linda Young; Joy Duperault; Marge and

Skip Motes; the late Natalea Brown; Jack and Rosemary Werner;

Maestro Dirk Hillyer; Marsha Coogan, Bob and Ruth D’Entremont;

Sandy and Bud Manley; Bill and Yoma Ingraham; Lorraine Kelly;

Tom and Fran Gradzewicz, videographers (history online at our

website); Linda Burciaga, and last, but not least, the Massachusetts

Department of Conservation & Recreation, particularly Ron Kovacs

and staff at Maudslay State Park for their continued support of this

most important regional resource, and the Friends of the Maudslay

State Park.

We would like to pay tribute to family, friends and followers of two

amazing artists who passed suddenly in early July - Rebecca Parris

and Paul Broadnax, who have performed for over 20 years at MAC.

Paul performed his final concert at MAC on July 16, and Rebecca

unable to open for us on July 15. We will never forget them and their

amazing talent and friendship.

On behalf of all of us at Maudslay Arts Center, our deepest

thanks and best wishes to all. We hope to see all of you again next

summer for our 27th season. In the meantime check our website to purchase gift certificates in any amount for

every occasion. For rental information for weddings, anniversaries,

corporate events and memorial celebrations, please text or call me at

978-857-0677 after 5 p.m.

Warmest regards,

Nicholas C. Costello

Executive Director, Maudslay Arts Center, Inc.

New England Equine Rescue

North's Fall Festival

Bring your family to NEER

North’s fall celebration. Meet

horses and donkeys, learn about

equine rescue work, and enjoy a

barbecue, bouncy house, pony

rides, and face painting. Free

admission; donations requested

for refreshments and rides.

Sunday, September 16, 11:00-

2:00 at 52 Ash Street, West

Newbury, MA.

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Plum Island Light announces

Nautical Newburyport Program

Plum Island Light is pleased to announce that

local author Dyke Hendrickson is the featured

speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting to be held

on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm at

PITA Hall. Hendrickson’s focus is an engaging

presentation based on his most recent book,

Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains,

Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard.

Did you know that Newburyport was once the most dangerous harbor

on the East Coast AND among its most prosperous? Local captains

and sailors led the nation to battle during the American Revolution.

They sent vessels to Bombay, the gold rush and the farthest reaches

of the world. And the city is even the birthplace of the U.S. Coast


In his talk Author Dyke Hendrickson explores the perfection of the

clipper ship, the city’s famous Federalist mansions and the bold adventures

from the Age of Sail. Follow the men and women of Newburyport into

battle, into gales and into fortune--or ruin. Illustrated with over 50

rare photos uncovered in his research, the talk will focus on the history

of the city’s waterfront and the advent of life-saving services on Plum

Island. Plum Island Light and its keepers played a key role in lifesaving

activities over the last 200+ years. Hendrickson is a resident

of Newburyport, and a former waterfront-City Hall reporter for The

Daily News in Newburyport. He’s currently finishing a new book,

“New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots.”

The Nautical Newburyport program will follow a brief business agenda

for the Friends of Plum Island Light. Mr. Hendrickson’s books will

be available for purchase and for signing before and after the program.

The admission is free and open to the public; light refreshments will

be served at this event at PITA Hall, located at 8 Plum Island Blvd,

Newbury, MA. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm.

ABOUT PLUM ISLAND LIGHT: Lights at the tip of Plum Island

have been an active part of navigation in the Merrimac River for over

225 years. George Washington appointed the first lighthouse keeper in

1790. The Plum Island lights have guided maritime traffic through the

tricky waters of the river’s entrance ever since. The United States Coast

Guard maintains the light and the lens; the Friends of Plum Island

Light provide for the care of the tower and property. Every summer

the light is opened for tours on the third Sunday of the month from

May - September. The final tour of the 2018 season will be held on

September 30 from 1-4 PM as part of the 17th annual Essex Heritage

Trails and Sails. More information about the light can be found at:


Island Light is a non-profit organization (501c3) run by volunteers to

oversee the preservation and maintenance of the

property. We rely on the efforts of dedicated

volunteers as well as our membership programs

to ensure that the light remains a vital ongoing

presence on Plum Island. In addition, we offer

the lighthouse property for private tours and

wedding ceremonies. For information about

membership or these events please contact us

at or Friends of Plum

Island Light, P. O. Box 381, Newburyport, MA


September 12 - 18, 2018

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Wheelchairs Welcome

Come in for a visit and compare!

Continued from page 1

Donahue expects the volunteers environments. The firm

Art Levine and Lisa Rowan will check out another two dozen provided the initial support

-Since 1954 (978)-948-2552

– visit each restaurant or eatery restaurants and eateries in the and encouragement for this

and check out its accessibility. city. “Newburyport has a lot initiative by offering technical Complete Sea View Effective Retreat Community •Private & Semi-Private Outreach!


An extended Care Community with Baths and Beautiful Views

Donahue said the review is of restaurants. It also has a lot

• Medicare/ Medicaid certified

pretty basic. The volunteers, of visitors,” she said. “We are

• Social Services-Speech,

working with the owner, check thrilled to have 17 to start.”

Physical, Occupational, &

the entrance to see if it has steps. Newburyport is the first

Massage Therapies

Inside, they check the restrooms, Massachusetts community to

• Full Activity Program

the table height and width. They be part of the Access Navigators

• and much more...

also check out nearby parking to web site.

see if a person in a wheelchair Todd Hanson, a Portsmouth

can navigate to the restaurant’s architect who lives with a


front door.

neuromuscular disease that

Most owners of restaurants requires him to use a wheelchair


and other eateries have been very and an iPad for speech, started


receptive, Donahue said. “It’s the Access Navigators website. It

really a no brainer once we show was an immediate hit.

Fall Fuel Savings Special

them what we are doing.” The team branched out to

• $50 credit w/ Auto Delivery

Handicapped accessibility other New Hampshire cities

(on 2nd delivery of 100 gallons or more.)

and towns, including Hampton,

• A Full Service Company!

North Hampton, Exeter and

• Oil & Gas Equipment Repair

Stratham. In Maine, there are

• Safety Inspection, Repairs &

can be an uncomfortable topic

of conversation for many retail

business owners, she said. The

Americans with Disabilities Act

is often intimidating to business

owners, particularly those who

occupy historic buildings that

present challenges to make them


“This is no witch hunt,” she

said. The site will not identify

establishments that are not

wheelchair accessible.

Access Navigators sites for

Kennebunk, Kennebunkport

and Kittery.

Anne Weidman does

assessments and writes reviews.

William Tucker provides

technology support. The team

members are colleagues at JSA,

a Portsmouth architecture

firm and advocate of accessible

resources and schedule flexibility

that allowed the Access team

to perform assessments and do

speaking engagements.

The website the Access team

built is easy to edit, Donahue

said. If you want to contribute

to the site about restaurants

that you have visited and found

to be wheelchair accessible, the

site offers an online assessment


Restaurants that have been

vetted and found to be wheelchair

friendly are: Anchor Stone Deck

Pizza, Angie’s Food, Brick and Ash,

Coffee Factory, Commune Café,

The Grog, Jewel in the Crown,

Juicery, Loretta, Newburyport

Brewing Co., Oregano, Plum

Island Beachcoma, Port Tavern,

Riverwalk Brewing Co., Stone

Crust Artisan Pizza, Superfine

Foods and West Row Café and


To contact the Newburyport

Commission on Disabilities,

email Donahue at ncodchair@

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teacher at Newbury Elementary, are growing in popularity.

He said school reform, which 14 instructional assistants and He wrote to the community,

put significant emphasis on four custodians to half time. “Certainly, we never want to find

testing, is celebrating its 25th year. Forget said he is disappointed ourselves in this situation where

The Department of Education to lose the instructional we are reducing services and

is marking that anniversary by assistants, who “are incredible offerings rather than maintaining

emphasizing other benchmarks people.”

or increasing them. However,

like graduation and attendance He is pleased that Triton as we reviewed the required

rates, he said.

continues to offer foreign reduction

The Town Gregory in spending Der Bogosian, and Publisher’s the Representative

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Enjoy a brisk fall run through the charming neighborhoods of Newbury,

MA. The race includes a race day tee shirt for pre-registered runners, fully

stocked aid stations and after the race enjoy a nice cider donut, apples or

apple cider. Take in some of what Newbury has to offer during this

majestic time of the year.

All proceeds will benefit the students of Triton Regional School District

Register online at

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Towing Service, Inc. 27

S. Hunt Road, Amesbury, MA,

pursuant to the provisions of

Mass G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that

they will auction the following

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9/5, 9/12, 9/19


Week of September 10-14: Women of

Hollywood’s Golden Era Film Series.

Each day this week at 2:30pm, the NPL

will be showing a film highlighting the

work of some of the best actresses of the

1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s! Please call us at

978-465-4428 or check our website for

titles! Please note that the movie matinee

which occurs on Wednesdays at 2:30 will

included in this series. Come and enjoy

the theater-like screen and sound system.

Popcorn will be served.


Have your herbs gone wild this summer?

Rita Wollmering, founder and manager of

The HERB FARMacy, will demonstrate

how to make hand-crafted herbal

products, such as herbal vinegars, herbal

salts, sachets, herbal oil, and herbal

cleaning products. The presentation will

take place on Wednesday, September 12,

2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Falls

Free Library. Ms. Wollerming is a dynamic

and engaging speaker on horticultural

topics with a specialty in herbs and “going

green.” After growing up on a 500 -acre

dairy farm in Minnesota, Ms. Wollerming

joined the Peace Corps and worked on

agricultural projects in the Philippines.

She continued her international work

with USDA and USAID in countries such

as Nepal and Sri Lanka. Locally, she is the

founder, manager, and grower of The

HERB FARMacy in Salisbury, MA. The

program is free and open to the public.

The Library gratefully acknowledges

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Thursday, Sept. 13th & Monday, Sept.

24th – both sessions 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes

tour, by bicycle, of Great Bay National

Wildlife Refuge, located in Newington,

NH. Participants will have an opportunity

to visit areas of the refuge that are not

normally open to the public. Tour duration

will be about 2 hours. Appropriate for

adults and children age 16 or older.

Each participant must provide a either a

hybrid or mountain bike, helmet, and

water bottle. Insect repellant, sun block,

binoculars and/or a camera are optional

(provided these items can be safely stowed

while biking). Meet the ranger in the

Great Bay NWR parking lot 15 minutes

before the tour start time. Limited to 10

participants. Preregistration required. For

directions to the refuge, click on this link:



See Wednesday, September 12th


Wealth Management Workshop on

Thursday, Sept. 13th from 6:30-7:15pm

at the Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt

St, Byfield. Lead by Robert Pickett and

Christine MacDonald, this Complete

Financial Management Workshop intends

to inform folks about the potential benefits

of effective financial management. The

workshop begins with a brief discussion


Please join us at the Newburyport Public

Library during the month of September

for the following book group on Thursday,

September 13th at 7pm: Novel Ideas:

NPL’s fiction book group. This month we

will be discussing “Little Fires Everywhere”

by Celeste Ng. Newburyport Public

Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, (978)





The early bird gets the worm! Mornings

are when birds are most active and easier to

see. We’ll focus on the beautiful warblers

migrating through our area and stay on

the lookout for other neotropical migrants

as we explore such birding hotspots as the

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge,

Oak Hill Cemetery, Pikes Bridge Road,

and others. Fri, Sep 14, 8:00 am - 11:00

am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center,

One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Cost: member, $12; nonmember, $15.

No preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


Friday, Sept. 14th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.;

Monday, Sept. 17th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.;

and Friday, Sept. 21st, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This special edition of the refuge’s Behind

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the Scenes (BTS) tour will be led by

veteran birder, and refuge volunteer, Bill

Gette. While the tour will follow the

usual BTS route, the leader will place

a special emphasis on the birds that are

typically found on the refuge in the fall.

Participants are encouraged to bring

binoculars, if they have them. Tour is

limited to 14 participants. Meet the tour

leader in the refuge visitor center lobby

15 minutes before the program start time.

This program is most appropriate for teens

and adults. Preregistration required.



These fun-filled morning programs are

perfect for you and your active preschooler!

Our structured activities include hands-on

science, music and movement, a thematic

snack, and an outdoor adventure if the

weather complies. Keep learning with

coloring pages and follow-up activities to

continue the fun at home. Fri, Sep 14,

2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am. Meet at Joppa

Flats Education Center, One Plum Island

Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member

adult/child $7/$6; nonmember adult/

child, $9/$8. Preregistration required. For

more information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


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The Barn at Bradstreet Farm, a farm-totable

wedding and event venue located

on the second-oldest farm in America,

announced today that it will host its first

Farm-to-Table dinner on Friday, Sept. 14,

2018. The event is open to the public.

Guests will enjoy cuisine from Woodland

Catering, whose head chef Ryan Costigan

has crafted an inventive menu showcasing

locally sourced ingredients, including:

Homemade Togarashi Potato Chips,

Wedge Salad, Slow-Cooked Pork Belly

Scruffed & Smoked Chicken Legs,

Caramel Pots De Crème. Tickets are $85

per person and include wine and beer

from Mill River Winery (Rowley, Mass.)

and Ipswich Brewing (Ipswich, Mass.).

Doors open at 6.30pm for cocktails on

the expansive patio overlooking crops,

farm animals and conservation land.

Dinner will be served inside the Barn at

7pm. To purchase tickets, visit https://





Visit Joppa Flats’ Bird Banding Station on

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and

observe the bird banding process. Mass

Audubon scientists capture, evaluate, and

release migrant songbirds while you learn

about migration and habitat use. Sat,

Sep 15, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Meet

at Joppa Flats Education Center, One

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Cost: member $15; nonmember $20.

Preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.




Why should kids have all the fun? These

adult trips take us far afield with plenty

of time to allow a full-immersion nature

experience with friends and colleagues.

Everyone contributes to the conversation

about the natural world as we enjoy a

group meal and enrich the social side of

being outdoors. You’ll come away with a

brand-new enthusiasm for the wildlife

and habitats around you! Sat, Sep 15,

2018 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Meet at Joppa

Flats Education Center, One Plum Island

Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member,

$58; nonmember, $68. Preregistration

required. For more information, call 978-

462-9998 for information about additional

programs and events, or visit the website at


For more than 20 years, thousands

of COASTSWEEP volunteers have

cleaned hundreds of miles of shoreline

and riverbanks. Our COASTSWEEP

project will involve removing trash and

debris from the beaches of Plum Island,

including Parker River National Wildlife

Refuge, Sandy Point State Reservation,

and the north end of the island. Over the

past 11 years, we have collected more than

16 tons of debris. Everyone is welcome.

Give us a hand and help protect the nature

of Massachusetts! Sat, Sep 15, 2018 9:00

am - 5:00 pm. Meet at Parking Lot #1

on the Parker River National Wildlife

Refuge on Plum Island, Newbury. Free.

No preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


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, Sep 15, 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.


Please join us at the Newburyport Public

Library for the following program on

Saturday, September 15th 11:30-2:30pm:

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival.

We will be hosting the student showcase

(5 short films) at 11:30 am and a film

from local filmmaker Fiona Turner at 1

pm. Please see our website for the lineup.

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State

St, Newburyport, (978) 465-4428 www.


Summer beach days are over, but our 110-

gallon tide pool touch tank is still filled

with marine life! Drop in for this free

program at Joppa Flats and examine the

critters you might have discovered on your

own visits to the shore. Sea Urchins, Moon

Snails, Sand Dollars, Hermits, Horseshoe

Crabs, and more! This free programming

for folks of all ages includes special features

for little ones. Sat, Sep 15, 2018 12:30 pm

- 3:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education

Center, One Plum Island Turnpike,

Newburyport. Cost: $2 suggested donation

per child. No preregistration required. For

more information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


Lynn Davis will present a program on the

Briggs Carriage Company - a personal

history and quest for information and

acquisition! Lynn will review the family

history leading up to the creation of the

Carriage Company and follow it thru to

the last rolling stock being sold. She will

present records and documentation from

the company as well as I will bring for

display several parts of Briggs trolley’s that

she has acquired over time. Lynn Davis

will be at the Amesbury Public Library

on Saturday, September 15 at 2:00.

Registration is required. Please register at or call Margie

Walker at 978-388-8148. This program

is funded by the Friends of the Amesbury



Singer-songwriter Chuck Hall, a resident

of Rowley, will perform at the monthly

coffeehouse Saturday Night in Marblehead

(at the Church of St. Andrew, Marblehead),

on Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. Doors

open at 7:30 p.m. A suggested donation of

$15 is payable at the door. Saturday Night

in Marblehead is at the Church of St.

Andrew, 135 Lafayette Street (Route 114),

on the Marblehead-Salem line. The church

is handicapped accessible. For more about

Chuck Hall, see

SNIM.html, and https://www.facebook.


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A performance by Silver & Strings. Eileen

Yarrison, fule & Jonathan Hurley, Guitar

on Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 pm.

Hosted by the Rowley Historical Society,

Platts-Bradstreet House, Main St, Rowley.



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Community Announcements

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown Council on Aging (COA) is seeking additional volunteer drivers to provide

medical transportation to local elders. Through Northern Essex Elder Transport, Inc. (N.E.E.T.), the COA

provides local elders with rides to Community medical appointments. Staffed by Connections

volunteer drivers, a donation of 43 cents

per mile is suggested to help support the program and defray the increased cost of gasoline for volunteer drivers.

However, donations are only suggested and no one will be denied a ride if unable to give a donation. A vital link

in maintaining independence and healthy wellbeing for elders, the N.E.E.T. program fills the transportation void

that often exists in rural communities. Business The program is a real and Spotlight

tangible way of making a difference in other

people’s lives. During a recent survey, one local client rated the program as an “A+ with stars”. For information

on becoming a volunteer driver, please call the COA office at (978) 352-5726.

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GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown school system is collecting Crosby’s receipts now through March 31st

2019. All the schools will be participating in the program. Every dollar spent is a point towards items that the

schools can purchase through a catalog at the end of the school year. If you have any questions about the program

you can contact Jackie Carter at relish7264@ Sports • Sports • Sports


WAKEFIELD: Three bedroom condo in move in condition in

GROVELAND –The Groveland Historical Society will be sponsoring a Home Heating Raffle this fall. First prize

spectacular setting on close to 4 acres. Granite counter and is $1,000 and second prize is $500. These prizes will make you a winner if you heat with Gas, Oil, or Electricity.

stainless appliances, two full baths, big living room, and deck Tickets will be on sale from not until Pets, Sunday, December Animals, 9, 2018 when the drawing Plus

will take place at historic

overlooking exclusive use space and conservation area. This unit Washington Hall. Winners will be notified by phone and will have thir prize money paid directly to their heating

has everything including full basement with lots of storage and

account. Tickets are $1.00 each, 6 tickets for $5.00 or 15 tickets for $10.00. Tickets will be on sale at all town

events, at the Groveland Town Clerk’s office and on Sundays between 1-4 at Washington Hall, 101 Washington

separate walkout, natural gas heating and brand new water

Street, Groveland, MA between now Health and December 9, 2018. & Fitness

heater. Plenty of parking, close to downtown, train and route


128. NO condo fees! Call Rowley Realty at 978 948-2758 or IPSWICH - Traditional Ham & Bean Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Ascension

John McCarthy at 978 835-2573 for new pricing. You can email Memorial Church, Boone Hall Gym, 31 County Street, Ipswich. Tickets: $12 for Adults, $8 for Children &

as well at for more information.

Teens ages 6 – 18. FREE for children 5 and under. Call: 978-356-2560 to reserve tickets. Come and enjoy a

traditional Ham & Bean Dinner for the whole family! In addition to delicious Ham & Beans, the menu will


include mac & cheese, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, dessert and beverage. The event also features gift basket

raffles and kids’ activities.

165 Main St., P.O. Box 101, Rowley, MA 01969


Phone 978-948-2758 • Fax 978-948-2454

KENSINGTON, NH - The Carriage Barn Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to assist

Town with Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Carriage Driving, Fundraising, Events, and Fun Activities. Volunteers are

needed at various times throughout the week to work with horses and clients. Teens, adults and retirees welcome

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NEWBURYPORT - The Newburyport Public Library fall hours begin in September. The library will be open


Monday - Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm, and Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm.


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Rowley Library - Join us from 6-7:30pm at the Rowley Public Library for a free presentation by the Small Business

Association (SBA). This workshop will provide information on the various Small Business Administration (SBA)

programs/services available for start-up and existing businesses. Learn how the SBA can assist you in starting

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and growing your business. General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

counseling/technical assistance through SBA resource partners; access to capital through the SBA Advantage

Loan Guaranty Program; and government contract opportunities. Sign up is not necessary but is appreciated.

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ROWLEY - Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday October 4 at 6:30 p.m. The Rowley Book Club will be

discussing The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winner

that will soon be a series on Hulu! Discover how incompetent idealists in Afghanistan became leaders of the most

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successful terrorism group in history, through the growth of Islamic fundamentalism to the intelligence failures

that culminated in the attack on 9/11. Pick up a copy of the current book at the library, then join us on the first

Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the book. Future titles will be announced on our web site. The

Rowley Public Library is located at 141 Main Street and is fully accessible. For more information, call the library

at 978-948-2850.


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Library - In celebration of its 100th Anniversary, the Rowley Historical Society presents “Essential Rowley,” a

selection of over forty photographs from the 2006 RHS Photography Contest. In addition, a display of personal

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family photos (circa 1930-1970) provides a brief look to Rowley’s past. Do you recognize any of these people,

places, or events? The Rowley Historical Society always welcomes donations of family photos that depict the

“life and spirit” of our community. For more information, please contact the Rowley Historical Society, Attn:

Board of Directors, Platt’s-Bradstreet House, Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969. The display will be up through

September at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street in Rowley. For more information, call 978-948-2850.


ROWLEY - In Our Display Case at the Rowley Public Library - What Is That? How did horses walk on the

marshes without sinking in? How did we iron clothes without electricity? What did a mouse trap look like “back

Railings * Vinyl * Metal * Glass * Stainless Steel in the day”? How was food kept cold? View selected artifacts from the Rowley Historical Society’s collection to

see the answers to these questions. And test your knowledge and imagination by trying to figure out the “What is


this” mystery items! The Rowley Public Library is located at 141 Main Street in Rowley.





ESTIMATE CALL SEABROOK - Flea market vendors wanted Sat. Sept.15 @ the Parish Hall of Trinity United Church, located



next to the Seabrook post office. Rental spaces are reasonable @ $20 with one of the church tables or $15 if you

supply your own. Reserve your spot soon by calling (978)-994-0734 or e-mailing




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or contact Limited

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See Friday, September 14th


Have a wonderful time watching for

whales and seabirds on our trips out of

Gloucester aboard the Privateer IV. Aside

from marine mammals, we will look for

storm-petrels, gannets, jaegers, terns,

gulls, and phalaropes. Most trips will

head to the productive Stellwagen Bank.

Mon, Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Meet at 7 Seas Whale Watch, 63 Rogers

Street, Gloucester. Cost: member, adult

$42/child $36; nonmember, adult $46/

child $36. Preregistration required. For

more information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.



Mondays in September at 1pm at the

Rowley Library - Join us for our Banned

Books to Movies Festival! Banned Books

Week is September 23-29, so all this

month we will be showing movies based

on books that have been banned or

challenged. Movies will be playing every

Monday at 1pm. And check out the

display of some of the most challenged

books in the Adult Reading Room. (Due to

licensing restrictions, we cannot advertise

the names of the movies. For the list or

more information, check out our web site

at or call the library

at 978-948-2850.) The Rowley Public

Library is located at 141 Main Street and

is fully accessible.




The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Amesbury

Carriage Museum will be held on Monday,

September 17 at Ristorante Molise in

downtown Amesbury at 1 Market Square.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm followed by

dinner and a program featuring guest

speaker Laura Orleans, the Executive

Director of the New Bedford Fishing

Heritage Center. There is a nominal fee

for the dinner and pre-registration by

September 10 is requested. There is a

small fee to cover the cost for dinner of

$40 per person for non-members, and $35

for ACM members. Preregistration by

September 10 is requested via the museum

website (www.amesburycarriagemuseum.

com), by mail to Amesbury Carriage

Museum, PO Box 252, Amesbury, MA

01913, or by calling the museum at 978-

834-5058. For more information please


or contact John Mayer, Executive Director

by calling (978) 834-5058 or via email at





Joppa Flats teachers and volunteers

present programs to schools, groups, and

families throughout the school year, both

indoors and outdoors, in a wide variety

of environments. This program takes you

on your first step towards joining in the

fun as a Joppa Flats education volunteer.

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.

Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center.

Cost: member, $25; nonmember, $35.

Preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


Please join us at Flatbread Pizza Amesbury

from 5pm to 9pm on Tuesday, September

18th. Dine in or take home pizza to enjoy

with your family and friends. A portion of

the purchase price will assist us to provide

funding for local men and women seeking

sobriety through long term Twelve Step

based residential treatment. The Pelican

Intervention Fund supports the journey

from addiction to recovery.



The Newburyport Choral Society will be

holding registration for their fall season

on Tuesday, September 18th and 25th at

the Belleville Congregational Church, 300

High Street, Newburyport. Registration

will begin at 6:30 PM and will run to 7:15

PM at which time rehearsal will begin.

Come and try it out and join the fun!



Please join us at the Newburyport

Public Library for the following program

on Tuesday, September 18th at 7pm:

Feasting with Recipes Then and Now.

Join Creative Feast chef Liz Barbour as

she takes a journey back to the early 18th

century. She will discuss the workings of

the colonial kitchen and the ingredients

available. Watch as Liz demonstrates 2

recipes with historic roots that she has

adapted for today’s cooks. Samples of food

will be provided. Registration is required.

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State

St, Newburyport, (978) 465-4428 www.



See Wednesday, September 12th


Sept 19 Mosaic Bird bath class with

artist Linda Gebhart in the Hampton

Kennebunk Savings Bank external room,

24 Winnacunnet Rd. From 6-7:30 fee is

$10.00, must register at johnlgebhart@ This class is part of the Hampton

Arts Network Art Walk week.


By The People, For The People: An

Informal History of the Ipswich Board of

Selectmen. Former selectman Jim Engel

will kick off the Ipswich Museum’s monthly

lecture series on Wednesday, September

19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Heard House,

54 South Main St. Museum members

free. Non-members $10. Handicapped

accessible. Information: 978-356-2811,


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called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of

other applicants.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an

old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No

such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change

either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are

valuable. Don’t keep them hidden.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation in your life needs

more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to

develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With more stability in your

life -- on both personal and professional levels -- this could be a good

time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) People have always relied on

your integrity not only to get the job done, but to get it done right. So

don’t be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While others might get

rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and

competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A changing

environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous

Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken

some meaningful memories.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your selfassurance

rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident

about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Reaching out to someone

who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run

it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral


PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps

you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace.

The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships.

BORN THIS WEEK: You have a knack for finding details that others

would overlook. You would make a fine research scientist.


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September 12 - 18, 2018 Page

Health & Wellness

By J. Peter St. Clair, DMD

In a recent poll I read, people

were asked if they would choose

a cosmetic makeover, liposuction,

facelift, or teeth whitening if

money was no object. 52% of

those surveyed said they would

choose teeth whitening. While

there are many ways to whiten

teeth, including professionally

in the dental office, consumers

are spending over $1 billion per

year on over-the-counter (OTC)

whitening products. People want

whiter teeth because it makes

them look better.

Almost all whitening products

will lighten teeth to a certain

extent because they all contain

hydrogen peroxide or a derivative.

The controlled environment of the

dental office and the quality of the

materials used usually provides the

most predictable and most effective

results. If you choose to use OTC

products you will just want to be

aware of the potential risks, the

most common being overuse.

All forms of tooth whitening

can have side effects, including

gum irritation and sensitive teeth.

These side effects are normal and

usually subside once the treatment

A big percentage of retired

seniors have only Social Security

for income. The average Social

Security benefit is $1409.91 per

month. Taken together, those two

facts can be scary, but less so if

you make plans in advance.

If you know you’ll have only

Social Security, there are big

steps you can take now. Consider

moving to a location with a lower

cost of living or a warm climate.

Share your home with someone,

possibly another senior. Wait as

long as possible before collecting

Social Security.

It’s the smaller steps, however,

Brighter Smiles...

has stopped or shortly thereafter.

When your teeth are whitened

under a dentist’s supervision, he

or she will be able to detect any

adverse side effects the bleaching

may have and give suggestions to

correct. If you choose to whiten

on your own, it is best to make

your dental team aware of the use

of those products to help guide


The issue with overusing

whitening products is the

continuous assault of the pulp or

nerve of the tooth through any

exposed dentinal or root surface by

the bleaching gel. If the whitening

is causing tooth sensitivity it

means the gel is affecting the pulp

of the tooth in some way. In the

short-term that’s usually not an

issue and the pulp recovers.

In my experience it is very rare

to see permanent damage done

to teeth if the whitening products

are used properly. It is important

to note that different kinds of

teeth require different strengths of

bleaching to get the desired result.

These different “types” of teeth also

have varying levels of sensitivity to

the bleaching products.

Teeth belonging to patients 30

and under and teeth that are yellow

in appearance, typically take less

time to achieve the desired result.

These teeth are also the most

susceptible to the side effects of

bleaching. People with recession

are also more susceptible to

Brightening Your Day

Senior Scene

that can make or break your

efforts to live only on Social


Start your planning a year in

advance. Call Social Security

and find out what your benefit

amount is going to be. Be sure

to calculate the deduction that

will automatically come out for


Practice for at least six months

(a year is better) living on that

smaller amount to be sure it can

be done. Calculate your monthly

expenses and keep track of every

dime you spend to identify places

you can cut back. Get on a

“budget billing” plan for utilities

so you’re billed the same amount

each month.

Give serious consideration to

having a Medicare supplement

sensitivity. This group will usually

see great results with professional

at-home tray whitening in about

2 weeks.

The older and darker teeth are,

the more time it takes to lighten

them and the less susceptible they

are to side effects. For example, I

treated a patient with severe staining

due to tetracycline medication as a

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look for


in a dentist?

child who was told his teeth would

not lighten all that much. He did

at-home professionally monitored

bleaching every night (or almost)

for 9 consecutive months and got

amazing results.

There is nothing quite like a

bright beautiful smile. The simple

process of teeth bleaching can

completely change a smile. There

are some OTC products that are

perfect for some patients as long

as the included directions are

followed. For those who have

more bleach challenged teeth or

want more predictable results,

professional whitening is advised.

Teeth Whitening makes a great

present too!

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 You can

view all previously written columns



Living on Only Social Security

plan to take care of medical

expenses that Medicare doesn’t


Use your extra money to pay

off all credit cards. Have car

maintenance done. Pay ahead

on property taxes. Consider

what items you need to buy

now, while you have income. If

self-employed, beware your tax

situation, and what you’ll owe


Become familiar with senior

services in your area so you know

where and what they are. Know

where the food bank is, for


Think it through before you

jump. Be sure it’s doable ... living

on only Social Security. For many

seniors, it’s the only option.

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