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Greg Jardis gives Amesbury Carriage

Museum its First Home

AMESBURY - Greg Jardis,

successful Amesbury businessman

and owner of Amesbury Industrial

Supply (AIS), has given the Amesbury

Carriage Museum (ACM) space

for its first home in the city’s Upper

Millyard, right next to AIS.

Jardis has been a philanthropic

force in the community for years,

and ACM is the latest recipient of

his generosity. The space, valued at

$250,000, provides approximately

2,300 square feet that will be fitted

out with areas for a full range of

programming, including exhibit

galleries, event space, reference and

work area for school students, volunteers, visitors and staff. The museum will open onto

a plaza in the Upper Millyard at the heart of Amesbury’s industrial heritage.

Jardis is happy to provide ACM a home in the ground floor of the former 1826 textile

mill building. He shares ACM’s vision to celebrate the rich history and

Anonymous and Tracks








Soldier’s Sacrifice Creates

Ipswich Riverwalk Being Extended

Gifts that Keep on Giving

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter


Photo by Stewart Lytle

Rep. James Kelcourse, Dawn Shay, Mayor Ken Gray in

front of Amesbury firefighters.

AMESBURY – Like many soldiers

headed into battle, Jordan Shay

wrote a “just in case” letter in the

late summer of 2009. On his second

deployment to Iraq, the Amesbury

High School graduate wrote to his

family that if something happened

to him, he would like to have a

scholarship fund created in his name

to benefit students who “want to

make a difference in the world.”

In early September, Jordan, a 22-

year-old Jimmy Buffett and Boston

Red Sox fan, died in combat. The

Army promoted the decorated

soldier to sergeant after his death

and awarded him the Bronze Star

Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal With Two Oak Leaf Clusters,

Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the

Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and

the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Following his instructions in his last letter, Jordan’s family and friends

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Amesbury Carriage Museum's First Home

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IPSWICH – One of the

persistent questions from

visitors here is: Where can I

find the Riverwalk?

This town has a walkway

along the beautiful Ipswich

River, which you can get

to it by crossing the river

on a charming bridge from

South Main Street. A lot of

downtown workers enjoy

that walk on nice days.

But the Riverwalk is

short, and first-time visitors

have a hard time finding it.

To solve that problem

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter


The Riverwalk extension

and encourage more residents and visitors to enjoy the riverfront, town officials have been

discussing for about a dozen years how to extend the existing Riverwalk to bring it closer to

the shops and restaurants on Market Street.

Last month, work began on the 150-foot span of what is being called the Riverwalk

Extension. If weather cooperates, Gibbs said he hopes the extension will be finished before

winter, but at the latest, it will open next spring.

The extension is a curved, 6-foot-wide path made of a porous rubber and stone material

that will include two pocket parks for sitting and watching the river flow

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IPSWICH - The Company at Ipswich

High School presents Anonymous and

Tracks, 2 one-act plays.

“What I really want to do is direct!”

Actors often long to step off the stage

and into the director’s chair, and this

year four Ipswich High School students

are being given that chance. Instead

of mounting a large, well-known play

like “Little Women” or “Diary of Anne

Frank,” this year drama teacher Jill

Hasselbacher decided to hand over

directing duties to four of her leading

actors. They paired up to co-direct two

one-act plays, learning the ins and outs

of taking a play from the page to the


Of the four, Charlize Vermaak is the

only one who comes to the project with

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These students are finding themselves on the other side

of the footlights, directing instead of acting. (left to

right: Aaron Ross, Ian Barg, Charlize Vermaak, Lydia


directing experience, having been the assistant director for last season’s comedy, “Rumors.”

She says she fell in love with “Anomymous” from the first reading. “I could see it onstage

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The Story Behind The Arrowhead

ROWLEY - Many patients at

the Rowley Family Dental Center

have inquired about a framed stone

arrowhead hanging prominently

on an operatory wall. Dr. Douglas

Shealy tells the story behind it:

“Back in 1981, I was a dental

student at Emory University in

Atlanta, Georgia. We would

periodically spend an entire week

in the pedodontic clinic, doing

dentistry exclusively on children.

One day, a young boy named Clay,

about ten years old, sat in my chair

and allowed me to place a filling.

When it was all finished, he said he

wanted to pay me for my work. I

told him “I’m only a student here,

you’re not supposed to pay me!”,

but he was insistent. He reached

into his pocket, and handed me a

stone arrowhead! I learned that he

lived on a farm about twenty miles

away, and after his father plowed

the fields each year, he would walk

around and find all kinds of native

American artifacts. He had found

the arrowhead just before leaving

for his dental appointment that

very day!”

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this arrowhead represented the very

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Anonymous and Tracks

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comedy, and most of the characters

wear half-masks. This has forced

the actors to act with their bodies

instead of their faces. Vermaak’s

co-director, Ian Barg has enjoyed

the process of seeing the script

develop into a three dimensional

experience. “Anonymous” follows

the life of a nameless teenage girl

as she struggles with universal

problems and the tension between

the real and imagined society she

lives in.

The other play, “Tracks,” is a

bit more fantastical. Co-director

Aaron Ross describes is as “a show

about humans being human,”

when a group of average people

find themselves on a rather

peculiar subway platform. Ross

has found a familiar word coming

out of his own mouth as he sits in

the director’s chair: “Project!” The


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Dr. Douglas Shealy with the arrowhead

first payment I had ever received

for providing dental services. I

decided to hang it on the wall, just

like I’ve seen others hang the first

dollar they earned! I’ll bet Clay

would be surprised I’ve held onto

it so long – he must be about 46

today, and probably runs his dad’s


Come see and the arrowhead Dr.

Shealy is at Rowley Family Dental

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actor onstage can’t understand how

he or she looks and sounds to the

audience, and it’s the director’s

job to make that translation. As

Aaron puts it, “Seeing it and being

it are very different.” The other

co-director of “Tracks,” Lydia

Brendel has taken great delight in

the directorial process, drawing out

characters and encouraging realistic


All four directors feel that the

experience will make them better

actors when they return to the

stage. They will be more focused,

and more aware of their physical

presence onstage. And a lot more

empathetic to their directors!

“Anonymous” and “Tracks” will

be performed November 16 and 17

at 7:30, and November 18 at 2:30.

Tickets will be available at the door,






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NH Business Review Names

Nichole D. Raftopoulos of

Nvest Financial Group

2018 Business Excellence Awards


Nichole D. Raftopoulos, CFP®, CDFA, AIF®,

MPAS of Nvest Financial Group is among 16

recipients to be honored at the 16th annual award

reception on Nov. 1

Portsmouth, N.H. – Nichole D. Raftopoulos, CFP®, CDFA, AIF®, MPAS of

Nvest Financial Group has been awarded the 2018 Business Excellence Award

in Financial Services for small organizations from the NH Business Review.

The annual awards honor top business leaders in New Hampshire for their

industriousness, innovation and imagination. The annual Business Excellence

Awards ceremony honoring all recipients will be held on Thursday, November 1

5:30 – 8:30pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown.

Nichole was selected as a leader in her industry who exemplifies excellence

in her field and with the public she and Nvest Financial Group serve. Nichole’s

philosophy is centered on the unique individual needs of clients. As a CERTIFIED

FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner, Accredited Investment Fiduciary®

designee, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and Master Planner in Advanced

Studies, Nichole takes her fiduciary responsibilities seriously and professionally

in caring for clients. She and her team work tirelessly and precisely in all aspects

of a person’s financial life, empowering clients thru education so they feel they are

making informed decisions about their personal financial matters.

NH Business Review launched the Business Excellence Awards in 2002 to

recognize New Hampshire’s business leaders who work tirelessly to cultivate

and grow the local and statewide economy. “We’re proud to honor this year’s

impressive list of Business Excellence Awards recipients, all of whom play a

significant role in the overall success of New Hampshire’s economy,” said Jeff

Feingold, editor of NH Business Review. “Congratulations to Nichole and all of

this year’s recipients who continue to make a positive impact on the Granite State

and to inspire success through focus and hard work.”

The List of all Recipients of the 16th annual Business Excellence Awards are:

Business & Professional Services:

Small: Hollis McGuire, NH Small Business Development Center (Nashua)

Large: Patrick Closson, McLane Middleton, Professional Association


Consumer Services:

Small: Robin Dewey, Robin’s Egg (Amherst)

Large: Larry Haynes, Grappone Automotive Group (Bow)

Financial Services:

Small: Nichole D. Raftopoulos, Nvest Financial Group, LLC (Portsmouth)

Large: Philip Emma, Merrimack County Savings Bank (Concord)


Small: Dwight Davis, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast (Stratham)

Large: Michael Peterson, Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin)


Small: Stephen Caroselli, Orion Entrance Control, Inc. (Laconia)

Large: David Worthen, Worthen Industries, Inc. (Nashua)


Small: Diane Fitzpatrick, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester

Large: Helene Mogridge, Keene Family YMCA

Small: Todd Hanson, AIA of JSA Inc. (Portsmouth)


Small: Richard Greenwald, Simbex (Lebanon)

Large: Dave Harrold, BAE Systems (Nashua)

Hall of Fame:

Rusty McLear, Mill Falls at the Lake and Granite State Hospitality


To learn more about the 2018 recipients, visit


NH Business Review launched the Business Excellence Awards in 2002 to

recognize New Hampshire’s business leaders who work tirelessly to cultivate and

grow the local and statewide economy. Profiles on the 2018 recipients will be

featured in the November 9 issue of NH Business Review.

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Adviser and/or Nvest Financial Group, a Maine and New Hampshire licensed Investment Adviser.

Advisory Services, Fixed Insurance Products and Services offered by Nvest Financial Group, LLC are

separate and unrelated to Commonwealth. The NH Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards

recognize the imagination, industriousness, innovations and achievements of business owners and

operators in New Hampshire. This award is not specific to financial services and does not imply an

endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any account.

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“We have been extremely pleased

with the success of the downtown

Riverwalk,” town planning director

Glenn Gibbs said last week. “It is

an integral part of downtown. The

space provides opportunities for

people to enjoy the river and attend


The river, which is 35 miles

long, has been integral to the

Ipswich economy since the town

was founded in the 17th century.

It remains a part of the town’s

economic development strategy as

Ipswich looks for ways to bring more

visitors and residents downtown.

“I’m pleased with the design and

confident that this will be a valuable

addition to what we already have

down there,” he said.

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created the SGT Jordan M. Shay

Memorial Foundation, a not-forprofit


At the Amesbury Senior Center’s

annual veterans’ day breakfast,

Dawn Shay spoke to the mostly

older veterans about “her favorite

nephew.” She described him as

mischievous child, who wanted to

be a Massachusetts state trooper.

He grew, as the foundation’s web

site called him, into “a witty, kind

and intelligent young man,” who

was “very loyal and cared deeply for

his family, friends and every dog he


Dawn thanked the veterans for

their sacrifice. “If it was not for you,

America would not be the land of

the free.”

Also thanking the veterans for their

service were Amesbury Mayor Ken

Gray, state Rep. James Kelcourse,

R-Amesbury, and the city’s veterans’

agent Kevin Hunt. The breakfast was

organized by the staff of the Council

on Aging and the food was cooked

by Amesbury Fire Department.

Losing Jordan, Dawn said, was her

greatest sacrifice. But his foundation

has been an enormous help to other

Amesbury students and faculty.

The foundation has raised and

contributed almost $158,000 to

help students follow their dreams, go

to college or improve their schools.

Amesbury Carriage Museum First Home

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tell the many stories of industry

and work life in Amesbury – past,

present and future. “Amesbury has

known many makers, innovators

and workers – some from families

that go back generations – and it’s

important to honor the history

of this town and the surrounding

communities,” Jardis said.

The space would be the first

physical location for ACM since

its start in 1985. ACM delivers

programs in borrowed venues

Ipswich Riverwalk Being Extended

The extension is being built on

land that is owned by EBSCO,

which gave the town a permanent

easement for the walkway.

What the extension does not do

is provide the long-awaited link

between downtown shops and

restaurants and the river. For that,

one will still need to walk along

Union Street and cross parking lots

to get to the Riverwalk.

But that too may change soon.

Gibbs is in discussion with David

Cutter, who owns property along

the river, including an old barn.

According to Gibbs, Cutter has

granted the town a five-year

easement on his property, while the

town and Cutter decide what is the

best use for the barn and the land

along the riverbank.

Once the town can negotiate a

permanent easement, the town will

consider allocating funds to build

the next 150 feet of Riverwalk.

That will take the Riverwalk close

to Market Street.

Residents and visitors will be able

to walk out the back door of Zumi’s

and see the Riverwalk.

The town is spending $105,000

on the new extension. The funds

were approved in recent Town

Meetings and includes some grant

money left over from the original

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The planning department has

worked closely with the town’s

Conservation Commission to

permit the walkway and eliminate

invasive species along the riverbank

and replace them with native


Soldier’s Sacrifice Creates Gifts that Keep on Giving

It also helps veterans in need of


In the last eight years, the

foundation has awarded grants

to students totaling $104,385,

scholarships of $48,500 and

assistance grants for veterans of


In 2018, Ty Hobbs was given

a grant that provided equipment

and materials to develop a handson,

problem-solving robotics and

manufacturing program at the high


Last year, a grant was awarded to

Ami Henderson, Melissa Lashure,

Julianne Pizzi and Lt. Kevin Donovan

for a collaborative mentorship

program between school personnel,

Amesbury police officers, students

and parents. The program’s goal was

to decrease drop outs, truancy and

behavior referrals.

Two years ago, the Shay

foundation created what was

called “A Museum without Walls:

Connecting Amesbury Students

with Local History.” A grant was

awarded to Bruce McBrien, Amy

Mitchell, Carolin Collins & John

Mayer who partnered with the

Amesbury Carriage Museum to

develop curriculum materials for

teachers and bring museum staff to

the classrooms.

In 2015, Catherine Hill was

awarded a grant to study and

and offers tours highlighting

Amesbury’s development of textile,

carriage and other industries from

the late 1700s up until the current

time. Working closely with

Amesbury schools, ACM last year

developed its “Museum Without

Walls” curriculum that engaged

more than 300 elementary school

children in tours of its millyard.

“Greg is incredibly generous,”

said John Mayer, ACM executive

director. “The opportunity to

establish our museum in the

document the water quality of the

Powow River.

The year before, grants were

used to buy SMART boards for the

music department in the elementary

schools. The grants were made to

Alicia Harlov and Johann Kimball.

An avid outdoorsman, Shay

would have enjoyed the grant to

Ernie Bissaillon and Kristen Dore

in 2013 for studying the impact of

global warming on local flora and

fauna along the Brad Ford Nature

Trail beside the Powow River.

Also in 2013, the foundation

helped Karen Greenfield buy a new

kiln for art students at Cashman

Elementary School.

In 2012, Jessica Regis worked with

the Lowell Boat Shop to encourage

students to write poetry, sketch and

paint pictures, create 3-D models

and even build an oar. Students

learned how to row, gauge currents

and tides, using math.

The 2011 grant went to Barbara

Leary who created new tools

for teachers to make math more

accessible and fun.

And the foundation’s first annual

grant in 2010 helped Margaret

Welch create the Jordan M. Shay

Fitness playground, which installed

equipment for physical education

and strength training. It is a gift “that

keeps on giving,” the foundation


building with Amesbury Industrial

Supply creates wonderful

opportunities for new types of

programs that will serve families

and visitors to Amesbury. “This

millyard location is a perfect home

from which to tell the stories that

start here.”

ACM is working on designs

for the space and plans to launch

a capital campaign to raise the

money needed to build out the

space and secure the museum’s



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The Civil War Roundtable of the

Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM on

Wednesday November 14th at the

Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette

Rd. (Rt. 1),Salisbury, MA (Next to the

Salisbury Fire Station). William Quigley,, will speak

on his book ”Pure Heart” derived from

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While looking into her genealogy,

Ipswich author Marjorie Harshaw Robie

stumbled onto 6 journals written by a

distanst relative during the middle 19th

Century in Ireland. Marjoire has gone

to great lengths to interpret and research

her cousin James Harshaw’s story.

Join us for a cup of coffee or tea and

some light refreshment while Marjoire

discusses the 2nd book in this series.

Copies of her books will be on hand

for purchase. Friday, November 16th 2-

3:45 p.m. PLEASE register. We want to

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TTS Players present Disney’s Aladdin

KIDS at the Byfield Community Arts

Center on Friday Nov. 16 at 6:30pm,

Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2pm and Sunday

Nov. 18 at 2pm. Tickets are $15.00 for

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Georgetown Theatre Workshop (GTW)

presents Love, Lies & The Doctor’s

Dilemma by Michael and Susan Parker.

Love, Lies & The Doctor’s Dilemma,

directed by Christopher Dollas and

produced by Lou Dispenza and Ann

Jaroncyk will be performed at the

Perley School on 51 North Street,

Georgetown, MA on November 16, 17

and 18. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except

for the November 18 show, which is a

matinee beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets

are $14.00. Seniors and Students may

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Get into the Christmas spirit at our

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Country Store, Books, Attic Treasures,

Santa (11:00 am-1:00 pm), Raffle Table,

Silent Auction, and more. Spaghetti

Supper, 5:00-7:00 pm, sponsored by

the First Congregational Church Youth

Group. Please contact Susan Hazen at

978-948-2603 (home) or 978-948-2081

(work) or contact the Church Office at



Annual Holiday Fair, Saturday,

November 17th, 9:00 am to 2:00

pm, Nativity Parish Hall, 4 Green St.,

Merrimac, $500/$300/$200 cash raffles.

Silent auction, gift baskets, table of

nearly new items, baked goods, & more.

Come and enjoy early holiday shopping

and stay for a great lunch of homemade


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The Hampton United Methodist Church

located at 525 Lafayette Road (Rte. 1),

will hold their ANNUAL CHRISTMAS

FAIR on Saturday, November 17th, from

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Come and enjoy

the expanded menu at The Lafayette

Diner which includes fish & corn

chowder, chili, homemade pies by the

slice…eat in/take out. Returning will

be the Crafts Corner, Silent Auction, In

Stitches, Attic Treasures, Jewels & Glitter,

Rada Knives, Bows, Photos with Santa,

Ye Olde Bake Shoppe, a free Children’s

Craft Workshop and a host of specialty

booths. The church is accessible to all

and has ample free parking. For more

information, call the church office at



Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, November

17, 2018. From 9:00am to 2:00pm at

Ipswich Town Hall Gym, 25 Green St.

Featuring Hand-Crafted Items from

many vendors. Call 978-356-6650 for

more details.


Featuring seasonal delights with an oldfashioned

flair, Pilgrim Church will hold

its annual Holiday Fair on Saturday

Nov. 17 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Along

with hand-made holiday treasures, this

year’s fair will include Moana Holiday

with children’s craft activities, and the

traditional cookie walk, country store,

hand-made quilted items, jewelry, as

well as a silent auction. A Continental

Breakfast featuring scones and muffins

will be served 8-10 a.m. A full lunch

menu with a variety of hot and cold

food will follow at 11 a.m. Free coffee

is available to all veterans. Everyone is

welcome and invited to attend! Located

at 27 Church Street in Merrimac,

Pilgrim Church is completely accessible

to all.


St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair will be

held in the church hall on Saturday,

November 17th from 10AM to 3PM.



Castle Hill’s “Grand Stairs to Back Stairs”

will let guests experience the entirety of

the Crane summer home in a three-hour

extended tour. This tour will not only

show how the family lived and the views

the family had from the roof, but also the

backstairs elements and staff that made

this all possible. A brief respite for tea

and scones is included in the program.

The Great House at Castle Hill on the

Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich.

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m. Trustees member: $24.

Nonmember: $30. Advance reservations

are recommended. Please visit www. or call 978.356.4351

x3203 for more information.


See Friday, November 16th



See Friday, November 16th



Sponsored by the Greek Ladies Aid

Society of the Annunciation Greek

Orthodox Church of Newburyport,

Saturday, November 17thfrom 10am to

2pm at Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris Street,

Newburyport. Lunch will be served at

11am. There will be local vendors and

artisans selling their products. You can

also enjoy a delicious Greek luncheon

featuring Spanakopita (spinach pie),

gyros, moussaka (eggplant), grapeleaves

and egg lemon soup. You can also shop

for Thanksgiving and sample delicious

Greek pastry such as baklava, koulourakia

(Greek butter cookies), galaktoboureko

(custard) and much more! Quantities

atevlimited so come early! Opa!


The Melissa Society of the Assumption

of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox

Church will be holding its fall bake sale

on November 17 at 15 Market St. in

Ipswich, beginning at 10 am. The bake

sale will include freshly baked Greek

and American pastries, pies, breads and



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, Nov 17,

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.


The annual Christmas Bazaar at Our

Lady of Hope Church at 1 Pineswamp

Road in Ipswich will be Saturday

November 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00

pm. New this year will be an hourly

turkey raffle. The Church hall is accessed

from the parking lot on Linebrook Road.

The bazaar will include a kid’s corner

with face painting, balloon hats, cotton

candy and popcorn. There will also be

hand-made crafts, a silent auction, plus

white elephant, boutique and candy and

bake tables. Home-made pies and lunch

will also be available.




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, Nov 17,

2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Meet at

Joppa Flats Education Center, One

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

Cost: member, $38; nonmember, $48.

Preregistration required. For more

information, call 978-462-9998 for

information about additional programs

and events, or visit the website at www.


Belleville Roots Music presents Le Vent

du Nord at the Belleville Stage, 300

High Street, Newburyport, MA on

Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $30 in advance/$35 day of

concert/$10 children 18 and under.

For more information, please email: or visit: www.





Watch seabirds migrating along Plum

Island, ducks as they feed and seek shelter

in the protected waters of the Merrimack

River estuary, and a wide variety of land

birds, which stop in the area to feed and

rest before continuing their southward

migration. We’ll visit the Parker River

National Wildlife Refuge, Salisbury

Beach State Reservation, and other top

birding locations. Sun, Nov 18, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats

Education Center, One Plum Island

Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member,

$20; nonmember, $25. Preregistration

required. For more information, call

978-462-9998 for information about

additional programs and events, or visit

the website at





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Fire-building is a great outdoor skill

and it’s fun! We’ll learn how to safely

and responsibly build and tend small

fires with a partner. Then, we’ll build a

fire together in the Joppa flats fire pit

for s’mores. Sun, Nov 18, 2018 1:30 LEIGHTON’S

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Letters To The Editor

Page November 14 - 20, 2018



Pursuant to M.G.L., Ch. 40A, §5, the Rowley Planning Board will hold

Pursuant to M.G.L., Ch. 40A, §5, the Rowley Planning Board will hold a

public hearing on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in Meeting

Room #5 in the Town Hall Annex Building located at 39 Central Street,

Rowley, MA in regards to consideration of a prospective zoning amendment

article that would amend the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw (“the

Bylaw”) and, the Zoning District Map of the Town of Rowley (“the Map”)

as follows:



Amend the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw (“the Bylaw”) by

adding a new zoning bylaw section that outlines provisions and

review/approval criteria pertaining to development in a new

“Rowley Station Transit Oriented Development Overlay District”

(“RSTOD”) and,

Amend the Zoning District Map of the Town of Rowley (“the

Map”), to create a new “Rowley Station Transit Oriented

Development Overlay District” (“RSTOD”) over an area consisting

of approximately 19.43 acres that incorporates the following

properties: 395 Main Street (Map 27, Lots 2A and 2B, owned by

Didax Inc.); 393 Main Street (Map 27, Lot 53-1); 397 Main Street

(Map 27, Lot 52); and 401 Main Street (Map 27, Lot 51)

The text of the proposed amendment to the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw,

maps associated with the proposed amendment to the Rowley Zoning District

The Town Common

Map, Call and 978-462-6162

any supplemental documents, may be inspected at the Planning

Board office at the above-cited address during regular business hours. Any

person(s) interested or wishing to be heard on the zoning proposals should

appear at the public hearing at the time and place designated.

Chris Thornton,


80 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

Tel: 978-768-7161 Fax: 978-768-7919

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Community Announcements

AMESBURY - Christmas Fair 2018 Saturday, December 1st - 9:00am – 2:00pm - Amesbury Senior Community Center,

68 Elm Street, Amesbury. * Raffle Table * Baked Goods Table * Blankets for Kids Table * Jewelry table, Knitted items,

Christmas décor, food ….and so much Community more. Proceeds Benefit the Friends of Connections

the Amesbury Council Aging


GROVELAND –The Groveland Historical Society will be sponsoring a Home Heating Raffle this fall. First prize is $1,000

and second prize is $500. These prizes will make you a winner if you heat with Gas, Oil, or Electricity. Tickets will be on

sale from not until Sunday, December Business 9, 2018 when the drawing will take Spotlight

place at historic Washington Hall. Winners will

be notified by phone and will have thir prize money paid directly to their heating 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

Real Estate • For Sale


Sundays between Sale 1-4 at Washington Hall, 101 Washington Street, Groveland, MA between now and December 9, 2018.



Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1) cordially invites the Community to a Free Thanksgiving Dinner “with all the fixings”, which includes

roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, pie, beverage and fellowship, on Thursday,

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November 22nd, at noon. If you arrive a bit early, crudité and coffee will be available. There is plenty of free parking and

the building is accessible to all. If you need to have your dinner delivered (local area only), make arrangements for a ride or

require additional information, please contact the church office at 603-926-2702 or email at hamptonumc@myfairpoint.


Pets, Animals, Plus


HAMPTON - The Hampton Falls Free Library is pleased to present a holiday concert on Saturday, December 8 at 1:00

p.m. with Ramblin’ Richard. The concert will include a selection of secular Christmas holiday songs and their unknown,

compelling, and often surprising stories. A sampling of the songs the audience will enjoy include: Jingle Bells, Rudolph the

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Red- Nosed Reindeer, Deck the Halls, and White Christmas. Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin’ Richard,” is

a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is a retired professor from Bowling Green University in Ohio.

The Library gratefully acknowledges the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event. The program is free and open to

the public. The Hampton Falls Free Library is located at 7 Drinkwater Rd. in Hampton Falls, NH. For further information,

check the Library’s website at or call the Library at 926-3682.


NEWBURYPORT - “Literary InQueeries: NPL’s LGBTQ+ Book Group for Everyone” is the Newburyport Public Library’s

newest book group! We meet at Commune (33 Pleasant Street) on the third Wednesday of the month. We welcome

all adults who are interested in reading fiction and non-fiction books with LGBTQ+ themes. Our first meeting will be

December 19th at 7pm. We will be discussing “Orphan#8” by Kim van Alkemade. Please contact our Reference staff at

978-465-4428 x242 if you want help requesting the book.


NEWBURYPORT - Immaculate Conception Parish Boosters Christmas Fair - Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:00 a.m.–

2:00 p.m. IC School Gym, 1 Washington St., Newburyport. Vendors and crafters, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, children’s

area, Grammy’s Attic table, food (chili and cornbread, coffee, pastries, hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, desserts), and

more! Free admission. All are welcome. Visit “North Shore Vendor Events” on Facebook to see our Christmas Fair ad or to

register online. Vendors and crafters welcome: Cost: $25 for space and table. (Those selling personal items are to take with


Notice of Public Sale

Notice is hereby given by Newburyport

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

vehicles November 29,

2018 on the website http://sta. The auction will

end at 1:00 pm and buyer registration

is required. Those that

don’t sell at auction will be sold

on or after November 29, 2018

by private or public sale to satisfy

their garage keepers liens

for towing, storage, and notices

of sale:






2000 Ford Contour VIN


2011 MotoFino MF150QT-2

VIN LFFMKT168B1000345

2001 Ford LGTCON F-150

VIN 2FTRF08W51CA64656

2003 Buick Century VIN


1999 Ford F-250 VIN 1FTN-


Vehicles are being stored at

Newburyport Towing Service

and may be viewed by appointment


Walter L. Lowell


11/14, 11/21, 11/28

them what does not sell.) Contact: Melinda Burrell, 978-462-2724 or burrell@ for more info. or to register as a vendor/crafter.


NEWBURYPORT - Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, will offer a

special one-night GriefShare seminar, “Surviving the Holidays,” on Thursday,

December 6 at 7pm for those facing the holidays after the loss of a loved one.

The seminar will be facilitated by experienced lay leaders who have lived through

grief and want to help others through the difficult grief process. It consists of

a video presentation featuring nationally recognized experts on grief recovery

topics, small group discussion and workbook exercises. There is a $5 suggested

donation for an accompanying GriefShare Survival Guide that can be purchased

at the event. The seminar will address: How to deal with emotions; What to do

about traditions; Helpful tips for surviving social events; How to find hope for

the future. Founded in Newburyport in 1805, Hope Community Church is a

congregationally governed church that actively works with other churches and

Christian organizations on the North Shore of Massachusetts and in Southern

New Hampshire. Hope Community Church is pleased to be one of the more

than 12,000 churches worldwide equipped to offer GriefShare support groups.

The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing

from grief. For more information, or to sign up, please call the Hope office at 978-

463-HOPE, or visit the Hope website at


ROWLEY - Rowley Book Club to meet Thursday December 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Rowley Library Book Club for a discussion of The Fact of a Body: A

Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, a different kind of

murder mystery. The author believes she is anti-death penalty- until she starts

her summer job at a law firm, and starts to work on the case of Ricky Langley. As

she delves into the complicated truth

of his story, she is forced to deal with

Feeds her own family history, and the reality

of a legal system more colored by our

Danvers Farm & Home own pasts than we’d like to believe.

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

Seasoned Firewood be announced on our web site. The

Coal, Wood Pellets, Fire Blocks Rowley Public Library is located at

Delivery available 141 Main Street and is fully accessible.

For more information, call the library

978-774-1069 at 978-948-2850.

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Real Estate • For Sale

Negotiating Room

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I have been a REALTOR® for determined by the Comparative values the home at.

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money should we add on to my


Their buyer’s agent


will usually


tell with your REALTOR® and many details and upgrades to list with

asking price so we can negotiate?” their client that the price is a good review comparable sales. If your only the finest materials and finishes.

While I do understand the logic one based on the same comparable REALTOR® is local and has a Gorgeous exterior landscaping dozens

here, as a percentage of buyers just sales the seller’s agent used. If a track record of success in selling in of trees, shrubs & flowers complete the

won’t pay what you are asking for home is overpriced, the buyer’s your area he or she should be able

picturesque scene. Jeld-Wen windows

a seller the key is getting someone agent will advise their buyer that to show you where the market

and sliders, professional grade kitchen appliances, granite counters

to come and see your home in the it is overpriced and offer a lower values your home and why.

first place. Nobody is making an price, or worse some will suggest it Price your home too high and

and baths, gas fireplace and beautiful patio. 3 full baths, 3 big

offer if you can’t get them to the isn’t even worth looking at. you run the risk of sitting out a bedrooms including a bedroom on the first floor, and high quality

front door. Once you are able to Overpricing

hot real estate market, one that 4” stained red oak hardwood flooring in all rooms with exception

market the property effectively and By listing your home at a higher history has shown can change of tile baths. Open concept living with kitchen island and eat in

get someone to come take a look price, you eliminate buyers before quickly.

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all the staging and professional interested as they never called. at Rowley Realty, 165 Main St.,

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15 Perkins St, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 40 $309,500 $305,000 $309,500

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68 Clinton St Ext. Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 104 $309,500 $310,000 $319,900

may need to close on the home by lowball offers as buyers sense the 25 Thurlow St, Georgetown 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Cape 47 $325,000 $330,000 $325,000

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42 7 Star Rd, Groveland 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 130 $399,900 $390,000 $399,900

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home can sit. There are presently agreement the buyer’s lender will 12 Fruit St, Newbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Contemporary 49 $419,000 $415,000 $418,000

over 40 homes in Rowley, Newbury send out an appraiser to put a 4 Brownville Ave, Ipswich 9 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 17 $439,000 $439,900 $439,000

and Georgetown that have been on value on the home. Hopefully 2 Azalea Rd, Newburyport 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 19 $450,000 $452,000 $450,000

7 Rowley Ct, Boxford 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 125 $469,900 $455,000 $489,900

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12 Fairway Dr, Amesbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 18 $525,000 $519,000 $525,000

is this? Well-priced homes in agreed upon price. The agreed 44 Birchmeadow Rd, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 20 $529,000 $535,000 $529,000

great condition are selling in hours upon price has to stand up to what 2 W Shore Rd, Merrimac 10 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 98 $519,000 $514,000 $529,000

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is listed at market value, which is has to stand up to what the lender 146 King St, Groveland 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 19 $575,000 $575,000 $575,000

49 W Shore Rd, Merrimac 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 17 $587,500 $579,000 $587,500

3 Devonshire Rd, Amesbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 78 $619,000 $604,500 $619,000

12 Rogers Ln, Newbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Split Entry 180 $575,000 $570,000 $639,900


23 Hemlock Rd, Boxford 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Ranch 82 $584,000 $574,000 $659,000

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself

as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining

is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to

haunt you.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine

practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your

artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner

offers some sage advice.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several “Plan

Bs” that you might have to use as backups just in case you

encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think you’ll never have a free moment again with the demands

of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday

time nears. An old friend brings good news.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult

to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a

quick and sincere “I’m sorry” could prevent problems down the line.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle

those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other,

potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your


LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem

rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated

unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the

facts before you act.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at

who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take

a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing

in disguise.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice

in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from

others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become

clearer by the week’s end.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues

you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But

you take more control, and by the week’s end, you should be in full


AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical

side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your

watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by

the week’s end.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation

appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all

starts to clear by the week’s end. Plan to spend the weekend with

someone special.

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November 14 - 20, 2018 Page

Health & Wellness

By J. Peter St. Clair, DMD

Most people who visit the dentist

hope they leave the dental office

hearing the final salutation from

the dentist, “Everything looks

great!” Teenagers who have made

it without any cavities get used to

hearing this…..until the wisdom

teeth come into play.

Mother Nature is generous

when it comes to our teeth. First,

we get 20 baby teeth; next we

grow 28 permanent teeth; and

finally around age 16-18, we start

getting our 4 wisdom teeth (unless

of course teeth are congenitally


There are usually 4 wisdom teeth,

although some may have as few

as none. The removal of wisdom

teeth is usually recommended for

one of the following reasons:

• When the jaw is not large

enough to accommodate the

wisdom teeth, causing the

teeth to become impacted

(unable to grow in) or


• When wisdom teeth only

partially erupt, leaving an

opening for bacteria to enter

around the tooth and cause


The news is in. We now know

how much our Social Security

benefit will increase for 2019. It’s

going to be a seemingly large 2.8

percent, the biggest since 2012.

For the average person now

receiving $1,422 per month, that

means a $39 increase to $1,461

after the COLA kicks in, which

is what the financial gurus have

been predicting.

Medicare Part B premium is

going up from $134 per month

to $135.50. If your individual

income ranges from $85,000 to

$107,000, your premium will be


There are a few other changes

Brighter Smiles...

• When there is a chance that

poorly aligned wisdom teeth

will damage adjacent teeth.

• When the wisdom teeth,

because they are difficult

to clean, cause periodontal

(gum) problems with

adjacent teeth.

• When a cyst (fluid-filled

sac) forms and destroys

surrounding structures,

such as bone or tooth roots.

As soon as it is determined

that the wisdom teeth are, or will

become partially or fully impacted,

they should be removed. This

usually occurs between ages 16 to

18, as soon as the jaw has attained

the majority of its adult size.

Although it is less common, there

are times when wisdom teeth will

fit and do not need to be removed.

You need either a large mouth or

small teeth for this to occur.

Removing impacted wisdom

teeth at this time has several

advantages. First, at this age, the

roots are seldom fully formed,

even though the tooth has become

impacted. If left in place, the tooth

will not erupt any further into the

mouth but the roots will continue

to grow.

Removing an impacted wisdom

tooth before the roots are fully

formed is easier and less traumatic

for the patient. Also, at this stage

in the patient’s development, the

bone surrounding the impacted

tooth is more pliable. Typically,

The Smartest of Teeth

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patients having wisdom teeth

removed in their mid-teens heal

more rapidly and have a shorter

and less complicated postoperative


There are many adults who still

have their wisdom teeth. In my

experience, I have seen very few

adults who are able to keep their

wisdom teeth for their lifetime.

The Town

smile say


about you?

They usually cause some kind Whether you are missing teeth or are unhappy with the

of problem, which often times

ones you have, it may be time to explore your options.

does not hurt, as the problem

All Phases of Dental Care Including:

develops. For example, my fatherin-law

recently needed a partially

• Sleep Apnea/Snoring Treatment

• Grinding/Clenching/TMJ Therapy

impacted wisdom tooth removed

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(which should have been removed

Please call our office to schedule

about 50 years ago) and lost the

a comlimentary 30-minute consultation.

molar in front of it because of the

damage it had caused.

Today, the vast majority of

patients have their wisdom teeth

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removed in an oral surgeon’s office.

It’s not something anyone really

wants to do, but the result in most

cases is a lifetime of less potential

issues. If you still have your

wisdom teeth, ask your dentist

about their status.

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



Social Security Increase for 2019

as well. Taxable earnings for

those still working will go up

from $128,400 annually to

$132,900. For those who retire

during the year, the maximum

income exemption will rise from

$45,360 to $46,920.

The Senior Citizens League

( did a study

with frustrating results. Since

2000, our benefits have gone up

46 percent, but our expenses have

gone up 96 percent. Real estate

taxes up 129 percent, heating oil

up 181 percent, out-of-pocket

drug costs up 188 percent. For

every $100 worth of groceries

we could buy in 2000, today we

can only buy $66 in groceries.

It’s no wonder we don’t dance for

joy when we get a Social Security

benefit increase. We’re struggling

to just keep up with rising costs.

Something to be considered:

There’s a significant difference

between the Social Security

benefit you get if you quit

working at your full retirement

age (depends on your year of

birth) and if you wait until

you’re 70 years old. If you’re

still working now, you need

to ask yourself if you want to

keep working a few more years.

Investigate thoroughly, because

there are compelling reasons on

both sides of the question.

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