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Soothing Warriors’ Souls

Charter School Debate Continues to Rage

GEORGETOWN – Eric

Clemenzi met Julian Jaramillo

in 2011, the first time he came

to the Veterans Northeast

Outreach Center in Haverhill

to teach former soldiers to play

the guitar.

Jaramillo, who was a Marine

sniper, lost much of his left

elbow in Iraq. Clemenzi was

working on a grant from Ernie

Boch Jr.’s Music Drives Us

foundation.

“Julian was really psyched to

learn to play the guitar,” said

Clemenzi, who teaches music at

his studio on West Main Street

in Georgetown.

Clemenzi, also a member of

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

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the popular Eagles tribute band, the Dark Desert Eagles, gave Jaramillo a guitar to practice

at home with, but more importantly he found a way Jaramillo, who suffered considerable

nerve damage in his arm, could hold the guitar and “play without pain.”

The guitar proved to be good therapy for Jaramillo’s arm and his mind, Clemenzi said.

He became a regular at the two-hour free group session at the veterans’ center and soon

started taking private lessons.

A week before Christmas, the Marine joined two fellow guitar-playing veterans, Bill

Santos and Ray Carpenito, in playing the final two holiday songs at Clemenzi’s second

annual Christmas concert. The concert featured 60 students of Clemenzi Music, plus Eric’s

two children, Xavier, age nine, on the drums and Olivia, age four, singing.

For Clemenzi, teaching veterans to play

the musical instrument he fell in love

with as a student at Triton Regional High

School, is a labor of love. The Ernie Boch

Jr. grant has long gone, but Eric continues

to visit the center at 10 a.m. on Mondays

to offer free guitar lessons.

“The important thing is to get the

veterans out, doing something, socializing,”

he said. “People can be part of something.

We have a lot of laughs.”

One veteran takes the bus from Lowell to

attend the guitar training. Other students

are veterans who live in the housing at the

center.

Through the years Clemenzi has handed

out dozens of guitars to veterans, many of

whom lose interest or listen to their inner

demons who tell them they will never

Eric Clemenzi in his studio

Photo provided by Eric Clemenzi

From left, Eric Clemenzi, Olivia Clemenzi, Julian Jaramillo, Bill

Santos, Ray Carpenito and Xavier Clemenzi.

Photo by Stewart Lytle

play the guitar and stop

Continued on page 3

REGIONAL – With

school bells ringing

again this week after the

annual holiday break, the

debate over public charter

schools versus traditional

public schools appears to

be heating up again.

“There’s no doubt that

in the past year and a

half, the charter school

movement has lost ground

politically,” Tim Nicolette,

executive director of the

Massachusetts Charter

School Association, said.

The Supreme Judicial

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

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River Valley Charter School in Newburyport

Court recently upheld a lower court ruling that ended a lawsuit by five Boston students who

argued the charter schools limits violate the state constitution by impeding their ability to seek

a quality education.

That followed the defeat of a referendum two years ago that would have allowed the

commonwealth to add up to a dozen new or expanded charter schools each year. The measure,

which lost by more than 62 percent, was one of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s few first-term

losses.

Both sides of the issue spent more than $43 million on the campaign, most of it raised from

out-of-state teachers unions and education foundations.

These defeats are forcing the governor and other advocates of expanding charter schools to

rethink their strategy. Nicolette said the charter school movement has no plans soon to push

an increase in charter schools, including ones in communities north of Boston where there is

still room for growth.

“We need to rebuild,” he said.

Massachusetts caps the number of charters at 120 statewide. There are currently 80,

including several in the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, which provide education for

about 45,000 students.

In contrast, some 1,800 traditional public schools in the state enroll about 922,000

students.

The debate over charter schools pits supporters who say charter schools give parents

more choice, especially in poorly performing school districts, against critics, including the

Massachusetts Teachers Association, which claim charter schools cherry-pick the best students

and drain resources from traditional schools.

The MTA is often accused of opposing charter schools in part because the teachers in some

charter schools are not union members.

MTA president Barbara Madeloni said the high court’s ruling was the “third leg of the

charter expansionists’ strategy to be rejected.”

“They filed charter expansion bills, which have been rejected by the Legislature. They spent

tens of millions of dollars backing Question 2, which was soundly rejected by the voters. And

they filed this lawsuit, which has such weak claims that the SJC won’t even allow it to go to

trial,” she said.

Nicolette with the charter school association said, “We continue to Continued on page 3

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Charter School Debate Continues to Rage

believe that charter schools have an

important role to play in collaborating

with and complementing school

districts to deliver on a shared goal of

providing a high-quality education

for every child in Massachusetts.”

Unlike traditional schools, charter

schools are allowed more flexibility

with curriculum, class size and the

length of the school day, but still

are judged on the same statewide

testing.

Charter schools are funded

through the same pool of tax money

as other schools, which has fueled

opposition to allowing them to

expand.

In recent weeks the debate has

come to the North Shore where

opponents and supporters have

squared off over the future of charter

schools.

Rhina Espaillat of Newburyport

recently wrote a letter to support

Michael Veves of Haverhill who

maintained that charter schools are

not a good choice for taxpayers.

Espaillat, a former teacher, said

she shares Veves’ resentment that

charter schools “use my tax dollars

to set up and help maintain a

separate school system that takes

funding away from the public, statesupported

schools.”

The criticism of charter school

prompted Jonnie Lynn Evans, the

assistant director of the 20-yearold

River Valley Charter School

in Newburyport, to point out

several factual misstatements by the

opponents of charter schools.

“If we are going to have productive

dialogue that results in improved

public education for all students, we

must start with facts,” Evans wrote.

Espaillat implied in her letter

that charter schools are a for-profit

business and are “not as committed

to their students as to their

investors.”

Evans responded that for-profit

charter schools are not legal in the

state. “In Massachusetts, there are

Continued from page 1

coming. He loses several guitars a

year that way.

So to keep the program going

and buying guitars at a wholesale

price of $125 he staged the holiday

concert where he raffled off prizes

to raise money to pay for the guitars

he donates and to subsidize the

lessons he provides the veterans.

This year, a Groveland neighbor,

Lance Blais, offered to decorate

a guitar to be auctioned off. A

Vietnam veteran and two-time

prisoner of war himself, Blais owns

the American Handyman home

renovation company and a sign

production company. He decked

out the back of the guitar in red,

white and blue flag motif with the

head of a bald eagle.

The decorated guitar was a big

Horace Mann charter schools and

commonwealth charter schools.

Both types are public schools;

neither is for profit.”

The state Department of

Elementary and Secondary

Education’s website states,

“charter schools are independent

public schools that operate

under five year charters granted

by the Commonwealth’s Board

of Elementary and Secondary

Education.” For-profit charter

schools do not exist in the state

because they are not legal, Evans

wrote.

To the claim that charter schools

“cherry pick” the best students,

Evans wrote: “All Massachusetts

charter schools enroll students

through an annual blind, public

lottery. All children who are

Massachusetts residents are eligible

to apply. Children with mental

or physical disabilities, English

language learners, low-income

children, and those with special

behavioral or academic needs have

equal access.”

She also wrote that charter schools

are required to obtain Department

of Education approval of an annual

recruitment plan that lays out the

school’s goals for attracting students

of all types.

Espaillat countered, writing, “I

resent the fact that charter schools

underserve their students, not only

by underpaying their teachers, but

often by neglecting the needs of those

who need the most attention…”

In response, Evans wrote:

“Charter schools are required to,

and do, serve all students (with

the exception of those children

who are profoundly disabled and

require outplacement, which is

also the case for district schools).

Massachusetts charter schools

employ special education teachers,

speech and language pathologists,

school counselors and psychologists,

physical and occupational therapists,

paraprofessionals, and 1:1 aides,

Soothing Warriors’ Souls

hit with the concert crowd of about

100, Clemenzi said.

A graduate of the Berklee

College of Music, Clemenzi started

teaching music to help pay his

college expenses. “I love to teach. I

love helping people,” he said.

In addition to teaching, he

pretends to be The Eagles’ Don

Felder in the Dark Desert Eagles

band’s concerts.

Dark Desert Eagles, formed not

long after the Eagles broke up, are

very popular in the Northeast.

Last weekend, the band played

three events, at Blue Ocean in

Salisbury, in Worcester and in

Plymouth. They regularly play on

the Merrimack River waterfront in

Newburyport.

On April 28, the band will

play the Hampton Beach Casino

just like district schools do. They

also participate in the same special

education audits and Title IX

program evaluations as district

schools do.”

And Evans said charter school

teachers are well qualified and

compensated similar to other

teachers. River Valley pays salaries

that are comparable to Newburyport

district schools, she said. And many

of the charters match the district

pay scales, she said.

Evans agreed with the critics of

charter schools that “all teachers

work hard in one of society’s most

important professions; and together

we can question if teachers earn

what they are worth. But this

conversation applies equally to

district school teachers and charter

school educators.”

Evans, who helped start the River

Valley Charter School, also pointed

out that there are no failed charter

schools in the state. “Every charter

school submits an annual report

to the Department of Education

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an additional five-year term. The

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faithfulness to its mission, academic

performance and organizational

viability.”

Underperforming or failing

charter schools are closed, Evans

wrote.

The Baker administration says

27,416 students are on charter

school waiting lists, but the teachers

unions claim those estimates are

exaggerated.

“Unfortunately, the cap will

continue to arbitrarily deny families

high-quality choices that charter

public schools offer families and

children,” Nicolette said.

Nicolette said the demand

for charters is likely to continue

growing, so the debate is not likely

to go away.

Ballroom.

According to the band’s website,

it was formed shortly after the

death of Eagles co-founder Glenn

Frey by Pat Badger, an original

member of the multi-platinum

rock act Extreme. Badger, a huge

fan of The Eagles’ music, set out

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New England music community.

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balancing teaching and concerts,

Clemenzi said “Music is my life.

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minutes prior to the program

start time. Each session is limited

to 14 participants; no more than

4 individuals per sign-up. Again,

this is a vehicle – based tour,

with limited stops on the Refuge.

Advance registration is required

for this program, as enrollment

is limited. Be advised that

individual tours may be subject

to cancellation. Held on the

following days: Monday, January

7th @ 9:30 a.m.; Saturday,

January 12th @ 9:30 a.m.;

Friday, January 18th @ 9:30

a.m.; Saturday, January 19th @

9:30 a.m.; Sunday, January 20th

@ 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, January

26th @ 9:30 a.m.; Sunday,

January 27th @ 1:00 p.m.; and

Monday, January 28th @ 9:30

a.m. *Please note: Those who call

and leave messages after hours,

your registration is not confirmed


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until you receive a confirmation

call from a refuge staff member.

Please call (978) 465-5753;

to register for this program.

**Please note: When snow and

ice prevents access to the regular

“behind the scenes” segments

of the tour, the tour leader will,

instead, include a loop to the

northern end of Plum Island.

BROWN BAG LUNCH

The Ipswich Museum will

host a Brown Bag Lunch Talk

on Monday, January 7, 2019,

featuring Sydell and Arnold

Rabin who will be sharing stories

from their new book: Herself and

Molly, which reveals the struggles

and joys of people searching for

love and understanding within

the complexity of human

relationships. Brown Bag

Lunches are held at 12 noon on

the first Monday of each month in

the Appleton Room at the Heard

House: 54 South Main Street.

Cost: Museum Members and

seniors are free; non-members

$5.00. www.ipswichmuseum.

org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8th

NEW! BECOMING A

“WILDLIFE DETECTIVE!”

Tuesday, January 8th &

Thursday, January 24th; both

sessions 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Even

in the middle of winter, nature is

a very busy “place!” Though you

may not see them, there are an

amazing variety of critters going

about their business, outdoors,

all winter long. What you can

see are the tracks and other

sign that they leave behind.

Participants in this program will

become “wildlife detectives” and

will look for clues that paint a

picture of “who was here” and

“what they were doing.” They

will also create, and take home,

some unique wildlife art! This

program will take place in the

refuge classroom and is most

appropriate for three to seven

year-olds. Parents and/or caregivers

must remain with their

children. Enrollment is limited

to 10. Preregistration is required.

978-465-5753; Fax: 978-465-

2807; http://parkerriver.fws.gov

EMERGENCY QUILTS FOR

COMFORT

Instructor Terry Palardy will

lead a quilting group that creates

comfort lap quilts to be used at

emergency scenes for children

experiencing a traumatic event on

Tuesday January 8 and Tuesday

January 22, noon -2 p.m. at the

Georgetown Senior Community

Center. The quilts will be

donated to the Georgetown

Police and Fire Departments

for use at emergency scenes. All

levels of experience and drop-in

visits are welcome. For further

information, please call the COA

at 978-352-5726.

QUILTING 101

Instructor Terry Palardy will lead

a beginners Quilting Group on

Tuesday January 8 and 22, 2

p.m. at the Georgetown Senior

Community Center. Participants

will learn how to use a sewing

machine with comfort, how to

cut fabric and machine quilt

sandwiched layers. All materials

will be provided. To register,

please call the COA at 978-352-

5726.

SALISBURY BOOK CLUB

January 8th Book Club at 6:00

PM - 7:00 PM. This month we

are reading The River at Night by

Erica Ferencik. Hear the author

speak Tuesday, January 29th

at 6:30 PM. Salisbury Public

Library, 17 Elm St, Salisbury,

978-465-5071.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9th

WORKSHOP: EFT TAPPING

FOR STRESS RELIEF

If you missed our December

workshop on EFT Tapping, don’t

worry! We’re holding this second

workshop on January 12th at

10:30am so you don’t have to

miss a thing! EFT Tapping is a

self-help process which involves

tapping on the body at various

acupuncture pressure points to

relieve stress and alleviate pain.

This class is perfect for people

who are new to “tapping” as well

as those who are familiar with the

concept and would enjoy some

guided simple processes with a

teacher. During this workshop,

practitioner, Kerri Morrison,

will provide personal assistance

and instruction on the tapping

process, fine-tune your skills,

and answer any questions you

may have. Please register for this

event online at newburylibrary.

org/events. Saturday, Jan. 12th

from 10:30am-12:00pm,

Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt

Street, Byfield, newburylibrary.

org/events

FALL PREVENTION

PROGRAM

Join us on Tuesday January 9,

10:30 a.m. for a “Fall Prevention

and Balance Training” with

Heather Waters, PT, DPT, CSCS,

managing partner at BSPT

Ipswich and Mary Kate Grace, PT,

DPT. The program will include

an informational talk on causes

of impaired balance, balance

strategies and the importance of

increasing strength in order to

reduce the risk of falls and fall

related injuries. Learn about the

small changes that can be made

at home to increase safety. A

question and answer session will

be included. Refreshments will

be served. For more information,

please call the COA at 978-352-

5726.

ROUNDTABLE

The Civil War Roundtable of

the Merrimack will meet at 7:30

PM on Wednesday January 9th

at the Hilton Senior Center, 42

Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1), Salisbury,

MA. (next to the Salisbury Fire

Station). Bill Hallett will present

“Presidents who served in the

Civil War.” Admission is free

and anyone with an interest in

America’s Civil War is invited to

attend. For more information

visit our web page www.

cwrtmerrimack.org or call Tom

at (978) 462-8518.

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inspired with our monthly series

of educational workshops! Bring

your own lunch and spend an

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Full Bar GEORGETOWN – The COA Knitting Group will meet Thursdays January 10 and January 24, 9:30 a.m. at the

Italian Deli & Marketplace Georgetown Senior Community Center. The group shares skills, patterns, while working individual projects.

Take out Some service projects will be planned. Community Refreshments will be served. For Connections

further information, please call the COA

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COA at 978-352-5726.

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the Ipswich River Watershed Association, for a walk through the sanctuary.

Following the walk, we’ll warm up with cider and light refreshments while

the directors give a brief talk about how these two organizations are working

together to best protect water and wildlife.

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IPSWICH - The Dow Arts Program at the Ipswich Museum is offering

classes and workshops this winter for all ages. This session classes are

offered in digital photography for adults, mixed media art for kids ages

6-9, wire sculpture for kids and adults, landscape painting for adults,

mixed media collage for adults, and more! Visit https://ipswichmuseum.

org/education/dow-arts-program/ for more information or to sign up. The

Ipswich Museum is located at 54 South Main Street, Ipswich and online at

ipswichmuseum.org.

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IPSWICH - A Journey to Norway with the Traveling Librarian! Special

Library Program to Take Place at the Senior Center - Tuesday, January

15th at 10am at the Ipswich Senior Center, 25 Green Street, Ipswich. Jeff

Klapes, “The Traveling Librarian” will take you on a photographic journey

of Norway. From the eminently livable capital of Oslo, over the mountains

to Bergen, a historic port, Norway’s scenery is staggering in its beauty. The

coastal towns and rural farms nestled in the northern fjord country are not

to be missed. Jeff Klapes has been Head of Reference Services at Wakefield’s

Beebe Library for over 20 years, where he is also known as the “Traveling

Librarian”. Having visited more than 50 countries and five continents over

the years, he does frequent armchair travel presentations showcasing the

history and culture of various places, using photography to capture people,

scenery, and local details. From Iceland to Namibia, Laos to Oman, Jeff has

visited many off-the-beaten path places, as well as more popular ports of call.

And of course, as a librarian, he also reads voraciously about his destinations

to learn about their culture, history, politics, literature, nature, and cuisine.

This event is free and open to the public, and is funded by a grant from the

Coburn Charitable Society. The Traveling Librarian will be visiting Ipswich

once a month through June! For more information visit the library’s website

calendar at www.ipswichlibrary.org, or contact the Library Director, Patty

DiTullio, at pditullio@ipswichlibrary.org or 978-356-6649.

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NEWBURY - The Newbury Library Book Club meets the first Thursday

of every month from 6:00 to 7:00pm. No registration is required and new

members are always welcome. We are currently reading “Where the Past

Begins: A Writer’s Memoir” by Amy Tan. Next meeting Thursday, Jan.

3rd from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield,

newburylibrary.org/events

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NEWBURYPORT – TRUSTEE’S SALE of REAL ESTATE – AUCTION

- Safford Family Home, Newburyport, MA. Toppans Lane and Low Street.

Friday, January 18th at 11 am. Ideal opportunity awaits for potential

development or improvements on this fine Victorian situated on this

expansive corner lot Parcel 1 (Land Only) - Map/Lot 39-33 12,800 sq ft

lot Parcel 2 – Map/Lot 39-34 22,400 sq ft lot. 3 Bedroom Victorian Period

Home with 2 Car Garage and Barn. The real estate will be offered in (2)

parcels, and the entirety. This property has been in the same family for

multiple generations. This home is beautifully situated on a very nice lot.

Broker Participation Invited. For more info and viewing information: 800-

822-1417, mcinnisauctions.com. Terms of Sale: $25,000 certified check to


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register. Registration Auction Day: 1 hr prior to sale. Mass License #770

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NEWBURYPORT – REAL ESTATE AUCTION - Per order of Power of Attorney. 1940’s Brick Colonial Cape

with one car garage. 4 Highland Ave, Newburyport, MA. Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m. 1,344 sq ft of living space.

2 Bedrooms - 1 Bath – Fireplace. Don’t miss this opportunity to buy the perfect retirement or starter home. This

house has been maintained by the same family for the last 50 years and is in move in condition. Located in a

beautiful neighborhood, close to Anna Jacques Hospital. Terms: $15,000 deposit certified check to register. Broker

Participation Invited. Subject to Confirmation by the Seller. For more info and viewing information: 800-822-

1417, mcinnisauctions.com. Auction Registration Day: 1 hr prior to sale. Mass License #770

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NEWBURYPORT – Thursday, January 17th at 7pm at the Newburyport Public Library: Feasting with Recipes

Then and Now: Colonial New England. 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 two recipes with historic roots that she has adapted for today’s cooks. Samples of food will be

provided. Registration is required and will begin January 2nd. Register online, in person, or by calling 978-465-

4428 x242. A link to register online will be posted to our website calendar on the morning of January 2nd.

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NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport Choral Society will be holding registration for their Spring term on

January 8, 15 and 22 at 6:30 to 7:15 PM at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport.

Come and join us for our exciting Voices of America concert with music of the 20th and 21st centuries to be

presented in May. For further information about the concert and registration, visit newburyportchoralsociety.

org.

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NEWBURYPORT – Book Groups - Thursday, January 10th at 7pm: Novel Ideas: NPL’s fiction book group.

This month we will be discussing “Clock Dance” by Anne Perry. Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm: Literary

InQueeries: NPL’s LGBTQ Book Group for Everyone. All are welcome to this group, where we will read and

discuss books with LGBTQ+ themes. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Commune (located at

33 Pleasant Street in Newburyport). This month we will be discussing “Less” by Andrew Greer. Please note that

though this book group meets at Commune, it is run by the Library. Tuesday,January 29th at 7pm: Just the Facts:

NPL’s nonfiction book group. This month we will be discussing “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason

Fagone. No reservations necessary for NPL book groups. If you would like staff to put the book on hold for you,

call us at 978-465-4428.

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NEWBURYPORT - For several years, the River Valley Charter School in Newburyport has had a relationship

with the Bura Primary School in Newburyport’s Sister City, Bura, Kenya. RVCS students have benefitted from the

knowledge that the exchange has brought to them, as members of the sister city organization and three teachers

from Bura have visited the school to talk about Kenya, the Bura community and schools. RVCS students learned

that while primary school in Kenya is free, some students, especially those who are orphans, are unable to purchase

the $25 uniforms and so are unable to attend school. The RVCS students decided they could help. In 2016, they

sold drawings and paintings they had created at an art show held at Café di Siena in downtown Newburyport, with

proceeds donated to the uniform project. In 2017, they collected several suitcases full of school supplies which

accompanied a team of 4 GNBA members who went to Bura. Miguel Nye, an RVCS student whose mother, Katie

Nye, is a member of the Greater Newburyport/Bura Alliance, Newburyport’s sister city organization, has had the

opportunity to travel to Bura twice to visit the school and plant trees that his RVCS classmates purchased. He

brought school supplies donated by his classmates, shared videos made by RVCS students, and returned with

letters from Bura Primary students introducing themselves and telling about their lives. This month, students are

holding a craft sale at the school, with proceeds to go to GNBA’s education

programs. The holiday sale which is for River Valley students and their

families will include student made crafts such as pottery and jewelry, as well

as drawings and paintings. RVCS first to third graders have created a poster

soliciting donations to the Bura project. It reads: “Children helping children

– Our children are raising money to help children in Bura, Kenya. Please

help us help them. Cash or checks made out to the Greater Newburyport/

Bura Alliance only –Drop off or mail to Colleen and Emily’s classroom,

River Valley School, 2 Perry Way, Newburyport, MA 01950.

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ROWLEY – Rowley Library Children’s Winter Programs begin week

of 1/14 thru 3/14 (Check library’s website calendar for extra details.

Mon: Lego Club for all ages 3-4pm; Tues: Mindful Toddlers (ages 2 & up)

10:30-11:00 am - Program is designed for toddlers and will incorporate

mindfulness exercises through stories, songs and action plays.; Wed: Baby

Bouncers (ages 0-1) 10:30-11:00am - Program is designed for babies and

will incorporate lap bounces, belly time, finger plays and nursery rhymes.

Kids Yoga for all ages 1:00-1:30pm; Thurs: After-School Club (elementary

ages) 4:00-5:30pm - Weekly activities including stories, games and arts &

crafts. 141 Main Street, Rowley, 978-948-2850.

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TRITON PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHTS -

Please save the dates for Triton’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Information Nights

at the following times and locations: Preschool Information Nights: Jan.

24, 2019 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Salisbury Elementary School; Jan. 30, 2019

from 6:00-7:00 pm at Pine Grove School in Rowley; Jan. 31, 2019 from

6:30-7:30 pm at Newbury Elementary School. Kindergarten Information

Nights: Jan. 22, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Pine Grove School in Rowley;

Jan. 31, 2019 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Salisbury Elementary School; Feb. 7,

2019 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Newbury Elementary School. For questions

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bedrooms, huge living room with slider to patio and big yard on

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63 Pond St, Georgetown 3 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Cottage 2 $89,000 $100,000 $89,000

21 Rabbit Rd, Salisbury 4 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 49 $149,900 $151,000 $169,900

2 River Ct, Ipswich 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 77 $275,000 $260,000 $299,000

1 Dartmouth St, Groveland 9 room, 4 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 63 $385,000 $375,000 $399,000

54 Washington St, Newburyport 7 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 75 $399,900 $380,000 $399,900

17 Pleasant St, Merrimac 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 146 $475,000 $458,000 $489,900

64 Larkin Rd, Newbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 42 $469,000 $469,000 $499,000

56 Highland St, Amesbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 163 $479,900 $442,000 $499,900

178 High Rd, Newbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Cottage 65 $499,000 $464,700 $519,900

31 Orchard Rd, Hamilton 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 24 $599,900 $610,000 $599,900

10 Graeme Way, Groveland 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 130 $625,000 $635,000 $669,900

9 Sullivan’s Ct, West Newbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Contemporary 95 $749,900 $749,900 $749,900

10 Stickney Ave, Newburyport 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 136 $995,000 $950,000 $995,000

78 Clark Rd, Ipswich 5 room, 2 bed, 3f 0h bath Cape 176 $995,000 $900,000 $1,100,000

Single Family Listings: 14 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,871.29 Avg. List$: $513,321 Avg. List$/SqFt: $273

Avg. DOM: 88.79 Avg. DTO: 69.79 Avg. Sale$: $496,043 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $265

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quickerthan-expected

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems

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and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along.

But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see

how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family member has important news.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly

well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on

achieving it, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with

immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over

once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal

matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it.

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Notice of Public Sale

Notice is hereby given by Dana’s

Towing & Repair of Hampton,

348 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH

(603) 926-9781. Pursuant to the

RSA 444 through 450 that they will

sell the following vehicles on or

after January 7, 2019 at 8:00AM by

private sale to satisfy their garage

keeper’s lien for towing, storage

and notice of sale:

1. Ford Focus 1FAFP-

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Health & Wellness

By J. Peter St. Clair, DMD

I recently attended a dental

continuing education course

entitled “Hit Man or Healer?”

The course was given by a wellknown

leader in the dental

profession. The basic premise of

the course was the notion that we

have a lot more science, studies,

and data available today to be

able to make better decisions

about the treatment that we

dentists recommend to patients.

The concept is called evidencebased

dentistry.

The idea is that if a very

structured examination and

diagnosis is done, treatment

recommendations can be made

based on science. The problem

is, many times the diagnosis

leads to suggestions that without

the proper dialogue can make

the dentist look like a “hit

man” (ie. patient perception

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teeth to permanent teeth, it is

apparently a little more difficult

when all the permanent teeth

are in. I guessed the age of the

patient on the screen to be

between 50 and 60.

The patient had great looking

teeth. You could tell the person

was a mature adult by the

darkening of the teeth, but there

was very little wear and very

minimal dentistry. The patient

ended up being 94 years old. The

lecturer displayed the woman’s

full face on the screen and said,

“Is this the way teeth should look

at 94 or is this woman a freak of

nature?”

While there are definitely

genetic factors that play a

role, many of the problems

we see today with teeth are

100% preventable. Take decay

for example; decay is 100%

preventable. However, it is still

not uncommon today to have

a patient (typically a teenager)

come in for a routine dental

hygiene appointment and be

told they have decay, or multiple

areas of decay, which were not

present 6 months ago. In that

scenario the dentist would be

considered the “hit man”.

The “healer” may have taken a

of over-treatment) vs. “healer”

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thorough evidencebased

evaluation and made

The lecturer started by putting

an image of a person’s teeth on the

recommendations based on diet,

screen and asking the audience

homecare habits and maybe even

to guess how old the person was.

familial history that may have

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prevented the decay in the first

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estimate a person’s age during

transition from the primary

place. Dentists have gotten good

It can be tempting ... especially if

you’re told you’ve won something

and only need to send a gift card

to cover postage. You might be told

that you missed jury duty and can

post your bail with a gift card instead

of being arrested. Or you might be

told that you can get certain medical

supplies that Medicare won’t pay for,

or that you have a computer bug

and they can fix it for you. There’s

no end to the scenarios these thieves

can think up.

Even if you fall for the scam,

once might not be enough. Once

they know how to manipulate you,

they’ll come back again and again.

A note of warning: If you’re in a

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at telling patients how they can

“fix” the problem, but need to

consider changing their thinking

and get more training in how to

“prevent” the problems we see

today in dentistry.

There are very few things I

learned in dental school that I

still use today. Many of the basic

principles are used but there is

continuous new data emerging

that we as health care providers

need to expose ourselves to,

and decide on what and how

to implement for the benefit of

our patients. I hope to see major

advancements in our approach

to oral health care in my career.

There is no reason you can’t live

to 94 and have a great set of

teeth.

Dr. St. Clair maintains a private

dental practice in Rowley and

Newburyport dedicated to healthcentered

family dentistry. If there

are certain topics you would like to

see written about or questions you

have please email them to him at

jpstclair@stclairdmd.com. You can

view all previously written columns

at www.jpeterstclairdentistry.com/

blog.

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insist you pay with gift cards, likely

a Google Play or iTunes card. This

is a theft problem that has increased

270 percent since 2015.

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store buying a gift card and the clerk

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Federal Trade Commission and see

ftc.gov/giftcards. If you’ve paid for

something with a gift card, let the

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FTC know. The FTC website has the

phone numbers of many companies

that issue gift cards, including

Amazon, MoneyPak and Steam.

Also go online to giftcards.com and

read up on gift card scams.

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