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So You Want To Be on the Radio

James Kelcourse Sets Priorities

NCM Hub staff member Tyler Newfell

NEWBURYPORT – Do you want

to be a television or radio announcer?

The Greater Newburyport

Community Media Hub, (NCM

Hub), formerly PortMedia, has an

offer you can’t refuse.

NCM Hub, a non-profit

organization that broadcasts on three

local television channels and on Joppa

Radio at 96.3 FM, is looking for several

“Engaged Citizens” to volunteer to be

a host on a morning radio show that

serves greater Newburyport.

Sarah Hayden, executive director

of NCM Hub, said last week she is

looking for six or more volunteers to

rotate as hosts of the show. “I hear

from people who say they would

like to be on the radio. Now is their

chance,” Hayden said.

Those who wish to hewn their skills

broadcasting from a well-equipped

studio adjacent to the Newburyport

Senior/Community Center, should

contact Hayden at sarah@ncmhub.

org or 978-961-0350.

The radio show features music,

commentary and discussion on local

issues and interviews with public

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

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Photo by Stewart Lytle

officials, civic leaders and other

interesting guests. It would supplement

NCM Hub’s existing line up of

televised broadcasts of city council and

school board meetings, state legislative

meetings and federal programs, plus

a variety of other programming that

includes local parades, a boating show,

authors reading chapters of their

latest novels and most recently the

Metropolitan Opera.

This call for volunteer DJs is an

opportunity born of adversity.

An unexpected $25,000 reduction

in income combined with an existing

$21,000 budget shortfall resulted in

the inability for NCM Hub to fill a

key position and brought about the

end of the WJOP Morning Show

hosted by veteran radio personality

Win Damon, who had broadcast the

early morning show for the last year

and a half.

Damon joined Joppa after WNBP

radio station, where he had been a

staple for local listeners for years, was

sold to Bloomberg Radio.

Continued on page 3

FIRST ESSEX LEGISLATIVE

DISTRICT – It is a rare occasion

that Jim Kelcourse walks from his

legislative office around the corner

of Pleasant and Green streets to the

Post Office without stopping to shake

several people’s hands, get a pat on

his back or listen to a problem from a

constituent.

Entering his third term as the

state Representative for Amesbury,

Newburyport and Salisbury,

Kelcourse seems very comfortable in

his role, a Republican in the middle

of an overwhelmingly Democraticcontrolled

legislature. The very tall,

affable Kelcourse seems to navigate

easily the waters of Beacon Hill,

building relationships with the

Democratic House leadership, while

staying close to the state’s Republican

governor.

Unlike the U.S. Congress and the

President these days, Kelcourse said,

“The Massachusetts Legislature works

well together on a bipartisan basis.

By working together we accomplish

a lot.”

He said he has enjoyed working the

last four years with state Sen. Katherine

O’Conner Ives, a Democrat who

retired from the Senate this year. And

he is looking forward to working with

a former House colleague, state Sen.

Diana DiZoglio, another Democrat,

who was elected to fill her seat.

“I have been blessed to work

with two great senators. Katie was

wonderful, and Diana is terrific. I

have worked with Diana in the House

and am looking forward to her being

our senator,” Kelcourse said.

Last year, which was not a good

time to be running for office as

a Republican, Kelcourse was reelected,

defeating Democratic

candidate Jennifer Rocco-Runnion

of Amesbury by 1,193 votes. That is

1,181 votes more than he won in his

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

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State Rep. James Kelcourse

first campaign in 2014.

He attributes his victory and

popularity in his district to his

legislative accomplishments, including

funding for local projects, but more

importantly, he said, is his passion for

solving problems for people who live

in his district.

“This is a busy office,” he said, in

his one-room office on Green Street.

“Constituent service is a lot of what

we do every day.” The job of a state

legislator, along with his aide Kelsey

Crowley, is “a lot like a customer

service department,” he said.

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For the coming two-year legislative

session he plans to continue fighting

for more money for education and

affordable housing, food for the poor

and to improve the environmental

issues, working on ending the raw

sewage being released into the

Merrimack River from city wastewater

treatment plants upriver.

His top priority for the next

legislative session is the same as it

was in the last two terms – increasing

funding for local schools, particularly

special education programs for all

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Rowley Government – “Going to Pot” !

Community Announcements

Facebook Site - Rowley Citizens for Governmental Transparency utilizing

M.G.L. c. 231, § 59H seeking to get signatures or support addressing

governmental financial Community accountability has been successful, Connections

the Facebook site

receives numerous visits every day. This petition site promotes transparency

through public media. Transparency has been difficult by this town given the

recent unsuccessful attempts Business to gather records. Spotlight

Rowley citizens thought state

agencies protect us, the public. “They” don’t!!!! They work to guide and protect

lobbies such as the pot lobby. They are in charge, you are not! Are you important

Real Estate • For Sale

For

Sale

and in charge? As a voter, I thought we were!!! Rowley’s pot vote in 2016 was yes,

by only 4 votes! The only way that was passed was by the blessings from town

hall! Follow the money!

Pot Won in that election by 4 votes!!! Was that Bob Snow, Dave Petersen, Bob

Sports • Sports • Sports

Merry and most of all our fearless lawyer leader and former planning board chair,

Clifford Pierce?

Pot was legalized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Yes, your friends

Pets, Animals, Plus

that was incarcerated since the 1960’s-2017 on pot charges and went to jail, went

for nothing!!!

In preparation of the legalization, Rowley selectmen approved the planning

board’s “designated areas Health within Rowley” to & run Fitness

the “Pot Parlors”! Now selectmen

Cliff Pierce (x-planning board chairmen Pierce????) led that charge! Rowley, led

by Chairman Pierce, has greased the skids for 5 establishments to proffer from

pot sales in Rowley. No other community has 5 approvals for DRUGS!!!! Essex

County has 16 approvals from the state CCC, 5 are from Rowley. Thanks Cliff

or is it you, Bob, Bob & Dave (the 4 deciding votes)?

The permitting process in Rowley is in question???? Why are they allowing 5

“drug dispensaries” in our little Hummel of a community without consideration

to “us”, especially our kids??? Why did it get this far in the process? Why did the

selectmen support the planning board’s recommendations on a designated area

for “drug” sales????? Everyone knows that Rowley selectmen or any other town is

exempt from prosecution from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts no matter

what they do. That includes stopping this!

It must be money!

You see it! FIVE applications are into “Rowley” and have been slated for

selectmen approval. Other communities are in for 1-2 establishments, not 5!

Rowley is slated to be a “Mecca” of drug dispensaries. Are the selectmen thinking

the 3% sales income (per last years’ town meeting vote) is worth it? Markup for

drugs is greater than 3%, just ask the mafia! Where is the other ??% going????

Smoke “em” up Rowley! We got to pay for the public safety building(s), safety

up-grades to Pine Grove school, Prospect Hill up-grades, water department

up-grades, selectmen salary up-grades, or any salary increases deemed fit by the

personnel board. The personnel board is the “chief of staff” for the ARMY of

ROWLEY of course! Time to get another Petition going Mo!

It’s “Rowley”! The target for every applicant, outside contractor, engineering

firm, vendor and any entity who wants to make “extra” money. “They pay well

in that town”!!!

If you don’t believe it, “smoke em up”!

Tim Toomey

Rowley, MA

LEGAL NOTICE

ROWLEY CONSERVATION

COMMISSION

In accordance with the

Wetlands Protection Act,

Mass. G.L. 131, Section 40,

as amended, and the Town of

Rowley Wetlands Protection

Bylaw, a public hearing will be

held on Tuesday, January 22,

2019 at 8:00 pm at the Room

5 of the Town Hall Annex at

39 Central Street to consider

a Notice of Intent application

filed by Bruce Tompkins, Trustee

The Tompkins-Desjardins Trust

for proposed construction

of a single family residence

with relocation of woods road

possibly within 100’ Buffer

Zone to Bordering Vegetated

Wetlands, 100’ Buffer Zone to

Isolated Vegetated Wetland,

Intermittent Stream, Bank,

and Land under Waterway at

land off Daniels Road (Map 9,

Parcel 23); at 49 Emily Lane

(Map 9, Parcel 23, Lot 24) and

at 41 Emily Lane (Map 9, Parcel

23 Lot 25) in Rowley, MA.

Arthur Page III, Chair

Rowley Conservation Commission

LEGAL NOTICE

ROWLEY CONSERVATION

COMMISSION

In accordance with the

Wetlands Protection Act,

Mass. G.L. 131, Section 40,

as amended, and the Town of

Rowley Wetlands Protection

Bylaw, a public meeting will be

held on Tuesday, January 22,

2019 at 7:45 pm at the Room

5 of the Town Hall Annex at

39 Central Street to consider

a Request for Determination

of Applicability application

filed by John P. and Dawn

M. McCarthy for proposed

installation of a subsurface

sewage disposal system

possibly within 200’ Riverfront

Area of the Mill River at 29

Glen Street (Map 21, Parcel

Lot 19) in Rowley, MA.

Arthur Page III, Chair

Rowley Conservation Commission


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Continued from page 1

The budget cuts were caused by

lower payments to the city due to

an accounting adjustment to their

bundled packages by Comcast Xfinity.

The fees were cut this year and are

continuing to decline, Hayden said.

The number of Comcast and

other cable company subscribers are

declining as they opt out of cable

packages instead preferring to view

programming on various streaming

services.

About 2,000 community television

stations across the country are being

further threatened by the prospect of a

Federal Communications Commission

ruling that would allow cable companies

like Comcast and Verizon to deduct

the costs of “in kind services” they

provide to local governments, schools

and community access centers from

the franchise fees they have agreed to

pay cities and towns.

The fees, authorized in 1996 federal

legislation, are paid in return for having

the exclusive franchise to broadcast

programming and collect subscriber

fees in that municipality.

If approved, the FCC could force

municipalities to decide if they will

continue to receive cable franchise

fee revenues or continue community

media access operations, wrote Gerard

Lavery, a partner in the law firm of

Best, Best & Krieger.

The result of the budget cuts is that

community media “is just not the

Continued from page 1

schools and transportation monies

for the school districts.

Kelcourse, who graduated from

Amesbury High School, said he has

already talked with the chairperson

of the education committee to ensure

the schools in the district have enough

money to fill budget gaps. But he also

is focused on providing teachers with

funds to acquire new technologies.

He said he has already been assured

by Gov. Charlie Baker’s office that

school funding, Chapter 70 money,

will be increased this year. He noted

that the formulas for school funding

need to be revised, since they have

been the same since 1993.

A Kelcourse favorite is the Early

College program, where high school

students can work with Northern

Essex Community College to

complete courses that allow them to

graduate from two-years of college at

the same time they walk across the

stage at their high school.

He said he is seeking $100,000

for Northern Essex to continue that

program, which saves students twoyears

of expensive college tuition.

The former Amesbury city councilor

is also concerned about the rising costs

of housing in the district, which is

making it harder for the elderly to stay

in their homes and for young people

to live in northeastern Massachusetts.

At the same time, he lists as a top

priority funding for food banks like

Driving Yankee Innovation

same,” said Hayden, who has been

a volunteer, board advisor and now

executive director of the Newburyport

community media for 25 years. “The

cable companies are very big and very

powerful, and they get to do whatever

they want.”

In the past, Comcast paid

Newburyport 4.3 percent of the

revenues collected from city residents

who are subscribers. The fees are

capped at 5 percent.

NCM Hub gets approximately

$330,000 a year of that fee, which

pays for the salaries of two full-time

staff, a few part-time employees and

summer interns, plus the purchase

and maintenance of its broadcast

equipment and technical support.

The community media centers get

no federal funding.

NCM Hub has streamlined its

operations in anticipation of cable

cord cutting. Hayden and her team are

also being creative in developing new

programs that cost little, but still fulfill

the mission of community media.

For example, Hayden has created

PortMedia Open Studios for members

to host interviews at their convenience

without of the need for extensive

training, finding their own crew and

making a weekly time commitment.

PortMedia Open Studios are “noedit”

shoots to streamline the process

of content production so information

can be quickly shared with the

community and not delayed by the

James Kelcourse Sets Priorities

Our Neighbors’ Table and Pettengill

House. He takes pride in securing

$30,000 a year in state funds for the

last four years for Our Neighbors’

Table.

The other priorities involve

funding for infrastructure. He said

Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday

frequently asks him for money to pave

streets and sidewalks. He is proud that

he secured $1 million for the city of

Newburyport to help pay for drainage

improvements and is working to get

the governor’s office to release those

funds.

The most vexing infrastructure

problem in the district is rebuilding

several large wastewater treatment

plants that are not in his district and

some are not even in the state. When

major storms hit the Merrimack River

Valley, the rain often overwhelms

the capacity of wastewater treatment

plants upriver in Lawrence and

Lowell, but also in Manchester and

Nashua, NH.

He co-sponsored a bill last session

to require cities upriver to notify

on a timely basis towns and cities

downriver when raw sewage is being

released into the river. That bill did

not pass last year, but Kelcourse is

determined to join in the effort to pass

the bill this year and to work with the

state and federal governments to fund

long-term solutions for the sewage

problem.

“I grew up on the river,” he said.

editing process.

She has also created new programs for

community engagement such as Craft

Your Voice nights. Every Thursday

from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the community is

invited to express themselves through

one of the planned innovative civic

activities.

In an era dominated by emails and

text, one of these activities is Write

Night, a time when members and

anyone else can visit the studio to write

a letter, postcard or thank you note.

She even has the stamps.

Every third Thursday night, NCM

Hub holds Constitution Night, where

members and friends can discuss

political issues with others who may

hold a contrary opinion.

Community media centers are the

backbone of American democracy,

Hayden said. “Local TV was started to

make sure that people have freedom of

speech and to make sure corporations

don’t own the airwaves.”

Avenues of expression such as local

news and community access centers

are more vital than ever, and it is time

for citizens to get engaged to make

themselves heard, she said. “We’re

here to let people have a voice in their

community.”

Engaged Citizen Memberships for

Residents cost $45 for adults, $25 for

seniors and students, grades eight to

12. Memberships for organizations is

$100. Any non-Newburyport resident

pays an additional $10.

“The Merrimack is cleaner now,”

thanks to the federal Clean Water Act.

“It is a beautiful resource that we all

can enjoy,” he said.

But he concedes rebuilding or

moving major sources of pollution

upriver will require a lot of funds and

even more cooperation among public

officials.

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Eagle Scout Builds Fire Pit For Local Church

By Victoria Lojek, Reporter

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When Matthew Miller’s Eagle Scout Troop planned a Smores’ Night at The First Congregational Church of

Rowley, the success sparked plans for another Smores’ Night.

The troop invited the church youth group, other members of the church, and members of the community.

Together, they enjoyed music, singing, and food in the parking lot of the church. Even though many that attended

requested more events, Matthew and one of his fellow Eagle Scout’s mother, Karen Schmuch, decided these gettogethers

could be improved if the church

had a better venue for such events.

Thus, Schmuch suggested Miller build a

permanent fire pit.

“I thought about this and realized how

great an idea it would be to build a permanent

patio with permanent benches and a real fire

pit to have gatherings around, and that the

church could even invite members of the

community to come to gatherings at the fire

pit, for a good sense of community bonding

and happiness,” Miller said.

Looking back, Miller said he never

imagined how much work it would be,

and how much he would learn from it. The

original one month plan extended to three

months, and the time and energy it required

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“From organization to hard work, and

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supplies, including donations from

Pearson’s Hardware, Bentely Warren

Trucking, Georgetown Building

Supply, and Miller’s church. Miller

is immensely proud of his work,

grateful for all he learned, and happy

to help his community.

REAL ESTATE

Top left: Matthew Miller's fire pit w/

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Miller hosting coffee hour after Sunday

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church service. Bottom: Mathew

Miller (center) Gregory with Der friends Bogosian, and Publisher’s family Representative

1940’s Brick Colonial Cape

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Letters To The Editor

Community Announcements

GEORGETOWN – The COA Knitting Group will meet Thursday January 24, 9:30 a.m. at the Georgetown

Senior Community Center. The group shares skills, patterns, while working individual projects. Some service

projects will be planned. Refreshments Community will be served. For further information, Connections

please call the COA at 978-352-

5726.

New Dining ------------------------------------------------------------

Room

GEORGETOWN – Led by Full Library

Business

Bar Director Sarah Cognata, the Georgetown COA book club will meet Tuesday

January 22, 2 p.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. Spotlight

Copies of selected books are available at the

Italian Deli &

Georgetown Peabody Library as regular print, large print and audio books. For more information, please call the

COA at 978-352-5726. Marketplace

Take out

Real Estate

Grab & Go

• For Sale

For

Sale ------------------------------------------------------------

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown school system is collecting Crosby’s

Party Trays 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

978-465-2225 Sports

can purchase through • a Sports

catalog at the end of the • school Sports

year. If you have any

questions about the program you can contact Jackie Carter at relish7264@

GiuseppesFineFood.com gmail.com.

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257 Low St GEORGETOWN: A new Walking Club continues to meet Tuesdays

Pets, Animals, Plus

Newburyport and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center.

The Walking Club is funded with a competitive grant recently awarded

to the Georgetown Council on Aging (COA) through a grant to the

Health Massachusetts Associations & of Fitness

Councils on Aging by Blue Cross Blue Shield

of Massachusetts. Led by a COA volunteer walking group leader, easy

outdoor walking routes are planned starting from the Georgetown Senior

Community Center. Indoor routes will be planned for inclement weather.

An endurance exercise, walking can improve cardiovascular health and the

circulatory system and delay or prevent many diseases such as diabetes,

heart disease and osteoporosis. For more information and to register for the

program, please call the COA at 978-352-5726.

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IPSWICH - Ever wanted to enhance your computing skills? Perhaps you

wish to learn how to use technology to expand your business or improve

your techniques with your favorite hobby. Then you may want to attend our

lineup of technology classes in 2019: Google Drive/documents Saturday,

February 23, 10:00 -11:30 AM; Website & Social Media Basics for Small

Business & Nonprofits Saturday, March 23, 10:00 - 11:30 AM; Apps 101

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 - 7:30 PM; Taking Better Pictures with your Mobile

Camera Saturday, May 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM; Downloadable/Streaming

Media Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Free and open to the general public

at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich. Registration

not required. Visit www.ipswichlibrary.org/events for detailed class

descriptions. All classes will be presented by consultant Jennifer Koerber.

Jennifer is a trainer and speaker on emerging technologies and the social

web, and co-author of Emerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians

(Rowman & Littlefield, May 2015). She is also currently affiliated with the

Harvard University Library as their Alma Training Manager. To learn more

about Jennifer’s expertise, visit her at www.jenniferkoerber.com.

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NEWBURY - Celebrating 15 years of serving families in the greater

Newburyport area, the Greater Newburyport Families Club (GNFC) is

expanding our successful Baby and Kids’ Consignment Sale series to host

our first-ever “GNFC Purge & Purchase” for women and men’s clothing,

shoes and accessories on February 8th and 9th at Pita Hall Plum Island

in Newbury. The focus is on gently-used brand-name and on-trend items;

no jewelry. This event is open to both members and non-members, and

it is at no cost to participants. We are looking for buyers and sellers. Our

online system is up: www.myconsignmentmanager.com/newburyport/. As

we celebrate our 15th year as an organization, we are updating our name

from “Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club” to “Greater

Newburyport Families Club.” We will still use the acronym: GNFC. This

change is years in the making marking a reflection of our membership and

noting the changing face of families; with increasing engagement of fathers

and older caregivers.

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NEWBURYPORT: Did you know that the Newburyport Public Library

offers weekly movie showings? Join us for movie matinee every Wednesday

at 2:30pm. We show some of the newest films available as soon as they are

released on DVD. Titles for January are on our website now.

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SALISBURY: Public skating is open at Seaside Ice Rink, located at 4

Oceanfront North, Salisbury Beach! No hats, gloves, or jackets are required.

Glide around the indoor artificial ice rink while skating to festive music

surrounded by sparkling snowflakes, mirror balls, and breathtaking views

of the ocean. There is fun for the entire family, and admission is $5 per

person. Bring your own skates or use the rink’s. Child & adult sizes are

available. Rink-side refreshments are available in the Blue Sky Lounge with

panoramic ocean views. Skate and relax by the cozy fireplace, watch TV, or

log on. The rink is located in Blue Ocean Event Center’s upper level above

Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge. Hours from January 4th to February 24th

are Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8PM, and Sundays from noon-3PM.


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Young Riders Support Children with Special Needs

BOXFORD - Members of the Burnstock

Riding Club in Boxford participating

in the 12th annual Hackathon raised

over $1,500 to help individuals with

special needs benefit from therapeutic

horseback riding at Windrush Farm in

North Andover.

“The Burnstock Riding Club girls,

once again, have had an extremely

successful Hackathon, raising over

$1500 and riding and hiking a total of 75

miles.” said Matti Burns, founder of the

Hackathon. “I am continually inspired

by the kindness and drive these young

women show for Windrush Farm!” “We

are so grateful to the members of the

Burnstock Riding Club who ride in the

The Town Common Courtesy Photo

Hackathon created by Matti Burns.” said Janet Nittmann, CEO of Windrush Farm. “These caring

young riders help make it possible for children and adults with special needs to ride at Windrush.”

For information about Windrush Farm please visit Windrushfarm.org

About Windrush Farm: Windrush Farm is a nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic riding

and equine assisted activities for children and adults with special needs. Windrush, based in North

Andover, is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States. For more

information about Windrush Farm, please go to www.windrushfarm.org or call 978.682.7855.

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38 Elm Park Groveland, MA 6 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Antique 61 $340,000 $332,000 $340,000

17 River St Amesbury, MA 8 room, 4 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 20 $269,000 $264,000 $269,000

390 Merrimac St Newburyport, MA 6 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Cape 80 $280,000 $250,000 $325,000

6 Allen Dr Salisbury, MA 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 60 $329,900 $324,500 $335,000

60 Orchard St Amesbury, MA 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 43 $349,000 $349,000 $349,000

40 Birch Meadow Rd Merrimac, MA 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 76 $364,777 $360,000 $379,777

122 High Street Ipswich, MA 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 19 $389,900 $389,900 $389,900

20 Larch Road Georgetown, MA 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 49 $389,900 $389,900 $399,000

20 Olive St Newburyport, MA 8 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 19 $399,900 $415,000 $399,900

20 Maple Avenue Ipswich, MA 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 37 $429,000 $395,000 $449,000

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340 Merrimac Newburyport, MA 8 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 21 $479,900 $460,000 $479,900

30 Ashland St Newburyport, MA 5 room, 2 bed, 2f 0h bath Cottage 71 $499,000 $492,000 $499,000

23 Porter Street Wenham, MA 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 14 $514,000 $525,000 $514,000

11 Woodland St Merrimac, MA 11 room, 6 bed, 2f 1h bath Victorian 70 $548,777 $540,000 $548,777

72 Lime Street Newburyport, MA 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 23 $569,900 $569,900 $569,900

9 Pinewood Lane Groveland, MA 9 room, 6 bed, 3f 1h bath Garrison 133 $499,900 $475,000 $589,900

698 Salem St Groveland, MA 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 56 $574,900 $574,000 $599,000

Lot 4 Abbey Rd Merrimac, MA 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 80 $609,000 $625,000 $609,000

110 Market St Amesbury, MA 13 room, 6 bed, 3f 1h bath Bungalow 102 $599,000 $599,000 $649,000

37 Purchase St Newburyport, MA 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 202 $599,999 $590,000 $669,500

26 Pleasant St W. Newbury, MA 12 rm, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Gambrel /Dutch 82 $699,000 $699,900 $699,900

6 Colonial Drive Merrimac, MA 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial 106 $679,000 $670,000 $719,000

7 Forest St Georgetown, MA 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 35 $719,900 $711,810 $719,900

10 Long Hill Rd Georgetown, MA 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 17 $719,900 $717,000 $719,900

52 North Main Street Ipswich, MA 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial 77 $699,000 $680,000 $720,000

14 Cross Road Newburyport, MA 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial 116 $749,000 $749,000 $769,000

1 Broad St Newburyport, MA 7 rm, 3 bed, 3f 1h bath Greek Revival 25 $850,000 $840,000 $850,000

4 Merganser Rd Ipswich, MA 7 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Colonial 147 $1,199,000 $1,100,000 $1,400,000

5 Bridge Ln Newburyport, MA 10 rm, 5 bed, 4f 1h bath Gambrel 62 $1,675,000 $1,450,000 $1,795,000

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are

high at this time for single Lambs looking for love.

Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for

Rams and Ewes in paired relationships.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what

Taureans dote on -- namely, love and money. Look for

more meaningful relationships for both singles and

pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook.

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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of

that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your

positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation

involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with

this problem.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague

with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create

problems for you.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go

it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental.

Allow for free and open discussion.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved one’s health problem could, once again, make

demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and

insist that others pitch in and help.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid

Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-to-day schedules. Be more flexible and allow for

more impromptu, off-the-cuff actions.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a

situation you don’t approve of. If it’s going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it

fails, it will do so without a push from you.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open

your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend

brings news from a loved one.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good

position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas

and suggestions from others.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But

check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not

work in helping you reach your goals.

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private sale to satisfy their garage

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Health & Wellness

BY J. PETER ST. CLAIR, DMD

I recently had the opportunity

to do some dental hygiene

appointments for a hygienist who

was out for a family emergency.

While at first I was not particularly

excited about doing this because

I have my own busy schedule, I

have to say, it was both gratifying

and eye-opening.

Typically, when I check a

patient after a hygiene exam, I am

examining clean teeth and will

briefly discuss any concerns the

patient or the hygienist has. But

on this day, I got to spend much

more time with patients who I

normally only see for five minutes

after they see the hygienist.

My first patient was a 20-yearold,

very pleasant and bright

young man, who has not had

to spend very much time in

“my” chair. As I read through

his chart to look at the notes

the hygienist had made from

previous appointments, I noticed

that there had been repeated

discussions about his homecare.

As we started our appointment, I

realized I was up against the same

issues the hygienist had seen on

previous appointments.

I asked this young man, “When

was the last time you brushed your

teeth?” He replied, “It’s been a few

Brighter Smiles...

The Precious Gift of Time - Part 2

days because I have been busy.”

Of course, I had the reaction that

you are probably having right

now – how in the world can you

go a few days without brushing

your teeth? As I worked my way

through the plaque and heavy

bleeding due to inflammation

from the debris, we talked about

the Bruins game we both watched

the night before.

I know what you thinking – If

you have the time to watch the

Bruins, you have the 2 minutes

it takes to brush your teeth – I

thought the same thing. However,

instead of approaching it this way

and trying to convince him that

he needs to work on his priorities,

we discussed some of the health

consequences of long-term

inflammation as he gets older. We

will have to see if this discussion

had any impact on him the next

time he comes in.

Another patient I saw was an

adult woman who has also spent

little time in “the back” with

me. Over the past few years, the

hygienist’s notes had indicated a

history of severe headaches and

jaw muscle tension as well as my

recommendation to consider a

nighttime appliance. She took

daily medication to manage her

headache issues and even had

occasional injections to treat her

symptoms.

On this day she was in severe

muscular pain. In addition to

completing her dental hygiene

services, I had the opportunity

to do a more complete exam and

have a more in depth discussion

about her problem. In spending

more time with her I was also

able to ask more questions and

learn much more about her

symptoms and possible etiology.

We discussed her concerns about

moving forward with treating

both her headaches and looking

further into some sleep related

issues which could be causing

her other symptoms. She is still

reluctant to move forward with

my recommendations because she

feels her issues are from another

origin.

Changing our habits, like

brushing habits, or making a

change to improve any aspect of

our health is difficult for many.

My experience with these two

patients, as well as other patients

I saw that day, reinforced that

making a change is often not as

easy as just briefly mentioning it.

It is important for providers and

patients to take the time to discuss

what the barriers are that are

holding them back from making

improvements in their health.

Time is the most important gift

a health care provider can give.

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.

The Harsh Reality of Social Security

The start of the New Year means

having to face just what our 2.8 percent

Social Security increase really means. I

had done the math: my 2018 Social

Security plus the welcome 2.8 percent

increase equals the benefit amount for

2019. There would be more money to

spend, I assumed.

Here is where it actually stands:

Groceries -- Last January I saved

all my grocery receipts for the

month so I would have a list of what

Senior Scene

everything cost. It’s only been a year,

but everything has gone up. Not one

single item has gone down in price.

Housing -- Two months ago, the

notice arrived about rents going up

$20 on Jan. 1.

TV/Internet -- The monthly cost

of cable TV and Internet service rose

over $30. I called and threatened to

cut the cord, and they suddenly found

a deal that brought the increase down

$20.

Electric -- The power company just

announced a 13 percent increase in

kilowatt-hour costs.

Miscellaneous -- On the occasional

expense end of things, my favorite

shirt, which I wear out and then

replace every year, went up $10. Oil

changes are up $15.

The sum of all this means that I’m

actually worse off than I was last year.

Many of us are in this same situation.

Over 20 percent of married couples

and over 40 percent of singles have

Social Security for 90 percent of their

income. We not only aren’t adding

to emergency savings, we’re barely

hanging on.

I’ll include as many cost-saving tips

in this column as I can this year. But

if you haven’t retired yet, spend 2019

practicing living on only the amount

you’ll get from Social Security. Use

every extra dollar to pare down debt

or add to your savings.

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Dr. Laura anne Potvin, P.C.

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