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REGIONAL – What a nice holiday gift

for all who live along the North Shore in

the Bay and Granite states.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

awarded the C-10 nuclear watchdog

organization $10,000 this month to

upgrade and expand its real-time radiological

monitoring network around NextEra’s

Seabrook Station.

This grant will help C-10 add another field

station, at a cost of about $7,000, to measure

airborne radiation and the wind speed and

direction. It will also help fund the non-profit

organization’s network in 2021.

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Michelle Martens.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Vol. 16, No. 61

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter

NEWBURY – To celebrate Newbury’s

375th anniversary in 2010,

Theater Workshop was asked to produce

a holiday musical that school

children and teachers could perform.

Stacey April Fix, the creative force behind

the non-profit TWS, chose to rewrite

Charles Dickens to set the classic

Christmas Carol in old Newbury.

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lack of public funding in New Hampshire,

there are just four stations that cover the 17

cities and towns in the state.

“New Hampshire deserves this real-time

monitoring of Seabrook Station,” said C-10

executive director Natalie Hildt Treat.

The organization’s goal is to expand the

geographic coverage of its monitoring network

in the communities by adding sensitive

tracking equipment in locations to the

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When Fix was unable this year to

write and produce a new TWS annual

holiday performance because of

the Covid-19 virus, she dug in her

archives. She found a performance of

Woodbridge Carol, and thanks to the

technology of YouTube, has brought it

back to life.

Created for YouTube by Triton Regional

High School alumnus Sam Bell,

the performance premiered Saturday

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Nick Kreticos is the inspiring owner of

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MA. You might not remember where the

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and centerpieces are visually outstanding

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level of creativity that effortlessly flows

from him. He’s also a kind, well-spoken,

grounded, brilliant, and wise man who

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Theater Workshop, from page 1

“What I have missed most in

this COVID time is the TWS

community that brought us closer

to one another through our shared

creative energy and community

commitment,” she wrote. “Woodbridge

Carol is a great representation

of how special the performing

arts can be, and Theater Workshop

truly is.

“I wish in 2021 for all our friends

and family to be able to join together

again on stage and backstage

to sing and dance and cheer!”

TWS is an after-school program

that utilizes the NES theater to

introduce children and their families

to the magic of theater. It also

provides scholarships and offers

opportunities for leadership and

production support for graduates

of the program.

Participation in Theater Workshop

is open to children who live

in any North Shore community.

TWS offers an introduction to

theater class for children, grades

one to six, that are new to theater

and acting. No auditions are required.

The performance of Woodbridge

Carol, which has historical sets,

“dazzling special effects” and is

filled with musical and dance numbers,

features 70 NES students,

many of whom are now in college.

And it showcases the talents of

NES teachers David Williams as

“Professor Scrooge,” plus Bonnie

Langendorfer and Charlie LaBella,

“Woodbridge Carol is an unforgettable

holiday experience,” states

the show’s trailer. “This is a story

whose meaning and characters

have lasted the test of time and was

not bound by place and custom. It

speaks to us as forcefully as it spoke

to people over 100 years ago and

will speak to future generations.

“Let us all live the lessons of old

Scrooge and hold in our heart kindness

towards one another. Join with

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52% of those surveyed said

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While there are many

ways to whiten teeth, including

professionally in the dental

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products. People want

whiter teeth because it makes

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a derivative. The controlled

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and the quality of the materials

used usually provides

the most predictable and most

effective results. If you choose

to use OTC products you may

not get nearly the same result

you would with having it professionally

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will admit, I have seen some

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All forms of tooth whitening

can have side effects, including

gum irritation and sensitive

teeth. These side effects

are normal and usually subside

once the treatment has

stopped or shortly thereafter.

We will often recommend the

use of a “sensitive” toothpaste

a month or so prior to starting

whitening to help ward

off tooth sensitivity. Another

advantage to having it done

professionally, is the support

you have from the dental staff

guiding you through the process.

This makes the treatment

faster and more effective.

The issue with overusing

whitening products is the

continuous assault of the pulp

or nerve of the tooth through

any exposed dentinal or root

surface by the bleaching gel. If

the whitening is causing tooth

sensitivity it means the gel is

affecting the pulp of the tooth

in some way. In the short-term

that’s usually not an issue and

the pulp recovers. Whitening

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initial treatment, and then for

occasional “touch-ups”.

In my experience, I have

never seen permanent damage

done to teeth if the whitening

products are used properly. It

is important to note that different

kinds of teeth require

different strengths of bleaching

to get the desired result.

These different “types” of

teeth also have varying levels

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Teeth in patients 30 and under,

and teeth that are yellow

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less time to achieve the desired

result. These teeth are also the

most susceptible to the side

effects of bleaching. People

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susceptible to sensitivity. This

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The older and darker teeth

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they are to side effects.

For example, I treated a patient

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to tetracycline medication as

a child who was told his teeth

would not lighten all that

much. He did at-home professionally

monitored bleaching

every night (or almost) for

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An Innovative Business ‘Paradigm’ for Nick’s Seasonal Decor

Décor, from page 1

Ireland. He candidly admits that,

‘I’m, by no means, a ‘tech savvy

person. My older sister, Alex, helps

with that, and we use easy, self-explanatory

platforms, including

Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok,

Twitter, YouTube, and email. We

don’t even use sponsored posts. It’s

100% organic.’

Nick shares, ‘I’ve grown up in

Rowley, and love living here, even

if it’s not anywhere near the geography

of 50% of my clients.’ That

would be the South, where there is

a cultural interest in craftmaking.

A key piece of his company’s dramatic

success is that he leverages

his authentic, engaging personality

and design expertise through

daily, live online videos on wreathmaking.

It’s called, ‘Nick’s Exclusive

Wreath Community,’ along

with his public ‘Crafting Community’

page, where he educates,

and empowers, people through his


His family and friends rotate as

videographers, which adds a welcoming

sense of warmth. Nick enjoys

teaching viewers to, ‘make a

wreath their own. It’s not that they

have to exactly replicate what I’ve

done, or struggle to make it as perfect

as possible.’ He also prefers to

use a few colors, and instinctively

knows how to put them together

in a way that will look good to the

eye. He shares, ‘it’s like I have an

algorithm in my head as to what

works well in designs.’ Interestingly,

he personally most enjoys

using neutral colors, whites, and


When asked what his friends

think of his business success, he

shares in his humble style that, ‘I

don’t think many realize the extent

of what goes on. Most people

think of me as the guy who makes


So, how did this talented entrepreneur

begin his exciting


Nick shares, “As a little kid, I

used to pass time helping with the

yard work, and would memorize

the names of the plants, trees, and

shrubs. I really enjoyed helping

my grandmother outside.’

His father, Stephen, a longtime

business owner of a local

carpet cleaning business, shares,

‘we knew that he was destined for

something special. Ever since he

was old enough to walk, he was

always creating, and working with

his hands. We would say that you

could give him toothpicks and

he’d make a car! All of the kids

would come help with my business,

ever since they were 3 or 4

years old, and Nick has always had

a keen eye for design.’

As a teenager, Nick created a

Facebook page, and shared, ‘In

my senior year of high school,

things took off with creating videos.’

People enjoyed his teaching,

which was not something he ever

thought he’d like to do. He then

went to design school, and, in

June 2017, put out his first ‘live’

video to the community of followers.

Numbers exponentially grew.

Fast-forward to today’s challenging

business environment

This year, where headlines detail

how so many business owners are

struggling to stay afloat, Nick has

found that the pandemic has had

a positive impact on his business.

People who’ve been laid off, or

who are working from home, are

finding time to watch his videos.

As the number of followers has

increased, Nick realized that he

needed to, ‘do more, and step up

to create daily content for viewers.’

It is now a nightly event of

teaching others to make what he

expertly creates from inspiration

that he finds, in his words, ‘just

about everywhere.’ He also mentioned

that he’s learned to, ‘master

prioritizing time.’ The videos run

an average of 17 minutes, and he

focuses on being to the point and

providing hands on steps, before

offering the rest of the time for

questions and answers. He believes

his success is due, in part,

to the fact that not many people

are offering ‘live’ videos on a daily


When asked if he ever feels concerned

about so generously sharing

his inspired design ideas with

the public, he replied, ‘that’s never

been a fear of mine, from the first

second of starting this business. If

people want to replicate my designs,

I’m flattered. I know that

people who are purchasing from


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me are buying me, and what I create.”

He also mentioned that he

rarely receives any negative feedback,

and that ‘the community,

and the industry, are very positive

to begin with. I also really could

care less about what anyone else

has to say!’ His humor, and wisdom,

are beyond his years.

It's not just about creating

beautiful wreaths

On a deeper level, Nick’s business

of floral décor is not just

about learning how to create stunning

wreaths; it’s also about the

support and fun that is found in

his online community. He and his

family share stories with viewers as

he works, and it’s created a phenomenon

of between 1000 and

1400 daily participants who access

his videos, across all time zones.

His best friend, and one of his

videographers, Skylar Harrington

of Salisbury, shares, ‘he does a great

job connecting with the audience.

His presence resonates with the

exclusive wreath community, and

with his other viewers. People feel

like they have a friend in him, and

his family.’ She continued that, ‘he

has all of these ideas every single

day, and the videos give his viewers

something to look forward to

in these troubling times.’

Nick also mentioned that, ‘there

are a number of viewers who may

not have any interest in crafts

or design, as it feels, ‘way out to

make things.’” He’s found that,

‘people seem to enjoy watching us

as a family. We’ve even had some

who watch us for comfort while

recovering in hospital beds.’ He’s

also aware that some viewers, ‘may

not have family, or a lot of friends,

and it’s become a part of their

nightly ritual.’

Skylar also shares, ’When I go

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intensely creative level, while balancing

a personal life, is never all

hearts and flowers. Nick is not a

stranger to navigating significant

life challenges. His family experienced

a difficult time in 2011

where his father became solely

responsible for Nick and his three

siblings after his mother left, near

Christmastime. Nick shared that,

‘pursuing higher education has always

been important in my family.

There was a lot of stress on

my dad with facing putting four

kids through college. It’s been a

true blessing, through the success

of this work, to not only put myself

through school, but also assist

with our family’s needs.’ And, in

testament to the family’s strength,

everyone helps, including Nick’s

beloved grandmother, ‘Ya-Ya.’ As

he says, ‘my dad is the kind of man

who is so supportive and proud

of anything I do, and my grandmother

will – lovingly - ‘tell it like

it is.’ I value the balance of their

encouragement and honesty.’

When asked how he ‘refuels,’

he said, ‘my work is not like work

to me. It’s my life, 7 days a week.

It’s not a burden, by any means.

The biggest challenge was being

thrown into it so fast, and experiencing

the level of interest that

has taken off. If I do need a break,


I like going for a short drive to

clear my head - usually up to State

Street in Newburyport, or seeing

my friends. It really is like being in

my own little world.’ He suggests

to anyone who is figuring out their

career to, ‘follow your passion.’

Nick is achieving the kind of

meteoric, and sustainable, success

that most people work their

entire careers to attain. His innovative

approach reflects the value

of thinking differently about how

to run a business effectively, no

matter the industry. He does not

use formal marketing or advertising,

other than online and word of

mouth. He doesn’t incur overhead

costs of a storefront, or stock a variety

of flower arrangements and

hand-made wreaths waiting to be

bought, and he is probably in closer

contact to more of his followers

on a daily basis than most owners

are to their direct-facing customers.

One of the next big ideas for

Nick’s Seasonal Décor team is

looking into finding a warehouse,

and offering supplies and design

kits for clients to purchase. As

Nick shares, ‘it’s just one of the

ideas we discuss. There are so

many. I’m proud of the work we

do, and if my story helps somebody

else, I’m happy.’

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G.L. 131, Section 40, as amended, and the Town of Rowley

Wetlands Protection Bylaw, a remote public meeting will

be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm to consider

a Request for Determination of Applicability application

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soil evaluation for the design of stormwater management

facilities possibly within 100’ Buffer Zone to a Bordering

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December 23, 2020


Town of


Urges Continued

Vigilance as

COVID-19 Risk

Remains High

and Holidays



Health Agent Deb Rogers

and the Town of Georgetown

urge residents to remain

vigilant against the

spread of COVID-19 as the

community remains at high

risk for the disease, and to

review the state's health

and safety guidance as they

finalize plans and prepare

for their holiday celebrations

this year.

According to public

health data released on

Thursday, Dec. 17, the

Town’s designation remains

at “Red,” indicating a “high

risk” of spread in the community.

The average daily

incidence rate for the Town

of Georgetown is 42.9 per

100,000 residents, up from

40.54 last week.

There are currently 54 active

cases of COVID-19 in

the community. There have

been a total of 220 cases in

Georgetown since the start

of the pandemic.

"With the busiest part of

the holiday season upon

us, it's vital that we all

continue to take the necessary

precautions to prevent

any further spread of

COVID-19 in our community,"

Rogers said. "We

strongly encourage you

to consider alternatives

such as virtual celebrations

with those outside of your

household. We thank you

for your continued support

and understanding during



these challenging times, as

we know how hard it is to

not be able to see family or

loved ones during this time

of year."

Residents are strongly encouraged

to avoid high risk

activities, especially indoor

social or holiday gatherings,

and all Massachusetts

residents are under orders

from the Governor to wear

masks at all times while in


According to the Massachusetts


of Public Health (DPH),

residents should take the

following precautions this

holiday season:

• Limit in-person celebrations

to household

members only

• Postpone or cancel

travel this holiday season.

If you do choose to travel,

be aware of and comply

with Massachusetts

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travel order requirements.

Note: Hawaii is currently

the only state where people

can travel from to Massachusetts

without being required

to fill out the state’s

travel form and quarantine

and/or produce a negative

COVID-19 test result.

• Follow the current state

gathering size limits and

sector-specific workplace

safety standards.

Those who still choose to

travel or host a small gathering

are urged to consider

lower risk alternatives

and review the precautions

they can take to protect

themselves and others from


DPH recommends several

lower risk activities for

celebrating the holidays

this year, such as:

Lower-Risk Celebrations

and Activities:

• Limit in-person holiday

gatherings to only people

you live with.

• Host a virtual holiday

dinner with extended family

or friends.

• Prepare foods for family

and neighbors and deliver

them in a contactless way.

• Virtually attend your

traditional holiday activities,

such as a visit with


• Consider virtual caroling

or reciting. Provide a

link to your virtual caroling

for the people you want to

sing to.

• View holiday lights

from your car with those

you live with.

Higher-Risk Celebrations

and Activities:

• Any time you gather

with others outside of your

household, you increase

the risk of contracting or

spreading illness. All residents

are discouraged from

gathering with those from

outside their household.

Gatherings in Massachusetts

are subject to gathering

size limits.

• You are risking your

health and the health of

others if you host or participate

in any in-person festivities

if you or anyone in

your household:

• has been diagnosed

with COVID-19 and has

not completed the isolation


• has symptoms of


• is waiting for

COVID-19 viral test results;

• may have been exposed

to someone with

COVID-19 in the last 14

days; or

• is at increased risk

of severe illness from

COVID-19, such as older

adults or those with certain

medical conditions.

• If in-person caroling

or reciting, stay more than

25 feet from the people

you are reciting or singing

for and wear a mask. Remain

outdoors while caroling.

• If you visit Santa Claus

in person, wear a mask, stay

six feet from Santa and others

while in line, and make

a reservation for your visit

where available.

• If viewing holiday lights

outdoors, take a one-way

walk with those you live

with and maintain distance

from others.

Other Recommendations

and Guidance:

• Always wear your mask

and watch your distance.

(Remove your mask only

for eating and drinking.)

• Do not share food,

drink, or any utensils, including

serving utensils.

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from page 6

• Seat people with plenty

of space (at least six feet)

from one another while


• Consider seating people

at smaller tables in multiple

rooms instead of around a

large family table.

• Improve ventilation

by opening windows and


• If setting up outdoor

seating under a tent, ensure

guests are still seated

with physical distancing

in mind. Enclosed fourwall

tents will have less air

circulation than open air

tents and should be considered

indoor spaces (also

check fire codes for heating


• If outdoor temperature

or weather forces you

to put down the tent sidewalls,

consider leaving one

or more sides open or rolling

up the bottom 12 inches

of each sidewall to enhance

ventilation while still

providing a wind break.

More information about

the state’s guidance for holiday

celebrations can be

found by visiting: https://

Additional Information

Residents are reminded

to always take the following

precautions to prevent further

spread of COVID-19

in the community:

• Remember that an

infected individual can

spread COVID-19 before

they have symptoms, which

is why social distancing —

maintaining a minimum

of 6 feet from others — is


• Those who must go out

are urged to:

• Avoid gathering in


• Maintain 6 feet from people

outside your household

• Do not shake hands or


• Wash your hands often

• Those who are at a high

risk for COVID-19, including

those over the age

of 65 and with underlying

health conditions, are

advised to stay home and

avoid non-essential tasks

and errands

• Wear a mask in indoor

and outdoor spaces at all


• Face coverings should:

• Cover the nose and


• Fit snugly and comfortably

against the side of the


• Be secured with either

ties or ear loops

• Permit breathing without


• Be able to be washed

and machine dried without

damage. Face masks should

be washed regularly depending

on the amount of


For more information

about COVID-19 prevention

and symptoms, visit

the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention

(CDC) website here and

the Massachusetts Department

of Public Health

website by visiting: https://

Georgetown residents can

learn the latest about the

COVID-19 situation in

Georgetown by visiting the

town's COVID-19 portal


The House of

the Seven Gables

closes for the


As the local COVID-19

numbers continue to rise, The

House of the Seven Gables has

made the decision to close for

the season.

Reopening plans for winter

and beyond are to be determined.

The health of safety of staff and

visitors has been their top priority.

With safety as a top priority,

the staff is canceling all in-person

reservations and closing the

Museum Store indefinitely.

If you have purchased tickets

to visit in the coming weeks,

you will hear soon with details

on donating the value of your

tickets to our nonprofit historic

site. The Gables will also gladly

issue a refund, but your donation

will help to reopen on a

strong foundation in 2021.

The staff plans on offering

several virtual and online experiences.

The 2021 event calendar

will be updated in the coming

weeks. You can support their

work with a donation or membership.


Postpones Boy's

Hockey Activities


Positive Case of


WEST NEWBURY — Superintendent

Justin Bartholomew

and Athletic Director Dan

Thornton report that all practices

and competitions for the boy's

hockey team are being postponed

for two weeks following a

positive case of COVID-19.

The district was notified today

that an individual involved

in the boy's hockey program,

a regional co-op team with

Georgetown Public Schools, has

tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual who tested positive

is self isolating in accordance

with the Massachusetts

Department of Public Health

(DPH) and Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC)

protocol. Under state and federal

privacy laws, no further information

is available about the


The Georgetown Athletic Director

has also been notified of

the positive case.

Close contacts of the individual

are being identified, notified

by public health officials and instructed

to quarantine. If you are

not contacted, then you are not

considered to be a close contact.

All students and their families,

as well as coaches on the team

have been notified by the district

of the positive case.

Following guidance from local

public health officials and out

of an abundance of caution, all

practices and competitions for

the boy's hockey team will be

postponed for two weeks from

its last practice date. The team

may resume its activities at the

earliest on Dec. 30.

No other athletic teams or

programs at Pentucket have

been impacted by this situation

at this time.

"This decision has not been

made lightly, but the health and

safety of our student athletes

and coaches is at all times our

top priority," Thornton said.

"We'll welcome the team back

to practice as soon as we can

do so safely, and appreciate the

flexibility and understanding of

all those involved in the hockey


"This was the best decision

for our students, coaches,

their families, and the community,

although we know it

is a hardship on our athletes,"

Superintendent Bartholomew

said. "The health of everyone

involved comes first, always,

and postponing activities for

now means that hopefully the

team can get back together

safely in January."

To reduce the spread of the virus

in the community, Pentucket

officials also wish to share the

following public health guidance:

• Remember that an infected

individual can spread

COVID-19 before they have

symptoms, which is why social

distancing — maintaining a

minimum of 6 feet from others

— is critical.

• Those who must go out are

urged to:

• Avoid gathering in groups

• Maintain 6 feet from people

outside your household

• Do not shake hands or hug

• Wash your hands often

• Those who are at a high risk

for COVID-19, including those

over the age of 65 and with underlying

health conditions, are

advised to stay home and avoid

non-essential tasks and errands

• Wear a mask in indoor and

outdoor spaces at all times.

• Face coverings should:

• Cover the nose and mouth

• Fit snugly and comfortably

against the side of the face

• Be secured with either ties

or ear loops

• Permit breathing without


• Be able to be washed and

machine dried without damage.

Face masks should be washed

regularly depending on the

amount of use.

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Community Announcements,

from page 7

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GEORGETOWN — Georgetown

Fire Chief Fred Mitchell is

asking residents to assist members

of Georgetown Fire Department

in clearing snow away

from fire hydrants during and

after the storm.

The department reminds residents

that clearly visible, accessible

fire hydrants can save

homes and lives in the event of

a fire. If a fire hydrant is lost or

buried in snow, firefighters can

lose valuable time trying to locate

it when they first arrive at

a scene. Georgetown has more

than 500 fire hydrants in town

that will need to be cleared following

tonight and tomorrow's


"Please, make sure as you're

shoveling to clear the fire hydrants

near your home and

neighborhood," Chief Mitchell

said. "Seconds save lives in an

emergency, and when firefighters

have to search for a buried

hydrant and dig it out, that

wastes valuable time. Shoveling

out hydrants is one step you can

take to better protect yourself,

your family and your community."

Residents can perform a valuable

public service and protect

themselves, their families and

their neighbors by taking responsibility

for shoveling out

and clearing any fire hydrants

near their home during and after

a snowstorm.

The Georgetown Fire Department

shares the following tips

with residents:

• Know the location of all fire

hydrants in your neighborhood.

• Make sure they are shoveled

clear after each snowfall.

• Clear away any snow and ice

in the area surrounding fire hydrants.

• Clear the snow three feet all

around the hydrant so firefighters

have enough room to connect a


• Residents are also urged to

look out for elderly or handicap

neighbors by taking a few

extra minutes to shovel out

their hydrants as well if needed.

General Snow Safety Tips

The Georgetown Fire Department

wishes to share the

following winter weather safety

tips provided by NWS and Red


Before a Winter Storm

• Keep your vehicle’s gas tank

full so you can leave right away

in an emergency and to prevent

the fuel line from freezing.

• Service snow removal equipment

before the winter storm

season and maintain it in good

working order.

• Keep handy a warm coat,

gloves or mittens, hat, water-resistant

boots, and extra blankets

and warm clothing for each

member of the household.

• Learn how to protect pipes

from freezing.

• Listen to local area radio,

NOAA radio or TV stations for

the latest information and updates.

• Be prepared to evacuate

if you lose power or heat and

know your routes and destinations.

Find a local emergency


• Check your emergency kit

and replenish any items missing

or in short supply, especially

medications and medical supplies.

Keep it nearby.

• Be sure you have ample

heating fuel.

• If you have alternative heating

sources, such as fireplaces,

wood- or coal-burning stoves,

or space heaters, be sure they are

clean and in working order.

• Review generator safety:

Never run a generator in an enclosed


• Make sure your carbon

monoxide detector is working

correctly and that the outside

vent is clear of leaves and debris.

During or after the storm, make

sure it is cleared of snow.

• Home fires are common

each winter when trying to stay

warm. Review ways to keep your

home and loved ones safe.

During a Winter Storm

• Stay indoors and wear warm

clothes. Layers of loose-fitting,

lightweight, warm clothing will

keep you warmer than a bulky

sweater. If you feel too warm, remove

layers to avoid sweating; if

you feel chilled, add layers.

• Bring your companion animals

inside before the storm

begins. Move other animals to

sheltered areas with a supply

of non-frozen water. Most animal

deaths in winter storms are

caused by dehydration.

• Check on relatives, neighbors,

and friends, particularly

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from page 8

if they are elderly or if they live


• If you must go outside, protect

yourself from winter storm


• Wear layered clothing, mittens

or gloves, and a hat. Outer

garments should be tightly woven

and water repellent. Mittens

or gloves and a hat will prevent

the loss of body heat.

• Cover your mouth to protect

your lungs from severely

cold air. Avoid taking deep

breaths; minimize talking.

• Watch for signs of hypothermia

and frostbite.

• Keep dry. Change wet clothing

frequently to prevent a loss

of body heat. Wet clothing loses

much of its insulating value

and transmits heat rapidly away

from the body.

• Stretch before you go out. If

you go out to shovel snow, do a

few stretching exercises to warm

up your body. This will reduce

your chances of muscle injury.

• Avoid overexertion, such as

shoveling heavy snow, pushing

a vehicle, or walking in deep

snow. The strain from the cold

and the hard labor may cause

a heart attack. Sweating could

lead to a chill and hypothermia.

• Walk carefully on snowy, icy

sidewalks. Slips and falls occur

frequently in winter weather,

resulting in painful and sometimes

disabling injuries.

• If you must go out during

a winter storm, use public transportation

if possible. About 70

percent of winter deaths related

to ice and snow occur in automobiles.

• If you must drive during

winter weather conditions:

• Make sure all fluid levels are

full and ensure that the lights,

heater and windshield wipers are

in proper condition.

• Keep your gas tank near full

to avoid ice in the tank and fuel


• Avoid traveling alone. Let

someone know your timetable

and primary and alternate


• Be on the lookout for sleet,

freezing rain, freezing drizzle,

and dense fog, which can make

driving very hazardous.

• Drive slowly and with vigilance.

• Don't leave the house without

the following a fully charged

mobile phone, car charger and an

emergency supplies kit in your car.

• If your car gets stuck during

a storm:

• Stay in the vehicle. If you

leave your vehicle, you will become

disoriented quickly in

wind-driven snow and cold.

Run the motor about 10

minutes each hour for heat.

While running the motor,

open the window a little for

fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide

poisoning. Clear snow

from the exhaust pipe to avoid

gas poisoning.

• Be visible to rescuers. Turn

on the dome light at night

when running the engine. Tie

a bright colored cloth, preferably

red, to your antenna or

door. After snow stops falling,

raise the hood to indicate you

need help.

After a Winter Storm

• Stay informed and pay attention

to the information provided

by local authorities.

• Avoid driving and other

travel until conditions have


• Black ice is patchy ice on

roadways that cannot easily be

seen. Even if roadways have

been cleared of snow following

a storm, any water left on the

roadways may freeze, resulting

in a clear sheet of ice, also

known as black ice. It is most

dangerous in the early morning

due to below freezing nighttime


• Know the signs of frostbite

and hypothermia.

Residents are asked to assist

firefighters by clearing

snow away from fire hydrants

during and after the storm.

Snow should be cleared 3 feet

all around the hydrant so firefighters

have enough room to

connect a hose. Clearly visible,

accessible fire hydrants

can save homes and lives in

the event of a fire. If a fire hydrant

is lost or buried in snow,

firefighters can lose valuable

time trying to locate it when

they first arrive at a scene.

Residents are also urged to

look out for elderly or handicap

neighbors by taking a few

extra minutes to shovel out

their hydrants if needed.


Essex Tech

Donates 1,200

Gifts to Local

Children In Need

Through Hawk

Holiday Hope

HATHORNE— Superintendent-Director

Heidi Riccio

Ed.D. announced that students

and staff donated 1,200

gifts for children in need this

year through the district's annual

Hawk Holiday Hope initiative.

Each year, classes at Essex Tech

are given the name and interests

of a child either in the custody

of the Department of Children

and Families (DCF) or whose

families are being serviced by

DCF. Students and staff work

together for several weeks leading

up to the donation pick-up

day to brainstorm and donate

gifts for those children.

The annual Hawk Holiday

Hope donation effort is held by

Essex Tech both to spread joy

among and benefit local children

facing hardship as well as

to serve as a lesson to students

about the value of helping others.

"Hawk Holiday Hope is a

cherished tradition here at Essex

Tech, and with the pandemic

ongoing, we knew donating

gifts this year would be particularly

meaningful for the children

who are being helped by DCF

in our community," Superintendent

Riccio said. "Our students

and staff, as always, have

been so invested and so excited

to give back. It's special to see

our students continue to step up

to help others, and a wonderful

way to recognize the holiday season."

DCF representatives picked

up the gifts on Tuesday, Dec.

15, which will be given to 150

area children ages newborn to

eight-years-old. Members of

DCF lined up their cars in front

of the school on Tuesday, and

gifts were loaded into one car at

a time to allow for contactless


Students wrapped their gifts

on their scheduled days for

in-person learning through the

district's current hybrid model.

Seniors and freshmen wrapped

their gifts on Monday, and juniors

and sophomores wrapped

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their gifts on Tuesday.

In previous years, Essex Tech

has held a large, festive celebration

with students in the gymnasium

on the day DCF comes

to pick up the gifts. During the

event, students wrap their gifts,

musical performances are given

by students and staff, students

wear festive holiday attire, an

ugly sweater contest is held, and

students have a chance to come

together and see the number of

gifts they were able to donate as a

community to benefit local children.

Due to the ongoing pandemic

and social distancing requirements,

it was not possible for the

whole school to come together in

the same way this year. Instead,

the district shared with students a

video performance by the faculty


Parent volunteers also decorated

the school with lights,

garlands, winter wonderland

images, snowflakes, inflatable

decorations, and so on, and the

gift donations were stacked in

the library media center so that

students could visually see the

effort by the district to donate

this year.

Saturday was

Wreaths across

America events

The slogan is REMEMBER

the Fallen. HONOR those who

Serve. TEACH our children the

value of Freedom.

The Georgetown Wreaths

Across America group oversees

Harmony, Union and Byfield

Parish Burial Ground. Although

wreaths are placed at each of

these locations, the actual ceremony

typically takes place at

Harmony Cemetery, Central St.


This year due to Covid-19

restrictions there was no actual

ceremony and the wreath

placement was not open to

the public. All sponsored and

grave specific wreaths in 2020

were placed by a small group

of core volunteers.

Volunteers from theTopsfield

Elementary Schools Parent

Teacher Organization along

with local Veterans and community

volunteers placed wreaths

at Pine Grove Cemetery to

remember and honor our veterans.

Remembrance wreaths

are placed on the graves of our

country's fallen heroes and the

act of saying the name of each

and every veteran is read aloud.

Greenbelt’s 2021

Film & Lecture


Essex - Essex County Greenbelt’s

2021 Virtual Film & Lecture

Series, Land, Sea, Community

| Coastal Climate Resilience

kicks off on Wednesday, January

6 with the first of six events that

will run through March 24.

Funded by a Coastal Resilience

grant from the Massachusetts

Office of Coastal Zone

Management, the Series will

focus on the impact of climate

change on coastal areas and will

feature two films, three lectures

and a panel discussion.

All of the events are virtual

and FREE, but registration is required

to obtain the link to participate

online. Visit:

filmseries to register for one or

all of the events.

• January 6, 6:30 pm: Join

the watch party and discussion

for the award-winning documentary

Rising Tides that explores

coastal erosion and climate

change along the Eastern


• January 14, 6:00 pm: Tune

in to learn how the Great Marsh

protects our coastal communities

and how scientists like Mass

Audubon’s Danielle Perry, Ph.D.

are working to protect the Great


• February 10, 2:00 pm:

Learn about the impact of climate

change on the wildlife

along our coasts with Parker

River National Wildlife Refuge’s

Wildlife Biologist Nancy Pau.

• February 23, 6:00 pm: Explore

the coastal processes that

form and change barrier beaches

(such as Plum Island) over time

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Community Announcements,

from page 10

with science writer and NOVA

consultant Bill Sargent.

• March 3, 4:30 pm: Hear

what two forward-thinking local

organizations are doing to

ensure that planning for climate

change solutions is equitable for

all communities.

• March 24, 6:30 pm Watch

festival-winning documentary

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a moderated discussion about

the effects of climate change on

Gloucester’s fishing industry.

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Letter To

The Editor

On behalf of the Rowley

Council on Aging, I want to

express my heartfelt thanks to

all the Triton Snow Angels who

braved the storm last Thursday

to shovel out Rowley seniors.

Your work made sure all

were safe and able to feel secure

about this and other impending


While you are warm and

cozy, check out Rowley

Community Media (Verizon

Channel 26 and Comcast

Channel 9) to watch a Holiday

Concert by the Olde

Towne Carolers and coming

closer to the New Year,the

Cirquedelight Show. Check

local listings for times and

days. These shows are sponsored

by the Rowley Council

on Aging.

If you need help with shoveling

the rest of the winter, please

call the Rowley Senior Center at


Again, thank you Angels

and have a wonderful, safe and

healthy holiday season.

Ellie Davis


Rowley Council on Aging

CAM (Re)

Connects celebrates


resiliency during

pandemic by

looking back at

other pivotal times

in history

New exhibition opened

Nov. 27 at Cape Ann



the Cape Ann Museum shut

its doors in March along with

museums worldwide for the

COVID 19 pandemic, the

staff began to pursue several

initiatives to buoy community

spirit and to remain connected

to members and supporters

with expanded virtual programming

and other innovative


CAM (Re)Connects is a new

exhibition, which opened Friday

Nov. 27, that showcases

many of the objects and works

of art spotlighted in the Museum’s

virtual outreach shared

over the past six months as part

of its CAM Connects series.

The exhibition covers a range

of locally-significant subjects

including St. Peter’s Fiesta, the

fishing industry, granite quarrying,

food of the region, local

traditions, printmaking, and

Cape Ann writers, artists and

musicians, underscoring the

versatility of the Museum’s collection

as well as the rich and

varied story of the Cape Ann


“This challenging time in our

history gave us an opportunity

to take stock of our collection,

the generosity of our community,

and the spirit that it takes

for all of us to endure during

the pandemic,” said Museum

Director Oliver Barker. “We

put together this exhibition to

tell that story, not only for this

time in history but for many

other times, where community

perseverance saw us through.

The banner on the front of

the museum reminds us that

“Storms Rage; Gloucester Endures.”

Several works of art are integrated

into the exhibition including

Fitz Henry Lane’s Vessel

Returning from Surinam,

c.1850s, which is represented

in the “Gloucester Endures”

banner; Emile A. Gruppe’s

Always at your Service, c.

1940s; William Meyerowitz’s

Meyerowitz’s Garden, Spring,

1924; Winslow Homer’s The

Life Line, 1884; Philip Reisman’s

Blessing of the Fleet,

1952; Barbara Swan’s John

Swan’s Quarry, 1986; George

Demetrios’s bronze sculptures,

Charles A. Savinen (1885-

1961), 1953 and Marcia Gronblad:

Finnish Girl, c. 1949;

Max Kuehne’s Floral, c. 1936

– among others.

The show looks back at significant

historical moments

including the “Tent Hospital''

set up outside Addison Gilbert

Hospital to treat patients

during the 1918 pandemic

and discusses the success of

Open Door Food Pantry’s response

to a 40 percent increase

in need for meals and food

during this pandemic. The

Crowning Feast of the Holy

Spirit, an annual religious

ceremony significant to the

City’s Portugese community

since 1902, is also featured.

The many contributions of

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and during wartime,

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December 23, 2020

C-10 Works to Expand Monitoring of Seabrook Station

C-10, from page 1

north and northwest of the plant.

Their aim is to install two new stations

within the next few months.

Since 1991, C-10 has worked to

monitor and advocate for the safe

operation of the Seabrook Station

nuclear power plant to protect

public health and the environment.

Hundreds of thousands of

people in New England live in

Seabrook’s 50-mile ingestion exposure


Monitoring tracks ongoing

exposure from permitted radiological

releases. It may also help

government officials protect the

public in the unlikely event of an


The New Hampshire stations

are at private homes in Seabrook

and Hampton, at Phillips Exeter

Academy and at an apple orchard

to the northwest of the plant.

Since 1992, Massachusetts legislators

have allocated state funding

for real-time monitoring of

the plant just across its northern

border. Both states get funding

from NextEra Energy Seabrook

to help pay for radiological health

and safety programs, including

emergency preparedness drills that

involve local first responders. The

Massachusetts annual appropriation

for C-10 has remained the

same, despite efforts by the area’s

state delegation to increase the


“We are grateful that the advocacy

of Rep. James Kelcourse,

Sen. Richard Tarr and Sen. Diana

DiZoglio helped ensure steady

funding for our monitoring network,

though we continue to

rely on a mix of funding sources

to purchase equipment and keep

the network running, 24/7," Treat


The New Hampshire legislature

has not approved any public funds

to help pay for independent monitoring

of the plant. It relies instead

on a network of passive radiation

monitors, and on the real-time

monitoring conducted onsite by

NextEra, the owner of the plant.

Reports on the radiation readings

from the New Hampshire

stations are sent to a small group

of individual and community

funders, including the City of

Portsmouth, Treat said. “These

(reports) are usually pretty uneventful,

which is, of course, a

good thing.”

State Rep. Peter Somssich,

D-Portsmouth, is the leader of

the Citizens' Initiative to Expand

Radiological Monitoring in New

Hampshire, which has helped

raise both visibility and funding

for monitoring in New Hampshire.

He continues outreach to

the New Hampshire Department

of Health and Human Services

Office of Radiological Health

and to NextEra Energy Seabrook

to create a partnership to utilize

C-10's real-time monitoring network,

Treat said.

“C-10 has made clear our willingness

to work with New Hampshire

agencies to utilize the data

we collect. We are hopeful that

legislation to create a funding

mechanism in the Granite State

will be revisited next session. Until

then, we continue to rely on private

donors and foundation grants

to extend this important public

service benefiting the people of

New Hampshire,” she wrote.

There has been more interest

among New Hampshire residents

and legislators to fund the monitoring

network in recent years

since Seabrook Station became the

first nuclear power plant to suffer

from alkali-silica reaction (ASR),

a complex and incurable form of

concrete degradation affecting all

key safety structures at the plant,

she said.

C-10 is not an early warning

system for the public, but it does

communicate abnormally high

radiation readings to the state of

Massachusetts, Treat said.

In the event that a reading for

beta or gamma radiation is more

than three times above normal

background levels, C-10, state

health department and the state

emergency management agency

get texts and emails.

State officials decide whether or

when the public should be alerted

in the event of a real radiological

emergency. While there has

never been a serious accident at

Seabrook, the plant is permitted

to release small amounts of radiation

into the atmosphere and

water during normal operation.

C-10’s sensitive equipment often

records small spikes in beta radiation

that may have come from the

nuclear plant.

“Our protocols include reviewing

our monitoring station data including

wind speed and direction

to determine whether Seabrook

Station may be the source of high

readings,” Treat said. “Then we

contact the Nuclear Regulatory

Commission's resident inspector

at Seabrook, asking if there's

anything unusual going on at the

plant. Sometimes we ask them to

check in with the plant operator

for reports of any incidents.”

Treat said C-10 would like to

add small solar panels at each of

its monitoring stations to provide

power if a storm causes an outage.

For more about C-10, including

how to support the group’s work,


To learn more about Seabrook

Station, visit


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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The revelation

of a secret could cause some changes in how

to deal with a workplace matter. It very likely also

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be

careful not to push people too hard to meet your

ideas of what the holiday weekend's preparations

should be. Best to make it a cooperative, not a co-

LIBRA (September 23 to October

22) A pesky problem should be dealt

with validates immediately a position you so have you long can held. put your

time and effort into something more

important. Someone from your past

could have significant news for you.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November

ARIES ARIES (March (March 21 to April 21 to 19) April Handle 19) a potentially

might awkward be a situation bit shaken by warming by a up friend’s your con-

more bothersome than you’d expected.

You 21)







your permission.

becomes a lot

fidence request. reserves But and before letting the it radiate Lamb freely. leaps Also, to Be careful not to be pulled into all that

expect conclusions, an old friend insist to contact a you. full explanation.

You still might say no, but at least who also want to avoid trouble.

anger. Look for support among others

TAURUS you’ll know (April what 20 to you’re May 20) saying It's not too no early everyone involved to talk things out.




the practical Bovine









changes for 2021. A recent contact can offer December 21) Cheer up, lonely lovers,

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to


Seeing red over those nasty remarks

some interesting insights.

wherever you are. Just when you thought

by someone with an ax to grind? Of you’d been deleted from Cupid’s database,

the chubby cherub proves that’s

GEMINI course you (May are. 21 to So June get 20) out A request there for and an

unusual give your favor should supporters be carefully the facts checked they out. just




so. Congratulations.

Also need check to get the the motives truth behind out. it. Your generosity

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January

19) A casual relationship could

should GEMINI be respected, (May not exploited. 21 to June 20) A

changing situation should get you to

CANCER reassess (June your 21 vacation to July 22) plans Party and time make beckons,

take a more serious turn. Are you ready




for some Moon

as soon





do some for a family it? Your get-together stars say for you the weekend. are. Paired Sea

workplace challenges. Deal with the second first, Goats also will find a renewed richness

And don’t fret — the change most

then you'll be free to enjoy the fun time. in their relationships.

likely will turn out for the better.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don’t AQUARIUS (January 20 to February

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A warm response to

put off dealing with any negative feelings

that might be left over from a ideas seems to be a dream come true.

18) Meeting a collaborator with new

an earlier request might be a positive indicator of

what's ahead. Meanwhile, Cupid could pay a surprise

recent visit confrontation. to single Leos looking The for sooner love. all is But for both your sakes, be sure all your


resolved, the sooner you can move forward

with (August fewer 23 to complications.

September 22) How you before you start working together.

legal i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed


respond LEO to (July a proposed 23 to change August in a project 22) Leos could ways PISCES beating (February your personal 19 best. to March 21)







Be prepared

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to show



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family ties by putting the whole pride ahead and enjoy it. A minor health

to work to make it happen.

problem responds well to treatment.

VIRGO Tarot (August Card 23 for to September Week of BORN December THIS WEEK: 23, 2020 You have the

22) Look for the most efficient way to warm heart of a Taurean and the sensitivity

of a Gemini. You would make

get a


job done



of Wands

and well.



more time than you need to make it a wonderful leader. So go ahead: Run


look more energy, challenging intuition, is passion, a short-sighted

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and creativity. for office.

uneven ground vigorously defending his

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Scorpio. Make it clear that there's a line no

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)

The savvy Sagittarian might be able to keep a

family disagreement from spilling over by getting

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected

request could make you rethink a position

you've had for a long time. Meanwhile, plan

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Someone

might find that it was a fluke to try to use your

sympathetic nature to get you to accept a situation

you're not comfortable with. Good for

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Following are the properties we sold this year:

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598 Haverhill Street, Rowley

57 Christopher Road, Rowley

49 Farnham Road, Rowley

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