• Amesbury receives Green Communities designation

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    Published February 10, 2014 at 10:50 am - No Comments WEST NEWBURY– Monday, February 10, 2014 – Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today presented Amesbury, Manchester-by-the-Sea and West Newbury with $453,000 in Green Communities grants to fund local clean energy projects. These municipalities are now three of … Continue reading

    Amesbury receives Green Communities designation
  • Maudslay Pond to Receive DCR Partnership Grant

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    Published January 23, 2014 at 9:55 am - No Comments BOSTON – January 23, 2014 – State Representative Michael A. Costello and State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives today announced that the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has awarded the Maudslay State Park Association a total of $16,000 in … Continue reading

    Maudslay Pond to Receive DCR Partnership Grant
  • Clipper City Trail to Receive Public Arts Installations

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    Published December 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm - No Comments The City of Newburyport will receive a $50,000 state grant to install sculptures and artistic murals along the Clipper City Rail Trail. Continue reading

    Clipper City Trail to Receive Public Arts Installations
  • Newburyport Named Newest Cultural District

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    Published November 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm - No Comments The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Board has voted unanimously to approve a new state-designated cultural district in downtown Newburyport – the fifth cultural district on the North Shore and the nineteenth statewide. Continue reading

    Newburyport Named Newest Cultural District
  • Costello brings flood insurance concerns to FEMA

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    Published November 19, 2013 at 9:46 am - No Comments NEWBURYPORT — State and federal officials from coastal communities around the country are launching a drive to delay implementation of federal legislation that could reportedly result in increases in home insurance rates in flood zone areas ten-fold. Continue reading

    Costello brings flood insurance concerns to FEMA
  • Patrick announces $1.5 million in funding for Lower Millyard project

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    Published November 1, 2013 at 9:26 am - No Comments Gov. Deval Patrick today announced over $1.5 million in additional funding for Amesbury's Lower Millyard project. The money comes from the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program. Continue reading

    Patrick announces $1.5 million in funding for Lower Millyard project
  • DeLeo, Coakley See Hope for Team Model to Prevent Domestic Violence

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    Published October 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm - No Comments Attorney General Martha Coakley and Speaker Robert DeLeo have partnered to look at the state’s domestic violence and restraining order laws and are looking at replicating statewide an approach where police, prosecutors, parole officers, and victim advocates share information about cases to assess the risk a victim faces. Continue reading

    DeLeo, Coakley See Hope for Team Model to Prevent Domestic Violence
  • Joppa Flats Re-opened for Clam Digging

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    Published October 16, 2013 at 1:55 pm - No Comments NEWBURYPORT– October 16, 2013 –The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game and the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) announced that 250 acres of Joppa Flat in the Merrimack River estuary will be open for the commercial harvest of softshell clams … Continue reading

    Joppa Flats Re-opened for Clam Digging
  • Patrick Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for the I-95 Whittier Bridge Project in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury

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    Published August 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm - No Comments “The John Greenleaf Whittier Bridge was built as part of the Eisenhower interstate system almost 60 years ago and since that time has provided an important economic engine for not only the Merrimack Valley but also the entire Commonwealth. With this new design and expansion, I look forward to the bridge being a vital transportation thoroughfare for the next 60 years and more” Continue reading

    Patrick Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for the I-95 Whittier Bridge Project in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury
  • Salisbury Beach Preservation Funded in Budget Plan

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    Published July 8, 2013 at 8:43 am - No Comments BOSTON – The House and the Senate have agreed on a state budget plan that will fund many local initiatives including the re-nourishment of Salisbury Beach, State Representative Michael A. Costello and State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives announced today. Both … Continue reading

    Salisbury Beach Preservation Funded in Budget Plan




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