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Sculptor Recalls the Birth of Newburyport’s Swan Fountain on the Bartlett Mall

About the Newburyport Swan Fountain by Artist Jeffrey Briggs In February of 1986, an ice storm of note hit Newburyport.  The Bartlet Mall "Swan Fountain" collapsed and was damaged beyond repair.  I … [Read More...]

Out Like a Lamb Indeed Newburyporters Saying Farewell to March

It’s been a tough assignment this time around – write something that is upbeat and maybe even a bit humorous in these uncertain times.  Every time I thought I was feeling a bit light hearted... it … [Read More...]

Local Stories

Earth Day Shines Brightly in Beautiful Newburyport

The Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport is putting on the Ritz for Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for … [Read More...]

Successful Newburyport Literary Festival Celebrates Thirteenth Year

They often say no one reads anymore.  Actually, that couldn't be further from the truth for many.  Friday April 27th, the Newburyport Literary Festival will begin the much loved event at the The Old … [Read More...]

Great Pairings April Showers and Screening Room Indie Films

There are few better date nights in the world than dinner in beautiful Newburyport, and a short walk to the historic Screening Room movie theater. The Screening Room on State Street finds the best … [Read More...]

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Regional Stories

Boston Museum of Science Presents NASA Film

Who did not enjoy the Martian with Matt D? Take your budding little astronauts to the Museum of Science's showing of the film that sparked a million dreams. Through April, star gazers can see what … [Read More...]

Road trip: Newburyport to the Berkshires Mass MOCA Embodies Cool

The spectacularly located and formerly overlooked city of North Adams has been revitalized through ART—cutting edge, large scale, contemporary art.  It speaks to some of us in a BIG way. MASS MoCA … [Read More...]

Mystery and Magnificence at the Isabella Gardner in Boston

Boston's Fenway still has its own, unsolved, Thomas Crown affair. New England icon Isabella Stewart grew up in New York and Paris.  Her initial connection with Boston came through a school … [Read More...]

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National Stories

Do you Want Your Daughter to Break the Last Glass Ceiling? Me Too.

"Just pray to God.  She will help you."  Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, 1916, President of the National Women's Party, and the founder of the Political Equality League. After working as a key player in … [Read More...]

Visiting Our New World Trade Center and Its Memorial

If you visit Manhattan this year be sure to stop at One World Trade Center (also 1 WTC), and the Freedom Memorial.  It is important both to remember, and to educate future generations of the horrors … [Read More...]

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