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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

Firehouse in Newburyport Presents the Graceful Work of Lawrence Young

Lawrence Young graces the Firehouse Art Gallery May 23 - June 17! Prior to Laurence Young’s 28-year career as a painter He grew up in Newton Massachusetts. Young graduated with honors from the … [Read More...]

Best Date Night? Dinner and a Movie at the Screening Room in Newburyport

The Screening Room, on State Street in Newburyport, has a wonderful intimate quality seating under one hundred people, and often staffed by the owners themselves. Some amazing restaurants are only … [Read More...]

Newburyport Spring Festival Marks Memorial Day Weekend

A Newburyport tradition for over 30 years. Visit us Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport's finest stores … [Read More...]

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Regional Stories

Museum of Science in Boston Presents Nasa Exhibit this Summer

At the Museum of Science in Boston see the exhibit: Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience. The member preview is June 23, and the temporary exhibit will be open through the summer. The Museum's … [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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