NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Local News

March 20, 2013

Snow day spells delay for school budget hearing

(Continued)

Residents are also being encouraged to help friends or neighbors who aren’t able to clear their sidewalks on their own, whether because of old age, disability or some other reason.

“As far as enforcement, if folks intentionally block the sidewalks, like a lot of people have contractors who will plow their driveways and stack it all up into the sidewalks where it’s too much to shovel, we’ll knock on doors there,” Kezer said. “Those are the kind of cases where we do enforcement when it’s significant, but for the most part, we want to educate residents so they can keep up with their sidewalks.”

Kezer added that sidewalks are a problem during every snowstorm and he hopes residents do their part by staying on top of it going forward.

---

The Amesbury Relay for Life will kick off its new season with an ice cream social tonight from 6 to 8 in the Amesbury High School cafeteria. The event will include entertainment, prizes and ice cream.

Organizers are encouraging relay teams to start forming soon so fundraising can begin. Teams can represent businesses, civic groups, public agencies, families or friends.

The 2013 Amesbury Relay for Life will be held at Landry Stadium on Aug. 17-18. This will be the 11th annual Relay in Amesbury; the previous 10 have raised a total of $820,000. More information can be found at www.relayforlife.org/amesburyma.

---

One last thing: I’m a huge fan of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead,” and of zombies in general, so I don’t think I need to explain why I got a kick out of the news that Amesbury Middle School’s upcoming play will be a production of “Pom Pom Zombies.”

Just listen to the description: The play takes place in the 1960s and, according to teacher Gale Regis, revolves around a summer vacation gone horribly wrong after a local high school’s lead cheerleader accidentally gets some nuclear slime on her hot dog.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape
Special Features