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February 11, 2014

City Council to fill District 2 vacancy tonight


The second, third and fourth bills all deal with the upcoming Route 150 improvement project, with one requesting that the City Council appropriate sufficient funds to acquire property interests along the project route and the others requesting that the city alter the layout of Hillside Avenue and Sparhawk Street.

The last bill is an order that the council accept $200,000 from the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, which would be used to fund additional site assessment and remediation work at Heritage Park recommended by the project’s LSP.

Tonight’s meeting will be held at City Hall auditorium starting at 7 p.m.


The 2014 Lake Attitash Winterfest will be held this Saturday at the state boat ramp in Merrimac. The festival is being organized by the Lake Attitash Association, but all are welcome and you don’t need to be an association member to attend.

The festival will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and include skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowman making, human dog sled racing, a tug of war and more. Activities will depend on snow and ice conditions that day.

The Lake Attitash Association is providing music, hot chocolate, hot cider, s’mores and gas grills. Guests should bring a potluck item for sharing, your own beverage (no alcohol) and a chair if you’d like.

Any questions should be directed to event coordinator Larry Wolfe at 978-384-8056. Help is still needed for organizing and running the event, and volunteers who can help in any way are urged to email or call.

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As many of you may have read in the sports section yesterday, I’ve been promoted to sports editor of The Daily News. While this is obviously a very exciting opportunity for me, the downside is that I won’t be covering Amesbury anymore.

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