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November 13, 2012

Councilors to offer bill to bring tax relief to local veterans

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In other words, Amesbury could stand to see a little more green by going green.

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Speaking of money, the Amesbury Middle School Parent Advisory Group will be holding a Casino Night fundraiser Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Costello Transportation Center.

The fundraiser will feature blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold’em, along with free snacks, beer and wine for purchase and “great prizes.”

Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door and includes $500 in Funny Money that you can gamble away to your heart’s content. For more information, contact Dee Cote at amspag@yahoo.com or 978-388-6541.

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Last week, Our Neighbors’ Table set up shop outside the polling stations at Amesbury High School for a hugely successful Election Day food drive. Over a dozen volunteers braved the cold and collected donations from generous voters, and once the polls closed 13 hours later, the group literally had a truck full of food to show for it.

Our Neighbors’ Table finished the drive with over 50 milk-crates of donated food, along with roughly $1,000 in cash. The drive was a great start to what promises to be a busy month for the food pantry.

On Saturday the group will partner with the Amesbury Police Department for the annual “Fill a Cruiser” food drive. A police cruiser will be parked outside of the Stop & Shop on Route 110 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and residents are encouraged to donate food and pack the cruiser to the ceiling.

WNBP 106.1 will be assisting with the effort this year, and residents are asked to bring cereal, pasta, canned foods, soup, healthy snacks, canned vegetables and peanut butter in particular. Cash and check donations will also be accepted; checks can be made out to Our Neighbors’ Table and a donation box will also be set up in the lobby of the police station.

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The following meetings are scheduled this week and are open to the public:

Today

City Council Meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.

Thursday

Board of Assessors Meeting, 5:15 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.

Monday

Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Amesbury Health Center, 24 Morrill Place.

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Staff Writer Mac Cerullo covers Amesbury for The Daily News. He can be contacted at 978-462-6666, ext. 3238 or by email at mcerullo@newburyportnews.com. Follow Mac on Twitter at @MacCerullo.

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