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April 2, 2013

Ordinance Committee takes up Lower Millyard debate


Those items were discussed at length during last week’s Finance Committee meeting and again when the committee reconvened last night. They will be brought up again tonight as well for city ordinance considerations.


Amesbury Public Library is holding a poetry contest this month for kindergarteners through fifth-graders, and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each grade level.

Children’s Librarian Clare Dombrowski said any type of poem will be accepted and entrants don’t have to live in Amesbury to be eligible. All poems need to be dropped off at the library or emailed to by April 30, she said.

The winners will be announced in early May, and then prizes will be awarded at a poetry party on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. The winners will have a chance to read their poems and enjoy refreshments with their family and friends.


It’s never too late to learn a new language, and seniors looking to brush up on their French will have a chance to take advantage of the Senior Center’s new weekly French classes every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting this week.

Louise Gauron, a longtime Amesbury resident and Quebec native, will be teaching the eight-week class. Seniors who sign up will learn basic conversational French words, greetings and phrases useful while traveling to places like Montreal or Quebec City.

Registration is $170 per person. For more information, call Gauron at 978-388-0206.


This Saturday, Boy Scout Troop 4 in Amesbury will hold its bi-monthly recycling collection from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Scouts will be collecting newspapers, magazines, books, cardboard, bottles, cans and used cell phones in the Upper Millyard parking lot. According to troop leader Ron Fuller, all of the items will be recycled and all money collected will be used for leadership training for the Scouts.

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