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April 8, 2014

Tisei meets with downtown merchants


“Last time it was just a race to meet as many people as I could,” Tisei said. “When you’re starting off in a district with 770,000 people, it’s not the same as running for state rep or state Senate where so many people get to know you. The reason we were so close last time is that I was able to meet so many people and cobble together a coalition of people who weren’t happy with the status quo and wanted a change. I feel this election is, I am starting where I left off and I just need to meet a few more people, particularly in the Amesbury-Newburyport area where people don’t know me as well as some of the other regions.”


On Palm Sunday, the Rev. Lucy Blood and The Grace Notes will give a benefit concert at Union Congregational Church. The show will begin at 1 p.m. Holy Week at the UCC will culminate in their Easter Sunday sunrise service at Alliance park starting at 6 a.m. A full breakfast will be served in the vestry immediately after.


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


City Council, City Hall auditorium, 7 p.m.


Library Board of Trustees, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank meeting room, Main Street, 7 p.m.


Jim Sullivan covers Amesbury for The Daily News. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3145.

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