NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Local News

February 18, 2013

Sidewalks must be shoveled by today

NEWBURYPORT — While many businesses and residents have done an extraordinary job keeping their sidewalks clear and safe of snow, some have not. The City of Newburyport Health Department would like to remind businesses and residents to help keep sidewalks safe and secure for students and pedestrians by shoveling their sidewalks in a timely manner. It’s not only neighborly, it’s also the law.

The Health Department has allowed a reasonable amount of time for business or residential property owners to address the issue and we are asking businesses and residents for their help by complying with this important city ordinance.

The Health Department was out on Saturday to remind business and property owners of the requirement to shovel walkways. The city would prefer not to issue tickets; however, any business or property owners whose sidewalks remain unshoveled by today may be issued fines by the Health Department.

The Council on Aging is striving to connect residents with teenagers interested in earning extra money shoveling. Anyone interested in hiring a teen can email pmcalarney@cityofnewburyport.com and type “shoveling help” in the subject line, or call 978-465- 4410. The Health Department will forward requests to the Council on Aging.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Special Features