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October 16, 2013

Last day to register for Nov. 5 election is today

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Election Day will also feature elections for Planning Board, School Committee, the Board of Library Trustees and the Housing Authority.

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Coastal Connections Inc. announced over the weekend that it has received a $7,500 grant from The Real Friends Project, which is a collaborative program of The Arc of Massachusetts and the state Department of Developmental Services.

The grant is intended to award organizations that are committed to implementing, expanding or refining activities that support relationships or friendships between people with and without disabilities. Coastal Connections is a local nonprofit that works to provide services for local adults who have developmental and physical disabilities, and the organization will reportedly use the grant to begin a gardening program to bring the community together and hopefully foster new friendships.

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Amesbury police Chief Kevin Ouellet announced this weekend that Trick or Treating will be observed on Halloween night between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and residents who wish to pass out treats are asked to leave an outside light on and to make sure walkways are clear of any obstacles or decorations for children.

Parents are urged to accompany their children, carry a flashlight and visit familiar homes in their neighborhood. Residents are also encouraged to report any criminal or suspicious activity to police by calling 978-388-1212, especially if calling from a cellphone. Ouellet said extra police patrols will be assigned to patrol Amesbury throughout the evening, and trick-or-treaters should use the sidewalk whenever possible.

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

Tonight

Amesbury High School Student Council, 7 p.m., Amesbury High School Cafeteria.

Thursday

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

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

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