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June 14, 2010

Chamber sets films for Waterfront Movie Series

The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a Waterfront Movie Series in August. Movies will start at dusk, approximately 8 p.m., at Waterfront Park.

The schedule is: Aug. 4, "The Wizard of Oz"; Aug. 11, "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; and Aug. 18, "Shrek."

Sponsors include Chase and Lunt, Anna Jaques Hospital, Lombardi Oil, Newburyport Mothers' Club, Waterfront Trust, Seaport Signworks, TD Bank and Walkey's Livery.

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Kathy Heywood will seek permission from the City Council tonight to run a Labor Day Festival from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6 in Market Square. It would be the second year Heywood has organized the event.

The festival would include free musical entertainment and tables where local charitable groups will sell crafts and assorted goods. On Monday, there would be a dog parade and children's games and entertainment.

"As I stated last year, I want you to know that I am in no way trying to make money for myself in organizing this event," Heywood wrote in a letter to councilors. "I consider this to be public service, a way of giving back to my community and to help others in need."

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The City Council will accept a $4,300 donation tonight from the Institution for Savings to be used for "much needed repairs" to the public restrooms building.

"Your gift will allow the city to repair the flooring, paint the walls, and repair the sink areas, which over the years, have greatly deteriorated," Mayor Donna Holaday wrote to the bank in a letter of appreciation.

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


City Council "meet and greet" with planner candidate, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers


Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers


Water Commission, 5:30 p.m., DPS, Perry Way

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