, Newburyport, MA

Local News

April 24, 2014

Field complex plan goes before Town Meetings

Funding for new facilities must be approved in three Pentucket towns


When one resident asked why the existing fields weren’t better maintained, Mulqueen answered, “I can’t lament what happened in the past,” but added, “We’re really going to do a quality job this time.”

The district had hoped to use local public works departments to offset some costs for the project, but with a May 19 deadline for awarding the bid, it is unlikely this will happen. Once the bid is finalized, the contractor has complete say over who does the work. The project should take approximately 110 days to complete.

The bid documents include a clause to allow the district out of the project should Town Meeting in one of the three towns reject the plan.

“Whatever you can do at Town Meeting to help us would be appreciated,” Mulqueen said to those present at the meeting. A rebroadcast of the informational session should be available on the cable access channels in the near future.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Port Pics
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Special Features