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May 7, 2013

Election season officially opens on Thursday


To register, each candidate needs to file a statement containing his or her name, address and the office that he or she intends to run for. Candidates will then have until Tuesday, July 30, at 5 p.m. to submit their nomination papers to the Board of Registrars to have the signatures certified, and then until Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. to submit those certified papers to the clerk.

Copies of the election calendar are available in the city clerk’s office.


In case you missed it last week, the Amesbury Days Farmers Market is still looking for participants. If you’re a local food vendor interested in signing up, contact Allison Heartquist at 978-388-8121 or email

Similarly, if you’re interested in participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Block Party on June 27, call the Chamber at 978-388-3178.


Speaking of the Chamber, they will also be holding a Fashion Show to benefit Best Foot Forward next Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Amesbury Sports Park.

Tickets are $35 for VIP front-row seats or $25 for general admission and can be bought at the Chamber offices, from Best Foot Forward or from participating Chamber members, including the Custard Shoppe, Cutters Plus, Glow Personalized Skin Care, Gold Leaf Fine Jewelry, Lindsay Jordan Designs, The Fashion Bus, The Picket and Trendsetter’s Boutique.


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


School Committee Budget/Finance Subcommittee, 6 p.m., Amesbury High School.

School Committee, 7 p.m., Amesbury High School Library.

Cultural Council, 7 p.m., Jon Mooers Artist Gallery, 19 Main Street.


City Election Nomination Papers Available, All Day, City Clerk’s Office, City Hall.

Amesbury High School Council, 6:30 p.m., AHS Principal’s Conference Room.


Planning Board, 7 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.


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

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