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May 4, 2009

City wins 'Silver' designation from state biotech council


The crux of the issue is what to do with the parking lots on either side of Market Landing Park: Some say parking must remain to support downtown commerce, and others say more green space must be created.


The Chamber of Commerce's 43rd annual Meeting Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The keynote speaker is Martha Coakley, attorney general of Massachusetts.

The meeting will be held at the Georgetown Country Club.

Admission is $50 for member, and $75 for non-members.


The Summer Adventure program is now open for the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley. The program runs the entire summer, starting Monday, June 22 through Friday, Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for ages 6 to 16.

There are five sessions each running for two weeks.

The first session begins June 22 to July 3, with Session II July 6-17. The next session is from July-20 to July 31. The fourth session is Aug. 3-12 and the final session is Aug. 17-28. Each session costs $240. There is a one-time registration fee of $40 and includes a T-shirt plus. If a child is not a member, they must join; membership is $15 annually. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


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


Senior Center Building Committee, 8 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers

Moseley Woods committee, 6:30 p.m., Institution for Savings

School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Newburyport High Room 118


Diversity and Tolerance Commission, 3 p.m., police station conference room

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


Library Board of Directors, 5:15 p.m., library

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

License Commission, 7 p.m., police station conference room

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


Katie Farrell covers Newburyport for The Daily News. She can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3232, or by e-mail at

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