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Opinion

January 9, 2014

Thanks to the many who made holidays bright in Port

To the editor:

The holidays in Newburyport are always magical and welcomed by so many people from the greater Newburyport area. We are fortunate to live and work in a city that embraces the many holiday traditions and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to be the facilitator with so many other partners to bring a smile and a twinkle in the eye of children old and young alike. From the day the Christmas tree is put up in Market Square to the annual Santa Parade, Invitation Nights and Santa’s Workshop, there are so many who are involved and need to be thanked.

The Chamber would like to publicly thank so many individuals that volunteered their time in one way or another to welcome and embrace the holiday season in Newburyport.

Mayor Donna D. Holaday

Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives

James F. Patten Jr. Family

The Rotary Club of Newburyport, Cindy Johnson, president

Interact Club of Newburyport High School

Volpone Towing Company

Tony Furnari, Allen Frost and the staff of the City of Newburyport DPS

David Zinck, City of Newburyport

Mike Lagasse, Atlantic Crane Service

Our elf helpers from the Link House and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department

Brett Murphy, Murphy Construction Co.

Ray Nippes, Bixby International

Marshal Thomas Howard and the City of Newburyport Police Department

Chief Chris Leclaire and the City of Newburyport Fire Department

BMC Mark Dilenge, BM1 Timothy Crochet and the men and women of U.S. Coast Guard River Merrimack Station

Ralph Castagna, Castagna Construction

Fred Coates

Esther Sayer, Inn Street Barbershop

Mark Audette, Ring’s Island Marina

Steve Cohen and the Newburyport High School Marching Band

Sue Densmore and the Triton Regional High School Marching Band

Newburyport A and D team cheerleaders

Carl Strube and Pete Falconi, WNBP Radio

Staff of The Daily News of Newburyport

Staff of the Newburyport Current

Diane and Ed Gronbeck, Brass Lyon

Mike Cronan

Elena Bachrach and the Newburyport Art Association

Barbara Prietz, Greenskeepers

Paul Hogg, Newburyport harbormaster

Brookwood School singers

Hope Church musicians

Acoustic Guru, Amesbury High School

Ann Ormond

President

Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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