NEWBURYPORT – News & Views, a weekly discussion group of local thinkers, invites those with interesting perspectives or unusual opinions to address the group at its Thursday morning downtown meetings.

The group meets from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday in the conference room of the Institution for Savings on State Street.

Anyone with an axe to grind, an unusual idea, or a mission of interest is welcome to apply for a position at the podium. The group does not discriminate on any basis, welcoming anyone of any age to share their thoughts for 15 uninterrupted minutes.

There will be only one guest speaker per week, and his or her 10 a.m. address on Thursday will form the basis of the group's subsequent two-hour discussion. Candidates for public office will not be considered at this time.

For more information, or to apply for a guest speaker slot at News & Views, call Warren Russo at 978-701-4561 or email him via warrenrusso@live.com with a brief statement of your subject matter in 25 words or less.

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