How did Newburyport put together such a prestigious festival each year? After a friend connected me to one of the directors and I found myself joining monthly meetings to help plan the following year’s festival, the answer soon became clear: a small group of passionate and dedicated volunteers, who love both literature and the North Shore of Massachusetts.
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In his recent op-ed piece (What You Haven’t Been Told: We Don’t Have a Revenue Problem, We Have a Spending Problem, February 19), William G. Shipman argues that Manchester has a spending problem. Given Mr. Shipman’s 48-year perspective and his past service to this community, his opinions and proposals merit consideration. After evaluating Mr. Shipman’s analysis, I offer a different perspective.
In the average year, co-op teams tend to need a bit more time to work on team chemistry and simply getting to know one another. This can range from team-building activities off the ice to bonding time during off-hours practices, making that extra time taken crucial in helping to form a cohesive unit out of athletes hailing from multiple communities.
Funny thing about meeting houses. In early New England, they can tell us an awful lot about the history of a community like Manchester, according to a new 56-page book published this week by historian and author Robert Booth. The project coincides with the close of Manchester’s 375th Anniversary celebration and sponsored by the Manchester Historical Museum.
During a season that seemed destined to go by at breakneck speed, getting an unexpected break early on may have helped the Manchester Essex girls soccer team take their game to the next level.
Jason Brisbois has been taking a closer look at fall teams all season this year. This week, he looks to Hornets Field Hockey. He spoke to Manchester Essex field hockey coach Kara Crovo.