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Doris Miller Gearin

Formerly from Watertown, Ma.  Went to Waltham High School.

We grew up on 5 Walnut St Newburyport.  This is my Ma.  🙂  She worked at EPI and Angies in …

April 27, 2016 | 1 Comment | Read More

1959 Directory….Coming soon

Newburyport & Amesbury 1959 Directory

Remember your favorite places and business.

1959 was the year most of the businesses we all remembered from the 70’s began.  Ok, I have no idea, but …

January 7, 2016 | Leave comment | Read More

Help Jim of Jay’s Tire!

Jim Howard

Jim Howard

Unless you have been living in a box, which may be the case for some, you …

May 30, 2015 | Leave comment | Read More

Katherine Godet Merrimac, MA Scenic Painter 1963

For the last 48 years that I have been alive, there has been this painting from  Katherine Godet of Merrimac, Ma in my home.  Does anyone know of her.  Even …

March 11, 2015 | 3 Comments | Read More

Updated the Site Coverage Years

I received an email from a reader wondering why  was not representing the War days in Newburyport and those who walked High St prior to Lord Timothy Dexter.  So I …

September 19, 2014 | Leave comment | Read More

Leo J. Gagnon, Sr., 79 Port Bowling Lanes

gagnon-leoA sad farewell to Leo J. Gagnon who for many years owned and operated the Port Bowling Lanes along with his wife …

April 29, 2014 | Leave comment | Read More

Amusement Parks

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January 14, 2014 | 37 Comments | Read More

Good Review!

I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site, and those who keep coming back for more updates. has gotten a great review from Dennis Metrano from Wicked Local …

September 17, 2013 | Leave comment | Read More

Newburyport Rail Trail

Finally a good city decision. As home owners abutting rail road tracks were lengthening their yards for years…along comes this idea!

Old Rail Road Tracks.  …

September 13, 2013 | 2 Comments | Read More

Madame Jean, Salisbury Beach, MA

lifelineComing soon.  She read my fortune back in 1989 and actually got some huge things correct.  This …

August 31, 2013 | 1 Comment | Read More

Brent Paulhus 47, The Passing of

The death of Brent Paulhus from ALS.

May 28, 2013 | 3 Comments | Read More

Bossy Gillis —- Coming Soon!

Bossy Gillis at Dalton's Lunch

Bossy Gillis at Dalton's Lunch

The Mayor they hated …

November 9, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read More

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