Obituaries on NBPTMa.com

Small Print:  We don’t make money off the dead and never will, unlike some web sites.  If you wish to have your loved one displayed on this site please contact us.  Some obits are from the Daily News of Newburyport of which were told by the deceased loved ones to the paper, or to us […]

Thomas Temple Hoopes Ph.D 1898-1981

Thomas Temple Hoopes Ph.D 1898-1981 When I was 9 years old living back at 5 Walnut st I found a folder in the pantry high up on a shelf.  Opening it up I discovered what you see in the following picture.  For years I wondered who he was and why this file had shown up […]

Amusement Parks

Adventureland Newburyport, Ma  <—————-<<<<  **NEW VIDEO** Adventureland – was located on Scotland Rd near the junction of Rt 95 Newbury, Ma., Scotland Road exit. Locate It It operated during the 1950’s – 60’s. I’m not sure if it survived into the 70″s as Salisbury Beach was an up and coming amusement center during that time. […]

Newburyport Brewing Company YEAT

Newburyport Brewing Company My brother Scott and wife Christine brought this to my attention.  It’s new and old at the same time with the word YEAT proudly displayed on the top of the can!  Every can you finish scream YEAT to your neighbor and let them fiqure it out if you’re insulting them or not…NOT. […]

Market Square

I grew up in the square, top floor over the wine and checks, had the best spot to see it all, the roof was my yard, my dad played with his band, at the hotel, across from the fire house, and the moose and at the peppermint lounge, at the beach, i also lived over […]

The Beautiful People

So when does the invasion, or the perception of, the beautiful people actually happen? My personal educated guess would be around 1990, give or take a year or two.  This was about the time when the old homes on Liberty and Middle St were all getting renovated, and the craze was renovate the old and […]

The Gates Of Hell

The Gates of Hell – located on the South West side of the Moseley Estate.  It is 2 large iron doors over 10 ft in height, that were built into a hill that lead underground to a storage area.  Fortunately for some it did not go to Hell.  If it had we’d be missing a […]

Smith Ice

Smith Ice –  was owned by Leonard & Lillian Smith and  located on Munroe St between Tyng and Oakland St.  The ice house was located at the rear of the property behind the proprietor’s home.  Locate It Source: Bruce Greeley, Grandson of Leonard & Lillian Smith. What do you know about Smith Ice?

Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters Brandt Studio Theater- Located at the Port Plaza. Locate it The Port Theater – Located on the corner of Pleasant and Titcomb St next to Brown Square. I saw my first movie here Pippy Long Stocking… Locate it The Strand Theater- Located on Green St opposite the City Hall and Police Station.  Later […]

Waterfront Farms 1944 – 2009

Richard Walsh of Waterfront Farms Newbury, Ma. – 65 years of farming.

Makeshift Playground Death Traps

Makeshift Playground Death Traps Granite Block Pile  LOCATE IT – Located opposite California St off Merrimack, a small road led to a ship yard. This defunct shipyard contained the granite blocks up to around 1979. They were removed a short while after that. The large granite blocks must have been used once for ship building. There […]

Donuts and Coffee – Coffee and Donuts

Dandy Donut Shop- located on the traffic circle tel: 465-9066, now Dunkin Donuts. Owned by the Mudgett Family during the 70’s. The owner was also a pioneer league coach for Music Center, but correct me if I’m wrong. Locate It

Local Map Of Places We Talk About

If you’re interested in knowing where some of the places are that we talk about then this map page will help you with that. I update this occasionally to include new places. Local Places

Sex In The City!

Sex In The City! Towle Silversmiths- Back in the Mid 70’s if you walked down Merrimack St on the same side as Towle building was on a surprise was had by all – well at least the young males. In one of the windows was a Playboy calendar in plain view and visible from the […]

Bowling Lanes

Bowling Lanes Port Bowling Lanes, owner Leo Gagnon and wife.  Located on Story Ave.   Locate It The Belleville School PTA had a student bowling league in the 70’s at the Port Bowling Lanes after school.  At the end of the league season there were awards presented at an annual awards night.  I believe the trophy’s […]

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