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

A sad farewell to Leo J. Gagnon who for many years owned and operated the Port Bowling Lanes along with his wife Sandy.  He will be missed as one of the great Newburyport fixtures that many got to know and love.  Our condolences to his family for their loss.  His contribution to Newburyport will be remembered […]

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 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 […]

The Daily News of Newburyport, Ma

The Daily News once known as the Daily Herald is the main newspaper for Newburyport, and its surrounding area. Employees and contributors to The Daily News from 1950-1990. John J. O’Neil – Editor of The Daily News Obit JOHN O’NEIL, NEWBURYPORT EDITOR :[FIRST Edition]. (1981, September 30). Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext),p. 1.  Retrieved November 29, 2009, from Boston Globe. (Document […]

Market Square

The heart of Newburyport.  However, I did not know many locals who actually hung out at Market Square.  It seemed more for tourists as they sat down and enjoyed ice cream from Bergson’s.   That is Bergson Ice Cream.  Not to worry the Thirsty Whale was just across the street from Bergson’s.

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 […]

The Boardwalk

For more info on the waterfront project please visit this site: Eagle Tribune Please add your Boardwalk Memories

Parks & Baseball Fields

Parks & Baseball Fields Since parks and baseball fields are most of the time one in the same, this category includes both. ——————————————————————————————————————— Cushing Park – Located next to the old CBS-Hytron plant in the corner of Kent and Washington St.  Locate It This park was leveled during the Bossy Gillis reign to make way […]

Boating

River and Sea 1950 – 1990 The Captain Red – The New Englander _ Hilton’s Fishing Dock – Owner George Hilton.

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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“…The first talking picture shown in Newburyport was “In Lilac Time.” My father, who was an electrician, assembled the projection camera equipment.”
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