Glen Fowler, Artist

Born at Newburyport, MA on September 27, 1934, Glen Fowler was an artist who painted local scenes of the Salisbury, Newburyport and New England area. What separates Glen from the hundreds of other artists this area has produced is that he paints while holding his brush between his teeth. As a 16 year old student […]

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Wife created what I could not.  NBPTMA.COM  

The Yeat Ride- YEAT!

My brother Scott Gearin sent me a few YEAT stickers to NC.  Thank you.  Looks good! Thank you P.J.Nichypor for the old school YEAT photo.  Just goes to show the YEAT lives on forever.   Slang of the Day

My Mother! Tell Us About Yours!

Doris Miller Gearin Formerly from Watertown, Ma. Married to Larry Gearin We grew up on 5 Walnut St Newburyport.  This is my Ma.  🙂  She worked at EPI and Angies in NBPT.  Brag about your mother here!  What memories of Newburyport and your mother do you have? Add her pic! Shawn Gearin

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 it sounded good.  For educational purposes I will be uploading this directory for all to chime in on.

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 […]

Help Jim of Jay’s Tire!

Unless you have been living in a box, which may be the case for some, you might remember Jim Howard.  He is the reason for this site, as someone who played a part in the workings of this community.  He worked at Jay’s Tire and Battery…forever and a day!  He recently had a health issue, […]

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 though she is from Merrimac, her painting of Acadia Schoodic Peninsula in Maine has always been a part of my life in Newburyport and recently Middlesex, […]

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 responded with the following: Thanks for your input.  I always said that I would never do a pre or current Lord Timothy Dexter history, or […]

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 […]

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. […]

Good Review!

I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site, and those who keep coming back for more updates.  NBPTMa.com has gotten a great review from Dennis Metrano from Wicked Local (Newburyport).   Thanks Dennis…It’s all true!  However – the sight has never been abandoned at any time.   Usually I am fighting cyber attacks or fixing code in infected […]

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.  This should also be part of the Newburyport Rail Trail.  Currently it is not. View NBPTMA.com in a larger map

Madame Jean, Salisbury Beach, MA

Coming soon.  She read my fortune back in 1989 and actually got some huge things correct.  This is my death sentence, but according to Madame Jean I have a long life line on the palm of my hand…wow!  That translates into updating and fighting hacks and spam on this site for a hell of a […]

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. […]

Brent Paulhus 47, The Passing of

The death of Brent Paulhus from ALS.

Bossy Gillis —- Coming Soon!

The Mayor they hated to love and loved to hate all in one… Is that Larry Howard on the left?  Larry I was there in Shaws when it all went down.  Slap!!!!!!  

Testing in NBPT

This is a test     Thank you

Newburyport Clippers Football

World War II Memorial Stadium – Is the place the Newburyport Clippers play football. Memories include walking up the hill of Mount Rural to buy tickets on a cool autumn day and hearing the Newburyport High School Band play the theme to Rocky “Gonna Fly Now” at different times throughout the game.  Going to the […]

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