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Former NBPTMA resident from 1967-1996. Lived at 5 Walnut St. Whittier Tech graduate 1986. YEAT!

Norman Welch – Florist

Norman Welch – Florist

While researching florists in Newburyport, I was looking at a comment sent to me in 2008 by D.A.Kuse https://nbptma.com/2008/04/florists/ . He mentioned there was another florist up on High Street in proximity to Lime St. That is a part of town I know a little about, so I would not have remembered a florist. I […]

New Website Look!

New Website Look!

We have finally kicked the old theme down the road for a newer one! After 8 years of looking like an outdated site, we now have a new look and it is long overdue. Over the course of the next few weeks, we may remove some features on the site as well as install some […]

Glen Fowler, Artist

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 […]

Newburyport

Newburyport

Newburyport art. NBPTMA.COM.

The Yeat Ride- YEAT!

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!

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 Yellow Page Directory Ads

1959 Yellow Page Directory Ads

Newburyport & Amesbury 1959 Directory Remember your favorite places and business. 1959 was the year some of the businesses we all remembered from the 70’s began.

Obituaries on NBPTMa.com

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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 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

Brent Paulhus 47, The Passing of

The death of Brent Paulhus from ALS.

Bossy Gillis —- Coming Soon!

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!!!!!!  

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Hand Tubs / Firemen Musters/

Built: 1878 Manufacture: Button Cylinders: 10 Reg #: 650 Fire Department: Newburyport, Ma Class: A Neptune 8 – is owned by the Neptune Veteran Firemen’s Association of  Newburyport Ma. ————————————————————————————————————- Ould Newbury Protection #1 -This pump’s hometown is Newbury, Ma. Built: 1865 Manufacture: J Cylinders: 10 Reg #: ?? Fire Department: Newbury, Ma Class: A […]

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