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June 25 - July 1, 2014 Vol. 10, No. 34

Walking and Strumming for North Shore Arts By Stewart Lytle, Reporter –––––––––––––––––

Four musicians, accompanied by the lone staff person for the Bay Circuit Trail, are hiking and camping for 17 days, performing free concerts in 16 towns across the Commonwealth. They launched their tour last week at the Spencer Pierce Little Farm in Newbury, then hiked the seven miles along Route 1A to the Rowley Public Library for a concert, sponsored by the Rowley Cultural Council. The quartet, which writes most of their own folk-style songs, finished the week walking to play concerts Photo by Stewart Lytle at the Marini Farm in Ipswich and From left, Amy Alvey, Kristen Sykes, Mark Mandeville, Raianne Richards and Pony Field in Boxford. Mark Kilianski. “It is hard on your body. It is hard REGIONAL – In an era when themselves in comfort and style on your shoes. But we love doing touring musicians are buying from one concert to another, the it,” said Raianne Richards, tour more, larger and better decked-out Massachusetts Walking Tour is a co-founder, song writer, banjo and tour buses and airplanes to ferry refreshing change of pace. Continued on page 3

Newburyport Clean Tech Center Moving to Amesbury

Honoring Dedication Page 16 6th Place 2014 “Best Places to Work” Winner Page 16 The Newburyport Clean Tech Center

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– AMESBURY – Mayor Ken Grey ran for election last year on one primary issue. He promised to lower the city's residential property taxes. To accomplish that goal, Grey will need to expand the commercial tax base, bring in more manufacturers and other businesses to generate more tax revenues. Amesbury took a step in that direction last week when Grey and Bob O'Brien, president of the Newburyport Clean Tech Center (NCTC), announced the NCTC, now re-branded as the Innovation Center, will relocate from its current 31,000-square-foot, mixed-use facility in the Newburyport Industrial Park to the former ARC Technologies building on Amesbury's Chestnut Street. “I’m delighted to welcome CleanTech to Amesbury,” Gray said. “The Innovation Center will be a wonderful addition to our growing business community. It will complement our efforts to position Amesbury Photo by Stewart Lytle as a leader in Green Energy and environmental

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FREE Local Residents to Ride in 35th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge

ROWLEY – On Aug. 2 and 3, 190 local residents will participate in the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), the largest single athletic fundraising event in the country. They will be among 5,800 cyclists who will ride with the collective goal of raising $40 million to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. During PMC weekend, individual cyclists unite to become one extended family. The camaraderie shared by thousands of cyclists, spectators and volunteers, is one reason cyclists from 36 states and five countries return to Massachusetts each August to participate in the PMC. Cyclists range in age from 13 to 90. Some are seasoned tri-athletes while others are weekend warriors having trained for this event alone. Many participants ride in honor of a family member or friend lost to, or being treated for, cancer. All share a passion and desire to one day find a cure for the disease. The average cyclist trains for three months, solicits 40 sponsors, and raises more than $6,500. Doctors ride alongside their patients; grandparents ride with their grandchildren; and others show

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Institution for Savings' Salisbury Office Tops $100 Million in Deposits

June 25 - July 1, 2014

Anna Jaques Announces Leadership Transition for 2015

N EW BU RY P O RT NEWBURYPORT - The - After nine years as the Institution for Savings’ Salisbury President & CEO at office recently exceeded $100 Anna Jaques Hospital million in total deposits, and an impressive 40announced President and Chief year career in healthcare, Executive Officer Michael J. Delia O’Connor Jones. announced her plans The Salisbury office, located to retire at the end of at 7 Bridge Road in Salisbury calendar year 2014. Square, opened in 2006 and was Mark L. Goldstein, the Bank’s first office outside EVP/CFO at Anna of Newburyport. Today, in Jaques since 2005, will addition to its two Newburyport take the helm upon offices and the Salisbury location, the Institution for Savings has a total of Delia’s retirement as of seven full-service retail offices in Rowley, Ipswich and Topsfield. January 1, 2015. “This is a very significant milestone, and one of which we are very proud,” “Delia’s legacy is said Mr. Jones. “When the Bank made the decision to invest in Salisbury that of a visionary, eight years ago we did so because we believed that Salisbury would welcome decisive leader a hometown bank that would deliver great products and services but also whose extraordinary support the Town in other ways. We were right! I am so grateful to the contributions to the Salisbury residents and businesses that have embraced our style of banking hospital and greater and made this success possible.” Mr. Jones also expressed his appreciation to the management and staff of The Town Common Courtesy Photo Newburyport area have earned her the trust the Salisbury office. “Our Salisbury team, led by Manager Bruce Macdonald Delia O'Connor and Mark Goldstein and respect of the entire and Assistant Managers Judy Julian and Barbara Comora, is topnotch and very much involved in Salisbury’s activities and causes, from the Salisbury community,” said David LaFlamme, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chamber of Commerce to the Town’s recent 375th anniversary celebration. Anna Jaques Hospital. “She motivates and inspires at all levels of the organization. Her sense of humor and the grace with which she leads the They love being a part of Salisbury.” Through its charitable foundation, the Institution for Savings has organization will be missed by the hospital community.” LaFlamme continued, “For nearly a decade, Delia and Mark have been financially supported many of the Town’s non-profit organizations, including Pettengill House, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley, the driving force behind the hospital’s impressive transformation and the the Salisbury Beach Partnership, Friends of the Salisbury Council on Aging, corresponding outpouring of community support. They have worked sidethe Town of Salisbury and Salisbury Elementary School. Most recently the by-side to stabilize the hospital and ensure its future success under new Bank made a $500,000 donation to the Salisbury Public Library Capital models of healthcare delivery and payment reform. We are fortunate to have Campaign. The Town broke ground for the library project last week with such exceptional leadership in Newburyport, and look forward to Mark’s natural transition to the President & CEO role.” completion anticipated in late summer 2015. “I have enjoyed so much being the president of this wonderful hospital, with its excellent medical staff and employees!” said Delia O’Connor, President and CEO of AJH. “I am proud of the things we were able to achieve together, and will miss it.” “One of the hallmarks of Delia’s leadership has been her commitment to constantly moving the organization forward,” said Mark Goldstein, EVP/ CFO of Anna Jaques. “I look forward to continuing this legacy of excellence and collaboration to achieve our vision of becoming the most respected community hospital in the region.” Under Delia’s leadership, AJH has achieved an impressive turnaround, with eight consecutive years of operating surpluses and modernization of the entire campus. The hospital’s quality and patient satisfaction scores have shown both high levels of performance and marked improvement during Delia’s tenure. Anna Jaques has been named three times in the last five years by the Boston Business Journal as one of the greater Boston area’s Best The Town Common Courtesy Photo Places to Work. More good news for IFS reprinted from this week’s Boston Business Journal In recognition of her exceptional leadership and advocacy, Delia has received several awards and accolades. Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious 2014 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) in June 2014. She was also named Massachusetts Healthcare Executive of the Year by the American Merrimack River Entrance College of Health Care Executives 42o 49’N 070o 49’W (ACHE) in 2010. The Salisbury LEGAL NOTICE Chamber of Commerce honored JUNE/JULY HIGH LOW SUN NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Delia with its 2013 Salisbury 25 Wed 11:14 7.76 11:23 8.85 5:41 -0.10 5:46 0.67 5:06 8:25 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Notice is hereby given by Big Jim’s 26 Thurs 12:01 7.76 xx xx 6:28 -0.14 6:31 0.73 5:06 8:26 Award. In 2010, Girls, Inc. named Towing, Inc. 13 Creek Street, Beverly, Delia the Business Leader Award 27 Fri 12:06 8.80 12:43 7.74 7:11 -0.12 7:13 0.79 5:06 8:26 MA, pursuant to the provisions of at the organization’s “Breaking the 28 Sat 12:46 8.72 1:23 7.70 7:50 -0.05 7:53 0.87 5:07 8:25 Mass G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that Glass Ceiling” Awards Banquet. they will sell the following vehicle on 29 Sun 1:24 8.60 2:01 7.66 8:28 0.05 8:32 0.95 5:07 8:25 Prior to joining Anna Jaques, or after July 3, 2014 by private sale to 30 Mon 2:02 8.44 2:39 7.63 9:05 0.18 9:11 1.04 5:08 8:25 satisfy their garage keepers liens for O’Connor served for seven years towing, storage, and notices of sale: 01 Tues 2:41 8.26 3:16 7.60 9:41 0.33 9:51 1.12 5:08 8:25 as president of Caritas Norwood Hospital and for nine years as Chief 02 Wed 3:20 8.05 3:55 7.60 10:18 0.48 10:33 1.20 5:09 8:25 1. 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Operating Officer for Holy Family 03 Thurs 4:02 7.82 4:36 7.61 10:57 0.63 11:18 1.25 5:09 8:25 VIN# 1J8GR48K67C579594 Hospital. 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ukelele player. Described as “a human powered music tour,” the 2014 Massachusetts Walking Tour is the fifth since Richards and co-founder Mark Mandeville did their first walking tour in the Berkshires in 2010. They hiked the New England Trail last summer and the Midstate Trail in 2011. Carrying their camping gear and musical instruments on their backs, Richards and Mandeville are joined this year by Berklee College of Music alumni Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski. Also hiking along from concert to concert is Kristen Sykes, director of operations for the Bay Circuit Alliance and director of conservation strategies for the Appalachian Mountain Club. “I am thrilled that the Massachusetts Walking Tour has chosen the Bay Circuit Trail for its 2014 musical and hiking trek,” Sykes said. “The tour is a fun way of bringing together local residents along the trail to spread the word about this incredible recreational resource right in their backyards.” Walking tours, built around music, are not a new idea. Mostly such tours are in cities like New York City, NY, or in Nashville or Memphis, TN, where tourists can walk to see sites musicians made famous. Historically menstrals traveled from town to town as part of shows looking for new audiences. Mandeville and Richards thought they might use a walking music

tour not only to showcase their own music, but to promote the arts in smaller communities and highlight recreational trails in the state. In 2010, when gas prices spiked at or above $4 a gallon, they implemented their idea in part because walking was cheaper. The tours are well organized. Mandeville and Richards start contacting towns well in advance to secure financial support, a venue and volunteers. At each stop, the tour collaborates with local artists, musicians, school officials, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight artistic diversity and recreational land use. At each concert, the community is invited to take part in a dialogue in hopes of strengthening local investment in the arts. There are performances by local musicians and artists from each of the towns to help promote communitybased cultural organizations and local support for the arts. “Every town does something unique,” Mandeville said. “It highlights their creativity.” Richards said, “After five years of walking across the state, carrying our instruments in and out of towns, our little organization is achieving what it originally set out to accomplish, celebrating local arts and culture throughout the towns of Massachusetts. We are excited to team up with the Appalachian Mountain Club, National Park Service and Massachusetts Cultural Council this year to feature the Bay

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Community Announcements AMESBURY - Teen Summer Reading Program - Get Thrifty @ the Amesbury Library is underway. The program runs from June 1- August 13. This year the teens are reading for Leeward Light Thrift Shop in Salisbury, MA. The proceeds from the shop go toCommunity local organizations for example Our Connections Neighbors’ Table, Best Foot Forward, and Pettengill House. For every book that a teen reads money will be donated to this organization. The program is for teens in the 7th-12th grade. You don’t have to live in Amesbury to participate. To register for the program go to then click on the teen tab. All of the information is provided there. When you sign up you are entered into a rae to win a $50.00 Visa gift card. Write a review, come to a program, or like our Facebook page Teen Scene Amesbury Library and get another chance to win the Visa card. For every book that you read you will receive a rae ticket. The prizes to select from are: Chipotle Gift Card, free Zinga Frozen • tote Bag, Bag of Manga Books, Bag Yogurt, Batman Owl Mask, Mystery Bag, Chocolate Bag, Itunes, Angel Burn of Fiction Books, and a Five Kingdom T-shirt. We have a variety of programs that you can come to: June 25, 3:00 write Fan Fiction, July 2, 3:00 Manga Club, July 2 drop off your stuffed animal for an overnight at the library. Your animals will be videotaped so you can see all of the fun • that they had, July 7 2:00• Crayon Dripping Art, July 8 2:00 walk around Amesbury and take pictures that we can put on the teen lounge wall, July 9, 2:00 Decorate with FanArt, July 10 2:00 create a storyboard that we can hand on the Teen Lounge wall, July 11 decorate the Teen Lounge with all of the things we have done this week, July 16 2:00 Create mitten kittens, 3:00 Manga Club, July 23 3:00 FanFiction writing, July 29, 3:00 Teen Book Club, July 30 3:00 Manga Club, August 5 2:00-5:00 people can drop off small items that we can donate to Leeward Light, August 6 3:00 FanFiction writing, and the last day of the programs is August 13 and we will have Anime from 11:00-5:00. For more information or to register please contact Margie Walker, Teen Librarian at 978-388-8148 or -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Market Street Baptist Church is hosting a 4-day Junior Church Basketball Camp for both girls & boys ages 5-9 years on July 7-10 from 9:00 am - 12 noon to be held at the Seventh Day Adventist School, 285 Main Avenue, South Hampton NH. The program is a noncompetitive, instructional league designed to teach fundamental basketball skills and basic Bible knowledge in a fun and engaging manner. A suggested donation of $10 per child is requested to help defray expenses. Please make check payable to: MSBC and make a note: BBall. Open to the public. All are welcome. To register contact the church office at 978-388-0930 or email: msbcsec@ -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - As we know fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods for us, they also can be pricey when you are on fixed income. The Amesbury Council on Aging is embarking on cultivating a new program. Simply a Farmers Table. A table is now located in the lobby of the COA at 68 Elm Street, Amesbury. We ask people who are growing fresh fruits and veggies and have an abundance to drop them off to the farmers table. The table will be open to all who come to the center to take home your well-loved fruits and veggies. When an abundance of produce is brought in these fresh items will be served with the daily meals served at the COA. We hope you can bring in your extra fresh produce for our seniors to enjoy. We hope your crop is bountiful so our seniors can enjoy the fruits of your labor. For more information regarding this new initiative please contact Annmary Connor, LICSW, Amesbury COA Director at 978-388-8138. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - After a several year hiatus, Main Street Church Summer Bible Camp is returning for the summer of 2014. Camp will be held from July 7th - July 11th right here on the grounds of the church. Camp will open every morning at 8:00 and will conclude at noon. Children that will be entering kindergarten through grade five in the fall are eligible for enrollment. Cost for the week is only $50.00! Each day will be centered around a spiritual theme and will consist of activities geared towards a wide range of interests. Arts and crafts, sports, games, drama, and cooking will be just some of our offerings. All campers will receive a tee-shirt. Flyers are available in the back of the church as well as the vestry. Please see sunday school coordinator Steve Gross with any questions. Steve can be reached in the church office (978)388-0982 ext.3 or by email at Hope to see you in July. (bulletin, every week until the Sunday before camp starts)

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The data collectors are experienced full time employees of Patriot Properties and will be registered with the police department; they will also carry proper identification. The data collectors are not involved in the valuation process and cannot answer questions about how specific changes will affect the value of the property. The interior inspection process takes only a few minutes, and is necessary in order to determine the fair market value of the property and to create equitable assessments throughout the town. Data collectors will begin inspections on June 23, 2014 through July 31, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact The Newbury Assessors' Office, located at 25 High Rd., Newbury, MA 01951. The Assessor's telephone number is 978465-0862 ext. 308. 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Free, Zen meditation instruction is offered Monday nights at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport. The practice sessions meet in the lower meetinghouse from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For first time participants, the 6pm orientation session is recommended. The instructor is Joyce Haydock, a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen for almost 25 years and a Dharma teacher for over 15 years. Zen is a way of living, a way to perceive one's life with a clear mind and to better understand your true Self. Over time, with support, one works to attain a clear compassionate mind which, moment to moment, is able to help all beings. For more information, contact Joyce Haydock at 978-363-5457. TUESDAY, JULY 1st AMESBURY DAYS STUDIO TWO – THE BEATLES TRIBUTE July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Millyard! studiotwotribute Studio Two is a Beatles cover band that pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. These four lads met in a “cellar full of noise” in a town west of Liverpool, in Milford, New Hampshire. By recreating the Fab Four’s music, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs your most favorite hits that will bring people to the dance floor. Join us & sing along!!

NEWBURYPORT FARMERS MARKET Come enjoy the season with The Newburyport Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown veggies, live music, locally prepared food products and artisanal crafts! The Market will be held every Sunday WEDNESDAY, JULY 2nd rain or shine from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Tannery Marketplace. AMESBURY DAYS KIDS’ DAY IN THE PARK (PASSPORT AMESBURY DAYS 2014 OLD EVENT) FASHIONED CAR SHOW July 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (PASSPORT EVENT) - Sponsored by the Amesbury June 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Youth Services Department, Kids’ This event was such a huge success Day in the Park features lots of that they are joining Amesbury outdoor fun for youngsters. The 2nd Days once again! You are invited Annual Teddy Bear Parade! Grab on Sunday June 29th to join us in your teddy, dress them up and parade historic downtown Amesbury as we around for all to see. There will be a celebrate the fabulous 50s! Market prize for the most creative ensemble! Square Rotary & the Millyard will 10:00 Children’s fun stations Kid’s be filled with Old Skool Rods, Kingdom with Bouncy Castle 72 and older. Visit our fabulous and Obstacle Course inflatables Sno restaurants & unique shops and cones; popcorn and scavenger hunt enjoy the music as you stroll through all courtesy of Market St. Baptist the Millyard! Amesbury’s charming Church and the Rock Church. and historic downtown is an ideal Visit by Lowell Spinner’s mascotsetting to showcase these beautiful The Canaligator Music by Ross automobiles and celebrate a special Bartosik Kid’s Obstacle Course time in history. This event has been Demonstration Mass DOT Safe created to draw adults and kids of Routes to School Free ice cream all ages, both residents and visitors, donated by Golosi Catering 10:00 to the area on a summer day to Children’s FUN STATIONS. 11:00 enjoy classic cars, great restaurants, Teddy Bear Parade. and much more fabulous shops and live music. 12:15 Free Ice Cream (while it Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, the lasts…..) See you at the Park! official sponsor of the Ring Reckers Car Show. HOUSE TOURS See Wednesday, June 25th MONDAY, JUNE 30th HATHA YOGA CLASS ZEN MEDITATION See Wednesday, June 25th

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and game positioning. Specialized Learn to Skate classes focus on the basic fundamentals that are important for shaping both hockey and figure skating skills. Skaters have the chance to earn skill-badges throughout the series. Student to coach ratio is kept low and classes are available for skaters age 3 through adult. Visit www.grafrink. com for more detailed information (as well as registration forms) on both Hockey 101 and Learn to Skate. The Merrimack Valley Skating Club will be hosting its annual Summer Recreational Figure Skating Clinic July 14th17th from 11:30am-3pm. Please visit for more details and registration forms. The Graf Rink will be hosting several hockey clinics this summer. All hockey brochures are available in the rink lobby. Visit our website for daily Public Skating and Stick Time schedules. The Graf Rink also hosts birthday parties during the summer! Please contact the front office at 978-462-8112 to reserve a date! -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - The Rowley Children’s Center – New Fall Hours: 8 am to 5:30pm is now offering even more flexibility for our families and is accepting students for Summer and Fall 2014 enrollment. RCC is a developmentally appropriate, play based preschool for children between the ages of 2.2 yrs to 6 yrs. Our knowledgeable and caring staff provide an individualized and well-balanced program for each child. They meet the needs of the whole child through our creative curriculum which includes Play, Academics, Art, Sign Language, Music, Roots to Wings Yoga and many Field Trips. RCC is a fully licensed program serving Rowley and surrounding communities. We are offering Morning and Afternoon Preschool classes, After-Kindergarten Care, Lunch Buddies Club & Extended Day Options. Summer Camp begins July 8, 2014. Call for details. We are conveniently located at 383 Main Street (Rt. 1A), Rowley, just a mile from the town’s center and Newbury. Call Nancy Garland – Wren for an appointment and a tour of our preschool. For more info: 978-948-7929 or email -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Attention Baseball Fans! Once again the Friends of the Rowley Public Library have stepped up to the plate to offer free coupons for discount tickets to every Lowell Spinners home game this season! Each coupon is good for 50% off up to six tickets per game starting at $3.50 each and may be redeemed at the box office in advance. Don’t miss the fun! Call now to reserve yours! And don’t forget our other passes: the Museum of Science, the Peabody-Essex Museum, Zoo New England, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, the Wenham Museum, and the Massachusetts State Park pass. Stop by the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street, to reserve one of these passes for free, or call us at 978-948-2850. -----------------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Volunteers Needed for the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center: Ever think about donating your time for a good cause? How about helping someone understand the basics of the computer? If you have some solid computer skills you can share, we are looking for you! You can make your own time schedule. Please call us @ 978-462-2412

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O'Brien estimated that the center will generate 75 to 100 new jobs in Amesbury. There were several factors that drove the decision to relocate, O'Brien said. The owner of the Industrial Park building was raising the $160,000-a-year rent by 10 to 15 percent. That increase could not be passed on to the companies that sublease space, which would cut deeply into the revenues for the non-profit Clean Tech Center. The center is also fully leased by energy-producing companies like Solais Lighting, Resolute Marine Energy and Cenostar. Functional Coatings, which manufactures environmentally friendly building materials, leased a large amount of the building. Most of these companies will stay in Newburyport. NCTC's efforts to locate new space elsewhere in the Newburyport Industrial Park were not successful, O'Brien said. The Clean Tech Center also felt Amesbury's new administration, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and business community were more welcoming and would provide greater support for the incubator than Newburyport. Mayor Grey came for a tour of the Clean Tech Center and said, “We need to be doing this,” O'Brien said. “Grey is looking for ideas that can be implemented, looking for tools. He will be a good ambassador,” O'Brien said. In a letter to the City Council, the mayor last March wrote: “The City has the ability to facilitate change by moving forward as a partner with business. The City can no longer be a witness always waiting for an outcome by others.” Amesbury has also hired an aggressive and experienced economic development officer to recruit new businesses. Bill Scott, who replaced retiring Joe Fahey as economic development officer, worked six years in Newburyport before becoming the economic development officer in North Andover and more recently in Salem, NH. The mayor has presented an economic development plan to the

city council, including proposing to utilize the state's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program to help expand existing companies and attract new businesses. O'Brien said business incubators like the Innovation Center must be part of an overall economic development program. “Amesbury seemed like a perfect fit when we were looking for places to expand,” O’Brien said. “The city is making a commitment to attracting new businesses and job growth. At the same time, it has embraced green community status and is making environmental awareness a community priority. That combination makes Amesbury the right place for us to locate our new facility.” The Clean Tech Center also felt it did not have the same level of support from Newburyport. “The NCTC was formed as a business incubator/accelerator for the commercialization of sustainable cleantech products and services. This sector has not been warmly embraced by businesses, investors, nor has it been actively supported by government sources and programs,” the center wrote in a background paper on the move. Dan Healy, chairman of ARC Technologies, offered the NCTC what it needed, a flexible rent schedule for the building ARC once occupied. As new companies seek space in the Innovation Center incubator, the center can lease more of the building. The Innovation Center will also retrofit the building to make the building self-sufficient, producing its own power for electricity and heat. O'Brien said the building will be heated with biomass. And all the lighting will be retrofitted with lowconsumption LED bulbs. He met last week with Sunbug Solar, a former tenant at the NCTC, about adding solar arrays to the building's roof. O'Brien said he will add a meter in the building's lobby that measures the amount of electricity being produced by the solar panels. “We want to be held accountable,” he said.


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