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A huge turnout at the 5th Annual car show to beneﬁt the Lt. Kenny Fowler Scholarship Fundraiser at the Pentucket Middle School in West Newbury. This year they raﬄed oﬀ a 1969 Pontiac G.T.O. which is shown in the photo the winner was Mike Dimodica from West Newbury.
Salisbury Takes a New Look at Its Housing By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– SALISBURY – A new style of housing is being imported here from the West Coast just as the town leaders are beginning again to analyze whether its housing stock meets the needs of this seacoast Photo by Stewart Lytle town. Called a “pocket The new Village at Salisbury neighborhood,” the Square. Village at Salisbury Square is under construction on a 6-acre site across Beach Road from Town Hall. The site is a large pile of dirt now, but soon real estate developers Steve Paquette and Peter Lee will build a subdivision of 30 new homes, priced from $290,000 to $369,000. There is also one existing home already on the property. The homes will range from 1,260 square feet to 1,640 square feet. Twenty-six will be three-bedroom units and four will have two bedrooms. Continued on page 2
By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– IPSWICH – The builders of the new playground behind the Winthrop School have really embraced the old African proverb that Hillary Clinton made famous: “It takes a village to raise a child.” At the Winthrop School, the Ipswich townspeople are coming together next month not just to raise one child, but to turn an outdated, often-flooded and somewhat hazardous playground into a fun, outdoor learning and development Photo by Stewart Lytle center for 470 kindergarten to fifth-grade The new playground under students. construction. “We are engaging a large cross-section of the town,” said Doug Deangelis, who is heading the fundraising for the playground. “Hopefully we will keep them engaged.” The committee is seeking 150 volunteers per day for five days to install the new Continued on page 3 playground equipment and features. Beginning Sept. 11,
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Salisbury Takes a New Look at Its Housing Continued from page 1
The homes at 12 Beach Road will be within walking distance to Salisbury Square. It will offer more green space and front porches and de-emphasize asphalt and automobiles. Conceived by Seattle, WA-based architect Ross Chapin, pocket neighborhoods have flourished on the West Coast for many years. They are new to Salisbury and to much of the East Coast. Town planning director Lisa Pierson called the Village at Salisbury Square “a great concept.” The arrival of the pocket neighborhood comes at a time when Salisbury is grappling with the complex issues of how to provide quality housing to all residents who want it. Seven years have passed since Salisbury updated its master plan on the quality, affordability and availability of its housing. The town's Master Plan Implementation Committee will begin Monday
to update the housing plan and determine what progress has been made in recent years to meeting the goals set out in 2006. The committee will hold a public meeting on the state of Salisbury housing at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the Hilton Senior Center. Despite having spent much of the past six years in a housing recession, Salisbury has seen several changes in its housing stock and more appear to be coming. More rental units are available. And revised zoning has created new opportunities for developers like that at Salisbury Square. One of the large challenges for Salisbury and most municipalities in the Commonwealth is meeting the state standard that 10 percent of the housing must be affordable to low and moderate-income owners. “Salisbury has needs for safe, decent, affordable homeownership not only among moderate income renters, but also moderate income homeowners living in homes they
can afford,” the 2006 analysis stated. Another issue the Master Plan Implementation Committee will have to address is the quality of the housing stock. While some new housing is being built, Salisbury has a large number of housing units that are aging and poorly maintained. It also has a large stock of mobile homes that are difficult for owners to maintain because they do not own the land. The report seven years ago set a goal of adding 174 low and moderate-income residences by 2010, when the last census was taken. That would require that the town add 26 low and moderateincome residences per year to reach the 10 percent state mandate under Chapter 40B. Pierson believes the town is making progress in developing more lower-income housing, including turning for-sale townhouses into rental units. But more will need to be done in coming years, she said. “We may have to go out and
attract new developers,” Pierson said. The Village at Salisbury Square has arrived at an opportune time. It creates a new housing dynamic in this city and for other towns and cities along the North Shore. Subdivisions traditionally have been planned around cars and roads, according to the developer. The homes face the street with garages on the front. In pocket neighborhoods, the fronts of the homes face one another across a green space that is both attractive and a place families can play. The garages are on the back of the home, accessed by an alley. The goal is to create more pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. This type of development was made possible in Salisbury because the zoning was changed by the Town Meeting in 2006 for the Salisbury Square area. For more information on the 2006 plan, visit www.salisburyma. gov/PB-CC/PBHousingPlan.pdf.
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which is National Service Day, 50 volunteers will be needed for each of three four-hour shifts. Food and daycare will be provided. â€œThat is quite a gap to fill,â€? said Michele Gagne Wertz, a project leader. To sign up to help assemble the playground, visit http://www. winthropplayground.org/signup. The new playground is not costing the taxpayers a dime or diverting money from the school budget. The estimated project cost of $250,000, plus donated materials and supplies and many hours of volunteer time, will come entirely from private donations. â€œIt probably would have been easier to get something passed at Town Meeting,â€? Deangelis said. But then the townspeople would not feel like the playground belongs to them and to their children, he said. The effort began last fall when Deangelis and others asked the question: â€œWhat's up with the playground?â€? Several attempts had been made in the past to upgrade the playground. But the task had always proved too much and too expensive â€“ until now. The committee, headed by Kristen Buxton-Vigsnes and Chubb Whitten, are determined to succeed this time. They are assisted by a variety of volunteers, including Nicole Whitten, Deb Trevarrow, Susie Glessner, Katie Hertz and Kate Eliot. â€œIt has gone really well,â€? said Buxton-Vigsnes. The challenge was not just to replace the aging equipment, but to resolve long-standing flooding issues. Storm water from the hill behind the school flooded both the play area and the interior of the school. About 50 percent of the total costs will go to fix the drainage issues. In designing the new playground,
the committee conducted months of research, interviewed playground vendors and surveyed faculty and staff about what the students needed in a playground. What they learned was that a playground should not be just a place to escape outside for a few minutes during and after the school day. It should be an integral part of the curricula, where students can learn about nature, develop new skills, strengthen their bodies and improve their physical and mental abilities. The committee, working with school principal, Sheila McAdams, hired a communitybuild playground company, Play By Design of Ithaca, NY, to lead the design of the playground structures and elements. To complement their work, local architect Maryann Malarkey designed natural features and created a plan to address the drainage issues with site work and plantings. The designers and architects also met with the students and listened to what they wanted in a playground. Once the designs were etched out last spring, the designers and architects presented their ideas to a standing-room-only crowd of students, parents and school personnel. â€œThat is when a lot of buzz started about the project,â€? Gagne Wertz said. When finished on Sept. 15, the long linear, sloping area behind the school will feature a variety of equipment and instructional elements that are natural and manmade. In the multi-purpose playground there will be an amphitheater, a rain garden, a river bed, six raised vegetable beds for each grade to plant and tend, a human sundial, boulders to climb, a log hop, a tree house, a zip line and two slides built into the hillside. To stimulate interest in nature and science, there
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• • Sports The children will be Sports on their own and your Sports 4 year old son into bed soon and this couple would like more time to enjoy themselves rather than continue with the maintenance that ties them to the large home and acreage. This couple is representative of the consumer group whose homes will be coming on the market this fall. Another consumer group with homes coming on the market are those who have been “under water” with homes for which they owed the bank more money than they could sell their homes for. The rising prices will make it possible for some homeowners to get out from under homes that no longer meet their needs. There is another consumer group of homeowners who have been waiting several years to put their homes on the market….. not because they had to wait, but rather because they have been waiting for a time when they could get better prices for their homes. This group will be coming on the market as well. There are homeowners who have been landlords for the past several years who are as I write thinking about putting their homes on the market as well. This move by such homeowners will add to the scarcity of rentals that has already been so difficult in the market. So if all these properties are coming on the market, won’t that alter the supply and demand? Not a whole heck of a lot. Picture a sponge that has been sitting in the sun for too long. It will soak up a lot of water before it begins to drip because it has been so dry for so long. The market will “soak up” a lot of buyers before the tide turns ever so slowly (and it will.). What is just as important to “figure out” about the real estate market is to have as clear an idea as possible about what you want from it. If the walls were closing in before the ultra sound discovered the triplets, when you tuck your two year old daughter
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August 21 - 27, 2013 Castle Hill Picnic Concert favorite the Orville Giddings Band will close the 2013 season at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, on Thursday, August 29. For the first time in its 18-year history, the picnic concert will be relocated from the Great House lawn to the Casino Complex, located partway down the Grand Allee lawn. The outdoor space will offer a new, more intimate experience for the band and audience, while still allowing for picnicking and strolling. The show will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gates for will open at 5 p.m..
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