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West Newbury


Town government: Run by a board of three elected selectmen — Richard Cushing, Glenn Kemper and John McGrath. Selectman's office, 978-363-1100, Ext. 115.

Town Office Building, 381 Main St., 978-363-1100.

Town Clerk Laurel Mackay, 978-363-1100, Ext.110. Contact the town clerk regarding voter registration, vital records, dog licenses and notary services. Office hours Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Office closed Friday.

Paying taxes

The fiscal 2004 tax rate was $9.68 per $1,000 of valuation. Bills are issued quarterly. Chief Assessor Karen Rassias, 978-363-1100, Ext 117.

Green spaces

Mill Pond Recreation Area, Main Street; River Bend Conservation Area, Way to River Road; Training Field Road, Main Street next to GAR Memorial Library; Upper Artichoke Reservoir on Turkey Hill Road and Moulton Street.

West Newbury Historical Association, 978-465-8046.

Historical spots: Site of American Indian attack at Turkey Hill and Rogers Street; old comb factories and mills.

Finding day care: The Children's Castle, 694 Main St., 978-363-2919.

Library: G.A.R. Memorial, 490 Main St., Director Katharine M. Gove, 978-363-1105. Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday. In summer, Friday hours noon to 5 p.m. and closed Saturday and Sunday.

For senior citizens:

Council on Aging, Senior Center and van, 381 Main St., 978-363-1104. Senior Center director position is currently vacant. Contact Gina Poore, nutritionist at 978-363-5413.

To report a pothole: Highway Department, Superintendent Gary Bill, 978-363-1100, ext. 120.

Continuing education: Northern Essex Community College, Elliott Way, Haverhill.

Trash: Municipal trash collection every weekday.

Recycling: Curbside pickup every two weeks on regular trash pickup days. Recycling deposit center open Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pipestave Hill across from Page Elementary School.


Cable TV: Comcast; Massachusetts Electric Co., town water and well, 978-363-1100. KeySpan Gas; Verizon phone service; in-ground septic systems.

Scouting: Boy Scouts, Lone Tree Council in Haverhill, 978-372-0591. Girl Scouts, Spar and Spindle Council in North Andover, 978-689-8015.

In emergencies: For police and fire emergencies, call 911.

Fire Department, Fire Chief Raymond "Rock" Dower, 978-363-1111 (business). Police Department, Police Chief Jonathon L. Dennis, 978-363-1213 (business). Both departments at 401 Main St.



The town is a member of the preschool through grade 12 Pentucket Regional School District with Groveland and Merrimac. Acting Superintendent Dr. Peter McGinn. 978-363-5101, 22 Main St., West Newbury.

Dr. John C. Page Elementary, 694 Main St., Principal Lizabeth Perry, 978-363-2671.

Pentucket Regional Middle and Senior High, Main Street, W. Newbury.

Middle school Principal Renzo A. Binaghi, 978-363-2957; high school Principal Arlene C. Townes, 978-363-5507.

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High, Haverhill, Superintendent Karen Sarkisian, 978-373-4101.


Catholic: St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 300 Main St., Rev. Richard Casey 978-363-2685. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.

Congregational:West Newbury Congregational Church, 308 Main St., Kevin Leach,pastor,978-363-2673.

Episcopal: All Saints Church, 928 Main St., Rev. William L. Murdoch, Rector; Assistant Rector, Rev. Michael Morse, 978-462-4244.

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