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Tierney Mentions Federal Projects at the Local Level


Congressman John Tierney, (D Ma-6)  (r) meets with Amesbury Democrats

In their ongoing efforts to expose Amesbury residents to candidates running for state and federal office, the Amesbury Democratic Committee hosted Congressman John Tierney for a visit, where he sat down with more than a dozen residents to talk about local and national issues.

Tierney began the conversation by talking up his perception that government is being viewed in a positive manner.

“There’s a plan to move forward here, and peoples attitudes are improving,” Tierney told the group.

He cited efforts by House Democrats to stop the slide into economic  depression and the fight to recover from the deep recession Continue reading

Grossman ties higher-ed investment to job growth


Councilwoman Anne Ferguson meets with Steve Grossman prior to Saturday’s forum.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer Steve Grossman visited Amesbury yesterday,  greeting more than two dozen residents on a cold and snowy Saturday.

Grossman started his presentation by acknowledging the strong arts presence in Amesbury. Noting the importance of a commitment to the arts, he promised to increase funding to the state arts council, thereby increasing funds that go to individual city arts councils. He amplified his commitment Continue reading

Don Berwick in Amesbury

Don Berwick spoke to the Amesbury Democratic City Committee in December.  He is a pediatrician who became passionate about equality in health care. He was called in the spirit of public service to head and administer the policies of the Center for Medicare and Meddicaid and was one of the architects of Health Care Reform for CSM, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. He is committed to “being a beacon” for the state of Massachusetts.

He is progressive about his ideological beliefs, and committed to access to early education and improving the quality of education. He may be found on Facebook for more information.



2013 3T 2C meetingThe Democratic City and Town Committees of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury, known as The Three Towns And Two Cities ( 3T&2C), are planning their ninth annual spring breakfast to be held at Nicholson Hall in Newburyport on Saturday, April 5, 2014. A coffee/social will start at 8:30 AM followed by a sumptuous buffet breakfast at 9:00 AM. The Three Towns and Two Cities Breakfast Committee has invited Democratic candidates for Governor, other statewide constitutional offices, and important congressional races to speak. The event is an opportunity for area residents to enjoy a great breakfast while meeting the candidates and hearing their positions on important issues. Continue reading