Friday, June 12, 2009

"Enhancement Project" for the Clipper City Rail Trail

From an email from Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager, Planning Office:

We have scheduled a public information meeting to discuss the "Enhancement Project" for the Clipper City Rail Trail on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Police Station's conference room.

As you know, we have been raising funding to support the installation of "enhancements" such as benches, signage, sculpture, waste receptacles, underpass mural, etc. along the Rail Trail corridor once the state contractor finishes building the basic trail. If you would like to see and discuss the proposed locations, models, sculptures, and other details of our approach for such items, please join us at the meeting on June 25.

While I can answer a few questions about the current and ongoing construction project of the basic trail by the state's contractor, please note that the focus of the meeting will be on the proposed enhancements. We hope to finalize our approach this summer so that we can get cost estimates, place orders, coordinate with the contractor and others who will help with installation, and be prepared to implement this phase of work towards the end of the year.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ward 4 City Councillor

Several weeks ago, wanting to keep my options open, I took out nomination papers for three offices: Ward Councillor, At Large Councillor, and Mayor.

With Mayor Moak deciding not to run, capable and committed candidates have declared for Mayor. And candidates have emerged for City Council as well.

As for me, I am going to be a candidate for re-election as Ward 4 Councillor. During the campaign ahead, I will also work hard for the Charter Review effort – a review which will help set Newburyport’s course for the future.

I look forward to the campaign. And I encourage others to get involved either as candidates or as volunteers.


Ed Cameron

Newburyport City Council

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Senior Center Building Committee Monday June 15 8am

The next meeting is Monday, June 15 at 8:00AM

I had sent the wrong date to the Newburyport Current, so I apologize for that mistake to anyone who showed up on June 8. At least my mistake was one week early not one week late.

At the next meeting on June 15, we'll discuss the current status of the design.

From the feedback of the two public input sessions , we will be keeping the basketball court/paved play area, the building will be along Kent Street to continue the look of the street, and the parking has been worked to keep the flow away from the play area and keep the spaces needed for winter parking.

You can find the latest here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Clam Bake and Auction Benefiting Humanitarian Projects in Ethiopia

From friend Kristen Fudge:

Clam Bake and Auction
Benefiting Humanitarian Projects in Ethiopia
Saturday, June 20, 2009
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Nicholson Hall
9 Harris Street, Newburyport, MA
Tickets: $40 per person
(includes dinner)

Tickets may be purchased online at or by mailing in the form below. This is an adult-only evening.

Please bring your friends and family!

Join us for good food and spirit and help raise critical funds to support Wide Horizons For Children’s humanitarian efforts in Ethiopia.

This effort was spearheaded by families who have adopted children from Ethiopia.

We have been affected by what we saw and want to do as much as we can for the country where our children were born and where a piece of our heart will always be.

The evening will feature a traditional New England Clam Bake, cash bar and silent & live auction.

The meal includes your choice of 11/4 lb lobster, 12 oz steak or 1/2 chicken, plus chowder, corn on the cob and steamers. A medley of skewered summer vegetables and grilled veggie burger is also offered for vegetarians. All meals include salad, crisp watermelon wedges & dessert.

Questions? Please contact Kristen Fudge at

Auction Items Needed: We are soliciting donated items for the auction. Your generosity is greatly appreciated & will help fulfill WHFC's mission to provide a brighter future for the men, women & children in Ethiopia.

Please contact Kristen Fudge for more information or to donate an item. Thank you!

This is a parent-led fundraiser. The committee is working in collaboration with WHFC to benefit humanitarian projects in Ethiopia.

Clam Bake & Auction REGISTRATION FORM (please register by June 12th)
We’d like to purchase __________ tickets at $40 each. Total Enclosed: ______________
We’d like to make an additional donation (tax-deductible) to support this important work:  $500  $250  $100  other ________
Name & Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________
Please list the name of each attendee and meal choice below:
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian
First & Last Name: ________________________________________ Meal Preference: Lobster Steak Chicken Vegetarian

Checks should be payable to “Wide Horizons For Children” and mailed with this completed form to:
WHFC | Attn: Laura Wells | 38 Edge Hill Road | Waltham, MA 02451

Monday, June 1, 2009

Election 2009 one more time

I would like to clarify two aspects of the Saturday, May 30th Daily News story “Race for mayor heats up” which may have caused confusion about my intentions in the upcoming municipal election. Two little things....

1) The second sentence says, “City Councilor Ed Cameron said he will run for mayor.” Substitute the word “may” for “will” and the sentence would be accurate.

2) I took out nomination papers for Mayor, At-Large Councillor, and Ward 4 Councillor. There is no office of “Ward 4 councilor-at-large.” Somewhere along the line at the Daily News someone probably took out a comma or 'and' between Ward 4 and councilor-at-large.

I am quoted accurately at the end of the article, “As of today, I'm planning on running for re-election as Ward 4 Councilor. But with the possibility of a vacancy in the mayor's office and the impact that might have on all the races, I am interested in keeping my options open.”