WHERE WE LIVE C1

A 2013 community handbook for residents,
newcomers and visitors to the Merrimack Valley
and Southern New Hampshire
A PUBLICATION OF
August 23, 2013
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WHERE WE LIVE C2
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WHERE WE
I
f you are living here, or consid-
ering a move to the area, you
are striking up a hometown
relationship with a very special
region.
The Merrimack Valley of Mas-
sachusetts and Southern New
Hampshire is rich with history, oppor-
tunities for recreational pursuits, a
state-of-the-art educational network,
and cutting-edge businesses.
Simply put, this is where country
charm meets urban chic.
Take a day-trip some weekend in
one direction and you are on the gor-
geous shores of the Atlantic Ocean,
relaxing with a good book on the
beach, sunbathing, or playing games
along the boardwalk.
Drive another way, and you’re
downtown Boston, taking in a Broad-
way touring show, eating at a celeb-
rity chef’s restaurant, and strolling
through historical trails or a bustling
shopping district.
Head in still another direction and
you are in the lakes and mountain
regions of New Hampshire, where
hiking, biking, camping, boating,
skiing and snowboarding are just
a few of the activities awaiting the
adventurous.
Then again, you might choose to
stay home for the weekend. And why
not? As you’ll fnd thumbing through
the pages of this publication, there’s
far from any shortage of things to do
right here in your own backyard.
Yes, each of the communities we
represent offers a unique personal-
ity and a hardy welcome to visitors
and friends. Few places can claim the
New England camaraderie that exists
here; that dynamic everyone is look-
ing for and few people can fnd.
The lifestyle, the schools, the close-
knit communities, the businesses --
and heck, yes even the weather (you
know if you don’t like it and stick
around for a couple hours, it really
will change) .... These are the things
that make us proud to say, “This is
where we live.”
Tracey Rauh,
Editor
On the cover
Clockwise from top left: Charles Waites, clock
keeper at Ayer Mill in Lawrence, works on the
mechanism of the clock; a double rainbow appears
in the distance during a Methuen American Legion
baseball game; Derek Muise dives down a slip and
slide at the Parks and Recreation Summer Camp
in Pelham; a rider crosses the fnish line during
the 25th Annual Cycle for Shelter for Emmaus at
Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill.
Pictured
Scenes from area communities, from top:
Lawrence and Hampstead; Derry; Londonderry and
Haverhill; Andover.
WHERE WE LIVE 2
ANDOVER INCORPORATED 1646
With two major highways and two rail stops, Andover is a perfect town for commuters. The town is
23 miles north of Boston, and offers easy access to the city via I-93 and I-495.
In 2010, Andover was home to just over 33,000 residents, 35 percent of whom are over 50 years of
age. Despite having a large population of baby boomers, Andover also appeals to young families.
The town has six public elementary schools, three middle schools and a high school that are among
the most well-respected in the area. Playgrounds, parks and an active Department of Community Ser-
vices ensure that Andover residents have plenty to do. 
A bustling community of
commuters and boomers
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
JAN SEEGER/Staff photo
Max McCarthy, left, 11, of Andover, and Duncan Davies, 10, of Andover, have fun drawing on a slab of soapstone they discovered during a hike
through the Skug River Reservation.
WHERE WE LIVE 3
Like many towns in New
England, Andover has a rich
history. The town was settled
in 1636, and incorporated in
1646.
Andover is famous around
the world as the home to
Phillips Academy, one of the
most prestigious private high
schools in the country. The
school was founded by Samuel
Philips in 1770 and currently
has 1,100 students. Samuel
Francis Smith wrote the well-
known patriotic song “Amer-
ica” in 1831 while attending
the Andover Theological
Seminary.
Downtown Andover offers
a vibrant shopping and dining
community today, with local
favorites and national chains.
ANDOVER:
Commuters
and boomers
„ Continued from Page 3
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $72,440.
„ Population: 31,247.
„ Median home value: $315,800.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Andover High School: 978-623-8600,
aps1.net.
„ Bancroft Elementary School: 978-
623-8880, aps1.net.
„ Doherty Middle School: 978-623-
8750, aps1.net.
„ Greater Lawrence Technical School:
978-686-0194, glts.net.
„ High Plain Elementary School: 978-
623-8900, aps1.net.
„ Sanborn Elementary School: 978-
623-8860, aps1.net.
„ Shawsheen Elementary School: 978-
623-8850, aps1.net.
„ South Elementary School: 978-623-
8830, aps1.net.
„ West Middle School: 978-623-8700,
aps1.net.
„ Wood Hill Middle School: 978-623-
8925, aps1.net.
„ West Elementary School: 978-623-
8800, aps1.net.
Private
„ Andover School of Montessori: 978-
475-2299, andomon.org.
„ Melmark New England: 978-654-
4300, melmarkne.org.
„ Phillips Academy: 978-749-4000,
andover.edu.
„ Pike School: 978-475-1197, pikeschool.org.
„ St. Augustine School: 978-475-2414,
staugustineparish.org.
College
„ Massachusetts School of Law: 978-
681-0800, mslaw.edu.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-475-0411,
andoverps.net. In an emergency, always
dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-475-1281, ando-
verps.net. In an emergency, always dial
911. 
ANDOVER LISTINGS
MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo
Theresa Ashton catches her son Evan as he jumps from the dock at
Pomps Pond in Andover.
WHERE WE LIVE 4
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„ Town Hall: 978-623-8255, andoverma.
gov.
LIBRARY
„ Memorial Hall Library: 978-623-
8400, mhl.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000,
ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cen-
ter: 603-226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-
5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000 (Lebanon),
603-695-2500 (Manchester/Bedford),
603-577-4000 (Nashua), dartmouth-
hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Cen-
ter: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital:
978-937-6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
WHERE WE LIVE 5
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ATKINSONINCORPORATED 1767
Atkinson gets its name from a man who never
actually lived in the town. Col. Theodore Atkinson
was a respected commander during the French
and Indian wars. After the wars, Atkinson was a
customs offcer in Portsmouth, before becoming
secretary of the New Hampshire Colony.
Atkinson is a small rural town in southern New
Hampshire made up of just 11.3 square miles. In
2007, Atkinson had 6,572 residents.
The town originally was among land purchased
from Native Americans by settlers from nearby
Haverhill in 1645. Atkinson separated from
Plaistow in 1767, becoming its own entity.
Atkinson Academy was incorporated in 1787
and is the second oldest co-educational school in
the country. Today, Atkinson Academy is a public
school for students through grade fve.
Atkinson is part of the Timberlane Regional
School District, which also includes Danville,
Plaistow and Sandown. After Atkinson Acad-
emy, Atkinson students progress to Timberlane
Regional Middle School and Tiberlane Regional
High School in Plaistow.
Atkinson Recreation Department organizes
community events, including weekly farmer’s
markets between June and October. The town
also has conservation land with hiking trails, and
a public canoe launch into Big Island Pond.
A community named for a colonel
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
WHERE WE LIVE 6
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MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo
The Atkinson Community Center in Atkinson.
ATKINSON LISTINGS
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $114,991.
„ Population: 6,178.
„ Median home value: $197,900.
SCHOOLS
„ Atkinson Academy: 603-362-5521, atkinsonacad-
emy.com.
„ Timberlane Regional Middle School: 603-382-
7131, timberlanems.com.
„ Timberlane Regional High School: 603-382-
6541, timberlanehs.com.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-362-4001, town-atkin-
sonnh.com. In an emergency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-362-5611,
town-atkinsonnh.com. In an emergency, always dial
911.
„ Town Hall: 603-362-4920, town-atkinsonnh.com.
LIBRARY
„ Kimball Library: 603-362-5234, kimballlibrary.
com.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-3545, 1-800-
437-9666, catholicmedicalcenter.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: 603-
226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-
650-5000 (Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua), dartmouth-
hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center: 978-
687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Center: 978-
687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-744-5100,
lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-4000, lahey.
org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-683-4000, law-
rencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-6000, lowell-
general.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-2000, stew-
ard.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-1500, park-
landmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical Center: 603-
577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000, stjo-
sephhospital.com.
WHERE WE LIVE 7
Staff fle photo
Annie Michalek, 18, of Topsfeld reaches through the window at Benson’s Ice Cream in Boxford
to hand a heaping ice cream cone to Kate Grannemann, 16, of Boxford, right, as Emma
Obernesser, 17, of Boxford, waits to enjoy her ice cream.
BOXFORD INCORPORATED 1685
Boxford is heavily wooded, with many lakes, ponds and streams.
The town is proud of its natural beauty and residents often take
advantage of the many hiking trails that it offers.
Boxford has received the Tree City USA award from the Arbor
Day Foundation for fve consecutive years. The award is given to
communities that show a high level of tree care and a commit-
ment to urban forestry.
Taking pride in
Tree City USA
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $201,724.
„ Population: 2,340.
„ Median home value: $372,100.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Masconomet Regional School District: 978-887-
2323, masconomet.org.
„ Harry Lee Cole Elementary School: 978-887-2856,
boxfordschools.org.
„ Masconomet Regional Middle and Senior High
Schools: 978-887-2323, masconomet.org.
„ Spofford Pond Elementary School: 978-352-8616,
boxfordschools.org.
Private
„ Boxford Academy: 978-887-8390, boxfordacademy.
org.
„ The Village School: 978-352-7294, myvillageschool.
com.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-887-8135, town.boxford.
ma.us. In an emergency, always call 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-887-5725, boxfordfre.com. In
an emergency, always call 911.
„ Town Hall: 978-887-6000, town.boxford.ma.us.
LIBRARY
„ Boxford Town Library: 978-887-7323, boxfordli-
brary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-3545, 1-800-437-
9666, catholicmedicalcenter.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: 603-226-
2200 (Concord), 603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/Bedford), 603-
577-4000 (Nashua), dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center: 978-
687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Center: 978-687-
6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-744-5100, lahey.
org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-683-4000, law-
rencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-6000, lowellgen-
eral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-2000, steward.
org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-1500, parkland-
medicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical Center: 603-
577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000, stjosephhos-
pital.com.
BOXFORD LISTINGS
Boxford is a rural town that is unique in
that it has almost no commercial develop-
ment. The town was incorporated in 1685,
when it was home to just 40 families who
were initially part of the Puritan settlement
at Rowley.
Boxford is the second largest city in Essex
County, with an area of 24.4 square miles.
Today, the town is home to an estimated
8,600 residents. Boxford consists nearly
entirely of owner-occupied properties, with
only 6 percent of dwellings occupied by rent-
ers in 2011.
Boxford has a five-member Board of
Selectmen. The town is governed by an open
Town Meeting form of government. There
are two elementary schools in Boxford.
Middle- and High-school students attend
Masconomet Regional Schools, which also
serve Topsfeld and Middleton.
WHERE WE LIVE 8
CHESTER INCORPORATED 1722
For a small town, Chester has played a signifcant role in New
Hampshire politics.
The town was home to the Bell family, which included Charles H.
Bell (38th governor of New Hampshire), John Bell (12th governor of
New Hampshire) and Samuel Bell (eighth Governor of New Hamp-
shire). In addition, three senators, a justice to the state Supreme
Court and a president of Dartmouth College hail from Chester.
Small town with big
political punch
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $68,571.
„ Population: 3,792.
„ Median home value: $170,900.
SCHOOLS
„ Chester Academy: 603-887-3621, chestera-
cademy.org.
„ Chester Preschool and Kindergarten: 603-
887-6016, nh.com/nh/towns/chester.
„ Country Christian Daycare and Preschool:
603-887-6176, nh.com/nh/towns/chester.
„ Pinkerton Academy: 603-437-5200, pinker-
tonacademy.net.
College
„ Chester College of New England: 603-887-
4401, chestercollege.edu.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-887-2080, 603-887-
3229. In an emergency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-887-3878. In an emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-887-3636.
LIBRARY
„ Chester Public Library: 603-887-3404, ches-
terlibrary.com.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000, ajh.
org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-3545, 1-800-
437-9666, catholicmedicalcenter.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center: 603-
226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-
650-5000 (Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua), dartmouth-
hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, elliothospital.
org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center:
978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Center: 978-
687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-744-5100,
lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-4000,
lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-683-4000,
lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-6000, low-
ellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-2000,
steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-1500,
parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical Center:
603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000, stjo-
sephhospital.com.
CHESTER LISTINGS
ANGIE BEAULIEU/Staff photo
Curious sheep graze at a farm on Route 102 in Chester.
Chester is a small town in
Rockingham County, near
Manchester. The town has
a population of just under
4,000, according to the 2010
census, and a land area of
26 square miles.
The town was incor-
porated in 1722, when 13
businessmen from the
Massachusetts Bay Colony
settled in town.
Today, Chester is largely
rural. The town encourages
conservation and maintains
the 105-acre Wason Pond
Conservation and Recre-
ation area, which is open to
resident who are interested
in taking advantage of the
outdoors.
Students i n Chester
attend Chester Academy
for elementary and middle
school. High School stu-
dents attend Pinkerton
Academy in Derry. Students
from Derry, Hampstead and
Auburn also attend Pinker-
ton Academy.
There are few jobs in
Chester, so most of the
workforce that lives in the
town commutes to jobs in
other areas of New Hamp-
shire and in Massachusetts.
WHERE WE LIVE 9
DANVILLEINCORPORATED 1760
Beehive Hut mystery
lives on
by Kelly burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL
STATISTICS
„ Median income: $89,572.
„ Population: 4,023.
„ Median home value: $160,900.
SCHOOLS
„ Danville Elementary School: 603-
382-5554, timberlane.net.
„ Timberlane Regional School Dis-
trict: 603-382-6119, timberlane.net.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-382-4443,
603-382-9403, townofdanville.org. In
an emergency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-382-5133,
townofdanville.org. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-382-8253, townof-
danville.org.
LIBRARY
„ Colby Memorial Library: 603-382-
6733, townofdanville.org/library.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
ANGIE BEAULIEU/Staff photo
Old-time reenactors, from left, Joe Stokes, Bob Mackey, Karen Hayden and Karen Mackey cook a meal
during Danville’s Old Home Day.
The Beehive Hut is a historical attraction that isn’t particularly well
known, but has enthralled Danville residents for years.
The hut is located in the woods off Hershey Road and is marked with a
sign. It is made from stones piled on top of each other, with a large stone
slat for a roof. No one knows when the structure was built, or by whom.
Historians theorize that the hut may have been
used by early settlers who were hunting or shep-
herdingtheir focks to Boston. Some people also
think that the structure may be related to the
structures at America’s Stonehenge in nearby
Salem. Some of those structures are more than
4,000 years old.
Danville was incorporated in 1760 under the
name of Hawke, after an offcer in the British Navy.
In 1836, the town was renamed Danville.
The Town Meeting house is reputed to be the
oldest original-construction meeting house in New
Hampshire.
Just over 4,400 residents call Danville home,
according to the 2011 census. Children in kin-
dergarten through fiftth grade attend Danville
Elementary School, while older students attend
Timberlane Middle and High schools in Plaistow,
as part of the Timberlane Regional School
District.
DANVILLE LISTINGS
WHERE WE LIVE 10
MARY SCHWALM/Staff Photo
Russ Patrikas, 9, left, and Jesse Abeyta, 14, splash each other at the end of a kayak lesson on
Beaver Lake in Derry.
DERRY INCORPORATED 1827
Derry was settled in 1719 by a group of 16 Presbyterian families who fed Northern Ireland.
When the families arrived in Boston, they were not welcomed by the Colonists. They were, however,
granted land in what was then the northern wilderness.
In 1722, the town was incorporated under the name of Londonderry. It covered what is now Wind-
ham, Derry, Londonderry and parts of surrounding towns. Gradually the towns separated. In 1827
Derry was incorporated under its current name.
Interstate route to revival
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
Derry has grown rapidly since the
1963 with the opening of I-93, which links
the town to Boston and Northern New
Hampshire.
Derry has more than 34,000 resi-
dents, fve times the number who lived
there before the highway opened. The
town now houses many apartment
units and industrial parks, which sup-
port the booming population.
Derry offers many activities to
residents, with an active Recreation
Department and several parks and
playgrounds.
Robert Frost, the celebrated Ameri-
can poet, lived with his family in Derry
from 1900 to 1911. The Robert Frost
Farm is a National Historical Land-
mark that is open to the public. The
farm offers tours, displays and read-
ings that educate the public about
Frost, his poetry and life in Derry.
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $76,776.
„ Population: 34,021.
„ Median home value:
$134,900.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ East Derry Memorial Ele-
mentary School: 603-432-1260,
sau10.org.
„ Derry Village Elementary
School: 603-432-1233, sau10.org.
„ Grinnell Elementary
School: 603-432-1238, sau10.org.
„ South Range Elementary
School: 603-432-1219, sau10.org.
„ Ernest P. Barka Elementary
School: 603-434-2430, sau10.
org.
„ West Running Brook Middle
School: 603-432-1250, sau10.org.
„ Gilbert H. Hood Middle
School: 603-432-1224, sau10.org.
Private
„ Derry Montessori: 603-432-
8345, derrymontessori.org.
„ Pinkerton Academy: 603-
437-5200, pinkertonacademy.
net.
„ St. Thomas Aquinas School:
603-432-2712, staderry.com.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-
432-6111, derry.nh.us. In an
emergency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-432-
6751, derry.nh.us. In an emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Town Hall/Municipal Cen-
ter: 603-432-6100, derry.nh.us.
LIBRARIES
„ Derry Public Library: 603-
432-6140, derry.lib.nh.us.
„ Taylor Library: 603-432-
7186, taylorlibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-
463-1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center:
603-668-3545, 1-800-437-9666,
catholicmedicalcenter.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med-
ical Center: 603-226-2200 (Con-
cord), 603-354-5400 (Keene),
603-650-5000 (Lebanon),
603-695-2500 (Manchester/Bed-
ford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-
5300, elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and
Medical Center: 978-687-0151,
steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pedi-
atric Center: 978-687-6355,
steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Cen-
ter: 781-744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore:
978-538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital:
978-683-4000, lawrencegeneral.
org.
„ Lowell General Hospital:
978-937-6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital:
978-374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center:
603-432-1500, parklandmedical-
center.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire
Medical Center: 603-577-2000,
snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-
882-3000, stjosephhospital.com.
DERRY LISTINGS
WHERE WE LIVE 11
GEORGETOWN INCORPORATED 1838
Georgetown was incorporated in 1838, but the area had been home to colonists for more than 200
years before that.
Today, Georgetown is home to just more than 8,000 residents who live in the 13 square miles of
town. Georgetown is 28 miles north of Boston, and has easy access to the city by I-95. However, the
town has no mass transit, with the closest commuter rail station located in Rowley.
Plagued by blazes, and home
to the oldest private fire co.
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
Georgetown is not part of
a regional school district and
all students in town attend
one of three schools: Perley
Elementary School, Penn
Brooke Elementary School,
and Georgetown Middle-High
School. The school colors are
blue and white, and the mas-
cot is the Royals, represented
by a knight.
Thr oughout i t s hi s-
t ory, Georget own has
been plagued by fires. The
first occurred in 1874 and
destroyed a number of East
Main Street properties,
including residences, fac-
tories and stores. The town
responded by building an
$8,000 fre house and invest-
ing in a steam fre engine.
El even years l ater i n
1885, another fire ripped
through town, killing three
residents and destroying
more property. In 1898 more
Main Street properties were
destroyed by fre.
Georgetown had more fres
in 1901,1915, 1920 and 1935.
They destroyed schools and
other important parts of the
infrastructure.
Not surprisingly, the town
is home to the Erie Fire
Association No. 4, which is
the oldest privately owned
fire company in the United
States.
John Updike, the well-
known novelist, lived in
Georgetown from 1976 to
1982, and the town appears
in his novel, “Rabbit is Rich.”
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $111,473.
„ Population: 7,377.
„ Median home value: $251,200.
SCHOOLS
„ Perley Elementary School: 978-352-
5780, georgetown.k12.ma.us.
„ Penn Brook Elementary School:
978-352-5785, georgetown.k12.ma.us.
„ Georgetown Middle and High
Schools: 978-352-5790, georgetown.k12.
ma.us.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-352-5700,
georgetownma.gov. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-352-
5757, georgetownma.gov. In case of
emergency, always dial 911.
„ Town Hall/Town Clerk’s Offce: 978-
352-5711, georgetownma.gov.
LIBRARY
„ Georgetown Peabody Library: 978-
352-5728, georgetownpl.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000,
ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cen-
ter: 603-226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-
5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000 (Lebanon),
603-695-2500 (Manchester/Bedford),
603-577-4000 (Nashua), dartmouth-
hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Cen-
ter: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
GEORGETOWN LISTINGS
The Georgetown
Peabody
Library.
WHERE WE LIVE 12
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
Luke Dickson, 9, left, and Anthony Parrotta, 7, try to knock each other off a pedestal while jousting during
Groveland Day at the Pines Recreation Area.
GROVELAND INCORPORATED 1850
Groveland is a small community located on the banks of the Merrimack
River. It was incorporated in 1850, after being claimed frst by Rowley and
then by Bradford (Haverhill).
The town is nearly entirely residential, with many residents working in
nearby cities or enjoying easy access to Boston via I-95 or I-495. Groveland
has a population of about 6,400.
Life on the banks
of the Merrimack
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $102,234.
„ Population: 6,038.
„ Median home value: $223,200.
SCHOOLS
„ Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall Elementary
School: 978-372-8856, bagnallpta.org.
„ Pentucket Regional High School:
978-363-5507, prsd.org.
„ Pentucket Regional Middle
School: 978-363-2957, prsd.org.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-521-1212,
grovelandpolice.com. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-374-1922,
grovelandma.com. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 978-556-7200, grove-
landma.com.
LIBRARY
„ Langley-Adams Library: 978-372-
1732, langleyadamslib.org.
AREA
HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
GROVELAND LISTINGS
Groveland has a significant
recreation area located on the
river. Residents can launch
boats into the river. There are
baseball and soccer felds, bas-
ketball courts and a hiking trail
along the river. There is also a
playground and a dog park.
The city offces, fre and police
stations, and the library all are
located in this area.
Groveland is governed by an
open Town Meeting. It is part of
the Pentucket Regional School
District, which also serves stu-
dents from West Newbury and
Merrimac. Students attend the
local Bagnall Elementary School
before progressing to Pentucket
Middle and High schools.
Although they have long
since outgrown it, Groveland
residents still treasure the Lit-
tle Red School House, which
was built for the town in 1865
and used by students until
1956. Today, the school remains
in its original location and is
home to the Groveland Garden
Club.
WHERE WE LIVE 13
HAMPSTEAD INCORPORATED 1749
Hampstead is located 45 miles north of Boston and 30 miles south of
Concord, N.H. The town has about 8,500 residents, who live across the 13.4
square miles of the town.
During the summer, the population rises signifcantly, as summer resi-
dents and campers fock to town to take advantage of three lakes in Hamp-
stead: Big Island Pond, Sunset Lake and Angle Pond.
Summer escape and
year-round living
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
Hampstead originally was part
of Haverhill and Amesbury. How-
ever, when the border between
Massachusetts and New Hamp-
shire was solidifed in 1749, the
town was incorporated.
Town residents take pride in
the local history. The Historical
Society maintains hand-writ-
ten information on every town
resident that served during
WWII. It also boasts that Hamp-
stead High School was one of the
frst public high schools in the
country.
Many students in Hamp-
stead attend Hampstead Cen-
tral School, Hampstead Middle
School and Pinkerton Academy,
which serves the communities of
Derry, Hampstead, Auburn and
Chester. Pinkerton Academy is a
private secondary school, but it
has contracts with these towns
to provide an education to all
of their students. Hampstead
Academy is a small, co-educa-
tional private school in town for
students in preschool through
grade 8.
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $102,273.
„ Population: 8,297.
„ Median home value: $190,600.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Hampstead Central: 603-329-6326,
hampstead.k12.nh.us.
„ Hampstead Middle School: 603-
329-6743, hampstead.k12.nh.us.
Private
„ Hampstead Academy: 603-329-
4406, hampsteadacademy.org.
„ Pinkerton Academy: 603-437-
5200, pinkertonacademy.net.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-329-5700,
hampsteadnh.us. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-329-6006,
hampsteadnh.us. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-329-4100, hamp-
steadnh.us.
LIBRARY
„ Hampstead Public Library: 603-
329-6411, hampstead.lib.nh.us.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
HAMPSTEAD LISTINGS
MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo
The Hampstead Police Station.
WHERE WE LIVE 14
HAVERHILL INCORPORATED 1870
The city of Haverhill is known as “The Shoe City,” because of the massive shoe manufacturing
industry that dominated the economy for more than 180 years.
After being abandoned for decades, many of the 19th-century mill buildings that still dominate the
downtown are being converted into shops, restaurants and apartment buildings.
Shoe city takes steps
toward new life
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
Haverhill was settled in 1640 as
Pentucket and was not incorpo-
rated until 1870.
Today, it is one of the largest
cities in the Merrimack Valley,
straddling the Merrimack River
about 35 miles north of Boston.
It has more than 61,000 residents
and covers over 36 square miles
of land. The city has its own
school system, two commuter rail
stops and an active bus network.
The city offers plentiful recre-
ational activities. Winnekenni
Castle features miles of hiking
trails along Kenoza Lake, the
town water supply. Nearby Plug
Pond is open for residents to
boat, fsh and swim. In addition,
there are many smaller areas of
conservation land with trails set
throughout the city.
Throughout i ts hi story,
Haverhill has produced many
noteworthy people and prod-
ucts. The city was home to the
first store opened by Rowland
H. Macy, later the founder of
Macy’s department store. It was
the main inspiration for Bob
Montana’s Archie comic strip.
Author Andre Dubus, singer
Brian Evans, poet John Green-
leaf Whittier, MLB player Carlos
Pena and musician Rob Zombie
all hail from Haverhill.
Haverhill listings, Page 16
People sprawl on the
lawn as they enjoy
freworks at Riverside
Park in Haverhill.
MARY SCHWALM/
Staff photo
WHERE WE LIVE 15
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $73,070.
„ Population: 58,969.
„ Median home value: $159,200.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Bradford Elementary School:
978-374-2443, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Consentino Middle School:
978-374-5775, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Crowell Elementary School:
978-374-3473, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Golden Hill Elementary
School: 978-374-5794, haverhill-
ps.org.
„ Greenleaf School: 978-374-
3487 haverhill-ps.org.
„ Haverhill High School: 978-374-
5700, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Hunking Middle School: 978-374-
5787 haverhill-ps.org.
„ Moody School: 978-374-3459,
haverhill-ps.org.
„ Nettle Middle School: 978-374-5792,
haverhill-ps.org.
„ Pentucket Lake Elementary
School: 978-374-2421, haverhill-ps.org.
„ TEACH School (Therapeutic
Educational Assessment Center of
Haverhill): 978-374-7486, haverhill-ps.
org.
„ Tilton Elementary School: 978-374-
3475, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Walnut Square Elementary School:
978-374-3471, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Whittier Middle School: 978-374-
5782, haverhill-ps.org.
„ Whittier Regional Vocational
Technical High School: 978-373-4101,
whittiertech.org.
Montessori
„ Hillview Montessori: 978-521-2616,
hillviewmontessori.org.
„ Merrimack Montessori: 978-374-
6103, merrimackmontessorischool.org.
Private
„ Bradford Christian Academy: 978-
373-7900, bradfordchristianacademy.
org.
„ Hilltop School (early childhood):
978-373-6663, hilltophaverhill.com.
„ Sacred Heart School: 978-372-5451,
sacredheartsbradford.org.
„ Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter
School: 978-374-3448, haverhill-ps.org.
„ St. Joseph School: 978-521-4256,
sjshav.com.
Colleges
„ Northern Essex Community Col-
lege: 978-556-3000, necc.mass.edu.
„ Northpoint Bible College: 978-478-
3400, northpoint.edu.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-373-1212,
ci.haverhill.ma.us. In an emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Fire Department/Offce of the
Fire Chief: 978-373-8460, ci.haverhill.
ma.us. In an emergency, always dial 911.
„ City Hall: 978-374-2300, ci.haverhill.
ma.us.
LIBRARY
„ Haverhill Public Library: 978-373-
1586, haverhillpl.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
HAVERHILL LISTINGS
MARY SCHWALM/Staff photo
A baby buffalo stands next to its
mom in the paddock at Kimball
Farm in Haverhill.
WHERE WE LIVE 16
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LAWRENCE INCORPORATED 1847
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $45,527.
„ Population: 72,043.
„ Median home value: $114,100.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Arlington Elementary and Middle
Schools: 978-975-5926, lawrence.k12.
ma.us.
„ John Breen School: 978-975-5932,
lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Alexander B. Bruce School: 978-
975-5938, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Robert Frost Elementary and
Middle Schools: 978-975-5941, lawrence.
k12.ma.us.
„ Gerald Guilmette Elementary and
Middle Schools: 978-686-8150, law-
rence.k12.ma.us.
„ James F. Hennessey School: 978-
975-5950, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Lawrence High School Campus:
978-975-2750, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ High School Learning Center: 978-
975-5917, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Francis Leahy School: 978-975-5959,
lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ James F. Leonard School: 978-975-
5962, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Henry K. Oliver School: 978-975-
5966, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Edward Parthum Elementary and
Middle Schools: 978-691-7200, law-
rence.k12.ma.us.
„ John Rollins School: 978-722-8190,
lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ School for Exceptional Studies:
978-975-5971, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ South Lawrence East Elementary
School: 978-975-5970, lawrence.k12.
ma.us.
„ South Lawrence East Middle
School: 978-975-5993, lawrence.k12.
ma.us.
„ Emily G. Wetherbee School: 978-
975-5986, lawrence.k12.ma.us.
„ Greater Lawrence Technical
School: 978-686-0194, glts.net.
Private
„ Esperanza Academy: 978-686-4673,
esperanzaacademy.org.
„ Lawrence Catholic Academy: 978-
683-5822, lawrencecatholicacademy.net.
„ St. Mary of the Assumption
School: 978-685-1111, stmaryassumption-
lawrence.org.
„ Central Catholic High School: 978-
682-0260, centralcatholic.net.
„ Notre Dame Cristo Rey High
School: 978-689-8222, ndcrhs.org.
„ Community Day Charter Schools:
978-682-6796 (Upper School); 978-681-
9910 (Lower School), cdcps.org.
„ Lawrence Family Development
Charter Schools: 978-738-0609 (Upper
School Campus); 978-689-9863 (Lower
School Campus), lfdcs.org.
Colleges
„ Cambridge College: 978-738-0502,
cambridgecollege.edu.
„ Northern Essex Community Col-
lege: 978-556-3000, 978-659-1200, 978-
738-7600, necc.mass.edu.
„ Suffolk University: 978-738-8840,
suffolk.edu.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-794-5900,
lawpd.com. In an emergency, always
call 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-620-3400,
cityofawrence.com. In an emergency,
always call 911.
„ City Hall: 978-620-3000,
cityofawrence.com.
LIBRARIES
„ Lawrence Public Library: Main
Library, 978-620-3600; South Branch,
978-620-3650, lawrencefreelibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
LAWRENCE LISTINGS
This immigrant city once was home to
people from nearly every nation in Europe.
The Irish were the frst group to move to Law-
rence en mass, beginning around 1845. They
were followed by Germans, French Canadians
and Eastern Europeans.
Immigrants focked to Lawrence to work in
the booming mill industry, which produced
textiles and other goods.
The Immigrant City still welcomes new arrivals
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
LAWRENCE, Page 36
Alexis Kemp-
Juliano, 6, left,
races out ahead
of Eric Costigan,
3, and his brother
A.J., 12, all of
Lawrence during
the sack races
during the annual
Old-Fashioned 4th
of July celebration
at Lawrence
Heritage State
Park.
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
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251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
Jean Amaral Giguere
REALTOR
®
Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (978) 687-8484 Ext. 136
Fax (978) 687-0800
Direct (978) 423-2453
Email jgiguere@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
Catherine Rogers
REALTOR
®
Licensed in MA & NH
General Contractor
Bus (978) 374-8484 Ext. 208
Fax (978) 377-0541
Cell (978) 618-8799
Email crogers161@gmail.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
259 South Main Street • Bradford, MA 01835
Mary Ellen Autiello
REALTOR
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Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (603) 898-3226 Ext. 4466
Fax (603) 898-2333
Cell (978) 994-2423
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2 Pleasant Street • Salem, NH 03079
251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
Debra Doherty
REALTOR
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Fax (978) 687-0800
Direct (978) 479-5818
Email ddoherty@cocoearly.com
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Cell (978) 807-4160
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300 Essex Street • Lawrence, MA 01840
Judy Hoelen
REALTOR
®
, ABR
Licensed in NH & MA
“Your Real Estate Matchmaker”
Bridge Realty Division
Rte. 111 & Rte. 121A • P.O. Box 247
East Hampstead, NH 03826
Bus (603) 382-2121 Ext. 15
Fax (978) 236-7230
Direct (603) 475-3029
Email judyhoelen@cocoearly.com
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Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (603) 382-2100
Fax (603) 382-2424
Cell (603) 479-1662
Email mwhite@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
www.marion.valuedagent.com
15 Garden Road • Plaistow, NH 03865
Bridge Division
Kathryn M. Early
REALTOR
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Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (978) 687-8484 Ext. 120
Fax (978) 687-0800
Cell (978) 257-7683
Email kearly@cocoearly.com
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251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
WHERE WE LIVE 19
John E. Holloran
REALTOR
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For All Your Real Estate Needs
Bus (978) 374-8484 Ext. 2009
Fax (978) 377-0541
Cell (978) 609-4397
Email jholloran@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
259 South Main Street • Bradford, MA 01835
Maryellen Dufresne
REALTOR
®
Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (603) 890-3226 Ext. 4450
Fax (603) 898-2333
Cell (978) 697-1361
Email mdufresne@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
2 Pleasant Street • Salem, NH 03079
www.CocoEarly.com
Voted Best Real Estate Company - 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
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Gail Waitt
REALTOR
®
, CBR, CSP
“TOP PRODUCER”
Licensed in MA & NH
Bus (978) 687-8484 Ext. 175
Fax (978) 258-2530
Cell (508) 878-9642
Email gwaitt@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
Judy Powell
REALTOR
®
Custom Home Builder
Your Full Service Real Estate Professional
Buy, Sell, Design/Build
Bus (603) 893-3433
Cell (603) 303-6270
Email jpowell@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
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125 Indian Rock Road, Suite 4
Windham, NH 03087
Shannon DiPietro
REALTOR
®
Managing Partner - Windham Offce
Bus (603) 893-3433 Ext. 4454
Cell (603) 965-5834
Email sdipietro@cocoearly.com
Web www.CocoEarly.com
125 Indian Rock Road, Suite 4
Windham, NH 03087
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REALTOR
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Bus (978) 687-8484
Fax (978) 687-0800
Cell (978) 423-6464
Email dforte@cocoearly.com
Web www.debbieforte.com
251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
Gloria Dodge
REALTOR
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Bus (603) 382-2100 Ext. 226
Fax (603) 382-2424
Cell (603) 490-0325
Email gdodge@cocoearly.com
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15 Garden Road • Plaistow, NH 03865
Bridge Realty Division
Raul Ortega
REALTOR
®
Bus (978) 687-8484 Ext. 119
Fax (978) 824-9140
Cell (978) 375-4351
Email ortegateam@gmail.com
Web www.cocoearly.com
251 Broadway • Methuen, MA 01844
Austin Callahan of
Londonderry, with
his twin sister
Avery, shows off
his strawberries
he picked at
Sunnycrest Farm in
Londonderry.
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
LONDONDERRYINCORPORATED 1722
Londonderry gets its
name from the home-
town of the Irish-Scot-
tish settlers who frst
established the town in
the 18th century. Many
of these settlers left
homes in Londonderry,
Ireland. So when they
enacted a new town
charter on June 21,
1722, they named their
new home after the old.
Originally the town included
parts of Manchester, Hudson,
Windham, Salem and Derry.
However, over time many of these
areas were claimed by other
towns, leaving Londonderry with
42square miles of its own.
During the late 1700s, Lon-
donderry became known for the
linen that was produced in town.
George Washington and Thomas
Jefferson are reputed to have
worn Londonderry Linen, which
was touted as the best in New
England.
The linen was so popular that
many people claimed their prod-
uct was Londonderry Linen. To
combat this, the House of Repre-
sentatives passed legislation say-
ing that all linen manufactured
in Londonderry must have a seal
to show its authenticity.
Today, Londonderry is home to
more than 23,000 residents. Many
people live in the southeastern
part of town, which is near I-93
and N.H. Route 102. Businesses
are concentrated in this area,
or in the northern part of town,
which houses the Manchester-
Boston Regional Airport.
Stoneyfield Farms and Blue
Seal Feeds are two major brands
that are headquartered in
Londonderry.
From fine linen to big business
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $99,273.
„ Population: 23,236.
„ Median home value: $158,700.
SCHOOLS
„ Moose Hill School: 603-437-5855,
londonderry.org.
„ Londonderry Senior High School:
603-432-6941, londonderry.org.
„ Londonderry Middle School: 603-
432-6925, londonderry.org.
„ Matthew Thornton Elementary
School: 603-432-6937, londonderry.org.
„ North Londonderry School: 603-
432-6933, londonderry.org.
„ South Londonderry School: 603-
432-6956, londonderry.org.
„ Southern New Hampshire Montes-
sori Academy: 603-818-8613, snhma.
org.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-432-1118,
londonderrynh.org. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-432-1124, lon-
donderrynh.org. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Offce: 603-432-1100, lon-
donderrynh.org.
LIBRARY
„ Leach Library: 603-432-1132, lon-
donderrynh.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
LONDONDERRY LISTINGS
WHERE WE LIVE 20
MERRIMAC INCORPORATED 1876
While neighboring
towns upstream were
manufacturing shoes
and textiles in the 19th
century, Merrimac
became know for its
horse-drawn carriage
industry. Today, how-
ever, industry has been
forgotten in Merrimac,
a sleepy, suburban com-
munity with a rural feel.
Merrimac originally was
settled in 1638 as part of Salis-
bury, and spent most if its his-
tory known as West Parish of
Amesbury, or West Amesbury. In
1876, Merrimac separated from
Amesbury and became incorpo-
rated as its own town.
Today, I-495 cuts through
Merrimac. There are new sub-
divisions in town, but the 19th-
Century homes and acres of
farmland help maintain the rural
ambiance. Merrimacport is the
oldest section of town, originally
settled as a fshing village. This
area is on the Merrimack River,
and contains some of the most
desirable properties in town. It is
separated from the rest of town
by I-495.
Merrimac is home to about
6,300 residents and is is part
of the Pentucket School sys-
tem, which also includes West
Newbury and Groveland.
Lake Attitash is a small lake
that straddles Merrimac and
neighboring Amesbury. Merri-
mac has a public beach, called
Indian Head Park, that allows
residents access to the lake. The
lake’s shore also has many pri-
vate homes.
Rural living in the
middle of I-495
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $94,456.
„ Population: 6,138.
„ Median home value: $224,700.
SCHOOLS
„ Pentucket Regional High School:
978-363-5507, prsd.org.
„ Pentucket Regional Middle School:
978-363-2957, prsd.org.
„ Helen R. Donaghue Elementary
School: 978-346-8921, prsd.org.
„ Frederick N. Sweetsir Elementary
School: 978-346-8319, prsd.org.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-346-8321,
merrimacpolice.org. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-346-8211, mer-
rimacfre.com. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 978-346-8013, merri-
mac01860.info.
LIBRARY
„ Merrimac Public Library: 978-346-
9441, merrimaclibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000,
ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cen-
ter: 603-226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-5400
(Keene), 603-650-5000 (Lebanon), 603-695-
2500 (Manchester/Bedford), 603-577-4000
(Nashua), dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Cen-
ter: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
MERRIMAC LISTINGS
JIM VAIKNORAS/Staff photo
Benjamin Hadley, 6, keeps his eye on the prize as he competes in
the donut eating contest at Old Home Days at the Donahue School in
Merrimac.
WHERE WE LIVE 21
PAUL BILODEAU/Staff photo
Swimmers and sunbathers cool off at Forest Lake in Methuen.
METHUEN INCORPORATED 1725
Like many cities in
the area, Methuen
has a rich industrial
history.
The town was
incorporated in 1725,
after breaking away
from Haverhill. In
the 1820s, the Spicket
River, a tributary
of the Merrimack,
became a catalyst
for industry. The
largest mill was the
Methuen Cotton Mills
at Spicket Falls.
Smaller mills sprang up,
as well, manufacturing hats
and shoes and centralizing
Built on the generosity of three
great philanthropists
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $77,037.
„ Population: 43,789.
„ Median home value: $159,000.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Comprehensive Grammar School:
978-722-9051, methuen.k12.ma.us.
„ Donald P. Timony Grammar School:
978-722-9001, methuen.k12.ma.us.
„ Greater Lawrence Technical School:
978-686-0194, glts.net.
„ Marsh Grammar School: 978-722-
9076, methuen.k12.ma.us.
„ Methuen High School: 978-722-6040,
methuen.k12.ma.us.
„ Tenney Grammar School: 978-722-
9026, methuen.k12.ma.us.
Private
„ Fellowship Christian Academy: 978-
686-9373, fbcmethuen.org.
„ The Islamic Academy for Peace:
978-975-7335, theislamicacademy.com.
„ Presentation of Mary Academy:
978-682-9391, pmamethuen.org.
„ Presentation of Mary Early Child-
hood Program: 978-683-0872, presmary-
preschool.org.
„ St. Monica School: 978-686-1801,
stmonicamethuen.org.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-983-8698,
ci.methuen.ma.us. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-983-8940,
ci.methuen.ma.us. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ City Hall: 978-983-8515, ci.methuen.
ma.us.
LIBRARY
„ Nevins Memorial Library: 978-686-
4080, nevinslibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-1000,
ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Cen-
ter: 603-226-2200 (Concord), 603-354-5400
(Keene), 603-650-5000 (Lebanon), 603-695-
2500 (Manchester/Bedford), 603-577-4000
(Nashua), dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric Cen-
ter: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
METHUEN LISTINGS
WHERE WE LIVE 22
Methuen’s economic growth
along the banks of the river.
Today, the Searles Tenney Nev-
ins Historic District celebrates
some of the greatest architecture
from this time. Edward Sear-
les, an architectural designer,
Charles Tenney, a banker, and
Henry Nevins, a mill owner, were
the three “fathers” of Methuen.
Their wealth and power shaped
the downtown that remains
today.
The Methuen Memorial Music
Hall and the Nevins Memo-
rial Library are examples of
the resources that these men
brought to Methuen.
Today, Methuen is home to
more than 47,000 residents. The
city has its own school system;
the mascot the blue-and-white
Rangers.
Methuen also is home to Pre-
sentation of Mary, a private
Catholic school that has tra-
ditionally been for girls but
recently went co-educational.
The school is located on the for-
mer Searles Estate.
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
Thousands of people gather
to watch the freworks display
during Methuen’s Fourth of July
Celebration at Nicholson Stadium.
WHERE WE LIVE 23
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A trail runs about a third of a
mile in North Andover through
the woods between the Stevens
Estate and the top of Half Mile
Hill, which has a view of Lake
Cochichewick.
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WHERE WE LIVE 24
NO. ANDOVER INCORPORATED 1855
North Andover was singled out by early settlers in New England because of its access
to three bodies of water: the Merrimack River, the Shawsheen River and freshwater Lake
Cochichewick. The land was purchased from local natives in 1646 for six pounds and was
called Cochichewick Plantation.
The town was incorporated as Andover, after the English hometown of many of the
early residents. During these early years, North Andover was home to America’s frst
published poet, Anne Bradstreet. 
An educational hub
with plenty of water
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
Bill Sanchez drives a tractor in one of the felds on the Barker Farm along Osgood Street.
WHERE WE LIVE 25
Al though i t was cal l ed
Andover, the original settle-
ment was established in pres-
ent-day North Andover. As the
town grew, there was debate
over where the parishes should
be located. Ultimately two par-
ishes, North and South, were
established, and the communi-
ties continued to grow apart.
In 1855 the north parish sepa-
rated and was incorporated as
North Andover.
Today, North Andover is
made up of commercial, areas
as well as rural farmland. More
than 30,000 residents call North
Andover home.
North Andover also houses
a number of educational insti-
tutions. The North Andover
public school system, home of
The Knights, is well respected.
Merrimack College educates
over 2,000 college students a
year in North Andover. Brooks
School, a co-educational high
school on the shore of Lake
Cochichewick, educates over 340
students from around the world.
NORTH
ANDOVER:
Original
settlement
„ Continued from Page 25
Jenny Barker, 13, rides her horse
Prince on the Barker Farm along
Osgood Street in North Andover.
WHERE WE LIVE 26
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VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $138,171.
„ Population: 27,202.
„ Median home value: $316,500.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Annie L. Sargent Elementary
School: 978-725-3673, northandover-
publicschools.com.
„ Atkinson Elementary School: 978-
794-0124, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
„ Franklin Elementary School: 978-
794-1990, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
„ Kittredge Elementary School: 978-
794-1688, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
„ Thomson Elementary School: 978-
794-1545, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
„ North Andover Early Childhood
Center: 978-794-1577, northandover-
publicschools.com.
„ North Andover Middle School: 978-
794-1870, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
„ North Andover High School: 978-
794-1711, northandoverpublicschools.
com.
Private
„ Brooks School: 978-725-6300,
brooksschool.org.
„ Meritor Academy: 978-794-0616,
meritornorthandover.com.
„ New England Montessori School:
978-975-9906, nemontessori.com.
„ St. Michael School: 978-686-1862,
saintmichael.com.
College
„ Merrimack College: 978-837-5000,
978-683-7111, merrimack.edu.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 978-683-3168,
townofnorthandover.com. In case of
emergency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 978-688-9590,
townofnorthandover.com. In case of
emergency, always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 978-688-9501, townof-
northandover.com.
LIBRARY
„ Stevens Memorial Library: 978-
688-9505, stevensmemlib.org.
AREA
HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
NORTH ANDOVER LISTINGS
WHERE WE LIVE 27
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PELHAMINCORPORATED 1746
Although Pelham is a small town, it boasts something no other local
town does: a full 18-hole disc golf course. This unique sport follows the
same idea as golf; get through the course with a few points as possible.
But instead of hitting a ball, disc golf players toss a disc (like a Frisbee)
into a basket.
Home to
unconventional golfing
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $113,542.
„ Population: 10,914.
„ Median home value: $172,700.
SCHOOLS
„ Pelham Elementary School: 603-
635-8875, pelhamsd.org.
„ Pelham Memorial School: 603-635-
2321, pelhamsd.org.
„ Pelham High School: 603-635-2115,
pelhamsd.org.
„ Saint Patrick School: 603-635-2941,
saintpatrickschool.net.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-635-2411,
pelhampolice.com. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-635-2703,
pelhamfre.com. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-635-2040, pelham-
web.com.
LIBRARY
„ Pelham Public Library: 603-635-
7581, pelhampubliclibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
PELHAM LISTINGS
The course is part of Muldoon Park, the larg-
est recreational area in Pelham. The park also
offers venues for more conventional sports,
including baseball and soccer, in addition to
hiking trails. Some of the trails lead to Beaver
Brook, a small river where residents can launch
a canoe.
Pelham boarders Massachusetts and contains
the southern-most point in New Hampshire.
The town is home to about 13,000 residents. It
has its own school system, which consists of a
preschool, elementary, middle and high school.
ANGIE BEAULIEU/Staff photo
Pelham teens Josh Sargent, left, and Justin Allum play basketball at the Village Green in town.
WHERE WE LIVE 28
PLAISTOWINCORPORATED 1749
When it comes to natural features, Plaistow is known for that which it
does not have. It is one of only two towns in New Hampshire that does not
have any signifcant lakes or ponds with its boundaries. However, fshing,
boating and swimming enthusiasts don’t need to venture far to fnd great
natural resources, like Kingston State Park in nearby Kingston.
Bridging the divide
between Massachusetts
and New Hampshire
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $88,743.
„ Population: 7,747.
„ Median home value: $158,100.

SCHOOLS
„ Pollard Elementary School: 603-
382-7146, timberlane.net.
„ Timberlane Regional Middle
School: 603-382-7131, timberlane.net.
„ Timberlane Regional High School:
603-382-6541, timberlane.net.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-382-6816,
603-382-1200, 603-382-6207, plaistow.
com. In case of emergency, always
dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-382-5012,
plaistow.com. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-382-8129, plaistow.
com.
LIBRARY
„ Plaistow Public Library: 603-382-
6011, plaistowlibrary.com.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
PLAISTOW LISTINGS
Plaistow is in southern New
Hampshire, just about equal
distance from Boston and Con-
cord, N.H. The town originally
was part of Haverhill. For a long
time it was largely uninhab-
ited because of fears of Indian
attacks.
In the later half of the 18th
century, Plaistow began to be
settled.Back then, the landscape
was filled with farmland and
pastures.
The townseparated from
Haverhill when the land dispute
between Massachusetts and
New Hampshire was settled
in 1741. In 1749, the town was
incorporated as Plaistow. No
one knows why this name was
chosen. The only other town in
the world that share the name
is on the outskirts of London,
England.
As Route 125 has develped,
Plaistow has become a retail
hub for shoppers from the area
and for Massachusetts residents
looking for tax-free sales.
The town is home to about
7,600 residents, most of whom
live in neighborhoods. Few areas
in the town remain rural.
Plaistow is home to the Tim-
berlane Regional High School
and Timberlane Regional Middle
School, which it shares with the
neighboring towns of Atkinson,
Danville and Sandown
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
Joyce Hovannian flls a heart shaped box with chocolate for a customer at Sanborn’s Candies in Plaistow.
WHERE WE LIVE 29
SALEM INCORPORATED 1750
Salem bills itself as “The Gateway to New Hampshire,” which is reasonable considering that the
state’s major highway, I-93, passes through this community.
Travelers coming into New Hampshire from Boston or other points south are likely to pass through
Salem, which was incorporated in 1750 and named for nearby Salem, Mass. The infux of travelers
has helped to promote Salem as a retail hub. It is home to the Rockingham Mall, the largest mall in
the area, as well as Route 28, a stretch of road that boasts nearly any shop imaginable. Weekendsfnd
hoards of Massachusetts shoppers looking to score tax-free deals from their favorite stores in Salem. 
The Gateway to New Hampshire
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
TIM JEAN/Staff photo
Tanner Morgano, 9, lines up a shot while playing a game of pool during school vacation week at the Boys & Girls Club of Salem.
WHERE WE LIVE 30
As the town’s motto -- “Indus-
try, Commerce, Recreation”
-- shows, Salem has more than
great shopping to offer its 29,000
residents. The Field of Dreams
is a popular playground located
in a wooded area near the town
offices. Hedgehog Park has
basketball and tennis courts,
horseshoe pits, swimming and a
playground.
The town is also home to
Canobie Lake Park, an amuse-
ment park located on the shore
of Canobie Lake. It was opened
in 1902 by the Massachusetts
Northeast Street Railway Com-
pany as a destination to encour-
age travel on the company’s
trolleys. More than 100 years
later, Canobie Lake Park remains
a favorite destination for families
from throughout the Merrimack
Valley and beyond.
SALEM: More
than great
shopping
„ Continued from Page 30
SALEM LISTINGS
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $88,058.
„ Population: 28,112.
„ Median home value: $168,900.
SCHOOLS
Public
„ Baron Elementary School: 603-893-
7067, sau57.org.
„ Mary Fisk Elementary School: 603-
893-7051, sau57.org.
„ Walter Haigh Elementary School:
603-893-7064, sau57.org.
„ Lancaster Elementary School: 603-
893-7059, sau57.org.
„ North Salem Elementary School:
603-893-7062, sau57.org.
„ Soule Elementary School: 603-893-
7053, sau57.org.
„ Woodbury Middle School: 603-893-
7055, sau57.org.
„ Salem High School: 603-893-7069,
sau57.org.
Private
„ Merrimack Valley Montessori
School: 603-893-7310, mvms.org.
„ St. Joseph Regional Catholic
School: 603-893-6811, sjrcs.com.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-893-1911,
townofsalem.org. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-890-2200,
townofsalem.org. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-890-2116, townofsa-
lem.org.
LIBRARY
„ Kelley Library: 603-898-7064, kel-
leylibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi-
cal Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300, ellio-
thospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-538-
4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-374-
2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-432-
1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-3000,
stjosephhospital.com.
Nick Wright of Salem,
harvests fowers for the
Peters’ Farm farmstand.
The rows in which the
fowers are currently
planted held vegetables
in previous years, but
Wright explains that
it’s a practice to rotate
crops to give the soil a
chance to rejuvenate.
JAN SEEGER/Staff photo
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Lucas Crowe, 5, of Sandown, is given a helping hand by his father Chuck Crowe who resets his sideways-
jumping frog in the fnals match of the frog jumping contest during Sandown’s Old Home Days at Sandown
Central School. Crowe went on to be the frst-place winner of the event.
SANDOWNINCORPORATED 1756
Sandown was incorporated in 1756, and named after a town on the Isle
of Wight, off the coast of England. To this day, these are the only two San-
downs in the world.
One of the oldest structures in town is the Sandown Meeting House,
which was built in 1774 and is said to be one of the fnest examples of
church architecture of this time period in New England.
New England architectural
history at its finest
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $102,434.
„ Population: 5,143.
„ Median home value: $144,100.
SCHOOLS
„ Sandown North School: 603-887-
8503, timberlane.net.
„ Sandown Central School: 603-887-
3648, timberlane.net.
„ Timberlane Regional Middle
School: 603-382-7131, timberlane.net.
„ Timberlane Regional High School:
603-382-6541, timberlane.net.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-887-3887,
sandownpolice.com. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-887-4806,
sandown.us. In case of emergency,
always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-887-3646 (select-
men’s offce), sandown.us.
LIBRARY
„ Sandown Public Library: 603-887-
3428, sandownlibrary.us.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
SANDOWN LISTINGS
The Rockingham Recreational
Trail passes through Sandown.
Oart of the New Hampshire State
Park System, the trail allows visi-
tors to hike, bike, ride horses and
use snowmobiles and all terrain
vehicles through the woods
and wetlands of southern New
Hampshire.
The trail passes through two
renovated historic depots, one of
which is located in Sandown.
The town is home to about
6,000 residents. Students in San-
down attend the Timberlane
Regional School district, which
the town shares with Plaistow,
Atkinson and Danville.
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ALLEGRA BOVERMAN/Staff photo
Adam and Jenn Mead of Derry, with their dog Bambi, take an early autumn walk along the Windham Rail Trail
area in Windham.
WINDHAM INCORPORATED 1742
For a quiet town, Windham gave birth to a big voice in Sully Erna, vocalist
and songwriter for the metal band Godsmack.
In other interesting town trivia, Windham, along with neighboring Derry
and Londonderry, originally was known as Nutfeld because of the large
number of nut trees that were found in the area.
A small town nurtures
a big voice
By Kelly Burch
kburch@eagletribune.com
VITAL STATISTICS
„ Median income: $131,607.
„ Population: 10,709.
„ Median home value: $230,100.
SCHOOLS
„ Golden Brook School: 603-898-
9586, windhamsd.org.
„ Windham Center School: 603-432-
7312, windhamsd.org.
„ Windham Middle School: 603-893-
2636, windhamsd.org.
„ Windham High School: 603-537-
2400, windhamsd.org.
SERVICES
„ Police Department: 603-434-5577,
windhampd.com. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Fire Department: 603-434-4907,
windhamfre.org. In case of emer-
gency, always dial 911.
„ Town Hall: 603-434-5075, windham-
newhampshire.com.
LIBRARY
„ Nesmith Library: 603-432-7154,
nesmithlibrary.org.
AREA HOSPITALS
„ Anna Jaques Hospital: 978-463-
1000, ajh.org.
„ Catholic Medical Center: 603-668-
3545, 1-800-437-9666, catholicmedical-
center.org.
„ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center: 603-226-2200 (Concord),
603-354-5400 (Keene), 603-650-5000
(Lebanon), 603-695-2500 (Manchester/
Bedford), 603-577-4000 (Nashua),
dartmouth-hitchcock.org.
„ Elliot Hospital: 603-669-5300,
elliothospital.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital and Medical
Center: 978-687-0151, steward.org.
„ Holy Family Hospital Pediatric
Center: 978-687-6355, steward.org.
„ Lahey Clinic Medical Center: 781-
744-5100, lahey.org.
„ Lahey Clinic North Shore: 978-
538-4000, lahey.org.
„ Lawrence General Hospital: 978-
683-4000, lawrencegeneral.org.
„ Lowell General Hospital: 978-937-
6000, lowellgeneral.org.
„ Merrimack Valley Hospital: 978-
374-2000, steward.org.
„ Parkland Medical Center: 603-
432-1500, parklandmedicalcenter.com.
„ Southern New Hampshire Medical
Center: 603-577-2000, snhhs.org.
„ St. Joseph Hospital: 603-882-
3000, stjosephhospital.com.
WINDHAM LISTINGS
The town was home to the Pawtucket Indians
before Scottish settlers began homesteading in
1719. In 1742, the town was incorporated.
Today, Windham is home to about 13,500 resi-
dents. It has its town schools system, which serves
more than 1,600 students in four schools. Windham
also has active youth sports programs, as well as
many other extracurriculars for active residents.
Windham has a town beach open to resi-
dents and their guests located on the shore of
Corbett’s Pond. The town also has access to
Canobie Lake for boating, but swimming is not
permitted in Canobie Lake because it is Salem’s
water supply.
For those who like to keep their legs on dry land,
Windham offers Griffin Park, featuring a play-
ground, sports felds and walking trails.
The Windham Rail Trail, build on abandoned rail
lines, runs from Windham to Derry, covering 4.1
miles of paved walking and biking trails.
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Your Guide to Area Professionals throughout the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire
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Essex Orthopaedics has served
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Southern New Hampshire for over 30
years. Our physicians have trained at
some of the top orthopaedic institutions in
the country. They are skilled in
arthroscopic and minimally invasive
procedures. Physical therapy is available
on site to help you get back in the game
quickly and safely.
Orthopaedic Specialists
Thomas Hoerner, MD
Eric Arvidson, MD
Tahsin Ergin, MD
Crawford Campbell, MD
Sohail Husain, MD
Matthew Hawkins, MD
R. Scott Warren, PA-C
Carys Kirk, PA-C
Peter Shoukimas, PA-C
Sports Medicine Joint Replacement Hand Surgery Fracture Care
Rotator Cuff Tears
Tennis Elbow
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Ankle Sprains
Hip
Knee
Shoulder
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Elbow
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Eric Arvidson, MD
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16 Pelham Road, Salem, NH 03079 (603) 898-2244
When your team needs you...
You need our team!
Essex Orthopaedics has served
northeastern Massachusetts and southern
New Hampshire for over 30 years.
Our physicians have trained at some
of the top orthopaedic institutions
in the country. They are skilled
in arthroscopic and minimally
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is available on site to help you get back
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www.adamskylaw.com
Your guide to area professionals throughout the
Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire
Although Lawrence had a sig-
nifcant population and industry
by the 1800s, the city was not
incorporated until 1853. Prior
to that, the mill community
was known as the “New City,”
“Essex,” and “Merrimac.”
Ultimately the city was called
Lawrence, after Abbot Lawrence,
a politician and early investor in
the mills.
In 1912, 23,000 mill workers
went on strike in Lawrence to
protest a cut to their pay. The
strike lasted for two months,
with National Guardsmen and
local police called in to restore
order. When the police offcers
beat women and children try-
ing to leave Lawrence, the mill
owners realized that they had
lost public sympathies and were
able to come to an agreement
with the striking workers.
The Bread and Roses strike,
as it is known, forever altered
American labor laws.
Today, Lawrence is home to
more 76,000 residents, many of
whom come from Caribbean and
Latin American countries. The
2010 census found that 73.8 epr-
cent of Lawrence’s population is
Latino.
Although much of the indus-
try that defined Lawrence has
left the city, 35 percent of the
local economy is still manufac-
turing-based. Large companies
including Malden Mills (maker of
Polartec) and New Balance main-
tain factories in Lawrence.
LAWRENCE: The Immigrant City welcomes newcomers
„ Continued from Page 17
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Your Guide to Area Professionals throughout the
Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire
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