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Family Owned Insurance Agency Experienced Insurance Agents

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Cross Insurance, a family owned independent insurance agency, and their Newburyport insurance agents are ready to assist North Shore customers. The local team of agents provide exceptional customer service with coverage options across an extensive range of personal insurance product, with strong support for commercial insurance customers as well. Visit the Cross Insurance office, conveniently located in Newburyport’s Port Plaza Shopping Center or call to request an insurance quote.

As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in New England, Cross Insurance and its dependable team of insurance agents are able to offer a wide range of personal insurance solutions. Enjoy the convenience of working with one local insurance agency for all of your insurance needs including: homeowners, renters, auto, boat, RV, and umbrella insurance policies as well as health insurance, life insurance and many specialty products too.

Established in 1954, this rapidly growing insurance agency has acquired more than 120 operations since its founding and can provide a range of commercial insurance products for small and large companies. Cross Insurance is one of the leading New England insurance intermediaries, enabling them to support the constantly evolving insurance needs of their broad customer base. Cross Insurance agents offer many lines of coverage including: vehicle fleets, buildings, contents, general & professional liability, cyber liability, workers compensation, employee benefits and bonds.

If you’re a North Shore local looking for an insurance agency to support one or more of your personal or business needs, Cross Insurance’s Newburyport office is eager to work with you. Whether you need a quote for a new line of service or an existing policy up for renewal, give a call to the local Cross Insurance team. With their experience, operations, and knowledgeable insurance agents, they’re ready and available to start your unique insurance conversation today.

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By Hannah Brown , Newburyport.Com Correspondent, Regional Sales Executive, Personal Lines
I’ve worked in the insurance business for over 15 years and held many different positions within the industry. Working for Cross Insurance has afforded me the resources to put my knowledge to use within the community. What drew me to Cross Insurance was the ability to help people with any insurance need they may have, while still maintaining the feel and service of a small agency. I want to fully protect my clients but also educate them about the coverage we provide. It’s important to me that they feel a part of the process. At the heart of it all, Cross is a family owned business who values hard work and relationships. We look forward to not only helping people in the area protect the things that are most valuable to them, but also to exploring and supporting our new community.

Boat Insurance in MA – Information Boat Owners Should Know

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Protecting You Out on the Water
While boat insurance may be the last thing on your mind when you are out on the water, having your boat covered not only gives you peace of mind, but can provide you with a financial safety net for things like injuries or theft. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, or speeding along, boating is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful lakes, rivers, and bays of Massachusetts.

What Can Boat Insurance Cover?
Coverage for physical damage to a boat is one of the most obvious reasons to have a policy. However, liability can be an even more important reason to consider having boat insurance. In fact, many private marinas and docks may also ask you for proof of insurance before they let you dock your boat at their property. It is also important to be prepared for the unexpected such as hurricanes, theft or vandalism.

Does My Homeowners Policy Cover My Boat?
You may be thinking- wait, does my homeowners insurance policy cover my boat as well? In most instances, home insurance policies do not provide adequate coverage to protect your boat. To see what coverages you may need, reach out to a local insurance agent. Cross Insurance- Newburyport is conveniently located in the Port Plaza Shopping Center.

Boat Insurance Quotes

It is important to meet with an experienced insurance agent who can help recommend the right solution based on your specific circumstances. Boat insurance coverage will depend on the type of boat you have, the value of the boat and a number of other factors as well. Cross Insurance- Newburyport offers a broad scope of insurance products. Cross is an independent insurance agency, and can help recommend the best insurance carrier to meet your needs. Policy discounts may be available if the insurance carrier is providing coverage for more than one policy. Let a local agent from the Newburyport Cross Insurance team help navigate the process.

Blue Ribbon Water Purification Provides a Whole House Water Filtration Solution

Great Tasting, Healthy Water From Every Faucet in Your Home

If you’ve ever had a glass of water that just tasted really exceptional, there’s a good chance it came through a water purification and water filtration system. Local Newburyport company, Blue Ribbon Water, does just that—delivering healthy, great-tasting water to every faucet in your home. What makes their product truly stand out from an ordinary water purifier is that they install their system at the entry point of your home. This allows all of the water that flows into your house to be filtered—providing the purest H2o for drinking, bathing, laundry, and more.

So is it really important to install a water filtration system? As Blue Ribbon Water points out, municipal water facilities adhere to EPA requirements to keep your water microbe and bacteria-free and safe to drink—but safe does not necessarily equal healthy. Being a local Newburyport company, Blue Ribbon Water has spent ample time researching the area’s H2o to best understand the most common municipal water problems. Residents that install a water purification system with them will be given a filter selected to address the problems they discovered in their research—trihalomethanes, silt, sediment, chlorine, and other VOC’s. Blue Ribbon Water also continuously monitors the municipal water in the area and can adapt your water filtration system if new threats emerge.

While your health is obviously the greatest benefit of water purification, there are also many additional perks to having a system in your home. These include a longer life span for appliances and your water heater with reduced sediment buildup, more vibrant skin and hair, brighter laundry, and even healthier pets. You are also reducing your plastic consumption and helping the environment with bottled quality water flowing from your faucets, removing the need to purchase your drinking H2o.

Blue Ribbon Water makes the entire process of installing and maintaining a whole house water filtration easy. They literally do everything! Your quoted price includes local licensed plumbers that will come to your home to put in your system. Blue Ribbon Water will then maintain your filtration system by changing out your filters when needed. So all you have to do is kick back and pour yourself a nice clean glass of water and enjoy. Ready to install your new water filtration system? Contact Blue Ribbon Water today and you can be up and running in just a few weeks!

Blue Ribbon Water

By Bill Cooper , Newburyport.Com Correspondent
As President & Co-Founder of Blue Ribbon Water, Bill Cooper utilizes his extensive sales and marketing experience combined with strong knowledge of local municipal water challenges to create an environmentally conscious company that delivers whole house water filtration systems. Blue Ribbon Water’s focus is to deliver “Cleaner, Healthier, Great Tasting Water” (sm) throughout the entire home, restaurant, or business. The company was founded on three simple principles: 1) Be the expert on the water in each town we do business, so our solutions is the best possible. 2) Deliver superior full customer service including installation and scheduled filter changes. 3) Be honest and don’t sell customers what they don’t need. Other water filter companies, or plumbers who do water filters ‘on the side’, lack in all these areas. For instance, many residents are told they need an expensive water softener when they do not. City water rarely needs a water softener. Other companies leave it up to the customer to remember to have their filter changed. Blue Ribbon Water keeps a database of filter changes and automatically alerts the customer. Bill has lived in Newbury with his wife Debra for over 30 years. They raised their two boys here, and Bill was on the Newbury Finance Committee.

How to Prepare for Hydrant Flushing – Scheduling & Tips

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Hydrant flushing typically occurs twice a year—in the spring and fall. Newburyport is currently in the middle of hydrant flushing which started Monday, September 20th and is expected to run through the month of October. Why does the city do it? Hydrant flushing is beneficial for the city street water pipes and ensures the safe operation of hydrants. However, the process dislodges buildup in the street pipes that then travel to your home. It’s key to know when your street is being flushed so you can take the proper precautions to protect yourself and your home.

When your street is being flushed, your water turns brown, and particles can become lodged in shower heads and faucets and settle in the bottom of water heaters. If your street is currently flushing, you should avoid drinking water from your faucet—this includes water for your pets. Along with clogging water filters and temporarily contaminating your drinking water, hydrant flushing can also discolor clothing if the water is used to do laundry.

When it’s your streets turn to be flushed, I recommend that all of my Blue Ribbon Water customers change their water filter to bypass mode. If you have a water filter, all of that ‘muck’ will be filtered out, which is good. But filters have tiny, tiny pores that can become clogged as the water passes through it, lowering your water pressure and shortening the life of your filter. We alert all of our Blue Ribbon Water customers when it’s time to change their filter settings to preserve its longevity and to give our customers an advanced warning to plan around hydrant flushing schedules.

So how should you plan for hydrant flushing? The City of Newburyport recommends a few steps that apply to both those with and without a filter.

  • Keep your eye on the city website for what day your neighborhood is being flushed.
  • On that day, limit the use of water and delay doing laundry.
  • Avoid drinking water from a faucet.
  • Do not use hot water, as particles can settle in the bottom, and take longer to clear.
  • We recommend to our customers with filters to put it in ‘bypass’ mode, if available.
  • At the end of flushing, run an outside faucet, or utility sink until the water clears up.
  • Put your water filter back in operation mode.

Newburyport provides a list of streets every morning on their homepage. They do not publish streets in advance, so you do need to check every day.


Welcome to Children’s Health Care!

Full Circle Pediatric Care for Greater Newburyport Families

Children’s Health Care of Newburyport and Haverhill provides full-circle pediatric healthcare from birth through adolescence with a full range of preventative and urgent care.

Since 1972, CHC’s team of board-certified providers has cared for generations of families from across the North Shore, Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire, and the Seacoast region.

We practice medicine as a team and value the contributions of all of our staff in providing excellent medical care and service. As a medical home for our families, we emphasize your children’s health and wellbeing as our primary responsibility. It is our goal to collaborate with parents to help their children develop healthy habits and lifestyles so they may achieve their greatest potential.

In fulfilling our mission each and every day, we practice child-centered and family-focused healthcare, partnering with you and guiding the choices that are right for your child.

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Children’s Health Care

Newburyport Lower Level
257 Low Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-7121
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 9 AM Walk-In Sick Call
Mon – Fri 9 AM – 8 PM Scheduled Appointments
Sat, Sun & Holidays 8 AM – 9 AM Sick Call

Newburyport Upper Level
257 Low Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 388-9880
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 9 AM Walk-In Sick Call
Mon – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM Scheduled Appointments
Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays

Haverhill 
600 Primrose
Haverhill MA 01830
(978) 373-6557
Mon – Fri 8 AM – 9 AM Walk-In Sick Call
Mon – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM Scheduled Appointments
Closed Sat, Sun & Holidays

Children's Health Care, Pediatrician, Newburyport MA

Anna Jaques Hospital

Proudly Caring for the Greater Newburyport Community Since 1884

Anna Jaques Hospital proudly cares for the people who live, work, and play in the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. From primary to specialty care, emergency services to recovery (in all private patient rooms), or surgery to rehabilitation programs, Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering high quality community health care at a lower cost, with an emphasis on patient satisfaction.

The hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Boston academic medical center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. This relationship offers patients care from world-class specialists and specialty care right in Newburyport, and when needed, coordinated care in Boston.

Key programs and medical services for the entire family:

  • Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Gerrish Breast Care Center
  • Emergency Services: Trauma & “Fast Track”
  • Women’s Health Care / 3D Mammography
  • Birth Center & Neonatal Care Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopedics / Mako Robotic Arm Technology
  • Comprehensive Pain Center
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services

Looking for a pediatrician, primary care physician or specialist? Meet our doctors here.

Working at Anna Jaques Hospital

Anna Jaques Hospital is the largest employer in Newburyport and a special place for a career. For the third consecutive year, Anna Jaques was recognized nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review as “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare”. With competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, it is a fulfilling workplace environment displayed by staff longevity and growth. Learn more and view open positions at www.ajh.org/careers.

Anna Jaques Hospital

By Adair Rowland , Newburyport.com Correspondent
Adair Rowland is a marketing communications writer and editor who arrived in Newburyport over thirty years ago. Her kids may have left town, but she only strayed as far as Amesbury. A long-time contributor to the literary and performing arts community, she finds just as much local color in the stories behind stores and businesses (and really likes writing about that).

Newburyport Holiday House Tour Supporting the AJH Aid Association

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The 2022 Newburyport Holiday House Tour, a fundraiser supporting the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is this Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 4pm. Purchase tickets on-line or in-person at the Anna Jaques Hospital Gift Shop or Chococoa Baking Co. & Café at The Tannery Marketplace. Pick up your tour book at the Newburyport Senior Center at 331 High Street, where a Holiday Gift Market and Winter Wreath auction will be in full swing with live music and refreshments. The self-guided tour allows you to enjoy the full range of homes and outdoor décor in whatever order you choose.

The Holiday House Tour is celebrating a full return after the limitations of the last several years. The tour guide offers history and context to each of the lavishly decorated homes and private residences from High Street to High Road and beyond. Groupings in the North and South End highlight Newburyport’s signature Federalist and Greek Revival houses, plus architectural reproductions and contemporary updates to re-invigorate ideas of gracious living. One of the homes was recently featured on the popular TV series, This Old House. Three residents on the tour have expanded their décor to fanciful exterior scenes, while others are exclusively outdoor dioramas, making this year’s program a hybrid of seasonal delights.

A beloved highlight of the Advent season, the Holiday House Tour is an occasion for friends and family to visit a showcase of neighborhoods and gather inspiration for winter entertaining of their own. The creativity of local florists and decorators displays the myriad of ways a home can be dressed up and decked out. From house to house, the panorama of bejeweled trees and festive greenery offers a glimpse of personalized traditions. Holiday tables are brimming with cheer before any meal is served, and there’s a sense that the stage is set for joyful get-togethers all over town.

Back at Newburyport’s spacious Senior Center, The Holiday Market offers gift ideas ranging from gingerbread to jewelry. Favorite retailers and artisans represent dozens of “finds” in one place while the People’s United Methodist Church provides a helping of live jazz, and complementary chowder will be served between noon and 1:30.

Each year, the generosity of Newburyport’s homeowners and countless volunteers make the Holiday House Tour possible, all to benefit the Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association. The welcome of neighbors throughout the community also helps support the well-being of its residents. For those slow to feel the stir of the holiday spirit, buy a ticket — The bustle and beauty of this event may be just the lift you’re looking for!

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