New Merrimack River Boat Launch Plan Meets Opposition


Newburyport News: A proposal to construct a new boat launch and fishing pier near the Rocks Village Bridge hit a snag when members of the local garden club objected because it would mean altering a spot they view as a gateway into West Newbury [Massachusetts].

The Open Space Committee recently voted to place a plan for redevelopment of the Ferry Lane triangle on a warrant for a Special Town Meeting next month [November 2013], chairman Steve Greason told selectmen last week. The town-owned triangle is located between Church and Bridge streets near the Merrimack River.

Read more about the new boat ramp and fishing pier plans in Newburyport.