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March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

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NEWBURYPORT – The first shipment of 2,000 protective masks arrived at the Hart Road home of Ward 6 city councilor and real estate agent Byron Lane about noon Monday and by later in the afternoon, they were already being given to hospitals and first responders.

Another 2,000 KN95 masks, the Chinese equivalent of the much-sought-after N95 masks, are expected to arrive at Lane’s home in the days to follow.

The masks’ arrival marked the end of a lengthy process that began more than a week ago and saw Lane work through a New Jersey-based company that he said employs a friend.

“It was a challenge” to get the masks delivered, Lane said.

Part of the problem was that the federal Food and Drug Administration has not approved the Chinese version of the masks for sale or distribution in the U.S. That has made hospitals across the country hesitant to accept donations out of concern they could be held legally liable, according to published reports.

Lane said most of the masks will be donated to nurses across the state along with ambulance providers, doctors and Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. Fifty masks will be heading to fire departments in Newburyport, Amesbury, Newbury, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

“Everything we can do to cover who needs them,” Lane said.

In an emailed statement Monday, Mary Williamson, executive director of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation, said the hospital is “grateful to so many individuals, businesses and community based ‘go-fund-me’ initiatives that have stepped forward to support health care workers and first responders who are putting patient needs first in our first against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Lane said he spent $16,500 upfront for the masks, but after putting the word out on social media and other sources, he collected enough donations to cover his purchases.

The idea to track down and distribute the masks came from two sources, the first being his mother — a nurse for 42 years at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. The second came from the many calls he received from other nurses who said there was a desperate need for masks.

“It kind of hit home,” Lane said. “I sell houses, but there’s not a lot of that going on so I kind of took this on.”

JUST LISTED by Nell Johanson of The Pizzo Johanson Team- 80 Central Street, Georgetown- $315,000

JUST LISTED by Nell Johanson of the Pizzo Johanson Team- 80 Central Street, Georgetown- $315,000- This adorable Cape style home is loaded with character; wide pine flooring, exposed beams, a 3-season porch, exposed bricks in the kitchen, and classic glass doorknobs. Enter a sunny and spacious 22x11 living room that flows nicely into the open concept dining room and kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters. The 3-season porch provides a wonderful area to entertain with it being off the kitchen and allows for access to the back porch and yard. Upstairs are the two bedrooms and the full bath. The sellers installed new front steps and walkway and added professional landscaping in the front yard. Set in a perfect location, this great home is only a .5 mile to the Georgetown library and even closer to Crosby’s Market and quaint downtown! Property has been certified treated for lead and has a 3-bedroom septic. Don't miss your chance to call 80 Central Street, home sweet home!

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Fall 2019 HOMES- Decorating, Renovating, Real Estate

LUX Realty North Shore is a proud advertiser with North of Boston Media Group that publishes, The Eagle-Tribune, The Salem News, Gloucester Daily Times, and Newburyport Daily News. Featured in our Fall 2019 HOMES Issue is 29 Nelson Street, Georgetown- $925,000 listed by Joy Munoz.

Country setting affords beauty and privacy in Georgetown 

BY LILLIAN SHAPIRO, SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT FOR HOMES

Listing agent Joy Munoz of LUX Realty North Shore trusts that this meticulous farmhouse colonial in Georgetown will have you feeling as though you are on vacation all year long. Nestled on nearly five bucolic acres edged by mature trees and beautiful perennials, this arresting home is complemented by a country club-like backyard complete with an in-ground pool and a sprawling deck with covered portico for shade.

 “This very comfortable home has a wide-open and versatile floor plan that was clearly designed for gracious entertaining and comfortable living,” says the Realtor who lists it for $925,000. “Furthermore, its country setting with wildlife galore as well as the land that surrounds it, only adds to the appeal of this special property.”

A welcoming front porch helps to usher you into the main level enhanced by inlaid wood floors and a commanding staircase with a two-story landing above. Thoughtfully open, the living room is truly striking with a vaulted beamed ceiling, glass doors to the backyard, and a soaring stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove insert. Just adjacent, the well-appointed updated kitchen features rich wood cabinets, granite countertops, a breakfast bar, double wall ovens, and a six-burner stove. Should you prefer your meals a bit more formal, this home also features a spacious dining room with decorative wainscoting. Enriching this level are a guest bedroom with a full bath and a cozy family room with wall to wall carpeting and French doors for privacy.

The gleaming wood floors extend to the second level where you will discover a somewhat secluded master suite sporting a newer spa-like bath with a double vanity, a jetted tub, and a custom painted mural. Rounding off this floor are three more bedrooms, a shared bath, and a home office.

Additional features of this remarkable home include a third-floor exercise space with a six-person steam room, central air conditioning, and a three-car garage. While its rather sheltered location provides a great amount of privacy, this property is at the same time close to Route 95 for easy commuting.

“The (current) owners have spent a lot of time and effort in maintaining both the systems and the overall appearance of this home,” says Munoz. “From the moment you come up the driveway you get that ‘Ahhhhhh’ effect. This is the home you’ve been waiting for.”

For more information, or to schedule a showing, call Joy Munoz at 978-476-6646. Additional photos may be viewed at www.luxrealtynorthshore.com.

AT A GLANCE:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 full and 1 half bath
  • 5,009 square feet
  • 4.77 acres
  • $925,000

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JUST LISTED by Joy Munoz- 29 Nelson Street, Georgetown- $925,000

JUST LISTED by Joy Munoz- 29 Nelson Street, Georgetown- $925,000- Do not miss the opportunity to preview this beautiful home sited on 5 acres of lush trees. This home is what you've been waiting for! Designed for both gracious entertaining and comfortable living, this Farmhouse Colonial features an open floor plan, soaring beamed ceilings in the living room, hardwood floors throughout most of the home, 5 bedrooms, an office, central air and a third-floor exercise room complete with a 6 person steam room. The first-floor living area includes a bedroom with a private bath, perfect for extended family and guests. Enjoy a dip in the inground pool, soak up some sun or sit on the spacious, covered deck overlooking colorful, perennial gardens. You'll feel like you're on vacation all year long!

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