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AMESBURY — Alternative Therapies Group celebrated the long-awaited opening of its third North Shore adult use marijuana shop Tuesday morning, with the first few customers at the Route 110 store moving through with very little waiting time.

NEWBURY – The investigation of a fatal police shooting of a carjacking suspect at a Byfield gas station Sunday has been moved to another jurisdiction to avoid a conflict of interest, according to Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. 

NEWBURYPORT — The city’s senior project manager has determined it would be legal to build a new fire station on a parcel along Storey Avenue, contrary to recent assertions that doing so would violate a 25-year-old deed with the state.

BOSTON — Dozens of public housing authorities in Massachusetts are getting a fresh infusion of federal funds to spruce up their properties and modernize aging infrastructure.

AMESBURY – A Revere woman facing a drug distribution charge was arrested again Monday night after police found crystal methamphetamine in her purse, according to court records. 

AMESBURY – A local man accused of being high on drugs when he crashed into a utility pole on South Hunt Road in December was sentenced to probation Friday after admitting a judge could find him guilty of operating under the influence if he went to trial, according to court records. 

AMESBURY — An Amesbury Middle School math coach intends to keep her students busy for the next two years thanks to a $30,000 state grant.

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NEWBURYPORT – The Supreme Judicial Court suspended a former local lawyer’s law license for three years for spending a client’s $3,500 retainer on himself and not doing any work for it, according to court documents.

NEWBURYPORT – Repair Café Newburyport will hold its sixth event April 18 and is hoping to increase its list of repairers.

SALISBURY — The Democratic Town Committee offers its 11th annual College Leadership Scholarship for Salisbury seniors attending Triton Regional High School.

At a meeting of Newburyport voters in March 1785, it was voted to prohibit the discharge of firearms in the streets. Owners of horses were ordered to drive carefully with a firm hold on the bridle under a penalty of five shillings to be paid to the poor of the town.

NEWBURYPORT – Local resident and Air Force veteran William Shuttleworth will speak about his walk across the U.S. to raise awareness of veterans’ needs during the next Village Talk today, Feb. 19, starting at 1 p.m. at the Senior Community Center, 331 High St.

As I write this column on Tuesday morning, there is a little bit of snow falling and covering the walkway at the front of the house. The weather report calls for rain, which will wash away that dusting of snow. Is it time for the crocuses to begin blooming? When that happens, you know spring…

Last winter, I had a dreadful cold. The type of cold that seems to never end. The type of cold where your body aches, your head throbs, you can’t ever seem to rid your nose of mucus and a restful night of sleep seems impossible. The type of cold where leaving the house is the last thing you’…

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BOSTON  — A longtime Massachusetts state representative has been arrested and charged with using thousands of dollars in campaign cash to fund personal expenses and sustain his gambling habit, officials announced Tuesday.

AMESBURY — The state supervisor of public records has ordered school officials to give unredacted records to The Daily News, including a report the School Committee commissioned last year to determine how emails between a committee member and assistant principal were made public.


BYFIELD – The Essex County District Attorney’s Office identified a man shot and killed by police Sunday at the AL Prime Energy gas station as Thomas Murray, 31, of Dracut, but other details, including how many shots were fired and who fired them, remain under investigation.

BOSTON – Immigrant advocates are slamming the Trump administration’s decision to redeploy tactical units from the U.S.-Mexico border to crack down on illegal immigration in Boston and other “sanctuary” cities.

SALISBURY — With a lineup ranging from blues heroes to younger upstarts, the 11th annual New England Winter Blues Festival will give the audience a night filled with the blues and beyond Saturday.


AMESBURY – A space heater caused a mobile home parked off Pond Hill Avenue to go up in flames Sunday morning, destroying the building and injuring the lone occupant, according to a local fire official.


Love is in the air for coyotes on Cape Ann and throughout the North Shore, but that may not be the only reason the four-legged furry fauna have been sighted more frequently sauntering out in public.


JACKSON, Miss. — Days and days of heavy rain have created a dilemma for authorities managing dams along swollen rivers in Mississippi and Tennessee. The water has to be released eventually, worsening the flooding for people living downstream.

The Plum Island Hotel was the largest hostelry on the island. The hotel became best known under Captain Nathaniel Brown in the 1830s and under William H. Thompson in the mid-19th century. It became a popular gathering place for sportsmen. The cuisine was highly esteemed and game bird dinners…

NEWBURYPORT — The 13th annual HerStory month, sponsored by The Actors Studio of Newburyport, will be the focus of WJOP’s “Morning Show” on Friday.

NEWBURYPORT – Ward 4 City Councilor Christine Wallace is holding an informal discussion on all things relating to Atkinson Common on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Senior Community Center’s second-floor computer room.


RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.


NEWBURYPORT – Gloucester author John Nelson will give a slide presentation and readings from his book “Flight Calls: Exploring Massachusetts through Birds” on March 11 at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center.

AMESBURY — Community Action Inc. is looking for a caring, enthusiastic, community-minded individual to fill a vacancy on its board of directors.

NEWBURYPORT — Amber Hewett and Matt Burton, Democratic candidates for First Essex District state representative, will speak on why they are running and their issues of concern at a meeting tonight.

NEWBURYPORT — The Merrimack River Watershed Council is reporting a significantly less volume of combined sewer overflows in the river last year compared to 2018.

AMESBURY – The city and the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce are preparing for the opening Tuesday of the community's first retail marijuana store on Route 110.

NEWBURYPORT — The president of the Parker River Clean Water Association has submitted a letter to a city councilor objecting to the possible construction of a new fire station on land across from the commuter lot on Storey Avenue now used for nature trails.


CARSON CITY, Nev. — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning Sunday were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state.

Newburyport's Captain Nicholas Brown was the younger brother of noted Captain Moses Brown, who was involved in trade and privateering during the last quarter of the 18th century. Privateers were legally authorized to seize British vessels and profit from selling the confiscated goods. Like m…

Emily R. Haywood of Salisbury was named to the dean's list at Endicott College in Beverly for the fall 2019 semester. Haywood is majoring in interior design and is the daughter of Tom Haywood and Sue Celentano.


HAVERHILL — Five Whittier Tech business technology and marketing students are advancing to the DECA State Conference after winning district-level competitions against other Massachusetts schools in accounting, hospitality, entrepreneurship and finance hosted at Merrimack College earlier this year.


SALISBURY – Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity will host a number of Women Build days at home sites in Salisbury and Andover on March 4, 5, and 7, part of the national effort taking place in more than 235 community this year. 

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Rotonda West, FL - Joseph A. Lariviere, 82, of Rotonda West, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Englewood Community Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1937, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph and Mary Gagnon Lariviere. Joe is remembered as a loving husband, a caring fath…