NEWBURYPORT – Storm Surge will host Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, in a Zoom presentation March 3 at 6:30 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT — Supporters of Newburyport Youth Services are still hoping they can find a new home after the proposed purchase of 57 Low St. failed to win the City Council's approval Thursday night.

On this day in 1810, patrons of female education were informed by this newspaper that the Ladies Academy at the new schoolhouse on Charter Street would begin classes on the third Monday in March. Along with drawing, embroidery, painting and filigree work, “the best attention would be paid to…

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FEB. 26 -- As a week packed with pandemic-related news came to a close, Massachusetts public health officials confirmed 1,734 new cases of COVID-19 and announced 46 recent deaths caused by the virus.

If you’ve been watching experts and commentators appearing on television from their homes, their increased attention to decor might look familiar: In the early days of lockdown, they, like many of us, sat in front of blank white walls, while now their homes frequently display prominent artwork.

NEWBURYPORT – An Orange Street man charged with felony assault and battery after what local police called "an all out fight" outside his home last month must stay away from and have no contact with his alleged victim, according to Newburyport District Court records. 

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that municipalities can return to Phase 3, Step 2 of the state's reopening plan beginning Monday.

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NEWBURYPORT — The city will not purchase surplus state property at 57 Low St. after the City Council voted 6-5 not to do so during a special meeting Thursday night.

BYFIELD — Neighbors continue to raise traffic and environmental concerns relating to a comprehensive permit request by Cricket Lane LLC to build 24 single-family homes — including six Chapter 40B affordable units — at the rear of Pearson Drive.

SALISBURY — The state legislative delegation is calling for emergency state assistance to rebuild sand dunes on Salisbury Beach that have been eroded by storms and surf.


WASHINGTON — The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed a civilian contractor and wound…


Starting Monday, the state will ease restrictions on some businesses and increase capacity at restaurants.


AMESBURY — A group of local angels — "Snow Angels" to be exact — have spent the past two winters voluntarily digging senior citizens out of their homes and they are looking to expand.

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NEWBURYPORT — A charcoal on paper drawing by artist Robin Thornhill of a young woman holding a feather, titled “The Gift,” was recognized Thursday as Best in Show in the Newburyport Art Association’s “Winter Juried Show, Part 2.”

ROWLEY — A Beverly woman clocked driving roughly 110 mph on Interstate 95 south last month admitted responsibility and was ordered by a Newburyport District Court judge to pay a $405 fine. 


Today, Friday, Feb. 26, the 14th of Adar in the Hebrew calendar, Jews all over the world, including of course, members of Newburyport’s Congregation Ahavas Achim, are celebrating the holiday of Purim.

Whist was a popular card game in the 18th and 19th centuries. John Quincy Adams mentions one game that took place at his pal Tristram Dalton’s house on Feb. 26, 1788. It was played from 7 p.m “until a formal, ceremonious, and consequently elegant supper” was served at 10 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport Public Library hosts historian and storyteller Anne Barrett for "Theater: From Banned to Bawdy," an entertaining take on the history of theater.

NEWBURYPORT — Mayor Donna Holaday is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in serving as a volunteer commissioner on the Water and Sewer Commission.

SALISBURY — A Lynn woman charged with breaking into cars parked near Folly Mill Road last month avoided jail time Thursday after reaching a plea deal with Essex County prosecutors. 

The following jury-waived trial occurred Monday, Feb. 22, in Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:


WASHINGTON — The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief was pressed to explain Thursday why the agency hadn’t been prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists, including white supremacists, who were trying to halt the certification of the presidential election last month, even though of…

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BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A Massachusetts state trooper charged with assaulting his girlfriend in New Hampshire was denied bail and remains behind bars after his defense attorney appealed a judge’s decision from earlier this month.

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NEWBURYPORT — A New Hampshire woman charged with being drunk when she flattened a utility pole, knocking out power to a home for several days last year, was close to reaching a plea deal with an Essex County prosecutor on Thursday that would see her pay more than $4,000 in restitution. 

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Billie Holiday has always been a monster of a role. Diana Ross tackled her on film, and Audra McDonald did it onstage. Now it's time for Andra Day — a singer and actress perfectly named to play Lady Day — and she shines. It's a pity the film she's in is so messy.

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker acknowledged problems with the state's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at a legislative oversight hearing on Thursday, but he argued the system has vastly improved and vowed to get more shots into people's arms.

In Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” Anthony, 80, in the grip of dementia, is a captain ready to go down with the ship. Overhearing his daughter and son-in-law contemplating a nursing home, he curses them as “rats” abandoning him. Pacing his London apartment in a bathrobe, he mounts a noble res…

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NEWBURYPORT — The city has chosen Sasaki Associates to design the Market Landing Park expansion, seen as a major upgrade of open space for the scenic waterfront.


SALISBURY — Pat's Diner, an iconic part of Salisbury Square for decades, has been put on the real estate market months after its owner announced she was closing the eatery until spring. 

SALISBURY — Bridge Road was closed in both directions for about 70 minutes Wednesday after a flatbed tractor-trailer hauling two boats became stuck near Hudson’s Outboard. 

NEWBURYPORT — The superintendent presented an overview of the school budget Tuesday with a preliminary proposal of $38,820,382 for fiscal 2022 — an 8.7% increase.  

BOSTON — More than 300 companies were cited for violating state labor laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, according to data from the attorney general's office.

NEWBURYPORT — John Hernandez, a Lawrence District Court officer charged with domestic abuse last weekend, will remain behind bars until trial after a judge said Wednesday there were no conditions of release that would ensure the alleged victim’s safety.

BOSTON — Lawmakers are taking aim at insurance companies with a plan that forces them to cover COVID-19-related claims filed by businesses and eliminate "virus exclusions" in many policies.

BOSTON — The meat and egg industry wants to delay the start of a voter-approved law banning certain cages for farm animals set to take effect next year.

Today in 1949 was the second day a model classroom, set up at the Brown School on Lime Street, was open to the public. Superintendent Nock issued an invitation earlier in the week to see a model classroom that emphasized lighting. The School Committee wanted to show what could be done to the…

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