A few years ago, I wrote a cookbook on air frying. I vowed from the beginning to only develop recipes that benefited from being cooked in a special gadget by at least one of two metrics: The food is cooked dramatically faster than traditional methods — good for time-crunched cooks, or anyone…

Making simple syrup is ridiculously easy — boil sugar and water — but most cocktail formulas call for only a spoonful. Do I really want to wash a pot just to have a splash of plain liquified sugar?

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NEWBURY – A Byfield man was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail following his arraignment Monday morning in Newburyport District Court on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.

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NEWBURYPORT – The city's YWCA was recently awarded $100,000 to combat homelessness and to help low income families stay in their homes, according to John Feehan, YWCA Greater Newburyport executive director. 

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When the state rolls out new guidance and regulations for reopening businesses, it's up to local health officials to make sure the rules are being followed to keep workers and customers safe.

AMESBURY – As many as 500 customers lost electrical power for hours after a tree fell on Congress Street early today, snapping power wires and taking down a telephone poll. 

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AMESBURY — Massachusetts business owners are crawling out from under almost four months of COVID-19 limitations and the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce wants people to know it's time to discover the city.

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NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Elementary Parent Teacher Organization will be funding fall farm shares for several Newburyport Public School families in need through the subsidized Community Supported Agriculture program at Nourishing the North Shore.

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NEWBURYPORT – The city's Human Rights Commission on Sunday denounced a recent rise in what it called offensive graffiti, vandalism and destruction of property. 

BOSTON -- Green groups are praising the Baker administration's move to cancel restrictions on reusable grocery bags, clearing the way for local bans on plastic shopping bags to resume, despite concerns for the safety of grocery store workers.

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NEWBURYPORT – Custom House Maritime Museum Executive Director Joan Whitlow and Sean Palmatier, the assistant director and curator, will visit "The Morning Show" on Thursday to describe behind-the-scenes renovations that took place while the museum was closed due to the pandemic.

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MERRIMAC — Many people go about their daily routines never realizing who they meet along the way. But a gold, silver and bronze medalist in the 1995 Special Olympics World Games has been bagging many local family's groceries for the past 30 years.

On July 14, 1812, James Locke reported that a ship's long boat had been taken from Horton's Wharf. It was entirely new, made fast with new rope, outside varnished and inside upper works painted red. Whoever returned the boat to Horton's Wharf or provided information on its whereabouts would …

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Anyone paying attention to the music industry knows that the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the touring business, thanks to the postponement of tours by the likes of the Rolling Stones and Kenny Chesney and the cancellation of festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo.

HAMPTON, N.H.  — The U.S. Marshals' New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested a fugitive former Alabama police officer in an apartment on C Street on Friday night with help from local police and agencies, according to a press release.

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AMESBURY — A local woman is preparing for September’s Boston Marathon Virtual Experience by running every street, boulevard and road in the city.

WEST NEWBURY — After successfully holding the annual Town Meeting outdoors last month, selectmen reviewed the fiscal impacts of the choices voters made and two residents offered their input as well last week.

The Korean War had just begun. On July 13, 1950, the paper announced that Draft Board 7 would furnish 11 men from Newburyport, Amesbury, Salisbury, Newbury, West Newbury, Rowley and Ipswich. The numbers were expected to rise. Veterans Services Director John J. Connors and his assistant, Edwa…

WEST NEWBURY — Public Works Director Wayne Amaral has identified the roads, sections of roads and a municipal parking lot targeted for paving this year.

The Senate will not take up a House-approved, half billion-dollar package of transportation tax and fee increases this lawmaking session, instead focusing attention on an omnibus borrowing bill that the Senate's Transportation Committee chairman believes can be fully funded without new revenues.

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NEWBURYPORT – Living by New England Wine & Spirits on State Street and fond of the environment, Betsy Thomas began collecting empty nip bottles on her daily walks towards the High Street intersection three years ago.

Skirt-supporting corset? Look no further than Madame Foy’s at 25 Pleasant St., according to the front page of the Daily Herald in 1872. The good Madame had a full line of white and linen dress goods, toweling, seer-sucker pongees, prints and white quilts. Want to add some pizzazz to morning …

For the second day in a row, Republican Sen. Ryan Fattman put a hold on a sweeping police reform bill Democratic leaders are working to pass, forcing the Senate into the weekend without having voted on a major priority that they're aiming to get done this month.

Steven Florio, the commissioner of the Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, has been placed on administrative leave while the Baker administration looks into reports that he dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes and made Nazi salutes while a member of a college fraternity.

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MIAMI  — President Donald Trump is postponing his planned rally Saturday in New Hampshire, the White House said, citing a tropical storm threatening parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

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