WEST NEWBURY -- One lane of the Rocks Village Bridge -- which connects West Newbury to Haverhill and Merrimac -- will be closed during repairs on Thursday, Sept. 19. Cora Operations, contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, along with its specialty subcontractor will be…
NEWBURYPORT – Despite all its natural charm and beauty, the city has a littering problem – one that has inspired joggers, runners, walkers and even kayakers to bring along a bag or bucket to pick up trash as they exercise.
AMESBURY — Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kassandra Gove is a step closer to becoming the city’s next chief executive after topping Mayor Ken Gray in the preliminary election Tuesday.
NEWBURYPORT — Sarah Hall and Byron Lane took the top spots in the preliminary Ward 6 City Council race Tuesday, advancing to the municipal election where they will face off Nov. 5.
AMESBURY — The Merrimack River Watershed Council has raised awareness about combined sewage overflows, but still has a long way to go to get help from out of state.
IPSWICH – A local man accused of supplying fentanyl to an acquaintance who died hours later last summer turned down a plea deal Tuesday that would have sent him to jail for a year.
MERRIMAC – Taxpayers received some good news last week when the town secured a nearly $8 million bond to pay for three municipal projects, including a new police station, at a lower-than-anticipated interest rate.
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MERRIMAC – A 59-year-old contractor who fell off a ladder at a job site Tuesday morning was airlifted by medical helicopter to a Boston-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
AMESBURY — Amesbury Elementary School students and staff collected 100 pounds of food over a five-month period as part of the school’s Food Rescue Program and donated it to Our Neighbors’ Table.
During the 18th century, many in Newbury believed in the power of premonitions. In 1724, three local boys allegedly found and killed a two-headed snake, which was considered a powerful symbol from classical mythology. Townspeople feared this was an omen for dark times ahead in the church.
WEST NEWBURY — The Board of Assessors has completed its revaluation of all classes of real and personal property for fiscal 2020, something done every five years as required by law.
SALISBURY — Local resident Michael McCormack and his family and friends will participate in their fifth Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cambridge on Sunday.
NEWBURYPORT — Two classes to introduce the work of an emerging generation of African women writers will be presented Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 at the First Religious Society, Universalist Unitarian Church, 26 Pleasant St.
NEWBURYPORT – Members of the Women in Action Huddle of Greater Newburyport encourage residents to join the Global Youth Action “Climate Strike” demonstration Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Market Square.
SALISBURY – Panda is a 7-year-old female cat up for adoption at the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society. Even though she had not lived with other cats, she has done well with all the others in the shelter, but prefers to live in a canine-free home. Panda can get overstimulated and needs a …
NEWBURY – A Waltham man who served eight years in the military was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail after his arraignment Monday in Newburyport District Court, two days after his arrest in Byfield for allegedly trying to have sex with an underaged teen.
NEWBURYPORT — A public hearing Thursday seeks input from residents about proposed zoning changes – which require that the tallest buildings front Merrimac Street and call for a minimum of 12% affordable housing – for the proposed site of New England Development’s Waterfront West.
NEWBURYPORT – Each month or so, dozens of business owners from across the area converge at a local restaurant or bar, grab a drink and network with like-minded folks at mixers sponsored by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
SALISBURY – A New Hampshire man on probation for causing a disturbance at one of the town’s two strip clubs in 2017 was arrested Sunday night and charged with causing a disturbance at the other one.
AMESBURY – While local police officers defeated the Fire Department 12-10 during their annual softball game Saturday at Amesbury High School, the biggest winner was The Pettengill House in Salisbury, which will receive $1,150 as a result of the charity match.
Theodore Imonti, 51, 82 Beach Road, No. 22, Salisbury; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense), continued without a finding for four months, $50 Victim Witness Fund (Salisbury).
Isaac Wheelwright (1801-91) was born on this day in Newburyport in 1801. After graduating from Bowdoin College, Wheelwright taught in South America for several years before returning to live in Byfield. His contemporaries called him “intensely and inflexibly old-school in theology and in life.”
The Board of Selectmen recently approved the purchase of a new pumper truck for the town’s Fire Department, which will be purchased through a combination of an appropriation and borrowing to total $600,000.
In addition to the information which appeared in Monday's Daily News, the four candidates for Amesbury Mayor, Ken Gray, Kassandra Gove, Ted Semesnyei and James Thivierge were asked two additional questions questions. The following are their responses.
NEWBURYPORT — Plum Island resident Mark Richey made mountain climbing history last month as the first man to reach the peak of Link Sar, a 23,100-foot peak in the Karakoram Range that borders Pakistan, India and China.
NEWBURYPORT — Residents of Ward 6 will head to the polls Tuesday for a preliminary election to narrow field of three candidates for their ward's city councilor to two.
WEST NEWBURY — Town officials in West Newbury and Groveland said over the weekend that mosquito traps in both towns tested negative for Eastern equine encephalitis, according to state health officials.
AMESBURY – A local man accused of leading police on a manhunt in July, after allegedly beating and trying to strangle a woman, was arraigned recently in Salem Superior Court on assault to murder, strangulation/suffocation and other serious charges.
Rum was extremely popular in America by the turn of the 18th century. It has been estimated that rum was being consumed at a rate of four gallons per person per year. By 1770, the newly formed city of Newburyport had 10 rum distilleries, second in number only to the city of Boston.
WEST NEWBURY — Residents who participated in any bicentennial events held in town during the past year are encouraged to share their photos with the Bicentennial Committee.
In the early 19th century, Newburyport faced several violent storms. On this day in 1810, a tornado swept through Newbury and the surrounding area. While no one was hurt, one resident, David Ordway, is said to have had his barn carried off in the storm.
WEST NEWBURY — A policy discussion related to the controversial appearance of a Confederate flag in this year’s Memorial Day parade is on the agenda for Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting and residents who have an opinion are encouraged by town officials to attend.
AMESBURY — A group of middle school students and their parents are dedicating the rest of the month to raising money by practicing acts of kindness.
NEWBURY — Gregory Jaczko, a former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, discussed his controversial time on the commission and alternatives for nuclear power during a lecture at First Parish Church this week.
September and October are prime months for the fall hawk migration in New England, and I realized that it has been a number of years since I’ve discussed hawk identification, so I thought you may want to read again about the different species of hawks that you might see migrating overhead th…
These recent sightings are compiled by Sue McGrath of the Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at email@example.com or 978-204-2976. Visit www.newburyportbirders.com
MassDOT has announced overnight lane closures of two left lanes on I-495 north and south on the nights of Sunday, Sept. 15, through Friday night, Sept. 20. The closures will occur each night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. They are necessary to allow the contractor to pave the r…
WEST NEWBURY -- Health agent Paul Sevigny reported on Friday that the precautionary measures notice the Health Board placed on Mill Pond has been removed. A laboratory analysis, conducted on Sept. 10 for cyanobacteria showed levels below state public health guidelines.
This Week's Circulars
- Plum Island man and his team are first to scale 23,100-foot peak
- Rowley pitcher, 14, tabbed No. 1 freshman in US
- Waltham man charged with child enticement in Newbury
- Gove, Gray win in Amesbury mayoral race
- Man arrested for second strip club incident in 2 years
- Newbury girl raises money to protect Merrimack River
- Amesbury mayoral candidates field questions
- Seabrook man sentenced to 5 years in prison
- Police Log: Sept. 14, 2019
- Merrimac man who fell from ladder flown to Boston hospital