SALEM — Alternative Therapies Group, the only recreational marijuana seller open on the North Shore, is selling to a new owner.
NEWBURYPORT — A group of about 25 faith leaders and community activists followed a child-sized coffin toward downtown Newburyport on Wednesday as part of a six-day "funeral procession" from Boston to a Dover, New Hampshire, facility where Immigration and Customs Enforcement is detaining undo…
HAVERHILL — Newburyport businessman Chris Edwards' efforts to open a retail pot shop in Haverhill ran into a snag Tuesday night as questions arose over who actually is behind the new venture.
NEWBURYPORT — Almost a month after allegedly burglarizing a boat and attempting to break into another, four Connecticut residents face charges of breaking and entering and larceny.
SALISBURY — News that the state has cleared the way for the town's first recreational marijuana store to open as early as this week has the town manager looking to the future.
NEWBURYPORT — The City Council voted to deny an order that would have allowed the city to prioritize money to finish a short stretch of the Clipper City Rail Trail that would run through Newbury.
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NEWBURYPORT – A longtime local breakfast spot changed hands earlier this summer, a move that allowed its former owner to expand hours at his current restaurant.
SALISBURY – Firefighters and lifeguards from Salisbury Beach State Reservation practiced water rescue drills Tuesday morning off Atlantic Avenue.
NEWBURYPORT — A group marching across New England to protest the deportation and detention of undocumented immigrants will stop Wednesday at Central Congregational Church.
In the 1920s, Mayor Michael Cashman advocated for parks in Newburyport, bemoaning that “we have a beautiful river flowing past our doors, yet as near as it is, it is impossible for any of our residents to go near enough to it to enjoy the beauties of the river without trespassing on private …
NEWBURYPORT – Best practices dictate that harbormasters aren’t supposed to jump off their craft when responding to an emergency call.
AMESBURY — Many South Hampton Road area residents had to make due without showers or flushable toilets for close to 24 hours after a water main valve failed Saturday afternoon.
NEWBURYPORT — City Councilor at-large Gregory Earls announced his resignation from the council Monday night, and now the city is seeking applications from residents interested in serving out the remainder of his term.
NEWBURYPORT — Peter Zheutlin, the author of “The Dog Went Over the Mountain; Travels with Albie: An American Journey,” will speak Sept. 17 at Newburyport Public Library.
In the late 19th century, the steamer Carlotta took passengers from Ipswich to Old Town and Plum Island. The Carlotta was built in 1878 and in operation for 35 years. It was co-owned by Charles Brown and Nathaniel Burnham. Burnham served as captain and charged 40 cents for a round trip betwe…
AMESBURY — With his first book fresh off the presses, a young local author is hoping to save the world by selling one copy at a time.
NEWBURY — A plan to build a new police station on Morgan Avenue is on target to go out to bid by month’s end. But voters may need to approve more funding this fall if everything recommended for the facility is to be included.
AMESBURY — After 10 years of identifying and restoring local veterans’ headstones, Jane Snow is still doing her part to honor the city’s fallen heroes while learning bits of history along the way.
The Newburyport-based organization Cure SPG47 has changed its name to Cure AP-4 and expanded its mission to include focusing on treatment and cures for three more disorders that fall under the umbrella of AP-4 associated hereditary spastic paraplegia or HSP, a pediatric neurodegenerative disorder.
WEST NEWBURY — Town officials had what was described as a “good meeting” with the architectural firm working on a schematic design for renovations to the historic Soldiers and Sailors Building — or Carr Post — on Main Street.
NEWBURYPORT — The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is hosting an exhibit of Mary Ann Varoski’s oil paintings from Aug. 29 to Sept. 26. This exhibit is a fundraiser for the hospital.
GROVELAND — Featuring a sleek white leather silhouette and iconic swoosh, the Nike Air Force 1 sneaker continues to revolutionize today’s shoe culture. But one teenager sees these legendary kicks as a fresh canvas for painting.
The American Yacht Club held a grand open regatta on Aug. 18, 1890, dubbing the event "Newburyport Day.” The Cadet Band furnished music during the race, and a dance was held in the evening at the Recreation Hall on Plum Island. “Newburyport Day” was held annually until the early 1950s.
GLOUCESTER — The eight-community traveling road show to gather public comment on new protections for the imperiled North Atlantic right whales hits the city Tuesday evening and is expected to draw a big crowd at NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Blackburn Industrial Park.
SALISBURY — Five people were rescued just after noon Saturday after the boat they were in capsized after colliding with another boat at the mouth of the Merrimack River, an area known for treacherous currents that is difficult to navigate at times.
SALISBURY – The featured cat of the week at the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society is Riggs, a 5-year-old male cat with vivid green eyes. Riggs loves to play and will keep his new owner entertained with all his antics. He also loves to sunbathe and will make himself at home in your sunnie…
One of the “grannies” from the community TV show “Two Grannies on the Road” is coming to liven things up in Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury this weekend.
NEWBURYPORT — The City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, and on the agenda is an order to appropriate $1,250,803 from the Community Preservation Act revenues to carry out various projects in fiscal 2020.
NEWBURYPORT — Officials in the city’s Health Department decided on Thursday to prohibit a Pleasant Street cannabidiol business from selling its edible and vaporizer products.
Last week I wrote about the tree swallow spectacle on Plum Island. Their numbers continue to build, and one has to be careful when proceeding down the island, driving slowly to avoid collisions. Doug Chickering shares with us his poignant story of his tree swallow encounter this past week:
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
Henry Graf, Jr. was born on August 17, 1909. Graf served three years in the Navy during World War II, and was mayor of Newburyport from 1954-1959. In the 1930s, Graf and his brother Bill started the Graf Brothers Express trucking company in Newburyport. After outgrowing this location, the co…
PLUM ISLAND – A waterlogged peregrine falcon plucked from the Merrimack River two days earlier, was released back to the wild Friday morning and with any luck will reunite with its brothers and sisters soon.
WEST NEWBURY – Police plan to summons five Boston men to court on charges they broke into several vehicles in the region, including West Newbury, Groveland and Haverhill, this summer.
SALISBURY – A local man with at least four stints in jail for not registering as a Level 3 sex offender is back behind bars after pleading guilty to a sixth offense Friday in Newburyport District Court.
NEWBURYPORT — New England Development unveiled a set of revised plans for its proposed Waterfront West project that include seven buildings, retail space and a hotel.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brian Adams and his young daughter Emily are huge New England Patriots fans. They’ve been fans for as long as either can remember but while living in North Carolina, there aren’t many chances to see the Patriots play.
NEWBURYPORT – A Somerville man with more than a dozen breaking-and-entering charges on his criminal record was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail at his arraignment Thursday in Newburyport District Court for allegedly breaking into a Rowley home earlier this month.
NEWBURYPORT – Alex Matthews of Newburyport will take the pulpit Saturday as Congregation Ahavas Achim’s new congregational leader.
This Week's Circulars
- Salisbury pot shop may open this week
- Tenants move into Salisbury affordable housing complex
- New Waterfront West proposal: 7 buildings, up to 215 housing units
- Water main valve failure leaves Amesbury residents high and dry
- Newburyport CBD shop ordered to stop selling food, vape products
- 5 rescued after boat collision
- Salisbury sex offender jailed again for failing to register
- Police Logs: August 17, 2019
- 5 face charges in West Newbury, Groveland and Haverhill car breaks
- Newburyport assistant harbormaster recalls weekend water rescue
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