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UPDATE, 3 p.m. Saturday: Seabrook police said on the department's Facebook page that Torah Osias returned home safely after being missing for several days. The brief notice said Osias "has been found safe. Thank you for all the tips and shares."

Monday is a national holiday honoring the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The holiday is observed on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday. He was born Jan. 15, 1929.

John C. H. Young was a Newburyport barbershop owner who died in 1889. His gravestone, located at the Old Hill Burying Ground, reads, “A colored man of many virtues, poor as the poorest. He fed the hungry, clothed the naked, and was a father to the fatherless. Kind and obliging to all, he has…

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NEWBURYPORT — Some of the most creative minds in the area’s theater scene are coming together this weekend and next at the Firehouse Center for the Arts for the 18th annual New Works Festival. 

NEWBURYPORT — Some of the most creative minds in the area’s theater scene are coming together this weekend and next at the Firehouse Center for the Arts for the 18th annual New Works Festival. 

NEWBURYPORT — Guests on the Local Pulse live internet radio show Saturday morning will preview the upcoming Repair Cafe Newburyport, chill out about the Frigid Fiver Road Race, and hear from a state senator about her outlook for the new year.

BYFIELD – A local man was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail after being arraigned on charges of child rape and six counts of indecent assault and battery of a person under 14. 

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NEWBURYPORT — A “downtown gateway” mixed-use project has been proposed for Market Street by a local developer, who says his aim is for it to keep with the historic character of the city’s downtown.

NEWBURYPORT – A local man charged with raping an acquaintance was ruled dangerous to his alleged victim Thursday afternoon and ordered held without bail for at least 120 days.

NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Adult & Community Education’s winter session begins Jan. 27 and runs through early April.

NEWBURYPORT – The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry announces the sale of the group’s annual Chamber Pot raffle tickets.

Elizabeth Johnson Cushing of Newburyport and Francis Abbot Goodhue were married in the bride’s home at 98 High St. on Jan. 17, 1877. The newspaper noted, “There were about 50 witnesses of the marriage ceremony, and 100 more at the reception. ... The rooms were tastefully decorated with flowe…

AMESBURY — Those looking to register for the Massachusetts presidential primary election will need to do so at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 62 Friend St., by Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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LAWRENCE - The city worker shot and killed while filling potholes on Andover Street on Wednesday was Marcos A. Ruiz-Rodriguez, 52, of Methuen, authorities confirmed Thursday morning.

AMESBURY — The City Council voted 7-1 to hire a communications director at a yearly salary of roughly $54,000, leaving the city with about $1,300 in surplus Tuesday night.

NEWBURY — The Council on Aging can’t expand offerings for the town’s oldest residents because there is not enough space at the senior center, according to the council’s chairman.

SALISBURY – A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for an Amesbury man after he failed to appear in court for a hearing to face a charge of trying to burn down the Essex County Sheriff’s Office of Community Corrections building in September. 

MERRIMAC – A local woman accused of driving drunk and then resisting arrest when police approached her outside her home Tuesday night was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail following her arraignment Wednesday in Newburyport District Court. 

NEWBURYPORT – A Winthrop man arrested in October with 10 pounds of marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash in his rental car avoided jail time Wednesday in Newburyport District Court, but lost the cash and drugs as a result. 

Though victory gardens are typically associated with World War II, they were common in Newburyport during World War I. Local students and teachers expanded a school gardening program, and by 1917, author Minnie Atkinson estimates half of Newburyport’s 2,000 children from ages 5 to 15 were cu…

The following jury-waived trials occurred Tuesday Jan. 14, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Allen Swan presiding:

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SEABROOK — Eureka Casino Resorts completed its multimillion-dollar remodel of the old greyhound racing track at 319 New Zealand Road last week and rebranded it as The Brook.

WEST NEWBURY – Hours after a tractor-trailer became wedged beneath the Rocks Village Bridge on Monday evening, the vital link between East Haverhill and West Newbury reopened to traffic early Tuesday.


NEWBURYPORT — Forever Green Newburyport announced the winners of its eco-friendly decoration contest this week, wrapping up its first Spirit of Renewal Holiday Tour — an effort made to drive local business.

Sculptor David M. French (1827-1910) moved to Newburyport in 1864. At his studio on Pleasant Street, French made sculptures of notable locals such as Josiah Little, Caleb Cushing and William Lloyd Garrison. According to his obituary, French considered the Garrison statue, which stands in Bro…

BYFIELD – The six New England states have nearly 400 national historic landmarks, but authors Patricia Harris and David Lyon contend that just because a place is important doesn’t necessarily mean it is interesting.

The following jury-waived trials occurred Monday, Jan. 13, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Allen Swan presiding:

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NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Youth Services and the Beacon Coalition — a citywide partnership supporting young people — will host a community gathering with the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the former Brown School gym.

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Exeter, NH - Janet H. Morse, 87, of Exeter, NH formerly of Newburyport, Mass., died peacefully at Langdon Place of Exeter on January 7, 2020. Janet was born July 26, 1932 in Newburyport, daughter of the late Walter E. Milner and Mary (Gallant) Milner. She loved working at home and tending to…

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