On this day in 1915, the sinking of the British passenger ship Lusitania by a German submarine off the Irish coast filled the front page of The Daily News. More than 2,000 people were aboard, many having lunch when torpedoes hit near the bow and engine room. A total of 1,198 passengers and c…

AMESBURY — Acting Superintendent Elizabeth McAndrews can now drop “acting” from her title after the School Committee voted unanimously Thursday to name her the district’s new leader over two other finalists.

Capt. Robert Bayley Jr. was born in Newbury in 1808. He became a shipmaster early in life, trading to the West Indies and sailing in command of several vessels. In 1830, with his father, he founded Robert Bayley & Sons and continued in the West India trade until January 1879. For many ye…

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NEWBURYPORT — The First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist Church is holding its annual Dinner for 2 Anywhere in the World fundraising raffle.

SALISBURY — A local man charged with stabbing an acquaintance with a hypodermic needle saw the charged dropped Wednesday during his appearance in Newburyport District Court. 

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ROWLEY — An Ipswich man charged with stealing from Market Basket and then hitting two cars while leaving the plaza in June was banned from the grocery store after admitting Thursday in Newburyport District Court that a judge or jury could find him guilty.

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NEWBURYPORT — With demand for the COVID-19 vaccination declining, mass vaccination sites will soon shut down and doses will shift to smaller locations such as local pharmacies.

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NEWBURYPORT — More than 18 months after being charged with beating his girlfriend — who died a month later — a New Hampshire man was sentenced to two years of probation Wednesday in Newburyport District Court.  

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AMESBURY — It appears supply has outstripped demand as the Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative announced it will end its COVID-19 vaccination clinics May 22.

NEWBURYPORT — An iftar, the daily Muslim breaking of the fast during the month of Ramadan, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. for the Greater Newburyport community.

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SALISBURY — A New York man charged with threatening a motorist at the town's Interstate 95 rest stop in September was recently arrested on federal charges related to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

NEWBURY — Solutions for Town Hall and the Council on Aging, affordable housing, budgets and the impacts of COVID-19 were just a few of the topics addressed during a candidates forum Tuesday night via Zoom.

NEWBURY — A New Hampshire man avoided jail time Wednesday after pleading guilty in Newburyport District Court to charges of sending obscene matter to a minor and distributing obscene matter.

BOSTON — The recent poisoning of a bald eagle along the Charles River is spurring proposed limits on the use of highly toxic rat poison.

NEWBURYPORT — The spirit of generosity is alive at Rupert A. Nock Middle School, where a personal care item drive was organized to benefit the clients of Community Service of Newburyport.

He did it! In May 1961, U.S. astronaut and Navy pilot Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into space. His first reported words 200 seconds after liftoff were, “What a beautiful view.” NASA was only 6 months old at the time of Shepard’s trip in the first Mercury spacecraft.

The Daily News will not publish letters pertaining to candidates in the Salisbury and Newbury town elections after Monday, May 10, except at the discretion of the editor.  Both elections are Tuesday, May 11. Letters are published in the newspaper as space allows. Letters should be kept to 50…

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PLUM ISLAND — For three days last week, a work crew using rented equipment removed the shredded remains of about 500 “Super Sack” sandbags that were placed around Reservation Terrace last fall and in February to help protect properties from high tides and storm-tossed waves.

NEWBURY — Solutions for Town Hall and the Council on Aging, affordable housing, budgets and the impacts of COVID-19 were just a few of the topics addressed during a candidates forum Tuesday night via Zoom.

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NEWBURYPORT — Local police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they believe walked into The Village Silversmith on Friday afternoon and walked out with rings worth thousands of dollars. 

NEWBURYPORT — The School Committee voted Monday to send a $37,560,114 budget for fiscal 2022 — a 5.2% increase from this year — to the City Council for approval. 

NEWBURYPORT — A Danvers woman with 20 prior shoplifting offenses was banned from a downtown store after admitting to a Newburyport District Court judge on Friday that she stole about $300 worth of merchandise in 2019. 

NEWBURYPORT — Plum Island Outdoors will conduct a walking tour of Plum Island's North Point, led by Bill Sargent, on May 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

DANVERS — St. John’s Prep recently announced the students who earned academic honors for the third quarter.

NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Democratic City Committee will host the third and last of its series, “The Leaders Among Us,” on Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

NEWBURYPORT — The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues Saturday at 1 p.m. on WJOP with “The Anna Netrebko Puccini Gala.” 

NEWBURYPORT — Longtime area kayak enthusiast Ron Thurlow offers a kayaking class Wednesday via Zoom designed to expand awareness of trip preparation and favorite spots to paddle in the area.

With students getting back into the rhythm of full-time, in-person learning, spring temperatures starting to become more frequent, and the world returning to some normalcy, I am so happy to share some of the amazing things the Newburyport Education Foundation has been working on that are a d…

NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport Public Library has scheduled a four-week virtual cooking series with chef Liz Barbour of the Creative Feast.

NEWBURY — The Daily News and Newbury Council on Aging will co-sponsor a candidates forum tonight, May 4, for residents running for the Select Board and Triton Regional School Committee.

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NEWBURYPORT — River Valley Charter School Director Jonnie Lyn Evans was recognized as Educator of the Year last week by the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry, but Evans said the honor should encompass a much larger group of people.

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SALISBURY — Sand and flood control will be among the hot topics when the annual spring Town Meeting gets underway May 17 at Salisbury Elementary School.

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Educational Foundation's 18th Hall of Honor will be held in the Amesbury High School auditorium Friday at 7 p.m.

NEWBURYPORT — The School Committee voted Monday to send a $37,560,114 budget for fiscal 2022 — a 5.2% increase from this year — to the City Council for approval. 

May 4, 1882, was a bad day for sheds, according to Newburyport’s chief engineer in his annual report to the city. P. Moynihan of Elm Street and J.G. Plummer of Union Street lost sheds to fire. Later that same month, E.P. Shaw’s barn on Pike Street, occupied by C.D. Wood, burned. The barn and…

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AMESBURY — Mission Possible, The Pettengill House’s latest virtual fundraising program, is kicking off with the goal of raising $50,000 for the regional charity.

The following jury-waived trials occurred Friday, April 30, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:

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