NEWBURYPORT — As city officials await the release of updated plans for the Waterfront West project, the City Council’s attorney is putting the finishing touches on a development agreement with New England Development.

SEABROOK — After meeting weekly since its creation six months ago, the Gun Range Committee has established several measures to address selectmen’s safety concerns, among other issues, so the town firing range can reopen.

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NEWBURYPORT – Congregation Ahavas Achim Rabbi Benjamin Resnick said Monday he is leaving the temple in two weeks to take a teaching job in Chicago. 

AMESBURY – A Haverhill man accused of crashing into a Monroe Street utility pole Saturday night and cutting off power to many well into Sunday faces a drunken-driving charge, according to police. 

AMESBURY — The amount of a debt-exclusion vote planned for October to pay for a new elementary school appears to have dropped by almost $2 million.

NEWBURYPORT — Forty-three years after the Entebbe raid, a successful hostage rescue mission in Uganda in 1976, Rami Sherman, who helped lead the rescue, will share his personal stories with local residents.

NEWBURYPORT — City Councilor at-large Afroz Khan will host a discussion Tuesday night on a proposed "one cart free" trash program before the City Council that aims to reduce the city's solid waste output and associated costs while also lessening the environmental impact.

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On June 18, 1851, the Essex North Musical convention, under the direction of Professor Lowell Mason and George J. Webb of the Boston Academy of Music, met at City Hall. The Rev. Luther F. Dimmick delivered the opening address. The exercises concluded on the evening of the next day with a con…

NEWBURY — A joint hearing held by the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board last week is an indicator that plans to construct a $6.5 million stand-alone police station near the fire station on Morgan Avenue continue to move forward.

MERRIMAC — A local resident has been battling cancer by putting one foot in front of the other for almost three decades and she is looking forward to doing it all over again during the 29th annual North Shore Cancer WALK on June 23.

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NEWBURYPORT — Local resident Nancy Frenette was selected as a winner of an annual poster contest hosted by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association, featuring artwork from artists of various ages. 

On June 18, 1663, John and Rebecca Bishop sold to Peter Cheney “all the mill and mill house lately erected in Newbury on the Little River, with the stone, wheel, and so forth, and so forth, for two hundred and fifty pounds sterling.”

If you’re a senior citizen who’s lived in Rowley for more than 20 years, you have just the qualifications that can help a local Girl Scout achieve her Silver Award.

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Five Greater Newburyport residents were among students graduating from Framingham State University at commencement May 26 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

NEWBURYPORT – The Museum of Old Newbury will feature well-known historian Betsy Garrett Widmer for its June lecture on Wednesday, June 19. The illustrated presentation will be held at the museum's headquarters at 98 High St. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 …

NEWBURYPORT — The Planning Board will hold a minor site plan review next week about a solar array proposed on the Colby Farm Lane landfill and discuss updates to Waterfront West, the residential and commercial project proposed by New England Development on five acres of waterfront land.


AMESBURY — A new Market Square community piano will soon be making an appearance on a downtown sidewalk and should be looking very good, thanks to a paint job from some Amesbury High School students.

Sunday is Father’s Day and some of you might still be procrastinating over what to get the dad or grand dad in your life. A feeder that deters squirrels is always a good choice as it will help to lower Dad’s blood pressure if he is constantly stressing about the squirrels eating all of his b…


NEWBURYPORT — Three social studies teachers were honored Friday morning at the annual Edward G. Molin Awards — a 37-year tradition to recognize teaching excellence in the Newburyport School District.

On June 16, 1923, former Newburyport mayor Orrin J. Gurney died. His obituary read in part “Newburyport has lost one of her first citizens in the death of Orrin J. Gurney. Few indeed are those who have left such an impress upon this city as he ... friend or foe will acknowledge that Mr. Gurn…

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NEWBURYPORT – Anyone who has wandered around Newburyport during Yankee Homecoming over the last three years may have seen the stories of the city's old houses written on poster-board. At the upcoming June Village Talk, local historian Jack Santos will talk about his summertime tradition If T…

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WEST NEWBURY — Concerns the Pentucket Regional School District was using water from the Merrimack River – that could contain bacteria and pollutants from upstream sewage treatment plants – to irrigate its Main Street high school campus appear to be outdated.

A few months ago, as we had just wrapped up the holiday season and were in the midst of winter, I began a feature in “the Amesbury Beat” called “Flashback.” The paragraph or two each week was a reflection of happenings during my tenure as Crime Prevention Officer. I began with 2018 and this …

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NEWBURYPORT — After 48 years, Maureen Daley, the founder of Newburyport Montessori School, is passing the torch to the next leader of the building, which has seen a lot of growth and change over the years.

NEWBURYPORT – Greater Newburyport Ovarian Cancer Awareness (GNOCA) will launch its ninth season with a Mad Hatter Tea Party at Glenn’s Food and Libations, on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

James Prince (1755-1830) was the 12th wealthiest man in Newburyport in 1800 when he purchased the elegant house at 94 State St. Prince was a prominent merchant and banker, and served as Collector of Customs from 1821 to 1829. In 1807, he leased the home to Jacob Coburn, who converted it to t…

NEWBURYPORT – Long-time Daily News photographer Jim Vaiknoras will be a guest on this Saturday's Local Pulse internet radio show, recounting his decades photographing myriad people and places in Greater Newburyport for the newspaper and Newburyport magazine.

AMESBURY — The City Council approved Mayor Ken Gray’s $61.3 million operating budget by an 8-1 vote during a contentious meeting Tuesday night.

NEWBURYPORT — The city is planning to open Sharebank Newburyport, a loaning library of miscellaneous household items that’s free for residents, and officials have created an online survey to help them shape the program.


NEWBURYPORT — Over the weekend, 700 students in kindergarten through grade 12 showcased their talents for a wider audience and look forward to what’s to come as they follow their passion for performing and visual arts in the school district at the second annual Waterfront Festival.

A photo was published on the Newburyport page of Wednesday’s Daily News with the wrong story. The photo, of Lance Rickard, Newburyport’s arborist and assistant tree warden, appears today on page 3 with the correct Tree Talk column. 

Edward Bass (1726-1803) was appointed assistant at Newburyport’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 1749 and became rector in 1753. He served in this position until his death in 1803. During the American Revolution, Bass omitted references to the British monarchy from his church services, prompt…

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NEWBURYPORT — The five wooden artists’ shanties which popped up on the west side of Waterfront Park over the weekend will be moved after Waterfront Trust officials learned the structures were on their property without permission.

The following jury-waived trial occurred Tuesday, June 11, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:

NEWBURYPORT – Boston-based immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss will recommend actions citizens can take on immigration issues at both the state and federal level at the Indivisible-RISE Newburyport monthly meeting, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The event at Central Congregational …

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NEWBURYPORT – A judge approved the request by an Essex County assistant district attorney Wednesday to impound a search warrant application relating to a SWAT team raid of an Amesbury apartment.

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West Newbury - Jane E. (Flynn) Krawczyk, age 87, longtime West Newbury resident, died peacefully Friday morning, June 14, 2019, at Penacook Place in Haverhill, surrounded by her loving family. One of three children of the late Maynard and Myrtle (Blakney) Flynn, she was born in Lynn on Novem…