LAWRENCE — Free programming at Lawrence Heritage State Park, 1 Jackson St., at Canal Street, has resumed. Mondays, Robert Frost walking tour; Tuesdays, Waterpower walking tour to the Great Stone Dam; Thursdays, Gateway to Lawrence walking tour; Fridays, Monuments and Martyrs walking tour of …

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NEWBURYPORT – A boat crash injured two women and a child Saturday when a Tewksbury boat owner accidentally hit the throttle of her 25-foot Tidewater, driving the boat onto the dock at Newburyport Harbor Marina.

ATKINSON — The Leavitt family name, branded for decades at two local businesses, will also appear on next year’s midterm election ballot.

HAVERHILL — Embark on a gastronomical adventure when the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce presents its fourth annual Restaurant Week.

BOSTON — A Haverhill man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with what State Police are describing as serious injuries after the box truck he was riding in rolled over and caught on fire in Saugus.


METHUEN — Thursday night was a time for camaraderie and good fun as the Merrimack Valley Golf Club's 17th hole served as the backdrop for a sunset salute to veterans, with more than 50 Valley neighbors turning out to mingle, enjoy a barbecue and listen to music.


HAVERHILL — Ten of the city’s World War II war heroes from the greatest generation were lauded by residents, city officials, first responders and fellow veterans Saturday during a World War II recognition ceremony hosted by the city's veterans service office.

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After choosing Fireside Catering to manage the buildings at the Stevens Estate, North Andover selected Mass Audubon to take care of the land that surrounds them. 

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HAVERHILL — Mayor James Fiorentini said he plans to resume talks with the City Council about changing the decades-old at-large electoral system to a mixed system of ward and at-large representation after receiving a letter Tuesday from a group of civil rights lawyers working on behalf of the…

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ANDOVER — Former Youth Services Director Bill Fahey was fired earlier this year for a pattern of policy violations and overstepping boundaries, including “blatant refusal” to refer families to a licensed social worker, “providing mental health advice as an untrained lay person,” and sexual h…

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METHUEN — The search for the next police chief is underway in earnest, with Mayor Neil Perry expecting to name the department’s next leader by the end of September.

Caitlyn Jenner’s reflections about winning an Olympic gold medal, boxer Christy Martin's fight for her life outside the ring and the infamous “Malice at the Palace” brawl are some of the most controversial sports moments highlighted in a new Netflix docuseries airing next month.

NEWBURYPORT – Maudslay State Park is continuing several programs through the coming weeks, including a story walk for children, an evening stroll for older adventurers and a "Nature at Night Walk."

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BOSTON — Cities and towns will be allowed to offer voting by mail for local elections through the end of the year under a plan approved by lawmakers.

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring, White House officials said Thursday in a sign that the summer surge is getting the attention of vaccine-hesitant Americans as hospitals in the South are being overrun with patients.


NORTH ANDOVER — A tractor-trailer hauling construction equipment rolled off of Interstate 495 around 3 p.m., landing deep in the woods, police and media reports said Thursday.

TOKYO (AP) — The low numbers came in from across the globe and covered most every distance, from 100 meters through the marathon. The reasons behind all the improving times throughout the sport of track and field were every bit as diverse: better shoe technology, better running surfaces, les…

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday his administration has no plans to reinstate a mask mandate for schools this fall, one day after a dozen lawmakers urged him to revive the policy in early education and elementary school settings amid the spread of the more infectious Delta variant o…

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METHUEN — Longtime Economic and Community Development Director Bill Buckley is preparing to leave his position after 20 years for a job in the private sector, according to Mayor Neil Perry, who says he will now restructure the division Buckley oversaw in an effort to more effectively serve t…


NORTH ANDOVER — The State Police reported a rollover crash involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 495 north at the exit for Massachusetts Avenue.


LAWRENCE — By Thursday afternoon, Connie Pickles had called 25 fellow parishioners of Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church. She had good news she needed each of them to help spread.

HAVERHILL — Police said that when they attempted to arrest a woman who was being combative and resisting arrest, her brother intervened by placing an officer in a chokehold, then bit both the officer he was choking and bit another officer's hand.

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CONCORD – Gov. Chris Sununu and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas were quick to react Wednesday to the Biden administration’s decision to extend the non-essential travel ban at the U.S./Canada border for another month.

IPSWICH — Every summer, state Rep. Brad Hill sees a problem play out on every beach around the region. His solution involves legalization, but fire chiefs seem steadfast in disagreement.

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NEWBURYPORT – For seven years the annual Newburyport Shark & Tuna Tournament held each July has gone off without much fanfare. But this year's tournament, which begins Saturday and runs for a week, is proving to be different, as the practice of catching sharks for sport has drawn the ire…

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HAVERHILL — School Superintendent Margaret Marotta said that longtime Golden Hill Principal Bruce Michitson is in a Boston hospital being treated for a serious medical issue and that she has appointed Golden Hill Assistant Principal Paula Rodriguez as interim principal.

Tens of thousands of drivers travel along Interstate 93 southbound through Medford on a typical weekday, but the state Department of Transportation on Tuesday urged them to use public transportation or find alternative routes as it forecast delays stemming from damage a truck inflicted on a bridge.

HAVERHILL — The city will honor six of its World War II veterans, including two brothers, and will also commemorate the end of the war in Europe during an event that will be held on Saturday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in downtown Washington Square. 

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing back on lawmakers who want to further delay a tax deduction for charitable donations approved by voters more than two decades ago.

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