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METHUEN — Two distinguished Methuen residents and City Hall officials have agreed to assist Mayor Neil Perry in hiring a Department of Public Works director, now that the new mayor has eliminated a $50,000 per year acting director of operations job.

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BOSTON — Massachusetts is joining the race to decarbonization, with state leaders weighing ambitious plans to all-but-eliminate greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades.

For decades, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan and other characters from “The Great Gatsby” have been as real to millions of readers as people in their own lives, exemplars and victims of the American pursuit of wealth and status.

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SALEM, N.H. — It’s been a slow trickle of goodbyes as people have dropped off their tax and water payments to Cheryl-Ann Bolouk, Salem’s tax collector who is retiring after 24 years.

HAVERHILL — School Superintendent Margaret Marotta got good grades and a $7,760 bonus after achieving goals set for her last year by the School Committee.

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JOE BIDEN will speak at the Mary Fisk Elementary School, 14 Main St. at NOON on JAN. 25.  

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Pelham - Arrangements: Patricia "Pat" (Mullen) Jurewicz, age 66, beloved wife of Raymond J. Jurewicz, of Pelham, N.H. Friends and family are invited to call at the Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, on Monday, January 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Her funeral funeral will take place Tue…