HAVERHILL — Just in time for snow-plowing season, Mayor James Fiorentini has hired a new highway superintendent to replace Brian Zaniboni, who retired last month.

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ANDOVER — The Andover Post office at 10 Stevens St. is closed Friday after a woman drove into the building around 10:30 a.m., said Lt. Eddie Guy, spokesperson for the department.

SALISBURY — A 25-year vacancy on Broadway could soon become the beach center’s best attraction when the Salisbury Beach Partnership’s historic carousel begins offering rides in its own pavilion late next year.

AMESBURY -- Nearly two years after being attacked by a man slashing him with a knife, State Trooper Steven Torosian was one of a dozen police officers given Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker. 

BOSTON — A Republican-led plan to require ID to vote in elections has fizzled out after proponents failed to turn in enough signatures to make the 2022 ballot.

NEWBURYPORT -- A Haverhill woman dubbed a "porch pirate" by local police when she was caught on video snatching a package from a residence last December pleaded guilty to a larceny charge Wednesday and was sentenced to a year's probation. 

NEWBURYPORT — Edward Carson hopes people leave this year's William Lloyd Garrison lecture feeling challenged, unsettled and ready to take a hard look at their own lives and how they can evolve into a true anti-racist. 

BETHESDA — With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases predicted this winter, President Joe Biden on Thursday appealed for Americans to get their boosters and get behind his plan to tackle the new omicron variant through wider availability of vaccines and shots, but without new major restrictions …

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Andover residents gathered at The Park in downtown Andover to mark the fourth night of Hanukkah Wednesday.

Members of the Andover Preservation Commission, Ballardvale Historic District Commission and The Andover Center for History and Culture annually recognize people and organizations across town for preservation work.

NORTH ANDOVER — The 63rd Red Bow Fair is running online until Saturday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. for silent auction items, holiday baskets and country store merchandise. Tickets for a wine and quilt raffle are still available.

HAVERHILL — Students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School are raising two baby turtles this school year through a state program that seeks to protect endangered species.

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NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Art Association presents its latest exhibition NAA Members’ Winter Holiday Show, an exhibition and art sale featuring 130 North Shore artists, through Dec. 23 at the Water Street gallery.

SALISBURY — Deven Tanguay, the Tewksbury man accused of killing an Amesbury bicyclist with his pickup truck last month, was ordered held without bail Wednesday while awaiting trial following a dangerousness hearing in Newburyport District Court.

HAVERHILL — Jaffarian Volvo Toyota recently partnered with Marigold Montessori Haverhill to donate musical instruments for the school’s outdoor education area. This “Rainbow Trio Ensemble” includes Rainbow Bongos, Rainbow Metallophone and Rainbow Chimes. These instruments from Percussion Pla…

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey has long been linked to a potential Democratic campaign for governor, but Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito's announcement Wednesday that they will not seek the office next year did not push Healey into a declaration of her own.

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NORTH ANDOVER — It’s going to be another festive day in North Andover, if there are close to the number of people at Saturday’s tree lighting as there were at the Santa Parade last weekend.

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BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision not to seek another term has opened up a path for Democrats to retake the corner office in next year’s elections.

BOSTON — State environmental officials are considering restrictions on the use of a popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer and other serious ailments.

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Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant.

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BOSTON — Legislative leaders have reached an accord on a plan to spend $4 billion in pandemic relief funds and surplus money, teeing up the massive spending bill for a vote.

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BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker, a two-term Republican who at his peak was one of the most popular governors in the country, will not seek a third term, throwing wide open the 2022 race for the state's top political office after close to two years of managing through a global pandemic.

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Washington — The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus.

AgeSpan is a new name for a familiar agency, a private nonprofit that helps people in northeastern Massachusetts and beyond with a range of problems.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, putting off for now the panel’s threat to hold him in contempt, the committee’s chairman said Tuesday.

NEWBURYPORT -- Months after police say Brendan Pike eluded officers after he stole a backpack with about $1,000 inside from a car parked off Essex Street, the Haverhill man was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail following Tuesday's arraignment in Newburyport District Court. 

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SALEM, N.H. — Grady Smith, a fifth-grader, knows he can do hard things. He’s been forced to for years.

HAVERHILL — Police say they are investigating an incident involving an officer who may have been sleeping behind the wheel of his cruiser while on duty.

WINDHAM — Recovery from a spinal cord injury isn’t measured in weeks or even months, Windham native Jim Harvey knows. Progress takes years.

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