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Getting to know the Georgetown Fire Department: Part 1

The first in a series that spotlights one of Georgetown's public safety institutions. What are your first thoughts when you think of the Georgetown Fire Department? Fighting fires, of course! Thats s what it says on the side of their trucks and building, after all. But theydo more than simply battle

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 19:07:27

Georgetown selectmen to vote on new cannabis grow agreement Monday

Will Greenbridge Health Inc. be allowed to proceed with the permitting process in hopes of opening a cannabis grow facility at 16 Carleton Drive? The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, Sept. 25, to decide just that. Selectmen met with Greenbridge Health CEO Frederick McDonald this past Monday t

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 18:53:51

Georgetown featured in Trails & Sails this weekend

GEORGETOWN - Two local landmarks will be featured in Trails & Sails events this weekend, part of a series to highlight features along the Essex National Heritage Area. The Georgetown Historical Society invites the public to participate in a scavenger hunt in the historic Union Cemetery on East Main

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:33:45

DeLarosa remains held without bail

SALEM, Mass. - A Lawrence man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and mother of his young son made another brief appearance Friday in Salem Superior Court. Emilio DeLarosa, who was captured in September after nearly a year on the run, stood alongside his court-appointed attorney Joseph Collins.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:19:38

Potential for voter fraud is high, but incidents are low

The issue: There are many classes of visas with which people who are not United States citizens can apply for a learner's permit and then a license to drive in Massachusetts. That license could then be used to register to vote. The impact: While this means there is the potential for non-U.S. citizen

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 16:07:52

Blood drive to honor local woman

COURTESY PHOTO Maureen Staudt passed away in December 2016 after battling leukemia. A blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 26, will be held in her memory. NORTH ANDOVER - When Jim Staude's wife, Maureen, was battling leukemia, their family talked often about how to turn the pain from their experiences into

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:11:52

Ag commissioner visits North Shore

On September 18, representatives of Northeast Harvest hosted Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture John Lebeaux and Assistant Commissioner Jason Wentworth at tours of four agriculture operations on the North Shore. On September 18, representatives of Northeast Harvest, which is supported by the

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 21:09:20

Former Essex County sheriff candidate cleared of larceny charges

NEWBURYPORT - A former candidate for Essex County sheriff accused of bailing out on a local construction project was cleared of numerous larceny charges Wednesday in Newburyport District Court. After a two-day jury trial, Damian M. Anketell, 45, of Peabody was found not guilty on four counts of lar

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 08:05:00

Marine researchers predict environmental changes

NEWBURY - Many North Shore residents are concerned about sea rise, and the early research of a group of scientists studying the issue locally says higher water in local marshes could mean that vegetation will be shorter, there will be more open water, and a new species - fiddler crabs - will migrate

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 08:03:00

Water Closest: Piscataqua River - Great Bay cruise

Historic Portsmouth, a small city with a great seaport, is less than an hour north of Middleton via an asphalt river that flows from the now suffering Keyes up into Maine. From the mouth of the Ipswich River on a fair west wind you might sail to Portsmouth in under half a day. Portsmouth Harbor's ro

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Sounds of a new season

A musically explosive program will open the 66th season of the Cape Ann Symphony this weekend, which this year is expanding its reach in Essex County with a performance at Ipswich High School. The symphony, now based in the auditorium of the Manchester Essex Regional High School, welcomed sold-out a

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:55:02

Price will leave North Andover to lead Buckingham Browne & Nichols

NORTH ANDOVER -- Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Price will leave her post to be Head of School at Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private pre-K through Grade 12 school in Cambridge. She announced at the North Andover School Committee meeting Thursday night that she would not return to the distric

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 03:00:00

Superintendent Jennifer Price leaving North Andover next year

Superintendent Jennifer Price is leaving North Andover Public Schools next year. In a shocking announcement made to the School Committee and in a letter to the town, Price said she will leave the district at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, having accepted a job at a private school near Boston

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 15:03:12

What You Can And Can't Get Rid Of At North Andover's Hazardous Waste Collection Day On October 7

NORTH ANDOVER, MA -- The North Andover Department of Public Works is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, October 7 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Northside Carting/TBI Facility at 210 Holt Road. The event is open to North Andover residents who wants to drop off waste that is

PATCH - 2017-09-22 14:52:00

Merrimack officials seek action to curb further water contamination

MERRIMACK - As town officials await the results of blood testing conducted on more than 200 Merrimack Village District water customers, they are urging Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and the Merrimack legislative delegation for further action to curb water contamination. Last week, the Merrimack

UNION LEADER - 2017-09-23 02:09:00

Bagel business thrives in Ipswich's Depot Square

He spent his life working. He put in more than four decades of energy, intellect and effort, toiling away to the point where he could comfortably retire. He has his health. He has his spouse. Time to take it easy and relax. That scenario that played out for George Blanchette, an electrical enginee

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 22:56:15

Sessions ties lax immigration laws to rise of cartels

BOSTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed loose immigration policies for a proliferation of drug cartels that he says prey on immigrant communities while peddling fentanyl and other deadly opioids on the nation's streets. In remarks Thursday at the U.S. attorney's office in the federal courthou

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:36:03

LETTER: Fear of cannabis stems from myth, stigma

Dear Editor: There was a great article on the front page of the Sept. 21 issue of the Danvers Herald, called "Town eyes ban on retail pot sales." The concerned citizens of Danvers who fear that ending cannabis prohibition in Massachusetts will be bad for children have banded together to sign a petit

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 16:56:07

New centers to offer expanded opioid treatment

DANVERS - Lahey Health is planning to open a treatment center in Danvers that officials say will be one of only a few in the state to offer all three of the medicines approved to treat opioid addiction. The center is scheduled to open in October. Lahey opened a similar center two weeks ago at Addiso

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:43:26

Salisbury Beach fixture Willey's Candy Shop to be sold

SALISBURY - Willey's Candy Shop, a Salisbury Beach favorite for generations, is changing hands. Local businessman Wayne Capolupo is buying the building at 4 Broadway from the candy shop's owner, Bill Silsby, for an undisclosed amount. With a purchase and sales agreement in hand, Capolupo said he is

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 08:35:00