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Last days to vote for downtown windows
A Christmas contest with an outcome chosen by the strolling and shopping public is coming to a close. The first ever Downtown Gloucester Holiday Window Contest ends Thursday, Dec. 20, as downtown merchants host their Men's Night shopping specials.
Hearing on illegal lobster landings set for Jan. 18
James A. Santapaola Jr., the Gloucester lobstermen twice charged since 2017 for possessing or landing illegal lobsters, is scheduled for a pretrial hearing next month on the most recent charges.
William Hathaway of Wicked Tuna death: ‘Willbilly’ dies in car crash, fund set up
One of Monsters and Critics’ favorite group of salty fishermen from the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts has suffered a loss of a cast member. William “Willbilly” Hathaway of Nat Geo Channel’s Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks, has died. The reality star was involved in a fatal car accident
Fishtown Local: An open letter to the mayor
Hi, Sefatia. Hard to get through to you these days. I bought 40 raffle tickets to be able to have lunch with you at the First R party but didn’t win. Sigh ... I never win those things.
Former Lahey employee charged with sexual assault of detox patient
DANVERS — A now-former employee of Lahey Hospital's drug treatment facility in Danvers has been charged with sexually assaulting a patient there last March. Pasquale Piantedosi, 55, of Saugus, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape during his arraignment Monday in Salem Superior Court.
City tackling 3 water, sewer project in spring
A vote by Gloucester's city councilors to approve borrowing more than $6 million for a two-pronged water and sewer project means the city will begin at least three major projects this spring.
Column: Treat vaping as an addiction
In 2015, the Gloucester Police Department adopted the Angel program in order to change its approach to dealing with addiction. Prior to the change, those dealing with opioid addiction were faced with two options: self regulate or face criminal charges. Under the Angel program, even those who are in
Middleton man causes disturbance at strip club
SALISBURY – A Middleton man who arrived at a local strip club Thursday night in a party bus left hours later in the back of a police cruiser after refusing to leave when told, according to a police report.
MSP: 3 arrested with 150 pounds of marijuana in luggage at Logan
BOSTON - Three Californians were arrested at Logan airport Saturday morning when Massachusetts State Police say they found 150 pounds of marijuana in their luggage. Police say they were tipped off by officers in California after the trio's American Airlines flight left Sacramento.
Two years on, fault lines harden
To Donna Soodalter-Toman, the message sent by voters to President Trump and other leaders in last month's mid-term elections wasn't simply delivered through the convincing victories by Democratic candidates such as U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton.
Bullard still bullish on politics, boats
When last we saw John Bullard, the big man was sitting in his sun-splashed office at NOAA's Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester's Blackburn Industrial Park, wearing an authentic, white Red Sox home jersey with David Ortiz' No. 34 on the back.
Revere man convicted of homicide in violent crash that killed Lynn woman
FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Revere man who crashed his friend’s BMW into an SUV while speeding down Interstate 95 in North Attleboro, killing a 65-year-old Lynn woman in 2015, was convicted last week of motor vehicle homicide, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn announced.
Two Injured In Beverly Nursing Home Fire
BEVERLY, MA -- Two residents of a Beverly nursing home were treated for smoke inhalation at Beverly Hospital following a fire Sunday morning. Investigators believe an electrical problem with a wall-mounted heating unit in a residents' room started the fire at the Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and He
Our view: A lesson unlearned
It’s been some decades since we’ve all gotten wise to the fact that our rivers and oceans aren’t troughs meant to collect garbage and waste. The danger to ecosystems posed by raw pollution is well established and understood, to say nothing of the threat to human health. So we tell ourselves.
Eastern Massachusetts' first recreational pot store opened
(CNN/WBZ) - The first legal recreational marijuana shop in eastern Massachusetts opened its doors Saturday. "There's a whole bunch of different things on the menu." Salem City Councilor Josh Turiel has a big decision to make, he was the ceremonial first ever customer at the first recreational pot st
Wind chills as low as 1 degree in Massachusetts Monday night
It will feel bitterly cold in Massachusetts Monday as blustery winds blow and temperatures drop overnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts as strong as 50 miles per hour are expected to hit the state overnight. Coastal communities will feel the strongest winds, with the Outer Cape expec
Weekend area roundup: Fenwick girls, boys hockey teams secure big victories
Bishop Fenwick 4, Wilmington 1: Sophomore Gabby Davern scored twice and freshman Emma Perry broke a scoreless tie in the second period as the Crusaders (2-1) handed a Wildcats team that had only allowed one goal on the year its first loss Sunday morning. Freshman defenseman Lauren Dirarian had a goa
Lynn man allegedly tried to steal car with child in backseat, police say
LYNN, Mass. - A man in Lynn allegedly attempted to steal a car while a child had been sitting in the back seat, police say. Jonathan Leighton, 30, of Lynn, is facing several charges after police arrested him on Friday at around noon.
Third recreational marijuana shop opens in Massachusetts
(AP) - The third recreational marijuana shop in Massachusetts is now open for business. To ease traffic concerns, only customers who previously booked appointments were allowed on Saturday to enter the Alternative Therapies Group facility in Salem. It's currently not a first-come, first-serve establ
Mediterranean bistro opening in breakfast spot on harbor
Old Yeller? No, new Yella. A Lynnfield couple, who currently own and operate the Mediterranean bistro Yella in Andover, plan to open a similar eatery on Western Avenue at the site of the former Morning Glory restaurant, directly across from Stacy Boulevard and the vista of Gloucester Harbor.