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Gloucester's Pathways For Children seeking volunteers

Pathways For Children in Gloucester seeks community volunteers for its Family Enrichment Program to provide support to parents around vocational, educational, and/or parenting goals. Meet face-to-face weekly Enjoy activities together Strengthen confidence and self-esteem Get assistance in connec

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 14:36:00

Gloucester Cultural Council calls for grant proposals

"There's no part of Gloucester that isn't related to art," says Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, in a promotional video available on YouTube. To that, the Gloucester Cultural Council would add science, sea science, birdwatching, music, dance, and just about any other field of creative community endeavor

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 16:43:10

Fish council should expect pushback on whiting

The New England Fishery Management Council is set to convene its three-day September meetings here Tuesday for the first time since 2006 and if that doesn't get your heart beating a little faster, then maybe Arizona is more your speed. As the Gloucester Daily Times chronicled last week, the agenda i

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 21:40:00

$100K grant to be used to coach public housing tenants in achieving "better life"

Gloucester housing officials have received a $100,000 state grant that aims to help residents of the city's largest family subsidized housing complex create "a better life" - and adults from all 160 families will be required to participate, the head of the Gloucester Housing Authority says. The $100

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 21:00:00

Police vs. Fire ballgame slated

Don't miss the Police vs. Fire Baseball Game - featuring your local Rowley officers - at Eiras Park on Saturday. The community event, sponsored by Solace for Stephanie, runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and includes something for everyone: a fun, friendly baseball game, bouncy house, playground activitie

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Climated Action column: Local look at Earth's climate changes

About a month ago, I found three yellow and black monarch caterpillars of varying sizes chomping on the milkweed in my garden. Late, I thought. But because monarch eggs have a one-in-a-hundred chance of completing their transformation to butterflyhood under the hungry gaze of predators, I brought th

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-25 01:40:10

Talk of the Times: Ruberti picks up vote, but Sclafani will face Romeo Theken

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and challenger Daniel J. Ruberti each picked up an additional vote when the results of Tuesday's preliminary election for mayor were made official. But neither vote made any difference in who advances to November's election. Romeo Theken, finishing with 1,156 votes, will f

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 23:09:34

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

Cape Ann Museum to present Trails & Sails workshop

As part of Essex Heritage's Trails & Sails weekend, the Cape Ann Museum and Maritime Gloucester will present a hands-on workshop to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Gloucester sea serpent sighting at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. This activity is designed to edu

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-22 15:27:00

Police still on hunt for source of deadly drug

GLOUCESTER - Three weeks after a woman died and five other people overdosed within a 24-hour span in Gloucester, police here are working with other North Shore police to hunt down the source of the killer drugs, the head of Gloucester's detectives said Thursday. Lt. Joseph Fitzgerald said the Glouce

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-22 20:49:39

Geology as an art form

Roger Martin saw Cape Ann geologically. The Rockport painter, who passed away in 2015, left an outsized legacy of work that boldly breaks the geology of Cape Ann into its component parts. Most of his art is simple and evocative-abstract, but recalling those configurations of earth, stone and water t

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-24 10:49:00

Man, 22, held in fatal bludgeoning of family, admitted to heroin use

The 22-year-old man accused of bludgeoning his mother, his grandparents and the elderly couple's caretaker to death with a baseball bat earlier this month in their Groton home took heroin and said he "freed them," according to newly unsealed court documents. After showing up naked and covered in mud

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-09-23 04:43:13

Rockport Ramblings: Residents invited to weigh in on town's open spaces

As the Rockport Open Space and Recreation Committee (OSRC) updates its Open Space and Recreation (OSR) Plan, town residents passionate about protecting open space and land have the chance to make their opinions heard. A 15-minute survey allows residents to relay their preferences about passive and a

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 21:00:00

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

Nighttime boaters stranded in Essex Bay

GLOUCESTER - The Coast Guard and Gloucester public safety officials were coming to the rescue of two people stranded on a 20-foot motorboat that was "dead in the water" in Essex Bay Friday night, according to the Gloucester police and fire departments. No injuries were reported as of 9 p.m., accordi

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-23 01:23:23

Manchester man accused of pointing gun during Londonderry road rage incident

LONDONDERRY -- A 22-year-old Manchester man was arrested Thursday night after police said they found a loaded semi-automatic pistol on the passenger's side floor of his car after a reported road rage incident. Just before midnight, police said a teenager called 911 to report the alleged incident, wh

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 22:22:00

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

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

SATURDAY CHAT: Hamilton Canal District fills up quickly

LOWELL -- With the deep divide in the city over the location of the new high school, it is easy to lose sight of the fact there is still some very positive news in the city, particularly in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District. It wasn't that long ago when people were complaining about the slow p

LOWELL SUN - 2017-09-23 13:17:47

Feds pocket nearly $942k after fentanyl bust at Mass. apartment

The federal government grew nearly $942,000 richer this week, when a U.S. District Court judge approved the forfeiture of cash that police discovered when they raided a suspected Nashua-area drug dealer's home in May, according to court records. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents found the

UNION LEADER - 2017-09-24 04:49:00