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State police plan sobriety checkpoint in Essex County this weekend

Col. Kerry A. Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “sobriety checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Essex County this weekend.

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-12 20:02:04

Byfield hunter slapped with fine, loses license for a year

BYFIELD – A local hunter facing more than 65 charges, including several deer tag violations, destruction of trees and illegal possession of pelts and animal mounts, lost his license for a year and was fined $1,800 after pleading guilty to six of the charges on Tuesday in Newburyport District Court.

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-12 13:25:56

Seabrook man arrested, suspected in Salisbury car break minutes earlier

SALISBURY – A Seabrook man who already served jail time for breaking into several cars in Ipswich and Rowley back in 2015 is considered a suspect in an early Monday morning car break in Salisbury, according to police.

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-10 20:54:22

Pot shop to open in Salem

The first legal pot shop in the eastern part of Massachusetts will open as soon as Saturday, according to state regulators. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission said this morning Alternative Therapies Group, which has received a retail license for a cannabis dispensary in Salem, will be all

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-12-11 18:31:46

Ipswich brewery plans Old Newbury bonfire brew

NEWBURY — Ipswich Ale Brewery will be putting a new flavor of winter warmth on tap this January while paying tribute to the annual Old Newbury Christmas tree bonfire. For the past seven years, the brewery has served up local libations out of one of its vintage "Tapmobile" trucks at the town's bonfir

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-10 09:30:00

Man admits to luring, sexually abusing teen girls

A Gloucester man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing three young teenage girls by luring them to his home with offers of alcohol, marijuana and even money. Richard T. Reardon, 38, who had been free on house arrest while the case was pending, was taken into custody at the end of a hearing in S

GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES - 2018-12-11 23:37:29

Gun, Drugs Found In Salem State Dorm Room

SALEM, MA -- A Salem State University student who described himself as a "fifth-year senior" is facing gun and drug charges. Gabe Bergeron, 22, of Edgartown, surrendered at Salem District Court after learning university police had a warrant for his arrest. Bergeron was charged with carrying a danger

PATCH - 2018-12-11 20:25:00

Third Mass. marijuana store set to open in Salem

The third recreational marijuana store in Massachusetts is set to open Saturday, after state regulators gave the final go-ahead to Salem retailer Alternative Therapies Group, or ATG.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-11 17:12:22

Seawall, evacuation site discussed in climate-change planning

SALISBURY — Building a seawall and desalinating beach water were among suggestions made at a special municipal vulnerability planning session at Town Hall Monday night. The state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has set aside grant money to help municipalities plan for climate ch

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-12 08:00:00

Private plow drivers show up in force at City Council meeting

HAVERHILL — More than 30 private snowplow drivers showed up in support of obtaining a higher pay raise than they said the mayor is offering at Tuesday night's City Council meeting.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-12 04:21:24

Holaday declares today Kathleen O'Connor Ives Day in Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT — Mayor Donna Holaday has declared Tuesday, Dec. 11, as “Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives Day” in Newburyport, in recognition of more than 10 years of service by the state senator.

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-11 08:00:00

Anna Jaques nurses sue hospital, claiming wages not paid

NEWBURYPORT – Three Anna Jaques Hospital nurses have sued the Newburyport hospital for its alleged failure to pay them for working through 30-minute meal breaks over a period of three years, according to court documents.

SALEM NEWS - 2018-12-10 22:41:55

Fishing industry wins EPA exemption for deck wash

December 11, 2018 — Gloucester fishermen and their contemporaries across the nation, following years of uncertainty, finally caught a break in the new federal law regulating incidental deck discharges from fishing vessels.

SAVINGSEAFOOD.ORG - 2018-12-11 17:15:14

Rowley Town Notebook: Pot shop public hearing slated Wednesday

All residents are invited to attend a Planning Board public hearing on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium. The subject will be the proposal by Old Planters of Cape Ann Inc. to open a 2,500-square-foot recreational marijuana retail store at the Rowley Crossing Plaza at 300 Newburyport Tu

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-10 08:00:00

Salisbury gearing up for pot sales

SALISBURY — It looks like Salisbury will be the first community in the area to see a retail marijuana store open, possibly soon after the new year, according to the town manager.

NEWBURYPORT DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-11 08:00:00

Center to train addiction recovery coaches

LAWRENCE — Greater Lawrence Family Health Center will offer a Recovery Coach Academy next year. This 60-hour course, taught by recovery supporter Steven M. Chisholm, trains coaches to provide strengths-based recovery for those fighting alcoholism, drug addiction and other addictive behaviors. Upon c

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-10 21:57:42

N.H contractor must pay Newbury homeowner $9,000 after abandoning project

NEWBURY, Mass. — A New Hampshire contractor working without a license was ordered to pay a state trooper $9,000 in restitution after failing to complete a home improvement project at his Newbury house.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-10 20:30:34

Unlicensed Haverhill Teen Allegedly Steals Car, Takes Police on Citywide Chase

A city teen took police on a widespread chase overnight Monday, police confirm. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News) A 17-year-old juvenile is in custody after allegedly stealing a car from an Amesbury Road dealership and taking police on a chase that spanned much of Haverhill Monday, WHAV has co

WHAV.NET - 2018-12-10 12:10:15

Beverly Hires Contractor To Fix Traffic At New Middle School

BEVERLY, MA -- City and school officials will try to fix traffic problems at the newly-opened middle school by widening the driveway at the Balch Street entrance. The school system hired a contractor to widen the driveway, and work was scheduled to begin on Monday, according to a note posted on the

PATCH - 2018-12-10 15:58:00

Peabody Developers Say Pub Owner Backed Out Of Deal: Lawsuit

PEABODY, MA -- The father-son development team remaking a key component in Peabody's downtown revitalization effort is suing the owner of Brodie's Pub. In their lawsuit in Salem Superior Court, Pasquale "Pat" Todisco and his son, Steven, claim Brodie's owner Michael Votto did not pay rent and backed

PATCH - 2018-12-10 15:07:00