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Salem NH Police Bump Heads with Town Leaders, Chief Goes Off Grid Before Resigning

Recently, I wrote about how politics can bog down a police department and its personnel when elected officials having zero law enforcement experience deflate (defund) police pensions, resulting in retention woes and exodus of its new and/or seasoned talent. Today, we analyze a cop shop in New Hampsh

OPSLENS.COM - 2018-12-15 12:30:02

Methuen approves $100 student parking fee

METHUEN — Students who drive to Methuen High School will have to pay to park beginning next academic year. The School Committee voted unanimously Monday night to implement a $100 yearly student parking fee, details of which are still being worked out by district and high school administrators.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-14 00:46:42

Lawrence couple charged with fentanyl, cocaine trafficking

BOSTON – A Lawrence couple was charged with fentanyl and cocaine trafficking after an investigation involving state and federal authorities, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-15 02:56:38

2 Massachusetts people arrested on drug trafficking charges

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two Massachusetts people for Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin/Fentanyl on Thursday. MDEA Commander Scott J. Pelletier said agents from the Cumberland District Task Force arranged the delivery of fentanyl and heroin from Luis Ortiz of Lowell Massachusetts. O

NEWSCENTERMAINE.COM - 2018-12-15 15:45:00

TMHS Gymnastics Preview: Wilkey, young gymnasts, have flipped the program

TEWKSBURY – Over the last four or five years, there's not another athletic program at Tewksbury Memorial High School that has done a complete 180 degree turn than the Gymnastics program.

HOMENEWSHERE.COM - 2018-12-15 22:00:00

Gas workers move out of homes, mice move in

Since the Sept. 13 gas explosions and fires struck the Merrimack Valley, 91 days have passed and 98 percent of gas restoration has been completed, but one big, new problem has arisen: mice.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-14 23:27:52

Snow, sleet and freezing rain expected Sunday into Monday in Massachusetts

A wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts this weekend. The storm is expected to hit Massachusetts first in the southwestern corner of the state, near Great Barrington, early Sunday morning before traveling east. The Springfield area should expect preci

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-12-15 13:55:15

State’s 3rd pot shop opens in Salem

Massachusetts’ third recreational pot shot, and the first in the eastern part of the state, opened in Salem this morning under a strict appointment-only policy, avoiding the long lines and traffic jams that had plagued previous openings.

BOSTON HERALD - 2018-12-15 17:43:22

Public invited to Wreaths Across America event Saturday

HAVERHILL — Members of the Hilldale Cemetery Association will honor veterans buried at the cemetery by placing 300 wreaths on their graves at noon on Saturday as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event. City officials along with members of the public are invited.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-13 23:38:36

Lawrence man pleads guilty to mail theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud

CONCORD, N.H. — Ariel Mendoza, 26, a citizen of Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of mail and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-14 17:29:28

SLIDESHOW: North Andover defeats Methuen in boys' basketball

CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: As the rust was wearing off on the rest of the team, North Andover dipped into the paint Friday night. And that’s where 6-foot-5 senior Garrett Murphy was stationed for the Knights, and he was ready. As many of his teammates were gradually acclimating themselves to the hardcourt a

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-15 07:31:00

Methuen Fire Department Calendar Now on Sale to Benefit 3-11 Foundation

The men and women of Methuen’s fire department are proudly featured on a 2019 company calendar, on sale now with proceeds going to benefit Marine aid charity 3-11 Foundation, city Fire Chief Tim Sheehy confirmed.

WHAV.NET - 2018-12-13 00:00:17

Mother killed, pregnant daughter injured in Lawrence pedestrian crash

A 61-year-old mother was killed and her 35-year-old pregnant daughter injured Wednesday evening in Lawrence after they were both struck by a driver on Essex Street, police said.

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-12-13 15:10:24

Boston man, Haverhill teen arrested for armed robbery

HAVERHILL — A Boston man was ordered held without bail after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery that occurred on Vine Street on Dec. 9, during which two juvenile boys were pistol whipped.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-14 00:00:48

Bear Sightings Reported In Medford

MEDFORD, MA – A bear was spotted early Friday morning on Lincoln Road in the Lawrence Estates, police said. A resident heard noises coming from the backyard around 2:45 a.m. and saw a medium-sized black bear.

PATCH - 2018-12-14 16:20:00

Lawrence fatal accident victim identified

LAWRENCE – The woman who was killed in Wednesday evening's pedestrian accident has been identified as Maria Rodriguez, 61, police said. The female driver involved in the accident at Essex and Hampshire streets has not yet been named by police.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-13 19:25:00

Woman killed, pregnant daughter injured after being hit by car in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - A 61-year-old woman was killed and her pregnant daughter was injured in a pedestrian crash in Lawrence on Wednesday night, officials said. Officers responding to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Essex and Hampshire streets just after 6 p.m. found two

WHDH.COM - 2018-12-13 12:26:26

Teen breaks back window of burning car to save trapped dog

In Haverhill, Massachusetts, a 17-year-old is a true hero after he kicked in the back window of a burning car to save a trapped dog. Alex Gabriel had been grocery shopping at the Market Basket on Tuesday when a car in the parking lot caught on fire.

PETRESCUEREPORT.COM - 2018-12-13 20:11:07

MSPCA takes more proactive approach to horses' care, adoptions

METHUEN — Jack and Rose are two haflinger horses who would love a new home for the holidays. The half-sibling haflingers — part pony and part draft horse — were brought to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen on Oct. 30 after being found underweight and in a muddy paddock, their previous owner unable

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-12 22:14:14

No charges filed yet after pedestrian killed in Lawrence

LAWRENCE - A young woman who allegedly struck and killed a 61-year-old woman and seriously injured her pregnant daughter, 35, has been taken into custody by Lawrence officers and is "cooperating with the investigation," according to police.

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2018-12-13 13:28:00