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Peabody residents want to build a wall

PEABODY - Residents of an entire neighborhood near the deteriorating Waters River Bridge had no idea that construction would be going on right next to their homes during all hours of the night for two years. "They're all up in arms about not getting a sound barrier wall," Donna Tobin said of her ne

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-20 00:30:00

Storm warning: Area harbormasters, boaters prepare for Jose

Hurricane Jose may stay offshore, but local harbormasters and boat owners are preparing for the worst, even if it's just a precaution. Jose is expected to bring heavy rain at times and wind gusts over 30 mph on Wednesday and into Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Though unp

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-19 22:30:00

Tropical storm watch now a warning for southeastern Massachusetts

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for southeastern Massachusetts from Watch Hill, R.I., to Hull as Hurricane Jose passes southeast of Nantucket on Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm will have lost much of its strength by the time it reaches New England, but three to five

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

MAC Summer Concert Series concludes

The Maudslay Arts Center celebrated its Silver Jubilee 25th anniversary season with a lineup of concerts, culminating in "A Salute to Veterans" with singer-songwriter Don Campbell on Aug. 27. Approximately 250 people were in attendance as veterans and their guests were treated to a performance by Ca

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 19:14:42

Selectmen send retail pot shop ban to Town Meeting

DANVERS - Selectmen will let Special Town Meeting voters decide whether to ban retail pot sales in town following the legalization of recreational marijuana in the Bay State last year. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to have Town Manager Steve Bartha work with town counsel to draft an article fo

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:30:00

A perfect week for big Pats fan

Nick Lazarakis won his third "I Beat Burt" T-shirt in four-plus years of playing the contest. But this one, in Week 2, is a little extra special. Lazarakis, of Peabody, got all 15 games right. Yup, he was perfect. His secret? "I always pick the Patriots regardless of the opponent," he said. "I pret

EAGLE-TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Letter: Kiwanis thanks Rubber Duck Race supporters

To The Editor: On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Danvers, we would like to thank all who came out bright and early to support the 24th annual Rubber Duck Race held at Pope's Landing on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Our ducks once again raced to provide funding for scholarships for Danvers residents g

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 16:37:44

Question on banning retail pot sales moves forward to Town Meeting

Danvers Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday to draft article language to prohibit the retail sale of recreational marijuana in Danvers. Danvers officials voted unanimously Tuesday to bring to Special Town Meeting the question of banning retail marijuana shops in town. The decision followed

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 15:16:09

Public interviews with finalists for town administrator job set for next week

Interviews will be conducted before the board of selectmen starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Joseph P. Norton Emergency Operations Center. The town administrator screening committee has narrowed the search down to three candidates and will be conducting public interview

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 05:55:53

Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Gates

BEVERLY - A Salem Superior Court judge has rejected a bid by former Franco-American Club president William "Bill" Gates to dismiss some of the charges he's facing. In a four-page decision released Wednesday, Judge Kenneth Salinger concluded that prosecutors had presented adequate evidence to the gr

SALEM NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Police respond to gunshot fired at car on Monday

LYNN - Police responded to a gunshot report at Chestnut and Union streets Monday afternoon. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., Lynn Police received a call that a man had possibly fired a round at a car that was driving past, and then fled the scene, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said. Police recovered one

DAILY ITEM - 2017-09-20 02:18:26

Mission of Deeds hosts Walk & Fun fest

Mission of Deeds held its 10th annual Walk & Fun Festival Sept. 17 at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. The festivities supported the nonprofit organization, which provides new beds and gently used furniture, free of charge, to people in need in surrounding communities. The event included foods, raffl

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 17:41:07

GRYMEK: Note of thanks for another successful Victorian Fair

The following was submitted by Lauren Grymek, Executive Director, Melrose Chamber of Commerce: The 37th annual Victorian Fair was once again an incredible community event in the city of Melrose. The Melrose Chamber of Commerce gratefully acknowledges the continued support of Mayor Robert Dolan and h

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 14:38:00

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing kayaker off Revere

Coast Guard 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium file photo BOSTON - Coast Guard, state, and local agency search crews found the body of missing kayaker Craig Dustin, Sr. near Beachmont area of Revere, Wednesday. At about 9:45 a.m., the search crews found Dustin's kayak washed ashore near Winthrop Parkway i

COASTGUARDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:53:38

Middlesex Concert Band presents free children's concert Sunday, October 1

Wakefield - Children who learn music at an early age have been shown to perform better in most other areas of development. Hoping to help ignite that creative spark in our local youth, the Middlesex Concert Band presents its annual children's concert on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Americal Civic

HOMENEWSHERE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:11:00

Event gives people a chance to "Be a Soldier, Help a Soldier"

Flynn's Home Improvement has teamed up with Operation Troop Support for a family event in Middleton that will give people a chance to be a soldier for a day while also raising funds to help the country's service men and women. Flynn's Home Improvement has teamed up with Operation Troop Support for a

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-20 21:20:56

Coast Guard: Man Thought to Be Missing Kayaker Found Dead

The body of a man believed to be a Massachusetts kayaker who went missing Tuesday has been found, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday morning. Seventy-two-year-old Craig Dustin Sr. of Saugus was last seen Tuesday around 11 a.m. when he left in his kayak from the Fox Hill Yacht Club in that town

NECN - 2017-09-20 16:53:01

Laser takes the fear out of a trip to the dentist

A high-tech tool is now easing fears about getting in that dentist chair. It comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 20 percent of kids have at least one untreated cavity. They are using a laser at Dr. Ron Plotka's Swampscott dentist office -- something he describes as

WCVB - 2017-09-20 21:59:00

Coast Guard, State Police searching for missing Saugus Kayaker

The search for a kayaker reported missing on the Saugus River Tuesday was postponed after several hours, according to a State Police spokesman. Also searching are the Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Lynn Harbormaster, Nahant Police Department, Saugus Fire and Police D

APPSFORPCDAILY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:55:17

Cops: Lynn man who robbed 2 Quincy businesses arrested

QUINCY - Police said they have arrested a man they believe robbed two Quincy businesses over the past two weeks. Stanley Carter, 35, of Lynn was charged with two counts of armed robbery. He was arrested by the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section Tuesday in Boston. On Sunday, officers

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-20 14:51:54