Hamilton residents envision the future

Hamilton residents envision the future

Hamilton is the almost perfect picture book example of a small New England town. To keep it that way, and to balance growth with protection of its abundant natural resources, takes work -- and that’s what residents are being asked to do as the town undertakes an update to its Master Plan. On Saturday, Nov. 13, about 60 residents, town officials, and consultants attended a Master Plan visioning session at the Miles River Middle School. During the session, residents broke out into small groups to brainstorm over...

Rte. 1 Will Be Torn Up Until 2025

Rte. 1 Will Be Torn Up Until 2025

REGIONAL – Commuters who use Rte. 1 daily face a few tough years as MassDOT redesigns and rebuilds the highway, including the heavily traveled Newburyport Rotary.  By 2025, when the repaving project is complete, pedestrians and cyclists who travel...

Swords to Ploughshares Northeast

Swords to Ploughshares Northeast

Photos by Libby O'Neill / The Town Common St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Newburyport hosted Swords to Ploughshares Northeast Sunday at the church. Swords to Ploughshares brought a forge to St. Paul’s to repurpose guns that have been...

It’s Moving Day

It’s Moving Day

Lots and lots of closings this fall and so many people moving out and/or into a home the process can be a stressful and hectic time. Most of you know that moving is tough, not only physically but emotionally. Stress levels are high, nerves are...

Don’ t Worry, Be Happy

Don’ t Worry, Be Happy

Happy Thanksgiving! While we may be giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives, we also often need to battle the stressors.  This time of year always seems more stressful, but stress in general is hard to avoid. We worry about school, work,...

Hamilton residents envision the future

Hamilton residents envision the future

Hamilton is the almost perfect picture book example of a small New England town. To keep it that way, and to balance growth with protection of its abundant natural resources, takes work -- and that’s what residents are being asked to do as the town undertakes an update to its Master Plan. On Saturday, Nov. 13, about 60 residents, town officials, and consultants attended a Master Plan visioning session at the Miles River Middle School. During the session, residents broke out into small groups to brainstorm over...

‘Bodies’ Found Where Former Selectman Wants to be Buried

‘Bodies’ Found Where Former Selectman Wants to be Buried

SALISBURY – Former town selectman Charles Geary’s 20-year quest to be buried among the town’s founders in the historic Colonial Cemetery may have come to an end.  The town appears to have discovered four “objects,” probably the bodies of earlier Salisbury residents or North Shore visitors, are already in the gravesites that the 85-year-old Geary selected and may have paid for.  A ground penetrating radar, a machine that looks like a small...

Link House Inc. Launches Drive to Thrive Matching Grant

REGIONAL – When Christine Deegan came to the Maris Center for Women a second time, her life was in shambles. She was suffering from alcohol abuse and knew she needed help.  “I’d lost everything. My family and friends had given up on me,” Christine said last week. “It was my own fault.”   With the structured programs at the Maris Center in Salisbury that include counseling and 24-hours-a-day supervision, Christine is determined that when she...

Nero’s Law provides emergency services for police K9 units

For law enforcement, legislators, and animal lovers, the passage of Nero’s Law by the state Senate earlier this month was a big step toward ensuring police dogs get the help they need if they are injured in the line of duty. “I’m very enthused that it has passed; it’s something that we have been working on for a while,” said state Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), one of the co-sponsors of the bill. “It’s a bill based on common sense to enable...

Voices of Hope and Resilience Shine Through the Rain of the Pandemic

Voices of Hope and Resilience Shine Through the Rain of the Pandemic

A Group of Ordinary People on an Extraordinary Mission Lawrence - On Tuesday, November 30th (Giving Tuesday), Voices of Hope, a local volunteer organization dedicated to raising funds for cancer research through theatrical performance, will present Dancing in the Rain, a virtual musical celebration of resilience and hope.   The virtual cabaret represents a tapestry of talent featuring seven full scale music videos designed, recorded, filmed,...

It’s Moving Day

It’s Moving Day

Lots and lots of closings this fall and so many people moving out and/or into a home the process can be a stressful and hectic time. Most of you...

Don’ t Worry, Be Happy

Don’ t Worry, Be Happy

Happy Thanksgiving! While we may be giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives, we also often need to battle the stressors.  This time of year always seems more stressful, but stress in general is hard to avoid. We worry about school, work, finances, illness, children, relationships, and more. Some even worry about how much they worry. Not to add to your stress, but you should be aware that all that worrying could have a negative impact...

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