Local Election Results – Georgetown Must Cut Millions

REGIONAL – Town officials in Georgetown are scrambling to cope with being millions of dollars in the red next year after voters turned down a proposed $2.5 million tax increase in town elections last week. And they will have to slice the town budget, a daunting task...

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Butler’s Toothpick May Be Restored

REGIONAL – Since 1873, ship’s captains, fishermen and recreational boaters have used an odd looking, wooden triangle on the Salisbury side of the Merrimack River as a daytime navigational marker. Nicknamed Ben Butler’s Toothpick after the Civil War general,...

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The Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk

The Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk SALISBURY - The Fairy Gnome Discovery Walk is one of the most whimsical events in the state. This is an enchanting opportunity to explore an (almost) real fairy garden. A whimsical afternoon at Salisbury’s most beautiful farm, PETTENGILL...

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Whittier Could Have Allowed City-Town Voting

REGIONAL – Whittier Regional Vocational High School could have allowed each of its 11 cities and towns under state law to decide individually how to fund its share of the $264 million price tag for a new building. Rowley SelectBoard chair Cliff Pierce and other town...

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Fight To Rebuild Ipswich & Triton School Buildings

REGIONAL – The superintendents of Ipswich and Triton schools were disappointed that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) did not invite their districts this year to apply for funding to rebuild their deteriorating school buildings. Both Ipswich’s Dr....

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Whittier Building Vote Set for January

REGIONAL – Town leaders across the North Shore can only hope a blizzard hits Haverhill but not any of the coastal towns on Jan. 23, keeping Haverhill’s residents from voting in the multi-town election to approve a nearly half-billion-dollar new building for the...

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