3A Housing Mandate Opposed

REGIONAL – Several North Shore towns appear to be girding for battle with the state government, opposing the mandate for MBTA communities to build multi-family housing. At their Town Meetings last week, Rowley, Georgetown and West Newbury were among towns across the...

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Pentucket Spring Concert Schedule

Pentucket Spring Concert Schedule WEST NEWBURY -- Students in the Pentucket Regional School District (PRSD) Fine and Performing Arts Department will be showcasing their work at the following free events unless otherwise noted. All community members are welcome. The...

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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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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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New Whittier Building Hits a Buzz Saw

REGIONAL – Whittier Tech Supt. Maureen Lynch last week ran into a wall with fewer cracks than her school has as she tried to persuade town and city officials in the Whittier District to support the proposed $440 million new school building. “We have to do something,”...

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Fall Fair at the Laurel Grange of West Newbury

On Nov. 4th, 2023, the Laurel Grange of West Newbury will be holding its Annual Fall Fair from 9am to 2pm.  There will be a bake sale table along with a wide variety of handmade knit and crochet items, decorated artificial wreaths, and holiday ornaments.  The Laurel...

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Battle Brewing Over New Whittier Building

REGIONAL – A battle that may pit the residents of Haverhill against 10 other North Shore cities and towns is erupting over who will pay for the proposed new building for the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. Whittier Supt. Maureen Lynch is making the...

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