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Conservation Agent’s Salary Lowered ˗ Again

GEORGETOWN – The town’s Conservation Agent, which reports to the Conservation Commission, is being paid even less than she thought. Michele Grenier’s contracted salary when she started with this town is now $49,000 instead of $65,000. For weeks, Grenier, an...

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Obituary Lucy Busselle Myers

Lucy Busselle Myers, 86, of Vineyard Haven and Ipswich, died peacefully at her home on the Vineyard on Tuesday, June 25, surrounded by her family. A devoted mother and grandmother, life partner, and friend to many, she was cherished for her kindness, integrity, and...

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Swimmer Safety with Sewage Sensing

MERRIMACK RIVER – What does the Merrimack and the Seine flowing through Paris during this summer’s Olympics have in common? For more than a century, the Seine and the Merrimack have been so polluted with raw sewage and industrial waste, humans and their animals were...

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County Community Foundation Has New Leader

County Community Foundation Has New Leader By Ava Moeckel, Reporter REGIONAL -- Celebrating the foundation’s landmark 25 years, the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) has named Stratton Lloyd the new president and CEO. Lloyd, who played major roles of the ECCF...

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Georgetown Admin Facing Renewed Questions

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter GEORGETOWN – The Conservation Agent, which reports to the town’s Conservation Commission, is embroiled in a new controversy. A year and a half ago, Steve Przyjemski was the first conservation agent to resign after 17 years working for the...

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Town Board Votes for Removing 116-Year-Old Dam

IPSWICH — To listen to Neil Shea of the Ipswich River Watershed Assn., a lot of shad, herring and baby fish are looking forward to the town removing the Ipswich Mills Dam from the river in downtown. The dam, built in 1908 to produce power for the mills along the...

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Georgetown Starts Cutting the Town Budget

GEORGETOWN – The schools, police and fire departments may have to take a sizable financial hit next year to balance the town’s budget after the voters turned down a proposed $3 million property tax hike. The town has called a Special Town Meeting at 7 p.m., Monday,...

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