Rte. 1 Gets a Traffic Signal

ROWLEY — One of the most dangerous intersections on state Rte. 1 is about to get a full traffic signal to replace a blinking yellow light in hopes of cutting down on accidents. The intersection at Central and Glen streets, which has a severe blind spot for cars...

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Letter to the Editor

Please take the Winthrop site off the bargaining table for a combined elementary school For close to 39 years now, our family has lived on Mineral Street, directly across from the walking path that leads into Winthrop Elementary. Both our now adult children were...

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Tarr, Shand, Mirra Represent North Shore

REGIONAL – Dawne Shand will be the first woman to represent the First Essex District in the state house since Barbara Hildt held the seat from 1983 to 1993. For the next two years, Shand, the former president of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Women’s...

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Crane is Town Manager

IPSWICH -- New town manager Stephen Crane has taken up his new duties, giving his first report to the town’s Select Board last Monday. “It’s been a busy, but fun first five days,” Crane told the board that hired him out of three candidates to manage the town’s...

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Division 3 Final Four Winners!

The Newburyport Girl's Volleyball captains (Emma Foley, Viive Godtfredsen, Sophie Messina) pose with the Division 3 Final Four trophy after recently defeating Ashland. Photos provided by Peter McClelland

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Lowering Electricity Costs

NEWBURYPORT – The city is joining about 150 Massachusetts communities in reducing skyrocketing electricity rates by bundling most of its residents’ purchases this winter to save more than $2.2 million. The city signed a 10-month contract with Direct Energy Services,...

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Vote By Tuesday!

REGIONAL — Redistricting every 10 years usually brings change to the political landscape as district lines are moved. This year, the impact of redistricting combined with legislators leaving office for other posts may be a near complete makeover of the North Shore’s...

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Quebec Band Closes Out Roots Concert Season

By Ava Moeckel NEWBURYPORT — Enjoy the energetic fun of a Quebecois Saturday night kitchen party when the popular Le Vent du Nord, whose rhythmic and soulful music have charmed North Shore audiences several times before, are back this month to close out the Belleville...

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A New Link In Trail System

NEWBURYPORT — For decades, New England towns have been turning unused rail lines into popular running and biking trails. Now Newburyport may blaze a new trail, converting an interstate highway, which once served trucks and cars, into a trail designed for bicyclers and...

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Newburyport to Offer Aggregation Electricity Program

REGIONAL — In the wake of National Grid’s announcement that electricity costs are rising by 64 percent starting Nov. 1, the city of Newburyport expects to offer residents a lower rate through a new electricity aggregation program by January. For National Grid’s 1.3...

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