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Medicare FAQs and News
Making Sense of Medicare Supplements.

Student loan debt is at an all-time high, with over 44 million Americans owing an estimated $1.67 trillion back to...

The post Baby Boomers Drowning in Student Loan Debt appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

Scientists want more clinical proof of a new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhlem. Home care providers expected to grow under Medicare Advantage...

The post New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Increase Medicare Spending by $100 Billion appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

In this week’s Medicare round-up, Congress is working to fix flaws in our Social Security program. Humana denies overcharging Medicare...

The post Congress Introduces Bill To Fix Social Security appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

In this week’s Medicare round-up, a California man was sentenced in a $34 billion Medicare scam, and you could be...

The post $18 Billion in Medicare Cuts & Man Sentenced in $34 Million Medicare Scam appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

Black Americans face a unique set of health challenges. April is Minority Health Awareness Month, and we are exploring the...

The post Top Health Problems Impacting Black Medicare Beneficiaries appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

It’s important to plan and save for retirement. Yet, plans can quickly unravel when elderly parents need extra care. Long-term...

The post Balancing Your Retirement and Your Parents’ Long-Term Care Needs appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

The President's health care plans include lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 60 to 65. This potentail change has many implications.

The post Medicare at 60: The President’s Plan appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

There’s a lot of advice about how to plan for “retirement,” but many people approaching age 65 don’t want the...

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Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Healthy Side Dish Recipes
Healthy Side Dish Recipes
12 Aug 2022 at 3:19pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
12 Aug 2022 at 6:02am
Air Fryer Sweet Potato

A versatile powerhouse of healthy deliciousness, baked sweet potatoes are pretty much perfect—other than actually having to bake them. Air Fryer Sweet Potato to the rescue! I first clued into the magic of using the air fryer to cook potatoes via this Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe. The skin is nicely crisp, the inside is…

READ: Air Fryer Sweet Potato

by Erin Clarke
11 Aug 2022 at 7:06am
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Let’s add a little sparkle to our side dish routine! Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are a revamp of my favorite roasted green veggie. Brussels sprouts are like my favorite pair of sweatpants. I count on them. Whether grilled, sautéed, roasted, or made in a crockpot (ahem, Crockpot Brussels Sprouts), simple Brussels sprouts recipes are a way…

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by Erin Clarke
9 Aug 2022 at 10:28am
Asian Cucumber Salad

Crunchy Asian Cucumber Salad with peanuts and a bright sesame dressing is just the recipe to keep you cool in hot summer months. When the summer heats up, this simple Asian cucumber salad is one of the side dish recipes I look forward to most. (This Black Bean Corn Salad is also on my list.)…

READ: Asian Cucumber Salad

by Erin Clarke
8 Aug 2022 at 6:02am
Roasted Beets

This easy method for perfect Roasted Beets changes everything! No peeling, no foil, and even if you aren’t a beet fan, (yet) roasting can turn you into one—I know because it did me. I converted from beet skeptic to beet lover, a transition I wholly attribute to roasted beets. Like other root vegetables (Roasted Carrots;…

READ: Roasted Beets

by Erin Clarke
5 Aug 2022 at 10:02am
Lemon Rice

This easy and simple Lemon Rice is ready to report for side dish duty! I’ve noticed a common denominator with many of my main dishes: I almost always recommend serving them with rice. From Chicken Tikka Masala and Poached Salmon to Garlic Butter Shrimp and Grilled Cod, all are main dishes that I suggest serving…

READ: Lemon Rice

by Erin Clarke
1 Aug 2022 at 10:02am
Mexican Salad

With a creamy lime dressing, tender roasted sweet potatoes, and other healthy ingredients, this easy Mexican Salad recipe is (literally) the salad of my dreams! Last night, I dreamed about a salad. Really, Erin? You dream about a salad of all things? Well, let me tell you, if you dreamed about the BEST Mexican salad…

READ: Mexican Salad

by Erin Clarke
29 Jul 2022 at 10:00am
Tater Tots

With deeply golden, crispy exteriors that give way to tender, creamy interiors, these homemade baked Tater Tots are a better-for-you alternative you can feel good about piling high on your plate. If you haven’t eaten a fresh, hot, golden batch of crispy tater tots lately, let me refresh your memory: they are delicious. While the…

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by Erin Clarke
27 Jul 2022 at 6:02am
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

If you think something sounds too good to be true, you haven’t tried Instant Pot Mac and Cheese yet. Or rather, you haven’t tried this Instant Pot mac and cheese. After having multiple recipe fails on a dish that the internet assured me was foolproof, I can now attest this is the best, creamiest, most…

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Serious Eats: Recipes
1 Apr 2021 at 3:45am
Our Favorite Recipes, Curated and Collected

by Kristina Razon
1 Apr 2021 at 3:45am

Almond-studded choux pastry and rich, nutty praline crème mousseline join forces in this impressive French dessert. Get Recipe!

by Andrew Janjigian
31 Mar 2021 at 9:00am

This eggy, aromatic, and plush Armenian bread is traditionally made to celebrate Easter, but it’s delicious enough to enjoy any time of year. Get Recipe!

by Sunny Lee
23 Mar 2021 at 9:00am

Basque cheesecake boasts a deeply caramelized top and bottom, with a creamy center thanks to a high-temperature bake. No crust required. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
12 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Cauliflower cooked down into a savory-sweet sauce with Sicilian staples: anchovies, pine nuts, raisins, saffron, and toasted breadcrumbs. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
11 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

This pasta bursting with clams, mussels, shrimp, squid, and fresh tomato is a coastal Italian classic. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
10 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

Eggs and cheese come together to form this silky, meatless Neapolitan sauce. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
10 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

A shortcut homemade pork sausage is the key to this creamy, hearty Umbrian pasta. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
9 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Vegetables are the star of the show in this meatless Tuscan "fake" ragù. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
8 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Cozy, comforting pasta with ham, cream, and peas. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
5 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Pasta with brothy chickpeas is Italian comfort food at its best. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
4 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

Gnocchi alla bava is true mountain food. Hailing from the Italian Alps, it features tender and lightly sweet potato gnocchi in a rich and creamy Fontina cheese sauce, flavored with little else aside from a touch of black pepper and nutmeg. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
4 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Onions are the star of the show in this slow-cooked beef ragù from Naples. Get Recipe!

by Nik Sharma
3 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

Sweet and tender roasted beets, carrots, and onions, tossed with a zippy lime dressing and topped with crunchy, golden shallots. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
2 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

A rich, meaty variation on the classic Apulian pasta. Pork sausage, bitter greens, olive oil, garlic, chiles, and al dente orecchiette. Get Recipe!

by Katie Leaird
1 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

Orecchiette with olive oil, garlic, chiles, anchovies, bitter greens, and toasted breadcrumbs. Straight from the heel of Italy. Get Recipe!

Travel - Top Destinations and Vacation Ideas
Travel - Top Destinations, Vacation Ideas
How to vacation well — from planning your time off to finding flight deals and hotel hacks — on a real person's budget.

9 Aug 2022 at 6:49pm
The pandemic increased interest in private vacation rentals, but that doesn't mean the end of traditional lodging.

8 Aug 2022 at 10:52am
Your own backyard is probably even on the list. Here's where to go and how to properly soak in the night sky.

28 Jul 2022 at 5:45am
Air travel experts share their advice for dealing with missing checked baggage — and minimizing the risk in the first place.

27 Jul 2022 at 5:45am
Experts share their advice for getting free upgrades, extra amenities and more.

25 Jul 2022 at 5:16pm
The skies are friendly, but here are steps you can take to help your child feel ready to board an airplane without you.

26 Jul 2022 at 5:45am
Air travel has been a roller coaster lately. Here's what to do to make life easier if something goes wrong with your flight.

20 Jul 2022 at 4:31pm
The Transportation Security Administration's Instagram account is a real trip.

22 Apr 2022 at 5:45am
Small, useful items you'll be glad you packed for your trip.

6 Dec 2021 at 5:45am
We talk strategy, must-have items, packing tips and more with some seriously seasoned travelers.

17 Apr 2022 at 5:45am
If you're looking for an excuse to book a vacation, let this be it.

19 Jul 2022 at 5:45am
Experts share advice on navigating flight cancellations, busy airports, lost luggage and more during this summer of chaos.

15 Jul 2022 at 2:33pm
If you're planning to visit this popular Mexican destination, don't make these errors on your trip.

14 Jul 2022 at 3:20pm
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12 Jul 2022 at 5:45am
Fans of history, bourbon, live music and baked goods will find plenty to do in River City.

28 Jun 2022 at 2:53pm
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New England Patriots
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17 Aug 2022 at 10:34pm

by Tom Westerholm
17 Aug 2022 at 8:19pm

"We should be playing football the real way, where you help the guy up."

The post Panthers coaches threatened to cancel Patriots practice game after fights appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
17 Aug 2022 at 3:20pm

The Patriots captain took the issue personally.

The post Matthew Slater says Panthers celebrated Kristian Wilkerson’s injury, leading to fight appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
17 Aug 2022 at 2:31pm

Deatrich Wise and a pair of Panthers players were ejected after fights broke out again in Foxborough.

The post 3 observations from joint practices, where the Patriots and Panthers fought again appeared first on

by Hayden Bird
17 Aug 2022 at 2:16pm

A recent comment from Bill Belichick hinted at a possible expansion of Stevenson's role in 2022.

The post Here’s what fantasy experts are saying about Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson appeared first on

by Hayden Bird
17 Aug 2022 at 9:55am

"But if anyone can do it, I mean Bill Belichick, he's a pretty smart guy."

The post ‘Those are things I’ve never seen’: Julian Edelman’s take on the Patriots’ offense appeared first on

by Tom Westerholm
16 Aug 2022 at 11:58pm

White said he knew his career was likely over before training camp began.

The post ‘These guys helped shape who I am’: Emotional James White bids farewell to Patriots in press conference appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
16 Aug 2022 at 12:44pm

Receivers Kendrick Bourne and Kristian Wilkerson were reportedly among the players removed from the field

The post Kendrick Bourne was among several players ejected after Patriots, Panthers fight appeared first on

by Hayden Bird
16 Aug 2022 at 10:44am

Belichick also offered an overview of how two teams organize a joint practice to "operate efficiently."

The post Bill Belichick explained why joint practices can be more valuable than preseason games appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
16 Aug 2022 at 10:35am

With two starts over 36 games, Williams was competing for more playing time before the injury.

The post Patriots DB Joejuan Williams is out for the season with a shoulder injury appeared first on

by Tom Westerholm
15 Aug 2022 at 8:45pm

"Football is a rough sport."

The post ‘That’s my guy’: Christian Barmore says he and David Andrews are fine after scuffle appeared first on

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Gearing up for the new school year? We’ve found plenty of savings on all the essential gadgets and supplies.

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17 Aug 2022 at 12:27pm

Google’s new mobile operating system has arrived. Take back some control with these privacy and security tips.

by John Timmer, Ars Technica
17 Aug 2022 at 12:07pm

For a company called Colossal, bringing back the wolf-sized marsupial is one step in a larger, mammoth plan.

by WIRED Staff
17 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm

On September 28 we’ll bring together scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and more to spotlight ways that human ingenuity can fight the climate crisis.

by Reid McCarter
17 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm

Everyone's favorite postapocalyptic cat is a joy to play, but it tells us more about what we love about cats than how they actually behave.

by Scott Gilbertson
17 Aug 2022 at 8:00am

Whatever your higher-ed goals, these campus-ready computers will help you crush them.

by Boone Ashworth
17 Aug 2022 at 7:00am

Watch Duty is already a lifeline for the state’s residents. Its reach could soon extend to more disasters and regions.

by Emily Mullin
17 Aug 2022 at 7:00am

Implanted devices let people control computers and prosthetic limbs with their minds. But nobody knows how long they’ll last—and when they’ll need upgrades.

by Adam Popescu
17 Aug 2022 at 7:00am

Treatment options for lasting Covid symptoms are limited, but initial studies suggest hyperbaric oxygen could help.

by Matt Reynolds
17 Aug 2022 at 7:00am

WIRED talked with long-termist philosopher William MacAskill about human extinction, Elon Musk, and his new book, What We Owe the Future.

Car Corner
The Car Connection
16 Aug 2022 at 7:00pm
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the The Car Connection

by (Robert Duffer)
16 Aug 2022 at 7:00pm
What kind of car is the 2023 Dodge Hornet? What does it compare to? The Dodge Hornet resurrects an old model name and applies to the most popular modern vehicle segment in the small crossover SUV. Sharing a platform with the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the Dodge Hornet competes with a range of five-seat crossovers, from the Chevrolet Trailblazer to the...

by (Andrew Ganz)
15 Aug 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mini Countryman? What does it compare to? With the Countryman, Mini takes its retro-inspired design off-road—but not deep into the wilderness. This light-duty crossover SUV compares to the BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Volvo XC40, among others. Is the 2023 Mini Countryman a good car? It’s cheeky but pricey...

by (Andrew Ganz)
14 Aug 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric? What does it compare to? The 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric is, as its name implies, an EV version of the automaker’s small crossover SUV. It’s worth shopping against the Kia Niro EV and the Chevrolet Bolt EV, among others. Is the 2023 Hyundai Kona Electric a good SUV? Overall, the...

by (Andrew Ganz)
12 Aug 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to? The Mini Cooper name applies to a bunch of models: two- and four-door hatchbacks, a long-roof model with spilt rear doors called Clubman, and a convertible. Shop these fun cars against the Kia Soul and BMW X1, among myriad others. Is the 2023 Mini Cooper a good car? As long as...

by (Brian Wong)
11 Aug 2022 at 12:20pm
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan? What does it compare to? The refreshed 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan fights in the most hotly contested automotive segment right now: compact SUVs. That puts it up against popular vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai Tucson. Is the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan a good SUV? The Tiguan’s...

by (Robert Duffer)
11 Aug 2022 at 11:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2023 GMC Canyon? What does it compare to? The redesigned 2023 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup truck shares its bones with the Chevy Colorado and its beating heart with the larger GMC Sierra, but GM has positioned the Canyon as the more off-road ready truck. We’ll see how it stacks up against the Toyota Tacoma, Jeep...

The Car Connection
17 Aug 2022 at 11:45am
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the The Car Connection

by (Robert Duffer)
17 Aug 2022 at 11:45am
Dodge enters the 2023 model year in the midst of a transition. The small lineup from the American performance brand owned by the multinational conglomerate Stellantis reflects the global trends sweeping over the automotive industry. Dodge sheds its V-8 muscle car past while shifting to an electrified future that encompasses a range of vehicles...

by (Robert Duffer)
15 Aug 2022 at 9:22am
Newer versions of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport small crossover SUV are being recalled for a software glitch that can make the engine stall at high speeds, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The issue effects vehicles with a continuously variable transmission and a mechanical key instead of a push button starter. In those 2019-2022 Mitsubishi Outlander...

by (Robert Duffer)
13 Aug 2022 at 7:00am
More 2023 models roll into dealer lots, and automakers this week disclosed the pricing on new and carryover models. Without exception and as news to no one, prices are up year over year, ranging from only $500 on the 2023 Ford Ranger to more than $7,000 on the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning. GM followed up the launch of the redesigned 2023 Chevrolet...

by (Robert Duffer)
12 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm
The 2023 Nissan Titan full-size and XD heavy-duty pickup trucks now offer a blacked-out Midnight Edition package and sport slightly higher prices across the board. But the trucks remain among the more reasonable values with a price delta between $41,000 and $65,000, Nissan disclosed Thursday. Sold in a choice of extended cab or crew cab bodies...

by (Robert Duffer)
12 Aug 2022 at 10:00am
The refreshed 2023 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV climbs into the new year with revised front and rear ends, wireless smartphone connectivity, and improved safety technology. The price also climbs between $1,100 and $2,800 more than the 2022 Ascent to start at $35,120, including a $1,225 destination fee, Subaru announced Thursday. Competing with...

by (Robert Duffer)
11 Aug 2022 at 4:30pm
For the 2022 model year, more automakers built their cars to better withstand and avoid crashes, according to the latest ratings announced Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. More than 70 models earned a 2022 Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is considered the most rigorous independent safety rating in the automotive...

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The Salisbury Council on Aging Hilton Center is committed to encouraging maximum independence and to improving quality of life. We are here to advocate for you, identify and meet your health, social and cultural needs. We serve as a community focal point offering a variety of interesting health fitness, social and spiritual programming. We are open to all.

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Discover Local Resources and Community Happenings
Information for SHINE - Fuel Assistance - SNAP Programs

Learn about resources that are available to you locally. COA Outreach Coordinator Emily Thompson can help you learn about available local resources and current happenings in our community.

SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) can be used to supplement your food budget costs. Money saved through SNAP could be used toward your medical costs. SNAP is income-based, but it is your income after shelter and medical expenses are deducted.

Home heating and energy assistance (a.k.a. Fuel Assistance) season runs from November 1st through April 30th and is available for eligible homeowners and renters, including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent (12 month assistance in that case). It pays directly to your primary heating source vendor, and automatically includes electric and telephone bill discounts if you are eligible, saving you money to use for medical or other expenses.

The SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare.

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Joanne's Market Opens - Community Distribution Site

Through the Salisbury Council on Aging's partnership with Our Neighbors Table and Seacoast FP (Food Providers Network), the SCOA has opened a new community market distribution site at the Salisbury Senior Center.

Joanne's Market will operate similar to Our Neighbors Table, offering a wide variety of food items, including for pets via its PAWSitive Pantry, and will be open on Wednedays from 1 pm to 3 pm and on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm.

The pantry, located inside the Salisbury Senior Center, is named in memory of Joanne Skerry who gave so much and made such a positive difference in our senior community.

Please stop in, or call the SCOA @ 978.462.2412 if you need transportation. The Salisbury COA looks forward to serving you!

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Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor Program

The Salisbury Council on Aging's Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor Program is available for those who don't get out often, are homebound or a bit lonely. The program has a friendly person call or visit several times a month to share conversation, memories and interests. Callers can also make regular phone calls, read, write notes and help with personal correspondence, initiate handcrafts or play games and cards.

The group brings trained volunteers to the homebound elderly and the disabled. Those who are lonely or isolated, as well as those who are sick or frail, but not in need of constant care or medical attention can benefit from socialization and conversation either at home or in a nursing home.

Those interested in the program should call the Salisbury Council on Aging at 978-462-2412.

Current Programs and Weekday Schedule

The SCOA holds various health-related clinics, learning and training classes, craft groups, and activity and game programs. See our newsletter for the current schedule of available activities and their schedules.

Daily Hot Lunch - Served each weekday at 11:20 a.m. at the Hilton Center. The suggested donation is $2 per meal for a person 60 and older. Reservations are a must and should be made two working days in advance. Call 978-462-2412 to register.

Home Delivered Meals - Meals are available for homebound elders. Please call Elder Services of Merrimack Valley at 800-892-0890 extension 490 to make arrangements.

Transportation - The Council on Aging wheelchair accessible van is available to seniors for transport to local appointments. The Van operates Monday, Tuesday from 8:30am to 2:00pm. On Wednesday the Van provides transportation to Market Basket Plaza and Wal-Mart Plaza in Seabrook. Pickup begins @ 9:00am. The cost for shopping is $4.00 donation roundtrip. Confirm pickup time when you call. Call 978-462-2412 to schedule a ride. Reservations must be scheduled at least two working days in advance.

SHINE - Questions on your health or prescription coverage? Our SHINE counselor holds monthly consults. Please call for a private appointment.

Internet Wi-Fi Access - At the Salisbury Council on Aging Hilton Center wireless internet connection is now available ... bring your own laptop if you don't want to use the computers in the Computer Room! We also have a fax machine and copy machine available.

Birthday Party - The third Thursday of every month we have a birthday party for all seniors whose birthday falls in the month. Everybody is invited to help the birthday seniors enjoy the day. Reservations are required, also please notify if you must cancel.

TRIPS - Salisbury Council on Aging has joined forces with Newburyport, Amesbury and Merrimac COA’s to offer you trips and social outings with local pickups and drop-offs. Call us at 978-462-2412 for more information on any future trips being planned.

Call the Council on Aging for more information about any of these programs, 978-462-2412.

The Salisbury Council on Aging is open
Monday - Thursday from 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 12:30PM

Centers for Disease Control - Covid-19

Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 Map

2019 Novel Coronavirus
11 Aug 2022 at 9:18am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

17 Aug 2022 at 1:08pm
CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

17 Aug 2022 at 12:00am

17 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.

15 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Learn about possible side effects and some helpful tips to relieve side effects.

15 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you are eligible. Adverse events described on this page have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

12 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
This science brief provides an overview of evidence supporting CDC's COVID-19 Community Level recommendations.

12 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Learn about the estimated number of people in the United States who have had the virus that causes COVID-19.

12 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Operational guidance on COVID-19 prevention for K-12 schools and Early Care and Education (ECE)/childcare programs

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Find out what the COVID-19 Community Level is in your area so you can learn about what precautions you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure.

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Get information on symptoms, testing, what to do if you are sick, and at risk groups.

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
Schools & Childcare: Guidance for School Settings

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.

11 Aug 2022 at 12:00am

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Social Security Administration Online
Online Services – Social Security Matters
4 Aug 2022 at 10:23am
The Official Blog of Social Security

4 Aug 2022 at 2:53pm
It’s never been easier to do business with us online. Often there is no need to call or visit an office. Here are three webpages that can make your life easier: Create Your Personal my Social Security Account. Did you know you already have access to much of your Social Security information? All you need […]

28 Jul 2022 at 2:55pm
Did you know that certain life changes can affect your benefits? Sometimes your circumstances may change after you apply for or begin to receive benefits. When that happens, it’s important for you to tell us about these changes. This will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you’re entitled. Types of Changes to Report […]

14 Jul 2022 at 2:55pm
More than likely you do not have to visit a Social Security office to do business with us. You might not have to call, either. Our Online Services webpage provides you a wide variety of self-service options you can use on your phone, tablet, or computer. You can even apply for retirement, disability, or Medicare […]

12 May 2022 at 2:55pm
Your online personal my Social Security account is here for you at every stage of your career. You don’t have to be retired or even close to retirement to benefit from it. Most people can conduct their business with us online with their account without contacting us, whether they receive benefits or not. If you are […]

6 May 2022 at 9:01am
Olivia and Liam are America’s most popular baby names in 2021. Liam has been the top choice for new parents for five years in a row, and Olivia has topped the list for three years. Once again, during this unprecedented time, parents chose to stick with familiar names. Out of both Top 10 lists combined, […]

25 Apr 2022 at 3:19pm
We continue to welcome people back to our offices for in-person service with or without an appointment. As we help more people in person, we want to highlight the best ways and times to access our services by phone or in person. We also encourage you to visit our website to conduct your business online […]

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18 Aug 2022 at 1:29am
WEST NEWBURY — Once again, the Pentucket Arts Foundation has given residents something to talk about while infusing the community with a dose of playful creativity.

17 Aug 2022 at 9:51pm
The head of the nation’s top public health agency is shaking up the organization with the goal of making it more nimble. The planned changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention come after amid criticism of the agency’s…

17 Aug 2022 at 7:54pm
Liz Cheney’s resounding election defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party. Her loss to a Trump-backed challenger is the most high-profile political casualty yet as the GOP transforms into the party of Trump. What's next for…

17 Aug 2022 at 4:32am
On this day in 1963, paperwork for a South End housing project was underway. Ward 5 Councilor Byron Matthews and Edward Schwartzberg, an economist with the Public Housing Administration, toured the South End. The latter said there was a “definite…

17 Aug 2022 at 4:00am
ROWLEY — The Rowley Public Library book club meets Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about its first book of the season.

17 Aug 2022 at 1:29am
NEWBURYPORT — “Go away! “Are you kidding me?” were among the phrases shouted by whale watchers aboard the Captain’s Lady II on Monday as they looked on with shock and anger as jet skiers and boaters crowded roughly 50-foot-long humpback…

17 Aug 2022 at 1:25am
Six mayors have joined the fight to get Beacon Hill lawmakers to go back into session for the purpose of voting on pending legislation for economic development and tax relief.

17 Aug 2022 at 12:45am
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, has been defeated in a GOP primary. She fell Tuesday to Harriet Hageman, a rival backed by the former president, in a rout that reinforced his grip on the…

16 Aug 2022 at 7:50pm
President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill. It's the “final piece” of the president's pared-down domestic agenda as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters ahead of midterm elections. Biden says, “The…

16 Aug 2022 at 4:30am
“Marines capture skunk; state police take over.” Yup, that was the headline in the newspaper on this day in 1960. According to state Troopers Richard Loynd and John J. O’Donnell, one of the Marines was given a 30-day suspended sentence…

16 Aug 2022 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT — Journalist and author Tim Madigan appears Thursday on “The Morning Show” to discuss “I’m Proud of You,” a memoir of his close, long-term friendship with Fred Rogers of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

15 Aug 2022 at 10:00pm
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban on Monday marked a year since they seized the Afghan capital in a rapid takeover that triggered a hasty escape of the nation's Western-backed leaders, sent the economy into a tailspin and fundamentally transformed the… - RSS Results in news/regional_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/regional_news only for asset type(s) of article

15 Aug 2022 at 4:54am
Federal regulators who want to enforce new vessel speed rules to help protect rare whales can expect some pushback from ship operators. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the new proposed rules last month. They are designed to protect…

11 Aug 2022 at 5:50am
BOSTON — More than four years after the U.S. Supreme Court said states could legalize sports wagering, Massachusetts did just that when Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sports betting bill Wednesday afternoon, shifting public attention onto the Gaming Commission's rollout…

10 Aug 2022 at 4:58am
A host of changes are in store for the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, including new biodiesel buses decorated with multicolor graphics, new shelters and benches at bus stops in Lawrence, Amesbury and Methuen, new signage to better define bus…

9 Aug 2022 at 8:49pm
A jury has acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the 2019 deaths of seven motorcyclists in a collision in northern New Hampshire. Twenty-six-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, had pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide,…

9 Aug 2022 at 5:15am
BOSTON — Fees that cannabis businesses are forced to pay to cities and towns to set up shop would be curtailed as part of a major overhaul of the state’s five-year-old recreational pot law being considered by Gov. Charlie Baker.

9 Aug 2022 at 5:00am
BOSTON — Health insurers would be required to cover same-day psychiatric services under a proposal awaiting action from Gov. Charlie Baker that is aimed at easing barriers to care and improving behavioral health services.

9 Aug 2022 at 4:15am
ROCKPORT — The Woodland Acres brush fire has grown to more than 10 acres since it began July 13. Meanwhile, the Poles Hill brush fire in Gloucester is believed to be extinguished.

9 Aug 2022 at 4:00am
SALEM — If you think the luxury yachts that pull into ports like Boston draw oohs and ahhs from onlookers, imagine how people felt when they saw George Crowninshield sail into town.

9 Aug 2022 at 4:00am
Two days after announcing that the Orange Line would be shut down for a month, the MBTA has announced that all Green Line service north of Government Center will similarly be offline and replaced by shuttle buses for four weeks…

7 Aug 2022 at 9:43pm
An investigation by the Berkshire district attorney has determined a Massachusetts police officer acted in self defense when he shot and killed a man armed with a knife in March. District Attorney Andrea Harrington announced her decision not to seek…

5 Aug 2022 at 4:16am
A coalition of nonpartisan, civic organizations will be hosting forums for the Democratic candidates campaigning for Essex County sheriff and district attorney.

4 Aug 2022 at 6:36pm
SALEM — In a brief virtual "town hall" presentation beset by technical issues, Rep. Seth Moulton said the repeal of Roe vs. Wade has created "a scary and enraging moment for women all across America." - RSS Results in news/national_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/national_news only for asset type(s) of article

17 Aug 2022 at 12:45am
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, has been defeated in a GOP primary. She fell Tuesday to Harriet Hageman, a rival backed by the former president, in a rout that reinforced his grip on the…

16 Aug 2022 at 7:50pm
President Joe Biden has signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill. It's the “final piece” of the president's pared-down domestic agenda as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters ahead of midterm elections. Biden says, “The…

14 Aug 2022 at 6:41pm
A delegation of American lawmakers has arrived in Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. China responded to Pelosi's Aug. 2 visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the seas and…

11 Aug 2022 at 7:54pm
The Ohio Highway State Patrol says an armed man who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff. A law enforcement official said federal…

8 Aug 2022 at 10:18pm
The FBI has searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence. That's according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on… - RSS Results in sports/local_sports of type article - RSS Results in section(s) sports/local_sports only for asset type(s) of article

17 Aug 2022 at 9:15pm
HAMILTON-- When Manchester Essex Mariners lefty Rusty Tucker is on the hill, the magic number for the Mariners lineup is three runs. Tucker, a league veteran, has never allowed more than two runs in an appearance before so a three-run…

17 Aug 2022 at 8:00pm
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17 Aug 2022 at 7:00pm
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17 Aug 2022 at 12:00am
The biggest honor for any youth umpire is officiating the Williamsport Little League World Series, and Peabody resident Michael Orlando has been selected. In fact, he was chosen for 2020, before COVID-19 caused the popular event in Pennsylvania to be…

16 Aug 2022 at 11:45pm
WINCHESTER — He may be a young man of few words right now. But when everything’s been on the line the past two years, Sam Luekens has spoken loudly and clearly with his actions on the mound for his Newburyport…

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16 Aug 2022 at 8:04pm
Chris Francoeur has passed the initial test at the grueling and ever-competitive 122nd U.S. Amateur. - RSS Results in sports/national_sports of type article - RSS Results in section(s) sports/national_sports only for asset type(s) of article

17 Aug 2022 at 11:00pm
PITTSBURGH — Brayan Bello's big league debut didn't go as planned.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
A day after a pair of fights resulted in five players being kicked out of the first joint practice between the Panthers and Patriots, two more incidents — including one in which a female fan was struck after a scrum…

The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
18 Aug 2022 at 3:00am
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17 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Seabrook - Scott Dunn, age 58, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, died early Wednesday morning, August 10, 2022, at Lahey Medical Center in Burlington. Born in Newburyport, on March 10, 1964, he was the son of Chester M. Dunn Jr. of Seabrook, NH, and the late Brenda L. (Brown) Dunn, who passed on November 27, 2021, and was a graduate of Triton Regional High School. Scott was an ironworker and welder throughout his working years. He leaves behind his father, Chester M. Dunn, Jr. of Seabrook, NH; his friend, Lynn Liggins; his brother, Kevin Dunn and his longtime companion, Kym Mahair of Salisbury; his nephews, Kory Mitchell and wife Leah of Danvers and Alec Dunn and partner Paige Murphy of Salisbury; great-nephew, Noah Mitchell of Danvers; his aunts, Elsie Ziehler of Amesbury and Marilyn Eaton of Salisbury; his god-parents, Joe and Carol Hull of Sanford, ME; and Tessie, the family dog. In addition to his mother, Brenda Dunn, he was also predeceased by his brother, Derek Dunn. A private burial will take place at Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport, where he will be laid to rest beside his brother, Derek. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, MA 01913.

16 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Hobe Sound - Richard Knowles, 73, of Hobe Sound, FL and Seabrook, NH, passed away peacefully at his Florida home with his loving wife by his side after a several month battle with cancer. "Dick" was born in Newburyport and raised in Newbury, MA. After graduating from Newburyport High '66 he enlisted in the Navy. He worked in the computer field for several years and the Grog Restaurant where he met his wife Ellen (Ruden) Knowles but most recently he worked for the State of Massachusetts with The Department of Conservation & Recreation. He retired from the State and lived his retired life playing golf where he was a member of the Amesbury Country Club. He was also a member of the Newburyport Neptunes and the Polish Club, Amesbury, MA. Dick is survived by his wife Ellen, sister Felicia Knowles of Seabrook, NH. He is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Lois Knowles and sister, Andrea Knowles. He will forever live on in our memories A celebration of Life will be held Sunday August 21, 2022, at the Newburyport Elks, 25 Low St., Nbpt., MA 01950, 12 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: Sweet Paws Rescue, 310 Main St., Groveland, MA 01834 or the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham., NH 03885

16 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Salisbury - Roger Melvin Moore, Jr. passed away peacefully after a brief illness on August 8, 2022, in Haverhill, MA, and was surrounded by his loving family. Roger was born on December 28, 1933, in Winchester, MA, and was the oldest child of the late Roger M. Moore, Sr. and Gertrude Sorby Moore and spent his younger years growing up in Gloucester. After graduating from Gloucester High School, Roger worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company for over 30 years before retiring at the age of 50. In 1956, he was drafted into the Army installing communication wire all over Alaska. He told many stories of his adventures describing Alaska as a beautifully, majestic area of the United States. Roger and his late wife, Claire L. Moore, were married for almost 60 years. They raised three children, Kevin, Keith and Kim, before becoming involved with the Massachusetts Foster Care System where they opened their home to more than 60 children over the years. They adopted and took guardianship of Lisa Provost, Barbara Moore, Felicia Coburn, Dolly Eaton, Stephanie Saylor, and Louie and Doug Ketchen. They were members of the Clam Diggers and Good Sam's Club since 1988 being active motor home enthusiasts and traveled all over the USA and Canada. Besides sharing their love of children, Roger enjoyed rebuilding the homes they lived in, gardening and building beautiful Koi ponds for Claire to enjoy. Roger leaves behind his ten children, Kevin Moore of Salisbury, MA; Keith Moore and his wife, Catherine, of East Kingston, N.H.; Kimberly Barr and her husband, Michael, of Fremont, N.H.; Lisa Provost of Manchester, N.H.; Barbara Moore and her fiancée, Ryan Pezzulo of Newbury, MA; Felicia Coburn and her husband, Heath, of Seabrook, NH; Dolly Eaton and her husband, Ed, of Kingston, NH; Stephanie Saylor of Newburyport, MA; Louie Ketchen and his fiancée, Rachel Anthony, of Hampton, NH; and Doug Ketchen of Rowley, MA; 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved brother, Kenneth Moore and his wife, Corinne Stahr Moore, of Rye, NH. Roger was predeceased by his brother, Richard Moore; and his beloved grandson, Michael Patrick Barr, Jr. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on September 10, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Constellation Hospice, 38R Merrimac Street, Suite 201, Newburyport, MA; and High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Burial services will be private at a later date. Arrangements are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury, MA.

16 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Exeter - Joseph Romeo Boivin passed away on August 12, 2022, at Langdon Place of Exeter at the age of 91. Joe was born in Amesbury, Mass on March 8, 1931, the son of the late Marie Louise Alma (Laitres) Boivin and Hermenegilde Boivin. Joe lived most of his life in Amesbury where he attended Sacred Heart School and was a graduate of Amesbury High School class of 1949. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force serving as part of the 756th AC&W Squadron, 31st Air Division, Central Air Defense Force, during the Korean War. He worked for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 30 years until retiring to Florida, where he enjoyed the warm weather and a good round of golf. Joe is predeceased by his wife Hazel (Johnson) Boivin, whom he was married to for 34 years and his grandson Eric Joseph Boivin. He is survived by two daughters Sheila Mahoney and husband Daniel Mahoney of South Hampton, Janice Dinwiddie and husband Daniel Dinwiddie of South Hampton and one son, Russell Boivin and wife Angela Boivin of East Hampstead. 9 grandchildren and their spouses; Ryan and Kari Mahoney, Stephen and Elise Mahoney, Caitlin and Chris Arnieri, Scott and Nikki Dinwiddie, Mark Dinwiddie and fiancé Kristin Hebert, Dylan Dinwiddie, Melissa and Matt Otto, Angela Mae Boivin and Sara Boivin. He will also be missed by his 8 great-grandchildren, Maggie, James, Ethan, Charlotte, Bowen, Isla, Ariston and Adalyn. He is survived by his sister Blanche Fortier of Dover, N. H. He is predeceased by his 11 siblings. Memorial Reception will be held on September 10, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the South Hampton Town Hall on 3 Hilldale Ave, South Hampton, NH. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are by Jutras Funeral Home of 118 Friend St, Amesbury.

14 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Stephen "Steve" Murphy, age 64, died August 9, 2022, surrounded by his loving family after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Steve leaves behind his beloved wife and soul mate of 38 years, Carolyn Burt. He was born in Winchester, MA to the late Stephen J. Murphy and Millie Murphy. Steve grew up in Stoneham, MA and Portland, ME and attended the University of Maine at Orono. After a successful early career at CIGNA in Connecticut, Steve moved to Massachusetts in 1995 to join Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc., an international claims management and consulting firm, where he managed the Accident and Health Services Division, eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in 2019. He successfully led the company, its 60 employees, and several hundred clients through integration into The Davies Group a UK based international insurance services organization. He was also actively engaged in the industry, serving as a speaker and panelist at dozens of national conferences. Steve was an active member of the Managed Care Reinsurance Association serving as a Director and President. Steve was an avid fly fisherman, both salt and freshwater, and nearly reached his goal of catching fish in all 50 states. While living in Connecticut, he volunteered for the American School for the Deaf teaching fly tying to students and taking them fishing. He enjoyed thousands of hours fishing for striped bass on the Merrimack River on his boats, Riverhorse and Riverhorse II. Steve loved to tell stories and make people laugh. His kind, generous and thoughtful personality was shown by his care, support, and compassion for family, friends, colleagues, and clients. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his brother Michael Murphy and wife, Cathy Eaton, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jerry and Donna Pawlikowski, brother-in-law Jack Burt, father-in-law Jerry Burt, nephews Colin Murphy and wife Nicole, Devon Murphy, Collin Burt and wife Kate, nieces Hillary Osgood and husband Brad, Melanie Burt and Brian Diggins, and five great-nephews and nieces. He will be greatly missed by his family, cherished friends, employees, and business associates A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Steeple Room, Mission Oak Grill, 26 Green St., Newburyport, Massachusetts. For the safety of all who are attending please wear a mask. Parking is available in the nearby parking garage on the corner of Titcomb and Merrimac Streets or area municipal lots. The Twomey, LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home ( is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, it was Steve's wish that donations, recognizing his love for the outdoors, be made to the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH 03870 (

14 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Amesbury - Mark R. Bennett, age 67, longtime resident of Amesbury, passed away unexpectedly at Anna Jaques Hospital on Tuesday evening, August 9, 2022, with his family at his side. He was the devoted husband of 40 years to Yvette M. (Laliberte) Bennett. Born in Sanford, Maine, December 13, 1954, he was the son of the late Nancy G. (Pillsbury) Hartwell and Robert E. Bennett, and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. As a young boy, Mark would help his uncle during the summers on his dairy farm in Newbury. Mark was a jack of all trades with high standards and a strong work ethic, starting his first job at Brazonic's Inc. of Amesbury. His love of construction began with the Perini Corporation, then working many years at Moulison North, taking great pride in his work, traveling to different New England States where he acquired his love for travel. Most currently, Mark worked for Specialty Manufacturing Company in Amesbury, and often talked highly about their kindness and generosity. Mark was dedicated to his family, and was a good friend to many. Besides his loving family, his greatest joy in life was his love of the outdoors. Mark was also an avid hunter, fisherman, and hiker, anything that brought him closer to nature he truly enjoyed. A passion he shared with his family and friends throughout his life. Mark was fortunate enough to travel with family to the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, the Grand Canyon, National Parks and one of the most important on his bucket list was their trip to Alaska. Special memories will forever be treasured by his wife, Yvette Bennett; his daughter, Nicole Bennett; his two grandsons whom he loved beyond words, Kristopher R. Mitchell and Jameson M. Mitchell; his sister, Susan Passler; his brother-in-law, Gary Passler; his niece, Jenna Wilson and husband Steve and his great-niece, Isabella. Additional family members are his aunt, Jane W. Pare; his uncle, Ret. Lt. Col. USAF, Fred T. Pillsbury; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth A. Laliberte; his brother-in-law, Michael R. Laliberte, along with extended family and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his grandparents, William Gale Pillsbury and Bertha T. Pillsbury, who were very special to him. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in memory of Mark R. Bennett to a wildlife charity of the donor's choice. A Celebration of Mark's Life will be held at 53 Highland Street, Amesbury on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 12 p.m. All are welcome!

14 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Amesbury - Robert E. Constantine, age 79, longtime Amesbury resident, passed peacefully Friday morning, August 12, 2022, at Anna Jacques Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family. He was the husband of 51 years to his wife Donna (Martin) Constantine, who passed away on April 7, 2018. Born in Medford on June 26, 1943, he was the son of the late William F. and Louise (Hogan) Constantine and was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1961. He immediately enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country from May 23, 1961, until his honorable discharge on April 8, 1964, with the rank of IC-3. After his military service, Bob went on to receive a Bachelor's degree from Cal State Fullerton. For many years Bob had worked as an accountant at Candela Laser Corporation in Wayland. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, he truly valued spending time with his family and friends. Bob also shared his time coaching several youth baseball teams in town and was an avid dog lover. Every dog he met would immediately sit next to him. He will be fondly remembered by his children, Melissa Souther and husband, Gregory Souther, Sr. of Amesbury, Susan Constantine of New York City, NY, and Bobby Constantine of Amesbury; his beloved grandson, Gregory Souther, Jr.; his brothers, William Constantine and wife, Edie of Waltham, David Constantine and wife, Rita of Palm Harbor, FL, and Michael Constantine of Newport Richie, FL; his sister, Patricia Spurr and her husband Richard of Wilmington, MA, along with several nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, MA, on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. immediately followed by services at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery, Amesbury, where Bob will be eternally re-united with his beloved wife, Donna. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Robert E. Constantine to MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

11 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Audrey Jean (MacDougall) Ladd passed away Aug 3, after losing a fierce battle with cancer. She is survived by her children, Victoria, David, his wife Maryanne. She is also survived by two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. Audrey was predeceased by her husband, David and her daughter. Holly. Those of you who knew her, know what truly remarkable person she was; strong, brilliant, cheerful and amazingly productive. Audrey was well and deeply loved and always will be. There will be a graveside service on Sept 7 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newburyport. A gathering will follow at Edgewood Retirement Village at 575 Osgood Street in North Andover.

11 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Salisbury - Judy (Domenicucci) Marlowe,It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Judy Marlowe on Friday, August 5, 2022, with her family by her side. Our loss is Heaven's gain! We are comforted to know, that as in life, Judy will continue to watch over us. She was a loving and loved mother of Jack (Sue), Mark (Mariah), Cathy (Woody) and Barney (fur baby.) Beloved Nana to John (Meghan), Kristin (Austin), Evan, Sirus, Nick (predeceased), Julia (Marlon), Tony (Cassie) and Rosie (grand pup). Proud GG to Crystal, Ashley, John, Charlotte, Lilly-Ann and Meyer. Predeceased by her husband, John, son Jack, brothers Jake, Joe and sister Betty, Judy's front door was always open to her many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She was born, in Boston, to the late Frances & Anthony Domenicucci. She grew up in Roslindale, graduating from Trinity, before moving to Newburyport to raise her family. Later, taking up residence in Salisbury. Many knew Judy from her job, as a long-time insurance agent, at Humphrey's Insurance Agency in Newburyport. She always greeted everyone with a smile and loved what she did. Judy loved to cook and truly enjoyed spending as much time with her family as she could. Often hosting family Sunday dinners and cook-outs were her favorite pastimes. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and various other crafts. She will be deeply and forever missed by her family and friends. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave, Amesbury MA from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. All are welcome.

9 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Peterborough - Eleanor E. Fillebrown, 90, of Peterborough, NH passed away after a brief illness on Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born in St. Stephen's, NB, Canada on December 8, 1931, the daughter of Fred and Cora (Jewitt) English. She grew up in Amesbury, Massachusetts and graduated from Simmons College in Boston. She was a pioneer for women working in the professional world, starting her career in the early 50s with RCA in Camden, New Jersey. Eleanor then took time off to raise a family in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. When her children were older, Eleanor returned to the professional world. She received an MS in Accounting from Drexel University and embarked on a 20+ year teaching career at Drexel University, Rowan University in New Jersey and University of New Haven. Eleanor was passionate about music, as a listener, player, and teacher. You would often see her at local concerts or at her Baldwin baby grand piano. Later in life she took up painting, regularly producing pastel landscapes and wildlife portraits. Always an athlete, she played tennis well into her eighties. Eleanor is survived by Stephen M. Fillebrown, her husband of 67 years and two children, Stephen Jr (Laura Oliver), Nancy Fillebrown (Mike Myers), and grandchildren Scott Fillebrown, Dennis Fillebrown and Mackenzie Warren. A Memorial Service for Eleanor will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hancock Congregational Church, 47 Main Street Hancock NH 03449. A reception will follow in the church's Vestry. Burial services will be held privately in the family plot in Hancock, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor's name to any of the following: Monadnock Music, PO Box 3022 Peterborough, NH 03458,; First Congregational Church of Hancock, 47 Main St. Hancock, NH 03449; or to a charity of your choice. To share a memory, or to leave a message for the family, please visit Eleanor's tribute page at

9 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Lorraine R. Perreault passed into the hands of the Lord August 7, 2022, at Port Healthcare Center, Newburyport, MA, 01950. She was the beloved wife of George N. Perreault with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Lorraine was born April 5, 1933, in Haverhill, MA to the late Henry and Evelyn Roy. She is also predeceased by her three sisters Jean Bonin, Janet Pigeon and Carlene Rogers. Her greatest joys in life were her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crafting. The holidays were always filled with her many projects made with love. One of the happiest times of her life were the 8 years she and her husband spent traveling via their tricked out golden eagle motorcycle with the many friends they made in the Retreads Cycle Club. She was a religious woman passionately devoted to the Blessed Mother and filled her days with prayer and deeds of goodwill. She is survived by her husband George N. Perreault and her 3 children son Daniel Perreault and wife Pauline, daughter Diane Motsis and husband David and daughter Linda Terry and husband Brian. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren; Peter Motsis, Melissa Hardy and husband Sean, Jeffery Perreault, Joshua Terry and wife Renee, Nicholas Motsis and wife Jenna, Matthew Perreault, Christopher Motsis and wife Leah, Christine Perreault and 10 great-grandchildren; Jessie, Elizabeth, Caleb, Ethan, Gabriel, Aria, Bryson, Calista, Jolie and Caden. A celebratory mass will be held on August 16, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., Holy Family Parish, 11 Sparhawk Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913. A brief burial service for immediate family will follow the mass. A Celebration of Life meal will also be held at the hall adjacent to the church immediately following the mass. Are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.

9 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm
Salisbury - Raymond E. Stickney, Jr., 80, son of the late Elizabeth and Raymond E. Stickney, died on August 5, 2022, with his wife of nearly 58 years by his side. Ray attended college at Plymouth State University and graduated in 1964. This is where he met his wife Kalliope (Cleo) Economou. Ray and Cleo were married in August after his graduation. Ray began his teaching career in 1965 spending most of these years at Pentucket Regional High School in West Newbury, MA until his retirement in 2000. Ray and Cleo resided in Salisbury, MA for many years and raised their family here. They became snowbirds moving to Florida after his retirement. Many summers while raising their family were spent in Maine and NH. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and took great pleasure being outdoors. Other than the many adventures with his wife by his side, he took great delight in being with family and friends. He leaves behind two siblings, a sister and her husband, Sharon and Charlie Johnson of Ashland, NH and a brother and his wife, Fawn and Sue Stickney of Meredith, NH. He also leaves behind two children, Christine and her husband John G. Dixon III of Hudson, ME and Christian Stickney and his wife Tina of Standish, ME and four grandchildren, Kyle and Kristina Leeds and Kayla and Javin Stickney. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office as well as the staff at Colonial Mast Campground. Because he had a special place in his heart for children and their well-being, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Tapply-Thompson Community Center, 30 North Main Street, Bristol, NH 03222, or, because his love for dogs was second to people, donations can be made to the Almost Home Rescue, PO Box 9421 #377, South Portland, ME 04116 At this time there will be no services per Ray's request. Arrangements are in the care of the Hall Funeral Home in Casco, ME where condolences and tributes may be shared with Raymond's family at

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Southbury - Louise Tenney Mehaffey passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Southbury, CT on July 28, 2022, at the age of 90. Born on December 7, 1931, to Harrison and Isabel Tenney, she grew up and lived all but the last two years of her life at her family's farm in Rowley. She was married to William C. Mehaffey Sr. for 51 years before he passed away in 2004. They met when she was 11 and he was 17, when he came to work for her father at the Tenney Farm (now Mehaffey Farm). They were married in Oct. 1953 after Bill returned from serving in the Korean War. She always said that he got a letter from her every day that he served in Korea. Bill would say he was often the only one in his unit to get such regular mail from home. After graduating from Ipswich High School in 1949, Louise worked as a teller at the Danvers Savings Bank until she left to raise her family. Once her children were older, she went back to work as a teller at the Family Mutual Savings Bank in Topsfield. She also worked at Hill's Family Store in Ipswich, at the Rose Medalion in Newburyport and at the Triton High School cafeteria. After her husband passed away, Louise worked at the Rowley Board of Selectmen's office. Louise was extremely proud of her heritage as a direct descendent of Thomas Tenney, one of the first settlers of Rowley who traveled here on the Ship John in the 1600's. She was active in the Tenney Family Association, planning reunions and events. It was always her wish that the farm should be preserved, and because of her generosity this became a reality in 2018 when most of the remaining land was placed under a Conservation Restriction. She loved to travel, and returned many times to Bermuda, a place she loved to visit with her husband. Another memorable trip was a visit to Rowley Parish in England with other members of the First Congregational Church of Rowley. Visiting the place of origin of many of the families who settled Rowley, MA was one of the highlights of her life. Among her favorite activities was boating with her family down the Rowley River to their camp in the Plum Island Sound on Ipswich Bluffs. She loved trips to the White Mountains in NH, and especially camping at Great East Lake. She and Bill also traveled a number of times to Hawaii to visit her brother Harrison and his family. Louise was a friendly and outgoing woman who had many friends. She always took great pains with her appearance and dressed in pretty clothing. She was known for her baking and cooking, especially her pies and raspberry squares which are still remembered by her grandchildren and friends. She believed in being of service to her community. She, along with her mother Isabel, was always quick to bake and deliver homemade food and baked goods to local families in need. Louise took part in many activities as a member of the Rowley Congregational Church. She particularly enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a member of the Rowley 350th Anniversary Committee. Every year she was out collecting donations as a member of the Bob Hardy Scholarship Fund Committee, and also for the Cancer Society. She took great pride in winning first place for her apple pie during the Chili Cookoff, one of the Rowley Library's fundraisers. In her later years, she loved volunteering at Pine Grove School, where she helped out on cafeteria duty, read to the children in the classrooms, and helped with annual Kindergarten screening. Louise is predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her brother Harrison E. Tenney Jr., of Honolulu, HI. She is survived by her two children; Marcia Louise Farina and her husband Bruce of Southbury, CT; and William C. Mehaffey Jr. and his wife Maggie of Rowley. She leaves two grandchildren, Ross Mehaffey and his wife Acacia of Byfield; and Michael Mehaffey and his wife Desiree of Rowley. She had five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Silas, and Sawyer of Byfield and Colton and Ian of Rowley; as well as two nephews; Daniel E. Tenney of Honolulu, HI; and Thomas P. Tenney and his family of Scottsdale, AZ. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent St., Rowley. Funeral service is on Friday, August 12, at 10 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Rowley, 175 Main St., Rowley. Burial will take place immediately following the service at the Rowley Burial Ground. Donations in her name can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Home Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to the First Congregational Church of Rowley, 175 Main St. Rowley, MA 01969. To leave a message of condolence, please visit

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Lake Mary - Robin "Twiggy" Merluzzi, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born in Amesbury and was a 1976 Newburyport High School graduate. Robin spent the last twenty-five years of her life staying warm in Central Florida. Robin was a gentle, generous woman whose pastimes included spending quality time with her family, watching General Hospital and The View, reading autobiographies, and going out to dinner at Olive Garden. Robin is survived by her daughter, Shana Annon, and her son, Thomas Annon, Jr. Robin will be laid to rest next to her husband and love of her life, Henry Merluzzi, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Friends and family are welcome to attend this ceremony, which will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery in Newburyport. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home located at 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mrs. Merluzzi's family with her funeral arrangements. To offer online condolences please visit

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Parrish - Anita M. Terry passed into the hands of the Lord July 13, 2022, in Parrish, FL. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth G. Terry, Sr. with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Anita was born on February 24, 1940, in Amesbury, MA to the late Edmund and Rita Roy. She was raised by her stepmother, the late Blanche Roy. Her greatest joy was her three sons, Ken, Jr., Ed and Steve. She enjoyed their home on Lake Attitash boating, swimming, fishing and large family cookouts. She was an avid sewer, knitter and she loved making Nantucket Lightship Baskets. Anita was an avid Patriots fan and also a Broncos fan. She had a love for the Lord and missions, which is where her heart led her. She is survived by her husband Kenneth, Sr., her three sons, Kenneth, Jr. and wife Kelli, Edmund and wife Stephanie and Steven and wife Priscilla. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Shannon and husband Luke, Kendrick and wife Jessica, Amanda and fiancé' Chris, Cameron and girlfriend Kelsea, Mackenzie and fiancé' Avery, Cooper and girlfriend Kristen and Hennessey and fiancé Sean. Also, four great-grandchildren, Shawn, Lyndsey, Gemma and Tessa. Her three siblings Jeanne, Norma and Jay. Also, her beloved dog Princess. A Celebration of Life was held on July 22, 2022, at New Hope Baptist Church, 9422 Old Tampa Rd., Parrish, FL 34219. The service was videotaped and can be viewed at Anita's wish was for donations to her missions c/o New Hope Baptist Church.

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Salisbury - Dana A. Anderson, Sr., age 75, longtime resident of Salisbury, passed peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, August 3, 2022, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with his family at his side, as soft jazz music played. He was the loving husband of the late Patricia J. (Mahoney) Anderson, who passed on April 18, 2015. Born in Gloucester, April 12, 1947, he was one of six children of the late Harry and Rebecca (McDonald) Anderson and was a graduate of Lynn Trade High School. He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the United States Navy from July 25, 1967, until his honorable discharge on December 31, 1969. For over 30 years he had worked as a machinist at General Electric in Lynn and was a Union member and Steward for IUE CWA Local 201. From an early age, Dana loved the water, from the Lakes to the Ocean, and watching all the boats on their journey to somewhere. He was dedicated to his family and always enjoyed spending time with them. From cookouts at Frank and Allison's house, gatherings at Gail and Ron's, visits with his sister Nancy, to Sundays watching football, especially the Patriots, and spending time at the Lake House with Ellen Hallissey and family. After battling cancer from 2017 to 2018, and winning!!, he had a new outlook on life and enjoyed going out for walks, restaurants, and keeping himself busy. A cold Bud-Light or "Dilly Dilly" always hits the spot. He had been looking forward to traveling for the upcoming weddings of his son, Peter and grandson, Tyler. It was the love and affection of his family that was his greatest joy throughout his life. He will always be remembered and forever loved by his children, Dawn (David) Hunt, Mary (Anthony) Scudieri, Ellen (Bruce) Pellerin, Patty (Jamie) Frontiera Dupree, Cathy Serwon (Bryan Cook), Peter Frontiera (Vani Ari), Gail (Ronald) Fitzgerald, Allison Hallissey, Audra (Andrew) Davis, and Dana Anderson, Jr.; sister, Nancy Dow; brother Roger (Carol) Anderson; grandchildren, Daniel Kirwin, Tyler (Megan) Kirwin, Isabella Elmore, Robert (Amie) Payette, Chad (Casey) Payette, Jonah Frontiera Dupree, Zachary Frontiera Dupree, Stephen (Stephanie) Serwon, Melissa Hoffses, Brendan Hoffses, Lauren Fitzgerald, Lilac Frontiera, Amore Dirocco, Chloe Volens, Veronica Anderson, and Dylan Anderson; great-grandchildren, Ryder Kirwin, Ava Kirwin, Jaelynn Payette, Connor Payette, Camila Serwon, William Hoffses and Joshua (Linky) West, along with his faithful loving dog "Zeus" Anderson, many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also predeceased by his son, Frank Dante Frontiera; and his three siblings, William, Sharon and Denise Anderson. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, MA immediately followed by services at the funeral home, then burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Storey Avenue, Newburyport, where he will be laid to eternal rest next to his wife, Patricia. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to either Dana Farber Cancer Institute or to Fisher House Boston.

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A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, just eight months after its last eruption officially ended.

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China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, and it views visits by foreign government officials as them recognizing the island’s sovereignty.

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The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the government has frozen the visa of Alina Kabaeva.

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World : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 6:54pm
NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.

17 Aug 2022 at 6:54pm
Media in Argentina have broadcast audio recordings of police wiretaps that prosecutors say includes the voice of the famed singer making plans for a sexual encounter arranged by the crime ring.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:10pm
China's ambassador to Washington says the U.S. is provoking China on the Taiwan question with congressional visits. The U.S. military says it's worried about Chinese military exercises around Taiwan.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:59pm
NPR's Juana Summers talks with Monica Lennon, a member of the Scottish Labour Party, about Scotland becoming the first country to offer free period products.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:59pm
NPR's Juana Summers talks with Olena Pareniuk of the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine about the threat to the Zaporizhzhia power plant.

17 Aug 2022 at 1:27pm
A hot, dry summer has meant the water level on the Rhine River, Western Europe's most important waterway, is at a record low, making it too shallow for many ships to pass.

17 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm
Extreme heat is increasingly common throughout the globe, and this summer hit us with a newfound vengeance. From Spain to India, Rough Translation looked at ways people try to beat the heat.

17 Aug 2022 at 8:17am
This week marks a year since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. But the Taliban hasn't succeeded in silencing Afghan women, whose voices ring out in two new and powerful collections.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
The new record label La Boîte à Pépites is dedicated to raising the profile of female composers whose works have been neglected.

16 Aug 2022 at 4:44pm
Back in 2017, a doctor in Nigeria noticed how fast a local outbreak of monkeypox was spreading. He tried unsuccessfully to warn the world that Nigeria's outbreak could spread globally.

16 Aug 2022 at 4:30pm
The families of Ukrainian soldiers imprisoned by Russian forces have embarked on a desperate search for information after a deadly explosion at the prison where the soldiers are kept.

News : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 11:44pm
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

17 Aug 2022 at 11:44pm
Hanae Mori symbolized the rise of Japan as a modern, fashionable nation and the rise of the working woman.

17 Aug 2022 at 6:54pm
Media in Argentina have broadcast audio recordings of police wiretaps that prosecutors say includes the voice of the famed singer making plans for a sexual encounter arranged by the crime ring.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:26pm
The Chicago Sky are attempting to become the first team in 20 years to win back-to-back championships. And Seattle Storm star Sue Bird will be retiring after a 19-year career in the league.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:38pm
The U.S. Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation.

17 Aug 2022 at 3:08pm
A new FDA rule is being praised for making hearing aids more affordable. But Medicare doesn't cover them, and neither do most insurance policies.

17 Aug 2022 at 1:30pm
Author Beth Macy and harm reduction specialist Michelle Mathis talk about grassroots and community efforts to address the opioid crisis. Macy's latest book is Raising Lazarus.

17 Aug 2022 at 1:27pm
A hot, dry summer has meant the water level on the Rhine River, Western Europe's most important waterway, is at a record low, making it too shallow for many ships to pass.

17 Aug 2022 at 12:52pm
Gov. DeSantis removed State Attorney Andrew Warren from office because Warren pledged not to prosecute people for violating abortion restrictions. Warren said he was ousted for political reasons.

17 Aug 2022 at 12:47pm
The proposed changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention come amid ongoing criticism of the agency's response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats.

17 Aug 2022 at 12:01pm
During an event in New Hampshire Wednesday morning, former Vice President Pence said he'd consider an invitation from the House January 6 committee to testify.

National : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 5:10pm
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17 Aug 2022 at 5:10pm
China's ambassador to Washington says the U.S. is provoking China on the Taiwan question with congressional visits. The U.S. military says it's worried about Chinese military exercises around Taiwan.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:07pm
The White House is touting the Inflation Reduction Act as a major fix for environmental injustices. But many experts and grassroots anti-pollution groups say the bill is anything but equitable.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:59pm
A federal judge has ordered CVS, Walgreens and Walmart to pay $650 million for helping to fuel the U.S. opioid crisis by selling and dispensing huge amounts of prescription pain pills.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:54pm
Rising prices at the grocery store and elsewhere are putting a strain on family budgets. Retailers are making adjustments, offering smaller package sizes and more discount options.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:54pm
The agency overseeing organ transplants is under fire. A probe found transplants are canceled over lost or damaged organs, and lax oversight allowed at least 70 people to die by contracting diseases.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:50pm
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Wired reporter Pia Ceres about surveillance programs on school laptops and how law enforcement's access to them creates a major privacy issue for students.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:50pm
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Mother Jones reporter Samantha Michaels about an investigation into "failure to protect" laws and how abuse survivors can end up serving more time than their abusers.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:38pm
The U.S. Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:34pm
A new law allots billions for research and manufacturing semiconductor chips. The chip industry is enthusiastic, but says bringing chipmaking to the U.S. will be a long, complicated process.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:34pm
A key primary re-affirmed Trump's hold on the Republican party. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney lost her race in a landslide, defeated by a Trump-endorsed political newcomer: attorney Harriet Hageman.

Your Health : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 3:08pm
News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed.

17 Aug 2022 at 3:08pm
A new FDA rule is being praised for making hearing aids more affordable. But Medicare doesn't cover them, and neither do most insurance policies.

9 Aug 2022 at 12:25pm
There isn't currently a Lyme disease vaccine on the U.S. market. Researchers are hoping to change that.

4 Aug 2022 at 2:45pm
Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.

4 Aug 2022 at 5:00am
Heat waves can take a toll on our health, and some people are especially vulnerable. But you can do a lot to look out for those who are at higher risk of heat-related illness.

2 Aug 2022 at 10:39pm
In the first test of its kind since the Dobbs ruling, Kansas voters have decided not to amend the state constitution, keeping abortion legal in the state — for now.

2 Aug 2022 at 9:45pm
Republican Tudor Dixon, who is an abortion rights opponent and is backed by former President Trump, will face Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the Michigan race for governor in November.

2 Aug 2022 at 9:19pm
It will be a tight race between incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, and Kansas state Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, for leadership of the state in November.

2 Aug 2022 at 8:33pm
The question before voters in Kansas is whether to add an amendment to the state constitution that would say there is no right to an abortion there.

2 Aug 2022 at 8:21pm
Incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is running unopposed, but there are five Republicans in the GOP primary for governor Tuesday.

2 Aug 2022 at 5:31pm
Post-Roe, Arizona's abortion law is confusing and the candidates for state attorney general say they'll clear it up. The Democrat is for abortion rights and the Republicans are against them.

Morning Edition : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 7:33am
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martínez bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

17 Aug 2022 at 7:33am
One traveler complained on social media. The woman said she requested a vegan meal ahead of a 10-hour Air Canada flight from Germany to Toronto. She got a bottle of water and a napkin.

17 Aug 2022 at 7:27am
Under new FDA rules, people with mild or moderate hearing loss will be able to buy hearing aids over the counter without a prescription as soon as mid-October.

17 Aug 2022 at 7:20am
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks to Allan Lichtman, a professor of history at American University, about Liz Cheney's political career after her Wyoming primary loss, and the political dynasties.

17 Aug 2022 at 6:27am
When the line dropped, 911 dispatchers investigated. They found no prime suspects, but a primate suspect. A Capuchin monkey had made the call after grabbing a phone from a nearby golf cart.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
Most grazing animals spend their time in open pastures. But there is a movement to raise livestock in the forest to benefit animals and the environment.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Afghan opposition leader Ahmad Massoud about the National Resistance Front, which is fighting against Taliban rule.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
With airlines shut down and many of the country's road's destroyed, Ukraine's train system has been both the literal and figurative lifeline for the country.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
As retail prices continue to climb, customers are adjusting their shopping habits. Meanwhile retail giants like Walmart are tweaking their merchandise mix in response to customers' shifting demands.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to water policy advocate John Berggren of the nonprofit Western Resource Advocates, about the Colorado River water crisis, and what can be done to mitigate climate impacts.

17 Aug 2022 at 5:03am
New federal forecasts show the nation's two largest reservoirs on the river are expected to continue their rapid decline — putting the water supply for 40 million people in the southwest in jeopardy.

Strange News : NPR
17 Aug 2022 at 4:59pm
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

17 Aug 2022 at 4:59pm
Jumping spiders appear to move their eyes during sleep, similar to the way humans do during REM sleep — raising the question of whether spiders might dream as well.

16 Aug 2022 at 6:40am
A man wanted for grand theft auto tried to make a getaway on a construction vehicle — an excavator. He made it about half a mile with deputies walking behind him until they made an arrest.

13 Aug 2022 at 9:25am
Using pandemic recovery funds from the European Union, Italy is trying to bring back one dying village in each of its regions. The villages will each get $20 million.

7 Aug 2022 at 8:20am
June 29, 2022, was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than average. But was it the "shortest day ever?" Not quite!

5 Aug 2022 at 5:15pm
Cities across the northeast are seeing a spike in complaints about rats. With high-tech traps and carbon monoxide gas, the Boston area is taking on its growing problem.

4 Aug 2022 at 1:13pm
The 656-foot-deep sinkhole was found Saturday near a mining site. Investigators are working to determine what caused the sinkhole to open, and say they have seen a lot of water inside.

4 Aug 2022 at 5:00am
Each year, thousands of bikes are thrown into waterways. Author Jody Rosen explains the history, and possible motivations for this strange phenomenon.

1 Aug 2022 at 4:28pm
In Louisiana, some people like to fish by sticking their arm into murky water, feeling around for a catfish, and grabbing them by the mouth. A new law legalizing it goes into effect Aug. 1.

31 Jul 2022 at 9:10pm
This was the first time a Greenland shark was reported in the western Caribbean, researchers said. This species of shark is typically found in the Arctic and thousands of feet below the ocean surface.

31 Jul 2022 at 3:20pm
Candy Funhouse's chief candy officer will taste test over 3,500 products a month. Applicants can be as young as 5 years old.