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CMS is eliminating the inpatient only list, beginning in 2021. This will be a three-year process to give patients more choice in health care.

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Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
4 Mar 2021 at 8:30am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
4 Mar 2021 at 6:10am
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Sit down, rest yourself a moment, and settle in with a bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. It won’t demand much from you—just a quick 15 minutes of ingredient prep—and you’ll be rewarded by soul-soothing spoonfuls of nourishing, healthy goodness. Instant Pot creamy chicken noodle soup is a recipe to revitalize your spirits. If…

READ: Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup


by Erin Clarke
3 Mar 2021 at 6:05am
Honey Glazed Salmon

Certain words on restaurant menus get me every single time. “Glazed” is one of them. Throw in one of my preferred proteins (salmon) plus sweet liquid gold (honey), and I am a shoo-in order! Happily, this Honey Glazed Salmon tastes every bit as tantalizing as its name promises. Tender salmon fillets bathed in a quick…

READ: Honey Glazed Salmon


by Erin Clarke
2 Mar 2021 at 6:00am
Teriyaki Salmon

Sweet, sticky, salty, and savory, teriyaki sauce might just be the ultimate dinner keeper of the peace. This Teriyaki Salmon makes the most of it! Kids, adults, teens—try to find one person who can convincingly dispute that teriyaki is anything other than delightful. Salmon that’s brushed liberally with a lightning-fast, five-ingredient homemade teriyaki sauce (just…

READ: Teriyaki Salmon


by Erin Clarke
25 Feb 2021 at 6:02am
Instant Pot Potato Soup

For all of our bickering, in grade school my two younger sisters and I united around one, critical point of view: when Mom let us pick what to order for lunch, the correct answer was Panera’s baked potato soup (in a bread bowl, obviously). Years later, I still have a serious soft spot for potato…

READ: Instant Pot Potato Soup


by Erin Clarke
23 Feb 2021 at 6:01am
Chickpea Curry

Today’s easy Chickpea Curry recipe is my lightened-up version of the coconut milk curry we love ordering from our local Thai restaurant. Its flavor reminds me of the curries I cooked in Thailand, and you can find all of the ingredients to make it at an average grocery store! Green chickpea curry has been one…

READ: Chickpea Curry


by Erin Clarke
19 Feb 2021 at 10:10am
Chipotle Bowl

In undergrad, one of the most impactful events to grip my tiny college town was the opening of Chipotle. Every bite of this homemade chicken Chipotle Bowl takes me back to those glorious moments in a strip mall four miles from campus. In anticipation of opening day, students camped out on the sidewalk overnight, the true enthusiasts…

READ: Chipotle Bowl


by Erin Clarke
18 Feb 2021 at 6:35am
Instant Pot Chili

Gather round all, and grab yourself a bowl of Instant Pot Chili. This filling, healthy pressure cooker chili recipe is made with wholesome ingredients, packs just the right amount of spice, and it saves and reheats like a champ. Whether I’m cooking for a crowd or looking for a yummy meal to last us all…

READ: Instant Pot Chili


by Erin Clarke
17 Feb 2021 at 6:00am
Honey Garlic Salmon

I am officially ruined. Thanks to this 5-star, menu-quality Honey Garlic Salmon, I can never order salmon from a restaurant again. Crispy on top, succulent inside, and bathed in a smoky-sweet honey garlic sauce, this baked salmon recipe outshines much of the salmon I’ve ordered out. Do I sound insufferable? Learning to cook perfect salmon…

READ: Honey Garlic Salmon


Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
5 Mar 2021 at 8:22am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
5 Mar 2021 at 6:01am
Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus is the first green vegetable I loved as a kid. With its tender stalks and crispy tips, baked asparagus has the potential to open the way for more vegetables on your plate! My Grammy introduced me to roasted asparagus. She’d let me help snap off the ends to prep it for cooking. Later…

READ: Roasted Asparagus


by Erin Clarke
1 Mar 2021 at 6:02am
Homemade Naan

Shortcut Homemade Naan is my new favorite kitchen trick! This easy no yeast naan recipe is ready in less than an hour and bewitches with its fluffy center and blistered exterior. Thanks to the optional (or not optional) finishing brush of garlic butter, it holds its own against any traditional naan recipe you’d order in…

READ: Homemade Naan


by Erin Clarke
26 Feb 2021 at 6:00am
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

When you catch yourself throwing back healthy vegetables with the loss of self-control usually reserved for potato chips, you know you’ve found a keeper. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, you are pure, unbridled, crispy addiction! I shied away from the air fryer for the first year of its popularity, because I generally loathe to add appliances…

READ: Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts


by Erin Clarke
22 Feb 2021 at 6:02am
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Now that I know what happens when a creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad and a hot bacon dressing-style salad collide in a single bowl, I may never be able to separate the two again. This post is sponsored by Freschetta. Side dish splendor! Amish broccoli cauliflower salad was a staple of many church potlucks growing up.…

READ: Broccoli Cauliflower Salad


by Erin Clarke
8 Feb 2021 at 6:00am
Air Fryer French Fries

Crispy outside, tender inside, and seasoned to perfection, these Air Fryer French Fries are the pinnacle of satisfaction. This recipe is THE method to make perfect French fries from scratch in the air fryer! Yes folks, I am one of the cool kids now: an air fryer owner! (After copious research, this is the one…

READ: Air Fryer French Fries


by Erin Clarke
4 Feb 2021 at 6:04am
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

In search of a hands-off, easy side dish? Time to outsource the work to your pressure cooker and give these creamy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes a try! Rich, Parmesan-topped, and peppered with fresh herbs, these luscious, creamy mashed potatoes are the stuff of meal legend. Serve them at a gathering, and prepare to have your…

READ: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes


by Erin Clarke
29 Jan 2021 at 6:00am
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

As it turns out, the answer to the question “Isn’t there one, single food that doesn’t taste better wrapped in bacon?” is NOPE. Not in this case, at least! Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are the appetizer/side/just-because-I-love-you recipe that’s driving us wild. Louder-and-prouder cousin to these popular Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts, today’s bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts…

READ: Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts


by Erin Clarke
21 Jan 2021 at 6:02am
Sweet Potato Fries

Pro tip: when life presents you with the option, ALWAYS upgrade to the Sweet Potato Fries. Thanks to one little trick, these healthy baked sweet potato fries are magically crispy on the outside, without the need for a deep fryer. You can pair sweet potato fries with just about any of your favorite main dishes,…

READ: Sweet Potato Fries


Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
24 Feb 2021 at 8:08am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
24 Feb 2021 at 6:02am
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If only every relationship could be as safe, affirming, and rewarding as the one we share with Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Pillowy soft with melt-in-your-mouth centers and brimming with dark chocolate chips, these healthy cookies are the kind of steady, judgment-free, and encouraging special something we all need. Need seconds or thirds (and believe me,…

READ: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies


by Erin Clarke
10 Feb 2021 at 6:00am
Chocolate Banana Bread

Most of the time, my classic Healthy Banana Bread does more than nicely. It’s pretty much perfect as far as banana bread goes. That said, we must not forget about the special times. Like Wednesday. Or you are having a good hair day. Or you need chocolate before 10 a.m. Then, only Chocolate Banana Bread…

READ: Chocolate Banana Bread


by Erin Clarke
25 Jan 2021 at 6:57am
Blueberry Smoothie

A completely nutritious, cool, and creamy smoothie that also tastes like blueberry pie? Count me in! This Blueberry Smoothie truly delivers the best of all worlds. Lately, I’ve been trying to find new and exciting ways to sneak more protein, fruits, and veggies into my day, and smoothies are one of my favorite go-to morning…

READ: Blueberry Smoothie


by Erin Clarke
12 Jan 2021 at 6:01am
Chocolate Mug Cake

This healthy Chocolate Mug Cake recipe is the on-demand treat we all deserve right now! It’s made with a handful of simple ingredients, cooks in just 90 seconds, and will be there in your hour of chocolate need. If you’ve never had a mug cake, please allow me to introduce you to what will surely…

READ: Chocolate Mug Cake


by Erin Clarke
15 Nov 2020 at 9:04am
Sweet Potato Brownies

I think it’s about time that pumpkin desserts had some competition around here. And, this Sweet Potato Brownies recipe is the right fudgy, rich, and delicious treat for the job. Easy, ultra chocolaty and clean-eating approved, these thick and chewy sweet potato brownies are in the running for the most scrumptious fall-flavored dessert. They are dense…

READ: Sweet Potato Brownies


by Erin Clarke
11 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Chickpea Blondies

My neighbors have become accustomed to my ringing their doorbells to borrow the odd ingredient. Yet I’ve never seen a neighbor more skeptical than when I asked for a can of chickpeas to make a dessert: ooey-gooey AND healthy Chickpea Blondies. Chickpeas? In blondies? She made no attempt to disguise her skepticism. When I dropped…

READ: Chickpea Blondies


by Erin Clarke
16 Sep 2020 at 6:45am
Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

IT’S HERE! The first pumpkin recipe of the season. Healthy Pumpkin Cookies that are thick, pillowy soft, and filled with pumpkin spice and everything nice. Packed with whole-grain goodness in the form of oatmeal and happy-life goodness in the form of warm fall spices and dark chocolate chips, these healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies belong in…

READ: Healthy Pumpkin Cookies


by Erin Clarke
14 Sep 2020 at 6:01am
Gluten Free Apple Crisp

This Gluten Free Apple Crisp is the latest delectable pit stop on our fruity dessert road trip. A haven for anyone who loves quintessential fall flavors, it features a deep, nutty pecan crunch, a warm spike of cinnamon, and a cozy, tender apple filling, all wrapped in a big, buttery crumb topping. This recipe is…

READ: Gluten Free Apple Crisp


Serious Eats: Recipes
5 Mar 2021 at 2:45am
Our Favorite Recipes, Curated and Collected

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!

by Kristina Razon
25 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

Choux au craquelin—dressed-up pâte à choux filled with pastry cream—are a delicious sweet treat. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
24 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

When tomatoes hit their summertime peak, this incredibly easy and simple no-cook sauce made from little more than olive oil, basil, and garlic is what should dress your pasta. Get Recipe!

by Kristina Razon
24 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

Pastry cream meets whipped cream in this lightly sweetened, velvety crème légère. This versatile filling comes together quickly and can be used in cream puffs, fruit tarts, and even enjoyed on its own—served plain or topped with whatever you desire. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
23 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

An aglio e olio variation that puts the spotlight on Sardinia's famed salted mullet roe bottarga. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
22 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

Made with a garlicky bath of butter and olive oil, shrimp scampi is not just excellent eaten alone as an appetizer—it's also a prime sauce for pasta. We punch up the flavor in ours with dry vermouth, lemon juice and zest, fresh parsley, and a generous dose of that rich sauce. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
19 Feb 2021 at 2:45am

Butter, anchovies, and starchy cooking water come together to make a super-savory, creamy pasta sauce. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
18 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

Pasta with quattro formaggi sauce has a name that makes a promise this recipe intends to keep: a bold, well-rounded, deeply flavorful, multi-layered, and complex cheese sauce that coats every piece of pasta. The key is to choose your four cheeses wisely. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
17 Feb 2021 at 8:01am

Rigatoni alla zozzona is the decadent pasta mash-up of Roman amatriciana and carbonara, with a sausage twist. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
16 Feb 2021 at 8:00am

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a simple Southern-Italian baked pasta starring plump potato gnocchi. The secret to success is to get each component right, from the tomato sauce to the mozzarella, and homemade gnocchi that are tender while holding their shape. Get Recipe!

Janet's Notebook from Just A Pinch Recipes
2 Mar 2021 at 1:01am
Take a page from Janet's Notebook and keep up with the latest tips, tricks and tasty treats from the Kitchen Crew and Recipe Club members around the country!

28 Apr 2020 at 1:00am
Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite days of the year. My love of Mexican cuisine runs deep and I love to indulge in my favorites. Typically, I go to a local restaurant but this year with all the safe-distancing restrictions I've decided to recreate some of my favorites...

21 Apr 2020 at 1:00am
In times of trouble, I turn to my kitchen for comfort. I think it's something a lot of us home cooks do. Recently, I've been craving anything with cheese - the cheesier the better. Cheese just makes my taste buds happy. If you're like me right now, then you're going...

14 Apr 2020 at 1:00am
Growing up in the South, pecans were always abundant. I'd grab a handful for a snack every day and always incorporate them into our meals. We didn't limit ourselves to making pecan pie either. If you love them as I do, here are a few pecan recipes that are sweet...

7 Apr 2020 at 1:00am
Once Easter is done I hate to get rid of leftovers - especially now since I am trying to use all the food I have. Besides being tasty, mashed potatoes make great leftovers because you can reinvent them. These Blue Ribbon recipes turn leftover mashed potatoes into something quite tasty. "This...

31 Mar 2020 at 1:00am
Traditionally, ham is the centerpiece of an Easter meal. The custom dates back to 6th century Germany (you can learn more about why here). Adding a glaze to baked ham changes the flavor profile and ensures your family's taste buds won't be bored by another baked ham. Here are five...

24 Mar 2020 at 1:00am
The world is a weird place. The events happening right now are nothing we've seen before. We are all hunkering down and trying to distance ourselves from others. But we all need to eat and we are having to use what's handy. We're getting creative with proteins from the freezer,...

17 Mar 2020 at 1:00am
Casseroles are my go-to dinner option when I have a busy day. They're easy to prepare, quick to bake, and always a family favorite. What kid would pass up a trip to McDonald's? After they try Tammy Brownlow's (Dallas, TX) Mac Attack! Cheeseburger Casserole they may never ask you to...

10 Mar 2020 at 1:00am
Everywhere you look on St. Patrick's Day something is green. It's the color associated with St. Patrick's Day and green is in these desserts! "This Pistachio Nut Cake uses a yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding and it's covered with pistachio flavored whipped topping," explains Laura Davis (Rusk, TX). Laura's cake is...

3 Mar 2020 at 1:00am
Cauliflower gets a bad rap. I'll admit back in the day when it was only served steamed, cauliflower was not my favorite veggie. But, as it's become a popular low-carb substitute and there are so many more recipes, cauliflower has become one of my favorites. This week, I'm sharing five...

25 Feb 2020 at 1:00am
If you come into my kitchen, there is one thing guaranteed... I have the ingredients on hand so I can quickly make a snack. Hangry is a thing (getting super irritable when super hungry) and I do everything possible to prevent that from happening. Savory and sweet, these recipes satisfy...

18 Feb 2020 at 1:00am
Tuna is one of my go-to's when I'm figuring out what to eat. I always have cans on hand in the pantry. Sometimes I'll pick up a few steaks when I want to prepare a nicer dinner. Besides being very versatile, there are many health benefits. It's full of protein,...

11 Feb 2020 at 1:00am
Want to earn a place in my heart? Make me a chocolate dessert. What kind? Anything! I'm not picky... the more chocolate the better. If you can't think of a better way to end a day than enjoying something chocolaty, then take a look at these Blue Ribbon desserts. Cookies are...

4 Feb 2020 at 2:00am
Creamy, sweet, nutty, and chocolaty ... oh how I love Nutella. If you're not familiar with it, Nutella is a hazelnut cream that was invented in Italy. It was first sold in 1964, but its origins date back to the 1920s in Turin, Italy. Made with hazelnuts, cocoa, milk, sugar,...

28 Jan 2020 at 1:00am
The mecca of all food holidays is almost upon us - the Super Bowl! Just like Thanksgiving and Christmas, calories don't count on this day. Snack foods always rule my menu and this year will be no different. Don't let the pretzel-making process intimidate you. Jeanne Ballough's (Reynoldsville, PA) Pennsylvania Dutch...

21 Jan 2020 at 1:00am
Breakfast... lunch... dinner ... dessert... there aren't many meals I can't add bacon to. My dream day would be to have bacon (in some way) at every meal. This week, I thought I would share five Blue Ribbon recipes that feature bacon and go beyond breakfast! If you love bacon, Nellie...

14 Jan 2020 at 1:00am
From air fryers to sous vides and pressure cookers, my kitchen cabinets are crowded with gadgets. But there is one tried and true machine I go back to - my slow cooker. Especially when the weather is cooler I find myself pulling it out of the cabinet because you can...

7 Jan 2020 at 1:00am
When the cooler weather arrives, soup recipes make their way into my weekly menu. They're economical, easy to make, and always a family favorite. A comforting bowl of one of these soups will make your taste buds very happy. "Raising children on a dime led me to be frugal in the...

31 Dec 2019 at 1:00am
The last of the leftover ham, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie are finally out of my fridge. I love indulging during the holidays but it's right around this point that I realize I need to reign in the treats a bit. There's nothing like starting the new year off...

24 Dec 2019 at 1:00am
As much as my family eats multiple plates of food and leaves the table stuffed, we still seem to have a lot of leftovers after our Christmas dinner. I always tend to make too much ham and mashed potatoes. I make sure to store those in the fridge so I...

17 Dec 2019 at 1:00am
One of my favorite parts of a holiday is dessert. All the cooking is behind me. It's my time to sit down, relax, and catch up with my loved ones. A cup of coffee, a slice of pie and great conversation is the perfect Christmas ending. I always make sure...

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


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4 Feb 2019 at 5:40pm
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Red Sox Watch
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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am
Red Sox News

by Ian Browne
6 Mar 2021 at 2:46pm
Youngster Casas back in Fort Myers after getting tests in Boston

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5 Mar 2021 at 5:46pm
Cora: 'Just happy he's going to be on the mound'

by Ian Browne
5 Mar 2021 at 4:59pm
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4 Mar 2021 at 1:11pm
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4 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
New annual event to celebrate Iron Horse, raise funds in battle against ALS

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3 Mar 2021 at 7:21pm
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Tech News - Views from WIRED
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7 Mar 2021 at 2:50am
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by Brian Barrett
6 Mar 2021 at 9:05am

Plus: An iOS 14 jailbreak is out, Solarwinds details emerge, and more of the week's top security news.

by Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica
6 Mar 2021 at 9:00am

Most of the vehicles uncovered so far have been akin to modern-day station wagons. This one's a straight-up sports car.

by Ramin Skibba
6 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

A new White House policy tries to put a dollar value on the future harm of greenhouse gas emissions.

by Julian Chokkattu
6 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

Whichever new model you get, we’ve rounded up the cases, chargers, and other extras you’ll want to snag.

by Eric Ravenscraft
6 Mar 2021 at 7:00am

Almost all of us have an account. Most of us use it every day. But if you peel back the curtain a little, you'll find some powerful tools buried underneath.

by Gear Team
6 Mar 2021 at 7:00am

Time to upgrade your gadgets? This is a good time to spend on last year’s gear, as newer models are about to hit the market.

by Gregory Barber
6 Mar 2021 at 7:00am

The sale of a piece of crypto art consumed as much energy as the studio uses in two years. Now the artist is campaigning to reduce the medium’s carbon emissions.

by Andy Greenberg
5 Mar 2021 at 6:56pm

A single group appears to have infiltrated tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers in an ongoing onslaught.

by Brian Barrett
5 Mar 2021 at 4:20pm

The 75-year-old antivirus entrepreneur faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted.

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5 Mar 2021 at 2:47pm

Researchers are racing to understand new versions of the coronavirus. But without scientific standards, too many mutants are getting the monster treatment.

Car Corner
The Car Connection
6 Mar 2021 at 10:27am
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the The Car Connection

by news@thecarconnection.com (Martin Padgett)
6 Mar 2021 at 10:27am
A new face is just the beginning for one of the automaker’s most popular models, the 2021 Kia K5 marks a new era for the South Korean brand. We give it a TCC Rating of 7.5 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The 2021 K5 is longer, lower, and wider than the sedan it replaces and will be available with all-wheel drive. Powered by a...

by news@thecarconnection.com (Robert Duffer)
5 Mar 2021 at 12:58pm
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Toyota Prius? What does it compare to? The 2021 Toyota Prius celebrates its 20th anniversary as one of the best-selling hybrids in the world. It’s been sold as a subcompact car, a wagon, a plug-in hybrid, and now the compact hatchback comes with all-wheel drive and just one body style. Once an icon of...

by news@thecarconnection.com (Aaron Cole)
5 Mar 2021 at 12:54pm
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 compact crossover SUV still has a few tricks up its sleeve. It adds a plug-in hybrid this year, with a twist: the 2021 RAV4 Prime has the quickest acceleration of the lineup. For 2021 the RAV4 Hybrid can be ordered as an XLE Premium, too. The 2021 RAV4 gets a 6.5 TCC Rating but that could rise higher when official safety data...

by news@thecarconnection.com (Aaron Cole)
5 Mar 2021 at 12:38pm
There’s a new 2021 Toyota Highlander three-row crossover out there. Perhaps you’ve seen it on the roads, intersections, driveways, parking lots, strip malls, actual malls, or anywhere else with a paved surface and people? The family hauler may as well be standard issue in the suburbs and subdivisions around the country along with an...

by news@thecarconnection.com (Martin Padgett)
5 Mar 2021 at 12:28pm
What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Sentra? What does it compare to? The 2021 Nissan Sentra returns mostly unchanged since a redesign for the 2020 model year. It’s a four-door compact sedan with an upscale look and new layers of refinement. We compare it to the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla. Is the 2021 Nissan Sentra a good car?...

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4 Mar 2021 at 3:41pm
What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo XC40? What does it compare to? The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a small crossover SUV. Consider cross-shopping it with the BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and the Jaguar E-Pace. Is the 2021 Volvo XC40 a good car? We bestow upon the XC40 a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10. It prioritizes style above all else, but that’s...

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5 Mar 2021 at 11:55am
This is the strange case of the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan. The crime? A missing vacuum cleaner. The culprit? The pandemic. In January, after just five months of sales, Honda pulled the plug on the 2021 Odyssey so it could roll out the 2022 Odyssey. Why so soon? Supply constraints caused the elimination of the HondaVac on the top 2022 Elite trim...

by news@thecarconnection.com (Robert Duffer)
5 Mar 2021 at 11:48am
Review update: 2021 Honda Odyssey does not abhor a vacuum The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan in Elite trim gets tested with the HondaVac no longer offered on 2022 models. 2021 Kia K5 aces crash tests, earns Top Safety Pick+ The 2021 Kia K5 performed well enough in all NHTSA and IIHS crash tests to earn top marks from both agencies. 2021 Volkswagen...

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5 Mar 2021 at 9:37am
The 2021 Kia K5 mid-size sedan earned top crash-test ratings from both the NHTSA and the IIHS, and the insurance-industry funded IIHS gave it highest honors with a Top Safety Pick+ award. The redesigned sedan formerly known as the Optima earned five stars in the NHTSA's test cycle despite a four-star front passenger crash rating. That test...

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4 Mar 2021 at 11:45am
The 2021 Kia Niro Hybrid and plug-in hybrid get minor upgrades and a minor price increase, the automaker announced Wednesday. New standard features on the efficient small crossover include rear occupant alerts and the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen that cuts the cord with wireless smartphone compatibility. The other upgrades are limited to...

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4 Mar 2021 at 11:35am
2022 Kia Carnival costs $33,275, or $1,700 more than outgoing Sedona minivan Kia switches the red rocks of Sedona for the Carnival big top, and the change of venue comes with a premium. Honda Ridgeline: Best Pickup Truck To Buy 2021 With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck puts everyday needs over...

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4 Mar 2021 at 10:00am
The 2022 Kia Carnival minivan will cost $33,275, including destination, when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter, Kia announced this week. The successor to the 2021 Kia Sedona will cost $1,700 more, but comes loaded with new standard safety and convenience features, a fresh look, and a tony Prestige trim. Sharing a platform with the K5...

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We're Back!!! The Hilton Center is reopening on June 6th with restrictions: - Activities will be limited to 10 people...

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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

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2 Mar 2021 at 2:50pm
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.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:24pm
CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

6 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Appendices related to developing a case investigation and contact tracing plan.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Federal staffing resources for health departments.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for and can be administered to most people with underlying medical conditions.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Resources and tools to help pregnant people, breastfeeding women and new parents caring for infants to protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Pregnant people need to take steps to protect themselves and stay healthy during the COVID-19.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
If you have an underlying medical condition, this can help you make an informed decision about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Living in prisons and jails puts you at higher risk for getting COVID-19, it is important to protect yourself and others

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
This guidance is for emergency planners who may need to consider local conditions, statutory authorities, resources, agreements, and other critical factors to plan for disaster sheltering of household pets, service animals, and support animals during the pandemic.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Get help using v-safe, the health checker for COVID-19 vaccinations.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Contact tracing is a key component of controlling transmission of infectious diseases. This document is for CDC country offices, ministries of health, sub-national public health authorities, and other implementing partners in non-US settings. While select adaptations may be relevant for any jurisdiction, the document focuses on adaptations that might be especially useful in low- and middle-income countries.


5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
A review of the week's key data from CDC's COVID Data Tracker, narrative interpretations, and visualizations.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are a normal sign that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
To keep your workplace healthy, consider offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccination at your business locations.

5 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Vaccinating LTCF residents will save lives. Making sure LTCF residents can receive COVID-19 vaccination as soon as vaccines are available will help save the lives of those who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19. According to ACIP's recommendations, long-term care facility residents include adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently. The communal nature of LTCFs and the population served (generally older adults often with underlying medical conditions) puts facility residents at increased risk of infection and severe illness from COVID-19

4 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
If you've had an allergic to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, you shouldn't get either of the currently available mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

4 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Overview of what you should know about the different COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine types and how they work to provide protection against COVID-19, which vaccines have been authorized and recommended in the United States, and which are in Phase 3 clinical trials.

4 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
Vaccine manufacturers; the federal government; state, local, and territorial jurisdictions; and other partners are working to make sure safe and effective vaccines are getting to you as quickly as possible. This page will help you understand the key steps in this important process and how CDC is tracking vaccine distribution, delivery, and administration throughout the United States.

4 Mar 2021 at 12:00am
FAQ for Healthcare Professionals

Social Security Administration Online
Online Services – Social Security Matters
11 Feb 2021 at 8:08am
The Official Blog of Social Security

21 Jan 2021 at 3:05pm
In March 2020, we temporarily closed all of our Social Security Hearing Offices due to the Coronavirus pandemic and are not offering in-person hearings. During the office closures, we are providing two flexible, safe, and secure hearing options: either a telephone hearing or our new option of an online video hearing. Additional information on both […]

3 Dec 2020 at 3:00pm
If you receive a Benefit Verification letter, sometimes called a “budget letter,” a “benefits letter,” a “proof of income letter,” or a “proof of award letter,” we have good news for you! A new standardized Benefit Verification letter is now available when you need proof of Social Security benefits, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare. In […]

30 Jul 2020 at 2:43pm
During the current coronavirus pandemic, we continue to provide help to you and other people in your communities.  While our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, we remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security business.  You can speak with a representative by calling your […]

16 Jul 2020 at 12:38pm
We are committed to improving service to the millions of Americans who expect and deserve timely and accurate help from us.  This effort requires that we modernize our technology so we can provide our employees with effective, easy-to-use tools that help them do their job well.  As the COVID-19 pandemic has also underscored, we must […]

9 Jul 2020 at 3:10pm
With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home. With your personal my Social Security account, you can: Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits; Check the status of your […]

1 Jun 2020 at 2:47pm
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added Connecticut, Ohio, and Utah to the growing list of states where you can go online to replace your Social Security card. In many cases, you may not need a replacement card. Most of the time, simply knowing your Social Security number is enough. If you do need to […]

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6 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
On this day in 1812, a town committee asked the merchants of Newburyport and vicinity to provide information on the losses caused by captures, seizures, and condemnations made by governments of Europe during the existing war at several insurance offices…


5 Mar 2021 at 5:25pm
NEWBURYPORT — Public school kids will be headed back to the classrooms full time next month after the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education gave Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley the authorization to send students and teachers back to in-person…



5 Mar 2021 at 4:47pm
Most of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge beach on Plum Island closes like clockwork every year on April 1 to protect the nesting piping plovers.


5 Mar 2021 at 1:33pm
AMESBURY – A Maine man and woman found unresponsive inside a car parked alongside Interstate 495 in Amesbury last month were pronounced dead a short time later, according to an Essex District Attorney's Office spokesperson.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:04am
BYFIELD — Social distancing monitors and temporary outdoor tents could be part of a full return to classrooms next month in the Triton Regional School District.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:05am
NEWBURYPORT — During her weekly COVID-19 update Thursday, Mayor Donna Holaday addressed some of the misinformation circulating about vaccinations.



5 Mar 2021 at 5:03am
SALISBURY — Mary Williamson has been walking three to four miles each Saturday for the past five years with an informal walking group she calls "The Dawn Patrol."


5 Mar 2021 at 4:58am
MERRIMAC — In an attempt to stop a state trooper from confiscating her drugs after a traffic stop on Interstate 495 early Thursday, a New Hampshire woman began sprinkling them on her steering wheel, according to an Essex County prosecutor.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:01am
GLOUCESTER — The pandemic has interrupted so many facets of life, but two dozen Essex Tech students have stayed the course in a project studying the salt marsh on Eastern Point.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:58am
NEWBURY — The Council on Aging, a local resource for COVID-19 vaccine questions, is keeping waitlists of residents trying to make vaccination appointments.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:50am
NEWBURYPORT — A homeless man arrested at the Plum Island Airport on Wednesday night, hours after allegedly stealing a sport utility vehicle from a New Hampshire limousine company, was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail following his arraignment Thursday in…



5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT — Harpsichordist Sylvia Berry performs March 14 at 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant St.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
On this day in 1768, a group of Newbury “proprietors,” John Brown, Joseph Coffin and Thomas Woodbridge, gave a deed to the Middle shipyard to Samuel Gerrish. Three days later, Gerrish leased it to Thomas Woodbridge for 10 years.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
Some of our customers have noticed goldfinches at their feeders again and wondered where the birds had gone.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
AMESBURY — Ristorante Molise hosts its annual fundraiser for LungStrong on March 17 from 3 to 9 p.m.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
These recent sightings are compiled by Sue McGrath of the Newburyport Birders. Report your sightings to Newburyport Birders at newburyportbirders@comcast.net or 978-204-2976. Visit www.newburyportbirders.com.



5 Mar 2021 at 4:00am
NEWBURYPORT – Local resident Lani Shumway's photos are on display at The Coffee Factory on State Street.


5 Mar 2021 at 3:00am
The following jury-waived trials occurred Tuesday, March 2, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:



4 Mar 2021 at 1:45pm
NEWBURYPORT — As recently as 18 months ago, the relationship between Plum Island Coffee Roasters owner Bruce Vogel and landlord Newburyport Development was strong enough for the mega landowner to insist it would help Vogel relocate his business if the…



4 Mar 2021 at 1:30pm
AMESBURY — Bid requests to build Sgt. Jordan Shay Memorial Lower Elementary School are expected to go out next week with a projected completion date of March 2023.



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5 Mar 2021 at 5:27pm
MARCH 5 -- Just less than a year after Massachusetts declared a state of emergency around the coronavirus, more than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been put into people's arms here.



5 Mar 2021 at 4:47pm
Most of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge beach on Plum Island closes like clockwork every year on April 1 to protect the nesting piping plovers.


5 Mar 2021 at 4:58am
MERRIMAC — In an attempt to stop a state trooper from confiscating her drugs after a traffic stop on Interstate 495 early Thursday, a New Hampshire woman began sprinkling them on her steering wheel, according to an Essex County prosecutor.



5 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT — Harpsichordist Sylvia Berry performs March 14 at 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant St.


5 Mar 2021 at 3:00am
The following jury-waived trials occurred Tuesday, March 2, at Newburyport District Court with Judge Peter Doyle presiding:



5 Mar 2021 at 3:00am
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.



4 Mar 2021 at 1:45pm
NEWBURYPORT — As recently as 18 months ago, the relationship between Plum Island Coffee Roasters owner Bruce Vogel and landlord Newburyport Development was strong enough for the mega landowner to insist it would help Vogel relocate his business if the…


4 Mar 2021 at 3:00am
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6 Mar 2021 at 4:30am
BOSTON – Two area state are calling on legislative leaders to quickly pass bills to help the state's employers who are continuing to struggle financially during the pandemic.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:27pm
MARCH 5 -- Just less than a year after Massachusetts declared a state of emergency around the coronavirus, more than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been put into people's arms here.


5 Mar 2021 at 1:47pm
State education officials on Friday updated their planned MCAS testing schedule, pushing back exam dates for students in grades three through eight. An email the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sent to superintendents shortly before noon informed them of…


5 Mar 2021 at 9:11am


5 Mar 2021 at 5:02am
BOSTON — The Baker administration is touting new rules aimed at boosting home building, saying the changes would help alleviate a housing crunch that has driven up home prices and held back economic growth.


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3 Mar 2021 at 10:29am
Teachers, early educators and school staff members will be able to sign up beginning March 11 for vaccination appointments at any vaccination site in the state and some mass vaccination sites will hold aside particular days to vaccinate educators, Gov.…


3 Mar 2021 at 5:05am
BOSTON — Primary care doctors are pushing for access to the COVID-19 vaccine, arguing that family physicians should be a key part of the state’s distribution plans.


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4 Mar 2021 at 1:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Press Club called on Myanmar to immediately release an Associated Press journalist who was arrested last week while photographing security forces charging at anti-coup protesters.



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2 Mar 2021 at 3:33pm
El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — A semitruck on Tuesday crashed into an SUV carrying 25 people on a Southern California highway, killing 13 and leaving others injured, authorities said.



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5 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
While things will constantly remain fluid due to pandemic-related uncertainties, the Cape Ann League has finalized its football schedules for the Fall 2 season to the extent that is possible. Here are each local team’s schedules as currently posted on…


5 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
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5 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
Pioneer League Softball



5 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
Avery Hallinan



5 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
Jackie Bradley Jr. finished the trifecta.



4 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
Local teams in Globe Top 20



4 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
NEWBURYPORT — Colton Fontaine was the picture of good health. A standout athlete during his days at Newburyport High, Fontaine went on to enjoy a successful college baseball career at Salem State and now serves as the program’s top assistant…



4 Mar 2021 at 1:00am
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara was back at TD Garden, wearing a uniform that wasn’t black and gold and sitting on a bench that didn’t belong to the home tenants for the first time in a decade-and-a-half.



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4 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Melbourne - Robert "Bob" Towers died on February 25 from complications related to COVID, following a year-long struggle with leukemia. Bob was the son of William and Irene Towers and lived during his youth in Arlington, Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and serving in the U.S. Army, Bob moved with his former wife Pat to West Newbury in 1962, where they raised their four sons. Bob had a successful real estate business and was active in the West Newbury Congregational Church. In 1980 they relocated to Melbourne, Florida. In 1993 Bob married his current wife, Barbara and continued in the real estate business, owning and leasing residential properties. Bob will be remembered for his pride in raising four good men and for his church family. In addition to his wife, Barbara, Bob is survived by his sons, Jeff and his wife Pam of West Newbury, James and his partner, Mark of Atlanta, Georgia, Steve and his wife, Kirsten of Portsmouth, Rhode Island and Will and his wife Christina of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., as well as his grandchildren Caitlin, Gianna, Cole, Sarah and Logan, his sister, Pat Owens of Denmark, Maine and his former wife Pat of Melbourne, Fla. He was predeceased by his grandson Joey. Services are planned in Melbourne, Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at: LLS - New England, P.O. Box 22471, New York, NY 10087-2471.



4 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Rita P. Croteau, 88, a resident of Newburyport, died Monday evening March 1, 2021 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire. She was born in Somersworth, NH on January 1, 1933 to the late Paul and Imelda (Richard) Grenier. Rita was raised in Newburyport and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. Following her graduation Rita was employed for a short time at Gould Shawmut. She married her husband of 68 years, James Croteau, Jr. in 1952 and became a stay at home mom. For over 30 years Rita and Jim enjoyed their vacation home in Ft. Myers, Florida, where she would spend time on the beach collecting shells to make valentines and countless other crafts. Rita is survived by her loving husband James Croteau, Jr. of Newburyport; children, Ann Colby and her husband Paul of Newburyport, Mary Perry and her husband John of Newburyport, and John Croteau and his wife Jacinta of Florida; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twins, James Croteau III, and Jane Smolski; as well as siblings, Morris Grenier, Robert Grenier, and Jeanne Twomey. Family and friends may call on Tuesday March 9, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Her Graveside Service at St. Mary Cemetery in Newburyport will follow the visitation. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Rita's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place - Memphis, TN 38105, or online at stjude.org. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.



4 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Elkin - Nathaniel (Nat) born in Marblehead, last residing in Elkin, N.C. died Tuesday March 2, 2021. He was 81 years old. Nat was a sailmaker by trade and loved anything to do with the sea. Although his passion was fishing his greatest love was his family and friends and his God, Jehovah. Nat predeceases his wife Eva Snow to whom he has been married for 62 years. He is also survived by children, Cindy Lofgren and husband, Philip Nathaniel Snow IV and wife, Robin, David Snow, Aaron Snow and wife, Valarie; grandchildren, Nils Lofgren, Allison Tracy, Jesse Snow and wife Jill Dakota Snow, Courtney Snow; great-grandchildren, Caiden Tracy, Quinn Tracy, Aspen Tracy, Carley Snow, Aria Snow, Micah Snow; sisters, Claire Gucciardi, Pauline Perrault and husband, Jon; cousin, Arlene Willard and husband, Steve, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.



4 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Richard "Rick" Wilmot, 58, passed away peacefully March 3, 2021 at The High Pointe House in Haverhill. Rick was born June 6, 1962 to Richard Wilmot and Barbara (Beal) Wilmot in Newburyport. He enjoyed fishing in all seasons, visiting the White Mountains and taking long car rides. You could find him reading the news paper at Cashman Park or playing arcades with his family at Salisbury Beach. Most of all Rick enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Emma and Keegan. He leaves behind his wife Pam Wilmot, his daughter, Jenn (Wilmot) Clark and her husband Brian, and his grandchildren, Emma and Keegan Clark. His siblings, Lisa Saindon and her husband, Michael, Andrea VanPelt and her husband Scott, Wendy Smith and her husband, Chuck Lopez, Michael Wilmot and his wife Jenn and Dan Wilmot and his wife, Karen; mother-in-law Reba Gallagher, and Uncle Carl Beal and his wife Ginny. He also leaves behind an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Family and friends may call on Sunday March 7, 2021 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. His services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards the Thanksgiving basket drive through the Elks Lodge in Newburyport, a cause that Rick helped with yearly. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.



4 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Rowley - John J. Diozzi, 86, of Rowley, formerly of Medford, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at The Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport, where he was a resident for over four years due to stage 4 kidney disease. He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Milewski) Diozzi whom he was unconditionally devoted to during their 42 years of marriage. He joined Frances on what would have been her 83rd birthday. John was the cherished father of his only child, Jean-Marie and her husband Scott Atherton of Rowley. Adored "Pup" to Christopher, Cameron, Ryan, Brendan and Megan whom he loved immensely. Loving brother to his sister, Rita Diozzi and brother-in-law to Jean McDonagh and her husband Michael and their children, Maura and Michael. John was Veteran in the United States Army serving in Germany from 1955-1959. We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Country Health and Rehabilitation who were his second family; their care, compassion and support helped us through an unbearable time and we will be forever grateful. Also, thanks to Constellation Hospice who provided comfort and care in these last few days. Pup ~ We will be lost without you! We love you, we miss you, we will be seeing you. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home, 14 Independent Street, Rowley, with a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Rowley Cemetery. To light a memorial candle or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.fsrobertsandson.com. Masks are mandatory and social distancing protocols will be followed.



3 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Kingston - Carol A. (Brown) Sowick, age 72, of Kingston, N.H., former longtime Merrimac resident, passed suddenly on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to John F. Sowick. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, July 12, 1948, Carol was one of three children of the late Joseph Brown and Gertrude M. (Fecteau) Jasley and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. Carol was retired from Lucent Technologies where she had worked 20 plus years. Residents of Kingston, New Hampshire, for the past seven years, Carol made many new friends in their new surroundings. Carol loved to travel, with John by her side, and had visited many countries, always overwhelmed with the beauty of each trip, from the scenery, to the cultures, the food and the friendliness of the people. She leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories to her husband, John; her son and his wife, Michael J. Sowick and Brenda of Methuen; nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. She was predeceased by her brother, George Brown and her sister, Jacqueline Brown. Due to the restrictions pertaining to COVID-19, services will be private for the family. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.



3 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - George William Switzer passed peacefully from this life to the music of Queen and Andres Segovia, comforted by his wife and three children, at Beverly Hospital on Saturday, January 30. George was the fourth of six children born to Frederick M. and Viola (Bardenheier) Switzer Jr. in St. Louis, Missouri. His life was filled with serendipity that took him to places and situations once unimaginable to this Midwesterner. The Vietnam Conflict interrupted his Liberal Arts studies at Washington University, where he met Marlene Packman, the girl he would marry. As a Navy Airman, George was trained in electronics to maintain the radar in F-4 Phantoms aboard the USS Saratoga. That college detour redirected him to the rapidly expanding field of interactive computers. He left the Navy a married man and the father of infant son, Scott, to embark on the first of many address changes for career opportunities with the likes of Memorex and Digital. His hardware maintainability experience expanded to software engineering, capped off by George receiving his B.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Lowell in 2000. George put down roots in Massachusetts to work for Digital in its growth years. Westford became the family homestead where Michael was born in 1978 and Katharine in 1984. George's interests grew with his children, particularly Scouting, and the whole family had the privilege of welcoming German students to their home, one of them for a year. His career direction may have been far afield from what college-bound George envisioned, but his special interests were beyond prediction. In Rochester, NY, he fulfilled Marlene's childhood longing for a horse of her own. While living in Westford, the couple hiked the White Mountains. After moving to Newburyport in 2001, they kayaked tidal rivers and coastal Maine. George endured a 7-year wait list to become a member of the American Yacht Club and fulfilled his dream of captaining a sailboat. With the acquisition of his Cape Dory, Cygnet, he embarked on countless serene outings and hair-raising adventures. In 2015, their high-energy activities mostly in the past, the couple retired to West Newbury, a town reminiscent of the Westford where they had settled nearly 40 years earlier. One more adventure awaited George when son Michael extended him an invitation to become a Mason. It was a joyfully emotional time when son "raised father" at St. John's Lodge in Newburyport, extending the Masonic tradition begun by Michael's maternal grandfather. George was shy and humble, with a wry wit that caught people off guard. In a recent reflective moment, he said he was extremely proud of his children's achievements "in spite of me." In addition to his wife of 52 years and his Springer, Lewis, George is survived by sons Dr. Scott (Teresa) of West Hartford, Conn., and Michael (Jessica) of Newburyport, MA; daughter Katharine Sparks (Justin) of Westminster, Mass.; grandchildren Liam and Ella Switzer, Michael and Sylvia Switzer, and Luke and Phoebe Sparks; brothers Charles Switzer (Linda) of Oakland, Calif., and Dr. Thomas Switzer (Linda) of St. Louis, MO; sisters Dr. Harriet Switzer Cronin (David) of St. Louis, MO, and Ann Cosentino (Nagan Raman) of New Rochelle, NY; as well as dear in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Fred Switzer III. George's interment will take place in West Newbury in May and his life will be celebrated this summer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.



2 Mar 2021 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Mary A. (Zammitti) Fosillo, 95, of Newburyport, passed away on March 1, 2021, at Vero Healthcare and Rehab in Amesbury. She was the wife of the late Louis Fosillo who passed away in 1999. Mary was born in Wakefield the daughter of the late Emanuele and Anna Maria (DeMartino) Zammitti. Mary was a graduate of Wakefield High School, class of 1943. In 1949 she married her husband Louis and moved to Newburyport. She worked in the offices of area shoe shops and with her late husband, owned and operated for 25 years, Lake Massasecum Casino, Park, Campground and Picnic Area in Bradford, N.H. Together Mary and Louis traveled to a different state every year for a reunion of members of Louis' Sea Bee Comrades, which she continued to do until very recently. She attended the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Newburyport. Besides her husband she is predeceased by her siblings, Josephine White, Anne Garfi, Concetta Garfi, Salvatore Zammitti, Michael Zammitti, and Raymond Zammitti. Mary is survived by her loving family, step-daughter Judith Stanley; step-grandchildren Dawn Nelson and husband, Charles, Kellie Quinn, Mary Jane Flanagan and husband, Michael and Henry Stanley; eight step-great-grandchildren; and four step-great-great-grandchildren, who were all a joy in her life. She also leaves several loving and caring nieces and nephews, Janice Green, Virginia Famisan, Victoria Glynn, Salvatore Zammitti, Michael Zammitti, Carolyn Cali, Mary Fordham and Jean Fosillo. Mary's calling hours and funeral Mass will be private. Family and friends are invited to her committal service and burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Newburyport on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Social distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be mandated. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950, is assisting Mrs. Fosillo's family with her arrangements. There will be a celebration of Mary's life announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. To offer online condolences and check for service updates please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.



28 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Portsmouth - Theresa M. (Sullivan) Jones, 22 days shy of her 94th birthday, passed peacefully early Tuesday morning, February 23, 2021, at the Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of the late James E. Jones. Born in Brooklyn, New York, March 17, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Marie L. (Gourd) Sullivan and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 1945. Theresa had worked many years as a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company and was the head receptionist at AT&T in North Andover for many years as well. She leaves behind a lifetime of treasured memories to her daughters, Geraldine "Gerry" Goodridge and husband Michael of Salisbury and Judith "Judi" Tyrrell of Ga.; her five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren with another on the way in July, along with extended family and dear friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also predeceased by her son, James "Jimmy" Jones, who passed in 1996. Due to the continued restrictions of COVID-19, services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Theresa M. Jones to the Resident Account Fund, Edgewood Centre, 928 South Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.



28 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Ipswich - William "Pete" Chipman,81, husband of Patricia Reisen Chipman of Ipswich, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Salem Hospital from complications of COVID-related pneumonia. Bill, or "Pete" as his family and many friends called him, was born in Amesbury, the son of the late Carlton and Marjorie Chipman. He loved growing up in Amesbury's Highland section. Some of his fondest memories were of skiing on Gould's Hill, skating on the town rink, playing football at Amesbury High, but most importantly the times he spent with his many friends. Pete's professional life led him from construction jobs in Amesbury to towns as far away as Pierre, South Dakota, and places in between. His resume included working as a salesman for Ris Paper Company for 30 years to positions at Ipswich Shellfish and the Ipswich Country Club. Despite his love of Amesbury, Ipswich finally won his heart, and he spent many years enjoying all that Ipswich had to offer. Anyone who knew Pete knew that he'd have two topics at Thanksgiving dinner, how the Amesbury High School and Ipswich High School football teams had fared against their holiday rivals. Pete enjoyed his spare time in a variety of ways that typically depended on the season. He loved to ski the mountains of New Hampshire, where he had met his wife, and they enjoyed over thirty years at their beloved second home in Jackson. Summers found him spending many happy hours on the local waters whether on his boat, scuba diving, clamming, or just catching some sun on Crane's Beach and Plum Island. He most loved spending time with friends over a beer. In addition to his wife of 54 years, Pete is survived by his son Jay Chipman, his sisters-in-law, Carol Reisen-Morse and her husband Jeff, and Jane Reisen Grimaldi and her husband, Wayne, as well as his nieces and nephews Lisa and Arthur Rogers, Laurie and Jeff Simons, Jeffrey Lachance, Michael Lachance, Stephen and Cheryl Lachance, Chris Lachance, and their extended families. He was predeceased by his sister, Suzanne Chipman. The loss of their "Papa Pete" is also mourned by his "bonus" children and grandchildren, Peter "Joey" and Susan Donaher and their sons Connor and Keegan, and Kathleen and Ted Spinale and their sons, Joseph, Peter and Theodore. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to Coastal Connections, 35 Water Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 or to the Council on Aging, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938. To send a condolence to his family please visit www.whittier-porter.com.



28 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Moultonborough - James B. Matthews, formerly of Wayland, Mass., passed away on February 25, 2021. Born in Oswego, N.Y., Jim was the son of James F. Matthews and Helen L. (Schufelt). As a child, Jim was an avid runner and enjoyed mathematics and rocketry, including a solo trip at the age of 14 to Chicago after having won a state award in airplane design. This led him to continued success at Le Moyne College. A four-year letterman in Indoor and Outdoor Track and Cross Country, Jim captained each team and developed into a superb tactical runner. As much as he excelled at running, Jim was even more formidable in the laboratory. The two passions reinforced each other. The solitude of long-distance training provided fertile time for pondering physics; the physical exertion balanced the intellectual stimulation of science; the methodical approach to racing tactics mirrored the discipline of the laboratory. Because of this success, he was inducted into the Le Moyne College Hall of Fame in 1999. After graduating from Le Moyne in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Jim taught while working on his Ph.D. at Cornell University as a physicist in the engineering school, leading one of the first courses on semi-conductors. Jim started his professional career at General Electric in Pittsfield, Mass. Recognized as a leader in guidance system development, Jim eventually worked for Raytheon in Sudbury, Mass., where his skills were unparalleled. Upon his retirement from Raytheon, Jim consulted at Draper Labs for the U.S. Navy, and eventually started his own firm, MATHTEC, where he continued to research, design, and develop complex electronic systems. Highlights of his career include working on the Apollo Space Missions with Werner von Braun in Huntsville, Ala., the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident Missile Programs, Jim was the holder of several patents, and he was the first recipient of the U.S. Navy's Exceptional Achievement Award. Later in life, Jim loved spending time with his family and friends and talking politics. Jim could be found with his family at their house on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee swimming, boating, fishing, and enjoying the summer sun, or rooting on the sidelines for all of the grandchildren's sporting events. He was a member of the Meredith Rotary Club and loved supporting the annual Ice Fishing Derby, a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Charles Borromeo Council No. 17141, and a parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo in Meredith, N.H., and St. Adelaide's, in Peabody, Mass. Jim cherished his family. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Eleanor (Dirrigl), his wife of 63 years, whom he adored and cared for deeply. He is lovingly survived by his daughter Tracy Peter and her husband James of West Newbury, Mass.; his daughter Kelly Young and her husband Michael of Portsmouth, N.H. "Boompa" is fondly remembered by his grandchildren Stephanie, Daniel, and Mark Peter, and Connor and Spencer Young. Jim is also survived by his brother Robert Matthews and his wife Gerri of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and by nephews Mark and Michael (predeceased) Matthews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, followed by his funeral Mass in St. Adelaide's Church, 712 Lowell Street, Peabody, on Friday, March 5, at 12:30 p.m. A burial service will follow the Mass at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 185 Lake Street, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Meredith Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1210, Meredith, NH 03253. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.



25 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Shirley Ann Hunt was born on July 30th, 1941 to Lillian Tokla and Fozy Tokla in Worcester, Mass. and passed away on January 4th, 2021 surrounded by close family. Shirley Ann Hunt was born with the rare, innate knowledge that she was the captain of her own ship, and that she was not victim to her circumstances. She was an empowered woman with wisdom that far surpassed her schooling, an unwavering moral compass, and an indescribable loyalty to her loved ones that remains unbroken. The daughter of an immigrant father and first generation mother, Shirley came from very humble beginnings in Worcester. Shirley dropped out of school early to take on a job and help support her family, a testament to her relentless motivation, but also to her lifelong commitment to family. Shirley was selfless. The work, the praise, and the money were not what mattered to her. Everything she did was to make a difference and create memories with those she cared about. This motivation carried her to the titles of top 10 saleswomen in America and President of a multi-million dollar Seminar Company. Shirley Ann Hunt was more than just a sister, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, and friend. She was a fighter, a believer, a teacher, a mentor, an inspiration and a guide to so many people. Whether you knew her for a lifetime or met her in passing, she found a way to leave an impact on your life. Her presence was larger than life and she had a dynamic sense of being. Even as the President of the longest standing seminar company in North America, Shirley had an ability to connect with people where they were and create value out of the simplest conversations. While serving as the President of PSI Seminars in collaboration with Jane Willhite and supported by her right-arm Carole Santucci, she worked every day to make a positive impact in people's lives, striving to achieve world peace, one mind at a time. What makes this news so hard is that so many of us felt that Shirley was immortal. A multiple time survivor of cancer, a timeless trend setter, and a dynamic business woman whose expertise spanned over a half a century, we never believed she was fallible. She leaves behind her daughter Shellie Hunt, granddaughter, Cheyenne Hunt, sister-in-law, Teresa Tokla, and nephews David Tokla and Michael Tokla. There will be a celebration of Shirley's life on July 30th of 2021 in California, to be followed by her being laid to rest in Salisbury, Mass. in August of 2021. Per Shirley's last wishes, for those wishing to honor Shirley and the impact she has made, in lieu of flowers, it is asked that you donate to the Shirley A. Hunt Legacy Fund that will honor specified groups serving those most in need. Shirleyahuntlegacyfund.com.



24 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Haverhill - Edward Ralph "Eggie" Herlihy, of Haverhill, Mass., and proud Newburyporter, passed at Stewart Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, on Thursday, February 18, 2021, due to complications from Covid-19. Born in Newburyport, April 20, 1948, he was one of four children of the late John F. and Irene (Levesque) Herlihy, and was a graduate of Newburyport High School via Jackman School. He was inducted into the United States Army on March 6, 1969, and proudly served as a medic, until his honorable discharge on February 26, 1971. After his military service, Edward continued his education, first studying at NECCO, and eventually graduating from U-Mass, Boston with a Bachelor's Degree in English. He also taught English as a 2nd language after graduating. Eggie was a devout lover of music from an early age, and his eclectic tastes were well-known by those that knew him. He was a proud, talented writer of poetry and would often give personalized poems as gifts. He was a huge fan of the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Collegiate Basketball, and the New York Football Giants. After struggles at times, he was proudly sober for over 15 years. He was very grateful for help from Veterans Services, and volunteered, advocated, and befriended countless people along the way. He loved the beach air, strong black coffee, Tom Waits, flirting with waitresses, and most importantly, desserts. He leaves behind a son, Shawn R. Herlihy of East Hampstead, N.H.; his former wife, Stephanie (Gynan) Caverno of East Hampstead; his brother, Francis "Frank" Herlihy of Lawrence; a sister, Joanne and her husband Barry Noyes of Hartland, Maine; along with extended family and dear friends, including beloved lifetime friend Richard McLaughlin, originally of Newburyport, now residing in Elizabethtown, KY. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John M. Herlihy, who passed on April 21, 2018. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport. A graveside service will be held at a later date, at which time he will be laid to eternal rest with his parents and brother at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newburyport, followed by a Celebration Of Life at the Bartlett Mall, Newburyport. Donations to Veterans Services, specifically the Haverhill Clubhouse (Vinfen) would be something he would've appreciated greatly.



21 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Seabrook - Ann Marie Morgado, 62, of Seabrook, N.H., died Saturday, February 13, 2021, at her winter home in Bradenton, Fla. She was born in New Bedford, Mass., September 15, 1958, a daughter of the late Arthur D. Ferreira and the late Mary T. (Balestracci) Queen. Ann Marie attended Bishop Stang High School and has made her home in Seabrook for the past 40 years. With her husband, Floriano Morgado, they owned and operated Diamond Paving of Seabrook for many years. She was actively involved with her three boys and the many activities that they participated in. Her love for watching her children do the things they enjoyed, carried over to watching her grandchildren do the same. Her devotion to her family and friends was unwavering. She was selfless when it came to doing things for the people that she loved. She loved to cook and watch people enjoy what she created. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed outings with the ladies. She cherished her Florida winters, golfing, hosting friends new and old and enjoying the snowbird life. In addition to her husband of 45 years, she leaves three sons, Jeffrey, Paul and Robert; daughters in-law, Jessica and Amie; six grandchildren, Taya, Pacy, Ryan, Kyle, Cash, Roen; and a sister Patricia Kelly. Ann Marie will be forever remembered by her numerous extended family members, and beloved friends, who were like family. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 289 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH. Due to safety concerns related to the pandemic, the service will be for immediate family only. We invite all others who loved Ann to attend virtually and safely through the livestream link, https://www.olmmparish.org/home/live-streaming/ Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Seabrook. There will be a celebration of life for all to attend and enjoy when the weather and restrictions allow, for that is what would make Ann happiest. There was nothing she enjoyed more than a gathering of family and friends. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Ann Marie's memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for directions.



21 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Plum Island, Newburyport - David J. McFarlane, died peacefully on Saturday, February 13, in the loving care of the Country Center for Health in Newburyport, at the age of 86. David died in the way he lived. In the moments before he passed, hospice said his heart was still very strong, he wouldn't have gone any other way. He lived with a strong heart and died with one too. David battled dementia in his last several years, but never forgot what gave him life, his family. He is survived by his wife, Zaida McFarlane, who stood strong by his side through his care, as he did for her through their life; his children Karen O'Neil, Laura Lippert, Steven McFarlane; his step-children Marshal Neal, Martha Svedberg, Mary Hogan, and Mark Neal; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings Anna Lynch, and Paul and Brenda McFarlane. David and Zaida saw life as an adventure, they pushed themselves and each other to accomplish everything they set out to achieve. David lived 1,000 years in the 86 calendar years we had with him. He was an accomplished doctorate in engineering, who was active in civic affairs having served on the City Council, and within his church. He was a young-hearted adventurer, with a constant craving to learn any and all this world had to offer. David was always on a quest, an adventure, for the things he believed in. He served as a Boy Scout Leader, and was a pinnacle member of the Methodist church, helping them from bible readings, funding, to even fighting for handicap zoning. He was a proud veteran, who served with the Air Force, and forever served his fellow veterans thereafter. David always marveled in the outdoors, embarking on triathlons, marathons, skiing, hiking, and even jumping out of an airplane. As Shel Silverstien says in one of the worn out books by the recliner, that David read to his grandkids over and over, "Put something silly in the world that ain't been there before," and that's exactly what he did, always acting like one of the kids. When we'd race up the sand dunes and climb the lifeguard towers, he would call out Caesar's, "Veni, vidi, vici! I came, I saw, I conquered!" -You conquered, Grandpa. Services and burial will be private. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. McFarlane's family with his arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in David's name to Susan G Komen http://www.info-komen.org/site/TR/DIYFundraising/HeadquartersSite?px=26028942&pg=personal&fr_id=8591 To offer online condolences please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.


21 Feb 2021 at 4:00pm
Newbury - Patricia Howard, 78, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. She was born in Exeter, N.H., on July 22, 1942, to the late William J. and Geneva (Brown) Simon, and was a graduate of Exeter High School. She was raised in Kensington and worked at her families restaurant, Queensbridge Farms in Kensington. She took bookkeeping courses and worked for several local companies until her retirement in 2007. She enjoyed gardening and was especially fond of growing roses. She also enjoyed writing short stories in her spare time. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Melinda Howard of Newbury; brothers, William Simon and his wife Patricia of Meredith, N.H., and Alan Simon of Gardner, Maine; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son John Howard in 2020. Due to COVID-19 protocols a graveside service will be announced at a later date. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950, is assisting Mrs. Howard's family with her arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844, or the Merrimack River Feline Rescue, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, MA 01952. To offer online condolences and to check for service updates please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.


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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am
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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 937

Winning Numbers: 2-5-32-35-37 Lucky Ball: 2

Next Draw Date: 03/08/2021 Monday

Jackpot Winners: None

Estimated Top Prize: $1,000

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 5770

Winning Numbers: 14-15-23-30-35

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 2483

Winning Numbers: 10-11-17-27-54 Mega Ball: 20 Megaplier: 2

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Next Draw Date: 03/09/2021 Tuesday

Jackpot Winners: None

Estimated Jackpot: $46.3 million

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 3910

Winning Numbers: 10-18-20-40-48-49 ST Doubler: 7

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Next Draw Date: 03/10/2021 Wednesday

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 1158

Winning Numbers: 11-31-50-52-58 Powerball: 18 Powerplay: 4

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 20344

Winning Numbers: 1-2-7-0

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7 Mar 2021 at 2:53am

Draw ID: 20343

Winning Numbers: 0-5-4-1

Next Draw Date: 03/07/2021 Sunday

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6 Mar 2021 at 1:05pm
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7 Mar 2021 at 12:37am
As three more states have begun reopening, Dr. Anthony Fauci said another spike in cases could come. Here’s the latest on the pandemic.

6 Mar 2021 at 8:20pm
The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

6 Mar 2021 at 1:12pm
Rajiv Nath’s family-run Hindustan Syringes bets it can help meet the pandemic need for billions of barrels and needles.

4 Mar 2021 at 4:50pm
Scientists want to inoculate every adult in one Austrian district, in a real-world test of how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works against the variant first seen in South Africa.

6 Mar 2021 at 9:48am
After nearly three decades with Toys “R” Us, she helped lead a fight by employees for severance pay from the bankrupt company. She died of Covid-19.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:05am
She turned chocolates from her family company, founded in the 18th century, into design objects. She died of Covid-19.

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6 Mar 2021 at 2:11pm
“We’ve just now recently experienced the worst surge,” Fauci said Friday during a White House coronavirus briefing, adding that the country had plateaued at between 60,000 and 70,000 new cases per day.


6 Mar 2021 at 12:34pm
Andrea Zinder, president of the local United Food and Commercial Workers Union that represents Disney workers, said employees are “excited to go back to work and provide Californians with a bit more magic in their lives.”


6 Mar 2021 at 9:49am
“He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.’ I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat.”


6 Mar 2021 at 9:29am
The Democrats voting against the proposal were Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware, and Jon Tester of Montana.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:25pm
"We need a path forward that is appropriate for workers and small businesses and could actually pass."


5 Mar 2021 at 3:39pm
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5 Mar 2021 at 12:26pm
Advocates are looking for ways to at least limit the rule that requires 60 votes to pass most bills -- and they're hoping Biden weighs in.


5 Mar 2021 at 10:58am
"The government keeps dragging this out and letting everybody else out."


5 Mar 2021 at 10:27am
The FBI said on Thursday that it had arrested a former State Department aide on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon. The former midlevel aide, Federico Klein, who federal investigators said […]


5 Mar 2021 at 10:16am
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine is allowing states to rethink distribution, even as health officials and experts worry some will view it as inferior.

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6 Mar 2021 at 11:48am
In his historic visit to Iraq, Francis has sought to lend support to Christians in the majority-Shia country, urged Iraqi leaders to protect all minority rights and sent a message that he himself is back on the global stage after a year cooped up behind the Vatican walls because of the pandemic.


4 Mar 2021 at 9:06pm
The special is set to air on March 7.


1 Mar 2021 at 4:38pm
Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, failed to convince U.S. officials and courts to block their extradition to Japan.


28 Feb 2021 at 9:49am
“I pray for these girls, so that they may return home soon,'' the pope said. ”I am close to their families and to them,'' Francis said, asking people to join him in prayer.


26 Feb 2021 at 6:51pm
The professor was widely criticized for writing that the women served Japanese troops willingly during World War II. A Korean survivor called the uproar a “blessing in disguise.”


26 Feb 2021 at 1:40pm
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince approved an operation to kill or capture a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul


26 Feb 2021 at 8:52am
With companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX taking off, the space agency is facing a fundamental change in its identity.


25 Feb 2021 at 7:48pm
The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.


25 Feb 2021 at 6:43pm
MOSCOW — What drove nine experienced hikers, some barefoot and almost naked, out of their tent and into the subzero cold and the tomblike darkness of the Russian wilderness in 1959? When their bodies were found in a remote pass in the Ural Mountains, 62 years ago this week, no one could explain what — […]


25 Feb 2021 at 3:56pm
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, a system of currents, is weaker than it has been in 1,000 years.

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6 Mar 2021 at 5:29pm
It would be the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament.


6 Mar 2021 at 5:08pm
The state also reported 687 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Saturday, March 6, 2021.


6 Mar 2021 at 4:17pm
Hospital staff brought out cake and balloons for the special moment.


6 Mar 2021 at 4:14pm
Overall, 1,390,259 people have received the first dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Here's the data for Saturday, March 6.


6 Mar 2021 at 3:29pm
The 21-year-old right-hander will not need surgery.


6 Mar 2021 at 2:49pm
The payments stem from allegations that Starion used unfair and deceptive sales tactics, including unsolicited telemarketing calls, to lure more than 100,000 Massachusetts customers into expensive contracts with high electricity rates, Healey’s office said Friday.


6 Mar 2021 at 2:11pm
“We’ve just now recently experienced the worst surge,” Fauci said Friday during a White House coronavirus briefing, adding that the country had plateaued at between 60,000 and 70,000 new cases per day.


6 Mar 2021 at 1:55pm
The organization says the data it collects “will be utilized to develop and empower the next generation of women music creators."


6 Mar 2021 at 1:28pm
The Bruins defenseman is making progress following a forceful hit.


6 Mar 2021 at 1:24pm
The grants will support 12 affordable housing developments in eight communities: Acton, Attleboro, Boston, Chelsea, Great Barrington, Salem, Taunton and Wareham.

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6 Mar 2021 at 8:29pm
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Hospitalizations in New York, the state with the highest levels in the U.S., fell to less than 5,000 for the first time since early December. Protesters in ...

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6 Mar 2021 at 8:52am
Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric have delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence, urging Muslims to embrace Iraq's ...

6 Mar 2021 at 6:48am
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7 Mar 2021 at 2:17am
Only four years after the city was in the hands of the caliphate, the pontiff was set to go there by helicopter, praying at a damaged church


6 Mar 2021 at 5:37am
He helped promote U.S. cultural and educational interests from Italy to Iran, Africa to Argentina.


6 Mar 2021 at 3:12am
“Terrorism abuses religion,” the pontiff said at a site revered in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as the birthplace of Abraham.


6 Mar 2021 at 2:42am
Although Pope Francis is vaccinated, Iraq has only just begun a limited inoculation program.


6 Mar 2021 at 10:25am
Since the early days of the religion, diverse Christian communities have lived in what is now Iraq.


6 Mar 2021 at 9:46am
The pope’s travel plans have been moderated by the pandemic. Nonetheless, thousands of Iraqis lined roads around the airport to catch a glimpse.


6 Mar 2021 at 7:44am
Japan says it’s safe to release 1.25 million tons of treated water into the sea. But trust is in short supply.


6 Mar 2021 at 7:00am
The Saudi crown prince faces possible crimes against humanity charges as German justice looks beyond its borders.


6 Mar 2021 at 6:00am
Labor rights groups argue that mandatory vaccines would not stop the spread of the coronavirus but could lead to discrimination on socioeconomic and ethnic grounds.


5 Mar 2021 at 5:09am
The sit-down, which airs Sunday in the U.S. and Monday in Britain, is reported to have the palace in a stir.


5 Mar 2021 at 2:12am
Ali Sistani is Iraq’s leading religious authority and a preeminent figure in Shiite Islam.


5 Mar 2021 at 1:23am
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made his most pointed plea yet for the waiver of some patents.

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27 Feb 2021 at 1:15pm

"Unless we address the lack of Black power in this society, you will be talking about this when you are as old as me," the 80-year-old former Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent said.




22 Feb 2021 at 12:10pm

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6 Mar 2021 at 11:17pm

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6 Mar 2021 at 10:16pm

“In order to prevent some serious problems, this injection is very, very helpful,” he said.




6 Mar 2021 at 9:55pm

The Daytona Beach police chief asked people to be safe during Bike Week and to be “smarter than this guy.”




6 Mar 2021 at 9:50pm

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he plans to campaign against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska next year.




6 Mar 2021 at 9:01pm

"If you go to a business and they tell you to wear a mask, please either wear the mask or decide to take your business elsewhere," Houston's police chief said on Twitter.




6 Mar 2021 at 8:29pm

President Biden said Saturday that the plan means $1,400 checks to individuals would be sent out this month.




6 Mar 2021 at 8:17pm

Lawmakers made several changes to the House's version.




6 Mar 2021 at 7:10pm

The autographed card is one of only 100 cards in the world, according to the online auction house that brokered the deal.




6 Mar 2021 at 6:43pm

At the Regent Theatre in Arlington, a music school played to a live streaming audience on Saturday, getting ready for when COVID-19 protocols will allow for live audiences.




6 Mar 2021 at 6:42pm

Portland, Oregon, last year dissolved a special police unit designed to focus on gun violence during the national reckoning over racial injustice. Some say disbanding the unit was a mistake.




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6 Mar 2021 at 9:12pm
The remains of Emil Kapaun, the Catholic priest and Korean War prisoner of war, have been identified, the Pentagon said Friday. Kapaun was given the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013.

6 Mar 2021 at 6:49pm
In remarks after a divided Senate approved his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Biden credited dogged lawmakers and widespread public support with getting it across the finish line.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:17pm
Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:10pm
The state public utility commission had faced requests to reverse billions of dollars' worth of charges. But doing so might end up causing unintended consequences, the PUC said.

6 Mar 2021 at 1:08pm
The NASA rover traversed some 21 feet of terrain this week, in its first test drive since landing on the red planet. It also captured photos of its touchdown site and the wheel tracks it left behind.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:25pm
The package delivers a new round of financial assistance to Americans grappling with the impact of the pandemic. The House will need to vote on the final version.

6 Mar 2021 at 11:18am
The 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader scrapped plans to receive the injection at home, opting instead to travel to a clinic. "More people should have courage to take this injection," he said.

6 Mar 2021 at 10:25am
Amanda Gorman, who became a sensation after her poem at Joe Biden's inauguration, says a security guard told her she looked "suspicious."

6 Mar 2021 at 9:11am
At work every day, Agnes Boisvert attends to ICU patients "gasping for air" and dying from COVID-19. But communicating that harsh reality to her skeptical community has been a challenge.

6 Mar 2021 at 9:04am
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.

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6 Mar 2021 at 9:12pm
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6 Mar 2021 at 9:12pm
The remains of Emil Kapaun, the Catholic priest and Korean War prisoner of war, have been identified, the Pentagon said Friday. Kapaun was given the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013.

6 Mar 2021 at 6:49pm
In remarks after a divided Senate approved his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Biden credited dogged lawmakers and widespread public support with getting it across the finish line.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:17pm
Research from New York University found that far-right accounts known for spreading misinformation drive engagement at higher rates than other news sources.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:10pm
The state public utility commission had faced requests to reverse billions of dollars' worth of charges. But doing so might end up causing unintended consequences, the PUC said.

6 Mar 2021 at 1:08pm
The NASA rover traversed some 21 feet of terrain this week, in its first test drive since landing on the red planet. It also captured photos of its touchdown site and the wheel tracks it left behind.

6 Mar 2021 at 12:25pm
The package delivers a new round of financial assistance to Americans grappling with the impact of the pandemic. The House will need to vote on the final version.

6 Mar 2021 at 11:18am
The 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader scrapped plans to receive the injection at home, opting instead to travel to a clinic. "More people should have courage to take this injection," he said.

6 Mar 2021 at 10:25am
Amanda Gorman, who became a sensation after her poem at Joe Biden's inauguration, says a security guard told her she looked "suspicious."

6 Mar 2021 at 9:11am
At work every day, Agnes Boisvert attends to ICU patients "gasping for air" and dying from COVID-19. But communicating that harsh reality to her skeptical community has been a challenge.

6 Mar 2021 at 9:04am
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.

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6 Mar 2021 at 11:06pm
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6 Mar 2021 at 11:06pm
New COVID-19 precautions call for a shortened course, big tents and a new starting line. But that doesn't mean this year's "Last Great Race" will be any easier.

6 Mar 2021 at 9:12pm
The remains of Emil Kapaun, the Catholic priest and Korean War prisoner of war, have been identified, the Pentagon said Friday. Kapaun was given the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2013.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:17pm
Mississippi endured a winter storm that knocked out power and water to hundreds of thousands of residents. Black Mississippians say their needs continue to be ignored.

6 Mar 2021 at 5:10pm
The state public utility commission had faced requests to reverse billions of dollars' worth of charges. But doing so might end up causing unintended consequences, the PUC said.

6 Mar 2021 at 10:25am
Amanda Gorman, who became a sensation after her poem at Joe Biden's inauguration, says a security guard told her she looked "suspicious."

6 Mar 2021 at 9:39am
President Biden is enlisting union support for his plan to rebuild infrastructure. Labor leaders say he'll have a difficult balancing act if he wants to be the most labor-friendly president ever.

6 Mar 2021 at 9:00am
The U.S. is engaged in a massive effort to vaccinate the bulk of its population against COVID-19. But some states are working faster than others. See how yours is faring.

6 Mar 2021 at 7:01am
Many are fleeing crime and poverty in Central America and rushing to the U.S.-Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week called the situation a "stressful challenge."

6 Mar 2021 at 5:01am
Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma risked a lawsuit when she made public her allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment. She hopes California will ban contracts like the one she had.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:42pm
It's the latest setback for Cuomo, who is facing a pair of political crises. But many of his critics say the legislation doesn't do enough to wrest power back from the executive branch.

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5 Mar 2021 at 5:00am
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5 Mar 2021 at 5:00am
In Southern California, pollutants from wildfire smoke caused up to a 10% increase in hospital admissions. Researchers say there's a need for better air monitoring and public health programs.

4 Mar 2021 at 9:47pm
The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.

2 Mar 2021 at 5:00am
If you've been delaying routine medical care in the past year, now's the time to catch up, doctors say. The consequences of missing some key screenings and health checkups can be lethal.

2 Mar 2021 at 12:01am
Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.

1 Mar 2021 at 3:51pm
People who have been sick with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the normally two-shot vaccines. If that became policy it could extend vaccine supplies, but logistical challenges are daunting.

28 Feb 2021 at 3:28pm
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to endorse the emergency use of a single dose of a vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. A study showed it was 66% effective in the U.S.

27 Feb 2021 at 6:20pm
The Food and Drug Administration gave Johnson & Johnson's vaccine the green light for emergency use Saturday, a day after a panel of advisers to the agency endorsed it in a unanimous vote.

23 Feb 2021 at 5:00am
The Biden team wants to swiftly vaccinate people of color and others most vulnerable to COVID-19. But health centers are learning that speed and achieving racial equity don't always go hand in hand.

18 Feb 2021 at 2:19pm
Scientists say the pandemic will end in the U.S. only when we achieve what's called herd immunity. Play with our simulations to see how immunity can stop an outbreak in its tracks.

18 Feb 2021 at 5:00am
Use NPR's tool to find out where to start when it's your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, helpful advice about how to navigate the system.

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5 Mar 2021 at 9:05am
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

5 Mar 2021 at 9:05am
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with British historian Kate Williams about the upcoming broadcast of Oprah Winfrey's CBS interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:22am
Corey Phillpott finished the marathon in 16 hours and 12 minutes, breaking a record.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:20am
The workers were excavating a trench when they made their discovery. Now, archeologists have taken over to research the tunnel.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:16am
British Fitness instructor Joe Wicks has run an online exercise class that became very popular with families since the early days of the Pandemic. His last session is today.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:12am
The Biden Administration's reversal of the program known as "Remain in Mexico" does not mean that everyone affected by it gets automatically let into the United States.

5 Mar 2021 at 6:15am
Chinese legislators in Beijing are set to overhaul Hong Kong's elections systems. Once semi-autonomous, mainland China has curtailed freedoms in Hong Kong.

5 Mar 2021 at 5:04am
February job numbers will be released this morning. The Biden administration has ended Trump's "Remain in Mexico" program. And, the Chinese parliament discusses Hong Kong's elections.

5 Mar 2021 at 5:04am
Forecasters expect today's jobs report to show an uptick in hiring last month, after a disappointing January. The report comes as Congress is weighing another $1.9 trillion in economic aid.

5 Mar 2021 at 5:04am
As more Chicago students return to in-person classes, officials are trying to ensure a smooth reopening. But some parents are pushing back and staff worry about returning in person.

5 Mar 2021 at 5:04am
The House has approved a police reform bill named after George Floyd. The lead author, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), speaks to Morning Edition about what the bill aims to achieve.

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5 Mar 2021 at 7:22am
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

5 Mar 2021 at 7:22am
Corey Phillpott finished the marathon in 16 hours and 12 minutes, breaking a record.

3 Mar 2021 at 10:01am
A Connecticut man bought the small porcelain bowl for $35, then asked Sotheby's experts to appraise it. They say it's a rare 15th-century Ming dynasty piece worth between $300,000 and $500,000.

3 Mar 2021 at 6:27am
The two met in 2013 while working at a Connecticut restaurant. They recently found out that they have the same birth parents. An error on adoption papers initially made that seem impossible.

25 Feb 2021 at 5:56am
The sign at Dude Chilling Park was first installed in 2012. This is the third time someone has made off with the sign — presumably to hang over their couch. It will cost $1,300 to replace it.

7 Feb 2021 at 7:48am
Meteorologist Paul Grisham lost his wallet while working in Antarctica 53 years ago. It was found and recently mailed to him. The items inside brought back memories, and included a recipe for Kahlua.

6 Feb 2021 at 8:00am
Do you need something to liven up your virtual business meetings? You can hire a goat or two from Cronkshaw Fold Farm in Lancashire, England to make a cameo appearance in your call.

5 Feb 2021 at 9:35am
It's easy to see why sloths have become icons of laziness. But zoologist Lucy Cooke says behind their leisurely pace is a marvelous evolutionary advantage that is the secret to their survival.

4 Feb 2021 at 5:55am
Champion race car driver Michael Andretti won the race — covering 350 feet at a top speed of 17 miles per hour. The event helped to launch the parking garage at a new casino in Washington state.

3 Feb 2021 at 5:56am
It started as a protest in 2004, Hank Robar placed several toilets filled with fake flowers on his property in Potsdam. Officials ordered him to remove them. The case went to federal court.

27 Jan 2021 at 6:16am
Researchers throughout the years have studied the use of curse words and according to some, dropping a well-placed expletive can be a sign of honesty or an indication of a high pain tolerance.