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Medicare FAQs and News
Making Sense of Medicare Supplements

COVID was a game-changer for people across the globe, especially for insurance companies and Medicare. Many wonder how cost-sharing for testing, treatments, and a future vaccine will look. Also, people are curious if COVID will be a pre-existing condition. It’s clear that COVID impacted the world; in fact, Medicare has expanded telehealth and mental health…

The post What is Changing in Medicare Post COVID appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

A $200 drug card for some people on Medicare is huge. For many Americans, prescription drug costs can be oppressive. In his fight for reelection, the President is presenting solutions to this burden for those on Medicare. Keep reading to learn more about his plan and the likelihood of $200 Medicare cards becoming available soon.…

The post Possible $200 Drug Card for Medicare Beneficiaries appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

If re-elected, President Donald Trump plans to expand on the changes to health care that his administration has implemented. Further, many developments and plans impact those on Medicare. For a summary of some key points of Trump’s health care plan for 2021, keep reading. Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan President Trump released an executive order,…

The post Trump’s America First Healthcare Plan appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

When it comes to health care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are trying to put control back into patients’ and doctors’ hands. For 2021, CMS proposes to work toward this by dropping the Inpatient Only list. To explain what this means, we’ve highlighted some key points below. We also provide updates about other…

The post CMS Proposal to Eliminate Inpatient Only List appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

Many Democratic candidates have had ideas to expand Medicare or health care. So, of course, Biden has a plan to make changes to the health care system. If victorious, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris plan to expand the United States’ Medicare program. With this proposed expansion come questions about…

The post Joe Biden’s Healthcare Plan to Expand Medicare appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognize the importance of chronic care management. According to CMS, more than two-thirds of beneficiaries have two chronic conditions, and nearly 14% have more than six chronic conditions. Patients with two or more chronic health conditions need chronic care services. Chronic care services help beneficiaries with a higher…

The post What is Chronic Care Management? appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

There are many reasons why some states have more expensive Medigap plans than others. The rules in some states vary, and the cost of living can also play a factor. If you live in a state where Medigap premiums are higher, it’s likely going to provide you with more value. The cost of healthcare is…

The post Top 10 Most Expensive States for Medigap Plans appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

While much of the rest of the budget is a significant deficit, the Social security surplus enables the government to acquire less from the public to fund the deficit. Some Social Security benefits use a specific government trust fund to secure payments to beneficiaries that qualify for subsidies under different definitions. Beneficiaries that are eligible…

The post Understanding the Social Security Surplus appeared first on MedicareFAQ.

Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
30 Nov 2020 at 2:32pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
30 Nov 2020 at 6:03am
Crustless Quiche

Brunch life. We all want it 8 days a week. But with hectic weekday schedules, and often even weekend obligations for activities, who has time for fussy extras like crust? That’s why I’m here to convince you that this quick, healthy Crustless Quiche recipe is perfect anytime, any day! Of course, it’s still an ideal…

READ: Crustless Quiche

by Erin Clarke
23 Nov 2020 at 6:01am
Turkey Salad

I see stretchy sweatpants and leftover Thanksgiving turkey in our future, and I have just the recipe for us both: a healthy spin on classic comfort, Turkey Salad. After you’ve spent meaningful time with people you love. After you’ve enjoyed a spread worthy of kings (don’t forget Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, Crockpot Green Bean Casserole,…

READ: Turkey Salad

by Erin Clarke
18 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Acorn Squash Soup

A bit of a produce shop-a-holic, I’ve been known to return home from the farmers’ market with enough acorn squash to feed a small village, only to double up at the grocery store, because it’s always on sale. This hearty, warm Acorn Squash Soup, abundant with fall flavors, is my latest, greatest way to work…

READ: Acorn Squash Soup

by Erin Clarke
16 Nov 2020 at 6:03am
Turkey Pot Pie

Our poultry-per-capita ratio this Thanksgiving is ambitious, and I have Great Big Delicious plans for the leftover turkey, starting with this from-scratch Turkey Pot Pie! Like many of you, our Thanksgiving this year will be scaled down, but we have no intention to adjust the size of the bird. Leftovers are one of my absolute…

READ: Turkey Pot Pie

by Erin Clarke
13 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

If you believe that avocado is THE prize topping for Tex-Mex (it’s practically my culinary creed!) this Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup may just be your new doctrine of deliciousness. Here, tortilla strips take center stage as a crunchy, salty, and all-out addictive counterpoint to the hearty, zesty, Tex-Mex filling beneath. This slow cooker soup…

READ: Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Erin Clarke
11 Nov 2020 at 6:20pm
Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing

When oven space is a hot commodity, it’s time to call in Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing! A hearty, savory stuffing made with wild rice, cranberries, mushrooms, and almonds for crunch, it’s a refreshing twist on the same old stuffing and can pair well with a wide variety of your favorite mains. This crockpot wild rice…

READ: Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing

by Erin Clarke
6 Nov 2020 at 6:03am
Cabbage Roll Soup

“Same fab flavor, way less fuss!” is a gets-me-every-time mealtime tagline, and a driving force behind the recipes I share with you here. Cabbage Roll Soup is precisely that! This easy, healthy soup has all the rich, comforting flavor and classic ingredients in traditional cabbage rolls, and exactly none of the hassle of making them.…

READ: Cabbage Roll Soup

by Erin Clarke
2 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Brown Butter

As the temperature cools, I look forward each day to a dinner that is not only nutritious but extra cozy too. This easy Brussels Sprouts Pasta is exactly that. Starring crispy sautéed Brussels sprouts and a scrumptious brown butter sauce, this simple yet filling dish wows with rich fall flavors and ingredients. This recipe is…

READ: Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Brown Butter

Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
20 Nov 2020 at 10:51am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
20 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

This Crockpot Green Bean Casserole is everything that a green bean casserole can and should be (creamy, appropriately al dente, with a from-scratch flavor and addictively crunchy top) and exactly nothing that it shouldn’t be (mushy, overcooked to the point of destruction, bland). A legitimately tasty version of a time-honored side made easy in the…

READ: Crockpot Green Bean Casserole

by Erin Clarke
19 Nov 2020 at 6:04am
Broccoli Cranberry Salad

Have the sticks of butter been flying off the shelves in anyone else’s kitchen lately? In the name of balance, today I have a Broccoli Cranberry Salad for you. It’s the perfect way to sneak a little green onto your table in a way that still feels decadent and tastes delicious. This healthy broccoli cranberry…

READ: Broccoli Cranberry Salad

by Erin Clarke
17 Nov 2020 at 6:04am
Crock Pot Stuffing

From-scratch effort might feel at its most worthwhile at the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look for easy ways to simplify your cooking. Take advantage of your slow cooker and make this Crock Pot Stuffing with apples, cranberries, and pecans! Not only is stuffing made in a slow cooker more low maintenance than…

READ: Crock Pot Stuffing

by Erin Clarke
11 Nov 2020 at 6:20pm
Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing

When oven space is a hot commodity, it’s time to call in Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing! A hearty, savory stuffing made with wild rice, cranberries, mushrooms, and almonds for crunch, it’s a refreshing twist on the same old stuffing and can pair well with a wide variety of your favorite mains. This crockpot wild rice…

READ: Crockpot Wild Rice Stuffing

by Erin Clarke
8 Nov 2020 at 9:47am
Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Next in our series of lighter, fresher versions of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes: Healthy Green Bean Casserole! Despite its OG status in today’s Thanksgiving spread, green bean casserole is one of those recipes I forget about every year until it’s in front of me in its French-onion-crowned glory. Holiday mealtime is sacred, and plate (and…

READ: Healthy Green Bean Casserole

by Erin Clarke
5 Nov 2020 at 6:04am
Brussels Sprouts Casserole

Serve this mouthwatering Brussels Sprouts Casserole (a.k.a. Brussels sprouts bathing in a bubbly, creamy sauce and showered with buttery, crispy bread crumbs), and prepare to win the hearts of veggie-skeptics and veggie-lovers alike. Another name for this recipe (in addition to “that one side dish no one could stop eating”) would be “Brussels Sprouts Gratin.”…

READ: Brussels Sprouts Casserole

by Erin Clarke
4 Nov 2020 at 6:00am
Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread. Stuffing. This is not an “either… or…” scenario. This is the tag team of your dreams. Light, crumbly, and subtly sweet cornbread from scratch PLUS the finest of all Thanksgiving sides. Cornbread Stuffing is proof that you can have it all. I came to stuffing late in life. I know many who think stuffing…

READ: Cornbread Stuffing

by Erin Clarke
3 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Everyone has that part of the Thanksgiving spread that they get super uppity about being juuuuuust right, and these Glazed Sweet Potatoes (with whiskey pecans!) are mine. These glazed sweet potatoes are a tradition in my family. They feature hunks of sweet potatoes, bathed in a spicy-sweet honey glaze. We make this recipe every year,…

READ: Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
15 Nov 2020 at 9:33am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

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
27 Sep 2020 at 11:30am
Healthy Pumpkin Bread

I know, I know. I know what you are thinking. MORE pumpkin? Let me tell you, this Healthy Pumpkin Bread recipe is worth using up your supply of cinnamon and busting out (even more) pumpkin puree! Made with simple, wholesome ingredients and naturally sweetened with honey, it’s supremely spiced, mega-moist, and exactly what I crave when…

READ: Healthy Pumpkin Bread

by Erin Clarke
23 Sep 2020 at 6:00am
Homemade Hamburger Helper

Did you grow up eating Hamburger Helper? Today I have a recipe for Homemade Hamburger Helper that—and I say this as someone who regards the foods of her childhood with nostalgic respect—will beat the pants off of the stuff in the box! Lean ground beef cooked with noodles in a rich and creamy sauce, this…

READ: Homemade Hamburger Helper

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

by Erin Clarke
9 Sep 2020 at 6:00am
Baked Apple Slices

You, my friend, are fabulous to the core. So are these healthy Baked Apple Slices. <—Promise I’ll keep the apple puns to a minimum…even though this recipe gives me all the peels. Welcome to this fall’s low-maintenance version of apple pie or apple crisp! It has the familiar, warm spices – cinnamon and allspice –…

READ: Baked Apple Slices

by Erin Clarke
1 Sep 2020 at 6:06am
Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Whenever I come home with that first bounty of freshly-picked apples, I immediately form a copious list of recipes that I want to make. This Slow Cooker Apple Butter is at the top of this year’s list. Other contenders for the #1 spot on the Official Apple Recipe Bucket List: Apple Bread, Vegan Apple Crisp, Apple…

READ: Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Serious Eats: Recipes
30 Nov 2020 at 2:45am
Our Favorite Recipes, Curated and Collected

by Tim Chin
30 Nov 2020 at 2:45am

Golden and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, this Italian-American classic is a family-style classic. The secret to our never-soggy coating is some cornstarch and baking powder in the dredge. Get Recipe!

by Tim Chin
18 Nov 2020 at 8:00am

This French dessert gets its name from the way its layers of thinly sliced apple seem to disappear into the light batter that binds them. In a nod to the popularity of gateau invisible in Japan, this version is subtly flavored with salty-sweet white miso, and served with a miso caramel sauce. Get Recipe!

by Kristina Razon
17 Nov 2020 at 5:30am

This rich tart pairs a smooth and creamy toasted white sesame custard with a bittersweet chocolate ganache and packages it in a crisp, cookie-like crust for a welcome addition to any holiday table. Get Recipe!

by Nik Sharma
11 Nov 2020 at 8:00am

Gulab jamun is a beloved Indian dessert consisting of fried balls of a dough made from milk solids and semolina, soaked with an aromatic syrup spiced with green cardamom, rose water, saffron, and more. Get Recipe!

by Tim Chin
10 Nov 2020 at 5:30am

Each of these lotus-leaf packages (or parchment packages, if that's what you have) is filled with a fragrant and delicious mix of winter squash, ground pork, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, garlic, and more. Get Recipe!

by Kristina Razon
9 Nov 2020 at 2:45am

This show-stopping pie marries savory sweet potatoes and tart apples underneath a punchy almond-thyme crumble—satisfying both apple pie lovers and sweet potato pie lovers everywhere. Get Recipe!

by Sunny Lee
6 Nov 2020 at 12:35pm

Roast turkey breast gets the ssam treatment with a sweet jujube date relish, and spicy-sweet roasted squash ssamjang. Get Recipe!

by Sunny Lee
6 Nov 2020 at 12:30pm

Braise turkey legs and wings with soy sauce and root beer for the perfect cold weather Korean-inspired stew. Get Recipe!

by Amethyst Ganaway
5 Nov 2020 at 8:00am

Brined until plump and juicy, braised until meltingly tender, and covered in a rich gravy, these turkey wings have all the flavor of the holidays, and none of the dry boringness. Get Recipe!

by Sunny Lee
5 Nov 2020 at 2:45am

A traditional Korean ginger-cinnamon digestif gets an apple spin. Get Recipe!

by Christian Reynoso
4 Nov 2020 at 8:00am

Mexican burritos are a bit different from their counterparts north of the border. Most importantly, they're smaller and stuffed with a much simpler array of fillings (often just one, like the braised beef here). With such a pared-down presentation, the key to success is quality: The tortillas are best homemade and the filling abundantly delicious. Get Recipe!

by Sunny Lee
3 Nov 2020 at 2:45am

The fall flavors of Thanksgiving stuffing, in Korean pancake form. Get Recipe!

by Christian Reynoso
2 Nov 2020 at 8:00am

Made from homemade or store-bought machaca (dried and pounded beef), this Northern Mexican beef stew comes together in no time with the help of juicy tomatoes and tender onions. Get Recipe!

by Christian Reynoso
2 Nov 2020 at 7:50am

Dried like jerky, then pounded into shreds, Northern Mexican beef machaca can then be rehydrated and used in all sorts of dishes, from scrambled eggs and stews to a filling for burritos. This easy method works in a very low oven or dehydrator. Get Recipe!

by Christian Reynoso
30 Oct 2020 at 9:00am

Flour tortillas are central to the cuisine of northern Mexico. Rich with lard and whole milk, these flour tortillas are airy, tender, and subtly sweet. Get Recipe!

Janet's Notebook from Just A Pinch Recipes
1 Dec 2020 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
Travel - Top Destinations, Vacation Ideas
How to vacation well — from planning your time off to finding flight deals and hotel hacks — on a real person's budget.

19 Nov 2020 at 5:45am
What American, Southwest, Delta and others are doing for COVID-19 safety over the Thanksgiving and December holidays.

4 Nov 2020 at 2:26pm
Expect to budget $10,000-plus for a new life outside the United States.

7 Oct 2020 at 2:08pm
You can't go on a vacation, but you can watch these travel shows on Netflix.

30 Jul 2020 at 6:28pm
Bigger is definitely not always better.

28 Jul 2020 at 7:46pm
As COVID-19 cases surge, many Americans are ignoring health guidelines with beach days and vacations.

21 Jul 2020 at 10:25am
Take it from me.

18 Sep 2020 at 11:37am
Behold the beautiful landscapes of North America.

4 Feb 2019 at 5:40pm
This is the best carry-on suitcase I've ever used.

18 Feb 2020 at 5:03pm
I've never lost a passport, phone or ID at an airport. And now, I never will.

10 Mar 2020 at 2:25pm
We found great travel essentials from Paravel and Mark and Graham -- and even places like West Elm and Nordstrom Rack.

8 Sep 2020 at 9:48pm
Here's what to know before you risk your money (or your health).

10 Aug 2020 at 5:45am
What travelers should know about the risks of hotels and home rentals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

6 Aug 2020 at 5:45am
Experts weigh in on the safety of recreational boat outings in the age of COVID-19.

22 Jul 2020 at 1:26pm
We found rolling duffels, totes and weekenders on wheels for all you "light packers" out there.

16 Jul 2020 at 5:05pm
These travel bags for men and women are ideal for overnight and long weekend trips.

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Tech News - Views from WIRED
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2 Dec 2020 at 12:31am
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by Brian Barrett
1 Dec 2020 at 6:20pm

The attorney general has long been one of the president’s chief apologists. Not this time.

by Scott Gilbertson, Gear Team
1 Dec 2020 at 1:45pm

We combed through every Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal we featured this week. These deals remain—for the moment.

by WIRED Readers
1 Dec 2020 at 12:32pm

Here's this month's prompt, how to submit, and an illustrated archive of past favorites.

by Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
1 Dec 2020 at 9:00am

Here's how to lock down your data and stop others from snooping on your personal information.

by Whitson Gordon
1 Dec 2020 at 9:00am

PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, Game Pass Ultimate—we break it down so you can pick the right one for you.

by WIRED Staff
1 Dec 2020 at 9:00am

This month's list focuses on cases relating to Covid-19, as thousands of individuals have called on the UN to free jailed journalists amid the ongoing pandemic.

by David Nield
1 Dec 2020 at 8:00am

Leaving Google Photos now that it's no longer free and unlimited? Considering Apple Photos or OneDrive? Here's how to take your library with you.

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1 Dec 2020 at 8:00am

Your child has spent years watching you tap away on your phone or laptop. Give them a turn on an age-appropriate device of their own.

by Benjamin Mazer
1 Dec 2020 at 8:00am

The US health care system has always been unequal, but Covid-19 has revealed it to be absurd.

by Michele Cohen Marill
1 Dec 2020 at 7:00am

The FDA has given NightWare clearance to market a “digital therapeutic” device that uses an Apple Watch to interrupt PTSD-related nightmares.

Car Corner
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1 Dec 2020 at 7:00am
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the High Gear Media network of sites

by (Martin Padgett)
1 Dec 2020 at 7:00am
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&rsquo;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?...

by (Martin Padgett)
30 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Maxima? What does it compare to? The 2021 Nissan Maxima is a four-door sedan that’s related to the Altima, but costs more and has a standard V-6. It’s handsome and sporty in its intent, which makes it a rival for cars like the Acura TLX as well as the Altima, the Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord...

by (Martin Padgett)
29 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
The 2021 Nissan Versa is a new car, and not much more&ndash;and that’s not damning it with faint praise. Few cars offer its safety and infotainment features at its price, and of those that do, it’s among the best. What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Versa? What does it compare to? It’s a four-door sedan, and sized like a Hyundai...

by (Martin Padgett)
28 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo S90/V90? What does it compare to? The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 are large luxury cars that offer a pretty alternative to the usual rivals, including the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class, and BMW 5-Series. Without the pretense of luxury the S90 sedan and V90 wagon still deliver it, especially in our favorite, the...

by (Martin Padgett)
27 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo S60? What does it compare to? It’s a five-seat, four-door sedan that rivals some compact and mid-size luxury cars with hallowed names: Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and especially BMW 3-Series. The S60 can also be had as a wagon known as the Volvo V60. Is the 2021 Volvo S60 a good car? It’s an...

by (Martin Padgett)
26 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
What kind of car is the 2021 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? With the 2021 G70, Genesis has a legitimate luxury sedan rival for compact cars such as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Is the 2021 Genesis G70 a good car? It’s very good, bordering on great. We give it a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10—and that’s before the...

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1 Dec 2020 at 11:45am
The calendar year 2020 can't fade in the rearview mirror fast enough for most of us. The view out front looks promising, with nearly 50 new and redesigned cars transporting us to better days ahead in the digital, electrified automotive age. Walls of touchscreens stamp new cars such as the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, and traditional automakers ramp up...

by (Robert Duffer)
1 Dec 2020 at 11:16am
Start your engines: The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 prepares to launch The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy annual testing commences now for 2021, with winners in each car category as well as an overall winner to be announced in a month. It's time to vote for The Car Connection's 2021 Driver's Choice Awards It's award season and that...

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1 Dec 2020 at 9:48am
The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2021 awards are coming soon, which means it's time to turn your attention to the 2021 Driver's Choice Awards. It's your opportunity to pick the most luxurious, prettiest, best-performing, and greenest cars, trucks, and crossover SUVs that came out in 2020. As in the past, there are six categories for The Car...

by (Robert Duffer)
1 Dec 2020 at 8:00am
Could child safety seat regulations act as an unintended form of birth control? That's the assertion of two professors in a study called "Car seats as contraception." First reported by The Economist this week, the study found that increasingly restrictive child car seat laws have led to fewer families with three children between 1973 and 2017...

by (Robert Duffer)
30 Nov 2020 at 11:55am
The 2021 Genesis G80 puts to rest any doubts about whether Hyundai&rsquo;s luxury brand deserves to sit alongside Germany’s heritage brands. Like Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi built their reputations for performance and refinement on the backs of their sedans, and carried it over into more diluted pools teeming with crossover SUVs...

by (Robert Duffer)
30 Nov 2020 at 11:44am
Review update: 2021 Genesis G80 carves out a spot at the luxury table The redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan might not the performance chops of BMW's M models or Mercedes' AMGs, but it's a great alternative to German luxury sedans. Tesla suspension investigated by the NHTSA; Model Y, Model X recalled Regulators are investigating...

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There have been some reports of COVID-19 phone scams going around, so we thought it'd be a good time to check in....

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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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Are you looking for ways to volunteer from home? Send us "happy mail" (art, letters of support/encouragement, poems,...

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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.

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Monday - Thursday from 8:00AM - 3:30PM
Friday 8:00AM - 12:30PM

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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.

1 Dec 2020 at 12:18pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
These infection prevention and control considerations are for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant persons under investigation (PUI) in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labor and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings.

1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
Resources for laboratories to conduct testing to identify new cases of coronavirus disease 2019.

1 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
CDC created this airline toolkit for airlines that are educating/informing travelers and crew about COVID-19.

30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
Learn what manufacturing workers and employers need to know during COVID-19.

30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
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30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
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30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
CDC is conducting disease surveillance and field investigations to better understand why some people are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 illness.

30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
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30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
There are no drugs or other therapeutics presently approved by the FDA to prevent or treat COVID-19.

30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
This page provides a broad overview of therapies that are currently recommended for COVID-19 treatment. The FDA can issue emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow healthcare providers to use products that are not yet approved, or are approved for other uses, to treat patients with COVID-19 if certain legal requirements are met. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed and regularly updates Treatment Guidelines to help guide healthcare providers caring patients with COVID-19. Any treatments that are used for COVID-19 should be under the care of a healthcare provider.

30 Nov 2020 at 12:00am
Learn the 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where U.S. COVID-19 vaccination planning currently stands.

Social Security Administration Online
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17 Nov 2020 at 9:14am
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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 […]

19 Mar 2020 at 11:22am
I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be […]

16 Mar 2020 at 5:45pm
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are still able to provide critical services. Please read our press release to […]

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1 Dec 2020 at 6:55pm
NEWBURYPORT — The average single-family homeowner in the city should expect to see about a $69 increase in property taxes for fiscal 2021.

1 Dec 2020 at 12:52pm
BYFIELD — Students at Triton Regional Middle and High Schools reverted to a fully remote learning model for an 11-day period beginning today, Dec. 1.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:34am
NEWBURYPORT – Bestselling author and historian Kate Larson will be speaking about the friendship between William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Tubman in a virtual lecture at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The presentation is entitled "Lloyd and Moses: The Remarkable…

1 Dec 2020 at 5:30am
EXETER, N.H. — The Seacoast Artist Association will offer two new solo exhibits this month, including a feature work by an Amesbury photographer.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:55am
AMESBURY — The year is almost at an end but the director of the Council on Aging wants seniors to know that they don't have to face the end of 2020 alone.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:30am
On this day in 1900, this newspaper informed its readers that an open discussion would take place at the Social Democratic headquarters on Monday, Dec. 3. The question: “How would Newburyport proceed if it were a Socialist city?" All were…

1 Dec 2020 at 4:30am
WEST NEWBURY — The Police Department was one of more than 160 law enforcement agencies across the state to receive federal grant funding intended to provide equipment and strengthen training, as well as support crime prevention and enforcement initiatives.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:30am
AMESBURY — Kyle Mallett and his family have spent the past two Christmases putting on an ever-growing holiday light show on their South Martin Road front lawn and they weren't about to let a global pandemic slow them down.

30 Nov 2020 at 10:30am
NEWBURYPORT – Petra Slinkard, Peabody Essex Museum’s curator of fashion and textiles, will be a guest on “The Morning Show” on Thursday, Dec. 3, to discuss the newly opened exhibit, “Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion,” which will run…

30 Nov 2020 at 5:45am
NEWBURYPORT — The Holiday House Tour, a long-standing tradition of visiting homes all decked out for the holidays, remains a go this season despite some major changes made to slow the spread of COVID-19.

30 Nov 2020 at 5:06am
NEWBURYPORT – An assisted living center in Newburyport reported at least one positive case for the first time in state data released Friday and two Greater Newburyport communities moved into the “red” category of COVID-19 positive cases.

30 Nov 2020 at 5:05am
NEWBURYPORT — Santa and Mrs. Claus took a different route through the city than in previous years Sunday, traveling on the back of a flatbed truck as they moved through a crowd that was more spread out than usual.

30 Nov 2020 at 5:05am
SALISBURY — The holiday season is kicking off after a late Thanksgiving but Christmas tree customers are already cutting down their orders.

30 Nov 2020 at 4:58am
AMESBURY — Between a drive-in dinner and movie, an outdoor market and a window painting contest, there is plenty to do in the city this week to kick off the holiday season.

30 Nov 2020 at 5:02am
AMESBURY — A traditional holiday favorite will be changing with the times this year when the Lowell’s Boat Shop holiday open house goes virtual starting Tuesday.

30 Nov 2020 at 4:30am
On Nov. 30, 1904, this newspaper reported that the Nathaniel Tracy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its first sale at Wolfe Tavern to benefit a building fund. Cakes and homemade handiwork were offered; tea and punch…

29 Nov 2020 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT – The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season opens on Dec. 5, with the performances broadcast on WJOP 96.3 FM.

29 Nov 2020 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT — Mayor Donna Holaday is accepting letters of interest and resumes from residents interested in serving on six city boards and commissions that have openings for volunteers.

29 Nov 2020 at 3:00am

28 Nov 2020 at 5:55am
NEWBURYPORT – Members of the Newburyport Horticultural Society put their talents to work on Friday decorating the Santa's Workshop building and surrounding area in Brown Square. - RSS Results in news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news only for asset type(s) of article

1 Dec 2020 at 12:52pm
BYFIELD — Students at Triton Regional Middle and High Schools reverted to a fully remote learning model for an 11-day period beginning today, Dec. 1.

30 Nov 2020 at 5:45am
NEWBURYPORT — The Holiday House Tour, a long-standing tradition of visiting homes all decked out for the holidays, remains a go this season despite some major changes made to slow the spread of COVID-19.

27 Nov 2020 at 4:50am
ROWLEY — The Police Department was recently awarded $40,000 to buy and maintain body-worn and cruiser cameras, according to Police Chief Scott Dumas.

26 Nov 2020 at 5:06am
MERRIMAC — A 44-year-old Amesbury man was killed Wednesday night when his sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree off Interstate 495 north.

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25 Nov 2020 at 11:28am
GLOUCESTER -- After searching 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, the Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for the crew of the fishing vessel Emmy Rose which sank sometime after midnight Monday.

25 Nov 2020 at 5:01am
NEWBURYPORT – Unlike years past, Santa and Mrs. Claus won't be hitching a ride on a Coast Guard vessel for their annual post-Thanksgiving appearance. - RSS Results in news/regional_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/regional_news only for asset type(s) of article

1 Dec 2020 at 7:30am
The pandemic has accelerated some trends and while Massachusetts retailers want consumers to know they can safely shop in their stores, many more retailers in the Bay State are now selling online, and in other ways that weren't on the…

1 Dec 2020 at 4:45am
Massachusetts residents dispose of around 8,100 cellphones per day, according to an advocacy group that is encouraging consumers to buy refurbished goods to keep used electronics out of landfills and save money on their holiday shopping.

27 Nov 2020 at 5:00am
BOSTON — A scathing investigation that found the state's prison system fails to provide adequate care for inmates with serious mental health issues is prompting calls for reform and more resources to fix the problems.

27 Nov 2020 at 3:00am
CONCORD, N.H. — The coronavirus pandemic won’t just affect how New Hampshire lawmakers meet next year, but the legislation they will consider, as well.

26 Nov 2020 at 5:05am
BOSTON — With traffic congestion dramatically reduced amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Baker administration is taking another look at a regional plan to tackle emissions that could lead to higher gas prices.

25 Nov 2020 at 11:28am
GLOUCESTER -- After searching 2,066 square miles for more than 38 hours, the Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for the crew of the fishing vessel Emmy Rose which sank sometime after midnight Monday.

25 Nov 2020 at 5:05am
State officials are exploring the possibility of administering some MCAS tests in a take-home format in the spring and are looking into options for exams scheduled for this winter, Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said Tuesday.

25 Nov 2020 at 5:00am
BEVERLY — Public officials representing the North Shore raised concerns Tuesday night about a proposal by the MBTA to temporarily shut down weekend service on all commuter rail lines and end weekday train service at 9 p.m. - RSS Results in news/national_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/national_news only for asset type(s) of article

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30 Nov 2020 at 5:02am
The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

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29 Nov 2020 at 6:36pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount…

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2 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
There have been two Tom Brady’s in 2020:

2 Dec 2020 at 12:00am
The New England Patriots won. And about 75 percent of the 314 entries in Week 12 of the "I Beat Burt" Contest said, "Yay!" Twice.

30 Nov 2020 at 1:00am
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29 Nov 2020 at 5:12pm
The New England Patriots had no business beating the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

27 Nov 2020 at 1:00am
Not going to lie, 2020 made it exceedingly difficult to write the annual giving thanks column.

27 Nov 2020 at 1:00am
Coming off a brilliant junior season in which he led Newburyport boys soccer on one of its deepest state tournament runs ever, Ryan Archer returned this fall and finished his career on a high note, helping lead the Clippers to…

27 Nov 2020 at 1:00am
Editor’s note: With no Thanksgiving football due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking a look back at one of the greatest Thanksgiving games of the past decade, and arguably among the greatest in the 100-plus years of Thanksgiving football…

27 Nov 2020 at 1:00am
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The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
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29 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Fairview tennessee - Fine arts painter Harry Swanson, 89, formerly of Newbury, Mass., passed away on Nov. 25 in Fairview, Tenn. Harry and his wife Marion operated the H Swanson Studio and Gallery at the Lower Green for 20 years, while also raising two children. Harry enjoyed touring the area with fellow artists to study and photograph the landscape which he would then use as reference to compose unique watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings. He expressed the beauty of the coastal plain and marshes in the sea and landscape paintings that he created, displayed, and sold. He also designed book covers, advertisements and marketing materials, and architectural renderings. As a member of the Newburyport Art Association, Harry assisted with the acquisition and renovation of the Water Street building doing his part to initiate the transformation of the historic uptown city center. He also enjoyed fishing on Plum Island. Born and educated in Hartford, Conn., Harry excelled in basketball, baseball, and art design, studying at the Hartford Art School, and then further developing his illustration skills at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Electronic Laboratory, the Purnell Company, and Itek Corporation. During his years at Itek, Harry illustrated National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) camera systems, including those used on the Viking spacecraft to send the first pictures to Earth from the surface of Mars. He owned and operated his studio and gallery in Newbury from 1967 to 1989, when he relocated to Lincolnville, Maine. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally, and he has received regional and national recognition for his art. Harry is survived by his wife, Marion, children, Alan Swanson and Anne Kardenetz, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, nephews and a niece. A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Newburyport Art Association/65 Water Street Newburyport, MA 01950 / / 1.978.465.8769 / or the Alzheimer's Association / 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 / 1.800.272.3900 /

29 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Rye, N.H. - Mary A. Philbrick, 91, a resident of Rye since 1948, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Mary was born in Boston, Mass., on December 24, 1928. Mary was one of three daughters born to the late Richard and Mary Ahern. She grew up in Boston, Mass., and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mary eventually moved to Rochester, N.H., and graduated from Spaulding High School. Mary met the love of her life, George O. Philbrick in 1946 when George was on leave from the Navy. The love story continued and George and Mary were married in 1947 and started their life together in Rye. While raising their six children, Mary and George started their first business, Philbrick's Garage in Rye. In 1965, Mary and George then started Philbrick's Sales and Service in Rye and eventually moved the business to North Hampton. Mary extended her community involvement as Treasurer of the North Hampton Business Association, as a member of the Catholic Women's Club and as President of the Rye Junior Women's Club. Mary was devoted to her family; she was a wonderful cook and a gracious hostess. Mary was an inspiration to many and with grace, class and warmth transformed the lives of those she touched. Mary loved Rye and her Cable Road community; her generous, loving spirit helped shape the unique character of the Cable Road neighborhood. Mary enjoyed wintering at Half Moon Bay in Palm Beach County, Florida for the past 30 years where her same generosity nurtured a spirit of inclusive community. Mary loved spending time with family and friends, whether it be on Cable Road or at Half Moon Bay. Mary and George shared 56 years together in a marriage where love prevailed through tragedy and happiness. George O. Philbrick predeceased Mary in 2005. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Jackie Ann; her son David; and her sister, Rita Rogers. Surviving family members include her children, George Rick Philbrick and his wife Susan of Stratham, Susan P. Tiffany and her husband Mark of Amesbury, Kathleen Philbrick of No. Hampton and Daniel J. Philbrick of Rye; daughter-in-law, Susan L. Philbrick of Newington; brother-in-law, Kenneth Philbrick and his wife Sandra of Portsmouth; siblings, Joan Thompson and her husband Edwin of Epping and JP Sanford and his significant other, Christi Heffner of Deerfield; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the Remick-Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at St. Theresa's Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach, NH. Due to COVID-19 conditions, the Mass will be livestreamed on the church's website ( All COVID-19 protocols will be observed at both the visiting hours and the service at St. Theresa's. Immediately following the service at St. Theresa's, burial will take place at the Rye Cemetery on Central Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friends of the Rye Public Library/Children's Room; funds will be dedicated to support programming in the Jackie Ann Philbrick Children's Room at the Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye, NH 03870. Please visit to view Mary's memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for directions.

26 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - John Francis Cormier, 94, died November 22, 2020 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. He was born in Haverhill, MA in November, 1926 to the late Tilman and Julia Cormier. He attended Haverhill public schools before working in manufacturing for several years, then enlisting in the U.S. Navy Seabees at the age of 18. He served our country proudly during WWII. John was serving on the island of Okinawa when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Later in life he graduated from Northern Essex Community College. He was employed for decades at Western Electric testing electronic equipment until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe and the Caribbean Islands, flea marketing, gardening and plant collecting. He took great pride in cutting his own trees, splitting the wood and heating his home right up to his 90th birthday. John is survived by his daughters, Deborah Streiff and her husband, Samuel of Rowley, and Michelle Chase and her husband, Jerry of NH; grandchildren, Elizabeth Whelan and her husband, Donald, Eric Agosta, Ann Marie Wright and her husband, Jesse, and Jennifer Monroy and her husband Victor; numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Marion Pitts and her husband William; sister-in-law, Mary Cormier; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents John was predeceased by his wife Constance Cormier; his first wife Ruth Cormier and their daughter Kathryn Ann Cormier as well his siblings Natalie, Edward, Tilman and Ann. Due to COVID restrictions Mass and Burial will be private. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Cormier's family with his funeral arrangements. To offer online condolences please visit

26 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Kingston, NH - Christina Anna Gallo, 50, passed away suddenly at her home in Kingston, NH on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was born on January 15, 1970 in Swampscott, to Lawrence and Camille (Cristallo) Gallo. She was raised in Newburyport, graduating from Newburyport High School and continuing her education at Northern Essex Community College. She met her husband, Daniel Baxter in 1999 and the couple were married in 2006, settling in Kingston, NH. Christina enjoyed traveling in Europe, spending time outdoors and escaping to the beaches of Florida during the winter months. In addition to her husband and parents, Christina is survived by her siblings, Larry Gallo of Florida, and Anne-Marie Gallo of Florida; as well as niece and nephew, Jessica and Ryan Walker and her brother and sisters-in-law, Michael Baxter and Ann Walker. Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday November 30, 2020 at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950. Her Funeral Service and burial will follow at 11:30 at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Haverhill. The service will be cast online via the following link: Meeting ID: 931 1737 3007 and Passcode: uy8NtR In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Christina's name to the MSPCA 400 Broadway Methuen, MA 01844. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

25 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Salem, N.H. - William Croft Jr., son of the late William Croft Sr. and Winifred (Stringer) Croft, passed away Thursday at his home. Buddy, as he was called, was the fourth-generation owner operator of Granite State Potato Chip Co. in Salem. Buddy graduated from Salem High School in 1969 and shortly after started working with the family at the Chip Factory. The quality of his chips were of utmost importance and he was proud to share them with the community. He was able to maintain the business until its 100th anniversary. Buddy is survived by his wife of 44 years, JoAnn (McIntyre) Croft; his three children Patricia D. Croft, Jodi E. Croft, William Croft III; his sister Wendy (Croft) Young; and several nieces and nephews. Buddy requested no services. Please share a fond memory with a friend.

25 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Hampton, NH - Alan Leigh Mason, 77, of Hampton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Sadly, like hundreds of thousands of others, his loved ones were unable to be with him to ease his passing. He was born in Amesbury, on February 13, 1943, the son of the late Norman W. and Frances A. (Hatch) Mason. He shared over 55 years of marriage with his devoted wife, Louise A. (Morin) Mason. Alan was raised in Amesbury, Mass. and graduated from Amesbury High School with the Class of 1961.He earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics, minoring in science from Salem State College and went on to earn his Master's degree in Mathematics from Lowell Tech in Lowell. Alan and Louise relocated to Hampton from Plymouth, NH in 1967. He taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics at Pentucket Middle School for over 37 years. When the school year was over, Alan held summer jobs with the Hampton Recreation Department for 25 years, worked meter patrol at the beach and also managed the Hampton Beach State Park for a couple of years. He served as Scout Master for Troop 178 of the Boy Scouts of America in Hampton. His hobbies included HO trains, reading and puzzles. In addition to his wife, family members include his sons: Kevin Mason of Hampton, Eric Mason and his wife, Jennifer of Hampton and Christopher Mason and his wife Laura of Raleigh, NC; his daughters: Joellen Mason of Hampton and Cheryl Janelle and her husband, Dwayne of Rochester. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and his sister, Cynthia Brooks and her husband, Dan of Somersworth. Alan was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Anne Morris. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockingham VNA Hospice 137 Epping Rd. Exeter, NH 03833. Please visit to view Alan's memorial website, to sign his tribute wall and for additional information.

25 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Newburyport formerly of North Andover and Groveland - Joan (Pitman) Martin was an only child born to the late Arthur and Hilda Pitman on December, 20, 1928. Joan passed away at Port Healthcare in Newburyport, on November 25, 2020. Joan was a graduate of Johnson High School in North Andover. She worked her entire career at Andover Savings Bank as an Assistant Branch Manager until her retirement. Throughout her life, Joan enjoyed her many travels abroad to Yorkshire, England to visit family and friends. She was an avid candlepin bowler and was on the bank bowling league for many years. She also enjoyed music, especially Big Band music from the 1940's. She loved to go to concerts as well as the theater and always awaited the The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra coming to the area to see them perform. In her later years in assisted living and at Port Healthcare, Joan was involved in many activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, bingo, music, live entertainment and church services. Joan is survived by her daughters, Joan Smith and husban,d John of Wilmington, Deborah O'Neal and her husband Paul of Maricopa, AZ, Wendy Decoito and her husband Richard of Fremont, NH, Susan Poulin and her husband David of Nashua, NH and Mary Kelleher of Newburyport. She leaves behind her grandchildren, Jay, Joe, Stephanie, Dan, David, Brian, Andrew, Patrick, Valerie, Tim and Brooke as well as seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law, Marilyn Messina and her husband, Joseph of Andover, as well as two nieces, Melinda and Melissa. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Atty. Bernard W. Martin, a son, William Martin and a daughter, Lorraine Martin Jelenevsky. Funeral services will be private. To leave online condolences, please visit Joan's family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Port Healthcare in Newburyport as well as Harborside Hospice for the excellent and loving care that she was given throughout her years there.

24 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Silver Spring, Maryland - William L. Hersey, age 77, of Newburyport, passed away September 7, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia. A private family gathering was held September 27 at Immaculate Conception Church in his memory followed by a small brunch outdoors at Ceia. William was born and raised in Newburyport and considered himself a Clipper through and through! An avid sports fan you could find "Mr. Bill" at the top of the high school bleachers watching every Newburyport High School football game no matter what the year. Even while living in Florida he would ask "Did Newburyport beat Amesbury?" every Thanksgiving Day. Bill opened The Prescription Shoppe on Story Ave. in 1972, serving the surrounding communities of Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury. He was always a friendly face behind the counter serving up a joke or a smile to all. He stood by his logo, "We will match or beat ANY prescription price" for all the years he was in business. Bill offered free blood pressure and medication deliveries to those who could not come to the store to get their prescriptions long before it became common practice. He opened two more businesses after the loss of The Prescription Shoppe to a fire in November 1984; The Drug Store in Salisbury Square and Amesbury Pharmacy in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He closed Amesbury Pharmacy and transferred his staff and all customers to Stop and Shop Pharmacy in Amesbury and moved to Ibis Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bill enjoyed being active. An avid tennis player, Bill and his wife Marcia were part of The Racquet Club of Newburyport for many years. It was at The Racquet Club of Newburyport where they made lifelong friendships. Bill enjoyed golf and tennis while living at Ibis Country Club in Florida. He played competitive tennis into his mid-60s and could "swing a golf club" right up to the end of his life. One could classify Bill as a workaholic as he never missed work except for his children's weddings. His strong sense of community and desire to help others drew him to work always saying, "Someone may be sick and need their medication" even on days like Thanksgiving and Christmas when other pharmacies were typically closed. Bill participated in helping the youth of Newburyport by sponsoring "Hersey's Prescription Shoppe" little league baseball team and coaching "Canepa's" a Pioneer League Softball team. Bill was an active member of the Rotary Club of Newburyport for many years before moving to Florida. He absolutely loved Yankee Homecoming and looked forward to the Rotary Chicken Barbeques on the Mall. Bill loved a good road trip. Skiing at Killington with his children or going to Disney World with his grandchildren were some of his fondest memories. In death Bill is reunited with his wife Marcia (Foley) whom he was married to for 50 years, and his parents Aroline (LeClair) and Clayton Hersey. He leaves behind his daughter Hollis Caswell and her husband Wayne; his son Jonathan Hersey; and four grandchildren, Matthew Caswell, Christian Caswell, Dan Hersey and Sarah Hersey. Bill will be remembered for his ongoing acts of kindness and willingness to help those in need. In the spirit of kindness and helping others, we ask that you consider donating to the William L. Hersey Memorial Scholarship Fund in his memory. This scholarship will be awarded annually to one Newburyport High School Senior who is pursuing a degree in Pharmacy or Allied Health Services who demonstrates acts of kindness and pride for their community. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at: Newburyport Bank, ATTN: Ilise Wolpert, William L. Hersey Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 350, Newburyport, MA 01950.

24 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Effingham, Ill. - Frederick B. O'Brien, 86, of Effingham, formerly of Maine, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, surrounded by his loving family. Private family services will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Effingham. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements. Due to COVID-19 concerns, please wear a mask for all services and follow all social distancing guidelines. Memorials may be made to Family Life Center or Calvary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at Frederick was born on July 7, 1934, in Salem, Mass., the son of Bertram and Greta (Tower) O'Brien. He married Marie Stacey on February 21, 1956, in Essex, Mass. Fred went to Essex County Agricultural school. Following graduation, he worked on farms. He especially loved working with the horses and cows. He was in the Army serving his time in Hawaii using his agricultural background as a food inspector and part time veterinarian. He and Marie welcomed their son Scott while there. They returned to Massachusetts and later had Beth. He was the best dad ever. Fred's final job was as the water superintendent in West Newbury, Mass. He was instrumental in developing West Newbury's own independent water supply. Fred and Marie built their dream home and moved to Union, Maine when they retired. They spent their time growing spiritually at Waldoboro Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and an elder. They truly loved their church family. They also enjoyed spending their time at the ocean exploring the coastline. He could also go hunting and fishing anytime. Fred loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was their favorite playmate. Before bed he would listen to Marie play the piano for his own personal concert. Fred is survived by his wife, Marie O'Brien of Effingham; daughter, Beth O'Brien-Schmidt and husband, David of Effingham; grandchildren, Michael, Erica, Becky, Rachel, Rochelle, Chipman, and Brianna; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott; brother, Bill; sisters, Phyllis, Pat and Marion; and his dogs Barney, Mollie, and Clancy.

24 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Plaistow, N.H. - Beverly Dow, 67, died early Monday morning November 23, 2020, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was born on July 7, 1953, in Newburyport to the late Malcolm and Ruth B. (Maker) Nolan. Beverly attended Newburyport High School followed by her graduation from hairdressing school. She was employed at various local hairdressers before her 20-plus year employment at Kmart. Beverly was a selfless person putting everyone's needs in front of her own. Nothing gave her more pleasure than spending time with her family and friends. Her time spent with her grandchildren in the pool will hold a special place in her heart. Beverly is survived by her husband Frederick "Butch" J. Dow Jr. of Plaistow; children, Jason Dow and his wife Sinead of Seabrook, and Kelley Lizotte and her husband Eric of Plaistow; grandchildren, Ryan and Megan Dow and McKenzie Lizotte; siblings, Nancy Lysik of Salisbury and Elaine Caito and her husband Ed of North Carolina; as well as several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, 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 and burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday November 28, 2020, at St. Mary Cemetery in Newburyport. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Beverly's name to National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Greater New England, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Merrimac, MA - Ellen Joyce (Donovan) Roche, age 81, longtime resident of Merrimac, passed Sunday evening, November 15, 2020, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved wife of Stephen F. Roche Jr., who passed November 27, 2013. Born in Somerville, September 20, 1939, she was the youngest of four daughters of the late Stanley F. and Lillian M. (Wise) Donovan and was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School, class of 1957. Ellen worked many jobs throughout her life, but found great reward and friendship at Lawrence Superior Court from which she retired after more than a decade of work. The legacy she leaves behind will continue to warm the hearts of those she loved so dearly: her daughter and husband, Michelle and Al Perkins, and her son and his wife, Michael and Heather Roche; all of Merrimac, Mass.; her eight grandchildren, who gave her endless joy, Nicholas, Corey, Haley and Tyler Kamberalis; Connor and Michael Perkins, and Noah and Riley Roche; her only great-grandson, Apollo Stephen Asprogiannis; along with generations of nieces and nephews, extended family, and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her sisters and their husbands, Anthony and Francis DiNardo, Glenn and Jean Smith, and James and Carol Ganley. A graveside services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Locust Grove Cemetery, 2 Locust Grove Road, Merrimac, MA, where she will be eternally reunited with her beloved husband Stephen of 50 years, who will welcome her with open arms, a big smile, cold drink, grilled dinner and Irish music. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, MA.

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Newburyport, Mass. - James S. Brady, age 68, lifelong resident of Newburyport, passed Tuesday morning, November 17, 2020 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. One of seven children of the late William and Dorothy (MacRae) Brady, he was born in Newburyrport on June 8, 1952, and attended Newburyport schools. Jim proudly served three years with the United States Army during the Vietnam Era, as Specialist Fourth Class Diesel Mechanic, and had been stationed in West Germany, as well as in Colorado. Jim had a 40-year career as a professional mover with the Bridges Brothers Moving Company of Newburyport. He was an avid fly fisherman and quite an expert in tying his own flies. He also loved to read and spent much time at the library with its peaceful atmosphere. Jim loved and enjoyed food, especially looking forward to the annual family seafood fest. His nieces and nephews adored him for his wisdom and also for his great advice. The Newburyport boardwalk was a favorite place to meet-up with friends and catch up with the latest happenings. He was also a big-hearted animal lover. He will be deeply missed by his siblings, Patricia Brady and husband Douglas Richardson, David Brady and wife Annette, Elizabeth Little and husband Donald, Michael Brady, Kathleen Brady and Mary Brady; his longtime close friend, Marilyn Foly; along with several nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends. Due to the continued restrictions of Covid-19, services will be private for the family. Kindly consider making donations in his memory to the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library or charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Amesbury, MA - On November 13, 2020, after five hard years and many, many cycles of illness and recovery, John James (Jim) Dyer succumbed at Maplewood Rehab and Nursing in Amesbury. He was 71 years old having been born on December 30, 1948, in Newton, Mass., to John Henry Dyer and Althea Arnold Dyer. With his death, Newburyport has lost a talkative, witty, gregarious, handsome, and generous man, a man with lifelong interests in basketball, history, good food and wine, photography, and music of all styles and genres. Jim grew up in Lexington, Mass., and was a lifelong student of history with particular interests in the Civil War and in Newburyporter Caleb Cushing and the Reverend Thomas Wentworth Higginson, fifth minister of the First Religious Society in Newburyport about whom Jim delivered a sermon in the early 2010s. Jim attended Xavier High School, Concord, Mass., and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH. He graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton WI, with BA in Anthropology in 1971, having taken part in the ROTC program there. After graduation, he joined the US Air Force, as a First Lieutenant stationed at KI Sawyer AFB in Michigan. On his discharge from the Air Force, Jim took a job at a sports car dealership in Wellesley, Mass., where he sold an MG Midget to Vicki Elvin, whom he married in 1976. Having gained as much as possible from this first non-military employment, he joined his father's independent insurance agency Storer, Damon and Lund with offices in Boston, Cambridge and Wakefield as a partner and was for may years chief operating officer there. Jim received the Paul Harris Fellowship awarded by Cambridge Rotary for his "service to the club, community and his vocation in a manner reflecting the highest ideals of Rotary International." During his presidency of Cambridge Rotary in 1987 and 1988, he was instrumental in initiating Cambridge businesswomen into Rotary International. He was also for many years Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Castle School in Cambridge. In Newburyport he was a board member of the YWCA and a member of the Dalton Club, the Tuesday Night Club, the Historical Society of Old Newbury, and the Custom House Maritime Museum. Furthermore, he was a devoted member of the First Religious Society, as Head Usher, member of the Finance Committee, and overseer of the Candlelight Service. He was always interested in both the history and the historical artifacts of that church. Also in Newburyport, he was chairman of The Committee for Rediscovering Caleb Cushing, which raised funds for the restoration of Cushing's memorial and access paths in the Highland Hill Cemetery. Jim was an inveterate birder, having inherited his mother's Life Book and having always a pair of binoculars in the car. And in other ways as well he was a lover of nature - all aspects, but most specifically, cats. They often just showed up; he never turned one away. Besides his wife, Vicki, he leaves behind his son, John James (Jack) Dyer; his daughter, Katherine Clara Dyer; his five sisters, Kathleen Michaud, Ruth Whitney, Margaret Keeping, Julia Holmes, and Elizabeth Clary; and his many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was a man, take him for all in all; I shall not look upon his like again. Shakespeare A memorial service will be held at a time more convenient for all. Gifts in Jim's memory may be made to the First Religious Society in Newburyport, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950. These donations will be added to a fund commemorating the church's 300th anniversary in 2025.

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Georgetown - Ralph E. Chouinard, 79, a longtime Georgetown resident and formerly of Peabody, passed away on Saturday, November 14th at the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport. Ralph was born in Lynn on October 19, 1941 to the late Joseph C. and Blanche (Davis) Chouinard. He was raised and educated in Peabody and chose to serve his country in the U.S. Army. Ralph graduated with his class from the Peterson School of Engineering where he received his degree and went on to have a long career with Avco/Textron as an Engineer. After Ralph retired, he started his own heating business, REC Heating, which helped him become proudly involved with the Community Action Program of Haverhill, where he cleaned and serviced heating systems for less fortunate families. Ralph was very helpful as a handyman which suited him perfectly because he enjoyed and loved helping people, no matter what the cause. During his spare time, Ralph volunteered at the Anna Jaques Hospital and was a longtime member of Georgetown Kiwanis and the Georgetown Historical Society. In the early 70's Ralph was a member of the Georgetown Follies which he relished as he was a natural comedian and performer; he loved to make people laugh!! Ralph enjoyed cooking, reading, bird watching, his various dog companions as well as visiting the casinos with his wife and sister; however his greatest passion was being in the company of his extended family. Ralph is the beloved husband of Carole A. (Carpenter) Chouinard of Georgetown and is survived by their children, Sheila A. Parker of Georgetown, Thomas E. Chouinard and his partner Linda Stephenson of Plaistow, NH and Richard M. Chouinard of Hampton, NH, his grandchildren, Cameron Parker and Adam and Amanda Chouinard, as well as their mother Catherine (Wimmer) Chouinard, his sister, Irene Willametz of Kensington, Conn. as well as many nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his siblings, Sandra Shastop and Joseph Chouinard. Family and friends are kindly invited to his Visitation on Sunday, November 29th from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. His Funeral Services and Interment will be private for the family. For those who wish, Ralph may be remembered through donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. LLS-New England, P.O. Box 22471, New York, NY 10087-2471. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Ralph with his family, please visit

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Newport News, VA - Alice Perkins Strawser, 79, widow of Robert William Strawser, and a 50-year resident of Newport News, Va., passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Denbigh. Born on November 15, 1941 in Newburyport, Mass., she was the youngest daughter of the late Henry M. Perkins, Sr. and the late Dorothy G. Rhodes Perkins. Alice graduated in 1959 from Amesbury High School in Mass. Following high school, she served as a volunteer in local hospitals. After marrying Robert, they eventually moved to Ft. Eustis, and later Stoneybrook, where she volunteered as a teacher's aide and worked at local businesses, including the Rose's department store and many years in guest services at the Globe Theatre in Busch Gardens. Alice was a member of Orcutt Baptist Church, and Warwick Assembly of God, and frequently volunteered with a number of local charities and military support groups. She loved her pets, and cooking; but truly enjoyed working in her garden. She is survived by two of her children, Craig P. Strawser and his wife Alecia, of Williamsburg, Va.; Jimmy H. Strawser and his wife Gretchen, of North Lawrence, N.Y.; and her two grandchildren, Zachary R. Strawser and Jennah A. Strawser; along with numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Robert; two of her children, John M. Strawser, of Newport News, Va.; and David W. Strawser, of Smiths Station, Ala.; her brother, Henry M. Perkins, Jr.; and sisters, Nancy Walker, and D. Sarah Gould. According to Alice's wishes, she will be cremated, and will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, at a to-be-determined date. No local funeral services will be held. Alice believed strongly that our time on Earth was merely a stop along the way to where we should be. She always hoped that her passing would be celebrated, not mourned. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations in Alice's memory be made to military-support charities: Heroes on the Water, or Project Healing Waters. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements were made by Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA.

22 Nov 2020 at 4:00pm
Beverly, Mass. - Roland Robert Waddell passed away November 18, 2020, as his tired heart stopped beating. It was 32 years after his beloved father Roland M. Waddell passed on the same day. Roland was born March 24, 1951, in Newburyport, Mass., to Roland and Doris Waddell. His loving wife and partner Maureen went Home 11 days before him. He is survived by his children Sherry Waddell and Jeff and Melissa Waddell. He was a proud Papa to Dylan Colpitts and Kian Waddell. He leaves an adored younger sister Robin Kubsch in Texas and is with his parents and sister Barbara Jean. Many in laws, nieces and nephews will miss him. Roley was a proud child of Joppa and he started working as a young kid. He was a hard worker his whole life, his main job at Owens-Illinois for 31 years until they closed. He held multiple jobs but it was to give his family a chance to enjoy the times we were together. He loved music and concerts, watching down the Frolics at Salisbury Beach as a teen. Theme parks and roller coasters especially made him happy. Sporting events were attended regularly be it the Sox or his grandson's ball games. We believe our parents are dancing to Chicago and Journey in Heaven. No services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held when we can safely be together again.

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1 Dec 2020 at 11:24pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 11:24pm

Draw ID: 2456
Winning Number: 07-33-53-61-65 &nbsp;   Mega Ball: 14     Megaplier: 2
Current Jackpot: $229 Million
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29 Nov 2020 at 12:19am

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Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 12/02/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $231 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $180 Million

30 Nov 2020 at 11:49pm

Draw ID: 910
Winning Number: 11-18-21-36-38     Lucky Ball: 09
Current Jackpot: $1,000
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Winning Number: 17-20-28-29-37-47    &nbsp;ST Doubler: 6
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1 Dec 2020 at 9:57pm

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Winning Number: 5-8-6-0
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:53pm

Draw ID: 20153
Winning Number: 1-2-4-8
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NYT > Top Stories
NYT > Top Stories
2 Dec 2020 at 12:32am

1 Dec 2020 at 8:58pm
Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is promoting baseless claims of widespread election fraud, talked about a pardon with President Trump as recently as last week.

1 Dec 2020 at 7:42pm
The attorney general’s comments were a rebuke of the president’s increasingly spurious claims about election fraud.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:50pm
Heavily redacted court documents unsealed by a judge offered only scant clues to the potential scheme, and nothing directly tied the president to it.

1 Dec 2020 at 8:49pm
Gabriel Sterling, a voting system official in Georgia, harshly criticized the president for failing to condemn threats of violence against people overseeing the election in his state.

2 Dec 2020 at 12:23am
A consensus has emerged that in-person teaching with young children is safer, and crucial for their development. Here’s the latest.

1 Dec 2020 at 9:00pm
Many of the state’s hospitals have maintained lower numbers of beds in part to limit the length of patient stays and lower costs. But that approach is now being tested.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:59pm
More coronavirus restrictions will be in place for the 20 holiday parties that are planned than there were for the White House party on election night.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:20pm
The president-elect introduced key nominees in Delaware, while lawmakers exchanged new proposals with prospects for a deal still dim.

1 Dec 2020 at 7:08pm
The swift and bitter pushback to President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead his budget office left some wondering if the incoming administration recognizes the depth of polarization it is confronting on Capitol Hill.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:39pm
In the past half century, it has been common for vice president-elects to resign from their previous posts in late December or January.

2 Dec 2020 at 12:23am
Melissa Clark has been on a quest to create delicious holiday cookies. Here’s what she’s learned. Plus, more ideas for what to cook while you’re at home.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:05pm
“Sometimes You Have to Lie,” a biography by Leslie Brody of Louise Fitzhugh, the author of “Harriet the Spy,” reveals a writer who had much in common with her indelible characters.

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1 Dec 2020 at 10:50pm

1 Dec 2020 at 10:10pm
“We’re trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”

1 Dec 2020 at 9:35pm
Trump has expressed that he is concerned a Biden Justice Department might seek retribution against him and his family.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:36pm
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election

1 Dec 2020 at 2:53pm
Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for the 2008 film “Juno,” came out as transgender on Tuesday, sharing the news in a long social media post. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. […]

1 Dec 2020 at 2:27pm
“As they walked off with the pieces, one of them said, ‘Leave no trace.’”

30 Nov 2020 at 9:20pm
A 2-year-old girl is recovering after falling from a fourth-floor window of a Miami apartment

30 Nov 2020 at 4:45pm
Republicans — and some on the left — have criticized Tanden's nomination, but Warren plans to vote for the "smart, experienced, and qualified" pick.

30 Nov 2020 at 9:24am
A mysterious silver monolith that was illegally placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by state wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep

29 Nov 2020 at 12:21pm
Moderate to heavy rain will first break out in the South and Southeast on Sunday before surging into the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday night into Monday morning. Monday afternoon and evening, a slug of heavy rain is expected to sweep north through New England.

29 Nov 2020 at 9:16am
The three-sided metal structure was removed Friday evening “by an unknown party” from the public land it was found on, the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Utah office said in a statement. The bureau said it had not removed the monolith, which it considers private property.

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29 Nov 2020 at 8:34am

29 Nov 2020 at 8:30am
“Some people seem to think that being compassionate, helping and serving others is for losers,” Francis said, after decrying indifference.

28 Nov 2020 at 10:51am
The attack has renewed fears of Iran striking back against the U.S., Israel's closest ally in the region, as it did earlier this year when a U.S. drone strike killed a top Iranian general.

28 Nov 2020 at 10:43am
The ceremony, known as a consistory, is the seventh of Francis’ pontificate and once again reflected the Argentine pope's effort to name cardinals from places that have never had them before or whose service to the church he wants to highlight.

27 Nov 2020 at 10:05am
AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine looks as if it’s headed for an additional global trial as the drugmaker tries to clear up uncertainty and confusion surrounding favorable results in its current study. The company wants the new test to confirm the 90% efficacy rate that the shot showed in a portion of an existing trial, Chief Executive […]

26 Nov 2020 at 10:42am
The officer was a member of the CIA’s paramilitary division, the Special Activities Center, and a former member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6.

25 Nov 2020 at 10:56am
The Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to pass a measure that makes free period products available to anyone who needs them, the first country to do so.

25 Nov 2020 at 10:30am
The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July

21 Nov 2020 at 10:23am
Pompeii officials said the men apparently escaped the initial fall of ash from Mount Vesuvius then succumbed to a powerful volcanic blast that took place the next morning.

17 Nov 2020 at 9:35pm
The Browns' special treatment has upset many New Zealanders.

15 Nov 2020 at 12:00pm
The Arecibo Observatory, which is tethered above a sinkhole in Puerto Rico’s lush mountain region, boasts a 1,000-foot-wide dish featured in the Jodie Foster film “Contact” and the James Bond movie “GoldenEye.” Now, astronomers are hoping to save it.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:31pm

1 Dec 2020 at 4:27pm
"There is definitely a fear factor in our city right now. We've never experienced anything like this."

1 Dec 2020 at 4:21pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 3:48pm
Some areas received over 3 inches of rain.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:36pm
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud and has seen nothing that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election

1 Dec 2020 at 3:32pm
"I don’t take that for granted or take it lightly."

1 Dec 2020 at 3:24pm
COMMENTARY Brady got the the best of the Patriots by high-tailing it to Florida, huh? If you’re on Team Tom Brady, as so many local sycophants seem to be, then, as things stand now, your savior is in playoff position while the Patriots are fighting for their lives. Reality would suggest that the beloved Brady, […]

1 Dec 2020 at 3:12pm
The stars of the upcoming comedy wowed crowds as they arrived on set shortly after noon on Tuesday.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:06pm
Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump- Russia investigation, giving him the authority of a special counsel to allow him to complete his work without being easily fired

1 Dec 2020 at 2:53pm
Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for the 2008 film “Juno,” came out as transgender on Tuesday, sharing the news in a long social media post. “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. […]

1 Dec 2020 at 2:52pm
National Transportation Safety Board investigators found that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy had drugs, including opioids, in his system at the time of the crash.

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1 Dec 2020 at 10:56am
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1 Dec 2020 at 5:01am
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1 Dec 2020 at 12:12am
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2 Dec 2020 at 12:00pm
Protests over freedom of speech in France come at a time when President Emmanuel Macron and his allies have been vigorously posturing over France’s liberal values.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:32am
Conclusions on the continent contrast with the prevailing wisdom in the United States.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:55am
His name was Jerry Lamont Cole. He was 41, struggling with schizophrenia and seeking a fresh start.

20 Nov 2020 at 12:43pm
Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:45am
The debate is not whether Israel killed Iran’s top nuclear scientist, but why. How the “Q” conspiracy theory went from an American curiosity to a transnational mess. And, the people who have covid-19 symptoms for the long haul.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:11am
Bipartisan commission says U.S. should create a government committee to work with companies and U.S. allies to push their priorities at global organizations that set technology standards.

1 Dec 2020 at 2:17am
Police arrested the suspected driver, a 51-year-old German, and investigated possible motives.

1 Dec 2020 at 2:12am
As bars and restaurants reopen across English after a four-week coronavirus lockdown, pubgoers face a fundamental question about the nature of a popular savory treat.

1 Dec 2020 at 1:08am
A key political ally of right-wing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attempted to escape “through the roof gutter,” according to a Belgian newspaper, before being apprehended by officers.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:00am
The pandemic has only accelerated the struggles in regions far from Moscow.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:23am
The clip sparked fierce debate in a country not accustomed to discussing such issues.

1 Dec 2020 at 12:00pm
The social toll of the pandemic is still difficult to measure on a global scale, but international organizations are worried about the disproportionate harm it’s causing to women.

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All aboard! The beloved Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads are getting ready to kick off another season.

1 Dec 2020 at 11:29pm

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:58pm

It's been an especially strong year for the company, with its stock up more than 59% since the beginning of 2020, as businesses scrambled to manage remote teams.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:51pm

The legislation will now head to the desk of Gov. Charlie Baker, who says he was still reviewing it.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:43pm

Kelly Ann has a look at the changes for the week ahead, and the large storm system that could bring a variety of winter weather come next weekend.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:39pm

Authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the deadly shooting.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:36pm

Between the theft and damage caused by the suspect, the co-owner says his business took a hit of more than $10,000.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:33pm

A CDC panel has recommended giving the first vaccines to health care workers and residents of nursing homes.

1 Dec 2020 at 10:31pm

President Trump's claims of voter fraud are being swept away by his own attorney general.

1 Dec 2020 at 9:27pm

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1 Dec 2020 at 9:27pm

The cubs received physical therapy three times a day, seven days a week, and now can walk and run normally.

1 Dec 2020 at 9:11pm

"What is your thought process when you tell a 5-year-old to get out of the car on a rainy night, because they were being loud in the car?"

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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
The agreement is a partial victory for the World Cup champions, who will see an improvement in hotel accommodations, venues, travel and staffing. A dispute over pay has yet to be resolved.

1 Dec 2020 at 9:25pm
A document filed in federal court seems to show a probe into lobbying for a pardon and a related scheme to offer payment. Large swaths of the document, including names, are blacked out.

1 Dec 2020 at 8:58pm
In a fiery Tuesday press conference, Gabriel Sterling had scathing words top Republican leaders who have been attacking Georgia's election system.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:55pm
Congress saw its first two members enter self-quarantine on March 8. Later that month, seven members tested positive or were presumed so and dozens more were quarantined. The ranks have since grown.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:23pm
Officials need to understand communication styles and preferences in order to convince people to follow health guidelines. Gaurav Suri says psychology should inform how officials set public policy.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:28pm
A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust "out of date," and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:18pm
Astronomers compare losing the observatory in Puerto Rico to losing a big brother. It was once the world's largest single-dish radio telescope.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07pm
If approved, the vaccine could be distributed before the end of the year, BioNTech says.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:00pm
The actor, who was praised for performances in the 2007 film Juno and The Umbrella Academy, made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:16pm
Hospitals across the country are struggling as staffers get infected with the coronavirus. It's especially tough for small, rural hospitals, where even one doctor out sick can upend patient capacity.

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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
The agreement is a partial victory for the World Cup champions, who will see an improvement in hotel accommodations, venues, travel and staffing. A dispute over pay has yet to be resolved.

1 Dec 2020 at 9:25pm
A document filed in federal court seems to show a probe into lobbying for a pardon and a related scheme to offer payment. Large swaths of the document, including names, are blacked out.

1 Dec 2020 at 8:58pm
In a fiery Tuesday press conference, Gabriel Sterling had scathing words top Republican leaders who have been attacking Georgia's election system.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:55pm
Congress saw its first two members enter self-quarantine on March 8. Later that month, seven members tested positive or were presumed so and dozens more were quarantined. The ranks have since grown.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:23pm
Officials need to understand communication styles and preferences in order to convince people to follow health guidelines. Gaurav Suri says psychology should inform how officials set public policy.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:28pm
A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust "out of date," and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:18pm
Astronomers compare losing the observatory in Puerto Rico to losing a big brother. It was once the world's largest single-dish radio telescope.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07pm
If approved, the vaccine could be distributed before the end of the year, BioNTech says.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:00pm
The actor, who was praised for performances in the 2007 film Juno and The Umbrella Academy, made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:16pm
Hospitals across the country are struggling as staffers get infected with the coronavirus. It's especially tough for small, rural hospitals, where even one doctor out sick can upend patient capacity.

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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
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1 Dec 2020 at 9:52pm
The agreement is a partial victory for the World Cup champions, who will see an improvement in hotel accommodations, venues, travel and staffing. A dispute over pay has yet to be resolved.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:28pm
A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust "out of date," and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:18pm
Astronomers compare losing the observatory in Puerto Rico to losing a big brother. It was once the world's largest single-dish radio telescope.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:16pm
Attorney General William Barr said federal authorities have not uncovered any widespread fraud that might have affected the outcome of the 2020 election, contradicting President Trump.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:16pm
Hospitals across the country are struggling as staffers get infected with the coronavirus. It's especially tough for small, rural hospitals, where even one doctor out sick can upend patient capacity.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:07pm
Hospitals across the U.S. are struggling as workers contract the coronavirus. It's especially tough for rural hospitals, where even one doctor out sick can upend the hospital's patient capacity.

1 Dec 2020 at 4:07pm
The national moratorium on evictions expires in December. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with researcher Kathryn Leifheit, who linked evictions to increased coronavirus infections and deaths.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:51pm
The number of international students studying in the U.S. has plummeted 16% this year. Some experts worry it may affect higher education in terms of both the learning environment and revenue.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:51pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent vaccine advisory committee votes on Tuesday to determine who should get a coronavirus vaccine first.

1 Dec 2020 at 3:51pm
NPR recalls times throughout U.S. history when Americans either rejected or embraced public health messaging and discusses how public health officials could improve messaging in the pandemic.

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30 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
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30 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
The biotech company has new data reinforcing that its COVID-19 inoculation is safe and effective. Moderna is submitting an application to the FDA requesting emergency use authorization.

27 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
North Minneapolis's mostly minority community lost its only grocery store this summer. It's a neighborhood grappling with heart disease, obesity and COVID-19. A Garden may help.

26 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
Older people are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19. But recent research reveals older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger.

25 Nov 2020 at 10:00am
It was a surprise even for a family of lawyers. A process called "subrogation" began with a Nevada family's health insurer denying their claim for an ER visit after their 9-year-old fell off his bike.

24 Nov 2020 at 8:46pm
Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.

23 Nov 2020 at 7:01am
When Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties, while falling in those that required masks.

22 Nov 2020 at 7:00am
"Relationships with animals are simple," notes one researcher. In a year when life feels fraught, pets have been healers, helping human companions get exercise, quell anxiety and make new friends.

20 Nov 2020 at 3:22pm
And what about those outdoor tents that gyms and spin studios are setting up? Is it safe to exercise in there, too?

20 Nov 2020 at 11:31am
In 2015, the mosquito-borne virus Zika exploded in South America. Health experts predicted it would erupt in Africa. But a major outbreak never happened. Now scientists think they understand why.

19 Nov 2020 at 6:00pm
With COVID-19 cases surging and more than 250,000 dead, the CDC is recommending people not travel for Thanksgiving. And doctors worry the holiday could be a superspreader event.

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1 Dec 2020 at 7:18am
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

1 Dec 2020 at 7:18am
Long after the fall of ISIS, Yazidis are now returning to the ruined towns of their homeland. It's been six years since ISIS launched its genocide against the religious minority in Sinjar.

1 Dec 2020 at 7:17am
A survey shows social distancing dropped between April and late fall, especially in states currently hit hardest by COVID-19. The partisan chasm in support of measures to stop the virus widened.

1 Dec 2020 at 6:12am
The Puerto Rican rapper only performs in Spanish — a sign of the growing power of Hispanic music. It's the first time an artist who never sings in English tops the year-end list.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:57am
French chef Beniot Bruel created a pie with 254 varieties of cheese. The chef carefully measured out small portions to ensure each distinct cheese counted toward the final number.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
President Trump won the state of North Carolina by a narrow margin in this year's election. But rural counties gave Republicans even more votes than they did in 2016.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
After winning praise for aggressively tackling COVID-19 early on in the pandemic, critics say South Korea's government is breaking its own rules, and is handling a third wave of cases timidly.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
As President-elect Biden picks his economic team, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to economist Lisa Cook, a former adviser to President Obama, about diversity in the fields of economics and finance.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
Iranians with illnesses are having trouble getting medicines amid U.S. sanctions on the country. The sanctions don't target medicines but seem to be affecting them anyway.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet on Tuesday to vote on who will get the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. We explore the issues involved.

1 Dec 2020 at 5:07am
NPR's Noel King speaks with author Michael Eric Dyson about his new book on reckoning with race in America. It's called: Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America.

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1 Dec 2020 at 8:36am
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

1 Dec 2020 at 8:36am
Not long after a metal object appeared without explanation in the Utah desert, it disappeared. Now, locals in Piatra Neamt say they have found a similar monolith, and answers remain just as scarce.

30 Nov 2020 at 6:02am
Less than 10 days after being discovered in drone pictures, the 11-foot metal structure was removed by an unknown party. Before it vanished, some hikers were able to post selfies with it online.

29 Nov 2020 at 5:46pm
After its discovery in a remote location in Red Rock Country over a week ago, the metallic prism inspired theories as to its origin. Officials say it was removed by an "unknown party" on Friday.

28 Nov 2020 at 8:00am
NPR's Scott Simon asks Zak Podmore, a Report for America corps member at the Salt Lake Tribune, about a mysterious sculpture found in the Utah desert.

27 Nov 2020 at 3:46pm
The African crested rat's fuzzy fur has hairs loaded with a poison that can purportedly fell an elephant. But these rats turn out to be social, affectionate creatures.

27 Nov 2020 at 7:41am
This Austrian town starts with the letter F and rhymes with "ducking." Tired of the ridicule that comes with its name, the town has decided to change it.

25 Nov 2020 at 6:15am
Officials in Red Rock Country were counting when they saw a metal monolith. A shiny slab, about 12 feet tall rising up from the ground. It looked like a structure in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

25 Nov 2020 at 4:46am
The unnamed man defected to the South on Nov. 3, avoiding capture for 14 hours. He is seeking asylum in South Korea.

24 Nov 2020 at 4:20pm
Authorities do not know where the object came from or the intent behind it.

20 Nov 2020 at 7:14am
The Fergus Library in Ontario recently received a copy of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens in their return box, which they estimate is more than 50 years overdue.