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Medicare FAQs and News
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The post Medicare Coverage for Coronavirus Testing and Treatment (COVID-19) appeared first on MedicareFAQ.



Currently, you won’t be able to join a Medicare Advantage plan if you have End-Stage Renal Disease. But we can expect to see significant changes coming within the next year. The 21st Century Cures Act allows those with End-Stage Renal Disease to enroll in Advantage policies. Before, these beneficiaries could only get an Advantage policy…

The post Pros and Cons of Medicare Advantage Plans Accepting ESRD Patients appeared first on MedicareFAQ.



The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) planned a new Medicare payment model for telemedicine that reduces Medicare costs. HHS is hoping to direct patients to alternative options for health care such as telemedicine or urgent care. This is more cost-effective than using the emergency room as a form of health care. The HHS proposed an idea…

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4 Proposed Medicare for All Alternatives could be the beginning of universal healthcare. By now you’ve probably heard of Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT) “Medicare for All,” a proposal to create a public health insurance program that’s free for everyone. Well, that’s not the only legislation that would expand the current Medicare program. debate Democrats in Congress…

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There are a few things to consider when choosing Medicare coverage during AEP, we’ll discuss the top 7 things to consider when selecting a plan. Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is around the corner; you can save money by reviewing your current coverage and comparing it with other options. The Annual Enrollment Period is your opportunity…

The post 7 Things to Consider When Choosing Medicare Coverage During AEP appeared first on MedicareFAQ.



Medicare’s Biggest Challenges Today from Medicare Industry Experts Applying for Medicare for the first time can be challenging. For most, employer coverage is what is they use before receiving Medicare. Employer benefits can be different than the plans available through Medicare. While some can get a Medicare Group plan through an employer, most do not…

The post What Are Medicare’s Biggest Challenges Today & Why appeared first on MedicareFAQ.



States with medical cannabis laws have lower Medicare opioid prescribing. The recent use of medical cannabis has been on the rise in many states. Many Medicare beneficiaries are looking to alternative forms of medicine to treat their chronic pain or condition. Opiates are harmful, addictive and fatal. More and more states are adopting the laws to…

The post States with Medical Cannabis Laws have Lower Medicare Opioid Prescribing appeared first on MedicareFAQ.



The Doctrine of Signature is the concept of foods being the most beneficial to the organs they resemble. When you look at your favorite foods, you may notice a resemblance to certain parts of your body. Examples include: Walnuts – they’re beneficial for your brain Tomatoes – they help keep your heart in good shape…

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Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
20 May 2020 at 12:01am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
20 May 2020 at 6:03am

Today’s recipe for Curry Lentil Soup is the spunky younger sibling you didn’t think you needed (really Mom/Dad?), but now that she’s here, you realize your life would be emptier without her. An easy red lentil soup made with carrots and warming spices like cumin and curry, then finished with an energetic burst of lemon, […]

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by Erin Clarke
19 May 2020 at 6:45am

All aboard the fresh express! It’s time for Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. This simple chickpea salad is uplifting, filling, and one of my absolute favorite meals to have waiting in my refrigerator for healthy lunches. Made with bell peppers of all colors, fresh herbs, crisp cucumber, and creamy feta, every bite tastes of warm, sunny moments. […]

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by Erin Clarke
18 May 2020 at 6:00am

Now I’m not saying that absolutely everything is better with Buffalo sauce—but almost everything might be. This spicy Buffalo Baked Salmon certainly agrees. A tender side of salmon slathered with honey Buffalo sauce, baked to flaky perfection, then showered with an optional (unless you live at my house, in which case it is obligatory) shower […]

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by Erin Clarke
15 May 2020 at 6:05am

A confetti of colorful veggies, hearty black beans, and whole grain quinoa, with zesty Tex-Mex spices and a zing of lime, this 30-minute Mexican Quinoa takes the odds and ends in your pantry and turns them into a one-pan vegetarian feast! With the exception of a bell pepper (which you can add one, two, or […]

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by Erin Clarke
12 May 2020 at 6:45am

Sit down, rest yourself a moment, and settle in with a bowl of Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. It won’t demand much from you—just a quick 15 minutes of ingredient prep—and you’ll be rewarded by soul-soothing spoonfuls of nourishing, healthy goodness. Are you tired today? I am. I realize that “tired” is a pretty lame […]

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by Erin Clarke
11 May 2020 at 6:01am

Stir-fries make me feel like a kitchen wizard. From the fridge, there is but a hodgepodge of on-the-brink veggies; from the pantry, a bottle of soy sauce. A spell of garlic and a flash of the pan later, and we have magic: Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry!  Tender sirloin steak cooked in a quick homemade teriyaki […]

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by Erin Clarke
7 May 2020 at 6:03am

The moment we turned 16, my high school friends and I used our newfound freedom (and the ability to borrow our parents’ cars) to meet for dinner at a certain favorite Asian restaurant chain. We felt very adult and fancy, especially when we split an order of Lettuce Wraps. Tender ground chicken cooked in an outrageously […]

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by Erin Clarke
6 May 2020 at 6:03am

Slow cooker recipes like this Crockpot Chicken and Broccoli are moving and grooving with my current desire for flexibility in my dinner routine. A healthy stir-fry style recipe that’s takeout-level easy and leggings-level comfortable, its lounge-around vibes are welcome and needed at the end of the day. Chicken and broccoli cooked in a simple soy […]

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Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
21 May 2020 at 4:07pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
21 May 2020 at 6:06am

BREAKING NEWS. You can make crispy Baked French Fries in the oven! After slicing, baking, and salting more potatoes than I care to count, I have for you a foolproof method for how to make French fries crispy in the oven. No more compromising texture for the sake of making baked French fries healthy. Pull […]

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by Erin Clarke
19 May 2020 at 6:45am

All aboard the fresh express! It’s time for Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. This simple chickpea salad is uplifting, filling, and one of my absolute favorite meals to have waiting in my refrigerator for healthy lunches. Made with bell peppers of all colors, fresh herbs, crisp cucumber, and creamy feta, every bite tastes of warm, sunny moments. […]

The post Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is found on Well Plated by Erin.


by Erin Clarke
15 May 2020 at 6:05am

A confetti of colorful veggies, hearty black beans, and whole grain quinoa, with zesty Tex-Mex spices and a zing of lime, this 30-minute Mexican Quinoa takes the odds and ends in your pantry and turns them into a one-pan vegetarian feast! With the exception of a bell pepper (which you can add one, two, or […]

The post Mexican Quinoa is found on Well Plated by Erin.


by Erin Clarke
29 Apr 2020 at 6:03am

This Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad is the great equalizer, mind-changer, and lunch brightener. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a “salad person” (or even a Brussels sprouts person or a kale person). The balanced combination of tasty toppings like nuts, dried cherries, and Parmesan, along with a helpful boost from a zippy, lightly […]

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by Erin Clarke
24 Apr 2020 at 6:00am

Every time I make roasted Brussels sprouts, Ben goes after the darkest, crispiest ones, usually devouring them right off the pan before we even sit down to dinner. Taking the hint, I turned every sprout into the crispy prize via this recipe for Brussels Sprouts Chips. Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts that are roasted at a […]

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by Erin Clarke
17 Apr 2020 at 6:00am

Going on a decade into food blogging, and I still take it as a compliment when someone seeks my help with a recipe. Thus, when my father-in-law rang to ask if I knew of a healthy way to cook carrots, I was delighted to tell him about the foolproof way we’ve been making Sautéed Carrots lately! […]

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by Erin Clarke
10 Apr 2020 at 6:15am

Filed under side dishes I can inhale in main dish quantities: Crock Pot Creamed Corn. This slow cooker creamed corn is velvety rich, naturally sweet, and tastes of backyard BBQs, holiday gatherings, childhood nostalgia, and long, lovely meals you’ll never want to end. If you’ve only been eating creamed corn out of a can up […]

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by Erin Clarke
8 Apr 2020 at 7:00am

It’s probably not reasonable for me to equate my general ability to excel at life with the ability to make a fluffy, fresh batch of biscuits faster than you can say “pass the butter!” but now that I have this recipe for easy Drop Biscuits in my arsenal, I’m beginning to wonder if there really […]

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Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
23 May 2020 at 6:49pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
22 May 2020 at 6:05am

Time for a fresh twist (or in this case, a crisscross) on a grandma-level classic cookie: Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re lightly crispy at the edges, chewy in the centers, and miraculously contain no butter, no oil, and no eggs. Pure peanut butter magic is all it takes to create a healthy peanut butter cookie […]

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by Erin Clarke
8 May 2020 at 6:00am

I have a taste of France for you today! These Strawberry Crepes are beautifully light, easy to make, and the dreamy cream cheese Greek yogurt filling places them squarely on the line between summery dessert and dreamy weekend breakfast. I vote we eat them for both! Making crepes from scratch is one of those culinary […]

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by Erin Clarke
4 May 2020 at 6:45am

I’ve decided to turn my home into an all-inclusive resort. I’m cranking up the thermostat (warm island vibes!) and doing a few small things to pamper myself, starting with breakfast. This creamy Coconut Chia Pudding is the treat-your-self way to begin your day. Coconut chia pudding is good for you, yet its rich texture gives […]

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by Erin Clarke
16 Apr 2020 at 6:00am

This is for my friends in the audience who bake cookies purely to eat spoonfuls of batter straight from the bowl. Meet Edible Cookie Dough. It’s 100% safe to eat, you can customize it every which way, and I lightened it up with everyday ingredients. Eating cookie dough out of the bowl is a small […]

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by Erin Clarke
9 Apr 2020 at 6:00am

You know what hits the spot absolutely every single time? Brownies. They are the great dessert fail-me-not. These super fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth, and outrageously chocolaty Vegan Brownies are THE brownie of the moment. They’re made without butter or eggs and contain a number of healthy ingredients, but they taste so sublimely rich, even non-vegans will find […]

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by Erin Clarke
7 Apr 2020 at 6:05am

It’s a beautiful, hopeful spring day in the kitchen when you bake this Gluten Free Carrot Cake. This recipe is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. This is carrot cake at its best! Fully loaded with a kitchen sink of mix-ins. Topped off with a lavish slather of cream cheese frosting. Indisputably moist and tender, yet […]

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by Erin Clarke
25 Mar 2020 at 6:04am

It’s an eat-the-cookie-dough-outta-the-bowl kind of week, and this healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough is granting full-scale permission! Made with canned chickpeas, peanut butter, pure maple syrup, and chocolate chips, it’s vegan, easy to adapt to different diets (see notes below to make it grain free and nut free), and most importantly of all: It legitimately tastes […]

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by Erin Clarke
22 Mar 2020 at 11:01am

I know a recipe is truly special when I make it repeatedly year after year. I have been baking these Monster Cookies for over 12 years (!!), which tells me just how much I love them.  I grew up with flour on my shirt and chocolate on my face, so while there are a number […]

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Serious Eats: Recipes
13 May 2020 at 7:07am
Our Favorite Recipes, Curated and Collected

by Sasha Marx
13 May 2020 at 7:07am

This creamy white bean dip with a bright puttanesca-inspired topping is the perfect snacking appetizer, no sharing required. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
11 May 2020 at 6:36am

Got bacon and anchovies in the fridge and some onion and garlic kicking around? Then you already have the key ingredients for this flavorful chickpea and vegetable stew. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
8 May 2020 at 6:30am

Protein-packed pantry staples are the key to this simple, classic, warm-weather salad. Get Recipe!

by Sho Spaeth
5 May 2020 at 9:00am

Savory pancakes stuffed to the gills with vegetables that'll satisfy both children and adults alike. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
4 May 2020 at 9:00am

A quick-cooking riff on mapo tofu that's perfect for using up cannellini from a big batch of cooked dry beans. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
1 May 2020 at 9:00am

A poached chicken delivers tons of flavor to this fragrant spiced lentil stew via its meat, broth, and fat. Topped with fried onions and tomatoes, it's a filling and deeply flavorful meal. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
30 Apr 2020 at 9:13am

This is the most classic tuna melt, and it's the most basic—but don't mistake that for less delicious. These simple components, when assembled thoughtfully, are absolutely delicious. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
30 Apr 2020 at 9:12am

This is the kind of tuna melt you're likely to be served in a Jewish deli, where rye bread, Swiss cheese, and a dill-and-pickle tuna salad are kings. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
30 Apr 2020 at 9:10am

This tuna melt comes with all the bells and whistles: mashed avocado, sliced tomato, crispy bacon, pickled jalapeños, and melted cheese in two forms. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
29 Apr 2020 at 6:30am

No need to stress about sourdough. Make no-knead focaccia instead. Get Recipe!

by Sho Spaeth
28 Apr 2020 at 6:30am

Soup-less ramen, or mazemen is a delicious way to use up your dried beans, your bean-cooking liquid, and any leftovers you've got around. Get Recipe!

by Aaron Hutcherson
23 Apr 2020 at 3:45am

These Cuban-style chicken cutlets are marinated with citrus juices and spices, then seared in a skillet until well browned and juicy. Sautéed onions top them off, and it all comes together quickly and easily. Get Recipe!

by Daniel Gritzer
22 Apr 2020 at 6:25am

Turn your herb and vegetable leftovers into a delicious and versatile sauce. Get Recipe!

by Sho Spaeth
21 Apr 2020 at 9:00am

Making ramen noodles at home with pantry staples, and no more. Get Recipe!

by Sasha Marx
21 Apr 2020 at 6:30am

Shallots, garlic, white wine, and Parmesan bring out the earthy flavors of mushrooms in this comforting all-weather pasta. Get Recipe!

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


20 May 2020 at 8:09pm
Traveling near or far in your car during the coronavirus pandemic? Follow these precautions for a safer road trip.


30 Apr 2020 at 9:56am
The pandemic will affect airports, hotels and other aspects of your future trips.


13 May 2020 at 4:53am
Three airlines now require facing coverings on flights. But employees were told to not force people to comply on board.


29 Apr 2020 at 4:45am
Germs can spread a lot further than passengers might realize.


20 Apr 2020 at 9:52pm
Cities across the globe look nearly empty as citizens practice self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.


6 Apr 2020 at 1:34pm
At least one flight attendant died and more than 100 have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.


4 May 2020 at 3:52pm
Its ships, notable breeding grounds for COVID-19, could head to sea just days after the CDC "no sail" order expires.


4 Feb 2020 at 4:21pm
The limited-edition Away x Serena Williams collab includes red suitcases and packing cubes.


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


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


14 May 2020 at 8:07pm
Experts explain the most important factors to consider when canceling or postponing a trip amid the coronavirus pandemic.


26 Mar 2020 at 7:35pm
Here's what Delta, Southwest and other carriers are offering customers canceling or changing their travel because of COVID-19 concerns.


13 Mar 2020 at 5:19pm
Here's what you need to know about the latest coronavirus-related travel restrictions.


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.


28 Feb 2020 at 5:45am
Etiquette experts share faux pas to avoid while traveling through an airport.

Red Sox Watch
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25 May 2020 at 9:41am
Red Sox News

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24 May 2020 at 9:41pm
These assessments of All-Stars were scary accurate

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23 May 2020 at 10:28am

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22 May 2020 at 4:20pm

3 Mar 2020 at 4:58pm
Which young stars and clubs will dominate the next 10 seasons? Predict who will lead the decade (2020-29) in 9 categories and you could win $1,000,000 in "The Vault."

by Bill Ladson
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14 May 2020 at 11:43am
The MLB Dream Bracket returns with a Dream Seasons edition, as 64 of the greatest single-season teams of all time compete in a simulated tournament to see whose best is best.

by Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum
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Tech News - Views from WIRED
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25 May 2020 at 9:40am
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by Gilad Edelman
25 May 2020 at 9:00am

With the right precautions in place, going to the polls isn’t so dangerous.

by Daniel Oberhaus
25 May 2020 at 8:00am

Robert Crippen is the only living NASA astronaut to have flown on a new spacecraft for the first time. The Crew Dragon flyers will join his elite club this week.

by Lily Hay Newman
25 May 2020 at 7:00am

Fraudsters have found yet another way to take advantage of the pandemic.

by Angela Watercutter
25 May 2020 at 7:00am

Christopher Nolan's latest movie will screen in Epic Games' online universe this summer.

by Megan Molteni
25 May 2020 at 7:00am

The coronavirus has hit meat processing plants hard. But not in Denmark, where automation makes for safer slaughterhouses.

by WIRED Cartoons
25 May 2020 at 7:00am

A workplace without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries.

by Louryn Strampe, WIRED Staff
24 May 2020 at 1:46pm

This long weekend, you can save on everything from headphones to an iPad.

by Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica
24 May 2020 at 10:00am

The claim that 5G can spread the coronavirus has led to dozens of cell-tower burnings in Europe. Now, the US telecom industry is on alert as well.

by Scott Gilbertson
24 May 2020 at 9:00am

We barbecued for weeks to find the right charcoal and propane gas grills you can lug to the beach, park, or campsite.

by Graeme McMillan
24 May 2020 at 9:00am

Last week, a flood knocked out power to the building formerly known as Sears Tower, creating an apt visual metaphor for 2020.

Car Corner
High Gear Media Network Feed
23 May 2020 at 8:00am
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the High Gear Media network of sites

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Aaron Cole)
23 May 2020 at 8:00am
The 2021 Hyundai Veloster hatchback is the right friend, at the right time, for the right price. Its expressive shapes, quirky demeanor, and punchy powertrain stare us in the face to ask: Why so serious, bro? The Veloster is all about fun, but its 6.7 TCC Rating is seriously good. Not much is new this year aside from an 8-speed dual-clutch...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Martin Padgett)
21 May 2020 at 7:00am
Buick does a double take for the 2021 model year. It’s offering the older Encore hatchback while it introduces the new Encore GX, which isn’t much more expensive or much bigger. The GX is the Encore you want to drive, though, thanks to gains in styling, safety, and features. Offered in Preferred, Select, and Essence versions, the 2021...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Aaron Cole)
20 May 2020 at 8:00am
The 2021 Audi A6 isn’t a crossover SUV. It’s a sedan, and that makes it a refreshing choice among mid-size luxury cars. The A6 is available as a sedan or wagon; with 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder power; and can focus on practical luxury or wild power. It is mechanically related to the A7 Sportback, which may be considered to be yet another...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Aaron Cole)
19 May 2020 at 11:00am
We’ve been here before. We’ve left and come back again. The 2021 Audi A7 luxury hatchback is a compelling mix of performance, design, and technology that started us down the slippery slope of “four-door coupes.” The A7’s shape isn’t only familiar because it’s been applied to everything from sedans to...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
18 May 2020 at 11:00am
The 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan with available all-wheel drive now comes as a hybrid that Toyota estimates will get 33 mpg combined. The fourth-generation minivan comes with more standard features, updated technology, more premium options, and a new look inside and out. Even though Toyota took design cues that range from bullet trains to SUVs, the...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Aaron Cole)
18 May 2020 at 11:00am
The 2021 Toyota Venza is a two-row hybrid crossover SUV that’s smaller than the three-row Highlander, and largely based on the RAV4. It revives an older name for Toyota that was previously applied to a wagon, but the new Venza sheds any resemblance to those cars with its fast roofline and chromed kick near the rear windows. The Venza will go...

High Gear Media Network Feed
25 May 2020 at 8:00am
Latest news, reviews, and more from around the High Gear Media network of sites

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Aaron Cole)
25 May 2020 at 8:00am
Three out of four new-car dealers could accurately identify critical safety features aimed at making new cars safer for teen drivers, but only after most were prompted by shoppers to identify those features — and most of their information was vague. That's according to a study released last week by the IIHS that followed a similar study last...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
22 May 2020 at 11:55am
Peace of mind doesn’t come easy or cheap. Yet some automakers offer peace of mind through long-term warranties to lure shoppers into showrooms. A good warranty can go a long way. Hyundai in 2000 offered a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty that revolutionized the way people looked at that brand. Its South Korean counterpart, Kia, followed. It...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
22 May 2020 at 11:30am
The best 2020 Memorial Day new car sales include low-interest loans, money back Memorial Day weekend historically comes with some of the best new car deals, and 2020 is shaping up to be an even better deal for consumers. The best new-car warranties for 2020 come with free maintenance The best automotive warranties include basic, powertrain, and...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
22 May 2020 at 8:00am
Memorial Day weekend historically comes with some of the best new car deals, and 2020 is shaping up to be an even better deal for consumers. As dealers try to dump inventory piled up from the coronavirus pandemic and automakers usher in 2021 models to kick off the summer sales season, there are plenty of tempting new car deals. While automakers...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
21 May 2020 at 11:41am
2021 Buick Encore GX review Buick does a double take for the 2021 model year. It’s offering the older Encore hatchback while it introduces the new Encore GX, which isn’t much more expensive or much bigger. 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $28,725 The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid costs $28,725 in base Blue trim and reaches $36,275 in...

by feedback@highgearmedia.com (Robert Duffer)
21 May 2020 at 10:33am
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid costs $28,725 in base Blue trim and reaches $36,275 in top Limited trim, the brand announced on Wednesday. The mid-size hybrid sedan is more expensive than the $26,575 Honda Accord Hybrid but cheaper than the $29,385 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The 2020 Sonata Hybrid ekes out a bit more highway fuel economy than the Camry...

Liz and Andy talk about how the Salisbury COA is still here for you; don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need help in any way!

Posted by Salisbury Council on Aging on Friday, April 10, 2020

From the Salisbury Council on Aging Director's Desk
Elizabeth Pettis

While Salisbury Hilton Senior Center's 43 Lafayette Rd. location is temporarily closed to the general public, MOW (Meals on Wheels), however, is still operating as usual. Our staff continues to be available to all of our seniors via our regular 978.462.2412 phone line.

We are very grateful and fortunate to be working in cooperation with Our Neighbors Table to offer free grocery delivery to those in need, provided you schedule with the Salisbury Senior Center. Call in your delivery request to 978.462.2412 by 3pm on Mondays and we will make every attempt to deliver to you by Wednesday, based upon demand. Medical equipment such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs or commodes are also available for delivery or pickup. Again, please call us to make arrangements if you are in need of these items. There will be no transport charge by the Salisbury Council on Aging for medication, food or essentials items delivered to those sixty and older in need.

We continue to make daily wellness checks, and have matched up our volunteers to those who would like a friendly conservation via phone. Although the library is closed to the general public and can not currently lend physical books, seniors who are in need of new books can call the SCOA and the Council on Aging will make arrangements to deliver books the library is able to donate to the SCOA. If you or someone you know is in need of services, food or general assistance please reach out to us as we will continue to serve the seniors of our community. If you have questions or are in doubt, please do not hesitate to call us 978.462.2412.

Special Shopping Hours for Seniors
SCOA, 43 Lafayette Rd, Salisbury, MA (978) 462-2412

Combined Area Councils - Upcoming 2020 Day 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. See our newsletter for more information on any future trips being planned.


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Hospital Offers Local Seniors a $6 Dinner Every Night
Socialize and have a healthy meal @ AJH!

Anna Jaques Hospital offers dinner in the cafeteria every evening for seniors over 60 years old. The $6 meal includes an entree, starch, vegetable, dessert and coffee or tea between 4:30pm and 6:30pm every day, including weekends.

View the weekly menu here.

The daily dinners are in addition to monthly dinners the hospital puts on for seniors that feature various guest speakers.


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Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor Program

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

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

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

Current Programs and Weekday Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Centers for Disease Control - Covid-19

Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 Map

2019 Novel Coronavirus
22 May 2020 at 5:57pm
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.

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COVID-19Surge

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How to discontinue home isolation

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If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

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CDC Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

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FAQs for Administrators and Leaders at Community- and Faith-Based Organizations

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Resources for Community and Faith-Based Leaders

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Antibody Testing

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Antibody Testing for COVID-19

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This page includes interim guidance and resources for laboratory professionals working with specimens from persons under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith

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Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Staffing Resources


22 May 2020 at 5:55pm
Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees as healthy as possible as they exercise their faith.

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Coronavirus and Travel in the United States


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COVIDView

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Cases in U.S.

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Contact Tracing

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COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.

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Cloth face coverings should be washed after each use. It is important to always remove face coverings correctly and. Wash your hands after handling or touching a used face covering.

Social Security Administration Online
Online Services – Social Security Matters
21 Apr 2020 at 10:04am
The Official Blog of Social Security

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

20 Feb 2020 at 2:20pm
Chances are good that you use the internet or a cell phone app every day. Social Security has you covered. We’ve created online tools to make the lives of millions of people easier. We’ve put together a top ten list … Continue reading

30 Jan 2020 at 3:19pm
Tax season is approaching, and we have made replacing your annual Benefit Statement even easier.  The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in January to people who receive … Continue reading

2 Jan 2020 at 1:49pm
Are you looking for new ways to save time this new year? Social Security offers many of its services online by signing up for a secure my Social Security account. Once you create an account, you can review your work … Continue reading

14 Nov 2019 at 3:34pm
During National Caregivers Month, we recognize and celebrate caregivers who provide comfort and care for people of all ages living with disabilities and illnesses. We work closely with caregivers who serve as representative payees and oversee Social Security or Supplemental … Continue reading

Local Movie Theater Schedules
Vision Max Cinema
201 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952
Cinemagic Salisbury
6 Merrill Street, Salisbury, MA 01952
Newburyport Screening Room
82 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
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25 May 2020 at 5:05am
NEWBURYPORT — The city is continuing to regularly hold virtual meetings on various projects, but some residents are concerned about the challenge to public participation that comes with the digital format.



25 May 2020 at 5:03am
NEWBURYPORT — The COVID-19 virus has given high school students from the Class of 2020 a raw deal, but local teachers and businesses have been coming together to let them know they are more special than they know.


25 May 2020 at 5:04am
NEWBURYPORT — As hair salons and barbershops in the state prepare to open this week, at least one local stylist is waiting for stronger safety precautions before putting himself and his clients in any line of danger.


25 May 2020 at 4:58am
SEABROOK – Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2019 safety performance of the Seabrook nuclear power plant during a virtual meeting June 3.


25 May 2020 at 4:56am
NEWBURYPORT — After a decade on Inn Street, the First Church of Christ, Scientist Reading Room has moved to a new location on Merrimac Street.


25 May 2020 at 4:30am
In 1796, Captain Offin Boardman purchased the property now known as the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm from the family of Nathaniel Tracy. Boardman had been a privateer and worked aboard Tracy's ships during the Revolutionary War.


24 May 2020 at 3:00am
NEWBURYPORT — In response to the challenges confronting families because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition of local youth groups is offering support for young people, parents, caregivers and teachers.



23 May 2020 at 10:30am
SALISBURY – A 51-year-old Lowell man died after he pulled his motorcycle to a stop into the media on the left side of I-495 north near the merge with I-95 Friday afternoon and was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup…



23 May 2020 at 9:30am
ANDOVER — Luck would have to be in the air — and the water — for a river herring to come swimming below the footbridge right now and be counted.


23 May 2020 at 4:50am
NEWBURYPORT -- There will be no parades or graveside ceremonies but people in Greater Newburyport will still have ways to commemorate Memorial Day this weekend.


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On May 23, 1873, due to a misplaced switch, a freight train jumped its tracks and smashed through barriers, falling partway down an embankment on Merrimac Street. The incident attracted many spectators, but fortunately no one was injured.



23 May 2020 at 4:30am
NEWBURYPORT — The city lost a man of many passions when artist and motorcycle enthusiast Carl Sesto died last week.


22 May 2020 at 5:22pm
MAY 22: Gov. Charlie Baker had some advice Friday for people eager to get outside, perhaps see friends or family from at least six feet away, and enjoy Memorial Day weekend: wear a mask, keep your distance and respect the…


22 May 2020 at 4:39pm
Amesbury recorded another death from COVID-19 complications Friday, raising the city's death toll to 20, while the state numbers for deaths and new positive tests dropped slightly in the past 24 hours.


22 May 2020 at 2:23pm
NEWBURYPORT -- The city's public parking lot at Plum Island will open to the public on Monday along with the island's beaches.


22 May 2020 at 2:03pm
NEWBURYPORT – With Monday being the Memorial Day holiday, trash and recycling pick-up will be delayed by one day, all week. Residents with Monday pick-up will have pick-up on Tuesday, May 26, residents who typically have Tuesday pick-up will have…


22 May 2020 at 1:54pm
NEWBURYPORT -- Construction on the Parker Street “shared use pathway” portion of the Clipper City Rail Trail will likely begin this fall, according to Geordie Vining, the city's senior project manager, resulting in a safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.


22 May 2020 at 10:10am
The Newburyport Education Foundation recently announced its 2019 NEF award winners, Jeff Gray, Tim Fountain, and John Galligan of Bradford & Bigelow.



22 May 2020 at 5:03am
They may not be able to offer their customers a seat just yet, but two local restaurant owners say they will be ready to open their doors soon.



22 May 2020 at 5:04am
AMESBURY — Local businesses will need to police their own pandemic response and be willing to adapt quickly when they reopen, according to the mayor.



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24 May 2020 at 8:25pm
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases.



23 May 2020 at 10:30am
SALISBURY – A 51-year-old Lowell man died after he pulled his motorcycle to a stop into the media on the left side of I-495 north near the merge with I-95 Friday afternoon and was hit by a Ford F-150 pickup…


22 May 2020 at 5:22pm
MAY 22: Gov. Charlie Baker had some advice Friday for people eager to get outside, perhaps see friends or family from at least six feet away, and enjoy Memorial Day weekend: wear a mask, keep your distance and respect the…



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NEWBURYPORT — Max Katavolos looked primed for a breakout year.



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WEST NEWBURY — The Pentucket Regional School District is hoping to avoid a "one-twelfth" budget as West Newbury, Groveland and Merrimac each move to review the district's proposed fiscal 2021 budget at their town meetings next month.


19 May 2020 at 5:51pm
MAY 19: It had been a while since a weekday went by without Gov. Charlie Baker holding a press conference to discuss the state's fight against the coronavirus, but the governor did not face the cameras Tuesday and instead went…


19 May 2020 at 12:30pm
MAY 19: A day after Gov. Charlie Baker released his administration's economic reopening plan and issued a new "safer at home" advisory, most workers remained at home and public life has not widely restarted.


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BOSTON — Retail and restaurant groups are blasting the state's reopening plans that are keeping them on the sidelines during a usually busy Memorial Day weekend.


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New state guidance allows for high schools to hold in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies starting July 19, with certain safety precautions in place and as long as public health data around COVID-19 allows the state to continue along its reopening plan.


24 May 2020 at 4:57am
BOSTON – The Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed to changes in the state’s unemployment insurance program to help residents and employers hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.



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BOSTON — When Gov. Charlie Baker recommended in early April that people wear masks or face coverings to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Salem went a step further to require them in grocery stores and other public places.


22 May 2020 at 5:01am
The number of deaths statewide from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours dropped considerably, from 128 on Wednesday to 82 on Thursday, according to the Department of Public Health.


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ATLANTA — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people…



22 May 2020 at 12:51pm
ATLANTA — Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, had a testy exchange with a prominent black radio personality on Friday over Biden's support among black voters and his choosing of a running mate.



22 May 2020 at 3:00am
WASHINGTON — Norma McCorvey loved the limelight. Better known as “Jane Roe,” her story was at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. At first, she was an abortion rights advocate, but,…



21 May 2020 at 3:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa — Strong concern about a second wave of coronavirus infections is reinforcing widespread opposition among Americans to reopening public places, a new poll finds, even as many state leaders step up efforts to return to life before…



21 May 2020 at 3:00am
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday adamantly denied that he recommended firing the State Department’s independent watchdog in retaliation for investigations into Pompeo’s conduct as America’s top diplomat. But Pompeo again declined to provide specific reasons for…



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25 May 2020 at 1:00am
Pentucket sophomore Emily Rubio isn’t fooling herself.



23 May 2020 at 9:00am
As always, in the end it'll be about the money.



23 May 2020 at 1:00am
We've all heard the expression that something is worth more than its weight in gold. Most of the time we mean it in a figurative sense, that something or someone is extremely valuable and not easily replaced.


23 May 2020 at 1:00am
George J. Bradbury, a North Dighton resident and a member of the Newburyport Wall of Fame, died at 91 on Saturday due to complications from COVID-19.



22 May 2020 at 1:00am
NEWBURYPORT — Max Katavolos looked primed for a breakout year.



22 May 2020 at 12:00am
As nearly anyone in journalism will tell you, it's not a career for those looking to enjoy a wealthy lifestyle.



21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Tom Brady's journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released next year.



21 May 2020 at 5:00am
Blue sky hovered over 3 acres of well-cropped grass at Sarkisian Farms Driving Range and Ice Cream Stand in West Andover on Tuesday morning.



The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
25 May 2020 at 10:06am
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24 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Gloucester - Amy-Susan (Carter) Noel, of West Gloucester, formerly of Hamilton, Mass., and Newburyport, died peacefully May 13, 2020, age 43, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Massachusetts at the age of six. In addition to her loving husband, Stephen Noel, she will be forever missed by her mother, Anne Leavitt Carter of Essex; her father James Carter and step-mother Anna Carter of New South Wales, Australia; her siblings: Dr. Adam Carter and his wife, Stephanie, Larissa Carter and her partner Gwilym Lewis, Stephanie Fraser and her husband Shane, Elin Carter, James Carter and his partner, Alison Taylor, Quinn Carter and Marlee Carter of New South Wales, Australia; her nieces and nephews: Sarah and Madeline Carter, Isla Carter, Sam and Alex Fraser; her in-laws, Robert and Elaine Noel. Amy was a 1994 graduate of Hamilton-Wenham High School and attended University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Over the last two decades she worked as a Director of Information Technology for various companies in and around Boston, and was active in many local charity events supporting those in need. She loved her family, they were everything to her. Amy loved to travel, of which she and her husband Stephen took full advantage. She loved her pups Will and Lucy. Amy had a passion for EVERYTHING she did, whether it was cooking, playing the piano, decorating the house, or just trying to figure out some new piece of technology. Amy LOVED to cook, and her friends and family were the lucky benefactors. You can find many of her social media posts on the "The North Shore Cooks" Facebook group page and some of her older posts in her blog https://newburyportbites.com/. Amy was an accomplished classical pianist and a gourmet chef, but more importantly, she was an amazing beacon of light and joy to those lucky enough to enter her world. People often have said that from the moment you met her, you felt like you had known her for years. Her wonderful sense of humor, kindness and beauty will be missed by all. Services and a celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Amy-Susan Noel's memory to The Open Door and mailed to 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930 or online at foodpantry.org. Arrangements by the Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn. Relatives and friends are encouraged to leave a message of condolence at www.solimine.com.



24 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Rowley - Ronald F. Pagliarulo, of Rowley, Mass., May 15, 2020, formerly of Rockport. Born in East Boston to the late Louis and Pauline (DiFuria) Pagliarulo. Beloved husband of Elaine C. Hannegan-Healy. Survived by his children Ronald Pagliarulo of Salem, N.H., Linda Giardina of Wilmington, Mass., and Paul Pagliarulo of North Conway, N.H.; along with five grandchildren, Nicole, Justin, Christina, Christopher and Rory; two great-grandchildren, Gianna and Brianna; and step-children, Christine, Gretchen, and Sheila; their spouses; and seven step-grandchildren, Isabelle, Dustin, Evan, Colin, Gracie, Nathan and Henry. A veteran of the Army, Ron was also a member of St. Basil's Cursillo Community, as well as the La Salette Community. A friend of Bill's for almost 50 years, Ron worked at Boston University, and later at the Colonial Country Club in Lynnfield. Ron was an avid Patriots fan, and followed all politics closely, often sharing his insights in Boston Globe's Letters to the Editor. He cherished time spent with Elaine and his family, taking walks in Rowley, Newburyport and Rockport, and tending to his yard and garden. The family would like to thank MGH Oncology Department and Care Dimensions of Danvers for the care he received. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to MGH North Shore Cancer Center, 102 Endicott St., Danvers, MA 01923, or Care Dimensions (Hospice), 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Ron's life will take place at a later date.


24 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Bedford - Passed away May 7, 2020, at the Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, Mass. Beloved wife of 56 years of the late Floyd McLaughlin; loving mother of Sharon Prato and her husband Davis Prato of Burlington, Faith Montisanti of Somersworth, N.H., Bruce McLaughlin and Kathy Yeager, both of West Newbury and Sandra Chyten of Abington. Cherished grandmother of Chris and Nicole Prato, Jessica LaPlante, Joshua Montisanti, Melissa Lopuisicwicz, Andrew Yeager and Rachael and James Chyten; proud great-grandmother of June, Emma, Emily, Anna, Kyla, Sadie, Shane, Kerra, Kaylee, Destiny, Samantha and Austin; sister of Lillian Noseworthy of Allston. In addition, she is predeceased by her son, Eric McLaughlin; sister, Elizabeth Gronberg; and great-grandchild Chantell Pirrell. The family would like to thank the staff of the Carleton-Willard Village for the love and excellent care she received. Ruth always had a beautiful smile for everyone who approached her. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Employee Appreciation Fund, Carleton-Willard Village, 100 Old Billerica Rd., Bedford, MA 01730. Arrangements in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home. Due to the current restrictions imposed by COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.



24 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Amesbury - Robert Isaac Janvrin, age 79, of Amesbury, passed Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, at Merrimack Valley Health Center. One of three children of the late Fred Janvrin and Mary (Sauvan) Madigan, he was born in West Newbury on April 17, 1941, and had attended West Newbury Schools. For some years he had worked in shoe factories in Amesbury, then worked for Waste Management until his retirement. He was an avid sports fan, especially fond of baseball and had accumulated an extensive collection of baseball cards. He leaves behind his two sisters, Viola Harvey of Salisbury and Donna Maddocks, and husband Thomas of Derry, N.H., with whom he shared a very special bond, along with several nieces, nephews, and extended family. At his request, there will be no services. He will be peacefully laid to rest at Belleville Cemetery in Newburyport, eternally reunited with his beloved mother, Mary. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.



21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Au Sable Forks - Barbara Ring, 78, of Au Sable Forks, N.Y. passed away May 17, 2020. Barbara was born in Saugus, Mass. on April 30, 1942. On July 12, 1964, she married her husband Harold Ring. She worked for Sears Roebuck in Saugus and then as a police dispatcher for the Town of Rowley. Barbara joined the Assessor's Office in Rowley and eventually became one of the town's assessors. The two later retired to Au Sable Forks, NY, where her love for animals, especially horses, led her to help with Elmbrook Veterinary Services. Barbara is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harold, daughter Laurie (Dana) Atwood, sister Sharon (James) Cushman, and two grandsons, Quinn and Dylan Atwood. She was preceded in death by her parents. Donations can be made in Barbara's memory to Elmbrook Veterinary Services, 46 Carey Rd., Au Sable Forks, NY 12912. Arrangements were entrusted to Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home in Au Sable Forks.



21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Mrs. Ruth C. (Moore) Coyne, age 85 of Newburyport died on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of the late Bernard "Barney" Coyne, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late William and Eva (Moulison) Moore. She attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, class of 1954. Ruth had lived in Newburyport for the past 16 years with her Joanne and husband Paul. For the last 9 months she had lived at, and received wonderful care at the Elizabeth Calsey House in Amesbury. Ruth had worked for many years as a waitress in the former Lynn Hospital Coffee Shop. For many years, Ruth enjoyed watching her husband play softball in the Lynn Parks Softball League. She was a member of Connery Post 6 and of the Franco American. She loved camping in the summer at Apple Valley Campground in Maine and her yearly trip, each December, to Aruba. Ruth is survived by three children; Joanne Gallagher and her husband Paul of Newburyport, Thomas Coyne of Oklahoma and Timothy Coyne of Florida, 6 grandchildren; Daniel, Kelly, Amy Lyn, James, Jessica, and Justin, and a sister Frances of Florida. Per Joanne's request please do not send flowers or indoor plants. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Ruth's name to Elizabeth Calsey House 286 Lions Mouth Rd. Amesbury, MA 01913. Adhering to the guidelines of the CDC and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, services are private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Solimine Funeral Homes, friends are encouraged to leave condolences at www.solimine.com.



21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Frederick O. Bowman Jr., 85 years old, passed away suddenly on May 19th 2020. He will be laid to rest with his wife, Joanne Bowman who passed away in 2007. He was born in Newburyport, on January 20, 1935, son of the late Frederick and Mary (Moyette) Bowman. Fred was known by many names, son, friend, husband, father, grampy, great grampy, but most of all he was loved. Fred served in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean war. He loved the marine corps and wore that badge proudly. He also was an avid coin collector always looking and teaching anyone who would listen. Most of all he loved his family. Fred leaves behind four children, Janet Munroe of Haverhill, Linda Coates of Haverhill Daniel Bowman and wife, Donna Bowman of Haverhill Deborah Bowman and life partner John DeCosta of Kensington, NH. He leaves behind nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. And many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.


21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Leominster - Maureen A. (Miskell) Sheehan, 90, of Leominster, died May 19, 2020, in River Terrace Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster. She was born April 5, 1930, in Lowell, daughter of the late Timothy and Gertrude (King) Miskell. Maureen stayed at home raising her children for many years. She re-entered the work force as an Instructional Aide for the Leominster Public School System, working with special needs children. She ended her career as a foster grandparent at the R. F. Kennedy School in Lancaster. She was a member of St. Leo's Church, Leominster and the Blessed Virgin Sodality of St. Leo's. Maureen is survived by three sons, Kevin Sheehan of Plum Island, Newbury, MA, Joseph Sheehan and his wife, Stacey of Newburyport, MA, Charles E. Sheehan III and his wife Eileen of Mashpee, Mass., two daughters; Maryanne Sheehan Spacciapoli of Newbury, Mass., Cathleen Daggett and her husband Wayne of Leominster; three sisters; Claire Hamilton of Lowell, MA, Ann Marie LaForge of Lowell, Joni Bedford of Dracut, MA, ten grandchildren; Gabriella Spacciapoli, Maureen Anderson, Margaret Coombs, Emily Hart, Charlene Sheehan, Kelly Johnson, Erin Sheehan, Kasey Sheehan, Molly Sheehan, Meaghan Sheehan, four great-grandchildren, Madeline Johnson, Chloe Johnson, Violet Johnson and Tyler Coombs along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Charles E. Sheehan Jr., two brothers; Joseph Miskell and John Miskell and her son-in-law, Peter Spacciapoli A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Leo's Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Leo's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West St., Leominster is directing arrangements. To leave a message of condolence visit, www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com.



21 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Carl William Sesto, an artist, fine art printer, professor and luthier-passed away peacefully on May 13, 2020 in Newbury, Mass., surrounded by family. He was 75. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his wife of 54 years, Cameron Sesto, his four children, Ezra Sesto of Ridgewood, NJ, Esten Sesto of Berkeley, Calif., Damon Sesto of Amesbury, and Adrian Sesto of Los Angeles, Calif., his nine grandchildren, and his sister, Vivian Sternfield of Brookline, Mass. Carl was a Professor Emeritus of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he taught for 20 years, and is a member of the Society of Printers. His children remember him as a kind and gentle man who encouraged them to pursue their goals, and loved them unconditionally. He was wise, gentle, strong and loving, and had the best sense of humor ever. After retiring from teaching at the S.M.F.A., he made exquisite guitars and ukuleles by hand, enjoyed woodworking, ink drawing, laughing, being with his family and birdwatching. He loved to take daily drives to Plum Island to see the ocean and the sky. He called it paradise. He will be missed beyond measure. For a more detailed history, please visit his web site: csesto.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the https://parkerriver.org/plank-donation/. The family would like to memorialize him with a plank, because he loved Plum Island so very much.



20 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Taunton - George J. Bradbury, age 91, of North Dighton, formerly of Taunton, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 due to complications from COVID19. He was the beloved husband of the late V. Barbara (Benoit) Bradbury, his childhood sweetheart, to whom he was wed for sixty-three years at the time of her death on December 6, 2013. Born in Newburyport, in April of 1929, he was the oldest of thirteen loving children of the late Stephen and Chestina (Fowler) Bradbury. George, also known to his friends and family as "Bink", grew up in Newburyport and was a graduate of Newburyport High School where he was a standout athlete. George was the 1948 recipient of the Ryan Cup, served as Class President, and in 1995 was inducted into the Newburyport Clippers Wall of Fame where a plaque commemorates his rare 12 letter achievement. Mr. Bradbury resided with his daughter and son-in-law in North Dighton for the past 2 ½ years. He was a former resident of Taunton since moving there in 1979, and before that, he and his wife raised their family in North Dighton. Prior to retiring, George worked for many years as a die cutter at Reed & Barton. George was an active longtime member of the Taunton Lodge of Elks. He was the second oldest living member of the Neptune Fireman Association, also known as the Neps Club in Newburyport. Throughout his life, Mr. Bradbury maintained a love for sporting events. He especially loved watching and cheering on the New England Patriots, Red Sox, Boston Bruins and the Boston College Eagles. George loved spending time with his family, and his spare time was spent meticulously maintaining his yard, garden and home.George was a talented artist, jewelry maker, woodworker and furniture maker. He was also a passionate golfer. George is survived by his devoted children, Mark T. Bradbury of Manta, Ecuador, Paul W. Bradbury and his wife Dorothy of Ashland, NH and Jane M. White and her husband Stephen of North Dighton. He was the cherished grandfather of Sean Bradbury, Rachel Bradbury, Kerrin (Bradbury) LeClair and her husband Ron, Jennifer (White) Joubert and her husband, Jonathan, Caitlyn Bradbury, Christa Bradbury, and the adoring great grandfather of Casey, Bradley, Jameson, Samuel, Tessa and Jack. George is survived by siblings, Stephen Bradbury of Salisbury, Deanna (Bradbury) Ireland of Harmony, Maine, Dennis Bradbury of Amesbury, Vicki (Bradbury) Decie of Salisbury, Robert Bradbury of Salisbury, and Sally Dow of Newbury. His predeceased siblings include Lee Ann (Bradbury) Welch of Newburyport, Daniel Bradbury of Carmel, Calif., William Bradbury of Newburyport, Francis Bradbury of Newburyport, Henry Bradbury of Nashua, NH and Paul Bradbury of Newburyport. George is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services, along with burial at Saint Francis Cemetery in Taunton will be private and visiting hours have been omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Longmeadow Nursing Home Activities Fund, 68 Dean Street, Taunton, MA, 02780, or to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, c/o Foundation for Business Equity, 265 Franklin Street, PO BOX 304, Boston, MA 02110, or donate online at www.macovid19relieffund.org



20 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Malden - Nancy North Strickland, 79, of Malden, peacefully crossed over, entering the spirit world at her home on April 23, 2020. She was born Nancy Jane Isaacson on August 17, 1940 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where her father was on temporary work assignment. He later moved his family to Illinois, then settled in St. Petersburg, Fla. There he decided to legally change the family name to "North" as he grew weary of spelling the Swedish "Isaacson" and thought "North" would be much easier as his children approached school age. Nancy was raised by her parents in the Spiritualist faith and became a regionally recognized medium. While living in Newburyport, Melrose and Malden she encouraged others who shared the same interest, via church and word of mouth, by teaching mediumship development classes in her home which always began by singing, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." She published her first two books, "You the Medium" (first and second editions) with friend and co-author, Ray Berube. Nancy was working on a third book. Her several career paths included selling real estate, working in human services and writing a weekly column for the Newburyport Daily News, "As I See It", but her first love was working with children. She was a substitute teacher for many years in the Newburyport school system, followed by and retiring from, Thom Pentucket Early Intervention in West Newbury. She thoroughly enjoyed 20+ years as an Early Intervention Teacher. Nancy loved to quilt and became a quilting contributor for many national quilt magazines, producing hundreds of articles. She built lasting friendships of over forty years with her quilting girlfriends. She was an avid gardener and loved taking walks to look at flowers and to the grocery store to meet new people.She believed in the power of a smile. "Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life."- Roy T. Bennett- Nancy valued the power of volunteerism and spent countless hours throughout her life helping children and adults with physical and developmental challenges. Nancy enjoyed meeting friends and being an active participant for many years at the Outloud Open Mike at the Beebe Estate in Melrose. Nancy was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Strickland, Malden, Lisa Hoyt, Salem, Va.; a sister, Karen North Wells, Brewster, Mass.; two brothers; David North of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Jon Peter North of Gainesville, VA; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and endless loving friends. She was predeceased by her parents Leroy and Elizabeth (Johnson) North, brother, George North, and sister Stephanie North Cross. Per her request, there will be no funeral services; those wishing to make a donation to honor her memory are invited to send one to: Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center: McLean Hospital, Mailstop 138, 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478 or Secure online gift in her memory: https://givemclean.partners.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=359 Please select "Brain Bank Fund" in the 'Designation' field. An online celebration of life service will be held later in June. If you would like to participate in and/or view the service at a later time, please send an email to the family at: nstricklandmemorial@gmail.com To share a message of condolence or a memory of Nancy, please visit: https://bostoncremation.org/obituaries.



19 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Groveland - Robert Melvin Brown (January 28, 1932-April 20, 2020) passed away on a beautiful spring day in Newburyport, with his daughter by his side, and Duke Ellington playing. Robert was born in Boston to Dorothy Gertrude MacNeill and raised in Milton and Weymouth. He was adopted by his step-father, Raymond Brown, and moved to Hingham, a town that he loved beyond measure. He attended Hingham High School, Thayer Academy in Braintree, and Northeastern University, graduating with a degree in Finance in 1958. He loved the game of golf and spent many happy times as team captain, caddying and playing in tournaments. He served in the Marine Reserves and as a Freemason at Old Colony Lodge of Freemasonry and, as a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, attended Old Ship Church in Hingham with his parents. After graduating, he worked at American Mutual Insurance, finally striking out on his own as an insurance salesman. He married and started a life in Byfield, Mass., after the birth of his two children, Nancy and Douglas. During this time, he served as President of the Newbury Baseball League, was an active alum of Thayer and Northeastern, and enjoyed summers at Cedardale in Groveland. Later years, he moved back to the South Shore and traveled to many places around the world: France, England, Germany, India, Italy, and Austria. He was an avid reader with a keen interest in history, especially World War II, which had a profound effect on him. He also enjoyed art and music, frequenting museums and music venues in Boston, and spent many hours at Cohasset Country Club. Once he moved back to the North Shore, time was spent watching his grandchildren at sporting events, theater and musical performances. He was a fixture at the Newburyport Racquet Club, watching his daughter's practices and matches and offering advice. He attended the First Religious Society of Newburyport and was inducted as a member into St. John's Lodge of Freemasonry in Newburyport earlier this year. A lover of the ocean, he enjoyed drives up the coast with stops for chowder or a frappe-watching storms and rough seas was his favorite. Robert is survived by his two children: daughter Nancy B. Webster and her husband, Rob, of Groveland, Mass.; and son Douglas R. Brown and his wife, Jennifer, of Fremont, N.H.; as well as four grandchildren: Sophie and Chloe Webster and Kaileigh and Kyle Brown. The Webster and Brown families would like to thank Brigham Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation for the care he received. A celebration of Robert's life will take place at a later date. Arrangements were by Elliot, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.



19 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Newnan - Anna Serena Johnson Gould, 85, of Newnan, Ga., passed away on May 10, 2020, at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 14, 1934, in Newburyport, the daughter of late Olive and Albert Johnson. She was the younger of two siblings. She was married June 7, 1953, to Irwin Porter Gould. She graduated from Newburyport High School in 1952. She was a homemaker and volunteered with Meals on Wheels, The Newnan Welcome Center and Main Street. As an avid bowler she belonged to several leagues and participated in State and National Tournaments. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Gould Watson; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Debbie Gould; son and daughter-in-law, George and Jody Gould; daughter, Joanne Gould; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Tammy Gould; grandchildren, Joy Turpin, Lee Gould, Meghan Gould Smith, Joseph Gould, Joshua Gould, Cayley Gould Wiley: Thomas D Gould, Joel Gould, Erin Gould Nordman, Ruby Gould, Levi Gould and nineteen great grandchildren. Due to COVID-19, the memorial service in Newnan, Georgia, will be postponed until this fall. The interment will be scheduled after the memorial service at the grave site in Amesbury. Mother you will be missed but we will carry your memory in our hearts.



19 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Fremont - Annette M. (St. Hilaire) Gosselin passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the age of 86. She was born on May 2, 1934, in Manchester, N.H., to the late Roberta (Farris) and Alonzo St. Hilaire. She is predeceased by her Sister Rosemary (St. Hilaire) Young. She leaves her brother Greg St. Hilaire and his wife Doris of Amesbury. She married her husband of 64 years on June 14, 1953, the late Noel M. Gosselin of Amesbury, Mass. Together they raised their four children in Amesbury and then South Hampton, N.H. Family was the center of Annette's world. She stayed home to raise her children in their younger years. When she worked outside of the home, she took various part time positions including as lunch lady in the public schools so that she could be home after school. She hosted holidays for immediate and extended family for years and years. She loved nothing more than to have her children bring their families and friends to the house especially during the summer by the pool. We were blessed to be born into the world that she created for us. She leaves Greg and his wife Caren of Fremont, N.H., Fred and his wife Bonny of E. Kingston, N.H., Peter and his wife Nancy of Hampton Falls, N.H., and Joy and her wife Nadine Smoske of Wakefield, Mass. She also leaves her five grandchildren who were the lights of her life, Caity and her husband Atabak, Bruce and his wife Katie, Morgan and her husband Aaron, Sophia and Eli. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Blake, Matthew, Benjamin and Owen. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, sisters, and brothers-in-law, dear friends some who have gone before and many who are still here. Because of the unfortunate circumstance of quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services will be limited to immediate family only and are being handled by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., in Amesbury, Mass. Private burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery. If you so choose, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to My Neighbor's Table, P.O. Box 592, Amesbury Mass 01913, or at www.ourneighborstable.org/give.



17 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Amesbury - Virginia M. (Shattler) Croteau, age 85, lifelong Amesbury resident, passed early Friday morning, May 15, 2020 at Merrimack Valley Health Center of Amesbury, due to complications of COVID-19. She was the beloved wife of 50 years to Roy W. Croteau. Born in Amesbury, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1934, she was one of three daughter of the late Robert W. and Marjorie E. (Walton) Shattler and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1952. She started her banking career at the former Northeast National Bank in Amesbury, where she became the customer service officer, and after 13 years she went on to become the branch manager of the Bank of New England for several years. She expanded her banking expertise with the Amesbury Cooperative Bank, where she was in charge of customer relations and retail service, and retired from the bank as a Vice President. In her retirement she enjoyed many years of traveling with her husband Roy, and especially loved the many cruises they took. Virginia was also actively involved with the Amesbury Council on Aging for quite some years. In addition to her husband Roy, she leaves behind her daughter, Cheryl A. Welch of Amesbury; a grandson, Richard Nelson Jr.; and granddaughter, Julie Francis of Amesbury; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis Creasey of Naples, Fla., and Grace Fullford of Salisbury; along with several generations of nieces and nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne Macauley, in 1995. Due to the continuing restrictions pertaining to COVID-19, services and burial at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury, will be held once the restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making donations in her memory to the Amesbury Council on Aging Senior Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury.


17 May 2020 at 5:00pm
Newburyport - Gordon P. Mitchell Jr., son of the late Gordon P. and Catherine L. (Cronin) Mitchell Sr., died Thursday morning May 14, 2020, at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport. Born on September 5, 1923, in Newburyport, he was a graduate of Newburyport High School, class of 1941. He was a 50-year employee of the former First & Ocean National Bank of Newburyport, and a lifelong parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. Gordon is survived by his two sisters, Catherine L "Kay" Doyle and her husband John of Seabrook Beach, N.H., and Frances M. "Fran" Munroe of Newburyport; two brothers, James R. Mitchell of Williamsburg, Va., and Donald D. Mitchell and his wife, Nancy of West Newbury, with whom he has made his home for some time; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; as well as several great-grand-nieces and -nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond S. Mitchell and Frederick H. Mitchell. A private graveside committal service will be held by his family at St. Mary Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his loving parents. The Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950 is assisting Mr. Mitchell's family with his funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gordon's name to Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport, MA 01950. To offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.


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The United States Senate's Special Committee on Aging, currently chaired by Senator Susan M. Collins (R-ME), was established in 1961 as a temporary committee. It was granted permanent status in February, 1977. While special committees have no legislative authority, they can study issues, conduct oversight of programs, and investigate reports of fraud and waste. Note: Senior victims of fraud can report it to the Fraud Hotline.

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24 May 2020 at 11:07pm
Current Winning Numbers

24 May 2020 at 10:07pm

23 May 2020 at 12:46am

Draw ID: 2401
Winning Number: 08-10-20-44-46     Mega Ball: 18     Megaplier: 4
Current Jackpot: $298 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 05/26/2020 Tuesday
Estimated Jackpot: $313 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $249.8 Million
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24 May 2020 at 12:29am

Draw ID: 1076
Winning Number: 02-08-18-21-23     Powerball: 16     Powerplay: 4
Current Jackpot: $106.1 Million
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 05/27/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $114 Million
Estimated Cash Option: $91.6 Million
Video: https://youtu.be/PIQT1wgRGlU



21 May 2020 at 11:27pm

Draw ID: 855
Winning Number: 08-11-24-30-33     Lucky Ball: 12
Current Jackpot: $1,000
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 05/25/2020 Monday
Estimated Top Prize: $1,000
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23 May 2020 at 11:04pm

Draw ID: 3828
Winning Number: 03-13-17-20-39-40     ST Doubler: 7
Current Jackpot: $1,659,135
Jackpot Winners: None
Next Draw Date: 05/27/2020 Wednesday
Estimated Jackpot: $1,800,000
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24 May 2020 at 10:07pm

Draw ID: 5484
Winning Number: 02-07-14-17-31
Current Jackpot: $100,000
Jackpot Winners: 1
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Next Draw Date: 05/25/2020 Monday
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24 May 2020 at 8:05pm

Draw ID: 19772
Winning Number: 5-4-0-2
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24 May 2020 at 12:55pm

Draw ID: 19771
Winning Number: 4-7-8-5
Next Draw Date: 05/25/2020 Monday
Payouts:
Exact 4: $6,302   Exact 3: $882   Exact 2: $76   Exact 1: $8
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NYT > Top Stories
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25 May 2020 at 10:04am

25 May 2020 at 9:41am
Americans took a varied approach to the holiday weekend, with crowded pool parties in some places and shuttered beaches in others. The U.S. banned travelers from Brazil, and India restored domestic flights.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
Twenty large chains received more than $5 billion in federal grants even while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash.

25 May 2020 at 3:00am
To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit.

25 May 2020 at 3:00am
Seventy-five years after integration, the military’s upper echelons remain the domain of white men.

24 May 2020 at 9:33pm
Inside the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home was a man who had served as a jailer to Hitler’s top aide. A man who had rescued Japanese kamikaze pilots from the sea. A man who carried memories of a concentration camp.

25 May 2020 at 3:00am
Beyond perception and ideology, there are starkly different realities for red and blue America right now.

24 May 2020 at 8:48pm
A federal judge said the law would result in discrimination against felons who cannot afford to pay court fines and fees.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
Conventional wisdom has been that Democrats are more likely to benefit from voting by mail. But that’s not what research has shown.

24 May 2020 at 7:54pm
Coronavirus deaths in the United States approached a staggering 100,000, a number the president once predicted would never be reached.

24 May 2020 at 11:28pm
With little else to do, many people are savoring the time they have for simple pleasures like eating and dancing with the ones they love.

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24 May 2020 at 7:05pm
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23 May 2020 at 7:59pm
"The headline reads: "U.S. DEATHS NEAR 100,000, AN INCALCULABLE LOSS."


22 May 2020 at 11:45am
If Joe Biden selects Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, the ticket would be a marriage of contrasting policy ideas and governing philosophies unlike any in decades.


22 May 2020 at 7:40am
"If we had more doctors in Congress, our policies would reflect science and facts."


21 May 2020 at 7:18pm
Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, fled out a window after attacking his 72-year-old father, Dwight Powers, police said.


21 May 2020 at 12:48pm
The economy that comes back is likely to look quite different from the one that closed.


21 May 2020 at 12:00pm
Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses.


21 May 2020 at 10:12am
“His favorite song is the national anthem.”


21 May 2020 at 9:20am
“Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to serve prison time as part of a plea deal in the college admissions bribery case, according to court papers filed Thursday. Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has agreed to serve five months under the deal […]


21 May 2020 at 9:16am
“You have 50 different governors doing 50 different things."


20 May 2020 at 5:53pm
"I gave him a dose of his own medicine."

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24 May 2020 at 7:56pm
Boston.com


24 May 2020 at 3:52pm
The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old when he died on Friday.


21 May 2020 at 10:12am
“His favorite song is the national anthem.”


20 May 2020 at 10:28am
U.S. authorities have arrested two men accused of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct


17 May 2020 at 9:31pm
The crash left debris scattered across the neighborhood near the airport in the city of Kamloops, 260 miles northeast of Vancouver.


16 May 2020 at 11:33pm
Numerous polls showed a growing majority in Germany were against the resumption of the leagues.


8 May 2020 at 5:05pm
The Waltham-based company's dog-like robot is in Singapore reminding joggers not to get too close.


29 Apr 2020 at 10:00am
STOCKHOLM — She stood leaning on her cane, briefly resting among dozens of bubbly young Swedes out enjoying one of the first sunny spring days of the year.


28 Apr 2020 at 3:48pm
“Traditionally, Belgians eat fries once a week, and it’s always a festive moment.”


25 Apr 2020 at 7:43pm
“I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to graduate."


24 Apr 2020 at 12:06pm
The two countries, led by ideological opposites, are converging on an extraordinary goal: eliminating the virus. Their nonpolitical approach is restoring trust in democracy.

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25 May 2020 at 1:30pm
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25 May 2020 at 9:09am
With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves.


25 May 2020 at 8:51am
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen.


25 May 2020 at 7:23am
So far, the riches are flowing in large part to hospitals that had already built up deep financial reserves to help them withstand an economic storm. Smaller, poorer hospitals are receiving tiny amounts of federal aid by comparison.


25 May 2020 at 7:20am
Humans are not the only ones who miss dining out.


25 May 2020 at 6:22am
Q: I am in a job, and I think I am eligible for paid overtime (at time and one-half) after I work forty hours.  I live and work in Massachusetts.  However, no one has mentioned lunch breaks.  How does this work when an employee regularly works more than 8 hours per day?  Do I get […]


25 May 2020 at 6:18am
Groundbreaking work to keep alive the nearly extinct northern white rhino subspecies — population, two — by in-vitro fertilization has been stalled by travel restrictions. And time is running out.


25 May 2020 at 5:53am
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has criticized Trump's visit, saying the trip sends the wrong message about stay-at-home directives and that the city cannot afford the added cost of a presidential visit at a time when it is losing $20 million a month because of the pandemic.


24 May 2020 at 9:05pm
Woods and Manning took the lead on the third hole and never trailed.


24 May 2020 at 6:50pm
The search for a 23-year-old University of Connecticut senior suspected in two slayings and believed to be armed with several stolen guns had stretched from Connecticut to New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Sunday, state police said.


24 May 2020 at 6:49pm
Trump had already banned certain travelers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran.

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24 May 2020 at 6:52pm
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24 May 2020 at 6:41pm
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24 May 2020 at 5:20pm
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24 May 2020 at 3:23pm
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25 May 2020 at 8:17am
Japan’s approach relies on social pressure rather than government edicts. Despite some shortcomings, it appears to be working.


24 May 2020 at 11:59am
In one of the world’s most Catholic countries, churches celebrated the first Sunday Mass since the arrival of the coronavirus — with plenty of new rules.


24 May 2020 at 2:55am
Johnson’s government is looking to Germany, Denmark and New Zealand. But Britain has been hit much harder by the coronavirus.


25 May 2020 at 5:00am
The German model is surprisingly low-tech.


24 May 2020 at 3:19am
Relations between Beijing and Washington are at their worst in 40 years.


24 May 2020 at 1:31am
The three-day cease-fire comes after weeks of escalating violence in Afghanistan as peace talks remain stalled.


24 May 2020 at 12:40pm
The law put forward by Beijing will largely end Hong Kong’s autonomy.


24 May 2020 at 12:14pm
In Ghana, health-care workers got a 50 percent raise on top of tax waivers during the pandemic.


24 May 2020 at 10:19am
The combative prime minister has refused to step down during three years of investigation.


24 May 2020 at 10:00am
When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern floated the idea of a four-day workweek, an audience outside the country took notice.

Top Stories


22 May 2019 at 1:38pm

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




25 May 2020 at 10:04am

The Cape Cod National Seashore is getting nearly $12 million in building rehabilitation and septic system improvements.




25 May 2020 at 10:04am

Coronavirus outbreaks at meat processing plants are forcing North Carolina farmers to euthanize 1.5 million chickens.




25 May 2020 at 9:59am

Massachusetts residents will be allowed to go to the state’s beaches beginning Memorial Day, but with restrictions.




25 May 2020 at 9:30am

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25 May 2020 at 8:53am

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25 May 2020 at 8:39am

There's a traditional method for storing Old Glory when you take it down.




25 May 2020 at 8:38am

Pilots from the 104th Fighter Wing will take to the air in F-15s on Monday to pay tribute to those who died serving our country.




25 May 2020 at 8:29am

Tom Brady may not be our celebrity QB anymore, but he is still a celebrity who helped turn Mudville into Title Town.




25 May 2020 at 8:03am

A Kentucky couple was killed in a traffic accident after leaving their son's high school graduation ceremony, police said.




News : NPR
25 May 2020 at 9:38am
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

25 May 2020 at 9:38am
Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response.

25 May 2020 at 9:25am
Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
View our map and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing the fastest and which are leveling off.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

25 May 2020 at 5:10am
To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
"Mask usage is going to help us get this economy reopened," the president's national security adviser said on Sunday.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
The pandemic's disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
Even as social restrictions ease in some spots, older adults remain extra-vulnerable to COVID-19. That means many families are facing hard choices — whether to hunker down together or apart.

24 May 2020 at 9:44pm
A U.S. District judge has ruled that the law, which would have required felons to pay court-related debts before they can register to vote, discriminates against those who cannot afford the payments.

News : NPR
25 May 2020 at 9:38am
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

25 May 2020 at 9:38am
Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response.

25 May 2020 at 9:25am
Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
View our map and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing the fastest and which are leveling off.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

25 May 2020 at 5:10am
To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
"Mask usage is going to help us get this economy reopened," the president's national security adviser said on Sunday.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
The pandemic's disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
Even as social restrictions ease in some spots, older adults remain extra-vulnerable to COVID-19. That means many families are facing hard choices — whether to hunker down together or apart.

24 May 2020 at 9:44pm
A U.S. District judge has ruled that the law, which would have required felons to pay court-related debts before they can register to vote, discriminates against those who cannot afford the payments.

National : NPR
25 May 2020 at 9:25am
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25 May 2020 at 9:25am
Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

25 May 2020 at 8:21am
Many Florida beaches opened this Memorial Day weekend to large crowds, including the beaches in Pensacola, Fla. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson.

25 May 2020 at 7:23am
An unusual coalition is forming in the Texas city to oppose President Trump's border wall. The city is standing up to the Justice Department, which is trying to seize hundreds of acres of land there.

25 May 2020 at 7:20am
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Democratic State Sen. Vin Gopal of New Jersey about how his district is coping with coronavirus restrictions. He says the state must reopen responsibly.

25 May 2020 at 7:00am
Get friendly with community leaders; be prepared to be judged by others. Disease detectives from California and Liberia share their best insights.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Kris Casey of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., about why some churches are opening their doors despite state directives banning large gatherings.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
Memorial Day weekend is typically a time for big social gatherings. But with so many holiday destinations observing social distancing, this year may be unlike any public holiday in recent memory.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
The pandemic's disruption of international labor and transportation sectors has made it harder to produce and transport illegal drugs and to send profits back across national borders.

24 May 2020 at 8:00pm
President Trump is barring most non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past two weeks, in an effort to curb infections. Brazil has the world's highest number of cases after the U.S.

24 May 2020 at 5:25pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that campgrounds would be able to open on Memorial Day. He also gave the OK for the state's professional sports teams to start training camp.

Your Health : NPR
25 May 2020 at 5:10am
News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed.

25 May 2020 at 5:10am
To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.

25 May 2020 at 5:00am
Even as social restrictions ease in some spots, older adults remain extra-vulnerable to COVID-19. That means many families are facing hard choices — whether to hunker down together or apart.

23 May 2020 at 5:17pm
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with he New York Times' Mara Gay about her recovery from COVID-19.

22 May 2020 at 8:01pm
Dr. Abraar Karan of Harvard Medical School and Catharine Hamm of the Los Angeles Times answer listener questions about traveling this summer.

22 May 2020 at 8:01pm
Dr. Abraar Karan of Harvard Medical School and Catharine Hamm of the Los Angeles Times answer listener questions about traveling this summer.

22 May 2020 at 4:22pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a headline change on its website seemed to trigger news reports saying its guidelines have changed.

21 May 2020 at 10:28am
As more and more people get tested for antibodies to the coronavirus, infectious disease specialists worry that those tested — and their employers — may not understand the limits of the results.

20 May 2020 at 8:35pm
Many people have lost their health insurance along with their jobs during the pandemic. NPR's health policy correspondent answers listener questions on how to navigate the health care system now.

20 May 2020 at 3:46pm
Antibody tests can identify people who have been previously exposed to the coronavirus. But false positive results are a concern. Performing two different tests could reduce errors.

19 May 2020 at 8:21pm
COVID-19 survivors share their stories of recovery, and Dr. Charles Vega, a family medicine doctor and clinical professor at the University of California, talks about treating patients.

Morning Edition : NPR
25 May 2020 at 9:25am
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.

25 May 2020 at 9:25am
Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

25 May 2020 at 8:21am
Many Florida beaches opened this Memorial Day weekend to large crowds, including the beaches in Pensacola, Fla. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson.

25 May 2020 at 7:23am
An unusual coalition is forming in the Texas city to oppose President Trump's border wall. The city is standing up to the Justice Department, which is trying to seize hundreds of acres of land there.

25 May 2020 at 7:20am
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Democratic State Sen. Vin Gopal of New Jersey about how his district is coping with coronavirus restrictions. He says the state must reopen responsibly.

25 May 2020 at 6:56am
At $1,500 a night, up to 10 guests can book the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' stadium on Airbnb. You have full access to the field, clubhouse and batting cages. Plus a staff member for questions.

25 May 2020 at 6:04am
Thomas Waerner won the Iditarod in March. All these weeks later, Waerner and his 16 dogs have yet to make it home to Norway. Waerner is set to head home in early June and his dogs will fly home too.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
For 30 years, Shetler Studios provided affordable space in New York's theater district for rehearsals, readings, classes and auditions. The owners can't afford to continue because of the pandemic.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised his top aide who is accused of violating quarantine rules by leaving London and driving to northern England while he was infected with COVID-19.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rev. Kris Casey of Adams Square Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., about why some churches are opening their doors despite state directives banning large gatherings.

25 May 2020 at 5:07am
NPR's David Greene talks to Charles Mok, a lawmaker in Hong Kong's legislature, who opposes an expected security measures aimed at tightening Beijing's grip on the semi-autonomous territory.