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Alternately, weekday meals are available for homebound elders. Please visit the Elder Services of Merrimack Valley web site for information, or call them at 800-892-0890 to inquire about or to make make arrangements for the Meals-on-Wheels or Elder Brown Bag programs.

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Jeanne Geigger Crisis Center

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

Massachusetts Senior Action Council

Northeast Independent Living Program Inc.

North Shore Community Action

Official Town of Salisbury Site

Pettengill House

Salisbury Assisted Living Center

Salisbury Chamber of Commerce

Salisbury Elementary School

Salisbury Emergency Management

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Salisbury Library

Salisbury Parks and Recreation

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US Special Committee on Aging

The United States Senate's Special Committee on Aging, currently chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), 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.

The Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans, and often submits its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. The Committee additionally publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.

For more information, visit the Committee's press releases page. It is a gold mine of legislative issue and hearing information, and resource links, plus: you can sign up for e-News; order publications; view the latest list of issues and press releases; get prescription assistance ... and more!

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Your doctor of many years is hanging up his or her stethoscope. How do you find a new doctor and manage the transition? 

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Ver el diagnóstico puede asustar: prediabetes, pero no tiene por qué ser inevitable. ¡Aprenda a revertirlo!

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Rich, creamy and SO easy, Instant Pot risotto takes the fuss out of making risotto. Customize this pressure cooker recipe to make it yours!

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Instant pot applesauce is easy and always worth it! Fresh apples, cinnamon, and you can make it with sugar or no sugar. Great for kids and adults!

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

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Information for SHINE - Fuel Assistance - SNAP Programs

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

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

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

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

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Joanne's Market Opens - Community Distribution Site

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

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

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

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

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Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor Program

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

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

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

Current Programs and Weekday Schedule

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

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

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

Transportation - The Council on Aging wheelchair accessible van is available to seniors for transport to local appointments. The Van operates Monday, Tuesday from 8:30am to 2:00pm. On Wednesday the Van provides transportation to Market Basket Plaza and Wal-Mart Plaza in Seabrook. Pickup begins @ 9:00am. While not required, the suggested donation for shopping is $5.00 for the roundtrip. Confirm pickup time when you call. Call 978-462-2412 to schedule a ride. Reservations must be scheduled at least two working days in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AMESBURY — Those involved with the city’s public school system were alarmed by the scale of possible reductions unveiled during Monday night’s School Committee meeting.

27 Feb 2024 at 9:31am
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27 Feb 2024 at 8:27am
NEWBURYPORT — Tinkerhaus, a nonprofit, all ages makerspace at 3 Graf Road is offering the following adult classes:

27 Feb 2024 at 8:08am
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27 Feb 2024 at 7:00am
NEWBURYPORT — The PEG Center for Art & Activism, the YWCA of Greater Newburyport and Eddie Carson, dean of multicultural education at The Governor’s Academy, are presenting an anti-racism series of open-to-the-public events designed to raise awareness, pursue equity and…

27 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
NEWBURYPORT — Folks who love good music and supporting great causes will be in for a treat when the husband-and-wife duo of Rob Bellamy and Ayla Brown perform a benefit concert for The Pettengill House.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
AMESBURY — Coastal Connections will soon have a new home after acquiring a former Sparhawk School location.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:32am
NEWBURYPORT — The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library is seeking donations and volunteers for its 45th Great Old Book Sale from March 20-23.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:14am
On this day in 1861, George W. Jackman Jr. was elected to replace Moses Davenport, who died Feb 18. Jackman was subsequently elected mayor in the 1862 election.

26 Feb 2024 at 5:21pm
SALISBURY — Town officials had nothing but praise for the Department of Conservation and Recreation after the state agency announced last week that Salisbury Beach access points 9 and 10 were reopened. - RSS Results in news/regional_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/regional_news only for asset type(s) of article

27 Feb 2024 at 5:00pm
BOSTON — In a shot across the bow to communities along the MBTA system, Attorney General Andrea Campbell has filed a lawsuit against a South Shore town where voters rejected a plan requiring them to develop multifamily housing near the…

27 Feb 2024 at 5:00pm
BOSTON — Open government advocates are among critics pushing back against Gov. Maura Healey’s proposal to make permanent pandemic-related municipal policies, arguing that the plan falls short on government transparency.

27 Feb 2024 at 12:14pm
BOSTON — In South Carolina, former President Donald Trump notched another primary victory Saturday as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination, declaring afterward that he has never seen Republicans “so unified.”

27 Feb 2024 at 4:50am
BOSTON — Tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients lost their state-funded health care coverage last month amid an ongoing review of eligibility following the end of pandemic-related federal protections. Health officials, however, say the purge of insured is slowing.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:45am
DANVERS — The union representing faculty and staff at North Shore Community College has taken a vote of no confidence against the school's president and provost.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:33am
METHUEN — Merrimack Valley Credit Union and Methuen High School teamed up on Friday, Feb. 16, for the fifth year to present the Credit for Life Fair to hundreds of graduating seniors.

26 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey called Steward Health Care System “irresponsible” to its patients, workers and communities, as the CEO has continuously refused to release financial information amid several reports of mismanagement.

26 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
BOSTON — The MBTA is finalizing work on a long-delayed train safety system and that will mean shutdowns and shuttle buses along commuter rail lines next month.

26 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
BOSTON — Nearly two years after Massachusetts moved to strip the state’s retirement fund of Russian-tied stocks and other holdings in response to its war in Ukraine, that pledge remains largely unfulfilled.

26 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
BOSTON — Senators next week will vote again on a bill to update the state’s sex education guidelines, something the chamber has already approved four times without getting buy-in from the House.

26 Feb 2024 at 4:00am
ANDOVER — Music will soon have a new home at Phillips Academy.

25 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
NORTH ANDOVER — Jeffrey Doggett, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Merrimack College, was introduced Thursday as the 21st president of Wagner College on Staten Island in New York. He will assume his new role on July 1. - RSS Results in news/national_news of type article - RSS Results in section(s) news/national_news only for asset type(s) of article

22 Feb 2024 at 6:15pm
Defense lawyers say a former FBI informant accused of lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden and his son Hunter and purportedly having links to Russian intelligence has been taken back into the custody of U.S. Marshals.…

22 Feb 2024 at 6:30am
A federal judge has affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell. The judge ruled Wednesday in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell says proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

22 Feb 2024 at 6:00am
NEW YORK — Donald Trump could be at risk of losing some of his prized properties if he can’t pay his staggering New York civil fraud penalty. With interest, he owes the state nearly $454 million — and the amount…

21 Feb 2024 at 7:08pm
The collapse of a sand hole that killed a 7-year-old Indiana girl on a Florida beach is an underrecognized danger that kills and injures several children a year around the country. Sloan Mattingly died Tuesday at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s beach when a…

21 Feb 2024 at 7:05pm
OKLAHOMA CITY — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school student who died a day after an altercation in a school restroom that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity did not die as a result of injuries sustained in…

20 Feb 2024 at 5:14pm
United Airlines says a flight heading from San Francisco to Boston had to be diverted after the plane suffered damage to one of its wings. United says the Boeing 757-200 with 165 passengers aboard landed in Denver on Monday to…

20 Feb 2024 at 5:05pm
Missouri prosecutors say two men have been charged with murder in last week’s shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade. Both adults are charged with second-degree murder and other charges.…

20 Feb 2024 at 4:13pm
Much of saturated California remains under threat of floods as the latest winter storm blows through, but so far the state has escaped the severity of damage spawned by a recent atmospheric river. While the rainfall was focused on Southern…

18 Feb 2024 at 7:06pm
Two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed early Sunday and a third officer was injured at a suburban Minneapolis home in an exchange of gunfire while responding to a call involving an armed man who had…

15 Feb 2024 at 7:57pm
Police say the shooting that left one person dead and nearly two dozen injured after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade appeared to stem from a dispute between several people. Police Chief Stacey Graves said Thursday that the 22…

15 Feb 2024 at 11:05am
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Wreaths Across America (WAA), in collaboration with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP), announces the launch of a free webinar series for educators.

14 Feb 2024 at 11:05pm
Eight children were among 22 people hit by gunfire in a shooting at the end of Wednesday’s parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, authorities said, as terrified fans ran for cover and yet another high-profile public… - RSS Results in sports/local_sports of type article - RSS Results in section(s) sports/local_sports only for asset type(s) of article

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Playoff hockey.

27 Feb 2024 at 3:00pm
It's the most exciting time of the athletic calendar in every season -- or, depending on what job you work, the busiest.

25 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
SALEM, M.A. — The beauty of it all now for Douglas Aylward, is he can finally stop thinking, “What’s next?”

25 Feb 2024 at 1:30pm
All season long, Devin Stoope and Morgan Felts have been flip-flopping setting the Newburyport school record in the 600.

25 Feb 2024 at 12:15pm
Newburyport has the opportunity to pull off a massive stunner.

25 Feb 2024 at 11:45am
Two bitter hockey rivals are in positions to make deep state tournament runs.

25 Feb 2024 at 11:15am
Fingers were crossed, but to no avail. - RSS Results in sports/national_sports of type article - RSS Results in section(s) sports/national_sports only for asset type(s) of article

22 Feb 2024 at 6:45pm
Rafael Devers is looking for some help — from the front office of the Boston Red Sox. With the Red Sox ramping up at the start of spring training, Devers made it clear that he felt the franchise should have…

22 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
CHESTNUT HILL — This is not Bill O’Brien’s first rodeo.

The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
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25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - In Loving Memory of Gena (DiCalogero) Mical Gena Marie (DiCalogero) Mical, 96, passed away on Wednesday February 21, 2024, surrounded by her family at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport, MA. Born in Lawrence MA, on May 1, 1927, to the late Vincenzo "Jimmy Carlo" and Antonietta (Lauria) DiCalogero. The DiCalogero's were a large loving Italian family who immigrated from Sicily. She was one of their seven children; Phyllis, Rose, Mary, Gena, Eleanor, Josephine and Phillip. Gena grew up in Lawrence where she attended the Tarbox School before beginning careers at Karelis Shoe Co. in Haverhill, MA covering heels and Lucent Technologies in North Andover, MA as an assembler. In the prime of her life she met her beloved husband Frank "Mike" Mical at the Commodore Dance Hall in Lowell, MA. Gena and Mike began a family in Lawrence where they had four sons; Richard, John, James and Peter. The Mical family spent their summers at Salisbury Beach before Gena and Mike relocated there permanently in 1990 where she would enjoy the company of her son Peter, daughter-in-law Dale and her four grandchildren along with the love of her life Mike for the rest of the 73 years of their marriage. She enjoyed spending her time with family as well as reading, cooking, playing card games, especially 45s and solitaire and watching her favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. Gena is survived by her husband, Mike, their son Peter, his wife Dale, her four grandchildren; Jimmy, Billy, Joey and Michaela Mical of Salisbury, MA, her sister Rose Campagnone of Lawrence, MA and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons; Richard, John and James Mical, her siblings, Phyllis Canty, Mary Hervieux, Eleanor DiCalogero, Josephine DiCalogero and Phillip DiCalogero. Gena and her family would like to extend a huge thank you to her care team at Port Healthcare Center and Harborside Hospice for going above and beyond for the family in an extremely difficult time. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday February 29, 2024, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Burial will follow at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Memorial contributions in Gena's memory can be made to Shriners Children's Hospital at To extend condolences and share memories online, please visit The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mical family.

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Merrimac - Stephen T. Maguire, 81, of Merrimac, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport with his devoted wife of 57 years, Linda, holding his hand. Steve was born December 9, 1942 in Newburyport, MA; he was the beloved and doting son of the late William J. Maguire Sr. and Stella (Lojko) Maguire. Steve graduated from Newburyport High School, Class of 1960 and worked many jobs in the area until he became a patrolman for the Newburyport Police Dept. in 1964. Eventually Steve was promoted to Inspector, a role he enjoyed for many years, during which time he was asked to do some work with the DEA, something he was very proud of. Steve was lucky enough to marry Linda J. Dow in 1966 and together they made their home in Newburyport where they began raising their family. Steve was extremely proud of his two boys, Stephen M. and Jeffrey, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them, watching their Pioneer League baseball games and playing endless games of street hockey, inevitably causing much damage around their home with their sticks and pucks! Thirteen years after the arrival of their boys, Steve and Linda welcomed their "heart's delight", their daughter, Melissa. And with that their family was complete. In addition to time with his family and Steve's police work, he also enjoyed playing tennis with a great group of friends, golfing, selling real estate for several local agencies over the years and building spec houses. Generous to a fault, Steve would end up splurging on vacations to Bermuda with family and friends and in retirement years, Steve and Linda loved wintering at their second home in Naples, FL. The apples of Steve's eye were his eight grandchildren, of whom he recently said this..."It has been the honor of my life being a grandfather". Visits from his grandchildren brought out the best in him. Something as simple as one going to his house, making some toast and then falling sleep alongside Grampa while he would watch TV. This was PURE JOY for Steve! Steve was always a pillar of strength but it was never more evident than when he suffered a catastrophic stroke in 2012. He worked tirelessly for many months and made a miraculous recovery that saw him talking, walking and eventually even driving again. Perhaps his recovery wouldn't have been quite as remarkable without the exhaustive efforts of Linda. By his side each and every day providing care that only a devoted spouse can provide, she absolutely helped make it possible for him to be able to watch over his family once more and boy did he accomplish that! When one of his kids would check their outdoor camera it was a fun surprise to find photos of him and his beloved black mini-van sitting in their driveway just "checking on things". For the last eleven and a half years, following Steve's recovery, his most cherished times were Saturday outings with Jeff and Archer. Steve looked forward to Saturdays like a kid waiting for a snow day off from school! Out and about, drinking McDonald's coffee, being schooled by Archer on the deliciousness of Boba Tea, visiting friends, hanging at Merry Motors, scratching lottery tickets (and rarely telling anyone how much they may have lost or won, because "what happens in the truck stays in the truck.") These Saturdays gave them all a lot of laughs and gave Steve a second shot at life....and for that he was immensely grateful. Left to cherish all the wonderful memories are his wife, Linda of Merrimac; his three children and their spouses, Stephen M. Maguire and Charlotte Gagnon of Bradford, Jeffrey and Diane Maguire of Newton, NH, and Melissa and Christian Keyes of Merrimac; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Bergeron, Bobby (Krista) Maguire, Samantha Maguire, Mackenzie (Danielle) Maguire, Peyton Maguire, Everlee and Landon and Archer Keyes; his five great-grandchildren, Kaden, Juliana, Mason, Aria and Avery; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Herbert and Cheryl Dow of Scarborough, ME; his nephew Scott (Karen) Dow of South Portland, ME his father-in-law Robert Craib of Newburyport; and his dear cousin, Susan Stone and her family of Newburyport. In addition to his parents, Steve was predeceased by his brother, Bill Maguire Jr., his mother-in-law, Helen Chase Craib, and his father-in-law, Herbert K. Dow Sr. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Port Healthcare Center, Clipper Unit, in Newburyport for their extraordinary care of Steve during this time. Their kindness, compassion, loving and nurturing care of him, and even the family, was second to none. We will be forever thankful that dad was with you all at Port! ARRANGEMENTS: By request of the family, services and burial will be private.

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Merrimac - Christopher Allmond Shane died in his sleep on Monday, February 19, 2024, after a valiant battle with cancer. Christopher was born in Salem, MA on October 26, 1967. He was raised by John Allmond and the late Nancy Lee (Megowen) Shane, first in Chestnut Hill and then in Hamilton, MA. He attended The Landmark School in Beverly Farm before graduating from The Kildonan School in New York. Christopher's greatest accomplishments were made outside of school, making the world around him his classroom. He spent many family holidays in Antigua, where he became a proficient fisherman. Summers Christopher attended Mowglis, a camp for boys on Newfound Lake where he learned to love the outdoor life, marksmanship, sailing and made life-long friendships. Visiting Camp Mowglis was an annual pleasure he continued as long as his health allowed. After graduating from school, Chris lived in Antigua, where he worked on both pineapple and chicken farms, and learned West Indican cooking from Angella Stevens and friends in Freetown. Christopher was happiest living a simple life, crocheting clothing and growing his own vegetables and beautiful flowers. He carried his love of gardening back home to Merrimac, MA where he shared his beautiful roses with those around him, including the staff at Anna Jacques Cancer Center during his care. Christopher worked in swimming pool construction and maintenance, always willing to don a wetsuit for the dirty jobs. He loved being on or near the water, especially metal detecting for countless treasures on beaches throughout New England. He was a skilled craftsman, making boat, car, spacecraft models and hand-carved woodworking pieces. Christopher's proudest moments were sharing his crafts and treasures with those he loved. Christopher is survived by his father and step-mother, John and Denise Shane, his sisters Lee Shane and Nancy Cady and her husband, David. Aunts Gloria Saberin and her husband Paul, Margaret Megowen, as well as many cousins, devoted friends, his beloved cat, Mr. Taz and chameleon, Gem. Christopher had the heart of a lion. He was not ready to leave us, but he is now at peace. Chris wished no funeral service; a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In recognition of Christopher's love of the outdoors, his family would greatly appreciate donations in his name be made to: Holt-Elwell Memorial Foundation, Camp Mowglis, P.O. Box 9, Hebron, NH 03241.

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Groveland - Elsie May (Gurney) Colloten, 92, passed away peacefully at Elizabeth Calsey House, Amesbury, on February, 13, 2024. She was born in Brockton, MA on July 10, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Lester and Effie (Somers) Gurney. She was raised and educated in Amesbury, MA and was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1949. Elsie made her career at Western Electric / AT&T Technologies, North Andover, MA working in the Payroll Department then advancing to General Accounting. She retired in July 1993 with 38 years of service. She was a member of the CWA #1366 and the New Outlook Pioneers, Chapter #131. Elsie had a great passion for photography. She carried her camera everywhere. She enjoyed playing 45s, Kitty Whist, bingo, and Mahjong. She loved the Theatre and dining out with friends. She loved animals, especially her cat, "Frisky," who provided her much joy and companionship. Elsie was the devoted wife of the late George F. Colloten, with whom she shared 36 years of marriage before he passed away in January 2011. George was the love of her life. She will be deeply missed by her extended family, Marie and Paul Guy and their children, Matthew Guy and Stephanie and Zachary Dumas, (who has always referred to her as "Aunty Elsie"), cousins and friends. A private graveside service will be held at Bartlett Cemetery, where Elsie will be laid to eternal rest beside her beloved husband, George. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA 01952.

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Leo Jacob Rocco, 83, passed away on February 22, 2024 at High Pointe House in Haverhill, MA. He passed peacefully holding his grandson's hand and surrounded by the love of his family. He was the son of Leo and Evelyn (Fitzgerald) Rocco, born on January 31, 1941, in Newburyport, MA. He attended the Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Newburyport High School in 1959. Leo grew up spending summers at the family cottage on Plum Island, hunting and fishing in his beloved Merrimac River. He met the only woman brave enough to take him on, Mary Elizabeth Manning, and they married on May 21, 1966. In his early years, Leo worked at Western Electric in North Andover, MA before becoming a full-time firefighter for the City of Newburyport where he proudly served for 34 years. Leo was the 2nd Harbormaster for the City of Newburyport and was largely responsible for the revitalization of recreational boating in the Port City. Leo was a commercial lobster fisherman and ran a lobster pound out of his garage for many years. Leo had a deep passion for nature, wildlife, hunting and fishing. If he hunted it, he cooked it, always coming up with creative ways to disguise deer, geese and pheasant at family dinners. If you were one of the lucky ones, Leo would make his infamous lobsters and spaghetti, a recipe passed down from Al Capone's chef. Leo's boundless enthusiasm for nature was infectious, igniting the same sense of wonder and reverence in all who had the privilege of learning from him. He knew every creature large and small that lived within a 20-mile radius. He may have caught a million striped bass in his lifetime, but each time, he had the excitement as if it was the first. Leo is survived by his wife of nearly fifty-eight years, Mary E. Rocco, his daughters Kimellen (Todd) Gibbons of East Kingston, NH and Jennifer Rocco-Runnion of Amesbury, MA. Grandchildren Ryan (Kate), Jordyn, Jackson, Jacob, Zion, Sunny and Blu. He is survived by his brother Richard (Julie) Rocco, his sister-in-law Claire (Jack) Goodridge and many nieces and nephews. There will be a private service at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950, followed by a burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Elks in Newburyport, MA on March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to share stories and memories. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Leo's name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Elara Caring Hospice in Byfield, MA. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Groveland - Richard L. "Dick" Anderson died February 20, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a brief illness with his family at his side. He was born on February 14, 1945 in Hammond Indiana where his father, Lenny, was stationed during the war. He spent his early years in Boston before moving to Reading at age 4, where he remained until he married. He graduated from Reading High School in 1962. As a teen he would go on father/son vacations with Lenny. Dick was his only child and they had a special bond which sadly ended early when Lenny died of cancer in 1973. Dick met the love of his life, Deborah Richardson, at Northern Essex Community College and they were married in 1967 at All Saint's Church in West Newbury. They were married for nearly 57 years and resided in Groveland. He had one daughter, Cindy (Sherburne). He graduated from Suffolk University and was an elementary school teacher in Georgetown from 1967 until his retirement thirty years later. He touched the lives of hundreds of students during his tenure. Dick was an avid cyclist and rode his bike passionately. He would commute to work on his bike and then ride an extra twenty miles or so to get home in the afternoon. He completed a few "centuries", riding 100 miles in a day. He would also ride in the White Mountains, including over the Kancamagus Highway. He continued riding most of his life. One of his biggest accomplishments was completing the 48 4000 Footers in New Hampshire. Dick did them all as day hikes which meant that some hikes were almost 20 miles long. He completed them with his wife, daughter, then son-in-law Mike Sherburne and his grand dog Keena. His greatest love in life, aside from his wife and daughter, was his grand dog Valka. The two shared an undeniable bond. He also had two other grand dogs Saphira and Isabella and was predeceased by Ayla and Kira. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 28, at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury. Calling hours will be at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. service. He will have a private interment in the spring. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to donate in his memory, please donate to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA or to The North Shore Animal League America, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY.

25 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Atkinson - Ralph DiVito passed away peacefully at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, at 83 years of age, on February 23rd, 2024. Ralph was born and raised in Amesbury, MA. He graduated from Amesbury High School in 1957. He had fond memories of growing up in Amesbury and often told heartwarming stories about his childhood friends. He was very proud of his father immigrating from Bugnara, Italy at the age of 16. He was an outstanding athlete playing football, basketball, and baseball. He captained all three teams and received eight varsity letters. He was inducted into the Amesbury Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. He was also inducted into the Northeast Baseball League Hall of Fame. His parents, Ralph and Leontine (Loiselle) DiVito were his biggest fans, always there to cheer him on. Upon graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and proudly served his country. While in the Air Force, he continued his sports career playing football and baseball for the Air Force. He led the baseball team to the European Championship while stationed in Germany. Throughout his baseball career, he was a 16-time batting champion and one of the most feared hitters in the area. He drew interest from several Major League teams including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and the Houston Astros formerly known as the Houston Colt 45s. When Ralph returned from the Air Force, he worked in a shoe factory and began pursuing his college degree at Merrimack College. He worked full-time during the day and attended night school for nine years before getting his degree in Business in 1973. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college. Upon graduation from college, he started his career at the Internal Revenue Service. He was a well-respected Revenue Officer. He was known for his work ethic and the fair manner in which he treated the people who had complicated tax issues. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years until he retired in 2001. Ralph married the love of his life, Joan (Schiller) DiVito R.N. in 1965. He was a loyal and loving husband for forty-two years until she passed in 2007 due to Muscular Dystrophy. He took wonderful care of her as she battled a challenging disease throughout her life. They had two children. Ralph and Joan worked hard and bought their dream house in the picturesque small town of Atkinson NH. They raised their family in this beautiful small town in Southern NH. Ralph lived in Atkinson for over 50 years. He will always be remembered for his involvement in youth sports. Ralph loved coaching youth sports leagues in Atkinson. He coached football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to coach the Timberlane Babe Ruth baseball team to three consecutive championships and continued on to coach the Timberlane Senior Babe Ruth baseball team. Ralph deeply loved his two children. His daughter, Susan resides in Wakefield, MA. His son Jon resides in Rutland, MA with his wife Dr. Cheryl DiVito and his four children Matt, Kaitlyn, Ethan, and Brandon. He also had dozens of cousins and relatives from the Amesbury area. That included members of the Loiselle, Michaud, and Roy families. In his spare time, Ralph loved the beaches in NH and Maine. He enjoyed visiting the White Mountains and traveling to North Conway, NH. Ralph and Joan also enjoyed traveling to the islands and visited Hawaii, Aruba, Barbados, and The Turks and the Caicos Islands. He enjoyed coffee with his friends at Heavenly Donuts daily for many years. He also looked forward to monthly lunches at The Winner's Circle with high school friends from Amesbury and Newburyport. Ralph was predeceased by his father, Ralph DiVito, his mother, Leontine (Loiselle) DiVito, and his wife, Joan (Schiller) DiVito. Services will be held at E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. in Amesbury MA. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on February 29th followed by a short service at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, a tribute donation can be made to Alzheimer's Association.

22 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Exeter - Diane Huntington (Dow) Lampert, August 5, 1953- February 18, 2024, passed away peacefully at Exeter Hospital from heart complications surrounded by friends and family on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Born in Newburyport, Mass, she was the only child of Ernest and Muriel (Arthur) Dow. She attended Newburyport High School and was in the first graduating class from Trition Regional High School 1972. All Newburyport students from Newbury, Rowley and Salisbury were transferred to the new school due to overcrowding. Diane was predeceased by her parents and a son, Seth, at age two from a brain tumor. She was also predeceased by her first ex-husband Richard Paul Sherman formerly of N.H. and Hawaii. She is also predeceased by her second husband Allen L. Lampert. She is survived by her partner Lucien Laurent of Exeter and his family. Diane's children include Michael Lampert and her first grandchild, Mason; oldest daughter Samantha and her husband, James and their children, Olivia and Wendy; daughter Alana and her husband, Matt and their daughters, Elliana and Skylar; youngest son Jacob and his wife, Courtney and their children Asher and Ruth Huntington Lampert. Diane worked at Newburyport Daily News in high school, later Owens Illinois. She taught at Brentwood Country Day School and attended Hesser College and completed her medical assistant externship with a podiatry office in Portsmouth and Exeter. Diane worked 11 years at Exeter Hospital in communications and with the Brentwood volunteer rescue squad as a Nationally Registered AEMT. She volunteered at Swasey School. She also taught aerobics in Exeter and Brentwood. She worked many years at Hampton Health, a job which she loved. She also worked for Core C.B.O., Core Orthopaedics and Napoli group. Diane was a cancer survivor (23 years) having been diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. Her hobbies included writing, knitting and crocheting, and riding her motorcycle; which she took up Mount Washington twice as well as throughout the Northeast and the Grand Canyon region. Diane was a member of two belly dance troupes (designing and sewing her own costumes) and performed in NH, Maine and Massachusetts up till age 64. She loved and adored her grandchildren and was very proud of her own children, their accomplishments and their parenting skills. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either of the below places. The Ronald McDonald Foundation, which was so helpful to them during Seth's illness.

21 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Nancy Louise Twomey, age 95, passed away peacefully on February 17th, 2024, surrounded by her family that she loved and cherished. May Nancy Louise rest in eternal peace, embraced by the love and joy she brought to the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her. Born on September 7th, 1928, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Ruth K. (Diamond) Dorn in Weymouth, MA. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness and compassion. A passionate educator, Nancy served as a kindergarten teacher along with her sister Ruth (Dorn) Ryan at Mrs. Boyle's Kindergarten on Fruit St Newburyport leaving a lasting impact on the lives of countless children. She was also the co-founder of Mrs. Murray's Nursery School, where her nurturing spirit and dedication to education continued to shine. After retirement, Nancy served her family in every regard. While in her 20's, Nancy met the love of her life, William (Bill) Twomey. They were married at the Immaculate Conception Church, Newburyport, in 1958. Bill & Nancy, lifelong residents of Newburyport, celebrated 55 years of marriage until he passed in July of 2012. Together, they lived, raised a daughter, and worked in Newburyport. They shared a lifetime of memories and unwavering commitment to each other. Their marriage was a model for the family they raised. Some of Bill and Nancy's favorite times together were spent Friday nights sharing a meal at the Starboard Galley. Newburyport was truly home and woven into their relationships. Nancy was not only a devoted wife and partner but also a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Family was at the center of Nancy's life. Known for her artistic & creative spirit, Nancy created lasting memories by reading books to her grandchildren, sketching tulips, hosting delightful tea parties on the porch, and enjoying special sleepovers together. Nancy cherished her lifelong friends, Jane (Gerald) Volpone, Carolyn (Joe) O'Keefe and Bev Gulazian. The O'Keefe's, Volpone's and the Twomey's were lifelong friends. She spoke often of the many memories they shared together including; birthdays, anniversary's celebrations and holidays. One of Nancy's remarkable qualities was her ability to see the best in everyone. Her positive outlook and kindness touched the hearts of all who knew her. A devoted Catholic and member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Nancy found solace and strength in her faith throughout her life. Nancy is survived by her loving daughter, Louise Nancy (Twomey) Lingerman, together with her husband Eric of Newburyport. She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren she loved dearly, Katelyn (Oscar) Hernandez of Merrimac, MA, MaKayla Ann Lingerman and Kyle William Lingerman of Newburyport, MA, and 2 great-granddaughters, Kylie & Mackenzie Hernandez of Merrimac, MA. The family kindly requests any donations be made in memory of Nancy Twomey to the Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St. Newburyport, MA 01950 or, if you prefer, plant her favorite flower, tulips, in honor of her memory. A special thank you to current and former staff members at Country Manor for your care, kindness, and compassion over the years and Beacon Hospice. You are all greatly appreciated by our family. Memorial service and burial at St. Mary's Cemetery for Mrs. Twomey will be held privately at a later date. Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit to sign the online guest book.

21 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Alan Jones passed away on February 17, 2024. Born on May 29, 1939 in Lawrence, MA to the late Edward and Gertrude (Cullen) Jones. Alan graduated from Newburyport High School in 1957. Alan worked for many years at Owens-linois in Newburyport until they closed and he retired. Alan leaves behind his wife of 54 years Sheila (Dow), his three daughters Caroline Jones, Gertrude and her husband Robert Rockwood, and Alana and her husband Robert Falzano, his 5 grandchildren Kelson and Evan Jones, Robert Rockwood Jr, Roland and Wednesday Falzano. He is also survived by his two sisters Ruth Harris and Dorothy and her husband Howard Klein. He was predeceased by his brothers Kenneth and Edward Jones and his son Christopher. Calling hours are Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9 to 11 A.M. at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01905. A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at the funeral home at 11 A.M. Burial will follow the service in Wildwood Cemetery in Seabrook, NH

18 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Haverhill - Hope Lawrence Cole, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, relative, and friend, died peacefully in her home on February 12, 2024. An eminently kind and caring person with an ever-present smile and twinkling sense of humor, Hope Cole was a magnet to kids and dogs, as well as a lover of singing, piano, swimming, gardening, and wildlife. She and her husband, John F. Cole, raised three children in their treasured Peaslee Garrison antique brick house in East Haverhill, surrounded by grass, trees, and the rolling hills of Kimball Farm. Born in Bronxville, NY, Hope was a graduate of Emma Willard School, Wellesley College, and Wheelock College of Education. She married John in 1959 at Big Wolf Lake in the Adirondack Mountains, her cherished lifelong vacation spot. Following her career as a school- teacher, Hope taught piano for many years and filled her life with music, whether listening to a recording, humming it around the house, or playing it on her baby grand. She adored her eight grandchildren, teaching them about the plants of the Adirondacks, attending countless games and performances, and always eager to hear of their latest proclamations and adventures. Hope touched the lives of many, as a family member, friend, teacher of young children, and as a member of multiple organizations. She pursued her interests with much energy and dedication, including singing in the Sweet Adelines women's chorus for decades and serving as a Stephen Minister, a church member trained to care for those going through difficulties in life. She was also a member of the West Newbury Garden Club and a longtime volunteer at the Whittier Home, the birthplace of John Greenleaf Whittier. We will miss her always and continue to feel the warmth of her love. Services will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 119 Washington St., Groveland, MA 01834. Interment will follow at Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, Hope's family would deeply appreciate gifts to MSPCA-Angell; 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130; To share a memory or for more information, please visit

15 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Epping - Susan H. McCarthy, 75, of Epping, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2024 at her home after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. A Newburyport native, she was the daughter of the late James and Louise (Meinerth) Hirtle. Sister to Jane Saunders and her husband Larry, Richard Hirtle and his wife Diane, and Barbara Kowalski and her husband David. She also leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, Bob McCarthy; her two children, Lisa Collins and her husband Rob and Rob "Scott" McCarthy and his wife, Dee. Her world revolved around her grandchildren: Annie Collins, RJ McCarthy, Austin Collins and Meghan McCarthy as well as her several nieces and nephews. Sue and Bob enjoyed having family dinners (she was an amazing cook) and taking walks along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit. She loved hosting at her house and spending time with her many beloved friends and neighbors. Summers spent at the lake, days spent antiquing with her husband, and watching her grandkids play sports filled her with such joy. Sue spent much of her professional life in upper management with Syratech Corp, Kitchen Etc, Mikasa, and Ulta Diamonds. As a National Bridal Consultant, she traveled all over the country sharing her vast knowledge of china, silver and elegant table settings. Tabletop was in her blood and there was never an improperly set table at her house. Pizza on the deck always involved fine china and cloth napkins. Sue was also a Board member of the Salvation Army in Newburyport, Massachusetts for many years before moving to Epping, New Hampshire to be closer to her family. A position she cherished. Per her wishes, services will remain private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Cancer Center at Exeter Hospital and/or the Rockingham County VNA Hospice-two organizations who showed her such compassion and kindness throughout her illness. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit to view Sue's memorial website and sign her tribute wall.

14 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Aiken - Marsh, Althine (Raymond) of Aiken, SC died on February 8,2024 at the age of 99years. She was the beloved wife of the late John Peabody Marsh and the loving mother of David Raymond Marsh and his wife Christine of Amherst, MA and Sedona, AZ and Emily Peabody Marsh and her husband Eugene Metto of Aiken, SC. Mrs. Marsh was born in Ipswich, MA, the daughter of Emma L.(Low) and Frank E. Raymond. She was a graduate of Salem High School and Vesper George School of Arts in Boston. During World War II she drafted detailed drawings of early jet engine prototypes for General Electric in Lynn, MA. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh were residents of Danvers, Boxford, and East Dennis, MA. Mrs. Marsh later resided in Newburyport, MA and Aiken, SC. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean, Europe and even to Moose Factory, Ontario. Mrs. Marsh was a "Mayflower" descendent, a Daughter of Early American "Witches", and a Daughter of the American Revolution. She enjoyed family history and genealogy, playing bridge and golf, walking, gardening, and reading. In addition, to her son and daughter, she is survived by 3 grandsons, Daniel Marsh and his wife Laura Ezekiel; Eli Marsh, his wife Amy (Gifford), and their 4 children, Amelia, Elliot, Samual, and Wesley; and Andrew Marsh. Mrs. Marsh was pre-deceased by brothers, Frank Raymond, Jr., Roger Raymond, Sumner Raymond,and sisters Lelia Ferguson, Alice Abel, and Pauline Hurder. Private graveside service and burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Danvers, MA.

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Amesbury - Nancy M. Moore of Amesbury, MA passed away peacefully in her home on Pleasant Valley Rd. Amesbury, MA. On February 10, 2024 at the age of 86.Nancy was born on February 16, 1937 to George and Celia Burnham (Landry). Nancy graduated from Amesbury High School in 1954. She was married to the late Thomas W. Moore. Mother to the late Theresa M. D'Amora. She leaves behind her beloved son (Mikey) Michael Moore and his wife Stacey of Amesbury, MA. God daughter - Niece Cynthia Moore Yetman of Amesbury, MA. Grandchildren Joshua Moore and his wife Kris of Kingston NH. Sabbrina Dupont of Amesbury MA. Madison D'Amora Stevens and her husband Mike of Burlington CT. Max D'Amora of Danvers MA, and Nicolette D'Amora of Portland CT. Great- Grandchildren Harrison, Sadie and Juliette whom she loved so much. Nancy pursued a career in real estate. She enjoyed much success in her career and is remembered fondly by all the members of the community she assisted in purchasing their new home. She was involved with the Greater Newburyport Board of Realtors on various positions on the Board of Directors for over 20 yrs. In 1978 she was elected to the Board of Directors for the Amesbury Co-Operative Bank. When the bank merged with the Provident Bank she had the privilege of becoming a trustee Director at that bank as well. Nancy was also involved with local parishes in our community. In her life she authored 2 books, The True Story of Theresa the most Beautiful Rose and most recently, Reflections 3 to 83 by Nancy Moore. Nancy did public speaking on causes that she found very important to share her knowledge regarding. This included strong advocacy for our veterans. She was a key note speaker at several Veterans Day memorial events. She was also a spokes person for Breast Cancer awareness and early detection having lost her only daughter Theresa to the disease. She was a member of the board of the Women's Wellness Initiative at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport. Most importantly in Nancy's life was her family, friends and her homestead farm on Pleasant Valley Rd. Amesbury, MA. She leaves a lasting imprint on those she loved and cared for. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her. Calling hour at E.V & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. Amesbury, MA. Wednesday February 21, 2024 10am-11am with a service right after at the funeral home at 11am. Then the procession to St. Joesphs Cemetery Amesbury MA.

14 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Byfield - Cheryl McCarthy, 66, of Byfield, MA, passed away on Thursday, February 8th, 2024, after a courageous battle against multiple illnesses. Born in Gloucester, MA, on February 28th, 1957, Cheryl was the daughter of the late John and Helen (MacArthur) McCarthy. She was the oldest of five siblings, a role that would inspire a lifetime of mentorship and leadership roles in many organizations. A graduate of the Gloucester High School class of 1975, Cheryl's love of politics blossomed while running for class office, as well as helping with local campaigns. She was always a strong supporter of standing up and fighting for what you believe in- a mantra she carried throughout her life. While living in Gloucester, Cheryl met her husband of 38 years, Michael. As the family expanded, they outgrew their small apartment in Lanesville and moved to Byfield, where Michael built the home of her dreams by the woods. A home healthcare professional for many years, Cheryl often worked long hours on nights and weekends to devote her full attention to homeschooling her 3 youngest children during the week. She would proudly tell anyone that being a mother was her greatest joy in life, and this joy only expanded when her eldest daughter, Jenn, gave her three grandchildren. Cheryl had an undying love for learning her entire life, and made many dear friends through the numerous clubs and guilds she eagerly participated in. She was an avid knitter, and particularly enjoyed knitting garments for her family and friends. If there was a baby on the way, Cheryl would be straight to work knitting something special. She participated in many handspinning groups, holding leadership positions in the New Hampshire Spinners & Dyers Guild as well as the Northeast Handspinners Association. Cheryl was a member of the Newbury Garden Club, President of the Board of the Northshore Youth Symphony Orchestra, and a 4-H club leader for many years. As a devoted reader, she participated in book clubs and was a trustee for the town library. She enjoyed genealogy and was always excited to share new findings with family. She loved nature, and cherished the family camping trips she planned annually for over 20 years. When not outside enjoying nature, Cheryl could often be found in her kitchen. She especially enjoyed hosting family events, where many dishes, such as her croissants, chocolate cake, and Caesar salad, were found. Her attention to detail within the culinary arts never failed to impress, and she felt a great importance in having the next generation alongside her, learning skills to keep family traditions alive. Cheryl admired animals, great and small. She had a special place in her heart for Siamese cats and owned many over the years. One of her life goals came to fruition in March of 2023 when her Siamese cats had a litter of kittens. Cheryl was in her glory watching the kittens grow and play. Although Cheryl lived in Byfield for the remainder of her life, some of her favorite days were spent back in Gloucester with family on Good Harbor Beach. Often staying until after sunset, these marathon beach days were best when capped off by getting pizza with family before heading home in her beloved Saab convertible. Cheryl is survived by her husband Michael Bowling; daughter Jennifer, wife of Thomas Fernandes; son Patrick Bowling; son Tomas Bowling; daughter Meghan Bowling; sister Susan, wife of David Conaway; brother Kevin, husband of Martha McCarthy; sister Linda, wife of Robert Callahan; sister Laura, wife of Gregory Osmond; grandchildren Jack, Katie, and Sarah Fernandes; aunt Laura Silva; her Siamese cats Lagertha, Ragnar, Bjorn, Gyda, and Floki; as well as many beloved extended family members. Honoring her wishes, burial will be private. Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit

14 Feb 2024 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Craig Wells Gould, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 13th, 2024. Affectionately known as Dad, Gouldie, Mouse, and Junior. Born April 9th, 1965 to Joyce and Richard Gould, Craig spent most of his childhood in Darien, Connecticut, surrounded by his three brothers and many life-long friends. Craig enjoyed skiing, lacrosse, football, but most of all rough-housing and getting into trouble with his older brothers! Craig graduated from Darien High School and attended Lake Forest College. For the majority of his professional career, Craig was employed by Forrester in Cambridge, MA working as the Vice President of Global Events. Despite being accomplished in his career, Craig always maintained that his family was his greatest accomplishment. Craig met the love of his life, Robin Hodge, in 1993 and married in 1997, in Weston, Connecticut. They moved to Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1998 and soon after started a family. Craig's family was everything to him and his children Andrew and Emily filled him with pride. Everything he did was to provide, protect, and support those he held close. Craig could always bring a smile to anyone's face with a witty joke or sarcastic remark; he was truly the life of the party. While Craig's illness did not define his life, it brought his fighting spirit to the forefront. Craig received a double lung transplant in 2011, claiming that receiving his transplant was like "winning the lottery". He remained unwaveringly thankful for his donor and spent the twelve years following his transplant mentoring people going through lung disease and transplants any time he had the opportunity. Craig will be remembered as a quick wit, accomplished fisherman, loving father, "fun uncle", and devoted friend. Craig leaves behind a legacy of perseverance and grit; regarded as a warrior by his family, friends and doctors alike. His absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him. Craig is survived by his parents, Joyce and Richard Gould, his wife Robin, son Andrew, and daughter Emily. Forever remembered by his siblings Richard Gould III (Nancy), Jeffrey Gould (Tracey), and Timothy Gould (Kristine) and cherished by his numerous nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by his beloved dogs Scout and Bodhi. He is now reunited with grandparents and furry friends Tucker, Gracie, and Tanner. Craig's Funeral Service will be held at The Central Congregational Church, Newburyport, MA at 11:00am on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Calling hours will take place at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High St. Newburyport, MA 01950 on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 4-6pm. Burial will be private at a later date. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

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With unauthorized installations dotting Mexico’s power corridor, Paseo de la Reforma, activists are trying to exert control over who and what gets remembered.

27 Feb 2024 at 1:45pm

27 Feb 2024 at 5:40pm
President Biden said Israel has agreed to halt fighting in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan if a hostage-release deal is reached. Israel has not confirmed such an agreement.

27 Feb 2024 at 1:17pm
A highly pathogenic bird flu strain reached mainland Antarctica for the first time, leading scientists to worry about the fate of its penguins and other species.

27 Feb 2024 at 1:08pm
The new penalty for Oleg Orlov comes as backers of deceased Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny say no venue will host his funeral because of government pressure.

27 Feb 2024 at 12:59pm
Even a clean sweep of ministers would make little difference to the Palestinian Authority, analysts said, if it continues to be dominated by Mahmoud Abbas.

27 Feb 2024 at 12:54pm
A deadly bird flu strain reached mainland Antarctica for the first time, leading scientists to worry about the fate of its penguins and other species.

27 Feb 2024 at 12:32pm
With unauthorized installations dotting Mexico’s power corridor, Paseo de la Reforma, activists are trying to exert control over who and what gets remembered.

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13 Feb 2024 at 1:51pm

13 Feb 2024 at 1:30pm

Under the new approach, people would no longer need to stay home if they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication and their symptoms are mild and improving, according to three agency officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share internal discussions.

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13 Feb 2024 at 9:53am

"If your position is being cheered by Vladimir Putin, it's time to reconsider your position," said Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah in a speech that had the former Massachusetts governor trending on X.

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13 Feb 2024 at 7:42am

Speaker Mike Johnson cast new doubt on the package in a statement Monday evening, making clear that it could be weeks or months before Congress sends the legislation to President Joe Biden's desk — if at all.

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12 Feb 2024 at 10:22am

A super political action committee supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s presidential bid ran the ad, which was essentially a reboot of an ad supporting Kennedy’s uncle John F. Kennedy in his 1960 presidential campaign.

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12 Feb 2024 at 9:44am

The account will be run entirely by the campaign team in an effort to reach voters in an ever-fragmented American population, particularly as younger voters gravitate away from traditional platforms.

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12 Feb 2024 at 8:50am

Police say two off-duty officers working security at Lakewood Church, one of the largest megachurches in the U.S., shot and killed the suspect.

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10 Feb 2024 at 8:31am

“Republicans saying that Biden is old is the least surprising thing in American politics,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said. “It’s all they’ve got.”

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9 Feb 2024 at 4:06pm

“We have been confronted with a tragedy that is every service family’s worst fear,” said Lt. Col. Nicholas J. Harvey, commanding officer of the squadron.

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9 Feb 2024 at 10:01am

By the end of the conversation, it was clear that Vladimir Putin had no intention of ending his brutal war against Ukraine.

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9 Feb 2024 at 9:50am

A special counsel’s stinging report and an uneven White House appearance captured Democrats’ fears about President Joe Biden and fueled Republicans as they try to cast him as weak.

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13 Feb 2024 at 9:53am

13 Feb 2024 at 9:53am

"If your position is being cheered by Vladimir Putin, it's time to reconsider your position," said Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah in a speech that had the former Massachusetts governor trending on X.

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13 Feb 2024 at 7:42am

Speaker Mike Johnson cast new doubt on the package in a statement Monday evening, making clear that it could be weeks or months before Congress sends the legislation to President Joe Biden's desk — if at all.

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12 Feb 2024 at 9:44am

The account will be run entirely by the campaign team in an effort to reach voters in an ever-fragmented American population, particularly as younger voters gravitate away from traditional platforms.

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11 Feb 2024 at 6:54pm

Kiptum was 24 and one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in road running in years.

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10 Feb 2024 at 10:28am

The drone strike was one of the farthest inside the country since violence erupted along the Lebanon-Israel border on Oct. 8, a day after Hamas' attack in southern Israel.

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10 Feb 2024 at 8:31am

“Republicans saying that Biden is old is the least surprising thing in American politics,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said. “It’s all they’ve got.”

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10 Feb 2024 at 8:00am

“If she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins.”

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9 Feb 2024 at 10:01am

By the end of the conversation, it was clear that Vladimir Putin had no intention of ending his brutal war against Ukraine.

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9 Feb 2024 at 9:26am

The internationally acclaimed maestro, with his trademark mop of salt-and-pepper hair, led the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 2002, longer than any other conductor in the orchestra’s history.

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8 Feb 2024 at 9:10am

Despite being so small, Mimas boasts the second largest impact crater of any moon in the solar system — the reason it's compared to the fictional Death Star space station in “Star Wars.”

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NPR Topics: World
27 Feb 2024 at 8:21pm
NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.

27 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
The couple whose catamaran was hijacked last week by three escaped prisoners were presumed dead and likely had been thrown into the ocean, police said.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:54pm
A clash between tribes in Papua New Guinea led to deaths of at least 49 tribesmen. Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Tim Swanston explains why tribal warfare has gotten more deadly recently.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:35pm
Abnormally low rain fall and aging infrastructure cause a severe water shortage in Mexico City. Tens of thousands rally for Brazil's ex-president Jair Bolsonaro in Sao Paolo.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
The Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank has announced that he is resigning, as pressure mounts for the moribund leadership to reform and possibly take charge of Gaza after the war.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with journalist and author Steve Coll about his new book, The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, The CIA, and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
Many of the companies are so pleased with the results — improved wellbeing, lower turnover, greater efficiency — they're making the four-day workweek permanent.

27 Feb 2024 at 2:27pm
After tense talks in the Oval Office, congressional leaders said they were hopeful they could reach a deal to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday. But they appeared divided on Ukraine aid.

27 Feb 2024 at 2:16pm
Aaron Bushnell's death in Washington, D.C., is the latest example of an extreme form of protest that people have used to express their grievances and attract the attention of a global audience.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities were tricked into calling for the ouster of Moldova's president. It's the latest example of the Cameo app being used for an apparent political propaganda operation.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
The campaign to check "uncommitted" on the Michigan Democratic primary ballot has gained nationwide attention. At its center are the next generation of activists, leaders and voters.

NPR Topics: News
27 Feb 2024 at 8:20pm
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.

27 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
The couple whose catamaran was hijacked last week by three escaped prisoners were presumed dead and likely had been thrown into the ocean, police said.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:29pm
The backlash to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling designating frozen embryos has been intense. Republicans at the state and national level have openly disagreed with the decision. And Democrats have used the ruling to hammer Republicans over reproductive rights.

Last month, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth introduced a bill to protect IVF. It hasn't gotten a lot of attention - until now.

Duckworth used IVF to build her own family, and has been warning since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade that the decision could lead to reproductive rights being challenged.

Duckworth discusses her legislation and whether she thinks republicans will support it.

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27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
Many of the companies are so pleased with the results — improved wellbeing, lower turnover, greater efficiency — they're making the four-day workweek permanent.

27 Feb 2024 at 2:27pm
After tense talks in the Oval Office, congressional leaders said they were hopeful they could reach a deal to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday. But they appeared divided on Ukraine aid.

27 Feb 2024 at 2:16pm
Aaron Bushnell's death in Washington, D.C., is the latest example of an extreme form of protest that people have used to express their grievances and attract the attention of a global audience.

27 Feb 2024 at 1:23pm
The new CEO is culling "underproductive" locations, while opening more upscale Bloomingdale's and Bluemercury stores. Here's what's happening with the chain.

27 Feb 2024 at 1:07pm
Senator Tammy Duckworth has introduced a bill to protect access to IVF. She tells NPR about her own experience with fertility treatments and her attempts to build bipartisan support for her bill.

27 Feb 2024 at 8:24am
Michigan voters critical of Biden's support of Israel call on people to vote "uncommitted" in the state's primary. An Oxford scholar explains the history of self-immolation as political protest.

27 Feb 2024 at 8:13am
A new study seeks to find the reasons that health-care personnel avoid the easy treatment for this potentially life-threatening condition.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities were tricked into calling for the ouster of Moldova's president. It's the latest example of the Cameo app being used for an apparent political propaganda operation.

NPR Topics: National
27 Feb 2024 at 8:14pm
NPR coverage of national news, U.S. politics, elections, business, arts, culture, health and science, and technology. Subscribe to the NPR Nation RSS feed.

27 Feb 2024 at 6:00pm
The couple whose catamaran was hijacked last week by three escaped prisoners were presumed dead and likely had been thrown into the ocean, police said.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:29pm
The backlash to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling designating frozen embryos has been intense. Republicans at the state and national level have openly disagreed with the decision. And Democrats have used the ruling to hammer Republicans over reproductive rights.

Last month, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth introduced a bill to protect IVF. It hasn't gotten a lot of attention - until now.

Duckworth used IVF to build her own family, and has been warning since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade that the decision could lead to reproductive rights being challenged.

Duckworth discusses her legislation and whether she thinks republicans will support it.

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27 Feb 2024 at 5:23pm
The Voyager 1 probe, the first human-made object to reach the space between stars, has suffered a serious problem that NASA experts are struggling to understand and repair.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:54pm
It's been a big snow year in Anchorage, Alaska. The city reached 100 inches of snow earlier than ever before and sent notices to thousands of people warning of potential roof collapses.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:54pm
NPR's history podcast Throughline tells us the story of the scientist who helped launch gerontology, the study of aging, and how we started viewing aging as a disease.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:28pm
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with journalist Scott Shane, who traced the naming of the Underground Railroad back to the writings of the little-known 19th century abolitionist Thomas Smallwood.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:28pm
Missouri has one of the strictest abortion bans, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Abortion rights advocates aim to get a ballot initiative legalizing the procedure in front of voters this year.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
A measles outbreak in a Florida elementary school flummoxes public health experts, who say the state surgeon general's response contradicts established public health measures to contain the virus.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
Texas Democrats hope Biden's visit on Thursday will mean a turning point for their party's border message — which has become one of the most pressing political fights across the country.

27 Feb 2024 at 4:21pm
It's presidential primary day in Michigan. While both Biden and Trump are expected to continue their respective roads to the White House with wins in the state, each faces opposition.

NPR Topics: Your Health
27 Feb 2024 at 8:10pm
News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed.

26 Feb 2024 at 1:37pm
Charan Ranganath recently wrote an op-ed about President Biden's memory gaffes. He says forgetting is a normal part of aging. His new book is Why We Remember.

24 Feb 2024 at 3:17pm
What do you eat to support muscle strength? NPR is reporting on diet and strength-building and we'd love to hear your suggestions for protein-rich snacks and meals.

21 Feb 2024 at 1:14pm
A new study shows that nearly 8,000 e-bike riders sought hospital care for head injuries in 2022. It's a huge increase and the majority of the injured riders were not wearing helmets.

18 Feb 2024 at 5:28am
We start to lose muscle in our 30s, and the loss accelerates with age, putting us at risk of frailty later in life. But what you eat — specifically how much protein — is a big part of the solution.

15 Feb 2024 at 12:01am
The number of people living alone in the U.S. jumped to nearly 38 million. A new study shows people who live alone are more likely to report depression if they didn't have other social supports.

14 Feb 2024 at 7:00am
The slow-moving Chinese martial art tai chi is known to increase flexibility and balance. Now, research suggests it's more effective at reducing blood pressure than more vigorous forms of exercise.

14 Feb 2024 at 6:01am
The current guidance advises five days of isolation. Unnamed health officials have indicated that this guidance may soon go away, a move that troubles public health experts.

14 Feb 2024 at 5:01am
President Biden and former President Trump have both experienced public memory lapses. But brain experts say such slips, on their own, are not a cause for concern.

12 Feb 2024 at 5:01am
A doctor argues that the current focus on fighting obesity with drugs like Ozempic ignores the bigger picture: We need a medical system and society that support healthy life habits.

10 Feb 2024 at 7:00am
NPR asked our audiences to share their hard-won wisdom. We heard from more than 1,000 people, aged 16 to 103! Here's a roundup of your best advice for thriving as you age.

NPR Programs: Morning Edition
27 Feb 2024 at 8:13pm
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, Leila Fadel, Michel Martin and A Martínez bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

27 Feb 2024 at 7:18am
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Jason Houser, former ICE chief of staff, about the events and pressures influencing the Biden administration's immigration policy.

27 Feb 2024 at 7:17am
While the winners of Michigan's Democratic and Republican primaries are not expected to be a surprise, the outcome can provide insights to candidate strength in a key battleground state.

27 Feb 2024 at 6:59am
A Canadian family found a cardboard box containing more than 10,000 hockey trading cards from 1979-1980 — including rookie cards of Wayne Gretzky. The cards were auctioned for $3.7 million.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:49am
Students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine won't have to pay tuition after the school received a $1 billion gift. Ruth Gottesman made the donation using money left to her by her late husband.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
Republicans and Democrats in Michigan head to the polls today to vote for their respective parties' candidates. The FTC and nine states are suing to block the Kroger-Albertsons supermarket merger

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
In this leap year, experts and leap day babies weigh in on the pros and cons of adding a 29th day to February.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
Mobile, Ala., like other communities benefiting from opioid settlement dollars, weighs whether to treat people in crisis now or invest in long-term solutions to cut future addiction rates.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
As primary voters go to the polls in Michigan Tuesday, United Auto Workers members talk about election issues and their union's endorsement of President Biden.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
Lindsay Lohan and other celebrities were tricked into calling for the ouster of Moldova's president. It's the latest example of the Cameo app being used for an apparent political propaganda operation.

27 Feb 2024 at 5:03am
A study finds nearly one in five American gamers identify as LGBTQ, but few video games feature LGBTQ characters or storylines.

NPR Topics: Strange News
27 Feb 2024 at 8:21pm
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

26 Feb 2024 at 6:00am
Why do we have leap years, and what are we supposed to do — or not do — with our rare extra day? NPR's Morning Edition spoke with experts in astronomy, history and economics to find out.

22 Feb 2024 at 4:16pm
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Regina Barber and Rachel Carlson of Short Wave about singing gibbons, how tai chi might lower blood pressure, and why women get quicker benefits from exercise than men.

22 Feb 2024 at 6:00am
The more than half mile long wall, called the Blinkerwall, was likely used by Stone Age hunter-gatherers to herd reindeer toward a shooting blind.

19 Feb 2024 at 3:00am
Lately, paleoecologist Audrey Rowe has been a bit preoccupied with a girl named Elma. That's because Elma is ... a woolly mammoth. And 14,000 years ago, when Elma was alive, her habitat in interior Alaska was rapidly changing. The Ice Age was coming to a close and human hunters were starting early settlements. Which leads to an intriguing question: Who, or what, killed her? In the search for answers, Audrey traces Elma's life and journey through — get this — a single tusk. Today, she shares her insights on what the mammoth extinction from thousands of years ago can teach us about megafauna extinctions today with guest host Nate Rott.

Thoughts on other ancient animal stories we should tell? Email us at and we might make a future episode about it!

16 Feb 2024 at 5:34pm
This Sunday, hundreds of people are expected to converge on the town of Isleton, south of Sacramento, to celebrate one thing: SPAM.

15 Feb 2024 at 4:42pm
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Bruce Lynn, the executive director of the Great Lake Shipwreck Historical Society, about the discovery of the Arlington shipwreck in Lake Superior.

14 Feb 2024 at 12:28pm
Will you be celebrating a birthday on Feb. 29, or have other fun plans in the works? NPR wants to know how you'll be spending your leap day.

14 Feb 2024 at 3:00am
In a Valentine's Day exclusive report, NPR has learned there is currently a gay anteater couple at Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Washington D.C.But this couple is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to queerness in the animal world – it's been documented in hundreds of species. We spoke with wildlife ecologist Christine Wilkinson of the "Queer is Natural" TikTok series to uncover the wildest, queerest animals of the bunch.

Questions, comments or thoughts on queer animal love? Email us at and we might feature it on a future episode!

13 Feb 2024 at 6:30am
Investors in dating app companies are suffering from heartbreak. As these companies shift gears and try to make a profit, many of their users are heartbroken too.

12 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
A traveler returning from the Democratic Republic of Congo attempted to sneak in the mummified remains of four monkeys.