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Medicare FAQs and News
Making Sense of Medicare Supplements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Dinners – Well Plated by Erin
24 Jan 2022 at 10:26am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
24 Jan 2022 at 6:03am
Pork Fried Rice

Homemade Pork Fried Rice is easy and worth it. Tender pieces of pork tenderloin, rainbow vegetables, and crispy rice frolicking in a sticky, savory sauce, this takeout classic is astonishingly simple to make and will reward you for the (minimal) effort. When you need a fast, healthy dinner that uses ingredients you have on hand…

READ: Pork Fried Rice

by Erin Clarke
21 Jan 2022 at 10:00am
Tofu Curry

One pot wonder alert! This easy Tofu Curry has the warmth and richness of a traditional curry, but is healthier, prepared entirely with ingredients you can find at an average grocery store, and cooks up in a single pot. Shortly after college, I spent a summer traveling in India. I’ve been smitten with Indian recipes…

READ: Tofu Curry

by Erin Clarke
20 Jan 2022 at 7:07am
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Sometimes I want my dinner to give me a hug without asking questions. That’s when I make a pot of healthy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. And sometimes I need my dinner to be ridiculously easy and ready in less than 45 minutes from now. That’s also when I make this thick, creamy chicken noodle soup. This…

READ: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

by Erin Clarke
19 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
Vegetarian Bibimbap

Loaded with nutrient-packed ingredients and bursting with spice and flavor, healthy Vegetarian Bibimbap with crispy tofu is the Korean dish that’s been missing in your life. Anyone who feels healthy food can’t look beautiful clearly has never set eyes on a delicious Korean vegetarian bibimbap bowl (or Cabbage Stir Fry). Steamy, fluffy rice studded with…

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by Erin Clarke
17 Jan 2022 at 4:03pm
Poached Salmon

I’ve cooked salmon every which way to Sunday, and Poached Salmon is the quickest, easiest, and sneakily swankiest of them all. Poaching is a method of cooking in which food is submerged in a liquid (water, stock, milk, and wine are all popular) then cooked through gently. Unlike Pan Seared Salmon or Baked Salmon in…

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by Erin Clarke
16 Jan 2022 at 9:03am
Chicken Cacciatore

Want to head to an Italian restaurant (or better yet, an Italian grandmother’s kitchen) for dinner tonight? Try this Chicken Cacciatore! This easy recipe has the hearty robustness and juicy tenderness of traditional chicken cacciatore, but is far faster to make. It uses simple, healthy swaps too. Cacciatore (pronounced Kah-Chuh-Taw-Ree) means “hunter” in Italian. Thus,…

READ: Chicken Cacciatore

by Erin Clarke
15 Jan 2022 at 11:33am
Ricotta Pasta

Simple Ricotta Pasta with artichokes, roasted red peppers, and capers, is a healthy, fast, and easy recipe that will become your savior on busy weeknights. Trust me I’ve been there. You have a lovely gourmet dinner planned (ahem, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs), the ingredients are purchased, and you’re looking forward to a fun night…

READ: Ricotta Pasta

by Erin Clarke
14 Jan 2022 at 9:30am
Italian Mac and Cheese

This Italian Mac and Cheese recipe combines two of food’s greatest gifts—pizza and macaroni and cheese—into a single casserole of melty, gooey delight. With three different kinds of cheese and any of your favorite pizza toppings, this Italian mac is a shoo-in instant family favorite. It will be welcomed with equal enthusiasm from both the…

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Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
Side Dishes – Well Plated by Erin
12 Jan 2022 at 8:33pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
13 Jan 2022 at 6:02am
Air Fryer Baked Potato

Of all the ways to cook a potato, I never thought a simple baked potato would be the method that moved me to use the word “transcendent,” yet here we are: Air Fryer Baked Potato. Shatteringly crisp outside, and fabulously fluffy inside, the air fryer is hands down the best way to bake a spud…

READ: Air Fryer Baked Potato

by Erin Clarke
21 Dec 2021 at 12:03am
Cauliflower Casserole

This creamy, cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with bacon gives the loaded baked potato treatment to cauliflower au gratin. If you’re looking for a single side dish to serve at your next holiday gathering or family dinner that pleases just about every taste preference and diet under the sun, look no further than this easy cauliflower casserole.…

READ: Cauliflower Casserole

by Erin Clarke
18 Dec 2021 at 9:20am
Grape Salad

If you’ve attended a potluck in the Midwest, you know we use the term “salad” pretty loosely around here. Grape Salad is made with a mix of red and green grapes and pecans in a creamy, sweet brown sugar, sour cream, and cream cheese dressing. Grape salad is cool, crunchy, and surprisingly refreshing. Sure, it…

READ: Grape Salad

by Erin Clarke
17 Dec 2021 at 11:03am
Oven Roasted Vegetables

Need an easy way to eat more vegetables? Oven Roasted Vegetables are the answer every time! Roast veggies taste lightly crisp on the outside, and tender and caramelized on the inside. The oven brings out their natural sweetness, making them appealing to picky eaters. That eating vegetables is healthy and important is no longer up…

READ: Oven Roasted Vegetables

by Erin Clarke
16 Dec 2021 at 2:41pm
Baked Acorn Squash Slices

Simple and sweet Baked Acorn Squash Slices with brown sugar and pecans are a quick and easy side dish recipe fit for a busy winter weeknight or a special gathering with friends and family. Even vegetables deserve to get dressed up once in a while. While I’ll never turn down a platter of simply seasoned…

READ: Baked Acorn Squash Slices

by Erin Clarke
8 Dec 2021 at 6:03am
Beet Salad

Is Beet Salad on the menu? I order it every time! This ruby stunner is my favorite combination: roasted beets, peppery arugula, crunchy apple, creamy cheese, and a punchy balsamic dressing. Every bite sings! At restaurants, the beet salad gets my attention for two reasons. I adore roasted beets.I despise roasting them at home. Or…

READ: Beet Salad

by Erin Clarke
22 Nov 2021 at 6:06am
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

As a kid, I revered twice baked potatoes as the holy grail of side dishes. Today’s Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes take that same, ever-treasured cooking method and give it a seasonal twist. The concept of a twice sweet baked potato is simple—bake a sweet potato, whip up the insides with other delicious things and stuff…

READ: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

by Erin Clarke
17 Nov 2021 at 11:11am
Cranberry Orange Sauce

This Thanksgiving, sink your spoon deep into a bowl of homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce. It’s tart, sweet, subtly spiced, and the EASIEST Thanksgiving side. It’s time for some Thanksgiving life advice. Do not, I repeat, do not buy canned cranberry sauce or cranberry jelly. I’m saying this because I care. The holiday meal you spend…

READ: Cranberry Orange Sauce

Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
Healthy Desserts – Well Plated by Erin
18 Jan 2022 at 9:56am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
18 Jan 2022 at 9:07am
Fig and Date Energy Balls

These wholesome Fig and Date Energy Balls are a fresh flavor twist on classic date energy balls. They’re an easy, healthy snack recipe and taste postively divine! With their caramel-like flavor, natural sweetness, and stickiness, dates are a popular choice for no bake energy balls and bars (like these Vegan Protein Bars), but they are certainly…

READ: Fig and Date Energy Balls

by Erin Clarke
5 Jan 2022 at 9:02am
No Bake Granola Bars

Chewy No Bake Granola Bars are here to save the day! Made with oats, peanut butter, and the mix-ins of your choice, they’re a healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack for growing kids, busy adults, and anyone (ahem, yours truly) who knows that hanger danger is real. Homemade no bake granola bars, you are my snacktime…

READ: No Bake Granola Bars

by Erin Clarke
4 Jan 2022 at 10:30am
Blackberry Smoothie

Sweet, slightly tart, and subtly spiced, this Blackberry Smoothie is a refreshing way to jumpstart your mornings or nourish your body with a healthy afternoon snack. The endless versatility and ease of smoothies will never cease to bring me joy. A classic Strawberry Smoothie is always a welcome favorite. Trendy concoctions, like this Turmeric Smoothie,…

READ: Blackberry Smoothie

by Erin Clarke
1 Jan 2022 at 10:02am
Strawberry Smoothie

This simple Strawberry Smoothie with Greek yogurt and almond butter is a refreshing reminder that basic can be beautiful.   A few years ago, I got into a total smoothie kick and stocked our pantry with every kind of nut, seed, and super powder. I filled our freezer with a rainbow of fruit, such as…

READ: Strawberry Smoothie

by Erin Clarke
21 Dec 2021 at 10:33am
Honey Bars

Adorned with toasted pecans, these golden Honey Bars are soft, slightly chewy, and infused with the natural sweetness of honey.  It’s no secret that I’m a lover of all things chocolate. From Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars to Avocado Brownies, I’ll typically reach for something chocolate when I’m craving something sweet. On my days off from…

READ: Honey Bars

by Erin Clarke
7 Dec 2021 at 9:32am
Eggnog Bread

This moist and tender Eggnog Bread is the quintessential holiday quick bread. With notes of vanilla, nutmeg, and rum, you’ll love it at Christmas brunch, even if you don’t usually like eggnog! Eggnog, in theory, is the ideal holiday drink (as is Mulled Wine). It’s pleasantly spiced and so thick and creamy, it practically demands…

READ: Eggnog Bread

by Erin Clarke
29 Nov 2021 at 1:23pm
Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for mid-day snacking, late-night indulgences, a guilt-free after-dinner treat…or just because (the best cookie reason of all!). Sometimes, a lady just needs a cookie. Whether it’s with coffee for breakfast, a mid-day pick-me-up, or a midnight snack attack, if you ask me, any time is cookie time. Working…

READ: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Erin Clarke
29 Nov 2021 at 10:33am
Sweet Potato Cookies

These easy Sweet Potato Cookies are soft, pillowy, and studded with chocolate chips. They taste like the holidays…covered in chocolate! It doesn’t get much better than that. Simple, consoling, and warm with fall spices, healthy sweet potato cookies are an autumn afternoon spent sipping hot cider (or Mulled Wine) with your beloved grandmother, or your affectionate…

READ: Sweet Potato Cookies

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

by Kristina Razon
1 Apr 2021 at 3:45am

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

by Andrew Janjigian
31 Mar 2021 at 9:00am

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

by Sunny Lee
23 Mar 2021 at 9:00am

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

by Sasha Marx
12 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Katie Leaird
11 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Katie Leaird
10 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

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

by Sasha Marx
10 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Katie Leaird
9 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Katie Leaird
8 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Katie Leaird
5 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Daniel Gritzer
4 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

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

by Sasha Marx
4 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

by Nik Sharma
3 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

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

by Sasha Marx
2 Mar 2021 at 8:00am

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

by Katie Leaird
1 Mar 2021 at 2:45am

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

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Wolf has been in New England since 2020.

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by Tom Westerholm
24 Jan 2022 at 10:50pm

"All these things need to be considered and they will be."

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by Khari Thompson
24 Jan 2022 at 2:18pm

If the wild-card loss to Buffalo wasn't enough, Josh Allen's epic Sunday night performance showed again how big a problem the Patriots have in their division.

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by Khari Thompson
24 Jan 2022 at 10:55am

"Of course he's thought about it. He just doesn't want to talk about it right now."

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23 Jan 2022 at 8:00pm

"I feel great. Physically, I feel great."

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22 Jan 2022 at 5:09pm

The 17-game schedule is here to stay, but the Patriots will have an extra game on the road this time around.

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22 Jan 2022 at 2:11pm

Mike Vrabel has a chance to win his first Super Bowl as a head coach.

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by Trevor Hass
21 Jan 2022 at 5:07pm

"We know Belichick likes to go back to the well."

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by Conor Roche
21 Jan 2022 at 3:26pm

"The Patriots love big guys with unique strength/power."

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by Conor Roche
21 Jan 2022 at 11:56am

The Raiders will reportedly interview Jerod Mayo for the gig, too.

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25 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
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by (Kirk Bell)
25 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of car is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class? What does it compare to? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the brand&rsquo;s flagship luxury car. Its lineup is reduced to just a sedan this year, but it remains the industry standard for luxury and technology. It takes on the likes of the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and Lexus LS. Is the 2022...

by (Martin Padgett)
24 Jan 2022 at 9:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 BMW X7? What does it compare to? The X7 is BMW’s biggest vehicle, the one with the most seats and a lavish interior on par with the 7-Series sedan. It’s a rival for the Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, and the Range Rover. Is the 2022 BMW X7 a good SUV? It’s one of the highest-rated gas-powered SUVs, buoyed...

by (Martin Padgett)
24 Jan 2022 at 8:27am
What kind of car is the 2022 BMW 7-Series? What does it compare to? The 7-Series puts five people at total ease in its full-size body, with its full complement of luxury touches and massive doses of horsepower. It&rsquo;s a rival for the Audi A8, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the Porsche Panamera. Is the 2022 BMW 7-Series a good car? And how...

by (Bengt Halvorson)
24 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Toyota Mirai? What does it compare to? The 2022 Toyota Mirai is a large sedan powered by hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The Mirai, which emphasizes a luxurious ride, feels at times like it could wear the Lexus badge, and it goes up to 402 miles on a tank of hydrogen. Availability is limited to where a hydrogen...

by (Andrew Ganz)
23 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Lexus IS? What does it compare to? The Lexus IS is a compact luxury sedan with a decidedly high-performance bent. Shop it against the BMW 3-Series and Cadillac CT4. Is the 2022 Lexus IS a good car? Overall, the IS lineup does a lot of things well—the new IS 500 more so. For most mainstream needs, though...

by (Robert Duffer)
21 Jan 2022 at 11:30am
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Lexus LX? What does it compare to? The redesigned LX 600 is a three-row SUV that can seat five or seven passengers—or just four in the new Ultra Luxury grade. It competes with everything from the Infiniti QX80 to the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and BMW X7. Is the 2022 Lexus LX a good SUV? The full-size SUV gets...

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25 Jan 2022 at 8:00am
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by (Joel Feder)
25 Jan 2022 at 8:00am
The year is 2022 and Hyundai makes a kind of pickup truck. Watch out world, it&rsquo;s a whole new era. Hyundai’s not looking to take on the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado. It’s not even aiming for the Ford Ranger or Honda Ridgeline. With the 2022 Santa Cruz, Hyundai’s circled a bullseye around a lifestyle crowd that wants the...

by (Robert Duffer)
24 Jan 2022 at 9:00am
That Ford car braking in southern states might not be braking at all. An issue with the brake pedal has prompted Ford to recall nearly 200,000 cars from the 2014-2015 model years, but only in select states, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The brake pedal bumper stop in affected cars can disintegrate over time in southern coastal states and Hawaii...

by (Robert Duffer)
22 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
We test drove the redesigned 2022 Lexus LX 600 in the high desert and concluded that it will make a suitable replacement for the Toyota Land Cruiser with its more powerful and more efficient twin-turbo V-6. Other cars that moved our needle to the red were the BMW 3-Series, Acura TLX, and another rooster tail of a spin in the Ford Bronco. 2022...

by (Robert Duffer)
20 Jan 2022 at 11:30am
The IIHS will be the first independent safety agency to test the safety of hands-free driving systems, the insurance-industry funded group announced Thursday. The IIHS said that none of the semi-autonomous systems currently offered by automakers meets the criteria to earn a "Good" rating. The safety group emphasized that there is no such thing as...

by (Joel Feder)
19 Jan 2022 at 10:39am
With the 2022 Genesis GV70, the luxury division of Hyundai has a bullseye circled around the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercede-Benz GLC-Class, and even the Acura RDX. It's landed right on target&mdash;mostly. With a TCC Rating of 7.6 out of 10, the 2022 GV70 delivers a value with a gorgeous package, attractive and comfortable interior, comfortable ride...

by (Robert Duffer)
18 Jan 2022 at 11:30am
The redesigned 2022 Lexus LX three-row SUV rides on a new platform, uses a new twin-turbo engine, and upgrades to the latest tech and safety systems, yet it costs the same as the outgoing model at $88,245, including a $1,345 destination charge. But two new trims, including an Ultra Luxury grade with reclining, massaging second-row captain's chairs...

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

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

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

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

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Joanne's Market Opens - Community Distribution Site

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

Joanne's Market will operate similar to Our Neighbors Table, offering a wide variety of food items and will be open initially on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm.

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

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

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Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitor Program

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

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

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

Current Programs and Weekday Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AMESBURY — The future of the former Trader Alan’s truck stop property could come more into focus during a virtual community information session next week.

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BOSTON — The elimination of federal unemployment programs last year caused a surge in requests for food stamps and other public assistance programs.

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SALEM — The owner of a Salem indoor sports training facility admitted in court Monday that her business is not following a temporary vaccine requirement that took effect in the city earlier this month.

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NEWBURYPORT — Lisa Connell was recently named editor of The Daily News of Newburyport, taking over for Richard Lodge, who retired from the newspaper at the end of December.

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BOSTON — State education leaders are considering plans to scrap two MCAS subject exams amid rising costs and dwindling interest.

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BILLINGS, Mont. — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.

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The Daily News of Newburyport: Obituaries
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23 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Les Weiner was ushered into the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on January 1, 2022, surrounded by his family including his wife of 62 years, Kay (Niles) Weiner. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from Elmhurst College and went to Rhodesia, (now Zimbabwe) Africa to teach. He married Kay Niles, sent to Africa to replace him. While serving as missionaries for 11 years, he continued his studies received degrees from Harvard Divinity School, University of London (Rhodesia), and Harvard Graduate School. He was a poet and crusader for civil rights. His poem "Southern Sonnet" declaring the injustices faced by black Africans was published in Rhodesia, which resulted in his deportation. The family continued to serve as missionaries in Zambia and Ghana. In the USA his civil rights crusade continued, working with MLK Jr. in Cleveland to get jobs for black workers at Sealtest. Les wore many hats as an English teacher in Fitchburg, MA, and Timberlane in Plaistow, NH, advertising copy writer at NEBS in Townsend, MA, Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Amesbury, Director of Faith Alive Christian School in Fitchburg, MA, Resident Partner along with Kay at Koinonia Farms in Americus GA. He enjoyed Men's Fellowship and was a member of Main Street Church, Amesbury, MA. He continued his poetry writing, freely sharing his poems online and in print. He wrote "As I See It" columns for Newburyport Daily News. As a resident at Heritage Towers, he shared his love of music playing the piano, and baseball cheering on the Boston Red Sox with the gang. Les loved his family, laughter and adventure: enjoying camping, swimming, hiking, basketball, Frisbee and the beach. His love for God and His creation (especially trees), books, music and art were all generously shared with the generations he left. Children, Kevin and Tammy Groder, Jonathan and Susan Troop, and Frank and Jane Weiner; eight grandchildren, Micah and wife Casey, Hannah and Ben and wife Emily Groder; Thomas, Gregory and Ian Troop, and Daniel and Gabriel Weiner; as well as five great-grandchildren, Nehemiah, Aviela, Meira, Enoch and Toviah Groder. He leaves behind loving nieces, nephews, and sister-in-law, Sandy Northrop of Amesbury. He was also a good hugger. A memorial service will be held at Main Street Church, Amesbury, in May when his ashes will be planted with a tree, it will be a Poet Tree. It will be followed by an ice cream social.

22 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
MANCOS - Dr. Richard Arthur St. Onge, 77 formerly of Haverhill, MA passed away on November 11, 2021 at his home in Mancos, Co. He was the devoted husband of Catherine "Kate" (Malynn) St. Onge with whom he shared the last 41 years of his life. Prior to Richard's passing, he wrote a heart felt poem summarizing his courageous battle with the cancer. Had he been able, it Is believed he would have written his own obituary. Perhaps it would have read something like this. I am sitting here writing my own obituary. If you're reading this, I'm already gone. Please do not mourn my passing, it was my time. I was born on July 8, 1944 in Cambridge, MA, the first son of Alcide and Julia (Healy) St. Onge. I was raised in Haverhill. I attended Haverhill High, Harvard College, Yale Medical School, and did surgical internships in Scotland. I served as a Battalion Surgeon Major in the US Army National Guard, from 1971-1974. I pursued my medical career in orthopedics, and practiced as an orthopedic surgeon for 30 years. My first practice was in Haverhill, being known as Pentucket Orthopedics. Years later, I opened Sports Medicine Merrimack Valley, while also being affiliated with practices in Boston. In 1996, I moved to Logan, Utah and joined Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, now known as Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. I am truly grateful for my devoted patients, and the trust they showed in me. I hope they continue to do well, to this day. With all the intensity I could muster, I played football, rugby, lacrosse and wrestled. "Never let the bad guys getcha", was my motto. My genetically adventurous nature brought me around the world, up until only months before my passing. Climbing expedition's took me to Nepal, Scotland, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and the White and Rocky Mountains of the US. My passion for the water led me to exploring and racing by sailboat, kayak, and canoe on rivers and oceans the world over. I had the honor of exploring mountains, meadows, and tundra on dog sled and horseback. I raced sled dogs with Kate for 17 years, all over the Mountain West and Canada. For this long, fulfilling, and fortunate life I have lived, I am eternally grateful. To all those who shared it with me, you are not forgotten. Wherever I am now, a part of you is with me. My parents Alcide and Julia St. Onge, and my brother, Stephen St. Onge predeceased me. Continuing down my trails, I leave behind my wife Kate (Colorado); my son Andy and his daughter Bruna (Hawaii); my son Joe, his wife Francie and their daughters Neve' and Soleil (Idaho); my brother Bob and his wife Susie (Colorado); my sister Suzanne Hammond and her husband Rich (Massachusetts); my brother Greg (Vermont), and several nieces and nephews. Before I go, I'd like to share a favorite quote from "Grandma Healy". "Do all you can do today, because no one promises you tomorrow". Memorial contributions may be made to With gratitude, from all of Richard's family.

20 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Valmore J. Parrott Jr., age 85, of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of Margaret Pearse-Parrot. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Valmore J. and Antoinette M. (Ferrara) Parrott. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. Mr. Parrott had worked in the trucking industry for over 50 years and was a well loved and respected businessman. Valmore will be remembered for his great smile and kind heart. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend who gave the best hugs and who will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Roger Parrott of Wakefield; his step children, Alexandra Panacopoulos, Charles Panacopoulos, Laura Andolino and her husband John, and Debra Murtagh and her husband John; his grandchildren, Jason Skane and his wife Cortney, Stephanie Fiore and her husband Mel, Rachel Parrott, Ashley Velagic and her husband Miran, Jennifer Morrissey and her husband Shawn, Cody Murtagh, and Nathan Andolino; his great grandchildren, including James Skane, Kaylee Fiore, Shelby Skane, Melody Fiore, Tyson Fiore, Jordynn Skane, Emma Morrissey, CJ Morrissey, Emile Velagic and Finn Panacopoulos. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Valmore was predeceased by his son, Louis Parrott, and his daughter, Debra Skane. Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody on Monday, January 24, 2022, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. All attendees are required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Project For directions and online guestbook, please visit

20 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Formerly of Newburyport - Gene A. Cammett, 76, of North Attleboro, formerly of Newburyport MA and Medina OH, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022, at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI after a courageous battle with Cancer. His daughters were by his side. He was born in Amesbury on July 11, 1945, the son of the late Arthur Leslie of Amesbury and Ruth W. (Morrill) Cammett Jr of South Hampton. His early life was spent in Amesbury, MA. He graduated from Brunswick High School in Brunswick, ME in 1963 after his family moved. He attended Bryant Stratton College in Boston and graduated in 1966 with a degree in Business. Gene held many different positions at different companies throughout his career. He was a national sales and marketing manager for the first part of his career until he retired in 1988. The second part of his career he worked in funeral services including for H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes. When asked why he chose to change gears like that, he would say it gave him comfort to know he was helping others in their most difficult of times. Gene loved the City of Newburyport. He cherished being active in the Lions Club and Knights of Columbus. Serving as the president of both. He also served as a past chairman of Yankee Homecoming. He was the original "planner" and "starter" of the Newburyport High School All Night Graduation party in 1989 - a tradition that continues to this day. Gene received numerous awards and recognitions for his volunteerism over the 20 years he lived in Newburyport. He helped and organized too many clubs, events and activities to list and give full credit to but he loved being a part of every single one. Gene loved to travel. He explored many parts of the world for both business and pleasure. He was proud to say he saw all 50 states and many different countries. He was an avid skier and was always the first to jump in any pool and swim his laps. Gene and Joanne left Newburyport and lived in Ohio for nearly 20 years, returning to Massachusetts five years ago to be near family, friends and his favorite city. Nothing gave him more joy than being with and supporting his grandchildren in all their activities. He could always be found cheering on his grandson's sports teams, attending their various events and karate belt tests. He loved his adventures with them more than anything and cherished being their Papa. Over the last year they were able to cross off many bucket list items together. Gene is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joanne Rose (Maria) Cammett, his two daughters Leslee J. Murphy and her husband, Michael of North Attleboro and Tarah M. Cammett and her husband Ron Boisvert of Newburyport. He was the Papa of Connor Murphy, Brendan Murphy, and Soraya Boisvert. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Face coverings are recommended. Due to the pandemic, there will be a private celebration of life held at the convenience of the family. There is also a swinging bench in Gene's honor near the Harbor Master's office on the Newburyport Boardwalk where all are welcome to visit and take a moment to remember him. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gene's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. A foundation dear to his heart since his wife Joanne's diagnosis. To share a memory or for more information, please visit

19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Mr. Tage Gordon Lindroth, 79, of Newburyport, beloved husband of Katsuko (Kinjo) Lindroth, passed peacefully January 4th, 2022 at his home. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Bror Tage Teodor and Alice Lummus (Durkee) Lindroth. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a graduate of the former Holten High School in Danvers. An honorably discharged veteran he served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1961 till 1964 stationed in Okinawa, Japan. While stationed in Okinawa he met the love of his life Katsuko and together they would create a wonderful life together. Upon returning state side, he began his professional career with the former Babco Products of Danvers. He matriculated to Estabrook Engineering in Rowley and then began a long and illustrious career with United Parcel Service (UPS). He worked as a UPS delivery driver for 32 years until the time of his retirement in 2001. He was affectionately known as "Lucky" by his co-workers and friends. For his hard work and dedication to UPS he was awarded numerous awards and recognitions and was truly respected by all within the company. A longtime resident of Newburyport, Gordon was a Master Mason and member of Amity Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Danvers and recently earned his 50-year pin. He was a member of the Holten Royal Arch Chapter, Knights Templar-Bethlehem Lewis. He truly enjoyed spending his time out of doors. He was an avid ice fisherman, hunter, gardener and a very skilled Sunday carpenter. His carpentry skills can be witnessed by the many Japanese inspired cabinetry, bookshelves and themed projects at his home. He particularly relished time spent traveling and sightseeing in his RV with his beloved wife. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He fondly remembered his trips to Japan where he traveled by Bullet Train. He was an avid fan of Japanese Sumo Wrestling. Gordon made friends easily and everywhere he ventured. His affable personality endeared him to many. He was a great neighbor and friend and was always there to help those in need, without question. Above all else, Gordon was devoted to his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His love and devotion to his family will be his everlasting hallmark. His sprit will live on forever. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Katsuko (Kinjo) Lindroth of Newburyport, his daughter, Patricia Lindroth and her husband, Stephen Hochreiter of Phoenix, AZ, his son, Eric Lindroth of Port Charlotte, FL, his grandsons, Jaimes "JT" Huntley, Tyler Lindroth and Devin Lindroth, his bonus granddaughters Carrie Huntley and Kimberly Hochreiter, his brother, Georg Lindroth of Oklahoma, his loving in-laws in Okinawa, along with nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. He was the brother of the late Alicia Newman. Gordon's family is ultimately grateful for the kind and loving care he received from the whole team at Elara Caring during his illness. ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held at O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) DANVERS, Sunday, January 30th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Saturday, January 29th from 2 to 6 P.M. Face coverings required at all services. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Elara Caring Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 58, Jackson, MI 49204 or to Amity Mosaic Masonic Lodge, 30 High St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Patricia Grace (Little) Proctor, currently of Newburyport, MA, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born on March 29,1936 in Rutland, VT, the daughter of Charles Russell and Dorothy Maude (Boulter) Little, of Fair Haven, VT. She grew up in Fair Haven, VT, and graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1954. As a member of the Simmons College Class of 1958, she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Patricia and her husband of 63 years, Howard Wendell Proctor, were married on July 12, 1958, in Fair Haven, Vt. She was a Home Economics Teacher at various schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and New Hampshire until her retirement from Hillsboro-Deering High School in 1996. After her retirement she found a second career in real estate. Along with her husband and children, she lived across the country in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and New Hampshire. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid amateur genealogist. She formerly served as the president of the Henniker Historical Society. Her hobbies included playing gin rummy with her grandchildren, playing bridge, reading, baking, and crafting. She was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Donald Little and Stuart Little, and her son, Stephen Proctor. She is survived by her husband, Howard Proctor, her brother, Paul Little, her sons, Stuart (Lisa) Proctor, Christopher (Melissa) Proctor, and daughter-in-law Kathy Proctor, her 9 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held later in the spring in Henniker, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Patricia's name.

19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - April L. (Harnch) Ruane, age 61, passed peacefully Tuesday afternoon, January 18, 2022, at Vero Health and Rehab in Amesbury, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newburyport, April 1, 1960, she was one of six daughters of the late Harold S. and Barbara R. (Waitze) Harnch and was a graduate of Newburyport High School. April was proud to call Newburyport home for most of her life later moving to Barefoot Bay, FL to be near her Mom and family. April embraced life to the fullest always putting Corey and Danielle's happiness first. Her children were her world and the stars in her life. Throughout her life April had many passions including working with blind children, photography, bartending and working with special needs adults. She always put others first despite her challenges always reminding everyone "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get..." April was blessed with many long term friends who truly enveloped and loved her throughout her life. Rest quietly in peace April. May you now hear the beautiful sounds of birds singing, dance with Dad and challenge him to a great game of 45s. She leaves behind special memories that will forever be treasured by her two children, Corey Harnch Ruane and Danielle Taylor Ruane; her sisters, Deborah R. Perguson, Robins S. Pike, Phyllis A. Eichhorst and husband James, Ilene M. Harnch-Grady and husband Thomas; brother-in-law, Michael D. Kent; along with several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. In addition to her parents, April was also predeceased by her sister, Pamela J. (Harnch) Kent; her brother-in-law, Charles Perguson, her nephew, Michael Perguson and niece Jennifer Perguson. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff at Vero Health and Rehab, Rogers Funeral Home and Congregation Ahavas Achim Congregational Leader, Alex Matthews. A Graveside Service was held Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Newburyport Hebrew Cemetery, where April will be laid to eternal rest with her parents and her sister. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: The Pelican Intervention Fund. Please make checks payable to: "The Pelican Intervention Fund at ECCF". Checks may be sent to: Essex County Community Foundation, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA. 01923. Credit card donations can be made online at: Arrangements were by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.

19 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Paul J. Franklin Sr. of Salisbury, MA. passed away peacefully at the High Point House in Haverhill on Jan. 17th with family by his side. Born in Lewiston, Maine on Nov 14, 1937, he was one of two sons to the late Henry and Agnes Franklin. Predeceased by his wife Sandra J Franklin and his brother Robert, Paul is survived by two sons and their wives Robert & Terri Franklin of Seabrook, NH and Paul & Marge Franklin of Seabrook, NH, also his five grandchildren Gage Franklin, Kadynce Franklin, Mathew Page, Katie Richter and Janet Franklin plus eight great grandchildren. Paul had dealt with MS for most of his life but chose not to take a back seat to the disease and lived a very active life. Paul enjoyed the used car business and all of the interaction that came with it as well as riding to the shopping centers on his scooter and his main source of enjoyment, riding ATV's. Paul could be seen riding his ATV in any type of weather on almost a daily basis and yes sometimes in places he shouldn't have been. A testament to the toughness of his generation, Paul exemplified a strong will and a never give up attitude in the face of a deteriorating disease. Our father will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. No services will be held and in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the highpoint house in Haverhill, MA. Are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury.

18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - James E. "Jim" LaValley, 88, of Amesbury, MA, died Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. He was the husband of Carol M. Doherty to whom he was married for 22 years. He was born in Amesbury on April 15, 1933. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving for six years during the Korean Conflict. He was a reserve police officer for the Town of Amesbury for many years. After his retirement from the U.S. Post Office he became custodian for the Amesbury Police for whom he kept a special place in his heart and was given a citizen service award on April 11, 2014, for a lifetime of dedicated service to the Amesbury Police Department and the community. Jim was also a volunteer for the Amesbury Senior Center. Jim and Carol enjoyed traveling to many places including Ireland, Alaska, and the Panama Canal. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Carol; his four children, Steven Lavalley and his wife Michelle, James LaValley and his wife Eliza, daughter, Janet Gooch, and son William LaValley; a step-son, Kevin Hallahan; a step-daughter, Kathleen Couree; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations in memory of Jim may be made to the The Greenleaf Supportive Day Program, Amesbury Senior Center, 68 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Carol Doherty, Colonial Gardens #217, 105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915. By request of the family, there will be no calling hours and services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, MA 01913. There will be a memorial service in the Spring TBA.

18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Byfield - Early in the morning of January 14, Dick slipped calmy and quietly into the next world. He was at home. The family around him knew that they could not go with him but sent their love to travel with him. Dick was born to Arthur S. Johnson and Beatrice (Johnson) Johnson. His brother, David Stewart Johnson was killed in the Second World War. Dick was married to his college sweetheart, Edith "Pinckney" (Williams) Johnson, for 67 years until her death in 2015. He is survived by his second wife of five years and her daughters; his four children and their spouses; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a large extended family. Dick graduated from Burr and Burton Academy in Vermont in 1943. His college career started at Norwich University, was interrupted by World War II, and was finished at Middlebury College in 1949. He served in the Merchant Marines transporting war materials across the Pacific. His experiences made him a confirmed pacifist. Dick spent his working life in education as a business manager, a science teacher, an assistant principal, and a unit manager in both public and private schools. His love for the development of students was shown by his statement made well into his retirement, "If invited to go back into the classroom, I would like to go. Not to administration, but to the classroom." He was a lifelong environmentalist and was very active with preserving the salt marsh, his favorite place in the world. For some years, Dick was the president of the board of trustees for the Essex County Greenbelt Association. He was also active in the Historical Society of Old Newbury, now the Museum of Old Newbury. Dick never lost his sense of humor as he aged. He always professed to being the exact age and in the right place he was supposed to be. As a friend pointed out, Dick embodied the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The purpose of life is ... to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well." In lieu of flowers, please feel free to support the Essex County Greenbelt Association or the Museum of Old Newbury in Richard Johnson&acute;s name. An outdoor memorial service will be planned for this summer.

18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - Patricia C. (Gibney) Verrette, 80, wife of John P. Verrette with whom she shared 56 years of marriage, passed away January 14, 2022 at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Genevieve M. (Zinno) Gibney. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she attended St. James Grammar School and was a graduate of St. James High School, Class of 1959. Patricia worked at John Hancock Insurance Company in Haverhill, Kealey Farms in Salem, NH, in the cafeteria at Haverhill High School and most recently as a teacher's aide in the Kindergarten at the Page School in West Newbury. She loved to garden and took great care in her yard. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her sons, John C. Verrette and his wife Jerra of Andover and Jeffrey W. Verrette and his wife Susan of Haverhill; grandchildren, Michaela, Maeghan, Jacklyn and Nicole; siblings, James W. Gibney and his wife Judith of Haverhill, Francis Gibney of Haverhill, John P. Gibney and his wife Katherine of Methuen and Barbra Guidi and her husband Dr. Michael Guidi of Hampton, NH; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, January 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or

18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Maria V. (Ferrara) Ferrandini of Newburyport passed away peacefully on January 16, 2022, in her home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Winchester, MA, she was the only daughter of the late Theresa and Frederick Ferrara, both originally from Boston. Maria grew up with a large extended Italian family which instilled in her strong values of tradition, love, and support. An adventurous spirit from a young age, she enjoyed the best of both worlds during her childhood, spending time with relatives in Boston as well as at her family estate surrounded by her grandparents and cousins in the town of Wilmington, MA. Maria graduated from Wilmington High School in 1965 where she was active in many clubs and was the captain of the WHS Band Majorettes. She was particularly proud of playing on the 1968 state champion Wilmington Girls Basketball team, which was inducted into the WHS Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013. From 1965&ndash;1969, she attended Lowell State College where she was on the Dean's List and graduated with a BS in Education. Following college, Maria married the love of her life, John Ferrandini, on August 2, 1969, and soon after moved to Newburyport. There she raised her two sons, Jay and Mark, whom she considered her greatest accomplishments. Over the years, she created many traditions for their close knit family and was the consummate hostess. An annual event she always looked forward to was her famous 4th of July pool party extravaganza complete with an epic Yankee Swap. When her sons were young, they made many memories spending summers at Lake Ossipee in New Hampshire and participating in various community activities and sports around Newburyport. As her sons grew into adults, she imparted wisdom and advice on building strong relationships and shared her secret recipes for success—both in and outside the kitchen. Maria's graciousness and spirit attracted many beyond her family to join and honor these traditions and aspire to the sense of "home" she came to represent. Passionate about developing and educating young people, Maria taught for 35 years in Wilmington, Salisbury, Newburyport, and Amesbury schools where she retired in 2008. She was the recipient of many awards and nominations over her career, but a highlight was the Milken Foundation National Educator Award in 1998. She was also proud to join the Amesbury Educational Foundation Hall of Honor in the community she served for 25 years. In her later years, Maria found joy in mentoring student teachers and newer members of her team at Cashman Elementary to share her approach to students and the classroom. By her side through it all has been her life-long friend, Sylvia Fransescone, and her husband Hank. Whether it was teaching, parenting, fashion or music, Sylvia shared counsel, support, laughter, and love. Partners in both friendship and business, during the 70s and 80s the Francescones and Ferrandinis brought mainstays to downtown Newburyport like the Corner Store, Luncheonette, and Paesano's Italian restaurant. Faith was very important to Maria from an early age, but especially in recent years. Caring for her dear mother until her death in 2017 as well as during her long journey living with cancer, she always counted her blessings, embraced positivity, and held firm to her belief in God's plan. In addition to faith, she drew immense strength from the support and many acts of kindness from her wonderful friends and family who truly made a difference in her life and to whom she would offer her heartfelt thanks. She is survived by her husband John of Newburyport; her cherished sons, Jay Ferrandini and his wife, Amy, of Haverhill and Mark Ferrandini and his husband, Ben Harman, of Newburyport. She is also survived by her beloved cousins; and adopted nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her family would like to thank Christine Hatch, NP at Seacoast Medical, Dr. Lauren Dias and Fredrica (Ricky) Preston, NP at MGH for the excellent health care they provided over the years. Family and friends may call on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 9 to 12 p.m., at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Her funeral Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newburyport, MA. In consideration of the safety of our friends and family, a celebration of her life is planned for the Spring when pandemic precautions and concerns can be minimized and all can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to consider donations in Mrs. Ferrandini's name to Mass General Cancer Center or the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

18 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newbury - Christopher Michael Reiner, of Newbury, MA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 50, on January 14, 2022, after his courageous battle with cancer. His positivity throughout his illness was both contagious and inspiring. Despite many surgeries and treatments, he remained resolute in his desire to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. Chris was born in Detroit, MI, in 1971, and grew up in Wappingers Falls, NY. He graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School in 1989 followed by the University of Vermont in 1993 with a degree in Electrical Engineering; he later earned an MBA from Babson College. He spent 30 years in technology sales and business development, focused on mobile technologies. Chris's passion for people and entrepreneurship made him happiest leading teams for start-up companies, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Hiya. But it was his family that was Chris's true love. He was an adoring husband to Allison, and the proud father of two amazing kids, Elsie and Emmett. Together Chris and Allison found their forever home in a close-knit neighborhood of friends that deepened their strong love for each other and their vision of their future. Chris was dedicated to family activities, especially enjoying cuddle time, movies and reading with his little turkeys, Elsie and Emmett. They loved swimming, beach adventures and trips. Chris was an intelligent man who knew so much about the world and current events, and he never missed a day of reading the Wall Street Journal in its entirety. Chris was the absolute happiest when surrounded by family and friends, especially if there was golf, skiing, and good food and wine involved. Although he grew up in New York, Chris considered himself a true New Englander, even converting to become an avid Patriots fan. Chris is survived by his wife of more than 10 years, Allison; daughter Elsie and son Emmett; his mother, Judy Reiner and siblings Teri Massey (Jim), Tim Reiner, Lynne Challender (Jerry) and Molly Lappen (Brian); along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert "Bob" Reiner. Chris was the kindest, strongest, most determined and motivated human anyone could meet&mdash;to say he was a friend to many is an understatement—he was a friend to all. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21, at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA. THERE IS NO LONGER PARKING BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. His funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport followed by burial at Oakhill Cemetery. May we all remember Chris and forever be #ReinerStrong. Donations in Chris' memory may be made to Lungevity for lung cancer research: For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Kingston - Roberta (Willey) Deschenes, 83, a resident of Kingston for 75 years, died peacefully, surrounded by family on January 8, 2022, at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Born in Exeter, NH, February 5, 1938, daughter of the late Albion P. and Mary E. (Savoy) Willey, she was raised and educated in Kingston and Newton and graduated from Sanborn Seminary. Mrs. Deschenes worked first as a telephone operator and as a nurse's aid at Exeter Hospital, from 1961 until 1984, she and her late husband owned and operated the Amesbury Ski Tow, and finally in the food service department of the Bakie School until her retirement in 1990, where she greatly enjoyed her daily interaction with children. Roberta served proudly as the President of Union Cemetery for over 20 years, was a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish of Plaistow and Newton and a former member of Saint Frederick's Church of Kingston. An accomplished cook and baker, Mrs. Deschenes also loved knitting and reading. There was nothing Roberta liked better than an interesting conversation with a good friend, her daily morning phone call with her daughter, Dawn, coffee and breakfast with David and Brian and surprising her son-in-law Jeff with her famous apple pie. Roberta enjoyed people and could have an engaging conversation with anyone. Predeceased in 2007 by her devoted husband of 48 years, Joseph R. Deschenes, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Brenda Deschenes of Kingston, Brian J. and Courtney Deschenes of Kingston; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Jeffrey LeSage of Salisbury, MA. Roberta's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Eric LeSage and his wife Bridget, Christopher LeSage and his wife Kimberlee, Michael Deschenes, Chelsie Jalbert and her husband Matt, Mackenzie Deschenes, Savannah Deschenes, and Graycie Deschenes; three great-grandchildren, Molly and Max LeSage and Wesley LeSage and she was eagerly awaiting the birth of her fourth great grandchild. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert Willey, George Willey and Richard Willey; and sisters, Eleanor Senechal, Margaret Michaud, Helen Carlson and Pearl Willey. A graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery in the Spring under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN. To send a message of condolence to the family or to share a cherished memory, please visit

16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
West Newbury - Bill Stasiowski, 83, of West Newbury, MA, and Newton, NH, died peacefully on January 7, 2022. Bill was born in Fall River, MA, and raised in Melrose, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Information Sciences and served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. Bill spent his career in High Tech with 18 years with IBM in executive positions and then a number of years as CEO of several computer companies. Bill was an avid weight lifter and could be found in the gym daily from the age of 14. His hobbies were varied including his love of Belgian horses and horse pulling. He is survived by his life partner of 37 years, Anne Myers of West Newbury, MA, and his two Belgian horses, Ben and Tony. Bill will be buried in the family plot in Reading, MA, at a later date. All services are private. For online guest book visit

16 Jan 2022 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Richard A. Noseworthy, age 81, of Newburyport, former longtime Amesbury resident, passed peacefully at his home, Friday afternoon, January 14, 2022, in the loving presence of his family. Born in Everett, February 8, 1940, he was one of two sons of the late James and Emily M. (Brown) Noseworthy and was a graduate of Malden High School. Richard was a proud veteran, having served with the United States Air Force from November 4, 1958 until his honorable discharge on October 39, 1962 with the rank of A1C. Richard was a lifelong member of Local Union 4, Elevator Construction & Mechanic. Richard was an avid collector of diecast military models and a history buff. Richard never met an animal he didn't love...including any bug in the house that he would make sure made it outdoors to survive. He was a born entertainer who always made everyone laugh and smile. His dancing skills even earned him a trophy at a father-daughter dance with his daughter Sue. His work ethic was nothing short of extraordinary, and he was able to pass that on to his son Rich as they worked side by side at Schindler Elevator when Rich was first starting out in the business. If you ever visited the Noseworthy home, you would be greeted by a variety of music styles. From the 50's to hip hop, Dick would be dancing in the kitchen showing everyone his dance moves. When it came to family, there was nothing more important. Dick and Nancy met when they were 12 & 15 years old, and have been inseparable ever since. Together they created many special memories with their three children. They traveled to many places, but they have special memories of their trip to the Kancamagus. As time went on, Dick and Nancy traveled abroad and saw many countries around the world. One memorable trip was when they went to Scotland to see where Dick was stationed in the Air Force. His three grandchildren were the light of his life. As a young girl, Vanessa coined his new favorite title of "Bubba". Jasmine and Kalan were born later and his new favorite hobby became spending time with them. He and Vanessa shared a love for collecting different toys, history and the decades. He spent many of their visits talking about World War II. For Jasmine, it was Bubba's voice that made her feel so happy and safe. He enjoyed traveling to see her compete in her cross country meets in New York and Jasmine would say that he was one of the smartest people she has ever known. Kalan will remember how comforted he was by the smell of Bubba's cologne, his knowledge of history and especially proud to compete in his sporting events when Bubba was in the stands. He leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories to his wife of 57 years, Nancy J. (Williams) Noseworthy of Newburyport; his son, Richard A. Noseworthy and wife Bethany of Salisbury; his daughter, Susan Noseworthy Roberts of Schenectady, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Vanessa R. Roberts, Jasmine O. Roberts and Kalan R. Noseworthy; his brother, John Noseworthy of Bedford, NH; along with extended family and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna J. Noseworthy Arthur, who passed on December 29, 2015. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, immediately followed by services at 6 p.m. A private burial will take place in Spring, 2022, at Union Cemetery, Amesbury.

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Given Russia’s penchant for misdirection, it’s unclear how a military incursion would start. And that keeps the Ukrainian troops on edge.

24 Jan 2022 at 2:35pm
The United States, NATO and Russia have been engaged in a whirlwind of diplomacy aimed at averting the largest military action in Europe since World War II. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake.

25 Jan 2022 at 10:55am
The policy change also applies to people living in the bloc who have recently recovered from the coronavirus. Here’s the latest pandemic news.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
Democrats were cheered for strict lockdowns and pandemic precautions. Now many weary voters want to hear the party’s plan for living with the coronavirus.

25 Jan 2022 at 10:27am
The state attorney general, Letitia James, said she planned to appeal the decision.

25 Jan 2022 at 10:13am
Twenty-three people aboard the Australian ship have tested positive for the virus, prompting concerns that it could spread to Tonga. The volcano-stricken island has reported only one case during the pandemic.

25 Jan 2022 at 10:55am
The S&P 500 fell 2.5 percent in early trading after a roller coaster session on Monday. Get the latest on the economy.

25 Jan 2022 at 9:52am
The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the growth rate of the world economy will slow to 4.4 percent in 2022.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
The Federal Reserve is still buying bonds as prices surge. Some praise the central bank’s continuing policy pivot; others ask if it was fast enough.

25 Jan 2022 at 10:03am
A Democratic leader of the State Assembly, he held sway in New York politics for decades and died while serving a prison sentence.

25 Jan 2022 at 8:46am
Commandos who played a key role in helping American forces are waiting for visas in the United Arab Emirates, and are among the last of the evacuated Afghans to get a chance to reach the United States.

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25 Jan 2022 at 9:26am
World Health Organization officials say the emergency phase of the coronavirus pandemic could end this year — if enough people get vaccinated.

25 Jan 2022 at 8:33am
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the force would investigate “without fear or favor.”

25 Jan 2022 at 8:10am
In Britain, PartyGate poses a significant threat to Johnson's premiership.

25 Jan 2022 at 8:00am
Havens for adventure travel such as Costa Rica and Guatemala have struggled to bring tourists back in the pandemic.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:13am
As new alliances form, the international community fears more insecurity.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
Prince Andrew, long accused of living beyond his royal means, faces the prospect of multimillion-dollar legal bills in a sexual abuse lawsuit.

25 Jan 2022 at 6:59am
Russia has massed military equipment and more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine and continues to move troops into place, increasing pressure on NATO.

25 Jan 2022 at 2:58am
The "Cyber Partisans" collective of pro-democracy activists said they would return the rail network to “normal mode” if some political prisoners were released and Russian forces barred from Belarus.

25 Jan 2022 at 12:01pm
The United States and Britain suggest a conflict is imminent, but some European allies disagree.

24 Jan 2022 at 10:31am
The head of Tennis Australia clarified that his organization had an issue with a pro-Peng banner but added, “If someone wants to wear a T-shirt and make a statement about Peng Shuai, that’s fine.”

24 Jan 2022 at 8:41am
Britain ordered some diplomats and their families to leave Ukraine, amid growing alarm that Russia may invade.

24 Jan 2022 at 8:38am
He dressed Madonna, Beyoncé and Diana Ross in addition to creating a best-selling perfume.

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25 Jan 2022 at 8:17am

The court said Monday it would consider a pair of lawsuits alleging that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina discriminate against Asian American applicants.

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24 Jan 2022 at 6:52pm

Baltimore's fire chief says three firefighters were killed and a fourth was injured when part of a vacant home collapsed while they were battling a blaze

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24 Jan 2022 at 6:24pm

As nurses and doctors struggle with a record-breaking wave of omicron cases, evolutionary biologists are engaged in a struggle of their own: figuring out how this world-dominating variant came to […]

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24 Jan 2022 at 1:10pm

The court said it will take up lawsuits claiming that Harvard University and the University of North Carolina discriminate against Asian American applicants.

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24 Jan 2022 at 8:09am

"I knew he was a real scammer. I just knew he wasn't going to scam me."

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23 Jan 2022 at 5:45pm

“Is it my time to leave as well?"

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23 Jan 2022 at 5:06pm

“Things are looking good. We don’t want to get overconfident, but they look like they’re going in the right direction right now.”

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23 Jan 2022 at 8:40am

Shane McInerney, 29, of Galway, Ireland, was charged with intentionally assaulting and intimidating a crew member, prosecutors said.

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21 Jan 2022 at 10:36pm

It was the first time authorities squarely pinned the blame for Gabby Petito’s death on her boyfriend, though he was the prime suspect all along.

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21 Jan 2022 at 2:56pm

Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell took command Friday of the Navy's most historic vessel.

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Kim Jong Un has launched six ballistic missiles in four weapons tests since Jan. 5.

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24 Jan 2022 at 7:51am

The crisis in Ukraine is here to stay, and it has the potential to upend Europe.

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23 Jan 2022 at 6:42pm

The State Department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country.

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20 Jan 2022 at 1:37pm

"Her philosophy was that she was more okay with the idea of catching covid than getting vaccinated."

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19 Jan 2022 at 10:53am

Ulliel was also the advertising face of the Chanel men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel.

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18 Jan 2022 at 11:42pm

Bianca Rudolph died of a fatal shotgun blast “straight on the heart” in a remote hunting cabin where the couple had been staying, according to court documents.

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18 Jan 2022 at 9:14am

"This notion of learning to live with it, to me, has always meant a surrendering, a giving up."

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16 Jan 2022 at 3:29pm

At 19, Zara Rutherford is set to land in Belgium, on Monday, more than 150 days after setting out to become the youngest woman to circumnavigate the world solo.

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11 Jan 2022 at 1:48pm

The goldfish were trained to use a wheeled platform, dubbed a Fish Operated Vehicle.

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9 Jan 2022 at 11:14am

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the lives of the many people who share the Sanskrit name of Kovid.

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25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
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25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.

25 Jan 2022 at 4:46am
The attacks underscore how Yemen's civil war, which has ground on for over seven years, can flare into a regional danger.

24 Jan 2022 at 10:54pm
Since the pandemic began, Tonga has reported just a single case of COVID-19 and has avoided any outbreaks.

24 Jan 2022 at 6:43pm
The Pentagon said no final decision has been made, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted U.S. forces to be ready "just in case" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:41pm
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Washington Post sports reporter Liz Clarke to get an update on the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2022.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:41pm
After a video call with European allies, President Biden said there's unanimity on the threat posed by Russian troops on Ukraine's borders. Some allies are sending weapons to Ukraine. Others are not.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:17pm
NPR's Asma Khalid speaks with retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis about how to address a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:17pm
A majority of the Afghans who fled to the U.S. when the Taliban took over last fall have now left the military bases where they've been living and are in the process of finding permanent homes.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:17pm
NPR's Asma Khalid talks with Ed Augustin, correspondent for The Guardian in Cuba, about the ongoing trials against hundreds of people who participated in mass protests in the summer of 2021.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:17pm
President Biden confers with U.S. allies on Ukraine on Monday, as the U.S. pulls diplomatic families out of Kyiv and weighs beefing up troop deployments in the region over fears of a Russian invasion.

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25 Jan 2022 at 9:56am
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25 Jan 2022 at 9:56am
Though people who are vaccinated and boosted appear to be better protected against omicron, the highly contagious variant has still led to breakthrough cases and a surge in infections worldwide.

25 Jan 2022 at 8:00am
The College Board, the organization behind the test, also announced that the exam will shrink from three hours to two, and students will be able to use a calculator for the math section.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:53am
Susan B. Anthony List secured $20 million in pledged financial contributions, five times more than it has had at the outset of an election year over its 30-year history,

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
Legal experts say the illegitimate submissions should motivate Congress to update the Electoral Count Act and "firm up the guardrails" of democracy.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.

25 Jan 2022 at 4:46am
The attacks underscore how Yemen's civil war, which has ground on for over seven years, can flare into a regional danger.

24 Jan 2022 at 10:54pm
Since the pandemic began, Tonga has reported just a single case of COVID-19 and has avoided any outbreaks.

24 Jan 2022 at 8:06pm
The $10 billion telescope is nearly ready to begin capturing images that scientists hope will help uncover the mysteries of the universe — and scope out other possible habitable planets.

24 Jan 2022 at 7:07pm
A document obtained by NPR through a public records request shows that Holmes reported to local authorities that she was allegedly assaulted in a frat house while she was attending the school.

24 Jan 2022 at 6:43pm
The Pentagon said no final decision has been made, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted U.S. forces to be ready "just in case" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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25 Jan 2022 at 9:56am
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25 Jan 2022 at 9:56am
Though people who are vaccinated and boosted appear to be better protected against omicron, the highly contagious variant has still led to breakthrough cases and a surge in infections worldwide.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:21am
Ski industry conglomerate Vail Resorts is pushing back against criticism over staff pay and other operational struggles due to labor issues made worse by the omicron surge.

25 Jan 2022 at 6:30am
"The Great Resignation" looks mostly like workers negotiating for a better deal.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
The federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers is underway. They are accused of failing to intervene as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in 2020.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.

24 Jan 2022 at 5:43pm
Laura Spears, 55, says she stumbled on her life-changing win a few days after buying a ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot. "I couldn't believe what I was reading," she says.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:41pm
The nearly 10-minute long song "Bat Out of Hell" opens the classic album by the late singer Meat Loaf. Music academics Elizabeth Wollman and Emily Gale take a close look at the epic track.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:41pm
After a video call with European allies, President Biden said there's unanimity on the threat posed by Russian troops on Ukraine's borders. Some allies are sending weapons to Ukraine. Others are not.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:30pm
Opening arguments began in the trial of three former Minneapolis police officers who are being accused of violating George Floyd's civil rights when he was detained and killed by Derek Chauvin.

24 Jan 2022 at 4:30pm
America's librarians announce their top children's book picks virtually on Monday. Among the honors they're awarding are the 2021 Newbery and Caldecott medals.

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24 Jan 2022 at 5:01am
News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed.

24 Jan 2022 at 5:01am
A toddler burned his hand on the stove. The pediatrician told mom over the phone to take him to the emergency room. But after a long wait for a doctor who never showed, they left. Then the bill came.

23 Jan 2022 at 6:01am
Recent research and anecdotes suggest some people are testing negative on rapid tests even after they have symptoms, then later testing positive. Here's what researchers think is going on.

22 Jan 2022 at 6:00am
It's been two long years of COVID gloom. But NPR's readers didn't let it keep them down. From cicada tracking to open-water swimming to roller-skating squads, you share how you bring the fun.

21 Jan 2022 at 6:43pm
PPE and COVID-19 tests are increasingly becoming necessities for U.S. households. But the costs add up — both in time and money. Tell us how the need for these items is affecting you.

20 Jan 2022 at 6:31pm
COVID cases and deaths are rising again in nursing homes across the country due to the highly contagious omicron variant. Staffing shortages are adding to strain and workers report "moral distress."

18 Jan 2022 at 5:27pm
A beloved pizzeria owner in Brimfield, Mass., had COVID-19 and needed dialysis, but it wasn't available at the hospital where he died. The health system is "breaking down," a hospital CEO says.

16 Jan 2022 at 7:59am
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Lauren Whitehurst, a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in sleep, about who in our society doesn't get enough sleep and why that's a problem.

15 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
If you don't feel like waiting to score a free N95 mask from the federal government, here's what to know about how to buy a good one — and avoid the fakes. Plus, tips on how to fit them and wear them.

15 Jan 2022 at 5:00am
Most of us will eventually get COVID but that's not an invitation to party with omicron. Here's why you might want to hang onto your mask and keep cautious a little longer.

14 Jan 2022 at 2:28pm
Infections appear to have started to either crest or fall in some parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, but hospitalizations and deaths tend to lag.

Morning Edition : NPR
25 Jan 2022 at 7:21am
Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, Rachel Martin and A Martínez bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:21am
Ski industry conglomerate Vail Resorts is pushing back against criticism over staff pay and other operational struggles due to labor issues made worse by the omicron surge.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:20am
President Biden has threatened serious sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine, and 8,500 U.S. troops have been put on heightened alert. We examine what this crisis means for the White House.

25 Jan 2022 at 7:19am
The U.S. and NATO are readying troops for possible deployment to Eastern Europe to deter Russia from invading Ukraine. The Kremlin says Western governments and media are creating "hysteria."

25 Jan 2022 at 6:53am
There's an opening for the next landlord of Piel Island, which is about half a mile off England's northwestern coast. A big responsibility will be running a centuries-old pub called The Ship Inn.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:48am
Wordle players get six chances to guess a five-letter word. On social media, people share a graphic that shows how they got their answer, without the answer. The spoiler has been banned from Twitter.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
In the latest setback for democracy in Africa, a military coup has removed the democratically elected president of Burkina Faso. There have been recent coups in the region: Mali, Guinea and Chad.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
NPR's A Martinez speaks to Superintendent Alberto Carvalho about the challenges facing schools amid the omicron surge. Carvalho talks about his goals for the nation's second largest school district.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
Major League Baseball partnered with the independent Atlantic League to experiment with the game. NPR's A Martinez talks to Rick White, president of the Atlantic League, about what they've been doing.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
The federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers is underway. They are accused of failing to intervene as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in 2020.

25 Jan 2022 at 5:10am
A new congressional district in Colorado is the state's most heavily Latino district. In the intense battle for Congress, Democrats are trying to stop recent Republican support from Latino voters.

Strange News : NPR
25 Jan 2022 at 6:30am
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

25 Jan 2022 at 6:30am
"The Great Resignation" looks mostly like workers negotiating for a better deal.

23 Jan 2022 at 5:01am
A team of researchers has discovered the gymnastic ability of bark beetle larvae. Scientists recently recorded the larvae performing the twisting leap for the first time.

22 Jan 2022 at 9:25am
Scott Simon talks with University of Maryland graduate student Rosie Grant about her TikTok account, ghostlyarchive, and the food she's cooked from recipes found on gravestones.

20 Jan 2022 at 1:09pm
Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users hearing his story are calling him "real-life Aquaman."

17 Jan 2022 at 4:18pm
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, it's never been easier or more affordable to make a perfect facsimile of a human voice: a celebrity, a world leader or even a public-radio reporter.

14 Jan 2022 at 7:00am
Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves don't want to end the standoff that has brought joy to so many people. But they also want to use their blender, which has been in a box in their kitchen since December.

13 Jan 2022 at 11:00am
Scientists have found many planets orbiting distant stars, but so far no proof that any have moons. Now, researchers have detected signs of a large exomoon orbiting a Jupiter-like world.

12 Jan 2022 at 6:35am
A Canadian woman found soybean husks on her car, sidewalk and street. A soy processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario, accidentally blew the husks into the air after a factory malfunction.

10 Jan 2022 at 6:55am
A few months after World War II, Sgt. John Gonsalves wrote home from his posting in Germany. He assured his mother that he was fine. Last month the letter turned up in a Pittsburgh post office.

10 Jan 2022 at 5:58am
Drivers of the older models cars woke up on Jan. 1 to find that instead of changing for the new year, their clocks skipped back to the year 2002. A fix for the issue is in the works.