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Salisbury Elementary School

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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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Healthy Aging-Senior Planet
Healthy Aging Archives - Senior Planet from AARP
Healthy Aging Archives - Senior Planet from AARP
15 Nov 2023 at 10:47am
Aging With Attitude

by Kathleen Doheny
6 Dec 2023 at 6:43am

About one in five seniors have poor dental health, but advances in implants, digital dentistry and laser care can keep seniors smiling.

The post Health: Reasons to Smile about Dental Care appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Sean Cruse
13 Nov 2023 at 4:37pm

Could you be the next Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete? Read about this exciting opportunity to share your fitness lifestyle!

The post Call for Entries: Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete 2024! appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Della Adams
8 Nov 2023 at 6:14am

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Della Adams describes the essentials of her fitness regimen — with some surprising details. Stay tuned for her talk on Nov. 15!

The post Della, 64: The Four Pillars of Health and Fitness appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Doheny
1 Nov 2023 at 6:43am

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

The post Health: When Your Doctor Retires appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Molloy
13 Oct 2023 at 6:41am

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Kathy Molloy shares some of her favorite exercises that anyone can try.

The post Kathy, 73: From “I Can’t” to “I Can!” – Three Activities Seniors Can Do appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Doheny
4 Oct 2023 at 12:15pm

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

The post Salud: ¿prediabetes? ¡Reviértalo! appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Doheny
4 Oct 2023 at 6:29am

Seeing the diagnosis can be scary: prediabetes - but it doesn't have to be inevitable. Learn how to turn it around!

The post Health: Prediabetes? Turn It Around! appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Doheny
21 Sep 2023 at 10:00am

Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death for the over 65 age group. Take this Fall Assessment Quiz - and learn about our Balance Matters series.

The post Don’t Fall – for Anything! appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Richard Westbrook
13 Sep 2023 at 1:53pm

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Richard Westbrook explains how spending 10 minutes on mobility each day can alleviate joint pain for runners and non-runners alike.

The post Richard, 71: Mobilize and Revitalize appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

by Kathleen Doheny
6 Sep 2023 at 6:44am

Cholesterol confusion: making sense of conflicting studies about LDL levels and overall heart health.

The post Health: Cholesterol Over 60 – What To Know Now appeared first on Senior Planet from AARP.

Healthy Recipes - Well Plated
Top Rated Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes –
Top Rated Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes –
3 Dec 2023 at 6:05am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
3 Dec 2023 at 6:04am
Crockpot Meatballs

Juicy crockpot meatballs, no browning required! These healthy slow cooker meatballs use jarred sauce to keep the recipe quick and easy!

by Erin Clarke
2 Dec 2023 at 6:02am
Taco Pasta

This cheesy taco pasta is an easy recipe that cooks in one pan! Made with chicken or beef, it's a 30-minute dish perfect for busy nights!

by Erin Clarke
25 Nov 2023 at 6:03am
Turkey Tetrazzini

Easy turkey tetrazzini from scratch! Made without canned soup, this healthy version opts for leftover turkey, peas, and low fat cream cheese.

by Erin Clarke
24 Nov 2023 at 6:03am
Turkey Pot Pie

An easy turkey pot pie recipe made with flaky, buttery pie crust, leftover Thanksgiving turkey, frozen vegetables, and creamy sauce. So good!

by Erin Clarke
8 Nov 2023 at 6:05am
Crockpot Turkey Breast

Whether it's for a scaled down Thanksgiving or a weeknight meal, this crockpot turkey breast delivers turkey that’s tender and flavorful!

by Erin Clarke
1 Nov 2023 at 6:05am
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whether you serve it as a side dish or as a vegan main dish, this whole roasted cauliflower with tahini is sure to impress!

by Erin Clarke
28 Oct 2023 at 1:00pm
Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon is a heartbreaker. Utterly tender and flaky inside, with a blush of crispness on top, it is so darn delicious it will make it basically impossible for you to ever order salmon in a restaurant again. Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Salmon If you don’t have an air fryer but want to…

by Erin Clarke
26 Oct 2023 at 6:02am
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Healthy lemon chicken orzo soup with spinach is pure comfort! A simple one-hour chicken soup with pasta, it's full of bright lemon flavor.

Healthy Side Dish Recipes
Healthy Side Dish Recipes
6 Dec 2023 at 6:06am
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
6 Dec 2023 at 6:02am
Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Easy bacon Brussels sprouts with maple syrup are the perfect side dish to dress up any dinner menu.

by Erin Clarke
3 Dec 2023 at 3:02pm
Roasted Cauliflower

Lightly charred and crispy at the edges, sweet and caramelized within, Roasted Cauliflower is the most transformatively delicious way to enjoy this cruciferous veggie (especially if your only experience of it so far has been avoiding it raw on a veggie tray!). It’s easy to make, pairs with anything, and you’ll inhale it right off…

by Erin Clarke
20 Nov 2023 at 11:05am
Candied Sweet Potatoes

With butter, maple syrup, and cozy spices, these old-fashioned Southern candied sweet potatoes are a stellar addition to any holiday table!

by Erin Clarke
16 Nov 2023 at 6:03am
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These easy mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Made with sweet potatoes, maple syrup, and a hint of spice.

by Erin Clarke
15 Nov 2023 at 6:05am
Twice Baked Potato Casserole

This easy twice baked potato casserole recipe has everything you love about loaded baked potatoes—cheese! chives! bacon!—in an easy casserole.

by Erin Clarke
11 Nov 2023 at 6:05am
Spinach Casserole

This spinach casserole has a rich cream cheese sauce, lots of grated Parmesan, and a golden brown panko topping for a toasty finishing touch!

by Erin Clarke
11 Nov 2023 at 6:01am
Cranberry Orange Relish

Made with fresh cranberries, oranges, apples, walnuts, and Grand Marnier, this easy cranberry orange relish is perfect for Thanksgiving!

by Erin Clarke
10 Nov 2023 at 6:05am
Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing starts with crusty sourdough bread, onion, and celery, but it's the savory turkey sausage that makes it a standout!

Top Rated Delicious, Healthy Dessert Recipes –
Top Rated Delicious, Healthy Dessert Recipes –
6 Dec 2023 at 12:07pm
Recipes for a Wholesome Life

by Erin Clarke
28 Nov 2023 at 6:35am
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These easy and healthy banana oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips are made with whole wheat flour and reduced sugar. Soft and chewy!

by Erin Clarke
20 Nov 2023 at 6:05pm
Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

How to make sweet potato pie with bourbon, a silky smooth spiced filling and homemade whipped topping. The perfect Thanksgiving pie!

by Erin Clarke
31 Oct 2023 at 6:05am
Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless pumpkin pie is naturally gluten-free and simply delicious! The best part of the pumpkin pie, without the hassle of making crust.

by Erin Clarke
14 Oct 2023 at 6:05am
Vegan Pumpkin Pie

The BEST vegan pumpkin pie! Made with dates and almond butter, this easy vegan pumpkin pie recipe is naturally dairy-free and gluten-free!

by Erin Clarke
22 Sep 2023 at 6:06am
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy, soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect treat for fall! They're packed with maple, warm spices, and pumpkin flavor.

by Erin Clarke
5 Sep 2023 at 6:04am
Instant Pot Applesauce

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!

by Erin Clarke
3 Sep 2023 at 6:01am
Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp featuring a buttery oat topping over a warm apple cinnamon filling. Easy and scrumptious. The perfect apple dessert!

by Erin Clarke
2 Sep 2023 at 6:02am
Apple Turnovers

Whether you eat them for dessert or breakfast is up to you, but you need to try this adorable, portable Apple Turnover recipe. Store bought puff pasty keeps it easy!

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!

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!

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

16 Nov 2023 at 5:45am
From classic glitzy spots to new hidden gems, this guide is full of inspiration for a Vegas vacation that doesn't revolve around casino games.

31 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
"It’s fun getting room service. I just love eating a $19 hamburger at a desk in front of a mirror."

28 Nov 2023 at 5:45am
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8 Nov 2023 at 5:45am
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19 Oct 2023 at 9:00am
"I’ve now visited nearly every U.S. major national park ― 59 of the current 63 ― and all 50 U.S. states solo."

10 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
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5 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
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6 Dec 2021 at 5:45am
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17 Apr 2022 at 5:45am
If you're looking for an excuse to book a vacation, let this be it.

4 Nov 2023 at 5:45am
Travel experts share their top tips for making those hours on the plane less miserable.

31 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
Seasoned travelers share their tips for packing light, making the best use of luggage space and more.

18 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
"I love hearing someone blasting music out of their car and then the GPS directions pop off at full volume. YOU ARE ON THE FASTEST ROUTE!!!!!"

11 Oct 2023 at 5:45am
"Airbnb be like '3 bedroom, 11 beds.'"

7 Oct 2023 at 8:00am
Experts break down the surfaces and areas to avoid when traveling by air.

New England Patriots
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by Khari Thompson
7 Dec 2023 at 11:33pm

Zappe's college offensive coordinator reportedly told the Amazon Prime Video broadcast that the quarterback remained confident after he was cut by the Patriots in August.

The post Report: Even after he was cut, Bailey Zappe knew he’d ‘eventually be the starter’ over Mac Jones appeared first on

by Conor Roche
7 Dec 2023 at 10:29pm

For the second straight week, Raiders cornerback Jack Jones showed his support for his former teammate on social media.

The post Former Patriots player Jack Jones cheers on Bailey Zappe vs. Steelers appeared first on

by The Boston Globe
7 Dec 2023 at 6:44pm

Army-Navy is the only FBS game on Saturday, so Belichick’s pick load will be light.

The post Bill Belichick to be guest picker on ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ for Army-Navy appeared first on

by Conor Ryan
7 Dec 2023 at 6:33pm

Bailey Zappe threw three touchdowns in the first half, while New England’s defense stood tall in crunch time.

The post Patriots beat Steelers, 21-18: Quick observations after Patriots snap 5-game losing streak appeared first on

by Abby Patkin
7 Dec 2023 at 3:18pm

The Patriots owner said his donation — which matches one from the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation — marks a commitment to “turn the moment into a movement.”

The post ‘The most meaningful and fulfilling action of my life’: Kraft donates another $100 million to fight antisemitism appeared first on

by Luke Scotchie
7 Dec 2023 at 1:44pm

"Two moribund, point-deficient offenses against stingy defenses, which should make for another game devoid of touchdowns and plenty of punts."

The post What experts are predicting for Thursday’s Patriots-Steelers game appeared first on

by Hayden Bird
7 Dec 2023 at 10:54am

The two former AFC powerhouses are both in periods of transition, but the Patriots (unlike the Steelers) might end up with a top draft pick in 2024.

The post ‘Wouldn’t you rather be them?’ Pittsburgh columnist thinks Patriots have preferable future to Steelers. appeared first on

by Conor Ryan
6 Dec 2023 at 7:18pm

The Patriots' struggling offense will be without a few proven playmakers.

The post Patriots rule out Demario Douglas, 4 others for Thursday’s game vs. Steelers appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
6 Dec 2023 at 6:51pm

“Turnovers are a big part of it."

The post The Patriots’ and Steelers’ offenses are equally abysmal. Why is Pittsburgh 7-5, and New England 2-10? appeared first on

by Khari Thompson
6 Dec 2023 at 6:06pm

"I think overall, if you said which side do you see is more at fault, to me it's no doubt the organization..."

The post Who should get the most blame for Mac Jones’s situation? Devin McCourty weighs in. appeared first on

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Videos featuring Elijah Wood, Mike Tyson, and Priscilla Presley have been edited to push anti-Ukraine disinformation, according to Microsoft researchers.

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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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Discover Local Resources and Community Happenings
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.

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7 Dec 2023 at 4:53pm
NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport Democratic City Committee will end the year with discussion of two key local issues – the contract negotiations at Anna Jaques Hospital and affordable housing.

7 Dec 2023 at 1:17pm
NEWBURYPORT — Members of the Belleville Cemetery Board are calling on members of the community to join them as they work to maintain a vital piece of the city’s history.

7 Dec 2023 at 7:15am
NEWBURYPORT — The Department of Public Services is planning to roll out the third year of the city’s five-year streets and sidewalks improvement plan, which should look dramatically different from the first two years of the program.

7 Dec 2023 at 6:30am
NEWBURYPORT — A new anti-shuffling parking policy was implemented over the summer, and Mayor Sean Reardon is not sure he’s all that happy with it.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:00am
SALISBURY — More than 40 folks came out to the Salisbury Public Library Tuesday night for a forum on the proposed new Whittier school building.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:00am
AMESBURY — Christmas spirit was in the air as more than 100 seniors gathered at the Holy Family Parish Hall on Wednesday for the Council on Aging’s annual holiday party.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:30am
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6 Dec 2023 at 3:39pm
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6 Dec 2023 at 3:17pm
NEWBURYPORT — Congregation Ahavas Achim is joining with Community Service of Newburyport in support of its Making It Personal program.

6 Dec 2023 at 6:30am
NEWBURYPORT — A confusing process and where to find $30 million were just two issues on the minds of School Committee members when they were joined by former Mayor Donna Holaday to discuss the proposed Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High…

6 Dec 2023 at 5:10am
NEWBURYPORT — Tensions between a pair of city councilors over residency matters boiled over into a contentious General Government subcommittee meeting that one councilor called a “kangaroo court” Monday night.

6 Dec 2023 at 5:00am
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BOSTON — Members of the state's all-Democrat congressional delegation are reiterating calls to the Biden administration to give the state more federal funding to deal with an ongoing influx of asylum seekers.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:00am
BOSTON — State regulators are pressuring utility companies to consider greener alternatives to natural gas by choking off a source of revenue to add new pipelines and other fossil-fuel infrastructure.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:15am
NORTH ANDOVER — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Merrimack College's plans for building two dorms that will house 540 students at the corner of Turnpike and Elm streets.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:00am
BOTON – The Judiciary Committee welcomed feedback Tuesday on the latest versions of bills that would update definitions and penalties in the hate crimes statute, some of which won endorsement last session from then-Attorney General Maura Healey.

6 Dec 2023 at 5:00pm
BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey has rolled out a long-term economic development plan that calls for making new investments in housing and public transportation, and luring workers to the state to help ease major workforce shortages.

6 Dec 2023 at 2:45pm
BOSTON — A proposal to legalize psychedelic mushrooms in Massachusetts moved closer to being on the 2024 ballot on Wednesday, after supporters turned in more than enough signatures to clear a major hurdle.

6 Dec 2023 at 6:30am
BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey did a little redecorating last week in the corner office, installing two 20th century oil paintings intended to diversify the artwork visitors see under the Golden Dome.

5 Dec 2023 at 5:00pm
BOSTON — Backers of a plan to remove the MCAS high school graduation requirement say they've moved one step closer to putting the question before the state's voters next year.

5 Dec 2023 at 4:30am
BOSTON — House Democrats pushed through a supplemental budget on Monday that includes $250 million for the state's migrant crisis amid opposition from the Legislature's GOP minority, who had blocked its passage for several days.

4 Dec 2023 at 8:35am
BOSTON — The workforce shortage that has left employers across sectors scrambling to keep operations running in recent years isn’t likely to let up “any time, in the rest of anybody’s lifetime,” one of the nation’s leading economists said Thursday.

4 Dec 2023 at 8:00am
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4 Dec 2023 at 7:36am
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7 Dec 2023 at 8:02pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect in the deadly shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had a list of targets at the school and at East Carolina University in North Carolina, police said Thursday.

7 Dec 2023 at 8:00am
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7 Dec 2023 at 6:15am
LOS ANGELES — Two months after his historic ouster as U.S. House speaker, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday that he is resigning and will leave Congress by the end of the year.

6 Dec 2023 at 7:04pm
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6 Dec 2023 at 6:40pm
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6 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - June DeCoste of Sailsbury, MA, age 83, passed away on December 3. June was born in Somerville, MA to her parents John DeCoste and Edith Crocker DeCoste. While she was raised in Rowley, she graduated from Newburyport High School in the class of 1958. She retired from Owens-Illinois after 30 years of employment. We have lost a saint of a woman. June was the best daughter, sister, aunt, and friend anyone could ever have. She will be remembered for being a warm and generous person who was open, honest, and loyal. She was fun, witty, caring and loving on so many levels and will be dearly missed by all of us. She loved all creatures, big and small (including humans) and they equally loved her. Animals could sense her love and would want her attention. She especially loved her Corgis Dutchess and Kayli and would help organize Corgi group meetings at Kingston Park and Rye Beach with them. June was an avid birder and loved to share her passion with anyone who wanted to accompany her on bird-watching adventures. She loved going on day and weekend trips to see different types of nature and explore new places. June was always willing to try new things and experience all life had to offer. She was also a member of the Laurel Grange in West Newbury. June was an amazing aunt to her many nieces and nephews and loved them all passionately. She would do anything for them and did so on many occasions. She truly would do anything she could to make anyone's life better. She is pre-deceased by her parents, her sister Kathryn DeCoste Felch and her niece Lisa Walsh. She is survived by her brothers Robert DeCoste and his wife Nancy, Thomas DeCoste, her sisters Joan Ferragamo, Jean DeCoste, Margaret Wade and many nieces and nephews. Burial will be private. Are by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home in Amesbury,

6 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Robert R. Packard Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 3rd, at his home. Rob was born in Amesbury, MA on September 22, 1966. He grew up in Newbury and graduated from Triton High School, then attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and became a Pharmacy Technician. He worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Mass General Hospital and Boston Veterans Hospital before relocating to Woodstock, Ct. where he lived for 30 years. In Woodstock he was employed at the Town of Woodstock, Ct. Most recently he relocated back to the greater Newburyport area. Rob unexpectedly succumbed to a long term chronic medical condition. He loved and rescued many dogs over the years. Rob was an avid music lover, who played and collected many guitars. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He leaves his mother, Carolyn Ilsley and step-father Bruce Ilsley; his father, Robert R Packard Sr. and step-mother, Diane Packard; his step-brother and step-sister, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Private Family Memorial Graveside Service will be held at the Newbury Neck Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Robert R. Packard, Jr. to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.

5 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Salisbury - Harold "Brud" Janvrin, Jr, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at his winter home in Miramar Beach, FL. Brud was born in Salisbury, MA on July 28, 1938 and remained a lifelong resident of Salisbury. He was predeceased by his loving and loyal wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann Martin Janvrin. He is survived by his two sons Jason Janvrin and his wife Maureen A. Janvrin, their two sons Conor J. Janvrin and Colin P. Janvrin of Windham, ME and Joshua Janvrin and his wife Olivia M. Janvrin and their three children, Jordan J. Janvrin, Brookelynn M. Valente and Joseph J. Valente of Methuen, MA. He is survived by his sister Lois Malone of Nashua, NH, his brother Edward Janvrin of Salisbury, MA and his sister Mabel Lavalley of Salisbury, MA, along with several nieces and nephews. He was the son of late Harold Janvrin, Sr and Carrie Janvrin of Salisbury, MA. He was predeceased by his brother Russell Janvrin and his two brother in laws, Jim Malone and Clay Lavalley. He will be deeply missed by his girlfriend and caregiver, Laura Hudon. Brud graduated from Amesbury High School class of 1956 where he was a star football player. After graduating high school he served two years in the United States Army, then 5 years in the National Guard. He worked as a Foreman at Vaughn Manufacturing until retirement. Brud held many accomplishments throughout his life; Member of the Lions Club for 20 years, past president. Lions Club Ballfield Chairman, Little League Coach, Harbor Commission Chair, 5 years and a former Town Selectman. Brud enjoyed outdoor recreation these adventures provided him his most favorite memories with family and friends. Brud enjoyed camping and fishing at Pine Knoll Campground and attending decoy shows with his friends. Brud's witty sense of humor and readiness to tell a good joke. Brud will be deeply missed by his family and the many hearts he touched throughout his life. Brud was a great husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, neighbor and a mentor to all that knew him. Dad was many things to many people. A the request of Brud, there will be no services at this time, but a celebration of life will be held in early 2024, details to follow.

5 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Portsmouth - Walter Gerard "Jerry" LeBlanc, 85, of Portsmouth, NH, formerly of Amesbury, MA, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 2, 2023. He was born October 15, 1938 in Haverhill, MA, and proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He worked many years as a tool and die maker before opening Amesbury Skate and Sport Shop. He was employed at Lucent Technologies for 20 years and then retired, becoming a Florida snowbird for many wonderful years. Jerry was an avid sports enthusiast and happiest in the sun or with a golf club in his hand. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. Jerry is survived by his loving wife Doris "Figie" LeBlanc of 64 years, his three children, Gary and Laurie LeBlanc of Newburyport, MA; Laureen and Jeff Hume of Hampton, NH; and Susan and Richard Dumore of Hampton, NH; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; his sister, Linda Blair of California; and his three nieces; all of whom he deeply adored. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home 118 Friend St. in Amesbury, MA on Monday Dec, 11 from 5-7 pm. Jerry's funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday December 12 at 11:00 AM at St. Theresa Parish 820 Central Rd. Rye Beach, NH

3 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Paul Reynolds died 11/20/2023. Paul was born on 12/19/1959 in Pittsfield, MA to Gordon and Ann Reynolds. He was graduated from Taconic High School in 1977 and attended UMass. Paul worked at Reynolds, Barnes & Hebb in Pittsfield before moving to Pittsburgh and working at Redshaw. He relocated to Newburyport where he worked for many years at Arthur S. Page Insurance Agency. Paul also began his own businesses Computer Clarity and Intranet Concepts. Paul is survived by his brothers Ross (Harriet) and Karl Reynolds, sister, Lee (Kevin) Homewood, niece Amy (Richard) Jones, nephew Scott Homewood and grandnephews Ben, Elliot, and Conrad Jones and beloved cat, Hank. Paul's contagious smile and laugh will be missed by his fellow musicians, friends, and family. His love of music was legendary.

3 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Merrimac - Menetta C. (Peterson) Starbird, age 94, longtime resident of Merrimac, passed peacefully on November 18, 2023, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, after a short period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of John E. Starbird, who passed on February 20, 2012. Born in Amesbury, April 7, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Wilber and Myrtle (Ball) Peterson and was a graduate of Amesbury High School. She met John Starbird after he came home from the War, and they were married in April, 1947. she had worked for three years at Flex Haust in Amesbury, then 10 years at Western Electric in Andover, at which time she retired to start her family, with her first born, Carol, in 1960, then came Dawn, in 1964 and Peter in 1967. "Netta" became a Scout Leader of many children for 15 years and had been actively involved with the Merrimacport United Methodist Church, where she prepared Corned Beef Suppers, was part of the outreach program and the missionary work. Above all else, it was the love and joy she received from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she cherished throughout her life. Once her children were older, she worked with her husband, John, at Starbird Jeweler's and continued to work in the Jewelry Shop until a month before her passing. The Jewelry store has been part of the family's life since John opened the store back in 1961, and after his retirement, Netta continued on with her daughter, Dawn and son, Peter. Her deep rooted love of her family will continue to warm their hearts forever and those who knew and loved her, will always treasure the special memories of her life. Netta leaves behind her two children, Dawn M. Dow and husband William Dow, Jr., and Peter J. Starbird and his wife Susan; son-in-law, Eric E. Sheehan; seven grandchildren, Jacqui, Jeff, Leah, John, Emily-Anne, Andrew and Joshua; seven great-grandchildren, Jaime, Hunter, Jacob, Kaelan, Oliver, Meleigh and Freya-Leigh; extended family and many dear friends, and last but not least, her beloved grand dog, Nico. In addition to her parents and her husband, Netta is also predeceased by her daughter, Carol J. Sheehan who passed on Aprl 6, 2023, and her only brother, Albert Peterson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 1 p.m. at the Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High Street, Merrimac, MA 01860. The family will have a private graveside service at Locust Grove Cemetery, where Netta will be laid to eternal rest with her husband, John and her daughter, Carol. Arrangements were made by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.

3 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - James Dion, 63, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 19th after a courageous battle with cancer. James was the son of the late Richard Dion and Elizabeth (Manning) Dion. He leaves his son Richard Dion; daughter, Melanie Rocha, daughter-in-law, Jessica Dion, son-in-law Troy Rocha; grandsons, Kaleb Dion and Troy Rocha, Jr., granddaughter Vera Dion, and five siblings, Susan (Robert) Earabino, Stephen (Jami) Dion, Karen Woodburn, Edward Dion, and brother-in-law, Michael Barrett. He had 11 nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his father, brother David Dion and sister Deborah Barrett. James graduated from Whittier Vocational Technical High School, Class of 1979. He dedicated his life to the City of Amesbury where he worked as a Water Treatment Operator for the City of Amesbury for 37 years and Deputy Director of Amesbury Emergency Management for 23 years. He was a wonderful man who would do anything for anyone. He loved NASCAR races, WW2 history and relaxing by the lake. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Calling hours for James will be held Saturday December 16th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend Street, in Amesbury, MA followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross where James was a devoted volunteer

3 Dec 2023 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Evelyn "Pat" (Rogers) Junkins, age 74, of Amesbury, MA, passed away on December 2, 2023, at Anna Jaques Hospital, after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of William "Bill" Junkins. Born on March 6, 1949, in Newburyport, MA, she was one of five children of the late Leonard and Edith Rogers and was a graduate of North Reading High School. "Pat", as she liked to be called, loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter, all of whom she loved so dearly. Additionally, Pat thoroughly enjoyed playing Bingo and always looked forward to trips to the white Mountains in New Hampshire. In addition to her husband "Billy", she is survived by her two sons, William Junkins and David "Peanut" Junkins; her daughter Norma Webster and husband Mike; her five grandchildren, Tara Stevens and her husband Aaron, Patrick "Ricky" Sonier, Tony Sonier, Danielle Sonier, and Leroy Sonier; her only great-granddaughter, Paige Goodwin; her brothers, Lenny Brown and wife Sue and Bobby Rogers and wife Vicky, all of Seabrook, NH, along with several nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. Pat was preceded in death by her son, Winfield "Winnie" Junkins, her brother, Harry Brown, and her sister, Peggy Walker. Visiting hours will be held Friday, December 8, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. from the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. at the Amesbury location. By request of the family, burial at Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport, will be private.

30 Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - Ethel Josephine (Cowan) Jones, 94, of Newburyport, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard T. Jones. She was born in New York City on June 21, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Signe (Olauson) Cowan. Signe drowned when Ethel was 2-years-old. Her mother's sister, Olga, moved in with them to help raise Ethel who looked up to Olga (who the family called Mormor) as a mother. Ethel was raised in the Bronx and was a graduate of Walton High School in New York, class of 1947. She married Norman Gunnar Anderson on March 26, 1949. The family resided in West Hartford, CT where Susan was born. Norman died on June 3, 1952, of Lupus. Ethel then married Howard Trent Jones on June 19, 1954. The family resided in Connecticut where Casey was born. The family left Connecticut and moved to Pittsburgh, PA where Scott was born. Then to Brookfield, WI and then to Boxford, MA and back to Pittsburgh, PA. These moves were necessitated by Howard's job as an engineer for General Electric Company. Ethel and Howard eventually retired to Haverhill, MA to be near their children and grandchildren. Ethel loved family and worked hard to stay connected as she and Howard moved to different states and as her children grew up and moved away. She also loved sewing, quilting, braiding rugs, knitting, gardening, reading, and crossword puzzles. Ethel made afghans and quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and made taking care of the house look easy. She liked nothing better than to sit outside in the summer afternoon sun with a glass of iced tea and a good crossword puzzle. Ethel's favorite color was red because, as she said, it made her feel brave. Ethel also loved walking. She walked around the lake in North Park, PA (5 miles) 4 to 5 times per week. She also enjoyed swimming and was a member of the Sewickley Valley YMCA for many years, swimming laps twice per week. Ethel is survived by her children Susan Cronin and her husband Robert of Newburyport, MA, Casey Blais of Manchester, NH, and Scott Jones and his wife Corinne of Guadalupe as well as her grandchildren Faye Moyer, Benjamin Moyer and Kelly Blais, and her great granddaughter Scout Moyer. Her funeral service and interment will be held privately. Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St, Plaistow, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sewickley Valley YMCA, 625 Blackburn Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143 or at Enter Ethel Cowan Jones in the drop-down menu for memorial gifts.

29 Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
Newburyport - He was born in Andover, MA as the first-born child of Harold and Fernande Wennik of Andover. Joe was an altar boy, excellent student, varsity athlete at Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University, from where he graduated with a degree in American Studies. He served in the U.S. States army for 4 years with a subsequent assignment on the German Hungarian Border during the Cold War. He then followed his dream and became an English teacher and coach at Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. At the same time, he studied for his MA in German Language and Literature at Middlebury College, earned a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Mainz in Germany, and, eventually, taught German and pursued his PhD in Medieval German at the University of Virginia. In 1967, he joined Phillips Academy in Andover, and for 33 years, he contributed substantially as a teacher, coach, housemaster, administrator. During the eighties, Joe was appointed as athletic director and was responsible for building an environment that was equally supportive of boys and girls in athletics from facilities to coaching to staff development at the time when Phillips Academy went co-ed. He actively furthered better and meaningful relationships with the town through programs like The Andover Summer Soccer Camp together with public and technical school coaches. As educator and College Counselor and Director of Alumni Affairs he encouraged, guided, mentored, inspired and supported students, colleagues and alumni to do their best, seek greater challenges, succeed. Always, he was guided by his ultimate and most cherished belief: "It's all about the kids." At the same time, he and his wife, Inga Kühn, raised and educated their three sons, centered their personal lives around their families in America and Germany, traveled in the United States and Europe, and, ultimately, settled in the Newburyport, Massachusetts area for their retirement. Here, Joe became involved with leading and supporting adult education programs and teaching within them. As he did throughout his life, he brought knowledge, enthusiasm, expertise, kindness and generosity to these. Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, his three sons, Stefan, Marten and Lukas Wennik and his five grandchildren, Zachary, Jakob, Lily, Matthew and Phoebe, a large and loving family in America and Germany, and many devoted friends. Funeral services will be private, but contributions in his name would be welcome at the Phillips Academy Financial Aid Fund or The Lyceum within the Newburyport Adult Education Program.

28 Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
Merrimac - Randolph J. Eaton, age 78, of Merrimac, MA, passed peacefully at the Hannah Duston Nursing home in Haverhill, Friday evening, November 24, 2023 . He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Mary E. (Campbell) Eaton, who passed in July, 2018. Born in Newburyport, April 15, 1945, he was the son of the late Roland W. and Ruth P. (Bousley) Eaton and attended Newburyport High School. Randy, as he was known by many, had worked in the thriving shoe factories including Ruth Shoe Company and Stride Rite Shoe Company. Randy was an avid history buff. He took great pride and joy in participating in American Revolutionary War reenactments for many years. He was a proud member of the Freemasons. Although Randy and Mary had no children, they cherished their nieces and nephews and their children, treasuring all the joy they brought into their life. Randy was a longtime parishioner of the Church of Christ in Seabrook, NH, and was involved with many of their activities. His life's memories will always be treasured by his great nieces, Tammy Jo Canney and Tanya M. Chesley of East Wakefield, NH and Shelley L Price of Rochester, NH, along with extended family and dear friends. After the loss of his wife, Mary, Randy was blessed with five great years of companionship and abundant joy with Barbara Fenders. He was predeceased by his siblings, Ruth (Eaton) Cormier, Roland W. Eaton Jr., Richard Eaton and Roberta (Eaton) Morrell. Funeral Services will be held at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, MA on Monday December 4, 2023, at 11:30 A.M. followed by a Graveside Service at Highland Cemetery, Newburyport, where he will be laid to eternal rest with his wife, Mary.

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East Kingston - Barbara M. Metcalf (née Krafton) left this world better than she found it. Those who had the privilege of knowing her saw the positive impacts she made in her work, friendships, and family. A lifetime devout Catholic, her lord Jesus Christ called her home on November 17, 2023 after a short illness. Her passing fell on the birthday of her beloved late husband, Ronald W. Metcalf. Barbara and Ronald now have eternity in which to celebrate the grace of God, together again forever. Barbara grew up in Amesbury, MA, one of seven tight-knit children of Joseph and Isabelle Krafton; born on Christmas Day, 1945, she is remembered for her kind, compassionate, and generous spirit. After a career in public service, she spent retirement volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul in Plaistow, NH, reading history, and traveling. Family and friends meant more to her than anything. She is survived by her brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Brewitt Funeral Home 14 Pine St. Exeter, NH 03833 (603) 772-3554. Funeral Mass will be Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 12 Amesbury Rd. Newton, NH 03858. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St Luke's Parish, 8 Atkinson Depot Rd., Plaistow, NH 03865. For more information, please visit

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Salisbury - Natalie F Cavanaugh, 89, a long-time resident of Salisbury, MA, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023, at Brigham Manor Nursing Center in Newburyport, MA. She was born to the late Everett and Barbara Davis on March 1, 1934. Natalie was married to Bernard T. Cavanaugh "Bun," and they raised their son George T. Cavanaugh "Georgie". Her long-time occupation was the assembly of mechanical parts and factory work. She had an unforgettable personality and was generous to her close friends and family. She liked a good cup of coffee, enjoyed playing bino, and always found a way to keep busy. Natalie is survived by grandchildren Shannon Olbrot and her husband Chris, Ryan Cavanaugh, Daniel Cavanaugh, daughter-in-law Sheila Cavanaugh, great-grandchildren Cadence, Michael, Evelyn, and Abigail Olbrot, who knew her as "great Nana". Siblings: George Davis, Everett "Chip" Davis, and Frances MacDonald. "Untie Nat" had several beloved nieces and nephews, sister & brother-in-laws, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Barbara Davis, and her siblings, Barbara Janvrin and Josephine Poulin. Services will be held on November 30, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St, Newburyport, MA 01950, followed by a private burial at Hillside Cemetery in Seabrook, NH. In lieu flowers, your sympathy can be expressed to the Newburyport Salvation Army in memory of Natalie Cavanaugh. 40 Water Street Newburyport, MA 01950. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit

28 Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
Amesbury - Paula Ellen Iannuccillo (O'Neil) sadly passed away on November 27, 2023. She was the daughter of the late James and Helen O'Neil. Paula was born in Cambridge, MA and grew up in Wellesley, MA. She was educated in Wellesley before attending the College of White Plains where she earned her bachelor of science degree in early childhood education. Paula is survived by her husband of 41 years, Mark Iannuccillo; sons Mark Iannuccillo, wife Alysa and grandsons Jaxon, Cash and Wyatt; Robert Iannuccillo, wife Kelsey and grandson Josiah; David Iannuccillo and grandsons Gavin and Caleb; daughter Elizabeth Benitez, husband Julian and grandsons Connor and Luca; her brother James O'Neil and wife Andrea MacAulay; nephew Patrick O'Neil, wife Chrissy and son Finn; and niece Jennifer O'Neil and husband Andrew Couillard. Paula also had many additional "sons, daughters and grandkids" by way of friends who she considered family. Paula lived a full life, marrying her husband in 1983 and moving to Amesbury. She lovingly raised her four children in true superwoman fashion. She will always be remembered as a selfless wife and mother, who never complained or had a bad word to say about anybody. It was not uncommon to find a yard full of kids on a Friday night and Paula making pizza after pizza in the kitchen to make sure that everyone was fed! Paula returned to her passion of teaching once her children were in school full-time, working at Amesbury Elementary School for decades. Paula had a love for the beach and Cape Cod, spending time every summer soaking up the sun with a good book. She was an avid sports fan, especially hockey, attending many Bruins games or yelling at the TV from her living room. In her retirement Paula enjoyed getting away with the girls for their many adventures. Paula also loved horses and volunteered her time with different organizations that offered therapeutic programs. Best known as Nana, she operated the "Nana Bus" picking up and dropping off various grandkids from school or sports or loading them up for adventures with the back of her car stocked with snacks. She loved the holidays and having everyone together in one place. Her favorite was viewing Christmas lights, whether it was with her daughter Liz and daughter in law Alysa down in Chatham for the weekend or the lights at Sandy Hill Farm with all of her grandkids in tow. Her family was her life, she never turned down an opportunity to spend time with her family. She made sure to attend every game or event the grandkids were in. She will be forever missed and loved by all. In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made in memory of Mrs. I to Amesbury Educational Foundation. Visiting hours will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, MA 01913.

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Seabrook - Donna Marie (Knowles) Eaton, age 67, of Seabrook, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Exeter Hospital surrounded by family. She was born in Newburyport, MA on December 2, 1955, the daughter of the late Chester and Marian (Dow) Knowles. Donna worked for many years at Opportunity Works in Newburyport, where her coworkers and the individuals she served were a second family to her. Surviving family members include her children, Nathaniel Knowles of Seabrook, Maryann (Knowles) Bainter and her husband John of Amesbury, Joy Eaton and her partner Paul Jaskot of Somersworth, Dennis "DJ" Eaton and his partner Lindsey Lawlor of Strafford, and son-in-law Richard Sohl of Seabrook; her sister Linda Kuse, and sister-in-law Marion Kuse; grandchildren Antoinette Knowles, Owen Eaton, McKenna Sohl, and Connor Elwell, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her husband, Dennis Eaton of Strafford. Although they separated decades ago, they remained lifelong friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas "Tommy" Kuse and Richard "Dicky" Kuse, sister, Mary "Honey" Pierce, sister-in-law, Diane Kuse, and stepdaughter, Marilyn Sohl. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Opportunity Works, 10 Opportunity Way Newburyport, MA 01950 ( or NHSPCA (!/donation/checkout). Please visit to view Donna's memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for directions.

26 Nov 2023 at 4:00pm
Myrtle Beach - Catherine "Kitty" R. Harrison, 92, of Newburyport, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2023, at her daughter's home in Myrtle Beach, SC. Catherine was born in Exeter, NH on December 12, 1930, to the late William and Ophelia (Perkins) Penniman. Catherine was raised in Seabrook and graduated from Amesbury High with the Class of 1949. She married the love of her life, the late Clinton R. Harrison, Jr., in 1951 and they raised their family in Hampton and Salisbury. They spent 60 years together traveling and enjoying each other's company whether it was wintering in Florida, or road-tripping in their motorhome. They spent their winters in Winter Haven, FL for many years before settling in Newburyport. Kitty was an amazing cook and loved to host holidays and dinners for her family. She was known for her famous peanut brittle, and she made that weekly and brought some to the girls at bingo. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was a large part of all of their lives. During her career, she was a licensed real estate agent with Century 21 Scott Realty of Newburyport. She was a Million Dollar Seller in her first year in the business. She is survived by her son, Wayne Harrison and his wife, Kris of Salisbury, her daughter in law Cindy Harrison of Maine, and her daughters, Diane Buswell of Myrtle Beach and Lori Lacey and her husband Willie of East Kingston, NH as well as her 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to Clint, Catherine was predeceased by her son Clinton Harrison, Jr, her stepbrother, Harry Perkins, her sister Gloria Locke, and her son-in-law, Nelson Buswell. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023, where she will be buried with her husband in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, Hampton. Please visit to view Catherine's memorial website and to sign her tribute wall.

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6 Dec 2023 at 9:03am

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob “Jake” M. Galliher, 24, was a native of Pittsfield, Mass. His remains were the first to be found.

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4 Dec 2023 at 5:15pm

It was not immediately clear what type of shark attacked the woman while she was paddleboarding.

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4 Dec 2023 at 5:07pm

“This is legendary postage stamp from Ukraine,” wrote the woman, who signed off “with love.”

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4 Dec 2023 at 1:51pm

Staff Sgt. Jacob "Jake" Galliher is survived by his wife and their two young sons — a 2-year-old and an infant.

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4 Dec 2023 at 10:06am

It topped words like “Swiftie” and “situationship."

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4 Dec 2023 at 8:11am

The U.S. military identified the one confirmed victim as Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

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3 Dec 2023 at 6:14pm

The U.S. military says three commercial ships in the Red Sea were struck by ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen, and a U.S. warship shot down three drones in self-defense during the hourslong assault

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3 Dec 2023 at 9:03am

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was formally identified by the Air Force Special Operations Command Saturday.

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2 Dec 2023 at 9:06am

While the search for the seven crew members continues, tributes have begun to pour out for Staff Sgt. Jacob Galliher of Pittsfield.

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World : NPR
7 Dec 2023 at 6:36pm
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.

7 Dec 2023 at 6:36pm
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is the highest-level official to criticize the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania for their testimony this week.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:04pm
Juanita Castro has died in Miami at age 90. Florida had been her home since shortly after fleeing the island nearly 60 years ago.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
Chinese cities are turning quarantine centers built during the pandemic into affordable housing units for young workers — an attempt to help those who struggle in the current economic slowdown.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
During the Yom Kippur war, embargoes drove oil prices up. But oil prices have actually gone down since the Oct. 7 attack. In a time of upheaval in the Middle East, we explore why prices are falling.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
The Biden administration is putting pressure on Israel to reduce casualties in its war on Gaza, but Israel is pushing back against its indispensable ally.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Arzan Tarapore, a research scholar at Stanford University who focuses on South Asian security issues. They discuss the complex relationship between India and the U.S.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
In recent days, Israeli forces have traded artillery and rocket fire with Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia that operates in Lebanon. People near Israel's northern border share how they feel.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Belizean climate ambassador Janine Felson about how deals reached at COP28 can help developing countries confront climate change.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
Elon Musk has developed breakthrough tech companies and made himself a figure in global politics. Could his erratic behavior undermine those successes?

7 Dec 2023 at 2:00pm
The wild honeyguide responds to distinct calls from local honey foragers. Says one researcher: The bird basically seems to be saying, "Hey, I'm here and I know where there's some honey, so follow me."

News : NPR
7 Dec 2023 at 9:08pm
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.

7 Dec 2023 at 9:08pm
A federal grand jury in the Central District of California returned the indictment charging the president's son with three felony tax offenses and six misdemeanor tax offenses.

7 Dec 2023 at 7:53pm
Five survivors returned to Pearl Harbor 82 years later on the anniversary of the attack to remember the more than 2,300 servicemen killed in the assault that propelled the U.S. into World War II.

7 Dec 2023 at 6:36pm
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is the highest-level official to criticize the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania for their testimony this week.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:43pm
The color consultancy says the "gentle" peach tone highlights our desire for closeness, compassion and well-being. The orange-pink hue is meant to bring comfort and beauty to a digital world.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:04pm
Juanita Castro has died in Miami at age 90. Florida had been her home since shortly after fleeing the island nearly 60 years ago.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:47pm
Advertising insiders say their clients are worried about the fallout if they place ads on X.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:14pm
A retired police chief, who led pro-Trump protests and called for "traitors" in government to be "executed as an example," was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot.

7 Dec 2023 at 3:15pm
To get a sense of how synagogues are celebrating the holiday, we hear from two rabbis about their congregations' plans to celebrate Hanukkah.

7 Dec 2023 at 2:42pm
Although Americans have grown less likely to identify with an organized religion in recent decades, Pew Research has found many say they are spiritual in some way.

7 Dec 2023 at 2:00pm
The beverage-first McDonald's spinoff, named for a six-handed extraterrestrial, seems to be a grab at markets currently served by the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

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7 Dec 2023 at 7:53pm
NPR coverage of national news, U.S. politics, elections, business, arts, culture, health and science, and technology. Subscribe to the NPR Nation RSS feed.

7 Dec 2023 at 7:53pm
Five survivors returned to Pearl Harbor 82 years later on the anniversary of the attack to remember the more than 2,300 servicemen killed in the assault that propelled the U.S. into World War II.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:04pm
Juanita Castro has died in Miami at age 90. Florida had been her home since shortly after fleeing the island nearly 60 years ago.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
The Biden administration is putting pressure on Israel to reduce casualties in its war on Gaza, but Israel is pushing back against its indispensable ally.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Belizean climate ambassador Janine Felson about how deals reached at COP28 can help developing countries confront climate change.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
A defense expert witness from New York University testified he saw no evidence of accounting fraud in the New York Attorney General's civil case against Trump.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Kira Sonbonmatsu about the fundraising disparities between women and men running for political office.

7 Dec 2023 at 4:45pm
Elon Musk has developed breakthrough tech companies and made himself a figure in global politics. Could his erratic behavior undermine those successes?

7 Dec 2023 at 3:15pm
To get a sense of how synagogues are celebrating the holiday, we hear from two rabbis about their congregations' plans to celebrate Hanukkah.

7 Dec 2023 at 2:00pm
The beverage-first McDonald's spinoff, named for a six-handed extraterrestrial, seems to be a grab at markets currently served by the likes of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

7 Dec 2023 at 12:56pm
Authorities said that the shooting suspect mailed letters to University of Nevada, Las Vegas employees across the country and that at least one letter contained an unidentified white powder.

Your Health : NPR
7 Dec 2023 at 1:40pm
News and commentary about personal health, medicine, healthcare, drugs, diet, recipes, and nutrition. Download the Your Health podcast and subscribe to our RSS feed.

7 Dec 2023 at 1:40pm
As the period for changing health plans ends, many seniors are tuning out. They could wind up with a surprise next year: higher costs and reduced access to health care providers.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:00am
A newly discovered pathway between the heart and brain can cause fainting, at least in mice.

6 Dec 2023 at 1:38pm
Lina Lyte Plioplyte sees menstruation as a "beautiful cycle" that happens to half of the world's population — one that "we're not supposed to talk about it." Her new film aims to break the stigma.

6 Dec 2023 at 11:22am
More than half say they're not taking new patients, in a new survey. They report their existing patients need more attention for complex problems, and many keep months-long waitlists.

3 Dec 2023 at 7:00am
We all feel lonely at some point, but long-term social isolation can damage our mental and physical health. A new book called Project UnLonely shows how creative expression can foster friendships.

3 Dec 2023 at 4:30am
Advocates say human-driven climate change is hurting people's health worldwide–but taking action like reducing reliance on fossil fuels lowers risks immediately.

2 Dec 2023 at 7:57am
In flu season, many turn to home remedies. From Eastern Europe, there's gogl-mogl – a milk/yolk/honey concoction both loved and dreaded. (Story first aired on Morning Edition on November 30, 2023.)

30 Nov 2023 at 8:59am
The Biden administration is cracking down on deceptive or misleading Medicare Advantage and drug plan sales tactics. And it's counting on beneficiaries to help catch offenders.

30 Nov 2023 at 6:00am
One common decongestant, phenylephrine, was found ineffective this fall. Doctors are skeptical about the rest of the over-the-counter cold cures lineup.

24 Nov 2023 at 6:00am
Doomscrolling won't help the people who are suffering and it might put you into a state of chronic stress. A psychiatrist who works with trauma shares advice for how to process global tragedy.

Morning Edition : NPR
7 Dec 2023 at 7:55am
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.

7 Dec 2023 at 7:55am
NPR's Steve Inskeep recalls a 2008 conversation with TV producer and activist Norman Lear, who revolutionized network television. He worked social commentary into sitcoms that usually avoided it.

7 Dec 2023 at 7:18am
Sanders joined Senate Republicans in blocking an aid bill for Israel and Ukraine on Wednesday. He tells NPR that Israel has the right to go to war with Hamas, but not "against the Palestinian people."

7 Dec 2023 at 7:16am
Four Republican presidential primary candidates took the stage Wednesday night in Alabama. This was the last debate before the Iowa caucuses in January.

7 Dec 2023 at 6:47am
The group first broke up in 2003 but got back together in 2009. It's not clear why the band is taking a break, but the "Parklife" singer told a French magazine that it felt like the right thing to do.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:49am
There was a string of tire slashings in Vastogirardi. After setting up cameras, police found the culprit. A dog named Billy had gingivitis, and vets believe he was biting the tires to relieve pain.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:13am
Dozens of makeshift centers were built but stand empty. Officials want to revive a stagnating economy and attract young workers to cities by turning the structures into affordable housing.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:13am
NPR polled staff and contributors for their favorite games of 2023. The year was marked by record-selling titles and industry shake-ups that included thousands of layoffs.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:13am
Fujimori had been serving a 25-year sentence for directing death squads against supposed subversives. His release has been condemned by human rights activists and triggered an uproar in Peru.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:13am
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will leave Congress at the end of the month. For more than a decade he's represented people in the area of Bakersfield, Calif.

7 Dec 2023 at 5:13am
To get a sense of how synagogues are marking the holiday, we hear from two rabbis: one in Washington, D.C., and one in California.

Strange News : NPR
4 Dec 2023 at 4:51pm
Unlikely stories from around the nation and the world.

4 Dec 2023 at 4:51pm
For nearly two decades, thousands of Santas take over the streets of Milwaukee in what's known as the Santa Cycle Rampage — the "world's largest holiday-themed costume group bicycle ride for charity."

1 Dec 2023 at 5:53pm
A Chuck E. Cheese in Northridge, Calif., will be the last remaining stronghold of the chain's signature animatronics. We visit the pizza arcade for nostalgia's sake.

30 Nov 2023 at 5:00am
The De Winton's golden mole was last spotted in 1936. But with the help of a mole-sniffing dog and new environmental DNA analysis, researchers are taking it off the most wanted lost species list.

29 Nov 2023 at 5:57pm
After Cardinals linebacker Jesse Luketa got stuck with a flat tire before a game on Sunday, an Arizona family helped him make it to the stadium.

27 Nov 2023 at 5:10am
Bowie, named after pop icon David Bowie, has clawed its way to internet stardom. The split-color crustacean was caught by a lobster fisherman off the coast of Maine.

27 Nov 2023 at 5:07am
Months after the local shire's council discussed what it dubbed a "Rat Plague," thousands of rats are creating havoc in a small town on the coast in Queensland.

24 Nov 2023 at 5:13am
A person shared video of "the mother of all tumbleweeds" on social media this week. That got us thinking about where tumbleweeds come from and their propensity for taking over roads and neighborhoods.

20 Nov 2023 at 3:59pm
History, intrigue and a misprint combine so that a single stamp from 1918 recently sold for big bucks.

17 Nov 2023 at 4:39pm
In October, after 28 years, a book club finally finished one of the most famously-difficult-to-read books in literature, Finnegans Wake by James Joyce.

17 Nov 2023 at 4:39pm
Scott Trepel of Seigel Auction Galleries describes the rare "Inverted Jenny" stamp that sold for a record $2 million.