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Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini’s State of the City Address 2015

Haverhill Mayor Fiorentini’s State of the City Address 2015

The State of the City of Haverhill 2015 The Haverhill of Tomorrow   Good evening and welcome.  I would like to welcome and introduce members of our legislative delegation, school committee…

Methuen Stadium Funding Saga Ends, New Beginning for Students

Methuen Stadium Funding Saga Ends, New Beginning for Students

By: Jessica Finocchiaro – March, 2015 The Methuen Stadium Renovation Saga began in 1986, and seems to have ended this week, though many can hardly believe it. After a sudden…

Fund Raiser to Save the Puppies

Fund Raiser to Save the Puppies

It’s that time again and One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue is holding its third annual comedy fundraiser to raise money for our organization. The show is slated for…

History Curriculum at Methuen High to Remain As Is

History Curriculum at Methuen High to Remain As Is

By: DJ Deeb – March, 2016 February has been a difficult month for Methuen Public Schools as it has been for residents and homeowners throughout the Commonwealth due to the…

Joe D’Amore’s Crime Notebook

Joe D’Amore’s Crime Notebook

SJC must split their decision in the Chism appeal The defense team for Philip Chism are mustering a complex set of motions in an all out assault to protect their…

Legislation Needed to Hold Landfill Owners, Operators Responsible -IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Legislation Needed to Hold Landfill Owners, Operators Responsible -IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Kathleen O’Connor Ives – March, 2015 The Crow Lane Landfill in Newburyport has long been the source of environmental and public safety concerns since the process of closing and…

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

Internet Sales Tax in New Hampshire

By: DJ Bettencourt – March, 2015 It is unsurprising that in a state with no general sales tax, the topic of Internet sales taxes has become a key issue for…

10 Things to do With Your Kids in Manchester, NH

10 Things to do With Your Kids in Manchester, NH

By: Justess Jacobson March, 2015 Uh-oh! It’s that time of year… The dreaded “summer vacation”. You know, where things go all haywire and your children walk around like mindless zombies…

Nicholson Stadium, the Heart of the City of Methuen

Nicholson Stadium, the Heart  of the City of Methuen

By: Melissa Fluet – March 2015 Nicholson Stadium was built in 1938, dedicated in the name of Arthur Nicholson in 1948 and is at the heart of the City of…

Representative Update: Legislation That I Am Filing

Representative Update:  Legislation That I Am Filing

By: Linda Dean Campbell – March , 2015 This session I am sponsoring and co-sponsoring approximately fifty pieces of Legislation targeting substance abuse prevention in the Merrimack Valley. Perhaps the most…

Better Call Saul: A Worthy Spinoff To A Classic Series ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

Better Call Saul: A Worthy Spinoff To A Classic Series ~ TV TALK with Bill Cushing

By: Bill Cushing – March, 2105 Television spinoffs are risky projects. But when you are creating a spinoff to the greatest drama series of all time, it makes it even…

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

Life is Always an Option ~Teen Talk with Anna Debernardo

By Anna DeBernardo February 2015 As I was sitting in my living room brainstorming ideas for this month’s column, my thought process was interrupted multiple times by my 2 year…

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

Snowmageddon 2015 – The Great Work Stimulus Program? Never!

By: John MacDonald – March 2015 Snow is everywhere. Storm after storm is in the forecast with no end in sight. The Vermont National Guard has been brought in to…

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

WE DID IT! Methuen Ranger’s Nicholson Stadium Makeover Approved

By: Jennifer Jones – March 2, 2015 Monday March 2, 2015, just after 7 P.M. cheers erupted from city hall and the gymnasium of the Timony Grammar School in Methuen,…

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

New Legislative Session Opportunities for Positive Change

By Senator Katy Ives – February, 2015 As I begin my second term as State Senator and a new two-year legislative session, I have filed a cross section of bills…

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