Seabrook manager gets extra 5 months to move to town
Town Manager Bill Manzi has been granted additional time to fulfill his contractual requirements to live in Seabrook, which is something he had to do by this month in order to remain employed in his position.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
State Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives Re-Election Headquarters Open House
Join State Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives and fellow supporters to kick-off the new campaign headquarters, located in Methuen and Salisbury.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Several hundred live game birds seized from home in Springfield's Sixteen Acres
Some of the more than 500 game birds taken from a home in Springfield's Sixteen Acres are shown in a cage at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Arrest Log: 7/13/2014
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Heat Takes Toll on Crews at Mass. Fire
None of them was injured, but three firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and were treated at the scene.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
National Weather Service: 'Microburst' Responsible for Damage in Mass.
Trees are seen on the road as workers repair power lines after a microburst storm went through in Methuen, Massachusetts July 4. Credit: JESSICA RINALDI/ GLOBE The National Weather Service confirmed that a microburst and a funnel cloud were a part of a storm that took down trees and power lines in some Massachusetts communities Monday evening.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014
A roundabout solution to I-93 rotary headache
Yes, after two decades, all that talk about correcting a traffic nightmare that tortures commuters -- especially from Methuen, Dracut, Lowell, Pelham and other southern New Hampshire communities -- before they even get to sit in traffic on I-93 has finally resulted in action.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Sis says brother was not madman, but 'MacGyver'
The sister of a deceased survivalist loner from whose Lawrence apartment police yesterday removed firearms and bomb-making materials two months after his death told the Herald, "The whole thing was blown out of proportion" - and that her brother was "MacGyver," not a madman.
Just In: Cops: Bomb-making materials found in deceased survivalist loner's home
Emergency responders seized bomb-making materials, rifles and two pellet handguns this afternoon from the apartment of a Lawrence survivalist they said has been dead since May. Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon, whose department was directly involved in the weapons recovery because the Exchange Street triple-decker virtually straddles the town ... (more)
Police Responding to 'Possible Explosives' in Lawrence Home
A state police bomb squad is responding to "possible explosives" and other chemicals found in a Lawrence home Sunday morning, Methuen's police chief confirmed from the scene .
Massachusetts school to test out high-tech gunshot detection system
A Methuen school may soon become the first in Massachusetts to have a gunshot detection system installed, School Superintendent Judith Scannell said.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Strawbery Banke hosts sampling of America's yesteryears
It was a day of history - and many periods of history - as an 18th century blacksmith set up shop around the corner from a Civil War soldier, who was down the road from two teens from the 1940s doing the jitterbug.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
DPW work was personal
Soon-to-be-retired Methuen Public Works Director Ray DiFiore stops by Potter's Field on Pelham Street to check on the progress of its makeover which includes new sod, irrigation, bleachers and team benches.
Microburst sweeps through Methuen
An apparent microburst swept through Methuen late Thursday, damaging homes, tearing up trees and telephone poles at the roots, and causing power outages across a 2-mile stretch along Riverside Drive, according to the city's police chief.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Methuen schools to test out gunshot detection system
A Methuen school will soon become the first in Massachusetts to have a gunshot detection system installed, said School Superintendent Judith Scannell.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Methuen Rotary project hailed
Every morning, the line of cars extending from the traffic circle that links routes 110/113 to the I-93 ramps stretches for miles into Dracut, said state Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, D-Methuen.
How the construction will work
The Methuen Interchange project will replace the rotary with two new ramps -- one off-ramp from I-93 northbound and an on-ramp from I-93 southbound, which will be both at Exit 46. On the west side of I-93, there will be new traffic signals at the base of the highway's off-ramp where it intersects with Route 113.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
My First Time: Susie Castillo
About a year before I got married, my soon-to-be father-in-law, Steve Leslie, invited me to play golf.
Traffic-clogged Methuen rotary to get $66 million makeover
Saying that it will boost the local economy and improve safety, local, state and federal officials and legislators celebrated the groundbreaking of the reconstruction of the traffic rotary that connects Routes 110/113 and Interstate Route 93 Tuesday morning.