Newburyport, MA

Youngster returns money he found in the grass

TEWKSBURY — It was a regular afternoon for Ben S., a third grader at the North Street Elementary School. As he left the afterschool program one day last week with his parent, he noticed something in the grass. “I thought it was a piece of paper, then I saw it...
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Nice home seeks family

TEWKSBURY — At this time of explosive home sales and soaring prices, there is a home that waits on South Street in Tewksbury for a family of its own. Unique in its affordability, the house is a project of Soldier On, Inc., Tewksbury Home Build, Inc., and the Town of Tewksbury.
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The Eagle-Tribune

Father of fallen Marine thanks community, military for standing by his son

LAWRENCE — Just moments after the mother of Anthony Munoz was handed the American flag that covered her son’s casket, the 21-year-old Marine’s remains were lowered into the ground at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Munoz, 21, was buried right next to his cousin and close friend Leonel Rondon, the 18-year-old Lawrence...

Lowell Family Closes On New Home Minutes Before Welcoming New Baby Girl

LOWELL (CBS) — A couple in Lowell checked off two life milestones in less than 30 minutes. Will Sanford and Caitlin Powers were set to close on a new home in Lowell on Thursday morning when Powers started going into labor. Their attorney, Pete Smith of Touchstone Closing & Escrow, was nice enough to meet them at Lowell General Hospital where they signed all the paperwork at around 8:30 a.m. Will and Caitlin signing closing documents at Lowell General Hospital. (Photo Credit: Touchstone Closing & Escrow) Just 20 minutes later, Powers gave birth to their beautiful baby girl, Catherine Alice. Catherine Alice was born at 8:51 a.m. (Photo Credit: Touchstone Closing & Escrow) She was born at six pounds and five ounces.

Husband, Wife Charged In Hit And Run That Killed Retired Hudson, NH Police Officer Donna Briggs

CONCORD, NH (CBS) – Family and friends filled the courtroom in Rockingham Superior Court as 45-year-old Craig Sprowl was arraigned for negligent homicide in the death of 59-year-old Donna Briggs who was struck and killed riding her bicycle on Route 125 in Kingston, New Hampshire. Police say Sprowl should have known he struck the retired police sergeant. “He killed my best friend, he should have known better,” said Eden Gallant. Craig Sprowl. (Photo Credit: NH State Police) Surveillance video of the 2005 GMC Yukon he was allegedly driving proved crucial say investigators, showing Sprowl speeding away from the scene...

Dover man charged in hit-and-run death of retired sergeant

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Dover man has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of a retired police sergeant who was training for a cycling event to honor fallen law enforcement officers. State police say 45-year-old Craig Sprowl was arrested Friday morning at a Portsmouth hotel and was charged with...
Boston Globe

Unbeaten Lawrence stuns No. 14 Andover for first win in series in 37 years

ANDOVER — Once Jayden Abreu kneeled on the Andover logo in victory formation, the Lawrence football team mobbed the field, jumping up and down in unison and showering coach Rhandy Audate in Gatorade. For the first time since 1984, the Lancers had defeated neighboring Andover, 37-26. “After the beating and...

Board of Health suspends permit for Oliveira Farm

TEWKSBURY — The Tewksbury Board of Health met on Sept. 16, 2021 for its regular meeting. Member Tony Boschetti joined the meeting remotely. Chairperson Ray Barry questioned the actual execution of the board’s motion on the wearing of masks for students in the Tewksbury Public Schools from their Aug. 18 minutes. The board met prior to the School Committee meeting regarding the same topic.
The Eagle-Tribune

Hundreds throng to River Ruckus in Haverhill

HAVERHILL —Team Haverhill’s River Ruckus, a fun-filled, day-long festival, returned for it’s 10th year on Saturday. The free community festival featured a classic car show, live bands, a Kids Zone, the Community Corner, art and history tours, local food, a beer garden and a spectacular fireworks display over the Merrimack River.

Two Mega Millions Tickets Worth $1million Each Sold in NH

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing had two million dollar tickets sold in New Hampshire. The winning numbers were: 17-21-27-43-56 Mega Ball 15 and Megaplier 3X. Neither of the New Hampshire tickets played the Megaplier which would have increased their winnings to $3 million. Both of these winning tickets were sold via the online sales platform, NH iLottery, according to spokeswoman Maura McCann.
Union Leader

High school football: Top-rated Warriors get it done against No. 2 Exeter

EXETER — The anticipation is always there every September when the Winnacunnet and Exeter High School football teams renew their rivalry, but Saturday afternoon’s 92nd edition had an added element of the top two ranked teams in the state. Winnacunnet entered its second week atop the Union Leader Power Poll...
The Eagle-Tribune

Lawmakers seek to fortify coast communities

BOSTON — Rising seas and damaging storms fueled by climate change threaten coastal communities, and lawmakers are seeking protections to harden the shoreline. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture met virtually Wednesday to hear testimony on bills aimed at fortifying coastal communities. Senate Minority Leader Bruce...

Gov. Baker Orders Flags at Half-Staff Saturday, September 25

BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, September 25, 2021, the day of interment, in honor of United States Marine Corps (USMC) Private Anthony Muñoz, of Lawrence, who passed away on September 7, 2021.