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The Senate will dig into a massive economic development package Thursday after top Democrats on Monday morning released their own vision for how Massachusetts should pursue job and economic growth …

Tammy's Wild Oats

In 1995 Tammy Marciano left the world of start-ups and opened Wild Oats, the organics and natural foods shop in Beverly Farms. In many ways, she was a head of consumer trends related to personal health and after 30 years her independent shop still endures.

It's the 4th of July 2024!

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The 4th of July went off without a hitch last Thursday in Manchester by the Sea, with the traditional morning parade, fireworks off Singing Beach the evening before the big day, and festivities around Cape Ann and Beverly Farms.

It's nearly time for the 57th run of this wonderful Manchester Classic, the S.S. Crocker Memorial Race, a 12-mile race in the waters between Baker’s Island and Eastern Point, Gloucester.   …

  By Gregory T. Federspiel E ach year the Select Board identifies a handful or so of priority projects that it hopes to advance during the fiscal year which runs from July through …

Red White & Blue Breakfast at Tuck's Point

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The 34th Annual Manchester Essex Rotary Club’s annual Red, White & Blue Pancake Breakfast was a big draw again this year.   Last Saturday morning’s community breakfast featured …

The Manchester Community Center saga has been a discouraging one for so many locals to watch.  So as to not bury the lede, the MCC and its landlord, Harbor’s Point Condominium …

It’s pretty hard to walk around downtown Manchester and not run into someone who knows Ken Davis.  After all, for the last 16 years Ken has served as   vice president and the …

Dredging in the Essex River has been a big issue for decades and in a meeting next week it looks like Essex town officials will get the first glimpse of the promise land when they meet with US Army …

The financial realities of 2024 are distinct from those in 2020 during COVID, different than those when South Hamilton’s Cindy Fanikos helped launch the St. John’s Prep Middle School in …

The Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) announced its 2024 grant recipients at the first-ever Candlepins for a Cause event at Cape Ann Lanes. More than 90 bowlers and dozens more supporters …

Two powerful lawmakers are trying to push a widely supported bill to ban toxic "forever chemicals" over the finish line before the looming end of session, but neither said Tuesday that the issue will …

Pets and Fireworks

In this week's Pets & People by Manchester veterinarian Larry Lamb, the issue of loud, unexpected sounds of fireworks is addressed. They can cause stress and anxiety for a lot of dogs. This summer, The 4 th falls on Thursday and I expect there will be …

There are several important updates from the Essex Board of Selectmen this week, including updates on the town’s Housing Production Plan with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the …

Last week’s evening of Troop 3’s Spring Court of Honor took place on an idyllic summer evening in the side garden of the Scout House with family and friends gathered to attend the …

At the upcoming Select Board Meeting this Monday, July 1, the Board will hold a public hearing on proposed water and sewer rates for the new fiscal year.   The hearing is scheduled to start at …

Local Double Lung Transplant Patient Loses Donations After Charity Shutters By Erika Brown I n mid-April, when most Americans were enjoying the warming weather and making summer plans, …

Consultants for Cell Signaling Technology presented plans for dealing with stormwater runoff, protecting the surrounding environment, and landscaping the grounds at a Manchester-by-the-Sea Planning …

Montserrat College of Art is one of 150 local non-profits that will share in $30 million through the Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. The Beverly-based college was selected …

Get ready, because the hopping energy of the MBTS Jazz Fest returns next month for its third year, with an expanded lineup of local musical talent that promises to tap into back-in-the-day memories …

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