The chief financial officer hired last summer by Gloucester Public Schools came here after resigning while under fire in Lowell, where a scathing audit released in December found he was not licensed as a certified public accountant as he claimed and "had no idea" how to carry out budgeting a…

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The chief financial officer hired last summer by Gloucester Public Schools came here after resigning while under fire in Lowell, where a scathing audit released in December found he was not licensed as a certified public accountant as he claimed and "had no idea" how to carry out budgeting a…

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The Michigan Bears, if they were still among us, probably would have been right at home Saturday afternoon in the freezing grayness that precipitated the year's first winter storm on Cape Ann.

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MANCHESTER — A four-alarm fire on Sunday left the two-and-a-half story home at 30 Universityl Lane "unsalvageable," said Interim Fire Chief Al Beardsley.

BEVERLY — A former Manchester-by-the-Sea police sergeant's dark night of the soul will not cost him his $1.6 million pension, the state's highest court has decided. 

Manchester and area firefighters are battling a house fire on Universal Lane. Police Chief Ed Conley reports the family and its pets are safe. Video courtesy Manchester police Sgt. Steve Louf.

BOSTON — A year after proposed health insurance changes for state employees and retirees prompted "concern, confusion and havoc," the Group Insurance Commission previewed a 2020 plan design that steers clear of major changes.

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The Backyard Growers have been busy creating a three-year plan to help Cape Ann become healthier and hosting workshops as part of that goal.

BOSTON -- Twenty-five thousand low-income seniors in Massachusetts would be newly eligible for help paying for health care, and thousands more could be eligible for more assistance than they're currently receiving, under a measure Gov. Charlie Baker plans to include in his 2020 budget proposal.

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A full month after winter began, residents and emergency crews across Cape Ann and the state are bracing for the season’s first significant winter storm.

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The Gloucester man charged with a repeat offense of landing illegal lobsters two months ago has another two months to plead his case.

MANCHESTER — Eight years ago, Manchester Essex Regional School District students were under-performing in sciences when measured against their peers across the state. Now, they’re scoring well beyond some of their peers.

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Three Newburyport pets have jumped from their three-dimensional, everyday world into a two-dimensional drawing that will print Saturday in newspapers across the globe in the international cartoon "Off the Mark," created by Gloucester resident Mark Parisi.

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NEWBURYPORT —  The state's two U.S. senators and U.S. Seth Moulton jointly sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission opposing its decision to grant the owners of the Seabrook, New Hampshire, nuclear power plant a 20-year license extension and amendment later this month.

BOSTON — A system deployed across Massachusetts last month to ensure that text messages sent to 911 would be routed to emergency call centers based on information provided by the texter's service carrier is now available to everyone.

In news taken from the logs of Cape Ann's police and fire departments:

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ROCKPORT — A grant from a local bank will allow Rockport middle schoolers to keep studying Bert and Ernie, a pair of rare freshwater turtles, for the rest school year.

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ESSEX — Essex clammers haven't had much to celebrate this winter, as rains shut down the town's clam flats during the latter parts of 2018, leaving the town's regular diggers feeling pretty clam-atose.

BOSTON — Republican lawmakers are pushing for a repeal of fees charged to companies that aren’t providing health insurance to a majority of their workers.

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The man accused of holding up Gloucester's branch of the Institution for Savings and making off with $2,650 remains behind bars after a hearing planned for Gloucester District Court this week was continued to Feb. 15.

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker proposed on Thursday to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money and over who should be able to take part in the potential new industry.

BEVERLY — Windover Development founder Steven Dodge, whose company became a major builder on Cape Ann and the North Shore, died in a bike accident in Florida on Wednesday, according to media reports.

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BOSTON — The brand new Department of Family and Medical Leave is stirring to life as it prepares to hire a director, release draft regulations, convene public hearings and begin collecting the payroll taxes that will fund the new state benefits program.

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker will file legislation Thursday to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, according to two sources familiar with the effort.

Here's your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Less than 24 hours after U.S. Coast Guard workers here went without a paycheck, elected officials and heads of Gloucester-based service agencies huddled at City Hall and launched a program Wednesday aimed at helping Coast Guard members and their families left in the financial lurch of the fe…

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BOSTON — States are rushing to legalize wagers on professional sports following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and Massachusetts could be getting a piece of the action.

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Three Jesuit priests with ties to Gonzaga Hall and the Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester have been named on a list released by the Jesuit order in the northeastern United States that cites 50 priests under its jurisdiction who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors.

MIDDLETON — More than 900 inmates at the Middleton jail and two other Essex County correctional facilities have been vaccinated against hepatitis A amid a national outbreak of the highly contagious disease.

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