SALEM — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is asking residents of the 6th Congressional District to nominate people in their lives who demonstrate the qualities of integrity, compassion and commitment to community, which were the foundational principles of Rev. Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.

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Debates were on the mind of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton earlier this week as the presidential candidate was traveling by car from Iowa to Minnesota.

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The Gloucester Stage Company production of "Ben Butler," about a Civil War general who once lived in Gloucester, is getting high marks from audiences. The story centers on the general and an enslaved man who seeks sanctuary in a Union fort in Virginia, shortly after that state joined the Con…

More live dance is happening this summer at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St. It hosts the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company for master classes in modern dance for all ages and levels, two open rehearsals, plus two evening dance performances of Paul Taylor’s works in early September. 

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The 39th Gloucester Waterfront Festival takes place at Stage Fort Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features more than 200 artists, artisans, food vendors, live music, and a designated children's area. Fair favorites inc…

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BOSTON (AP) — A new audit finds that a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee missed an opportunity to revoke the license of the driver accused in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists because he did not know how to add convictions to driving records.

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Cape Ann store owners and managers are hoping to sell big this weekend during the state-wide tax-free holiday.

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ESSEX — Two decades after motorcyclist Nelson Selig was killed by an oncoming car, a motorcycle ride named in his honor continues to promotes motorcycle awareness to reduce accidents.

ESSEX — A 12-year-old girl is in Boston hospital being treated for injuries after she was struck by an SUV while riding her bike.

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BOSTON — Shoppers will get a reprieve from the state’s sales tax this weekend, with the annual two-day tax holiday giving them a break on some purchases less than $2,500.

MANCHESTER — White Beach is open to swimming again after it finally passed its third bacteria test in two weeks, the town Board of Health announced Thursday afternoon. 

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BOSTON — The Registry of Motor Vehicles has suspended the licenses of more than 800 more drivers in its ongoing review of potential missed violations, officials said in an eight-page interim report released Thursday.

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An effort aimed at stopping fluoridation of Gloucester’s water supply has sunk.

BOSTON — More low-income seniors will get a break on how much they pay for health care next year under a plan tucked into the state’s $43 billion budget.

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BOSTON — Television ads featuring people sharing their perceptions about driving after consuming cannabis, alcohol, or other drugs are rolling out as part of a public service campaign targeting men aged 18 to 34.

BOSTON — Two of the state's largest health insurers on Wednesday announced plans to merge into a new, combined organization that Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan said would serve nearly 2.4 million members in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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BOSTON — Water at more than 200 Massachusetts beaches tested positive for potentially hazardous levels of bacteria last year, environmental advocates announced Tuesday, prompting calls for new regulations to better manage sewer systems.

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LAWRENCE — In addition to 13-year-old Chloe Ricard of Amesbury, prosecutors now believe Carlos Rivera may have sexually assaulted and provided drugs to “more than a dozen potential victims,” according to District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office.

NEWBURYPORT — Now entering the final weeks of his cross-country walk in support of the nation’s veterans, William Shuttleworth reflected Tuesday on the new friends and perspectives his adventure has awarded him.

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ESSEX — Now that the design development phase for Essex's new public safety building is nearly complete, selectmen and the Town Building Committee are seeking approvals for the project from various town committees.

When last we spoke with filmmakers Darby Duffin and Adam Jones back in the winter of 2015, they said they were close to completing their fishing documentary film, "Fish & Men," and envisioned a premiere sometime later that year.

 BOSTON — State leaders and immigration advocates are criticizing new federal rules that will require immigrants to show they won't be a burden on taxpayers, saying the regulations will hurt families seeking health care, housing and other public programs.

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BOSTON — A crew from Station Gloucester took part in the Coast Guard's rescue of two boaters Sunday approximately 30 miles off the coast of Maine after they were reported overdue.

An attorney who lists addresses in Gloucester and has headed up a law office in Newton specializing in legal marijuana issues has been disbarred from practicing within the state.

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When Cape Ann Museum opened this past weekend, more than 25 people were waiting in line to enter the Gloucester museum to see the main attraction, the recently opened of  "Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter's Journey, 1869-1880."

The Gloucester City Council is expected to vote on a potential home rule petition Tuesday night that could end the addition of sodium fluoride to Gloucester’s water supply.

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The much-anticipated federal project to dredge the Annisquam River could be dead in the water or require significant changes unless more funding is secured to help return the key Cape Ann channel to safe navigable levels.

BOSTON — As the Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, Attorney General Maura Healey announced plans to sue over the move she said would dismantle important protections for at-risk wildlife and their habitats.

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BOSTON (AP) — The parent company of Massachusetts-based supermarket chain Stop & Shop says an 11-day strike in April that affected 240 stores in three states, including in Gloucester, cost $345 million in net sales.

BOSTON — A state commission is recommending professional licensing for the recovery coaches who are increasingly sent to emergency rooms, drug treatment centers and courtrooms to help addicts get clean.

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SEABROOK, N.H. — Seven weeks ago, Travis Daun moved to New England to take on the new role of resident inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at Seabrook Station, which he said offers a unique environment compared to his previous roles.

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IPSWICH — No, it wasn't a shark, police have assured beachgoers — it was just a sunfish. And there's photographic proof.

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Obituaries

Gloucester - Sarah A. (Boris) Frazer, 82, of Gloucester, wife of the late Harold (Buddy) Frazer, passed away peacefully on Friday evening August 9, 2019. Sarah was born in Watertown, on March 14, 1937 and was the daughter of the late Felix and Rose (Cacavaro) Boris. Her highest priority was …

Rockport, MA - Robert E. Grimes, 92, of Rockport, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the son of the late Evelyn (Griffin) and Elliot Grimes. He was the husband of 23 years to the late Mary Murphy Twomey Grime…