BOSTON — State regulators have revoked the license of a Leominster company after investigators determined that lab officials there failed to properly analyze private drinking water samples, engaged in unfair and deceptive practices, and made false or misleading statements in lab reports.

Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester has a host of events from Dec. 1 to Dec. 6, starting with an artists’ reception for a show in the Schooner Gallery on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m., with artists from SeArts. This show and art sale runs through Monday, Dec. 6.

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BOSTON (AP) — Phil Saviano, a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower who played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States, has died. He was 69.

BOSTON — Schools are struggling to meet the state’s requirements to ease COVID-19 masking requirements, which require at least 80% of students and staff to be vaccinated to lift the restrictions.

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Hundreds gathered Sunday evening at Kent Circle to light up Gloucester’s homegrown Christmas tree.

GLOUCESTER — The owner of Happy Valley, the first retail marijuana dispensary to open on Cape Ann, is taking the city of Gloucester to court over what it says are excessive and illegal community impact fees it is being forced to pay to do business. 

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Gloucester’s Rob Bradshaw, a consummate musician and composer, knows how to spin a tale through music. Now it’s books with the release of “The Sword Guildebrande,” a family-friendly fantasy novel.

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Retailers are asking consumers to get Christmas shopping done early this year, as the second holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic continues to see impacts from global labor and shipping squeezes.

Coastal waters east of Ipswich Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A surge in the catch of a small species of fish called menhaden off the Maine coast has helped stabilize a bait crunch that's plagued the state's lobster industry for several years.

Listings may be sent to: Goings On, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930, or emailed to Joann Mackenzie at jomackenzie@gloucestertimes.com, at least two weeks prior to the event.

IPSWICH — A young Gloucester man arrested after allegedly stealing an SUV in Ipswich Wednesday will be held in custody, after a judge on Friday revoked his bail in a similar case from October. 

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A team of volunteers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of Rockport want to encourage an unconventional form of holiday shopping, one in which the shopper does not have to buy anything new.

BEVERLY — All commuter trains running between Beverly and Rockport were stopped and canceled for hours Thanksgiving night after a brush fire response revealed unexpected wear to tracks in the area.

IPSWICH — An 18-year-old man known to police was arrested after police say he attempted to steal from a store, fled, stole a vehicle, and returned to a known address where police were waiting for him.

IPSWICH — An 18-year-old Gloucester man known to police was arrested after police say he attempted to steal from a store, fled, stole a vehicle, and returned to a known address where police were waiting for him.

BOSTON — Parents are struggling to find reliable and affordable child care as many providers face challenges staying afloat amid the ongoing economic fallout of the pandemic and worker shortages.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the "first Thanksgiving" at Plymouth, and President Joseph Biden issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation from within the Bay State on Wednesday.

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The annual roster of local shopping events is about to begin with the idea to bring fun and camaraderie during the 2021 holiday season.

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Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment.

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BOSTON (AP) — Any hospital or hospital system facing limited capacity to care for patients will be required to reduce non-essential, non-urgent scheduled procedures beginning Monday under an emergency order announced Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Before leaving school for a short Thanksgiving holiday, Gloucester High School students and staff held a pep rally Wednesday morning to rally the football team for Thursday’s game.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s environmental commissioner suspended a permit Tuesday for a $1 billion electricity transmission line, delivering another blow to the project aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to New England.

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Every homeowner who purchased energy-efficient replacement windows, roofing, entry doors and vinyl siding may be helping someone in need this holiday season.

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

The number of cases of coronavirus in Gloucester has stayed consistently in the 60s for the past couple of weeks.

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Terence Cudney has been cultivating a passion for politics since he saw the second tower go down in his eighth-grade history classroom in Colorado on Sept. 11, 2001.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The herring fishing industry in the Northeast qualifies for federal assistance because its 2019 season has been declared a disaster.

Pitching a legislative committee on a bill that would provide a framework for individuals with disabilities and elders to make their own decisions with the aid of people they trust, advocates described the planned arrangement as a process not that different from the way lawmakers would work together to consider their bill.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest $65 million in city investments from companies that profit off fossil fuels, sending a message as state officials get ready to debate how it invests its pension fund and hopefully, she said, setting an example for cities around the country.

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MIDDLETON — Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger is implementing a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all employees, as well as people working inside the jail for other entities and volunteers.

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