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The Methuen Inaugural Now and Then

Congratulations to Mayor Elect Jim Jajuga, who will be sworn in today at Methuen High School at 2:00 p.m. Mayor Jajuga will be Methuen’s fifth Mayor of the modern era following the Charter change that brought us the Mayoral form … Continue reading

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Review of Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan

Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Margaret Macmillan brings us an entertaining and very well written book that details the Nixon opening to China, and how the visit … Continue reading

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Tedeschi Trucks Band at Orpheum November 30, 2017

Had an opportunity to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Orpheum in Boston this past Thursday, and as always they were terrific. Very happy to hear “Anyday” from the Derek and the Dominos great album “Layla and Other Assorted … Continue reading

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The Seabrook Draft CIP and Five Year Analysis of Prior Capital Spending

I am today posting the new Seabrook CIP Plan, as well as a newly developed five year analysis of Seabrook Capital Spending that I have developed. The analysis has a long series of support tabs that show yearly spending by … Continue reading

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The Seabrook Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

A big thank you to the Seabrook Lions Club, who once again sponsored the annual Tree Lighting, a wonderful community event enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Trinity United Church for the use of the Parish Hall, to Chief Edwards … Continue reading

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A Review of Professor Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder My rating: 4 of 5 stars A short read from Professor Snyder, who tells us that “history does not repeat, but it does instruct.” Professor Snyder gives us some … Continue reading

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The Seabrook Board of Selectmen award the Boston Post Cane.

The Seabrook Board of Selectmen awarded Florence Nemphos the Boston Post Cane at a recent meeting. At 100 she is still a crack Bingo player, and Florence was delighted to receive the Cane and recognition from the Board of Selectmen. … Continue reading

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