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Groveland Honors Officers For Life-Saving Johnson’s Pond Ice Rescue

Groveland Honors Officers For Life-Saving Johnson’s Pond Ice Rescue

Officer Daniel Richmond, left, and Detective Steven Petrone, right, stand with Police Chief Jeffrey Gillen at a ceremony thanking them for saving a woman’s life. (Photograph courtesy of Tracy Gilford.) Two Groveland police officers were honored recently for saving the life of a woman whose car crashed through the ice at Johnson’s Pond. Detective Steven

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Receives $50,000 Grant to Revamp Regional Website

Haverhill’s Merrimack River. (Creative Commons photograph) The Merrimack Valley is getting a brand makeover. The Haverhill-based Merrimack Valley Planning Commission has been named the recipient of a $50,000 Community Compact Cabinet grant from the Baker-Polito administration. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito shared news of the grant with Merrimack Valley Planning Commission Executive Director Karen Sawyer Conard

Methuen Woman Struck, Killed by Andover MBTA Train

A 41-year-old Methuen woman was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter train late Thursday, Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for the office of Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, tells WHAV. Christine Macaulay was hit just south of the Ballardvale station on Andover Street around 10:30 p.m., police said. “Foul play is not suspected,” Kimball-Monahan